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Is it possible to get a pimple or sore just inside the opening of the urethra? Woke up to a small amount of blood caked on & that's what it looks like

Is it possible to get a pimple or sore just inside the opening of the urethra? Woke up to a small amount of blood caked on & that's what it looks like

Unlikely: It would be such an unlikely place to have a sore or pimple in. If you damaged your urethra somehow, then it may explain why you had blood coming out. Otherwise, blood might have come from up higher structures such as bladder. In that case, you deserve a work up. ...Read more

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I have a crippling stomach ache because I ate chocolate cake pizza and ice cream how can I get rid of it?

I have a crippling stomach ache because I ate chocolate cake pizza and ice cream how can I get rid of it?

Wait. Patiently.: Unfortunately, what's done is done at this point. Your body will have to work all of that stuff through. ...Read more

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If preganant is okay to eat crab cakes?

If preganant is okay to eat crab cakes?

Yes: Crabs normally have a fairly low mercury level. But they need to be properly cooked. ...Read more

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When is it okay to indulge in ice cream or a piece of cake?

When is it okay to indulge in ice cream or a piece of cake?

Occasionally: If your eating habits are healthy, allow yourself the occasional indulgence. Deprivation is not enjoyable. Since you speak of 'indulging, ' it seems you have the appropriate concern for a balanced, healthfu diet. ...Read more

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Why do I crave rice cakes when my iron levels are really low?

Why do I crave rice cakes when my iron levels are really low?

Nobody knows: The key is that you get the iron deficiency managed. I got myself iron deficient with overzealous blood donations and discovered that the chew-the-ice stuff is real. Rice cakes are a popular second -- anything big and crunchy and relatively tasteless seems to appeal to the iron-deficient. I notice that you list other meds but not an iron supplement, and no sign of a workup. Find the cause & get Rx ...Read more

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Would eating chocolate cake for breakfast help one lose weight?

Would eating chocolate cake for breakfast help one lose weight?

No: The sugar in the cake and icing is what your body will use for energy. If you deprive your diet of these simple sugars and other carbohydrates, then it is forced to draw upon your own fat stores for energy rather than leaving your stored fat energy where it is. This idea does not work, sorry. (and don't forget about the daily exercise part! try to break a sweat each day with physical activity). ...Read more

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Can i eat cookies or homemade cake if i suffer from hepatitis a?

Can i eat cookies or homemade cake if i suffer from hepatitis a?

Yes: Hepatitis a is usually a limited acute illness, related to ingestion of the virus from someone else that was infected. The course of the acute hepatitis is variable but can be from 1-3 months. During that time, avoid any toxic products that can affect the liver, such as alcohol, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, limit ingestion of large fatty meals. ...Read more

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Can you suggest where i can find a diabetic friendly birthday cake?

Diabetic friendly: I would start with a visit to a cake store and see if they will make a "diabetic friendly" birthday cake. It would surprise me greatly if you cannot find someone there who can make just what you want. Happy birthday to the person getting this cake. ...Read more

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Please point me to where i can find a diabetic friendly birthday cake?

Please point me to where i can find a diabetic friendly birthday cake?

Small: The most diabetic-friendly birthday cake would be a very small one. It is ok to enjoy food once in a while, as long as you account for it, don't go on a binge, keep the portion size small, and (in the case of diabetes) take enough insulin to cover the glycemic excursion. ...Read more

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Eating a cake a day, will give you the same risks to get diabetes for example as a can of coke a day as everybody say?

Eating a cake a day, will give you the same risks to get diabetes for example as a can of coke a day as everybody say?

Not!: Diabetes is genetically predetermined. Environmental factors such as obesity, aging, medication, low vitamin d, and concurrent illnesses can turn on the genes which can promote diabetes. ...Read more

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Why do I choke on all chocolate. It can be hot chocolate the drink, chocolate candy, chocolate tootsie rolls any chocolate? Not cakes or cup cakes

Why do I choke on all chocolate. It can be hot chocolate the drink, chocolate candy, chocolate tootsie rolls any chocolate? Not cakes or cup cakes

Likely. Allergy: Some foods may cause irritants tot the throat and esophagus which can cause a cough reflex. Chocolate sensitivity may be the cause. See an allergist to further evaluate if you have an allergy or sensitivity to chocolate. ...Read more

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I scratched the metal bakeware with a knife while removing the cake.Some pieces might have fallen in cake.My kid already ate.Will there be any harm?

I scratched the metal bakeware with a knife while removing the cake.Some pieces might have fallen in cake.My kid already ate.Will there be any harm?

Inorganic materials: Children ingest a variety of non food materials in the course of growing up and are none the worse for wear in most cases. I wouldn't make a habit of feeding a baby metal filings; scratching a cake pan should not pose a problem. ...Read more