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MRI Pituitary Gland: I am not certain I fully understand your question. High prolactin levels in the blood are frequently due to functioning Microadenoma of the Pituitary Gland. MRI of the Pituitary demonstrates these lesions. Study takes under 30 minutes. Requires administration of Gadolinium. ...Read more
Machine vision: Optical sorting machines use optical-mechanical detectors and mechanical sorters to scan items, usually on a production line to separate out desired and undesired characteristics. Devices also exist to identify individual cells in this manner and sort them out to remove abnormal cells, for instance, from the blood stream or perform diagnostic cell counting. ...Read more
It depends: If you mean spinning the semen down to remove Y or X chromosomes, it varies depending on physician. You would need to see and be evaluated by reproductive endocrinologist. It involves providing a semen sample, having the lab spin it and prepare and then typically reintroducing it into the uterus through intrauterine insemination. Insurance will not cover if it is purely for gender ...Read more
Washing up at work i was sorting out cutlery I managed to stab my palm on the lifeline crease, would I need medical help?
See a doctor: With the injury you describe you could need stitches but may have also caused tendon damage. Get it checked out with a physician. ...Read more
Will moisturize only: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (ambi, atra, porcelana, nadinola, to name a few). You should also be careful to protect your skin with sunscreen, as sun will make dark marks darker. There are also stronger prescription fading creams and chemical peels, if you need them. ...Read more
My husband and I are going forward with Sperm sorting/artificial insemination. If my fertility is good - are my chances of conceiving on 1st try good?
Yes, but...: Yes, you may conceive at the first attempt of AI but only at a rate of 15-25% on average; this is life reality so far. For individual specific concerns, ask your doctors. For more details on subjects, go to http://capefertility.co.za/about-us/our-success-rates/. All the best to conception and health... ...Read more
How come the diagosis of autism spectrum disorders sort of swallowed up all the disabled children?
It hasn't.: There are lots of disabilities other than autism spectrum disorders. The reason why it seems that autism diagnoses are more common is that we have learned that autism is not just the severe form (like rain man), but includes a whole spectrum, ranging from severe down to very mild (like asperger's syndrome). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr.on here said Erythromelalgia is neuro-vascular disorder. What sort of Dr.treats this?
How is this treated?
Neurological disorde: Erythromelalgia (sometimes called erythermalgia) is characterized by episodes of burning pain, skin redness, and swelling of the extremities, ears and face. The pain can be severe, and is sometimes described as "searing" or "like hot lava". The pain is triggered by physical exertion or ambient heat, and is relieved by cooling the extremities. This rare disease should be evaluated by a neurologist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have severe myopia bi-lateral cataract and a congenital retina disorder what sort of excrsice would you recomend?
If you have: worrisome symptoms - please consider psychiatric/ psychological assessment. Take care. ...Read more
See a psychiatrist: You have to go to see a psychiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more
Medication: There are several medications that can effectively treat the symptoms and allow the individual to lead a quality life. ...Read more
Examples below:: Preoccupation with your physical appearance. Strong belief that you have an abnormality or defect in your appearance that makes you ugly. Frequent examination of yourself in the mirror or, conversely, avoidance of mirrors altogether. Belief that others take special notice of your appearance in a negative way. The need to seek reassurance about your appearance from others. Excessive grooming. ...Read more
Not at all!: The most common symptom for hemorrhoids is bleeding. Hemorrhoids are blood vessels that are designed to help control bowel function. In many people, the hemorrhoids get swollen, and since they are filled with blood they can bleed. People with bleeding disorders have a higher risk of hemorrhoidal bleeding. Either way, a high fiber diet is the first line therapy for hemorrhoids. ...Read more
Is there such a disorder where can sort of sing w/ great distortion/articulation difficulties & have 6 mon dysarthria w spch thrpy no improvmnt/worse?
Can be normal: A certain amount of flatfoot is normal. Most flat feet, if they need any treatment at all, do well with off shelf orthotic inserts. Some require custom orthotics and more rarely, surgery can be necessary if there is significant pain or other underlying abnormalities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer