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Doctor insights on: Facts And Myths About Endometriosis

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Why do women hide facts about number of past sexual partners?

Why do women hide  facts about number of past sexual partners?

To avoid a label: Some people feel that a woman that has had more than 1 sexual partner is sexually promiscuous, aka a "slut". Furthermore, some people think that a sexually inexperienced woman would make a better sexual partner due to a tighter vagina. These are myths or cultural biases that have nothing to do with reality. But perceptions and opinions don't change easily. So some women hide the number. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where the lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


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Pregnancy myths about the way you carry your baby predicts the sex? What are some myths and their actual truth?

Pregnancy myths about the way you carry your baby predicts the sex? What are some myths and their actual truth?

50/50: All of theses myths are right half if the time. :) if you want to know gender accurately ask the ultrasound technician. ...Read more

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Are baby vaccinations safe? I read about the dangers but are they facts or myths?

Are baby vaccinations safe? I read about the dangers but are they facts or myths?

A hoax: Vaccine haters in the 80's told us they caused cp, in the 90's crib death & now autism. Court testimony revealed a money making hoax behind the MMR scare and the dr lost his license to practice. The vaccines have been the single best lifesaver for kids in a hundred years. They are safe and effective as offered. ...Read more

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What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

What are the real facts about vaccinations for children?

Get Them: Vaccines are one of the most researched areas of healthcare and time and again have been shown to be safe. The benefits of vaccines greatly exceed the risks and, barring very rare medical contraindications, children should be vaccinated according to the recommended schedules. ...Read more

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What are some facts about kidneys?

What are some facts about kidneys?

2milion microfilters: Removes extra water from body (if fails you get swelling) and also removes extra chemical waste from body ( if fails you feel poorly). The kidneys filter 180 liters (quarts), yes 180, per day. Almost all get reabsorbed back to blood except 2-3 liters that are excreted as urine. This huge filtering allows kidneys to efficiently and repeatedly purify the blood removing only what body does not need. ...Read more

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What are two important or interesting facts about mrsa?

Common: 1- its very common, lots of people carry it in their nostrils and they are not aware of it 2 - its resistant to many antibiotics that we use daily, and its only getting worst. ...Read more

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Question about estratesti would love any personal stories or opinions about this med.?

Question about estratesti would love any personal stories or opinions about this med.?

Avoid: Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is a pill with estrogen and testosterone combined. The testosterone (male hormone) doses are generally too high for women, and should be avoided. ...Read more

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So with all the media hype what is the truth about psa testing?

So with all the media hype what is the truth about psa testing?

Change over time: The psa is most useful in screening by watching it over the course of years. An accelerated change can indicate disease. Even so, biopsies are unpleasant and numerous treatment options exist. Get at least 2 opinions and know that many urologists have a vested interest in the treatment option(s) they suggest. It is fair to ask too! ...Read more

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Can the experts please talk about the nutrition facts & information for acai berry?

Can the experts please talk about the nutrition facts & information for acai berry?

Acai: The acai berry is a fruit from acai trees in brazii. The acai berry contains antioxidants which are purported to reduce free radical formation & to help protect from some cancers. It is also reported to assist with weight loss and can be used as an oil in cosmetics. Like other fruits, if you eat too much of it at a time you could develop nausea, diarrhea or an uncomfortable stomach. The acai >. ...Read more

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What myths, and truths, about birth control pills are there?

What myths, and truths, about birth control pills are there?

Weight gain: This is the biggest myth and has never been proven out despite multiple studies. The pill can enhance appetite which obviously could secondarily lead to weight gain, but the pill has no direct effect on weight. ...Read more

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How painful is an endometrial biopsy? I've read stories about women passing out, going into shock, etc. Any truth to those claims? I'm so scared

How painful is an endometrial biopsy? I've read stories about women passing out, going into shock, etc. Any truth to those claims? I'm so scared

Discomfort: Different people react differently to the discomfort of dilatation of the cervix that is needed to pass the instrument through the canal. The biopsy per se should not be that painful. Express your concern to your doctor to ensure you have adequate pain medication and if needed, be under moderate sedation. ...Read more

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What are some statistics about teen pregnancy?

What are some statistics about teen pregnancy?

>400,000 in US in 09: Cdc and us vital statistics sites offer credible information. Start here for more information on teen pregnancies in the US: http://www.cdc.gov/teenpregnancy/aboutteenpreg.htm. ...Read more

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I read about a study about seaweed intake helping with two things: controlling HIV and preventing pregnancy. Any thoughts as pertaining validity of ?

 I read about a study about seaweed intake helping with two things: controlling HIV and preventing pregnancy. Any thoughts as pertaining validity of ?

Total rubbish: It takes only a few seconds to make something up and put it on the internet. These people pretend to be persecuted geniuses, advanced scientific minds and so forth. Whatever they are selling is relatively cheap and people think, "A little money for something that might work." You're rewarding their lying, and if it fails (contraception is super-serious), they'll blame you and you can't sue. ...Read more

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I'd love to hear any opinions from any doctors that have read anything about Dr.Max Gerson and his theory on how to cure disease including cancer.

I'd love to hear any opinions from any doctors that have read anything about Dr.Max Gerson and his theory on how to cure disease including cancer.

Controversial!: This is one of those Alternative medicine type of treatments for Cancer, it too promises Cures but they have been difficult to verify by the scientific community. So I would stay away and not be mislead by it. Unfortunately there are many such distractions in the filed of Cancer treatments. Be careful not to be trapped by them. ...Read more

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Many males avoid topic of infertility. What is something that they can talk about without embarassment?

Many males avoid topic of infertility. What is something that they can talk about without embarassment?

Depends on them: Men cause 40-50% of infertility problems. We cannot adequately treat the men without a full and candid conversation. Men should know that they have the support of a fertility specialist who is trained to understand their problems. Both rei and urology docs are sensitive to the needs of men. The repro system is part of our bodies and deserves to be viewed as such by everyone. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some common myths about men and relationships with other men?

We seek friendship: Truth is that we do care more about relationships than sex. By nature romance excites us quickly and we can't always control this, and no two of us have quite the same turn-ons. We all notice how other men look, and many of us do some safe sexual exploring especially as teens; this means nothing. The great majority of us want both a lifelong, loving wife and a rock-solid, always-there buddy system. ...Read more

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Is their a website that has posts nutrition facts for everything?

Is their a website that has posts nutrition facts for everything?

Yes!: This is one of the best websites i've found for analyzing nutritional data of foods. http://nutritiondata.self.com/. ...Read more