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Are home doppler monitors a good investment?

Are home doppler monitors a good investment?

Not really: Opinions will differ, but with obstetric care, you have open access to your obstetrician, usually for an unlimited number of visits. If you want reassurance of the baby's heartbeat, i'd rather you come in to see me than make yourself nervous with a home monitor. If you do decide to get one, remember that finding the heartbeat, especially early on, is not necessarily easy. Don't go crazy. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Home blood pressure machines are home blood pressure machines accurate? What brands are recommended if any?

Home blood pressure machines are home blood pressure machines accurate? What brands are recommended if any?

Generally are...: Arm cuffs are more accurate measures of BP than wristor finger cffs. Omron is a quality manufacturer (there are others). If in doubt about accuracy, bring the monitor to your doc, so it can be checked at the time. ...Read more

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How accurate are home pregnancy tests vs office ones?

How accurate are home pregnancy tests vs office ones?

Pretty accurate: Home tests may take a little longer to turn positive (usually up to 2 wks after you're late for your period) than a test at your doctor's office, but they will generally turn positive if you're pregnant. There are some uncommon exceptions, so see your doctor if you still think you're pregnant after 2 home tests spread apart by a week or two. ...Read more

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Any special health rules in nursing home with conjunctivitis?

Any special health rules in nursing home with conjunctivitis?

Wash your hands: The best thing for preventing spread of conjunctivitis in any setting is washing your hands and keeping them out of your eyes. ...Read more

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Are the at home portable ultrasound therapy machines when used safely cancerous/release radiation?

Are the at home portable ultrasound therapy machines when used safely cancerous/release radiation?

No: This is just a lie that was made up by somebody on the internet. The type of radiation isn't the kind that mutates genes or induces cancer. Even you give rise to radiation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some good at home strength workouts that don't require equipment?

What are some good at home strength workouts that don't require equipment?

Sit-ups: If u have dont have any exersise equipment here are a few things you might try:sit-ups, push-ups,chin-ups,lunges w/or w/out weights, "burpies"(may have to look that one up on how to do it).If you have stairs you can go up and down stairs to workout aerobically.An exersise bike can usually be bought second-hand fairly cheaply and is easy to use and get a work-out...Good luck! ...Read more

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What are rules for cleaning instruments between patients at optical office?

What are rules for cleaning instruments between patients at optical office?

Patient protection: Instruments that physically contact the patient are cleaned and usually sterilized in between patients. Instruments that do not touch the patient are cleaned for functionality and are sterilized usually once per day. These are the rules for an ophthalmological office. Optical shops have less stringent criteria and many are part of industrial chains with lax rules related to patient protection. ...Read more

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Are there any advance cleaning equipment in hospital on better handling patient's feces?

Sterilization: The equipment used at hospitals for sterilization of medical equipment undergoes testing and has to comply with high standards. I know we sometimes hear of problems, but the problems are taken seriously. and are used to make the process as best as I can be. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Portable hemoglobinometer (hemoglobin home testing device/kit), how to use this?

Manual for the kit: The device should have come with a user's manual and it would be prudent to consult that information. ...Read more

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How can I do a colon cleansing/ colon hydrotherapy at home?

How can I do a colon cleansing/ colon hydrotherapy at home?

Why do you want to?: The only medical reasons to empty your colon are preparation for colon surgery or colonoscopy or if you are constipated. ...Read more

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Is the bleach home pregnancy test accurate ??

Is the bleach home pregnancy test accurate ??

No: The internet is full of home-made pregnancy tests using bleach, pine-sol. wheat/barley or even dandelion leaves. They are not accurate. Don't waste your time. Use a home-pregnancy test from a pharmacy. I did see a study comparing dollar-store home pregnancy test to the more expensive brand-names. The dollar-store home-pregnancy tests were just as accurate. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Where can regular consumers (me) can purchase the orasure hiv/hepatitis instant test kits?

Where can regular consumers (me) can purchase the orasure hiv/hepatitis instant test kits?

Pharmacy: Most national chain pharmacies, such as cvs or walgreens, will carry the oraquick. ...Read more

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How accurate are home test kits for mrsa?

How accurate are home test kits for mrsa?

MRSA: As with many home tests errors can occur, if you feel you actively have an MRSA infection or you are a carrier please discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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What is used to sterilize colonoscopy equipment?

What is used to sterilize colonoscopy equipment?

Scope sterilizer: Most scopes are sterilized by a combination of heat, pressure and chemical agents to kill all bacteria, viruses and infectious agents--a thorough brushing is also usually included to remove any debris collected in biopsy channels for example. Ask your doc to explain if you have worries, but transmission of infections is very rare if proper technique is used! ...Read more

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Is the lloyds pharmacy home HIV blood test accurate?

Is the lloyds pharmacy home HIV blood test accurate?

Unsure: There are only a couple of fda approved home HIV test kits. Lloyds may just be distributing a test for another company. You should go on-line and specifically see if an fda approval has been issued for the name of the manufacturer. Make sure you test exactly as stated, no exceptions. Follow instructions explicitly for the results to be meaningful. ...Read more

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Purchase home INR monitoring device without doctor's prescription, is this bad?

Purchase home INR monitoring device without doctor's prescription, is this bad?

Help is good: Who is going to prescribe and help you adjust the dose of your anticoagulant medication? Your doctor is your partner in this: why not include him/her? ...Read more

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Whats the time detection difference with home drug test and test from labs with specialized equipment?

Whats the time detection difference with home drug test and test from labs with specialized equipment?

Depends: The elimination time for various drugs is very different. Whether one considers a test to be positive or not, also depends on the threshold for the positivity. Lab tests are more sensitive than home tests, but it is not feasible to provide a general statement of the time difference for detection by the two methods for the multiple drugs of abuse. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more