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Doctor insights on: Self Examination For Thyroid

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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How can I tell when I'm fertile or ovulating doing a self examination?

How can I tell when I'm fertile or ovulating doing a self examination?

Ovulation: If you are able to check for your cervical mucus (insert a finger vaginally touching your cervix which feels as firm as your nose) remove you finger, place your thumb on the mucus on your finger and separate the two digits. Fertile mucus will stretch several inches before breaking the strand and will slippery and clear. In some women it will last for several days before becoming cloudy. ...Read more

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How to differentiate closed cervix and open cervix by self examination at home how it will feel like ?

How to differentiate closed cervix and open cervix by self examination at home how it will feel like ?

Do not do it yoursel: it is not an easy skill and difficult to do it on yourself. Furthermore, You will need an obstetrician's guidance so as not to miss out on prenatal care. ...Read more

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When doing a self examination at home, is it a lymph node or something worse, how does someone tell the difference between the two?

You need help: You should see a physician or allied health professional. Sometimes it is not possible to tell the difference without a biopsy of the tissue. ...Read more

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When doing a self examination at home, is it a lymph node or something more serious, how does someone tell the difference between the two?

When doing a self examination at home, is it a lymph node or something more serious, how does someone tell the difference between the two?

Get it evaluated: Any mass palpated in the breast should be evaluated by your doctor. Enlarged lymph nodes in the axilla (armpit) also should be evaluated. Assume nothing. ...Read more

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What are methods of self-examination to know if I can have ovarian or bladder cysts?

What are methods of self-examination to know if I can have ovarian or bladder cysts?

Don't recommend: that you engage in self -diagnosis for these conditions. Do recommend medical assessment for worrisome symptoms. (It is difficult to palpate ovaries even when done on a patient). ...Read more

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What is the way to perform a testicular self-examination when you only have one testicle?

What is the way to perform a testicular self-examination when you only have one testicle?

No different: No different than if you had two, except maybe it only takes half the time? In all seriousness, having a single testicle should not hamper your ability to perform a thorough self-exam. I recommend doing it in a warm shower with lots of soap, once a month. ...Read more

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How often should I do a breast self-examination?

How often should I do a  breast self-examination?

Monthly: If you still get periods, you should examine your breasts at the end of your menstration, when they are the least tender. Do it the same time every month. If you no longer get periods, then just pick the same day each month (the first sunday etc) so it is easiest to remember. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between a hemorrhoid and a mucosal (partial) prolapse through self examination?

How can I tell the difference between a hemorrhoid and a mucosal (partial) prolapse through self examination?

Tough to tell: This is sometimes a tough question for medical professionals to answer. Severe hemorrhoids can have the look of a prolapse. If you are asking this question, you should make an appointment with a GI doctor or a general surgeon. ...Read more