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At 9 weeks I'm 3 months right?

At 9 weeks I'm 3 months right?

Not quite yet: Most months have 4 weeks in them, so you are a little over 2 months pregnant. I always use that old poem: "Thirty days hath September, April, June, & November. All the rest have 31, except February, etc." If all goes well, & it often does, you'll get there in a couple of weeks.Remember, dating the age of an unborn baby is approximate and not written in stone.Good luck, eat smart, happy thoughts! ...Read more

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My husband is taking mestinon, (pyridostigmine) methotrexate, and prednisone for myasthenia gravis. Are all 3 needed?

My husband is taking mestinon, (pyridostigmine) methotrexate, and prednisone for myasthenia gravis.  Are all 3 needed?

Quite possibly: About 1/3 can see spontaneous remission, 1/3 stabilize on chronic medications, and 1/3 have progressive difficulties. In appropriate candidates, minimally invasive thoracic surgery to remove thymus (thymectomy) can possibly cure or stabilize disease or decrease amount and/or types of meds. This link may help: http://goo.Gl/3xxmd. ...Read more

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What exactly is glycose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase?

What exactly is glycose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase?

Carbohydrate enzyme: Glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (g6pd deficiency) is an inherited disorder found mostly in people with african, asian, or middle eastern ancestry. G6pd helps convert carbohydrates into a more useful form. Lack of this enzyme causes red blood cells to become fragile, resulting in the rbcs bursting when stressed. This leads to hemolytic anemia. Infection, drugs & some foods can trigger. ...Read more

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Is citalopram 20 mg. Good 3 months after expiration date?

Is citalopram 20 mg. Good 3 months after expiration date?

Yes-- but: It is still functional-- but if it is that old, it sounds like you are no longer under a doctor's care. It is never a good idea to take medicine unless your doctor knows about it. You might have been placed on new medicines that interact with it, or, at the very least, you need to have someone to call if you have side effects. ...Read more

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What does 14.15 nmol/L progesterone mean? Taken on d22. Last 3 cycles 25 days long. Age 30

What does 14.15 nmol/L progesterone mean? Taken on d22. Last 3 cycles 25 days long. Age 30

Ovulation: If your doctor ordered a Progesterone test on day 22 then likely they were looking for signs of ovulation. A number above 10 in the middle of the 2nd half of the cycle usually means ovulation. Check with your doctor why the test was done and confirm what conclusions can be made from the test ...Read more

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What would cause hypoglycemia (60) with high beta hydroxybutyrate 3.2 and insulin high at 7.3? Non fasted, non diabetic.

What would cause hypoglycemia (60) with high beta hydroxybutyrate 3.2 and insulin high at 7.3? Non fasted, non diabetic.

Reactive hypoglycemi: B"sd sounds like a colleague has ordered hypoglycemia evaluation. Clinical details needed for full interpretation, but the results given would be compatible with typical post-prandial reactive hypoglycemia. Often seen in states of insulin resistance which would include pre diabetes. More than happy to discuss with the details. High BH pretty much rules out insulinoma or insulin injection. ...Read more

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Is beta-hydroxybutyrate a hormone?

Is beta-hydroxybutyrate a hormone?

No: Hi. No, beta-hydroxybutyrate is not a hormone. It is a so-called "ketone body", manufactured by the liver as a fuel for non-CNS tissues in states of extreme starvation, OR in diabetic ketoacidosis from not enough insulin. ...Read more

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What's myopothy and if is serious to have for three weeks?

What's myopothy and if is serious to have for three weeks?

Myopathy: Myopathy is a disorder of muscle. There are many causes from inflammation, infection, metabolic disorders and degenerative disorders. I would discuss this with your doctor who may refer you to a neurologist or rheumatologist. Since you have only had myopathy for such a short time, you may be experiencing an inflammatory process, for which there are several treatments. ...Read more

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Can a person have three ovaries?

Can a person have three ovaries?

Not normally: Ovaries come in pairs and that is the usual pattern. Rarely one doesn't develop and you will find only one. Three is only possible in rare conditions in which a tumor develops which has ovarian elements. But three normal ovaries does not occur. ...Read more

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Could i need *three* root canals?

Could i need *three* root canals?

Get 2nd opinion: It's hard for me to answer that question without seeing your radiographs. Do you have pain? Do you have discomfort to hot/cold/chewing? Trouble sleeping at night? If you were diagnosed as needing 3 root canals, you can always get a second opinion from another dentist. ...Read more

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Why am i haveing 4 periods in three weeks ?

Why am i haveing 4 periods in three weeks ?

Several reasons: Bleeding four times in three weeks is not normal. See your gynecologist: it could be uterine fibroids, hormonal problems, an abnormal pregnancy, or even a pelvic infection. It's worth getting some help! ...Read more

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Are there only three types of malignant tumors?

Are there only three types of malignant tumors?

Many Types: There are more than three types of malignant tumors. A cell from any organ (liver, skin, lung, brain, blood, breast, ovary, etc) may proliferate without regulation and produce a malignant tumor. ...Read more

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Can three year olds drink honey water?

Can three year olds drink honey water?

Food safety: The american academy of pediatrics advises that honey should not be added to food, water, or formula that is fed to infants younger than 1 year age because of risk of botulism toxin – a spore that can cause types of paralysis. Older children and adults have acids in their intestines that can neutralize the toxin, so the risk is not as great for children over 1. ...Read more

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How to treat diarrhea for three weeks?

How to treat diarrhea for three weeks?

Med eval.: This is too long for your garden variety gastroenteritis. Please see your physician for a medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it normal to pee three times a day?

Is it normal to pee three times a day?

Yes: This is a common frequency. It depends in part on your fluid intake. Multiple times might be a problem requiring evaluation but three per day is pretty typical. ...Read more