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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Ear and jaw pain: May be unrelated, but hard to say. I recommend seeing your doctor to rule out any other ongoing infection or spread of the fungal infection.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Acne: Cystic acne responds best to Accutane. Some individuals may require long-term use of doxycycline or topical creams for acne. You may be less likely t... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Menstruation: It is not uncommon to have occasional irregularities in your period. Stress, fatigue and disrupted sleep can affect your period. If you are not allerg... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Methamphetamine: The methamphetamine that you smoked may have been cut with other toxic substances that could increase your risk of lung cancer. Meth also increases y... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Diabetes and thyroid: It is not uncommon to have both thyroid disease and diabetes, as well as hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol). Type I diabetes means that you do not mak... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Inguinal hernia: Avoid strenuous exercise, particularly weightlifting or lifting of heavy objects.A hernia is an outpouching of intestine through the wall of the abdom... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Sports injuries: Be sure that you are eating something 30-60 minutes prior and drinking water before, during and after working out. Do active stretches before exercis... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Mouth sores: It may just be an aphthous ulcer, or canker sore. Can be caused by a virus or irritation from hot foods or even stress. RInse your mouth with warm w... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Menstrual bleeding: Your monthly period, or menstrual bleeding, is due to sloughing of the uterus when no implantation occurs. Some women report mild bleeding during pre... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Constipation: Without knowing what medications you are taking, it is difficult to give advice to avoid interactions with your meds. Be sure you are drinking 6-8 gl... Read More
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