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How to interpret sex deviations?

How to interpret sex deviations?

In eyes of beholder: One persons "deviation" can be another persons norm. Some may regard standard, heterosexual, missionary position sex as normal & all else deviation. Whereas others may consider any form of sexual encounter between consenting adults as acceptable. Whatever you & your partner willingly and enjoyably undertake sexually is ok. Try not to judge others except for obvious deviations like child porn & sex. ...Read more

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How dangerous is left axis deviation?

How dangerous is left axis deviation?

Generally not: A left axis may be normal for you, or may indicate some thickening of your left ventricle. Check with your doc. An echocardiogram can usually rule out anything significant. ...Read more

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I need any and all information you can give me on tracheal deviation thank you?

I need any and all information you can give me on tracheal deviation thank you?

Evaluation: There are many reasons for a tracheal evaluation. It is impossible to list them all in the space provided. You need an evaluation with an ENT in it is in the neck area or a thoracic surgeon if it is inside the chest area. CT scan and other test might be helpful. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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At 9.5 son's head is 56.5cm, 3 standard deviations above the mean. Was 55.5cm at almost 9. Was in 90 and 89 percentile before this. Normal or concern?

At 9.5 son's head is 56.5cm, 3 standard deviations above the mean. Was 55.5cm at almost 9. Was in 90 and 89 percentile before this. Normal or concern?

Why at age 9 years: Are you still measuring head circumference? It can grow very little and very slowly at this age not as it was during infancy, because the fontanelles were still open, if you're suspecting something wrong with your child 's head talk to your pediatrician first, he or she after examining your child might request an imaging study, a simple CT scan would suffice, but that would be the MD's judgement ...Read more

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What test shoud be run for tracheal deviation?

What test shoud be run for tracheal deviation?

None: In most individuals there is some degree of "tracheal deviation". Presumably this deviation was observed on a chest x-ray, and if that test is itherwise unremarkable, then this is not something that requires further evlauation. ...Read more

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Body dysmorphic disorder--is there an actual deviation there?

Body dysmorphic disorder--is there an actual deviation there?

Yes: Shame and embarrassment about one's appearance may keep people from seeking treatment for this disorder. But if someone has any signs or symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder, see your doctor, mental health provider or other health professional. Body dysmorphic disorder usually doesn't get better on its own, and if untreated, it may get worse over time and lead to suicidal thoughts and behavior. ...Read more

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Why is it conventional belief that any occurrence of deviation on a low-carb results in all weight regained? I need some advice.

Why is it conventional belief that any occurrence of deviation on a low-carb results in all weight regained? I need some advice.

Bogus: That's not conventional wisdom and completely bogus. No one (and I mean NO ONE) sticks to any diet 100% of the time. No one. ...Read more

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What does it mean when Rbc distribution width standard deviation is high (47.5), RBC distribution width is high, (14.9) and MPV is low (8.6)?

What does it mean when Rbc distribution width standard deviation is high (47.5), RBC distribution width is high, (14.9) and MPV is low (8.6)?

Probably nothing: As long as the other parameters are normal. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. If you feel well and have no reason to think you may be developing iron deficiency, just follow it. ...Read more

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What are non-neurological causes of tongue deviation?

What are non-neurological causes of tongue deviation?

Many: Not all tongue deviations are neurological. Some things like tumors may be at fault. I would suggest that if this is your problem a consultation with an ear, nose & throat specialist is in order. ...Read more

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Is septum deviation operation painful?

Is septum deviation operation painful?

Like ANY surgery....: A lot depends on the specific patient and exactly what technique is being performed. ...Read more

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Can a septum deviation be associated with bad hearing?

Can a septum deviation be associated with bad hearing?

Deviated septum: Nasal obstruction can be associated with hearing loss if there is associated eustachian tube dysfunction. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What is meant by "sexual dysfunction" and "sexual deviation"?

What is meant by "sexual dysfunction" and "sexual deviation"?

Sexual dysfunction: Refers to difficulty w/sexual response, e.g., erectile dysfunction or lack of libido. Sexual deviation is more controversial but includes inflicting or receiving pain w/sex or sex w/animals or children. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is left axis deviation dangerous? What are possible treatments and heath tips.

Is left axis deviation dangerous? What are possible treatments and heath tips.

Left axis deviation: Left axis means on your ekg them sum of your electrical vectors from your heart was 0 to negative 90 degrees on the EKG. This can be a normal variant from respiration. Pregnant women often have left shift and people with ascites. Essentially processes that push diaphragm up cause the left axis. Left axis can be associated with heart conditions such as: LVH, increased k and others. ...Read more

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Help docs? Why is it conventional belief that any deviation on a low-carb results in all weight regained?

Help docs? Why is it conventional belief that any deviation on a low-carb results in all weight regained?

Bogus: Well, that's simply not true. It is true that weight regain is a problem when one stops any form of diet but there's nothing special about stopping a low carb diet and if one stays on the low carb diet with occasional deviations, the weight loss can be maintained. ...Read more

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My 2 years old boy has a spinal deviation, is it advisable, at this age, to go through a corretive surgery?

What kind: Talk to your physician about what kind of spinal deviation this is. I cannot answer the question with the information you have provided. ...Read more

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5mm deviation of the nasal septum to the left?

5mm deviation of the nasal septum to the left?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It describes a situation when the cartilagenous/bony wall that divides the two nostrils is not midline. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring & even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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5mm deviation of the nasal septum to the left. Is this serious?

5mm deviation of the nasal septum to the left. Is this serious?

Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It describes a situation when the cartilagenous/bony wall that divides the two nostrils is not midline. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring & even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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