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What Does It Mean When Your Newborns Temples Are Swollen
Means bad news !: If the gums are swollen, and also bleeding and tender.. It can mean u are experiencing some level of periodontal disease. But if it is swollen on one tooth area, it can be also due to an infected root, fracture of a tooth, ot reinfection of an old root canal. See your dentist and with proper exam and radiographs he can tell you what is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs more info: Is it something new ? Is it on both side ? Do you see any discharge ? Do you have any mass in the breast ? If the answer is no , probably it is variation in the norm. ...Read more
Varies: Many women will have those symptoms as the Progesterone level rises because the nipple can be more sensitive to progesterone. The Progesterone level increases after ovulation and falls just before the period starts - if conception occurs the Progesterone levels stays elevated and goes even higher due to the pregnancy. ...Read more
Reynaud's Syndrome: Is and can cause blue fingers. If it is cold, or you smoke it can make it much worse. It has varying levels of severity from mild to digit threatening. It is a result of spasm of the blood vessels supplying blood to the fingers. ...Read more
Depends: Twitching can have various causes. Also makes a difference if it is one eye or both eyes, simultaneous or independent, other symptoms or no other symptoms. Suggest you take movie (e.g. w/ smartphone) of the twitching and show your doctor. In otherwise healthy young woman might be benign but needs at least a visit to your doctor to see what kind of twitching. ...Read more
Red eyes: Typically, red eyes are seen in infectious conjunctivitis (bacterial or viral), and allergic conjunctivitis. A child who rubs red eyes may be doing so because they are itchy, which would indicate allergy. Other clues would be discharge (clear or colored). Differentiating between the two is important as the treatment is different. ...Read more
Nothing: It has no clinical significance.Get a more detailed answer ›
Palpable area: The expression "knots" in that context would refer to 2 palpable areas of some etiology. ...Read more
Thin skin: The skin around the eyes is among the thinnest on the body. The muscle shows through leading to dark circles around the eyes... ...Read more
Usually infections: Chronically enlarged tonsils are usually due to infection. A primary care doctor or an ENT doctor can evaluate. If there are many bothersome symptoms, recurrent infections, snoring / sleep apnea, etc..., the doctors may recommend removing the tonsils. Antibiotics can treat the bacterial infections. ...Read more
Sore Nipples: Sore nipples are a common complaint among women. Although your period ended 12 days ago, you may be experiencing hormonal fluctuations. Fluctuating levels of the hormone estrogen may cause sore nipples. Yes, pregnancy can also cause sore nipples, but if you have your period recently, this may not be the case. Birth control pills may also cause sore nipples because they can also cause fluctuations. ...Read more
Probably nothing: Such changes can occur during menses, pregnancy, periods of breast growth, sometimes when initiating ocps/hormonal birth control. Monitor for any changes (e.g. Bumps, lumps, etc..) with routine breast self exams. Additionally, if symptoms are persistent, see your health care provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carpal Tunnel : Syndrome can be a culprit as can pinching of the ulnar nerve at your elbow. In carpal tunnel symdrome typically your thumb, index, middle and ring finger are numb, in ulnar nerve entrapment your pinky and ring finger are numb. If your whole hand is numb it could be both or a metabolic issue like diabetes (most common). ...Read more
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