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What does it mean when a woman has bruises?

What does it mean when a woman has bruises?

How many?: A few bruises can be a normal response to hard work or exercise. A lot of bruises could mean somebody is beating her up. In the absence of any injury, it could mean a blood disorder or even a malignancy. See your doctor if bruises are numerous and persistent/recurrent. ...Read more

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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter ...Read more


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What does it mean when a man has amyloidosis?

What does it mean when a man has amyloidosis?

Deposit of amyloid: Amyloid are types of protein that can be deposited in your body. These can occur secondary to a variety of illness and why this happened is still not completely understood. It depends what the locations of the amyloid are as to how the amyloid effects a person. What ever else teh man has may be related tothis diagnosis. ...Read more

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When a woman has brucellosis, what does it mean?

When a woman has brucellosis, what does it mean?

It depends.: Brucellosis is a disease that chiefly affects livestock (cattle and goats), and can be transferred to humans if precautions are not taken (goggles, rubber gloves). If a woman is pregnant, the main treatment (tetracyclines) should be avoided since they can damage growing teeth and bones. Children also should avoid this treatment for the same reason. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a pregnant woman has chills and goosebumps?

What does it mean when a pregnant woman has chills and goosebumps?

Hormone surges: During pregnancy the part of the brain called the hypothalamus is working "overtime" to send messages to the rest of the body to produce the necessary large quantity of hormones needed for the pregnancy. This secretion is "pulsed" and not sent in a continuous manner. The hypothalamus is notably also responsible for "temperature regulation", thus "chills & goosebumps", if no infection present. ...Read more

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When a woman has costochondritis, what does it mean?

When a woman has costochondritis, what does it mean?

Inflammation: Costochondritis usually refers to an inflammation of the joint where the rib meets the sternum (breastbone). It manifests as chest wall pain and is typically treated with nsaids and rest. The key is having a doctor confirm the diagnosis and make sure they rule out other causes of chest pain. (cardiac, gerd, etc). ...Read more

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What does it mean when a woman has thyroid cancer?

What does it mean when a woman has thyroid cancer?

Gland in neck cancer: A malignant growth in the gland in the front of the neck. Cancer can spread and the thyroid needs to be removed. Sometimes there is just one or multiple cancers in the whole gland. Lymph nodes and further spread needs to be evaluated and appropriate therapy given. Overall thyroid cancer has high cure rates. ...Read more

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When a woman has gonorrhea, what does it mean?

When a woman has gonorrhea, what does it mean?

STD: Gonorrhea is one of the sexually transmitted diseases. It needs to be treated with antibiotics. She also needs to be screened for other std's. The partner needs to be checked too. ...Read more

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When a woman has chlamydia, what does it mean?

When a woman has chlamydia, what does it mean?

STD: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by a type of bacteria called chlamydia trachomatis. It is the most common bacterial STD in the US. There can be vaginal discharge or burning w/ urination but often w/o symptoms. Because it can lead to serious pelvic infection (PID) &silently damage fallopian tubes & affect fertility, sexually active women under age 25 should be screened. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a has pimples around her nipples?

What does it mean when a has pimples around her nipples?

These are likely: Montgomery glands if they are on the areola (colored area around nipple). They help to lubricate the nipple and surrounding tissues. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a woman has goodpasture syndrome?

What does it mean when a woman has goodpasture syndrome?

Autoimmune disease: Antibodies float in blood that attack the kidney and lung tissues. These antibodies are made by the persons immune system when it recognizes some tissues as foreign. The end result is kidney failure and lung failure kind of like bad pneumonia with coughing up blood. It is not infectious. Treatment includes immune suppression to stop these antibodies and plasma exchange to remove antibodies. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a girl urinates blood?

Different things: It could be blood from her period that is washing out. It could be a bladder infection. It could be a kidney problem. It could be a kidney stone. It could be something red she ate. You should have her checked to see which it is. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone has a retroverted uterus?

What does it mean when someone has a retroverted uterus?

Bent down: Retroverted uterus goes "down" from your cervix. Anteverted goes up. It is a description of a normal anatomical finding. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a girl has hard nipples all the time?

Nothing particular: Nipples can be erect or hard from a variety of causes. Stimulation from body contact, clothing or even cold can cause them to be erect. It doesn't necessarily mean anything. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a person always has bad dreams?

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What does it mean when  a person always has bad dreams?

Nightmares: Nightmares can be caused by physiological factors such as sleeping in uncomfortable position or having fever, or psychological reasons such as stress or anxiety. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean if a woman has large ovaries?

What exactly does it mean if a woman has large ovaries?

Depends: If there is not a specific cyst or lesion on the ovaries, and they are just 'larger' than normal- it can be due to polycystic ovaries (which tend to be larger than 'normal'). But it doesn't necessarily suggest anything dangerous, like ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a man pee;s blood?

What does it mean when a man pee;s blood?

urinary tract blood: The blood in pee can come from anywhere in the urinary tract, although if the blood is significant it probably is from lower in the tract. But you can get blood from kidney disease, ureteral stones, bladder infection, bladder tumores, urethral inflammation, urethral polyps, etc. Always have this investigated by your urologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a person has blue sclera?

What does it mean when a person has blue sclera?

Osteogenesis imperfe: This classic finding in osteogenesis imperfecta is due to thin connective tissue in the sclera. However, children may have slightly blue tinted sclera without having oi. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when a man is urinating blood?

What exactly does it mean when a man is urinating blood?

Infection: At your age usually infection but you need to be checked and make sure not tumor. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more