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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A few months ago I noticed minor pain in my elbow when I'd lift anything - even something light. Recently, the pain is worsening and moving down my inner forearm.... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother and my sister were treated for uterine fibroids in their late 30s. I just turned 35, and I'm starting to worry that I'll get them too. Am I at risk for... — Updated 2/12/2020

 

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've noticed several dark spots and cobweb-like strings in my vision. Is this something to be concerned about? ANSWER: Dark spots such as those you describe may... — Updated 2/5/2020

 

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My two-month-old granddaughter's belly button is very large and sticks out well beyond her tummy. What might cause this? Should we be concerned? Will it get... — Updated 1/29/2020

 

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I tore my calf muscle while running a few months ago and went to physical therapy for treatment. It seemed to heal well, but last weekend I tried running for the f... — Updated 1/22/2020

 

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: At her most recent well-child checkup, my 13-year-old daughter was given a questionnaire about depression, even though she doesn't have any symptoms of depression.... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it common to only have a partial thyroidectomy to remove Hurthle cells? My doctor is recommending this procedure, but I wonder if I should have my entire... — Updated 1/8/2020

 

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What is transcranial magnetic stimulation, and how does it work? Is it effective for treating depression? ANSWER: Transcranial magnetic stimulation, or TMS, is a... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I had an extremely painful headache that was diagnosed as a cluster headache in the emergency department. I was treated with oxygen, and the pain disappeared. Is... — Updated 12/11/2019

 

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I keep reading about weight loss and other health benefits from a diet where people eliminate lectins. Is there any truth to the claim that a lectin-free diet can... — Updated 12/4/2019

 

Women older than 65 generally don't need to continue Pap tests

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am way past my childbearing years and do not have any health problems. Do I need to continue getting Pap smears? At what age is this test no longer necessary?... — Updated 11/27/2019

 

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What can be done about thumb arthritis besides having surgery to relieve the pain? ANSWER: There are a number of therapies to consider before turning to surgery... — Updated 11/20/2019

 

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is removing the bladder a reasonable treatment option for a 78-year-old with nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer? My dad has tried other therapies without much... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

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I just turned 50, and my health care provider recommends that I get a colonoscopy to screen for colon cancer. I want to have the test done, but as a recovering addict, I don't want... — Updated 11/6/2019

 

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DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently was diagnosed with diverticulosis. Are there certain foods I should avoid altogether or specific foods that would benefit my diet? ANSWER: Diverticulosi... — Updated 10/30/2019

 

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When hip and knee both need to be replaced, hip surgery usually done first Tribune Content Agency DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I need a total hip replacement and a total knee replacement -... — Updated 10/23/2019

 

Discomfort in temporomandibular joint often can be relieved with self-care

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Does temporomandibular joint pain that's caused by grinding teeth ever go away on its own, or is treatment always required? ANSWER: Teeth grinding or clenching... — Updated 10/12/2019

 

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