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my 54 yr old husband went to doctor on 5/24/11. He told her he was there for his annual physical. She listened to his heart, palpated his abdominal area. The only blood tests she ordered were PSA, Free Testosterone and a test for diab...
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I'm in my early 30s and just found out I have severe Osteoporosis in hips (due to eating disorder in early teens). Is it possible to increase bone density without meds, and are there any particular exercises you recommend?
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1. Recently i underwent my cholesterol check and my total cholesterol is 194, HDL is 52.6, LDL is 122.1, Triglycerides is 98 and VLDL cholesterol is 19.7. Is my cholesterol level normal or slightly high? can i take omega 3 tablets? is ...
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I saw online that bleach was a household remedy for ringworm... are there any risks for repeated application of bleach to your skin?
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My brother is suffering from DVT in both legs. He is 34 years old. His INR was 1.12 after taking warfarin 5 mg went to 2.5 now went low to 2.01 after taking warfarin 4 mg. How often should he take blood test? . How to prevent DVT from ...
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What does Beta hCG Quant 1.0 IU/L mean???
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I am 65, never smoked and had some blood work done the otherday. My cholesterol came back as follows ***@****, HDL@35, TRIGLYC@ 138, TC@ 168, Glucose @ 97 Ok, I rarely eat eggs opting instead for Eggbeaters etc. I try to increase sol...
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I am a 57 year old male and I had my first cholesterol test in 4 years about 3 months ago. My cholesterol levels had gotten worse. I wanted to see how much I could improve my cholesterol levels so for the last 3 months I dramatically inc...
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Recently had a pelvic sonogram; the report states the following: Uterus measures 9x3x5cm with an endometrial stripe measure 6 mm in width. no free fluid. rt ovary measure 2.1x2.4x2.3 cm and contains 1 cm follicles. lf ovary measure 3...
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I am a 32 yr old Caucasian male. I am also about 110 pounds over weight, so I very seriously need to lose weight, obviously. But it is not that I don't have the willpower, it is that I am dealing with symptoms that make it very hard to...
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Is this a flare or medication caused exhaustion? This is not just fatigue this is bone weary exhaustion could sleep all day and all night, I just cannot drag myself out of bed and awake. A sensation of the kind of sleep deprivation like...
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As a child my son had a bad reaction to the DTP vaccine - he passed out and woke up three hours later screaming shrilly and continued to scream for several hours. We were advised not to let him have the DTP again. The next time he got ...
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Im feeling tired all the time. + sleepy after waking and wanting to lie down after 4 hrs awake Im getting tension hedace all over my head- Back front + sides Im also recovering from surgery 19 months ago on my shoulder, had titanium pu...
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I have been treated very well for years of being Bipolar. My long-standing problem with it is lack of initiative, and I just can't get interested in doing anything, especially important things, like my bookkeeping, housework, etc.. Ho...
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I'm 45 yrs old and for the past month, I've been taking the following supplements all at once, first thing in the morning: Schiff Omega 3 Krill Oil Softgel Lecithin softgel 400mg Super B Complex caplet Aspirin 81mg tab Claritin-D ...
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hello doctor, i feel sluggish all the time. could it be from my severe kidney disease? also now my cardiologist has instructed me to stop my b/p meds. (low b/p) at times i have shortness of breath, so i take 80mg of diovan and can bre...
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My dad has been experiencing fluid kind sensation in head after having cold and ear infection. He got his ears cleaned by an ENT specialist but sometimes experiencing fluid like feeling around back of his head. Please suggest any remed...
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Hi, I just go a random total cholesterol done on world heart day, it came out to 2.59 mmol or 100mg/dl. should I be concerned at this low level? last test done in 2006 showed 190mg/dl Please advise
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Can I take doxcycline if I am G6PD
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For about 3 years, I have had very random "tickling" sensations throughout my muscles all over my body, where it feels like my limbs or tongue are numb and light as air; but when I feel them, they are not numb and I can interpret feeling...
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