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What Happens If I Do Not Get My Tmj Treated At 35
No one knows.: There's no age limit for treating TMJ problems, and what may happen if it's not treated depends on what the problem is, how severe it is, and many other clinical findings. Most TMJ problems are self-limited....They get better on their own without specific treatment. However, if you've had it awhile (more than six months) it may become a chronic problem. Treatment now may keep it from getting worse. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Urgent! I have what i assume to be a "dental abscess". What can happen if i don't get it treated right away?
It can spread...: You can become swollen, you can be in a lot of pain, you can loose the tooth, and if the infection spreads you may need to be hospitalized. Why put yourself through all of that? Have it treated now and take all those other problems out of the equation. In the end, you will still need to see a dentist. Make the call... ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have a knee popping I fall I can't get up all the time I don't know if it is my legitimate or not can you help me please ?
Probably legitimate: There are several structures in the knee that can cause you knee to feel like it has popped and make it give way. Probably most common is a meniscal tear (cartilage tear) where the the torn piece of cartilage jams in your knee, causes pain and your bodies reflex is to let your leg collapse to reduce the pain in your knee. You may have you knee cap or patella or ligament injury. Needs examinatio ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have a tiny coldsore developing and don't want it to get any worse, how do I stop it properly developing/ getting worse?
Use docosonal.: Abreva (Docosonal) is an FDA approved over the counter topical remedy used to help speed healing and minimize pain from a cold sore (shortens ~ 3 d). The drug prevents the cold sore virus (herpes) from getting into healthy cells so the viral particles can’t spread to new cells . Camphor, menthol, phenol, and ice may sooth the area. ...Read more
I thing I have "linea alba' in my mouth... Should i be worried ? And how time do they need to go away... ?
No: This is a benign condition caused by your cheeks proximity to where your teeth occlude. This can be caused by several things. Bad bite, over contoured crowns or bridges, and most commonly weight gain. Night grinding can also come into play. Remove the cause and this wii disappear quickly! ...Read more
Poop germ: Group b strep is a hitchhiker germ in the intestines.It gets there through ingestion from contamination in the environment.The close proximity of the anus to the female genitals makes carriage there common.As many as 1/3 women carry at any point.You can eliminate it temporarily with IV antibiotics to allow a baby to be born without infection, but return is likely soon.Oral abx don't seem to matter. ...Read more
How do I know if I have abdominal migraines? I have all the symptoms. If I do have it what is the worse that could happen? And how do I cope with it?
Never heard of it!: I have not heard about this term..Abdominal migraines! i assume you have some sort of pain in the belly. If you are concerned about what you might have, you need to go see your doctor and get tested. There is no reason to worry about something without knowing what it is. So go get a check up by your doctor soon.At your age it is unlikely to be anything serious, yet you must find out what is going. ...Read more
I have a blind pimple and im currently at puberty and it hurts alot i wanted to know if i should pop it or not? and if i can get rid of the pain?
Missing vs Impacted: There is a difference between wisdom teeth that are impacted and not visible in the mouth and wisdom teeth that are missing or never developed. Many patients will have impacted wisdom teeth and some patients may have one or more wisdom teeth that may be congenitally missing (never developed). A panoramic radiograph or study that allows fully visualization of the upper and lower jaws is suggested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Movement: Vertigo is an hallucination of movement. It is caused by either inner ear vestibular disease or central brain stem disease involving the vestibular nuclei. You will know it because the room is moving or spinning and it is often associated with nausea. The treatment can be as simple as Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) OTC. If the vertigo persists see either an ENT doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more
If I have swimmers ear. What could happen if i don't get it treated and just let it go away on its own? Could i get like sepsis?
Treatment: Why not get treated?. Ear drops after cleansing should help. It is unlikely that you will become septic, but this is always possible. Many are due to pseudomonas, you might try a solution of vinegar in water to irrigate the ear canal, steroids will reduce inflammation and antibiotics will fight infection. ...Read more
Not to worry: There are a number of viruses which cause this and the length of infection can be from 5-10 days. There is no specific treatment; just drops for comfort. Almost all clear without treatment.If you are ten days or more out and still have the problem, go back to your ophthalmologist for a second look. ...Read more
What to do about hypochondriac and at the moment really worried I've dislocated it. if so, if I have, do I have to have surgery :(?
Dislocated What?: Please clarify the part of your body you are worried about. ...Read more
What to do if I have a exostosis in my gum I was wondering what would happen if I don't get it removed and is there any way it goes away by itself ?
Exostosis : benign bony outgrowth. It can occur anywhere in the body, and may be caused by a number of different things, ranging from environmental stresses to genetics. If there is no symptoms... If it ain't broke, but it ain't hurting, don't fix it. No treatment is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You save money and: You have a 90% chance of getting better on your own, the same success as if i were treating you non operatively although i could make you more comfortable physically and mentally while your body healed itself as well as giving you advice as to how to minimize its recurrence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pregnant but have bad morning sickness to the point I feel lazy and can't get out of bed! But I can't seem to get in to a doctor what do I do? :(
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