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Temp crown fell off twice every 5-7 days. I'm scheduled to put on perm crown this monday. Will my perm crown be prone to fall off like the temp ones?

Temp crown fell off twice every 5-7 days. I'm scheduled to put on perm crown this monday. Will my perm crown be prone to fall off like the temp ones?

Probably not: Temporary crowns by their very nature are designed to come off easily and the cement (adhesive) used is a softer material. Temporary crowns can "flex" during chewing and the "bite" may not be level, which could cause them to dislodge. Final crowns, do not "flex" and the cement is stronger. But, this may occur especially on teeth that are very short, or patients who clench or grind their teeth. ...Read more

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Broken leg w/ screw told not to put weight on it or else screw will shatter. Fell, leaned on leg briefly while wearing walking boot. Will it be okay?

Broken leg w/ screw told not to put weight on it or else screw will shatter. Fell, leaned on leg briefly while wearing walking boot. Will it be okay?

Most likely: I'm not sure what surgery you had, but breaking hardware is typically very painful. If you aren't experiencing increasing pain or swelling, it's probably okay. X-rays would confirm your suspicion. ...Read more

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Daughter lifted a jug of Clorox bleach from shelf in laundry room last night and cap was loose....bleach poured onto her...filling eyes, rt. eye, bad!

Daughter lifted a jug of Clorox bleach from shelf in laundry room last night and cap was loose....bleach poured onto her...filling eyes, rt. eye, bad!

Eye Emergency: Flush the eyes with lots of water. Call an Ophthalmologist or go to the Emergency room immediately. Time is of the essence, to avoid permanent damage. ...Read more

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Spiral twist brake left leg above ankle started use walker 1 1/2 mo ago. Right knee swollen-severe pain-feels it gonna blow out my knee?Serious/normal

Spiral twist brake left leg above ankle started use walker 1 1/2 mo ago. Right knee swollen-severe pain-feels it gonna blow out my knee?Serious/normal

Knee pain: Definitely not normal. Might be cartilage or ligament injury. Could be a fracture which happened when you had the first fracture . Could be because of overuse of the right leg because of left dude injury. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to put a hot water bottle on my back when im laying down?

Of course: If you are applying heat treatment to your back with a hot water bottle, lying on it will put the heat where you want it. Be mindful that the cap is screwed on tight so the bottle doesn't leak. ...Read more

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Can you bottle feed an infant while hes laying down on his back?

Can you bottle feed an infant while hes laying down on his back?

Try not to: Feeding a baby in a slightly head up position will prevent any of the formula getting into the middle ear and causing ear infections. ...Read more

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Torn piece of nail off finger scared will grow clean it band aid blooding stop?

Torn piece of nail off finger  scared will grow  clean  it   band aid  blooding  stop?

Nail injury: Keep it clean , protect it with band aid . Keep the portion of the nail bed which is missing the nail clean , protected . Most nail injuries heal slowly and well as long as the nail bed has not been disrupted , Typically tearing of nails without a crush component heal with return of a normal nail ! ...Read more

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My right knee seem's stiff on bending or using stairs. On and off for the last month. I'm using hot water bottle, ibuprofen and a gel.

My right  knee seem's stiff on bending or using stairs. On and off for the last month. I'm using hot water bottle, ibuprofen and a gel.

Varies : There are a lot of possibilities, consider being seen. If you did not injure it at all, it suggests an inflammatory condition or an a traumatic internal derangement. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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My boyfriend fell over a table whilst inebriated and knocked his front tooth out. Will it ever grow back?

My boyfriend fell over a table whilst inebriated and knocked his front tooth out. Will it ever grow back?

No: If the whole tooth came out, no. If he broke the top portion off, maybe the remaining structure is enough to save with root canal, post and crown. ...Read more

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Right knee: pain bottom left of knee cap; no pain kneeling, pain 1st 4-5 times down stairs and when walking on hard surface store floors for 3+ hours?

Right knee: pain bottom left of knee cap; no pain kneeling, pain 1st 4-5 times down stairs and when walking on hard surface store floors for 3+ hours?

Chondromalacia: Very likely this represents roughened/damaged cartilage behind the kneecap termed patellar chondromalacia. 1st line treatment can include quadriceps, gluteal and hamstring strengthening; it band stretching and a knee brace that stabilizes the kneecap. Many other treatment options exist based on age, severity, activity level, etc. ...Read more

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What injuries can a 7 week old baby sustain from falling off the sofa?

What injuries can a 7 week old baby sustain from falling off the sofa?

Usually none: Because babies are resilient and it is a short distance. If the floor is tile or un-carpeted it is possible to sustain a broken arm or skull fracture or scratches or cuts it they hit something on the way down. If your child fell and you are worried, call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I heard something tear underneath my knee cap when I bent down to pick up a towel. It hurts bad! what happened?

I heard something tear underneath my knee cap when I bent down to pick up a towel. It hurts bad! what happened?

Knee cap: Could be a number of things, from a tendon or cruciate tear to some innocent "creaking". Let it rest for two weeks, if then it still hurts, you'll need an orthopod to get an MRI of your knee. ...Read more

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Red and warm knee cap. Dont recall hitting it?

Red and warm knee cap. Dont recall hitting it?

Bursitis: The pre-patellar bursa can sometimes become inflamed by repetitive kneeling or bumping the knee. Though this bursitis usually resolves with anti-inflammatory meds and avoidance of kneeling, sometimes the bursa becomes infected as well which requires antibiotics for treatment. Your primary care physician or orthopaedic surgeon can help with the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Fell & hit knee on edge of metal stairs month ago at first hurt to ice then ok. Now hurts as i sit, stand and go up stairs. From fall or coincidence?

Fell & hit knee on edge of metal stairs  month ago at first hurt to ice then ok. Now hurts as i sit, stand and go up stairs. From fall or coincidence?

Not coincidence: Probably not a coincidence. The only way you will know what is causing the pain is to have the knee examined. I would suggest an orthopedic opinion. ...Read more

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6 mo Pregnant.Usually squat in shower to wash my bottom+vulva. Today lost balance n rocked back while squattin put my hands on floor. can it harm bub?

6 mo Pregnant.Usually squat in shower to wash my bottom+vulva. Today lost balance n rocked back while squattin put my hands on floor. can it harm bub?

Probably not: Sounds like a low speed impact, probably won't hurt you baby. If you are having any bleeding, belly pain, contractions or not feeling your baby move as much as usual contact your OB and these could be signs of a placental abruption (placenta pulling away from the uterine wall). ...Read more