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Should I Be Worried If My Prostate Is Twice The Normal Size
See answer: Benign prostate enlargement is the rule rather than the exception as men age. It is only a problem if it is associated with bothersome urinary symptoms or signs of obstruction or if cancer is present. The digital rectal exam is subjective in determining prostate size. Best done by transrectal ultrasound IF indicated. Many men have enlarged prostates without problems that never require treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
Prolactin measured at 37 and last year it was in normal range. Should i be concerned? I took ibuprofen could that affect it. If so when should retest?
Retest: Ibuprofen should not affect prolactin levels. It is best that you just repeat the test again soon just to make sure that it is not a lab error. If the level is high again then you should have an MRI of your pituitary done. Sometimes a small growth on your pituitary gland can increase prolactin levels and this is often treated with medication. ...Read more
About a month ago my testis became smaller and now my testis became normal again but the semen is thin, should I be concerned?
Not to worry: Most babies have to first try sucking the bottle or breast. This may take a while. However, as long as they look healthy and are drinking the milk, i think the little one is doing well if he or she is takingin the milk. For more concerns you may want to call your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a lump in my arpit it is soft and have had for a few years size seems to be same ckecked and said fat tumor should I be concerned?
No: Unless it bothers you, leave it alone. These lipomas are common. ...Read more
If I had a tb skin test done and it is a large red bump (approximately size of thumb) should I be worried? I was going to get it checked today but the location was closed.
See someone: It sounds like you have a positive response to the test. This might mean that you have been exposed to tb in the past or possibly if you spent time overseas growing up that you had a vaccination that would cause a positive test. Or, worst case, you have to. You need to get this looked at as soon as you can before the reaction subsides ...Read more
Hey if I have prostatitis should I masturbate or should I not? Also the blood in my uptime is gone is that a good sign?
Prostatitis: Yes, of course. It is always a good idea to get the fluid out of the infected prostate gland. ...Read more
None to minimal: If the ca-125 was going to be used simply as another blood test for example in a yearly physical, you should not be terribly concerned at all. My answer is different however, if you have a history of a disease such as ovarian cancer and that it should be checked. I also might order it if you have a strong family history of ovarian cancer for example. If not you should not be concerned. ...Read more
I was masturbation vigourisly and now the base of my penis is swollen. What should I do?
Is it bad?
Should i be worried?
Probably not: Skin edema (swelling) can be caused by vigorously masturbating for a long period of time & not uncommon. This will resolve. Fracture of penis is theorectically possible if penis is forceably bent during masturbation. This would result in a hard, tender & painful bump with penile deviation at site of fracture.This would constitute an emergency and require surgical repair. Hope this is not the case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 5.3mm diameter polyp in my gallbladder. Can it be cancerous? What should I do? When should I repeat the ultrasonography?
My daughter is six years old and just noticed a large lump behind the knee she said she has no pain but I am a little worried what could this be ? Should I worry it is the size of an egg
Should a scar be the same redness even after seven months? Im not 100% sure it is a scar, but that is what my doctor said. Should i be worried?
Diagnosis first: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently got told I have a pineal cyst at the size of 9mm... Should i be worried?! could this cyst be the reason im tired all the time?
Pineal cyst: Pineal cysts are now not uncommonly found on mr, most are just normal findings. If the radiologist is concerned they would normally order additional tests. It is unlikely your tiredness is related. ...Read more
If a lymph node was cancerous do you think it would have grown at least a little after 4 months and my doctor says its not swollen but im worried stil?
Depends: The "normal" size of the liver is quite varied, depends on gender, age, race, weight, height. However one should make sure that the liver function tests are normal and image the liver with an ultrasound, will be helpful in insuring that this mildly increased size is due to benign reasons. In the United States, the primary cause of enlarged liver is due to fatty liver disease. Do you fit this? ...Read more
Do you think I should be worried if my period is abnormally heavy, including clots the size of apples?
I noticed my boyfriend's meatus (penis) is bigger or larger, like it tore downwards. Should i be worried or is this normal?
Penis anatomy: If there is no pain or redness or swelling then this is most likely normal. ...Read more
Child Development: Nope. No concern at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
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