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Hi, My liver tests are as follows: Bilirubin Direct : 0.3 mg/dL, Bilirubin Indirect : 1.8 mg / dl, Globulin : 5.6 g / dL Should I be concerned ?

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My liver tests are as follows:
Bilirubin Direct : 0.3 mg/dL, Bilirubin Indirect : 1.8 mg / dl, Globulin : 5.6 g / dL 
Should I be concerned
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? Gilbert's disease: It is a familial (autosomal dominant), common (2-5% of people), unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia (blood bilirubin measures 1-5mg/dl), not due to breakdown of blood. It is associated with reduced enzyme levels of udp glycuronyl transferase, that results in jaundice when patients fast or suffer an infection. It does not shorten life or raise insurance rates, but may predispose to tylenol (acetaminophen) toxicity. ...Read more

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I'm 18, and I have a hunch back is their anyway I can fix it?

I'm 18, and I have a hunch back is their anyway I can fix it?

Yes, but...: If it is flexible, it may improve with posture exercises (consult with a physical therapist; you may need a referral from a physician). It it is stiff, changing the curve (called kyphosis) requires surgery. A spine deformity surgeon can counsel you on what is involved. It is not a small procedure. ...Read more

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I have a question if my due date is may 18 2013 and last menstrual was august 11 what day did i conceive? I will be exactly 3 months tomorrow.

I have a question if my due date is may 18 2013 and last menstrual was august 11 what day did i conceive? I will be exactly 3 months tomorrow.

11wk ago: 3 months = 13 weeks. Since one conceives roughly 2 wks after their lmp starts, and being 3 months means that your lmp started 13 wks ago, you ovulated and conceived roughly 11 wks ago. ...Read more

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2 yr old-cough for 1 & 1/2month. Claritin (loratadine) 2 ml 1 week-cefdenir 3.5ml 10 days-bromphen 2 ml.no use. Can I use allerid 2.5 ml?have used in 2014-2.5 ml

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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2 yr old-cough for 1 & 1/2month. Claritin (loratadine) 2 ml  1 week-cefdenir 3.5ml 10 days-bromphen 2 ml.no use. Can I use allerid 2.5 ml?have used in 2014-2.5 ml

Don't use more meds: Kindly see your doctor again, ask for a second opinion, it's your right, or see an allergist/Immunologist, other reasons for your child's cough can be reflux, airways hyper reactivity, again sinus infection that might need different form of antibiotics, environmental causes, like second hand smoke or pets, and other reasons, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck, ...Read more

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Define health is wealth?

Definition: Good health, mental , physical & spiritual, leads to enjoyment of life to its fullest. Wealth without good health cannot provide any quality to your life. Thus goes this saying! health leads to wealth, but not vice versa! ...Read more

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4-21-14 Thyroidectomy r/t thyroiditis, goiter. On Synthroid (thyroxine) 137 mcg- hypo s/s returning have felt great for months. Would adding Cytomel help?

4-21-14 Thyroidectomy r/t thyroiditis, goiter.  On Synthroid (thyroxine) 137 mcg- hypo s/s returning have felt great for months.  Would adding Cytomel help?

Not specific: The signs & symptoms of hypothyroidism are not specific for hypothyroidism (not a single one). Recheck your thyroid labs. If they're normal, your symptoms are due to something else. Having said that, I'm happy to do a trial of Cytomel with the Synthroid (thyroxine) in patients who want to try as long as I don't make them hyperthyroid. Some people report feeling better with comparable labs taking a little T3. ...Read more

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Can you develop hives suddenly after long term use of daily baby aspirin (15 years). IgE normal. Recurrent hives x 9 months. Skin test/ labs normal. ?

Can you develop hives suddenly after long term use of daily baby aspirin (15 years). IgE normal. Recurrent hives x 9 months. Skin test/ labs normal. ?

Yes: Sorry to hear you have this very distressing condition. Random onset of hives is quite common and may not have anything to do with the aspirin particularly if there has been no lapse in the aspirin regimen. Labs cannot confirm or rule out aspirin allergy. A careful history taking and timeline is essential. FYI Aspirin / NSAIDS sensitivity (aka AERD) is a different animal. ...Read more

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Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Please describe the most prevalent childhood disease?

Asthma: The most prevalent chronic childhood disease is asthma. Prevalence is the total number of children with the disease at the current time. For asthma, the prevalence is about 10% of children. For childhood acute illnesses that go away after a short while, colds are the most common (usually caused by rhinoviruses). ...Read more

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I’ve been diagnosed 1 ½ years ago with autoimmune thyroid, in Romania. I'm taking Euthyrox 0.025 mg ever since. Now I’m looking for a prescription to continue the treatment. ?

I’ve been diagnosed 1 ½ years ago with autoimmune thyroid, in Romania. I'm taking Euthyrox 0.025 mg ever since. Now I’m looking for a prescription to continue the treatment. ?

Prev diagnosis: You are on a very low dose of levothyroxine. I am wondering if you need it at all, and am wondering how the diagnosis was made. You should see a doctor and get rechecked. ...Read more

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At the age of 18..Is it possible to grow height..If yes than tell suggest ne how..

At the age of 18..Is it possible to grow height..If yes than tell suggest ne how..

Exercise, eat, sleep: Most people reach their maximum height in their late teens. Without nutritional problems or chronic childhood illnesses, height is largely based on genetics and parental heights. Aside from eating right, exercising, sleeping well, and being happy, there's not much a person nor his doctor can do to increase height. In rare cases, growth hormone is approved for use in younger, extremely short kids. ...Read more

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18 years with high cholesterol, hyperlipidema, can we give Milo with pastuerised milk once a day ?

18 years with high cholesterol, hyperlipidema, can we give Milo with pastuerised milk once a day
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Yes: If it's quite high at this age, look for a genetic cause, and consider the possible need to specialist referral. Despite "pop" wisdom, lipid problems are mostly genetic, and food choices are of relatively little consequences. Staying physically fit may be much more helpful, depending on what's actually going on. ...Read more

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Can I use more than 2 pumps from my albuterol sulfate if needed?

Can I use more than 2 pumps from my albuterol sulfate if needed?

No: More than 2 puffs every 4to6 hours can cause problems with the cardiac rhythm. If you're having respiratory distress unrelieved by 2puffs you should go to the emergency room for treatments. ...Read more

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Where can I find more information on trisomy 18 or edwards syndrome?

Where can I find more information on trisomy 18 or edwards syndrome?

Trisomy18.org: There is a foundation set up for this syndrome - go to http://www.Trisomy18.Org. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of an mmpi? And how do you interprit the results?

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MMPI: The benefits of the mmpi compared to other personality inventories is that it has lie and fake scale. This can help to determine if the patient is faking or manipulating in their stance towards the testing. In addition the mmpi is validated with 100's of thousands of patients worldwide. Certain profile scores can help detect challenging personality types like borderline, i.e., "gull wing" scatter. ...Read more

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If pills to help my back from hurting doesn't really work & i don't want to continue to takes them. What does i do.Every time i run for a long time.18?

If pills to help my back from hurting doesn't really work & i don't want to continue to takes them. What does i do.Every time i run for a long time.18?

See a trainer: If your symptoms only occur after long runs, see a trainer. Also check your shoes to see if they are running shoes, not just ordinary shoes. Don't rely on pills to help you. Pills do not correct a structural defect. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease & I'm on a strict 100% gluten free diet. I take Propranolol 20mg tabs & Levothyroxine 137mcg tabs daily. Do these contain Gluten?

I have celiac disease & I'm on a strict 100% gluten free diet. I take Propranolol 20mg tabs & Levothyroxine 137mcg tabs daily. Do these contain Gluten?

Highly unlikely: Although corn starch may be used in medications, I am not aware of gluten products in pills. The best defense is reading labels. ...Read more