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Broken 4th Metacarpal Healing Period
4th day out of 5 day treatment of macrobid, still a uti, breaking out in cold sores and just got my period which is making the UTI worse. Help?
How soon can I start playing guitar after a mildly displaced 4th metacarpal without surgery. I don't want to jeopardize proper healing.
Guitar hands: Nondisplaced 4th mc fractures are generally stable as long as you are careful. The fracture usually heals by 6 weeks. If this is your strumming hand, you are probably safe to play guitar by week 3. If the fracture is on the fretboard hand, then you will likely be too sore and stiff to play before week 4 or 5. You should generally protect the hand for 6 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would likely be the treatment for a mildly displaced oblique fracture of the proximal right 4th metacarpal, with likely extension to the surface ?
?pregnancy: The most common cause of missed period in young women is pregnancy so make sure you take a pregnancy test if that is a possibility for you. There are many other causes for missed periods, but you need to find the cause before we could suggest a treatment. Please see your doctor for exam and testing. ...Read more
6 months: My practice is to see people monthly on it for the first 3 months, making sure they are going to counseling, aa or the appropriate follow up care. I want my patients to have 6 months of solid recovery (no drinking, feeling better, in treatment) before talking about stopping it - that may be a year or more into their treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For conceiving?: It depends on the cause of the irregular periods and if you are trying to get pregnant or not. Your doctor will be able to figure out why you are irregular and if not trying to get pregnant, the best treatment is often going on birth control pills, though occcaisonally another hormonal imbalance, such as a thyroid problem, can be fixed and then your period becomes regular. ...Read more
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U need to see: Your gyn for a workup because it depends on the cause and what your fertilty desires are and what your workup shows, you need an exam, pap, blood work, cultures and an ultrasound and then u can get the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Where and how much?: Depends on where on your body and how big the area that was treated. The doc doing the surgery should make this perfectly clear to you before you get it done. Always ask any question first! Take notes. Take someone with you to hear any explanations, especially a person who may assist in your recovery. Two sets of ears are better than one! Make a list of questions, and write them down, beforehand ...Read more
No: If you have sustained a physical liver injury, you should not embark on any physical activities that put you at risk for trauma, until the injury is fully healed. You should have a follow-up CT scan to insure that all the damage is resolved before going back. See the trauma surgeon who was caring for you, when you can be cleared to return to bike riding. ...Read more
Pain: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get eval: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tough to say: Hemorrhoids are pillars of vascular tissue that line the anal canal. They act as "cushions" in the anal canal. Depending on the type of hemorrhoids, there are different treatments. They range from topical therapies, to rubber bands, to surgery. Rather than treat them yourself, get seen by a general or colorectal surgeon to make sure that your symptoms aren't attributable to something else. ...Read more
Post op CS healing: Most routine cataract surgery cases "heal" in 5-30d, depending on pt's age, cataract density, eye risk factors (ie, narrow angle, short eye, previous eye surgery, DM, uveitis hx, etc). If pt is healthy, young, soft cat, experienced surgeon, no complications, standardy IOL hard plastic lens, recovery usually 5-7days. Drops are continued for wks most cases. More info: http://eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let's clarify: Today, four out of six cancers get cured, generally with no reason to think life is shortened. Most who die do so within five years from diagnosis. Typical length of survival varies with tumor type and response to treatment. Oat cell carcinoma and acute myelogenous leukemia kill within days / weeks if not treated. ...Read more