Doctor Q&A for Dr. Frederick Friedman

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Antifungal creams: Over the counter anti-fungal creams will treat most yeast infections. Sometimes systemic meds (oral pills) are needed. If persistent, one should be ev... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
You need evaluation: Itching may be an allergic or sensitivity reaction, or may indicate something more severe. Disorders of the liver or bile salt production may cause th... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
No: Successful medical terminations of pregnancy are rarely associated with any long term sequelae.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Probably neither: The mucous and staining you describe in the approximate mid-cycle of your period may be a normal response to the slight drop in estrogen that occurs a... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
It is not normal: Brown discoloration in vaginal discharge usually indicates some bleeding. While up to 30% of women have some bleeding in pregnancy, any bleeding shoul... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
May need full eval: The first step is to verify that it is indeed a yeast infection. Lab tests will help confirm and also determine what fungus is responsible - some are ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Difficult to say: It is common to have raised "bumps" on the vulva or anywhere that is shaved or waxed. Sometimes this represents swelling or inflammation at the hair f... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Yeast is ubiquitous: Yeast is a form of fungus. These "germs" are everywhere. Our natural protective methods and immune system prevent yeast from growing. Anything that u... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
No: The 2g of Zithromax you have taken already should be appropriate treatment for Chlamydia. Your partner(s) also should be treated to avoid re-infection... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Friedman
38 years experience
Folic acid: Folic acid (400mcg daily) has been shown to reduce the risk of certain birth defects. One should avoid undercooked meats, esp lamb, cold cuts and fish... Read More
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