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 cause abdominal pain immediately after eating?

Query: Hello doctor, My 6-year-old son always complains of abdominal pains especially immediately after he takes breakfast. Today he has the same abdominal pain and joint pains, cold palms, and feet. He has this problem for the past one year.  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Paediatric Surgeon, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If your son is getting pain after eating, it suggests he might be having gastric irritation which in turn causes few conditions. It could be: 1. Infection - can be cured by antibiotics. 2. Inflammation - needs only antacid medications. 3. Pancreatitis - inflamm...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my symptoms of weakened immune system?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51-year-old male. My health problems started in March 2019, continuously till now. Until then, I was in great shape, with a natural diet and physical activities. Then I suddenly felt sick, like something acute for two weeks. On blood analysis, no disease was found, but the WBC...  Read Full »

Dr. Md Rajja

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As your report is negative for HIV-AIDS, you should start building your health. There are various pathogens that can decrease your immune system you have to reach to closest one. Repeated fungal infection can reduce your immunity too in your case. Boost your immu...  Read Full »

What does high WBC and neutrophil with immature granulocytes and low lymphocytes indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I just received my blood test WBC is 22000, neutrophils are 8700, high absolute immature granulocytes and low lymphocytes. I have noticed that for three years my blood tests have been on the high levels for WBC. Should I be concerned? I have been in and out and they never call me for a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Following is my opinion for your asked question. Your total WBC count and neutrophils are high. Mild increase of immature granulocytes and high count with neutrophilia could be due to infection or inflammation in the body. Your detailed physical examination and inve...  Read Full »

How long should I wait to donate blood after getting a tattoo?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a tattoo before five months. A blood donation drive is going to happen by next month. Am I eligible to donate blood? How long should a tattooed person wait to donate blood?  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: If it is from a professional tattoo artist and the needle was changed, then you can donate after a week. We are only worried about allergic reactions. If you are not sure, then deferral period is usually six months. After tha...  Read Full »

Can 8-year-old girl get periods?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an 8-year-old daughter. Yesterday, there was a faded blood in her panty and we thought that it was the start of her menstrual period. However, the menstruation did not show after she changed her panty until now. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 8 years is too early to start menses. I would like to know does she have her secondary sexual characters developed? As in, does she have the breasts developed and axillary and public hairs? If not , then mostly she is yet to achieve her puberty. Many a times the mi...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain and bleeding after being fingered?

Query: Hello doctor, A few months now, I have been experiencing discomfort and bleeding after being fingered. It does not really happen during sexual intercourse though. I have an urge to urinate even after urinating. And it stings and the urine will sometimes come out at different random times. I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Ushasi Mukherjee

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Have you noticed the bleeding while you urinate also? Or else only after fingering? In view of your past episodes of UTI (urinary tract infection) it seems the same has recurred again as suggested by the pain after urinating. On top of that since women's urethral o...  Read Full »

What can cause swelling of the feet?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is suffering from feet swelling for the past four years. We met nearly seven to eight doctors for this issue, but she did not get any relief. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Lokesh

General Practitioner, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Four years is a long time to have swelling of the feet. But, since you have met so many doctors and have taken so many treatments. I suggest you to kindly send me some more data regarding your investigations, x-rays and any other investigation you have done. Also, send m...  Read Full »

How to treat swollen lymph nodes in groin?

Query: Hello doctor, My lymph nodes in the groin region became swollen last night and I am irritated. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, please do not freak out. If we have adequate information, it would be easy to figure out the cause for such groin node enlargement. It would have been a little more informative if you could mention the size of the node that you could feel, whether on sing...  Read Full »

What could cause a lump inside the groin with moving skin?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old male. I have a lump on the inside of my groin. It is about the size of a 5 cent Australian piece, and I can feel it under my skin almost as if the skin moves over the top of it. So, I do not think it is a dermatological thing. I have little spots around my pubic ar...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahendra Thakre

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If I am not wrong 5 cents Australian piece is around 2 cm in size. As you have described, it is a lymph node in your inguinal region. The human body has about 600 lymph nodes. Their role is to clean antigens from the extracellular fluid. It helps in fighting inflammation...  Read Full »

My groin is tender to touch after sex. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe groin pain days after sexual encounter. I have no lesions or bumps. I have prior HSV 1. I had no other symptoms but bad pain. I had pain in the penis and testicles. Now three months after I have a tingle in upper thighs and pelvis when laying down at night. Lymph nodes i...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Generalized body aches are most probably not due to any STD (sexually transmitted disease). If there is no swollen lymph node again it is not STD. HSV 2 (herpes simplex virus) do not present like that. it has blisters which periodically you should not worry about that. ...  Read Full »

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