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Can It Change For The Better Years Later
Is it better to get a breast lift at the same time as having implants removed and not replaced or is it better to remove then wait a few months first?
Breast Lift Surgery: Each patient differs with the exact procedure that may work best for their circumstance. Some patients can proceed with both surgeries at the same time, others are advised to do the procedures in stages. A physical examination will be very important in determining what needs to be performed. I have attached a link to my website that discusses the procedures in detail. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Trying for earlier than april appt. Can walk but barely. The longer i wait, the less strength that could return with dermatomyositis when treated?
If chagas disease goes untreated for over a year, will it be hard to treat, will it effect you later in life after delayed treatment ?
Had TMJ for just over two years. Worst symptom is stiffness in front of ear is it realistic to expect it to resolve, does it just take a long time?
I have been on the same snri for fifteen years and have to take it for the rest is f my life. Will it continue to work?
Depression: I understand your concern You do not need to take SSRI Medication for rest of your life if you do not have 3 Episodes of Major Depression, even that can change with Therapy by a Psychiatrist, gradual withdrawal of SSRI Medication, Breathing and Music Relaxation. Balanced Diet, Yoga, Meditation, good sleep, Nature walks, daily exercise and Tai Chi will also decrease need for Medication.. ...Read more
How long does it generally take for one's body/hormones to regulate after going off a corticosteroid that has been used for the past 4 years?
Not much: so long steroids were tapered right, you might need still stress dosing if going through surgery or if you acquire severe infection for some time after stopping the steroids, more important though are the other effects of steroids on your body, especially eyes and bones, also your blood pressure, and your blood sugar metabolism, you need to keep following with your doctor, and endocrinologist ...Read more
If you develop geographic tongue later in life, will it always be present for the rest of your life? Or can it go away for periods of time?
Yes to both,variable: The cause of geographic tongue is unknown, but is thought to be related to an immune system error and may have a genetic component as it tends to run in families. It's benign and nothing to be concerned about although the tongue may be more sensitive at times. It is variable as to duration, location and extent and no way to predict. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Some of the minor thalassemias are quite compatible with a normal lifestyle & functioning. Common thal minor often presents as slight anemia that doesn't respond to iron supplements. But if the index of suspicion is not high, further testing may not be done. Many cases are picked up on tests done for another issue or as part of a thorough checkup. ...Read more
I will soon be starting Neotrex for my acne and this will be my second time taking it. Will this second time be worse, better or the same as the first?
Usually better: Most people find the second course a little better, primarily as they are aware of the side effects and have learned to adjust to them. Good luck. ...Read more
After 6 weeks on Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety i feel better but far from noramal, is this the best it will get? Or will it continue to improve?
Two and a half weeks since cataract surgery and the pupil is still small. Will it get better and does this cause focus problems?
Pupil p Cataract Sg: The pupil is dilated before the cataract surgery & is sometimes touched or affected by even routine cataract surgery (ie, no significant complication). Also surgeons sometimes can use Miostat (pilocarpine) to constrict pupil: this will keep pupil small for a couple of days after surgery. The pupil should normalize. A small pupil may cause pinhole effect improving vision, not focus problems usually ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a 19 yrs old male with hypothyrodism that went unnoticed for long time take longer time to develop sharp voice than others?
Absolutely Can: Hypothyroidism can effect all aspects of development and maturation, including onset of puberty, voice, body hair, normal male breast development, weight control among other things especially if the diagnosis was delayed. The more severe the thyroid problem and delay in diagnosis the more possible issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in my wrist for a month and a half. Less if I type less, but if I stop altogether will it never return?
I used to have sex quite frequently, it is painful for the first few mins but then the pain starts to go. This happened as long as I can remember.Why?
Is it true that in the first 48 hours after starting antibiotics for a tooth infection the sweeling can get worse? Until the meds have had there time to work?
Yes, but...: The antibiotics need time to travel throughout you body and get to the area where the infection is. This may take 24-48 hours. However, sometimes an increase in dosage or change of antibiotics is required IN ADDITION to treating the CAUSE of the infection. Therefore one cannot rely solely on antibiotics to control the infection and your doctor should be informed if the swelling gets worse. ...Read moreSee 15 more doctor answers
I had geographic tongue as a baby and it went away until now, i've had it for a year. Will it go away eventually or persist for the rest of my life?
I had six times BCG n check scopy once after that in which no malignancy was shown. How much more time will it take for treatment to be completed?
If i continue to treat my genital HPV is it possible that the warts will continue to reappear for the rest of my life or eventually be gone for good?
Does mononucleosis ever become non-contagious over the course of the disease? Will be exposed to a child with it for over 1 year later today.?
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