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What does stage 3 breast cancer mean?

What does stage 3 breast cancer mean?

Advanced: Breast cancer survival is correlated with it's stage, which is predominantly based on the cancer size, it's growth, and lymph node involvement. Stage 3 means that the cancer has grown into the chest wall or skin and/or multiple lymph nodes (including areas outside the armpit) are involved. These are all signs that chemotherapy is needed for potential cure. ...Read more

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Cycle came on three days early is this normal?

Cycle came on three days early is this normal?

So to speak: # days early on a cycle is not uncommon. Keep an eye on the cycle and if it starts to be consistently erratic-when it was always normal, then get a gyn dr. To examine you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Had d&c first cycle came exactly 4 weeks later now 2 cycle is three days late feeling nauseaus yet pg test shows neg ?

Had d&c first cycle came exactly 4 weeks later now 2 cycle is three days late feeling nauseaus yet pg test shows neg
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Do another one: If no period in 2 more weeks, do another pregnancy test. If still negative, wait until the next period is due. If no period again and pregnancy test is still negative, see your doc. You may need to have your period induced. ...Read more

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3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?

3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?

Constipation Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is safe in children 6 months of age and older. Start with 0.5 gm/kg in 4-8 oz fluids once daily. Can increase gradually to 1.5 gm/kg. ...Read more

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Can you please define normal blood glucose numbers three hours after eating?

Can you please define normal blood glucose numbers three hours after eating?

Fasting normal: 65-105 when drawn out of a vein while fasting. Various authorities have different "normal" levels. There are, however, no exact cut-offs, it's all a continuium. Finger sticks are not accurate enough for diagnosis. Two hour post meal should be less than 130-140, and any glucose >200 at any time suggests diabetes. An a1c >6% is also suggestive and needs further evaluation. See diabetes.Org for info. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use nitrofur mac 50mg caps for 3 months?

Is it safe to use nitrofur mac 50mg caps for 3 months?

No: Nitrofurantoin can cause numerous toxic side-effects, including interstitial pneumonia. Would discuss with your doctor and assess relative risks and benefits. Must be alternative therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Describe symptoms of pregnancy at three weeks?

Describe symptoms of pregnancy at three weeks?

Positive pregnancy: At 3 weeks you will likely get a positive pregnancy test. The hormone beta HCG is increasing (this is the basis for a pregnancy test). It can cause problems with nausea, vomiting. You may develop nipple tenderness. ...Read more

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Is type 3 Achalasia same as what is also called vigorous Achalasia?

Is type 3 Achalasia same as what is also called vigorous Achalasia?

Yes, they are: basically the same, but Vigorous Achalasia is based on an older classification system using diagnostic criteria from conventional manometry, while Type 3 is a newer classification system based on high resolution manometry criteria. ...Read more

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I'd elevated TSH;around 18, taking eltroxin 100 mcg daily, it's under control now but I look bloated, height 5.7", 145 lbs, age 29. What is wrong here?

I'd elevated TSH;around 18, taking eltroxin 100 mcg daily, it's under control now but I look bloated, height 5.7", 145 lbs, age 29. What is wrong here?

Hypothyroidism: Eltroxin (levothyroxine) is used for hypothyroidism. If your TSH is 18, then you probably need an increase in dose of your eltroxin, although 100 mcg is probably enough to make you feel better, but a dose that normalizes your TSH will make you feel normal. Make sure you take it on an empty stomach and without hot liquids. See your doctor. ...Read more

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So much confusing information out there about how often to eat. Better to eat 5-6 small meals during the day or three main ones plus snacks?

So much confusing information out there about how often to eat. Better to eat 5-6 small meals during the day or three main ones plus snacks?

Many small: Many small meals. The key is small. This way, you are getting a steady flow of energy and nutrients, your blood sugar does not spike and dip, and you reduce inflammatory protein spikes. Also, you need to eat healthy, whole foods, preferably cooked yourself, and organic & non-gmo when possible. ...Read more

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Should I use acid reflex formula or lactose free?

Should I use acid reflex formula or lactose free?

Depends on…: Symptoms. Do u get a lot of gas & loose bm's after dairy foods? Or do you get heartburn, sour taste in mouth after fatty foods, chocolate, spicy foods, caffeine, certain meds (aspirin, tetracycline, beta-blockers)? Lactose-free products or lactase tablets + simethicone can relieve those symptoms. For other condition described, acid reflux meds will work best. If combined problem, use both. ...Read more

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Is it ok for me to go back to work three weeks after having my baby?

Is it ok for me to go back to work three weeks after having my baby?

Depends: This depends a lot on the type/complications of your pregnancy/delivery and the type of work you do.I had a Jazercise instructor work up until the day before delivery and start back teaching a week later. Some with health problems may need a couple months to recuperate.If you are healthy enough and work is compatible it is fine. ...Read more

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