General Health
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General Health
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  2. Hi @Yingying mucus in the stool can be normal as the body produces it to facilitate passage of stools through the intestines, among other applications. That being said, usually the mucus is not vis...
    Dr. Dinesh G
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  4. Good evening @Ros , muscle tears are highly variable. Mild injuries usually recover with 2-6weeks of rest and avoiding triggers. More serious injuries however may require specific treatment and can...
    Dr. Dinesh G
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  6. Hi @Me 3-5 days is the quick answer to your question - after catching the infection, symptoms can take 3-5 days to surface. That being said, patients with HFMD can transmit the infection to others...
    Dr. Dinesh G
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  8. Hi @Me generally, post operation care involves keeping the wound clean and dry with a review around a week post-procedure by the surgeon. Cochlear implants are used for severe hearing impairments...
    Dr. Dinesh G
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  10. Hi @eveline, thanks for your question! It depends what you mean by a bad cut. Generally If it requires stitching we would refer to it as a “bad cut”. That being said, with any cut, during the h...
    Dr. Adnaan S
    Space Doctor
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  12. Hi @Jojotan thats an interesting question! We usually need more information to help you with a problem like this. For example, how long this has been going on, whether its drooling with leakage of ...
    Dr. Dinesh G
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  14. Hi @Angel , thank you for your question! Heart pain has a large number of possible causes. Unfortunately as it is too broad it is a bit hard to answer this question. However, heart pain that is...
    Dr. Adnaan S
    Space Doctor
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  16. Hi @Me , thanks for your question! Foot swelling has a wide variety of causes ranging from things as simple as age related, injury (eg hitting your foot against the wall) to problems as complicat...
    Dr. Adnaan S
    Space Doctor
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  18. Hi @Curiousity thats a great question! There are many possible causes for what you describe, ranging from dry eyes to a foreign body thats lodged in the eye. Unfortunately an examination by a docto...
    Dr. Dinesh G
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  20. Hi @gerdboss , GERD is treatable with a course of medication but may never truly recover. There are a few common reasons why people do not recover or have multiple episodes of discomfort/regurg/hea...
    Dr. Adnaan S
    Space Doctor