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Can I Have Longterm Effects Of A Medical Abortion
Very rarely: Complications of abortions are very rare - under 2% for abortions less than 12 weeks gestation. Long term complications are even rarer, and complications of medical abortions are rarer still. If there is a complication, the most common one is an infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: There are possible physical and emotional side effects of multiple abortions... Too many d&e procedures especially when infection is involved may result in scarring of the uterine lining... At times when people have undergone abortions they later experience regret... Please consider using a reliable form of birth control to prevent pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had addison's disease for almost 20 years. Will such long term use of steriods have any serious effects? None so far that I know of.
Im a medical marijuana patient and I was wondering does marijuana have any effects on antibiotics a person may take?
Shouls I take a baby aspirin daily for the rest of my life. Can this have any longterm side effects or anything?
Yes taking morphine: for a long period of time can cause health problems since you can become addicted to it. Addictions are physiological illnesses which are very hard to treat. It is always advisable to discontinue use of potentially addictive substances as quickly as possible. ...Read more
Depends: Not sure about what you call "a lot". Depending on the drug, long term risks may be very small or very high. Often your condition may be such that it requires a number of drugs for control. Hypertension may often require 3 or 4 different drugs to maintain control. The same may be true for diabetes. Often people see a number of physicians but don;t tell each of them about drugs the other prescribed. ...Read more
I had a major blood infection last year (sepsis) no insurance so minimal health care. Is there any long term effects I should be concerned about?
can i administer ibuprofen or any other nsaid to a patient suffering from high blood pressure?
I have heard that if given for a short period of
NSAIDs and HTN: You're correct in stating that nsaids might worsen elevated blood pressure. They should in general be avoided in this group that is also at already increased risk of kidney disease, which nsaids can also cause. Acetaminophen would be a safer choice. Having said that, if the blood pressure is well controlled and the medicine will be used quite sparingly, it should be okay but not preferred. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 46. I have been experiencing perimenopause, such as sweating in the face. I don't have any health issues. Is there any supplement that I can take?
Yes, there are many: 46y/o Female in perimenopause asks is there any supplement that I can take? Yes, there are many options mainly from Plant Estrogens ( Phyto Estrogens) and combinations there of; like Soy Isoflavones, Black Cohosh, Estroven ... One's PCP or Gynecologist can easily help. Menopause is considered the beginning of Wisdom so one should approach with open Mind. ...Read more
I am on Suboxone films, and I am having a lot of adverse affects, including a severe amount of stress which has lead to hairloss. What should I do?
Suboxone side effect: If you are having these symptoms, you should talk to your doctor about it as soon as you can. It also looks like you might have recently had a baby. The symptoms you are having may also be attributed to having the baby recently. You should see your doctor for an exam. Don't stop the medication without seeing your doctor first. ...Read more
Do birth control have any side effects on fertility and having a baby in the future ?if taken for a long time before marriage
No: No birth control pill will change your chances of conceiving in the future at all. They have no negative effect ion fertility whatsoever, they may be taken safely for many years. They also statistically reduce the lifetime risk of ovarian cancers, (and of course the risk of getting pregnant now.) No worries. ...Read more
Can remaining celibate for a very long period cause any harmonal imbalance for a female or any other health issues, ?Thats after being divorced, ?Thanks
Could medical marijuana help? I have migraines on an almost daily basis to due to suffering numerous concussions throughout my life. I've tried prescriptions that didn't work. Do you think medical marijuana could be a good solution to my issue? Thanks for
Preventive meds: The best treatment for migraine is 1)finding out if there are foods or other environmental factors causing them and avoiding those things and 2) medications that prevent (not treat) migraine like verapamil, beta blockers or low-dose tricyclic antidepressants. Best treatment is with triptans. Some of my patients have gotten benefit from 'medical' mj, but most have not. Plus- unknown purity&smoked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been taking ssri escitalopram to be exact for an year but now facing problems with short term memory. Can it be because of meds?
Could be from Xanax (alprazolam): Alprazolam is a short acting drug. It has effects on memory similar to alcohol, which is referred to as state dependent learning. Please google that for an explanation. What that means is that when your blood level is high you remember things that you said and did at other times that your blood level was high. Likewise, when your blood level drops you will remember things that you said and did when your blood level was low.It is for this reason that i primarily prefer to prescribe longer acting benzodiazepines such as valium or Clonazepam depending upon the persons primary anxiety diagnosis.Please discuss this possibility with your psychiatrist. Best wishes. ...Read more
Me and my wife are looking for a long term effective contraceptive method that will not have long term side effects. Can you please suggest us a few ?
Several choices: There have been important improvements in intra-uterine devices in the past 10 years. These small devices may or may not contain progestin hormones, and can safely stay in place for years. They need to be inserted by a nurse practitioner or doctor in the office. Implanon, which is inserted under the skin is another possibility. It contains a progestin that is gradually released into the body. ...Read more
I have been taking a weight loss tea with laxatives and I have an implanon implant does that create risk for pregnancy ?
Implant will work: Laxatives and stimulants are for very short term use only. No stimulant has ever been shown to cause permanent weight loss. Try restricting your menu to only whole fruit, vegetables (no potato), eggs, meat, and water. 100%. No dairy. Don't eat anything that has an ingredient list until you reach your goal. We are mammals. We were not built to eat processed foods. ...Read more
I have been taking a weight loss tea with laxatives and I have an implanon implant does that create risk for pregnancy
No: Hopefully, your weight loss method is a safe one under medical supervision ...Read more
Have panic disorder scared of medicines. Have taken asprin many time before in my life. Is there any way i can have an adverse reaction to it now?
Maybe: The risk with Aspirin with your history of successful use in the past is how the product is formulated. Aspirin needs to dissolve in the stomach quickly like bufferin , or not dissolve until it reaches the small intestine- enteric coated.Take Aspirin with full glass of water while standing or seated, never while laying down. Taking with food or antacid can reduce risk of stomach irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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