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Put yourself in: Situations where you can meet others. Be active in life. Let your personality shine through. Would encourage you to resist the romantic notion that there is only one perfect mate in the world for you. There are many wonderful women out there. I tend to put emphasis on compatibility vice just getting hormones stirred up. ...Read more
Please don't look: S. Cordilina contains Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) & Pseudoephedrine both pscyhoactive amines. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is banned in the us because it has dangerous effects on brain & heart/blood vessels. The form found in s cordilina can have unregulated concentrations of these dangerous chemicals leading to severe side effects & possible death. Stay away from this & ma huang (also containing ephedrine). Similar to ecstasy. ...Read more
Strength: Philosophical questions are the best! What is the purpose of an earlobe? An appendix? Armpit hair? Sadly, I have to stick to 400 characters. In the case of the fibia - it is our lateral calf-bone, and gives us strength to stand and jump, as well as a redundant bone in a lower (more vulnerable) part of our leg. In the old days, living or dying was determined by being able to run away - even injured. ...Read more
Happy you are fine:
It sounds like you asked a question and did not get an answer yet. While there are lots of docs who volunteer their time here, there are even more people who ask questions so some go awhile before they are answered.
Happy to hear that whatever health concern you had is now better; that is one of the secrets of health; most acute issues go away on their own! ...Read more
More information: What information are you seeking? If you chose the web, be cautious in that most medical information found on the web has no physician oversight. Best to stick with sites like healthtap, webmd, mayoclinic, etc. ...Read more
Check "Activity" and: Your questions are under the "activity" or "my activity" button on your home page or screen. Each time your question is accepted and sent to the doctors, and each time your question is answered or returned to you for editing, you should receive an email message. Be sure you have given healthtap the correct email address that you check daily. Some questions bounce back to you for proofreading. ...Read more
US, amnio, wait+see: Gender can be determined in nearly all cases if amniotic fluid is sent for karyotype. (in rare cases, blood from a pregnant woman might contaminate the specimen so her gender is given.) in many cases, genitals, especially of boys, can be visualized at the late first/early second trimester ultrasound if the fetus is in a good position for imaging. Some expectant couples wait to look at a newborn! ...Read more
I suggest instead of you finding a husband, have someone find you.
In other words, live your life to your fullest, be happy with yourself, enjoy life, be social. Take good care of yourself (physically, mentally and emotionally). Things like this often have a way of working out by themselves. ...Read more