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Will Plan B One step work after/during ovulation?

Will Plan B One step work after/during ovulation?

Yes: Yes, Plan B reduces the chance of pregnancy by a factor of 10 when taken within 72 hours of an unprotected encounter, even during or after ovulation. It does not work by inhibiting ovulation; it inhibits implantation which is a separate process that must occur before a pregnancy is established. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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Does the emergency contraception TAKE ACTION work as good as plan B one step?

Does the emergency contraception TAKE ACTION work as good as plan B one step?

Should be: Should be similiar as both contain 1. 5 mg Levonorgestrel per Dose .
REF: http://ec.princeton.edu/questions/eceffect.html ...Read more

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Family plan for fire prevention and meeting space?

Family plan for fire prevention and meeting space?

Many Fire Department: have annual fairs where families can go through the "fire house", meet Sparky the fire dog ( person in costume), obtain free materials that teaches egress, and even climb on firetrucks. Then the family can practice as home. ...Read more

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Please describe the three steps in the action plan to quit smoking?

Please describe the three steps in the action plan to quit smoking?

Yes: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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How effective is taking plan b & taking your birth control pill the same day as taking plan b ? Do they cancel each other out ?

How effective is taking plan b & taking your birth control pill the same day as taking plan b ? Do they cancel each other out ?

Plan B: Depending on the kind of birth control pill, they contain similar hormones related to progesterone, levonorgestrel. It isn't necessary to take plan b if you haven't missed 2 or more birth control pills in a row. Plan B is 85% effective if taken within 72 hours and 95% effective within 24 hours, less effective in women with BMI's over 35. ...Read more

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Dental: Can a patient have a group PPO insurance plan and an individual dental discount plan for when the PPO plan is lacking coverage?

Dental: Can a patient have a group PPO insurance plan and an individual dental discount plan for when the PPO plan is lacking coverage?

Yes but...: First the office you go to would have to accept both plans. It also depends upon whether or not they are both for you, or you as a secondary on your spouse's plan. Furthermore, some insurance plans reduce the coverage by the amount another plan pays. You need to discuss this with both insurance plans and the office. I hope you seek quality dental care and not just consider out of pocket costs. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use my albuterol inhaler throughout the day? (I am between insurance plans and can't afford preventative asthma meds.)

Is it safe to use my albuterol inhaler throughout the day? (I am between insurance plans and can't afford preventative asthma meds.)

Albuterol: Only use albuterol inhaler if wheezing or chest tightness. If you are needing to use it throughout the day then you need to get seen. Doses used in hospitals are high and generally well tolerated BUT the fragility that your lungs are demonstrating is where the danger lies. Don't ignore your symptoms, get seen if you are using your inhaler "throughout the day" please. Be safe. ...Read more

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Is Plan B withdrawal bleeding good?

Not exactly sure : What you mean. However, bleeding after taking Plan B is neither good nor bad. It is a possible side effect of plan b. The way you know that it has worked is when you get your actual period. ...Read more

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I'm tall, fit and weigh right around 175 lbs. Will Plan B emergency contraceptive work for me?

I'm tall, fit and weigh right around 175 lbs. Will Plan B emergency contraceptive work for me?

Probably: effective. Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. ...Read more

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Will taking Plan B one step when on birth control make your period late?

Will taking Plan B one step when on birth control make your period late?

Ok: There is no need to take plan B if you are on birth control and taking it every day. Plan B is birth control pills. Don't use plan B when you are on birth control. Yes, it could interfere with your period. By the way I hope you are asking this for someone else as your profile says you are male. ...Read more

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Is plan B one step good birth control ?

Is plan B one step good birth control ?

Plan B: No it is an emergency contraceptive. It is not meant to be used as regular birth control. Their are much better regular contraceptives. ...Read more

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Age 33. Diagnosed with asthma / small airway disease. Prescribed advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) 250/50 and proair hfa. Took a peak flow meter test and blew 350 l/min. Is that bad? Recommendations on how to improve?

Age 33. Diagnosed with asthma / small airway disease. Prescribed advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) 250/50 and proair hfa. Took a peak flow meter test and blew 350 l/min. Is that bad? Recommendations on how to improve?

Don't look: The peak flow rate is based on your height and sex and thus can't tell whether yours is bad or not. The more important point is how much has it changed from your pfr when you not have breathing problem. As suggested by dr pizzo, you should consult an allergist to help manage your problem. There is a chance that the atenolol may adversely impact your asthma. Fev-1 is superior to pfr. ...Read more

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Following prescriptions for neck injury/migraines, a relativehas become addicted to prescription painkillers. What is thebest course of action to end addiction?

Following prescriptions for neck injury/migraines, a relativehas become addicted to prescription painkillers. What is thebest course of action to end addiction?

Pain specialist: This is not uncommon, and likely very unnecessary. You should find a doctor who specializes in trauma and pain management, and get either detoxified or under better control. There may be issues such as crps that need to be addressed. Seek additional help. ...Read more

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Global health organisation warns families to prepare emergency family plan: what medicine and supplies.?

Global health organisation warns families to prepare emergency family plan:  what medicine and supplies.?

Six basic supplies: 1 water mke sure you have water for basic needs for 3 days 2 food non perishable for st least 3 days 3 first aid and supplies 4 clothing and beddings appropriate 5 tools and special items like flash lights and fresh batteries 6 battery powered communication devices and dont forget copies of important documents like drivers licence, passports. Prescription medicines and over the counter meds. ...Read more

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Father 90, buccal mucosa cancer, hospice, to control pain giving buprenorphine 0.2 mg sublingual but side effects restlessness, agitation, how control ?

Father 90, buccal mucosa cancer, hospice, to control pain giving buprenorphine 0.2 mg sublingual but side effects restlessness, agitation, how control ?

hospice care: Sorry to hear about your father. Care is individualized on multiple factors including cancer type, stage, age of patient, and performance status. I would discuss this with his hospital team. Pain management is an area the hospice team specializes in. ...Read more

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Any difference between Proair & Ventolin inhalers? Which one is prescribed more and more Asthma effective . Any cons or pros. Appreciate your help.

They are the: same medication,albuterol,made by different companies. Proair is probably prescribed more now because it is cheaper to buy than ventolin. They are both as effective for asthma. ...Read more

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Wilson Is there a rescue inhaler to replace Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) that doesn't cost $375.00?

Wilson Is there a rescue inhaler to replace Combivent (albuterol and ipratropium) that doesn't cost $375.00?

Yes, but also pricey: Unfortunately all inhalers are now expensive since manufacturers were able to start re-patenting generics due to new restrictions on inert ingredients in the devices. For COPD, Atrovent (ipratropium) is effective. Ventolin or ProAir (albuterol), although better for asthma, are effective as well in COPD especially if you are on a long-acting controller such as Spiriva or Tudorza. ...Read more