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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katherine Brown
15 years experience in Dermatology
Causes of "baldness": Alopecia is commonly known as hair loss, hair thinning, & balding. While genetic causes (like male pattern balding) are common, other causes exist: h ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Teenage baldness: Teenage baldness is not very common. If you are indeed losing hair at that early age I would recommend that you and your parents set up an appointment ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience in Dermatology
Many Possible Causes: Women can develop baldness (alopecia) for many reasons, including breakage of hair from straighteners or dyes; certain skin diseases that cause destru ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
53 years experience in Geriatrics
Hair piece ???: See your MD Most case are not curable but some treatments may slow down certain types of hair loss
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khaled Mohamed
37 years experience in Psychiatry
Same: They are 2 different names for the same value.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Don't understand: Is your meaning of bal the medical abbreviation for bronchoalveolar lavage or something else? If the former, this question makes no sense.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Don't do it: This is a new high for young people, who spray it down their lungs. As a pathologist, i've autopsied several "huffing" deaths from people spraying stu ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
63 years experience in Endocrinology
BOTH SIDES: Definitely baldness is usually transmitted genetically. Both parents, unles or aunts or siblings also having it. Well documented and applies also in m ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Nope: Not directly, no ... But that's not a reason to avoid the discussion with your doctor about drug use. It's important that you give your physician all ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Health food store: It can be purchased in health food stores and on -line.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
It is a type of Biop: It is a test done to examine the cells contained in a lump or mass . This is one way to check a lump for Cancer. It is the least invasive test because ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Same: Same.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No: No, Ethyl Chloride is not an alcohol. Ethyl chloride is a liquid in a spray bottle propelled by its own vapor pressure. It is a mild topical anestheti ... Read More
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A 8-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hasan Noubani
35 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
IBD: The child could have an inflammatory bowel disease9 ibd) .Versus infection. Needs evaluation.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Possible: A reduced DLCO/Va points to damage or scarring in the lung tissue and emphysema (especially if you have been a smoker) or other interstitial lung dise ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Corrosive poisons: Gastric lavage is the treatment of choice when ingestion of any poison is suspected.
A member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Drugs: The 10 panel means it tests for 10 substances. This is a pretty common number for drug screens. The etg means it tests alcohol. The etg will test posi ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
No,: the barium suspension is inert and doesn't get absorbed by the body. It passes through and is eliminated in the stool.
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Vary: Transplants are dependent on the size of the area to be treated and the density and quality of the donor area. The artistry of the physician re natura ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience in Pathology
Second opinion: Bronchial brushing cytopathology and bronchoscopic biopsies are different and complementary techniques, so if one is negative the other can still be p ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience in Dermatology
Yes: Yes, there are two fda approved drugs for hair loss: rogain and propecia (finasteride). Like all drugs, they might not work in every individual and ma ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not "dangerous": but may indicate a urinary tract infection....and should be evaluated with a urine culture! There is treatment available! Follow up with your Health C ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: This is a topical treatment similar to minoxidil. It is reasonably effective, especially if the problem is not too advanced
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Particularly with ethylene glycol poisoning. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nut ... Read More
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A 81-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Anemia: Yes, you qualify for Aranesp (darbepoetin alfa) injections. Dose can be low and once every 2-4 weeks. You may need iron supplements, too.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Very very mild: You have anatomic emphysema but no functional impairment thus it's very, very mild. If you smoke, please stop. Consider whether you have occupational ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
No : Usually Propecia and rogaine (minoxidil) work. Sometimes oral spironolactone will work.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience in Family Medicine
Contrast: Yes. Modern contrast media has less side effects
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
13 years experience in Psychiatry
Why do you ask?: If you are worried about thc showing up somewhere, then you shouldn't be using it. Be honest with your doctor if you are using.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: It is normal
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Copd: Generally COPD patients require only about 2-3 liters of oxygen. More concentrated oxygen will have a detrimental effect. It increases what is called ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Non: Drugs that effective in reducing male pattern baldness contain Minoxidil with significant adverse potential
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Schwartz
15 years experience in Pharmacology
Enema for bowel move: How often are your regular bowel movements ? How you tried a oral laxative like senna? You may want to seek medical help for your bowel obstruction or ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: Low hairline is supposedly hair 2.5 inches or less from the eyebrows; it probably means nothing. In a man, the extent of chest / back hair development ... Read More

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