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I took 2 Aleve for a headache, and accidentally took 2 more a few hours later. (brain fart, was supposed to take an unrelated prescription) should I be?

I took 2 Aleve for a headache, and accidentally took 2 more a few hours later. (brain fart, was supposed to take an unrelated prescription) should I be?

No trouble.: Normal dosing for Aleve is 220mg twice a day. The prescription form is Naprosyn (naproxen) 500mg twice a day. Your taking double Aleve (220mg x2 = 440mg) twice in 24 hours should not be a problem. ...Read more

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I recently had a HIV antibody blood test with the dr. He asked when my last exposure was. I told him 8 years ago when it was really 6. I had a brain fart. Will that time difference matter at all?

I recently had a HIV antibody blood test with the dr. He asked when my last exposure was. I told him 8 years ago when it was really 6. I had a brain fart. Will that time difference matter at all?

No: Hiv antibody test should be reliable 6 months after exposure. Before that time, looking for the virus itself by pcr is more reliable since antibody might not show up early enough. After that, 6 years or 8 years are the same. ...Read more

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My daughter in law left gas on pm stove while outside. She noticed when she came back in and immediately turned it off and opened windows. She is 2-1/2 months pregnant. Is there a danger of brain or other injury to the fetus from that exposure?

My daughter in law left gas on pm stove while outside. She noticed when she came back in and immediately turned it off and opened windows. She is 2-1/2 months pregnant. Is there a danger of brain or other injury to the fetus from that exposure?

No worries: The odor is added to propane and methane natural gasses to let people know when unburnt gas is in the air. A little bit of propane or methane odor is harmless. Whenever one smells that odor, one just needs to identify the source of the gas odor and decide what to do... such as relight the pilot light, turn off the gas, light the gas and use it, or run away to call 911. In general, no worries. ...Read more

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I smell gas in my nose for the past couple weeks I have had I might still have a sinus infec. Take amox.500 mg only 2 so far. Can this be a brain tumor?

I smell gas in my nose for the past couple weeks I have had I might still have a sinus infec. Take amox.500 mg only 2 so far. Can this be a brain tumor?

Doubt: Jumping to the conclusion of brain tumor is extreme, especially with lack of any other symptoms. However, sinusitis is a reasonable assumption to treat in cases of cacosmia (strange smell). Continue to follow with your doctor as he works through this. As you alluded, 2 doses is too early. ...Read more

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Feeling out of it. Slight dizziness. Indigestion, gassy, diarrhea, brain feels just. Really out of it. Shortness or breath, helps when gas is gone?

Feeling out of it. Slight dizziness. Indigestion, gassy, diarrhea, brain feels just. Really out of it. Shortness or breath, helps when gas is gone?

Many things: Many things may be causing you to feel this way. Have you started any new medications as of late? It is possible you have a viral gastroenteritis. It is best to see your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Dizziness at night past few days. Had brain CT 1.5 years ago which was clear. Feel faint feeling/neck pain. Excessive gas as well. Life threatening?

Dizziness at night past few days. Had brain CT 1.5 years ago which was clear. Feel faint feeling/neck pain. Excessive gas as well. Life threatening?

Not immediately: Would see your primary care doctor for work up, there are a huge number of causes for dizziness ranging from dehydration/fainting to ear infections to a brain tumor. Can't really comment on the cause in your case without additional information. ...Read more

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Nausea, occasional vomiting, urge to pass gas or have bowel movement, but sometimes it won't pass, swelling, pain in left abdomen, fatigue, brain fog.

Nausea, occasional vomiting, urge to pass gas or have bowel movement, but sometimes it won't pass, swelling, pain in left abdomen, fatigue, brain fog.

Acute or chronic?: This collection of symptoms requires an examination. Although you may simply have a bad case of impacted stool / constipation, there may be inflammation of your bowels, hypothyroid state, tumor, etc. You need to see a doctor and be examined ...Read more

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I've been having mild to severe headaches, nausea, bloating, foggy brained, gas and sensitivity/intolerance to various foods for several weeks.?

I've been having mild to severe headaches, nausea, bloating, foggy brained, gas and sensitivity/intolerance to various foods for several weeks.?

Many symptoms...: A person with many symptoms needs to see a primary care doctor. There may be one or more than one disorder causing the symptoms. A symptom diary is important. One can write down symptoms on a big calendar, along with what meds were taken, what foods/drinks were eaten, what activities were done, what improves / what worsens symptoms, etc... She can show the diary to the dr., to help the evaluation. ...Read more

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I hurt my finger on a gas pump the other day. I thought I pinched it but in the back of my mind I'm afraid that maybe there was a needle there that was infected with something like hiv. How likely would I be to get infected with that?

I hurt my finger on a gas pump the other day. I thought I pinched it but in the back of my mind I'm afraid that maybe there was a needle there that was infected with something like hiv. How likely would I be to get infected with that?

Infected finger: You must see your Primary doctor as soon as possible - may need to go early to the nearest Emergency facility.
Unlikely that a needle was there but you must go and find out.
Hope all is OK., and don't delay!

Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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How to understand the brain?

It's complicated: The brain is a complex organ. Neuroscience, neurology, and engineering attempt to understand the anatomy and function of the brain from the genetic level all the way up to the organ level. Philosophy, psychiatry, and the humanities attempt to understand consciousness and the mind. ...Read more

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What is brain wave?

What is brain wave?

Electricity: Nerve cells operate (signal) electrically. On the small scale (e.g. One neuron) electrical activity can be measured with very tiny instruments applied close to the nerve cell, which is invasive. The combined electrical activity of many neurons is recordable with non-invasive means, usually on the scalp, the tracing of which is "the brain wave". ...Read more

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Are penis farts real?

Are penis farts real?

Could be serious: If you are passing air through your urine channel get ckecked in case you have an abnormal connection between your bowel and urinary tract, known as a fistula. ...Read more

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How to stop my farting?

How to stop my farting?

You cant.: Passing gas is normal and essential or you would pop. Bacteria in the colon make the gas, all 1000 trillion of them. It depends on the type you have and the ratio of one species to another. This is always changing with over 10000 different species of bacteria. Try probiotics as they might help. Certain foods increase. Gas, like legumes. ...Read more

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How can I stop farting?

Can you?: Passing gas is a normal biologic process. If gas forms in the gut, it usually has to find it's way to the end of the tunnel. Prevention of gas formation is one answer. Watch the foods your eat. High carbohydrate loads and foods such as cabbage, onion, beans and peas are high gas formers. Use a simethicone containing product to disperse the gas. Learn to be discrete and go to br often. ...Read more

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What causes brain "zaps? "

What causes brain "zaps? "

Many: Are you on any medication? Many meds, especially those used having their main effects on the nervous system (ssri's, etc) can cause this. In addition, allergies, infections, tumors, and noxious agents can trigger them. I encourage you to see someone for an evaluation of this issue. ...Read more

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What causes brain malaria?

What causes brain malaria?

PlasmodiumFalciparum: It is caused by Malaria Parasite called Plasmodium Faciparum and is infected to humans by Mosquito Bites
It is the severest and deadliest Plasmdium Falciparum Malaria Parasite that causes Brain Malaria which can be fatal in 15% in adults in South East Asia ...Read more

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How can I stop flatulence?

Change of diet/check: You need to go over your diet and avoid the foods that are responsible for the symptoms
it may be lactose intolerance, high fiber diet, meds you are taking, constipation etc. Check with your doctor to find the cause if change in food habit does not help. ...Read more

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What's an mrv on the brain?

What's an mrv on the brain?

Venography: It is magnetic resonance venography; frequently ordered to rule out venous sinus thrombosis. ...Read more

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What causes flatulence odor?

What causes flatulence odor?

Germs create gasses: The odor of flattus is derived from the gas produced by the germs that live in your digestive tract. Methane is one common product. The character of the odor is influenced by your diet and the variety of gasses produced by separate bacteria.The germs live off what is not absorbed during digestion. ...Read more

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How do I control flatulence?

Avoid certain foods: Eating a healthy diet can cause gas due to excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will eat it and make gas as a byproduct. "beano" enzyme may help. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest lactose (milk sugar). "lactaid" tablets help. A third reason is sugar alcohols, like maltitol, that can cause gas. The doctor can look for other causes. ...Read more

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Is little gas farts normal?

Is little gas farts normal?

Flatus: Everyone has flatus to some extent. If excessive- have it checked. ...Read more

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Can lysol damage your brain?

Can lysol damage your brain?

Doubtful: Not sure how Lysol could cause damage unless you drank it, but usual application should be safe. ...Read more

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What do spots in brain mean?

What do spots in brain mean?

Variety: "Spots" usually describes white matter lesions, which may be due to aging, prior head injury, smoking, high blood pressure, hardening of arteries, migraine, even multiple sclerosis. In other words, does it correlate with your symptoms prompting the study. Ask the doctor who ordered the study. ...Read more

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Can meditation help my brain?

Can meditation help my brain?

Very Possibly: Mindfulness meditation especially may well help the brain. A recent report showed evidence of measurable changes in white matter associated with a part of the brain network related to self-regulation -- the anterior cingulate cortex -- after short exposure to focused meditation. The same changes did not occur after relaxation-oriented meditation. Http://tinyurl. Com/c8dpo3p. ...Read more