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I have coil but had intercourse seven days ago since then have had lot of discharge which hass not happened before ?
Infection?: A certain amount of vaginal discharge is normal and the amount and characteristics vary throughout the menstrual cycle. However, a sudden, persistent and significant increase in the discharge could signal infection, so you need to get medical evaluation & appropriate treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more
@Dr. Jeff Livingston-Im confused bcuz PAP came back inad. HPV 16 & 18 came back NEG but also said POSTIVE HPV other H RISK TYPE 31-68. Do I have it???
Wrong site: This is not a chat room. Your submissions are never directed to any specific physician and none can retrieve them.Their is a paid concierge service that has some of these features if you establish a relationship with one physician. See site info if interested. Please start over and include whatever basic information you can to support your question. ...Read more
Dr.Jeff thanx so much. I am extremely nauseous tonight. No matter how much water I drink I don't feel better. I feel horrible. What shouldi do to ease it. Im starting to think I really might be pregnant?
Use caution: Nausea can be a symptom of anything from overeating to appendicitis. If you could be pregnant, use caution with medicines until you can test. Simple remedies can include peppermint tea or ginger drops. If you have significant pain with nausea please consider being evaluated in person; there are a few dangerous problems like appendicitis or ectopic pregnancy that may warrant further measures. ...Read more
My name Jeff I have had a back surgery three weeks ago and are having problems peeing is this normal ?
Maybe, maybe not: Unfortunately this is a difficult question to answer in general. It all depends on the type of surgery and what the precise location in the back the procedure was performed. If you have any concerns, they should really be relayed to your surgeon for further follow up. Every surgery has risk and complications, and those are very specific to the type of procedure. ...Read more
I wanted to speak to Dr. Jeff Livingston about what he saw on my ultrasound and test results that indicate a hysterectomy and a bladder sling.
I am 53 years old and in the last year i've begun seeing many raised white spots on my legs. I am concerned with the appearance. Any idea of what they are and how to have them removed? Is there a health concern I should be concerned with?
Very : Very difficult to tell without a clinical examination so i would see a dermatologist. Perhaps they are seborrheic keratoses, specifically the "stucco keratoses" variant. See a picture of a pigmented version at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more
About 1 year ago i took birth control for 1 month and ever since i don't get my period .I spot almost everyday and now it hass a really bad odor .?
Need to be checked: You need a thorogh gynecological exam to find the cause and foul odor may suggest an infectious process. ...Read more
My dad hass glaucoma and now cam.onlyy see blood vessel of his own eye nothing else? what's the.name of this condition.and how it can be treated?
Jet lag remedy: Jet lag is a disruption of circadian rhythm caused by traveling to different time zones. Basically adaption to the the local cycles of light and nutrition are the most effective means to adjust. If possible, a day or so before traveling, begin to change sleeping and eating times to those of the destination. Fasting for about 16 hours during travel and exposure to light also attenuates effects. ...Read more
Jet lag: Plan on turning your watch to the destination time and behaving like you are at that time as soon as you get on the plane. Avoid alcohol. Once you get at the destination, sleep and stay awake at the times everyone else does at the destination. Use caffeine as needed to stay awake. If it is a big time difference, consider sleeping pills and stimulant medicines. ...Read more
If I took a 2mg Lunesta at 11pm, but am wide awake at 3am, can I take another, even a half (1mg)? I don't need to be up for another 8 hours. Jet lag!
Yes ok: yes and eat something tooGet a more detailed answer ›
We were travelled today by car with my wife who has 19wk pregnant, but my car jerks heavily when it goes around on dig. Is it cause anything to mybaby?
My 15year old has started having rapid blinking that causes his head to have a jerking motion what can this be?
Rapid Blinking : This is a "tic" also known a s a "movement disorder:" http://www.Merckmanuals.Com/home/brain_spinal_cord_and_nerve_disorders/movement_disorders/tics.Html. This could be due to a number of causes, including tourette's syndrome. Make an appointment for your son with a neurologist to get it evaluated. ...Read more
What are causes of rapid myoconic jerks? Pt returned from SNF, both hands now sometime show rapid and pronounced jerks not there previously.
Low calcium meds: If this is something new and needs to be evaluated. It could be a metabolic problem such as calcium and would be the first thing one would think of. But there can be other conditions including medication, medical diseases and even hereditary causes of myotonia. You need to see your physician to get evaluated for this ...Read more
My soon to be husband has a sharp stabbing pain at the bottom of his right rib! it's made him even jerk a couple times pain through whole body!
Pain is Urgent:
You must understand that any question with the intensity that you describe baffles us physicians here online. By all logical reasoning the situation you describe is an emergency. Your fiance' should be in an emergency room rather than waiting for advice from a website.
This type of pain is urgent. Please act as such. ...Read more
Unlikely: The condition requires the coming together of two carrier parents for the gene. The black side of this relationship almost never would have the tay sachs - anymore than the white side would be a carrier for sickle cell. ...Read more
A lot of hair fall what can be? I have this problem something like 3 jears. Somebody can help me?
See Derm: You need to see your dermatologist for evaluation, then treatment can be prescribed. ...Read more
HI I HAVE BLEED AFTER MASTURBATION BAT JEST LITTLE BIT I DONT KNOW WAY THIS HAS NEVER HAPEN BEFOR?
Tissue injury: Masturbation generally involves manipulating tissues that have a variable tolerance to trauma.These tissues can be torn or cut in the process in various degrees. The body is somewhat forgiving & may heal on its own, but you may want to diminish the intensity of your workouts. ...Read more
I'm a diabetic. My lower half of my body gets jerking twitches when i try to rest. Is this something of a bigger problem?
Teen girl with headache triggered when the head is jerked. The pain is in the top back left and has been present for over a week. What should we do?
I am 40 yrs old and have a problem of head/neck jerking. This has started at age of 12 yrs (i guess). Is it a tic? If so please give me a medication.
Tic medication: Most of the time, unless the tic interferes with daily life function, the potential side effects are worse than the problem. If the problem is getting worse, you may want to see your primary care or neurologist for treatment options. They will do further testing to see what medication is best. ...Read more
I have these twitches that make my head jerk.I make a high pitched sound with out meaning to . This has been happening everyday for about half a year.
Tourette Syndrome?: Make an appointment with a Psychiatrist for a full workup. ...Read more
I was brushing my hair on left side and I.think I might have jerked my head and I got sharp pains in the right side of my head like the top back rifht
Having noticeable body jerks all day. they do not hurt but are bothersome and causing worry. happens more than 30 times a day. always had shaky hands?
Neurologist visit: the best will be to see a neurologist . You need full evaluation ...Read more
Unbalanced, nauseated and head feels heavy at times. Also notice when am unbalanced my vision appears to jerk... Has been for about 5- 6 months. Ideas?
I have a 6 month old baby and i want to take her to guatemala that would involve a jet internationally and helicopter locally. The baby will be just 6 months as we leave. She has flown in a jet and is fine, but will she be ok flying in central america in
Hello, : Hello, normally a healthy baby can use air transport after 2 weeks of age. I did not find any literature that established a difference between when a child can fly by plane versus a helicopter. Most infant car seats are certified for air travel. The federal aviation administration recommends that infants ride in properly secured safety seats. I can't answer the last question which is if it is a safe for an infant to visit guatemala - i don't know the political situation there or if are about any medical alerts for that country. ...Read more
I have been having involuntary jerking iand weakness n my hands that started about 3 months ago.What can it be?
Plan: 3 months of having this symptoms definitely requires doctor evaluation. PCP or even neurologist. Please go! ...Read more
My hands jerk n i don't know if it's from my medication? Please help, i take primidone 250mg n it's not working.
Get diagnosed: Your jerks might represent myoclonus, and unlikely that Primidone is culprit, as it usually suppresses tremors, and focal seizures. But in some cases, older anti-epileptic drugs, especially those metabolized to barbiturates, could worsen myoclonus. Get this phenomenon diagnosed, and revise therapy as needed. Get referred to a neurologist. ...Read more
During a violent assault can violent hair pulling damage ligaments in neck? Head was jerked up and back very forcefully.
Yes: Ligaments connect bone to bone hence play important role in spine stabilization and support. The type of trauma you are describing could lead to ligament injury. Seek care with a physiatrist or spine surgeon. ...Read more