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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

Also called interstitial cystitis, this is a chronic condition of the bladder that causes pain in the bladder, ...Read more


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Yrs ago dxd w/partial diabetesinsipidus-12hr inhosph20depriv test.Tx:ddavp daily helped.Yrs later, di slowly resolved!now diagnosis w/ lupus/sjogrens.Related?

Yrs ago dxd w/partial diabetesinsipidus-12hr inhosph20depriv test.Tx:ddavp daily helped.Yrs later, di slowly resolved!now diagnosis w/ lupus/sjogrens.Related?

Very possible: The fact that both conditions are rare makes your question a very decent one. Idiopathic diabetes insipidus may well be associated with autoantibodies i.e. Autoimmunity. Lupus is well known to be an autoimmune disease. Therefore, there seems to be a relation, albeit not well defined one. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ IC as child (pelvic cramping & glomerations seen on cystoscopy. DSMO IC diet helped ALOTx 20 yrs. New uro MD doubts IC , Doesn't know what I have. What? is this common?

Diagnosed w/ IC as child (pelvic cramping & glomerations seen on cystoscopy. DSMO IC diet helped ALOTx 20 yrs. New uro MD doubts IC , Doesn't know what I have. What? is this common?

Yes it is: Many urologists erroneously believe that ic does not occur in children, it does. Treatment worked for 20 years, so even if you didn't have ic, which you probably did, need not be changed. Unless you are one of the lucky people in whom ic resolves. Suggest you check www.Ichelp.Org official ic assoc. Web site. Also best to be followed by a urologist with interest and expertise in ic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Autonomic drs in va beach who treat pots?

Autonomic drs in va beach who treat pots?

Generally a : Cardiologist or eps (electrophysiologist) on staff at larger hospitals. Hrs, md, facc. www.thepmc.org. ...Read more

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Help!dx'd w/ interstitial cystitis as child(pelvic pain w/ full bladder, glomerulations present w/ distention).Dsmo helped!new md doubts ic. Did no tests & is clueless.?

Help!dx'd w/ interstitial cystitis as child(pelvic pain w/ full bladder, glomerulations present w/ distention).Dsmo helped!new md doubts ic. Did no tests & is clueless.?

2nd opinion: There are a variety of treatments for interstitial cystitis including medications and dietary changes. If you are not satisfied with the diagnosis of this physician then consider getting a second opinion. Emiron is a highly effective medication. Lidocaine bladder irrigation and interstim could also be considered. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed w/Early stage Fuchs Dystrophy. high densitometry reading & guttate. Past 2yrs glare&hazyvision. Cataracts not the cause. Fuchs?

Recently diagnosed w/Early stage Fuchs Dystrophy. high densitometry reading & guttate. Past 2yrs glare&hazyvision. Cataracts not the cause. Fuchs?

Fuch's dystrophy: Your symptoms of glare &hazy vision is consistent with Fuchs Dystrophy. Also, cataracts can contribute to these symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed w/Early stage Fuchs Dystrophy. Diagnosed w/minimal epiretinal membrane 1 yr.ago. Past 2yrs have glare & hazy vision. Fuchs is why?

Recently diagnosed w/Early stage Fuchs Dystrophy. Diagnosed w/minimal epiretinal membrane 1 yr.ago. Past 2yrs have glare & hazy vision. Fuchs is why?

Combination: 'Early' stage Fuchs shouldnt affect your vision. It can cause glare and hazy vision in later stages. The ERM will cause distortion in vision eg straight line will look crooked or wavy. The cataracts are more likely to be the culprit for glare, hazy, discolored vision. Take care. ...Read more

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Chiari, Sjogrens, occipital neuralgia, central apnea, hypertension, tachycardia before ablation, urin. Retention, now vestibular disease. All related?

Chiari, Sjogrens, occipital neuralgia, central apnea, hypertension, tachycardia before ablation, urin. Retention, now vestibular disease. All related?

Tough question: It's unusual to have several separate uncommon conditions, as a coincidence, but it does happen. There's always a way to tie conditions together, into one condition or it's treatment. Nothing particular comes to mind, that catches all conditions separately, but a thorough history, physical examination, and review of all testing results, by your doctor can help answer the question. Take care. ...Read more

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Vision issues for4yrs;had b/l cataract surgery-no relief-finally diagnosed w/ vertical diplopia.dr ordered MRI w/o contrast due to44GFR.need contrast?

Vision issues for4yrs;had b/l cataract surgery-no relief-finally diagnosed w/ vertical diplopia.dr ordered MRI w/o contrast due to44GFR.need contrast?

Perhaps: If you have no other symptoms or signs, and the MRI without contrast is normal, this is probably due to a 4th cranial nerve problem (atherosclerosis/hypertension) or decompensation of an old strabismus. If it can be treated with prisms in your glasses, you can just follow it. If you are really unhappy, then get Peds oOhthalmology consult. Get Radiology consult for imaging question. ...Read more

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Male 68yrs. Prostate weight from 49.4gm to 22gms. Residual urine=59 cc.Urine flowrate 10 ml/s per.E-coli & kleb pneumonia in urine.Is surgery needed?

Male 68yrs. Prostate weight from 49.4gm to 22gms. Residual urine=59 cc.Urine flowrate 10 ml/s per.E-coli & kleb pneumonia in urine.Is surgery needed?

An option: If you have been on Alpha blockers like flomax, (tamsulosin) and 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors like finasteride, and still got a uti, surgery most likely is indicated. Also your doctor may feel that the infection is from prostate infection and that surgery is indicated to remove infected tissue. ...Read more

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Myopic w/ astigmatism & ms, i've had increasing double vision despite being treated w/ tysabri (natalizumab). For correction, do I need ophthalmologist or neuro-op?

Myopic w/ astigmatism & ms, i've had increasing double vision despite being treated w/ tysabri (natalizumab). For correction, do I need ophthalmologist or neuro-op?

Depends : If your double vision goes away when you close either eye, it's a muscle problem and a neuro-oph would be best (though an ophthalmologist could always see you too). If the double vision seems to be only in one eye, then it is a refractive problem and you should see an ophthalmologist. Could be anything from needing glasses to having a cataract. ...Read more

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I'm in stage 3 Kidney Disease w/ large renal angiomyolipomas bilaterally. My doc has no fluid restrictions. I drink 3-4 liters H2O daily. Too much?

I'm in stage 3 Kidney Disease w/ large renal angiomyolipomas bilaterally. My doc has no fluid restrictions. I drink 3-4 liters H2O daily. Too much?

Sounds fine: Water isn't a burden on your kidneys. Only late in the course of kidney failure will there be a need to restrict, for the sake of the rest of your body. Hopefully that won't happen. Do look for a cause of your renal insufficiency other than your TS / lipomas. If it's just loss of renal mass from compression, ACE inhibitors might slow progression. Keep learning & glad you asked. ...Read more

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How to stop the progression of myopia? I'm 28 years old, male, office work, -7 diopters with astigmatism

How to stop the progression of myopia? I'm 28 years old, male, office work, -7 diopters with astigmatism

Little needed: At your age, myopia has run its course and there is little likelihood of further changes. You might be a good candidate for lasik as things have stabilized and the results should be good. ...Read more

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PVC,s w/low dizziness BP fluctuates 120/80-140/90 HR 75-90.Heart is good seen cardio.Slgt earache.2 y ago could read fin print now wear rding glasses?

PVC,s w/low dizziness BP fluctuates 120/80-140/90 HR 75-90.Heart is good seen cardio.Slgt earache.2 y ago could read fin print now wear rding glasses?

Welcome to the club: As you approach 50, it's normal to lose near vision and require non-prescription reading glasses. This is due to the normal aging process and you can't prevent it, but you can pick up some terrific, lightweight magnifiers at Walmart for about six bucks. BP's normal. Everyone has PVCs. Sorry about your ear. ...Read more

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Feel awful since 1994-6 virus. No work last 3 yrs. Meet CDC criteria cfs/me. Normal endocrine, heart, gi, lung, neuro, psy except asthma, bp, diabetes/2, minor platelet hi/lo, sleep apnea/cpap. Next?

Feel awful since 1994-6 virus. No work last 3 yrs. Meet CDC criteria cfs/me. Normal endocrine, heart, gi, lung, neuro, psy except asthma, bp, diabetes/2, minor platelet hi/lo, sleep apnea/cpap. Next?

Chronic fatigue : Being in cambridge, you have access to the smartest doctors in the world. If you have exhausted all the medical diagnoses they can think of and no viral or autoimmune diseases have been detected, it might actually be time to try something really different but definitely harmless, like hypnotherapy or reiki. These types of healing may help you cope with your situation, or may actually help you. ...Read more

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My son 5 yrs. suffering glaucoma + cataract + lens problem. ahmed glaucoma value fitted in both eyes. How is this treated?

My son 5 yrs. suffering glaucoma + cataract + lens problem. ahmed glaucoma value fitted in both eyes. How is this treated?

Glaucoma & Cataract: Glaucoma is optic nerve damage eventually causing changes in visual field: due to many issues, can be congenital, trauma, genetic. Cataracts are changes in lens proteins causing cloudiness. The goal is to get kids the best vision & eye pressure ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Glasses (Definition)

Glasses is a term that describes a pair of lenses that are placed in a frame to be worn to correct faulty vision ...Read more