Q. My breast swelled up and was hot and painful to the touch. My doctor treated me for mastitis, but it turned out to be inflammatory breast cancer. I think other women should be aware that not all breast cancers start with a lump. A. That’s right. Inflammatory breast cancer does look a lot like mastitis, an infection of the breast that can have many causes. Mastitis is more common when you’re breast-feeding; and some women have a lifelong proclivity to bouts of mastitis. But if you’re experiencing a swollen, hot, painful, red breast for the first time, ask your doctor to carefully consider inflammatory breast cancer, and to test for it. Previous Breast Cancer Symptom: Lump Under Arm Back to Start of Illustrated Symptom FAQs
Almost everyone tells us we should get as much exercise as
possible. But the effects of exercise are sometimes controversial.
Exercise alone isn't apt to make you lose much weight. For
example, walking, an excellent form of exercise because it doesn't put a lot of
extra strain on your joints as running does, but burns very few calories.
The other day, I walked a total of about 3 miles, according
to my pedometer. It said I'd burned 200 calories. Big deal. I could cancel that
out with a couple of ounces of cheddar cheese or a little more than an ounce of
And, as pointed out by Gary Taubes in his book Good Calories, Bad Calories , exercise
can just make you hungrier. So after exercising you might eat even more than
enough to cancel out the calories burned by the exercise.
However, exercise has benefits that go beyond weight loss.
For one thing, by getting your heart rate up (unless your idea of exercise is
meandering), exercise strengthens your heart. ...
Dear Dr. Motola:
I am 62 years old. In August of 2007 I had PVP surgery after suffering for 9 years with symtoms of an enlarged prostate . The operation was successful. My stream is strong and I get up only once at night to urinate. I got my life back. I don't have "urgency" issues and kayak, travel and basically enjoy life. I experienced many of the common post-op complications, including the need for catheterization several days after surgery, passing blood clots and intense burning while urinating. After 6 months everything was fine, except for one lingering problem. I experienced a burning sensation after ejaculation. I returned to my doctor for some answers and he was baffled. The burning ranges from very intense to very mild. Now, 14 months after the surgery, I still have this lingering problem and no answers. Can anyone help?
Burning on ejaculation may be associated with prostatitis . Cultures of the semen may have some benefit in trying to determine the cau...
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