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Mild very Mild shock sensation on Left side of Tongue for a Year. Oral Surgeon said tongue looks healthy and I need aI MRI on central brain Why???????
Think about it: They asked John Dillinger why he robbed banks. He said, "That's where the money is." All sensation is perceived by the brain. Sensory nerve impulses are transmitted from the nerve to intermediary nerves and ultimately to the brain. My advice: see a neurologist; get a careful history-taking & neurologic exam. If (s)he wants you to have an MRI, do it. That's where the money is. ...Read more
Could having chicken pox & severe viral myositis at 40yr lead to ai disease with muscle involvemt a few years later or was mild disease alwys present?
Mild increase: Eosinophilia is a condition in which the eosinophil count in the peripheral blood exceeds the normal level. Eosinophil is type of white blood cell that contains red granules that can be increased in number in particular conditions like- allergic reaction, asthma, parasites infestations, hay fever, drug reaction, malignancy etc. Mild eosinophilia means mild elevation of eosinophils in the blood. ...Read more
Many things: Pleural thickening is usually noticed on a ct chest which was performed for other reasons. Different exposures such as asbestos, previous infections, surgeries, or previous pleural effusions can leave thickening. Obviously if there are any concerning features than it needs to be further evaluated. ...Read more
Disease of degrees: Hi. Diabetes (most likely type 2 in your setting) comes in all shades, from severe needing insulin right away, to "mild", easily controlled with a pill or even "diet and exercise". Type 2 changes over time, so that what controls "mild" diabetes today may be totally inadequate down the road. Live healthily. Always keep your diabetes well controlled to prevent longterm complications. Good luck! ...Read more
Urge to pick skin:
Dermatillomania is the medical diagnostic term used to describe skin picking disorders. Quite often the habitual picking begins with understandable circumstances. Perhaps a blemish of some sort – ingrown hair, insect bite, or some other minor and often temporary imperfection – is the target of the picking.
For some reason, the subject develops an irresistible urge to pick this minor imperfection to the point of pain and destruction. The original picking creates a bigger target area on which to focus attention, thus picking, so the habit becomes self-perpetuating. ...Read more
Stomach upset: The suffix "itis" means "inflammation". The prefix "gastro" means "stomach." the term "gastritis" thus means an "inflammed stomach." the term is often used imprecisely to mean stomach upset, which can derive from both acid & non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, H.pylori infection, atrophic & hypersecretory problems. Try acid blockers & diet modification, recommended by your doctor. ...Read more
Enlarged liver: Reversibility depends on the cause. If it is a fatty liver due to obesity, alcohol, or diabetes then the liver size can be reduced by controlling and correcting those issues. Avoid alcohol and high carb foods. If it is due to infection, hemochromatosis, or other liver disease then reversibility is more problematic. ...Read more
What is meaning of mild elvation in alpha2 and mild irregularity and mild polycolynol hypergammaina?
Of the teeth, simple: Enamel of a tooth, is a complex set of enamel rods, much like a handful of spaghetti packed tightly together with the ends pointing out to the oral environment. When exposed to acid from bacteria accumulation, ingested drinks, stomach acid regurgitation, or low ph saliva, the ends of the rods shrink through demineralization. The higher the molarity of the acid, the faster. Be concerned about ph. ...Read more
Sure!: OCD can come in different "sizes" & "shapes." There are a number of common presentations of OCD as psychiatrist judith rapoport noted in her '80's book "the boy who couldn't stop washing..." Common obsession themes: contamination; loss of control; harm 2 self/others; perfectionism; unwanted sexual thoughts; morality. Common compulsions: washing/cleaning; checking; repeating; & mental actions. ...Read more
First,: There must be some history of closed head injury which did not result in gross brain injury visible on ct scan or significant loss of consciousness. The person is stunned, may have a headache, nausea, dizziness, and followed by days of poor sleep, concentration, irritability, and maybe persisting dizziness, ringing in the ears, lapses of short term memory. There are more but these are significant. ...Read more
Enlarged Prostate: Prostamegaly is the medical term for a prostate that is larger than normal. Many factors can influence the size of the prostate. There are both serious and benign conditions which a large prostate could be indicative for concern. As with any medical condition a visit to your doctor is highly recommended. As men age the prostate may get larger but this should not be assumed normal. ...Read more
Pressure in lungs:
So your lungs have blood vessels that carry blood in and out. When the pressure builds up in those vessels, its called pulmonary hypertension. Alot of different reasons why this happens. It's usually a reflection of problems in the heart and lung proper.
Sometimes it's idiopathic (ie we don't know why!). ...Read more
Do something else: If trying to stay on the safe side, avoid over-using the brain after a concussion. That means don't study too vigorously, don't take an SAT practice test (nor the real thing), and don't spend time worrying about masturbation. Over-worrying is over-using the brain, so over-worrying is to be avoided. Also, if trying to be safe, just think of masturbation as having the intensity of a sport. ...Read more