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How do I know if i'm near or far sighted? It's actually confusing.

How do I know if i'm near or far sighted?  It's actually confusing.

Easy : Myopia, aka nearsightedness, usually means that you able to more easily see up close than far away. Without glasses or contacts on, there should be a natural focal point where vision is clear. "nearsighted" does not mean "nearsightless." farsighted individuals see distance more easily than at near. If in doubt, get a refraction by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What is a good multivitamine? So confusing on what to take. I take life extension brand 2 a day.

What is a good multivitamine? So confusing on what to take. I take life extension brand 2 a day.

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. ...Read more

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How do you know when to use heat for pain; and when to use ice? And is always better when using heat to use moist heat? - so confusing

How do you know when to use heat for pain; and when to use ice? And is always better when using heat to use moist heat? - so confusing

A guideline:: Ice is for injuries - heat is for muscles. Cold will make muscle pain worse & heat will make injury worse for many people. But if it works differently for you, that's what you might do. See link: http://saveyourself.Ca/articles/ice-heat-confusion.Php good luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean if my ovary measure over 40mls? It seems to be a little on the large side? It used to measure 14.1mls. All very confusing.

What does it mean if my ovary measure over 40mls? It seems to be a little on the large side? It used to measure 14.1mls. All very confusing.

Depends: That is a little enlarged for an ovary. Their are many potential causes for an enlarged ovary. Typically the cause will be an ovarian cyst or mass. Their can be multiple smaller cysts. Your doctor should be able to help clarify the cause and significance of the enlarged ovary and determine what should be done next. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm having a problem with my erection. Its so confusing because im hard as a rock at one point and then it doesn't want to get hard again. Please help.

I'm having a problem with my erection. Its so confusing because im hard as a rock at one point and then it doesn't want to get hard again. Please help.

Relax: I choose that word after many years of experience. The brain messes up our erections, not the body in most instances. Performance anxiety is the number one problem when this scenario presents itself to the young man. A good physician will check your blood pressure, blood sugar level and your thyroid function to make sure this is not a medical problem, but it is about your worries most likely. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I could be confusing pain in my "spleen" for something else ?

Is it possible that I could be confusing pain in my "spleen" for something else
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Yes: Ann, the spleen lies in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen. Several conditions, such as mono, can cause problems with the spleen, but the lung, diaphragm, stomach, and colon are all nearby, and can cause pain in that location. If you have symptoms that aren't improving, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How many months is 18 weeks of pregnancy? Is it 4 months or 5 months it's confusing

How many months is 18 weeks of pregnancy?  Is it 4 months or 5 months it's confusing

Semantics: A pregnancy is considered to last 40 weeks or 9 months. The two are not directly interchangeable because most months are not exactly 4 weeks. Half of a pregnancy is 20 weeks or 4 and 1/2 months. It just does not correlate evenly. Most of us use weeks rather than months to follow the duration of a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it confusing for children to hear two languages?

Is it confusing for children to hear two languages?

No: Hearing two languages is totally appropriate for a child and will enhance the development of both those languages. ...Read more

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Lupus results are confusing--please help me understand?

Lupus results are confusing--please help me understand?

You are right: Lupus results can be confusing, but without knowledge of the results, i think i will make you more confused simply by listing tests and their values. ...Read more

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Aunt is confusing me! should I take her for cognitive testing?

"confusing me" ?: You did not quite explain what you meant by "confusing me". However, if there has been a sudden change in your aunt's behavior or mental functining, get her evaluated by a physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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All these greek and latin terms are confusing. In good old english, what is lipoma?

All these greek and latin terms are confusing. In good old english, what is lipoma?

Fatty tumor: Lipomas are benign (non-cancerous) fatty growths. They have been reported just about everywhere in the body, but are usually seen under the skin. They can be observed if they are small, but are commonly removed if they are enlarging, causing deformity, tender, etc. Generally, once removed, they do not return. ...Read more

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I think im pregnant but the symptoms are confusing me. I have one child and I'm 18.

I think im pregnant but the symptoms are confusing me. I have one child and I'm 18.

Can do preg. test: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more

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So much confusing information out there about how often to eat. Better to eat 5-6 small meals during the day or three main ones plus snacks?

So much confusing information out there about how often to eat. Better to eat 5-6 small meals during the day or three main ones plus snacks?

Many small: Many small meals. The key is small. This way, you are getting a steady flow of energy and nutrients, your blood sugar does not spike and dip, and you reduce inflammatory protein spikes. Also, you need to eat healthy, whole foods, preferably cooked yourself, and organic & non-gmo when possible. ...Read more

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I'm using two different calendar apps i had my perion on march 24th one says i'm supposed to ovulation on the 8 the other says 11 #confusing?

I'm using two different calendar apps i had my perion on march 24th  one says i'm supposed to ovulation on the  8 the other says 11 #confusing?

14 days before: You have to know how many days from one period to the other to calculate ovulation. Follow the rule that ovulation occurs 14 days before your next period. Subtract 14 days from the expected date of your next period and that's your best day. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have two ovulation-calculator apps, it said. Different answers. One it said last week on 4/15 and the other one it said today 4/20. Confusing, help?

I have two ovulation-calculator apps, it said. Different answers. One it said last week on 4/15 and the other one it said today 4/20. Confusing, help?

Dates: On a normal cycle your ovulation is 14 days before your next period. But since you can't foretell the future, this is of little help. You might have 11-17 days from the beginning of your period until ovulation. After ovulation it is always 14 days to your period. The apps have to assume a 25 day cycle or a 28 day or a 31 day cycle - thus the difference. ...Read more

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Does tumescent liposuction give the best results, as compared to other liposuction techniques? I've been reading a lot about the different types of liposuction and it's all quite confusing! i really want to find a procedure that can help me with my flabby

Does tumescent liposuction give the best results, as compared to other liposuction techniques? I've been reading a lot about the different types of liposuction and it's all quite confusing! i really want to find a procedure that can help me with my flabby

No: Don't choose a tool or technique for your surgery but rather the surgeon.It is the end result that counts. So, for your liposuction procedure, consult with a board certified plastic surgeon and check the before and after pictures to make sure that you like the results. ...Read more

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Nt ultrasound result confusing, what to do?

Nt ultrasound result confusing, what to do?

See your Dr. : Discuss results, and any follow-up studies that may be necessary, with your Dr. ...Read more