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A 36-year-old member asked:

been taking pills 2x a day for ulcerative colitis, asacol (mesalamine) and prednisone. i still have a little blood in my stool. why?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Disease still active: Probably because the underlying colitis is still active. You may want to discuss whether Remicade (infliximab) or Humira is indicated.

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I got the Depo-Provera shot nov.2, a few days after my period, and had unprotected sex nov.5, 6, 7 started spotting dec 3 and it hasnt stopped.Could I be pregnant?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Possible / unlikely: If you were having monthly cycles before you got the shot, you should not have ovulated by then time you were sexually active. But you may have ovulated by about a week later - giving a remote chance that there would still be viable sperm around to fertilize an egg. You do need to take a pregnancy test. The spotting is likely due to the shot - about 70% of women will have spotting after the shot.
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I got and itch on my ankle for the past 2 days. I put cortizone (hydrocortisone) on rhe effected area and it's still itching. What else can I do?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Other things.: Knowing the source of the itch may help in the treatment. Bite? Contact with some compound you are allergic to? Unknown? Cortisone may help. It is not usually immediate. Ice to the area may help. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or other antihistamines may help. Things like this are usually self limited. If persistent, grows in size or greatly exacerbates, then get it looked at by pcp or dermatologist.
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I have been getting tingling in my foot for about 2 days now and now really bad pains in my right arm and neck.. Am I having a mild heart attack?

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No: Your symptoms do not suggest a heart problem. The arm and neck pain sounds musculoskeletal, perhaps a pinched nerve in the neck. The foot problem could also be irritation of a nerve in teh leg. You would need an examination to pinpoint the problem.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Had anal sex the day I ovulated. Was on birth control and used condom. Condom broke so took Plan B 5 hours after. Could I still be pregnant?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: During sexual activity there are many points when sperm containing sexual fluids can leak & contaminate fingers or end up at your vaginal opening apart from the main event. If none of this fluid had access to your vagina, you can't get pregnant from sex using an alternative site.

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