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Hello, I have very pale skin to the extent where people have recently been asking if I'm I'll, almost grey. Labs are all with in normal parameters and physical exam didn't reveal anything abnormal. I've made changes to my diet, increased my daily water co

Hello, I have very pale skin to the extent where people have recently been asking if I'm I'll, almost grey. Labs are all with in normal parameters and physical exam didn't reveal anything abnormal. I've made changes to my diet, increased my daily water co

Dry?: Xerosis (dry skin) causes an ashy grey-white appearance at times. Other illnesses to be considered could include Argyria (silver toxicity), alkaptonuria (inherited metabolic disease) or Wilson's disease (abnormal copper metabolism). More educated suggestions could be offered through virtual consult and closer examination of skin and nails. ...Read more

Physical Exam (Definition)

Physical exam is the actual examination of the patient's body by the physician. For example, if you sprain your ankle and go to your doctor, he will physically touch your ankle to see where it is painful. This act of touching the patient's body ...Read more


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Normal ct, neuro did physical exam, thinks I don't have ms. I have tingles (buzz), hands/feet, stiff extremeties, ears pop, a lil lightheaded, tension in hea?

Normal ct, neuro did physical exam, thinks I don't have ms. I have tingles (buzz), hands/feet, stiff extremeties, ears pop, a lil lightheaded, tension in hea?

Not typical MS: Firstly MRI is imaging of choice for ms, not ct. Secondly, symptoms you describe are very non-specific. Head tension and popping ears are definitely atypical. If it's not ms, what does your neurologist think it is? If you don't get a satisfactory answer, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Can you have a brain tumor with a normal physical exam?

Can you have a brain tumor with a normal physical exam?

Finding brain tumor: It's not common to find a brain tumor on a routine physical exam. The problem with brain tumors is that they may cause no symptoms or findings. So yes, a normal physical exam does not exclude the possibility of a brain tumor. But, a brain tumor is less likely to be found if the exam is normal.

Progressive neurological deficit or a first time seizure are suspicious symptoms of a brain tumor. ...Read more

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Left neck pain when I turn head left or upward. It's been off-on for a few months, mostly "on" had unremarkable physical exam 2 months ago. Muscle?

Left neck pain when I turn head left or upward. It's been off-on for a few months, mostly "on" had unremarkable physical exam 2 months ago. Muscle?

Maybe: This could be caused by a muscle problem, disk, or joint problem in your neck. With your symptoms the treatment will probably be the same for all 3 problems. Talk to your doctor about a physical therapy referral. ...Read more

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Did blood work and urine sample for woman physical exam. Everything came back normal except for "hemoglobin 1+" in urine sample. What could this mean?

Did blood work and urine sample for woman physical exam. Everything came back normal except for "hemoglobin 1+" in urine sample. What could this mean?

Possibilities...: This means there was a small amount of microscopic blood in the urine sample. One of the most common reasons for a female is having your menses at the time the sample was obtained. Another common reason is if a catheter was inserted to obtain the sample. If neither of these explains it, it might be best to repeat the urine test and pursue further tests if the blood is still present. ...Read more

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Slight lightheadedness day to day with transient tingling spots under feet. Normal emg and physical exam. Burning sensations when anxious and excited?

Slight lightheadedness day to day with transient tingling spots under feet. Normal emg and physical exam. Burning sensations when anxious and excited?

Anxiety symptoms: You already made the connection between your symptoms and anxiety. Anxiety disorder can cause many symptoms including numbness/ tingling in the limbs, dizziness, heart racing, sweating, chest pain, stomach ache, diarrhea or sudden urge to have a bowel movement. These can have a negative impact on some people and should be treated. See your doctor to confirm diagnosis and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Deep pelvic pain during sex. 7.5 mos after c-section. Is this normal? What can be done? Swab test and physical exam were ok. What could be the cause?

Deep pelvic pain during sex. 7.5 mos after c-section. Is this normal? What can be done? Swab test and physical exam were ok. What could be the cause?

Scars: Scar tissue from the C-section may prevent your uterus from being as mobile in your pelvis as it was before the C-section and not to move out of the way during intercourse as it used to do before C-section. ...Read more

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Can spinal meningitis at age 3 cause infertility in men? My husband has 0 sperm count. Bloodwork normal and physical exam normal.

Can spinal meningitis at age 3 cause infertility in men? My husband has 0 sperm count. Bloodwork normal and physical exam normal.

Probably not: This depends of course on the causative agent of the meninigitis (? Mumps, coxsackie virus?, etc.) and whether was accompanied by orchitis (inflammation of the testes). It would be, however, quite unusual to result in aspermia even if it had been present. Hubbie needs to see endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Hi doc. Last december when I took our annual physical exam I discovered masses in both my breast and throuh the ultrasound the finding is benign. Si?

Hi doc. Last december when I took our annual physical exam I discovered masses in both my breast and throuh the ultrasound the finding is benign. Si?

Breast masses: Ultrasound being negative does not completely diagnose all forms of breast masses. Obtain a digital mammogram if the masses are still present to be more certain of their benign nature. Breast masses are common in a young woman, and are mostly benign at your age. Get the mammogram which will be reassuring to you. ...Read more

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If scrotal trauma led 2 groin pain 2 inches diagonally above penile shaft and physical exam, usg, MRI all seems normal what can b the most likely cause?

If scrotal trauma led 2 groin pain 2 inches diagonally above penile shaft and physical exam, usg, MRI all seems normal what can b the most likely cause?

Groin Pain & Trauma: After the trauma, there might have been some bleeding around the testicle. This blood can track up the cord that attaches to the testicle and runs in the groin area.
Blood outside of its normal place (blood vessels) creates a great deal of pain and swelling. This can occur without bruising.
This would not likely be seen on xrays but be from physical exam. See a urologist if not better in 7-10 d. ...Read more

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I had continuous stomach pain so took scan before 2 months & its normal. Now doc saying u have acute appenditicis. Can it diagnose by physical exam?

I had continuous stomach pain so took scan before 2 months & its normal. Now doc saying u have acute appenditicis. Can it diagnose by physical exam?

Appendicitis: A skilled examiner will be able to diagnose appendicitis quite easily. A previous 'normal' ct means nothing with the development of acute symptoms. Delaying or deferring treatment is what leads to bad outcomes when he appendix ruptures. ...Read more

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Sometimes my Thighs and arms bruise easily for no reason. Had physical exam 8 months ago w/ normal results. Could it be luekemia or something serious?

Sometimes my Thighs and arms bruise easily for no reason. Had physical exam 8 months ago w/ normal results. Could it be luekemia or something serious?

Get a recheck: Bruising means bleeding under the skin. There are many possible causes for it. You should go see your doctor who can check your CBC (complete blood count) and rule out any serious causes like Leukemia or any other disease like Leukemia which can affect (decrease) your platelet count or impair your platelet function (taking Aspirin is one such drug that can cause bruises due to platelet malfunction). ...Read more

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On off fever for 3 weeks. I got a cbc without differential & physical exam for swollen lymph nodes etc. Both normal. Do I need to worry about leukemia?

On off fever for 3 weeks. I got a cbc without differential & physical exam for swollen lymph nodes etc. Both normal. Do I need to worry about leukemia?

No: 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. ...Read more

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Physical exam reveals no signsusg normal. But there's pulling pain in lower abdomen resulting from scrotal trauma since 40 days. Can MRI evaluate reason?

Physical exam reveals no signsusg normal. But there's pulling pain in lower abdomen resulting from scrotal trauma since 40 days. Can MRI evaluate reason?

Probably not: Mri is not typically used to evaluate the scrotum. You may still have some inflammation in your spermatic cord, a structure which begins in your pelvis and ends in the scrotum http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/vas_deferens
if symptoms persists, see a urologist. ...Read more

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Blurred left eye, tingling in the left side of face, tingling in left hand in stressful periods with normal MR and physical exam. Only stress?? F, 32

Blurred left eye, tingling in the left side of face, tingling in left hand in stressful periods with normal MR and physical exam. Only stress?? F, 32

Please continue to: Investigate. I suggest you see an opthamologist to examine your eyes to be sure there is no disease process. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can I get an STD test while on my period? Is it normal for a doctor to refuse blood and urine testing to a patient, and only recommend a physical exam

Can I get an STD test while on my period? Is it normal for a doctor to refuse blood and urine testing to a patient, and only recommend a physical exam

Yes: Testing for STDs can be done while on your period. Some are done on blood drawn from your arm and others on urine or cervical swabs but bleeding does not prevent any of the testing. The only way to know why a physician would want to just do an exam and no blood or urine tests would be to ask that physician. Sorry I can't tell u what the other doctor was thinking. It may have been done to save money ...Read more