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Pin Hole Test
I have a tiny hole where the needle biopsy was performed. It's been months but the hole hasn't healed. It's really a tiny hole, its quiet strange. ?
It'll stay: Scar contracts and this is why you will have this little mark. This is common and depending on the site can be the norm. At surgery or autopsy, old biopsy sites can often be identified. It this truly bothers you and your friends, you can ask a plastic surgeon or dermatologist about a filler. I suspect instead that you're simply curious about healing -- that's a good thing. Cheers. ...Read more
Sutures from Lumbar CSF Leak Repair removed yesterday...it's ~2" long & bottom goes into top of gluteal cleft. Base looks like it's opening despite Steri Strips & Butterfly Closures. What can I do?
You should call your: surgeon for guidance but sometimes a wound can spread in spite of that type of closure if there is strain on the wound. As long as there is no drainage or reddening of the wound or any increasing pain, fevers, chills or sweats-it should be ok but check with your surgeon just to make sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A audiologist did a tympanometry test on ears & didn't find a problem. My Eustachian tubes still feels clogged. Is a tympanometry test 100% accurate?
Hard to feel tubes.: You likely aren't able to feel your eustachian tubes however you might feel a sensation of fullness in the ear. This could be due to ringing or decreased hearing from thickening of the your ear drum or irritation of the nerve in that ear. Tympanometry tests are vague and generally can't be relied upon 100%. However if they are normal for the most part it's unlikely that you have anything serious. ...Read more
Typically...: If there's a hole in your finger, then the pokey part of the stick worked. If i understand you correctly, are you concerned about the size o the hole or whether it will close and stop bleeding? I can assure you nothing but a bit of blood will come out. Unless you are sticking yourself with a knife, or a non approved instrument?! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inclusion cyst: The discharge is keratin, which smells like that because of a high sulfur content. It will probably self-cure or a surgeon can remove it. ...Read more
I got a bit of toilet paper in my stool sample, I got the multiplex pcr test done and it detected D. fragilis, can toilet paper cause false detection?
No: Don't conclude too much from the presence of the amoeba. Not everybody who has it on board is sick from it. ...Read more
Ripped open bum hole in 3 places, red bum hole might be a rash, and a bump inside my bum hole that hurts, scared that it might be cancer. Help?
Tooth pulled/bone graft 6 days ago. Stitches coming out & theres a small hole. I see mostly pink & a little white (bone?). Is this bad? Little pain.
My daughter's heel prick test showed 10.2 anemic but blood test showed not anemic? Which to rely on?
Venous draw : The heal prick test is a quick way to get a sample & can produce reliable results;however, the tech may squeeze enough body serum into the sample to dilute the sample. A blood test drawn from a vein or artery is much less likely to have a sampling error. ...Read more
Took digital pregnancy test where you put the stick inside test , test was negative , took stick out of test ,there's a quite faint 2nd line I'm 9dpo ?
Too soon to test: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more
Fixed catheter and tore glove urine hit little bit of finger then wiped my mouth can HIV transmit?
Gallbladder removed 2 weeks ago.4 poke holes.There's a small hard lump formed beneath poke hole below chest? No other poke holes have lumps? Hernia?
Pian in meatus & swollen . All doc's std, STI tests neg. Today had problem passing semen-- came out clumby dark yellow. What could this be.
Penis pain: Prostate: Hi this sounds like prostatitis. Prostate infection or inflammation does not necessarily have to be a sexually transmitted disease. If you have any increase in pain, or fever, please return to your medical advisor for assistance. You do not need to suffer with this. ...Read more
Small hole-like cut under vag entrance it doesn't hurt to touch nor burn when i pee, & isnt irritated + negative herpes blood test. What could this be?
Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesion. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more
Red spot on penis glans over a month, exam & test for stds, expect STD test to be neg, haven't cut myself, used Monistat & neosporin. What could it be?
Here are some ...: Before doing something to your body, always verify if what you concerned is just some forms of normal variation or something related with resultant effect of some kinds of inflammation or infection which are commonly long-foreskin-related. So, have Doc review a detailed history and take a look at it, and the event significance as well as the direction of care will be evident. So, work closely with ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Son bumped arm into something that had metal sticking out small cut getting tetnus booster tomorrow big lump underneath w/ blood does lump need ER ?
Took a tick out of scrotum, accidentally left head inside. Wound closed but left a tiny hard red numb. What do I do?
Minor: If it is bothering you a dermatologist or a general surgeon or a urologist can take it out. They will numb the skin and it will have a couple of stitches which will dissolve. The numbing will burn just for a few seconds. After that it is painless. It is nothing serious. Good luck. ...Read more
I am 34 weeks pregnant, had blood drawn, nurse left the rubber band tied tight around my arm for the whole blood draw. Could it cause a blood clot?
No: What you describe sounds normal.Get a more detailed answer ›