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Doctor insights on: Hemoccult Sensa Medication

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I have just had a partial laparoscopic colectomy and my surgery is 8 weeks old. My Hemocult Sensa Test showed 2 specimens positive and 1 negative?

I have just had a partial laparoscopic colectomy and my surgery is 8 weeks old. My Hemocult Sensa Test showed 2 specimens positive and 1 negative?

Blood in stool: From possible blood in stool post surgery, if taking pain pills other than tylenol could cause slight bleed in stoach or bowels, if smoke risk of cancer, should see a gastroenterologist to could colonoscopy to be sure. ...Read more

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Is sensa as good as they say?

Is sensa as good as they say?

MAYBE NOT: Sensa is 'the sprinkle diet' and is a scent-based weight-loss product that delivers aromas that are supposed to reduce your appetite. Sensa's 6 mo. Study showed average of 15% weight loss. But no data past 6 mos.! Sustained weight loss still comes down to diet and exercise. It makes more sense, to skip the scents and focus on what's proven to work. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sensa/an02050. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take sensa and firtabella?

Dr Kwok brings up an: Important set of issues we all should pay attention to when buying anything over the counter. ...Read more

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I've noticed on tv an ad for a product called sensa for wt lose. Is this safe & does it wk. Also, is it safe 2 mix with other non wt lose rx?

I've noticed on tv an ad for a product called sensa for wt lose. Is this safe & does it wk. Also, is it safe 2 mix with other non wt lose rx?

Give this a try: Advantages are works as appetite suppresant, not sure whether the product is natural. Problems does not address lifestyle change and emotional aspect of eating. Diet contributes to 35% of weight loss program, excercise 15% detox — cleaning the body is 50%. Sensa is also expensive $210 for 6 month. It takes liver 6 months to cleanse and detox. Chance for essential muscle loss — due to diet imbalanc. ...Read more

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Is sensa safe to take while breastfeeding?

Is sensa safe to take while breastfeeding?

Not known: I doubt if any studies existed on this matter. I wouldn't waste my money on it. Eat healthy, it's more important for your child. ...Read more

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Can I take sensa for weight loss?

Can I take sensa for weight loss?

Safe- Not Effective: No proof Sensa works. No studies show any benefit, recently the FDA and FTC brought action against the company for false advertising, save you money and buy a proven, FDA approved medicfation. ...Read more

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Does the sensa weight loss system work?

Does the sensa weight loss system work?

It's very simple: It doesn't work! Only eating less and exercising more will get you to lose weight. Everything else is poo-poo, ka-ka. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Opinnion on using sensa as a weight loss tool?

Opinnion on using sensa as a weight loss tool?

No quick fix: The best program for weight loss focuses on education and provides ongoing support. Go to www.Drnewton. Tsfl. Com and spend some time looking a take shape for life program. You can send me an email from there if you are interested in learning more about the program. I can coach you through the program. ...Read more

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What do you think and know about the seasoning called (sensa) sure weight loss?

What do you think and know about the seasoning called (sensa) sure weight loss?

Suppress appetite: Sensa is a new type of weight loss product. Unlike the typical diet pills, sensa is sprinkled directly on your food, and works to prevent you from over-eating. How it does this be by activating the satiety center of the brain faster than it would without sensa, thereby telling your brain that you are satisfied, and can stop eating now. People gain back weight. Can be added to your weight loss prog. ...Read more

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Will sensa raise my blood pressure? I take clonodine0.2-1tab -3x a day--------------and norvasc5mg --1xaday

Will sensa raise my blood pressure? I take clonodine0.2-1tab -3x a day--------------and norvasc5mg --1xaday

As : As with many weight loss agents sold over the counter-side effects are unclear. People have reported a rise in blood pressure. Before starting, it, I would discuss its use with your doctor. ...Read more

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I've heard a lot of great things about sensa. Why does it supposedly work? Is it safe to use while nursing? I am dieting and exercising.

I've heard a lot of great things about sensa. Why does it supposedly work? Is it safe to use while nursing? I am dieting and exercising.

Long term effects: You may have heard great things about sensation, but we don't know what long term effect it might have on your nursing and above all what effect it might have on the baby. ...Read more

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I'm trying sensa to try to get a handle on my diet IV tried exercise and every thing it just doesn't work is sensa a bad direction I'm a female 17 has depression and asonia and has lost control of my diet I crave food every hour and eat all night I have ga

I'm trying sensa to try to get a handle on my diet IV tried exercise and every thing it just doesn't work is sensa a bad direction I'm a female 17 has depression and asonia and has lost control of my diet I crave food every hour and eat all night I have ga

More info is needed: R you on any medications? Some meds will cause increase appetite. If you're seeing a MD tell him/her what you're experiencing. If your not on meds then find someone that specializes in overeating. Sensa may not be right for you. Also, start a dairy and write down, what you crave, time of the day and what you end up eating, plus amount. This can help a therapist and you about your lack of control, etc. ...Read more

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The weight loss product sensa, how successful are the results? Is this a waste of money or does sensa really work? I'm desperate to lose weight! Help

The weight loss product sensa, how successful are the results? Is this a waste of money or does sensa really work? I'm desperate to lose weight! Help

Health Lifestyle wil: Over the counter weight loss products are not effective. The ingredients in them are also not regulated by the fda, so you do not know what you are actually getting and can be harmful to your health. The best way to lose weight is through creating a healthy lifestyle in which you exercise & eat 3-6 nutritious meals/snacks daily containing lean protein, grains, colorful fruits & veggies & some fats. ...Read more

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I used sensa for 1 month 4 months ago. It caused a bad rash on my hands. I quit using it. The rash is still there. I took prednizone n it didn't help.

I used sensa for 1 month 4 months ago. It caused a bad rash on my hands. I quit using it. The rash is still there. I took prednizone n it didn't help.

HAnd rash: I hate to sound like a broken record here, but you really need to show this to a dermatologist. There are many things it could cause your description. ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding and wondering if it's ok is I take sensa I can't loose I've starting counting calories but its hard for me to stay on a diet. With sensa, you just sprinkle it on your food.

I'm breastfeeding and wondering if it's ok is I take sensa I can't loose I've starting counting calories but its hard for me to stay on a diet. With sensa, you just sprinkle it on your food.

There : There are no clear safety data on sensa in pregnancy because it is a supplement not strictly regulated by the fda. There is also no evidence from rigorous clinical trials that this product does anything besides lightening your wallet. In short, it is, I think, bogus and of no value for weight loss. See these web page below for some websites and info that may be of help in guiding your weight loss. ...Read more

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Is sensa losing weight good to be used for the women who is breast feeding?

Is sensa losing weight good to be used for the women who is breast feeding?

Probably Not: Breast feeding alone can help promote healthy weight loss by the mother, so why take a supplement? If there is a concern, and I believe your concern is legitimate, they why not wait until you are done breast feeding? I went to the sensa website and could not find a complete list of ingredients in the product so it is hard to evaluate safety during breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is the product sensa is safe. Main ingredients are maltodextrin, tricalcium phosphate, silica. Sprinkled on food works w/senses aiding weight loss.?

Is the product sensa is safe. Main ingredients are maltodextrin, tricalcium phosphate, silica.  Sprinkled on food works w/senses aiding weight loss.?

Safe,no magic bullet: Sort of sensory fooling "tastant", flakes in different "flavors"/smells. No good studies, no good data. Not cheap. Until more and better data support its use and effects, I wouldn't recommend it. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to use sensa while I'm on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

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Is it safe for me to use sensa while I'm on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Sensa: Sensa has maltodextrin, which does not go well with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (due to excess stimulation(. ...Read more

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Hello, I've been feeling on my left abdomen like muscle spasms or fluttering sensa, under my belly button on the left side. No pain just it hasn't stop?

Hello, I've been feeling on my left abdomen like muscle spasms or fluttering sensa, under my belly button on the left side. No pain just it hasn't stop?

Likely muscle spasms: It's common for the abdominal muscles to develop spasms. This isn't anything dangerous but it can happen either from being too sedentary or even from excess exercise.
I recommend doing some ab crunches and some core exercises. This should help it subside.
If it doesn't change after a week contact one of us to discuss in more detail and to figure out the next step. ...Read more

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I have to take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for my add but i really wanna try sensa. Would it be okay to try it while im taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

I have to take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for my add but i really wanna try sensa. Would it be okay to try it while im taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Check with your doc: Evidence that sensa will give you the results you want, and it might interact adversely with a stimulant. If you're not getting appetite suppression with adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) I doubt you'll get a lot more with sensa. However, if you want to proceed, talk it over with your prescribing doctor, who can advise you on monitoring for side effects or even stop or decrease Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) while you give it a try. ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache (better by: rest, nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)) (side: all sides) (worsened by: bending forward, sneeze or cough) (occurred: > 3 hours) (quality: sensation of pressure or fullness, feels sharp or stabbing, throbbing sensa

I am experiencing headache (better by: rest, nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)) (side: all sides) (worsened by: bending forward, sneeze or cough) (occurred: > 3 hours) (quality: sensation of pressure or fullness, feels sharp or stabbing, throbbing sensa

See your doctor: Saw you mentioned nausea and fever in another post. Given the fever, severe headache, worsening with forward bending, and long duration for 3 days I would recommend you get a physical exam and labs from a physician. Any sensitivity to light? These are indicators that you should get further evaluation to rule out more serious causes (such as meningitis) versus getting a Rx to break the headache ...Read more

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2 yo has black flecks in stool sometimes. He's acting & eating normal. Hemoccult test 2 months ago negative. I still worry about dry blood. Should i?

2 yo has black flecks in stool sometimes. He's acting & eating normal. Hemoccult test 2 months ago negative. I still worry about dry blood. Should i?

No....: The black flecks can be food related or blood related. You can have three separate stools guaiac tested as well. Take a look at diet and see what might me being digested and possibly then appearing as black flecks...Also, could this 2 year old have eaten something like crayons that might be doing this? ...Read more

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Does it really matter if I took a stool sample from the toilet water for the Hemoccult test? Son has autism and refuses to have anything to catch it.

Does it really matter if I took a stool sample from the toilet water for the Hemoccult test? Son has autism and refuses to have anything to catch it.

It would be better: To get it directly, especially if there is a trace of blood from skin or urine that's in the water. Did you try putting foil or plastic wrap between the seat and the rest of the toilet? Another way to do it is to take some stool from the toilet tissue you wipe him with (if you are wiping him). ...Read more

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Colonoscopy 4 and 9yr ago neg. Parent had colon ca. No hemoccult done til recent food poisoning; 1 is +. Is virtual or visual colonoscopy best? Feelok

Colonoscopy 4 and 9yr ago neg. Parent had colon ca. No hemoccult done til recent food poisoning; 1 is +. Is virtual or visual colonoscopy best? Feelok

Optical vs virtual: While both optical colonoscopy & CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) examine the lower GI tract, & both require inflation of the colon with air, the optical exam offers several potential advantages in your case where your risk of finding a lesion is high (due to family history & finding occult blood): it is performed sedated; it permits biopsies of inflamed tissue & permits removal of lesions. ...Read more