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What is against medical advice?

Not listening to doc: It means you are not following your doctor's advice. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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Does medical care involving prevention of STD's require parental consent? Wouldn't a teen who has ignorant parents have a right to safe sex?

Does medical care involving prevention of STD's require parental consent? Wouldn't a teen who has ignorant parents have a right to safe sex?

Depends: Many states exempt sex related care from parental notification. It is often easiest to obtain in many clinics operated for that purpose. If/when you go to a regular private office or use a parents insurance to access care, they would find out about visits eventually when the insurance paperwork came through documenting payment for services. ...Read more

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Which medical advice for gonorrhea diseases?

Which medical advice for gonorrhea diseases?

Resistant Gonorrhea: There is a new drug resistant form of gonorrhea sweeping through the western world. If you have gonorrhea you need to be treated and to be treated by someone who knows how to treat for this drug resistant form. ...Read more

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Any advice for personal vaginal care? (Texture,scent,color,hair removal) prefer natural methods of care&treatment. Not concerned about an infection.

Any advice for personal vaginal care? (Texture,scent,color,hair removal) prefer natural methods of care&treatment. Not concerned about an infection.

Vaginal care: Without exception you should set up an appointment with a Gynecologist and get things straightened out. You should be grateful when the Gynecologist has given you good information. ...Read more

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What kind of antiaging supplements or new medical products do you recommend for 50 -60 age group?

What kind of antiaging supplements or new medical products do you recommend for 50 -60 age group?

No Treatment Here: Unfortunately i doubt that any ethical physician would have a list of 'anti-aging' products. This money making marketing scheme, known as snake oil and other common euphemisms , is not medicine nor is anything i can think of, something a real doctor would advocate for. The rest of your question is so broad as to be unanswerable. ...Read more

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From a medical perspective, is it enough to ask new partner about prior STD testing, or must both partners get new complete 11-disease STD panels?

From a medical perspective, is it enough to ask new partner about prior STD testing, or must both partners get new complete 11-disease STD panels?

Ideally, yes, but...: The world or environment is not perfect. Even so, there is still no guaranty since internal environments of individuals widely vary from time to time along their path of life. So, delving into some understanding of life reality could immensely help as detailed in articles in Beasics for Life Reality.. in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. More? Seek counseling timely. ...Read more

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Do you know of recommendations from specific medical experts on dysmenorrhea treatment?

Do you know of recommendations from specific medical experts on dysmenorrhea treatment?

Several:: Nsaids such as ibuprofen, Naproxen are helpful for some women. A nice prescription medication called Ponstel (mefenamic acid) is very effective for many pts with dysmenorrhea pain. Birth control pills are first line treatment for this as well, and may provide significant relief of your pain. If no relief with these agents, then sonogram and possibly laparoscopy may be indicated to look for endometriosis. ...Read more

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Please describe the medical term for fear of having anal sex?

Please describe the medical term for fear of having anal sex?

There is no term!: It would have to be invented. That said, it would have been taboo decades ago, it requires as any sex act never be forced and requires mutual consent. It must be mutually arrived at, and if uncomfortable or painful, it should be stopped! this is true for any and all sexual interactions! ...Read more

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Is it common practice for gynolcologists to withhold a birth control prescription if the patient hasn't received an anual exam?

Is it common practice for gynolcologists to withhold a birth control prescription if the patient hasn't received an anual exam?

Board requirements: The various state medical boards have the ability to restrict or revoke the license of any practitioner. Failing to have a reasonably current history and physical on any patient using long term meds has led to many such restrictions. If you are not interested I following the protocol of your doc, go somewhere else. Condoms are available at many dollar stores. ...Read more

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I'm eric for ghana. 24 of age. Please i'm suffering form hapetitis b. Please is there any cure?

I'm eric for ghana. 24 of age. Please i'm suffering form hapetitis b. Please is there any cure?

no cure but control: Most people with hepatitis b actually clear it with their own immune systems, but if there is evidence of chronic inflammation in the liver, there are medical treatments that can bring this under control. Talk to a physician who specializes in hepatology (usually a gastroenterologist). ...Read more

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Type 2 bipolar. Breastfeeding. Not on medication. Looking for natural management methods. Currently taking 1g of omega 3 a day. Any other advice?

Type 2 bipolar. Breastfeeding. Not on medication. Looking for natural management methods. Currently taking 1g of omega 3 a day. Any other advice?

Consider: Absent side effects such as loose or greeley stool the dose of omega 3 fatty acids can be up to 6 grams per day. Purity of formulation is important to be aware of as it can vary greatly. ...Read more

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Is there any vaccination or preventive measures against bacterial meningitis should I go overseas?

Is there any vaccination or preventive measures against bacterial meningitis should I go overseas?

Meningitis: The risk of contacting meningitis as an adult is minimal. In a third world country be much more concerned with malaria, and other mosquito born diseases. For third world countries check with an infectious disease specialist for vaccination reccomendations. ...Read more

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Does a minor need parental consent to get medical care related to sexual health? For example getting a vaccine or getting medication.

Does a minor need parental consent to get medical care related to sexual health? For example getting a vaccine or getting medication.

Varies: Many states like mine,Texas, consider parental consent a barrier to a treatment for sexually transmitted disease, pregnancy, birth control and similar needs.These are exempted specifically from parental consent rules. However, when a minor uses their parents insurance to access any of these services parental notification will eventually occur as insurance EOB documents reach them. ...Read more

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What birth control pill isn't recommended for people with a family history of breast cancer? Are any safe?

What birth control pill isn't recommended for people with a family history of breast cancer? Are any safe?

Varies: Depends who in your family had breast cancer. So make sure to get a detailed list of family members their relation to you and age at which they were diagnosed. Bring this info to your primary care provider to discuss. In the meantime , use condoms, they will also help to protect you from various infections. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for chafed, or sweaty worker ass? Real question, pardon my method of word placement.

What is a good treatment for chafed, or sweaty worker ass? Real question, pardon my method of word placement.

Monkey butt: plumber crack all related to sweat and fungal overgrowth I recommend washing the area with a good-dandruff shampoo then apply an anti fungal cream and dust it with an anti fungal powder ...Read more

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I'm a college student with non-stop hw, papers, research and fb additiction. Any professional advice?

I'm a college student with non-stop hw, papers, research and fb additiction. Any professional advice?

Facebook addiction: College is a time to develop your face-to-face social skills, though facebook's helpful. You are at your sexual peak, your learning peak, and your athletic peak. Set a maximum time -- i suggest 30 minutes per day -- after which you will get back to work. If this fails, some physicians will offer cognitive-behavioral therapy, others a low dose of a ssri. Cbt's liberation & great; good luck. ...Read more

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Can the consults here be relied upon for sound medical advice & valid for medical-legal purposes? Pls inform. If u r not sure, pls confirm w/collegue

Can the consults here be relied upon for sound medical advice 
& valid for medical-legal purposes? Pls inform. If u r not sure, pls confirm w/collegue

Absolutely: All the physicians here are thoroughly vetted, well trained, Board Certified Physicians. We have an active Peer review process to assess consults that are given as well. Perhaps you need to check with customer service if you have other concerns. ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed pelvic rest means no sex of any kind, or is rubbing the clitoris ok?

Doctor prescribed pelvic rest means no sex of any kind, or is rubbing the clitoris ok?

Probably not: Pelvic rest means no sex, no douching, and no tampons. While rubbing the clitoris is not sex, it could lead you to doing things you should not. ...Read more