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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
11 years experience Emergency Medicine
The Opposite: Epinephrine will actually prolong the effects of the medicine. Epinephrine constricts circulation to the area causing prolonged effects.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
11 years experience Emergency Medicine
Maybe: Spotting during the first trimester can be normal. In fact, the vast majority of known intrauterine pregnancies with a fetal heart beat will go on to ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
11 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: The heart rate is fine for someone your age who is healthy. The machine reads it as abnormal because it is slightly slow.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
11 years experience Emergency Medicine
Brain shrink: Cerebral atrophy occurs naturally as you age and is usually an incidental finding on head ct.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
11 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not very serious: It sounds like you may have a partial thickness burn. These typically blister after a short time. Keep the area washed and protect it with Vaseline an ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
11 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Sub arachnoid hemorrhage is usually due to aneurysm. Occasionally this can also be seen in trauma or hypertensive emergencies.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
11 years experience Emergency Medicine
Kidney?: You might be suffering from a kidney stone or infection. You can see your doc for a urine test and possibly an ultrasound. Motrin may make your pain b ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
11 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: Most medications have expiration dates because of regulation (it also makes people buy more). They usually don't lose effectiveness or become dangerou ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
11 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: These nerve blocks can last for a few days on occasion. It may actually be saving you a lot of agony at the moment. You should start to regain sensati ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gilbert Ramirez
11 years experience Emergency Medicine
Hi patient!: Its a bit interesting that you say "Just malaria" we see it very rarely in the US. For us it would be much simpler to diagnose you with pregnancy than ... Read More
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