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How common is it to expel a completely intact fetus after a miscarriage?


I knew in advance that the fetus had died because the sonogram showed no heartbeat. I was about 10 weeks into the pregnancy at the time. A D&C was scheduled but I miscarried on my own but was amazed to find the fetus completely intact inside a clear sac. I still had to have an immediate D&C because the placenta was still attached, and the pain was severe. I am curious to know if it is common to find the fetus in this condition.
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Yes that quite normal. Sorry for your loss xx  (+ info)

How common is it for women to pretend they wear a smaller shoe size?


As a guy, I wear a men's 10.5. That equals women's 11.5 to 12. Recently I've compared feet with some attractive, trim women shorter than me that measure 5'8" to 5'10" tall. These girls claimed to wear 9.5 to 10 shoes, and their open-toes were indeed around size 10. But their feet were as long as mine, albeit much narrower. What gives? These girls must be lowballing their foot size. Are size 11 and 12 female feet much more common than reported?
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A lot of the times, girls like tighter shoes than guys. Since girls wear shoes that are a lot likelier to fall off (flats, heels, etc. shoes that don't have laces) most of us want shoes that fit snugly and won't keep flapping off of our heels (which can scrape and hurt!).  (+ info)

How common is it for people with autism to gobble their food and eat very fast?


My brother has autism. He always take huge bites and eats like he is in a race. It causes him to choke sometimes; like when he tried to eat a hard-boiled egg all at once. Is this common with autism?
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My son has autism and he eats very fast like someone is going to steal his food. He is 22 years old and has always been like this. My best friend's daughter has autism and she also gobbles her food down. Seems like it is a really common thing. Neither my son or my friend's daughter can talk so they can not explain to us their reason for this. Would love to know.  (+ info)

How common is it to have chronic pain after dental implants?


I am suffering chronic pain two years after my second dental implant and have to take Neurontin (Gabapentin) 3 times per day to suppress it. My dentist and a neurologist say that this is probably caused by nerve damage. How common is this? What percentage of implants result in this kind of problem?
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You really should not have a chronic pain after implants. If your dentist and neurologist have confirmed that it is due to nerve damage, it is my opinion you need to have the implant taken out and hope you rid this chronic pain.

Are you experiencing some numbness? I would get a second opinion on why you are still having chronic pain. Hope this helped.  (+ info)

How common is it that a Doctor might misdiagnose a patient with manic depression with ADD instead?


I'm just wondering if this is a common mistake on the parts of doctors, since the two disorders share a few symptoms. And the effects on a manic depressive who's been taking adderall for years instead of proper antidepressants. Any insight?
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30% of the time, seek second opinion  (+ info)

What are the most common hallucinations and delusions for people with Schizophrenia?


Like is there a particular voice or words they hear that's very common among them? When they see things that aren't there what is something that is common for them to see?
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They all hear voices and think someone is watching them.  (+ info)

How common is it for a gastroentologist to see a teenager complaining about blood in stool?


and when it occurs, what is the most common diagnosis for it?
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It depends on the blood that the teenager is seeing. If its bright red, that's pretty common ... If it appears dark or black, that's a different issue.

1) Teenagers are usually not the healthiest eaters. Its not abnormal for them to not get their recommended dose of fiber and be constipated ... which can cause hemorrhoids or anal fissures that may bleed when they go to the bathroom.

2)If the blood is dark or black, that means that blood is not oxygenated and is internal in source. Things that can cause this are GI bleeds and cancer. This, obviously, is less likely in teenagers.

If number 1 sounds more like what you are referring to, taking fiber can usually fix the problem without going to the doctor. However, if number 2 is what you're talking about ... the ER is the answer ... NOW.  (+ info)

How common is it for a child to be diagnosed with hairy cell leukemia?


I read that it was most common for senior citizens to be diagnosed with the cancer. Has a child ever gotten it?
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Yes, a child has ever gotten HCL.
You may want to read up on this article by Yetgin S, et al (2001). Relapse in hairy cell leukemia due to isolated nodular skin infiltration. Pediatr Hematol Oncol.18 (6):415-7. If you need the article, you can let me know. Hope it helps.  (+ info)

How common is it to be allergic to water?


I know it's more of a hypersensitivity than an allergy but how common is it?
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Water allergies are extremely rare, and affect about 1 in 230 million people worldwide.

And it's definitely a real thing, but it happens when your skin is exposed to water, not when you ingest it.  (+ info)

How common is it to not have a period during breastfeeding?


I have a 3 month old baby. When she was about 1 month and 2 week I had my first regular period since birth. However, the next month I didn't get it. I've been breastfeeding the whole time, and my husband and I have tried to be very careful, although there was one slip up right around the time that i could have ovulated following my period, but I've had 2 pregnancy tests around the time I should have started and both were negative. Aside from the pregnancy and births of my 4 children i've had a fairly regular cycle, so, how common is it to completely miss you period due to breastfeeding? I'm currently on progesterone only pills (for the last three weeks) for birth control, but the information that came with it seemed to indicate that they might make you bleed more, rather than less.
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First off, it's very common.

Although not 100%, breast feeding has long been considered a form of birth control.

Check out these links:

http://www.breastfeeding.com/reading_room/lam.html

http://babyparenting.about.com/cs/breastfeeding/f/bcnursing.htm?terms=birth+control+patch  (+ info)

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