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Dr. James Ferguson
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Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


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How can you safely have a baby with somebody who has Crohn's disease?

How can you safely have a baby with somebody who has Crohn's disease?

Sure: Yes . If the person with the crohn's was female, it is generally harder to get pregnant and more difficult for the woman. ...Read more

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If you have sex with someone who has hodgkins disease, will it be passed on to you?

If you have sex with someone who has hodgkins disease, will it be passed on to you?

No: Hodgkin's lymphoma is not transmissible by sexual contact or by blood transfusion. You're at no risk. If the patient is currently undergoing chemotyherapy when you have sex with them they might be at some increased risk of getting an infection. ...Read more

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Have a cousin who is a alcoholic && just been diagnosed with liver failure. Will not tell the docs that she has a problem. Can she get a trans plant?

Have a cousin who is a alcoholic && just been diagnosed with liver failure. Will not tell the docs that she has a problem. Can she get a trans plant?

Yes: Encourage your cousin to discuss her alcohol intake with the doctor. Doc probably knows already. Depending on other factors heavy drinking may not prevent transplant, but alcoholism needs a daily program of recovery, otherwise your cousin is at risk for death due to other causes besides her liver failure, namely fatal trauma, suicide & imprisonment, common in alcoholism regardless of economics. ...Read more

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Can a woman who has had her ovaries removed get ovarian cancer?

Can a woman who has had her ovaries removed get ovarian cancer?

Cancer of the ovary: Not possible unless patient had ovarian cancer prior to removal of the ovaries. ...Read more

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What can be done to console someone who had a miscarriage?

What can be done to console someone who had a miscarriage?

Help them grieve: As with any loss you need to provide comfort and support. They will need time to grieve. Don't try to minimize or trivialize it. ...Read more

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If a male who was a active drug user decide to have children can they still have children?

If a male who was a active drug user decide to have children can they still have children?

Hard to say: If you get past the social/behavioral issues of addiction, there is hope. There is no guarantee that any man can father kids, but the effect of prior drug use has less effect on men than women. Sperm are continuously generated from stem cells where past drug use has little effect.Healthier sperm swim better and are more available for conception.So there is not as much wory about birth defects. ...Read more

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If a guy who is not a hemophilia patient, but has an uncle (mother's brother) who has the disease, can he carry the gene?

If a guy who is not a hemophilia patient, but has an uncle (mother's brother) who has the disease, can he carry the gene?

No: No, he cannot. The gene for hemophilia is on the x chromosome. Since a man has only one x chromosome, if he had the gene, it would express itself. That means he would show sings of hemophilia. There are only female carriers of the gene. Males will either have the disease or won't have it. ...Read more

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Can someone who had s.T.I have a baby?

Can someone who had s.T.I have a baby?

Many do: The first step is to treat the std. Many of these can cause miscarriage or fetal damage. Once treated (if treatable), pregnancy can have a normal outcome.For some std's with chronic recurrent features, pregnancy can be established during a period of good control or remission & progress normally if certain precautions are taken. ...Read more

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If a female has hpv, can she still have children and they be healthy?

If a female has hpv, can she still have children and they be healthy?

Yes: While the vaccine was under development, random blood studies showed the majority of women had evidence of prior HPV by their mid 20's.Most went on to have healthy kids.It is only after the tie in with cervical cancer that more testing was done, and the vaccine developed.Genital warts can pass if mother is shedding virus during vaginal delivery, erupting up to 2 years later in the baby. ...Read more

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Would if be okay to have sex with someone who has epilepsy?

Would if be okay to have sex with someone who has epilepsy?

Safe for whom?: If the epileptic individual's seizures are well-controlled and he/she is taking aeds (anticonvulsant drugs) as prescribed, there is minimal risk of triggering a seizure. ...Read more

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Has anyone had or know someone who has had a retinal lymphoma, and how was it treated?

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Has anyone had or know someone who has had a retinal lymphoma, and how was it treated?

Yes: Treatment would depend on the type of lymphoma. However, in general, it will be combination of chemotherapy +/- biological agent like Rituximab ( anti cd 20). Lymphoma is a very treatable disease and often times, curable disease. Discuss with your hematologist/oncologist. ...Read more

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What kind of infection can a guy get if he has sex with someone who has a cyst?

What kind of infection can a guy get if he has sex with someone who has a cyst?

Cyst?: What kind of cyst? Caused by what infection? STDs do not cause cysts. I am very confused by your question. There are twelve common STDs. Some are caused by bacteria, some by viruses and some are special bugs in and of themselves. ...Read more

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Can a younger sister provide eggs for her sister to have a baby? Who is the mother if so?

Can a younger sister provide eggs for her sister to have a baby? Who is the mother if so?

Yes she can: The egss(donor) from the sister can be used for the other sister's pregnancy. The "mother" would be the designated sister who received the fertilized egg, unless she is a surrogate mother.Always consult with an attorney to make sure that "parental rights" are made clear from the outset with a legally binding agreement. ...Read more

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I have an au pair who will be returning from visiting 2 family members in Jamaica who have Chikungunya. Should she be quarantined and for how long?

I have an au pair who will be returning from visiting 2 family members in Jamaica who have Chikungunya. Should she be quarantined and for how long?

Quarantine should: not be needed. Chikungunya is primarily transmitted via Aedes aegypti & albopictus mosquitoes. It has also been transmitted to lab staff who handled infected patient blood. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more


Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Benign tumors made of muscular and fibrous tissues that typically develop in the ...Read more