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Is It Okay To Play Contact Sports The Day Before A Colonoscopy
Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete rest. The more strain you place on your brain while it is attempting to heal, the more likely it is to slow down the healing process. You should not return to your regular physical activities until your are completely symptom free and back to normal. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Would not: Pseudo Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) can have a stimulant effect both raising your blood pressure as well as increasing your pulse. As a young otherwise healthy individual these effects may be marginal but i would still recommend not taking the medication prior to natural physical stimulation. ...Read more
Is it ok to take my baby to a rock gym? There is climbing chalk in the air? Is this safe if we go twice a week. Couple hours.
How many alcoholic: Beverages? If you are talking one drink, there should be no problem. The safe drinking limit for women is no more than 1/day, 7/week and never more than 3 on one occasion. If they are doing blood tests, use of alcohol may cause some problems with some of them, especially if they are testing for alcohol metabolites. Is alcohol that important to you? If so, consider getting advice about it. ...Read more
Is it safe to start the nicotine patch a few days before knee arthroscopy? I would be wearing it during the surgery. Does it affect healing time?
Yes, it is safe: Yes, it is safe to wear a nicotine patch during a surgery. Smoking certainly delays healing time in part by decreasing availability of oxygen in the blood, and abstaining from smoking with help from the patch will actually improve your post-surgical healing and is a very well-informed and health-conscious decision that you've made. www.tobaccofreeflorida.com is an excellent quitting resource. ...Read more
Is it ok to have careful anal sex after a month from the anal tear healing? A month of medication & wait another month to make sure the tear is safe?
Yes, provided..: Not immediately, until swelling diminishes, but with proper nose guard protection, should be no problem...Unless you "cage fight, " or box! then i would wait for complete healing. Laugh! obviously, the sporting activities have much do do with when you can re-engage! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Also: In addition to the obvious concerns, smokers usually cough a lot during anesthesia for colonoscopy, and this makes it more difficult to do a good exam. Its best if you quit altogether, but if you can avoid for a week or two prior to colonoscopy (or any surgery) you will have a better outcome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not a probLem: There is no reason to abstain from a drink or two the night before seeing the dentist. In fact it's quite possible i was sitting right next to you enjoying the night out. You do not want to have so many you'll feel sick or the cleaning instruments will give you a worse headache. So...Have a drink, enjoy your company and tell your dentist you are happy to be there. Cheers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NO NO NO: Did u ask your doc ?, no contact sports at all, and if the cyst is that big if it is not a simple fluid cyst it needs to come out and if it is a simple cyst, yours is very large and must be followed closely as if it does not resolve or u have any pain or worsening sharp pain u will need surgery so no intercourse either, and u need to be followed closely by your doc and minimal activity! ...Read more
Never ok : Anytime you shower with contacts you take a big chance. Water filtration may have broken down and microbes , trophozoites might be in water. Water source might be well water. If you get an amoeba infection you could lose your eye. Since contacts hold onto larger objects like bacteria they increase the likelihood if an infection vs showering in the same water without contacts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe and okay to wear a big ankle brace on a 5 hour airplane flight? Is it dangerous or will it cause blood clots? Thank you for your time!
How tight?: If the brace is not tight so as to interfere with venous return, it would not add to the risk of blood clots. If the brace has metal in it you may have to go through extra-screening at the airport. If it not medically indicated you may wish to leave it home. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
Find out why first.: If you don't have a diagnosis yet, it's important to see a doc to find out why. Fever is your body's way to fight infection or inflammation. If you have a URI, you should sit out from sports so you don't infect your team mates. Athletic exertion can divert needed energy away from your natural defense mechanisms, so take it easy a few days and let your body fight the infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO!: A torn or damaged contact can injure the cornea without you even knowing it's doing that! Not a good idea! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the reason why you're getting the probe. It is probably ok but if I were you, I would avoid sex just in case sexual activity will negatively affect the results from the probe. Please talk with the doctor performing your endovaginal probe for a more precise answer and avoid sex until he/she gives you an answer. ...Read more
Is it ok to take a nap after jogging-weight lifting workouts? Should I have a small meal before the nap? Or are there some better ways to re-energize?
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