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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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So I have a question is it a bad thing to hold ur uranine for a long period of time?

So I have a question is it a bad thing to hold ur uranine for a long period of time?

Not healthy: You can cause abnormal bladder function by purposely waiting too long to go. We call it "teacher bladder". ...Read more

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Fluoxetine helps. I've been using it for over a year. Is there a need to get off of it or is it okay to take long term?My family doesn't want me too.

Fluoxetine helps. I've been using it for over a year. Is there a need to get off of it or is it okay to take long term?My family doesn't want me too.

No Harm: If fluoxetine is helping with your symptoms, it is ok to stay on it. In medicine, we should always consider risks versus benefits. When the benefits outweighs the risks, the use of medication is well justified. Make sure you see your psychiatrist or family doctor on regular basis. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a piece of a condom to stay in you for a few months after breaking during sex?

Is it possible for a piece of a condom to stay in you for a few months after breaking during sex?

Yes: You can retained pieces of condom inside of you that can last forever. If you suspect something is inside and are unable to retrieve it Your obgyn can do a pelvic exam to identify and remove it ...Read more

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Is it true that pregnancy hormones can linger in your body for up to a month after an abortion? How long would a person have to wait to take a p.T?

Is it true that pregnancy hormones can linger in your body for up to a month after an abortion? How long would a person have to wait to take a p.T?

Uncommon: after a misacarriage, pregnancy hormones usually go down by 2 weeks. Rarely they can present upto 4 weeks. They should resolved after that see gyn if it persists > 4 weeks ...Read more

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Is your adrenaline just short or can it last a long time. For example when you get off of work and it tales a few hrs to wind down is it that or stres?

Is your adrenaline just short or can it last a long time. For example when you get off of work and it tales a few hrs to wind down is it that or stres?

More than adrenaline: The bodies response to stress is complex and involves much more than the release of adrenaline (aka epinephrine). Adrenaline is released from the adrenal glands in response to severe pain or fear, causing an abrupt rise in blood pressure and heart rate. It lasts only a few minutes. Chronic stress can do much more... like increase cortisol, and cause psychosomatic symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat after taking a plan B pill, or is there a certain time frame that I have to wait in order to eat?

Is it okay to eat after taking a plan B pill, or is there a certain time frame that I have to wait in order to eat?

See below: You may eat after taking the pill, however, the pill may cause nausea so it would be better to take a light meal. For more information on Plan B, consult this site: http://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/plan-b ...Read more

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I'm taking a long flight and then another flight. As a child this caused vertigo.Will this happen again & is there anything i can do to prevent it.

I'm taking a long flight and then another flight.  As a child this caused vertigo.Will this happen again & is there anything i can do to prevent it.

Yes : Scopolamine (transderm-scop)-adult patches . Apply patch to hairless area behind one ear; wash hands before and after application; if becomes dislodged, replace with fresh patch. Do not use any patch that has been damaged, cut, or manipulated in any way. ...Read more

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After having a motorcycle accident how long after is it safe to get & adjustment? Which is better to seek treatment for this a do or a chiropractor?

After having a motorcycle accident how long after is it safe to get & adjustment?  Which is better to seek treatment for this a do or a chiropractor?

Need medical clear: I recommend a thorough evaluation of the spine and at least xrays to rule out any damage from the motorcycle before considering a manipulation that could aggravate any physical injury from the motorcycle accident. ...Read more

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Do you have to wait a certain amount of time to do a saline enema after a mineral oil one? Is this safe being pregnant?

Do you have to wait a certain amount of time to do a saline enema after a mineral oil one? Is this safe being pregnant?

Constipation: You do not have to wait a certain amount of time and enemas are safe while pregnant. The more important question though is why you are suffering from such severe constipation where this is necessary. I would schedule an evaluation with your obgyn for an exam. increasing water intake and fiber supplementation should help ...Read more

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Is it safe for a pregnant woman to ride in a car when she is 3 months pregnant! We are going to texas but will be stopping for break every 4 hours?

Is it safe for a pregnant woman to ride in a car when she is 3 months pregnant! We are going to texas but will be stopping for break every 4 hours?

Travel: There is a risk for anyone who takes a long distance car ride of developing clots in their lower extremities . I highly suggest using support / compression hose , keeping the legs elevated if possible and stopping every 2 hours to walk around . Try to massage the calf . If Sny pain a swelling is noted , stop snd head to the closest ER . Good luck & safe travel . Discuss this further with your OB ...Read more

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Have been wanting to say something to therapist and doctor for a long time but each time I can't, is it acceptable to write or is this too weird ?

Have been wanting to say something to therapist and doctor for a long time but each time I can't, is it acceptable to write or is this too weird ?

No, Not Weird.Honest: This is the age of e-mail and it shouldn't hurt to ask if you can send them something that way.That may start a meaningful conversation. If you don't have e-mail then you could use handwriting and take it or send it to the doctor and therapist.It's too bad you don't feel comfortable talking face to face,but that happens.The important thing is to settle whatever issues you have. With anyone, really ...Read more

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Is there a such thing as implantation bleed and do all women get it when trying for a baby?

Is there a such thing as implantation bleed and do all women get it when trying for a baby?

Myths: No and No. Implantation is asymptomatic and atraumatic. Imagine a fetus, smaller than a speck of dust, landing on the wall of the uterus. Such a microscopic event does not cause bleeding. Some women do see one or two small blood spots or spotting but in no way is this common or defined as 'bleeding'. ...Read more

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What woul cause one to go from a 28 to a 24 day cycle suddenly? Trying to conceive and this is first time i've ever been early

What woul cause one to go from a 28 to a 24 day cycle suddenly? Trying to conceive and this is first time i've ever been early

Hormones: It's normal to have variation in your cycle, and it's due to variations in your ovaries release of estrogen and progesterone, the 2 hormones that regulate your cycle. Nothing likely 'wrong'. ...Read more

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How high of a risk is it to never have kids again after a abortion, and a miscarriage 7 before?

How high of a risk is it to never have kids again after a abortion, and a miscarriage 7 before?

Confusing question: Do you mean risk to fertility if she had an abortion and a MC 7 years ago ? I so, that story by itself does not mean she can't have kids. The human uterus can recover from these events and be ready for business again. If the abortion were botched or she had another reason the equipment wouldn't work for some other reason it could be a problem, ...Read more

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I want get a vasectomy but I hate needles is there a to be asleep during the process?

I want get a vasectomy but I hate needles is there a to be asleep during the process?

No needles needed!: Vasectomy is safer, cheaper, and more effective than a woman getting her tubes blocked/tied. No needles/scalpels needed depending on where you go and they anesthetize the area so you don't feel anything. You don't need to be asleep; it'll just make the procedure longer and more expensive. ...Read more

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Is there a way to securely prevent a mess from using hydrocortisone suppositories? Especially since this person runs a restaurant 70 hrs per week

Is there a way to securely prevent a mess from using hydrocortisone suppositories? Especially since this person runs a restaurant 70 hrs per week

Well sure, but...: ...What are you treating with them? Ask your prescribing doctor if you can time the use of the suppositories just before bed, or if there is an oral medication alternative (preferably non-steroidal). ...Read more

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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction(s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more