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  • Sumanta 10:45 AM on February 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , genu, hyperextension, , recurvatum   

    Is your knee deviated backward while standing erect? 

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    Some people have knee joint deviated backwards when seen from the sides while the individual stands on their legs fully extended (i.e. when standing straight with full bodyweight on the feet). This condition is known as Genu recurvatum.

    The severity of this illness can vary although depending upon the angulation. It’s more common with females. It may be related to loose ligaments around the knee joint that might have been acquired by birth genetically, cerebral palsy etc.

    This condition might lead to knee pain, a decreased ability to walk or run, osteoarthritis etc. Strengthening of quadriceps muscles of the thigh is said to be helpful to retain the joints stability and decrease pain.

    However, depending on severity bracing or surgical intervention might also be needed.

    P.S.- This blog is not a professional medical guide for any purpose and contents in this blog have errors. For all your health concerns please be guided by a healthcare professional and/or other reliable resources.

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  • Sumanta 11:54 AM on February 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: canal, capping, Dental, gutta, guttapercha, , root,   

    Pain after root canal 

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    Dental pain can happen after the final capping of a root canal treatment. During the initial days it may be because of the wear and tear your teeth might have undergone during the process of capping and the overall treatment. Such pain should generally be alleviated by warm saline water gurgles and mild painkillers, unless otherwise complicated. If pain persists or is perceived to be out of proportion a visit to a dentist is possibly the best thing to do.

    One common problem that might be causing the pain is some elevated part of the newly fitted cap hitting the teeth in the other jaw. Generally, this is taken care in a rather straightforward way. The dentists’ commonly take a quick impression to detect any uneven or elevated part and then correct it by levelling.

    However, other problems like infection, abscess, mobile or fractured teeth root etc. can also cause pain following a root canal capping. In a worst case if the teeth can’t be survived it might lead to extraction of the affected tooth.

     
  • Sumanta 11:55 AM on January 31, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: criteria, criterias, criterion, , singular   

    What is the plural​ of criteria? 

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    Criteria are itself a plural form commonly mistaken as singular and some people wrongly make a plural of criteria ‘criterias’.

    The singular form of criteria is a criterion.

     

     
  • Sumanta 3:38 PM on January 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 737, airplane, boeing   

    Congratulation to all passengers and crew of Boeing 737 

     
  • Sumanta 10:38 AM on January 17, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: beneath, browser, , , , , pane, ,   

    How to view Gmail​ emails in a preview pane in a browser on pc or mac? 

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    If you prefer to read emails in a browser on your pc or mac, a preview pane at the right or beneath the emails you might need to do the following steps to enable this function.

    1. After opening your Gmail email account click on the ’Settings’ option at the right a wheel type icon

    2. From the drop-down menu click on ‘Settings’

    3. Once the setting’s pane opens click on ‘Labs’

    4. There you will get a search option in which you may type ’preview pane’

    5. Then a lab feature for previewing email in the right pane should be available and enabling it should suffice to enable email display in right preview pane in your inbox

    6. Make sure you save your changes before you leave the lab feature after enabling it

    Now return to your inbox.

    A small button will now be available beside the settings wheel type icon and by clicking it you can choose a view of your choice either to see emails at the right or bottom as you wish. Not only for inbox, the feature generally gets enabled for your folders like junk, sent, draft etc.

     
  • Sumanta 7:34 AM on January 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , complication, , episiotomy, incision,   

    Is episiotomy scary? 

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    Episiotomy is an incision or cut given at the opening of the vagina to allow more space for the baby to come out. This is generally done by an obstetrician while delivering a baby during vaginal delivery. Since the baby is delivered through abdominal route in case of a cesarean section, episiotomy is not needed for this type of delivery.

    Although this is still practised widely in many developing countries this not a scientifically  100% recommended procedure and the opinions vary among healthcare practitioners. Recent medical literature has a negative tone to continue this surgery as a regular practice for all vaginal deliveries.

    Generally, two types of incisions can be given one posteriorly in the midline towards the anus and the other mediolaterally. In developing world posterolateral is commonly seen. Posterolateral incisions are less likely to extend to the anus.

    This is a surgical incision and not necessarily free of complications. complications like pain, infection, dyspareunia (pain during intercourse) etc can be its short or long-term adversities. Such complications depend further on the practitioner’s experience. Unfortunately, a woman’s vulnerability to complications will probably rise if done by trainee professionals without enough experience.

    This author witnessed the use of this surgery on almost all normal deliveries in certain parts of the developing world and condemn such practice. One possible explanation may be that some healthcare providers would choose this surgery to hasten the delivery. Another explanation may be they learn to do vaginal delivery by means of episiotomy only and they continue to practice it and propagate the same to their successors.

    P.S.- This blog is not for professional medical advises of any sort. The information herein may not be error-free. For all your health concerns please visit your health care provider.
     
  • Sumanta 8:36 PM on January 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: command, grab, ,   

    How to take a ​screenshot in mac? 

     

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    2 easy ways of taking a screenshot in mac are as following:

    1. press command+shift+#
      •  your screenshot will be available on the desktop
    2. among the app’s list search for the app call grab (alternatively in the spotlight search–> type grab.app)
      • open the grab app
      • then type command+3 for the whole screen
      • or type command+4 for selecting any portion of the screen
      • once the desired screen in captured save it to your desired location in finder, quite self-explanatory I suppose
     
  • Sumanta 4:12 PM on January 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 72, , , hours, intercourse, , , pills, progesterone,   

    Should emergency contraceptive pills be used​ regularly? 

     

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    Emergency contraceptive pills are used to avoid unplanned pregnancy that might happen after unprotected sexual intercourse. Generally earlier the pills are taken its said to be best and generally, they are said to be of worth when using up to 72 hours of the intercourse, however, it might depend on the composition of the medicine, the manufacturer etc.

    Medication dosages in emergency contraceptive pills are generally quite larger than regular contraceptive pills. One of the popular types of emergency contraceptive pills is those purely progesterone based. Progesterone is a type of hormone which is normally produced in females.

    Therefore, regular frequent use of the emergency contraceptive pills is not appropriate. It increases chances of adverse effects. Many people feel that emergency contraceptive pills are a good solution for casual intercourse and undermine the need for the appropriate regular use of contraceptives. Such practice can be detrimental to those females who might plan to use emergency contraceptive pills causally.

    P.S.- This blog is not for professional medical advises of any sort. The information herein may not be error-free. For all your health concerns please visit your health care provider.
     
  • Sumanta 1:24 PM on January 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , delayed, , , , pill, ,   

    Do periods get delayed after emergency contraceptive pills? 

    After using emergency contraceptive pills menstrual period (i.e. menses) may fluctuate and can be delayed up to few weeks. However,  periods might happen early too.

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    P.S.- This blog is not for professional medical advises of any sort. The information herein may not be error-free. For all your health concerns please visit your health care provider.
     
  • Sumanta 12:03 PM on January 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , withdrawal, withdrawl   

    Which spelling is correct withdrawl or withdrawal?​ 

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    Correct answer: withdrawal

     
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