@utger Hello, Rashes around the lips are often caused by skin irritants. Lip licking, bacterial infections, and skin conditions like eczema can also be culprits. The best way to find the cause of your lip rash is to see a dermatologist.
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RE: A rash on her lips and around mouth for more than 2 weeks. What it could be? There is no itching.
RE: Bump on the tongue of my 5 year old son for a month. What it could be?
@ryanne Hello, you made the right choice. It could be Herpangina. Herpangina is a sudden viral illness in children. It causes small blister-like bumps or sores (ulcers) in the mouth. They are often in the back of the throat or the roof of the mouth. A tongue bump is more likely to be cancerous if it grows on the side of the tongue, particularly if it is hard and painless. It is worth consulting a doctor about any lump or bumps that last longer than a week or two. An infection in the mouth or on the tongue may cause swelling and pain at the site of the infection. He needs a full evaluation. Thanks!!
RE: Feeling tired after iron infusion. Is it common to feel this way after iron infusion?
@utger Hi, The side effects of IV iron are usually minimal but may include the following Dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position, and Gastrointestinal pain. Normally, it may take from a week to a month after you start your iron supplement before you start to feel better. Continue to watch your symptoms and take note of side effects that might be caused by the supplements. If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your healthcare provider. Thanks!
RE: What does mean by the echogenic band around the left fetal globe (eye)? Can anyone help us?
@rufino Hi, An echogenic intracardiac focus (or EIF) is a small bright spot seen on a developing baby's heart during an ultrasound. The cause of EIF is unknown, but the condition is generally harmless. EIF is considered a normal pregnancy variation, but prenatal screening tests may be desirable to test for any abnormalities. EIF) is almost never something to worry about. It shows up as a bright spot on the heart in imaging, and it's thought to be a microcalcification on the heart muscle. EIF occurs in as many as 5 percent of all pregnancies. Thanks!
RE: Does ovulation bleeding mean I can't pregnant this month?
@lekha Hello, Ovulation occurs when the ovary releases an egg and some women experience bleeding and spotting around the time they are ovulating, which is a normal occurrence. It is common for some women to spot or bleed at some point in their menstrual cycles. Many specialists believe mid-cycle bleeding is a sign of fertility, it doesn't necessarily indicate pregnancy. Brown spotting mid-cycle may indicate ovulation, which is when conception is most likely. If spotting between periods comes with pain or cramping, it may indicate an underlying problem. Pain in the lower back may be a symptom of PMS. If you are concerned then it is better to talk to a doctor. Thanks!!
RE: Is it possible for a child to get osteoporosis?
@kajeet Hello, Osteoporosis is rare in children and adolescents. When it does occur, it is usually caused by an underlying medical disorder or by medications used to treat the disorder. This is called secondary osteoporosis. Sometimes, however, there is no identifiable cause of osteoporosis in a child. I would recommend an evaluation by a pediatric endocrinologist as I suspect this is related to a metabolic bone disorder and should be further evaluated. Thanks!!
RE: I have had lumps under each nipple since I was 14.
@fulla Hello, This is probably due to a physiological change that occurs in adolescents and is known as gynecomastia. It is the growth of glandular tissue in male breasts. It occurs due to hormonal changes during puberty. My recommendation would be to Follow up with your doctor is essential to exclude other causes of inflammation, hormonal abnormalities, and tumors. Thanks!!!
RE: I have had a dull achy pain in my underarms and across my shoulders, collarbone, and back. Sore tender breast!!!!
@parnika Hello, Breast tenderness of acute onset is usually either due to impending menstrual period, use of birth control pills such as Microgynon, or some inflammatory process. The achiness you've been experiencing could be a part of this new premenstrual syndrome for you but possibly caused by two years of Microgynon. Again, if all this doesn't revolve around the time of your period or if your period fails to arrive, which also can happen with Microgynon)then by all means have yourself seen. Please follow up with your doctor.
RE: Can alcohol increase the risk of cancer in women?
@sea Hello, Drinking even small amounts of alcohol is linked with an increased risk of breast cancer in women. Alcohol can raise estrogen levels in the body, which may explain some of the increased risks. Avoiding or cutting back on alcohol may be an important way for many women to lower their risk of breast cancer. The recommended maximum intake of alcohol as recommended by the health agencies of many governments is very variable. There is no uniform scientific evidence for the 'safe daily limit' for alcohol. Even 'moderate' consumption has been shown to increase the risk of certain cancers. Thanks!
RE: A small lump on my right breast. What kind of doctor should I visit?
@tah Hello, iI would seriously recommend you to visit a doctor, coz any small lump can not be taken lightly. I seriously hope there is nothing wrong with you. If you feel a lump in your breast, without any question it needs to be investigated. Only a doctor would be able to say if it is a discreet lump. If a breast lump is felt, it should be investigated irrespective of age. It's important to get checked by your primary care physician or gynecologist, who will perform a physical exam to evaluate the breast lump or mass.