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  1. Hey all, I had a couple of AKs frozen off of my nose in July 2022 and then another appeared on the nose later that year and I used a compound cream to get rid of it. I have my appointment tomorrow and just get a ton of anxiety about this. I know that AKs are common and may never turn into anything but I seem to worry more as the appointment gets closer. She had me use the cream once more based on a couple of pictures I sent her recently and I'm just healing from that on the nose. I guess I'm just looking for some reassurance on these AKs turning into squamos cell.
  2. Hi all, I've had what the dermo calls and AK on my nose. They froze it off and then I used a cream to further assist. Is this something that anyone else has had before? They didn't seem too concerned but said it's best to freeze it like they did. I hear they're pretty common.
  3. Yeah he went 7 days without one and then had one this morning. So, hopefully, just some dryness and stuff like that. We live in Oklahoma US, so it can get dry and windy a lot. Also, very hot right now.
  4. Thank you for the reply. I was wondering about dryness too. But when you say make sure he doesn’t have something, do you mean something really bad like a tumor?
  5. Hi all. My son has nose bleeds pretty much every day this week. He’s been outside every day at baseball camp. Usually it goes away quickly. He’s 9 1/2 and always super active. He’s complained of a slight headache this morning but otherwise his normal self. Has anyone else experienced this?
  6. I know it was a scratch but my mind keeps trying to go into the what if it had saliva on it's paw or it bit me and I forgot and stuff like that.
  7. Hey all. I was outside with my family yesterday and a black cat that hangs around our rural neighborhood came over and was very friendly and wanted love. I gave him some pets and then he flipped over and I touched his belly and he playfully scratched at my right hand. I had a whitish scratch mark but it didn't have blood and no mark now there today. I washed with soap and water and alcohol afterward. Of course I today I'm worried about rabies. I think it's extremely rare for cats to have it and we have seen this cat around the neighborhood before. What do you think?
  8. Hi all. I went swimming about 2 weeks ago and since then I've felt like my left ear is clogged and won't clear up even after using swimmer's ear and ear wax removal drops. Has anyone else had this before? I assume it's related to swimming and maybe there's fluid stuck in there that doesn't want to come out. I'm supposed to see the doctor tomorrow but my anxiety is also getting the better of me. It kind of feels like when you need to pop your ear but it won't.
  9. I'm trying to tell myself that I can put this behind me. Ultrasound, CT scan, cystoscopy were all clear. Urologist said even if I have microscopic bleeding, he still wouldn't need to see me for 5 years. I know I should take this and move on.
  10. Yeah I had the cystoscopy today and nothing was found so sounds like I'm good. He took urine for a cytology but not sure why.
  11. I just had a CT scan done and seems it was clear. I still have to go for a cystoscopy tomorrow. Super nervous about that.
  12. Yeah he had said that he basically ordered the CT so I might know what caused it in case I was on vacation and started to see it again I wouldn't freak out. But he kept telling me it wasn't anything life changing.
  13. Hi all, I'm a 41 male and back in October I had a few blood clots show up in my urine. I went to my regular doc who then sent me to a urologist. My regular doc didn't find anything and wasn't worried about cancer. I had an ultrasound of my kidneys, bladder, and prostate and it was clear. My urologist wasn't worried about cancer either and kept reassuring me that it wasn't going to be any life changing and thought I might get a CT scan just to put my mind at ease. However, I haven't gone for the CT yet. The last clot I saw was around October 25th and saw my urologist on November 21st. I haven't seen anything since then. I'm worried that I messed up not getting the CT and now there will be cancer and it will be too late to do anything about it. I just keep trying to remember that my urologist reassured me that there wasn't anything to worry about.
  14. Thanks Ironman. What do you mean can't call it a tumor?