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    You're welcome.

    You're welcome.
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    In my last posting I described how ganglion cysts...

    In my last posting I described how ganglion cysts form. I don't anticipate any problems given the above scenario. I would probably avoid picking on this area. Antibiotics are meant for bacterial...
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    Kathy, If you look at one of my postings, I...

    Kathy,

    If you look at one of my postings, I did mentioned the worrisome "whitish appearance of your mother in laws" fingers may mean circulatory issue. There is a study called digital arterial...
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    Just how long did you have these symptoms and how...

    Just how long did you have these symptoms and how old are you? I gather you have a dry cough, lethargy, bouts of diarrhea, upper back and stomach pains. Certainly without having you examined by a...
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    RussVr, Thank you. I did check the master and...

    RussVr,
    Thank you. I did check the master and slave cylinders and there was no leaks. The latter was changed a couple of years ago. I also bled the slave cylinder and there was no air. Seems like...
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    I would be interested in what your mother in laws...

    I would be interested in what your mother in laws doctors think the diagnosis is, given all the symptoms, etc. Thank you.
  7. Serum Creatinine is one of the two (other one is...

    Serum Creatinine is one of the two (other one is BUN) kidney blood test. Abnormalities can be seen as the Chemotherapeutic agents have a tendency to affect the kidneys. Also sometimes patients get...
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    Possible clutch issue?

    I have a 91 Toyota PU, 4 wheel drive, manual transmission with 143,000 miles. Occasionally, I would have difficulty in shifting to first gear and also when I shift to reverse there is a momentary...
  9. Question: Swelling in feet

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    Hi! Sodium is one of the electrolytes that...

    Hi!

    Sodium is one of the electrolytes that are important in our bodies. Sodium of 134 although it is one point lower than the low number on the reference range (135 to 146) usually means degree...
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    I agree that you need to see a health care...

    I agree that you need to see a health care provider. They can run some blood tests, including a physical examination. One of the things that can cause tiredness and feeling "cold" may be a sign of...
  11. Question: Plantar Wart?

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    It does not sound like a wart per your...

    It does not sound like a wart per your description. If your pain or redness gets worse do not wait since if it is an infection, the sooner it is treated the better. You can try soaking it is warm...
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    Was there injury to the ankle? At this age,...

    Was there injury to the ankle? At this age, ossification is usually normal finding and in fact the radiologist stated that it is a normal variant. There is some soft tissue swelling which could...
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    Kathy, There is also a painful infection that...

    Kathy,

    There is also a painful infection that usually occurs at the tip of the finger and it is called a "Felon". Usually the only treatment for this is a wide fishmouth incision we call it and...
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    Hi Kathy, Just curious, did anybody bother...

    Hi Kathy,

    Just curious, did anybody bother ordering an x-ray? Bone infections (Osteomyelitis) can occur and if not diagnosed and treated can have devastating outcome. Sometimes we also get bone...
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    Yes, hepatomegaly means an enlarged liver. That...

    Yes, hepatomegaly means an enlarged liver. That has to be investigated. Suggest you see your doctor. Why was the CT ordered to begin with. Were your liver enzymes elevated? Are you having symptoms...
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    Sorry, I did not realize that J9 was already...

    Sorry, I did not realize that J9 was already asking some of the same questions I had. I do agree with the cardiologist that your episode of breathlessness, choking sensation that lasted 15 minutes...
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    First of all, how old are you? Do you have any...

    First of all, how old are you? Do you have any other symptoms other than the swelling of your feet? Are your legs swollen too? There are many causes of feet swelling without pain. Anywhere from...
  18. Question: Plantar Wart?

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    You did mentioned that there is a quarter size...

    You did mentioned that there is a quarter size area of redness and is painful. If you can recall either a small cut, prick or a break in the skin, you might be dealing with an infection. Plantars...
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    The virus is already present a few days before...

    The virus is already present a few days before the actual eruptions. Just watch your son for the beginning of the rash. If he does get it, he is HIGHLY contagious up to the time all the eruptions...
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    Transmission Gear Oil

    I want to change the gear oil of my truck (manual transmission 91 Toyota pickup) and it calls for SAE 75W-90. I live in So. California. Can I substitute SAE 80W-90 instead? The autoparts store...
  21. Question: Numbness

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    Hi Zapper, You are considered an adult and at...

    Hi Zapper,

    You are considered an adult and at least in my opinion with the limited information and not being able to evaluate you, it sounds like you may have a mild case of shingles. I would at...
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    Need to know your age. Is it painful? Does the...

    Need to know your age. Is it painful? Does the swelling go down with changes in position, like when you are lying down? (hernia). Is the testicle rockhard? Swelling can be caused by numerous...
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    First you need to find out the cause. Do you...

    First you need to find out the cause. Do you have problems with "dandruff". Although this is mainly on the scalp, it can migrate to the face, earlobes. If left untreated, it can thicken, then...
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    Ganglion cysts are common. Formed by leakage of...

    Ganglion cysts are common. Formed by leakage of the lubricant that allows the tendons to glide smoothly. The leakage don't have a place to go and eventually a capsule form that cyst. Most of the...
  25. Question: Swimmers ear

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    Swimmer's ear is an inflammatioin of the earcanal...

    Swimmer's ear is an inflammatioin of the earcanal and depending on the degree of irritation, it can bleed, however I don't expect it to happen when the symptoms are already cleared. Bleeding can...
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    Pressure relief valve leak

    Have a gas water heater for 8 yrs and trouble free. There is some water leak through the pipe connected to the pressure relief valve, which I never observed before. How would I know if I need to...
  27. Question: Numbness

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    Did you have any rash on this area before you...

    Did you have any rash on this area before you developed your symptoms? May I ask your age? Do you also have a burning type sensation? Herpes Zoster, AKA "shingles" is a possibility. It affects the...
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