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It doesn't happen often but happens every couple of months maybe. I wake up in the night gasping for air for about ten seconds. What could it be?
Is a flutter sensation in chest common in 19 yr old. I get them sometimes at rest sometimes at exercise. It doesn't happen often. It happens rarely?
See your doctor: No, a flutter sensation in your chest isn't common. It could be that your heart is having an arrhythmia, or abnormal heartbeat. Quite often, arrhythmias are benign and nothing to worry about, but some are more concerning. Please see your primary care doctor ASAP and she/he will do an exam, EKG, and further work up if needed. Be well! Read more
I'm 36 if I bleed inbetween periods during sex is this due to my fibroids? It doesn't happen often. It happened two weeks after period.
Maybe cath: If you mean treadmill stress test by tst, then it may be a sign of limited blood flow to the heart called ischemia. Especially if you have chest pain or pressure with exertion, or other symptoms or risk factors, other studies may be done. Hese can include a nuclear stress test, a coronary ct, or even a cardiac catheterization. Discuss with your physician. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No added benefit: Research has shown that there was some benefit going from 5mg to 10 mg dose, but after that there isn't any and so the max dose was set at 10. It is a nonsedating antihistamine and so I would venture to say that likely you will not feel much different at all. If you have bad allergies symptoms, consult your doc for evaluation and treatment rather oding yourself with claritin (loratadine). Good luck. Read more
Depends: This depends on the species, whether the sting is medically dangerous or not, would determine the course or action/treatment. If minor, cleaning wound area and verifying the tetnus status. For severe, possibly treatment with antivenin. Read more
Pap, Pelvic, Breast:
During a routine well-woman exam (gynecology exam), the clinician will typically perform three exams:
1. Pap smear - collect cells from your cervix using a small plastic brush/collection device.
2. Pelvic exam - palpate your cervix, uterus and ovaries to make sure they are not enlarged or tender.
3. Breast exam - palpate your breasts and axilla to make sure their are no masses or discharge. Read more
Agent and Location: Depending on the agent used and the amount consumed to overdose, you might be fine, you might suffer great injury, or you might die. If the overdose is witnessed by or reported to a physician, a therapist, any health care worker, or a police officer, they are mandated by law to place you in a locked psychiatric facility for at least 72 hours of observation. We have a duty to protect you. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NOT 4 internal use!: "mythbusters" suggested chemicals responsible r gum arabic & gelatine in the sweets, & caffeine, potassium benzoate (& aspartame in diet coke. What they found out : surface of the mint mentos is littered with many small holes, allowing co2 bubbles to form very rapidly & in great quantity, in turn causing the jet of foam. Same would happen w/ thumsup. If internally could cause aspiration/ drowning. Read more
Unbalanced diet: Eating an unbalanced diet means you are eating too much of certain types of food and not enough of others. It means that you can become deficient in certain vitamins and nutrients. This can set you up for chronic illness. An example of an unbalanced diet is fast food, heavy in fat sugar and salt. Read more
Fast heart rate: Inhalers are for patients with asthma or hyper-reactive lung disease. The inhaler helps dilate their airways making breathing easier. Side effects include fast heart rate or tachycardia, myocardial ischemia in patients with heart disease, among other things. Inhalers should be used under the guidance of a health care professional. Read more