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Cycle Keep Getting
I am finally bleeding on Day 48 of my cycle. My last period came on day 39. Why does my cycle keep getting longer am I pregnant?
Maybe not: 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 she resumes her normal regular periods, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more
I think my menstrual cycle started and i keep getting massive headaches even when i take aleve (naproxen). My body feels tired and drained this has never occur?
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Behavior modifying: One place to start is practicing good sleep hygiene. Keep your sleep pattern consistently structured, avoid napping, use bed only for sleep or intimacy, and avoid lying in bed long periods without sleeping. If falling asleep is troublesome because of trouble turning off your thoughts, relaxation and imagery techniques are often helpful. For more help with these make an appointment with a therapist. ...Read more
Multiple reasons: Make sure they are really utis--the urine should be cultured, there can be many rasons to have blood or white blood cells in urine. Reasons: incomplete bladder emptying neurogenic bladder cystocele constipation connection of bowel and bladder immunologic deficiencies chronically infected kidney stones bladder diverticulum therefore you need to see your doc and have a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
PDE5 Inhibitors: The only oral medications to improve erectile function are known as pde5 inhibitors. They improve penile blood flow in response to stimulation by amplifying nerve output, usually resulting in improved rigidity to allow for completion of intercourse. Patients on nitrates cannot takes these pills. Other medications are used via insertion or injection into the penis for those who fail pde5i. ...Read more
Yes: You can get a copy of all of your medical records at your doctor's office. You may have to pay a fee for the photocopying and administration time. If you want copies of x-rays, cts, and mris, you need to go to the radiology center and request either print outs or a cd with them. Again, there will be a charge for that. Medical records are kept for several years only - each state is different. ...Read more
Not usually: The surgeon, when billing the insurance company, provides cpt "codes" for reimbursement that contain the appropriate diagnosis whatever that may be. You can avoid that disclosure through "cash only" payment for surgeons and hospital fees. Physicians' are ethically required to keep your medical information strictly confidential from anyone other than designated healthcare personnel and entities. ...Read more
Yes, very: When people feel depressed they often feel compressed, as if trapped in a small space or black hole. The opposite experience occurs when someone feels especially good. Mental health experts use the terms "expansive" and "elevated" when describing exceptionally positive moods. ...Read more
Depends: Infant swaddling is a transitional measure that replicates the snug feeling of the womb & calms baby when they can't handle the random movement of arms & legs. That said, they didn't need to breath in the womb and without room for arms & legs to move they don't develop muscle tone.To tight is a problem for both. The goal is to gradually loosen the wrap & have it gone at a month. ...Read more
Get checked: Your cough may be upper respiratory, from post nasal drip - very likely with seasonal allergies. Or lower respiratory from trachea, bronchi (bronchitis) or alveoli (pneumonia), typically from virus infection. There could be other causes as well. Since your symptoms are so disruptive, you should get checked right away. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Caffeine in chocolat: There really isn't that my much caffeine in chocolate, but there is some. There is also a related substance, theobromine. The half life of caffeine can range from 3-12 hours, meaning that with a single dose of chocolate in the morning at 7am, if you are on the 12-hour side, you will still have 1/2 of the caffeine around. Given the small amounts, it is not likely that it would keep you awake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iron: First find out why you are losing iron faster than your diet replaces it. Then find out why you are not absorbing enough iron (gastritis, short bowel, deficient diet etc). Then correct the things that can be corrected. The body has a means to balance this nutrient and you need to discover why it is out of balance. ...Read more