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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 23 years experience
None.: Exercising will not likely be of any benefit, unless the swelling is simply from prolonged sitting and inactivity. Avoid excessive sodium and consider stopping ibuprofen, as nsaids can lead to swelling.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No.: You should not combine alcohol and other potentially sedating medications, such as benzodiazepines. The combination can cause respiratory depression and death.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Calories, ulcers: Alcohol contains lots of calories and is not nutritional. After surgery, alcohol enters the bloodstream more quickly than before surgery. The intoxicating effects of alcohol occur sooner than before surgery and after smaller amounts are ingested. It is best to avoid drinking alcohol for at least six months after surgery, since it can be irritating to the stomach pouch and cause ulcers.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes.: No form of birth control is 100% effective, even with perfect use.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Folliculitis?: It sounds like folliculitis, which is basically an infected hair follicle. You would need to have a doctor take a look in order to confirm, however.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends.: Have you had sex? If so, then you could be pregnant. Take a pregnancy test (available at your local pharmacy) to find out.
A member asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends.: Has she had sex? If so, then she could be pregnant. Consider a pregnancy test (available at your local pharmacy).
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes.: Waxing or shaving your pubic hair should not affect your pregnancy.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No.: Osteopenia is simply a decrease in bone mineralization, which could progress to osteoporosis and associated increased fracture risk. Neither condition is painful by itself.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Willyard
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Pressure from uterus: Pressure on the bladder from the uterus can cause these sort of urinary problems, especially farther along in pregnancy. Generally, however, this improves by around 12-14 weeks gestation. Since you're past that point, you should have your doctor evaluate you for other bladder problems.
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