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Can I Take Zyrtec Before A Guided Prostrate Biospy
I have to get a prostate biopsy, the Dr. does not use local anesthetic, he prescribed a 2mg Ativan to relax me, I need more,can I also take a Xanax (alprazolam)?
NO: This is a reletively simply procedure- DO NOT SELF MRDICATE. ...Read more
Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more
I am scheduled for a endoscopy and the next day a hida scan.I was told not to take any meds 24 hrs befor hida. Will the endoscopy be ok to have first?
Probably, but...: You were given very specific instructions to avoid medications 24 hours before your biliary scan. If you are planning to have your endoscopy less than 24 hours before the hida, please alert your anesthesiologist to avoid endoscopic sedatives that might alter gallbladder ; bile duct motility. If these drugs cannot be avoided, then reschedule to ensure your test(s)' best/most accurate result(s). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Endometrial biopsy tomorrow, it didn't work the first time as cervix is small. I was given no meds to take prior, anything i could take myself to help?
How long after I've taken prednisone (for 2 nights) should I wait before I get food allergy testing? Don't want results to be affected. Thanks!
Should be Fine: 2 dose of oral prednisone shouldn't affect skin testing results. Prior to your appointment make sure you are not on any antihistamine medications as these can interfere with the histamine response required for skin testing. Get off non-sedating antihistamines for around 3-5 days prior, sedating antihistamines 1-2 days prior. ...Read more
I had a colonoscopy and egd about 12 hours ago. Is it safe now to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching/hives caused by
Yes: If all the effects of your sedation have worn off, it is safe. All the best. ...Read more
No: Zantac is a medication for reduction of stomach acid similar to Pepcid ac and tagament. I am guess you mean xanax (alprazolam). Xanax (alprazolam) will sedate you some and make you more relaxed, but it really isn't a pain medication. Luckily most cervical biopsies are tolerated without any pain medication. ...Read more
Can i take Xanax before a CT scan with contrast? Xanax is a daily medication for me for severe anxiety. I wasnt told not to take any medications but to not eat or drink for 2 hrs prior. Can i still take my medication in the morning before the scan. If the
Can you take klonopin and/or Claritin (loratadine) after taking a i-123 pill for a next day rai uptake scan?
I cannot get a hold of my urologist, maybe you can help. I have a cystoscopy procedure scheduled for nov 21. I was prescribed antibiotics to prevent infection. There are 12 pills, so should I start taking these pills 12 days prior? Thanks.
Not likely, but ask: To prevent an infection from a procedure docs will often prescribe prophylactic antibiotics. Usually this begins the day prior, sometimes with exceptions. If a patient has a history of a UTI or there are risk factors for developing an infection, abx are indicated. Check the precription and call your urologist again so that you take your antibiotics properly, and hopefully all will go well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Last week I had a radiowave surgery 4 piles and fissure, doc said it will take 4-6 weeks for pus to stop. can I use Fucidin H cream to reduce itching?
Consider options: Fucidin is a combo of hydrocortisone and a topical antibiotic effective against gram + bacteria, but not e.coli - which are present in your bowel. Broken or irritated skin allows for increased absorbtion , which is not desired. You may be better off using witch hazel (ie Tucks pads), sitz baths or ice packs to decrease itching and discomfort. As your MD for advice, especially if pus present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have large size prostate, had several biopsies and nmr. Now take duodart for 9 months, good results. For how long should take it? Forever?
Prostate: Once you stop the medication, you will go back to how you were. ...Read more
When can I go to gym after having therapeutic sialendoscopy gland stone removal? Is a week later okay?
Why wait?: Be sure to use proper breathing techniques. As soon as you feel well enough, go back to your fitness activities. ...Read more
Can I take my second dose of Zyrtec (cetirizine) D in 8 hours if I need it, opposed to the recommended 12 hours? Took it at 10am would like to take it now 7:30pm
Prostate bx: Generally safe but always risk of infection. Many docs require two antibiotics before procedure to reduce risk. ...Read more
Can i take ibuprofen after CT scan with contrast? I usually take it 3 X day per doctor. No one told me. I read online not to take.
Do i need to take time off work after a breast biopsy? I’m having an excisional biopsy as an outpatient. Should i ask for time off to recover?
After my surgery in biopsy they found actino myces infection. Doctor give me clindamycin. How long should i take. Doctor told me to stop after week .
Follow advice: It would be prudent to follow your doctor's advise as s/he knows your health better than is possible in this forum. ...Read more
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