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Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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Stool paler than normal with mucus and white spots. Should i be worried? Had liver/pancreas blood tests done recently, normal results.

Stool paler than normal with mucus and white spots. Should i be worried? Had liver/pancreas blood tests done recently, normal results.

Stop worrying: If you feel generally well, are maintaining your weight, and can take part successfully in sports, then there's no reason to concern yourself with the vagaries of stool color and complexion. You describe some abdominal pain and you do need to find out whether this should be managed as functional bowel disease, or whether you have gallstones, or if there's any evidence it may be something else. ...Read more

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What might white spots on the brain mean? Mom had them, Alzheimer's free, horrible memory. My memory failing, not alzheimers, tests neg. But have fibro

What might white spots on the brain mean? Mom had them, Alzheimer's free, horrible memory. My memory failing, not alzheimers, tests neg. But have fibro

Brain Imaging: Abnormal spots on brain imaging could represent several different things. The most common would be age-related blood vessel disease. A radiologist or other health professional should be able to suggest possible diagnoses. ...Read more

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Mono & strep test neg. white spots on tonsils won't go away &wbc elevated. Had sore throat for 5 weeks prior to tests but now gone. What could it be?

Mono & strep test neg. white spots on tonsils won't go away &wbc elevated.  Had sore throat for 5 weeks prior to tests but now gone.  What could it be?

Glad to hear ...: ...your sore throat has resolved. The answer may now be more elusive. A visit to your friendly Ear-Nose-Throat doctor may provide some insight into your recent illness and ongoing concerns. ...Read more

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Tonsils swell and have white spots everytime I get a cold. Strep test comes back sometimes positive and other times negative. Is this normal?

Tonsils swell and have white spots everytime I get a cold. Strep test comes back sometimes positive and other times negative. Is this normal?

Can be: You may have pitted tonsils that collect debris, causing white spots. This may happen independent of catching the strep bacteria or a viral pharyngitis (which is actually much more common than strep), and it can sometimes happen when you are not even sick. If it is causing you to miss work or school a lot, you may want to see an ENT to discuss getting your tonsils out. ...Read more

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Large white spots on tonsils, large and painful lumps all over them. Tonsils are extremely swollen. Strep test came back negative.

Large white spots on tonsils, large and painful lumps all over them. Tonsils are extremely swollen. Strep test came back negative.

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy . The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my tonsils, but no fever and i'm not feeling sick. I had a strep test done 2 weeks ago and it came back negative.?

I have white spots on my tonsils, but no fever and i'm not feeling sick. I had a strep test done 2 weeks ago and it came back negative.?

Normal tonsils: Adult tonsils have crypts, which make little tonsil stones. These are the white spots. This is normal. If they are really irritating, an antibiotic might help to settle them down. If that doesn't work sometimes we do a tonsillectomy. In most cases if i describe the surgery to someone with a concern about these, they opt to leave it alone. ...Read more