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I'm 8 weeks pregnant how bad would drinking a glass of wine on new years be?

I'm 8 weeks pregnant how bad would drinking a glass of wine on new years be?

Bad idea: There is no safe level of alcohol intake in pregnancy. Fetal alcohol syndrome can occur with any amount of alcohol intake. Best to be safe and avoid all alcohol during your pregnancy. Read more

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Can I use the glass from my old eyeglasses to my new eyeglasses?

Can I use the glass from my old eyeglasses to my new eyeglasses?

Unlikely: They would have to be a perfect match to fit into the new frame and that is unlikely. There is no harm otherwise. You could hold them in with duct tape if you don't care what they look like. Read more

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What can it be? From good vision 2 september last year sudden diplopia. 1 pixel glas. December new.2 pixel glass and today 4 pixel glass. Wors very fast.

What can it be? From good vision 2 september last year sudden diplopia. 1 pixel glas. December new.2 pixel glass and today 4 pixel glass. Wors very fast.

Binocular diplopia: If you have double vision when both eyes are open and not when just one eye is open, it can be a sign of a significant neurologic problem - the list of possibilities is very large - and mandates evaluation by a neurologist, Good luck. Read more

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Getting new eyeglasses, need your opinion on plastic or glass?

Getting new eyeglasses, need your opinion on plastic or glass?

Plastic: High index plastic (high prescription)
higher refractive index, then thinner
polycarbonate (impact resistant if monocular)
glass is rare now. Read more

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I usually have a glass of wine every night and have to have a drug and alcohol screening for a new job. Will this affect the results of the screening?

I usually have a glass of wine every night and have to have a drug and alcohol screening for a new job. Will this affect the results of the screening?

Probably not: But this depends on when you had the glass of wine relative to when the testing was done and whether you indicated to your potential employer that you usually have this in the evening. The probability is that your blood will no longer contain alcohol 8 hours after one glass of wine. You could also forego the wine the night before the test. Read more

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What are the saints in the glass coffins real?

Not really a medical: Question. But, yes there are bodies of saints that have been preserved in glass coffins. Saint Bernadette (Lourdes) is one such example. Read more

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How do you properly clean out glass from a wound?

How do you properly clean out glass from a wound?

Tricky: As the glass can be hard to see and removal without care can damage tissue around the glass. I recommend going to an er to check this out. Ultrasound is a great tool to look for residual glass in the wound. You might need antibiotics to treat/prevent infection. Overall, not a good idea to deal with this on your own. Read more

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I eat some small fragments of glass, what will happen to me?

I eat some small fragments of glass, what will happen to me?

Probably nothing: They will probably stay suspended in your digested food and cause no trouble. Everybody has occasional mishaps like this. Should you develop severe abdominal pain, get seen. Read more

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I eat a tiny piece of glass by mistake should I be concerned?

I eat a tiny piece of glass by mistake should I be concerned?

Depends: When did you eat this? How large? You may be lucky and it may just be absorbed with the feces and pass right through. If it was recently swallowed you should see your doctor for reassurance Read more

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Will my son pass a 0.5 inch glass marble that he ate a few days ago?

Will my son pass a 0.5 inch glass marble that he ate a few days ago?

Almost certainly: A glass marble cannot be digested and will almost certainly pass intact. All the valves in the intestine will push this through. If it does get stuck the symptoms will be obvious. If you are really concerned you can collect the stool starting at about 20 hours to 3 days after the ingestion to see if it passed. If there are symptoms you may need to go to an er but this is highly unlikely. Read more

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How long would it take to heal after stepping on a large piece of glass?

How long would it take to heal after stepping on a large piece of glass?

Depends: On persons overall health, the extent of the injury, quality of wound care and the presence or absence of infection. Person also need to have updated TD vaccination Read more

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What happens if I use a reading glass though I have perfect vision? Is that harmful?

What happens if I use a reading glass though I have perfect vision? Is that harmful?

No problem: A reader will magnify the image and allow smaller details to be seen. Magnification is routine for those dealing with fine details such as jewelers, watchmakers, electronic assembly workers, etc. There is no harm in this and you will have the enjoyment of seeing finer, smaller objects. Read more

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What to do if you think there was glass in your food and you think you may have eaten a bit?

What to do if you think there was glass in your food and you think you may have eaten a bit?

Observe: Most likely this will not cause you you problems and will pass harmlessly through your GI tract. Concerning symptoms to be on the lookout for would include new abdominal or throat pain, vomiting, red blood in your stool, or if your stool becomes dark and tarry appearing. Read more

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My girlfriend stepped on a small piece of glass a couple of days ago. What are the chances that it would cause problems?

My girlfriend stepped on a small piece of glass a couple of days ago. What are the chances that it would cause problems?

Watch it: If you have cleaned the wound and applied antibiotic ointment and bandaid, it should be ok. Watch for increased redness and swelling that could indicate infection Read more

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What to do if I have two scratches on each glass and it's really annoying me, are there any homemade solutions that can help?

Please clarify: What are you referring to when describing each glass? Consider resubmitting this question, so that we can better understand your question. Read more

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Can I get a marilyn monroe hour glass shaped body? She was 5'51/2 im 5'5 she was 118-140lb im 178lb is that possible how can I get it? Please help!

Can I get a marilyn monroe hour glass shaped body? She was 5'51/2 im 5'5 she was 118-140lb im 178lb is that possible how can I get it? Please help!

Hour glass body: Unfortunately hollywood &fashion industry impacted the " normal" of our society. To be physically healthy looking good, disease free does not mean to look like someone else. Every body type has variables impacting weight gain fat distribution.Healthy diet excercise life style keeps balance &really helps. Too intense restrictive patterns lead to eating disorders psychological medical complications. Read more

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I'm 5'5in 178lb I want a better future. A more hour glass like marilyn monroe. Can someone tell me what I need to be eating and doing for exercise? Etc

I'm 5'5in 178lb I want a better future. A more hour glass like marilyn monroe. Can someone tell me what I need to be eating and doing for exercise? Etc

Your future. . .: Your future does not depend upon your figure & appearance. Your future is what you make of it, regardless of whether you have an hour glass like figure or not. That is not the point of eating healthy (search for mediterranean diet) & regular physical activity (search for strength, endurance, balance & flexibility exercises). Have confidence in yourself b/c of you, not b/c what someone else says. Read more

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About 4 years ago I stepped on a piece of glass and tried to take it out but never did. It started hurting for the first time again. What should I do?

About 4 years ago I stepped on a piece of glass and tried to take it out but never did. It started hurting for the first time again. What should I do?

Foreign body: Foreign bodies can be a real pain. In the beginning the most concerning signs are for infection (pain, swelling, pus). If the symptoms have come back it would be worthwhile to get checked out and possibly removed. Read more

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