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The Most Embarrassing Medical Questions People Want Answers To
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Why Are My Breasts Different Sizes?

Sorry guys, this particular section is mostly about the ladies. We totally get why this is one of the most obvious medical questions people are afraid to ask about. It’s awkward to ask about, especially if you have are a male doctor! We get it completely. The real question now, is, well, why do many women have breasts of two different sizes? Referred to as “Breast Asymmetry, size differences can be related to hormonal changes. In particular, an issue during puberty where one breast begins to grow before the other. The other is playing catch-up but might not completely make it.

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Trauma can also be a cause of this as well as an obviously botched breast augmentation surgery. It is likely you notice their difference during ovulation, as they might feel full or sensitive then. They retain water and blood flow during this point but return to normal during your period. Other reasons for uneven breasts are things like Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia, Hypoplastic Breasts, and Juvenile Hypertrophy. In very rare instances, cancerous lumps are the cause. Proper mammogram exams can keep a check on this, however.

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How Can I Stop Sweating So Much?

While sweating is normal, especially when involved in physical activity, some people sweat a bit more than they likely should on a normal basis. The reason for sweating so much might be due to the job you’re involved in, the heat you experience daily, as well as issues like being overweight. Things like stress and anxiety can play a role, as well as potentially high blood pressure problems. Most of these things are normal and/or easy fixes.

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Yet there are more serious issues, such as Hyperhidrosis. This is a condition where your body sweats abnormally, unrelated to exercise or heat. This can be a bit embarrassing, so we can completely understand why you’d want to stop the problem as soon as possible. The best way to handle this is by using stronger deodorant and apply astringents daily. You also want to be sure you dress appropriately for the activity you’ll be involved in. Moreover, use relaxation techniques to keep your body from overreacting to cause sweat to occur.

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If I Have Been Diagnosed With HPV Before, Do I Still Have It? Is There A Risk For Cervical Cancer?

A potentially serious condition known as the Human Papilloma Virus can be important to know about. Some people are embarrassed by the issue or simply do not want to bring it up. Thus causing it to be among the medical questions people are afraid to ask. You should first know that while HPV is an STD, it operates differently from Herpes or HIV. First and foremost, we have vaccinations to help against the HPV types that cause genital warts and cancers.

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Since it only spreads through unprotected sexual contact, it will operate the same way other STDs operate. What differs it from HIV is that it “CAN” go away. This all depends on the person. Many times, your body will create antibodies that remove the virus completely. Yet this might take many years, which is why if you have HPV, it is best to have sexual contact using protection only. If you have a version that goes away, your risk for cancer is reduced. Yet the type that sticks with you can truly be the most likely to cause cancer. Of all genital cancers diagnosed each year, HPV makes up well over 75% of cases.

 

 

Where do we find this stuff? Here are our sources:

 

American Centers for Disease Control & Protection (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS)

National Institutes of Health

British Medical Association Journal

The Mayo Clinic

John’s Hopkins Medicine

U.S. Planned Parenthood

American Academy of Dermatology Association

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

American Pregnancy Association

National Institute of Mental Health

Women’s Health Magazine

Very Well Health

Live Science

Health.com

SpinalHealth.com

Psycom.net

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