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I'm scared to bring up female health concern with my dr due to anxiety/triggers. How can I tell her in a 10 min apt?
Be creative!: Write down your question or concern and read it to her as soon as she enters the room. Alternatively, hand her the written question. Don't allow your anxiety to cause you to wait until the very end of your appointment or there may not be enough time for you to get satisfactory answers. ...Read more
Can you please explain why breast cancer and female health are given more publicity and money than male and prostate?
Women: Traditionally women have be much better at organizing around health care issues. Men are traditionally less likely to be as active. ...Read more
How long does it take for a 14 year old female good health to see results in there everyday workout or exercises?
Which results?: If you are talking about decrease is your blood pressure, heart rate and flow of brain endorphins, this happens immediately. If you are talking about weight loss, increase muscle mass, improved bone density, these start happening a few weeks into routine exercise. And all of the time, you are adding days on to the end of your life - but that may take 80-90 years to notice! ...Read more
I just woke up with a start with a severe headache, that traveled down into my chest. I thought is 47 year old female. No health issues
Go to ER: Get it checked out.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello I'm a 27 year old female good health recently had my blood pressure checked and the reading have been low 90/55 my recent 93/55 is this normal?
Likely benign: If you have no other medical conditions and no symptoms that blood pressure is fine. Other symptoms would include lightheadedness, particularly when you are getting up. Other medical conditions would include known valvular heart disease or hormonal disease. If you have no other symptoms I wouldn't be concerned. If you develop symptoms or something changes, contact a health care provider. ...Read more
Is 45 female great health and 46 male great health too old to conceive a child we want to is it better to do IVF and have multiples inplanted?
Low chances: Pregnancy rates in women over 45 years of age are low. (the male age is less of an issue). Ivf will not give you a great chance of conceiving either. Only 9.1% of women over the age of 42 conceived with ivf in 2011 in the United States. I would recommend evaluation with a reproductive endocrinologist immediately to review your options and see if you are a candidate for therapy. ...Read more
I quit menthol cigarettes 1 week ago, am approx 180lbs 38 yr old female no health history, how long until I am clear on a urine cotanine test?
My A/G ratio says 2.9 is that something to be concerned about? All other ranges are within the normal.30 year female no health issues
Nope.: An isolated abnormal A/G ratio is generally clinically insignificant. Nothing to worry about. From Quest Labs: "The albumin to globulin (A/G) ratio has been used as an index of disease state, however, it is not a specific marker for disease because it does not indicate which specific proteins are altered. The normal A/G ratio is 0.8-2.0. " ...Read more
Is AST always supposed to be lower than alt? Both of my values are always around AST 24/ ALT 18. Doctors never mentioned wrong ratio. I am 59 yo female, excellent health, workout 6 days/week.
No: No clinical relevance of the ratio when the liver enzymes are normal. Alt of 19 for woman and 29 for man. For patients with chronic liver disease if ast/ alt >1.2 --- it is indicative of advanced fibrosis. ...Read more
29 yr old female, good health 125lbs, resting heart rate ranges from 109-130. How do I know when I should see somebody for this?
I'm 32, female, good health. I've just been told I have RBBB and LAV blocks in the heart. No symptoms. How life-threatening is this?
RBBB, LAD: If you mean RBBB and left anterior hemiblock or left axis deviation, I would have some concern about structural heart disease and, accordingly, I feel a cardiologist should evaluate and follow you. I assume you had an echocardiogram already. If the EKG pattern hasn't changed over several years, it may have less significance and may be simply a conduction abnormality only that may not worsen. ...Read more
I have a lump on my lower back, just to the right of my spine. Doesn't hurt about the size of 50 cent piece. 24 female good health. I don't have a pcp.
Lump on the back: The lump you feel most likely is a benign tumor of the fat called a lipoma. It is important to know if it is movable, soft or hard. A hard immovable lump is of concern and could suggest cancer. If it is soft and movable it most likely benign. Also, has it increased in size? If it is increasing in you should be examined ASAP. Some one should check it anyhow at some point. ...Read more
I've come to notice my hands shake a little. When holding something any object. 20 yr old female good health. Should I worry?
Depends: Usually no. It is called benign essential tremor. If it becomes intense and affects your performing fine job, you may seek help. ...Read more
I'm 27/female. No health issues in past. 2 days ago had side and back pain. Now occasional sharp pains in abdominal area. Makes me dizzy and painful?
See doctor: There are many potential causes, some serious, others not as much. You need to be examined ...Read more
Bm earlier, felt a sharp, cutting, feeling before it came out then red blood on toilet paper. Colon cancer? I'm 22 female. No health issues no fam his
60 year old female ok health but just now severe ear pain, burning sensation in ear, hearing faded?
Thought but you could have something as simple as WAX IMPACTION in that ear!!!
See a Health Provider for a hands on ear exam and treatment!
Hope this helps!
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