A 26-year-old female asked:
can i ask my doc to change my ct scan for my head to with contrast to alleviate my severe fear of brain aneurysm?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Yes: You can certainly ask about it. Rather than specifically requesting contrast though, I'd suggest asking about the potential benefits vs risk of a contrast study as opposed to the non-contrast.
The appropriateness of contrast depends on the reason the study is being ordered. Contrast helps enhance detection of many findings but can obscure others.
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My oldest got constant ear infections as a baby; does that mean my newborn will as well?
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Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: Not necessarily! you may be able to take some precautions to reduce your baby's risk of getting ear infections. Breastfeeding helps to decrease the risk by helping your baby's immune system fight off upper respiratory infections. Also, try to limit your baby from feeding while completely flat-try to keep him upright. Also, avoid smoke exposure. Lastly, limiting exposure to colds decreases the risk.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Will weight loss or diet changes help improve urinary incontinence?
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Specializes in Gynecology
YES: Urge incontinence or oab can be aggravated by certain foods. Following a "bladder diet" can improve bladder function. Common irritants are: carbonation, citris or other acidic foods.
The bladder sits in the lower abdomen & is absolutely affected by excess pressure from obesity. Obese women who lose even a modest amount of weight (10-15 pounds) can enjoy marked improvement in bladder function.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Does an ear infection cause vomiting and diarrhea and fever?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Bump on side of mouth but don't hurt and looks like a blister and I got big bumps on back of my tongue and throat but none of it hurts?
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Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
Mucocele possibly: The bump on the side of your mouth might be a mucocele. It is a clear bump filled with salvia. Caused when the duct to a minor salivary gland gets clogged and the saliva backs up. Most common on the lower lip but can occur elsewhere in the mouth. Ussually resolve on their own. Some times large ones require surgical removal. Bumps on the back of your tongue are probably normal vallate taste buds.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
A few days ago my throat felt "raw" like a scratchy feeling now my nose is stuffy yellow discharge, and my left glands hurt so bad!?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Infection: You have a respiratory/throat infection. Could be viral and could be bacterial best to see a doctor. Other options to help with symptoms include taing elderberry, gargling with salt water or half and half peroxide and mouthwash (do not drink- just gargle) and a warm cloth around neck to hep with lymph glands. Important to rule out strep throat as that will improve with antibiotics.
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Last updated Feb 16, 2016
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