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A 39-year-old member asked:

my father-in-law had undergone transurethral resection of the prostate (turp). what do we need to do for him at home?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Very little: Very little has to be done , if he goes home with a catheter, you have to empty the bag when it is filled , slight bloody urine normal if bleeds call his surgeon. If come home with out catheter watch for urinary retention , slight burning is normal make sure drinks plenty of fluids. And take him to follow up visit.

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Is there a support group for children of drug-addicted parents?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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Yes: If either parent uses alcohol, the most well developed support group for this purpose is al-anon. If the addiction is to drugs, and no alcohol is involved, the less well developed support group nar-anon would be the best choice. If nar-anon is not available, codependents anonymous would also be useful.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What can my mother expect who has colon cancer and will be on the folfox 4 regimen for chemotherapy?

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Dr. William A Biermann
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It depends: Results depend upon the stage of cancer. It is active for the adjuvant treatment and in metastatic disease. The side effects can include nausea and diarrhea. Occasionally there can be some blood count issues. The other side effect can be cold related temporary nerve injury that lasts a very short time. There also is a more long term nerve injury. Most people do tolerate this well. Hope this helps.
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What must I do if my elderly parent has heat stroke symptoms?

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Immediate Evaluation: Heatstroke in the elderly is a serious medical issue. If you have concerns about this it is important to seek out an emergency evaluation.
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A 44-year-old male asked:

If I had a body scan today, when can I restart taking my hormone medicine?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Depends on hormones : I think that would depend on the type of hormone you are talking about and the scan you had. If you didnt get instructions then check with your doctor first. Did you have a thyroid scan? Was it a bone scan or a density scan?
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A 46-year-old female asked:

I ve had hbp ranging from 170 /110 and pulse at about 100 120 most of the time for about a week despite taking BP drugs. Ekg was negative. Thoughts?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Check with the doc: Many blood pressure medications take longer than a week to have their full effect. Check with your doctor as you may need a higher dose or another medication. Hbp is damaging over the long term most of the time and not over a few days so check with your doctor.

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