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I'm scared to bring up female health concern with my dr due to anxiety/triggers. How can I tell her in a 10 min apt?

I'm scared to bring up female health concern with my dr due to anxiety/triggers. How can I tell her in a 10 min apt?

Be creative!: Write down your question or concern and read it to her as soon as she enters the room. Alternatively, hand her the written question. Don't allow your anxiety to cause you to wait until the very end of your appointment or there may not be enough time for you to get satisfactory answers. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why breast cancer and female health are given more publicity and money than male and prostate?

Can you please explain why breast cancer and female health are given more publicity and money than male and prostate?

Women: Traditionally women have be much better at organizing around health care issues. Men are traditionally less likely to be as active. ...Read more

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Female health (Tip)

Do your best to optimize your health prior to pregnancy. ...See more

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How long does it take for a 14 year old female good health to see results in there everyday workout or exercises?

How long does it take for a 14 year old female good health to see results in there everyday workout or exercises?

Which results?: If you are talking about decrease is your blood pressure, heart rate and flow of brain endorphins, this happens immediately. If you are talking about weight loss, increase muscle mass, improved bone density, these start happening a few weeks into routine exercise. And all of the time, you are adding days on to the end of your life - but that may take 80-90 years to notice! ...Read more

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Female health (Tip)

Poor oral health can cause a premature birth. ...See more

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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Hello I'm a 27 year old female good health recently had my blood pressure checked and the reading have been low 90/55 my recent 93/55 is this normal?

Hello I'm a 27 year old female good health recently had my blood pressure checked and the reading have been low 90/55 my recent 93/55 is this normal?

Likely benign: If you have no other medical conditions and no symptoms that blood pressure is fine. Other symptoms would include lightheadedness, particularly when you are getting up. Other medical conditions would include known valvular heart disease or hormonal disease. If you have no other symptoms I wouldn't be concerned. If you develop symptoms or something changes, contact a health care provider. ...Read more

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Is 45 female great health and 46 male great health too old to conceive a child we want to is it better to do IVF and have multiples inplanted?

Is 45 female great health and 46 male great health too old to conceive a child we want to is it better to do IVF and have multiples inplanted?

Low chances: Pregnancy rates in women over 45 years of age are low. (the male age is less of an issue). Ivf will not give you a great chance of conceiving either. Only 9.1% of women over the age of 42 conceived with ivf in 2011 in the United States. I would recommend evaluation with a reproductive endocrinologist immediately to review your options and see if you are a candidate for therapy. ...Read more

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Female health (Tip)

See your obstetrician every 2 weeks! Be honest about any issues affecting your health or the fetus's. ...See more

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Improving Nail Health (Checklist)

Cut the nails straight across
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Do not dig into the corners when you cut your nails
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Avoid harsh chemicals
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I quit menthol cigarettes 1 week ago, am approx 180lbs 38 yr old female no health history, how long until I am clear on a urine cotanine test?

I quit menthol cigarettes 1 week ago, am approx 180lbs 38 yr old female no health history, how long until I am clear on a urine cotanine test?

Urine Cotaine Test: Cotaine will be present in blood tests for about 2 weeks and in urine for several weeks more. A lot depends on what level is chosen as the cutoff for positive or negative. Good for you on quitting. Keep it up. ...Read more

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My A/G ratio says 2.9 is that something to be concerned about? All other ranges are within the normal.30 year female no health issues

My A/G ratio says 2.9 is that something to be concerned about? All other ranges are within the normal.30 year female no health issues

Nope.: An isolated abnormal A/G ratio is generally clinically insignificant. Nothing to worry about. From Quest Labs: "The albumin to globulin (A/G) ratio has been used as an index of disease state, however, it is not a specific marker for disease because it does not indicate which specific proteins are altered. The normal A/G ratio is 0.8-2.0. " ...Read more

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Female health (Tip)

See your doctor before you get pregnant. Optimize your health and get your weight into a healthy zon. ...See more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between your toes after you bathe
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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Is AST always supposed to be lower than alt? Both of my values are always around AST 24/ ALT 18. Doctors never mentioned wrong ratio. I am 59 yo female, excellent health, workout 6 days/week.

Is AST always supposed to be lower than alt? Both of my values are always around AST 24/ ALT 18. Doctors never mentioned wrong ratio. I am 59 yo female, excellent health, workout 6 days/week.

No: No clinical relevance of the ratio when the liver enzymes are normal. Alt of 19 for woman and 29 for man. For patients with chronic liver disease if ast/ alt >1.2 --- it is indicative of advanced fibrosis. ...Read more

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29 yr old female, good health 125lbs, resting heart rate ranges from 109-130. How do I know when I should see somebody for this?

29 yr old female, good health 125lbs, resting heart rate ranges from 109-130. How do I know when I should see somebody for this?

If you develop: Symptoms, such as shortness of breath, chest pain, palpitations, etc. However, if you have known medical conditions such as anemia, COPD etc. You may need to let your doctor know, especially this is new... Best luck! ...Read more

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Female health (Tip)

If you eat healthy, you will be less stressed about your future health and meeting your responsibilities. ...See more

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Improving Heart Health (Checklist)

Find an activity you enjoy, and do it daily for at least 20 minutes
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Intensify workouts by doing max intensity for 2 min, every 5-10 min
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I'm 32, female, good health. I've just been told I have RBBB and LAV blocks in the heart. No symptoms. How life-threatening is this?

I'm 32, female, good health. I've just been told I have RBBB and LAV blocks in the heart. No symptoms. How life-threatening is this?

RBBB, LAD: If you mean RBBB and left anterior hemiblock or left axis deviation, I would have some concern about structural heart disease and, accordingly, I feel a cardiologist should evaluate and follow you. I assume you had an echocardiogram already. If the EKG pattern hasn't changed over several years, it may have less significance and may be simply a conduction abnormality only that may not worsen. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my lower back, just to the right of my spine. Doesn't hurt about the size of 50 cent piece. 24 female good health. I don't have a pcp.

I have a lump on my lower back, just to the right of my spine. Doesn't hurt about the size of 50 cent piece. 24 female good health. I don't have a pcp.

Lump on the back: The lump you feel most likely is a benign tumor of the fat called a lipoma. It is important to know if it is movable, soft or hard. A hard immovable lump is of concern and could suggest cancer. If it is soft and movable it most likely benign. Also, has it increased in size? If it is increasing in you should be examined ASAP. Some one should check it anyhow at some point. ...Read more

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Female health (Tip)

If you have medical issues, make sure that you are in good health before becoming pregnant. ...See more

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Female health (Tip)

Gestational diabetes? Daily physical activity is essential for health. Take a walk. Try yoga. Dance. ...See more

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Maintaining Vaginal Health (Checklist)

Wear clean, dry, breathable underwear
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Shower daily
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Do not wear a wet bathing suit after swimming for an extended period
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Maintain good nutrition to ensure good pH balance
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Bm earlier, felt a sharp, cutting, feeling before it came out then red blood on toilet paper. Colon cancer? I'm 22 female. No health issues no fam his

Bm earlier, felt a sharp, cutting, feeling before it came out then red blood on toilet paper. Colon cancer? I'm 22 female. No health issues no fam his

Probably not: More likely a small tear, fissure, or hemorrhoid made to bleed by a hard stool or straining. Extra water, fiber, and stool softener will probably sort it out for you in a few days. It bleeding continues, see your doctor for exam. ...Read more

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60 year old female ok health but just now severe ear pain, burning sensation in ear, hearing faded?

60 year old female ok health but just now severe ear pain, burning sensation in ear, hearing faded?

Just a: Thought but you could have something as simple as WAX IMPACTION in that ear!!!

See a Health Provider for a hands on ear exam and treatment!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more