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My uvula is bent is it dangerous ?

My uvula is bent is it dangerous ?

No: I wish every question was this easy to answer. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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My penis is curvy when erect. Instead of regular upward curve it is bent down. Also it looks like it is not erect all the way up although I feel it is completely hard. Is this a prob? Is it ED?

My penis is curvy when erect. Instead of regular upward curve it is bent down. Also it looks like it is not erect all the way up although I feel it is completely hard. Is this a prob? Is it ED?

It's not ED.: ED is the inability to have an erection and keep an erection that lasts during the entire act of sex or is stiff enough. It sounds like you are achieving an erection although you are experiencing a change in shape of your penis which warrants a check for a condition named Peyronie's disease. I recommend that you follow up with your doctor to see you if you have any risk factors at play. ...Read more

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Under my left ear, near my jaw, is swollen, and It is very noticeable, but it is going down after about 10 minutes. Is this a serious?

Under my left ear, near my jaw, is swollen, and It is very noticeable, but it is going down after about 10 minutes. Is this a serious?

See PCP: Did/does this happen just as you start to eat? Anything seem to trigger it? It could be from lymph node(s) or the corner of the parotid saliva gland in this area. I suggest seeing an ENT, Oral surgeon, your dentist or your PCP to start with. ...Read more

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Is it serious if it feels like my pill is stuck in my chest?

Is it serious if it feels like my pill is stuck in my chest?

Stuck in throat: Pills can get stuck in your esophagus especially if you do not drink water while taking. They can cause an ulceration and this is like a burn, can be painful. if symptoms do not subside within a few hours you should be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Did I Fracture or jam my middle finger under knuckle? It is swollen and has pain! It is not bruised but on the side there is a bump that is red.

Did I Fracture or jam my middle finger under knuckle?  It is swollen and has pain! It is not bruised but on the side there is a bump that is red.

Swelling and pain: can be a sign of trauma , bruising or fracture. Also, a puncture wound associated with infection. Striking or hitting something with fist can cut the skin over a knuckle and pierce the joint space, leading to an infection. Human teeth, are notorious for these severe knuckle infections after altercations. Red bump can mean a lot of things but red, swollen pain _ get evaluated ...Read more

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My penis is slanted why is it so?

My penis is slanted why is it so?

If you drink water: With high levels of iron in it your penis can act as a compass and attempt to point to the north -- not really. Seriously though, there are uncommon disorders in which the penis may develop a bend in the shaft, requiring treatment. I can't tell you what is going on with your penis, but if concerned check w/your doctor and see if you need a referral to a urologist, . ...Read more

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I have a lump not sure what it is under my foot the side were the padding is it is very sore to walk on and it is quite big please help?

I have a lump not sure what it is under my foot the side were the padding is it is very sore to walk on and it is quite big please help?

See foot specialist: Hard to make diagnosis without examination. This may include x-rays or other radiographic testing. Have specialist evaluate and then discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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What is this bump on my wrist? Is it serious?

What is this bump on my wrist? Is it serious?

Several things: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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About the spermatic cord.On my left testicle it is quite visible and 'big' on the right testicle it is not visible. Is there a worry or is it normal?

About the spermatic cord.On my left testicle it is quite visible and 'big' on the right testicle it is not visible. Is there a worry or is it normal?

A doctor needs to: Examine you. It may be you are seeing a varicocele. Whatever it is, benign or not, it needs to be looked at to avoid future problems. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Penis is curved to left, but when it gets erected it becomes almost straight, anything to worry about? Is it because of masturbating with left hand?

Penis is curved to left, but when it gets erected it becomes almost straight, anything to worry about? Is it because of masturbating with left hand?

You are okay: it is not due to masturbating with the left hand. many men have curvature in the penis, and this is normal. Peyronie's disease is caused by repeated penile injury, typically during sex or physical activity. It results in severe curvature in the penis that makes intercourse painful and difficult. ...Read more

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Have a cyst on my back it is purple my bra strap is irrating the bump and it is tender.I lanced it nothing came out but blood it is swollen?

Have a cyst on my back it is purple my bra strap is irrating the bump and it is tender.I lanced it nothing came out but blood it is swollen?

Cysts are common: Cysts are very common, and many people will have them removed by a general surgeon. this is technically very easy and can be done under local anesthesia in the clinic or in the operating room. the most common reason to have one removed is because it is bothersome or causes pain. Healing after surgery usually occurs within 2 to 3 weeks with minimal discomfort or pain. ...Read more

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My pinky finger was smashed in a car door. It is a little swollen but no discoloration and I can move it. It is a numb on one side. Is this normal?

My pinky finger was smashed in a car door. It is a little swollen but no discoloration and I can move it. It is a numb on one side. Is this normal?

Yes: You lucky! no more damage! If you able to move finger - than bones and tendons intact! Little swelling and bruising can happen . As finger was squeezed nerves in finger got " irritated" and you may feel some tingling , numbness in finger. It should resolve in few days. Ok to use ice and gentle massage. Exercise range of motion - as squeezing soft ball. ...Read more

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There is a bump near my hairline. It wasn't there yesterday. It hurts when anything touches is and it is giving me a headache. What is it do I do?

There is a bump near my hairline. It wasn't there yesterday. It hurts when anything touches is and it is giving me a headache. What is it do I do?

Do not squeeze it: Whatever you do do not squeeze it, it could be a cyst or a hair follicles trying to get infected clean gently with alcohol and apply triple antibiotic not better show it to your doctor ...Read more

Uvula (Definition)

A piece of normal tissue that is seen at the back of ...Read more