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Shrinking Tonsils As One Gets Older
1 1/2year baby gets fever and cough often. His adenoid gland is slightly large. Should it be removed. Will it become normal as he grows older?
Should shrink, ENT: It is normal for the adenoids to enlarge in response to infectiion. If you are concerned, see and ENT for evaluation. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Is puberty at 22 strange? My father says he grew at a later age too. Changes: deeper voice, body hair, muscle growth and more.
Puberty at 22: is late. The type of doc you need to see is an endocrinologist. He/she will likely test your hormones to see if all is well. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I'm 22 years old and have one tonsil much larger than the other, its grown over the years i'm petrified its tonsil cancer, please help?
Very unlikely : The likelyhood of asymmetric tonsils being cancer in an otherwise healthy young woman is extremely low. Far more likely is asymmetry due to low grade infection or some other completely benign reason. Take a breath, calm down and relax. That being said it is still a good idea to see an ENT doctor for an evaluation. Often what i'll do is take a picture and have the patient come back in 6 weeks or so. ...Read more
I'm 37,with 2 teenager kids.
My vagina becomes very wet as soon as we start inter course and it doesn't feel tight bcoz of that smell less liquid?
Does inguinal hernia in men usually appear in younger guys (21) and would it appear as pain at very base of penis?
Ing. hernias common: Indirect inguinal hernia repair is one of most common operations for pediatric surgeons & due to non closure of slip of peritoneum attached to & facilitating testicular descent. Are thus congenital and quite common into the 20s. Hernias in older men are due to weakness of abdominal wall musculature & are direct inguinal hernias. Indirect inguinal hernia could cause pain at penile base. ...Read more
Is removing the adenoids in a 6 month old baby a recommended thing if they are enlarged? Isn't he too young for this procedure?
Probably: 6 months is young to undergo adenoidectomy. Kids who need their adenoids out usually have them out as young as 2 years old for sleep apnea or recurrent ear infections. If you are unsure as to why your child is having surgery, you should visit the surgeon again or get another opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does a mans penis curve bit more during erection as he gets older, if so at what age ? Mine curves slightly down but always been the same,
See below: The majority of men have at least some degree of curvature of the penis with full erection with no significance attached to the direction of curvature. As long as there is no pain or problem with sexual performance, men with slightly curved penis should not be concerned as noted in your situation. Congenital chordee is a "bent penis" occurring at birth and Peyronie's disease is acquired curvature. ...Read more
Does steroid induced cataract progress significantly faster compared to normal old age cataract once it's formed or spotted in early stage?
Frequently: These can occur rapidly especially if the stimulus, steroid, continues to be administered. If the steroid is withdrawn, then they can recede a bit and may not progress Removal should be considered only if the cataract has progressed to the point at which your visual function is not tolerable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5 mo old baby has 2 different ears, one is flat against his head, other is slightly bigger and sticks out, Is it likely the sticking out ear will become less prominent or harden closer to the head? Cartilage still very soft, any treatment options?
Depends: This is not unusual and the treatment if any depends on the degree of difference.Kids most often come out this way do to the way they are positioned in the womb, or gradually develop it due to sleep position. In the US, plastic surgeons may treat with a variety of inserts positioned within and around the ear or ears. You might check with your doc first to see if won't improve on its own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is 4 months and has quite a large fat nose , will it get smaller as her face spreads and takes shape as she's getting older ? I sound mean
Yes ,leave her alone: As with growth proportions of facial appendages ( nose , ear , teeth etc ) will change , she will turn into a very beautiful young lady . If she does not like it she will seek the help of a cosmetic surgeon , she alone will decide not you. ...Read more
Pediatrician said girls stop growing @ 21 but now reading adults even as late as 40s can still grow. True? Is it minor like 1/4 inch or several inches
Often Improves: This depends on a lot of factors, but it is not unusual for some of the problems with pddnos to improve with age. In particular, the social awkwardness often imprves to the point that the person does not stand out from the crowd quite so much. ...Read more
Absolutely-: That pain is just as bad if you are 2, 20 or 70. These areas have large numbers of pain fibers and are very sensitive from day 1. In young kids the testicles are obviously smaller, so not as big of an area to actually get hit/injured, but when they are, just as painful. ...Read more
On testosterone replacement shots, and testicles noticeably shrinking. How much can they actually shrink, or disappear? Reversable if off t later?
Testicular atrophy: As you take testosterone replacement, especially shots, your pituitary gland stops making the hormones that tell your testicles to work, hence the testicles shut down. The big question is whether you need to be on t replacement. Many men are placed on this for nonspecific reasons including fatigue or "anti aging". Unless you have a real reason to be on it, you should be off. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more
If the human head stops growing in size at the age of 10. Why do adults have bigger heads than teenagers? Or kids for that matter
Head growth is: Related to brain growth. Brain growth continues till young adulthood, about age 25. ...Read more
If a teen is going through puberty and gets peyronie's disease. If he gets plaque removal surgery, then can his penis still grow larger after ?
Question Peyronie's: This would be very unusual for a teenager & thus wonder if this is an accurate diagnosis. Teen in question may have upward curvature of his penis as a congenital defect. If so might be amenable to some surgical correction. Second opinion by an experienced pediatric urologist might be considered. Penis will noe grow larger if puberty incomplete. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it ok if one tonsil is around 1 and 1/2 times the size of the other?early 20s.no smoking or drinking.
Eat,DrinkAndBeMerry: Ever seen those pictures of faces that were exact duplications of one half of the face (i.e.perfectly symmetrical)? They look strange, don't they? That's because very few people have precisely symmetrical features. And that probably also applies to your tonsils. So in the absence of any symptoms or lumps in your neck, or a marked asymetry or its rapid growth, I wouldn't worry too much. ...Read more
No: Recommendyou steer away from "boys vs girls" questions-comparing baby boys' and girls' immune system as "better " or stronger" will get one's self in trouble! ...Read more
Chronic stones cryptic tonsils 40yr obese female quit smoking less than one year mild hypertension Too high risk for tonsillectomy and laryngoscopy?
More info would help: Definitely not too risky. Would need to know your other health problems, if any. If there's any concern, you could always get preoperatively clearance from your PCP or a clinic that specializes in clearance. ...Read more