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Is it unusual to have haemorrhoids at 19?

Is it unusual to have haemorrhoids at 19?

Hemorrhoid s: Hemorrhoids in females are usually related to pregnancy, caused by compression of the pelvic veins by the uterus. In males, they're usually related to constipation & straining. While not common at 19, they aren't that unusual, either. Recommend increased roughage intake, high residue diet & increased water consumption to avoid constipation. ...Read more

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Why is my boob unusually hard?

Why is my boob unusually hard?

Normal engorgement?: In the first week, it is not uncommon for mothers to develop engorgement of the breasts as your milk is just coming in. Another possibility is that the milk ducts may be blocked. Try a warm compress and massaging if you feel any hard lumps, and then express some of the milk. This may help to alleviate your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have an unusual symptom that is concerting me.

I have an unusual symptom that is concerting me.

Please give more!: I need more information about the symptom that is concerning you. Please write back with details such as where it is, how long you've had it, what makes it worse / better. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to eat paper?

Is it unusual to eat paper?

Unless it is edible: Rice paper, then it certainly is not normal. Pica is eating materials that have no nutritional value. See your physician to determine if a nutritional deficiency is contributing to eating paper. If it isn't then please see a psychologist for therapy. This is a dangerous behavior because it could cause a bezoar & because of chemicals used to process many paper products. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to have ic at age 75?

Is it unusual to have ic at age 75?

IC and Age: Interstitial cystitis most commonly presents between the ages of 20 and 60, although it may present at any age, even rarely in children. Once established, it is a lifelong chronic condition that typically has periods of remissions and exacerbations, with varying degrees of symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it unsusual to feel pain after sex?

Yes, but: There are many factors that can cause post-coital pain. You need to discuss this with your ob/gyn doctor with a history, thorough exam, and necessary tests. It could be a simple issue or complex, but without details and exam, no more can be defined. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it unusual to survive multiple strokes?

Is it unusual to survive multiple strokes?

Actually common: With our current stroke treatment medications and rehab steps, we not only can prevent many strokes, but also can restore patients to improved functioning. A number of patients experience several very small "lacunar" lesions which cause impairment but not death. ...Read more

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Isn't it unusual to to get stinky discharge?

Isn't it unusual to to get stinky discharge?

Not usually: Normal vaginal discharge is called leukorrhea. It is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. ^ is seen w ovulation ; pregnancy. It can be thin or thick ; white to yellowish. Leukorrhea usually doesn't cause an odor. If you have an odor which causes redness, itching, burning, swelling or foul odor – please have it evaluated. ...Read more

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How common is hydrocephalus, or is it unusual?

How common is hydrocephalus, or is it unusual?

0.5%: Hydrocephalus is not common with a prevalence of 5 in 1000. It can be congenital or acquired. In premature infants it can follow a significant bleed and can have a poor prognosis. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get croup, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get croup, or is it unusual?

Fair number: In North America, incidence peaks in the second year of life, at 5-6 cases per 100 children.Croup is most common pediatric illness that causes acute stridor, accounting for approximately 15% of clinic and emergency department visits for pediatric respiratory tract infections. Primarily disease of infants and toddlers, with a peak incidence from age 6 months to 36 months (3 years) in US. ...Read more

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What are some unusual symptoms after a surgery?

What are some unusual symptoms after a surgery?

Depends on surgery: Redness around or pus from the incision is definitely abnormal but other symptoms can occur depending on the surgery. ...Read more

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Is 3 months to heal a 5th metatarsal fx unusual?

Is 3 months to heal a 5th metatarsal fx unusual?

No: Foot injuries especially a 5th metatarsal fracture can take up to 3 months to heal in most cases. If your fracture has not healed after 3 months, you may need a bone stimulator to increase the chance of fully healing the fracture. Consult with your foot specialist to make sure your fracture is showing signs of healing. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get empyema, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get empyema, or is it unusual?

Not uncommon: Unfortunately not uncommon, but, with early recognition, proper drainage, re-expansion of lung, and treatment of underlying cause, it is very treatable. These links may help:
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Is it unusual for a 23 year old to wear diapers?

Is it unusual for a 23 year old to wear diapers?

Yes but...: Yes, it is unusual but not unheard of. People suffer a variety of conditions that warrant using diapers as an adult - cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, neurogenic bladder - to name a few. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get orchitis, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get orchitis, or is it unusual?

Not common by itself: Mumps orchitis is probably best known form. Now fortunately rare due to childhood vaccinations. Epididymo-orchitis is not unusual and due to either bacteria traveling from the urinary tract, or due to a viral infection. Traumatic orchitis can also result from a blow or injury to the testes. ...Read more

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Isn't it unusual to to get pain during ovulation?

Isn't it unusual to to get pain during ovulation?

Sometimes: If a small amount of blood is released along with the egg then irritation of the peritoneal cavity can occur causing pain. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get laryngitis, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get laryngitis, or is it unusual?

Common: Laryngitis is an inflammation of the lining of the voicebox (the larynx) and occurs as a residual effect of colds and other upper respiratory infections (which are common) but can also occur from overuse (lengthy singing or yelling loudly like at a sports game) and rarely from growths on the larynx. Your otolaryngologist can evaluate this and give you the best remedy. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get osteopenia, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get osteopenia, or is it unusual?

Postmenopausal women: Osteopenia is when bones lose mass and weaken, but not enough for a diagnosis of osteoporosis. It happens most commonly in women who have gone through menopause. Other risk factors are low weight, family history of osteoporosis, smoking, excessive alcohol, and chronic use of steroids. It can only be diagnosed with a bone density test. See your doctor to find out if you're at risk for osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get esophagitis, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get esophagitis, or is it unusual?

Yes: Esophagitis is a general term for any inflammation, irritation, or swelling of the esophagus. Many things can cause esophagitis, including infections, drugs, allergens or acid reflux. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is the most common cause of esophagitis, and studies show that over 40% of american adults experience the symptoms of this disease. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/books/nbk6896/. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get chikungunya, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get chikungunya, or is it unusual?

Lots of people...: ...In southern asia and sub-saharan africa. In the rest of the world, it is unusual. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get epiglottitis, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get epiglottitis, or is it unusual?

Less common today: After wide use of the hib vaccine ~1992 we saw a decline in the frequency of this frightening diease. When prevalent, it mostly affected the infant & toddler & early pre school group. It is still seen occasionally amoung the unvaccinated croud or with different germs involved. I always think of it as a possibility when symptoms match up or involving imigrant groups. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get fibromyalgia, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get fibromyalgia, or is it unusual?

About 4%: ? about the incidence of fibromyalgia is that is about 4% population & crosses all races and cultures. Even children can develop the symptom constellation called fibromyalgia. Most fibromyalgia sufferers are women. In my mind the explanation for female prominence is that women inherit joint ligament laxity. There is a known relationship between fibromyalgia and Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get pancreatitis, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get pancreatitis, or is it unusual?

Acute pancreatitis: The reported annual incidence of acute pancreatitis has been as high as 35 per 100, 000 population, with gallstones and chronic ethanol abuse accounting for about 3/4 of patients in the United States. Accurate assessment of the incidence and mortality of acute pancreatitis is difficult, as mild pancreatitis may be subclinical and deaths may occur before diagnosis in severe cases. ...Read more

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Do lots of people develop confusion, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people develop confusion, or is it unusual?

Lots: Confusion is common. Transient confusion can occur from intoxication, drug abuse, head injuries, or acute illness among others. Chronic confusion is more serious and needs proper diagnosis and treatment. Even transient confusion if not from a clearly identifiable cause needs evaluation as it may be a signal that something serious is going on. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get prostatectomy, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get prostatectomy, or is it unusual?

Lots: Treatment of prostate cancer should be tailored to the patient. There is no right and a few wrongs. Prostatectomy is good if you have >10 years to live and are comfortable with the risks vs benefits. For more info @thepeedoc www. Peedoc. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get intussusception, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get intussusception, or is it unusual?

Rare: Intussusception is primarily seen in young infants. When seen in older children (over 3 years) or adults a lead point must be excluded. The lead point could be a tumor and the intussusception is the first sign. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Unusual odors?

Unusual odors: Unusual odors = odd or unfamiliar olfactions. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Unusually happy?

What is the definition or description of: Unusually happy?

Unusually happy?: I’d imagine this would be a term that would apply to a situation in which someone’s momentary happiness is either inappropriate or excessive for a given situation. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get pancoast syndrome, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get pancoast syndrome, or is it unusual?

Not very common: Pancoast syndrome is characterized by a malignant neoplasm (usually lung cancer) of the apex of the lung.
It is about 2-5% of all lung cancer. ...Read more

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Can being unusually happy mean one is sick like delirious?

Can being unusually happy mean one is sick like delirious?

Rarely: People with mania are usually more over-active than happy, and euphoria usually (whether from getting high or mental illness) look pretty quiet from the outside - a person is more tuned out than excited. A delirious person is confused and disoriented. Being unusually upbeat in a very bad situation can be denial, or can just be a way of coping. If concerned, consult a mental health professional. ...Read more