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Post viral myelitis due to norwalk virus. I am a 51 year old male who is still sick with pain and GI issues. I cannot find answers to return myheali?

Post viral myelitis due to norwalk virus.  I am a 51 year old male who is still sick with pain and GI issues.  I cannot find answers to return myheali?

Your question is?: It's not clear if you need more education about your condition or you need more treatment options. You can probably get basic knowledge about myelitis from wikipedia. But treatment recommendations require specifics of your condition. So you need to see a neurologist and a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm trying to complete a tutorial but cannot find the answers for "healing process for 2nd deg burns" and "healing process for 3rd deg burns"?

Hi, I'm trying to complete a tutorial but cannot find the answers for "healing process for 2nd deg burns" and "healing process for 3rd deg burns"?

With burns,: time to healing depends on how deep the burn is. In general, a burn that heals in less than three weeks does not need surgery. Third degree (fullthickness) burns heal by contraction only and usually need skin grafting. Partial thickness (2nd degree ) burns cover a wide spectrum from just into the dermis all the way to nearly full thickness. Their depth will determine how and if they will heal. ...Read more

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How many people die each year in the United States of a Pulmonary Embolism? I cannot find an answer.

How many people die each year in the United States of a Pulmonary Embolism? I cannot find an answer.

You can: find these types of statistics at cdc.gov(http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dvt/data.html). Each year, 60,000-100,000 americans die of PE/DVT. ...Read more

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Question about paragard/copper IUD basically I am thinking about using a peroxide douche to help eliminate a bacterial vaginal infection. Yes i know I am not supposed to douche...My question is, can peroxide corrode my copper iud? Cannot find the answer

Question about paragard/copper IUD basically I am thinking about using a peroxide douche to help eliminate a bacterial vaginal infection. Yes i know I am not supposed to douche...My question is, can peroxide corrode my copper iud? Cannot find the answer

I : I am fairly confident that peroxide will not corrode your copper iud, although i can not say this with 100% certainty. However I have to highly recommend you not use a peroxide douche. This can affect the natural vaginal flora and cause even more infections to occur. How do you know you have a bacterial vaginal infection? Did you go to your doctor for testing and diagnosis. If not i hightly recommend that you do. Often times women think that are dealing wwith one type of infection and it ends up being something else. Instead of blindly treating yourself, please allow a doctor to guide you in the appropriate treatment.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Have supraclavicle swellingand mass on left adrenal is it related? my dr. doesnt seem too worried but cant answer

Have supraclavicle swellingand mass on left adrenal is it related? my dr. doesnt seem too worried but cant answer

We can't know: Masses can be seen on the adrenal glands when abdominal imaging is done for another purpose (given the term "incidentaloma"). However, the adrenal glands are also a common site for metastatic spread for malignancy primarily affecting another organ. Furthermore, the left-sided supraclavicular node drains lymph from the abdominal cavity. In all, likelihood for seriousness is low,but deserves workup ...Read more

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Been having shunt pain for 1 month Been to doc twice and he cant figure it out he is the best and he doesnt have an answer what should i do ?

Been having shunt pain for 1 month 
Been to doc twice and he cant figure it out  he is the best and he doesnt have an answer what should i do ?

Seems to me: You have two options. 1). Go get a second opinion. Your doctor is not the only good doctor around. 2) learn to live with it. Develop some coping strategies if this turns into a long term condition. ...Read more

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What to do if i cannot concentrate. Any psychologist or related person could answer?

What to do if i cannot concentrate. Any psychologist or related person could answer?

Reasons 4 distract'n: Many things in life r distracting. Not all of them r adhd. Anxiety, depression, family problems, trying to do more than is humanly possible, all can cause loss of focus. We are told we shd be able to "multitask, " but we can't. The term comes from computers, ; they can't without more than 1 processor. We only get 1 processor. Get an evaluation w/ a therapist who is not already convinced it's ad. ...Read more

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All my symptoms match with different things so cannot get answer on disease finder online. Am I crazy?

All my symptoms match with different things so cannot get answer on disease finder online. Am I crazy?

Anxiety-provoking: I don't know that you are crazy, but trying to diagnose yourself via online disease finders can be pretty fruitless -- and anxiety-provoking too! you sound very worried about yourself, so why not see a physician who can help you with your concerns? They are trained to listen, consider different possibilities, examine you carefully, and help figure out what's happening with you. Worth a try? ...Read more

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What to do if i cannot get a streight answer online. I don't want to know the foods, id like some recipes?

Talk to a dietician: I'd recommend speaking with a dietician about your questions regarding foods and recipes. They can individualize the recommendations to your situation. ...Read more

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Why is this site so dumb. I ask a question and get an answer but then i cannot reply to the answer. Dumb. We need to be able to go back and forth.

Why is this site so dumb. I ask a question and get an answer but then i cannot reply to the answer. Dumb. We need to be able to go back and forth.

HealthTap Prime: that can be done on the Healthtap Prime site where you can actually speak with a physician by video or text chat and recieve one on one medical consults. ...Read more

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At what point does fat shed/burn off the body? Is it during sleep or during the workout? Please answer the direct question as some docs cannot.

At what point does fat shed/burn off the body? Is it during sleep or during the workout? Please answer the direct question as some docs cannot.

Continuously : Your body burns fat for fuel only when it is in a calorie deficit. In a balanced calorie deficit this happens as a continuous process, its not specifically "during sleep" or "during a workout" I hope this helps! ...Read more

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I recently had a culture come back positive for mycoplasma hominis and bv. Im not sure what mycoplasma hominis is, and cant really find a definite answer in researching online. Could you explain what that positive result means?

I recently had a culture come back positive for mycoplasma hominis and bv. Im not sure what mycoplasma hominis is, and cant really find a definite answer in researching online. Could you explain what that positive result means?

Difficult : A lot of women an newborns are + for M. hominis. It is not at all clear as to what to do about it. One of the mavens on this is on this site. I suggest you set up a virtual consult with him. His name is Dr. H. Hunter Handsfeld or something very close to that. They restrict you to only 400 spaces on this site and I find that too limiting. ...Read more

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I really cannot stand the dizziness/vibrating/throbbing/swaying/pulsating/headaches etc any longer please help answers I'm 2 years in now! Thank u?

I really cannot stand the dizziness/vibrating/throbbing/swaying/pulsating/headaches etc any longer please help answers I'm 2 years in now! Thank u?

Your diagnosis?: With headaches, the essential 1st step is always taking a history, & you've provided almost none. Are you seeing a doctor for your headaches? If not, why not? Do you have a diagnosis, eg migraines? What treatments have you tried? You've had these for 2 years, hence no doctor is likely to treat this as an urgent problem. You have to slow down & think clearly. Please repost. ...Read more

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What is the normal size of nasal bone in fetus at 12 weeks? Cant get an answer from anywhere

Your Purpose: Every question should have some purpose behind , could you please let me know how would it help you? Other wise in 12 wks old fetus probably few m.M researchers have more things to do then measuring nose in fetus. Good luck. ...Read more

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Drinking a ton of water and doing alot of cardio but cant get rid of cellulite? Im 19, surgery is not the answer...

Drinking a ton of water and doing alot of cardio but cant get rid of cellulite? Im 19, surgery is not the answer...

Suggestions: try gently massaging the area regularly also I would recommend significantly reducing animal fat in your diet. mostly fruits and veges. it might take a while but that should help. juicing is the easiest way to get the fruits and veges in ...Read more

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For a while I have noticed freckle like spots on my feet and ankles, i cannot say if they are red because i'm of caribbean decent is there any answer?

For a while I have noticed freckle like spots on my feet and ankles, i cannot say if they are red because i'm of caribbean decent is there any answer?

Circulation disorder: It could be a condition we call hemosideran deposits. These can be the result of chronic venous insuffiriency. The red blood calls can leak out of the veins and get into the layers of the skin. Almost all is re-absorbed by the body, but the pigment remains behind - kind of like a tattoo. This is a very oversimplified answer. See a podiatrist or vascular surgeon for more details. ...Read more

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I been on my depo shot for about 6 years im trying to conceive im 20 now can i get help or answeres on why i cant get pregnant?

I been on my depo shot for about 6 years im trying to conceive im 20 now can i get help or answeres on why i cant get pregnant?

Ovulation resumption: If you are off the Depo shot, do you know if you have resumed regular periods and subsequently presumptive ovulation? That is the first step along with a sperm analysis of your partner. At your young age conception should be easier, but you can always see a Fertility MD. ...Read more

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I have reserched this and i cant find an answer i have two calcified hematomas on my forehead that i have had for 6 years how do i get rid of them?

I have reserched this and i cant find an answer i have two calcified hematomas on my forehead that i have had for 6 years how do i get rid of them?

Excision: At this point they are likely fibrotic and unlikely to be removed with non-surgical methods although steroids may help. They may also produce over correction with a depression, tissue atrophy, thinning, redness and spider veins. ...Read more

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Had IV iron + 2x blood trans 2 weeks ago. The vein was sore &hard after & is still very hard (about an inch of it). Cant find the answer on google!

Had IV iron + 2x blood trans 2 weeks ago. The vein was sore &hard after & is still very hard (about an inch of it). Cant find the answer on google!

Phlebitis.: Inflammation of the vein. Moist heat and compresses. As long as this is continuing to resolve I think you are OK, but if not clearing or getting worse I would check with doc to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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How do I overnight store my removable vinyl 2 unit partial denture (RPD)? Must I keep it wet or not?Cannot get a straight answer from my two dentists.

How do I overnight store my removable vinyl 2 unit partial denture (RPD)? Must I keep it wet or not?Cannot get a straight answer from my two dentists.

Dental appliance: When you remove appliance brush it gently w soft toothbrush, no toothpaste (scratches the vinyl), Then put it into Denture Cleaner (OTC @ drug store or supermarket), following package instructions to the letter. Let it soak overnight. Gently brush again before reinserting in the morning. ...Read more

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Hi I really need an answer. Im 23 and female. I just wokeup with a restless feeling in my left shoulder. Its so bad I cant go to sleep and its driving me crazy! I want to cry. I have never had this before and its the most annoying and bothersome feeling.

Hi I really need an answer. Im 23 and female. I just wokeup with a restless feeling in my left shoulder. Its so bad I cant go to sleep and its driving me crazy! I want to cry. I have never had this before and its the most annoying and bothersome feeling.

Hard to say: Without more information. I'm not exactly sure what "restlessness" refers to. Does that mean pins and needles or spasms or something else? Without having a better understanding it's hard to guide you through this. Possibly you slept in the "wrong" position and with a short period of time and possibly stretching your arm out it will resolve. Otherwise if very bothersome seek help. ...Read more

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Have been to eye doctors and my eyes are perfect but I have visual snow. Cant seem to find much answers from anyone about it. Can u offer any insight?

Have been to eye doctors and my eyes are perfect but I have visual snow. Cant seem to find much answers from anyone about it. Can u offer any insight?

Entopics: At your age, you are probably seeing what is termed entoptic phenomena (also known as flying corpuscles). In the right light against a uniform background like a blue sky or a clear wall, you see rapidly moving tiny blobs which represent the circulation in the center of your vision. This is normal. If this does not describe this, then you might check in with a neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have had pain in my right side for about 3 months now, and cannot get any answers. It gets worse trying to have a bowel movement. Also nausea. ?

I have had pain in my right side for about 3 months now, and cannot get any answers. It gets worse trying to have a bowel movement. Also nausea. ?

Abdominal pain: If you have been having pain for three months it is unlikely anything requiring surgery. It sounds like some type of motility problem. See your doctor of a GI specialist. You may find "Healthy Gut" article at TheDocStu.blogspot.com helpfull. ...Read more

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Painful lump under nipple. Negative mammo and u/s. Both md and radiologist felt lump but cant see on scan. No answer on pain and lump, should i worry?

Painful lump under nipple. Negative mammo and u/s. Both md and radiologist felt lump but cant see on scan. No answer on pain and lump, should i worry?

A: Palpable finding in the setting of a negative mammogram and ultrasound has a very low likelihood of malignancy. However, it cannot be ignored. A breast MRI may be useful in this setting. Alternatively, if the clinical exam remains suspicious, biopsy may be indicated. Talk to your doc about the options. ...Read more

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Feet getting red and hot 2 touch like sunburn at night, veins bulging out. Had normal CBC and ultrasound. No pain. I have anxiety. Cant get an answer?

Feet getting red and hot 2 touch like sunburn at night, veins bulging out. Had normal CBC and ultrasound. No pain. I have anxiety. Cant get an answer?

?????????????: The symptoms & testing you cite do not provide enough information to suggest a specific answer. Writing down all your symptoms, the duration, and taking them in for your next visit may help clarify the issue. ...Read more