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What Is Risk Of Soft Pillow
What works for you: There is no science behind mattresses and pillows. Just lots of sales pitches. Find one that works for you and seems comfortable. Most mattress stores will allow you to return a mattress within a few weeks time if it is really uncomfortable for you. Pillows should support your neck at a neutral angle. Personally, i've found the shaped pillows from brookstone work great. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Is there a difference between having a movable and non-moving breast lump at the age of 15 in terms of cancer?
Yes: Generally, a non-movable lump indicates inflammation around it. That means that the body's immune system has recognized it as "foreign." any lump of concern to you, moveable or not, should be checked out by your doctor. Sometimes, it's only normal anatomy that you're feeling. Btw, congratulations for doing self breast examination. If you don't know what that is, discuss it with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Increased: An increased risk of stroke is one of the possible complications of hypertension. Other risks include kidney damage, heart disease, aneurysm, as well as accelerated atherosclerosis of all your arteries causing circulation problems for all parts of the body. Ask for a referral to a cardiologist for more aggressive management. If there is obesity then that needs attention as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of thyroid issue can make it difficult to wear shirts and clay masks? No visible sign of lump on the outside.
How can lack of circumsision affect the risk of penile cancer? And what is the reason for this? Is it because of the collection of smegma?
Circumcision&cancer: Unfortunately the best evidence we have is that there is conflicting evidence of circumcision preventing penile cancer - especially when you factor in smegma and phimosis. Uncircumcised males may be at risk for sexually transmitted diseases and genital warts as the foreskin may trap things. Good genital hygiene is important to clean the entire penis. Hope this helps ...Read more
It depends: A painful mole is probable an irritated or inflammed mole. Please show it to your doctor to help you to take care of it by either removal or some giving you some local medication. ...Read more
I have some black sport at soft palate. What's the possible cause of this and is it a type of cancer?
Get an exam: Evaluating a lesion for possible identification as a type of cancer requires a clinical exam by an experienced practitioner so the internet won't really give you an answer. That said, people with certain genetic heritage often have pigmented lesions that are not worrisome and are, for them, normal. Get it looked at to put your mind at ease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Some cancers are more random, and there's not a significant correlation between parents and progeny. But, for example, if your mother has breast cancer, your risk rises by 50%, from 9% to @14%. Certainly, colon and prostate cancer are more common in individuals with a parental history. That's why an adequate family history is an important part of your health file. Good luck. ...Read more
What kind of surgery is the best way to remove the breast tumor and a small amount of surrounding normal tissue?
Swollen foot: The first right thing to do is determine the cause of the swelling , this will aid in determining the duration of elevation ( ie : how long healing takes ) . If the cause is vascular , then a referral to a vascular doctor is needed . the cause of the swelling is the key . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Last option: My collegues gave you great advice. I would get a second opinion. I would recommend a ct scan to find out about your airway size if you have not had that done. There are ways to improve your airway without a surgical procedure that does not address airway size. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
What is a mild levoscioliosis of the lower spine? Is there a treatment to prevent any consequences of this condition?
Small left curve: Mild levoscoliosis means that it is a small curve that should have no consequensces for someone who is skeletally mature (any adult). For children, small curves are usually observed to see if they progress. Once someone is skeletally mature, curves at 30 degrees or smaller are thought to be stable. ...Read more
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