A 25-year-old male asked:
are there any cases where internal medicine doctors have not been able to control their own diabetes properly and ran into complications like amputations of toes,etc between ages 30-40?, in spite of having medical knowledge. your friends/colleagues?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: These type of complications specifically in type 1 diabetes can happen in anybody, psychology and how aggressive the disease is and doctors are not spared. Uncommon, but happening.
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Is it ok to breastfeed if I am on birth control?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: It is safe to continue to nurse while on birth control. However, be sure to talk with your ob/gyn regarding the most appropriate form of contraception for you as estrogen (a hormone in many birth control pills) may significantly decrease your milk supply.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Does birth control protect entirely against pregnancy?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
No: In the most perfect of circumstances, birth control still can fail (but the "best" failure rate is approximately 3 per 1000 women taking the pill). Even today, there are factors that affect birth control reliability, such as obesity, drug interactions, absorption, dose of pill, etc. The number one cause of birth control failure? --- missing a pill or taking pills late!
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Are thereother medical professionalswho may be able to help me deal with my chronic spine pain?
2 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
It is a team effort: Depending on the nature and cause of spine pain a variety of practitioners and approaches from a spine surgeon, pain management specialist, acupuncturist, osteopath and chiropractor to name a few could be of assistance. At times with chronic spine pain an interdisciplinary team effort lead by a spine physician may be of greatest benefit. A spine center referral may be one good option.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
San Antonio, TX
A 36-year-old male asked:
I eat healthy meals, take medicine, exercise 4-5 times a week for 30 minutes but my diabetes is not getting better than I want. Should I give it up?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Specializes in Pediatrics
NO !!: All those things are helping you stay stable and keeping you from getting worse. Consider chinese medicine and acupuncture to help you get balanced and possibly improve your diabetes slightly. Do not give up those healthy lifestyle habits!
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A 18-year-old female asked:
I had a blister on my toe but the skin broke and now there is just a piece of skin hanging there and it hurts. What do I do? When will it heal?
4 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 41 years experience
The loose skin : Should be trimmed away, the blister cleaned, then dressed with an antibiotic ointment and then covered with a band aid. It will take a few days, but the soreness will gradually decrease as the skin under the blister dries out and toughens up.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated May 18, 2020
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