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Chronic pain: The cause of your pain needs to be diagnosed first and then a treatment plan can be created. Please see your doctor for a diagnosis. He/she may provide medication but also ask about/consider things such as biofeedback, clinical hypnosis, bodywork, and dietary changes. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Hi Omar, my face is dark where as my body is fair and shiny. Can you please let me know what could be the reason?
More sun exposure..: ..is usually the explanation for one's face being darker. Sun exposure increases the secretion of the skin pigment melanin. Dirt, pollution may also contribute. You should be using sun block every day on all sun exposed skin, but it may be difficult to get your face back to the shade of the rest of your body. Consult a Dermatolgoist for expertise: hydroquinone, alezaic acid, possible chemical peel ...Read more
Hello Dr. Omar. I have MS and I have been experiencing dizzy spells for the last three days. Do you believe I should go to the hospital or should I wa?
Dizzyness is quite: Common in people with MS. It's usually a result of mixed message sent to or from your brain from various parts of your balance system. However, if this is a brand new symptom, your doctor should evaluate it. "Dizziness" has many causes. It's important to find out what's causing it in your case. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Hello....Is it normal for a.Man not to have and discharge during oral sex ir stroking? Sorry a little embarassing...
Could I have proportional dwarfism? I am an 18 yr old female. All of me is small so I look proportionate but I ama little over 4'9"?
Just short: Dwarf is a general term of short stature below 4 1/2 ft (135 cm). Those who have normal body proportions are often called midgets. ...Read more
Here are some...: Not every question in mind has its perfect answer since in real life, testing all potential interactions among all drugs and nutritional supplement is impossible. General speaking, the breast-fed baby should tolerate non-drug nutrition well that the mother can. Of course, overindulgence and obsession of any matters will adversely affect health in time. ...Read more
Age24, fem. I have lost alot of weight by reducing calories and eating husk fiber. Now I eat right and take husk regulry for over ayear now. Is it safe?
It appears very safe: I understand the most usual form of husk fiber is psyllium...which has actually been studied quite extensively and has good health benefit: bowel regularity, blood sugar and fat improvement, etc. People can feel bloated or have cramping if the dose isn't right, but if you feel fine, all is good. Very rarely, some have allergy to psyllium powder, but you don't, so again, all is good. Congratulations! ...Read more
Are there any sideeffects of taking shower/ bath on over all health during periods? In Asian counbtries we are told not to in first 3 days esp, thank
After urinating in the night health goes down! Hi all, I am a 42 year old, south Asian male, would consider myself of average health. For over 20 years I have been noticing a strange phenomena. Some days, I have to get up from sleep to urinate 2-4 tim
How do you f/u progression from chronic gastritis to antral atrophic gastritis with IM over 2.5yrs after eradication of HP infx in 37y Asian patient?
GI doc: Gold standard would be a Upper Endoscopy for follow up with biopsy. A GI specialist would do this, but you may not require this unless u are still having pain/bloating/reflux/chronic nonproductive cough/diarrhea/Nausea-these can be all together, or individual or combo of symptoms. ...Read more
Hello last two days I have been sore in gorin area sittin, walkin, lieing down no matter what way I amand I seem to get out of breath over they smalles?
Sore groin: There are many structures in the area so could be a number o things and we have limited information. Could be hernia, or even sciatica or iliofemoral ligament discomfort, of intrinsic hip abnormality bursitis, rarely aneurysm or ileitis would follow up with doc within 24-48 hours since you are short of breath ...Read more
It is possible.: You could possibly get infected with HIV if you have open wounds in your mouth and he has cuts or sores around his genitals. If you are concerned, you should get tested for HIV every 3-6 months if you or your partner engage in high risk activities, ; consider the truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) vaccine if he does test positive. ...Read more
My period was over within 3 days (im on b.C) and two days after it ended I had sex and the day after started lightly bleedeing agian. What is this?
I m hving back n neck pain over a year. Doc adviced me to hav rest n no work. But I gained 10kg weight in ayear. Hw to reduce nd any specific exercise?
How many times can you get Asian eyelid surgery? Friends tell me Asian eyelid surgery is not always permanent. So if I get it and it fades over time, can I get it again? How many times? .
Asian blepharoplasty: There is no set number for how many times you can have Asian blepharoplasty. Hopefully, you will find the right surgeon and procedure for you. Sometimes, with aging, you may need aging Asian blepharoplasty eventually. Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in these procedures. ...Read more
My ama is 1:40 square and T4 is 15.3 and TSH is 0.01, I am suffering from urticaria everyday all over the body for last 3 years, is it possible that
I have been on the Depo-Provera shot for over ayear, never had a cycle until now. It's been going on for two weeks and super heavy. Should I call my doctor?
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding, no period, and spotting are common side effects of DepoProvera, amongst many others. Heavy bleeding can lead to anemia, dizziness, shortness of breath. Increase your fluid intake and notify your doctor of your symptoms if you are still bleeding in another week. ...Read more
How to lose belly fat? Hi, I am a south Asian male, 42 years of age. Regardless of dieting and exercising my belly is over 39 inches. Rest of the body is in good shape. Any tips on how can I get rid of those love handles will be greatly appreciated. T
Exercise: Continue to do aerobic exercise, and realize it takes time. You didn't get those love handles in a day or a week or a month. Eat fewer calories than you need in a day to help your body lose the fat in that area. Slow loss of one pound a week would be best advised. Consult a dietician if you need help in a meal plan that will help. Most of all- don't give up. ...Read more
Will the suture method of Asian eyelid surgery last as long as the incision method? I've heard the crease from the suture method can fall out over time. Is that true? Does it happen because of a bad procedure or from something the patient does? Or is the
I'm: I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "suture method" vs "incision method". There are barbed sutures that are used for various lifting procedures but most of these have fallen out of favor for lack of long term stability. The tried and true method of incisions and sutures is the gold standard. ...Read more
A friend is an Asian 54yrs, 224 lbs, diabetic under oral meds. Albumin 34, cretanine 1.2 & blood urea 27.Are the figures any indication of kidney disease.
Labs only part of it: Given that your relative is 224 pounds, I'm suspicious that he is overweight. The creatinine value -Cr depends on muscle mass, so it would be helpful to get an estimation of that. There are calculations that can be done using Cr & body weight that will give an estimate of kidney function. I think your relatives numbers are OK but recc lose weight, make sure blood pressure is OK & follow up with MD ...Read more
Just diagnosed with hep b, depressed and learning to cope. Is chirrosis and/or liver cancer inevitable? Is my life over? I'm 29, asian, female.
There's hope.: It's true that chronic, progressive infection with hepatitis b can lead to liver failure & cancer. But many recent advances in anti-viral medications have improved our ability to control the infection. Work with a hepatologist familiar with this disease. Follow the surveillance protocol closely. Avoid alcohol & drugs toxic to the liver, & if pregnant, get proper immunizations for the baby. ...Read more
Can stress make sjogrens worse? Because im starting to have issues with my throat, ear, body ache & headache all over agian now that I been stressed?
I have a rash all over my left arm and one part is pimply looking with white stuff. Had a cheap splint from an Asian doctor. Is hydrocortisone good4it?
Maybe not: Sounds like you have contact dermatitis. That's an allergic reaction, perhaps to the material in the splint. Another possibility is impetigo. That's an infection. Since no one over here at healthtap can see your rash you would be wise to have a health care professional take a look at it before using Hydrocortisone or anything else on it. ...Read more