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Need Dr's help: Can't do on own, as patches only in fixed sizes and cannot cut them w/o loss of med. Talk to your prescriber about your concerns and desires and he/she can work with you to taper the dose at a rate that you can tolerate, while potentially replacing with non-narcotic med(s) if still having pain. ...Read more
Drug tests: Govt ones are much more sensitive and specific. ...Read more
How do I find the right federal qualified health center in my area to help me apply for medical? Also, what do I ask them when im on the phone w/ one?
Let your fingers do the walkin' ... Online. You can check out information and apply via here:
hope this helps. ...Read more
3 things to do...: In such cases, there are at least 3 things to do. One, see an addiction specialist or a pain management specialist to safely get off narcotics and other abusable drugs. Two, while coming off abusable drugs, never go near any such things, including alcohol and tobacco products. Three, stop associating with persons who are linked to such abusable substances. And after that, live happily... ...Read more
No discrimination: The laws basically try to make it fairer for those with disabilities to work. For example: jack is good with computer and has no disabilty, and joe is also good with computer but he has no legs--must use wheelchair. Joe can do all the computer work just as well as jack can--so, the law requires that company hiring jack/joe provide ramp access/elevator so joe can get to work. Hope that makes sense. ...Read more
Yes. : Hipaa regulations allow you to request your personal medical records from your provider, considering you are not a minor. Some providers may charge a per page or per x-ray fee, or if digital records, a per disk fee. ...Read more
All relative: Compared to other products that fda is not doing much to control, i would say people who worry about anti-inflammatories are barking up the wrong tree. Have you looked at the wild claims herbal supplements make on rows upon rows of store shelves recently? There are all kinds of joint, sex, brain, liver health promoting products. Are they as safe as anti-inflammatories? Fda has no data and no idea. ...Read more
What is the process I need to take to get off of my fentenayl patch-50mcgs every 48 hrs for the past four yrs?
Gradual tapering : Your doctor should guide you and provide necessary prescriptions. Usually it goes as following: starting fentanyl patch 25 for a week, then 12.5 for the second week. Then either stop completely or continue the process taking decreasing doses of oral medication such as vicodin or oxycodone. ...Read more
After 8 weeks ep scan crl is 2.5mm and no heartbeat but fetel pole is seen. Is this normal? Advised next scan in 1 week.
Radiologist, MFM.: Some radiologists and select maternal-fetal medicine specialists are the only physicians qualified to perform and interpret targeted fetal sonography, e.g. Assessing the fetal brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, spine, skeleton etc. General radiologists, general obstetrician/gynecologists and others are not trained to assess targeted prenatal songoraphy. ...Read more
Unremarkable scan.: This is typical verbage for an unremarkable prenatal ultrasound. That means that the examination did not identify major fetal anomalies such as gastroschisis, omphalocele, anencephaly, spina bifida, diaphragmatic hernia, major heart/kidney/lung/skeletal defects. Congratulations - however keep in mind that even in experienced centers the detection rate of anomalies may not surpass 60-80%. ...Read more
The average weight is 3 pounds now.
The normal range is considered 2pounds 4oz up to 3 pounds 8 ounces. If very small or very large extra monitoring, ultrasounds or treatment may be needed. ...Read more
Descriptive term: This is a general descriptive term I have seen applied to a fetal ultrasound or autopsy reports.It means there are no obvious defects that stand out on the basic lookover.Some fetal anomalies like a missing kidney or heart defect are found only with a more detailed study so this statement leaves room a problem to be found by additional study. ...Read more
Textbooks, library: There are many, including some very good textbooks. Depends on how detailed you want the discussion. "the developing human" is a good one, though it has been around awhile. Your local library should have a decent section of books on this subject. Your preference in style will be important, so look at several to see which explains things in terms you like. Touchpoints is best for baby development. ...Read more
CVS, amnio, NIPT, NT: Chorionic villus sampling (placental biopsy), amniocentesis, non-invasive prenatal genetic diagnosis (maternit21/harmony tests), nuchal translucency and prenatal ultrasound and maternal serum markers (papp-s, hcg, estriol, inhibin a) can all be used to determine an individual woman's risk of carrying a fetus with down syndrome. ...Read more
Yes, they happen: If you are talking about the unexpected passing of a fetus in an otherwise healthy woman's womb, it is not exactly common but it still does happen - despite prenatal care - and in most instances the cause is not found. If mom is known to have diabetes, high blood pressure, or the baby is too small doctors will do everything to deliver the baby before it passes in the womb. ...Read more
Discuss with genetic: Every pregnancy has ~4% risk of an unexpected outcome (cleft, premi, sick, etc) & some parents bring more risk to any conception.An evaluation of the family tree on both sides with a geneticist can reveal any specific risk you have.(cleft, heart, etc)some risks (open spine)decrease with pre-conceptual use of Folic Acid supplements while others are not.Geneticists usually affiliated with med schools. ...Read more
Low.: 50 beats per minute is a very low heart rate for 6 weeks - provided your dates are accurately reported. This has a relatively worse prognosis for fetal survival, so please follow it up with weekly sonograms at your doctor's office to reassure yourself. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and keep your spirits high - chances are still on your side. ...Read more
I didn't see Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal option (FEPBlue). How do I get covered? Thanks in advance!
Unclear question!: Are you asking if you can use your insurance to pay for a Healthtap Prime consult? If that is your question, I think the answer is that Prime does not accept insurance at this time. Your insurance may or may not reimburse you, depending on your policy. Contact your insurance and firstname.lastname@example.org for a definite answer to your question. This forum we both are using now is free to you ...Read more
Early embryo body:
Its the embryo body usually seen as a small dot next to a small circle, the yolk sac, during earliest stages of pregnancy.
The first structure visible is the yolk sac. The fetal pole is then seen as a small bump on the yolk sack wall. If you think of a chicken's egg, it is the small white thickening next to the yolk that develops into the chicken. The yolk sac dissapears as the embryo grows. ...Read more