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Why Do People Most Commonly Have Rectal Bleeding
Anatomy & physiology: Lower part of rectum had communication between portal systems of GI tract that drains though liver & systemic system by normal venous return goes directly to heart , any increase of pressure in portal sys backs up , as in cirrhosis hemorriods etc and bleeds other reason to bleed, with each defecation due to streaching any ulcer like fissure, haemorroids , tumors, polyps infections all bleed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do some people are wisdom tooth and some do not have any? Are this born with it, primary symptom?
Genetic drift: Our stone-aged ancestors wore teeth down, so wisdom teeth were necessary replacements. We don't wear our teeth severely, and are faces are getting smaller over time, so Mother Nature started the natural selection process of congenitally missing teeth. Modern Dentistry has allowed us to get around a lot of these problems. See your Dentist for advice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Common: The most prevalent (how many have it a given time)is herpes simplex type 2. One in three american women are positive for the antibody to hsv 2 . Most believe that hpv virus (causative agent for abnormal paps) is more common but since it clears completely it is not as prevalent. It has a higher incidence (new cases) than herpes (hsv2) but it doesn't persist as much. Women more than men. ...Read more
What are the most common symptoms of rectal prolapse? Do I need to have all of them to really have it?
What it says...: Most common is "mass protruding through the anus" and most are not painful at all; typically protrudes with defication/straining and retracts when done (mild cases). More severe case may need physical "pushing back in". It may progress and get really severe and pushing back no longer adequate, which then will require surgical reduction/pin-up surgery. Consult your doc..Colorectal doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal colon mass: Colorectal cancers are the second leading cause of death in women next to heart disease. You should check for rectal bleeding at age 40 and yearly there after. You should have a colonoscopy at age 50. Depending on the findings, you should have a colonoscopy 3 years, 5 years or 10 years thereafter until age 80: if family history, late 30s or early 40s. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not one most likely: There are multiple risk factors associated with vaginal prolapse, however, each patient's individual risk factors are different. Here are the most common (in no particular order): number of pregnancies/ vaginal births, size of births, instrumentation during births, smoking, obesity, family history, chronic coughing/sneezing (or any condition leading to this), diabetes, tissue disorders. ...Read more
Yes: Membranous nephropathy causes a leak of Albumin and other proteins into the urine. This loss of Albumin is closely associated with the most prominent symptom which is swelling. Most patients with the disease have swelling, the degree of which is roughly correlated with how much Albumin is lost. Occasionally, folks may have a relatively small amount of Albumin loss so swelling isn't prominent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are rectal hemorrhoids dangerous and how do they differ from a polyp? I have just had a colonoscopy and have hemorrhoids - not malignant thankfully.
First of all: Hemorrhoids are NEVER "Malignant" and they are not "pleasant" to have but they are not DANGEROUS! Good bowel hygiene and proper diet will help and your Primary Care Provider can outline these suggestions to you! Worse case scenario is hemorrhoid surgery but this is usually NOT necessary!! Hope this helps!!! Good Luck! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic poor control: Because they fail to keep their blood sugar under 180 long term. Chronically/constantly elevated blood sugar poisons blood vessels and nerves EVERYWHERE! I have a patient with Type1 for 28yrs (he is now 50) great control, does regular excersize, eats smart(usually); and has no health issues. It is NOT easy, but is very possible!!! ...Read more
Are there common cases where people wouldn't have symptoms of pinworms, and how would they ever find out?
PINWORM: Gravid female worms come down at nite, lays eggs around anal skin, eggs hatch with help of oxygen, cause auto infection; also, sheded eggs from cloths contaminate others. If you think, you have been exposed and you got the worm, one test is placing tape on skin around anus so that egg (if any) get attached, then it is tested for ova. If you are scared, just take the treatment, it won't hurt. ...Read more
I know vaginal cancer is infrequent . Do you know if this cancer is most common in african or caucasian ? Thanks
Why do some people who are considered healthy, have massive heart attacks with no warning or symptoms? Is this very common?
Heart Attacks: Heart attacks are uncommon in young men and women age less than 40 to 45 years. Younger patients with this tend to have a family history of it. Cigarettes are the most common associated risk factor. Other risk factors for young people are cocaine use, Factor V Leiden deficiency and oral contraceptives. Obesity and diabetes are less common but still contribute to risk for heart attacks. ...Read more
Why do some boys who are in their early 20's have normal hands but thin fingers whereas some others might have adult-sized hands at only 16 ?
The why questions: Often in medicine the "why" questions can lead to debate but no accurate answer. This is that type of question. It is what it is. Genetics determine your anatomy. ...Read more
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