A 47-year-old female asked:
had annual pap and came back showing yeast but i have no vaginal discharge. can a yeast infection cause irritation in the urethra and cause trace intact red blood cells in the urine? i have that but negative for uti
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
If culture negative,: Interstitial cystitis is a chronic condition causing bladder pressure, bladder pain and sometimes pelvic pain. The pain ranges from mild discomfort to severe pain. The condition is a part of a spectrum of diseases known as painful bladder syndrome. Not likely from yeast.
101 viewsAnswered Feb 15, 2020
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Vaginal yeast: Yeast (mostly Candida albicans) is normal in the vagina, and visible yeasts in pap smears or by other methods doesn't necessarily indicate a problem. When symptoms occur, it's because candida grows to higher numbers and/or the body reacts differently to them. The main vaginal yeast symptoms are irritation & itching, not discharge, and might cause RBC in urine. Talk to your doctor about treatment.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
I heard that you have to lower potassium level in order to lower your blood pressure. Is that true?
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Cardiology 46 years experience
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Are salt levels and potassium levels in the blood related?
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Internal Medicine 50 years experience
Yes, and no.: Sodium and potassium are both positive elements that when combined with negative chloride molecules make salts that are both important parts of serum, and potassium in particular an important element in red blood cells (nb: sea water is very similar in composition to our blood). Abnormalities of potassium (hypo or hyperkalemia) or sodium (hypo/hypernatremia) are very distinct entities.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
My wife is taking an oral contraceptive. Should she take low dose asa to prevent a blood clot? Studies say that contraceptive can be linked 2 clots..
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Dr. Leila Winganswered
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
No smoking: Oral contraceptives can be associated with blood clots in the lungs (dvts) or lungs (pulmonary embolisms) and one of the bigger risk factors is smoking, especially over the age of 35. I am not aware of studies that show Aspirin (asa) decreases the risk of blood clots while on oral contraceptives.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Does Prozac (fluoxetine) cause Ultram to work better? I saw that Prozac (fluoxetine) increases opiod receptors in brain. Have back pain, osteoarthritis pain, foot nerve damage.
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Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
NO,There is a : Potential interaction between Prozac (fluoxetine) and ultram .There is a risk of developing serotonin syndrome when the two medications are taken together. Serotonin syndrome can be serious and even life threatening. It is the result of high levels of serotonin in the body. Serotonin syndrome is characterized by having at least three of these listed symptoms: tremor, shivering, agitation, diaphoresis fever.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
My 11 month old son was diagnosed with an ear infection 2 days ago and was prescribed amoxicilin today I notice a rash on his face is this an allergic reaction?
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Family Medicine 36 years experience
Possibly: Amoxicillin is a great for an ear infection. Yet, some people have allergies to penicillin. However, what makes this hard to answer is sometimes agents that cause ear infections can cause a rash too! if it is only a light red rash and he has no other signs of something bothering him, you can watch to see if it goes away.But if any sores are in his mouth or a high fever he must be seen right away.
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Last updated Feb 23, 2020
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