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How To Treat Endometriosis Quickly
Possible, but ...: We are not born equal; some women tends to get UTI often - usually occurring in 1-2 days after intercourse and others don't. For those with no underlying anatomical abnormality, a 3-5-day use of antibiotics can clear UTI symptoms quickly or on low-dose continual use or on self-testing with self-treatment... More detail & specifics? Seek evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more
Number of meds: There are a number of meds that can be used Dependent on your age, medical condition, site of involvement, extent of involvement, other meds you are taking, and your response to meds. This can be addressed by your GI DR, and you should be followed by one. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Amenorrhea: First you need to diagnose amenorrhea. What causes it? First concern is a pregnancy., so do a pregnancy test. If it has been prolonged it could be pco syndrome, hypothyroidism, anemia , malnutrition, anovulation. Each of these conditions requires a extensive work-up and plan in order to treat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A specialist eval: Oligospermia refers to a low sperm count (total or concentration). The real issue is sperm function. Men w/ poor function often have low count, motility and few normally shaped sperm. Causes run from genetic, heat (sauna, hot tub), medication (androgens for body-building), recreational drugs, extreme sports, unknown and others (no room here). Treatment based on cause but ivf/icsi works if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Improve, not remove: Scars are permanent. Having said that, there are ways to make them less noticeable. The first is time: scars mature over 6-18 months and don't assume their final form till then. Other methods are pressure, silicone sheeting, mederma, steroid injections or surgery. Surgery is a last resort for most scars, but many can be improved in this way if all else fails. ...Read more
? PCOS ?: If you mean pcos not pcod -- pcos may be present in up to 30% of women. It is an Insulin resistant state that is characterized by weight gain, irregular or absent periods, hair growth, infertility and predisposition to diabetes. Check w/your gyn. Diet, exercise and weight loss will help, as will metformin which can reduce Insulin resistance and regularize menses and even fertility. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: Benzoyl peroxide for starters. If not sufficient, topical Clindamycin and/or a topical retinoic acid derivative the latter especially if there are a lot of blackheads. Next step for a lady is the oral contraceptive pill if it is right for her. Then a systemic antibiotic right for the person. The big guns is accutae, not pleasant cheap or without risks but hugely effective and very much worth it. ...Read more
Take it easy: For someone your age, most patients with sciatica will improve with time and conservative care. Treatments include rest, avoiding strenuous activity, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections and on rare occasions, surgery. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What's the cause?: The suffix "itis" means "inflammation". The prefix "gastro" means "stomach." the term "gastritis" thus means an "inflamed stomach." the term is often used imprecisely to mean stomach upset, which can derive from both acid ; non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, h.Pylori infection, atrophic ; hypersecretory problems. Start with acid blockers, diet modification, avoid alcohol/tobacco. ...Read more
Diet and fluids: In general eating a high fiber diet and more importantly, drinking 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluid per day, more if excercising vigorously, should be adequate enough to keep your hemorrhoids quiet. If in doubt or not successful instituting above, get them checked by a colorectal surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you know?: Hair ball in the stomach is usually discovered when a patient presents with stomach pain and loss of appetite and on endoscopy we find hair ball which can be few pounds in weight in the stomach and has to be removed The condition in which people eat their own hair from the scalp is called TRICHOTILLOMANIA usually associated with depression and stress mostly in teenagers and young people Consult MD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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