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Health.com: Scary Symptoms You Can Relax About

Don't Hit The Panic Button

By: Elizabeth Rosenthal

Weird lumps, bumps or rashes? Chances are you're just fine.

It has been nearly 20 years since I officially practiced medicine, but my friends and family consider me their frontline medical adviser. In an age when it is hard to get a doctor on the phone and can be pricey to see one, I remain really good at screening symptoms. The vast majority of the time, I can assure people that their anxiety is unfounded. Of course, every once in a while, my advice is "Yikes, worry more!" Here are some common medical worries you can set aside—along with a little guidance on when you should indulge them.

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