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A 21-year-old member asked:

who is more leaky to catch an std during sex, men or women?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Women: By and large, because women (in a traditional setting of penile-vaginal intercourse type sex) are the 'receptors' and have secretions deposited inside them, they are more likely to obtain infections than men. This is especially true for things like hiv.
Dr. Brian Hoffman
Dentistry 14 years experience
Women: But, just because the studies show this, does not mean men should be engaging in risky sex.

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Can my child get vaccines if she has an egg allergy?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: Only mmr, chickenpox, and flu vaccines have any egg in them at all, and the amount is so tiny that even in highly egg allergic children, serious reactions are extremely rare.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is fenofibrate safe for pregnant or breast feeding women?

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Dr. Troy Sedlmeyer
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No: This medicine is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Is it safe for pregnant women to get the measles vaccine?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
MMR after delivery: The measles vaccine (MMR) is a live-virus vaccine, so it is not given to pregnant women or to women just about to become pregnant. It can be given to the mom after her baby is born.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
There have been many reports of MMR given when moms did not know they were pregnant with no negative outcomes.However, as Dr Kwok states, we do not willingly give this live virus vaccine during pregnancy out of a sense of caution.
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A 44-year-old female asked:

Stage 3 breast cancer her2 positive how many herceptin (trastuzumab) cycle she must undergo?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Up to 1 year's worth: Herceptin (trastuzumab) can be given together with initial chemotherapy for the first 4-6 months then subsequently by itself for a total of 1 year. If chemotherapy was given first without Herceptin (trastuzumab) then Herceptin (trastuzumab) can be given for a full year by itself. The usual cycle runs every 3 weeks (17-18 cycles in one full year).
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
The optimal treatment duration is currently unknown. Trials are being done to see if short term therapy is just as beneficial with less side effects, like cardiac dysfunction. For now, one year of treatment is accepted as the time period of therapy.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Im a 19 yr old female runner. Im having pretty bad joint pain in my knees.. Please advise?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Orthopaedic evaluate: With chronic knee pain in both your knees, as an avid runner, you need to seek through evaluation by a physician specializing in musculoskeletal injuries, such as an orthoapedic surgeon or family practice physician specializing in sports medicine.

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