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Mine Striated Circle
What should the opening of my cervix feel like. Mine is striated with a circle of assorted elevations. Is this normal?
Yes normal: Every woman is a bit different. Assorted elevations can be the normal glands of the cervix. Next time you have an exam, the doctor can explain more. In my office, we keep a mirror handy to explain normal anatomy to women in our care. ...Read more
What should the opening of my cervix feel like? Mine is striated with a circle of assorted elevations that form a circle. Is this normal?
Varies widely: The cervix will vary a lot from person to person just like your nose, ears and any other body part. No two will look or feel exactly the same. It is great that you are interested in knowing your body. Next time you schedule a visit ask your doctor to walk you through in detail what they feel and see so you can learn even more. ...Read more
There are 3 types of: Muscle, skeletal-compose of our muscle mass attach to the skeleton; smooth-located in the walls of hollow visceral organs except the heart; cardiac or striated. In practice, the term is sometimes used to refer exclusively to cardiac when distinguishing it from smooth muscle. Other dictionaries called striated muscle to skeletal muscle. Good question! ...Read more
Hemorrhagic cyst?: It may represent a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. A unilocular thin-walled cyst in the adnexal region with internal fine interdigitating septations/fibrin-strands, which give a fine reticular appearance (multi-striated?), good through transmission, and color doppler showing no flow in these fine septations is consistent with hemorrhagic cyst. Discuss with your radiologist on what his thoughts were. ...Read more
Have been feeling tingly numb sensation in face, makes skin feel tight. As if skin had been rubbed with ice. Cheek skin looks striated sometimes.
Possibly swelling: You should bring your symptoms up with all doctors that are giving you medication. The finding could be a warning that your migraine is about to start, it could be medication-related, and with the description of the strea it could be that you have intermittent swelling of that area with numbness when swollen and the stria when not. You need to be seen when you are having symptoms. ...Read more
Muscle fibers forming pacemaker are less striated than other muscle fibers. But does it help the pacemaker conduct impulse faster, how?
Not clear?: No muscle fibers make the pacemaker. Pacemaker is an artificial device implanted in one's heart. The leas of a pacemaker are not in the muscle but in one of the heart vessels. ...Read more
My wife is constantly coughing and the medication she is on isn't working. It's a wet cough but the last doctor did not prescribe anti biotics. What must we do next. She is on a Multi vitamin, nose spray and antihistamine?
What are the symptoms for psa. I feel my body is always hot compare to other bodies. When ever sme one touch I fell mine is body is hot. And I have ed?
See answer: Psa is an enzyme normally produced in every man's prostate gland. Psa is most commonly elevated in 3 different prostate conditions: hence its name, "prostate-specific antigen." these prostate conditions are prostate enlargement, prostate cancer, and prostate infection or inflammation all of which may or may not be associated with symptoms. The psa enzyme itself is not associated with any symptoms. ...Read more
Libido Too Low: This common problem is usually related to fatigue, depression, or stress for someone your age. The mental health component of erections and sexual desire is very powerful. You may have to come to terms with what else is doing on in your life; you very well may have to do a blood test for thyroid levels. But, this does not have to be a permanent problem. ...Read more
Many older men: The exact numbers are unknown because this is something men are unlikely to brag about and many do not bring it to their doctor's attention. It is why ed drugs sell so well and many unfortunate practices as well such as the presumed improvement in sexuality from teas made from rhinoceros horn which is depleting the species. ...Read more
Have no clue: To benefit the most from this site, you provide background information and ask a related question. The questions go out to the site at random and are never linked. Docs volunteer their time to answer & any minor cost for wordy questions covers site upkeep. Since you provided no background information at all, your question cannot be answered. ...Read more
See a specialist: Ed can result from a vartiety of causes. Most are physical, few are emotional. Most can be treated with a variety of treatments. Also important is the fact that ed can be a sign of other medical problems including hormonal imbalances and heart disease. Seeing a specialist can help determine the cause and start ou on your way back to good erections. ...Read more
The number one...: Treatment in terms of popularity is a family of medications called pde-5 inhibitors (viagra, levitra, (vardenafil) and cialis). But ed can have many causes & treatment must be tailored to address the underlying issues. Some are behavioral/psychological. Some patients do well with the oral medications. Others do not respond, and must use vacuum assist devices, injectable medications, or even surgery. ...Read more
Perception + meaning: In good marriages there is mutual influence (that's partly what makes you close). When you read your spouse's emotions (by observing behavior) you think about what this means to you. These interpretations and meanings fire through various brain structures to result in emotional changes in yourself. This is how your spouse's emotions can affect yours--of course, it works in the other direction too. ...Read more
ED in young man:
It is not unheard of. But, the reason may be easier to treat. Do not be afraid to get a full evaluation from an expert in men's health. Erections are more than 50% caused by one's brain or mental function and less than 50% about the body.
Once the worry is diminished many men find their erections have returned. ...Read more
Unclear question: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, What is 10.9? If it is your hemoglobin, you are anemic and should see your doctor for proper medication. If 5.8 is your A1c, that is not bad. ...Read more
Stress, etc., &often: The most common cause in someone without serious health issues is psychologic. Stress is a huge factor, as is the nature of your intimate relationships. However some other causes can be from medications such as many blood pressure meds, diabetes, alcohol, and circulation problems. Low testosterone is less likely in a young person. Find the cause and improvement is likely! ...Read more
No: By itself, the number doesn't worry me. If it is being used to monitor lupus, it means that other signs of lupus activity need to be looked for. ...Read more
Depends on "ED": If you are using ed to mean "erectile dysfunction": the ssri's can cause ed as a side-effect in between 5-50% of men - depending on the agent involved; the ed usually resolves when the ssri is stopped; also, there are meds which can be taken to reduce the ed. If you are referring to "eating disorder": ssri's are often used in the treatment of anorexia and bulimia. ...Read more
No, but...: Everything we do in life / medicine is just to modify something for working better, but always comes with a price. Any surgical care is considered as the last resort of care after failing to respond to drug, physical therapy, lifestyle change, injection, etc. So, ed-related surgery may be penile implant, penile straightening for peyronie's disease, just like hip/knee replacement for djd... ...Read more
Usually yes: First you need to find out why the ed is happening. Stress, anxiety, insomnia, low testosterone, diabetes, hypertension, etc all can contribute. Depending on the cause, your doc can help you fix the problem. Ask for help. If your family doc can't help you, then ask for a referral. ...Read more
Viagra (sildenafil): Presumably you mean erectile dysfunction. Viagra (sildenafil) & related medications can be prescribed. A long shot is dhea from health food store. Our bodies make this & use it to make testosterone. By supplementing you might be able to induce testosterone. This is safe, but an unproven theory. In biochemistry we have concept of "mass action", and orthomolecular doctors make use of this principle. ...Read more
Many things: There are many treatments available for erectile dysfunction. Oral medications (called pde-5 inhibitors) are first line therapy. If those fail (and some men respond to different oral meds so trying others is not a bad idea), the next line of therapies include vacuum erection devices, urethral suppository, injection therapy. Lastly, implantation of penile prosthesis is recommended for some men. ...Read more