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Androgen insensitiv: It is now called androgen insensitivity syndrome. It occurs when a genetic male (x/y) is insensitive to androgens. In extreme insensitivity, the child looks like a normal girl, until lack of menstruation at puberty. Then it is discovered that there is no uterus, and abdominal (undescended) testicles, which need to be removed. ...Read more
I have been looking at facial feminization surgery and I was wondering what monthly payments would amount to?
Varies: Health care is a service, not a commodity. Your needs will be different than the next patient's. Your treatment will therefore be at a cost that is individualized to your needs. Charges vary from office to office. As with any type of health care treatment you must see a Doctor for examination, diagnosis, treatment plan, cost, and fee schedule. ...Read more
Not necessary...: To see a specialist in facial feminization. You need a complete evaluation of the relation of your facial structures, including your occlusion (how your teeth fit together) as well as the prominence of other areas of the face--some who think their chins are too big actually have underdevelopment of other areas of the face. Your best bet is a plastic surgeon with experience with these deformities. ...Read more
What is the best hormone pill and anti androgen pill to fasten your feminization? What milligrams?
Trans*-Competent Doc: You really don't want solid medical advice here tailored to YOU. To find vetted trans-competent surgeons try the doc referral service of the World Professional Association for Tansgender Health (WPATH) http://bit. Ly/wbprqt Familiarize yourself with the current WPATH Standards of Care: http://bit. Ly/nwkqv5. Read about medical standards of care at UCSF Center for Excellence for Transgender Health. ...Read more
Can anyone refer me to a good plastic surgeon with experience in chin reduction/facial feminization?
Simply go to: Asps &/or asaps web pgs & use your zip code to find closest members, who are competent by definition. ...Read more
I'm on the hrt. I am taking aldactone (spironolactone) 25mg, diane 35 and micropil. Adding dose of aldactone (spironolactone) can faster my feminization?
I wish I knew where you were and what doses you are on. Your treatment is very different than what I am used to in the United States.
Aldactone is being used as a testosterone blocker. It is not very powerful, but drugs like it are always part of the regimen when one is transitioning gender. ...Read more
Could be: I'm not sure exactly what you mean. Are you referring to your sex life with your husband? In a general sense it is psychologically healthy and common. But if you are uncomfortable with it, there might be something to look at in your sex life together. If you need more specific answers please feel free to ask again here or seek help from a therapist. Best wishes. ...Read more
I am not sure what the question is. Are you asking about the cause for his anemia? If so this should not be related to the diabetes. He would need to have a work up to determine the cause for the anemia and to rule out other causes of anemia such a bleeding from the gastrointestinal system.
Hope this helps. ...Read more
Discuss it: Dad's often get left out of the pregnancy process. Pregnancy is an abstract experience for men where as it is very concrete for women. Discuss his reasons for not wanting to participate but be careful not to judge or be critical. Have an open discussion. Some people find classes fun and education. Others prefer a hands off experience b/c classes create anxiety. Ask him his reasons. ...Read more
Get a new one!: Sorry but I couldn't resist a silly answer. You stated that you have a problem with your husband but you didn't state the problem (relationship vs health vs money vs sex vs?). So I have no idea what kind of advice you need. It's probably more important that you address this problem with your husband. Good luck! Feel free to re-post your question in more detail. ...Read more
Internet medicine: I am sorry to report using the word "lesions" is way too ambiguous to give you any valid response. Skin is hard enough to discuss on the internet. Please be more specific. ...Read more
Not generally: Women are born with all the eggs they will ever have & these face the daily exposure to life's events/radiation/toxins that make the oldest eggs less likely to form healthy babies. Men get somewhat of a pass on the age issue as their testis turn out millions of new swimmers well into their 60's or later. Any defective swimmers are not likely to make it. ...Read more
ABSOLUTELY: Hypertension is referred to as "the silent killer." there are no symptoms of high blood pressure...Until an organ fails, often catastrophically. (kidney / heart / brain / eyes / vessels). Needs brought under control asap, as part of issue is the chronicity (/duration) of time passed with pressures high. Diet/lifestyle alone will not fix, and weight loss (if applies) will take time--get on meds. ...Read more
4 main reasons:
There are 4 predisposing factors for snoring:
1) being human
2) being male
4) nasal congestion
apparently, there is nothing to be done about 1 and 2, so you need to concentrate on 3 and 4.
You also need to consider the possibility that you are not dealing with simple snoring but snoring as a symptom of sleep apnea.
Overall, snoring is not a laughing matter. I would take it seriously. ...Read more
Love him: You're already smart enough to know that criticism merely hurts relationships and accomplishes nothing. Start pursuing aerobic fitness yourself and if he shows any interest in joining you, lavish praise on him. A man who exercises starts cutting calories without help. If you cook for him / make food choices, cook "lean" for both of you. Praise any weight loss lavishly. He's lucky to have you. ...Read more
Evaluate for reason: Many possible reasons but impossible to say in general. If your husband has consistent (more than once or twice) hematospermia (bloody semen,) and unless its related to recent surgery, injury, prostate biopsy, etc., he needs to be evaluated promptly for underlying cause. See his primary doctor or can go to a urologist directly in some cases. ...Read more
Snoring has a many causes, so determing what the cause is would be the first step. It is important to determine whether he has accompanying sleep apnea.
Depending on the cause there are treatments that range from, reducing the soft palate tissue (surgucally/with laser), a CPAP device, or even a dental mouth piece that can reposition the jaw. Nasal breathing strips may help allow better airflow. ...Read more