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Free answer to the question by gynacologist in mumbai?

?: Sorry, resubmit your question, as I cannot figure out what you are trying to ask. ...Read more

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Hey, is this free to get answers regarding a question for a mild chest ache? I've been having it for about a week and don't have insurance to see a do

Hey, is this free to get answers regarding a question for a mild chest ache? I've been having it for about a week and don't have insurance to see a do

Yes,more info please: Yes, it's free, but it would help us to know more about your ache. Most chest pain is unrelated to the heart but related to muscles/connective tissue. This is likely if the pain is related to motion, position, breathing and/or is sore to the touch. Problems with the lining of the lungs (the pleura) or esophagus can cause it too. See http://www.freeclinics.com/cit/mo-st_louis for low-cost clinics. ...Read more

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How does this site work? Why are you doctors volunteering to answer for free?

Its fun: Some people play sudoko, or solitaire. I personally like the mental challenges of the questions. The "patients" make me think, I look up different things, and continue learning. Plus, some questions, like yours, are just fun to answer. Thank you for asking. ...Read more

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Why are my questions not being answered is it because I use the free one?

We all answer: For free, there is no fee at least as I know for me. Sometimes the questions are out of our expertise and we skip, hoping that someone specialized for your question will answer it. Sometimes, the questions are pushed down in order so we don't get to see them. Sorry, but if I see your question and I feel comfortable with it, i always answer. ...Read more

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Please answer! Could you be allergic to gluten free products?

Please answer! Could you be allergic to gluten free products?

Yes: Gluten is an over emphasized source of general health conditions. But a product free of gluten could have other allergens in its makeup. Gluten free is not synonymous with allergen free or natural or organic. It simply means food that is lacking in proteins found commonly in grains like wheat. ...Read more

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Please answer! What muscles does the machine press work compared to free weight bench press?

Please answer! What muscles does the machine press work compared to free weight bench press?

See below: If you are using machine for bench press you tend to isolate out several muscles. If you are using free weights, you need many more muscles to stabilize your upper body. therefore, you get a more "total body" workout when you use free weights in general. ...Read more

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What's a good paraben free cleanser wipe for the skin? I was using pure and clear but they stopped making it. Can I please have specific answer?

What's a good paraben free cleanser wipe for the skin? I was using pure and clear but they stopped making it. Can I please have specific answer?

No good ones but..: All cleanser wipes have some toxic ingredients but Aveeno (oatmeal) Ultra Calming may be least toxic and does not have parabens- see http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/search.php?query=makeup+wipes
I advise using oils such as olive, almond and coconut oils to remove makeup instead.
See http://eleganceandbeautyreviews.com/the-best-and-organic-way-to-remove-makeup/ ...Read more

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Where can I go online to get questions answered from a plastic surgeon online for free?

Dr Wong is Correct!: You will also get the best answers by providing the most accurate information about your question which may include pictures of the issue. ...Read more

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I am in menopause and my testosterone levels are 11 Total and .7 free is this low? My Dr. doesn't know anything about menopause couldn't answer me

I am in menopause and my testosterone levels are 11 Total and .7 free is this low?  My Dr. doesn't know anything about menopause couldn't answer me

See a specialist: There are menopause specialists who are trained and interested in this.
Go to Menopause.org, and look for one in your area.
There are no easy answers, one would need to look at all the hormone levels, and, depending on your goals, address them.
Good Luck ...Read more

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What I wantbtobknow is I was deficient vit d a year ago now normal but still no hve pain all over as I got answer here chronic vit d def. And bone thining so how long it took to complete symptom free?

What I wantbtobknow is I was deficient vit d a year ago now normal but still no hve pain all over as I got answer here chronic vit d def. And bone thining so how long it took to complete symptom free?

Vitamin D deficiency: Vitamin D deficiency does causes bone thinning, but not all generalized pain are from vit D deficiency and bone thinning. Make sure you eat balanced diet and regular exercise and if you I identify any deficiency get it treated appropriately. Your generalized pain may have a different reason for it. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a gluten-free vegan diet healthy?

Please answer me. Is a gluten-free vegan diet healthy?

Must supplement: I admire vegans who undertake this for moral reasons, and some of them claim to feel much healthier. A gluten-free diet indisputably relieves celiac sprue and dermatitis herpetiformis and there is a minority belief that people not affected with these illnesses may improve their health by going gluten-free. Discuss this with your physician / dietician and don't force it on your children. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a low carb, low fat, wheat free diet good for weight loss?

Please answer me. Is a low carb, low fat, wheat free diet good for weight loss?

Difficult: My friend, the only way you can eat a low carb, low fat, wheat free diet is to consume little other than water. So, yes, it would be very good for weight loss. Addendum: a liquid protein diet would meet your criteria but has been shown to be dangerous with associated deaths. Don't do it. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of taking Ambien (zolpidem) outside of possible dependence? Please feel free to give a scientific answer regarding brain function

What are the long term effects of taking Ambien (zolpidem) outside of possible dependence? Please feel free to give a scientific answer regarding brain function

Nothing lasting.: Nothing really. Most people say that even after a week, it fails to put them to sleep. When you discontinue, there maybe a rebound insomnia. Some people who take it actually experience a somnambulistic effect and can do things, eat in bed, drive, cook and do not remember they did it. One of my patients drove in his underwear and totalled his car. He was unharmed. ...Read more

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Some doctors here say that HPV won't leave my body and others confirm I can be STD free and get my system cleared. What's the right answer? Help!

Some doctors here say that HPV won't leave my body and others confirm I can be STD free and get my system cleared. What's the right answer? Help!

Symptoms vs clearanc: Unfortunately the HPV strains are from a family of viruses that usually stay in your system for life. Easily recognized strains, like those producing warts, can clear naturally or with treatment but may hibernate in nearby areas and return later. The strains associated with cancer seldom produce early signs and may not produce any detectable changes for decades. ...Read more

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Plz answer me. For free...advice.whether how Good a chance does an older-gravida.at 44years pregnancy stand a chance of conceiving a normal healthy b?

Plz answer me. For free...advice.whether how Good a chance does an older-gravida.at 44years pregnancy stand a chance of conceiving a normal healthy b?

Lower: At age 44 your chances of having any chromosomal abnormality is approximately 1 in 22. There are other conditions whose probabilities increase with maternal age, but chromosomal abnormality is going to be likelier your top priority ...Read more

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Burning and swelling after sex. Free of std. Vaginitis treated. I need answers.

Burning and swelling after sex. Free of std. Vaginitis treated. I need answers.

Could be allergy: If you have had investigations that are not giving you answers, then it's "game on!" search for all the suspects. Is it some chemical reaction with your new sex partner? Are you using different tampons/pads/soap/detergent/fabric softener/sex lubricant? Make sure the vaginitis is truly cured. New medication/diet/exercise/clothes/undies/creams? This could be simple contact dermatitis: search hard. ...Read more

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Thyriod results what does it mean. Tsh 1.6 free t3 (liothyronine) 18. AThyro'gb >2500. Aperoxase 4100. I can't get into see doc just want some answers please?

Thyriod results what does it mean. Tsh 1.6 free t3 (liothyronine) 18. AThyro'gb >2500. Aperoxase 4100. I can't get into see doc just want some answers please?

At risk: Your thyroid function is normal at this time. However, given the presence of anti-thyroid antibodies, you are at risk of developing thyroid deficiency. When you see your doctor, please discuss as to how often you should have follow up tests so that deficiency is diagnosed early. ...Read more

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Extremely itchy vagina, not inside, libia & clitoris. No thrush, STD free & bacteria swabs done, all clear. Going on 4years, just want an answer?

Extremely itchy vagina, not inside, libia & clitoris. No thrush, STD free & bacteria swabs done, all clear. Going on 4years, just want an answer?

Allergy?: Has anyone considered allergy to candida albicans? You don't have to have an "infection" from it to have symptoms. I vaguely remember about it. Maybe someone else will comment further, but look it up and talk to your doc about it. ...Read more

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Is this free?

Is this free?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more

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Are you free?

Are you free?

Yes, this is free if: If you do not request premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services are personal consultations for a fee.) ...Read more

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Is shaving risk-free?

Is shaving risk-free?

Mostly: If you use clean shavers and stick to your own without borrowing them, it is pretty much safe. There is a risk in those with very curly hair that close shaving may cause the hair to grow into the skin causing focal pustules and diffuse acne. There is no harm in having the hairs cut off by shaving except perhaps under the taliban. ...Read more

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Need answers very URGENT?

Need answers very URGENT?

Agree with Dr. Kwok: If you have a true medical emergency — don't use an on-line general health education forum to get immediate help. Call 911 or go to the nearest ER. If you just want fast response — consider Health Tap Prime. ...Read more

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You don't have to answer this.

You don't have to answer this.

More information: To help you, more information needs to be provided about 1. The medical issue at hand, 2. Treatment planned or received 3. Results of any treatment, including use of OTCs (Over The Counter options), 4. For specific personalized recommendations, sign up for HealthTap Prime or Concierge. The free answers are generally for more information and educational in nature for the public all over the ...Read more

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No one answers questions here?

No one answers questions here?

The lights are on...: The lights are on, and many volunteer doctors are answering members' questions throughout the country. Just send in your question from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you have a common question, there may already be an answer because very likely, another member has recently asked it. Be sure your question is written in good english, without many abbreviations, and please spell drug names. ...Read more

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How come my Question aren't answered?

How come my Question aren't answered?

Unsure: It not a technical issue. Some questions might be vague or difficult to understand. Some questions may actually be statements — so we don't know what is being asked. Some people ask so many questions at once — that we could never respond in 400 characters or fewer. Some questions are requesting what would amount to diagnosis and treatment which we can't provide in the general health education ...Read more