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Had a barium swallow test. They said I had some dysmotility, they said its nothing to worry about! I'm worried does it heal itself? Serious?
Consult physician: There are all kinds of dysmotility varying from severe with aspiration into the lungs and minor with subtle movement disorder. You should ask physician who ordered test whether follow up testing is required. Some dysmotility is self limited while other kinds can be progressive. ...Read more
I'm really starting to worry about my eyesight becuase I stare at ascreen alot is it true that a csn go blind plead help I'm getting to worryed?
Not a problem: There is no harm from sustained computer viewing. It can be tiring and commonly is drying to the eyes. But no permanent harm results. Otherwise a posse of eye doctors would set up shop across the street from microsoft and apple and have plenty of business. ...Read more
My appt on coag was 2 seconds over cut off point doc said nothing to worry about but I am worried?
Do not worry:
Two seconds longer APPT is within the error of the method. Listen to your doctor and do not worry about it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Fo I worry if I had my bby four weeks eatly due date feb 27 gavebirth jan 30 should I have worried was due date off?
Easy to tell: Most pediatricians can determine the approximate gestation of a newborn by physical exam. If your doc said baby was born at term and not a month early, your dates were off. Some babies can be born a month early and have no problems. I would just ask the doc. ...Read more
Is it possible to cause stress on a place your worried about? For example can I cause stress on my appendix area if I worry about it to much?
Unlikely: There is an old saying that the "mind is more powerful than the body.' however, it is not possible for you to stress about your appendix and cause an problem with your appendix. However, stress can have other adverse effects on your health. A better question to ask is why you are stressed out and what can you do to resolve these feelings. ...Read more
I had a4mm cyst on ovary in feb. A different radio. Did scan in jun. & its nw 19mm. He said no worries. Who do I believe? Shud I b worried its x 4?
No worries: For such small cysts I would not be worried. Often cysts are not even reported unless over 2 cm. Ovarian cysts often go through cyclical change in size. ...Read more
Worried abouy my blood press. Normaly have high. Take atenalol. Blood press. Been up n down 3days now went from 122/69 n now 107/62.should I worry? : (
My fiance has a neuro appt in a few weeks, but I'm worried. He faints, sleeps 16 hours a day, and has migraines that lasts for days. Should I worry?
Yes: With those symptoms it may not be safe to wait several weeks for an appointment. Please have him examined as soon as possible ...Read more
She and me both wearing underwears but very less semen soaked on her panty and she is worried she felt something went inside. Is this is to worry??
I have been off my monthly friend for about a week and in worries because I have a brown discharge that will be light then go dark brown should I be worried?
Consider everything: Implantation bleeding may mimic a period and spotting can happen normally in some patients. However - Pregnancy is always a possibility. Spotting with or without pregnancy occurs in many women and can be a sign of infection, trauma, or can be normal. A home pregnancy test may be helpful in this situation. For any additional concerns, see a health professional to evaluate for other reasons. ...Read more
So I was eating talipa the skinless bonless frozen ones and I found a bone and now im worried maybe I ate one. Should I worry? . I kept eating after I found the one..
Do not worry:
If you do not have any symptoms, do not worry. The bone will dissolve in our stomach.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
I'm sorry: I don't have your age here, but I hope you are not a very young person worrying about these things. Because, while whether or not you become diabetic is not entirely within your control, whether or not you become obese is! And controlling your weight, which you can do through daily healthy eating and being physically active, will go a LONG WAY in preventing diabetes as well. Best wishes! ...Read more
I'm contantly worried bout cancer. What's aches and pains are normal and when should a person worry?
Worry not: This is why annual physical exams and being current on screening tests is important. In general minor aches & pains that go away are not cancer. Unexplained weight loss, bleeding, masses that enlarge are more concerning, but cancer can be very subtle too. Follow your doctors advise, eat a healthy diet and live an active lifestyle to reside your risk. And yes, no smoking please - it's not cool. ...Read more
I have a sch 1.5 CM and I am so worried about my pregnancy. Is that considered small at this point or should im worry. Why does this happen?
Subchorionic hemorrhage happens and yes, it is one of the most anxiety-provoking phenomenons of early pregnancy. Fortunately the size of the hemorrhage is not associated with the likelihood of miscarriage, although the risk is increased slightly. Think positive, have hope, and follow up. Spotting is likely, expect it, but may not mean much. Best of luck.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/2106217. ...Read more
I don't understand why I'm still stressed & worried from bout being pregnant after humping a towel I dried off w/ it's all I worry & stress about?
My boyfriends has herpes, what worries me is that he wants to have oral sex with me and I'm worried that he;ll infect this area too. Is that possible?
Herpes: The overwhelming probability is that you are already infected with this virus and therefore it is unlikely that his going down on you is going to cause further problems. But if you want to be absolutely certain and you do not yet have the virus then don't let him give you oral sex. Enjoy. ...Read more
Mom has a tendency to worry about trivial & legitimate health issues alike. Over time I'm worried her doctors won't take her real problems seriously?
Tough situation: Hi. We all have hypochondriacal patients, and it's very challenging. We learn to let go of most of what they tell us. Nevertheless, all humans get old, get sick, and die, so even the hypochondriacs get truly sick sooner or later. They waste a lot of physician time and limited healthcare resources in the meantime. There's no easy answer. Good luck to her! ...Read more
Seen cardiologist about pacs, that's how I found out but he said nothing to worry about and didn't seem concerned. Are they serious? Should I be worried?
My 8yr old son has extremely small private area that never gets erect. Husband n I worried something may be wrong. Other sons are ok. Should we worry?
The Greenwood, S.C.,: Genetic Center's " Growth References from Conception to Adulthood" contains charts with the range of normal for age for any body part that can be measured. Other reference books exist, as well. Your son's pediatrician or a pediatric endocrinologist can measure his penile & testicular size with accuracy & differentiate a micropenis from a normal-sized penis concealed by a supra-pubic fat pad. ...Read more
Hello | just took a 100 voltaren retard however I cant remember if I took it already this morning or not I am worried that I over dosed should I worry?
No: If you are not having any symptoms there is no problem with doubling up on this medication. Be sure you have food in your stomach. However, you should devise a system of remembering. Maybe place the bottle in a different location after you take your daily dose. ...Read more
I have chlamydia & my dr prescribed 2 tablets of azithromycin 500mg & I'm worried bout how affective it is? & if there is any discharge should I worry
STD Treatment: This is the treatment regimen recommended by the center for disease control and is very effective if you are not reinfected (don't get it back from someone who wasn't treated appropriately). ...Read more
Is it actually possible to get myself pain if I worry about having (even if I haven't) and/or if I'm worried about a disease I haven't?
Of course: Pain can be created by thinking in certain ways. Pain can be resolved by thinking in other ways. Much of pain perception is related to the interaction of bodily sensations and thought processes in the brain. So, he who wants to be pain-free must think like he is pain-free and act like he is pain-free (and take a pain pill if he really needs one). ...Read more
I readarticles that coloncancer is growing in young adults is this true? I heard it was very rare. I am always worried about my health I have worry's
There is increased detection of colon cancer in the young. HPV positivity iassociated w/ rectal cancer risk, . Consider HPV vaccine, fiber, avoid smoking alcohol. If worried consider cologard testing or virtual colonoscopy or colonoscopy for screening f/u/ w/ GI
https://www. Cancer. Org/latest-news/study-finds-sharp-rise-in-colon-cancer-and-rectal-cancer-rates-among-young-adults. Html ...Read more
Hi there need help with this haven't been on plane for 13 years because I get worried about the doors shutting and can't get of plus worry if get sick?
No quick fix: There is no quick fix that would guarantee that you won't have this uncomfortable anxiety which might lead to you having some physical symptoms. There are some therapeutic techniques & exercises that a therapist might be able to show you which can be helpful. An anti-anxiety treanquilizer could reduce and possibly eliminate the symptoms. Traveling with someone can be a good idea. ...Read more
My daughter put cereal boxes in with the laundry detergent area and she had cereal and tasted soap. Should I be worried & when to worry?
Poison control: You can call poison control and tell them the exact soap she took and if she is showing any symptoms and they can guide you through this. Instead of worrying- call them. ...Read more
Hi I am 25 and my biggest worry is the size of my penis which is just 3.5inc. Is there a way to induce growth again? Really worried. Please help.
Letter from dr today "antibody in blood which may be significant" isn't in itself anything to worry about, needs checking." should I be worried?
Not necessarily: There are many types of antibodies. Some antibodies are good like igg, igm, and IgA as these are part of the immune system to fight infections. Antibodies can measure a persons response to an infection or immunization. Antibodies that are not helpful are those directed against our own body---called autoantibodies as these may reflect autoimmune disorder. Rather than worry, talk with doc. ...Read more
I've had CIN 2&3 I'm constantly worried I'm going to get cancer of my lady parts all the time. I've been treat but I worry at slightest twinge.?
Unlikely: With good, close follow up care with your gyn you should not develop cervical cancer. Have cared for many women with your diagnosis in my career and none developed cervical or uterine cancer. Keep your follow up appointments and colpo appointments with your gyn as surveillance of your condition is very important. Hope this helps aleve (naproxen) some of your concern. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more