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What does it mean if my cervix has gotten hard?

What does it mean if my cervix has gotten hard?

Hard to tell: This may be normal or it may be the sign of a problem. Possible causes include non-cancerous fibroid tumors and cervical precancers or cancers. It's best to be examined by a gynecologist to determine the reason. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...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 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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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 you have mildly elevated ca 125? I have a 15cm ovarian cyst. Does that mean its cancerous?

What does it mean when you have mildly elevated ca 125? I have a 15cm ovarian cyst. Does that mean its cancerous?

Nothing out of..: ...Context. Ca.125 is used to follow up response to treatment in patients with cancer of the ovary but a slightly elevated level can come from non malignant causes (and it can be normal even if there is cancer). It is not considered a screening test. Whoever ordered it probably had very valid reasons to do so and i'm sure he/she can explain its implications to you in the proper context. Best 2u. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my uterus hurts?

What does it mean if my uterus hurts?

Pelvic pain: There are so many explanations for pain in th pelvis, it is not possible to say it is your uterus. Could be ovarian cysts, ligaments of th pelvis, or muscles and tendons of the abdomen. Is the pain incited by movement of the pelvis or low back? If so it is probably musculoskeletal. ...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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When your butt is sore does it mean its growing?

When your butt is sore does it mean its growing?

No.: Pain and tenderness in the buttocks are not necessarily associated with "growth" and could be the result of trauma, inflammation, or other triggers not related to enlargement. If you have a soreness that persists without explanation, it would be good to see a physician or visit a clinic and have an examination and history taken. Hope that this helps. ...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

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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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What does it mean if a person have a soar that comes and goes on your growing?

What does it mean if a person have a soar that comes and goes on your growing?

Herpes Simplex: Herpes is an infection that is caused by a herpes simplex virus (hsv). Oral herpes causes cold sores around the mouth or face. Genital herpes affects the genitals, buttocks or anal area. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (std). It affects the genitals, buttocks or anal area. Treatment is with prescription oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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What does it mean if it looks like my newborn has acne?

What does it mean if it looks like my newborn has acne?

It is Normal!: Newborn acne is a common occurrence in babies starting around two to three weeks of age and usually easing up around six weeks of age. Babies develop a pustular acne over their head and face which can even extend down to their shoulders and upper back. It is really a normal variant caused by shifting hormones after delivery. It is not associated with teenage acne, and needs no treatment! ...Read more

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What does it mean when ovary on an ultrasound dr didn't think anything bad about it but it doesn't mean cancer right?

What does it mean when ovary on an ultrasound dr didn't think anything bad about it but it doesn't mean cancer right?

See below: It is not feasible to address your concern. Your question should be addressed to your doctor who did the ultrasound or your primary care physician. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a dermoid cyst on my eyebrow?

What does it mean if I have a dermoid cyst on my eyebrow?

? epidermoid: Epidermoid cysts are common cysts that occur from an invagination of the outside layer of the skin into the underlying tissue. These are benign cysts, however, they invariably grow and may rupture. Given that this is a cosmeticaly sensitive area, i would opt to remove it surgically (very quick and easy) to avoid rupture and inflammation/scarring. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your nipple is hard and it hurts?

What does it mean if your nipple is hard and it hurts?

You need: To see your doc for an evaluation, it could be a number of things, but sometimes breast cancers cause skin changes around the nipple(pagets disease). ...Read more

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What does it mean when your clit is swolen?

What does it mean when your clit is swolen?

Several things: Infections such as herpes and yeast can cause clitoral swelling. Trauma to the clitoris can cause swelling. If it is always swollen then hyperandrogenism can cause.. Best to schedule a visit with an obgyn to begin the evaluation. ...Read more

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My follicle size was 20mm now it is 15mm,what it means? Does it means that this tym egg will not rupture does this means that i will not get pregnant

My follicle size was 20mm now it is 15mm,what it means? Does it means that this tym egg will not rupture does this means that i will not get pregnant

No conclusions: We can not draw conclusions based on a 5 mm change in follicle size. If you are struggling with infertility then comprehensive testing will need to be done to assess ovulation, tubal patency and a semen analysis ...Read more