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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
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
No: No scientific base to support such claim. ...Read more
What does vapor rub do for you when rubbed on your arm pits?? Is there a purpose for this? Curious my mom use to do this for is when we were sick?
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
It could be: Break through bleeding due to hormonal imbalance or trauma is another cause. ...Read more
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
What does it mean when the docs on here answer "Very Unlikely"? Are you basically saying theres "No chance" of what is asked actually happening?
Science: In human life there are bizarre outliers that make any more confidence impossible. Unlikely to us means no. ...Read more
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
There is a weird bump(?) growing on my little sisters leg is it a cyst? How do I tell what do I do?
Okay i know this is a weird question but what does it mean when u have brown discharge and i'm on the Depo-Provera we know it's not a yestinfection.No periods
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
What does it mean when a 67 year old male finds two all lumps under his arm? It does hurt to the touch
Is shaving body hair is good ? But feel fine but when looking in mirror me as female my friend told me not to do this as it is done by gay bottoms
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
It could be : Break through bleeding related to hormonal imbalances. ...Read more
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?
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
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