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What Does Boil Mean Can It Indicate Something Bad
Blood vessels: Vascular problems are related to blood vessels (blood flow, blood clots, hardening of the arteries etc). ...Read more
Virus in chest: The common cold tends to have "flavors." there are chest colds, nose colds, and nose colds, each in general caused by a slightly different class of cold virus. Chest colds tend to be caused by the "parainfluenza" viruses. It does not imply anything wrong with the lungs. People with a tendency toward asthma may get sicker with chest colds or get an asthma attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yeast? Allergy?: It would be unusual for the vaginal area, labia, etc to swell up without also being itchy, painful, or irritated. Possibilities that come to mind include yeast infection, genital herpes, chemical irritation (e.g. from spermicide?), allergic reaction, e.g. to a drug, perfume, or laundry detergent. All these usually would hurt or be irritated, but sometimes not. Get care if it doesn't clear up soon. ...Read more
Yes: Paranoia--the expectation of trickery or harm, comes in a range of severities, from the hypervigilance and being "on guard" that one experiences after being traumatized, to the severely paranoid and delusional that one sees in paranoid schizophrenia, delusional disorder, or sometimes in bipolar disorder. Severe paranoia is always a symptom of a serious psychiatric condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I tell if I have a tesicular tumor? Is it hard? Does it cause any pain? What does it feel like and does it cause anything else?
This is not Cancer: Young boys do not get testicular cancer. Testicular cancer is seen in older young men from ages 26 to 32. They often develop a lump on their testicle itself that can be tender to touch. The testicles in men are otherwise smooth to touch in contrast to the lumpy curvy feel of the blood vessels and tubes that are separate from the testicles that go to the prostate gland. ...Read more
Puss under pressure.: Abcesses are puss under pressure. They get very hard when there is no way for the abcess contents to drain. Generally they will try to break through to an adjacent structure or through the skin to relieve the pressure. If this is not possible they will become rock hard and very painful. Eventually all abcesses rupture and bring great relief, but a scalpel is sometimes helpful. ...Read more
Not always..: Low blood pressure is only an issue if you are symptomatic with it. Common sx included fainting or feeling extremely dizzy going from a seated or recumbent position. Virtually all studies suggest an lower , mi or ASHD risk the lower the bp. It should only be treated if you have sx. ...Read more
What does it mean when your hands are cold? Does it indicate a low metabolism, bad circulation or something else? Please say all possible causes.
Possibly Raynaud's: For some this may represent raynaud's syndrome, a spasm of the small vessels of the hands most often related to cold weather, emotional stress, or a multitude of other factors. Classically it is described as cold hands which first turn "ghost white" and then become purplish in color, most often trigged by the cold. I would suggest seeing a vascular surgeon to test for circulatory problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get a medical check : Enlarged lymph nodes that hurt are usually due to infection or inflammation. But when the nodes are enlarged yet painless, they need to be checked by your doctor as it can be a sign of cancer if the nodes are clearly enlarged(over 2 centimeter). Further tests and or a biopsy may be required to determine the cause of their enlargment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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