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Doctor insights on: Why Do Mean Boys Say A Girl Is On The Rag

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Why do mean boys say a girl is on the rag?

Why do mean boys say a girl is on the rag?

Power or humiliation: Name calling is a form of bullying or power tripping. There is an old notion that when a women is menstruating that she has a short tempered change in personality and becomes a little less likeable. So "on the rag" becomes a way of putting down a woman when she acts out of the norms although frequently that is not the case. ...Read more

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I know this isn't really a problem but how do I tell my child that just because she's on her period doesn't mean she shouldn't pee or poop?

I know this isn't really a problem but how do I tell my child that just because she's on her period doesn't mean she shouldn't pee or poop?

Words will do: It may be time for a sit down discussion to allow her to vent on the changes happening to her body. Change is hard.Your brain processes info differently than hers does at her age, so she may need your help in adjusting to the process.In the end, the pee and poop thing may just be a call for help, and one you can answer with a good listen. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a girl has hard nipples all the time?

Nothing particular: Nipples can be erect or hard from a variety of causes. Stimulation from body contact, clothing or even cold can cause them to be erect. It doesn't necessarily mean anything. ...Read more

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I want to know what it means when a girls tummy is getting hard and have no cravings what does that mean? Is it normal or not?

I want to know what it means when a girls tummy is getting hard and have no cravings what does that mean? Is it normal or not?

?: Having no cravings is certainly normal. " a girls tummy is getting hard" could mean a variety of things. Given you ask these two questions at once I am reading between the lines and thinking you are concerned about potential pregnancy? Please check a home pregnancy test to be sure! Best of luck and thanks for using Healthtap! ...Read more

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What does it mean when a man scratches his crutch all the time?

What does it mean when a man scratches his crutch all the time?

Jock itch.: It means that it itches. This is usually due to a fungal or yeast infection, often referred to as "jock itch", but there are other possible causes as well. See your family doctor or a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I know my white count is normal on 9.8. What i want to know, is why is it slightly on the high range? Always. Why not on the mid range? Causes?

I know my white count is normal on 9.8. What i want to know, is why is it slightly on the high range? Always. Why not on the mid range? Causes?

Wrong question: Please forgive my frankness. Reference ranges for labs are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside at either end. A few screwball internet sites give the midrange as "optimal." ignore them. There are a host of genes, known and unknown, that affect baseline counts. Life's difficult enough without your troubling yourself about the vagaries of lab tests. Give yourself a break. ...Read more

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I do not really understand, when i measure my penis size is 6.4 inches but sometimes is totally different exactly 6 inches. Why is that?

I do not really understand, when i measure my penis size is 6.4 inches but sometimes is totally different exactly 6 inches. Why is that?

Penis size variation: The size of your erect penis is dependent on several factors. The most important is your degree of sexual arousal. The penis swells more the closer you get to orgasm. If you measure your penis when you first become erect, it will probably be smaller than at a moment near ejaculation. Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis can increase perceived penis size because they increase arterial blood flow. ...Read more

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There is a weird bump(?) growing on my little sisters leg is it a cyst? How do I tell what do I do?

There is a weird bump(?) growing on my little sisters leg is it a cyst? How do I tell what do I do?

Unclear question: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is it whenever I do a poo i see there is blood on my tissue. What does this mean?

Why is it whenever I do a poo i see there is blood on my tissue. What does this mean?

Internal bleeding: Bleeding from the rectum (when you poo) is never normal and needs to be evaluated by a GI dr. Gi bleeding may be casude by many things from simple hemmorhoids to possible serious issues like GI cancers. See GI for an eval now. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i noticed a large wound slightly about his nose, the skin is ripped off, but is hanging. My question is how do I clean it?

What do you suggest if i noticed a large wound slightly about his nose, the skin is ripped off, but is hanging. My question is how do I clean it?

Wound Care: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris w tweezers. If material remains in wound – seek medical care. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know ...Read more

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Why did I knock out cold (Sleeo) for 3 nights in a row and is this a Sign or not And what does it say about my body?

Why did I knock out cold (Sleeo) for 3 nights  in a row and is this a Sign or not
And what does it say about my body?

Various reasons: You may have been making up for previous nights when sleep was interrupted or only light; Your body might have been very tired of late; your body may have been fighting off an infection or could be recovering from a recent infection,etc. ...Read more

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My cousin who is a 14 yr old can't control urination while laughing. She urinates the whole of it. Why does this happen and what to do about it?

My cousin who is a 14 yr old can't control urination while laughing. She urinates the whole of it. Why does this happen and what to do about it?

Giggle incontinence: Great to help out your cousin. She has well recognized form of incontinence. 1)best for her to empty her bladder as often as it is convenient, especially before situations where she knows she might laugh. 2)try kegel exercises. 3)consult pediatric urologist who will have experience in managing this problem with medication. Ritalin (methylphenidate) or Concerta are classic meds for this problem or anticholinergics. ...Read more