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One dr one your board (Paul grin) says the mortality rate for cleft palate surgery is 1 in 300 while another says 1 in 100, 000. Huge discrepancy. Why?

One dr one your board (Paul grin) says the mortality rate for cleft palate surgery is 1 in 300 while another says 1 in 100, 000. Huge discrepancy. Why?

Studies: I cannot speak for any doctor nor the actual figures reported. First, I do not believe there is any consensus on the figures as such studies of mortality rate for this procedure are scarce and will vary based upon who does the study, the size of the sampling, the geographic sampling, the year of the study, how the information was collected, etc. Concentrate on the need and benefit of the surgery. ...Read more

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Can I take solpadeine tablets with targin 5mg for severe pain regards Paul?

Can I take solpadeine tablets with targin 5mg for severe pain regards Paul?

Yes you can.: Solpadeine is tylenol with caffeine. Targin is a trade name for oxycodone with naloxone (the former is an opiate analgesic, the latter is a receptor blocker to prevent addiction or overdose). Solpadeine will augment the 5mg targin and make it work better without any severe side effects in the short term, with the possible exception of caffeine induced insomnia. ...Read more

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I have had a circumcision Operation and I want to know how to avoid a erection thanks Paul Goyne?

I have had a circumcision Operation and I want to know how to avoid a erection thanks Paul Goyne?

You Can Not: You can not avoid erection and that's it. Erection after circumcision can be uncomfortable and sometime painful but you can not stop it ...Read more

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What does "adequate hydration" have to do with preventing vomiting? [not dehydrat from, paul cohen? ]

What does "adequate hydration" have to do with preventing vomiting? [not dehydrat from, paul cohen? ]

Nothing: When vomiting you must provide adequate hydration; otherwise you will become dehydrated. If you are not able to keep fluids down and replace the losses you would need to be in the hospital getting IV fluids until the problem is passed and you can again take your fluids orally. To prevent vomiting you may need assistance with medications such as phenergan (promethazine). ...Read more

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If had swollen glands for about nine weeks. Paul bunnell test came back positive, fbc came back normal is it normal for my glands to still be swollen?

If had swollen glands for about nine weeks. Paul bunnell test came back positive, fbc came back normal is it normal for my glands to still be swollen?

Yes: It takes a while to recover from mononucleosis. Glands serve as a immunity organ and during infection are deactivated ("at work").It take a gradual recovery and getting lymphatic nodes back to normal size ' if any doubt, see your physician ...Read more

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Could tomatos and related foods cause skin breakouts including large pimples, blackheads, etc. I am 53. Thank you, paul?

Could tomatos and related foods cause skin breakouts including large pimples, blackheads, etc. I am 53. Thank you, paul?

Rarely: Tomatoes can cause food reactions. Although I have never seen a reaction like your describing in over100, 000 patoents anything is possible. Avoid all tomato products for now and even use an elimination diet see dr doris rapps book for elimination diet. ...Read more

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Hey I'm Paul and 16 yrs. I was playing soccer and while running I hurt my toe it isn't swollen or red put hurts when I try to walk on it?

Hey I'm Paul and 16 yrs. I was playing soccer and while running I hurt my toe it isn't swollen or red put hurts when I try to walk on it?

Let it recover...: You need to stay off of it, apply ice to the area in question rest and elevate it. If the problem does not improve in a day, you should have it evaluated. If the toe improves, then you can hold off for another day or two. As long as the toe is improving with time, it is probably not seriously injured. To remove all doubt have your family doctor or a Healthtap specialist evaluate it. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. Stephen! I have a very painful bump at the back of my head. Can you clarify what this is? : (

Hi Dr. Stephen! I have a very painful bump at the back of my head. Can you clarify what this is? : (

Several things: You may have a sebaceous cyst or an abscess or an ingrown hair or even an infection. Please make an appointment with your primary care physician NOW!! ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen giroux told me that I couldn't be pregnant if I had a period but its not like a regular period its light im spottin, cramping nd I had sex?

Dr. Stephen giroux told me that I couldn't be pregnant if I had a period but its not like a regular period its light im spottin, cramping nd I had sex?

Question?: Not sure what the question is, but a light period could be normal, especially if the pregnancy test is negative. Why aren't you using birth control. Do you want to be pregnant? ...Read more

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Will amoxicillin cause Stephen Johnson syndrome I going to family dr face swollen I think tooth infection but med phobic bad and dental phobia?

Will amoxicillin cause Stephen Johnson syndrome I going to family dr face swollen I think tooth infection but med phobic bad and dental phobia?

Probably Not: Stephens-Johnson syndrome is a rare disease that affects fewer than six people per million per year.
Unless you have had SJS before, with amoxicillin or another drug, the chances you will get it are vanishingly small. See your dentist immediately. Perhaps he can treat you without giving you an antibiotic. He can definitely avoid amoxicillin if this is a worry for you. Good luck ...Read more

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Hallo I am so seek Dr?

Sign up for Concierg: Sign up for the concierge serve at Health Tap and they have hundreds of doctors to guide you. ...Read more

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Dr what are motor problm?

Dr what are motor problm?

Muscle problems: Motor. Problems usually mean muscle problems, or that part of the brain that controls muscle. ...Read more

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Hello dr I have a question?

Please ask it: You need to ask it and provide as much information as you can about the concern and yourself. ...Read more

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Hi dr. Need to rise my wight?

Hi dr. Need to rise my wight?

See below: In order to increase your weight you must eat or drink more calories daily than you burn up. But you don't want just more fat on the body so it's important to build muscle also. In order to do this you increase the amount of food you eat daily. Follow a mediterranean type diet and start a strength training muscle building program. For information on diet go to http://bit. Ly/1FMQO4d ...Read more

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What dr. Do you see for crepitus?

What dr. Do you see for crepitus?

Crepitus: Crepitus is a sound, not a diagnosis. This sound description can apply to noises from the joints, tendons, skin, lungs, etc. Hence, it depends on where the crepitus originates. If unsure, start with your primary care provider. ...Read more

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What is stephen johnsons syndrome?

What is stephen johnsons syndrome?

SJS: A very serious skin reaction with very high morbidity and poor prognosis. Drugs are the most common cause, but viral infections (including hiv) have also been implicated. If there is even the slightest concern for sjs, you need to seek immediate dermatologic evaluation as this is a medical emergency. This is in the same family as erythema multiforme and toxic epidermal necrolysis. ...Read more

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Hello dr I have some?? To ask you

You need a formal: Consult with one of us for several questions. If you have just one simple question though, you can try asking it specifically. ...Read more

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How can a dr test your microbiome?

How can a dr test your microbiome?

Not yet: Your microbiome is huge and scientists have not yet determined what is normal or abnormal. Scientists use culture swabs from all over the body, body fluid cultures, stool cultures, and DNA amplification tests to try and determine what a normal microbiome is. ...Read more

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Phone number for dr. Joel l. Adams?

Search internet: Physicians really can't hide from the public. Most state boards of medicine make our information available (online) to the general public. Many online sites collect information on us & republish for you to compare & access. This site (as do most) also gives you access to our practice information including both address & phone. ...Read more

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What opinions do you have on dr. Oz?

Entertainer: Rather than a scrupulous practitioner / promoter of evidence-based medicine, as your personal physician must be. I do not believe that he gives himself out to be anything else. ...Read more

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How high would my BP be to go see a dr?

If unsure: I would go if the top number was consitantly over 140 and the bottom number over 85 ...Read more

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Hi dr I fell. Not cood with my health?

Hi dr I fell. Not cood with my health?

Why?: I do not know how old you are. Age is important for health question like this.
advise for a 20 years old, will not be the same as the advise for a 40, 0r 60 years old.
eat healthy, eat more vegetables and fruits, exercise every day, even by simple walking.
if you are above 40 years old make sure your doctor check your cholesterol, and your sugar, your prostate, and your thyroid function.
bilsalamah ...Read more