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In what age range is someone most likely to have a melanoma? During what age range does it not occur?
Melanoma: It is very rare in young children (they don't get much sun, and not enough time for genetics or heredity to have their effect), and becomes increasingly common after the late teens. Chronic sun exposure or a strong family history are the major risk factors. Pigmented moles that are asymmetric, with an irregular border, with a change to a darker color, larger than 1/2 a centimeter should be checked. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
A male breast lump. What are the most common to least common causes in order or likelihood? Everything seems to be classed as uncommon,
Male breast lumps: There isn't an easily summarized answer for all males. Sorry. But, male b-lumps should always be taken seriously. Only a biopsy can answer the question for YOU as an individual. Group statistics won't help you. Lumps in male or female fall into two broad categories: benign or not-benign. (The word malignant could be misleading.) It could be a lipoma, trauma calcification, mastitis, malignancy. ...Read more
At what age do esophagal ulcers most often occur? Is it unlikely for someone to develop it in their 20s?
Yes: It's a beautiful.day! Esophageal ulcers are uncommon at a young age. ...Read more
Potassium overdose?: It is very difficult to overdose on potassium (k) if one has normal kidney function (kf), unless it is given intravenously. It is not the level of k that can harm a person, it is the rapidity of its change that can do harm. Patients with chronic kidney disease can tolerate a k of 5.5-6 meq/l with no symptoms. Patients with normal kf can have problems if their k increases rapidly from 4 to 5.6. ...Read more
What are the cause that leads to demylenation, is it heridatry or it is a sort of lucky draw ? Is it common among indian males ?
How common do u see young patient with stroke. Is it becoming more cpmmon in young.Also what would be most common cause?
Common: I recently had a 22 yo female that developed a stroke a month after she started oral contraceptives. Young patient can develop stroke depending upon their risk factors, such as genetic predisposition, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, a combination of smoking and oral contraceptives, etc. ...Read more
Yes: Can occur at any age from newborn to centurians. ...Read more
It's common.: Extra ribs are more of a curiosity for the trainee in radiology than anything else! either there may be an extra rib at the top end or the bottom. Rarely, an extra cervical rib may press on some nerves or an artery and needs to be resected, but then the symptom is what brings the patient in to get the x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How common is it to get the skin disease vitiligo? Is this a rare disease, or is it actually very common and just not talked about?
Vitiligo: This is an autoimmune condition that can be treated. See a dermatologist to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Not usually : Not usually... With certain exceptions. If one is on certain medications (steroids, chemotherapy, etc), has a weakened/absent immune system (premature infant, hiv, etc), severe malnutrition, or multiple poorly controlled health problems (diabetes, heart failure, copd, etc)-- then more potential complications can develop after a cold. ...Read more
Gallstones, alcohol: In the U.S. The most common causes of acute pancreatitis are gallstones or alcohol. Other common causes are high blood lipids or certain medications. I always tell my patients that sometimes alcohol even in reasonable amounts can cause pancreatitis. It doesn't always have to occur in alcoholics. ...Read more
It is rare: Unless it is cardiac surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass. If you have peripheral vascular disease or audible bruit of your carotid artery, you should get a duplex ultrasound to assess possibility of a plaque. If you don't have this, chances of a stroke during surgery and general anesthesia is low. ...Read more
Was told it is very rare for a female in her mid to late 30s to grow in height. But what could possibly cause those rare and unusual cases to occur?
Typically, what are the main vitamims that are hard to get from foods and tearful at american diet? Which an i most likely to be defiant in ?
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