An infection is when a foreign organism invades our body, multiplies, and colonize in the body and damages the tissue. The organism can enter the body through skin contact, eating contaminated food, inhaling spores, exchanging bodily fluids, and touching an infected surface. Viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections are a few types of infection.

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What could be the hard bump on the shaft during erection without pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a little white bump on my shaft. I noticed that sometimes when I have an erection, it appears but not always, and it does not hurt at all. It has been there for two years now, and it did not get enlarged, and it is hard when I touch it.  Read Full »

Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is there itching, burning, irritation, swelling, or inflammation? Do you have a tight foreskin? Improper hygiene? Scratching or rubbing? Any allergic reactions to irritant soap? History of sexual contact or exposure to chemicals? Please reply.  Read Full »

Why do I feel extreme tiredness after ejaculation with pain in the right testis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old. Currently, I am not taking any medication. I have terrible pain in my right testis, right knee, and right side of my head after ejaculation (premature). It lasts for several days and relieved slowly day by day. There is a feeling of terrible tiredness after this con...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is better to rule out any infection or inflammation by getting some tests done. 1. ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), Hb (hemoglobin), TC (total count), DC (differential count). 2. Serum albumin, ALT (alanine transaminase), AST (aspartate aminotransferase). ...  Read Full »

What can be the cause of hard bumps behind the ear and neck?

Query: A few days ago I got a hard bump behind my ear lobe(no actually attached to lobe but on my neck). It feels like it's inside. It does not itch or hurt, just feels hard. A day or two later, I got a similar hard bump on the back of my upper neck that seems like it's inside. to the side closest to my e...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi! Thanks for briefing regarding the problem in concern. There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about. Lumps in the post aural region usually indicate infection in scalp, temple or the cheek which may or may not be symptomatic. Even a subtle fungal infection or dermatitis such as dan...  Read Full »

Why do I have diarrhea with blood and mucus for a week?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having diarrhea for a week now, and I have to go to the bathroom every few hours. The first day there was blood in it, and now it has mucus. It has been going on for a week. I was supposed to go to a gastroenterologist, but I did not have time to do that because I had to move...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I will help you do not worry, and I am concerned about you. So commonly, such kind of diarrhea is caused by bacterial or fungal infection. And because we lose fluids when we have diarrhea and vomiting, it is essential to take more fluids so the body would not go into de...  Read Full »

Can blood in your stools and feeling dizzy and weak be signs of colon or anal cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old female and have inconsistent feces consistency (soft or very soft or watery) for about a week and a half. It is like diarrhea. But today, I found bright red blood along with my poop. I have menstruation, and today is my third day, and the flow is not so heavy. I tried ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Bacteria or protozoa cause this kind of diarrhea, and the dizziness you are feeling is because you lost lots of fluids because of the dehydration, feeling weak and dizzy. And blood can be due to ulcers in the stomach. Was there a lot of blood in the stool? To treat diarrh...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for raised WBC, neutrophils, hemoglobin, and hematocrit values?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a WBC count of 11.2 and neutrophils are 7.8. Also, my hemoglobin is 17.8 and hematocrit 51.8. Is that serious? Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have recently done CBC (complete blood count) and revealed that WBC (white blood cells) 11.2, neutrophils 7.8, hemoglobin 17.8, and hematocrit 51.8. Your WBC, neutrophils, hemoglobin, and hematocrit are ...  Read Full »

Should I be worried to have a high WBC count?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a high white blood cell count. It is more than usual. I got my blood tested. And the result is I have 12000 white blood count. In the report, it is written that normal count is up to 11000. Do I have to worry about anything? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Y Siva Roja

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query. White blood cells are a type of blood cells which are majorly involved in fighting infection in the body and are usually increased in amounts when the body is fighting against an infection and occasionally in certain other conditions. ...  Read Full »

Why does my heart rate increase with fever?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel feverish for the last three days. My BP is 88/111 mmHg and heart rate is 87 to 106. Yesterday, I got fainted after some exercise and brisk walk. I am on Azitromycin, Aviral-H 40, Delip 20 and PCM.  Read Full »

Dr. Eriol Braholli

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since you are feverish, it is expected to have a higher heart rate. Every grade of temperature raises 10 heartbeats more than normal. Blood pressure can be at higher values too. In this case, your body works at full capacity trying to maintain itself and eliminat...  Read Full »

What is the hard and painless pea-sized lump present in front of my ear?

Query: I have a hard pea sized lump in front if my ear (preauricular lymph node) that is hard, painless and doesnt move. It has been there about 6 months but has become more prominent that a friend noticed it. I have also just noticed this week another lump appear towards the top/back of my ear and have a ...  Read Full »

Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, A lymph node located in the preauricular or lost auricular region usually represents infection in the scalp, temples, the eye or even in the ear. There could be a subtle sub clinical chronic infection of the scalp which your probably not aware of and its always worthwhile to get this area ex...  Read Full »

Can physiologically healthy women acquire UTI?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recurring UTI. I have taken Fluconazole, Ciprofloxacin, Gentamicin, and other antibiotics, but nothing seems to give any relief. I pee every 30 minutes, and the urine feels hotter than normal. What can I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Balamurugan

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Most of the recurrence are due to the reinfection with the same organism or a different organism following the eradication of the previous one. It can also occur in women with a healthy physiological urinary tract. An extended course of an...  Read Full »

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