I believe they should be, yes.
I think a question that might help people besides the OP are one of the types of questions that should be answered on Health.
Given a personal question:
I have Meniere's disease, diagnosed by my symptoms of episodic vertigo and tinnitus, but I've had no testing at all. What testing should I undergo?
I see no harm, and I see potential benefit, in an edit to make it less personalized and more generally applicable. To that effect, an edit such as the following would make this question acceptable to me:
How is Meniere's disease, an illness involving the inner ear, diagnosed? Is the disorder diagnosed on symptoms alone, or is testing required? Are there any risks associated with diagnosing Meniere's by symptomatology alone?
What are the downsides of answering a question like that? It is no longer personal advice, but the general approach to a relatively commonly diagnosed disorder, so the personal advice aspect is gone.
I can't see a downside.
This question is a personal advice question. However, ruptured tympanic membranes are a common problem, and the general advice given is helpful not only to the OP, but to anyone looking for information on perforated tympanic membranes in general.
Tight glasses are a common problem, but it was asked as a personal question. Likewise, the number of people who worry about forgetfullness is innumerable. Transsexuals requesting HRT are uncommon, but answering a more generalized question about what doctors may refuse to do is possibly helpful to others.
My approach is to have as many questions as possible answered. There are some that are hopelessly personal and can't be answered. There are some that are so simple (as in, so little work was done before asking the question) that I don't feel compelled to put in the effort to answer with references, but am glad if someone else does.
For me, the bottom line is if there's a baby in the bathwater, I'd like to save it.