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My aunt is irritating. Gets angry very easily. Though her family is rich, she wears old and torn cloths. Her family is hating her now. They call her mad?

My aunt is irritating. Gets angry very easily. Though her family is rich, she wears old and torn cloths. Her family is hating her now. They call her mad?

Psychiatric issues: Cannot be managed on-line. If she is truly changing, try to get her to see a local psychiatrist to delve into her history as to why she may be behaving as you describe. ...Read more

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DID is an acronym for "Dissociative identity disorder" or "Multiple personality disorder" (psychiatric disorders). It is also ...Read more


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I've been dropping weight fast 2wk ago, but now I'm not losing any more, but still restricting. I've heard its called starvation mode but when will it END by still restricting? Its dangerous, I know, but simply would like an accurate answer. To help

I've been dropping weight fast 2wk ago, but now I'm not losing any more, but still restricting. I've heard its called starvation mode but when will it END by still restricting? Its dangerous, I know, but simply would like an accurate answer. To help

Starvation Mode: True starvation mode is dangerous, rare, and occurs when the body has little fat storage (5%) and begins to use protein. Metabolic adaptation is commonly seen with those losing weight and occurs throughout a person's weight loss efforts. It's common to lose more the first 2 wks on a diet then taper to approximately 2-8 lbs/month. Don't expect to lose every week. Look at the average per month. ...Read more

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How to treat my perforated eardrum...It almost two years now...But no problem in hearing. Can I use headphones and answer the calls with the same year?

How to treat my perforated eardrum...It almost two years now...But no problem in hearing. Can I use headphones and answer the calls with the same year?

Perforated eardrum: Many eardrum perforations heal on their own and in cases where they do not there is a surgical procedure to transfer tissue to patch the tympanic membrane. It would be acceptable to use headphones and answer phone calls. I would however be cautious in getting water in the ear or using q-tips as this could allow passage of material past the tympanic membrane into the middle ear. I recommend that you see an ENT for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the tear of a ligament called?!

What is the tear of a ligament called?!

'rupture or tear': Commonly still called a 'tear' or 'rupture' etc....No special medical terms. ...Read more

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When ever I eat a doughnut I always tear off a piece of the dough and rolls it in between my fingers. What is this called. Is it considered pica.

When ever I eat a doughnut I always tear off a piece of the dough and rolls it in between my fingers. What is this called. Is it considered pica.

No.: A pica is an uncontrollable craving for some food or substance. Your behavior is a "habit." No big deal if it does not apply to lots of other behaviors that you have that may interfere with normal activities of living or affect your relationships. ...Read more

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What is it called when a tendon tears away from a bone? Can you still heal?

What is it called when a tendon tears away from a bone? Can you still heal?

An avulsion...: Often a piece of bone will come with it. Can it heal? Sure. Depending on the specifics, it is likely to require surgery to begin the repair process. ...Read more

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Describe the disorder called a tear in the food pipe (esophagus).?

Describe the disorder called a tear in the food pipe (esophagus).?

Several causes: There can be several causes for a tear. If no history of foreign instrumentation, tears can be caused by vomiting repeatedly causing trauma to the esophagus. Swallowing toxic liquids, reflux, or certain pills getting stuck can cause ulcers as well. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is it called when you have no tear ducts?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is it called when you have no tear ducts?

No such.: But there are many common disorders in which the tears are lacking. Sjorgren's is probably what you mean (autoimmune disease with very low tear duct activity. Dry eye syndrome). also can be a medication effect or aging. ...Read more

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When my lips get dry the corner of my lips tear Wats is the cause n what is it called. Is there medication to prevent it?

When my lips get dry the corner of my lips tear Wats is the cause n what is it called. Is there medication to prevent it?

Angular cheilitis: This condition is multifactorial and it can be caused by infections, mechanical factors, nutritional deficiencies, or skin conditions. I suspect yours may be mechanical in nature. Use lip moisturizers and correct any underlying vitamin deficiencies. ...Read more

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My doctor said there's a cure for hayfever. What is it called and also I have very watery eyes. From what IV heard its called reflex tears. Cure?

My doctor said there's a cure for hayfever. What is it called and also I have very watery eyes. From what IV heard its called reflex tears. Cure?

Allergy shots: The only cure for hay fever is allergy shots. There are many effective medications for allergy including eyedrops, nasal symptoms and asthma. These medications, however, provide only temporary relief. ...Read more

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My anus hurts when I go to the bathroom. Had a 4th degree tear delievering last week. Do I call ob?

My anus hurts when I go to the bathroom. Had a 4th degree tear delievering last week. Do I call ob?

Probably: Be sure you are taking stool softeners daily and getting plenty of fiber. Your bottom will be sore for about 6-8 weeks after such a major tear. Also continue to use the sitz bath. There are some local anesthetics than can be helpful (eg epi foam.). ...Read more

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My daughter called last night from college in tears. She had sex and the condom broke. She was asking what to do. I told her ru486 pill. Cool?

My daughter called last night from college in tears. She had sex and the condom broke. She was asking what to do. I told her ru486 pill. Cool?

Plan B see below: Plan b is a way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. Plan b contains only the progestin levonorgestrel. Plan b is not the same as ru-486, the abortion pill marketed as Mifeprex in the usa. Plan b should be taken within 5 days (120 hours) of unprotected sex and can reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 89%. But it is more effective the sooner you take it. ...Read more

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Rotator cuff tendonitis with possible tear had steroid shot thurs lifted with help 200 lb dog was feeling better hurts worse call doc or tough out?

Rotator cuff tendonitis with possible tear had steroid shot thurs lifted with help 200 lb dog was feeling better hurts worse call doc or tough out?

See doctor: At this time, I would want more info as to whether you have a tear or not. Activity modification is important as is therapy. If you have not had an MRI of your shoulder I would consider getting this to give you an idea of whether surgery is a consideration. Thank you. ...Read more

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So I went to get an MRI done but the doc hasn't called to tell me the results he thinks its an meniscus tear or bone tumor the pain is so bad?

So I went to get an MRI done but the doc hasn't called to tell me the results he thinks its an meniscus tear or bone tumor the pain is so bad?

these are painful: Obviously you bear weight across your knee and it bends with every step do either of these conditions are going to be painful. Certainly they call for different treatments which your surgeon will explain to you. ...Read more

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Is the extra skin near tear duct surrounding eyeball called thr plica semilumaris and if so what causes burning when no infection is present?

Is the extra skin near tear duct surrounding eyeball called thr plica semilumaris and if so what causes burning when no infection is present?

Dry eyes likely: The plica semilunaris is a vestigial structure of the nictitating membrane seen in other animals. It aides in forming a tear lake. The burning sensation you are experiencing is likely dry eye related and artificial tears should aid in your comfort. ...Read more

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Called microdiscectomy surgeon about the increased shooting/cramping pain down lt leg & nurse said overdoing it Sun & was cause. Pain is 10 behind my knee & can't straighten it...in tears. Any ideas?

Called microdiscectomy surgeon about the increased shooting/cramping pain down lt leg & nurse said overdoing it Sun & was cause. Pain is 10 behind my knee & can't straighten it...in tears. Any ideas?

Sciatica: If you are having severe leg pain after a microdiscectomy then it is possible that you have a re-herniation.
You should see your surgeon and get a new MRI ...Read more

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I have a tear legment and a dislocated knee cap n the surgeon won't help n I saw one last year n this year. Can a regular er doctor make the call for surgery or do I have to go see a surgeon again?

I have a tear legment and a dislocated knee cap n the surgeon won't help n I saw one last year n this year. Can a regular er doctor make the call for surgery or do I have to go see a surgeon again?

See ORTHO who fixes: Recurrent patellar instability is a common knee problem. Given the fact that you have already failed no operative therapy (assumed from your question and history), you are likely a good candidate to consider for patellar stabilization surgery via an MPFL reconstruction and possible redirecting tibial tubercle osteotomy. Definitely need to become comfortable with new ORTHO surgeon who will operate ...Read more

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They used to call it the ominous m line in commercials. Now I have it and im female> what can I do?

They used to call it the ominous m line in commercials. Now I have it and im female> what can I do?

Not too Much: "ominous line" - crosses life line and forms 'x' shape; very bad sign to find; palm readers will often not mention this line because of the worry it causes to the person being read. Common indicators of ominous line include 'm' being formed by other lines. ...Read more

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What would you call someone who easily gets mad over little things and feels that he is better than others?

What would you call someone who easily gets mad over little things and feels that he is better than others?

Impossible to say: Many possibilities exist with someone who responds this way -- all the way from personality characteristic to psychopathology. Possibilities include alcoholics -- who often act as if normal rules don't apply to them, & are critical of others too. Hypomania; narcissistic, borderline, antisocial character disorders; general perfectionism, compulsiveness; some anxiety disorders; list goes on. ...Read more

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What would u call someone who gets mad over really little things and feels that they are better than others?

What would u call someone who gets mad over really little things and feels that they are better than others?

Not diagnoseable: Many possibilities exist with someone who responds this way -- all the way from personality characteristic to psychopathology. Possibilities include alcoholics -- who often act as if normal rules don't apply to them, & are critical of others too. Hypomania; narcissistic, borderline, antisocial character disorders; general perfectionism, compulsiveness; some anxiety disorders; list goes on. ...Read more

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I used to be called good looking etc now people actually say I'm ugly I constantly look at myself in the Mirror and don't like to go out?

I used to be called good looking etc now people actually say I'm ugly I constantly look at myself in the Mirror and don't like to go out?

Looking in the mirro: If you have friends who are calling you ugly, they are not your friends. If you do not like the way you look, discuss this issue with your parents and maybe even a therapist. ...Read more

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I met this woman and we had a huge connection and spent a lot of time together this weekend but now she's not answering my calls, what should I do?

I met this woman and we had a huge connection and spent a lot of time together this weekend but now she's not answering my calls, what should I do?

Relationship: A few things- patience, positive thinking, believe in yourself. If there are elements of a good relationship then it will happen. Sometimes too much too soon is not good. ...Read more

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Who do I call if intern didn't answer my post op questions?

His supervisor: Ask the senior resident or the attending physician. ...Read more