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My wife disclosed she is asexual after 16 yrs of marriage. Two children. I have no idea what to do. We're in couple therapy. I need intimacy.

My wife disclosed she is asexual after 16 yrs of marriage. Two children. I have no idea what to do. We're in couple therapy. I need intimacy.

Marriage needs: You know what you need. Very good. Do you know what she needs?? You state that you have been married for 16 years. How often do you just sit down and talk with her. An old saying says: "Happy wife; Happy life". The key is good and open communication between the two of you. Happy Valentine's Day to you BOTH !!! ...Read more

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What to do if I am a 16yr old, and i went to uv light therapy couple days ago and it burned my skin?

What to do if I am a 16yr old, and i went to uv light therapy couple days ago and it burned my skin?

Dermatologist: Your dermatologist or the licensed physician specialist who provided the UV therapy should know about this. There are over-the-counter skin soothing agents available. But you should discuss this with the doctor who provided the therapy. ...Read more

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Is there counseling or therapy for couples where one person has major insecure attachment problems?

Is there counseling or therapy for couples where one person has major insecure attachment problems?

Yes: Of course, nobody thinks that they have an issue, and that they are the "good one" of the relationship. They may be right, but that's not the point. A good family counselor, and there are some in any area, can help greatly, and if one person does have major issues, refer them for individual care. But the issues may be in both parents, and a good counselor should help both parents. ...Read more

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Have injection therapy (steroid shots) in my neck in a couple days because of spine related illnesses. I've been told they cause migraines afterwards?

Have injection therapy (steroid shots) in my neck in a couple days because of spine related illnesses. I've been told they cause migraines afterwards?

Spinal headache: The post-dural puncture headache is a very rare complication and occurs in 0.5% of injections. A blood patch is a simple, quick procedure to solve this problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pulled hamstring 5 years ago with no real pain, months after radiating pain in and down leg began so i went to physical therapy for a couple months but gave up after no improvement and have been living with the same symptoms ever since. Recently the pain

Pulled hamstring 5 years ago with no real pain, months after radiating pain in and down leg began so i went to physical therapy for a couple months but gave up after no improvement and have been living with the same symptoms ever since. Recently the pain

PatienceAndPersevere: I just got over a similar problem(well, it sounds similar): a really tight hamstring months after an injury.So,hard to touch toes & made jogging somewhat difficult--not horrible,but annoying.So I began a very slow & deliberate stretching program on my own--just gave it attention over six moths, stretching every day several times a day,gently,gently easing further.There were setbacks but today AOK! ...Read more

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I have suffered from neck, jaw and shoulder pain for a couple years.. Sometimes my throat bothers me and today i looked in and n I have been having massage therapy and it has been helping.. The bump has me scared., .

I have suffered from neck, jaw and shoulder pain for a couple years.. Sometimes my throat bothers me and today i looked in and n I have been having massage therapy and it has been helping.. The bump has me scared., .

As : As dr fowler stated, your question has been cut off. Are yousaying that you looked into your mouth and saw a bump? Regardless of where the bump is, you should have it examined by a medical professional to determine its origin and any course of treatment. ...Read more

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My 4th vertebrae is slipping, i asked my doctor for a referral for MRI he insisted physical therapy but last couple weeks my left leg goes numb? Ideas

My 4th vertebrae is slipping, i asked my doctor for a referral for MRI he insisted physical therapy but last couple weeks my left leg goes numb? Ideas

See a specialist: By your question I am assuming you have had a plain x-ray showing changes at your 4 th lumbar vertebret since you can't see disks on plain x-rays i suspect you have something called sponsylolysthesis of mild severity. Have you discussed the new numbness with your doctor. If so you may need to see a pm&r doctor or neurologist for a more comprehensive exam to see if more studies are needed. ...Read more

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Been trying for a baby for 7 months and nothing has happened I had loop treatment a couple of years ago could that affect it. I have one child before?

Been trying for a baby for 7 months and nothing has happened I had loop treatment a couple of years ago could that affect it. I have one child before?

Rare: After loop treatment to treat abnormal cervical cells a rare side effect is narrowing of the cervical opening which can lead to infertility or difficulty conceiving. A more common risk is delivering too early. If you are having trouble conceiving go see your Gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment for infertility in couples?

What is the most common treatment for infertility in couples?

Varies: There really isn't a most common treatment for infertility in couples. Many women though will take an ovulation induction agents such as Clomid (clomiphene) to regulator ovulation or to produce multiple eggs to improve chances combined with intrauterine insemination. ...Read more

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Went kayaking months ago now my neck pops literally every couple mins and hurts if I don't pop it.What could this be a sign of?Poss treatment options?

Went kayaking months ago now my neck pops literally every couple mins and hurts if I don't pop it.What could this be a sign of?Poss treatment options?

First suspect muscle: I would first suspect muscle, or tendon, slippage but there are other considerations we need. You will need an evaluation and imaging. ...Read more

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I've just finished treatment for lymphoma. Which included 8 avbd chemos and 12 radiotherapy sessions. I'm just waiting for scan in a couple of weeks. ?

I've just finished treatment for lymphoma. Which included 8 avbd chemos and 12 radiotherapy sessions. I'm just waiting for scan in a couple of weeks. ?

Good luck: I d not really understand your question, but perhaps you are wondering about how to approach uncertainty. You have probably been told your odds of cure. If you have a lymphoma that is sometimes or usually cured, plan for a normal life while cherishing each day -- too few people do this. If your time will be short, enrich it by finding what is meaningful for you. Be well informed and good luck. ...Read more

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When must a couple seek fertility treatment?

When must a couple seek fertility treatment?

Depends: A couple with no risk factors or medical problems should try for about 6 to 12 months before getting evaluated and considering treatment - 6 months if the woman is 35 or older and 12 months if she is younger. However, if you have medical or gynecologic problems like endometriosis, irregular periods, previous surgery, etc, you should see someone now. ...Read more

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I have stopped breastfeeding couple of month ago but still screation is released. What is the treatment?

I have stopped breastfeeding couple of month ago but still screation is released.  What is the treatment?

More time: You can try a tight fitting bra and/or ace wrap your breasts. Also, strangely enough, putting raw cabbage leaves in your bra can help too. Make sure to avoid any breast stimulation, including facing away from water when showering. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and 5ft tall, if I started to transition into a man using testosterone treatment could I grow a couple more inches?

I'm 16 and 5ft tall, if I started to transition into a man using testosterone treatment could I grow a couple more inches?

5ft tall: Five foot tall is a bit low for your age unless your parents have that height. Please have your Mom or Dad take you to the doctor for advice and management. PS: I arrived in Sydney in 1947 (from UK) and stayed till I graduated from Med School. Went to USA! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about possibility of becoming a doctor! ...Read more

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My grandson has a misformed chest. spine also affected. one rib missing and couple of ribs fused and not symmetric. will he need treatment?

My grandson has a misformed chest. spine also affected. one rib missing and couple of ribs fused and not symmetric. will he need treatment?

Congenital scoliosis: You grandson requires regular follow up and review ( almost every 6 months) to monitor his spinal deformity progression, lung/chest function and his neurological status. He might require Physio, bracing and surgery should these conditions progress.. A Paeds and spinal prophetic surgeon should be rep seeing him regularly. ...Read more

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