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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mammogram (Definition)

A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more


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Cf would be evident if it existed in my 14 mo old right? He's had periods of vomiting w/out illness, constant resp infect, coughing. All since birth.

Cf would be evident if it existed in my 14 mo old right? He's had periods of vomiting w/out illness, constant resp infect, coughing. All since birth.

Workup/M.D. visit: CF is one possible cause of frequent respiratory infections and a sweat chloride test is used to help diagnose CF in addition, there are many forms of immunodeficiency which can cause frequent infections. I also would suggest a chest xray to view the thorax. Reflux and possible aspiration into the lungs is another possibility. Records can be reviewed by prmg/pediatr resp @8582599689. ...Read more

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Switched birth control from microgestin fe 120 to lutera. It has been 2 months since the switch. I have had my period for 3 weeks now. Is this normal?

Breakthrough bleedin: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Oct mammogram clear, now new lumps - can breast cancer recur 3 months after stopping arimadex?

Oct mammogram clear, now new lumps - can breast cancer recur 3 months after stopping arimadex?

Not enough data: Not all lumps are malignant and not all cancers are seen on mammo. Are the new lumps palpable? Did you feel them in october? Any other symptom? I urge you to see your oncologist about this. ...Read more

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Vaginal burning since child birth 2 years now?

Vaginal burning since child birth 2 years now?

Hormones?: It sounds like you make have an estrogen deficiency. Find a good OB/GYN doctor that can will check your hormones for you. ...Read more

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Been on orsythia (generic for avaine) since november 2014 just got switched to Avaine birth control this month.am i still 100% protected to have sex?

Been on orsythia (generic for avaine) since november 2014  just got switched to Avaine birth control this month.am i still 100% protected to have sex?

Life is not 100%: A woman using oral birth control pills can be 100% sure that she is NOT 100% protected from getting pregnant unless she never has sex with a fertile guy. If she has sex, no birth control pill that is 100% effective. That being said, birth control pills are among the most effective if taken correctly. She can also have the guy use condoms to avoid certain STD's and perhaps avoid some vaginal odors. ...Read more

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Had unprotected sex 5 days into new birth control pack. Been on birth control for 2 years. Chance of being pregnant?

Had unprotected sex 5 days into new birth control pack. Been on birth control for 2 years. Chance of being pregnant?

Oral contraceptives: Taken as directed, oral contraceptives are very effective at preventing unwanted pregnancy. You would be protected continuously. However, oral contraceptives do not protect you against STDs. Please practice safe sex. STDs can damage your body. ...Read more

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Birth control pill, bloating, sensitive breast, missed scheduled periods on bc pack& unscheduled brown spotting for past 2 months, 2 neg tests, pregnancy?

Birth control pill, bloating, sensitive breast, missed scheduled periods on bc pack& unscheduled brown spotting for past 2 months, 2 neg tests, pregnancy?

Pregnancy test need: The only way to know for sure whether this is pregancy vs an abnormal cycle or cycles is to get a pregnancy test. A urine test may be adequate but a blood (serum) test is more accurate, particularly with early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Had a baby at 29 weeks in December 2015. Once discharged cycle stopped. Its March 2016 and still no cycle. Have not started birth control yet.

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Had a baby at 29 weeks in December 2015. Once discharged cycle stopped. Its March 2016 and still no cycle. Have not started birth control yet.

See doctor: Is baby doing ok? assuming you are not breastfeeding, sometimes it takes a while for the body to kick back into motion. three months to six months is not unusual. however, see a doctor for some tests if worried ...Read more

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Stopped taking the progestogen-only pill in nov, had 2 periods since but now 2 weeks late for this month's period, not been sexually active, why late?

Stopped taking the progestogen-only pill in nov, had 2 periods since but now 2 weeks late for this month's period, not been sexually active, why late?

Irregular periods are one of the most common problems Obgyns treat.: If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections &  hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do  a home pregnancy test .  there are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I was on implanton birth control for 2 year, last year november it was off,had regular period every month,as in today 10 months can not get pregnant?

I was on implanton birth control for 2 year, last year november it was off,had regular period every month,as in today 10 months can not get pregnant?

Keep trying: We do not consider it infertility or begin a work up for that until you have been trying for a year without pregnancy. Make sure you are having sex 1-2 times at least around the time of ovulation. The first thing to do is for both of you to get a complete history and physical exam if you suspect infertility. ...Read more

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Haven't had a menstrual cycle since november 2013, negative pregnancy tests...Stopped taking birth control pills in november as well... What's wrong?

Haven't had a menstrual cycle since november 2013, negative pregnancy tests...Stopped taking birth control pills in november as well... What's wrong?

Delayed period: You may need to be "jumpstarted" by a gyn md with a medication containing the hormone Progesterone to find out why this is occurring. If that fails the md will conduct other testing to find out why. ...Read more

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17yr old girl on birth control pill hasn't gotten period since November. Two OTC pregnancy tests negative. Otherwise healthy. ?

17yr old girl on birth control pill hasn't gotten period since November. Two OTC pregnancy tests negative. Otherwise healthy. 
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On BCP but no period: With 2 negative tests - doubt you are pregnant - first off if you are taking the pills correctly - they are very effective in preventing pregnancy. If there is any doubt - you need a blood pregnancy test done. If that is negative - the pills may be changing the lining of the uterus causing no menses. Best thing is to talk with the prescriber about this ...Read more

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Stopped birth control 3wks ago(last period) usually would get period 2x/mth w/birth control but did not get start of this month. Am i prego?

Stopped birth control 3wks ago(last period) usually would get period 2x/mth w/birth control but did not get  start of this month. Am i prego?

Preg Test Please: First when in doubt rule pregnancy out. Buy a urine pregnancy test at drug store and test today. If negative, consider yourself lucky and learn. Go see doctor to get started on some type of birth control (pills or many other choices) to better protect yourself against an unplanned pregnancy that might be a crisis if it happened at this time in your life. ...Read more

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Nursing my 9 month old breastfeeding him since birth @3 months my periods returned &now I have missed 3, get bloody discharge but negative pg test.

Nursing my 9 month old breastfeeding him since birth @3 months my periods returned &now I have missed 3, get bloody discharge but negative pg test.

Irregular periods: It is likely that this is a normal hormonal fluctuation from breastfeeding. But there are many other factors that can delay a menstrual cycle, including travel, stress, weight changes, and medications. If you don't get a cycle for three months in a row, it's worth calling your gyn. The doctor may want to test for hormonal problems, like hypothyroidism, that could affect cycles. ...Read more