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Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Tonsils, saliva glands, tonsil stone
saliva glands, tonsil stone, nodule: There is such huge variation in the way different people s mouths and oropharynx s look. Some people s tonsils are very prominent, large, sometimes so much that they touch each other. Others are pretty small, almost to the point where you aren t even sure...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Tonsils, tonsil stone, lymph tissue
tonsil stone, lymph tissue, nodule: but why could an ENT not tell this? The tonsill is lymph tissue and can sometimes partially grow back. OK? He said I had a nodule and that was not uncommon. What does that mean? See above. Is it common for a Dr. to not be able to tell if I have...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Tonsils, tonsil tissue, bile duct
tonsil tissue, bile duct, tonsil stone: A nodule could be a piece of tonsil tissue that has regrown and can become infected. To my knowledge there s no such a thing as a tonsil stone as stones whether in the kidneys or bile duct are made of minerals in the urine or bile that have crystallised...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Tooth extraction/blood clots, birth control pills, general anesthetic
birth control pills, general anesthetic, fatal blood clots: Is the same true of having a tooth pulled? Not really since you are only inactive for an hour unless you get a general anesthetic, which you are not going to get. Right? Is my body going to clot easier because of blood loss and does the birth control put...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Toporal XL vs Metoporal, toporal xl, lopressor
toporal xl, lopressor, metoprolol: Dear Thomas, Toporal and Metoprolol are common names for Lopressor....Metoprolol is the generic name.... The dosage is very much within the maximum amounts allowed and since you are taking 200mg 2 time per day this is very much okey.... The toporal XL (extended...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Toxemia, pregnancy induced hypertension, protein in the urine
pregnancy induced hypertension, protein in the urine, kidney function: Toxemia/PIH is more than just elevated BP. It is a constellation of hormone induced problems. There is elevated BP certainly, but also protein in the urine, increased reflexes, and, untreated, ultimately, seizures. Panic disorder problems typically do not...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Treating an Infection, dental practice act, antibiotics for sinus infections
dental practice act, antibiotics for sinus infections, sinus infection: Well, I guess the dentist could have RX the antibiotics for sinus infections, but, it is probably illegal for him to do so.... he is limited to treating diseases of the teeth, and going outside of that scope would probably violate the dental practice act in...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Treating infections, gum infection, sinus infection
gum infection, sinus infection, x ray: He could have if he had diagnosed a gum infection but he is not licensed to practice medicine, nor is a doctor licensed to practice dentistry, so it would have been illegal and if something bad had happened to you the dentist would have permanently lost his...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Treatment of buckle fractures, fractures in children, would like your opinion
fractures in children, would like your opinion, casts: Do you think pain is decreased with a splint? Yes From your experience, are there less complications with a splint? Yes Do you allow the splint to be taken off for periods of time? Bathing only if the splint is a problem And lastly is a splint cheaper...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Triglycerides, samra, triglycerides
samra, triglycerides, blood sugar: Hi Samra, That is pretty high. He needs to exercise and diet to see if that helps bring it down. My guess is that he may need medicines too. The thing about Triglycerides is that the higher they get the more possibility he could develop problems with his...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: TrimSpa and Seasonal, birth control pills, birth control pill
birth control pills, birth control pill, sensible diet: Dear H, I did some research. Seems that there are no studies out there that I could find that spoke of TrimSpa and birth control pills. Generally, the consensus is that it is not KNOWN if they change the effectiveness of the birth control. That being...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Trouble breathing, blood clots in the lungs, pulmonary function tests
blood clots in the lungs, pulmonary function tests, stress test: stress test, and pulmonary function tests should be done first of all... even though you are young. Then, consider looking for blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary emboli cat scan) if noting else is found is a possibility. I am sure thyroid and cbc counts...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Trouble yawning/breathing, why?, rn msn, fluid in the lungs
rn msn, fluid in the lungs, cardiac pain: Are you yawning frequently? What about taking a deep breath unrelated to yawning, is it hard to breathe deeply? That, combined with the heartburn/gassy feeling makes me think there might be something more serious here. Heartburn can be chest pain in disguise....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Trying to get pregnant, raw egg whites, cervix during ovulation
raw egg whites, cervix during ovulation, cervical secretions: Hi Misti and thanks for writing, Ovulation is the ideal period of your cycle when your chances of getting pregnant are highest. Your fertile period starts about 4-5 days before ovulation, and ends about 24-48 hours after it. Ovulation is also the period...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Trying to go on time, low thyroid, stool softeners
low thyroid, stool softeners, bowel habits: Sometimes resetting your bowel habits with a harsh laxative, like Dulcolax will do it... take it the night before. You don t want to use that stuff too often. You seem to be doing everything else just fine. With this change, this could be an indication...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: TSH, thyroid hormone, tsh
thyroid hormone, tsh, thyroxine: that is abnormal... and further... the range realistically should be .32 to 2.0.... a higher level is abnormal and shows the thyroid is struggling to keep up the output of T4, thyroxine, the thyroid hormone.... TSH is put out by a gland in the brain, telling...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Tubal ligation side effects?, constant yeast infections, post tubal ligation syndrome
constant yeast infections, post tubal ligation syndrome, imbalance problem: jill; this sounds like its a hormonal imbalance problem. well this sounds like you should call your doctor,this can be treated with medications,to help your uterus to contract. so the bleeding could stop. i hope you dont have an infection......... ...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Tuberculosis, low grade fever, liver biopsy
low grade fever, liver biopsy, superior mediastinum: Please tell me how much time this fever would take to settle? This will be there until the infection is cleared. The medicines I am taking are pyrazynamide, mymbutenol (ethymobutol) and isonised+ rimpificin. Please tell me why my fever is not settled yet...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Turning back the clock?, longevity medicine, adaptogen herbs
longevity medicine, adaptogen herbs, nutritional medicine: Susan, That is the bread and butter of my private online telemedicine practice. I answer general medical and longevity questions on this forum, but refer people to my practice interested in what I as an anti-aging specialist can do for them in terms...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tadalafil in normal person, omega 3 fish oil, mg caps
omega 3 fish oil, mg caps, mg tabs: Yes, there does not appear to be long term problems with these medications so far. OK? IF he wants to be normal without these he can take these nutrients; Omega 3 Fish Oil 1000 mg caps Start with two (2) caplets twice daily. e.g. TriOmega, Nordic Naturals...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tadalafil and viagra, omega 3 fish oil, mg caps
omega 3 fish oil, mg caps, mg tabs: will this use spoil his normality in future? probably not but you both will come to expect more than normal. then he will be able to state normal performance without such drugs? Eventually, he may need them and then he will not be able to have an erection...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: taking multiple medications at once, xanax alprazolam, long periods of time
xanax alprazolam, long periods of time, kadian: Hi Kally, Kadian and Xanax can be highly addictive. These drugs should not be stopped cold . If changes are to be made, do them slowly. Sudden withdrawal can cause tremors, confusion and possibly seizures. Ambien can be addictive but sudden cessation usually...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: teenager is a couch potatoe!, glucose tolerance test, hemoglobin a1c
glucose tolerance test, hemoglobin a1c, blood sugar level: Well, Leah, it depends largely on how serious you think the problem is and there are extra things you ll need to do for the obese child. Here are some ideas to start: Assess the Problem- EATING: 1) contact a registered dietitian through a referral...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: teenager having diarreah with periods, green stools, intestinal virus
green stools, intestinal virus, stomach cramping: Dear Sara, Hugs to your daughter. This has not been an easy initiation for her, has it? Diarrhea is very common during menses. Changes in the prostaglandin and progesterone can cause the intestines to contract, and stimulate the bowels to creating...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: another teenager, high potency, peanut products
high potency, peanut products, omega 3: These are neutral in terms of its effect on his growth. All exercises are beneficial as long as his growth and nutrition is normal and can provide the energy the exercises require to that exercise does not steal energy needed for growth and development....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Anything you could tell me about Diabetes?, sign of diabetes, protein in the urine
sign of diabetes, protein in the urine, kidney problems: That is a long and complicated subject.... if you test a diabetic and the sugars are 110 or so 2 hrs after a meal, then you are doing great.... there is so much to DM, it is hard to tell you about it in one email. Protein in the urine is a sign of longstanding...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Can you tell me how safe this is?, grapefruit seed extract, testro gel
grapefruit seed extract, testro gel, deionized water: It looks safe for people with hormone deficiency but would not be safe for use long term(greater than 2-3 weeks) since it will suppress your pituitary and gonads from the ingredients, see below. OK? preservatives are SD Alcohol, Deionized Water, Sodium...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: temporalis arteritis, omega 3 fish oil, arteritis temporalis
omega 3 fish oil, arteritis temporalis, cause blindness: what can I expect in the way of personality changes and infections as her immune system is compromised by the prednisone... It will be compromised so she may want to take some precautions and not take it for a year. Most of my patients require 6 weeks then...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tender skin, inner thighs, mycolog ii
inner thighs, mycolog ii, lotrisone: It sounds like a little fungal infection... tinea corporis. Treated with a mild antifungal agent... I like using lotrisone lotion or mycolog II creme for this, twice daily for about 2 weeks. Both meds are prescription. You might get by taking Lamisil over...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tendonitis and golfer's elbow, osu center for integrative medicine, golfers elbow
osu center for integrative medicine, golfers elbow, cortisone shot: I have several questions, first is it normal to have more pain with the cortisone shot, second it seemed to only work for a month before it flared up again (however I did go back and do more physical work...bad idea?) should I go and get another shot? Answer:...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tendons, lidoderm patch, bones ache
lidoderm patch, bones ache, gait training: There are a couple other tricks.... some non-drug tricks are to ice it down at night- ice cubes in a baggy, on for 20 minutes, off for 2 hrs. Also, that anti-inflammatories, like Alleve 2 pills twice a day. There are other tricks, like topical Zostrix creme...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tennis elbow/ treatment, tennis elbow treatment, cortisone shot
tennis elbow treatment, cortisone shot, numbing cream: Hi Nate, It s OK to use that cream but will probably be of little value. I m not so sure I d go for the shot just yet. A conservative therapy program would be a better way to start even though it has been a problem for a while. Once you get a shot, there...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: test, abnormal laboratory results, orthopedic specialist
abnormal laboratory results, orthopedic specialist, fibula: Dear Sara, Who x-rayed your ankle and diagnosed the fracture? How long have you had the back pain? When was this diagnosed? I would suggest seeing a good orthopedic physician who can properly treat your fracture. Your back problems could be from...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: testiculle health, seminal vesicles, testicales
seminal vesicles, testicales, chronic inflammation: Hi Greg, Well, you can’t rally tell when the seminal vesicles are filling up. You may have a chronic inflammation of your seminal vesicles or epidydimis. Blood in the ejaculate is not necessarily a worry. It will happen from time to time. You could also have...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: testosterone Question, low testosterone level, chest x ray
low testosterone level, chest x ray, whole 9 yards: 1) With a testosterone level of 91, would that cause a low sex drive? Yes, most definitely. 2) With a testosterone level of 91, could that have an effect on any other chemicals in my body that would relate to my weight? In other words, could having low...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: testosterone question, low testosterone level, chest x ray
low testosterone level, chest x ray, whole 9 yards: dear sir: 1. a low testosterone level will certainly decrease the sex drive and may even lead to impotence. 2. that is a hen - egg question: which came first? overweight is a disease affecting inhabitants of almost all industrialized countries, foremost...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: testosterone question, low testosterone level, serum testosterone
low testosterone level, serum testosterone, whole 9 yards: Paul, I can answer this in this forum. A serum testosterone level of 91 is VERY LOW. Anything under 300 is considered hypogonadal, so you need to see a doctor for HRT. It affects sex drive (libido) and mental well being, muscle mass, fat index and much...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: what tests should I ask for ?, omega 3 fish oil, ultracets
omega 3 fish oil, ultracets, high potency: Are there other illnesses besides RA that could be causing these joint pains ? I just want to get everything ruled out/tested. Those are the tests I listed. OK? Also, would PCOS have anything to do with joint pain ? I was recently diagnosed with PCOS....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tetanus prevention, tetanus toxoid booster, tetanus shots
tetanus toxoid booster, tetanus shots, tetanus toxoid: Erin, 1. Are there any side effects? (other than the painful arm, I m talking like flu symptoms, allergic reactions, etc) A tetanus toxoid booster is recommended every 10 years or after a dirty wound every 5 years. Side effects are: body aches,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tetanus shot, clostridium tetani, tetanus vaccine
clostridium tetani, tetanus vaccine, tetanus shot: Nancy, If a person has never been immunized they should receive the Tetanus Immunoglobin in addition to the tetanus vaccine. If it has been over 5 years since the last booster... you have up to 1 week to obtain the vaccine... by the way, it really protects...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tetanus shot, tetnus shot, pain in the arm
tetnus shot, pain in the arm, tetanus shot: You are not alone in the fear of shots. Many people are afraid of the injection and/or the reaction they may cause. Most people do not enjoy them. There is not any shot without risk. Some shots are more risky than others. The tetnus to my knowledge...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tetanus shots, tetanus shots, flu symptoms
tetanus shots, flu symptoms, fitness instructor: Tetanus shots usually cause a fair amount of inflammation, so you will have a sore shoulder for 3-7 days. Applying some heat will help move the vaccine out of the shoulder. If you are having it because of an injury- rusty nail puncture, etc., then get it....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tetanus shots, tetanus shots, cuts and scrapes
tetanus shots, cuts and scrapes, mild asthma: Side effects are usually quite minimal, in my experience. Some people are allergic, but this is rare. As far as the arm pain, it depends on how much it hurts. I m a firm believer in Motrin, and you won t injure if more if you work it or use Tylenol or Motrin...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tetanus shots, tetanus shots, flu symptoms
tetanus shots, flu symptoms, tetnus shot: Hello! Tetnus shot is among the safest vaccine there is. There is no vaccine without risk but this ones risk is low. If you are in the US then the chances are good that you have had this shot. If you have had it and never had a reaction you probably...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tetanus shots, tetanus booster shot, tetanus shots
tetanus booster shot, tetanus shots, penetrating injury: tetanus occurs as an infection 5 days to 3 weeks following a cut, esp some penetrating injury like stepping on a nail. The tetanus booster shot is a precaution to boost the immunity that you probably already have.... You should get it as soon as possible,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tetanus shots, tetanus shots, flu symptoms
tetanus shots, flu symptoms, sore arm: Hi Erin, Tetanus is rare and the reason is the inoculation. The side effects are generally mild and if you have a sore arm, work through it. Not getting the shot is a bad idea. People are under the impression that if they get the shot at the time of injury...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tetanus, orbicularis oculi muscle, facial nerve
orbicularis oculi muscle, facial nerve, nerve disease: Hi Michael, I honestly cannot tell you why you are at increased risk of infections versus before. Your physician will determine the cause after obtaining a complete medical history and physical examination. As far as your inability to keep your eyes...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tetnus shot, neurapraxia, steering wheel
neurapraxia, steering wheel, neurologist: Hi Laurie, The only thing that might have happened is that a nerve was hit during the injection. That could be the source of the problem. A Neurologist will examine you and try to determine if injection neurapraxia is the problem. There isn t much to do...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tetnus shot, tetanus shots, sensory nerve
tetanus shots, sensory nerve, inflammatory reaction: There are two problems associated with tetanus shots.... one is injecting it into the soft tissue, instead of the muscle.... this causes a big inflammatory reaction and takes several weeks to get better. The other problem is injecting it and hitting a skin...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: thick white substance fcomming from vagina, pap test, yeast infection
pap test, yeast infection, tooth paste: Dear Archana, This can be one of several things which you need to have checked out by your doctor. It can be treated with medications. You have not really given me too much information and it really needs to be diagnosed by your physician. Could be yeast...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: thick white substance fcomming from vagina, vaginal yeast infection, vaginal suppositories
vaginal yeast infection, vaginal suppositories, vaginal swab: Hello, It sounds like you are describing a bacterial bacterial infection called bacterial vaginosis (BV). It has varying degrees of severity. It is not uncommon for early cases to become symptomatic with long intervals between. A slow, drawn out...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: thick white substance fcomming from vagina, yeast infection, foul odor
yeast infection, foul odor, vaginal discharge: Hi Archana and thanks for writing, Vaginal discharge is normal and happens more during ovulation, although it can happen many tmes during the month. Normal discharge is white, watery or like elastic. If the discharge is itchy, it s probably a yeast infection....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: thick white substance fcomming from vagina, bacterial vaginosis, rn msn
bacterial vaginosis, rn msn, vaginal secretions: It is probably either bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection. Easily detected and treated at your doctor s office with a swab of the vaginal secretions placed on a slide, viewed under the microscope. If it turns out to be yeast: These infections can...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: thick white substance fcomming from vagina, mucus production, cervical mucus
mucus production, cervical mucus, vaginal discharge: Archana; this isnt a disorder..... vaginal discharge; a small amount of discharge is just the normal moisture your vagina produces to keep you comfortable. even a heavy discharge,caused by cervical mucus production,is normal in some women and harmless....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: thick white substance fcomming from vagina, vaginosis gardnerella, yeast vaginitis
vaginosis gardnerella, yeast vaginitis, bacterial vaginitis: Archana, This forum does not allow for the diagnosis or treatment of disorders. You should see your OB/GYN or GP for a vaginal exam to make sure this condition is noting serious. Differential Diagnosis (not in the least comprehensive): Yeast Vaginitis...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: thickening of stomach lining?, stomach lining, bullemia
stomach lining, bullemia, clinical situation: Thickening of the stomach lining is typically caused by some type of inflammation, meaning that something is irritating the stomach. An eating disorder, bullemia, with repeated vomiting can do this. Also other irritants, like alcohol can do it. Whether...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: thickening stomach lining?, egd test, stomach lining
egd test, stomach lining, stomach wall: what types of things cause a thickening of stomach lining? Infections, inflammation from too much acid, cancer changes all cause thickening of the stomach lining. can an eating disorder cause it? Not that I have seen. is it something that can be...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Could such a thing be possible?, fertility issue, blood donation
fertility issue, blood donation, donating blood: Hi Lee, The fertility issue is not related to blood donation. The Oarian function determines that aside from blood donation. As for the lighter periods, I suspect it is possible, especially since you have noticed a pattern. One way to assess this is to not...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: What are some things to consider..., high protein foods, tea and toast
high protein foods, tea and toast, maintaining a healthy lifestyle: Ask about every thing they put in their mouth including vitamins and supplements. OK? -------- Growing Older, Eating Better When Bernadette Harkins of Rockville, Md., could no longer feed herself properly, she moved to an assisted-living residence. Today,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: What do you think?, sinus infections, urinary tract infections
sinus infections, urinary tract infections, saleeby: That is a very complex question not answered easily here. Many infections (non-serious) will resolve spontaneously if in a person with a health immune system. Anti-biotics ONLY help the body fight and infection. 99% of Otitis Media (ear infections) resolve...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: What do you think?, sinus infections, urinary tract infections
sinus infections, urinary tract infections, bacterial infections: Hi, Infections can be caused by virii, fungi and bacteria. Not all of these need be treated with antibiotics. In some cases antibiotics can make a situation worse. Antibiotics are indicated for bacterial infections only. These left untreated can lead to serious...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: What do you think?, mild colds, sinus infections
mild colds, sinus infections, kidney infections: I don t think you can generalize with all those infections.... however, these infections were always around, prior to antibiotics, and they were not lethal most of the time. Ear infections-- in Britain, they are not treated with antibiotics.... we tend to...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: What do you think?, sinus infections, urinary tract infections
sinus infections, urinary tract infections, ear infections: I am wondering if people really need antibiotics for things like ear infections, sometimes the body does OK sinus infections, Sometimes the body does OK Urinary Tract Infections, etc. or Usually you need antibiotis if the body is able to heal itself?...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: What do you think?, swollen lymph node, groin area
swollen lymph node, groin area, lymph nodes in the groin: it is not unusual to have lymph nodes in the groin especially if you have boils or hair bumps in that area.... if you are treated with antibiotics and it doesn t go away, you should have the bump biopsied and cultured, but most of these are simple skin infections........

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: What do you think my problem could be?, thyroid levels, glucose meter
thyroid levels, glucose meter, early menopause: Dear Leila, You have several possible problems here that are causing you to NOT have periods and gain so much weight... Thyroid problems since they run in your family is probably the most likely cause, and thyroid blood tests are the MOST inaccurate type...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: i think somethings wrong, ingrown hair, sexual partners
ingrown hair, sexual partners, couple days: ayanna; well this could be a ingrown hair,which is getting infected. or something more serious. why are you having sexually relations with out birth-control[for you]? condoms dont always work,they break,etc; the pain,is it from this area? please...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: What do you think?, natural immune system, sinus infections
natural immune system, sinus infections, urinary tract infections: Hello and thanks for writing, This is a complex question without a simple, answer. Many doctors do write Rx s just to make patients happy, often for things that do not require them at all (like viral colds). Infections can be mild and will probabaly clear...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: thongs, thong underwear, yeast infections
thong underwear, yeast infections, bubble baths: Hi Lauren, I really doubt that the thong is the cause unless the strap gets too far into the vaginal opening setting up an irritation. Yeast infections are based on a change in the normal external and internal flora usually from some other cause like bubble...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: thoughts on whats wrong with my elbow?, nerve conduction study, hand numbness
nerve conduction study, hand numbness, elbow pain: Hi Ron, Thanks for the info. This sounds like a condition called Cubital Tunnel. An EMG might not be the best study to do right now. A nerve conduction study (NCS) is better suited to diagnose a recent nerve related problem. Muscle involvement related to...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: why all three at one time, long periods of time, kadian
long periods of time, kadian, different things: Hi Kally, Each of these three meds treat different things. All three of these meds can be addictive. Only the doctor that prescribed these can say whether the patient should stay on them for an extended period. Of course, the sooner things are resolved and...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: my three year old son, optic nerve hypoplasia, discolored bowel movements
optic nerve hypoplasia, discolored bowel movements, bowel movements: Hi Kristi, His condition should not be connected with these discolored bowel movements. The stool should be tested to see if it is really blood or just coloration from foods that he has eaten. Beets can discolor stools. As long as he doesn’t complain of abdominal...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: throat, zantac 150, nasal steroid spray
zantac 150, nasal steroid spray, good shape: this may be allergies... try claritan 10 mg daily for a month. or could be reflux..... take over the counter Zantac 150 mg twice daily for a month if neither works, go to a doctor, and I would try some nasal steroid spray for a month, like Flonase.........

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: throat, allergy medicines, throat cancer
allergy medicines, throat cancer, cold symptoms: Hi Tiffany, This is not likely from oral sex. It is more likely from a virus or allergies that causes drainage in the back of the throat and irritation of the eustacheon tube. Simple over the counter allergy medicines will probably be enough. If it doesn’t...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: throat, stomach upset, throat culture
stomach upset, throat culture, viral illness: Hi Tiffany, I doubt that this is from cancer at your age. STD s would show up on exam. This might be from eustacheon tube dysfunction or chronic drainage. Viral illness can come and go causing symptoms to wax and wane. Mono is not treatable anyway so even...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: throat/clavicle pain, clavicle pain, clavicle bone
clavicle pain, clavicle bone, swollen glands: Hi Hanna, There are a number of causes for sore throat. The connection to collar bone pain is interesting to be sure and deserves observation. Ibuprofen, if not helpful in maximum doses (800 mg three to four times a day), should be abandoned. Stay in contact...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: throat congestion, post nasal drip, tonsil area
post nasal drip, tonsil area, colds and flu: Hi Marj, I m not Glen. Charles Cusumano PA-C. A diagnosis of COPD and one of Bronchitis can t be equated. One isn t worse than the other necessarily. A lot depends of chronicity of disease, cause of disease and level of seriousness over all. Either can be...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: throat congestion, post nasal drip, recurrent sinus infections
post nasal drip, recurrent sinus infections, tonsil area: you have been lucky... when people get colds, that means you caught a virus from another person... you haven t been exposed. Your friend is less lucky and has been getting exposed to different virus She may have chronic allergies which may block fluid...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: throat question, prilosec over the counter, empty stomach
prilosec over the counter, empty stomach, claritan: I don t know what has been tried, but I would start with taking Prilosec over the counter, 20 mg daily on an empty stomach for about 4 weeks... if it is reflux, this will help.... the next trial would be for allergies, possibly trying claritan over the counter...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: throat stuff, tongue scraper, liters of water
tongue scraper, liters of water, vitamins and minerals: What about bad breath? Where does bad breath comes from? This is from the infection so you need to get on some antibiotics from your doctor plus vitamins and minerals to improve your immune system. How can I cure bad breath? Multivitamin daily, 2 liters...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: throat stuff, hydrogen peroxide, food debris
hydrogen peroxide, food debris, food particles: Hi Chow, If you are talking about the little white/yellow spots on the back of the throat that sit where the tonsils are or were, this is food debris. There are small depressions in the tissue that trap food particles and this is what causes the smell. Gargling...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: throat, lymph node, sized lump
lymph node, sized lump, lump in my throat: Your thyroid is covering the larynx which you may know as the adam s apple which moves up and down when you swallow. What you are descibing is probably a lymph node. If you do not have a doctor or insurance, look for a health fair and have a doctor of nurse...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: throbs with severe pain, torn muscle, rheumatoid arthritis
torn muscle, rheumatoid arthritis, x rays: Dear Barb, This could be just about anything from arthritis to a torn muscle or tendon.... I suggest that you see your doctor and have a Ct-scan or MRI done or other types of x-rays to find out the problem... It would also be good to have a RF blood test...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: thrush, itchiness, hassel
itchiness, hassel, thrush: Hi Nattalie and thanks for writing, You DO need to go see your GP asap to get properly diagnosed and treated. It s very dangerous to take any medication, even over-the-counter medications for self-diagnosed problems. Although it is a hassel, it s always...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: thrush, vaginal yeast, steroid cream
vaginal yeast, steroid cream, itchiness: Sometimes the yeast vaginal infection (not technically thrush) can cause the skin to get really inflamed and bleed a little. But, if the skin wasn t that inflamed, then the reddish discharge may be some uterine bleeding. If that is the case, and it isn t...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: thrush - oral candidiasis, broad spectrum antibiotics, peditrician
broad spectrum antibiotics, peditrician, saleeby: Anyone can get thrush (oral candidiasis)... usually those who are immunocompromised or have been blasted with antibiotics. If she gets it often she should be worked up for an immunological deficiency disorder (IgA deficiency) and/or HIV testing (AIDs...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: thrush, yeast infection, itchiness
yeast infection, itchiness, thrush: The term thrush is usually used to describe something you get on your tongue or breast. When you have similar symptoms around the vagina this is usually reffered to as a yeast infection. I assume you went and had this looked out to get the Difflucan....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: thumb numbness, pair of scissors, practice groups
pair of scissors, practice groups, numbness: Hi Kate, I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I was on call for three Family Practice Groups and our Hospital ER and I was quite busy. This may simply be an over use phenomema. Holding scissors can press on the nerve that supplies sensataion to...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: thyroid, low thyroid, underactive thyroid
low thyroid, underactive thyroid, execise: Depends on how low your thyroid was. I think that if it was low enough he would have treated it, but I assume that the plan is to recheck your thyroid in several weeks/months. The anxiety may be more of a component in your symptoms, and perhaps will improve...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: thyroid/cholestorol/sudafed/CMV, high cholestorol, enlarged thyroid
high cholestorol, enlarged thyroid, thyroid levels: So the question I have is whether this suggests I have a slightly overactive thyroid (dont have any other symtoms that i know of) that sudafed exacerbates? Ans: could be or just that sudafed is bad for everyone. I am also a little concerned that for this...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: thyroid nodules, hashimoto s thyroiditis, chronic thyroiditis
hashimoto s thyroiditis, chronic thyroiditis, thyroid nodules: Most likely hashimoto s thyroiditis which is autoimmune but your doctors have to do a TPO to diagnose this. Hashimoto’s disease (Chronic thyroiditis) What is Hashimoto’s Disease? Hashimoto’s disease, or chronic thyroiditis, is an inflammation of...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: thyroid and progesterone questions, mexican wild yam, fibroid cyst
mexican wild yam, fibroid cyst, sinus problems: Would it be better to see a specialist about the thyroid and should I persue a heart check up? Yes, to both Would a natural progesterone make me dizzy? yes, it can I do have allergies and sinus problems, so could the vertigo come from that? yes it...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: thyroid, signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism, low cortisol levels
signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism, low cortisol levels, symptoms of hypothyroidism: I think I know what you are asking... but the signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism should go away with treatment with synthroid or other forms of thyroid replacement. If there are certain signs or symptoms that don t go away, then I would assume that these...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tightness, manifestation of anxiety, shortness of breath
manifestation of anxiety, shortness of breath, healthcare practitioner: Hi Terrell, You don t give your age or if you have any illnesses, so I ll assume that you re young and healthy. If you have this feeling and you don t have any pain or shortness of breath with it, it probably represents a manifestation of anxiety. If you...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tightness, tightness in the chest, age health
tightness in the chest, age health, health status: You need to give me a bit more information about your self and your symptoms. Tightness in the chest could be related to a variety of things, depending on your age, health status, and other conditions. Feel free to respond again and perhaps I could offer...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: time management, hafidz, aspects of time
hafidz, aspects of time, morning person: Hi Hafidz, Everyone has different times of the day that hey get their best work done. I am a morning person and can get the most out of my day before early afternoon. some folks don t begin to function well till they have been up for an hour or two. We are...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tingling hands and fingers, hands and fingers, tingling hands
hands and fingers, tingling hands, overuse syndrome: Gaye, From what you described I would suspect carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands. For the short term you can use wrist cock up splints (available in the pharmacy) when you go to bed at night. This is an overuse syndrome, and will get better with less...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tingling - hot legs, ra dr, high potency
ra dr, high potency, hot legs: Yes, neurontin can cause hyperesthesia, burning skin and various other sensory side efffects. For full details on neurontin, see www.neurontin.com if you go under health professionals. My patients get relief with the following but you need to speak to your...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tingling in legs and arms, tingling in legs, numbness
tingling in legs, numbness, right arm: Hi Lisa and thanks for writing, Can you tell me a little more about your tingling ... -is there any time it s better or worse (when you first wake up, or when active)? -does it come & go or is it constant? -does it stay in the same place or spread?...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tingling in lower area of mouth, airplane trip, lower mouth
airplane trip, lower mouth, tingling sensation: tongue and lower mouth sensation.... I am not sure what they did the MRI of, but could you have a infected tooth pressing on the nerve? Not sure at this point, but I would go back to the ENT to make sure he/she realizes that it is getting worse. Sorry...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tingling/numbness in arm/hand, lumps in the armpit, numbness in arm
lumps in the armpit, numbness in arm, pins and needles: sounds like a nerve is being pinched/irritated either at the neck level or the shoulder level. If it changes with the arm position, it is prob at the shoulder, if neck, etc. I would take some alleve for a week, check for lumps in the armpit and then get...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tired, thyroid tests, sedimentation rate
thyroid tests, sedimentation rate, burning sensations: Yes, those things could be related. I think you need a full evaluation including thyroid tests and testing to look for inflammatory arthritis. You need to see your regular doc and get thyroid blood tests and a sedimentation rate. Hope this helps.....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tiredness in legs, minute nap, dose aspirin
minute nap, dose aspirin, playing tennis: God Bless You ...you sound like you are doing all the right things!!! It may be a circulatory problem and you may want to consult with a vascular doctor. Have they performed any ultrasounds or Doppler studies on your legs? You did not say what medical...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: toe nail, water under the bridge, toe nail
water under the bridge, toe nail, big toe: it will come off eventually... sometimes it is easier to pull it off, since it will keep getting stuck on things.... you should have had a hole drilled in the nail right after the injury to let the blood out that was trapped under the nail and elevated the...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: toenail fungus, antifungal, lamisil
antifungal, lamisil, fungus: The expensive way is to take Sporonox or Lamisil pills. The course costs about $500 and cures it 85% of the time. You can also use a paint on antifungal for 9 months and it works 60% of the time. There just isn t a great treatment for this problem...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: toenail, implant surgery, replacement surgery
implant surgery, replacement surgery, plastic surgeon: Hi Michael and thanks for writing, Well I had to do a little research on this topic as I ve never looked into it before, but the good news I did read several articles about nail replacement surgery so I suggest you consult a Plastic Surgeon to discuss your...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tonciles, ears nose and throat specialist, ears nose and throat
ears nose and throat specialist, ears nose and throat, harder time: Hi Carrie, This is not likely due to anything connected to your tonsills. Tonsillar tissue rarely grows back and even if they did, it would not inhibit swallowing. If the only problem you have is with small pills, I would just drink plenty of water when taking...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tongue bite, tongue lacerations, pain meds
tongue lacerations, pain meds, alleve: We don t sew tongue lacerations unless it is very deep or a piece is hanging off. Icing the area down, by sucking an ice cube for 5 minutes will help as well as standard pain meds, like 2 alleve or 4 advil or some tylenol. The tongue tissue is good, in that...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: my tongue has been black in..., black hairy tongue, black stool
black hairy tongue, black stool, excess iron: Dear Carol, This could be black hairy tongue .... This is a condition caused by a build up of bacteria which actually causes black hair like substance to build up on the tongue.... Also, Pepto bismol can cause this if it is regurgitated into the mouth...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tongue problem, immune compromise, painful tongue
immune compromise, painful tongue, cancker sores: Does this sound like something you have seen before? Yes, it is oral herpes simplex If so, what helps heal it and take it away? Yes, acyclovir 800mg twice daily usually helps my patients. ------------------ Viral disease with many manifestations,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tongue sensations, strange sensation, occaisionally
strange sensation, occaisionally, numbness: Hi Kim, Zoloft and it s cousins, can alter neurologic sensations. If you just started the drug, it will most likely pass. If you ve been on the drug for a while and this sensation is a problem talk to your healthcare provider about switching to another medication...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tongue, skin tag, sliver
skin tag, sliver, wart: sometimes people can bite their tongue and have a sliver of tissue. You can also have little growths off the tongue, kind of like a skin tag or wart. Any doctor can probably remove it easily in their office. certainly, if it is growing, you have to have...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tonsillitis, pharangitis, lower respiratory tract
pharangitis, lower respiratory tract, antibiotic therapy: Avelox is a fluroquinalone class of antibiotic and is NOT recommended as first line for pharangitis or tonsillitis. The micro-organisms that cause tonsillitis are those that best respond to penicillin class (Amoxicillin) or macrolide class (Erythromycin)...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tonsils, glands in the neck, antibiotic treatment
glands in the neck, antibiotic treatment, scar: Hi Tiffany, The tonsils may never get smaller even though the infection has cleared. Sometimes the swelling and scar is such that they stay enlarged. The nodes in your neck should get smaller but they too can be felt for months to years after an infection....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: transdermal nsaid, duragesic patch, calcium carbonate
duragesic patch, calcium carbonate, fibromyalgia patients: No there is not. You may want to consider a more holistic approach which can even avoid the surgery. Ask her doctor if she can take the following: 1) 3000MG of Omega 3 before each meal 2) 250-500 mg of magnesium oxide before each meal and at bed 3) 500-600mg...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: transfats/ hydrogenated oils - NUTS, trans fatty acids, hydrogen atoms
trans fatty acids, hydrogen atoms, cis trans: Trans-fatty acids are the molecular configuration of trans versus cis ... Trans-fatty acids have been shown to be atherosclerotic or causing plaque build up on arteries. hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils can be cis or trans but have extra hydrogen...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: trauma and seroma formation, transparent fluid, skin layers
transparent fluid, skin layers, time what kind: Very nice description of the problem for a non-medical person! These can be frustrating. Traumatic seroma-injury caused inflammation, inflammation caused fluid formation, fluid formation formed a track/space, and now, with drainage, there is a space with...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tremors, hand muscles, calf muscles
hand muscles, calf muscles, male patient: Sir, what would be the probable diagnosis? Sorry, we are not permitted to make diagnoses nor recommend testing sequences. I would recommend the person see a physician for those answers after a full examination. oK? Which investigations should I suggest...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: is it true that conception..., rush job, male partner
rush job, male partner, opportune time: is it true that conception cannot take place during menstrushun? Generally this is true. assuming intercourse takes place at an opportune time which scenario is more likey to lead to conception? 1. multiple consecutive intercourses (one male partner)...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: is it true that conception..., ovulation test kits, freezing sperm
ovulation test kits, freezing sperm, rush job: you are asking difficult questions... so I will give some general info... a women gets pregnant exactly 2 weeks before her period... so if a woman has a 28 day cycle, it is 14 days after the start of the period... if they have a 30 day cycle, it is 16 days...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: trying to get pregnant, 5 months, intercourse
5 months, intercourse, abdomen: Is this normal? This can be normal but usually a problem if overweight of have poor pelvic supports. Am I just a really bad sperm catcher or should I be seeing someone about this? Yes, it may be a good idea to see someone but usually not considered infertile...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tsh 0.20, tsh, levothyroxine
tsh, levothyroxine, synthroid: too much T4 (synthroid) isn t good..... but I tend to go by the TSH... that is what the body says is normal.... keep it between .5 and 1.5 and things work out well..... but when you make a dose change you need to wait 2 months before repeating the TSH.......

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: tubal & pregnancy, birth control pills, belly button
birth control pills, belly button, birth control: may be a change... you need to check for pregnancy... a lot of times, people have tubals and were prev on birth control pills, then, when off them, periods go haywire, heavy, painful, when the pills were actually helping... I would wait it out provided the...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: type of doctor, cholesterol testing, hidden blood
cholesterol testing, hidden blood, real health: it depends how comprehensive your GYN doctor is... does he do thyroid and cholesterol testing? Does he do rectal exams with checking for hidden blood? Does he put your entire health picture in perspective or does he stay focused on breast/GYN systems only?...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: What type of doctor should I see?, nearby tissues, muscles tendons
nearby tissues, muscles tendons, rheumatologist: priscilla; this sound like maybe you may have fibromyalgia; a disorder that targets your muscles,tendons and ligaments. it differs from arthritis in that the pain is in nearby tissues instead of the joints themselves. heres a web site to check-out;...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: My typical problem, prilosec otc, allergy medicines
prilosec otc, allergy medicines, reflux laryngitis: Sounds like reflux laryngitis a common complication of reflux esophagitis, so either take prilosec otc twice a day for one month to clear along with an over the counter allergy med like alevert if OK with all your doctors. The base problem is a lack of...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Ulcers, proton pump inhibitor, bleeding ulcer
proton pump inhibitor, bleeding ulcer, ib profin: Hi Linn, The medication would NOT cause bleeding after being off of it a couple of years. In your situation any NSAID, or for that matter Cox II, can potentially cause gastritis and resultant bleeding. I would hope that you are on a Proton Pump Inhibitor...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Unanticipated release of 2-year birth control hormone implant, omega 3 fish oil, severe mood swings
omega 3 fish oil, severe mood swings, oil caps: Could you advise if this might be accurate, and if so, will it correct on its own, or is there a successful treatment available. Yes, this should eventually improve but she could try eating a lot of sardines daily for 1 month or taking omega 3 fish oil caps...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Underarm Odor, sweat glands, hydrogen peroxide
sweat glands, hydrogen peroxide, zinc supplements: Hi Robin, Hyperhidrosis is certainly a problem that usually begins in either childhood or adolescence. There are three known types of sweat glands, eccrine, apocrine, and apoeccrine glands. Eccrine sweat glands are felt to be responsible for excessive sweating...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Underarm odor, mineral rocks, antipersperant
mineral rocks, antipersperant, prescription medications: Gina, Yes, your body can change post partum. It can also change as you grow older. The condition you have is called hyperhydrosis. Excessive sweating of hands, feet (typically) but also axillary regions as well. There are prescription medications and...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: (Unresolveable?)Seroma after Lymph Biopsy in Groin, enlarged lymph node, inch incision
enlarged lymph node, inch incision, needle biopsy: I had a very similar case in a small town where I work part time in the ER. These can be very frustrating. The problem is not poor surgical technique... it is that the lymph vessels were interupted during surgery and now the lymph fluid which normally just...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Upper GI, bleeding ulcer, hip revision
bleeding ulcer, hip revision, aleeve: Would it not be better to cancel the Upper GI and see how the meds keep working? usually best to get the test since sometimes the meds help partially or even temporarily What else would they do if it was a bleeding ulcer other than the same meds I am on?...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: URGENT:Swollen bloody lip after being boxed, hospital emergency room, loose teeth
hospital emergency room, loose teeth, bloody lip: Hi Tasia, I apologize for the tardiness of my response. I ve been out of town for three days. It sounds like your lip will be just fine although it will look bad for a few weeks. May I assume you don t have any loose teeth? Next, I should tell you that I...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Uric acid.serum test, uric acid crystals, uric acid level
uric acid crystals, uric acid level, serum test: Ron, Gout can be treated a variety of different ways. You can take acute treatment at the time of attacks, or you can try to use preventative treatments EVERYDAY to prevent the attacks from coming on. This assumes that the diagnosis is confirmed. The...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Urinary problem, kidney problems, urinary problem
kidney problems, urinary problem, odd question: Hello. This is not odd it is you being in tune with your body, nothing wrong with that. There are many things that can effect the smell of your urine as well as the color. Infections, things you drink, vitamins (as you suggested)and even the lack of...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Urinating more frequent, lower abdominal discomfort, dear heart
lower abdominal discomfort, dear heart, toliet: Dear Daniella, Dear heart, you need to be checked for a urinary tract infection. The symptoms are: frequency, urgency, trouble holding your urine, burning on urination, lower abdominal discomfort, lower back discomfort, fever. Please call your doctor....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Urine, medical graduate school, glutton for punishment
medical graduate school, glutton for punishment, graduate residency: B-vitamins can make the urine yellow, usually thiamine and folate. The MD, PhD was a combined degree program. 4 years in college (undergraduate), 7 years in medical/graduate school, and 3 years in post-graduate residency training. Some would say we...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Urine, urine infection, vaginal infection
urine infection, vaginal infection, symptoms of illness: Could be a urine infection, could be excessive vitamins, or some aromatic foods, like asparagus.... But if it keeps up, probably a urine infection.... could also be a vaginal infection if it is odor from the area as opposed to the urine. Hope this helps......

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Urine Tests, red blood cells, flank pain
red blood cells, flank pain, pelvic pressure: Hi Margaret, Leukocytes may be present in urine even when no infection is present. If they are, there are other things to consider like Nitrites being present, bacteria and red blood cells. Also there are physical symptoms such as urinary burning, low back...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Urine, vaginal hysterectomy, bladder infection
vaginal hysterectomy, bladder infection, colon health: Sometimes after infections you need to consume acidophilus in large amounts to restore the normal bacteria in the bowels and you need to have an adequate amount of fat in the diet for colon health. When these conditions are not present the colon accumulates...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Use of Haloperidol, horrible drug, billing dates
horrible drug, billing dates, haldol: Quite often the combination of pain and strong narcotics given for the pain can cause people to hallucinate or have unusual behavior. Antipsychotics like Haldol are used to help control hallucinations and make patients suffering from these types of symptoms...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: UTI, bactrim ds, white blood cells
bactrim ds, white blood cells, uti symptoms: Hi Vanessa, Leukocytes are white blood cells that fight infection and are often seen in urine that is infected. Sounds like you should have a urine culture to be sure that the antibiotics you are taking are even indicated to treat the bug that has infected...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: UTI, white blood cells, wbcs
white blood cells, wbcs, wbc: Hi R and thanks for writing, When the body has an infection it sends White Blood Cells (WCBs) to the scene to fight off the bacteria so when you get a bacterial infection in the bladder (UTI) your urine will have an increased level of WBCs. Only a Urinalysis...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Uti, female urethra, white blood cells
female urethra, white blood cells, white blood cells in the urine: liz; out of every five women gets a urinary tract infection at least once a year,and those,15% contract more than three a year. why are women so prone to UTIs? both the rectum and the vagina are prefect incubators for bacterira that all too easily find...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Uvula problem?, warm salt water, uvulitis
warm salt water, uvulitis, gargling: jonathan; if your sore throat is due to a viral infection,antibiotics wont cure it. get plenty of rest and double your fluid intake. fluids may keep your mucus thin and easy to clear. this could be from the inflammation from having the infection. heres...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ulcerations mouth,vaginal,and anal (female), viral outbreak, high potency
viral outbreak, high potency, centrum silver: Actually, my patients do well with acyclovir 400mg by mouth for 5-7 days each time these break out. My experience has been that each time they treat an episode, the next episode is further apart and weaker. Eventually, there are no more outbreaks. Of course...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ulcers, rn msn, pain between the shoulder blades
rn msn, pain between the shoulder blades, jaw pressure: Dawn, This is all based on what I would do if I were you. I am not a licensed prescriber, but I am a nurse and have had heartburn/reflux before: #1) Make sure this is not related to your heart--high blood pressure or heart problems in your history?...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ulser, heart attack myocardial infarction, myocardial infarction
heart attack myocardial infarction, myocardial infarction, chest area: Following up -- did you ever get to a hospital? I m concerned that you haven t read my response yet, and yet your symptoms are so serious. Sincerely, Maggie-the-Nurse You need to get to an ER today. This is not something to play with. They ll still...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ulsers, ulser, abscess
ulser, abscess, pee: sarah; well i feel you maybe talking about some kind of sore? i think your talking about a abscess,a gland or duct that has got infected. well you need to start treating this. try using hot-warm compress,and you would need to air this out,by not wearing...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ultrascan results, tender area, haematoma
tender area, haematoma, contusion: The ultrasound is done to make sure that the testicle hasn t twisted and cut off blood supply.. it is quite a tender area, so I expect it to be sore for a few weeks. Whatever the injury, at this point, there isn t much to do except to wait... any severe injury...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: un-controlled diabetes, gluton, little food
gluton, little food, docter: Hi P Kumar, Changing eating habits is one of the hardest things a Diabetic has to do BUT it is one of the most important. You SHOULD be eating 6 small meals a day keeping your total calories around 2000 per day. Regular exercise is also very important. You...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: underarm deodarant and breast cancer, deodarant and breast cancer, breast cancer risk
deodarant and breast cancer, breast cancer risk, breast cancer: Actually antiperspirants have chlorhydrates which are somewhat absorbed and can affect breast tissues, so she would be better using deodorants that do not contain these ingredients, like 5 day deodorant pad. She can also use essential oils like lavender and...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: underarm pain and numbness, public health clinic, public health clinics
public health clinic, public health clinics, underarm crutches: There are various problems that may cause your problem. However, it is very premature for me to list every possible reason as I have not examine you and obtain a thorough medical history. Under New York State Law, all physicians must perform a thorough...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: underarm pain, rn msn, msn community
rn msn, msn community, underarm pain: Sounds like you have an infection in the lymph nodes there. I d go to the doc and get it checked out asap. There are some aggressive types of cancer, I don t want to scare you, but it needs to be checked out. Maggie Smith, RN, MSN -- Community Healt...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: underarm pains, underarms, lymph nodes
underarms, lymph nodes, warmth: Dear Shauna, Is it both underarms? Are your lymph nodes swollen? Have you been sick lately? I am thinking something like mono. Are you feeling okay? Do you notice any swelling, redness or warmth? I most certainly would speak with your physician....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: unidentified illness, inner ear disorder, inner ear problems
inner ear disorder, inner ear problems, nerve problem: Well, two years of symtoms and it hasn t declared itself. This would tend to lower the possibility of this being cancer with the symptoms persisting this long. I would start with a family doctor and then possibly a neurologist to evaluate the head symptoms...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: unidentified unsteadiness, triglicerides, unsteadiness
triglicerides, unsteadiness, neurologist: gosh.... this question is well beyond what I could possibly do... he has multiple specialists involved and it would be pretty unrealistic to think I can come up with something better. I would ask the neurologist that question or his peds... this may be...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: uninsured, proper health care, worse all the time
proper health care, worse all the time, special situations: Hi Gary, Unfortunately this sort of situation is becoming the norm rather than the exception. Each State/Country in the USA has some help for indigent folks. You didn t mention age, but Medicare is an automatic for 65 and older. Younger folks can get assistance...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: unknown diagnosis, omega 3 fish oil, mg caps
omega 3 fish oil, mg caps, mg tabs: It sounds like you may be nutrient deficient. Ask your doctors if these nutrients would be OK for you. Omega 3 Fish Oil 1000 mg caps Start with two (2) caplets twice daily. e.g. TriOmega, Nordic Naturals (goal is 1000-2000 mg of total EPA and DHA daily)...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: unusual complication, blood sugar control, thrush infection
blood sugar control, thrush infection, nasty cold: A thrush infection should not occur unless you are an infant, or have been on antibiotics for a long time or have some immune system problem. I am not sure how he diagnosed that, but unless you have the above or are a diabetic that has very poor blood sugar...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: unusual headaches, having an orgasm, pain in my head
having an orgasm, pain in my head, flow changes: I see a lot of people who have a headache when having an orgasm.... there are blood flow changes that occur with this chemical reaction where blood vessels constrict then dilate (open up) and when they do, they stretch and cause pain.... it would be worth...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: upper abdominal, lower chest pain, amylase and lipase, nausea and vomiting
amylase and lipase, nausea and vomiting, differential diagnosis: You need to cut out all sodas, eat meat cheese or fish only once daily to cut out your body acid. Go on a low acid diet and ask you doctor if you can take magnesium oxide 250mg four times a day, PLUS drink 3 ounces of half and half 30 minutes after you finish...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: upper abdominal, lower chest pain, h pylori infection, nausea and vomiting
h pylori infection, nausea and vomiting, family history of heart disease: Hi Mel, A hiatal hernia can cause nausea and vomiting but only in rare circumstances. This could be something called H. Pylori infection. You probably should have a test for that. Because Aciphex doesn t relieve the symptoms, doesn t mean that it isn t...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: upper arm it throbs with severe pain and is relieved, severe pain, bursitis
severe pain, bursitis, upper arm: It is hard to tell from your description but sounds like some bursitis in the shoulder. With it lasting this long, it is imperative that you have this checked out by your doctor. If your stomach can take it, try taking Alleve, 2 pills twice a day in the...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: upper right/left quadrant and back pain, kidney functions, definite diagnosis
kidney functions, definite diagnosis, frequent meals: Some people get so much reflux from the pregnancy that they get erosions on the back side of esophagus. The pain then radiates to the upper back sometimes. I would be using a lot of zantac pills and a lot of gaviscon liquid or chewtabs. See if that helps...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: urinary tract problems, pelvic floor muscles, female anatomy
pelvic floor muscles, female anatomy, mctd: mary; unfortunately,some people do dibble a little-a little urine,that is. but thay shouldny worry. if its not more than a few drops,it usually isnt a sign of a serious health problem. and its offen easy to correct. in women,urine also might pool...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: urinary, burning sensation when urinating, inflammation of the urethra
burning sensation when urinating, inflammation of the urethra, urinalysis results: Just a few quick questions ....... Is the doctor going to go ahead and start you on antibiotics just in case the lab test was incorrect? (Lab tests can show no bacteria in the urine if you even took one antibiotic pill at home prior to getting the urine...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: urinating irratic., inner thighs, irratic
inner thighs, irratic, secretions: Hello Pat, I would be happy to address your question, but let me gather a little information first. I m not quite sure what is happening here. Are you saying that you have the urge to urinate and that before you can get to the commode, you lose some...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: urinating too much, bladder problems, simple tests
bladder problems, simple tests, enlarged prostate: Hi Nick and thanks for writing, Most people can only go about 8 hours without the need to urinate, so I m not sure there is a problem. If you are concerned then you should go see your doctor who can do some simple tests to rule out infection, enlarged prostate,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: urology, bladder surgery, high potency
bladder surgery, high potency, caltrate: Here are two faily good resources but there are other things you can do, see below. http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/uiwomen/ http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/urinaryincontinence.html The list to improve incontinence: 1)1 box of Jello...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Should i use this fade cream or not..kindly help., propylene glycol, sorbitan monostearate
propylene glycol, sorbitan monostearate, butylene glycol: reena; well i looked at the site for this product. it does say money back guaranteed,so i guess you could try it. but remember not all skin is the same,you could still have an reaction. it does have natural products. i cant find anything about side effects...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Should i use this fade cream or not..kindly help., propylene glycol, sorbitan monostearate
propylene glycol, sorbitan monostearate, butylene glycol: Is it safe to use this cream when pregnant? Since it is not rated you need to be careful and ask your OB doctor. Are all the ingredients in it safe for longterm use? Not really, some of them can cause blindness and other can cause severe blood disorders...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Should i use this fade cream or not..kindly help., propylene glycol, sorbitan monostearate
propylene glycol, sorbitan monostearate, butylene glycol: The fade creams that work the best are prescription only, and they work slowly. You also have to watch out because they will tend to overfade the areas if used for too long. So, use the prescription cremes and then the spots will go away slowly. I would...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: use of sildenafil, high potency, stress echo
high potency, stress echo, moderate dose: He should not take it or any other drug in that class since it sounds like he may be having heart symptoms from the drug, even pulmonary hypotensions. He should see his doctor for a stress echo and maybe consider another program for the erectile dysfunctions...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: not who I use to be, shin splint, nature hikes
shin splint, nature hikes, definitive answer: Hi Leah, It could be fibromyalgia. It also could be Polymyalgia Rheumatica. Unfortunately, without a face to face exam and a good medical history It s kind of hard for me to give you a definitive answer. I would certainly go forward with testing so you can...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: uti since May, breastfeeding, types of antibiotics, macrobid
types of antibiotics, macrobid, abx: Hi Avery, There may be another cause for the protracted UTI. Are you currently having intercourse? This can cause continued infection. There are only so many types of antibiotics that can be taken while breast feeding, so a stronger one may not be the best...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: uti, type of bacteria, kidney infection
type of bacteria, kidney infection, glasses of water per day: --Do you have a fever? --When you tap your lower back lightly on each side do you feel pain anywhere? If you don t have a fever or lower back pain, it s probably not an emergency, but I would not wait till Wednesday, that s too long. If you do have a...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: VAGINAL TASTE, two females, chemical balances
two females, chemical balances, kind response: paul; this is just a little much, dont you think? who really cares about this anyway? i am not being rude,it is just over the top with these question about the taste of a women juices. i cant give you any more info,due o the fact i dont have any,i...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: VAGINAL TASTE, vaginal secretions, harmones
vaginal secretions, harmones, soap bath: Hi Paul, There will always be an odor or taste to vaginal secretions. Obviously hygiene has a lot to do with it, but in all likelihood, diet, use of medicines, vitamins and genetic and hereditary factors play a part. Trying to get all your girl friends to...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: VAGINAL TASTE, two females, chemical balances
two females, chemical balances, kind response: Everything is a matter of degrees.... to some, all wines taste the same, white, red, cheap, expensive. To some conniseurs, they can distinguish differences between different years of the same wine. Our bodies are very complex, even with biologically exact...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: VAGINAL TASTE, vaginal secretions, harmones
vaginal secretions, harmones, soap bath: Dear Paul, 1. You are right in saying that hormones and internal chemical changes in the body can NOT be changed... Changing diet, adding exercise, good external hygiene and internal hygiene, no alcohol and no smoking will all help to elimate bad taste...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vaginal Discharge, birth control pills, wet toilet paper
birth control pills, wet toilet paper, correct medication: I am not familiar with the Rephresh product, but in general, douching or using something external isn t really helpful... if there is irritation during sex, then use a lubricant. If there is a discharge chronically, it should be checked and treated with the...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vaginal Discharge, birth control pills, wet toilet paper
birth control pills, wet toilet paper, plain yogurt: Yes, that product can cause problems. My patients use sitz bath in 1/2 tub of warm water without soap but dissolve 16 ounces of plain yogurt and use weekly to prevent all infections and irritation. if you use tampons you can also put yogurt on the tip before...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vaginal Discharge, birth control pills, wet toilet paper
birth control pills, wet toilet paper, vaginal environment: Hi, It probably is sloughing mucosal membrane. If intercourse is painful, as in irritation, then I would stop this product. As a rule there shouldn t be any need for such a product. I also wouldn t douche very much if at all. That can lead to an abnormal...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vaginal Discomfort, bacterial vaginosis, gonerea
bacterial vaginosis, gonerea, vaginal flora: Hi Hannah, This could just be vaginal dryness lack of sufficient estrogen or what is called bacterial vaginosis caused by gardnerella. It is usually treated with flagyl. Excess douching can cause problems with the normal vaginal flora which can lead to abnormal...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vaginal Discomfort, gonerea, vaginal discomfort
gonerea, vaginal discomfort, vaginal irritation: hannah; how about a UTI? are you have sexing? how about irritation from condoms? or tampons? here is something to try for this. try taking 500 milligrams twice a day of vitamin C,this will help increase the acidity of the vagina,creating a unfriendly...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vaginal external cuts, rn msn, maggie smith
rn msn, maggie smith, yeast infection: These cuts are probably caused by a yeast infection, which can result in tiny thin, almost papercuts. She d need to go to the doctor and get treated and you d have to stop sex for now until the cuts are healed. Neosporin and other topical cut ointments will...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vaginal/Urinary Problems, interstial cystitis, functional cyst
interstial cystitis, functional cyst, anti biotics: She said sometimes it wont show on the tests but she has a lot of experience and the smell was proof enough. Is this true? Yes, the odor is unique. About 2 wks after I stopped the anti biotics I had some swelling in the vaginal opening, and burning, especially...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vague Illness, resting pulse, viral illness
resting pulse, viral illness, vague illness: They suggest a viral illness, which could be anything from mild upper respiratory to something like mononucleosis (mono) I would give it a week or two to resolve and if no change or something worsens, then stop in and get evaluated... but a direct answer...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Valid Complaint About a Private Practice Doctor?, bacterial vaginosis, board of medicine
bacterial vaginosis, board of medicine, valid complaint: you didn t define what ethnically meant.... if it was racially inappropriate. You have to figure out what you want to get out of the reporting.... if there is a quality of care issue, definitely report it to the state board. If you guys just never got...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vasectomy-Possibly Pregnant, exercise stress, pregnancy test
exercise stress, pregnancy test, vasectomy: a lot of things can make someone not have a period... any stress on the body, too much exercise, stress, an illness. I would recheck a pregnancy test in 3 wks if you don t have another period, but it is almost unheard of for a validated vasectomy to fail...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vegetarianism, national health information, national health information center
national health information, national health information center, health information center: mado; they have no idea what there talking about. heres a few web sites to check out; national womens health information center www.4woman.org national health information center www.health.gov mayoclinic.com www.MayoClinic.com they all...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vegetarianism, kinds of fruits, fruits vegetables
kinds of fruits, fruits vegetables, slaughtering process: Dear Mado, Wow. This hits home for me. Great concern on your part in how to deal with this. I also am a semi-vegi, as you say. I eat eggs (free range) and farm raised fish and dairy. I also get from my family that I am going to be anemic, ill,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vein Repair?, resting pulse rate, factor v leiden
resting pulse rate, factor v leiden, greenfield filter: dear dave: there are different procedures to correct venous insufficiency. a phlebologist or vascular surgeon can help you further. however, with the minimal symptoms you have (an occasional ankle swelling) i would not recommend to do anything about it....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Veins on side of head., fish oil capsules, varicose veins
fish oil capsules, varicose veins, calf muscle: It seems you are developing varicose veins. I recommend a daily multivitamin with extra vitamin E (250iu) and extra vitamin C ( 500mg) with bioflavonoids ( available from health stores and some grocery stores) and fish oil capsules to keep the blood vessels...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: My Veins, clotting factor, blood work
clotting factor, blood work, middle finger: Hi Debra and thanks for writing, I think you should go see a doctor if it happens again so s/he can see what you re talking about. My only other advice would be to have some blood work done next time your annual physical is due to test your clotting factor...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Verrtigo, meclazine, circular canal
meclazine, circular canal, veritgo: Hi Dennis, Vertigo, as you describe, is most likely due to either a virus in the inner ear or a small calcium stone in her semi-circular canal. A trial of Meclazine (over the counter) will help her symptoms. If this doesn t clear within a week or so, a visit...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Viagra/Other Medications Conflicts, effexor xr, lipitor 40mg
effexor xr, lipitor 40mg, stress test: No, the only contraindications to Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra are the use of nitrates for angina and medications such as Flomax, Hytrin, or Cardura (alpha blockers). It sounds like you may have a variety of reasons for your erectile dysfunction, but no specific...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Viagra v. Cialis, absorption rates, protein binding
absorption rates, protein binding, dose distribution: Why should Viagra take one hour to be effective and Cialis take 30 minutes to be effective? They are different molecularly and have different dissolution and absorption rates plus their onset rate differs as does their duration due to tissue binding being...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Viagra v. Cialis, al brown, half lives
al brown, half lives, main ingredient: Both medications are in the same class, phosphodiesterase inhibitors. So, they both basically do the same thing. However, they are different medications. They have different half lives which means the time it takes for the drug to be eliminated from the...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vicodin, tylenol 3, cold flu
tylenol 3, cold flu, opiates: Hi Gary and thanks for writing, You must go discuss this with your family doctor as you obviously need to find out what exactly are are reacting to. Vicodin is simply a combination of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Hydrocodone. Acetaminophen is Tylenol, and...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vicodin addiction, addiction problem, mood swings
addiction problem, mood swings, suboxone: it is very easy to get addicted to vicodin and she is on a bad course... it is very euphoria producing and can be ordered on the internet... so someone who takes a few per week may be ordering others and taking several per day. If she truly takes 2 pills...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vinegar, kidney damage, western diet
kidney damage, western diet, acid foods: Can you tell me all the health benefits and dangers of vinegar? no benefit unless you are a vegetarian, danger of kidney damage on top of all the acid foods in our western diet. What type of vinegar is the healthiest? white Is it safe in pregnancy?...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Virology, superdrugs, antiviral treatments
superdrugs, antiviral treatments, valtex: There are always superdrugs being promoted by the drug companies but there are none available except the old tetracycline that works for both viruses and germs. There are several antivirals that cure viruses such as acyclovir and valtex and famvir for herpes...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Virus, serologic tests, conduction system
serologic tests, conduction system, mycoplasma pneumoniae: This is not actually a typical heart attack due to a virus but a weakened heart that fails from viral myocarditis. OK -------- The case is described of an 18 months old boy with sudden onset complete heart block, heralded by Stokes-Adams attacks. General...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vision problems, migrane, eye doctor
migrane, eye doctor, vision problems: Hi Dave, I m glad to hear that it was a Migraine (although I m sure your wife wouldn t be glad, as it were). There are a number of treatments for migraine prevention and the most beneficial one needs to be ferrited out in order to treat her effectively. These...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vitamin B-12 and folic acid, vitamin b 12, geriatric physician
vitamin b 12, geriatric physician, centrum silver: It probably won t hurt, but people normally have OK levels of B12, and if they don t, then oral B12 won t help... it has to be given by a shot or nasal gel spray. Folic acid has several benefits, heart, etc, and is very safe also. No definite you have...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vitamin C, vitamin c products, vitamin c overdose
vitamin c products, vitamin c overdose, water soluable: Hi Marie and thanks for writin, Generally your body will simply use the Vit C it wants and then flush the rest right out as it is water soluable. Using Vitamin C products beyond recommended the limits may cause stomachaches and diarrhea. Even though the...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Too Much Vitamin C..., constant urination, frequent urination
constant urination, frequent urination, vit c: Hi Jennifer, Excess doses of Vitamin C and any other vitamin, is not a good idea. I doubt that the frequent urination is from the Vit C. Vitamin C is water soluble and is usually out of your system in less than a day. Excess urination can be due to many things...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vitamin D levels very low, kidney stones, nephrologist
kidney stones, nephrologist, perimenopause: Hi Sharon, By definition, you have Ricketts. Your Vitamin D levels have been dropping for a while. Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency are depression (also a side effect of Prednisone), aches and pains and generalized fatigue. Your Prednisone use will have...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vitamin D, vitamin d3, saleeby
vitamin d3, saleeby, d vitamin: There are some different types of Vitamin D. Vitamin D3 for example and the quality of prescription (pharmaceutical grade) versus healthfood store grade. Make sure that what is Rx-ed is what you are getting over the counter. If it is just a basic Vit. D...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vitamin E, free radicals, biochemical functions
free radicals, biochemical functions, anti oxidant: There really aren t any risks to taking it, provided you aren t mega-dosing it. Unless you have a specific allergy to the ingredients in the capsule along with the vitamin. Theoretically, you cannot be allergic to the vitamin itself. The benefits- it...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vitamin E, coronary artery disease, natural alpha
coronary artery disease, natural alpha, elective surgery: Patricia, There is a lot to vitamin E. First of all it is not a single compound but rather a collection of similar structured compounds (tocopherols). Natural alpha, beta and gamma appear to be better than the more commonly available synthetic Vit. E....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vitamins???, epstein barr virus, vitamin b complex
epstein barr virus, vitamin b complex, connective tissue diseases: Hi Angie, Vitamins are a good idea regardless of other health issues. Vitamin B Complex is a more potent form of Vit B and is safe to take with multi s. Have you been worked up for other causes of chronic illness and fatigue such as Epstein Barr Virus, Thyroid,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vitamins, house dust mite, allergies and fatigue
house dust mite, allergies and fatigue, medical ailments: a lot of people hope that simply taking a vitamin will help.... it will only if you are vitamin deficient... and most people are not, if they are on a reasonable diet. I am not a big fan of mega-vitamin supplements to try and help problems like allergies...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vitamins, supplemental iron, multi vitamin
supplemental iron, multi vitamin, multivitamin: In my opinion, a regular multivitamin without iron is sufficient. Any brand will do, especially if your diet is reasonable. Men don t require supplemental iron, and I would generally advise against that mineral in a supplement. The differences in brands,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vitamins-Minerals, poor farming practices, vitamin and mineral supplements
poor farming practices, vitamin and mineral supplements, vitamins minerals: Hi Mike, For the most part, vitamins and minerals should be taken in a natural rather than synthetic form. It may mean growing your own vegitables to assure healthy food. Most commonly, taking OTC supplements are good, HOWEVER a caveat, more is not better....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vitamins-Minerals, hg pb, poor farming practices
hg pb, poor farming practices, vitamin and mineral supplements: Mike, Yes, even organically grown veggies are depleted and we are dosing ourselves in industralized countries with Hg, Pb, and other heavy metals. Liquid v. tablets will go on for ages... however, I find that tablets are better handled by the GI tract...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Vitamins, water soluable vitamins, b vitamins
water soluable vitamins, b vitamins, saleeby: Gypsy, The B-vitamins are a class of water soluable vitamins in name only. There is no common relation between Thiamine (B1) and Niacin (B3) for example. They are named such in the order in which they were discovered. There are even several subtypes...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: vaccine injection site, flu vaccine, flu shot
flu vaccine, flu shot, thight: The site of the injection should not matter much other than it might be more sore there than it would have been other wise. As far as the how much she recieved, I am not really the person to ask that. You should ask that to a Dr. or a pharmacist. Good...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: vaginal itching, yeast infection, vaginal itching
yeast infection, vaginal itching, prescription pill: yes, absolutely.... it causes itching and/or redness and/or thick cheesy vaginal discharge... it is treated with monistat over the counter or prescription pill, diflucan..... although not all itching in the vagina is from yeast... hope this helps...........

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: vaginal odor, yeast infection, vaginal odor
yeast infection, vaginal odor, menstrual cycle: cindy; well there a few questions i need to ask. -your age? -menstrual cycle reg?heavy?etc? -any sexual activity? -birth control? -any medications on at this time? vitamins? -any thing else you think could help? please reply; catherine...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: varicose vains in scrotum, male fertility, vains
male fertility, vains, merry christ: It s not really a progressive condition that starts off mildly and worsens as time goes by, it s a condition where one person s may be more serious right away and another s never bothers them. You really should just go see your doctor so you can know what...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: varicose vains in scrotum, varicoceles, infertile men
varicoceles, infertile men, vains: Hi Mike, Well, what you have heard is not quite correct. The incidence of infertile men WITH varicocele is about 25. It s the most common anatomic cause of infertility. Not all men with varicoceles are infertile. And to my knowledge, there has never been...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: varicose vains in scrotum, tel aviv university israel, andrology unit
tel aviv university israel, andrology unit, medical journal article: No one can answer these specific questions but your doctor. For more details about varicocele go to http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001284.htm or go to http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org.proxy.lib.ohio-state.edu/cgi/reprint/20/9/2614 ...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: varieties of cold virus, cold viruses, cold virus
cold viruses, cold virus, genetic structures: probably the cold might be slightly worse, however, the intensity of the cold is so subjective.... occ fever, head congestion, cough.... and when someone is sick with one virus, they usually isolate to an extent so that they are at lower risk of contracting...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: vasectomy, local anesthetic, vasectomy
local anesthetic, vasectomy, ejaculations: the issue isn t how many ejaculations he has had... it is whether the operation was done properly.... it usually is, and when done properly, someone is instantly infertile..... the only reason they check is to ensure that the correct tubes were cut and...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: vasodypressor syncope, lung problem, fainting spell
lung problem, fainting spell, arteries in the body: I think you have your spelling off enough where I can t recognize this term. In general, syncope means fainting... that can come from several different mechanisms... not enough blood to the brain either from a lung problem, heart rythym problem, blood pressure...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: vasodypressor syncope, skeletal muscles, syncope
skeletal muscles, syncope, blood vessels: This is fainting in patients with sympathoadrenal imbalance (SAI). SAI is a particular pattern of nervous system and chemical responses in which the blood vessels in skeletal muscles do not remain constricted appropriately during standing for a long time....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: We've been dumped by our doctor, family practice physician, grasping at straws
family practice physician, grasping at straws, ethical obligation: Does the practice have any legal or ethical obligation, based on physician training, to give us an explanation, and offer to support us in getting set up elsewhere? Yes, they are required in most states to provide care for at least 30 days til you get a new...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: veins, blue veins, spider veins
blue veins, spider veins, family practice office: some superficial small small veins are stretching a little and showing up. These can be injected and basically destroyed ... called spider veins and a lot of people get these injected by dermatologists, sometimes family docs.... I inject veins in my family...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: vertigo, acute labyrinthitis, sinus cavities
acute labyrinthitis, sinus cavities, brain tumors: Dear Kathy, You definately have something new going on and if I were you I would be going to the doctor and having a MRI done on my brain and on my sinus cavities.... This way it will rule in or rule out sinus cysts/infections and brain tumors... Then...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: viagra, upset stomach, facial flushing
upset stomach, facial flushing, sensitivity to light: Hi Marko and thanks for writing. The most common side effects of VIAGRA are headache, facial flushing, and upset stomach. Less commonly, bluish vision, blurred vision, or sensitivity to light may briefly occur. You will need a prescription from your...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: viagra, experience dizziness, chest symptoms
experience dizziness, chest symptoms, recreational drugs: Hi Marko, The safest place to buy Viagra is from your local pharmacy with a prescription from your physician. I never, EVER, recommend someone get medication online from a place that doesn t need a prescription, taking someone else s prescription, or...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: vicodin, subutex suboxone, dea license
subutex suboxone, dea license, bladder cancer: Vicodin is a low/moderate level oral narcotic. It is habit forming which means if he is taking it regularly, he will develop dependence (different from addiction), but that means that when he stops it, he may have some withdrawal symptoms and may have to...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: vicodin addiction, mths, vicodin
mths, vicodin, bedtime: Dear Sarah, I cannot see how you are addicted if you are taking only one Vicodin a month. I can see, if you are taking it at bedtime, that your sleep may be harder to come if you stop. But, that in no way means you are addicted. Please, before starting...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: vicodin, bladder cancer, urologist
bladder cancer, urologist, vicodin: Hi Michelle, Providing he is in pain, then there is nothing wrong with taking that. He may very well become dependent on it, but at age 75 and with cancer, that would seem to me to be the least of his concerns. Discuss this issue with his Urologist explain...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: viral gastric or something else??, gastric virus, eardrum
gastric virus, eardrum, polyps: What could be causing this? reflux or gluten in the diet will this thick wind choke me? the reflux will Can polyps in the back of nose swell and come down behind the tonsils? yes they can if you have allergies what can I take to ease this thick...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: viral gastric or???, gastric virus, reflux symptoms
gastric virus, reflux symptoms, liquid diet: Hi Marj, A virus can typically affect any number of organ systems. It may be that the GI portion has lasted longer. I take it from your description that windy tummy means burping? If so, you may have reflux symptoms which can give these same symptoms. ...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: virtual office visits, virtual office visit, asking the right questions
virtual office visit, asking the right questions, star wars technology: thanks.... you are right.... I should be probably.... but who knows where technology will go.... the sky is the limit.... but for right now, there is nothing that will replace me looking at someone, asking the right questions and then performing a hands on...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: virus, broad spectrum antibiotics, chronic sinus infection
broad spectrum antibiotics, chronic sinus infection, sinus ct: virus should not last this long, it sounds like you have a chronic sinus infection that should be treated very aggressively, sometimes with a longer course of broad spectrum antibiotics, sometimes steroids, and afrin nasal spray for a week. It sounds like...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: vitamin, stomach ache, free vitamins
stomach ache, free vitamins, multivitamin: yes, a lot of people are intolerant to these vitamins. You are right to take it with food, which sometimes helps. You can also shop around and try different vitamins. One-a-Day is a great vitamin... it is very small and well tolerated and very inexpensive....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: vitamins, omega 3 fish oil, medical ailments
omega 3 fish oil, medical ailments, mg caps: I am currently taking Echinacea, Calcium, and a multi-vitamin. I was looking at Vitamin B, and was wondering if my Multi-vitamin covered B. Although Vitamin B isn t actually listed on the bottle, I noticed that a lot of components of B were listed,...such...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: which vitamins should i take, blood pressure meds, exercise regimen
blood pressure meds, exercise regimen, butter margarine: Dear Cynthia, As for a vitamin, the simple MULTI-vitamin should be enough... His problem is NOT lack of vitamins but lack of HEALTHY eating and exercise... Vitamins taken as written on the label will NOT interfer with any medications he is currently taking.......

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: vitamins, multivitamins, multivitamin
multivitamins, multivitamin, good question: Good question.... vitamins are vitamins are vitamins. They are made by 5 major companies in the US and the companies just put different labels on different formulations. Typically, a good cheap multivitamin is all you need, with iron if you are still having...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: vomiting, bachache, gi problems
bachache, gi problems, mid section: If she cannot keep any liquids down, then it is a problem.. also, if she is losing weight over the three months, then yes, it is definitely a problem...... You didn t mention whether drugs or alcohol were involved or if she had a history of GI problems, but...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: vomiting and diarrhea in a child, signs of dehydration, milk proteins
signs of dehydration, milk proteins, stomach bug: I agree to let it run it s course, but other considerations are reflux disease (kids get acid reflux occ also, esp. if they were premature). Could also be a food intolerance... sometimes kids lose the ability temporarily or permanently to digest some proteins,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: vomiting exentsively, high potency, college freshman
high potency, college freshman, stomach pain: When should she see a doctor? Today if it is not improving. Also, if she has a virus, how contagious is it? Usually not so contagious unless you share glasses and eat after each other. Is there anything else we can do to help prevent more people getting...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: vomiting, hi jill, abdominal pain
hi jill, abdominal pain, pediatrician: Hi Jill, This is hard to say, Jill. Is there any stress in his life? I assume no abdominal pain, correct? No Diarrhea, no headache? An 8 year old with this problem, especially as intermittent as this, is probably not serious. It would be a good idea to see...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: vomitting and diarhhea in a toddler, watery bowel movements, wet diapers
watery bowel movements, wet diapers, diarhhea: I would consult your doctor frequently if the bowel movements continue watery. you may want to increase to 2 ounces of liquid every hour and be sure he is not irritable or his lips look dry. If these occur go to the ER immediately. You can never tell how many...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Warfarin - and the Hemocult Card, blood thinner, saleeby
blood thinner, saleeby, blood in the stool: Loretta, Warfarin in and of itself will not report a false positive. However, if there is ANY GI bleeding any blood thinner could make it appear worse then it is. If the test is positive it will most likely be followed up with further testing (colonoscopy...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Warm sensation on the left side of ankle, warm sensation, ankle bone
warm sensation, ankle bone, irritability: Hi Rhonda, Sorry for the delay. My regular practice has been unbelievably busy. Really hard to tell. If warmth is the only symptom, I would first think of nerve irritability. I think I d just wait this out and see if it resolves, if not, then an exam is...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Water retention/weight gain, bloated tummy, water pill
bloated tummy, water pill, water retention: robuin; well you shouldnt take anything without your doctors okay. over the counter drugs,can mess with your medications. its not safe to do............... i do suggest talking with your doctor about your concerns. tell him or her,you need help with...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Water table/ Sand tables in classrooms, sand tables, water tables
sand tables, water tables, water table: I guess you mean a little tray that kids play in.... I have not seen any problems with transmission of diseases.... I am always concerned about the risk of injury, theoretically, a child can drown in a pan of water, but overall, I don t see any major risks...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Wave-like pain in abdomen, lower chest, pain in abdomen, nurse line
pain in abdomen, nurse line, ebb and flow: What should we ask, and do, to get to the bottom of this problem? Yes, ask for an amylase and lipase for pancreatitis. Blood test years ago just-a-baseline as per doctor at the time suggested Gilbert s Syndrome, but this morning ER doc said no bilirubin...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Wave-like pain in abdomen, lower chest area, pain in abdomen, nurse line
pain in abdomen, nurse line, ebb and flow: A few things come to mind. It is unlikely he has heart disease, unless he is using cocaine or amphetamines. It sounds more like stomach spasms from reflux and gastritis, could also be pancreatitis or gall bladder problems. There isn t one single blood test...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: WEIGHT LOSS, back slider, ounce bottles
back slider, ounce bottles, soft drinks: Hi Sheila! I apologize for taking so long to answer your question. I have been working a lot of hours, and just haven t been able to be on the computer. It is a question very near and dear to my heart. Weight loss is so frustrating, isn t it? I can...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Weak Bladder?, urine leak, stress incontinence
urine leak, stress incontinence, weak bladder: you are describing stress incontinence.... meaning the muscles are weak and pressure makes urine leak... there are several operations that help it... there is a new sling procedure and others... talk to your ob gyn or your urologist.... they can help you....................

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Weakness, high cholesterol, high blood pressure
high cholesterol, high blood pressure, bus accident: tina; well this could just be old age,but due to her history i am not sure,at this point. i think that bus accident may have triggered something inside her body. has she had a head CT scan,or MRI of her head? this would be a good idea,to see if she has...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Weakness in arms, cervical disc disease, weakness in arms
cervical disc disease, weakness in arms, exray: Hi Debbie, The symptoms that you describe as it pertains to your arms can be from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or Cervical Disc Disease. All these possibilities need to be investigated. ALS is hereditary in about 5% of cases. As for...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Weight loss, constant diarrhea, microscopic blood
constant diarrhea, microscopic blood, fecal matter: Dear Maria, A male being 5 9 and weighing 150# is weight wise okey. and infact if he weighed more he would be considered over-weight.... However, the constant diarrhea could be related to a colon problem including possible cancer... He should go to the...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Weight loss, sexy chick, loss of appetite
sexy chick, loss of appetite, inadequate intake: I guess your question is whether cocaine causes an increase in your basal metabolic burn. It probably does to some degree, but I expect that would be offset by the difference in basic aerobic exercise. Obviously me or any other doctor wouldn t recommend...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Weird Symptoms, acute viral syndrome, preventive medicine
acute viral syndrome, preventive medicine, good shape: Suzanne, This forum prohibits diagnosis and treatment recommendations. However, you may be suffering from an acute viral syndrome (mono) or some other infectious disease or endocrine abnormality. I would not hesistate to seek medical evaluation by your...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Weird symptoms, eye pupil, stomach flu
eye pupil, stomach flu, head scan: I don t think I can relate the two.... usually when the nerve that works the eye pupil doesn t work, it will simply stop working, meaning the pupil in question, say the L won t react if light is shown into either eye separately... you might try that, but with...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Wellbutrin Questions.., cessation aid, anxiety attacks
cessation aid, anxiety attacks, smoking cessation: Welbutrin is fairly mild in it s side effects... and it does help with getting off cigs... but if you are real motivated, you can do it without the Welbutrin.... many people have in the past. I would not be afraid to take it, because if it does cause anxiety,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: West Nile virus, west nile virus, neck stiffness
west nile virus, neck stiffness, b12: There is not much treatment. see www.cdc.gov at http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm This is a terrible disabling disorder for more information see the above web address to get the science you are requesting. Let me know if you desire a specific...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: West Nile, swollen lymph nodes, viral illnesses
swollen lymph nodes, viral illnesses, variable symptoms: the symptoms of all the viral illnesses are vague, making it hard to pinpoint unless there are specific rashes; typical symptoms are fever, muscle aches, and a red rash and swollen lymph nodes; there are also variable symptoms like headache, eye pain, nausea,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: WHITE MATTER LESIONS..., matter lesions, tingling fingers
matter lesions, tingling fingers, ischemic brain: They mean either ischemic brain disease or demylinating diseases like MS. These mean you are having too much omega 6 and too little omega 3 and B complex in your diet. You can go to http://efaeducation.nih.gov and download a free program to your computer to...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Whiplash Injury, whiplash injury, loss of consciousness
whiplash injury, loss of consciousness, rugby game: I ve never heard of grading whiplash by levels, however head injuries and concussions are often graded by levels (1-3). Level 1 involves no loss of consciousness, whereas levels 2 and 3 do. They differ in severity of symptoms after the injury. ...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: White Blood Cells, low white blood cells, white blood cells
low white blood cells, white blood cells, white cells: Hi Rani, Well, if she truly doesn t have any white cells, she wouldn t be alive, so I doubt that comment. Low white blood cells can be from various causes, most likely a viral illness. Other more serious causes can account for this as well and she should...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: White patches in my fingernails, finger nails, ency
finger nails, ency, fingernails: Dear Liam, YES, the finger nails can tell us a lot about our health and possible problems..... You need to see your doctor.... Here is a web site that can help you in the mean time while you wait for your appointment..... www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003247.htm...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Winter Vomiting - Viral Gastroenteritis (SRSV, NLV, “Winter Vomiting Disease), viral gastroenteritis, nasty bout
viral gastroenteritis, nasty bout, mild version: Is it possible to catch this virus twice ? Not the exact same virus but a variant of it, yes. Is that why I have not caught it this time round ? You may have had a mild version before you gave it to them or you may have immunity from having this particular...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Womanly issues..., swollen armpit, amoxicilian
swollen armpit, amoxicilian, yeast infection: inga; theres somethings else going on here i think. the armpit,most likely is from a gland,which has been infected. did you tell your doctor about that? i think you should have a test for lyme disease,due to the fact you have be camping. you have...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Women problems, women problems, abnormal bleeding
women problems, abnormal bleeding, menses: Yes, don t know much about it... it means having uterine lining tissue that is normally inside the uterus implanted in the muscle part of the uterus, causing abnormal bleeding and pain esp. during menses. It is like Endometriosis but not outside the uterus....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Worms, bloating and nausea, underware
bloating and nausea, underware, anus: Hi Jim, Can I assume that this worm was hanging from the anal opening or was it in your underware? Depending on the worm, it could be that long. Associated with bloating and nausea, this should be evaluated. If you can, catch one of these and bring it into...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Worried, sinus headache, kinked neck
sinus headache, kinked neck, sinus infections: Hi, I would agree with your husband. Meningitis is a very serious disease and is manifested by other symptoms completely. Ask your husband to do his “duty” and massage your neck. Use ice or heat and take Ibuprofen as long as you don t have any reason not...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Worried, worse case scenario, sinus headache
worse case scenario, sinus headache, kinked neck: Hi, I m glad your neck is better. I really can t diagnos over the internet but I really still think you re thinking Zebra s and probably just have a headache. There a a 99% chance you do not have Meningitis and never will, it s a very serious illness...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Wrist pain after fall on outstretched hand, scaphoid fracture, scaphoid fractures
scaphoid fracture, scaphoid fractures, torn ligaments: scaphoid fractures often are hard to diagnose... an MRI at this point will tell you whether it was fractured or whether this is a ligament tear situation.... a plain film at this point can sometimes see the scaphoid fracture by seeing part of the bone dying...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Wrist pain after fall on outstretched hand, manitoba canada, wrist pain
manitoba canada, wrist pain, waiting time: Sorry to hear about your computer problems........they are a pain. Unfortunately waiting 6 weeks maybe a problem if it is a fracture. By that time the fracture probably would heal. Hopefully it heals properly. If it is a tendonitis it may even improve...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Wrist pain after fall on outstretched hand, torn ligaments, scaphoid fracture
torn ligaments, scaphoid fracture, thumb side: You are having pain that has not gone away...........you need to see a specilaist- that is only my suggestion. A chiropractor is not the answer but at least he thought it could be torn ligaments. If you trust your family doctor then you need to make...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: warfarin and Hemocult II again, beckman coulter, human hemoglobin
beckman coulter, human hemoglobin, hemocult: Hello Loretta, [I appreciate the information, this will help me as well as my patients in the future. Thank you.] addition at end.tm It s nice to hear from you again. I was not aware that the Hemoccult card included specifically to take undigested...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: warfarin and Hemocult kit, human hemoglobin, beckman coulter
human hemoglobin, beckman coulter, hemocult: Hi Loretta, I think the manuacturer described it very well. These tests are not 100% fool proof. As they mentioned, certain foods and medicines may give a false positive. In addition a positive may come from small amounts of gastrointestinal bleeding caused...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: warfarin and Hemocult kit, dear margot, human hemoglobin
dear margot, human hemoglobin, beckman coulter: Hi Loretta and thanks for writing, Basically the Warfarin is a blood thinner and one of the common side-effects is bleeding in the GI tract (stomach or bowels) so this could result in a positive Occult Stool Test if it detects the blood, if there is any....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: warfarin and Hemocult kit, human hemoglobin, beckman coulter
human hemoglobin, beckman coulter, hemocult: the answer depends on who you ask.... motrin (nsaids) and coumadin may make someone more prone to having some intestinal/stomach bleeding from those meds alone, which would create a false positive test (test is positive, but the disease of colon cancer is...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: warfarin, salicylates aspirin, anti inflammatory drugs
salicylates aspirin, anti inflammatory drugs, nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs: Hello Loretta, I say he s right. Anti-coagulants, like coumadin, do not cause bleeding themselves (at appropriate doses). Certainly they can can exacerbate an active bleed or perhaps finish off an unstable clot. Hemoccult tests do get false positives...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: warming sensation in men's testicles, varicoele, epidimitis
varicoele, epidimitis, testicular area: Yes, it sounds like epidimitis which is an infection of the small appendage on the back of the testicle. Varicoele which is a varicose vein in the testicular area can often feel the same. See your doctor to be sure. OK? Regarding your diabetes, cholesterol...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: wart, dermotologist, skin cells
dermotologist, skin cells, intact skin: warts are normal skin that become abnormal because a virus gets into them and makes the skin cells grow crazy... usually, intact skin is a good prevention against reinfection.... if you simply touched it, you should not have a problem.... when we get rid of...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: warts, getting rid of genital warts, genital warts
getting rid of genital warts, genital warts, human papillomavirus: debbie; genital warts are caused y human papillomavirus[HPV],genital warts are transmitted by contact with the warts during vaginal,oral,or anal sex or by touching infected towels or clothing. women are extremely suscepitible to genital warts because...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: water in the ears, rule water, water in the ears
rule water, water in the ears, al brown: Hi Al, None really. Just gently tilt your head to theside and slide a Q-tip in and let it absorb the water. Don t get to aggressive for fear of traumatizing the canal. As a rule, water remaining in the canal after showering will work its own way out. ...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: water in the ears, outer ear canals, water in the ears
outer ear canals, water in the ears, al brown: sometimes a wetting solution like some soapy water makes the water tension a little lower and lets water slide out easier... some people have some weird turns in their outer ear canals and makes it difficult... that plus laying that ear down for 20 seoonds...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: about water and my health, stay at home mom, bladder dysfunction
stay at home mom, bladder dysfunction, single mom: Hi Cathy, A half gallon of water is a bit too much water. Max 4-6 16 oz bottles should be plenty. Try stopping liquids approximately 2-3 hours before bed time and see if this fixes the problem. If it doesn t there may be bladder dysfunction issues to evaluate...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: water pills, water pills, water pill
water pills, water pill, hands and feet: Dee; well i think it would be a good idea to tell your doctor you want to back to the way it was. i would stop taking your water pill,and make sure you tell you doctor. and the reason. you have to do whats right for your bodies well-being; catherine;...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: weakness in arms, connective tissue disease, pointer finger
connective tissue disease, pointer finger, weakness in arms: Hi Debbie, You may have a number of things going on at the same time. The arm weakness can be from something called Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or even Carpal Tunnel Syndrome . Early morning knee pain can be a sign of arthritis or synovitis. As for the...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: weight, etc, vaginal opening, well baby
vaginal opening, well baby, picky eater: The weight issue.... she should gradually gain weight at this age... if she isn t, then she needs a nutritional and metabolic evaluation. The covering is the hymen... at this point, leave it alone, as long as there is no problem urinating, that will probably...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: weight, etc., using tampons, vitamns
using tampons, vitamns, vaginal opening: Hi Karen, I wouldn t be concerned. It isn t unusual for kids to become picky eaters at this age. She s developeing her favorites and will eat what pleases her. Continue the vitamns and be patient. This is just her Hymen and it will rupture on its own either...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: weight gain, thyroid hormone levels, hashimoto s thyroiditis
thyroid hormone levels, hashimoto s thyroiditis, antithyroid antibodies: Actually, you need to get checked out for diabetes, metabolic dysfunction as in polycystic ovary disorder, and thyroid deficiency. It is probably not simply your eating too much or being too inactive. Even the stopping of tobacco would not account for this...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: weight loss medical treatment, obesity drug, nifedipine
obesity drug, nifedipine, weight reduction: I would not emergently treat the BP... if it goes up, and stays up, then contact the doc for guidance. We have created problems, esp. by treating with Nifedipine to quickly bring down BP quickly. Also, not familiar with the weight loss drug... I don t...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: weight loss and taking thyroid medication, thyroid medication, normal tsh
thyroid medication, normal tsh, hypo thyroid: Dear Connie, Normal TSH can run anywhere from 0.4-5. Certainly, 0.13 seems to be too low, and now on the side of hyperthyroid because of the medication. When did he have the last levels checked? You will lose some weight at times when you start the...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: how does weight loss work?, muscle developement, rye flours
muscle developement, rye flours, aerobic exercises: Could you give further comment - what is wrong with wheat and rye flours? I am guessing that means white breads. Actually it is the gluten in the wheat, rye, barley and their flours which create the metabolic problems of the metabolic syndrome X. see: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/metabolicsyndromex.html...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: weight loss, virgin coconut oil, extra virgin coconut oil
virgin coconut oil, extra virgin coconut oil, colesteral: Does the ketostix register burning of consumed fat or stored fat or both. Both mine is staying in purple to dark pink range but i am not loosing any weight. I am exercizing 30 minutes daily If it is pink to purple is my body burig fat and I just cant se...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: weight problem, omega 3 fish oil, high potency
omega 3 fish oil, high potency, diet food: Yes, the lady needs to reduce or eliminate gluten from her diet and add 1/4 tsp of cinnamon daily in hot oatmeal for breakfast or in unsweatened applesauce, plus omega 3 fish oil 2000mg three times a day before meals and with high potency B complex twice a...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: weights, regimine at home, knee replacements
regimine at home, knee replacements, stiff joints: Hi Joe, Weight lifting will not lead to osteoarthritis. Those that you speak of have had joint trauma, but weight lifting will not do this. START SLOWLY. Muscles and tendons do not respond to stresses of weight lifting like a twenty year old s would...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: wellbutrin as diet aid, stimulant medication, appetite suppression
stimulant medication, appetite suppression, maximum efficacy: Hello Mary, I have heard of these two medications being prescribed, at least I have seen articles about it. Much like Phen-Fen, it s fairly divided, was more of us on the opposed side. I can understand the nurse practitioners point in some respects....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: whats going on, health insurence, sign of pregnancy
health insurence, sign of pregnancy, breast pain: Jessica, Go to the drug store and ask the pharmacist for where the over the counter meds are for urinary tract infection. Drink plenty of water and cranberry juice. I would recommend at least a visit to a clinic for a urinalysis to make sure. Self...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: white blood cells, low white blood count, white blood cells
low white blood count, white blood cells, white blood count: Hi Carrie, By severe staph I assume that he had it in his blood stream? A low white blood count can be a sign of an overwhelming infection. A climbing white count can signal the body s attempt to fight the disease. A too high white count could mean that...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: white cell count, low blood count, white cell count
low blood count, white cell count, medical significance: wbc being low... some people are always a little low, sometimes viral infections can stun the bone marrow where the cells are made and it will be low temporarily... as long as someone doesn t get repeated infections, it doesn t carry any medical significance.......

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: The whole story, what do you think?, catching hiv, hiv test
catching hiv, hiv test, piercing kit: Hi Truth, It s good to be concerned about contracting AIDS. Paranoia may be taking it a little too far though. It make good sense to handle ANY potentially contaminated items with gloves. If you have reason to suspect your step daughter may have HIV, and...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: The whole story, what do you think?, catching hiv, apparent injury
catching hiv, apparent injury, piercing kit: The doctor would think you are nuts...... BUT.... if you worry about it, and lose sleep over it, then get tested..... (6 weeks after the apparent injury, cuz that s when you would have start testing positive) The test is a great test, very very sensitive....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: The whole story, what do you think?, practicing safe sex, blood contamination
practicing safe sex, blood contamination, catching hiv: Hello and thanks for writing, Contrary to popular belief, HIV is actually not that easy to catch - you need blood-to-blood contamination so you have absolutely nothing to worry about, there is a 0% chance you caught HIV from an earring. I don t need...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: women's general health, oral contraceptive pills, urine pregnancy test
oral contraceptive pills, urine pregnancy test, hormone prolactin: Hello Lynn, It would be very unusual for a woman of 36 to be perimenopausal. Certainly above and beyond all else the most common cause for amenorrhea, the lack of a menstrual period, is pregnancy. And certainly that diagnosis is one of the more common...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: women's health, pap smear, abnormal discharge
pap smear, abnormal discharge, cervical cancer: Hi Emily, Depending on your age, it could just be from hormonal deficiency. Another possiblilty that must be considered is cervical cancer. The PAP smear should cleear up that possibility. As for STD s it is possible that one or the other of you brought an...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: women issue, iud, dr tim
iud, dr tim, menstrual cycle: Hi Erica, While the symptoms that you are describing are non-specific, or suggestive of ovulation, the timing doesn t make sense. What you are describing is probably a variation of normal. Also, if it has been two years, then you are do for an exam....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: womens health, mucus production, cervical mucus
mucus production, cervical mucus, having sexual intercourse: tristin; a small amunt of discharge is just the normal moisture your vagina produces to keep you comfortable. even a heavy discharge,caused by cervical mucus production,is normal in some women and harmless. the pink is a sign of blood,not alot,just a...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: womens health, symptom of depression, biological clock
symptom of depression, biological clock, feeling cold: lisa; some people are just naturally more sensitive to warmth or cold than other people. if its not a new problem,there s probably nothing wrong. and here i am hot all the time,go figure!!! feeling cold is also a symptom of depression and its sad...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: womens hormones, womens hormones, patty patty
womens hormones, patty patty, avapro: patty; well your doctor would have to check your hormonal levels,and see if there ok. doctors dont give you hormones if you dont need them. i suggest talking with your doctor about how you feel,and take it from there. maybe you need your zoloft check,increased,or...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: worker's comp, probation period, administrative position
probation period, administrative position, party administrator: Your employer is obligated to report this to their WC carrier. That is why you were not in the system. Discuss this with your supervisor or manager. They need to get this called in for review and make a determination. Your insurance company (health insurance...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: worms?, adult worm, doctor didn
adult worm, doctor didn, parasites: usually worms are white or light tan colored (plus, they are very very rare in adults) .... I think you probably ate something that went thru you.... if you have them, you will have more and will have to catch one, but I don t think you will see it again.......

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: worried, b vitamins, period pain
b vitamins, period pain, abnormal bleeding: No, vitamin B6 won t cause the abnormal bleeding. It sounds like you may have missed a period and had some abnormal uterine bleeding, called breatkthrough bleeding. You should check to make sure you aren t pregnant and then if not, continue to track your...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: worried, pregnance, period pain
pregnance, period pain, vitamin b6: lilian; now your under stress,due tot he fact you didnt get your period. you need to stop stressing out,you just making the body all stressed out,and it is confused. relax; if you need to,take an over-the-counter test for pregnance; catherine...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: worried, sinus headache, kinked neck
sinus headache, kinked neck, sinus infections: If you had meningitis you would have a fever and be very sick and delerious. So I agree with your husband s diagnosis. You have what we call a wry neck or torticollis. Very painful. A good massage with a linament containing clove and lavender oil should help...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: wringworm, relitive, superficial skin
relitive, superficial skin, fungal infections: What usually happens, is the cat is infested with ringworm ( fungal infections ) and the cat crawls on you and scratches you a little teeny bit- not even enough to draw blood but enough to inject some of the fungal particles that start growing. It is noticed...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: wrist/forearm, fish oil omega 3, rash on skin
fish oil omega 3, rash on skin, pins and needles: Sounds like RSD in which the damaged or nutrient deficient nerve dies back and lets the skin and hand relatively useless. Yes, they can be relate as is the Raynauds. For more information see http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-03-120.html ...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: how to write a consent form for photographed patients?, fayza, consent form
fayza, consent form, dermatologist: Dear Dr.Al-Ali, Just as you have a Hippa form for your patients medical information you can simply procduce a form: Authorization to be photographed I_______________________ (patient) do hereby give my express authorizaton and consent...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: X-Ray and Spinal Tumors, mineralized tissues, spinal tumors
mineralized tissues, spinal tumors, plain film: Hi Melvin, Typically, to show up on x-ray, a mass needs to be calcified. In general, only mineralized tissues are visible. While most tumors are not calcified, a few are. Without more information, it really is not possible to say if the etiology of...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: X-Rays, spinal nerves, maggie smith
spinal nerves, maggie smith, leg muscles: Okay, so you are the same person with the leg pain. If they are sure that the pain isn t from a hip problem, then you might ask if they could look at the back again, but this time, with an MRI or a cat scan. There are nodes (Smorl s nodes) that can pinch...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Xanax.Confused, xanax xr, xanax
xanax xr, xanax, mourning: Is this bad? not really but she will not get the long lasting effect she is paying for. If she can not swallow the pill, ask the doctor to order the plan xanax the next time. Is it ok if she chews the pill?What will happen? It could affect her too much...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: back, back of my neck, drainage
back of my neck, drainage, suggestion: Sam, You did not give me too much information such as is there any itiching or was it raised or any drainage, etc. My suggestion would be to have your physician look at it. Did something bite you? Spider bite? It is very hard to tell you what it is...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: What Was Going On?, circles of light, axert
circles of light, axert, back of my neck: Hi Amanda, This could have been a migraine headache brought on by muscle spasm in the neck. Some migraines come on with bright lights and wiggly lines etc. These are called scotoma. Just because this wasn t a usual migraine for you doesn t mean it wasn t...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: x-rays, lead apron, xray machines
lead apron, xray machines, pelvic area: Hi Michelle, As a rule, xrays taken of an extremity shouldn t dose the pelvic area in any significant quantity. There are devices on xray machines that localize exposure to the part being x-rayed. They put on an apron as a matter of routine, not so much because...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: ?, home pregnancy test, irregular menstrual bleeding
home pregnancy test, irregular menstrual bleeding, doctors office: nora; your best bet,is having a test in your doctors office.they do blood test,and a urine test. common side effects are increased bleeding during your period and increased menstrual pain. IUD s may also cause irregular menstrual bleeding. sometimes...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: xenical, dr barry sears, importance of fats
dr barry sears, importance of fats, essential fatty acids: Mr. India, Xenical is a very bad idea. The drug should never had been approved for use. I NEVER prescribe this drug and encourage as many people I know to avoid it for several reasons. It ultimately does not work. It prevents absorption of essential...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: xenical one capsual, glucosamine and chondroitin, essential fatty acids
glucosamine and chondroitin, essential fatty acids, bad fats: handp, Xenical is the worst idea since pet rocks. The FDA should have taken that stupid drug off the market some years ago. Xenical will not only prevent the absorption of essential fatty acids (n-3FA) but also all FAT soluable vitamins (Vitamins A,D,...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: xenical, fat soluble vitamins, obesity drug
fat soluble vitamins, obesity drug, weight 100kg: when this drug should be taken?..with meal 2)how much cal. should be taken in meal with xenical treatment? Xenical is only effective in stopping the absorpiton of fats and fat soluble vitamins so we no longer use this for our patients. ..weight 100kg...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Yasmin, yasmin, 7 months
yasmin, 7 months, ob gyn: To be very honest with you the best information I can give you here is to review information over the internet (yasmin) There are many sites that give you lots of information about this medication. From what I have read the drug can lessen the nubmer of...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Yeast Infection, yeast infection, yeast infections
yeast infection, yeast infections, lip area: Hi, Some yeast infections can be more serious than others after antibiotics. Burning can be mild to severe. A yeast infection does not cause bumps on the labia. I would have this looked into. It may be a cyst, but it s wise to have it looked at to be sure...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Yeast Infection, yeast infection, yeast infections
yeast infection, yeast infections, hpv infections: Can yeast infections cause anything like this? Not really, think herpes or HPV infections, but if the meds burn, it is likely herpes. Also the medicine burns when I first put it on, is this normal? Yes for herpes. Ask for acyclovir 800mg three times...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Yeast Infection?, monistat 3, vagina area
monistat 3, vagina area, yeast infection: Yes, the suppository could contribute. Women are sometimes subject to other bowel contaminant yeast besides the candida that has the whitish cottage cheese look. I have some who get a serous watery slightly pink discharge if the do extremely heavy lifting....

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Yeast Infection, bartholins gland, yeast infection
bartholins gland, yeast infection, yeast infections: the small bump could be a in-grown hair or a lump from the bartholins gland. are situated at the entrance to your vagina,either side. a gland or the duct on its surface can become infected. at first,the infection may ooze [when it comes to a head]-like a...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Yeast, simple sugars, good bacteria
simple sugars, good bacteria, cottage cheese: how does this occur? Answer: usually from lack of yogurt, cottage cheese or dairy with natural acidophilus is there anything else I can do for it? see above answer I have had an irritable bowel for several years now and I seem to be passing my problem...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Yellow Tongue, yellow tongue, listerine
yellow tongue, listerine, prolonged period: Most of the time it is an overgrowth of bacteria or fungus, especially if someone had been on antibiotics for a prolonged period of time. I would recommend gargling with an antiseptic type mouthwash like Listerine, if that doesn t help, it is worth a trip...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Yellow Tongue, tongue brushing, yellow tongue
tongue brushing, yellow tongue, mouthwash: Hi Jessica, This is not anything unusual. Some people form coatings on their tongues and it is not a sign of any disease. Tongue brushing and use of a anti bacterial mouthwash is about all you can do. If you want another opinion from someone who can actually...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: years of medicine, family practice physician, doctorate degree
family practice physician, doctorate degree, speciality training: when you finish the 4 years of med school, you have the doctorate degree, then to be certified in a specialty, the least is 3 years (family med, internal med) then it may be 2-3 add l years to subspecialize such as gastrointest, cardiology, etc. Surgery is...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: yeast infection w/ a uti, vagina area, ounce glasses
vagina area, ounce glasses, yeast infection: nivole; urinary tract infections[UTIs] are common-especially among women. the general term urinary tract infection is often used to describe infections that begin in the bladder[cystitis],kidney[pyelonephritis]or urethra[urethritis]. although an infection...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: yeast infection?, female urethra, ounce glasses
female urethra, ounce glasses, yeast infection: kathy; well this could be one or both of them at the same time. both rectum and the vagina are prefect incubators for bacteria that all too easily find their way to the nearby uretha,the exit tube for urine. and since the female urethra is not very long,it...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: yellow-brownish stools, black stools, pale stools
black stools, pale stools, bile flow: Dear Dejay, I saw your question in the pool. I hope I can be of help. From askdrwarren.com: Normal stool gets its color from bile as well as waste products of the food eaten. Stool may be green from the bile or from vegetable matter. A person who...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: yellow-brownish stools, pale stools, pale color
pale stools, pale color, internest: Hi Dejay, Stool color is often based on what foods the person takes in. If she is otherwise healthy, I wouldn t worry about the color. Her stool are probably hard because she is slightly dehydrated from not drinking water. If she won t drink water, you might...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Zetia, zetia, muscle pains
zetia, muscle pains, s system: Dear Norma, I am as puzzled as you. I would think that the effects of the Zetia would have worn off by now. Have you discussed with your physician the fact that your pains have continued? Please speak with your physician. Perhaps, you have something...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Zinc during pregnancy...., zinc deficiencies, zinc absorption
zinc deficiencies, zinc absorption, recommended dietary allowance: Recommended daily allowance: The current recommended dietary allowance for zinc is 13mg for 14 to 18 year-old pregnant females; 11mg for 19+ year-old pregnant females; 14mg for 14 to 18 year-old lactating females; and 12mg for 19+ year-old lactating females...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Zinc during pregnancy...., zinc toxicity, zinc deficiencies
zinc toxicity, zinc deficiencies, zinc absorption: Hi Jennifer, As with any nutritional substance, if a little is good, more may not be better. I would not take any amount extra than that recommended by your OB. You certainly can have zinc toxicity by taking too much. Folic Acid and Iron do compete for binding...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Zocor alternative, zetia 10mg, zetia
zetia 10mg, zetia, zocor: If Zocor had this effect on my liver, will all statins? Yes. Are there alternative medications that are as effective? Cinnamon 100mg before each meal Zetia 10mg each morning How long does it typically take for muscle pain to subside after stopping...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: Zoloft, welbutrin, zoloft
welbutrin, zoloft, sex life: That is a common side effect from the Zoloft. Your choices are to wean the Zoloft down... stopping abruptly is not dangerous, but is uncomfortable... makes people feel a little weird and dizzy. Or, another choice is to add in Welbutrin... sometimes that...

Family, Internal Medicine, General Medical Questions: zoloft side effect, vitamin b 6, dopamine levels
vitamin b 6, dopamine levels, vitamin b 12: Dear Cindy, I found this on a message board: glancing over the many posts on SSRI message boards one can see that delayed menstrual periods and heavy uterine bleeding can be common in many women taking SSRI drugs. SSRI s increase...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): 1/2 medical bills, geraldine jensen, contempt of court charges
geraldine jensen, contempt of court charges, clerks of court: Yes, you can ask the court to increase the wage withholding to include payments on the medical bills. You can ask the government child support agency to assist you, or you can file a motion yourself, pro se , or hire an attorney. If you do it yourself,...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): 11 year old boy unhappy visiting father, social engagements, family counseling
social engagements, family counseling, rule of thumb: Dear Lisa It certainly is a tragedy that the father is more interested in being in control than putting his son s interests first. To be frank, this is a common problem that the Courts usually feel has to be worked out between the parents. Family counseling...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): 11 years ago divorced non represented., divorce decree, minority support
divorce decree, minority support, college expenses: You need to contact a lawyer in YOUR STATE (you didn t even list it). A divorce is final once the appeals period has expired. Alimony is modifiable on the marriage of the receiving spouse or change in income of the parties. In most states, alimony and post...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): 13 year old son- visitation and counseling rights, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: There are no specific legal rights that a Florida court imparts to a child when they reach the age of 13. As the custodial parent you are charged with promoting the relationship between the non-residential parent and the child. The Therapist is correct...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): 17 year old and custody...., custodial responsibility, internal conflicts
custodial responsibility, internal conflicts, care custody: Hi Samantha, It is not unusual for a teen of this age to decide to switch households. Teen years are confusing for kids and they can be going through a lot of internal conflicts. That said, until his 18th birthday both parents are equally responsible for...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): 17 year old want a divorce, geraldine jensen, loop hole
geraldine jensen, loop hole, alabama attorney: I think you are right, she will have problem with contracts and leases until she is 18. Maybe someone could co-sign? Unless she wants to get a loan for college, she can legally do that in Alabama at age 17. It would be worth checking with an Alabama attorney...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): 2 1/2 year divorce, court battles, magic words
court battles, magic words, melodrama: dear Kaye My second divorce was very bitter and lasted five years, and we still have disagreements over language in the judgment. Unfortunately some people subconscious keep the melodrama going to keep attached to their spouse. As long as your husband keeps...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): 1/2 Medical billing, nyse company, cancellation letters
nyse company, cancellation letters, military divorce: I know that you are seeking an answer from a high quality attorney and I am not an attorney but I represent thousands of attorney s nationwide that can help you over the phone for free with your membership cost of only $17.00 a month. I belong to a 35 year...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): 16yr old Step daughter going overseas, step dad, step daughter
step dad, step daughter, protecting children: Dear Lee, of course, they cannot force you for that payment if this stay in Netherlands is not required which it is not and not paying will have not disadvantage for you (compared to not paying child support). However, a girl of 16 years is old enough to travel...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): 6 month waiting period?, dissolution of marriage, getting a divorce
dissolution of marriage, getting a divorce, living in japan: 61.021 Residence requirements.--To obtain a dissolution of marriage, one of the parties to the marriage must reside 6 months in the state before the filing of the petition. There is no Military Clause in this Statue. So they will not make an exception....

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Angry Mother, professional mediator, angry mother
professional mediator, angry mother, diplomatic solution: Hello Anna, you can certainly report it to the police and I would do so (to have it written as a fact in case it needs further action). But then try to find a diplomatic solution. The police generally is helpless with these cases and as long as you don...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Assumed paternity, paternity laws, dear elizabeth
paternity laws, dear elizabeth, birth record: Dear Elizabeth There is the law and then there is the truth. There is a principle in the law which is called estoppel where a person is not allowed to deny what he has held out to the world to be true. If the child is not his, are you prepared to testify...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Australia: Relocation Laws, proper paperwork, exact law
proper paperwork, exact law, usa laws: Rory: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county/country. ...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): abandonment, father of my daughter, exact law
father of my daughter, exact law, consultation time: Caitlin, DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. I recommend...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): abandonment, nyse company, cancellation letters
nyse company, cancellation letters, father of my daughter: I know that you are seeking an answer from a high quality attorney and I am not an attorney but I represent thousands of attorney s nationwide that can help you over the phone for free with your membership cost of only $17.00 a month. I belong to a 35 year...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): I just asked the question about leaving the state., nyse company, cancellation letters
nyse company, cancellation letters, lance malone: I know that you are seeking an answer from a high quality attorney and I am not an attorney but I represent thousands of attorney s nationwide that can help you over the phone for free with your membership cost of only $17.00 a month. I belong to a 35 year...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): BIPOLAR EX WIFE - NEED TO MOVE, nyse company, cancellation letters
nyse company, cancellation letters, lance malone: I know that you are seeking an answer from a high quality attorney and I am not an attorney but I represent thousands of attorney s nationwide that can help you over the phone for free with your membership cost of only $17.00 a month. I belong to a 35 year...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Child Custody, constructive abandonment, mental cruelty
constructive abandonment, mental cruelty, supervised visits: Dear Sherri Technically, if you left the home, you did abandon the marriage. However, the law recognizes circumstances that would force a normal person to have to leave to protect themselves and these are known as constructive abandonment. This includes...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Child Custody, custodial parent, joint custody
custodial parent, joint custody, clerk of court: You can petition the court which issued the custody order to ask for the modification. If both of you agree to the custody change it should be an easy process. The clerk of court may have forms available for you to file for the modification yourself or you...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Child Custody, montgomery county texas, contempt of court
montgomery county texas, contempt of court, parenting time: Best to file a motion with the court to change your visitation/ parenting time order. They could change the day,and time of the visits, order the mom to take the child to the games, etc.. If she does not go for the visit, your husband could be found in...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Child Custody Pro SE, nyse company, cancellation letters
nyse company, cancellation letters, lance malone: I know that you are seeking an answer from a high quality attorney and I am not an attorney but I represent thousands of attorney s nationwide that can help you over the phone for free with your membership cost of only $17.00 a month. I belong to a 35 year...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Child Suppport, child support obligations, hillsborough county bar association
child support obligations, hillsborough county bar association, financial affidavit: Cesar, based upon your questions here are your answers: 1) Yes, if your daughter is no longer in or needs day care that would qualify as a substantial change in circumstances required for a change in child support. 2) I cannot recommend anyone in Tampa....

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Court ordered to see my daughter, digital audio recorder, exact days
digital audio recorder, exact days, exchange location: Hi, If you want to be part of this child s life, you need to find your testicles ASAP, and quit letting this woman string you along (because she knows she CAN at this point). You need to accurately document all of this in a reliable manner. Ideally,...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Custody of our Daughter, full time job, parenting plan
full time job, parenting plan, going through the motions: Hi, The court needs to know that a parent who has custody has a stable home. This includes some means of financial support. If you have a stable home and can pay your bills, the court won t care whether you re working or not. With regards to child...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): what are my chances on relocating with my child?, child relocation, paternity action
child relocation, paternity action, goin in circles: Hello Jessica, Your information is incorrect. The recently enacted law regarding child relocation has not changed the standard of review regarding the relocation only the notice requirements regarding the intention to relocate. You indicated that you have...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): child custody, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Natalie, you will need to get a copy of the pleadings that lead up to the order in question, the certificate of service for the pleadings and the order itself and have the same reviewed by a family law attorney. it is possible that your former spouse petitioned...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): child custody, nyse company, cancellation letters
nyse company, cancellation letters, lance malone: I would highly recommend the father/mother use this service. An attorney can provide information that will help. I know that you are seeking an answer from a high quality attorney and I am not an attorney but I represent thousands of attorney s nationwide...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): child custody and moving, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Joe, the actual language of the agreement would need to be reviewed. Most likely the provision requires that the children not be removed from Dade county unless the father consents or the court finds that the move would be in the best interest of the children...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): child custody of non-married persons, nyse company, cancellation letters
nyse company, cancellation letters, lance malone: I know that you are seeking an answer from a high quality attorney and I am not an attorney but I represent thousands of attorney s nationwide that can help you over the phone for free with your membership cost of only $17.00 a month. I belong to a 35 year...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): child support, employeer, proplem
employeer, proplem, involed: a resonable amount will depend on his yearly income if you don t see it as a resonable amount the best thing to do is ring his boss and tell them the situation and ask him to deduct the right amount i don t know how much this is in america but in england it...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): child support/claiming children for taxes, child support payments, parenting plan
child support payments, parenting plan, shared parenting: Hi Johanna, in Florida if a parent is not current and up to date with all child support payments then that parent cannot claim the tax exemption. In addition, if you are the custodial parent under the Final Judgment of Dissolution the IRS will assume that...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Dad's behavior, nyse company, cancellation letters
nyse company, cancellation letters, prepaid legal services inc: I know that you are seeking an answer from a high quality attorney and I am not an attorney but I represent thousands of attorney s nationwide that can help you over the phone for free with your membership cost of only $17.00 a month. I belong to a 35 year...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): DIVORCE AGREEMENT TO BE SET ASIDE BY JUDGE, divorce agreement, gross wage
divorce agreement, gross wage, fraud charges: Dear Kathleen If the agreement was set aside, then the arrearages don t count anymore. If you have to go back to court again, then you will probably get more. He may have jumped from the frying pan into the fire. As to why the judge did what he did, I can...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Divorced in Illinois, Both Now Live in GA, exact law, anger issues
exact law, anger issues, consultation time: Jennifer: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. As...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Divorcing after spouse committed Adultery 10 over 12 years ago, divorce center, divorce agreement
divorce center, divorce agreement, residential custody: Dear Matt Because I am not allowed to give legal advice, I will give you some general thoughts. First of all, it would be worth it to me to go ahead and be divorced from her whether she paid $137.50 or not. I realize it is a matter of principle, but...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): divorce, home mother, worse case
home mother, worse case, police records: You should not have to be asking these questions if you had an attorney that kept you felt was fighting for you and working to get for you what you need. Stop worrying about your husband s threats and focus on what your attorney tells you - like asking him...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): divorce help, pro bono attorney, palm beach florida
pro bono attorney, palm beach florida, west palm beach: Michael, the legal aid society of Palm Beach county is the only association that I am aware of that can put your friend in touch with an attorney that will take the case pro bono. I hope this information was helpful to you. Sincerely, Daniel Bachert,...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): dna family law, nyse company, cancellation letters
nyse company, cancellation letters, lance malone: Yes he can still request a DNA test from the court. I know that you are seeking an answer from a high quality attorney and I am not an attorney but I represent thousands of attorney s nationwide that can help you over the phone for free with your membership...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Enforcing Divorce Decree, contempt of court, law librarian
contempt of court, law librarian, divorce decree: It might be called file a complaint or a motion for enforcement rather than contempt of court. If your local university has a law school, check with the law librarian to find out the appropriate local court terminology and for information about...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): my ex-girlfriend is pregnant with my child, doctors visits, emotional ties
doctors visits, emotional ties, remedial care: Hello Jonathan, while you will have little luck in forcing your ex-girlfriend to allow you to attend the doctors visits you should be able to obtain some information as to the health of the fetus if she has listed you as the father on the doctors forms. ...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Father's visitation, hostile work environment, sexual harrassment
hostile work environment, sexual harrassment, divorce proceedings: Hi Tracy, Keep in mind that the counselor is a mandatory reporter (i.e., required by law to report child abuse). So, if the counselor has not acted on anything your son has said, it means that the counselor does not have cause to believe there is any ...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): First Right of Refusal Law - WA State, nyse company, cancellation letters
nyse company, cancellation letters, parenting plan: I know that you are seeking an answer from a high quality attorney and I am not an attorney but I represent thousands of attorney s nationwide that can help you over the phone for free with your membership cost of only $17.00 a month. I belong to a 35 year...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): divorce help, legal aid, family time
Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): divorce help, legal aid, family time, single mother

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Medical Expenses, medical expenses, receipts
Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Medical Expenses, medical expenses, receipts, little bit

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): quit claim deeds, mortgage payments, claim deed
Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): quit claim deeds, mortgage payments, claim deed, good luck

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): step parent visitation during deployment, myspace stuff, stepparents
Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): step parent visitation during deployment, myspace stuff, stepparents, visitation rights

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): fathers visitation, mail return receipt, child support worksheets
mail return receipt, child support worksheets, child support enforcement agency: Jennifer: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. I...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Incarcerated Father, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Hello Solange, That would depend on whether or not you have been recognized through a court order as the father of the child. If so the mother is required to provide you with notice of her intent to relocate with the child and you will be given an opportunity...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): International child custody, international child custody, tijuana mx
international child custody, tijuana mx, hague convention: Dear Jorge, in cases where parents life in different countries one parent usually receives custody as it is more practical. Having no custody does not mean that you have no rights as a father and also your children have the right to have contact with you....

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Leaving the state, adjudicated, stepmother
adjudicated, stepmother, single mother: You did not indicate whether or not you were married to your child s father when your son was conceived or born. If not and the Father has not been adjudicated as your son s father then legally you are considered to have primary custody of your son and the...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Legal: Not Married: Living with Woman, exact law, consultation time
exact law, consultation time, relocation costs: Effel Jean Louis:(Confused) DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Maryland/1 Year Requirement, military reserves, seperation
military reserves, seperation, stint: no, if a husband is going to leave his wife he will usually stop all contact ect. you have proof that he didn t leave you in october so no he can t claim he left you then he would be commiting fraud and that is a crime and if found out could mean up to 5 years...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Medical Decisions Among Divorced Parents, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Jeff, if you have shared parental responsibility then you have the equal right to share in the decision of your son s medical treatment. If you do not already have the name and contact number for your son s doctors, request the same from your former wife,...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Medical Expenses, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Base upon that language it would be my opinion that the party receiving bills for uncovered costs more than 30 days after the original receipt of the bills by the paying party, would not be responsible for paying his/her portion of the bills. However, a...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): MOVE AWAY, certified mail, visitations
certified mail, visitations, visitation rights: you don t say what state your in but in england if your ex doesn t respond then you are free to move where you like so i would say yes if he doesn t respond to the warning then you should be able to move state without having to file anymore paper work in responce...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Modification of divorce, child support payments, florida family law
child support payments, florida family law, palm beach florida: Robert, the language of the original final judgment needs to be reviewed and then an agreed order modifying that language needs to be drafted signed by both parties and sent to the court to be conformed. Child support will need to be within the guideline requirements...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Mother who has abandoned child, nyse company, cancellation letters
nyse company, cancellation letters, grand mom: I know that you are seeking an answer from a high quality attorney and I am not an attorney but I represent thousands of attorney s nationwide that can help you over the phone for free with your membership cost of only $17.00 a month. I belong to a 35 year...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Moving out of Florida, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Hi Gabi, the new Florida relocation notice requirements are very specific and if the father of the children objects to the relocation you may only have one chance to prove to the court that the relocation is in the best interest of the children and yourself....

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): moving out of state, child support calculations, judicial assistant
child support calculations, judicial assistant, timesharing: Hi Liz, I m assuming that you meant the Father has timesharing (visitation is for prisoners) every other weekend not everywhere weekend. With regard to your relocation, yes the father can prevent you from relocating and you are required to provide specific...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): non payment of divorce agreememt, luzerne county pennsylvania, nyse company
luzerne county pennsylvania, nyse company, cancellation letters: I can do even better. For my divorce my attorney helped me step by step on the phone. I believe they can do the same for you. Read Below. I know that you are seeking an answer from a high quality attorney and I am not an attorney but I represent thousands...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Parents: Terminating Legal Responsiblity:, termination of parental rights, exact law
termination of parental rights, exact law, consultation time: Lynn, DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. I recommend...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Previous Question, abandonement, paternity test
abandonement, paternity test, waste of my time: Sorry it too a while Caitlin. I have had flu for some days. Just about recovered. I do not think that you have a good case for anything criminal against him. Abandonment is a term used where a child is in the custody of a parent, which is not the case as...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Promotion Retraction, chief information officer, finding a new job
chief information officer, finding a new job, employment tribunal: You need an employment laywer your employer had no right to fire you and no right to tell the rest of the office what was going on go and see the employment laywer and tell them what you have told me and press charges against this man and detective she has...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Protecting my children, overnight visit, emergency motion
overnight visit, emergency motion, extended travel: Dear Annette Sounds like he is throwing a 3 year old temper tantrum. Some people never grow up, unfortunately. If he is acting like this after all this time, I would not expect any change in his behavior. This is a great opportunity for you to be a role...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): quit claim deeds, quick claim deed, claim deeds
quick claim deed, claim deeds, pros and cons: Hi Laurie It is difficult to predict what, if any, issues might arise, but the most common would be if there is a mortgage on the property, just by selling it to him does not get you off the mortgage. Then if he defaults, you are still on the hook. You...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Relative Caregiver, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: If the Father s parental rights have not been terminated in any prior court proceeding then he is free to petition the court for custody of his biological child. I hope this information was helpful to you. This answer is based solely on the information...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): re-daughter, medical problem, medical records
medical problem, medical records, medical information: yes the hospital were your husband was treated will still have the case on file get the doctors to get hold of this and treat your daughter with the info they have they shouldnt need the law as his daughter they should just be able to ask for the files and...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): relocation statute, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Hi Susan, without knowing more about your case, it would be my opinion that the relocation statutes parameters regarding what effect the move will have on the contact between the non-custodial parent and the children would be relevant and you would still need...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): out of state, parental custody, legal custody
parental custody, legal custody, physical abuse: Please except my apology for this. I know better answering questions without enough sleep lol. I have revised my question below in caps. Hope this helps. If HE HAS Parental custody over the children then yes its illegal. IF YOU HAVE PARENTAL LEGAL CUSTODY...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): step parent visitation during deployment, army sgt, daughters hair
army sgt, daughters hair, parent visitation: I understand the situation you are in and yes if the excuse my languge bitch touches your daughters hair again tell her you will go to court to stop all visitation rights but if i was you i would do it anyway.You have every right to say what this woman can...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): support, affadavit, mr robinson
affadavit, mr robinson, counterclaim: Dear Rhea I am not licensed to practice law in South Carolina and cannot give you any advice for that. If he ever lived in Connecticut, you can sue him for support in Connecticut as long as a divorce has not been entered in SC. Otherwise, you will need...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Teen wants to live with Mom, florida family law, family law attorney
florida family law, family law attorney, person consultation: Hi Heather, Yes this can be accomplished legally without going to court by an attorney but some courts will require the presence of the parties if they are not represented by an attorney. The reason for this is simple the Court wants to assure itself that...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): temp. guardianship and section 8 housing, temporary guardianship papers, nyse company
temporary guardianship papers, nyse company, cancellation letters: You will need a specialized attorney to help you in this matter. Read Below. I know that you are seeking an answer from a high quality attorney and I am not an attorney but I represent thousands of attorney s nationwide that can help you over the phone...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): temporary guardianship, temporary guardianship, family law attorney
temporary guardianship, family law attorney, exact law: Casstaylor: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county/country....

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): unmarried father, unmarried father, unmarried woman
unmarried father, unmarried woman, unborn child: No, but he has rights as soon as the child is born, and he may choose to exercise them via immediate court orders if the mother attempts to harm the child or fully exclude the father from the child s life. It s obviously a time of great contemplation for...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Visitation agreement with ex husband, wild goose chase, divorce visitation
wild goose chase, divorce visitation, neutral place: Hi Melissa, it is not your job to do the work it takes for him to exercise his visitation rights. Besides the fact that he should be willing to do whatever it takes to see his children, he is supposed to do it in accordance with the Court Order and settlement...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): visitaion, son jeffrey, full custody
son jeffrey, full custody, california courts: Hi Sharon, though this is not a binational issue, I comment on some things: if children of that age touch each other or hit each other, nobody should take it that serious. It is hardly an assault. What the judge does is very typical for our society: fathers...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): visitation, month old baby, doing the right thing
month old baby, doing the right thing, birth certificate: I would think that a staggered visitation process where at the start there would be supervised visitation, then short unsupervised, then regular custody would be in order. The court should have a regular program that a qualified attorney can explain to you...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Want to move to Florida from Texas, getting a divorce, visitation schedule
getting a divorce, visitation schedule, aj: Dear AJ It would be easier to move before any custody order is entered. Many courts put language in there that neither party can move out of state because of the change in circumstances that would cause. At the very least, it would change the visitation...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): 2 day trip, legal custodian, exact law
legal custodian, exact law, consultation time: T, DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. I am not...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): abandonment, social work degree, florida family law
social work degree, florida family law, legal name change: Hi Joanne, you daughter may petition the court for a legal name change for the child or her husband could seek to adopt the child. Both processes will require that notice of the action be given to the father. The adoption must be consented to by the father...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Change in Custody: Daughter wishes to live with Mom, legal guardianship, exact law
legal guardianship, exact law, consultation time: Melissa: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. Melissa...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Child Abandoment, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Hi Shannon, assuming this is a Florida case the Court cannot terminate someones parental rights except through adoption (in your case a stepparent adoption), or when the child is adjudicated a ward of the state. If there is a time sharing scheduled ordered...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Child Custody, arizona state laws, custody work
arizona state laws, custody work, exact law: Lindsey: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. I would...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Child Custody, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Hi Heidi, anyone who is a party to the action filed can file any action they would like in any court of the United States. That is one of the freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution. If your asking if you will be successful no one can tell you the answer to...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Child custody, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Hi Sylvia, if the child was born during a time when the marriage was intact then the child is presumed a legal child of the marriage and no one has legal standing to challenge that presumption even the biological father. I hope this information was helpful...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Child of a Married womans affair: Dad wants to be part, exact law, consultation time
exact law, consultation time, partial custody: Douglas: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. I recommend...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Child placement and moving, exact law, parenting plan
exact law, parenting plan, professional attorney: Namomi: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. I would...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Child Support: Unemployed & 401K, police acadmy, exact law
police acadmy, exact law, county questions: Carol: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. 1. Yes,...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Child support, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Hi Angelene, if there is an order that states that you are not to allow your boyfriend to stay the night at your home then he is free to file a motion for contempt if you did so. I hope this information was helpful to you. This answer is based solely on...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Contempt of Court: Mom in violation of Order, contempt of court, exact law
contempt of court, exact law, consultation time: Jacob: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. I recommend...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Court Hearing Complete: Refiling child support motion, child support obligations, child support enforcement agency
child support obligations, child support enforcement agency, child support enforcement: Nathenia: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. YES...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Court ORdered Visitation: Dad missing times, exact law, contempt of court
exact law, contempt of court, standard visitation: Ariale: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. I recommend...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Custody, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Hi Rebekah, you will need to file a Supplemental Petition for Modification of the Final Judgment based upon the father s admission of drug use and his relocation. If the court believes it is proper given the circumstances then you may be awarded sole parental...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): changing a court date, county clerks office, exact law
county clerks office, exact law, consultation time: Hi Sarah! ( Nice name!) DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): child custody, paternity, support
paternity, support, child support: You should get an attorney to help you with this, especially that child support and expenses can be very costly. The fact that you are married to her makes you a presumptive father and yes the onus is on you to prove otherwise. So you can request a paternty...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): child custody, child support. custody, courts
child support. custody, courts, paternity: I cannot give you advice directly on this. One never knows what a person like his father will do over time. However if I were in your situation I would probably let sleeping dogs lie sorry for the saying..! As times goes by and he continues to not be...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): child support, fiance visa, exact law
fiance visa, exact law, consultation time: Maria: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. I would...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): child support, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Hi Jermaine, unable to comment without knowing all the facts of the case. However, if the child support as agreed does not meet the state minimum child support requirements then child support can be ordered. Just because the child resides with you half of...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): child support case, child support case, florida family law
child support case, florida family law, palm beach florida: Yes e-mails can be used as evidence. The emails may be authenticated by a few different means. Generally, the person that wrote them is examined as to their authenticity and the person receiving them is examined in the same way. If need be the emails may be...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Does the court need to know if I moved?, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: No, you have to provide notice in writing and provide a copy of the notice to the opposing party or if they are represented their attorney. Whether or not your residential status can be used against you depend upon the person your living with and allowing...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): custody of unwed mother, exact law, consultation time
exact law, consultation time, professional attorney: Blanca: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. NO,...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Dad being Deported: Divorce in Process, cooling off periods, exact law
cooling off periods, exact law, consultation time: Lokeana: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. I recommend...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Determine costs: ORS /Worksheets $95.00, exact law, consultation time
exact law, consultation time, insurance premiums: Amy: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. IF you...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Divorce, full time job, palm beach county
full time job, palm beach county, clerk of court: Hi Kristie, if he is working now contact the Department of Revenue and request assistance with obtaining child support. You may not qualify for assistance with the dissolution but you will for obtaining child support and you need not be divorced or seeking...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Divorce: Child Custody issue: Child Support, divorce child custody, exact law
divorce child custody, exact law, consultation time: Jyothi: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. Your...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Divorce and Child custody NY, Melanie Nathan, verbal abuse
Melanie Nathan, verbal abuse, attorney: You really need to get a local lawyer; you have too much at stake. It may not be a good idea for you to leave and a good lawyer may succeed in getting an order removing him from the house. I cannot give you any advice on the custody situation as there are...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Divorce not final but home has sold, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Hi Wendy, there are not enough facts provided to answer your question. An award of permanent periodic alimony depends upon the length of the marriage, the recipients need for alimony and the payers ability to pay the alimony, the financial history of the marriage...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Drug testing, hair folicle test, exact law
hair folicle test, exact law, necessary paperwork: Rebecca: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county I recommend...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): How do I deal with a M.I.A father, step parent adoption, fathers parental rights
step parent adoption, fathers parental rights, florida family law: Hi Brittany, you can file for sole custody without time sharing at any time. With regard to terminating the fathers parental rights that cannot be accomplished unless through the process of adoption (i.e. step parent adoption, grandparent etc...) I hope...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): dismiss order to change venue, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Hi Kim, you would need to file a Request for Rehearing. I hope this information was helpful to you. This answer is based solely on the information you have provided in your question and as always, I would advise that you arrange for an in person consultation...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): divorce, florida child support, florida child support guidelines
florida child support, florida child support guidelines, florida family law: Hi Rodney, generally each party is entitled to 1/2 of all marital assets and required to accept 1/2 of all marital debt. Marital assets and debts are any asset or any debt obtain or incurred during the marriage including but not limited to the pension if it...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): divorce, exact law, consultation time
exact law, consultation time, professional attorney: Saunaakram1: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. ...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): divorce withdraw and mediation agreement, divorce, legal
divorce, legal, dismissed: This is not an easy question to answer. Depending on what State you live in there may be certain procedures to take to make a mediation agreement a binding agreement, without which it is not binding. Mostly in family law cases mediation agreements only become...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): EX relocating w/o notification: Skipping PP, contempt of court, exact law
contempt of court, exact law, consultation time: Jennifer: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. Because...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Ex living w/boyfriend around 8 year old daughter..., florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Hi Elliott, I am not familiar with Florida s gun laws, but if the law has a minimum age requirement for shooting a firearm then file a motion to prevent the boyfriend from allowing and or encouraging the child to handle fire arms. I hope this information...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Ex moves out of State: W/O Permission: Contempt of Court, contempt of court, exact law
contempt of court, exact law, consultation time: Michael: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. Because...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Ex Trying to put me in jail, indirect criminal contempt, contempt charges
indirect criminal contempt, contempt charges, servant job: Hi Terry, for you to be subject to criminal contempt and incarcerated for non-payment of child support it must be proven that you have the ability to pay the child support and willfully refuse to do so. In addition, even if such a finding were made and your...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Ex-Wife not allowing visitation, contempt of court charges, contempt of court
contempt of court charges, contempt of court, exact law: Connie: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. I would...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Ex- wife doesn't want to pay child support, exact law, consultation time
exact law, consultation time, contempt of court: Todd: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. I would...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): evidence of reasonable fees, tiem and rate, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Hi Angie, not in Florida. The attorney usually files an affidavit of fees and costs. However, some attorneys will provide the testimony of another attorney to verify the fees and hours spent on the case as being reasonable. I hope this information was helpful...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Can ex-wife move out of Florida with children?, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Hi Joe, there simply is not enough information provided to answer your question intelligently. If the facts consisted of nothing more than what you have stated then I believe she would have a difficult time convincing the court that the move would be in the...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Family Law, consultation times, exact law
consultation times, exact law, parenting time: Santiago: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. I...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): First Right of Refusal, right of first refusal, family court judges
right of first refusal, family court judges, exact law: Paul: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. IF MOM...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): FL: Consented Adoption of my grandchild, orange county florida, adoption counselors
orange county florida, adoption counselors, grandparent adoption: Catherine: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. I...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Florida/palm beach count. child abandonment law, child abandonment laws, child abandonment law
child abandonment laws, child abandonment law, birth cert: Hi David, If you are concerned about the Mother keeping you from the child if if fact he or she is your biological child then your proper course of action would be to file a Petition to Establish Paternity, Custody, Time sharing and Child Support. Through...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Overpayment of Child support: The way it is!, csea, administrative hearing
Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Overpayment of Child support: The way it is!, csea, administrative hearing, recompense

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): who gets the child custody if mother remarried and child is minor, financial clauses, florida family law
financial clauses, florida family law, palm beach florida: Hi Ganaesh, the remarried would have no effect on the order in and of itself. If you feel the remarriage will negatively affect the child or your relationship with the child then you will need to file a Petition to change custody and prove your case. I...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Help Please, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Hi Don, be advised that the court generally cannot provide for a retroactive reduction in child support the support can only be reduced from the date the reduction is requested and filed. You need to file for a modification of the final judgment. Do it yourself...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): husband taking me back to court, final divorce decree, florida family law
final divorce decree, florida family law, palm beach florida: Hi Missy, the answer to your question depends entirely upon the exact language of the settlement agreement. It sounds like you are paraphrasing from the agreement so I cannot state with any certainty what could occur. I hope this information was helpful...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Inforcement of visitation rights, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Hi Alex, if jurisdiction of the case is still in Florida go see the self help family center at you local courthouse and explain to them that you need to file a motion for contempt for non-compliance with time sharing order. I hope this information was helpful...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Joint Legal to Joint Physical Custody - Mass, exact law, consultation time
exact law, consultation time, standard visitation: Randy: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. Depends...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Legal Separation: Child support, exact law, consultation time
exact law, consultation time, parenting plan: Jackie: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. I recommend...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Marriage in foreign land, exact law, professional attorney
exact law, professional attorney, islamic laws: AR, DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. I recommend...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Married: 17 Years: No job, No debts, consultation times, exact law
consultation times, exact law, divorce documents: Angela: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. I would...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): MILITARY DEPLOYED: Step Mom denied vistitation, exact law, visitation plan
exact law, visitation plan, consultation time: Terri: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. I STRONGLY...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): MILITARY: Step Mom and Visitiation rights when Dad deployed, legal ramifications, exact law
legal ramifications, exact law, consultation time: Tamara: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. Yes...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Motion granted by Judge to pay, chapter 7 bankruptcy, exact law
chapter 7 bankruptcy, exact law, consultation time: Randy: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. I recommend...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Moving out of state with children, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Hi Amanda, yes the father can object to the relocation and you will be required to provide notice of the relocation as required under Florida Statute 61.13001. If the father objects you will have the burden of proof to show that the relocation is in the best...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): "Notice of Intent to Relocate" (when you don't have 30 days)??, cosmetology license, court decisions
cosmetology license, court decisions, notice of intent: Hi Jennifer, you can seek and file for a Temporary Order Permitting Relocation. If the Court finds based upon the testimony given during the hearing on the Motion for Temporary Order of Relocation that it is likely to grant the initial Request for Relocation...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): OHIO Law: Back Child Support: Mom needs help, cuyahoga county csea, child support enforcement agency ohio
cuyahoga county csea, child support enforcement agency ohio, child support payments: Melissa: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. Based...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Order for Alimony, exact law, consultation time
exact law, consultation time, professional attorney: Jim: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county I recommend...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Overpayment of Child support: The way it is!, childrens welfare, exact law
childrens welfare, exact law, professional attorney: Hugo: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. So here...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Parenting Plan/Custody, parenting plan, exact law
parenting plan, exact law, consultation time: Kimberlee: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. Your...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Parenting Plan: Ex not following guidelines, county clerks office, contempt of court charges
county clerks office, contempt of court charges, contempt of court: Ariale: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. I recommend...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Post Divorce Settlement Contemp/Enforcement, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Hi Denise, file a motion for a protective order with the court and have his attorney explain to the court why he needs your financial affidavit for an action of contempt for non-payment of child support. Medical expenses are child support costs. I hope...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Primary Custody: has boyfriend & 2 yr old, exact law, professional attorney
exact law, professional attorney, full custody: Julie: DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A LAWYER or ATTORNEY. I am someone who has experience with family law issues, and am sharing my OPINION only. For the exact law as it pertains to your specific case contact a Professional Attorney in your area/county. Yes Julie...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): Property Abandonment Laws, property abandonment laws, florida family law
property abandonment laws, florida family law, palm beach florida: Hi Samantha, no you are not wrong. However, if your husband is on the deed of the house you will not be able to keep him out of the home without a court order. I hope this information was helpful to you. This answer is based solely on the information you...

Family Law (Divorce, Family Relations): primary residence, florida family law, palm beach florida
florida family law, palm beach florida, west palm beach florida: Hi Brandy, In Florida a minor child has no right upon which he or she can rely to present his or her opinion before the court, unless it is a matter relocation exceeding 50 miles. If party wishes to present the testimony of a minor they must motion the court...