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Will keeping my cellphone under my pillow eventually give me head or neck cancer?

Will keeping my cellphone under my pillow eventually give me head or neck cancer?

Not that we know: There has been no proven information that cancer is caused be cellphones. However why take the chance and don't put it under your pillow. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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I'm 22 and have 6 to 8 lumps on my head neck and higher back. Their not pimples. It's scaring me I think cancer is in my lymph nodes?

I'm 22 and have 6 to 8 lumps on my head neck and higher back.  Their not pimples.  It's scaring me I think cancer is in my lymph nodes?

Get them checked: At your age they might be lymph node cancer, which is quite treatable if you get a diagnosis & get started. It might also just be inflamed lymph nodes if your scalp/skin has issues with rash/bug bites, skin infection, etc. You can suffer with the pain of not knowing or get moving and find out. Its up to you to do something. ...Read more

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Woke up with pain inside my armpit, can't move my arm up or sideways without pain, read about cancerous reasons or heart attacks. Help? 16 y/o girl

Woke up with pain inside my armpit, can't move my arm up or sideways without pain, read about cancerous reasons or heart attacks. Help? 16 y/o girl

Not those: You do not have cancer and you are not having a heart attack. Common things are common, rare things are rare. Most likely you pulled a muscle in your sleep or you have an infection setting up in the armpit such as an abscess or a folliculitis developing. Pain is obviously not normal, so if it doesn't go away by the time the doctor's office opens, then call for an appointment to find out why... ...Read more

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Could keeping my phone in my bra eventually cause breast cancer?

Could keeping my phone in my bra eventually cause breast cancer?

No: There is no known relation. And the phone emmits nothing that can ionize molecules that could lead to cancer. I would however not depend on what we don't know and keep the phone in your purse or elsewhere. ...Read more

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Will letting my baby sleep on his side cause a stiff neck?

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Will letting my baby sleep on his side cause a stiff neck?

No; not a good idea: Letting your baby sleep on his side shouldn't cause a stiff neck, but this position is not recommended for sleep because of the risk of sids. Babies should sleep on their backs; the incidence of sids is lower than if babies sleep on their sides. ...Read more

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I have some pain on my arms just below the shoulder anytime I sleep on them. I try to sleep on my sides without laying directly on my arms by curling my shoulders forward while laying on multiple pillows, or by placing the arm on the bed under my pillow a

I have some pain on my arms just below the shoulder anytime I sleep on them. I try to sleep on my sides without laying directly on my arms by curling my shoulders forward while laying on multiple pillows, or by placing the arm on the bed under my pillow a

Tendinitis: It could be tendinitis in the tendons around the shoulder, you probably need an exam to find out what movements are restricted by pain or what movements brings on the pain to get to the diagnosis, if it persist may need some imaging like xray and MRI. ...Read more

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My neck hurts so much from the joining of my head I can't turn from one side down to my shoulder and Down to my cervical borne ?

My neck hurts so much from the joining of my head I can't turn from one side down to my shoulder and Down to my cervical borne  ?

Not enough info!: It you have a stiff neck that is new, along with fever, cough, sore throat or any other acute illness, you need to get seen right away to make sure you don't have a serious infection.. Otherwise if your neck has been hurting for awhile, a little more information would help. When did it start? Did you hurt it? We can't tell what's going on from the info you provide. If it is that severe, see MD ...Read more

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1/7 head injury after falling from a table, ER: 5 staples in my head. My neck is stiff, hurts at base of head. I cannot turn to the Right. Headaches ?

1/7 head injury after falling from a table, ER: 5 staples in my head. My neck is stiff, hurts at base of head. I cannot turn to the Right. Headaches ?

See doctor: You need a follow up visit with your doctor. Sounds like you had quite a bit of trauma to the head and neck. Best to see your doctor for further treatment plan. ...Read more

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Picked my new born baby up forgot to support neck and head my baby head kinda flopped back did I hurt him? Will this cause problems in the future ?

Picked my new born baby up forgot to support neck and head my baby head kinda flopped back did I hurt him? Will this cause problems in the future ?

Most unlikely: If damage had been done your baby would be very unhappy particularly with head movementif baby did not cry when this occurred I think you are OK. If baby has full range of motion of his head without discomfort you have done no damage. Do not worry. However, If he seems to have tenderness with head movement see his PCPfor evaluation right away ...Read more

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My arms fell asleep due to the blood circulation being cut off by leaving my arms under my pillow, etc. How long will the pain continue for?

My arms fell asleep due to the blood circulation being cut off by leaving my arms under my pillow, etc. How long will the pain continue for?

Negative: They're not hurting because the circulation was cut off, it's because the nerve was compressed - it's called "compression neuropathy". The duration of symptoms depends on the degree of damage. The degree of damage is related to how long your arms were compressed. Since we normally move in our sleep, there's generally no serious injury unless you're under the influence of alcohol or drugs. ...Read more

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When I sit the top of my feet turn blue. I'm getting bumps on my face and head chest and back theya want make head slow 2 heal backhow do I treat them?

When I sit the top of my feet turn blue. I'm getting bumps on my face and head chest and back theya want make head slow 2 heal backhow do I treat them?

Challenge: It is challenging to determine the issue on a forum like this. You should make an appointment to see a practitioner who will take your complete history and physical examination and perhaps order some tests. ...Read more

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My dad was told to get an MRI for tingling in his shoulder and arm. But he is slightly claustrophobic and can't lay down on his back without his shoulder hurting. What can he do?

My dad was told to get an MRI for tingling in his shoulder and arm. But he is slightly claustrophobic and can't lay down on his back without his shoulder hurting. What can he do?

Talk to ordering doc: There is sedation that can be given for patients who are claustrophobic and there are now MRI's available that can do patients standing up. ...Read more

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I bend over, or hang my head down even waking up to clear fluid draining from my nose, this is on and off for a year, red neck ringing ears, migran?

 I bend over, or hang my head down even waking up to clear fluid draining from my nose, this is on and off for a year, red neck ringing ears, migran?

Nasal drainage: Such nasal drainage could be vasomotor rhinitis, allergic rhinitis or of sinus origin. Since this is a chronic, persistent problem for you, I recommend an evaluation by an otolaryngologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I sleep without a pillow because I like to wrap the blanket around my head. Am I putting myself at risk from neck injury or something else?

I sleep without a pillow because I like to wrap the blanket around my head. Am I putting myself at risk from neck injury or something else?

Probably not: People find different beds, pillows, positions comfortable. Within reason, pick your bed and sleep options based on what is comfortable before, during, and after sleep. ...Read more

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How can I make reading in bed easier on my neck?

How can I make reading in bed easier on my neck?

Pillows: Use several pillows that support your neck, and specifically the major curve inwards. Use a rolled up cushion there -- and then it won't get as stiff. However, leaning forwards for a long time reading crunched over will result in neck pain. ...Read more