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What Is A Twisted Scarum
Painful: A twisted or "torsed" ovary is usually very painful and if not surgically repaired, may lead to surgical removal if not salvageable (lack of blood flow leading to necrosis). Usually this happens if the ovary is enlarged either from fertility meds or benign tumors. If the ovary is larger than 7 cm, you may be at risk. This is usually part of your yearly exam so make sure you get screened for this. ...Read more
Peyronie's dx: Bent penis is caused by peyronie's disease, a scarring of the corporal bodies or the inner shaft of the penis. A hard plaque or knot may be felt at the bend. Although vitamin E and a drug called potaba may be helpful, severe cases may require surgery. A new injectable drug is available but very expensive and unlikely to be covered by insurance. ...Read more
Fluid in the scrotum: A hydrocele is a collection of fluid that accumulates between two layers of tissue called peritneum that surrounds the testis and spermatic cord.It results in swelling of the involved side of the scrotum and is sometimes painful. Causes vary from completely benign to more serious.It is thus very important that any new scrotal swelling be brought to your doctor's attention for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Caleb keeps getting a bump on his knee, like a pimple , eventually it pops but is very painful. What could this be? What is the best way to treat?
Maybe a boil: Some people go through phases where they get recurrent staphylococcal infections. It may be helpful to see the doctor when it is ready to pop to get a culture. There is a prescription bactroban (mupirocin) that can be very helpful for such infections but you need to be seen to get it. ...Read more
What is a bruise: Bruise is bleeding under the skin and it looks bluish black it can be due to trauma to that area or sometimes comes on spontaneusly due to certain medical conditions.There may be fragility of blood vessels, low platlet count, or other bleeding disorders due to lack of clotting factors in blood.If is recurrent and in many places in the body then one has to consult their physician. ...Read more
Testis: Cryptorchidism, or an undescended testis is the condition where the testicle does not fully migrate into the scrotum. Occasionally the testis does not form at all, but more often it incompletely descends and is trapped between the abdominal and scrotal regions. Surgery can usually identify and correct this condition if the cord structures have adequate development and length. ...Read more
It contains an egg: The follicle is a small bubble inside the ovary which contains the developing (microscopic) egg. Each cycle, as the egg develops, it is contained within the small fluid-filled follicle. This grows to about 2cm size, and at ovulation the follicle opens at the surface of the ovary, spilling out the fluid and releasing the mature egg. ...Read more
Could happen: Typically can be a post-traumatic finding if one lands forcefully right on the coccyx. It can fracture, or can dislocated. Sometimes some people have something called hooked coccyx, where there is no dislocation, but there is an acutely angled (inwardly angled coccyx), these all could be symptomatic and cause pain in the tailbone area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spinal fluid : In contrast to a meningocele, which is a spinal fluid collection covered by dura that extends beyond the normal areas, a pseudomeningocele is spinal fluid not covered by dura. It is typically a result of surgery on the spine, where the covering (dura) was opened, intentionally or unintentionally. Unless it produces headaches, or is draining thru the skin, the pseudomenigocele is left alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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