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What does it mean to osteomyelitis?

What does it mean to osteomyelitis?

Bone infection: Osteomyelitis is infection in bone. Infections can reach bone via bloodstream or spreading from nearby tissue. Osteomyelitis can also begin in the bone itself if an injury exposes the bone to bacteria. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Epidural (Definition)

The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more


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What does it mean when your sacral dimple bleeds?

What does it mean when your sacral dimple bleeds?

Pilonidal disease: Usually means that you may have had infection at the base of the dimple resulting in granulation tissue that bleeds when pressure is applied. See a surgeon. Excision can cure issue. ...Read more

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What does it mean when abscess goes rock hard? What can happen?

What does it mean when abscess goes rock hard? What can happen?

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

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What does it mean when sperm doesn't drain out?

What does it mean when sperm doesn't drain out?

Three main causes: As a man ages, the prostate can enlarge (bph). This can impede the fluid from coming out forcefully or in some cases, not at all. Ironically, treatments for BPH can also lead to failure of emission of semen. Some men, particularly those with diabetes, have a backward flow of semen into the bladder from nerve damage. More rarely, surgeries in the male abdomen/pelvis can result in no semen. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you can't burp?

What does it mean when you can't burp?

Not a problem: It does not mean anything. And why would you want to burp anyway? Better not to. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your vigina is swollen and it doesn't hurt?

What does it mean when your vigina is swollen and it doesn't hurt?

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

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What does it mean when an ovarian cyst is "bleeding into itself"?

What does it mean when an ovarian cyst is "bleeding into itself"?

Called hemorrhagic c: after ovulation there can be slight bleeding in cyst endometriosis can make bleeding in cyst unless lots of pain do not worry ...Read more

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What does it mean when you bleed from your butt hole?

What does it mean when you bleed from your butt hole?

At your age: Its may be a hemmorroids, or tear in the skin called a fissure. As you age it could point to colon cancer and if you have a strong family hx it's not impossible at your age though very rare. Try to reduce constipation by using MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and go in if it's heavy, i may be missing something. Gd luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your uterus hurts?

What does it mean when your uterus hurts?

Uterus hurting: Pain in the uterus can be from many causes. It can be anything from bad period cramps to infections from sexually transmitted diseases and other things too. It's best to be seen in person and examined to figure out the cause and best option for treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when urinating to much?

What does it mean when urinating to much?

May be...: It means differently as to the number and amount of voiding. Going to bathroom often doesn't necessarily mean voiding too much. And it's okay to go often as long as being able to empty bladder with free-flowing stream with good volume from each voiding and with normal urinalysis. More detailing? Ask doc timely. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have bone pain?

What does it mean when you have bone pain?

Lots of things: Bone pain can mean lots of things from fractures to "growing pains" to joint problems to various infectious diseases to cancer, depending on your age, sex and other risk factors. It never hurts to see your doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your armpit hurts?

What does it mean when your armpit hurts?

Could be: Muscle soreness from overuse/or exercisizing. Could also be an infection of the skin or hair follicles. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have tooth pain that moves around?

What exactly does it mean when you have tooth pain that moves around?

Grinding ?: Transient tooth pain in a lot of cases is related to tooth grinding or clenching. It's always best to see a dentist before it becomes more complicated. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a ruptured disk?

What does it mean to have a ruptured disk?

Varies: Usually this means that the disk material has moved out of it normal surrounding into the adjacent tissues. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have pelvis pain?

Somethings wrong: Pelvic pain is a body's way of "sending a message" through the nerves that something is not quite right with the system. If it is persistent, please answer "the call" and see a gyn md. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when something may be vascular?

What exactly does it mean when something may be vascular?

Blood vessels: Vascular problems are related to blood vessels (blood flow, blood clots, hardening of the arteries etc). ...Read more

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What does it mean when your hair hurts?

Hair: Hair is a dead tissue. It shouldn't hurt. Is it where the hair is growing from hurting? ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


Dr. David Edsall
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Epidural Abscess (Definition)

An epidural abscess is a potential life threatening infection between the bone of the skull or spine & the ...Read more