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Do you bleed to death after your penis is cut off?

Assuming the person is not taking anticoagulants, it's actually quite difficult to bleed to death from dismemberment of small members (hands, feet, penis, ears, nose, etc). Even large members such as ...
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What should I consider when deciding to remove a blister or not?

In the blister shown, the likelihood of rupture is decreased because of the thickness of the epidermis on the palm of the hand, so you can leave it alone until the underlying area re-epithelializes. ...
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What should I consider when deciding to remove a blister or not?

Generally speaking, it's best to leave blisters undisturbed. Unroofing the blister completely is definitely ill-advised, as it exposes the entire dermis underneath, removing a primary barrier to ...
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Does the tailbone (coccyx) serve a present function? A few people have been born with tail appendages, right?

1. You are right, the coccyx is the remnant of a vestigial tail, but still not entirely useless. According to eMedicine, it is an important attachment for various muscles, tendons and ligaments—which ...
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What should I consider when deciding to remove a blister or not?

In first aid, we normally leave blisters alone. But there is one exception. In multi day walking events, there is a protocol to treat blisters. We clean the blister and the skin around in. We make it ...
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Do you bleed to death after your penis is cut off?

The problem is there are too many unknowns. First, the speed of clotting varies from person to person. There are lab tests that measure clotting time (e.g. INR), especially useful when a patient ...
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Is it possible to have dental sealants removed permanently?

To remove the sealant, probably the most effective way to protect the teeth from caries, you need to reapply an acid or remove the superficial sealed enamel. In both cases you will loss more healthy ...
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Can removal of internal organs (such as in hysterectomy) affect the posture of the body or the stomach?

I would say consult a doctor to confirm the problem. Removal of the Uterus usually doesn't cause to much of a shift, but I am sure there are a very few instances when it does. The uterus typically ...
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How can I treat calluses on my palms?

A callus is a thickening of the skin that occurs in response to repeated friction, in order to protect the area that is affected. If you remove the calluses, then you will need to either wear gloves ...
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How to remove the yellow stains from my teeth?

There are a few aspects that need to be addressed. 1) Diet & Oral habits: Often, drinks with natural or artificial coloring will stain the surface of the enamel and any tartar (calcified plaque) ...
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How does removal of the testicles affect life expectancy?

To answer this question properly is going to need a prospect double blinded controlled trial. That is not going to happen in a normal world. You can try looking at historical data, like the one ...
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how to get rid of a raised mole in my left thigh which is painful sometimes?

Yes, moles can definitely be cancerous. They can be malignant melanoma, which is a deadly cancer unless treated early. The fact that it is asymmetrical is not a good sign. Do not attempt to treat it ...
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Recommendation for long-lasting (eg 1 week) airproof and waterproof plaster?

Your problem is going to be sweat, waterproof duct tape will prevent sweat evaporating and will cause the tape to un-stick. As the NHS states: There is limited evidence to support the ...
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