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    [–] Tinnitus? Ringing in ears? shams3322 1 points ago in AskDocs

    Mask/cover the ringing

    [–] Tinnitus? Ringing in ears? shams3322 1 points ago in AskDocs

    Playing white noise in background can help flush out the ringing but consider getting evaluated by an ENT specialist if it's getting worse

    [–] Am I bow legged and if so, what can I do? shams3322 6 points ago in AskDocs

    Everyone's anatomy is a bit different. If your knees just touch lightly with your ankles together I wouldn't worry about it.

    Obesity can contribute to it though

    [–] Am I bow legged and if so, what can I do? shams3322 13 points ago in AskDocs

    Looks absolutely normal to me. Your knees should not touch when your ankles are together, that's called knee knocking and has its own problems.

    [–] I've noticed for a while, my pee often smells sweet. Should I be concerned? shams3322 2 points ago in AskDocs

    Possibly, if it included glucose. But blood glucose tests are considered more reliable for diagnosis of diabetes.

    [–] I've noticed for a while, my pee often smells sweet. Should I be concerned? shams3322 1 points ago in AskDocs

    Are you on a special diet?

    Could be normal as you eat sugary/fatty foods, ketone levels rise but won't hurt to get your glucose levels tested

    [–] Clogged ear after flying, have to fly again in 2 days. shams3322 2 points ago in AskDocs

    Barotrauma and rhinitis causing Eustachian tube dysfunction. Keep doing the valsalva (pinching nose and forcefully blowing out with mouth closed). Try chewing gum. Both oral and nasal decongestants helpful in draining the clogging and also can be used prior to your next flight to prevent this again.

    [–] Confusion of carrier results: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin deficiency z allele heterozygous shams3322 1 points ago in AskDocs

    Meant generally avoid drinking and people with AAD are usually vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B to prevent liver damage

    [–] Confusion of carrier results: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin deficiency z allele heterozygous shams3322 1 points ago in AskDocs

    AAD Z allele heterozygous isn't exactly an uncommon condition with it affecting 2-5% of population with much higher prevalence in people of European descent. Most people with this condition have sufficient levels of Alpha-1 antitrypsin to not cause any lung or liver disease and live a healthy life. Problem arises when an individual is exposed to heavy pollutants/irritants, smoking or drinking.

    You should be fine however don't drink again and avoid smoke, dust, second hand smoke, medications that may harm your liver and reduce stress. Also consider getting vaccinated for Hep A and B.

    [–] I have a lazy eye at 19 years old shams3322 1 points ago in AskDocs

    Patch treatment has the best results when done before 7 years of age but studies have shown to even improve vision by about 2 lines on the Snellen chart in older ages too. That's something you can consider but it requires commitment so consult your doctor if it's worth it. There's no surgery for Lazy eye.

    As for your eye going berserk sometimes, it's called Heterophoria and there are several treatment options for that including surgery.

    [–] Pulsing in neck? shams3322 2 points ago in AskDocs

    JVP is lateral to sternocleidomastoid and is a biphasic pulse as compared to Carotid pulse which medial to scm and is monophasic

    [–] Nosebleed with consistency of water shams3322 1 points ago in AskDocs

    Common with rhinitis. If it happens again press firmly just below your nose bridge and it should stop within a couple minutes. If that doesn't stop it, the nosebleeds keep recurring or if your coughing up large amounts of blood, seek medical care

    [–] I [f 23] have lifted heavy weights at the gym and now my lower back hurts. I am scared I could have damaged something. shams3322 1 points ago in AskDocs

    You're fine, It's probably a muscle strain. Apply heat to back, avoid bending over and lifting objects and take painkillers if necessary.

    If the pain keeps getting worse or if you feel tingling or numbness of lower limbs consult a doctor

    [–] Does the Coronavirus really have a lethality rate of ~40 percent, rather than 2 percent? shams3322 3 points ago * (lasted edited 16 days ago) in AskDocs

    Correction, what you seem to be mentioning as Morality rate is Case fatality rate/lethality rate which is calculated by deaths from a disease divided by the total number of cases diagnosed of those disease. Would you share the source for the ~40%?

    So far the CFR of current coronavirus epidemic is around ~2% but it is still very soon to take that as a final value. In contrast, SARS epidemic had a CFR of 8-10% and the Ebola epidemic had a CFR of ~50%. What we do know so far is that you have a higher chance of dying from the flu instead of Coronavirus, so rest your mind

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/guid/ACCAE3A8-42F0-11EA-BB1F-EFCF14051DA9

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

    [–] (30M) Lots of runny earwax at night (Keeping me awake and itching) shams3322 2 points ago in AskDocs

    Has your ear been exposed to any moisture lately? What's the color of discharge?

    Sounds like otomycosis or fungal growth in ear. Consider getting it evaluated by a specialist

    [–] Weekly Discussion/General Questions Thread - January 20, 2020 shams3322 1 points ago in AskDocs

    Pap smear checks for cervical cancer so even if everything might be fine down there, there's a chance you might be developing a cervical cancer or premalignant changes. Early diagnosis is crucial for proper treatment with a good outcome so even if you might not be sexually active, there are other reasons for development of cervical cancer. You might not need it as often as someone sexually active but I'd still recommend it getting it done occasionally.

    If you are exposed to risk factors (smoking, family history, etc) then get a pap smear as per guidelines

    [–] Anxiety disappears with head cold/sinus infection shams3322 1 points ago in AskDocs

    There's an interesting correlation between mental disorders (depression, panic attacks/anxiety) and conditions causing dryness of nasal mucosa. Hard to say without examination but if that is the cause in your case, when your nose is congested and you're using the neti pot, that hydrates your nose lining helping with the anxiety. I'm not an ENT specialist but this might be a valid point to bring up to one.

    Meanwhile use a humidifier, neti pot and saline spray/Vaseline in your nose to see if it helps

    [–] Anxiety disappears with head cold/sinus infection shams3322 1 points ago in AskDocs

    Do you usually breathe through your nose or mouth? Do you experience dryness inside your nose, frequent nosebleeds or crusting?

    [–] Red spots in whites of Eyes After Vomitting shams3322 4 points ago in AskDocs

    Picture might help but what you described sounds like subconjunctival hemorrhage. Usually fixes on its own without any intervention.

    [–] Mouth sore or oral cancer? shams3322 5 points ago in AskDocs

    Relax, it's not oral cancer. Looks like aphthous ulcer with the greyish-white base and red margins. You can try rinsing salt water to help it heal but it usually takes it's time and heals itself within a couple of weeks.

    [–] Obsessive Cheeks/Lips Biting, what do I do? shams3322 1 points ago in AskDocs

    Suffer from this myself although not so much that it causes bleeding. Chewing gum usually helps me. Since this is a behavioral problem you might need psychological conditioning for it. It is also often associated with OCD. Getting an appointment with a psychiatrist or a psychologist might be a good place to start.

    [–] Weekly Discussion/General Questions Thread - January 13, 2020 shams3322 1 points ago in AskDocs

    How are you doing the warm compress? Dipping a clean cloth or towel in warm water will help keeping it warm