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Dr. Paul Schwartz
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Delayed Sleep Phase (Definition)

Delayed sleep-phase syndrome (DSPS) is a condition in which a person has a circadian rhythm sleep disorder, a chronic problem with the timing of his sleep, his peak period of alertness, his body temperature rhythm, etc..., compared to the average normal person. People with DSPS generally fall asleep hours after midnight and have difficulty waking up in the morning, but are not sleepy ...Read more


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Fast release or delayed release probiotics?

Fast release or delayed release probiotics?

Delayed: The probiotic needs to survive the trip past the acid in the stomach; delayed release would theoretically be more effective. ...Read more

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Am i still protected from being pregnant if i delayed taking one pill from one day?

Am i still protected from being pregnant if i delayed taking one pill from one day?

Most of the time: But no guarantees. If you seriously do not want to risk pregnancy, use a backup method (condoms) until your next pill cycle. ...Read more

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Plan B delays ovulation for how many days & when the days past the egg is then released ?

Plan B delays ovulation for how many days & when the days past the egg is then released ?

It varies : How long ovulation is delayed by Plan B varies depending on when in the cycle you take it. At some points you could have already ovulated. You will of course ovulate again and can get pregnant so now is the time to start a more reliable method of contraception so you won't have to worry. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I've just started taking the pill for nearly 2 months now. Is it normal to have delayed bleeding in the 7 pill free days?

I've just started taking the pill for nearly 2 months now. Is it normal to have delayed bleeding in the 7 pill free days?

Sure: When you switch to the last 7 pills this triggers a hormone withdrawal bleed. There is not a set day for this to occur and will vary from persons to person and even month to month. ...Read more

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If a medication is marketed as delayed release and available in 20mg & 40mg, does 20mg q12h have the same effect on serum concentration as 40mg qd?

Depends on medicine: The answer to your question depends on what medicine it is. Delayed release medicines are built to dissolve more slowly than others. The metabolism of different drugs varies a lot. For some medicines there may not be much difference practically, for others this could be a big difference. ...Read more

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Are there a Pill to delay menustruation by a month?

Are there a Pill to delay menustruation by a month?

Skip Red Pills: I have seen those on oral skip the red pills (which have no hormones) and continue with the contraception and they thus delay or skip their periods. Y ...Read more

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What causes the periods to delay if one has taken the plan B pill?

What causes the periods to delay if  one has taken the plan B pill?

Depends: The delayed period may be due hormonal imbalance caused by plant B. Or you may be pregnant.
If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are younger than 27 years. ...Read more

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When will the male contraceptive pill be available for public use? Why is there delays?

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When will the male contraceptive pill be available for public use? Why is there delays?

Male contraception: Check out http://www.Aeonmagazine.Com/being-human/why-is-there-still-no-pill-for-men/ for an up-to-date review of male contraception and the issues leading to delay . . ...Read more

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How long does omeprazole 20 mg delayed release last? And should I take it at night or in morn?

How long does omeprazole 20 mg delayed release last? And should I take it at night or in morn?

Typically 24hours: Generally taken in the morning, empty stomach (1/2 h before or 2h after eating). If taking the otc version, do not take for more than 2 weeks without seeing md to find out why you need to take it. In general, least potent med, for shortest duration, to take care of symptoms, is the way to go. ...Read more

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When you take a delay pill on your 2nd day of your period does it stop your period for few days?

When you take a delay pill on your 2nd day of your period does it stop your period for few days?

Not indicated for: Delay pill is recommended by some and adviced to ba taken for premature ejaculation in men and not for delaying or suppressing periods. ...Read more

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Is there a pill for making your period come early or delay it? Having a vacation 4/9/19-4/13/19

Is there a pill for making your period come early or delay it? Having a vacation 4/9/19-4/13/19

No menses vaca : There are some medications (Provera being one) that can do what you are asking but nothing you would be able to buy over the counter. You will need to make an appointment with your Gynecologist and discuss your request. Hope you have s great vacation! ...Read more

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Calc -concieved feb 14 or 15th. Period began feb 1st. Morning pill feb 11, could the pill delay concieved date? Is calc accurate?

Calc -concieved feb 14 or 15th.  Period began feb 1st. Morning pill feb 11, could the pill delay concieved date? Is calc accurate?

Yes: If you took planb on 2/11, then it may have slightly delayed when you actually ovulated. The only way that you will know accurately when you conceived is with an ultrasound at about 7 weeks and then looking back at the likely conception date. ...Read more

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Is there a pill that delays your period? I'm having a holiday trip the same exact day my period will come. I'm two weeks away from my trip.

Is there a pill that delays your period? I'm having a holiday trip the same exact day my period will come. I'm two weeks away from my trip.

Birth control: All birth control pills as well as other forms of contraception can be used to manipulate the cycle. Schedule a visit with your obgyn and you can discuss which option is right for you. ...Read more

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Day 4 of pill free week..No bleeding yet, I had skipped my free week the last time and immediately started new pack could this be causing delay?

Day 4 of pill free week..No bleeding yet, I had skipped my free week the last time and immediately started new pack could this be causing delay?

No period: If you do continuous pill use (skip pill free days and open new pack) you may have no bleeding at all. I would go ahead and open your next pack now and continue to use it that way. If any pregnancy syptoms, it would be reasonable to check a urine pregnancy test to be safe. ...Read more

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I take my pill everyday, no pregnancies, every cycle is on time. This month isn't, but I've had a bad cold the past 3 days. Is this delaying my cycle?

I take my pill everyday, no pregnancies, every cycle is on time. This month isn't, but I've had a bad cold the past 3 days. Is this delaying my cycle?

Oral bc: no period: A bad cold will generally not affect your cycle, especially on bcp. Sometimes on long term oral bc therapy, the lining of the womb is so thin, that there is little to degenerate (bleed) when the "period" is supposed to happen. Just continue your oral bcp and your cycle will resume. ...Read more

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If plan b is supposed to delay ovulation why do I feel like I’m ovulating? I took the pill on Tuesday 6 days before my ovulation date and wanted to be sure if this was normal?

If plan b is supposed to delay ovulation why do I feel like I’m ovulating? I took the pill on Tuesday 6 days before my ovulation date and wanted to be sure if this was normal?

Plan B should work: Plan B works very well when taken the day of sex or the day after sex. However, very well is not perfect (and nothing in this world is perfect), so there is a small chance of pregnancy. Plan B can alter one's menstrual bleeding for 1-2 cycles, so a late period won't necessarily mean a pregnancy. One should do a home pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex, to see if there is a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does the pill delay periods?

Does the pill delay periods?

Not normal: The birth control pill should result in monthly menstrual bleeding. In lesss than 5% of women, no periods can result. During the first three months, breakthrough irregular bleeding may occur. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Carpal Tunnel Release (Definition)

Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) is treated by releasing the transverse carpal ligament (tcl), surgically with an open, mini-open or endoscopic technique. Tcl relieves the pressure on the median nerve. Open surgery requires complete exposure of the tcl and carpal tunnel (ct). Mini-open surgery only partially exposes these structures. Endoscopic surgery uses a camera and a small ...Read more


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Capsule Endoscopy (Definition)

Capsule endoscopy uses a small fiberoptic camera inside of a pill to take pictures of the lining of your intestines. It is designed to evaluate the parts of the small bowel that cannot be readily seen with standard endoscopes (upper or lower). Your doctor may want to detect a source of inflammation or bleeding that would not otherwise be seen. Images are sent to a ...Read more