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Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: are you an ER doctor?, family medicine, med school
family medicine, med school, bad stuff: 1) most small ER s in South Carolina require only a permanent license, sometimes ACLS 2) average day.... there is no such thing, but most people have normal easy non-emergent problems, but don t have a regular MD, usually due to money. 3) pay was $28...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Erectile Dysfunction, hyzaar, crestor
hyzaar, crestor, levitra: the viagra has not caused a worsening of the ED. The side effects include flushing, so some people feel hot . The other drugs, Cialis and Levitra may be a little more specific for the penis as opposed to the flushing and other side effects, so may work...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ESI, epidural steroid injections, invasive medical procedures
epidural steroid injections, invasive medical procedures, post dural puncture headache: Hi DJ and thanks for writing, Spinal injections are not new – the use of spinal injections to treat low back pain was first documented in 1901, and in 1952 epidural steroid injections were first used to treat low back pain with associated sciatica (pain...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ESI, spinal headache, epidural steroid injection
spinal headache, epidural steroid injection, blood clotting time: Hi DJ, Anytime you have a spinal injection there are risks. The most common risk is a post spinal headache. They will discuss how to prevent that however. You don’t need to cut back on any vitamins before the injections. If you are taking any herbs...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ESI, epidural steroid injection, vitamins and supplements
epidural steroid injection, vitamins and supplements, dangerous procedure: I m having an epidural steroid injection for a herniated lumbar disc. Is this a potentially dangerous procedure and is there anything special I need to do to prepare for it? Answer: Not really if the doctor has experience and you are healthy ...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Estrogen, risk for breast cancer, degree weather
risk for breast cancer, degree weather, breast cancer: I actually don t know the answer to your question. Probably no one realy does even the experts in this area. You will have decide which is worse. Is it worse to be at a small increase of breast cancer, or is it worse to live your daily life like you...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Eustachian Tube Syndrome, airplane rides, steroid sprays
airplane rides, steroid sprays, experience discomfort: Yes, these symptoms can be consistent with a blocked E.T. And, airplane rides can worsen it. The E.T. empties fluid that is secreted in the inner ear, if blocked, pressure can build, and the balance organ is there and can cause the dizziness. Things that...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: EXTREME BRUISE LARGE TOE, tennis shoes, toe nail
tennis shoes, toe nail, left foot: IS THIS SOMETHING THAT I SHOULD LET HAPPEN NATURALLY,SHOULD I GO TO THE DOCTORS? Usually they fall off without help from a doctor but if not it usually is painless for the doctor to clip the rest off. OK? IF MY TOENAIL FALLS OFF WILL ANOTHER ONE REPLACE...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Exam question, brain cerebellum, lumbar nerve
brain cerebellum, lumbar nerve, nerve problems: I am not sure what your symptoms are, which decides what they are looking for as far as possible diagnosis heel/toe walk usually tests for lumbar nerve problems, like a disc pressing on nerves... finger to nose is pretty non-specific, general exam to look...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Excedrin future effects, excedrin, spirin
excedrin, spirin, misaligned: Hi Kellie, First, I would doubt that your headaches are caused by your body being mis-aligned. Just doesn t sound Kosher to me. In any event, Excedrin has caffeine, Aspirin and Acetaminophen in it. Aspirin has as many potentially bad side effect as Acetaminophen....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Excedrin future side effects, liver failure, liver cancer
liver failure, liver cancer, liver problems: Dear Kellie, The Excedrin you are taking...does it have acetaminophen in it? (Tylenol) I cannot imagine that a healthy person taking one to two Excedrin daily will have liver problems....however: Do you drink alcohol on a daily basis, or even frequently?...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Excess Salivation?, exelon patch, excess salivation
exelon patch, excess salivation, loss of appetite: it may be as a result of nausea.... excess salivation can occur when someone has nausea..... and the nausea can be a side effect of dementia drugs...... I don t know what he is on but the new Exelon Patch combined with Namenda has been very helpful for my...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Excess Salivation, excess saliva, excess salivation
excess saliva, excess salivation, type i diabetes: I wonder why this has come up all of a sudden, after it was mentioned by your brother, and hasn t occurred before.... that is too much of a coincidence... so I think he has planted the idea in your head...... As long as your sugars are under good control,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Exelon (Rivastigine), loss of appetite, exelon
loss of appetite, exelon, rivastigmine: Hi Sandy and thanks for writing, Below is the pharmalogical information for physicians for Exelon and as you can see there are no warnings about gradual withdrawal. DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION The dosage of Exelon® (rivastigmine tartrate) shown to be...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Exelon (Rivastigine), sudden decline, exelon
sudden decline, exelon, cognitive abilities: sandy; discontinuation of this drug should NOT be abruptly stopped. some adverse effects are dose related and may abate if the dose is decreased. slow withdrawal of the drug is indicated if it is not tolerated. a discontinuation syndrome has been reported....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Exelon (Rivastigine), careful choice, namenda
careful choice, namenda, exelon: It is hard for family members to really assess how bad someone s dementia actually is, because people can hide it when it is mild to moderate. If she has dementia and is responding to it, she should stay on it and we often use another medicine along with...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Exercise and blood pressure, weathe, lisinopril
weathe, lisinopril, dehydration: What is the immediate normal effect of running and blood pressure? Should your pressure be higher the few minutes immediately after running? Yes, for at least 15-30 minutes If so for how long and to what degree? 20 points or so Should the presure then...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Exercise for seniors, proper posture, exercise for seniors
proper posture, exercise for seniors, strong heart: Ronda, Scoliosis is incurable, but proper posture will help prevent further loss of function. As far as exercise in general, practice walking and getting about is the best I can offer. The issue is preserving your Mother s independence and function....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Exposure to illness, kind of virus, father hope
kind of virus, father hope, center for disease control: I have tried to send this a few times and it won t go thru, but basically, don t worry... those kind of virus are very quick to make someone sick, so if you don t get sick almost immediately, there is no risk, so you can go see your father. Hope this helps......

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Extended Upper UTI Low WBC and RBC, low wbc, mail return
low wbc, mail return, voice mail: (1) Low WBC *and* Low RBC? What gives? Is it true that a low wbc means infection as well? Answer: just from these tests you appear to have a severe B Complex vitamin deficiency with the low counts and the MCV, which goes up also with pernicious anemia...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: External Yeast Infection, nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide, triamcinolone acetonide ointment
nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide, triamcinolone acetonide ointment, nystatin and triamcinolone: laura; well there are a few thing i think you should try; take 500 milligrams of vitamin C twice a day. vitamin C increases the acidity of the vagina,creating a yeast-unfriendly environment. take the scratch test-if your infections persist,you may...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Extreme nausea, extreme nausea, sick to my stomach
extreme nausea, sick to my stomach, stomach problems: Hi Maggie, There are many causes to your stomach problems and I need a comprehensive medical history from you to better understand your situation. Thus, I highly recommend that you seek your physician for advisory as it has been over a month. Regards,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Eye Twitch, eye twitch, minute chunks
eye twitch, minute chunks, diet pepsi: Hi Jen, Fortunately you won t have to use your insurance. This is a sign of fatigue. You don t have to be noticeably tired, but it is an indicator. There is no treatment and it will eventually stop as suddenly as it started. If you aren t getting a reasonable...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Eyes, herpes viruses, virus herpes
herpes viruses, virus herpes, respiratory ailment: Sounds like Bell s palsy which is usually viral so call your doctor today. OK? What is Bell s Palsy? Bell s palsy is a form of facial paralysis resulting from damage to the 7th (facial) cranial nerve. This nerve disorder afflicts approximately 40,000 Americans...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ear drum and sinuses, green mucus, gay lynn
green mucus, gay lynn, sinus infection: Hi Gay Lynn, Probably not from your ear. This sounds like Sinus infection with drainage. It might not be a bad idea to get on some antibiotics for a couple of weeks (it takes at least 2 weeks for antibiotics to get into the Sinuses to do their job)...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ear infection, ear infection, pediatrician
ear infection, pediatrician, drainage: Hi Donald, It is probably the latter. The tubes will prevent the fluid from accumulating behind the drum and that will prevent further infections. As long as he hasn t got a fever or appears very ill, it s OK to let this just happen. Any other questions should...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ear odor, antibiotic ear drops, oil gland
antibiotic ear drops, oil gland, oral antibiotic: people can have a chronic infection, often from an infected oil gland... I would first try some antibiotic ear drops like floxin or corticosporin for a week... if that doesn t work, then an oral antibiotic.... he will have to see a doctor for these, but there...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ear pain, external ear canal, ear pain
external ear canal, ear pain, ear plugs: sometimes you can scratch the external ear canal with the earplugs... you might try without for a few days. If the pain keeps up, you will need to have a doctor take a look inside. If there isn t any drainage... then you have time to see if it gets better...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ear ringing, meniere s disease, ringing of the ears
meniere s disease, ringing of the ears, doctor asap: While it can be from allergies and neuronitis, see his doctor asap since this can come from some chemical imbalances or sound damage. OK? more information... What is Meniere s disease? Meniere s (say men-ears ) disease is the name of a problem of the...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ear wax maintenance, irrigation tool, ear irrigation
irrigation tool, ear irrigation, soap bubbles: When you are in the shower, rub soap bubbles and water into ears and let it drain out. This will keep the wax soft and the excess will come out. If it gets impacted, then ear drops to get it out, if that doesn t work, then irrigate it with an ear irrigation...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ear wax, external auditory meatus, cerumen impaction
external auditory meatus, cerumen impaction, ear wax removal: Hello Alan, Cerumen impaction is something that I regularly diagnose, but have never treated. First, I instruct my nursing staff to perform an ear lavage, I then see the next patient, and then return to the patient with the obstructed EAM (external auditory...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: earach and blisters under tongue, earach, viral illnesses
earach, viral illnesses, penicillian: a lot of times, when you have the viral infection in the mouth, there is inflammation in the back of the throat where the connection exists to the ear, but if your ear is still hurting for a month, you may have a separate problem... ie, ear infection and you...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: eardrum perforation, ruptured ear drum, systemic antibiotics
ruptured ear drum, systemic antibiotics, perforated eardrum: I have a small but continuous clear, somwhat viscous, drainage...even though it s been about 2 weeks since the onset of the problem. Is this normal? Answer: this is about normal for most people due to the ruptured ear drum. Or do you think there is likely...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: my ears feel bruised in the morning, cervical pillows, cartilage
cervical pillows, cartilage, blood flow: some people lay on them and cause blood flow to slow and they may be sore for the day, sometimes cartilage gets mildly injured and will hurt to move, but it usually stops ... try one of the cervical pillows that puts more support on the neck and less on the...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ears, autonomic nervous system, health teacher
autonomic nervous system, health teacher, math class: Do you have any idea what is going on with my ears? Yes, your blood vessels are dilating due to some physiologic trigger such as eating, emotion, exercise or stress. While this is common the only way to prevent it is to learn to control your autonomic nervous...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: eatingsalt, potatoe chips, taste bud
potatoe chips, taste bud, salt craving: Salt craving doesn t suggest any type of physical illness. I used to love to eat bullion cube pieces when I was little. And eating salt in this fashion isn t dangerous... I suspect it is simply a phase... she noticed the taste and likes the salt taste bud...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: effective sleep, power naps, minute nap
power naps, minute nap, hafidz: Dear Hafidz, I did some research on this one. Now, some studies say eight hours sleep is key, others state that some people feel well on five hours, so it is really what a person needs, not what people tell you that you need. Interestingly, on napping...it...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: effective sleep, sleep at night, naps
sleep at night, naps, mid day: Hi Hafidz, I don t have any scientific data at hand to support what I say except everything we know about sleep suggests that a solid 8 hours of sleep is essential for the body to repair itself. There are different levels of sleep---all important for restorative...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: effexor xr, birth control pills, cause weight gain
birth control pills, cause weight gain, effexor xr: Effexor XR will not interfere with birth control pills. Also, unlike the SSRI s (Prozac, Lexapro, Paxil and others), Effexor XR does not typically cause increase in appetite or cause weight gain. Hopefully, it will help you without causing untoward side...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ejaculation, low testosterone levels, testosterone level
low testosterone levels, testosterone level, nerve endings: sometimes meds can cause this, especially antidepressants.... sometimes low testosterone levels.... I would have your doctor check a testosterone level, and look over any medications you are taking..... you probably didn t do anything by masturbating. Also,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ekg printout reads right atrial enlargement, left arm pain, intermittent chest pain
left arm pain, intermittent chest pain, sinus tachycardia: arrythmias are not dangerous, they are annoying.... we tried to treat them in the 80 s and it was a disaster... they don t need treating with meds, they need treatment with the following...... stop smoking stop excessive caffeine decrease stress no...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: elbow pain, elbow pain, stomach pain
elbow pain, stomach pain, hyperextension: Sounds like a hyperextension injuey.... these can be annoying. Give it a month at least, with ibuprofen, 4 pills three times a day, or alleve, 2 pills twice a day. Ice pack on the elbow for 20 minutes every evening. Then, if no better, get it evaluated....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: electricuted by cords, pins and needles, electricuted
pins and needles, electricuted, electrical injuries: a few days ago is kind of vague... the damage to the tissue from electrical injuries happens right away, but the process will continue to progress... I would expect that the nerve symptoms you feel will go away within the next 2 weeks, with or without Lyrica,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: elevated ALT, liver tests, gall bladder
liver tests, gall bladder, bloodwork: dear beth: i would side with your doctor - an alt of 80 is trivial and worth a work-up only once it is chronic, i.e. after 6 months. if you are worried, ask your doctor to check it again in one month - chances are, it will then be normal already. best regards...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: elevated,liver enzymes, elevated liver enzymes, liver biopsy
elevated liver enzymes, liver biopsy, liver cells: Hello David, The most important issue regarding liver enzymes is that they are not a measure of liver function, but rather of hepatocyte (liver cell) breakdown. That means that, at the time the blood was drawn, that you had a mildly elevated rate of...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: elevated liver enzymes, elevated liver enzymes, infectious mononucleosis
elevated liver enzymes, infectious mononucleosis, intense exercise: dear amy: vigorous exercise can indeed lead to mild elevation of liver enzymes. in a healthy fifteen year old i would not worry to much. infectious mononucleosis should be ruled out as this can also induce elevated liver enzymes. if you feel ok there is no...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: embarassing excess gas, gall bladder disease, helicobater pylori
gall bladder disease, helicobater pylori, bran cereal: Hi Kate, Actually, yes, I do have a few suggestions. I would have yourself checked for Diabetes, Thyroid disease, Celiac disease, Gall Bladder disease and Helicobater Pylori. I know that this sounds like a lot, but your symptoms may be indicative of more...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: emotions, rn msn, someones feelings
rn msn, someones feelings, maggie smith: This is a followup to your question about becoming emotional about things: Did you decide to get counseling, and if so, did that help you? I just want to make sure that you followed up. --Maggie Smith, RN, MS...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: emphysema, double pneumonia, oxygen intake
double pneumonia, oxygen intake, blood presure: Under those conditions can you tell me how much longer she has to live? will she live another year ? two ? 6 month? You need to see how she does with each episode of pnemonia. If she uses oxygen all the time and gets pneumonia again it is usually less than...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: employee death, full time job, clogged arteries
full time job, clogged arteries, employee death: Unfortunately I do not handle this type of claim. However I would certainly speak with your attorney or the attorney for your insurance company. It is sad that too many people like to sue. I wish I could be of more assistance but this appears to be...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: emptying bladder problem in diabetic male, agent orange in vietnam, bladder problem
agent orange in vietnam, bladder problem, calcium carbonate: Is it normal for some urine to stay in the bladder or could he possibly have neuropothy of the bladder nerves that control the contracting of the bladder? It is not normal and he may have neuropathy. I have also heard that type 2 progresses far more rapidly...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: endometrial biopsy, advil, abdominal pain
advil, abdominal pain, biopsy: usually people cramp the same day and possibly the day afterwards... I assume the doctor told you to take some alleve (2 pills twice a day) or advil or another anti-inflammatory. You should be ok by tomorrow... if not, or you have increasing abdominal pain...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: endomitriosis, pelvic cavity, pain during intercourse
pelvic cavity, pain during intercourse, endomitriosis: laura; well i have never heard of that. endometriosis; signs & symptoms; -painful periods,sometimes with pain before and several days after the start of your period -heavy periods -pain during intercourse -infertility -pain when straining to have...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: endoscopy, stool culture, colonoscopy
stool culture, colonoscopy, lozenge: Sometimes there is a little sore throat and some chloraseptic lozenge or spray may help, usually you can eat pretty much right after as soon as the anesthetic spray in the throat wears off... if you eat and drink before that, you run the risk of some liquids...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: enlarged prostate, omega 3 fish oil, high potency
omega 3 fish oil, high potency, natural medicines: We have not examined your case records but we use B-100 high potency b complex four times a day and 3000mg of omega-3 fish oil four times a day for 3 months, then adjusting upward until the prostate and flow are perfect. At about 3 months the patients quit...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: enlarged spleen, abnormal blood cells, congestive heart failure
abnormal blood cells, congestive heart failure, red blood cells: richard; your spleen is located in the upper-left part of your abdomen,protected by the rib-cage. it has at least four major roles; -as part of the immune system,it clears foreign organisms and antigens from the blood-stream. it also generates part of...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: epidimitis, epididimytis, cystoscope
epididimytis, cystoscope, epididymis: Epididimytis is an inflammation of the epididymis which are tubes that are located behind each testicle. Depending on the age of the male, the cause can be bacterial infections, such as std, enlarged prostate, usually in older men or following a procedure,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: epiglottis, whitish color, viral infection
whitish color, viral infection, bacterial infection: It sounds like you have a sore throat, a bacterial or viral infection of that area. Epiglottitis is a bacterial infection, usually strep that causes a serious infection. This sounds more like a viral infection that will run it s course in 14 days. If you...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Did I do something to esophagus?, chronic pelvic pain, back ache
chronic pelvic pain, back ache, stomach bug: burning spittle didn t really imply blood, so I don t think you did something un repairable to yourself.... It may be a combination of things with the treatment for the pelvic pain and maybe a stomach bug.... I would lay off the aspirin productrs and see your...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: essays in med school, masters in public health, kaplan college
masters in public health, kaplan college, mcats: Not that I know of for plain medical school. We didn t have to write essays for the MCATS, but med schools are now looking for more complete people to be doctors, just not us bookworms that can recite facts, I guess. But, if you wind up getting a masters...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: essays in med school, kaplan college, medical essays
kaplan college, medical essays, mcats: Hi Jeff, Essay s are difficult. They usually want to get a feel for your thought processes more than anything else. Obviously the more life experience you have the more you can contribute to an essay. I would think that any college degree that requires critical...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: excema, peanut products, rough skin
peanut products, rough skin, crisco: Yes, cut out all chips, poultry, peanuts and peanut products, plus be sure she gets no flax or soy products. You can coat lightly with crisco shortening at bedtime and it should be clear in 2 weeks. see: http://efaeducation.nih.gov and put in her food...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: excessive sleepiness, low blood sugar, signs of diabetes
low blood sugar, signs of diabetes, candy bar: Hi Susan, He obviously has a complex medical history. I think if you want to check his sugar, you should do it 30 minutes, one and two hours after a sugar meal. That is the best way to find out about a diabetic problem. If he has it checked after a starch...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: If i exercise regularly will i not grow weaker once i reach a certain age., bone mineral density, slow decline
bone mineral density, slow decline, bone density: Dear Hemanth This is a GREAT question. Here is how our body works. When we reach age 19-21, we have reached the PEAK in our lives.There is NO more growing up, no more getting bigger, no more changes. We have reached adulthood of our bodies. Now,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: exercise: weight training, weight training for seniors, joining a gym
weight training for seniors, joining a gym, exercise weight: Marty, Weight training in moderation helps build muscle mass and bone strength, and is very imporant component of any exercise program, whether it be for seniors or for others. You just need to approach the weight training with moderation and education....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: exercise, muscle mass development, muscle fatigue
muscle mass development, muscle fatigue, stress hormone: Jeff, This is a very complex and involved questions that would take too long to explain in great detail. However, in a nutshell... Training is very dependent on the individual, his/her health, athleticism, physical conditioning, etc. What may be considered...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: can you explain this?, neckache, energy drinks
neckache, energy drinks, high fever: usually strep throat involves a high fever and a bad sore throat. this could be a simple viral infection that will get better in 1-2 weeks. Another consideration would be a mono (mononucleosis) infection. This is viral and doesn t require treatment but...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: external ear pain while sleeping, cartilage problems, cartilage growth
cartilage problems, cartilage growth, external ear: some people have cartilage problems (chondromas) in the ears that cause pain... sometimes we remove the cartilage growth and it helps the problems... I would have a doc look at the ear and if there is a specific lump causing the pain, consider getting it removed......

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: external hemmorids, internal hemorrhoids, hemmorids
internal hemorrhoids, hemmorids, hemmorid: Hi Marc, You are doing just about everything you can. If you use fiber, take medicines 2 hours after or an hour before using fiber. Keep well hydrated and try to keep your stool soft (not hard or too runny). It sounds like you probably have internal hemorrhoids...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: extrem tiredness in 92 year old woman, health food store, pulse ox
health food store, pulse ox, mild fever: Hi Barb and thanks for writing, Most people are often surprised by how ill they feel with Shingles; it may seem out of proportion with the extent of the skin involved. There is a general feeling of debility and exhaustion, usually with aches and pains and...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: eye irritation, afrin nose spray, sinus symptoms
afrin nose spray, sinus symptoms, afrin: it is hard to tell over the internet.... if he has sinus symptoms, you could try some afrin nose spray for 3 days... or some murine eye drops for a day or two, but if it keeps up, he will have to see someone... if he has contact lenses, take them out and leave...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: eye irritation, q tip, upper lid
q tip, upper lid, pink eye: It sounds like a corneal irritation from a foreign body under an eyelid which can sometimes be seen by gently pulling out on the eyelashes while the person is looking down for the upper lid and up for the lower lid, and may sometimes be removed with a clean...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: eye pain, cheek bone, facial bones
cheek bone, facial bones, left cheek: there is a very thin bone that makes up the bony eye socket and this can crack with a blow to the eye... Also, the retina can be damaged.... I would be examined by an eye doctor and possibly have a cat scan of the facial bones... and protect yourself from...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: eye problems, eye deformities, eye irritants
eye deformities, eye irritants, corneal abrasion: Hi Nick, Hi Nick. Rest reasurred that ALL the things that you HEARD are false. The only complication of getting ANY soap product in your eye is the discomfort as a result of the chemicals that are irritants to the corneal surface. The cornea is very sensitive....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: eye strain?, stay at home mom, viral syndrome
stay at home mom, viral syndrome, fifth disease: Hi Michelle, I suppose that residual from a viral syndrome might be to blame. There are Also a whole host of reasons that could otherwise account for this. If you haven’t gotten over this in another weeks time, some other medical problem may be surfacing...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: eye swelling, omega 3 fish oil, mcat scores
omega 3 fish oil, mcat scores, dry eye syndrome: Yes, this is a form of dry eye syndrome due to the excess omega-6 plant oils from cooking oils and foods such as chicken, turkey, peanut products, chips, flax and responds to 1 tsp of omega-3 fish oil four times a day. to improve your MCAT scores take B-100...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: eye tic, opthalmologist, ophthalmologist
opthalmologist, ophthalmologist, pediatrician: Children are out of my expertise, but--I used to be a telephone nurse for a pediatrician and family practice office. What I would have told you if you called me with these symptoms is bring him into a pediatrician. The opthalmologist may not be looking at...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Left eye twitching, thyroid problems, dear philip
thyroid problems, dear philip, opthamologists: Dear Philip, I am sorry that you are having problems with that eye. It must be extremely annoying. I really don t know why your eye has been twitching since your examination. I have heard of it happening to others after an examination. Usually, it...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: left eye twitching, occasional bouts, eye twitch
occasional bouts, eye twitch, botox injections: Dear Victoria, Please excuse the late answer. I have a dear relative who just had a liver transplant, and is not doing well, so I have been gone much of the time. The actual medical name of that eye twitch is blepharospasm. Bleph meaning eyelid, and...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: eye vitamins, dark leafy greens, eye vitamins
dark leafy greens, eye vitamins, beta carotene: Dear Judity, Nothing can PREVENT glaucoma, but Ocuvite can help in the early stages and help on having it advance as rapidly. It may also be beneficial in certain types of macular degeneration, but will not do anything with cataracts. It is also important...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: eyes, cholesterol readings, normal cholesterol
cholesterol readings, normal cholesterol, disease brain: that means you have high chol which is a setup for heart disease brain disease and others. Depending on age and lifestyle, I might not worry about it if you are young and healthy, otherwise, you may need some additional evaluation......... hope this helps..............

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: my eyes water, visine, different story
visine, different story, contact lenses: it sounds like you may be having allergies... I assume that you don t use contact lenses... if you do, that is a different story, but this could be an infection or could be allergies.... I would use simple over the counter drops, like Visine for a few days...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: my eyes water, omega 3 fish oil, fish oil capsules
omega 3 fish oil, fish oil capsules, dry eye syndrome: Use clear eye drops in your eyes, a warm wet wash cloth on the lids and skin, and ask your doctor if you can take omega-3 fish oil capsules, 1000mg four times a day to stop the dry eye syndrome and the watering if in both eyes. go to www.nih.gov and search...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: eyes, cholesterol ratios, cholesterol readings
cholesterol ratios, cholesterol readings, cholesterol deposits: Hi Clint, The difference in testing results of the eye pressure may be only a technical difference. The whitish-clear spots on the white of the eyes doesn t sound like cholesterol deposits, but not being able to see them for myself, this is only a guess....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Face Acne, facial rash, face acne
facial rash, face acne, soory: Alaa I think your wife should see a Dermatologist and have the facial rash diagnosed as it may be viral which of course will not respond to Antibiotics (Antibiotics cure certain bacteria, nd Antivirals cure Virsuses). Soory I can t be more specific, but...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Facial Nerve Damage, facial paralysis, facial nerve
facial paralysis, facial nerve, nerve damage: There are some plastic surgeons that specialize in nerve reconstruction.... we have one in Columbia, SC. His name is Dr. Hallene Maragh. He was from the big teaching hospital in Richmond, VA. I would recommend a consultation with one of these super-sub-specialized...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Facial Nerve Damage, facial nerve, cheek bone
facial nerve, cheek bone, nerve function: With the lip drooping, it sounds like her facial nerve was damaged. Hopefully it was damaged a little and will regenerate. If not, it becomes a job for a plastic surgeon that sub-specializes in nerve reconstruction. We have one here in Columbia, SC. But,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Facial nerve damage due to dental work, cheek area, calcium deposit
cheek area, calcium deposit, facial nerve: Wow, that sounded like a terrible experience for both you and the oral surgeon. I have had difficult cases, and they upset me as much as the patient. I suspect that you will return to normal as the nerve and other tissues heal. I think the medicine regiment...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Faint-Dizzie Feelings, blood glucose levels, low blood sugar
blood glucose levels, low blood sugar, cold sweat: Dear Donna, You sound like you have a blood glucose problem... It could be diabetes or it could be a condition known as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) which can be just as or more dangerous than diabetes..... I strongly suggest that you see a doctor...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fainting/Unconsciousness, little snippets, asthma attack
little snippets, asthma attack, arrythmia: Tracey, You present a very interesting situation. All your friend s tests are normal. You ddn t specify which tests were performed. Has she been checked for epilepsy. Hearing is the last sense to go when a person is dying, so if she is having a...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fainting/Unconsciousness, low blood pressure, little snippets
low blood pressure, little snippets, asthma attack: that sounds very suspicious for mental illness, as opposed to some physical problem. There is a syndrome called pseudoseizures ie fake seizures where people go out but really are awake. They may not be consiously faking it, but have learned it as a mechanism...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: False Positive Pregnancy test, false positive pregnancy test, stomach ailment
false positive pregnancy test, stomach ailment, cancer cells: jan; well didnt they ask you when your last menstrual cycle was? they sould have never done any of these tests,what a waste of money there!!!!!!!! theres no way you would still have any tissue left,what the hell was he talking about. its kinda funny,but...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: False thyriod test, short term memory, memory problems
short term memory, memory problems, goiter: Dear *****, First of all this forum does not allow for the diagnosis and or treatment of illness or disease. However, with what you have outlined for me, I can tell you that you do not have a clear cut case of any one condition. There appears to be multiple...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Far Infra Red Radiation, visible colors, electromagnetic spectrum
visible colors, electromagnetic spectrum, infrared energy: Yes, it could work if it is really creating the far infrared. So many of these self treatment equipments are not really effective because they are not the real thing. OK? Unless it has the FDA approval sign on it, it may not be the real thing. more information...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fasting Glucose, glucose tolerance test, oral glucose tolerance test
glucose tolerance test, oral glucose tolerance test, plasma glucose: 95 is normal as far as blood glucose... I tend to do a poor man s glucose tolerance test and check the blood sugar two hours after a reasonably big meal... if that is normal, nothing to worry about... But, I don t consider 82 and 95 abnormal, and basically,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fat deposit, metabolic syndrome x, gluten containing foods
metabolic syndrome x, gluten containing foods, antidepressant drugs: Sounds like you have a metabolic syndrome X which can be altered with 1/4 tsp of cinnamon on you morning oatmeal and in hot applesauce before your evening meal. Also cut out all gluten containing foods and walk more. of course be sure your doctor is OK with...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fat metabolism., dr atkins, adipose tissue
dr atkins, adipose tissue, medical studies: If you check www.adkins.com you can find all the answers you seek and the science behind the way it works. The reason you eat meat and fat is to avoid carbohydrates which your body stores as new fat. See the website, then request further question if you have...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Father-in-Law, resistant staphylococcus aureus, acute care facilities
resistant staphylococcus aureus, acute care facilities, weakened immune systems: Hi Kaye and thanks for writing again. C. Diff [Clostridium difficile] is a bacterial normally found in our intestines. C. Diff often causes a sever infection of the colon, often after the normal bacteria have e obliterated by antibiotic therapy. C. Diff...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fatigue/Lipitor, zetia, cholestrol
zetia, cholestrol, muscle pain: there are many ways to treat cholesterol... if you are fatigued or have weak muscles or muscle pain, then your doctor has to consider Lipitor as the cause. Zetia is not for everyone, it depends on what your cholesterol breakdown (hdl and ldl is) to figure...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fatty Liver, fatty liver, upper abdomen
fatty liver, upper abdomen, binge drinking: what you have to look forward to is a better life. The liver has a tremendous ability to regenerate but remember nothing happens instantly. You said yourself you spent years of drinking so be patient and keep steadfast with your change in lifestyle. Your...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fears of 12 year old, night fears, marital discord
night fears, marital discord, irational: if there hasn t been any big trauma in his life, or big marital discord... then reassurance, plus possibly a light on, and a way to call you, maybe a bell at his bedside so he has some reassurance that you are a bell ring away if he gets scared.... this isn...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Feeding the elderly, turkey baster, passive euthanasia
turkey baster, passive euthanasia, nutritional supplementation: Hi Leslie and thanks for writing, The first thing that you need to know (in my opinion) is WHY your Dad s not eating; did he have a stroke causing a temporary or permanent confusion or a physical disability so he can t chew/swallow even if he wanted to,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Feeling lightheaded, liver function panel, cbc complete blood count
liver function panel, cbc complete blood count, hemoglobin levels: Hi Kara, Certainly there is a normal amount of fatigue associated with recent delivery. But it sounds to me like you have a post partum anemia. Anemia is often overlooked in these settings because the normal female range for hemoglobin is substantially...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Female secretion, pelvic ultrasound, plain yogurt
pelvic ultrasound, plain yogurt, female secretion: Yes, it sounds like you have a low grade infection or a ovarian adrenal hormonal imbalance that needs cultures and if negative then tests like adrenal blood tests, pelvic ultrasound. At any rate it is not normal. The natural treatment would be using plain...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Femur fracture not healing as planned, bicycle accident, spica cast
bicycle accident, spica cast, orthopedist: There are certain rules that if the bone is at a certain angle, there is no need to straighten or operate... those angles sometimes are 20-30 degrees. However, kids heel differently from adults and if it were my child, I would make sure I was seeing a pediatric...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fertility in male diabetics.....?, infertility workup, diabetic male
infertility workup, diabetic male, sterle: Sandra, There is no reason why a 57 yo diabetic male should not be able to father child provide he can maintain an erection and has an appropriate sperm count to foster conception. If you have been trying to conceive for a year without success, it is...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fever of unknown origin, paracentral disc protrusion, mri of lumbar spine
paracentral disc protrusion, mri of lumbar spine, paranasal sinuses: Hi Mary, Thanks for the very detailed message. This is a conundrum for sure. Some things I would be interested in would be rheumatic disease testing (RA, ANA, Sed Rate and CRP), lyme titer and a comprehensive metabolic panel to see if the liver functions...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fibroid and Ovarian Cyst, ovarian cyst, periodic intervals
ovarian cyst, periodic intervals, watchful waiting: dolores; if your fibroids dont cause symptoms,your doctor may suggest a wait-and-see approach. you may need regular follow-ups visits and,possibley,ultra-sound exams to monitor the size of the fibroids. if you do develop symptoms,your doctor may recommend...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fibromyalgia, correct medicine, last several years
correct medicine, last several years, hypothyroidism: Do you treat patients with Fibromyalgia Yes what is the correct medicine to use ? None of the medicines really work so I have developed a nutrient program and evaluation that so far has worked for every patient I have seen in the last several years. ...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fingernail bed looks white, fungal nail infection, fungal nail infections
fungal nail infection, fungal nail infections, rapid heart beat: Hi Roxie and thanks for writing, Obviously I can not diagnose anything over the internet, but I can hopefully share some information which may be helpful. Of course the wisest thing to do is have your son examined by his physician. Signs and symptoms...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fish Oil & Vitamin C, essential fatty acids, hemorrhagic stroke
essential fatty acids, hemorrhagic stroke, dietary supplementation: The only danger it taking the medication while on other blood thinners such as ASA, warfarin, Plavix. Additionally it should be stopped 3 days prior to elective surgery. There is the possibility of increasing your intake of PCPs and Mercury if you take...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fish oil during pregnancy, drug information handbook, fish oil capsules
drug information handbook, fish oil capsules, first trimester of pregnancy: Hello Jennifer, I m always encouraged to see people plan pregnancies and carefully considered their medications. Is unsure you know that the first trimester of pregnancy is when the fetus develops all of its organs. The following to trimesters are for...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fish oil, ginko biloba, baby aspirin
ginko biloba, baby aspirin, hemorrhagic stroke: Steve, Actually caution should be taken when taking any blood thinner with Omega-3 FA as it will cause you to bleed more freely. Low dose ASA (81mg) will inactivate platelets just as well as full strength (325mg) but the higher dose of Aspirin is more...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Floaters, doctor omega, omega 3 oils
doctor omega, omega 3 oils, high potency: Actually you appear to be bothered by lack of tears and are seeing the proteins floating on the surface of the cornea. Get some good artifical tears and use them 4-5 times a day until the omega 3, b complex and multivitamin for seniors helps increase the natural...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Flu?, middle ear infection, cold chills
middle ear infection, cold chills, morning nap: HI Anna, Again, it is in your best interest to push as much fluids as possible to hydrate her and keep her temperature controlled. You can buy Pedialyte freezepak popsicles. Tylenol can be given every 4 hours or Motrin every 6 hours. Remember, the Motrin...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Flu Shot in 2 year old buttock?, shots in the butt, target area
shots in the butt, target area, flu shot: it will work as well. These shots have to be in the muscle and in a young child, there isn t a lot of muscle sometimes in the upper arm, so a buttocks shot is reasonable.... much larger target area to hit.... the shots work as well in either, provided there...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Flu shot for visitors to elderly woman with COPD?, first time mom, flu vaccination
first time mom, flu vaccination, feeling unwell: Hi Linda and thanks for writing, Most doctors advise that those who are frequently exposed to seniors do get the Flu Shot to protect themselves and the seniors - but I personally do not believe in the shot and never get it. In 20+ years working with seniors,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Flu, national vaccine program, influenza pandemic
national vaccine program, influenza pandemic, influenza pandemics: The culture and living conditions there favor epidemics best but for politically correct reasons you do not see much written about that. OK? National Vaccine Program Office Influenza Pandemics: How They Start, How They Spread, and Their Potential Impact...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fluid on the kidney, kidney stone, kidney stones
kidney stone, kidney stones, pain medications: Fluid in the kidney probably means the kidney stone is blocking the flow of urine out of the kidney. As the pressure builds up, there will be more and more pain, and unless it passes, the fluid won t go away. Although rarely, the kidney opens up and the...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Folliculitis, topical antibiotic, skin transplant
topical antibiotic, skin transplant, antiobiotics: You can keep draining the cysts as they come up, and you can get rid of a lot of them, enough to cut down on the recurrences. There is also a procedure that removes the armpit skin skin transplant may be required. But, for now, soak the area in warm water,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Folliculitis, topical antibiotic, chemical compounds
topical antibiotic, chemical compounds, chemical hair: Yes, first you have to discontinue antiperspirants for a life time since you have an autosomal dominant sensitivity to the chlorhydrate chemical compounds. OK? Next you may not be able to use shavers underarm so may have to wait til it heals completely then...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Folliculitis, sweat glands, antiperspirant deodorant
sweat glands, antiperspirant deodorant, topical antibiotic: Hi Erin, There is no good way to get rid of this. Shaving helps create the problem, sweating, use of antiperspirants also makes it worse. Topical antibiotics are relatively useless for this problem. I would suggest systemic antibiotics (Duricef 500mg twice...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Food poisoning-heart reaction, chest xrays, chest xray
chest xrays, chest xray, hospital administration: food poisoning is a general term, meaning poisoned by something in food... there are different poisons... the ones that can be identified are usually through blood tests, but most cannot be tested for and the diagnosis comes through the history and the exam.....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Food poisoning, chest xrays, food poisoning
chest xrays, food poisoning, xray: Dear Finn, I don t know what symptoms you presented with. Usually food poisoning reveals symptoms of diarrhea, vomiting, possible dehydration. You have a right to know why these tests were performed. Go to the web and search under food poisoning....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Foot Itch, clairtin, pencil eraser
clairtin, pencil eraser, lower extremeties: Becky, I have no idea what type of blood tests your doctor s performed or what they were testing for. This sounds like it may be an immune releated disorder possibly- the clairtin may help due to the antihistamine quality of the medication. If it...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Foot issues, conservative care, pound weight
conservative care, pound weight, five feet: Hi Brad, I assume that he had xrays taken. If negative for fracture, he should recover just fine with conservative care and be out of sports and or PE for no more than a week or so. If he DID fracture his foot, that is a minimum of 6 weeks of no sports during...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fosamax&Nabumetone, abdominal distention, muscle cramp
abdominal distention, muscle cramp, weakness and fatigue: If you can t stand more than 30 minutes&you take Fosamax&Nabumetone.Will it cause Phlebitis. No, it cause esophagitis or burning in the esophagus. What are the other side effects? FOSAMAX* Gastrointestinal abdominal pain nausea dyspepsia constipation...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fosamax Side Effect, breast cancer prevention, breast cancer
breast cancer prevention, breast cancer, osteopenia: Hi Brenda, There is an alternative to Fosamax called Evista. It will help in bone health. Although not quite as good, it does work. It doesn t have that side effect of jaw necrosis. Considering your Sjogren s, it might be a good idea to discuss this change...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fosmax, drug effects, nof
drug effects, nof, actonel: The weekly effect on the bone is the same as daily dosing, so there is really no advantage to dosing once a day. It is not necessarily how long the drug lasts is in the blood, but how long the drug effects the bone. There is also a newer agent that must...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fosomax - bisphosphonates & osteocronosis, jaw osteonecrosis, plaintiff attorneys
jaw osteonecrosis, plaintiff attorneys, osteoporosis drug: Sue, The only ones I know that are really excited about the popular osteoporosis drug Fosamax (alendronate sodium) being linked to Osteocronosis of the jaw (Osteonecrosis is the destruction (necrosis) of bone tissue, often due to an interference with the...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Foxamax, science citation index, post hoc fallacy
science citation index, post hoc fallacy, antwerp university: Actually it and similar drugs cause osteonecrosis so be careful. Here are just 2 of the many articles being published. Glen Bisphosphonates and osteonecrosis of the jaw: cause and effect or a post hoc fallacy?Van den Wyngaert T, Huizing MT, Vermorken JB....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Franklyn, life line screening, emergency room doctor
life line screening, emergency room doctor, leg artery disease: Dear Jo, These are screenings for the carotid artery, aortic aneurysm and peripheral (leg) artery disease and if your doctor has not felt these should be done because you are having no symptoms or are in EXCELLENT health like you say, then I would not waste...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Frequent Urination, frequent urination, bladder control
frequent urination, bladder control, herbal ingredients: This happens to me with patients complaining of urinary frequency, but have negative urinalysis, and I do the same thing,treat for a very short period of time and then re-evaluate. Couple things... sometimes this is sexually transmitted... it is very hard...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Frequent Urination, cranberry caps, frequent urination
cranberry caps, frequent urination, bladder control: I would just like to get some advice on something I could possibly do to help this problem in the meantime. My main symptoms are frequent urination, that lasts for a few days, and also I feel like I am not always able to empty my bladder completely. Also sometimes...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Frequent Urination, laundry detergent, time urgency
laundry detergent, time urgency, vaginal smell: urgency and frequency has many causes, the common ones are urinary infections. With all this, it is probably time to see a urologist, assuming you had a good clean urine and a negative urine culture.... there are some weird causes of these symptoms that should...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Frequent Urination, frequent urination, cystoscopy
frequent urination, cystoscopy, detrol: there are several pills like detrol out there and he probably prescribed one of those. If she didn t have one, she needs to have a cystoscopy- looking inside the bladder with a scope to make sure she doesn t have interstitial cystitis, a weird non-infectious...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Frequent Urination, interstitial cystitis, urinary tract infections
interstitial cystitis, urinary tract infections, high intensity: Hi Vivian, I recommend that you obtain the advisory from your physician to ease your worries. I honestly cannot examine you over the internet; thus, completely ruling out any diseases or urinary tract infections are impossible. Regards, John Thai,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Frequent Urination, chronic interstitial cystitis, frequent urination
chronic interstitial cystitis, frequent urination, differential diagnosis: Hi Jennifer, With the information you provided, a Urology appointment is a good idea. I would stay away from herbal remedies as they can complicate the picture for the Urologist. You may be developing a Chronic Interstitial Cystitis which is treatable....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Frozen Shoulder, omega 3 fish oil, magnesium oxide
omega 3 fish oil, magnesium oxide, pain medication: Will this pain go away on its own or if not should I see a doctor or a physical therapist? Start with a physical therapist for 6 weeks then go to an orthopedic doctor if not better. Do you know of anything I can do to relieve the pain? My patients get...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Full Body Scan, full body scan, abdomin
full body scan, abdomin, would like your opinion: I don t know how much it costs, but typically, fishing for problems with those type of tests rarely are of benefit. It rarely, rarely catches a disease process, but almost always, does not. Depends on how much $$$ is involved. If it is a $99 special,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fungal Infection, gauze pads, lotrimin
gauze pads, lotrimin, tinactin: Hi Barb, I am concerned about all these fungal infecions that you have. Have you been examined for diabetes? In any event, the only sure way to prevent fungal infections is to keep the areas in question dry and exposed to the light and air. I realize that...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fungal infection, hair follicles, oral medication
hair follicles, oral medication, pelvic bone: You need to call your doctor to get a stronger oral medication to clear the fungus from your hair follicles in that area and then either get sweats that wick away to sweat or change to clean ones each time. There are not really any topicals that will get that...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Further information regarding undereye dark circles, undereye dark circles, alcoholic liver disease
undereye dark circles, alcoholic liver disease, liver ailments: I did a whole lot of research and found that liver ailments could be partially responsible and upon taking some milk thistle extracts it seemed like it kind of lightened up but not by much. I was wondering if I should continue trying to detoxify my liver and...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Future Career, stanley kaplan, what it takes to become a doctor
stanley kaplan, what it takes to become a doctor, mcats: I get these requests pretty often... will answer best I can with the limited space I have... 1)The competition is tough... hardest part is to do well on the MCATs... to help, I would take the Stanley Kaplan Study course, and put in an hour an evening for...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Future Career, math classes, being a doctor
math classes, being a doctor, college of medicine: 1. What do you believe is the hardest part about getting into a college of medicine and what would one do to help avoid such problems if possible? take good science courses, score as high as you can and do some health related activity like charitable health...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: 14 day headache, lumber punch, viral meningitis
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: 14 day headache, lumber punch, viral meningitis, base of my skull

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: 22 yr old male, long lasting new headache, painful headache, chiropractic adjustment
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: 22 yr old male, long lasting new headache, painful headache, chiropractic adjustment, subluxation

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Adhesive allergy, band aids, bandages
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Adhesive allergy, band aids, bandages, blister

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Adult Survivor of Childhood Leukemia w/chronic back pain, syringohydromyelia, initial insight
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Adult Survivor of Childhood Leukemia w/chronic back pain, syringohydromyelia, initial insight, syrinx

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Apendix issues???, itis, abdomen
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Apendix issues???, itis, abdomen, human body

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: abdominal pain, odde, colonoscopy
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: abdominal pain, odde, colonoscopy, medication

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: aciphex, rabeprazole, pantoprazole
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: aciphex, rabeprazole, pantoprazole, protonix

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: antibiotic and flu shot, flu vaccine, health official
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: antibiotic and flu shot, flu vaccine, health official, immune system

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: arm pain from flu shot, flu shot, adverse reactions
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: arm pain from flu shot, flu shot, adverse reactions, flu shots

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Bladder "Spasms", bladder spasm, diagnosis
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Bladder "Spasms", bladder spasm, diagnosis

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Boils & Abcesses, groin area, bandages
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Boils & Abcesses, groin area, bandages, best solution

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Boils...... How do I go by dealing with one, tight clothes, derm
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Boils...... How do I go by dealing with one, tight clothes, derm, boils

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Breast Pain Follow Up, breast pain, angina
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Breast Pain Follow Up, breast pain, angina, nipples

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Bruise, thumb tip
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Bruise, thumb tip

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Bullis Pimpigus ---- Bullous Pemphigus
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Bullis Pimpigus ---- Bullous Pemphigus

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Burning Legs/Arms, viamin b12, burning sensation
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Burning Legs/Arms, viamin b12, burning sensation, vitamin b12

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: My baby son's penis, family doctor, puberty
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: My baby son's penis, family doctor, puberty

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: belly button discharge, smelly discharge, fistula
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: belly button discharge, smelly discharge, fistula, gi tract

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: birth control pills, hormonal change, synthetic hormone
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: birth control pills, hormonal change, synthetic hormone, hormonal balance

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: bladder infection, kidney infection, antibiotics
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: bladder infection, kidney infection, antibiotics, risk

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: bone spurs, nurse, shoes
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: bone spurs, nurse, shoes

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: broken pinkie toe, doctor didn, x rays
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: broken pinkie toe, doctor didn, x rays, pinkie toe

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: broken toe, heart
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: broken toe, heart

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: broken wrist, hand surgeon, trapezium
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: broken wrist, hand surgeon, trapezium, bone growth

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: burning pain, neurological pain, bartonella
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: burning pain, neurological pain, bartonella, antibiotics

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: CELLULITIS WITH STRANGE PAINFULL RASH, edema, two cents
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: CELLULITIS WITH STRANGE PAINFULL RASH, edema, two cents, open sores

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: CHILD LOW WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT, hematologist
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: CHILD LOW WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT, hematologist

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: CHILD LOW WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT, bone marrow failure, collagen vascular diseases
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: CHILD LOW WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNT, bone marrow failure, collagen vascular diseases, disease of the liver

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and disability, leukemia and lymphoma society, american cancer society
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and disability, leukemia and lymphoma society, american cancer society, social security disability

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Cold knees, peripheral nerve disease, fellow sufferer
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Cold knees, peripheral nerve disease, fellow sufferer, lyrica

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Costocondritis, costocondritis, will most likely need
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Costocondritis, costocondritis, will most likely need, yeast overgrowth

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: chelation, aortic anuerysm, angiogram
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: chelation, aortic anuerysm, angiogram, arteries

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: chills, enlarged lymph glands, common variable immune deficiency
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: chills, enlarged lymph glands, common variable immune deficiency, low immune system

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: always cold!, hypo thyroidism, good luck
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: always cold!, hypo thyroidism, good luck, population

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: cough, coughing up flem, bright blood
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: cough, coughing up flem, bright blood, sputum

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: coughing and gaging but not throwing up, x ray, antibiotics
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: coughing and gaging but not throwing up, x ray, antibiotics, thyroid

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: cracked calloused thumb, drying agent, mineral oil
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: cracked calloused thumb, drying agent, mineral oil, dry skin

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: My Daughter Yawns All the Time, multiple chemical sensitivity, natural diet
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: My Daughter Yawns All the Time, multiple chemical sensitivity, natural diet, toxic chemical

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Diminished sense of taste and smell, sense of taste, flagyl
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Diminished sense of taste and smell, sense of taste, flagyl, cipro

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: digestive issues w/ 1 year old
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: digestive issues w/ 1 year old

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Ear Pain, cholesteoma, upper canal
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Ear Pain, cholesteoma, upper canal, mastoidectomy

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Echo question, physician assistant, cardiologist
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Echo question, physician assistant, cardiologist, lung disease

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Effexor xr, docotor, adhd
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Effexor xr, docotor, adhd, depression

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ELDERLY AUNT NOT DRINKING OR EATING, heart failure, old mom
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ELDERLY AUNT NOT DRINKING OR EATING, heart failure, old mom, mom

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Elderly woman hearing "music" that's not there, parkinsons, alzheimers
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Elderly woman hearing "music" that's not there, parkinsons, alzheimers, hemispheres

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Excedrin future effects, spiritual alignment, physical posture
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Excedrin future effects, spiritual alignment, physical posture, constant reminder

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: External Yeast Infection, nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide, nystatin and triamcinolone
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: External Yeast Infection, nystatin and triamcinolone acetonide, nystatin and triamcinolone, yeast infection

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: external ear pain while sleeping, memory foam pillow, foam rubber
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: external ear pain while sleeping, memory foam pillow, foam rubber, blood circulation

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: eyes, conjunctiva, bump on
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: eyes, conjunctiva, bump on, calcium

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Facial nerve damage due to dental work, root canals, nerve pain
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Facial nerve damage due to dental work, root canals, nerve pain, neuralgia

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fainting/Unconsciousness, tilt table test, syncope
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fainting/Unconsciousness, tilt table test, syncope, couple minutes

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Feeding the elderly, ethical issues, intention
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Feeding the elderly, ethical issues, intention

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fingernail bed looks white, teaching hospital, clue
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fingernail bed looks white, teaching hospital, clue

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fish oil, baby aspirin, blood spots
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Fish oil, baby aspirin, blood spots, fish oil

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: facial hands feet swelling, swollen hands, coupla
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: facial hands feet swelling, swollen hands, coupla, thyroid

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: fish oil, environmental toxins, acid reflux
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: fish oil, environmental toxins, acid reflux, omacor

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: flank pain after pulmonary embolism, pulmonary embolism, lower back pain
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: flank pain after pulmonary embolism, pulmonary embolism, lower back pain, vena

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: foreskin, circumcised, foreskin
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: foreskin, circumcised, foreskin

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Genital Warts HPV, hpv, warts
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Genital Warts HPV, hpv, warts, many different types

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Gout, gout
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Gout, gout

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: grow taller, energy activity, natural elements
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: grow taller, energy activity, natural elements, bone density

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: grow taller
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: grow taller

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: growing taller
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: growing taller

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Healthy guy, high BP., low potassium levels, adrenal gland
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Healthy guy, high BP., low potassium levels, adrenal gland, endocrinologist

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Heart murmur, Low blood pressure, fatigue, thyroid problems, ish
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Heart murmur, Low blood pressure, fatigue, thyroid problems, ish, blood pressure

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Help stop my itch please!!, hollie, depo
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Help stop my itch please!!, hollie, depo

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: no subject, minor annoyance, pain meds
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: no subject, minor annoyance, pain meds, post thrombotic syndrome

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: "Hot" feet, left kidney, wash cloths
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: "Hot" feet, left kidney, wash cloths, herbal name

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: "Hot Legs", legs, restless leg syndrome
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: "Hot Legs", legs, restless leg syndrome, hot legs

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Human growth
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Human growth

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: hi, docters, medical field
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: hi, docters, medical field, money

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: hi, wileman, chld
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: hi, wileman, chld, google

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: hi about growth plates, growth hormone, masturbation
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: hi about growth plates, growth hormone, masturbation, nurse

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Infection not responding to antibiotics?, chiropractor, nutrition
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Infection not responding to antibiotics?, chiropractor, nutrition

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Itchy arms, apple cider vinegar, powdered msm
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Itchy arms, apple cider vinegar, powdered msm, liquid minerals

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: infection in my belly button, gall bladder removal, gall bladder
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: infection in my belly button, gall bladder removal, gall bladder, serious thing

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: internal shingles - Varacell Zoster w/o skin blisters, organs of the body, herpes zoster virus
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: internal shingles - Varacell Zoster w/o skin blisters, organs of the body, herpes zoster virus, butt cheek

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: itching / burning back
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: itching / burning back

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: itchy anus, doctor professor, professor x
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: itchy anus, doctor professor, professor x, radiotherapy

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: knees,ankles,calfs, knee down, nuts
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: knees,ankles,calfs, knee down, nuts, sleep

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Lamictal, sick joke, lamictal
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Lamictal, sick joke, lamictal, seizures

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Lupron exposure during pregnancy., lupron, animals
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Lupron exposure during pregnancy., lupron, animals

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: lip blotches/tiny bumps, organic toothpaste, propionate
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: lip blotches/tiny bumps, organic toothpaste, propionate, exact same thing

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: I am looking for my Sensei, shorinji ryu, karate club
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: I am looking for my Sensei, shorinji ryu, karate club, sanford fl

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: low platlets, platlets, fruits and vegetables
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: low platlets, platlets, fruits and vegetables, dengue fever

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: low white cell count
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: low white cell count

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: M.D and D.O, manipulative treatment, osteopathic medicine
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: M.D and D.O, manipulative treatment, osteopathic medicine, osteopathic medical school

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: MD vs. DO?, osteopathic manipulative treatment, year college degree
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: MD vs. DO?, osteopathic manipulative treatment, year college degree, neurosurgeons

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: MERCURY EFFECTS, lyme diagnosis, lyme disease
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: MERCURY EFFECTS, lyme diagnosis, lyme disease, lyme

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Mononeucleosis, iron supplement, 4 months
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Mononeucleosis, iron supplement, 4 months, zinc

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: macular scar, high fever
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: macular scar, high fever

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Normal blood pressure for 74 year old males, blood pressure medication, free vacations
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Normal blood pressure for 74 year old males, blood pressure medication, free vacations, time blood

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Numbness and Tingling Sensation
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Numbness and Tingling Sensation

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: nail care for the elderly, nail tech, podiatrist
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: nail care for the elderly, nail tech, podiatrist, elderly care

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: neck pain numbness, weakness to leg, and foot, cervical disc herniation, leg weakness
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: neck pain numbness, weakness to leg, and foot, cervical disc herniation, leg weakness, stenosis

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: nose bleeding, nose bleeds, multivitamins
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: nose bleeding, nose bleeds, multivitamins, centrum performance

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Osteomylitis, blood sugar levels, oxygen toxicity
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Osteomylitis, blood sugar levels, oxygen toxicity, aquatic medicine

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: osteomylitis, old mother, osteomylitis
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: osteomylitis, old mother, osteomylitis, good luck

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: PASSING GAS, esophagas, farts
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: PASSING GAS, esophagas, farts, butt

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Pain in left body side, dull ache, rib cage
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Pain in left body side, dull ache, rib cage, kidney

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Pain in shoulder and numbness in thumb, pinched nerve, motrin
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Pain in shoulder and numbness in thumb, pinched nerve, motrin, steroids

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Pain and tenderness behind the forehead, ear nose and throat doctor, chronic sinusitis
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Pain and tenderness behind the forehead, ear nose and throat doctor, chronic sinusitis, couple sentences

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Pelvic Pain + Abdominal Swelling, rn msn, sudden weight loss
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Pelvic Pain + Abdominal Swelling, rn msn, sudden weight loss, bloating

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Pelvic pain and bleeding, ca 125 test, stage 1a
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Pelvic pain and bleeding, ca 125 test, stage 1a, ovca

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Pregnancy and medication, nurse practitioner, back spasms
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Pregnancy and medication, nurse practitioner, back spasms, sleepiness

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: pain in thumb joints, thumb
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: pain in thumb joints, thumb

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: painful saliva glands, dill pickle, ear drums
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: painful saliva glands, dill pickle, ear drums, hearing tests

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Very painful skin patches, and link to fibromyalgia, fybromyalgia, skin sensitivity
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Very painful skin patches, and link to fibromyalgia, fybromyalgia, skin sensitivity, nerve pain

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: peritonitisand pacreatitis, conemaugh hospital, pittsburgh hospital
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: peritonitisand pacreatitis, conemaugh hospital, pittsburgh hospital, pain pills

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: phenobarbitol, veterinary world, planet features
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: phenobarbitol, veterinary world, planet features, animal planet

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: phlegm, throat clearing, south fla
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: phlegm, throat clearing, south fla, mucus

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: plavix, doppler ultrasound, carotid arteries
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: plavix, doppler ultrasound, carotid arteries, thrombi

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: post viral infection, viral rash, viruses
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: post viral infection, viral rash, viruses, nurse

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: pruritis ani, breastfeeding mothers, dab
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: pruritis ani, breastfeeding mothers, dab, pharmacies

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Rabies, rabies vaccinations, docotrs
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Rabies, rabies vaccinations, docotrs, northern new england

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Rectal Bleeding, red bull, colonoscopy
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Rectal Bleeding, red bull, colonoscopy, graveyard shift

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Reoccuring urinary and vaginal infections, related sound, urethra
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Reoccuring urinary and vaginal infections, related sound, urethra, constance

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ringworm medication, kittens, triamcinolone
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ringworm medication, kittens, triamcinolone, skin condition

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: SEVERE sunburn itching, sheabutter, hundreds of years
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: SEVERE sunburn itching, sheabutter, hundreds of years, sunburn

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Severe swollen ankles, dear madam, hot bath
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Severe swollen ankles, dear madam, hot bath, legs

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Shaky hands, muscle twitching, runny nose, time don
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Shaky hands, muscle twitching, runny nose, time don, vomit

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Shingles, blade area, shoulder blade
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Shingles, blade area, shoulder blade, left breast

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Shortness of breath, palpitations, few days
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Shortness of breath, palpitations, few days, silver zeolite

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: SMALL LUMP ON 9YEAR OLD'S JAW LINE, fatty tissue, salivary gland
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: SMALL LUMP ON 9YEAR OLD'S JAW LINE, fatty tissue, salivary gland

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Smelly Burps, sulfer burps, giardia organism
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Smelly Burps, sulfer burps, giardia organism, garlic pills

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Sorbitol and raw apples, alpha galactosidase, eating apples
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Sorbitol and raw apples, alpha galactosidase, eating apples, food enzyme

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Strep C, deseret biologicals, health care professionals
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Strep C, deseret biologicals, health care professionals, homeopathic remedy

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Strep Throat & Rebecca Lansfield, rockefeller university press, rockefeller institute
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Strep Throat & Rebecca Lansfield, rockefeller university press, rockefeller institute, origins

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Swelling and water retention, legs and feet, edema
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Swelling and water retention, legs and feet, edema, gravity

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Swollen lymph nodes, ear nose throat specialist, cat scratch fever
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Swollen lymph nodes, ear nose throat specialist, cat scratch fever, ear nose throat

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: schitzophrenia, pomegranite juice, doing research
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: schitzophrenia, pomegranite juice, doing research, lord jesus christ

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: seroma formation, seroma, bosy
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: seroma formation, seroma, bosy, golf ball

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: severe nightly leg cramps
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: severe nightly leg cramps

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: severe pain in hands and feet, gabapentin, good advice
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: severe pain in hands and feet, gabapentin, good advice, ankles

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: shingles, lower back pain, shingles
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: shingles, lower back pain, shingles, 45 years

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: sinus drainage, lingering cough, chlorine
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: sinus drainage, lingering cough, chlorine, strangest thing

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: smelly fart burps, egg burps, smelly burps
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: smelly fart burps, egg burps, smelly burps, sleep

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: sorbitol/potassium sorbate, glucose metabolism, laxative effect
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: sorbitol/potassium sorbate, glucose metabolism, laxative effect, lipton green tea

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: sorbitol, sweet tea, instant reaction
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: sorbitol, sweet tea, instant reaction, streetcorner

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: sore palms of hands and feet, swollen lips, allergic problems
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: sore palms of hands and feet, swollen lips, allergic problems, soles

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: strep, stomach flu symptoms, mild sore throat
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: strep, stomach flu symptoms, mild sore throat, sore joints

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: strep, stomache, two brothers
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: strep, stomache, two brothers, antibiotics

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: swollen ankles, peripheral artery disease, swelling in ankles
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: swollen ankles, peripheral artery disease, swelling in ankles, poor circulation

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: synthroid, thyroid replacement, pharmacologist
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: synthroid, thyroid replacement, pharmacologist, natural hormone

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Tiny Lip bumps/blotchiness, fever blisters, mouthwash
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Tiny Lip bumps/blotchiness, fever blisters, mouthwash, doing research

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Trouble yawning/breathing, why?, hyper thyroid, heartburn symptoms
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Trouble yawning/breathing, why?, hyper thyroid, heartburn symptoms, heart tests

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: test, ankle fracture, treatment modality
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: test, ankle fracture, treatment modality, selective estrogen receptor modulator

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tetnus shot, godson
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tetnus shot, godson

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: trauma and seroma formation, rubber drain, incision
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: trauma and seroma formation, rubber drain, incision, aspiration

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Use of Haloperidol, mental faculties, patient advocate
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Use of Haloperidol, mental faculties, patient advocate, emergency heart

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: underarm pain and numbness, public health clinics, fanciful claims
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: underarm pain and numbness, public health clinics, fanciful claims, accessible healthcare

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: upper right/left quadrant and back pain, emergency c section, severe preeclampsia
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: upper right/left quadrant and back pain, emergency c section, severe preeclampsia, urine protein

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: not who I use to be, sprain
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: not who I use to be, sprain

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vaginal Discharge, reading women, occurance
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vaginal Discharge, reading women, occurance

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vaginal Discharge, toilet paper, searching the internet
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vaginal Discharge, toilet paper, searching the internet, rephresh

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Too Much Vitamin C..., frequent urination, vit c
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Too Much Vitamin C..., frequent urination, vit c

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: veins, compression hose, third attempt
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: veins, compression hose, third attempt, dermatologist

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: viagra, bizarre side, visual disturbances
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: viagra, bizarre side, visual disturbances, tinge

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Wrist pain after fall on outstretched hand, ligament damage, nasty fall
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Wrist pain after fall on outstretched hand, ligament damage, nasty fall, scaphoid

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: wellbutrin as diet aid, massive headache, withdrawls
Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: wellbutrin as diet aid, massive headache, withdrawls, calorie intake

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: facial hair, laser hair removal, laser hair removal system
laser hair removal, laser hair removal system, electroysis: The creams work fairly well, and are safe. Sometimes they cause some skin irritation and cannot be used internally, ie., for inside the nose hair. The neck skin is fairly sensitive, and the creme might cause irritation, but it wouldn t be dangerous...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: facial hair, laser hair removal, ovarian cysts
laser hair removal, ovarian cysts, thyroid problems: Facial hair is a hormone issue in women... whether it is genetically predetermined hormone abnormalities or secondary ones, like thyroid problems, ovarian cysts/tumors, etc. Some are treatable, some are not, meaning, the best we can do is shave the hair...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: facial hands feet swelling, connective tissue disease, face reduction
connective tissue disease, face reduction, thyroid hormone: Hi Leslie, The T4 only looks at the stores of Thyroid hormone available for use. It doesn t tell if it is being converted to the useable form. I always look at a T3 and T4 as well as a TSH when checking my patients to be sure that the hormone is being utilized...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: facility question, oral liquids, crones
oral liquids, crones, iv fluids: I have not been able to get any information from my friend as far as health care reputation in PR. Gastroenteritis is a pretty basic disease process to treat, so hopefully she will get what she needs there... the only thing to do is to suppress vomiting with...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: faint red lines on fingernails, corneal abrasion, scar tissue
corneal abrasion, scar tissue, eye work: This does not set off any red flags... if the lines are in the nail itself, it would have had to be there for many months, since it takes so long for nails to grow... however, with your eye condition, maybe you weren t able to notice... if it is under the...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: faint, long periods of time, brain damage
long periods of time, brain damage, defense mechanism: Why when you stand straight, you can faint? Yes, if you are not well. Can kneeling on your knees for long periods of time have the same effect? not if you are well And about for how long does it take for this effect to occur? it does not occur Does...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: fainting, loud music, respons
loud music, respons, dizziness: I doubt if simply large noise can cause the fainting, but the stress associated with the noise can cause dizziness and a feeling like you are going to faint. I don t know if that really indicates any disease rather than simply you not being able to tolerate...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: fainting, flashing blinking lights, loud music
flashing blinking lights, loud music, medical disorders: WHAT IS AN REM DISORDER? DOES IT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH FEELING DIZZY? CAN IT HAPPEN WITH FLASHING LIGHTS? I ALMOST FAINTED YESTERDAY IN RESPONSE TO LOUD MUSIC AND FLASHING, BLINKING LIGHTS. WHEN I LOOKED AT THEM I BECAME VERY NAUSEOUS AND DIZZY AND I ALMOST...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: fainting spells?, heart race, hr period
heart race, hr period, heart monitor: if someone has a heart that contracts normally, then the things that cause fainting are more annoying than critically dangerous. But, it is impossible to tell without some basic testing. Cost wise, an ecg and an echocardiogram would offer up some reassurance....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: fainting, simplistic answer, hysterical reaction
simplistic answer, hysterical reaction, loud music: Hi Tina, It s not likely. This will sound like an overly simplistic answer, but I d avoid this sort of thing to prevent recurrence. This smay only be a hysterical reaction to the environment (as in how the girls of my day used to faint when the Beatles showed...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: falling asleep after eating, thyroid tests, sleep apnea
thyroid tests, sleep apnea, medical problem: there are a lot of causes... if you are heavy and snore, i would worry about sleep apnea. If you sleep well and still have problems, you should have some tests, like a cbc and thyroid tests. most people get a little tired from their blood getting a little...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: i am a family physician just..., geriatric medicine fellowship, stroke prevention
geriatric medicine fellowship, stroke prevention, family physician: Hi Dr. Wafe, To be honest, you would do well to consider Geriatric Medicine Fellowship. There are plenty of specialists around for the problems of the young and middle aged, but there is a lack of providers to treat the aging. The longer we keep people healthy...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: i am a family physician just..., stroke prevention, wafe
stroke prevention, wafe, saleeby: Dr. Wafe, This is only speculation, but I would think with our aging population that a specialty in Geriatrics would be in demand. Also cancer and cardiovascular specialties would be hot. With fewer going into medicine, any specialty you decide to go...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: family practioner and pedactrian, college gpa, mcat scores
college gpa, mcat scores, family practioner: Hi, In general, acceptance into medical school does not matter where you go to college or what your major is. Rather, it is your college GPA and MCAT scores that you will be measured by. The MCAT is particularly important because it is the only standard...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: fasting blood sugar increase, contrary to popular belief, night blood
contrary to popular belief, night blood, tolerance test: Hi Bruce, Your body produces its own sugar. In the AM hours it is elevated because of hormonal activity. Contrary to popular belief, not eating sugar or carbohydrates of any kind will still result in elevated blood sugar as the body needs it to function properly...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Getting to fat, total hysterectomy, esophegus
total hysterectomy, esophegus, gestational diabetes: What could be making me feel this way? It can be from the medications and from too much gluten in your diet. Why would I be gaining this much weight all of a sudden? The hormone ring can cause weight gain but that is not new so you need to look at...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: feel sick after eating, upper gi series, paraesophageal hernia
upper gi series, paraesophageal hernia, gi specialist: Your symptoms are not typical of an ulcer, though that doesn t mean there is not an ulcer developing. Conservative treatment would usually begin with antacids (Gaviscon, Tums, Rolaids, Mylanta, Maalox, etc) or anti-acids (Zantac, Pepcid, Omeprazole, etc),...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: feeling yucky, tension headaches, screening labs
tension headaches, screening labs, sinus infection: if they did the screening labs, you are probably OK... I would suspect you may have a lingering low grade sinus infection. I would get established with a primary doc so things don t have to be repeated as the eval progresses, but I don t see this as symptoms...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: fees/cost of stress incontinence surgery, stress incontinence surgery, ball park figure
stress incontinence surgery, ball park figure, ball park: Hi Nick, Unfortunately prices vary greatly depending on surgeon and location. I have no personal knowledge of the cost. you might try calling your insurance company and asking them for the average cost submitted to them and what they ll pay. If that fails,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: feet, legs, and standing, diabetes type 2, thigh high support hose
diabetes type 2, thigh high support hose, borderline diabetes: I m contemplating building a shelf setup for my monitor /keyboard that requires that I stand-up. What I need to know is if I am asking for foot/leg problems if I do this? YES, unless you wear panty or at least thigh high support hose you will develop varicose...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: I fell down and hit my tail bone, high potency, outdoor carpet
high potency, outdoor carpet, omega 6: There is nothing to do for this type of injury except ice pack and tylenol PLUS the following: Pain is worse and healing delayed from the omega-6 plant oil toxicity from too much poultry, chips, peanut products, flax or gluten in your diet. see http://efaeducation.nih.gov...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: fevers, high fever, fevers in kids
high fever, fevers in kids, adults: Hi Malissia, First, it isn t OK for a child to have a high fever. Fevers in kids are a sign of the body s attempt to fight infection and as long as it doesn t get too high nothingspecific need be done. In adults fever has other causes than just infection...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: fiber supplements, benefiber, fiber supplements
benefiber, fiber supplements, metamucil: Benefiber is a good product, but, as with all, it is hard to get enough fiber in our diets no matter what we do. So, use the Benefiber, but I would chase it with a couple of metamucil capsules twice a day. Hope this helps... The answer to the second...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: I cannot figure out what's wrong with my nephew., signs of an ear infection, biological parents
signs of an ear infection, biological parents, head position: Hello Lori, Thank you for question. I apologize for the delay, but I appreciate your patience. Any child that is under one year of age with a suspected neurologic problem or developmental delay should be evaluated. This is true despite any reluctance...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: final max height, journal citations, max height
journal citations, max height, boys and girls: Is it true that boys and girls who reach puberty earlier than others usually translates into shorter maximum final height? While this is usually true, it really depends on their height when they reach puberty. If they are short then your statement is correct...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: finger pain, car door handle, finger pain
car door handle, finger pain, knuckles: From your note, you didn t really smash anything on your finger, so what happened was that a tiny vein tore by the movement and leaked some blood into the finger.... there isn t a lot of room to expand in the finger, so it swells some, hurts some, then stops...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: finger, giant cell tumors, pinky fingers
giant cell tumors, pinky fingers, tendon sheath: this could be a neuroma... the nerve growing back and scarring and then being hypersensitive... also, these cysts can be giant cell tumors... not cancer, but these can readily re-occur even with a good initial excision. I would see an ortho hand specialist...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: fingernails, free edge, foot clinic
free edge, foot clinic, car door: Hi Ellen and thanks for writing, I have the same problem with my left great toenail and it is very inconvenient. My toe was accidentally caught in a car door being closed. I spoke to a doctor about it and was told my only option was to have a Podiatrist...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: fingers turn white, raynaud s syndrome, two fingers
raynaud s syndrome, two fingers, blood circulation: this sounds like she has raynaud s syndrome, where the blood supply slows down from blood vessel spasm (assuming it is both hands) and if so, it is only an annoying thing unless it gets so bad that the skin sloughs off on the fingers..... putting a hand in...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: fish oil, omega 3 fatty acids, 3 fatty acids
omega 3 fatty acids, 3 fatty acids, fish taste: Hi Connie, Unfortunately fish oil, to be effective for health, needs to be taken in large quantities. That usually causes your symptom. I haven t heard about freezing it and I would be cautious as that could have an effect on the benefit from the Omega 3...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: fitness over 50, saleeby, orthopaedic surgeon
saleeby, orthopaedic surgeon, knee surgery: Cheryl, This forum does not allow for the diagnosis and treatment of illness or disease. It is better left to an orthopaedic surgeon to advise on what exercises are to be avoided with respect to the knee. It also will depend on the degree of the tear...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: fitness, circulation journal of the american heart association, national heart lung and blood institute
circulation journal of the american heart association, national heart lung and blood institute, national heart lung: It is determined by their ability to burn oxygen at max rate at rest and at maximal heart rate for age. For all ages see below for a good clear description of capacity and more. Glen Aerobic Capacity Declines Dramatically in Older Years By: American...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: flank pain after pulmonary embolism, genetic blood disorders, d dimer
genetic blood disorders, d dimer, flank pain: I can t give you the reassurance you want over the internet.... what caused it? often we simply don t know. you listed the risks... airplane rides, high altitudes, sitting in tight quarters for long periods of time... but often we can t pinpoint it. If...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: flesh eating bacteria, broad spectrum antibiotic, flesh eating bacteria
broad spectrum antibiotic, flesh eating bacteria, hair follicle infection: hard to prevent.... that means a more virulent (aggressive) bacteria is present.... using a good anti-bacterial soap daily, like Dial, and looking at the skin and if there is any indication of a boil, or hair follicle infection or any other signs of infection-...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: flexing my right foot .. See an Orthopod, medical illnesses, saleeby
medical illnesses, saleeby, orthopod: John, This forum does not allow for the diagnosis and treatment of medical illnesses. However, I can tell you who to go see... An orthopaedic surgeon would be the type of physician you need to see about a solid evaluation of your condition. JP Saleeby,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: flu, influenza virus, upper respiratory infection
influenza virus, upper respiratory infection, flu virus: Hi Andisheh, A cold is an upper respiratory infection caused be a rhinovirus. It is common and there is no cure. It is self limited. The Flu is caused by an influenza virus. It is a serious disease that can be fatal to susceptible individuals. Anyone...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: flu injection, biceps brachii, triceps brachii
biceps brachii, triceps brachii, deltoid muscle: Hi Michelle, That s a false statement. It doesn t really matter which part of the body you give the flu shot as long as it penetrates a muscle... thus calling it an intramuscular injection. The deltoid is much less painful of an injection site than the...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: flu shot, flu shot, sore arm
flu shot, sore arm, permanent damage: It sounds like the shot probably hit one of the skin nerves.... usually, this causes pain for a few days, then slowly resolves. The good news is that this doesn t cause permanent damage, just a sore arm for a few days. I assume it wasn t red or swollen,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: flu shot, flu shot, sore arm
flu shot, sore arm, preservative: Is this normal? yes, for some people Or does it mean that they hit a tendon or nerve instead of muscle? It is supposed to hit a muscle and there are no major nerves or tendons in that area. What is it about the shot that makes the whole arm hurt? ...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: flu shot, deltoid muscle, shoulder joint
deltoid muscle, shoulder joint, high risk: Shouldn t it be lower than that? I thought the deltoid muscle was a little lower than the curve of the shoulder? Yes it is supposed to be in the deltoid muscle but will work as long as not given into the shoulder joint which would be hard to do with the short...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: flu shots, flu shots, thimerosal
flu shots, thimerosal, different places: don t worry about the thimerosal... that won t hurt her, although the behavior is a big problem.... She is protected against the flu now, no more so than if she had one immunization. But, she needs to have more eval of her OCD and treatment if needed. But,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: flu shots for seniors, nasal spray flu vaccine, influenza viruses
nasal spray flu vaccine, influenza viruses, protective antibodies: Austin, The FluMist alternative has only been out a short time and due to FDA requirements has not met testing requirements to be deemed safe for all. Therefore the manufacturer must label the product for limited use in younger patients and healthy health...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: flu shots, calcium carbonate, epa dha
calcium carbonate, epa dha, cholesterol problem: Not a problem with the 4 flu shots except the waste of flu vaccine, better to treat her OCD by replacing her nutrients leading to this plus decreasing her omega-6 plant oil causing this. Steps 1-9 are most important and will improve her resistance. There...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: flu, flu vaccination, flu vaccine
flu vaccination, flu vaccine, recovering from the flu: Hi Christina, The Flu vaccine helps prevent or lessen symptoms of only the most COMMON types of Flu. There are many strains that can be out there every year, so it is possible to get one of them. it isn t uncommon to feel so bad that you may pass out. Fever...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: fluid in the knee, fluid in the knee, hat area
fluid in the knee, hat area, thanks in advance: The fluid is caused by inflammation in the joint. You have developed some bursitis... some inflammation in the joint from overuse in that joint. The treatment will be slacking off on the exercise temporarily, taking Alleve, 2 pills twice a day for a couple...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: flush feeling, tingling in legs, numbness and tingling in legs
tingling in legs, numbness and tingling in legs, acid reflex: Hi Debbie, Hot flashes can be caused by a number of things besides estrogen deficiency. Have you tried estrogen replacement anyway? Thyroid disease, blood pressure problems, certain endocrine problems just to name a few. You should probably be on some additinal...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: flushing swating and nose bleeds, coronary artery disease, common diseases
coronary artery disease, common diseases, warm temperatures: jill; well first thing is talking with your doctor. you should alway tell your doctor any over-the-counter meds your taking. menopause does increase your risk of diseases such as osteoporosis and coronary artery disease. therefore,its a good ides to...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: a follow up on your advice, mononucleosis, sore throat
mononucleosis, sore throat, pneumonia: If it has been 14 days since you finished the antibiotics and you are still having symptoms of sore throat, etc., it is worth going back to the doctor. The chance of strep is less likely given your symptoms, but the chance of mononucleosis or bronchitis/sinusitis/pneumonia...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: follow up to blood in stool, blood in stool, stool sample
blood in stool, stool sample, colonoscopy: It could, but if you are really trying to be healthh conscious, then this is the screening test, which you have failed, so you now have to go to the gold standard test, which is the colonoscopy. GOod luck with it... it isn t as bad as it sounds... just...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: follow up question regarding ct scan and headache, maxillary sinus, brain aneurism
maxillary sinus, brain aneurism, sinus infection: It can cause this type of pain but what you describe is more commonly seen with a sinus infection in the opposite maxillary sinus or the mastoid sinus on the same side. You need an integrative medicine intake or a neurologist or a very good ENT specialist....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: follow up question regarding ct scan and headache, brain aneurism, thunderclap headaches
brain aneurism, thunderclap headaches, intermittent pain: aneurysms have different kinds of pain, people call them thunderclap headaches, all of a sudden, severe, worst ever, sometimes all over head... you can t tell by the type of pain, if one suspects those, then get the imaging tests, an MRI angiogram is a good...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: foot/period, omega 3 fish oil, licorice root
omega 3 fish oil, licorice root, ovarian cyst: if herb such as dgl licorice root, dong quai,and red clover an interfere with the results? Not usually. also my breast is some what tender for the past two weeks. i am not under any unusal stress either. most likely an ovarian cyst or non-ovulatory cycle....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: forced on meds that might not work, gammagard sd, ken schafer
gammagard sd, ken schafer, united health care: You need to speak with your doctor about this. If the medication you are taking is working and the other medication does not, you need to have your doctor write specifically for that medication. All prescriptions must come from the doctor. Your homehealth...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: foreskin, urology doctor, male foreskin
urology doctor, male foreskin, pediatrition: what is prob happening is your penis is enlarging but the foreskin is not.... you can t have the foreskin enlarged..... the reason we do circumcisions in the first place is so that stuff doesn t get trapped in that area.... there isn t much to be done except...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: "fractured" spleen, spleen injury, ebv infection
spleen injury, ebv infection, thrombocytosis: dear ms metts: if the diagnosis of ebv is secure and the blood smear - except for the thrombocytosis is normal - an expectant attitude is certainly warranted. formerly, in cases of splenic rupture the spleen was removed. surgeons have become more conservative...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: frequent colds, frequent colds, complete blood count
frequent colds, complete blood count, cbc complete blood count: is your daughter in day care... because they bring home bugs constantly... there are about 120 known colds... if you get 6 per year, it will take you about 20 years worth to build up immunity to them all. This is pretty common for teachers, pediatricians,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: frequent colds, frequent colds, prick test
frequent colds, prick test, parenthood: Hi Jennifer, Colds are common this time of year. If you re getting them at the same time as your daughter, it is highly likely that she is infecting you. Unfortunately, one of the joys of parenthood is illness courtesy of your children. Immune dysfunction...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: frequent colds, immune globulins, frequent colds
immune globulins, frequent colds, prick test: This common in children using day care and sitters with other children. Serum immune globulins would be the test to request plus a CBC, differential. Some do well with B-100 three times a day and 1000mg of Vit C three times a day but check with your doctor...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: frequent urination, glucose tolerance test, hormone dysfunction
glucose tolerance test, hormone dysfunction, bladder dysfunction: Hi Harry, Blood glucose (sugar) levels should be taken while you are fasting to be correct. In order to determine if you are in a pre-diabetic state, you must request your physician to order a glucose tolerance test (GTT) and HbA1c. As far as your urination,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: frequent urination, frequent urination, urine infections
frequent urination, urine infections, bladder infections: He should have his urine tested. Could be the beginnings of an infection or a normal variant. Though urine infections in men are less common than women, they do occur. Prostatitis can also cause a similar set of symptoms, though men are usually more uncomfortable....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: i have a friend who was on..., precarious circumstances, mental illnesses
precarious circumstances, mental illnesses, exact answers: There are too many questions in this note that don t have exact answers... but whether someone needs depakote or not depends on the reason... it can be used to prevent seizures, treat mental illnesses or used to prevent migraines. There are other drugs that...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: fungal infections-hysto-plasmatic, calcium deposits, amphotericin b
calcium deposits, amphotericin b, mortality rate: dear den: i assume that you are talking about histoplasmosis. if so - do you have cancer or are infected with hiv? if not, chances of cure with amphotericin b or an azole antifungal are good. if yes - the outcome depends on the underlying pathology. best...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: G.I. track ?, barium swallow, heart burn
barium swallow, heart burn, yeay: Regardless of the cause, it is serious if it is producing these symptoms and problems. While cancer is the most likely they should have seen that with the GI scopes. Have they done barium swallow xrays? Have you see real copies of all her tests and reports?...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: GABA supplements, gaba receptors, blood brain barrier
gaba receptors, blood brain barrier, sleep aids: GABA receptors are the ones that the sleep aids stimulate to induce sleep.... however, GABA doesn t cross the blood brain barrier, so taking a supplement in theory won t really help anyways... the natural ways are Valerian Root and Melatonin but in someone...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: GABA supplements, mg calcium carbonate, calcium carbonate
mg calcium carbonate, calcium carbonate, magnesium oxide: Not really. The trick with the magnesium and calcium is to be on high enough a dose at dinner and bedtime to reflect in your having at least 2-3 soft bowel movements daily. The Womens Health study confirmed that women with less than 2-3 bowel movements daily...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: GABA supplements, peripheral artery disease, new prescription sleep aid
peripheral artery disease, new prescription sleep aid, prescription sleep aid: Hi Jennifer, Gabapentin and its derivitives are used mainly for seizure control. They are used off label for pain control caused by Fibromyalgia and Peripheral Artery disease. They can be effective sleep aids in many people. They are non addictive. There...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Gadolinium showing VERY HIGH months after MRI, wife shannon, kidney failure
wife shannon, kidney failure, medictions: Hi Greg and thanks for writing, I did quite a bit of online research as I do not know about Gadolinium toxicity and everything I read stated that there have not been adequate studies done on the topic. I have attached a few links for your reference which...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Gall bladder, gall bladder surgery, gall bladder diet
gall bladder surgery, gall bladder diet, gall bladder: Hi Kathy, I don t know what My test result was a 7.5 is in reference to. As for a diet, stay away from foods that contain fat. Some raw veggies such as lettuce, cabbage, radishes and cucumbers should be avoided. Talk to your surgeon about the diarrhea that...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Gallbladder surgery, colon cancer surgery, gallbladder surgery
colon cancer surgery, gallbladder surgery, colostomy bag: Hi Linda, Diarrhea is common after gallbladder surgery, but this has been going on too long and the weight loss is a definite concern. There are medications that will slow he diarrhea. Ask your surgeon about them. if you don t get satifaction, then I would...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Gas, excessive flatulence, irregular bowel movements
excessive flatulence, irregular bowel movements, irriable bowel syndrome: natalia; the next time you break wind several times in one day and someone calls you MRS.Methane,thank them-and tell them you are just doing what comes naturally for someone on a healthy diet. ha,ha.... when you eat in all goes to the stomach,where the...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Gastritis?, remarkable organ, upper abdomen
remarkable organ, upper abdomen, small intestine: paul; first that me explain about th stomach; a hollow,J-shaped sac,the stomach rests in the left-central section of your upper abdomen,just below your rib cage. it receives food from the esophagus,reducing it to a semiliquid mixture. most of the stomach...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Gastritis?, zantac 150, acid blockers
zantac 150, acid blockers, docotor: gastritis comes and goes... assuming no alcohol and real heavy meals, I would try one of the acid blockers like zantac 150 mg twice a day and if that doesn t help, then you might need some additional testing like an ultrasound to look at your gallbladder.......

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: GENERAL, licorice root, dong quai
licorice root, dong quai, pinched nerve: With breast tenderness and lack of periods, I would still worry about pregnancy. The best test is to use a very first morning urine sample on the test. We don t have any information on herbs and their possible interference.... I just can t say for sure....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: GERD and bowels, physician assistant student, laxative abuse
physician assistant student, laxative abuse, anorexia bulimia: Get scoped and get some help. The below helps my patients with these disorders restore their health. Ask your doctor but this is what I use for my patients: 1) Fish oil 3000mg before each meal and at bedtime 2) High Potency B complex, (B-100) before each...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: GERD, chest x rays, chest wall pain
chest x rays, chest wall pain, gerd symptoms: Ok so esophigatis causes me to have shortness of breath every day? If you aspirate at night, so ask your doctor. And am i suppose to feel gerd everyday too? Some do some do not feel it daily. i take Nexium but only got 4 left..It kind of helps but i...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: General on fevers, question the answer, fevers
question the answer, fevers, forehead: Hello Earl, VERY interesting question. The answer is not as easy as yes or no. I will say probably not! If she had a fever the chance that her hands felt hot as well would be good therefor her forehead may not feel hot to her. If her hand where cold...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: General Medical, symptoms of schizophrenia, tb meningitis
symptoms of schizophrenia, tb meningitis, sarah edwards: can tuberculosios cause schizophrenia? Not really but they may have thought that back then since if the person had TB meningitis it could look similar. What are the symptoms of Schizophrenia? confusion, hearing voices, bizaare behavior and unkempt look...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: General Question about "stomach flu", gastrointestinal virus, stomach flu
gastrointestinal virus, stomach flu, incubation period: Stomach flu is typically a gastrointestinal virus, spread by food/hand contact from person to person, very contagious, usually goes away on it s own in a couple of days. You are probably not immune, just lucky, because there are many many strains. The best...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: General Question about "stomach flu", stomach flu, incubation period
stomach flu, incubation period, c rest: What is the general incubation period and for how long is it contagious? It is generally contagious for 3-5 days and comes on within 2-3 days after exposure How is it spread? It can be spread by mouth, hands and food or drink. Is this an illness that...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: General Question, tension headaches, heart issues
tension headaches, heart issues, muscle relaxer: What should I expect from a physicaian when it comes to finding out what is wrong with me? You should expect that they would check you out to find out what is wrong with you, such as heart disease, metabolic syndrome, sleep apnea just to mention a few......

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: General question, anemia cause, gastrointestinal bleeding
anemia cause, gastrointestinal bleeding, history of asthma: Hi Allen, Until proven otherwise, black stool can indicate gastrointestinal bleeding, In this case frm the aspirin. The only other things to cause it would be Peptobismol and iron supplements. The headaches and back pain can be from anemia cause by the GI...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: General surgery?, colorectal surgeon, gallbladder surgery
colorectal surgeon, gallbladder surgery, trauma surgeons: it is a long story, but.... you pick your specialty near the end of med school, and then there is the Match that tries to match your picks with the training programs picks. I went into family med, and I picked one program first, well they picked me first,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Generalised aches and pains, streptococcus infection, rn msn
streptococcus infection, rn msn, msn community: I d take her in to the doc. Probably a virus like the flu, but a simple throat culture could tell you if it s mononucleosis or a streptococcus infection. Strep, if untreated, can turn into a severe infection. Better safe than sorry. Thanks, Maggie,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Genital Warts HPV, visible warts, genital warts
visible warts, genital warts, abnormal pap: Hi Roommate, Genital warts are spread by direct, intimate contact, What you describe is not a way to transmit the virus. Unfortunately, this virus can spread even in the absence of warts, so any sexual contact should be done wearing a rubber prophylactic...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Genital Warts-HPV, visible warts, genital warts
visible warts, genital warts, abnormal pap: She does have this, can I get it from living with her? Not unless you are having unprotected sex or foreplay with her. Can it be spread on the toilet? Towels? Etc? If she is having an outbreak, then yes if you are not careful. What if she uses the...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Genital Warts HPV, visible warts, latex condom
visible warts, latex condom, latex allergy: well today in these day in age,you should alway use your own things. from make-up to soap,towels-etc; dont be mad at her,she most likely didnt even know what was going on anyway. and how about ifs it was you,i wouldnt treat you any different,i would help;...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Gerd/Ulcer, symptoms of gerd, upper endoscopy
symptoms of gerd, upper endoscopy, antibotic: Not all ulcers are caused by bacteria (H. Pylori). Seeing as how you are on Nexium already and are still having symptoms, my preference would be to take a look and get a definitive diagnosis. That is actually a fairly strong indication for the upper endoscopy....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Germ Phobic, head and shoulders, hair cut
head and shoulders, hair cut, preservatives: My question is, for some reason if the girl that was at my house used it, (I don t know why she would of, but let s just assume)could I catch anything? Not really since these all have preservatives that kill bacteria and viruses. OK? Also, if you get...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Germ Phobic, bacterial infection, bacterial infections
bacterial infection, bacterial infections, hair cut: No, you can t catch bacterial infections that way.... as long as the applicator, if one was used, was cleaned properly, there won t be a problem. If simply, some creme was used, it is not possible to pass a bacterial infection that way. Hope this helps.....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Germs, spread germs, gut instinct
spread germs, gut instinct, wooden cabinet: I think your probably fine. Bacteria do linger over time, but in small numbers. If you are concerned, it is worth wiping the whole kitchen down in one fell swoop. That way, you re sure you ve touched on everything at once and minimized the cross contamination....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Glaucoma and hydrogenated oils, hydrogenated oil, hydrogenated oils
hydrogenated oil, hydrogenated oils, nutritional standpoint: Dan, While I am not an ophthalmologist I believe your concerns are regarding the hydrogenated oil (as it is widely known that such oils are unhealthy for good nutrition). The minuscule amounts of this substance found in the ophthalmic solution would...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Glucophage, hypoglycemia diabetes, male and female hormones
hypoglycemia diabetes, male and female hormones, blood triglycerides: Hi Rosanne! First of all, I apologize for my tardiness. I work a lot of hours, and I don t want to negate the information you want. Second, what a great question! It is so timely, as Glucophage is used so often for the problem you are having. ...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Glucose, lipid modification, potato snacks
lipid modification, potato snacks, fasting glucose: Breakfast Oatmeal, Corn, or Rice Cereals Milk or yogurt Eggs, bacon, sausage Cornbread Fruits in Season Coffee, Tea, or Milk Lunch Rice, Potato, Oat or Corn bread Fruit in Season Corn, Rice, or Potato Vegetables Real nuts, Not peanuts...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Gout, omega 3 fish oil, low purine diet
omega 3 fish oil, low purine diet, uric acid levels: The preventive medicine is not really bad if used with care. OK? I would be sure to get him on the following if OK with his doctor since deficiencies can also cause these symptoms. OK? 1) calcium with vit d twice daily 2) magnesium 500mg twice daily 3)...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Gout, high blood cholesterol, para aminobenzoic acid
high blood cholesterol, para aminobenzoic acid, thiazide diuretic: kevin; Gout; one of humankinds oldest known diseases,gout has been recognized for more than 2,000yrs. its caused by too much uric acid,a substance your body naturally forms from proteins called purines. when you have gout,your body either produces too...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Gout???, dr diane, gout
dr diane, gout, inflammation: Heather, That is exactly what it sounds like and he needs to take medication...so he needs to get to a doctor or clinic for a prescription. It is very painful and it needs attention. There is medication that is specifically for gout but it is prescription...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Gout pain, gout pain, motrin 800
gout pain, motrin 800, izzat: if it is gout, then ice won t help much... heat to promote circulation and alleve, 2 pills twice a day or motrin 800 mg three times daily as long as your stomach tolerates those medications. then, if it recurs, there are medications to prevent gout, like...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Gout research study, rn msn, dear maggie
rn msn, dear maggie, double blind study: I don t think he can make an assumption either way about whether he s being infused with a placebo or the medication. It should say right on his consent form what exactly the placebo is made of, in case he happens to be allergic to that substance. Ask your...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Gout in toe area, uric acid crystals, uric acid test
uric acid crystals, uric acid test, uric acid levels: The diagnosis of gouty arthritis, is most often made clinically, meaning that you come in with a painful joint, it is red and hot and hasn t been injured. We presume gout. We can get supporting data from the uric acid levels. Yours were normal which doesn...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Gout, low purine diet, uric acid levels
low purine diet, uric acid levels, preventative medicine: The preventative medicine, Allopurinol, or Zyloprim, is not hard on the liver. It is inexpensive, very very safe, and very well tolerated. However, it can only be used when there is not a gout attack going on, because with the purine shift and uric acid...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Greetings! A little background...., strict vegetarian diet, organic grade b maple syrup
strict vegetarian diet, organic grade b maple syrup, grade b maple syrup: I do agree that sugars are sugars when ingested. However, I see no reason why 2 tablespoons of maple syrup would be harmful. No different from 2 tablespoons of Honey, or carbohydrate wise, from half a bagel. If it feels good, I would continue it. ...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Grow taller, high school diploma, growth spurt
high school diploma, growth spurt, nutrition diet: Hey Brian Sorry, but genetics determines your height when you get around age 21. There is no medicine at this time that will make you grow taller. Weightlifting will not make your body short in height. Weightlifting WILL make you more self confident...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Growth, bones of the body, human growth hormone
bones of the body, human growth hormone, growth plates: Ryan, Honestly it sounds as if you re done. Most men will grow in height until they are between 18 and 20. The fact that you haven t grown at all in 3 years is a bit telling, and I doubt you ll grow any further in height. Once the growth plates in the...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: GYN, family hx, vaginal births
family hx, vaginal births, endogyn: Is this true? Probably not since the CO2 used for regular laparoscopy is sterile and absorbs into the blood and out the lungs. I expect it is a simple marketing strategy. IF it were better everyone would immediately go to it since it is not patentable. OK?...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: gallbladder, gallbladder removal, gallbladder problems
gallbladder removal, gallbladder problems, paul dear: dear paul: if your problems are indeed related to the gallbladder, removal is the best option. certain stones can be treated with ursodeoxycholate (a medication made from bears bile). you should talk this over with your treating doctor. best regards swissdo...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ganglion cyst, giant cell tumor, ganglion cyst
giant cell tumor, ganglion cyst, mild pain: mostly mild pain, but... if it is truly a ganglion cyst, I would not have it removed unless it were causing a lot of problems. I would wonder whether it might be a giant cell tumor (not cancer) That is where those occur and they tend to recur......

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: gas from carbonated beverages, tea totaler, kidney failure
tea totaler, kidney failure, carbonated beverages: Nothing out there really helps because sodas are not natural for our bodies and have to be passed in several ways, require great activity in the liver, lungs, and kidneys and even are blamed for edema and kidney failure being higher in western cultures. ...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: gas, liver trouble, mg tabs
liver trouble, mg tabs, check ups: At the level you are using them, either will be fine for most people. However, if you have kidney problems or liver trouble then your doctor will prefer one over the other but I can not make that recommendation without the knowledge of your case and labs that...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: gastritis, acute and chronic inflammation, interstitial fibrosis
acute and chronic inflammation, interstitial fibrosis, correct medication: Yes, that would make the chances of long term malignancy worse but one would actually have to look at both sets of EGD and biopsy reports to be sure there is not really any improvement. I have yet to find anyone that did not improve with the correct medication...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: gave blood, layers of the skin, poor maintenance
layers of the skin, poor maintenance, giving blood: Hi Diane, Yes. You should see your physician immediately. There may be a skin infection due to poor maintenance of the site after giving blood. Your forearm has tons of normal bacteria; however, in the event of an open wound - such as a puncture from a...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: general, health philosophy, work stress
health philosophy, work stress, family physicians: The internist could be a good choice if you are elderly or have a lot of disease problems but they are not generally trained on examining healthier patients and setting up prevention programs. Family physicians do better at that and do fine with everything...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: general, moderate exercise, muscle weight
moderate exercise, muscle weight, dear doctor: priya; well its hard to believe,you want to gain weight. here are a few things to try; -weight lifting-lifting weight will increase your muscle weight. -eating a well balanced meal -mineral and vitamins -seeing your doctor for a proper exam. sorry...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: general, menstrual irregularity, thyroid disease
menstrual irregularity, thyroid disease, heavy blood: Hi Hayley, Being overweight aloows you to store excess estrogen in fat tissue. This probably explains the bleeding. This is what is called breakthrough bleeding and is abnormal especially if your periods have not started again. I would go back on BCP s and...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: general health, magic age, diffent
magic age, diffent, tobacco use: Not just regular sick, sick to the point where I went to the doctor and can barely breathe in the morning? Should be healthy at your age if you eat correctly and quit tobacco use. Could this be my immune system failing me? Yes, it can be. How then...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: general health, long bone, bone growth
long bone, bone growth, vitamines: Hi Rayan, You may not WANT me to tell you it s genetic but that doesn t change the fact is that it is. At age 17 your long bone growth has stopped. You have maybe an inch of height left in spinal growth (which ends at about age twenty). There is nothing that...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: general, intensive care unit, family practitioners
intensive care unit, family practitioners, family practitioner: I get this same question about once a month. It is hard to pick a doctor for a such personal and important reason. In general internists, family practitioners, and general practitioners do the same thing in their office. Internists have 3 years of training...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: I am a generally healty 67..., bun creatinine ratio, lipid profile
bun creatinine ratio, lipid profile, good starting point: Hi Jacqueline, The ratio is an indicator that the kidney function is off a little. This may be only due to poor fluid intake, read:water. If you start increasing your water intake and recheck the BUN and Creatinine, I ll bet that you will see the ratio normalize....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Will my genes kill me? (Bud-wiser), cancer screening tests, health nuts
cancer screening tests, health nuts, cancer markers: Bud, Actually there are certain diseases that will increase your risk if you have family members (+) for them as well. Heart disease and cancer can run in the family . Would suggest keeping up your healthy lifestyle and get checked often. Lipid panels,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: genetic testing, health insurance coverage, genetic testing
health insurance coverage, genetic testing, pre existing conditions: Lynn, I have not heard anything about genetic testing affecting children. Most insurances are based upon the person s past medical history and pre-existing conditions. The person meaning the one applying for insurance coverage. I have never heard of...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: genital injury...?, intersex condition, intersex conditions
intersex condition, intersex conditions, awkward question: Hi Luke, I hope you are feeling better. Intersex conditions present some of the most complex issues in medicine. As you know there are a variety of intersex conditions, but even those within the same genotype (XXY for example) can differ drastically....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: genital warts, precancerous cells, genital warts
precancerous cells, genital warts, simplex one: erin; well i guess anything is possible,at this point. herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus[HSV]. there two types-oral and genital. that which affects the mouth and lips,causing a cold sore,generally stems from herpes simplex virus type[HSV-1]....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: geographic tongue, geographic tongue, high potency
geographic tongue, high potency, centrum silver: NOt really, since it is due to a vitamin deficiency and too much gluten in the diet. FYI: To correct we use high potency B complex like a B-100 twice a day plus Vit C 1000mg twice a day and Centrum Silver 1/2 twice a day but check with the doctor to be...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: geriatric medicine, elderly relatives, geriatric medicine
elderly relatives, geriatric medicine, family practitioner: Hi Connie, I think either a family practitioner or a general practitioner (who have experience in dealing with elderly)or a geriatric practitioner will be fine. By the way, I have seen too many instances of family members differing on care issues of their...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: germs question, dear sally, stupid questions
dear sally, stupid questions, germs: Dear Sally, I think I am a little unsure of what you are asking, but there are no stupid questions! Are you talking about things like staph? All humans share certain organisms that are crucial to our bodies functioning as usual, some, like Strep, we...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: gerontology, benign brain tumor, grand mal seizure
benign brain tumor, grand mal seizure, double hernia: Hi Marylynn and thanks for writing, I think you need to request a Care Conference at the home your brother is in (this is a meeting of the Head Nurse/Unit Manager, Physician, Pharmacist, Floor Nurse, Social Worker, Dietician and any other appropriate managers...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: gestational sac with no fetus, urine pregnancy test, gestational sac
urine pregnancy test, gestational sac, abdominal ultrasound: Hello Sue, I am very sorry about the delay, we had a personal emergency in our family regarding the death of my mother s sister. I was out of town for several days. One of the most important issues in radiology is waiting until the final radiologist...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: giving intramuscular injections, giving intramuscular injections, intravenously
giving intramuscular injections, intravenously, margot: Hi Patricia and thanks for writing, An IM (intramuscular injections) injection is meant to be injected into the muscle so we aspirate first to ensure we don t see blood which would indicate the needle was in a vein. If the needle was in a vein then the...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: glomerulonephritis, pre eclampsia, check ups
pre eclampsia, check ups, hystorectomy: 1. I drink about 3-4 litres of Pepsi Max a day and 1-2 litres of water, 600ml of milk, 1 cup of coffee. Would any of this effect my creatine and urea results? Yes, the pepsi has a lot of phosphates which do make the kidney s work a lot harder than it would...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: glucosamine and knee pain, omega 3 fish oil, artemis p simopoulos
omega 3 fish oil, artemis p simopoulos, knee joint pain: whether glucosamine sulphat/pottasium is usefulin knee joint pain/arthrities/softtissue injury? Yes, especially weight bearing joints like knees and hips but shoulders too. valodoxibis bend in usa? Yes, this works well for men. any other useful drugs?...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: glutten test, glutten free diet, dissease
glutten free diet, dissease, teast: When the doctor performs a gluten intolerance test, they are checking for antibodies in the blood. To answer your question , if you have been off gluten I don t think this should affect the test as the antibodies would be present if you have the Celiac...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: gout, nurse practioner, uric acid levels
nurse practioner, uric acid levels, doctor tomorrow: gerri; the diagnosis wasnt a very good,by the nurse practioner,but she could be right. you should have had blood work due,checking your uric acid levels. when you see your doctor,explain all what happened with your nurse practioner. catherine...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: gout/ allopurinol, gout attacks, poor judgement
gout attacks, poor judgement, gouty arthritis: Hi Emily, Your doctor s view is debatable. For anyone with a gout attack, the episode can be debilitating. To allow these attacks to go untreated is, in my opinion, poor judgement on his part. Hydrochlorothiazide is the wrong drug to be taking for hypertension...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: gout, omega 3 fish oil, narcotic pain meds
omega 3 fish oil, narcotic pain meds, health food bars: Yes, ask for a CBC and diff, ESR and c-reactive protein to make sure his blood is OK. Have him cut out all poultry, chips, peanut products, flax, and health food bars, granola and trail mix products since these are high in omega-6 plant oil and stimulate...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: grey hair, grey hairs, high potency
grey hairs, high potency, hair shaft: If the follicle end is brown or black then the greying is from your haircare products, soaps, sunlight etc and not real grey hair. If you are getting more grey than you want consider high potency B complex like B-100 twice a day and grape seed extract three...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: grey hair, grey hairs, hair shaft
grey hairs, hair shaft, grey hair: We don t know why people get grey... definitely part is genetics, stress may play a role, and some different disease states can set it off , sometimes intermittently. A hair shaft can fail for a while, produce non-pigmented (grey) hair, then renew for...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: left groin pain, left groin pain, fish oil
left groin pain, fish oil, long periods: You are correct, it could be either one so you would best see your doctor and cut out all gluten foods permanently, and start taking 1000mg of cinnamon before each meal is OK with your doctor to start reversing your weight problem and 3000mg if fish oil before...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: grow taller, growth spurt, nutrition diet
growth spurt, nutrition diet, human growth hormone: there is nothing you did wrong as far as height... the exercise won t make you taller or shorter. There is controversial treatment to make potentially short kids taller by using human growth hormone, but even if you wanted, you are too old at this point......

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: grow taller, centrum forte, gellatin
centrum forte, gellatin, growth spurt: Oh, do these work? Jello gellatin as in the box you buy in the grocery store? Yes , the same Jello. what kind of multivitamin? I have centrum forte, so half a dose, i would cut the pill in a half? Yes, and take 1/2 in the morning before breakfast and 1/2...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: To grow taller for my children, poultry eggs, dietary guidance
poultry eggs, dietary guidance, vitamins minerals: Hello Nini and thanks for writing, Nutrition recommendations for children over the age of two differ little from those for adults (see Backgrounder on Dietary Guidance). However, the recommendations for children are designed to promote optimal growth and...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: grow taller, extreme body modification, external fixators
extreme body modification, external fixators, growth spurt: Brian, At your age the epiphiseal plates in your long bones are begining to fuse. There is no natural way to grow taller. The use of human Growth Hormone (rhGH) is only viable if started early in life. It is extremely expensive and will only amount to...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: growing, growth spurt, bone growth
growth spurt, bone growth, genes: Hi Teenager, Unfortunately at age 16 your bone growth has stopped.Your spine will continue to grow till your early twenties but that will only add about an inch to your height. You may have had smaller people in your family and those genes probably were passed...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: growing taller, knox gelatin, calcium carbonate
knox gelatin, calcium carbonate, epa dha: Ask your doctor but this is what I use for my patients: 1) Fish oil 2000mg (600 mg EPA/DHA) before each meal and at bedtime 2) High Potency B complex, (B-100) before each meal 3) Magnesium oxide 250 mg before each meal and at bedtime 4) Calcium carbonate...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: growing taller, knox gelatin, calcium carbonate
knox gelatin, calcium carbonate, epa dha: Hi I was wondering if you know anything about growing taller? Yes, see below I m an 18 year old female and I m 5 5 not to short but I would like to be taller,Is there anything I can do to grow taller or is it impossible to grow once you havent grown in...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: growth & development, growth spurt, 4inches
growth spurt, 4inches, long bone: Hi Asad, When you turned 15, your long bone growth stopped. You will have negligible growth in your spine till age 22. I would doubt that you will gain 2-3 inches in height in the future. You are a victim of your parents genetics. They are of small stature...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: growth teenager, rn msn, good eating habits
rn msn, good eating habits, enlarged penis: Not to fret--many fathers and mothers come in to endocrine (hormone) doctors with this fear. He s way too young to have stopped growing by now (typically, anyway). Most males are pretty close to their adult height about 2 to 3 years after the growth spurt...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: growth, xopenex hfa, exercise induced asthma
xopenex hfa, exercise induced asthma, high potency: xopenex is an alpha blocker not a steroid the same as albuterol for exercise induced asthma. 1/2 box of Jello at dinner, with high potency B complex will maximize growth if you get at least 2 hours of sleep before midnight when the growth hormone is the...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Hailey-Hailey Dz/ Familiarl Benign Pemphigus, familial benign pemphigus, akron ohio area
familial benign pemphigus, akron ohio area, yeast infections: Linda, This is out of my area of expertise. You should seek dermatology consultation. However information is available on e-medicine about Familial Benign Pemphigus at: http://www.emedicine.com/derm/topic150.htm JP Saleeby, MD www.saleeby.ne...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Hair, bald patches, thyroid problem
bald patches, thyroid problem, cause hair loss: Hi Cindy, I would doubt that any of these products are going to be helpful. Whether the problem is related to straightening is best answered by the salon that did the treatment. You might have a vitamin deficiency or possibly a thyroid problem. I d see your...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Haldol after a stroke, ccu unit, seperate occasions
ccu unit, seperate occasions, mild stroke: Haldol does not tend to accumulate in the body, so despite that being a moderate dose, I wouldn t see that as responsible for causing the coma-like state. Haldol is a pretty strong major tranquilizer that we use pretty often in the ICU setting. I am sorry...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Hand and arm pain while sleeping...., tingling in the hands, arm pain
tingling in the hands, arm pain, medical problems: Hi R, This can be either from compression of the blood vessels or nerves coming from the neck to the arm or even carpal tunnel syndrome. A lot has to do with the position of the arm and hand during sleep. I would see your healthcare provider to have this...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Hands falling asleep at night, nerve conduction studies, hands falling asleep at night
nerve conduction studies, hands falling asleep at night, narrow groove: It sounds like shoulder or neck impingement syndrome. This is not a circulatory problem... it is a nerve problem. The sensory nerves that supply feeling to your arms are being pinched, either at the neck, shoulder or wrist level. And, it is probably positional,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Hard to feed six month old baby, projectile vomit, month old baby
projectile vomit, month old baby, burning sensation: Hi Luciana, This is a behavioral problem after a traumatic event experienced by your daughter. Any traumatic events will cause a fear to perform the same actions again. In her case, she associates food with a nasty burning sensation and pain during and...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Hardened Veins, saphenous veins, mail thanks
saphenous veins, mail thanks, inner thighs: The arm veins are nothing to worry about, correct. The legs could be... thrombosis means blood clot in the blood vessel, so that clot would be hard and non-compressable. When it happens, in the beginning, the vein may be tender, and there may be some redness...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Hardened veins, arteries and veins, pound weights
arteries and veins, pound weights, scar tissue: Michelle, Unfortunately from using the veins so often they develop scar tissue. They may improve slightly if they don t use them so much but by the same token I do not believe they will be back to normal. Sometimes lifting 2-3 pound weights and doing...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: HCG and weight loss, b12 shots, b12 injections
b12 shots, b12 injections, wt loss: Diane, While I don t know much about this regiment for Wt. loss, I do know that HCG and B12 injections are an off label use for these medications and NOT FDA approved for this use. While their use is not necessarily illegal, the clinics and/ or practitioners...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: HELP, I HAVE GAS, natural dietary fiber, health food store
natural dietary fiber, health food store, bowel regularity: Hello and thanks for writing, Principles for Optimal Intestinal Health Drink at least eight to twelve 8-oz. glasses of clean water per day. Exercise regularly: Exercise at least 20 minutes, three times per week. Physical activity helps to maintain...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: HEmmoroids, external hemmroids, internal hemorrhoids
external hemmroids, internal hemorrhoids, bowel movements: Hi Diana, Internal hemorrhoids can be treated but external ones are there for life. There are soem radical surgeries to remove those but be careful what you wish for. The best thing you can do to manage symptoms is to eat right, avoid excess strainig and...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Head Lice, head lice, hair shaft
head lice, hair shaft, drastic steps: Winter is in fact the most common time for lice because of the hats, scarfs, and coats. 4 years sounds like an awful long time, though, and there may be other issues or other causes for the continued infestation. In addition, it may indeed not be lice, but...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Head Pain, nerve fibers, vascular headaches
nerve fibers, vascular headaches, vascular headache: Hi Alice and thanks for writing, What is Headache? When a person has a headache, several areas of the head can hurt, including a network of nerves that extends over the scalp and certain nerves in the face, mouth, and throat. The muscles of the head and...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Head pains, head pains, low iron
head pains, low iron, eye problems: I am assuming you are a female and your low iron may be related to female related issues. If the headaches are as you state you need to have testing performed. There are a number of things that are possible. It may be due to the low iron, could be migraines,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Head Shape in Toddler, pediatric neurologist, head shape
pediatric neurologist, head shape, neurologic deficits: Hello, If a child is having neurologic deficits such as speaking and eating difficulties as the result of cranial malformation the child should be seen by a pediatric neurologist. They might start with imaging studies like an X-Ray or CT scan to try to...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Head, closed head injury, noticable symptoms
closed head injury, noticable symptoms, brain injury: You could have sustained a closed head injury, meaning, the injury was caused by your brain bouncing around inside your skull. The only way to tell is to go to the ER and get a scan. I would get it done without hesitation, as in should have done it yesterday....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Headaches, thirty seconds, headaches
thirty seconds, headaches, out of the blue: Dear Samantha, The headaches you are describing sound to me like ice pick headaches. Those are short, very intense, stabbing, sharp headaches lasting for up to thirty seconds. They seem to come out of the blue, then disappear. Any headache that...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Headaches, sinus infection, chronic headaches
sinus infection, chronic headaches, pain killers: It sounds like you may be magnesium oxide deficient plus deficient for omega 3 an essential oil that your body does not make. Both are depleted with the pregnancy and delivery. The other remote possibility is that you have a small aneurysm in the brain so...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Health, thanks in advance, obstetrician
thanks in advance, obstetrician, care physician: The symptoms you describe go along with an enlarged spleen and possible viral illness, given your age. I would suggest Motrin or Advil for the fever, but you need to be seen, examined, and have some blood tests. There is no reason to be shy, and especially...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Health illness, exact diagnosis, lower abdomen
exact diagnosis, lower abdomen, pap smear: There are a lot of questions here that are complicated and I can t answer over the internet.... HPV has nothing to do with the uterus/cervix dropping (prolapsed uterus) that comes from the muscles relaxing, sometimes after several childbirths... pelvic pain...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Health Profession, medical education credits, post graduate training
medical education credits, post graduate training, brittany brittany: Brittany, We normally do not do homework questions in this forum, but... Subject: Health Profession Question: Hi my name is Brittany. I am at Valley Community School. I want to ask you questions about Health Profession.I want to ask because I am...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Health Profession, old classmates, health profession
old classmates, health profession, average salary: I get this question about every month... 1) To be a medical doctor, you need 4 years college, 4 years medical school, then 3-7 years of residency training in your specialty. Family practice and others are three years, some sub specialties like neuro surgery...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Health problem, breast pains, vaginal ultrasound
breast pains, vaginal ultrasound, fertility specialist: lori; i am not sure us what is could be,but its not looking like its from Asherman s syndrome. i feel your pain and would like to help it i can,maybe i can,tell me all the meds your on and vits to. as well weel do you live. please reply; catherine...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Health, migraine headache, birth control pill
migraine headache, birth control pill, trivora: Very strange set of symptoms... I am not sure what these represent, but clearly, you have to get this evaluated. I would go to your doctor so he/she can initiate a workup including an MRI of your head. Hopefully, this will turn out to be some type of atypical...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Healthy guy, high BP., history of hypertension, sodium intake
history of hypertension, sodium intake, canned vegetables: 1. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. 2. Salt can elevate blood pressure, so be aware of sodium intake. Canned vegetables, anything with perservatives have high sodium contents. Read labels - very important 3. Family history of hypertension...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Healthy guy, high BP., history of hypertension, kidney problem
history of hypertension, kidney problem, pressure sensors: people don t cause their own hypertension... he may just have that disease... if it is from a kidney problem or a hormone problem, it is secondary htn and can be fixed if you fix the primary problem... but if it is because his internal blood pressure sensors...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Heart Attack Prevention, heart attack prevention, calcium channel blockers
heart attack prevention, calcium channel blockers, ejection fraction: good question .... very debateable... the companies are doing studies and there are benefits to both for post heart attack prevention... ace inhibitors, especially Altace, probably all, are great if there has been some heart damage and the heart doesn t pump...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Heart attack, chest congestion, cancer history
chest congestion, cancer history, female smoker: No.... cold symptoms have nothing to do w/ heart attacks.... some people have atypical heart attacks, without chest pain, but get chest congestion from heart pump dysfunction, but not the other way around, meaning a true cold leading to the heart probs......

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Heart & circulatory disease prevention, nuclear medicine tests, cardiac catherization
nuclear medicine tests, cardiac catherization, calcium score: Michael, There are many different tests: An ECG (EKG) may be the first, ECHO (ultrasound of the heart), Exercise Stress Testing, Cardiac Catherization or non-invasive CT Calcium Score testing is another option. There are also nuclear medicine tests but...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Heart murmur, Low blood pressure, fatigue, heart murmur, low blood pressure
heart murmur, low blood pressure, blood pressure machine: Hi Sarah, Actually, your blood pressure and pulse go UP at night. Weight loss might help. Have you been checked for Thyroid and Diabetic diseases? As for your echo, I think that you got the information wrong. Regurgitation is never “normal” although many...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Heart, moving in the wrong direction, frank heart
moving in the wrong direction, frank heart, thyroid disease: Hi Maurice, If it happens occasionally and doesn t last but for a couple of beats, it probably isn t anything to worry about. It isn t uncommon to have a flip-flop or two in a normal healthy heart. If it happens regularly and lasts for 10 to 30 minutes,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Heat/Pain in foot, rheumotologist, family doc
rheumotologist, family doc, plantar fasciitis: This could be a flare of lupus or could just be some plantar fasciitis, esp. if you did some extended walking or standing this weekend. I would take anti-inflammatories, I am sure you have some w/ the lupus (motrin, etc) and ice on it for 20 minutes and see...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Heath Profession, medical doctorate, science bs
medical doctorate, science bs, average salary: 1)What education do you have? Bachelor of Arts and Science,(BS/BS) and my Medical Doctorate (M.D.) 2)What the average salary? $150,000 per year for primary care and $250,000 per year for surgery 3)How many hours do you work? 40-60 hours per week 4)Why...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Heel Cut, ligament damage, forearm
ligament damage, forearm, stitches: Your dates list August 18-23.... I assume you mean July, or did this happen a year ago? Anyways, the skin in that area is different than the skin on your forearm... it is much thicker and it will appear to be splitting, but at the base of the split, it should...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Heel Pain, heel spur, extreme pain
heel spur, extreme pain, x rays: Dear Glenn, Sorry, but my computer has been down for a few days.... As for the extremem pain the heel, it could be a heel spur or even a heel bruise.... If it persists, go to the doctor, because he/she may want to do some x-rays.... Thank you, ...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Heel Spur surgery consiquences, heel spur surgery, joint inflammation
heel spur surgery, joint inflammation, tissue death: these are complicated problems.... the complication is that you can t rest this area very well because you need to walk.... therefore, if there is joint inflammation, it can keep on smoldering and not get completely better. If it is still draining, this has...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Height, potency vitamin, high potency
potency vitamin, high potency, centrum silver: What was suggested is perfectly safe. Unfortunately, it is perfectly useless also. It won t increase your height. Your height is pretty much set by age 20 and taking a few vitamins isn t going to help that. I am 5 6 also and probably will stay that way...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Height, leg bones, human growth hormone
leg bones, human growth hormone, hello doctor: I don t know why he said that. I would not have said that. If you are fixated on growing, there are very aggressive methods of basically cutting bones, putting in bone stretchers and stretching the leg bones over several months. But, by this age, your height...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Height, centrum silver, high potency
centrum silver, high potency, hello doctor: Yes, I said it really works. What do you mean by dissolved jello? Have you never eaten Jello dessert gelatine? You can dissolve a box in 12 oz of hot water and drink it in that form when it cools or let it cool and eat as a solid gelatine dessert. ...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Hello, I have contacted you..., clogged saliva gland, nurse practioner
clogged saliva gland, nurse practioner, dill pickle: Well, I can reassure you that it is not cancer. It sounds like tonsillar pits... where food gets trapped and rots there, then comes out. The salivary blockage is hard for me to tell... one way to assess that is to suck on a dill pickle... this will cause...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Hello Doctor, I don't know..., international statistics, saleeby
international statistics, saleeby, xlibris: Doug, That is a very good question. Could it be that we are now aware of these syndroms and can diagnose and report these patients so national / international statistics can be kept OR has is it a case where more and more cases are appearing? Difficult...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Hello. A while back I found..., saliva glands, head and neck cancer
saliva glands, head and neck cancer, saliva gland: Head and neck cancer is a lump that is very hard, and nontender. Something soft is simply a saliva gland. These can get blocked pretty easily and usually unblock on their own. If it keeps up over 3 weeks, then it is worth getting your doctor to look at...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Hello. A while back I found..., saliva glands, skin two
saliva glands, skin two, pimple: Hi, I d love to tell you something about this but it is very hard to diagnose or even suggest something without a face to face exam. Everyone describes dermatologic issues differently and unfortunately rarely like we need to hear it in order to offer an opinion....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Hello, Mr. Cusumano,I've..., little baby girl, e mail address
little baby girl, e mail address, final diagnosis: Hi Jana, If it is any consolation at all, you are going through the grieving process. These are normal emotions that you have to work through. Ultimately the pragmatic Jana will clear away all the self doubt and indecision as well as most of the overt fear,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Help!!!, vaginal yeast infections, birth control pills
vaginal yeast infections, birth control pills, cervical ectropion: To Mercedes, There are over 25 causes of vaginal bleeding and pain during sex. Your gynecologist should exclude all of these possibilities. The most common causes are: 1. sexually transmitted infections (i.e. HPV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis)...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Can you Help? Very Confused!, ovarian cyst, miscarage
ovarian cyst, miscarage, sign of pregnancy: My period should start in two sundays... could this be a sign of pregnancy? Yes, it could be but it would be early if you have not missed a period yet. or miscarage? See above What else should I look for? It is more likely that you have an ovarian cyst...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Help for IBS/Gas, triam hctz, irritable bowel syndrome
triam hctz, irritable bowel syndrome, ibs symptoms: J; well i have IBS as well,i dont take anything for it. i decided i didnt need one more drug to take....i take some many as it is[16]!!!!!!!!!! a day; you need to write down everything you eat,then you will see what is causing the IBS to react. and then...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Help Please, depo provera shot, depo provera
depo provera shot, depo provera, inserting a tampon: Yes, it sounds like bacterial vaginosis which I treat with plain yogurt douches daily for 1 week or sitz baths in luke warm water and plain yogurt by adding 8 ounces of yogurt to 1/4 tub of water without soap OR inserting a tampon covered in yogurt or a finger...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Help please, meat tenderizers, steak sauces
meat tenderizers, steak sauces, tenderizing steaks: So you are not using any meat tenderizers or steak sauces. Right? If that is the case then you need your stomach checked for dumping sydrome where the stomach empties too soon and pancreas checked for enzyme deficiency. In the meantime if you are not using...