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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
Sleepiness post meal:
This question has many facets
1-the type of food, like carbohydrades, fat, the amout of food makes a difference, the more carbohydrate, the sleepier you get
2-metabolic rate, amount of lighting, ---if you live a sedentary life, blood is diverted to digestive system, hormonal and metabolic changes produce sleepiness
3-the amount of sleep debt, if you have been behind in your sleep, you get more sleepy-. ...Read more
Possibly: Congestion is a defense mechanism, so any insult to the nasal cavity can cause some level of congestion. Heating units without some form of humidifier often dry out the air, which can lead to nasal passage irritation, and in response, congestion. So, there's a chance the heater is to blame. There may be other allergens or triggers to blame, so it's best to be evaluated in person by a doctor. ...Read more
Both could happen: There are people who know they want to become an entrepreneur and have the ability to execute their plans; there are also people who get into it and become successful because they have their back againt the wall. No matter which one you think you are, hope you can pursue your dream and make it come true. ...Read more
Can't say but consi: Consider but if you need rehab it is something you want to do or you might not make it successful. You have to decide if this is the way you want to live your life or if this opportunity will take you in a new direction. Consider this discussion with your physicians. ...Read more
If one were forced to choose, which is better: a 100% vegetable-only diet or a 100% fruit-only diet?
Veggies!: One can make meals out of veggies. Some veggies can be raw, others can be cooked. . . Lots of variety! Grains are usually counted as veggies, so rice, corn, etc..., are allowed. Beans have protein (fruits don't really have protein). If one stretches the definition of veggies, he can even include the "fruit veggies" such as tomatoes and cucumbers (things that have seeds are officially fruits). ...Read more
I want a baby but can't afford a refersal and I was forced to have them tide 6 yrs ago. What can I do?
I am worryied about my health, and doctors don't do nothing! Why am I forced to pay high premiums every month?
Frustrating.: It can be frustrating to be sick and to think that no one's doing anything for you. If you feel that your doctor is rushing you or not answering your questions, it might be time to find a different doctor that's better suited to your needs. There are good ones out there, sometimes it takes some work to find one. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm 17 athlete and recently my HR has been very high exercising? Exercising at steady pace, HR never plateaus. Keeps increasing until forced to stop?
Supraventricular: Tachycardia. See cardiologistGet a more detailed answer ›
I sang for a while and hit a high note (forced) and it hurts a little. I drank and now it's ok and pain away. Will it be ok by next day? Should worry?
Yes you should be ok: If you are back to normal after drinking water and there is no pain, it seems no harm is done. If the pain comes back and persists than you consult your doctor or an ENT specialist. ...Read more
Normally if you: Gain weight, it is possible that your breast size will increase (not drop in size). ...Read more
Maybe: I'd think that emotionally and psychologically it'd be more challenging to have been forced into retirement, as opposed to choosing to retire. Emotional/psychological health & wellness can certainly impact physical health & wellness. Either way this person could be fine, but if s/he is "forced" to retire, then it'd probably be helpful to be vigilant about his/her emotional health. ...Read more
Why do we try so hard to prevent suicide? We all die eventually and no one should be forced to live.
Suicide: Suicide is often the cause of depression and other brain illnesses. Suicide causes the obvious loss of life, and also creates suffering, guilt, and sadness among those 'left behind'. It is not about forcing one to live, it is about treating an illness that makes individuals think of suicide. Suicide is harmful for the person that attempts or commits suicide and everyone who knows them. ...Read more
How can I help my fiancee get mental health treatment without making it seem forced? He needs help bad...
Eye to eye: It can help, when discussing it, to find things you mutually agree on that might benefit from consultation. Then approaching it curiously together, and perhaps offering to go with him, may be helpful. Also, there are some good websites that can help dispel certain myths about mental health treatment if that is applicable. Nami is good organization run by patients/"consumers" that provides info. ...Read more
Myinsurancedoesnt cover a physiatrist so I'm forced to deal with this alone my family dr tried all medications I need hep?
Can a person that has abused alcohol go back to being a 'moderate' drinker? Or would they be forced to abstain altogether?
Why do you ask?: Most people who have at one time in their lives lost control with respect to alcohol will tell you that they cannot return to moderate drinking. Don't encourage anyone to test this. And if you've ruined a major part of your life, or nearly died, as a result of drinking, why would you WANT to go back to that stuff? ...Read more
I don't understand! They forced me to have an exam right after I got raped because I'm a minor? So stripping me and holding me down is going to help?
Re-traumatizing: I'm sorry to read that after you were sexually traumatized that you experienced an additional negative experience in the hospital. I suspect that they needed evidence from your attack to prosecute whoever hurt you. Even if that were the reason it could still be very hurtful to you. Please find a psychologist or other therapist who works with sexual trauma. Look here: http://www. Rainn. Org/get-help. ...Read more
Forced to have abortion 2 months ago & im finding it hard but me & my new boyfriend are trying but its not happing why? Is there a way to speed it up
I am concerned....: I am concerned about your comment on being forced to have an abortion, because I don't know the details. Many women have mixed feelings about having an abortion: grief, sadness, relief, all at once. Many women who elect to have an abortion make excellent mothers later - because they have made a careful decision about what is best for all concerned. That doesn't make it easy. Talk to your doctor! ...Read more