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Week of October 21, 2002

    Question:   I've been hearing about pills that make your penis larger and thicker. Is that true, and is it safe to take those pills? Are there any side effects?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   I have a 72-year-old patient who recently had a hernia operation. The patient now has excess salivation and burning sensation in the mouth and has to sleep with a cloth in the mouth. I would appreciate any advice or insight. Have you heard of this before?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   My daughter had part of her thyroid removed about a year and half ago. The thyroid medication she was taking made her gain weight and she had no energy. What will happen if she discontinues this medication? Are there medical risks and if so what are they?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer