A 30-year-old female asked:
can you get a stroke early in age from familial hypercholesterolemia. i've had known untreated high cholesterol since age 19. history of brain lesions?
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Specializes in Pain Management
Yes: Unfortunately familial hypercholesterolemia does put you at an increased risk for stroke and heart attack, but these risks can be decreased with cholesterol-lowering drugs. I can't comment on the brain lesions without seeing them, but it's possible that they're strokes. I hope you're following with a doctor about your cholesterol and cholesterol lowering meds. Good luck!
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Does light bleeding in early pregnancy mean I am having a miscarriage?
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Specializes in Preventive Medicine
No: There are many benign causes for spotting or bleeding early in pregnancy, and 30% of all women with normal pregnancy outcomes will actually have bleeding in the first trimester.
Of course it is important to contact your physician if you are having bleeding with your pregnancy, but it does not mean the pregnancy will end in miscarriage.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Will I be able to breastfeed if I have had a breast reduction?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
No: Most women who have had breast reductions will find it difficult to nurse, and some may find it impossible. There's no harm in trying but it is important to be realistic. The operation relocates the nipple and disrupts the nerves that signal the brain to produce and release breast milk when the baby sucks. Sometimes there is adequate nerve function and with persistence nursing can succeed.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
What breast changes occur in early pregnancy?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Swelling: The breasts are a collection of cysts and ducts. Early on the cysts swell with fluid.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Could I be pregnant if I had spotting the first day then light bleeding the next two days ?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Yes: Have you had sex in ethe last month? If so do a pregnancy test and find out
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Saint Cloud, FL
A 30-year-old male asked:
If I have had one seizure in the past is it safe to undergo a light hypnosis for anxiety I do take Dilantin which is a untheroputic level?
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Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Get off it: Dilantin should be relegated to history. It is an old drug of high toxicity and major problems with use. Talk to your doctor about getting off or at least changing to a newer and safer seizure medication.
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Last updated Mar 30, 2018
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