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What Helps Chordee
Meatus under glans: Urinary opening is on underside of glans penis beyond the coronal sulcus (groove around base of glans). 1)does not require surgical correction as regards penile functions of urination or sex unless there is meatal stenosis (very small urinary opening) or chordee (curvature) present. 2) magpi hypospadias repair can provide excellent functional & cosmetic correction. ...Read more
Hi my TSH W/Reflex to FT4 is 4.54.. what does this mean? also my Cortisol is 26.8 what does this mean? thank you Kindly.
Generally: Resting lightly behind the lower front teeth. ...Read more
What are undescended testicles? What are undescended testicles? Is this common? Is it genetic? What can I do to "fix" it?
It is a fatty : Tumor usually felt and confirmed by ultrasound ...Read more
Telogen effluvium: Each hair follicle has it's own growth and rest cycle. Telogen effluvium occurs when follicles are influenced by major stress, hormonal influence and other triggers to enter the rest phase together. When this happens many of your hairs fall out together. The hairs will eventually regrow and enter their normal pattern, but it can be disconcerting. ...Read more
Facial palsy: I assume you are asking about facial palsy or paralysis. Congenitalmeans present at birth. Birth trauma, especially if lots of head molding or a forceps delivery can injure facial nerve. There are also a couple of conditions with facial nerve involvement at birth - Dystrophia myotonica and Mobius syndrome. Treatment may be anything from nothing to Botox to surgical intervention for nerve repair. ...Read more
Oil-pulling?: I never heard of it before reading your post. I found this website article: http://wellnessmama.Com/7866/oil-pulling-for-oral-health/ personally, i think if if it does work (and i'm not convinced of that anyway) there are better and more effective methods to accomplish the same thing. Hope this helps. I'm curious to see how other dentists will respond. ...Read more
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At what age should an uncircumcised boy's foreskin retract, and how does one determine if the opening is too small?(phimosis ) thank you
Foreskin: It can occur at almost any age, it usually occurs with the normal erections that stretch the foreskin gradually. It may need some manual stretching at times by pulling the foreskin back gently and bringing it forward. If you are unable to do that, see the pediatrician or a urologist to determine if there is any concern. ...Read more
Spine alignment: Normal spine is straight from the front. From the side there are typically 3 curves (swayback in the neck and lumbar spine, and roundback in the thoracic spine). Abnormal curves create an s-shaped pattern (scoliosis) from the front. Not typically a problem in adults unless severe. Loss of the swayback (kyphosis) or exaggeration of the normal thoracic kyphosis can be painful and disabling. ...Read more
Infants vs adult: In the newborn period most pediatricians & obstetricians have been trained to do circumcisions.Who actually does it varies by local. After the first few weeks the blood flow to the penis changes some & most will defer the procedure to a pediatric surgeon or pediatric urologist. In adulthood, the urologist is the primary provider. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can be fixed: See a general surgeon with experience in hernia repair for an exam and consultation. This can confirm the diagnosis, and give you options of observation or repair. In general, types of repair are open or laparoscopic. About 75-80% of repairs in the US are done open. Only do lap if the surgeon is appropriately trained and experienced, and feels comfortable with the approach. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Levo = left curve: Levoscoliosis describes a spinal curve to the left ("levo" = left). Left curves are common in the lower lumbar spine and rare in the upper thoracic spine. ...Read more
Chordee: It would depend on the severity. If mild may be possible. See a urologist for an assessment and advice. All the best. ...Read more
Is hypospadius and chordee can be treated on an adult? What is the procedure, healing time and side effects (psychologically and physically)?
Can be corrected: Pediatric urologists are most experienced with this kind of surgery in all ages. Repair depends upon severity of chordee, location of meatus (urinary opening), size of penis, presence or absence of foreskin & possible previous surgery. Urologist selected will explain all this. Healing time also varies with kind of repair. Back to work in 2 weeks, 6 weeks for sex. Counseling might be helpful. ...Read more
I had severe chordee and hypospedius.. I have had a two stage surgery.. After the second operation still my penis is bent want advice and send pics?
Yes or no...: The upmost important expectation after hypospadias repair is penile functionality for voiding in easy direction and copulating comfortably, cosmetic appearance is secondary and highly relative among individuals. So, see experienced honest urologist for a decent opinion even though you may have good insurance coverage, which means "easy" money for surgeons. And beware of need not just for liking. ...Read more
Doctor i need your help its about my penis, ive born with hypospadias chordee probls ive done atleast 4 surgeries including skin graft and lenghting?
Be evaluated by...: Sorry to hear recurrent failure in hypospadias repairs. To decide if further attempt to repair is feasible & how to do it, a direct look at so to assess the local tissue availability is essential, but at this time let a urologist who is specialized in hypospadias repair - not a general urologist. Occasionally, no further repair can be done; if so, you need to adopt & adapt to what it may have been ...Read more
Can I have ovarian cysts? I have sharp pain in my pelvic area, they can last up to 20 minutes. They hurt the worse when i get upset..I tried taking ibprophen 200mg and taking hot baths and nothing is working...Can you help?
You : You should be seen by your doctor and have an ultrasound. An ultrasound is the best way typically to determine if a woman has ovarian cysts. Also if there is any chance you could be pregnant then please take a test. If you have worse pain, think you are pregnant, or have vomiting or fever then you should be seen as an emergency. ...Read more
My 4 year old has been complaining of groin pain -left side. Last night his tummy started running and he still has pain. I did give him buscopan but it does not help for pain. Pectrolyt to stop running tummy also not help?
Hello doc.im an 18 yr old teenager.recently i had a pricky feel on the upper part of my private area n a lot of discharge from the area..it feels itchy when touched n sometimes i urinate frequently..im worried.pls help?
See your doctor: I have further clarifying questions I would like to ask, but that isn't possible in this format That is a good sign that you should be seen by a local physician who can ask questions and examine you. Don't be worried, instead be responsible for your own health and be seen. Although what you describes make me first think yeast infection, a sexually transmitted dz would need to be ruled out. ...Read more
Went to dr from abdominal pain they said I am pregnant I have had my tubes tied for 20 years they did a ultrasound and seen nothing my levels did go down from 840 to 780 what is going on I’m so confused please help ?
The picture is confusing for sure.
You're 42, and have abdominal pain, and you've been told you're pregnant--the HCG numbers seem to be going down. I feel you should be evaluated further by CT or MRI. It's very difficult to say at this point what's going on without an examination ...Read more
Im experiencing skin redness and swelling on skin of my penis and the vines where my penis attatched to my body on the top hurts when touched with presure also The swelling of the lymph nodes above the thigh please help ?
Am I dying?
We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more
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I have cold?
Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Am i dying ?
I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more
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