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Gui Pi Tang
Occasionally I'm thinking something but say something different.e.g I know pi is 3.14 but I heard myself say 1.something. Why does this happen?
One possibility: is an auditory processing disorder. Please see a neurologist. He/she may recommend other professionals if necessary, perhaps a neuropsychologist who can test and provide help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What does "pi" stand for on a urinalysis? And what does it mean when it is "high"? Urinalysis shows it as 5-10 when normal is 0-3
Urine analysis: I betcha your UA is registering "epi" cells. These are normal kidney or ureter or bladder or even vaginal cells. Sometimes the tech will report "squamous" cells. Urine pH is also reported but normal range is 5 to 7. Shedding these cells is not particularly worrisome, but interpretation requires a reading of what else is in the urine and if an illness is apparent. Suggest repeat and discussion ...Read more
Hello, my 6 yr boy's been diagnosed with ADAH-PI, treatment is with metilphenidate which's supposed being a drug, is the treatment safe for him?
Maybe: This is a common treatment for hyperactivity or focus disorders. The safety of any med depends on individual factors, dose/weight/ actual effect on the child. You should see benefit from the therapy within a few days and few or no side effects before deciding to continue.If no benefit, a different dose or med may be needed. Close followup with the doc is important. ...Read more
I got my top right molar taken out 5 days ago and on the 6th day now and was wondering when it is ok to eat hot food again? Also would be ok to eat pi
Tooth removed: As soon as you feel able. The only restriction is while you are numb because you could burn yourself. You should still be careful while chewing any food and make sure the area is rinsed out thoroughly so no food particles stay in the hole. ...Read more
I finished prevpack a month ago for Helicobacter P.I m wondering if my family husband and kids should be tested if they do not have symptoms.Thanks?
Hi i had received a hematoma on my chin during the summer and it had healed considerably well although there is still more to heal. What is left is pi?
Will resolve: With time hematoma will disappear in couple of wks, leave it alone , need drainage only when it causes obstruction to structure. ...Read more
Hello , i believe I have had ADHD-pi from childhood but was never diagnosed and it is starting to take a toll on my daily life so I was hoping to find out about being evaluated ?
Start with your doc: Such diagnoses require a significant review of history, level of function, exam and a variety of tests. Alternative medical, emotional and behavioral conditions that can mimic these conditions must be ruled out.The meds involved are often controlled drugs that are monitored by the state and feds, so proper diagnosis and records are important. Consult your pcp to start the process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great question: Sluggish cognitive tempo (sct) describes a certain slowness of accessing & assessing data.These would be problems with incoming data (afferents) such as central auditory comprehension, attention, synthesis or analysis. Classic adhd describes the problems with outputs (efferents) such as hyperactivity, handwriting or impulsivity. Central to both is an inefficient executive cortical manager. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My recent alanine aminotransfere ALT blood work showed an increase, for the past 7 months it tanged 25 or 27, now its 60. Should i be concerned?
Do not take: Acetaminophen till the cause of elevated alt is resolved. If you drink alcohol, stop completely for three months to repeat the test. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. Discuss getting tested for hepatitis, with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer