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Wondering if lava crowns are okay to use or if they have porcelain delamination problems (seen some mention of that but can't find a lot of info)?

Wondering if lava crowns are okay to use or if they have porcelain delamination problems (seen some mention of that but can't find a lot of info)?

Ok to use: Almost all dental prosthetics have some chance of fracture (except solid gold crowns). Porcelain, plastics, and denture metals are subject to biting forces and fatigue. Diamonds and granite can be broken, and they are much harder than porcelain. Ask your dentist what would be best for your specific restorative needs. ...Read more

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Both sides multiple immature follicles are seen what does it mean?

Both sides multiple immature follicles are seen what does it mean?

If the man has: Normal fertility but the couple is having trouble conceiving, the woman's reproductive system will be evaluated. One tool is ultrasound. If there are more follicles than normal early in the cycle, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome may be the cause. The total number & maturity of follicles is important & so are certain reproductive hormone tests. I encourage u to talk w/ your doctor. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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"Loss of lumber lordosis is seen" what does actually mean. Is this a serious problem?

"Loss of lumber lordosis is seen" what does actually mean. Is this a serious problem?

Structural change: The axial, spine has curves to allow better motion. If those curves change (scoliosis is a side to side curved, kyphosis is a curve away from the navel, lordosis is a curve toward the navel and loss of lordosis means the alignment of the lower spine is now straight. This generally is associated with muscle spasm and degeneration. Physical therapy, chiropractic, exercises can help. Not serious. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the different forms of juvederm? I've seen mention of juvederm ultra and juvederm ultra plus. Which one is best? .

What's the difference between the different forms of juvederm? I've seen mention of juvederm ultra and juvederm ultra plus. Which one is best? .

Juvederm: Juvederm ultra is a hyaluronic acid that is used for volume enhancement. The ultra plus is a thicker, more concentrated form of the same material which lasts longer. The new juvederm xc has a local anesthetic in the syringe. ...Read more

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Are rock melon seeds good for health?

Are rock melon seeds good for health?

Uncertain: Although people do eat melon seeds, I could find no data on health benefits of eating honey rock melon seeds. ...Read more

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My sense of smell seems enhanced lately. What could that mean?

My sense of smell seems enhanced lately. What could that mean?

Good for you.: In pregnancy the sense of Smell get enhanced.
After the resolution of long standing Cold/Congestion or Allergic Rhinitis; one gets sense of smell back. ...Read more

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What does "suspicious densities seen at the upper lobe" mean. ..

What does "suspicious densities seen at the upper lobe" mean. ..

Suspicious: Suspicious densities would refer to an area or areas seen on the x-ray that are not normally seen in that location and would need further investigation/testing to be done to definitively diagnose what the densities are. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Where can blood agglutination be seen? What does it mean exactly?

Where can blood agglutination be seen? What does it mean exactly?

It means: That the blood is clumping. See: http://www. Medicine. Mcgill. Ca/physio/vlab/bloodlab/abo_n.htm ...Read more

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After unprotected sex today seen brown stuff what does that mean help?

After unprotected sex today seen brown stuff what does that mean help?

Brown stuff: Brown stuff may indicate you have a vaginal infection check with your gyne for cultures and treatment. ...Read more

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My skin seems very salty I mean more than normal? Why could this be? I drink lots?

My skin seems very salty I mean more than normal? Why could this be? I drink lots?

Salty Skin: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of sudden onset of salty skin. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
Cystic fibrosis,
excessive sweating,
hyperthyroidism. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a vertebroplasty and a kyphoplasty? It seems like vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are always mentioned together. Why are they still separate? What is the difference between these two procedures? .

What is the difference between a vertebroplasty and a kyphoplasty? It seems like vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are always mentioned together. Why are they still separate? What is the difference between these two procedures? .

Vertebroplasty: Vertebroplasty is the direct injection of plastic into the fractured bone. Kyphoplasty a cavity to hold the plastic is made first prior to injecting. Occasionally the fracture can be partially reduced (return to non fractured state) during cavity formation. Overall they are very similar procedures.

Please see my health guide on vertebral body compression fractures. Good luck! ...Read more

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On an MRI report, what does a partially empty sella mean?

On an MRI report, what does a partially empty sella mean?

Partly filled sella: In empty sella syndrome, the malformed sella turcica is often either partially or completely filled with cerebrospinal fluid. As a result, the pituitary gland is often compressed and flattened so that the sella turcica appears empty. Most individuals with empty sella syndrome do not have any associated symptoms. ...Read more

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Fibronodular densities are seen in both my upper lobes what does it mean?

Fibronodular densities are seen in both my upper lobes what does it mean?

Lung masses: Hi ~ this is not normal pathology. This could be anything mild and treatable, pneumonia, TB, coccidiomycosis (have you served in Iraq?) to severe like cancer. Please see and follow up with a trustworthy and reliable Respiratory Physician since you will need broncoscopy, washings for TB and cocci and biopsy for cancer. And don't delay. Thanks ...Read more

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What does it mean"no abnormal cells or no haemoparasites are seen" in my blood report. Can I assume I don't have any dangerous disease.

What does it mean"no abnormal cells or no haemoparasites are seen" in my blood report. Can I assume I don't have any dangerous disease.

No: People can have diseases including cancers and even "blood" cancers with normal complete blood count (CBC) and peripheral blood smear (pbs). You should ask the md that ordered your test about details. ...Read more

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Can Clydamycin be used to treat bronchitis? I've seen the drug has coverage for pneumonia, but no description specifically mentions bronchitis.

Can Clydamycin be used to treat bronchitis? I've seen the drug has coverage for pneumonia, but no description specifically mentions bronchitis.

Bronchitis: In 95% of cases, acute bronchitis is viral, so antibiotics in general would have no benefit. The mainstay of treatment here would really be steroids and inhalers. For the minority of cases that are bacterial, better antibiotic choices exist, such as Azithromycin or Levofloxacin. ...Read more

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Ideop Neurop, IPE=Monoclonal IGGlambada present. No free lambda light chains seen. Mprotein seen below threshold IPE. SI all in ranges Igg 1.4. mean?

Ideop Neurop, IPE=Monoclonal IGGlambada present. No free lambda light chains seen. Mprotein seen below threshold IPE. SI all in ranges Igg 1.4. mean?

Neuropathy in MGUS: Periphral neuropathy is common in gammopathies. If just sensory (numbness/tingling) we follow it or treat symptoms. If there is motor involvement (muscle weakness) it may need treatment. Risk of converson to a bone marrow disease is about 1% per year. You need to be followed by a neurologist/rheumatologist (if interested in neuropathies). MGUS means monoclonal gammopathy of unknown signifcance. ...Read more

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What could it mean by "intestinal metaplasia" and no dysplasia seen?

What could it mean by "intestinal metaplasia" and no dysplasia seen?

Pathology terms: Especially in the esophagus ('barrett's'), it means there's an abnormality that does not justify intensive surveillance. Your physician will explain further. ...Read more

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Why does it seem like I bruise more easily if the bump is minor compared to a hard sometimes very hard bump?

Why does it seem like I bruise more easily if the bump is minor compared to a hard sometimes very hard bump?

Bruising: Based on the information you provided, it's not clear why you bruise. More detailed info is needed to identify the reason for your bruising. ...Read more

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.today I seen light blood when I wipe myself and in my urine. And im in my fertility forecast for this month. What does that mean?

Ovulation: Light bleeding/spotting during your fertile period can be a symptom of ovulation. However, blood in your urine can also be sign of a bladder infection so see your PCP if you have pain, a fever, or if it persists. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I was around dogs for about 2-3 hours and haven't seen my asthma or allergy flare up. Does this still mean I am allergic to dogs?

I was around dogs for about 2-3 hours and haven't seen my asthma or allergy flare up. Does this still mean I am allergic to dogs?

Maybe: Allergy to dogs varies in severity, so it depends on the extent of your involvement with the dogs. You can always get tested to see where you stand. ...Read more