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The body's defense mechanism to protect you from the harmful effects of infection, injury, or disease is called inflammation. Without an inflammatory response, the damaged tissue will not be able to heal. The symptoms of inflammation are pain, redness, immobility, heat, and swelling.

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While examining my breast, I found two lumps on my left breast. Could it indicate breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I was going through your site articles on breast cancer and read about the breast self-examination. I thought I would give it a try as I am 40 years old now. I examined myself in front of the mirror, and to my astonishment, I could find two small lumps on my left breast. Could they be ...  Read Full »

Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is a very good gesture from your side to examine your breast as you have found two small lumps. I would suggest you get a mammography or an ultrasound of both of your breasts done, and please consult a general surgeon in that contest. These may be inflammatory lum...  Read Full »

I frequently urinate nowadays, even after the urinary tract infection has been cleared. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am almost 50 years old. I am not diabetic. I had a very bad urinary tract infection. I took three antibiotics to finally clear it. Although I no longer have pain and the infection is gone, I feel the urge to urinate frequently. I feel the need to go constantly. However, there is no pain...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Prolonged infection can cause inflammation of the bladder, which might take longer to clear. I recommend you have an ultrasound scan for kidneys and bladder to check for any primary cause. I recommend you to repeat another culture after a week also. For frequency sympto...  Read Full »

How to manage pimples?

Query: Hi doctor,I have what I thought was a pimple on the right side of my chin. This started about four days ago, but I noticed the dwelling to have gotten bigger yesterday only. However, a few days later, the inflammation area seems to have gotten more significant than what a pimple would typically have...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from an infected pimple on the right side of your chin, which is painful, inflamed, and getting more extensive than a regular spot. Pimple usually results from the skin's pores' bloc...  Read Full »

For the past six months, my throat is dry and hurts. What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I am 5.3 feet tall and weight 165 lbs. I have been having problems inside my throat for the past six months. It is dry and hurts. Also, I keep touching the glands every time it bothers me. I have retested for allergies, and I take Claritin D and still have these...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your history, it seems to be allergic pharyngitis. Pharyngitis is the inflammation of the back of the throat. It gets aggravated by exposure to allergens like cold, dust, pollens, and acid reflux. Make sure you do not have acid reflux as without treating the ref...  Read Full »

How to treat skin inflammation present behind last tooth?

Query: Hello doctor, My 16-year-old daughter is having inflammation of skin behind her inner tooth, the last one may be wisdom tooth. She has intense pain and is not able to move her jaw properly while eating food. This started two days ago. She had vomiting and stomach pain three days back. She was having...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it looks like inflammation of the gum flap.over the wisdom tooth. This condition is known as pericoronitis. The wisdom tooth, however, looks misaligned and impacted but for con...  Read Full »

Can taking iron pills before the ferritin test give false reading?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old woman who is struggling with extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, tire easy or poor endurance, treatment-resistant depression, anxiety, panic disorder, skin picking issues, sensory processing disorder and ADHD. I have been a strict vegetarian for 12 years now and for a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Ferritin is an acute phase reactant. This means that apart from reflecting iron stores, it also reflects the inflammatory condition in the body. Taking Iron supplements just a few days before the blood test is not sufficient to raise your serum ferritin levels so qui...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing inflammation in my genital area, and dry skin after masturbation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed inflammation in my genital area, which I just noticed today. I masturbated the day before and have been experiencing dry skin in that area recently. I am concerned that this might be herpes. I will attach a picture for your reference; one of the pictures was taken at hom...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I have reviewed the pictures you attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), it appears to be genital wart (verrucae) with penile melanosis. I suggest you follow the below mentioned instruction...  Read Full »

Does using aloe vera gel on the urethra reduce sexual energy?

Query: Hi doctor, Around six years ago, I mistakenly injected aloe vera gel into my urethra for masturbation. The end consequence was that firstly the urethra got significantly bigger during erection. Secondly, I could attain climax more readily than before, and finally, I would leak a lot of pre-cum durin...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is a persistent urethral inflammatory condition that will lead to long-term issues. In addition, it is pretty uncomfortable to have it. It was caused by inserting a foreign body into the urethra, which resulted in foreign body granuloma...  Read Full »

I have a pimple-like rough growth on my tongue. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have a pimple-like growth on the side edges of the backside of my tongue. I do not have much pain, but I can feel the roughness. And that is when I examined and found these pimple-like growths. They are mainly on the right side of the tongue. In addition, I have numbness in the tongue, b...  Read Full »

Dr. Naseer Ahmad Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. The location of the tongue you are referring to consists of many taste buds which are leaf-like and elongated. Sometimes hypertrophy of the taste buds can be seen. They present as swollen painless eruptions; how...  Read Full »

I am suffering from allergic rhinitis. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing this bothersome condition my doctor refers to as allergic rhinitis for a while now. Lately, it has been particularly severe, especially affecting my eyes. They itch incessantly, and I find myself rubbing them constantly. The inner corners feel inflamed, and by ...  Read Full »

Dr. Canumalla Balachandra

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. Based on the description of your symptoms, it seems you have allergic conjunctivitis. I would appreciate clarification regarding your age, as you mentioned 41 in one instance and 30 in another. Generally, allergic conditions tend to stabilize b...  Read Full »

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