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What is the best type of mattress and pillow for stiff neck?

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 more

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What is the risk of eating dried tobacco?

What is the risk of eating dried tobacco?

When my brother was: Young he took a big bite off of chewing tobacco and swallowed it. He vomited for several hours. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What are the risk in sharing pillows? Whats some of the risk

What are the risk in sharing pillows? Whats some of the risk

Pillows : Pillows can harbor many things.Possible things that exist on pillows: lice mrsa(bacteria that causes skin infections) e.Coli(cause of stomach illness) scabies bed bugs these are probably the main things to be aware of. Just make sure you wash your sheets and pillow cases in very hot water frequently. Also you can buy special pillow covers that are designed to keep certain bacteria and bugs out! good luck. ...Read more

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What is the risk of having a bulky uterus?

What is the risk of having a bulky uterus?

Bulky: It may mean nothing as this is sometimes over read by the radiologist. It could also be early signs of things like fibroids (leiomyomata) or adnenomyosis. An early pregnancy before the gestational sac is seen is also possible. ...Read more

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Is water on the knee a sign of cancer?

Is water on the knee a sign of cancer?

Water on the knee: Not likely from cancer. A joint effusion generally comes from injury, synovitis, arthritis, meniscal or ligament tear. ...Read more

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Blood pressure is 148/107 with a lot of medication, what is the risk of having a stroke?

Blood pressure is 148/107 with a lot of medication, what is the risk of having a stroke?

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 more

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What are the risks of turning a baby that is breech with a anterior placenta?

What are the risks of turning a baby that is breech with a anterior placenta?

More difficult: The risk of causing an abnormality in the baby's heart rate is the same regardless of where the placenta is. An anterior placenta makes turning the baby a little more challenging because it is in between the doctor's hands and the baby. ...Read more

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What kind of thyroid issue can make it difficult to wear shirts and clay masks? No visible sign of lump on the outside.

What kind of thyroid issue can make it difficult to wear shirts and clay masks? No visible sign of lump on the outside.

Thyroid prob & shirt: Well excess thyroid makes folks feel hot so if that is the reason not wearing shirts could be thyroid. I have no idea why any disease would make it difficult to wear a clay mask. Need more details. ...Read more

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Is there a risk of stroke from a deep massage of the neck?

Is there a risk of stroke from a deep massage of the neck?

Maybe: Theoretically yes ... in some cases it can cause arterial dissection or tear of the vessel wall which leads to stroke ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is the risk of skin cancer from painful mole?

What is the risk of skin cancer from painful mole?

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

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I have some black sport at soft palate. What's the possible cause of this and is it a type of cancer?

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 more

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What is the probability of getting the same kind of cancer as a parent?

What is the probability of getting the same kind of cancer as a parent?

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

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What kind of surgery is the best way to remove the breast tumor and a small amount of surrounding normal tissue?

What kind of surgery is the best way to remove the breast tumor and a small amount of surrounding normal tissue?

Lumpectomy: A lumpectomy removes a breast tumor and a small rim of normal tissue in order to obtain negative margins. A lumpectomy should be performed without causing too much deformity to the breast (oncoplastic lumpectomy). ...Read more

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What is the recommended amount of time to keep a swollen foot elevated?

What is the recommended amount of time to keep a swollen foot elevated?

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 more

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Sleep apnea doctor recommends having part of the soft palate removed. Is this safe to do?

Sleep apnea doctor recommends having part of the soft palate removed.  Is this safe to do?

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 more

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What is the risk of an old condom?

What is the risk of an old condom?

Old Condoms: The only risk is that it may break and thus not provide protection for stds or pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is a mild levoscioliosis of the lower spine? Is there a treatment to prevent any consequences of this condition?

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