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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?
UTI: If you have been taking Furadantin (nitrofurantoin) twice a day and still having urinary infection you need to go back and see the doctor who prescribed this. You may have something else besides a uti, or it may be due to an organism not affected by this drug. Cold sores may come out during menstrual periods, stress, infections, and so on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Before coma: Patients with the most common cause of sporadic encephalitis do best if treated with a specific antiviral agent called Acyclovir before they lapse into unconsciousness. Other form of encephalitis do not have specific treatment and treatment is mostly supportive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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