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What Does Bind Your Breast Means
Wrapping your breast: Breast-binding used to be recommended as a way to help decrease milk supply or help with engorgement. It involves tightly compressing your breasts. It is not recommended as it can lead to mastitis and blocked ducts and other complications. The way that milk supply is decreased is through a hormone feedback system, not compression, and so binding should be avoided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Causes: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more
Macro: Comes from Greek and translates as large. Macrocytosis means large cells, it refers mostly to red blood cells. 1+ is mild. It helps us direct work up in case there is a need for work up. ...Read more
What does milk do for your body? Why do ppl use the phase "milk does a body good" does it give you a nice body shape? And what are the benefits milk?
PIN: Pin stands for prostate intraepithelial neoplasia. It is considered a pre-cancerous lesion; however it does not necessarily become malignant. Approximatley 20% of men with high grade pin are found to ahve prostate cancer. You should be seeing a urologist so that your psa and prostate examination can be followed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible damage: Liver enzymes are found in the blood. When they go up, it generally means that there is some sort of stress or damage to the liver. It may be trivial or serious. There is a very wide range of enzyme levels between "normal" and "worrisome". The important thing is to follow the enzyme levels to see if they go higher or go back down. Talk to your doctor since there are many possible causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pumping by hand: Hand expressing means pumping milk from a breast without using a pump. The woman takes a warm shower or applies a warm cloth to her breast for a few minutes. Then she massages her breast by encircling her breast with both hands at the chest wall and slowly squeezing the breast in towards the nipple. After a couple of minutes, the breast will start discharging milk and this can caught in a cup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No idea.: This phrase is often bandied about, but there is no specific medical correlate. Doctor's do not use this and I certainly could not put it on a death certificate. The phrase is just way too general. Could describe progressive failure of kidneys, liver or mental decline with "failure to thrive" or really just about anything else.... ...Read more
Which enzyme?: If it is alt or ast, then it is an indication of liver injury. If you drink, stop taking alcohol entirely in any form and redo the test in three months. Liver makes many other enzymes also. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/elevated-liver-enzymes/my00508. ...Read more
Myelodysplasia: Myelodysplastic syndrome (mds) is a disease that is associated with decreased production of blood cells. Blood cells are produced in the bone marrow, and the blood cells of people with mds do not mature normally. There are three major types of blood cells—red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Patients with mds can have decreased production of one, two, or all three types of blood cells. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi, I want to understand what blood urea is and its range. If the levels are elevated what does it signify. Does it mean kidney problems. Thanks.
What's BUN?: BUN stands for blood urea nitrogen. Urea nitrogen is what forms when protein breaks down and it not used by itself to identify patients with kidney disease. BUN is elevated in cases of dehydration as well as kidney disease. Serum creatinine (C) is a better determinant of kidney function. If the BUN C ratio is > 20, the patient may be dehydrated. The normal range of B is 7-20 mg/dl. ...Read more
What is monoclonal protein? How does this affect the body?
What is IgG lamda and it's affects. What are the treatments.? What can this thing turn int?
Spike: You probably have either a monoclonal gammopathy of uncertain significance, which is a non-problem but has perhaps a 1% chance per year of turning into plasma cell ("multiple") myeloma, or myeloma itself. You need to get with your physician and find out which. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does elevated hs-crp mean?Does it mean heart or inflammation on organs, muscles, bones. Can it mean cancer?
Hepatomegaly: You have hepatomegaly when your liver is enlarged. The most common cause of hepatomegaly is hepatic steatosis or a "fatty liver". I recommend you discuss these findings with the physician who ordered the imaging study as follow up blood work is usually advised in order to screen for common causes of liver disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variation of normal: Grainy is a term used to describe the "feel" of the breast on clinical examination. It is within the spectrum of what a normal breast can feel like. ...Read more
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