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how can you tell if you are contagious

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
HFM: People with HFM are most contagious within the first week of illness. However, they can continue to be contagious for days to even weeks after sympto ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: You submittted this to the general medical/ health education site on Healthtap. You can not upload directly to us and none of your health information ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Moffa
27 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Rare: Some contagious bacteria or viruses can lead o colitis type symptoms but most true colitides are autoimmune based
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Contagious????: You can't "catch" drug abuse or addiction. However, there is an old saying that "if you lie down with dogs, you rise up with fleas." if you are arou ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Test: The otc pregnancy tests are reliable and easy to use. Take a multivitamin daily in any event.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chenette
37 years experience Fertility Medicine
Regular cycles: Regular menstrual cycles are the best way to start. Ovulation prediction kits, basal body temperature charts, and cervical mucous are helpful.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Anorexic: Excess wt. Loss, secretive eating habits, perceives self as fat when actually underweight, binges/purges, boarded food, sickly a lot.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Fried
63 years experience Diabetology
Blood test: The only way to tell if your blood sugar is high is to have the blood tested. This can be done by a blood sample sent to a lab or by the use of a blo ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Fatigue, paleness: Anemia causes a lowering of the red cell count which leads to fatigue on exercise, difficulty climbing stairs and light headedness. It is more likel ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amr Azim
Dr. Amr Azim answered
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Many things: Presumptive evidence: regular cycles, premenstrual breast pain and lower abdominal cramps, midcycle pain and vaginal watery discharge, surge on ovulat ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
See your doctor and: Possibly consult a psychiatrist.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Tuberculosis: Clinically, patients with TB complain of cough (sometimes coughing up blood), weight loss, and night sweats. To diagnose it, we check sputum cultures. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Haresh Sawlani
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Herpes: Grape like clusters ( bunch of vesicles) located in one particular section of the body ( dermatone) is a typical herpes presentation
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Beshay
19 years experience Fertility Medicine
Time: Infertility is failure to conceive after 1 year of intercourse and attempted conception. If the female partner is over the age of 35, then 6 months du ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
TypicalRash&Pain: You will have vescicular rash in the distribution of a nerve and pain which can be really intense It may start with headache,sensitive to light and fl ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnancy test: Either see your doctor, or obtain a home pregnancy test.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnancy: The best way to tell is to do a home pregnancy test after a missed period. These are inexpensive, easily available and reliable. The also give an an ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A home urine test fs: Fastest or a stat blood test from your ongyn can be back later in the day.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Silverman
48 years experience Fertility Medicine
Infertility?: Go through a proper infertility workup.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There are questionnaires online, such as the mood disorders questionnaire, that can give you an indication that you might be bipolar. See > dbsallianc ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Missed period.: You can take a standard home pregnancy test as soon as you miss your period. Using the first morning void of urine if best.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar: Periods of agitation, grandiosity and lack of sleep, alternating with periods of sadness & lack of energy and appetite changes, basically highs & lows ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Bleeding: Bleeding, especially when brushing is a good indicator. This shows that you have at least gingivitis. See your Dentist for examination, diagnosis and ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Med eval: Medical evaluation.

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