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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Been having diarrhea for 3 days now. I am worried it will lead to a bug or something else. Should i see a doctor?

Been having diarrhea for 3 days now. I am worried it will lead to a bug or something else. Should i see a doctor?

Likely infectious: Acute diarrhea usually resolves within 1 to 2 weeks. Bloody diarrhea should be evaluated promptly. Increasing clear liquid intake helps prevent dehydration from the diarrhea. It is also advisable to avoid fruit juices and other sugary drinks as they can worsen the diarrhea. ...Read more

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Ok I have ashma and have been wheezing for two weeks when should I go see a docotor?

Ok I have ashma and have been wheezing for two  weeks  when should I go see a docotor?

Now!: 2 weeks is plenty long enough to need help, especially if you have no rescue inhaler or other way to deal with this. What happens if you have an especially severe attack and can't breathe? Go see your doctor now! ...Read more

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I have had a recurring soar throat and ciugh for months now. Is this something to be concerned about. I am 50 yrs old . I don't have insurance?

I have had a recurring  soar throat and ciugh for months now. Is this something to be concerned about. I am 50 yrs old  . I don't have insurance?

Soar throat: Sorry about insurance. There should be a way that will allow you to get help. That said, recurring sore throat needs care. A visit to an Emergency room may your best choice. Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Should i see a doctor about knee issues? I have been having severe knee pain for the past couple years on and off and it has been getting persistently worse. I'm not sure if I should go see a doctor or not because my family does have a history of joint is

Should i see a doctor about knee issues? I have been having severe knee pain for the past couple years on and off and it has been getting persistently worse. I'm not sure if I should go see a doctor or not because my family does have a history of joint is

Knee : Knee pain can be caused by a variety of causes. In patients who have had a prior injury, such as sports injuries, ligament (acl, pcl) problems can be a concern, as can meniscal or cartilage injuries. In older patients, arthritis can be a cause. There are some knee problems that are caused by congenital issues such as patellar tracking problems. If knee pain is persistent; is limiting activity; if the knee is locking or giving way; or if the knee is swelling and tender then the patient should be seen for an evaluation so that the cause of the knee pain or instability can be determined. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old, and I was wondering if/when I should see a GYN. I have a few health issues, but most of them have been solved with birth control.

I am 18 years old, and I was wondering if/when I should see a GYN. I have a few health issues, but most of them have been solved with birth control.

Depends: The common recommendation is for a first Pelvic exam within 6 mo of starting sexual activity or age 21.Whether you see an OBGYN or other primary care provider would depend on the type of services common in your area.Many Family docs/nurse practitioners handle routine things and refer you out for specialty issues. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have had a bad cough for 3 months?

What do you suggest if I have had a bad cough for 3 months?

See physician: Should see physician for examination and possible chest radiograph.Many causes for chronic cough.Common causes are post nasal drip, asthma and gastroesophageal reflux. Infections and chronic bronchitis are other causes. ...Read more

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I have been having stomach pains on my sides for about a week now should I see a doctor??

I have been having stomach pains on my sides for about a week now should I see a doctor??

Alarm signs to check: YES! Recurrent abdominal discomfort is addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? Also, what testing have you had? ...Read more

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I have been having stomach issues. What should I take for a permanent solution?

I have been having stomach issues. What should I take for a permanent solution?

Need more info: What do mean by stomach issues? It may require taking a detailed history, physical examination and may be lab tests, therefore you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a blocked nose for 3 weeks now. Should I be worried?

I have had a blocked nose for 3 weeks now. Should I be worried?

Nasal congestion: A stuffy nose from a viral infection should have resolved by now. Persistent nasal congestion could be due to allergies, sinus infection or nasal polyp. You should see your pcp since this has been persistent. ...Read more

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My boyfriend tested positive for mono, and he's had it for about 3 weeks. I have no symptoms yet. How can I prevent it? Should I see a doctor?

My boyfriend tested positive for mono, and he's had it for about 3 weeks. I have no symptoms yet. How can I prevent it? Should I see a doctor?

No: Mono often occurs in early childhood as a simple virus that is similar to most others & seldom results in a doctor visit or diagnosis. They are then immune. It is more intense in teens or adults, but takes a good 3-6 weeks before most show signs. Antibiotics would not help anything (virus). Testing before any signs of illness is usually falsely negative. I'd just wait & see, you may be immune. ...Read more

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I have been taking Azurette for about 2 or 3 months now and have noticed a slight pain in my calf when I am take the medication. Should I be worried?

I have been taking Azurette for about 2 or 3 months now and have noticed a slight pain in my calf when I am take the medication. Should I be worried?

Exam: it is worth taking a trip to your local physician and get checked for possible DVT which could be possible. Consider getting a venous Doppler of your lower legs. ...Read more