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Could taking baths in rusty water give me bladder cancer?

Could taking baths in rusty water give me bladder cancer?

No: No current literature supports rusty water as a source of bladder cancer. If you can avoid bathing in rusty water, do:). ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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My 6 year old has hemmorhoid, causes anal itching (checked, no pinworms). Can I use preparation h on her? Will give her a fiber diet, more water too

My 6 year old has hemmorhoid, causes anal itching (checked, no pinworms). Can I use preparation h on her?  Will give her a fiber diet, more water too

Yes: The most important thing is to solve the constipation problem that led to the hemorrhoids. High fiber, more water is great. Short term use of preparation h for her symptoms would be fine. Also, make sure she is not afraid to have a bowel movement because it may have been painful in the past - which leads to fecal retention, making the constipation worse. If she is, talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, kidney stone. Doctors advised to drink more water. My dad drank more water as kidney passed to urethra, but not passing out from 7 days.

Dear doctor, 
kidney stone. 
Doctors advised to drink more water. My dad drank more water as kidney passed to urethra, but not passing out from 7 days.

Stones: Water can help a stone pass, but doesnt always work. Depends on stone size and location....If no passage after 7 days...See a urologist for further testing. ...Read more

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Very bloated, stomach extended from possibly Metamucil. Just took 3 tablespoons of mom. What else to do??

Very bloated, stomach extended from possibly Metamucil. Just took 3 tablespoons of mom. What else to do??

Stop self treating: Please consult your physician for an examination and abdominal ultrasound to rule out GI/gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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My last question and then ill stop being obnoxious on here - would squirting some fresh lime/cranberry juice and in my water benefit me in any way?

My last question and then ill stop being obnoxious on here - would squirting some fresh lime/cranberry juice and  in my water benefit me in any way?

No: It will not benefit your health in any significant way except for maybe making the water taste better. It won't hurt you either most likely. ...Read more

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Im 22 yrs old living in an old home in Baltimore. Sometimes I drink Tap water.Could this water contain Lead & what are symtomps of lead poisoning?

Im 22 yrs old living in an old home in Baltimore. Sometimes I drink Tap water.Could this water contain Lead & what are symtomps of lead poisoning?

Hard to say: Any water source could be contaminated by lead & many other things.Most urban centers monitor their water supply & filter out the lead. If your home is ancient and has old pipes that were soldered with lead based material it could be a home issue.You can have your water tested or call your city water department for the lead level.Lead is insidious,causing anemia long before it affects the brain ...Read more

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Im42 yrs. Old women suffering from heavy growth on togue bacteria & no madecines or washes or foaming or gargles make useto stop the bad breath smell, cyteal vaginite foaming solution give me good results for few hours give me advice

Im42 yrs. Old women  suffering from heavy growth on togue bacteria & no madecines or washes or foaming or gargles  make useto stop the bad breath smell, cyteal vaginite foaming solution give me good results for few hours give me advice

Only 1 good solution: I have been treating bad breath patients for over27 years. The main consept here is to completely eliminate odor producing bacteria , unfortunately brushing and flossing an mouthwash doesnot provide long lasting effect, due to a fact that it only mechanically removes very small fraction of bacteria from your mouth. We have been utlising full mouth detox and other methods and can achieve 98% succes. ...Read more

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I m unmarried&having chronic prostatitis. How often do i've to take warm sitz bath? As i read warm sitz bath are harmful for testis & sperm production

I m unmarried&having chronic prostatitis. How often do i've to take warm sitz bath? As i read warm sitz bath are harmful for testis & sperm production

Prostatitis: You can take these baths several times a day. It will not permanently affect your sperm production, and this will recover entirely once your prostatitis is resolved and you are not subjecting your testes to heat. ...Read more

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I had the ejaculation without even doing anything at midnight. Is there any prob? Secondly, taking bath in much hot water can cause something bad?

Nocturnal Emission: If you are not emptying your prostate gland on a regular and natural basis through ejaculation then nature takes over in an attempt to keep your semen and sperm fresh by causing an emission of semen at night. These are commonly called 'Wet Dreams'. It is natural, normal, and of no medical concern. ...Read more

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Im on antibiotics cause of some infection, possibly strep, been drinking lots of water, the anti makes me thirsty, did extra water make me lose weight?

Im on antibiotics cause of some infection, possibly strep, been drinking lots of water, the anti makes me thirsty, did extra water make me lose weight?

No; Food in vs Out: All living creatures are open systems, i.e. every atom our physical body is made from keeps changing, some rapidly, some slowly. Thus we eat not just for energy (which has no weight) but for raw material which we break down into small molecules (protects us from outside control) selectively absorb these, use them to rebuild our bodies & also keep tearing down out bodies, Wt is the current balance. ...Read more

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Will drinking colloidal silver with stage 4 CKD harm my kidney? Also 50/50 colloidal silver and saline solution bladder washouts to combat bad bacteria, will this damage the lining of my bladder?

Will drinking colloidal silver with stage 4 CKD harm my kidney? Also 50/50 colloidal silver and saline solution bladder washouts to combat bad bacteria, will this damage the lining of my bladder?

No to silver: Colloidal silver is toxic and harmful. For some reason the natural health movement has glorified colloidal silver as a cure-all, but the evidence is quite the opposite. Doctors stopped using it in the 1970s when it became clear the harmful effects far outweighed any supposed benefits. Please stop using this substance. Yes it will harm your kidney and your bladder. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I am confused about the amount of water I should drink.I sit in an AC office and don't sweat.Read somewhere more than 3 ltrs a day can cause edema.

I am confused about the amount of water I should drink.I sit in an AC office and don't sweat.Read somewhere more than 3 ltrs a day can cause edema.

Depends on diet: 3 liters is a lot of water if you are not sweating and could cause water intoxication unless you have some salt intake.*8 glasses of water is plenty to drink. ...Read more

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Was drinking water (well water) and coughed and some water went into my nasal cavity. Does this put me at risk for meningits infection?

Was drinking water (well water) and coughed and some water went into my nasal cavity. Does this put me at risk for meningits infection?

Unlikely: Even when one has documented infection within the paranasal sinuses the risk of meningitis is low. This sort of episode would be a remarkable occurrence. Stay well. ...Read more

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Had light bladder leakage bit of urine went on floor could that give me or anyone else hepatitis or HIV and also do either virus transmit from clothes?

Had light bladder leakage bit of urine went on floor could that give me or anyone else hepatitis or HIV and also do either virus transmit from clothes?

HIV/Hepatitis: Doesn't survive in the environment as well as hepatitis which is resilient. While anything is possible, it is just so remotely unlikely that it can't be worried about. Urine on floor needs to be disinfected. Hepatitis more likely to be transmitted then hiv. As far as your urine giving you hepatitis or hiv, you would already have been positive for either to be in your urine. ...Read more

Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


Dr. Terence Chapman
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Bladder Cancer (Definition)

Cancer of the bladder, the ...Read more