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Herniated Disc: Yes, pelvic rotation can cause an asymmetric load on the iliolumbar ligament and effect the pressure on the disc. ...Read more
Spring of this year, treated for ongoing asymptomatic sinus infections w/3 different meds, ending with clarithromycin w/o true relief. Tired of compl
Hi. If on CT of head there is a finding of maxillary and ethmoid sinusitis, does it still need treatment? Patient is asymptomatic. Thank you
No: I wouldn't. Why put yourself at risk of side effects from antibiotics for something that isn't doing anything to you. ...Read more
If pregnant...: The one caveat to dr. Edwards' fine answer is for pregnant ladies. If you are pregnant, then you should treat asymptomatic bactiuria as many women will progress to a full-blown bladder infection, possibly ascending to the kidneys. This is very serious when pregnant so we treat all bactiuria in pregnant ladies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to show symptoms the first time you catch an STD but are asymptomatic the second time? I'm curious as to whether or not its possible to have an std/sti and show symptoms get cured, then catch a second, but are asymptomatic the second time.
There : There are different types of std's - each one expresses differently in the body. Also there are some std's that present variably - like chlamydia. ...Read more
Histoplasmosis: For asymptomatic people or people with acute localized infection who are otherwise healthy, antifungal treatment is usually not recommended as these people have or will resolve the infection in about three weeks. If symptoms persist a month or more, itraconazole (sporanox), ketoconazole (nizoral) or Amphotericin B (fungizone, amphocin) may be effective. ...Read more
30 y.O. M asymptomatic, just common cold. Urinalysis shows urobilinogen of the chart, + leukocyte, very little billirubin. Drugs:cialis and dianabol.
Follow-up: If i understand, your urine urobilinogen level was very high, there was a trace of bilirubin in your urine, you are taking dianabol, and you are not visibly jaundiced. Dianabol will cause cholestasis and is the likely explanation for the bilirubinuria. The elevated urobilinogen will prompt a savvy physician to order liver enzymes and a reticulocyte count to check for hemolysis. ...Read more
Prevention: There is no cure. We can only treat it. Patient is always at risk of sheeding even if asymptomatic. Incubation period could be 2-12 days, in some cases up to 26 days. The only way to avoid std is by abstinence. Latex codom is just a barrier to prevent std, patient can still get or transmit std when wearing a condom. Partner needs to see a doctor. ...Read more
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