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After being on hc of 20-30mg for 7 yrs for partial ai, and acth remains in normal range on hc (not suppres'd) and is > 65 after 1 day off hc, can mayo determine if partial ai is primary or secondary?

After being on hc of 20-30mg for 7 yrs for partial ai, and acth remains in normal range on hc (not suppres'd) and is > 65 after 1 day off hc, can mayo determine if partial ai is primary or secondary?

Yes: If you really need hydrocortisone, then it would be dangerous do delete it totally. Speak w/your doctors and follow their recommendations. Your acth is higher than would be expected if you're taking hc regularly. Cortisol level may reflect hc still in your system or your endogenous production. Very complicated case that needs one-on-one analysis, not the internet. ...Read more

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Does physiogel a.I cream have any side effects?

Does physiogel a.I cream have any side effects?

Probably not: It is formulated to enhance the natural skin barrier and has ingredients that make it generally hypoallergenic. ...Read more

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How do I ship sperm if I am doing an at home a.I?

How do I ship sperm if I am doing an at home a.I?

They: Would need to be frozen during the entire trip. Dry ice or liquid nitrogen is usually used to insure they do not thaw during the journey. The donor should be able to provide you with the necessary info. ...Read more

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How can ai treat the side effects from taking interferon?

How can ai treat the side effects from taking interferon?

Symptomatic treatmen: Symptomatic treatment with pain medications, nsaids etc are options. Drinking plenty of water, gaitoraide etc to maintain hydration. ...Read more

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Can I use physiogel a.I cream on the whole face/body or should I only use it on the affected area?

Can I use physiogel a.I cream on the whole face/body or should I only use it on the affected area?

OK any area: This is one of many creams with ceramides for use on dry skin. Why the injection? What do you mean by "allergies"? You may benefit from a visit to a dermatologist. Bring with you all creams and pills. ...Read more

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Acth stim test done. Acth was 12 at baseline cortisol 1. At 30 minutes cortisol was 22.7 then 1hr at 29. Does this indicate secondary ai?

Acth stim test done. Acth was 12 at baseline cortisol 1. At 30 minutes cortisol was 22.7 then 1hr at 29. Does this indicate secondary ai?

Adrenal insuff: The results of the acth stim test suggest that ai is not an issue. The cortisol level responded as expected to the stimulation. If at the start of the test, you were ill then it might suggest that you have a relative ai as your initial cortisol level was 1 (ok if your healthy and not stressed, but in an ill person the cortisol should be higher in response to stress). ...Read more

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I had protected sex with a prostitute on dec 26 2012 I performed cunnalingus on her I had a blood testfor hivvrvl and hbs on jan 17 it was -ve ai safe?

I had protected sex with a prostitute on dec 26 2012 I performed cunnalingus on her I had a blood testfor hivvrvl and hbs on jan 17 it was -ve ai safe?

You are just fine: You did everything right. Oral sex on a female is not in any way high risk for either HIV or hepatitis b. And you wore a condom. Bravo!

in m;y experience prostitues take their health very seriously. They demand condoms. They get tested on a regular basis for sexually transmitted diseases.

Now with your blister on your lip I would worry about herpes. That is the only test left to discuss. ...Read more

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Have secondary ai, been prescribed oramorph 10mg/5ml for pain. Would 10ml dose affect me any more than anyone else? I also have slight asthma.

Have secondary ai, been prescribed oramorph 10mg/5ml for pain. Would 10ml dose affect me any more than anyone else? I also have slight asthma.

Caution with asthma: The medication should not necessarily have any stronger effect on you, although in general, different people may react differently to these types of medication. Caution is definitely advised in using morphine in the setting of lung diseases such as asthma though, mainly because of the risk of respiratory depression. ...Read more

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Tested positive for herpes, type 1- >8.0 ai herpes type 2- 3.7 ai does this mean by the level type 2 was recent? I heard over 5 means u had it longer

Reading Herpes Tests: I would caution you against these assumptions. These tests should be read and positive (one has been exposed and infected) or negative (one does not have evidence of exposure and infection). Trying to guess when one was exposed will never be correct from these numbers. ...Read more

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Joint pain in fingers, wrists, knees, & toes for 2 weeks. Also have AI thyroid disease. 29 yrs old. Could I have RA? At what point should I see dr?

Joint pain in fingers, wrists, knees, & toes for 2 weeks. Also have AI thyroid disease. 29 yrs old. Could I have RA? At what point should I see dr?

Autoimmune diseases: The chances of someone with Hashimoto's/Graves developing RA is higher than the average, but still fairly low. See your doctor, but no need to panic. ...Read more

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We did ai on Sept 23 2014 and after a week we did a test it was negative and then we did one on the 6th and it was negative can we take one tomorrow?

We did ai on Sept 23 2014 and after a week we did a test it was negative and then we did one on the 6th and it was negative can we take one tomorrow?

All will be revealed: Patience. All will be revealed in due time. There is no need to do a pregnancy test until 3 weeks have passed since possible conception, and then only if one's normal regular period doesn't occur (if one has regular periods). To raise a happy, healthy child requires great patience in both parents. ...Read more

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Why can hypotension occur with relative bradycardia in ai?

Why can hypotension occur with relative bradycardia in ai?

Physiology: Aortic insufficiency (ai) means that the aortic valve leaks during diastole, which is the relaxation phase of the cardiac cycle. Relative bradycardia means there is a slowing of heart rate which also means a prolongation of diastole. A prolonged diastole does mean more ai which results in lower blood pressure (i.e. Hypotension). ...Read more

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What's the percentage of getting pregnant without taking med for ai mild case of thyroids?

What's the percentage of getting pregnant without taking med for ai mild case of thyroids?

Why not?: Depends on 'what' your thyroid problem is and how far off your levels are. Uncorrected thyroid levels are bad for overall health, may hinder you getting pregnant, and may be associated with developmental delays in fetuses - why wouldn't you take the medicine? ...Read more

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I am 5'6 1/2 and ai weigh 155, how many calories can I eat to maintain my weight? I am 40 years old

I am 5'6 1/2 and ai weigh 155, how many calories can I eat to maintain my weight? I am 40 years old

It is a balance -: Between what you eat, your total caloric intake, and the amount of calories you burn (exercise). No specific answers can be given without these variables answered. Also, are you an apple or pear? ...Read more

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Can I do (AI) Artificial Insemmination with the left tube partially open and the right tube closed? What is the probability to conceive?

Can I do (AI) Artificial Insemmination with the left tube partially open and the right tube closed? What is the probability to conceive?

Individual cases: This is a very specific question where the answer is going to be unique for each individual. You will need to see a fertility specialist who can evaluate the HSG X-ray that showed your fallopian tubes. They will need to determine if they feel there is enough patency in the left tube to permit the sperm and egg to reach each other for fertilization. ...Read more

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42 diagnosis her2 triple pos nod neg. Neg vas, . T-- 2, 5cm, gr3, stage 2B. Bi lat mass & ooph. Tx chemo & herc. Completed 6 AI 's.. Should I do 5 more yrs?

42 diagnosis her2 triple pos nod neg. Neg vas, . T-- 2, 5cm, gr3, stage 2B. Bi lat mass & ooph. Tx chemo & herc. Completed 6 AI 's.. Should I do 5 more yrs?

Speak with oncology: This is best answered by your oncologist. The latest data show benefit of hormonal therapy for 10 years. You can also go to another oncologist for a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Did ai 8 days ago, just done a negative first response hpt, could I still be pregnant? Too early to test?

Did ai 8 days ago, just done a negative first response hpt, could I still be pregnant? Too early to test?

Yes too early: A home urine pregnancy test will turn positive 10-14 days after insemination. Use of first urine of the morning will turn positive sooner. Hang in there. Good luck! ...Read more

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I just did ai on Friday and have horrible cramping off and on in right ovary! Could this be a good sign??? :)

I just did ai on Friday and have horrible cramping off and on in right ovary! Could this be a good sign??? :)

Evaluation: Pelvic pain is quite complex and can involve many different organs. The best approach is to schedule follow up with the doctor who did you insemination to make sure all is well. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with bpd a year ago whilst I was in ai. Could be bipolar instead or aswell as bpd. What can I expect?

Diagnosed with bpd a year ago whilst I was in ai. Could be bipolar instead or aswell as bpd. What can I expect?

Challenges: It is likely that life has been and will be difficult. It is also possible to do good work, be recognized and rewarded. With consistent psychotherapy, good, honest friends and strong stable love in your life it is also possible to have reasons to be thankful and proud. I don't know what ai is, but your question is a very good sign that you may be one of the winners in the struggle w/ both bpds! ...Read more

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Before anal sex, do you need to process through enema? And if so why? If not why? Also what can ai use home wise?

Before anal sex, do you need to process through enema? And if so why? If not why? Also what can ai use home wise?

Enema use: The colon usually keeps the rectal vault clear of feces until ready to make a bowel movement. However, if you've ever had an accident during anal sex, then it is understandable to be prepared. You can do an enema an hour or two before you want to be empty. OTC enemas can be used, but if anal sex is a part of your lifestyle, you may want a reusable enema bag that you fill with water. ...Read more

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Did ai on the 7th may, was due on 29th, no period, done 6 cheap pregnant tests and all neg is it possible I could still be pregnant?

Did ai on the 7th may, was due on 29th, no period, done 6 cheap pregnant tests and all neg is it possible I could still be pregnant?

Unlikely: But see your cop
If concerned. Many causes for missed or late period. Obviously, your NHC system can do a definitive HCG test, but the otc tests are very good now! ...Read more

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What is the relationship between autoimmune and psychiatric conditions? Is it true that undiagnosed ai issues can be mistaken for a psych diagnosis?

What is the relationship between autoimmune and psychiatric conditions? Is it true that undiagnosed ai issues can be mistaken for a psych diagnosis?

Some, def. Not all: Some patients with autoimmune disorders can have psychiatric symptoms (sometimes due to the autoimmune disorder, mostly not). Most people with psychiatric conditions don't have autoimmune disorder as cause.
Classic example is underactive thyroid (or less common adrenal disease) manifesting with symptoms of depression. Sometimes people with autoimmune diseases are depressed due to the disease. ...Read more