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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jill Summerfield
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Salt water: Salt walter gargles, tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen can all be very helpful in relieving sore throats. However, if the pain is severe or the symptoms persist, then you should see your doctor for further evaluation.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jill Summerfield
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
URI, sinusitis: This could be a virus, bacterial sinusitis or possibly allergies. You can try a saline nose spray/irrigation and/or over the counter decongestant nasal spray or pill like sudafed. If the symptoms persist you shoud see your doctor for further evaluation.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jill Summerfield
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Not necessarily UTI: You should see your doctor to rule out a low grade infection, inflammation from a syndrome called interstitial cystitis, overactive bladder or it could be your normal pattern if you drink a lot of fluids! i cannot comment on any home remedies as we do not know the cause.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jill Summerfield
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
UTI more likely: Your symptoms are more consistent with a UTI or bladder infection; however, you need to see your doctor for evaluation, exam, treatment and to consider std testing as you did have unprotected intercourse.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jill Summerfield
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Likely to see cyst: We can see pelvic pathology fairly well on ct scans, including cysts, but as cysts are usually fluid filled, ultrasounds are better at visualizing those types of structures so that might be better test for you.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jill Summerfield
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Hormonal changes: Menstrual cycle changes can frequently be causes by physical or emotional stress. Additionally, starting after age 40 it is not uncommon for menstrual cycles to start to become more irregular and for bleeding to become heavier or lighter.
A -6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jill Summerfield
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
See your MD: Your should see your doctor and get an evauation as some of your symptoms could be consistent with a low thyroid state or possibly anemia or iron deficiency. Your doctor can examine you and do blood tests to determine what is going on.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jill Summerfield
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Needs MD appt: This may be a benign lymph node or another type of benign lump but you should see your doctor to have it evaluated especially if it is enlarging.You may need a biopsy or may need to have it removed.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jill Summerfield
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Need MD evaluation: You may have an ovarian cyst, endometriosis or simply not be on the right pill for you. You should return to your doctor for reexam and may also need a pelvic ultrasound.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jill Summerfield
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Not enough sample: Qns means quantity not sufficient. In the case of a stool sample, apparently not enough sample was given to run the tests ordered.
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