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Hello- I was diagonsed with focular nodular hplasia last year and all my blood work came back fine in the past year as well. I am due to redo my ct scan in the next month just to check on. The past week or two now I feel like I have a slight irriation on

Hello- I was diagonsed with focular nodular hplasia last year and all my blood work came back fine in the past year as well. I am due to redo my ct scan in the next month just to check on. The past week or two now I feel like I have a slight irriation on

FNH of liver? Need m: You may not have enough space to relay your questions about FNH. I presume it is FNH of the liver, which is generally a benign condition with normal blood tests and a harmless prognosis. However, FNH has to be distinguished from hepatic adenoma (hepatoma) which may be what the repeat testing is for; however, a contrast-enhanced MRI is the best test (not CT). Use HealthTap Prime or TTYD for clarity ...Read more

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Zpack are fine to take when neccessary but do not exceed under two years?

Zpack are fine to take when neccessary but do not exceed under two years?

Azithromycin: Would very strongly recommend that you not take any antibiotics without physician input into your condition. The number of potential problems is large and some, like clostridium difficile infection, can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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I've had lightheadedness and a buzzing feeling in body for about two years but doctors tell me I'm fine need help scares me?

I've had lightheadedness and a buzzing feeling in body for about two years but doctors tell me I'm fine need help scares me?

Lightheaded: Without knowing what kind of evaluations you have gone through, I would recommend seeing your primary care doctor to make sure all of the necessary tests have been accomplished. Most young adults with these symptoms do not have a serious disease, and if it was something serious it likely would have become more evident now after 2 years. ...Read more

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Expired Imodium (loperamide) by two years does it still work?

Maybe, maybe not: It is likely weaker than a preparation still in date, but it might provide some benefit if you are in need and unable to replace it with meds that are in date. ...Read more

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Been trying for a baby for two years had test done and there fine but trying and nothing?

Been trying for a baby for two years had test done and there fine but trying and nothing?

?? test??: If you have been having unprotected sex with your partner for 2 years & not conceived, a workup at a fertility center may be the best way to find answers. Both you & your partner will need to be evaluated. Your regular OB can sometimes start the process but the center can study you both & provide information on assisted pregnancy if needed. ...Read more

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How can I boost my immune system? I keep on getting sick because I work around sick patients every day, for the past two years. Taking too much abx.

How can I boost my immune system? I keep on getting sick because I work around sick patients every day, for the past two years. Taking too much abx.

Hard to boost immune: System. If you work around sick people (as anyone in health care field does) the best protection is to wash your hands frequently (but moisturize afterwards)&don't touch your eyes or nose. I know of no specific way to boost an otherwise healthy immune system. Other than eating healthfully, exercising, &getting 7-8 hrs. Sleep. Which can be hard to do in our busy world-but are so important. . ...Read more

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Have been taking adderal for the past two years but for the past two weeks I’ve been feeling tired after taking it especially when I’m doing my work.

Have been taking adderal for the past two years but for the past two weeks I’ve been feeling tired after taking it especially when I’m doing my work.

Wearing off: A downside to stimulant medications is that sometimes your body gets used to them and you require higher doses for the same effect. I would make sure you don't have some other reason for the fatigue such as sleep apnea or depression before increasing your dose. ...Read more

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I have what I believe to be "back mice" and I'm 27 years old and experiencing bad back pain (haven't been to work for two weeks) could these be cause?

I have what I believe to be "back mice" and I'm 27 years old and experiencing bad back pain (haven't been to work for two weeks) could these be cause?

Back mice?: Some people get nodules under the skin that feel firm, roll around under the finger, and sometimes hurt. Is that what you are calling 'back mice'. Back mice are not a cause of back pain.
Get checked out by a doc to make sure it's nothing serious, and if not, get active again. The worst response to pain is lie around and get disabled. If its a problem, treat it. If not, get active. ...Read more

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Can I do heavy cardio work outs as I have been operated appendicitis ten years back does it effect any wats now with heavy workouts?

Can I do heavy cardio work outs as I have been operated appendicitis ten years back does it effect any wats now with heavy workouts?

Previous appy: Unless you had complications causing muscle damage in abdominal wall you should have absolutely no restrictions because of a previous appendectomy ...Read more

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My bilirubin is sometimes slightly elevated. It's usually just indirect but there have been a few times when direct was 0.3 instead of under 0.2. U/s normal, blood work normal. Goes to normal after eating. Gilbert's? Been 3 years since last test. Feel fine

My bilirubin is sometimes slightly elevated. It's usually just indirect but there have been a few times when direct was 0.3 instead of under 0.2. U/s normal, blood work normal. Goes to normal after eating. Gilbert's? Been 3 years since last test. Feel fine

Direct bilirubin: Gilbert's syndrome is a the most common hereditary cause of increased bilirubin. It is a genetic condition found in up to 5% of the population. Gilbert's syndrome rarely causes symptoms. However, in Gilbert's, it is the direct (unconjugated) bilirubin which is elevated. ...Read more

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I have lipase levels that fluctuate from the high end of normal to 20 points over the ref range for the past two years. Normal U/S and CT scan. All other blood work normal, including amalayse. Should I have an EUS or MRCP done? Causing anxiety.

I have lipase levels that fluctuate from the high end of normal to 20 points over the ref range for the past two years. Normal U/S and CT scan. All other blood work normal, including amalayse. Should I have an EUS or MRCP done? Causing anxiety.

No need to worry: Since your lipase levels are only minimally raised, have been so for two years at least, are associated with a normal serum amylase (and U/S and CAT scan), and are occurring in a patient who is asymptomatic--all argue for nothing serious. It probably represents low grade pancreatitis. Do you drink? Diabetic? Are you on birth control pills? Do you have gluten-related problems? No need for EUS/MRCP ...Read more

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If my calcium level (blood work) has been from 9.5-10 for the last year, but two weeks ago it was 10.3 should I be worried? I'm 30 years old.

If my calcium level (blood work) has been from 9.5-10 for the last year, but two weeks ago it was 10.3 should I be worried? I'm 30 years old.

Relax: This varies some in health. 10.3 is often the upper limit of normal, so get checked yearly. If you're a little dry / thirsty, it'll go up some; if you've been sick and your albumin is a bit down, it'll go down. And it varies some just with what you may have eaten recently. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi I was using nuvaring for almost two years and I stopped last January, my periods were fine until April, but on May and June never came, ?

Hi I was using nuvaring for almost two years and I stopped last January, my periods were fine until April, but on May and June never came, ?

Pregnant?: Check a pregnancy test in a first morning urine. If you are not pregnant and have missed two months of periods then see your doctor for an evaluation and blood tests to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I want to try "mini-IVF". I'm 33 years old. I have two children--11y.o. and 3mo. Old. If "mini-IVF" doesn't work, can I still get pregnant later?

I want to try "mini-IVF". I'm 33 years old. I have two children--11y.o. and 3mo. Old. If "mini-IVF" doesn't work, can I still get pregnant later?

Depends: The answer depends on what the underlying cause of your infertility is. Since you have two children including a 3 month old it sounds like you have responded well to fertility treatment in the past. ...Read more

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Both of my eyes are red, & they hurt a lot & I'm losing vision in one, I noticed this about two years ago & I've tried many otc medicine & none work?

Both of my eyes are red, & they hurt a lot & I'm losing vision in one, I noticed this about two years ago & I've tried many otc medicine & none work?

See an eye doc: Pls consult an ophthalmologist ASAP. You need a full eye exa. You may have chronic eye infection, inflammation, allergy with dry eyes or increased in eye pressure. ...Read more

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All tests r normal for me and my husband regarding fertility but am not getting prgnt till now after two years. Even tried IUI once it didn't work. Why?

All tests r normal for me and my husband regarding fertility but am not getting prgnt till now after two years. Even tried IUI once it didn't work. Why?

IUI: IUI doesn't always work the first time;you made need several cycles of treatment. Since you have had 2 births, the chances of getting pregnant are much greater. ...Read more

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My daughter is two years Old. Her blood work shows that her iron is at 11.6 mg. Is that good or bad.

My daughter is two years Old. Her blood work shows that her iron is at 11.6 mg. Is that good or bad.

Iron: Double check her results. Is that her iron level or hemoglobin level or transferrin level? The actual iron level is generally expressed as a percentage or mcg/dl or mmol/L. A single value from a CBC isn't as helpful - taken as a complete panel (MCV etc) more inferences can be made. Ask your pediatrician to go over the results of the blood work with you so that you may better understand. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism fix itself? I havnt taken medication in two years (bad I no) but when I had blood work done my levels were normal

Can hypothyroidism fix itself? I havnt taken medication in two years (bad I no) but when I had blood work done my levels were normal

It depends: There are a few reasons for hypothyrodism. If it was due to a viral infection (thyroiditis) which means the thyroid gland gets inflamed, the function goes initially up, then down, then normal, then yes, usually after 2-3 months it resolves. If your thyroid function is normal on the blood test and you feel normal (no fatigue, lethargy, weight loss/gain, hair loss/gain, dry skin), then you're ok. ...Read more

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I've been drinking heavily for two years. 7-10 ounces of liquor/day. Stopping today. What are withdrawal symptoms, when will they begin, how to alleviate? I am going to work with a psychiatrist too.

I've been drinking heavily for two years. 7-10 ounces of liquor/day. Stopping today. What are withdrawal symptoms, when will they begin, how to alleviate? I am going to work with a psychiatrist too.

Alcohol withdrawal: Firstly, I commend you on your decision and wish you the best! Alcohol withdrawal can start within hours, and include shaking, anxiety, confusion, delusions, seizures and more. Seek medical attention immediately if these occur, or better yet, stop under the supervision of an experienced medical team. ...Read more

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Can you get rud of gential warts without going to the doctor? Can you by these product their saleing online from real doctors? Well I have gential warts for the past two years since I've been out of work I can't pay the doctors bill. But now their getting

Can you get rud of gential warts without going to the doctor? Can you by these product their saleing online from real doctors? Well I have gential warts for the past two years since I've been out of work I can't pay the doctors bill. But now their getting

I: I think it would be preferable to go to a free clinic in atlanta to have this handled by a medical professional over treating yourself with an on-line product. Think about it, that's your genitalia. You don't have medical training. I do think it is smart to get this treated however. ...Read more

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Slight pain in left testicle comes and goes for two years. Blood work and color Doppler scan normal, doctors saying normal but it hurts.

Slight pain in left testicle comes and goes for two years. Blood work and color Doppler scan normal, doctors saying normal but it hurts.

This is common: Usually the cause is never found. Keep using good support. If it becomes severe, a nerve block may be required. ...Read more

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I have had wrist tendonitis on and off for nearly two years and have had physio but it's not working. I work with children so can't rest it, help!

I have had wrist tendonitis on and off for nearly two years and have had physio but it's not working. I work with children so can't rest it, help!

Bracing?: If you keep using an 'unhappy' tendon, it is unlikely that it will resolve. There are wrist splints that prevent flexion/extension which still allow us to function in most situations. Applying ice for 15 minutes at least 3/day and taking an anti-inflammatory should slowly help the problem resolve. ...Read more

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A cousin of mine is been trying for two years to have a baby! When they went to a doctor both are fine! Then why is that she is not being pregnant?

A cousin of mine is been trying for two years to have a baby! When they went to a doctor both are fine! Then why is that she is not being pregnant?

Time to seek help: Your friend & her partner need to have an evaluation by a fertility center. Both may have one ore more issues or there may be something uncovered that will require assisted reproduction programs offered by the center. ...Read more

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Idid my nasal operation two years ago, and I got fine. Before the operation I use to get flu every week since 3-4 years. But now its hitting me again.

Idid my nasal operation two years ago, and I got fine. Before the operation I use to get flu every week since 3-4 years. But now its hitting me again.

Mgt: There are many causes of sinus infections, including viral causes. If you have high fever, cough productive of greenish sputum, then you may need an antibiotic.
Continue to stay well hydrated, use nasal saline rinses and monitor your temperature. If this is a common virus, you should feel much better in the next one week. ...Read more

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What are the potential long term health concerns/effects of inhaling paraffin wax fumes for two years in a work environment for an average of 25+ hrs?

What are the potential long term health concerns/effects of inhaling paraffin wax fumes for two years in a work environment for an average of 25+ hrs?

OSHA and paraffin: The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a governmental agency designed to protect workers from job-related injuries. Please refer to the link below to review their evaluation of paraffin in the workplace: https://www. Osha. Gov/dts/sltc/methods/partial/pv2047/2047.html ...Read more

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12 mm kidney stone lipotripsy didn't work want to do a pcnl anyway of passing the stone when is it to big for my kidney. Grew from a 8 mm two years ago?

12 mm kidney stone lipotripsy didn't work want to do a pcnl anyway of passing the stone when is it to big for my kidney. Grew from a 8 mm two years ago?

No.: Unfortunately stones more than 5mm cannot usually pass on their own, so intervention is often needed. If lithotripsy did not work, then percutaneous therapy may be needed. ...Read more

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I have herniated. Disc protrusion and a anular tear and a bulging disc been off work 4 two years still nothing happened taken meds will I be able to work again?

I have herniated. Disc protrusion and a anular tear and a bulging disc been off work 4 two years still nothing happened taken meds will I be able to work again?

Ear problem?: Did you have an ear ache recently. Do you have water in your ear from swimming?, have you had a recent head injury? These are questions that need answers? If the dizziness persists, go to local er for evaluation as soon as possibile. ...Read more

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I have herniated. Disc protrusion and a anular tear and a bulging disc been off work 4 two years still nothing happened taken meds will I be able to work again?

I have herniated. Disc protrusion and a anular tear and a bulging disc been off work 4 two years still nothing happened taken meds will I be able to work again?

Not the same Job: There is correlation that if you have been off work for greater than 6 months from low back pain issues, you will likely never return to that same job again. I would suggest you consider a job change or get vocational rehab involved to discuss your options or need for new training for a job. When one door closes another opens up. Never give up! ...Read more

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What might be the cause of fine rash on face after having fever for two days? She is 21 years old. Tnx.

What might be the cause of fine rash on face after having fever for two days? She is 21 years old. Tnx.

Rule out strep: Fever followed by a fine rash could be due to strep & is called scarlet fever. Get seen today for evaluation. If a rapid strep test is done & is negative, ask for a throat culture to confirm. Rapid strep tests can have false negatives 1 to 3 out of 10 times and miss a lot of strep when negative results are not confirmed. If she should get worse, shortness of breath, severe headache, etc. To ER. ...Read more

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I've had my tubes blocked for two years and still can't start my period. What could it be? We have tried hoemonal relacemnts. Doesn't work

I've had my tubes blocked for two years and still can't start my period. What could it be? We have tried hoemonal relacemnts. Doesn't work

Variable: Hormonal replacements don't work in women who don't have hormonal issues leading to lack of menses. You don't mention why your tubes are blocked but if that is from infection or prior surgery, there may be scarring within the uterus. An hsg and/or hysteroscopy may help determine if this is the case. There are other rare problems that need investigation as well. ...Read more

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I have been having chest pains now for 6 years I've been to two different cardiologist they both said my heart was fine. But pain still last?

Probably not cardiac: Your pain could be gastrointestinal, muscular. Given two different cardiologists opinion that this is not cardiac it is reassuring. See your internist. ...Read more

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I've had genital warts for approximately two years. The topical crimes didn't work. How long does it take to go away on its own? What do you recommend

I've had genital warts for approximately two years. The topical crimes didn't work. How long does it take to go away on its own? What do you recommend

Your doctor can: Treat with topical liquid nitrogen or stronger acid substance. Surgical removal can work. I have injected them with something to stimulate the immune system to attack the wart. To get rid of them you need your immune system. Talk to your doc. Freezing has worked well. Get the vaccines for HPV as well ...Read more

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What can I expect the cost of tooth shaping to be? My two front teeth and the one next to them on the left are slightly jagged and broken due to a minor bike accident years ago. They're totally fine, but I would like them to look like they used to again.

What can I expect the cost of tooth shaping to be? My two front teeth and the one next to them on the left are slightly jagged and broken due to a minor bike accident years ago. They're totally fine, but I would like them to look like they used to again.

It: It is impossible to give price estimates for tow reasons:
1. Each area of the country has different fee schedules primarily due to the costs of doing business in that local.
2.Without an examination it is impossible to determine how much work is involved and if the desired treatment is indicated.

I recommend talking with your dentist to get an estimate and if your are unsure get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I'm twenty one years old and recently suffered from a migrane episode. What could have caused this? How can I prevent it? The pain lasted two days. It was a pounding pain that worsened when I would stand up. The pain was so bad I had to call out of work an

I'm twenty one years old and recently suffered from a migrane episode. What could have caused this? How can I prevent it? The pain lasted two days. It was a pounding pain that worsened when I would stand up. The pain was so bad I had to call out of work an

Bad migraine headac: You may have had it in conjunction with your men's trail period, you may have been overtired, you have eaten something that triggered off, or you may have eaten something that contained msg which is found in chinese or oriental food. In any event since there are other causes you should consult a neurologist to get to the bottom of your problem. ...Read more