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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Not See A Dentist For An Extended Period Of Time

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Is it typical for a periodontist to do dental cleaning or is it normal for a regular dentist to do this?

Is it typical for a periodontist to do dental cleaning or is it normal for a regular dentist to do this?

Very normal: Your dentist and periodontist form a partnership in your care. Routinely, the periodontist will want to see you for celanings to ensure followup to surgery as well as to closely monitor how your healing is taking place and if further intervention will be needed. ...Read more

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Is it safe for someone to be pregnant and seeing there period at the same time?

Is it safe for someone to be pregnant and seeing there period at the same time?

Yes: But safety is not really the question. If you are pregnant than the bleeding cannot be a period, by definition. Some bleeding during pregnancy is actually not that unusual, but you should be checked in case you are miscarrying or it is otherwise not a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can being on contraceptives for an extended period of time makes it difficult for you to have a child?

Can being on contraceptives for an extended period of time makes it difficult for you to have a child?

It depends: Restoration of fertility after stopping contraceptives vary depends on the type of contraceptive used. Usually Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) requires the longest time (avg 6-18 months) for fertility to restore. Other contraceptive such as oral contraceptive or subdermal nexplanon are relatively quick (avg 6-8 weeks). If contraceptive is stopped, be sure to use alternatives if you do not desire pregnancy. ...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 it dangerous to not have a period for months at a time for a woman with pcos?

Is it dangerous to not have a period for months at a time for a woman with pcos?

it could be: Please see your gyn cause u have to make sure u are not building up too much endometrial tissue which in some instances can lead to pre endometrial cancer or cancer, your gyn can do an ultrasound to check this and u may need an endometrial bioppsy an easy in offcie procedure. ...Read more

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Is having to wait six days until you can get surgery for a fractured jaw likely okay? This is a lot longer than I thought it would take.

Is having to wait six days until you can get surgery for a fractured jaw likely okay?  This is a lot longer than I thought it would take.

Swelling: surgeon may be waiting for swelling to go down. If you have question about timing ask the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon for the reason for this time schedule in your particular case. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of your period faster? Or to have it in a short amount if time?

Is it possible to get rid of your period faster? Or to have it in a short amount if time?

With medication: The common methods to get rid of your period more quickly, or control the timing, or shorten or lighten it all involve hormones such as birth control pills. These help regulate your periods, and depending on what your goals are, you and your doctor can usually find a medication to help. Some pills and medications actually take your period away for months at a time! ...Read more

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Would use of contraceptive/pill regularize a cycle? Can it make a 40day cycle a 28day cycle? Is it advisable? When is the best time to take it?

Would use of contraceptive/pill regularize a cycle? Can it make a 40day cycle a 28day cycle? Is it advisable? When is the best time to take it?

Yes: Birth control pills are very effective at regulating the cycle. They will usually make a 28 day cycle. There are a few "absolute" reasons not to take the pills but your doctor would be able to tell you about these. Most women can take the pills without problems. It's best to start the pills with the start of a period. But if you are also having sex, it's best to start the pills right away. ...Read more

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Is it absolutely essential to see a doctor if my erection lasts for hours?

Is it absolutely essential to see a doctor if my erection lasts for hours?

Yes: If you have erection that lasts for more than 4 hours, you need to see a urologist or go the local emergency room. This is called priapism and can lead to future erectile dysfunction and penile curvature. This should be handled very quickly to prevent future complications with erections and penile scarring. ...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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Is it dangerous to take thinogenics for a long period of time?

Is it dangerous to take thinogenics for a long period of time?

See below: Looking at their website. They don't tell you what's in it... So how do you know what the outcome will be? In my years of experience in doing bariatric medicine. I'm not seen any over-the-counter or internet medicines that are described as miracle workers really work. The key to losing weight is eating correctly. See weighstation.Net for further information. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get your hair dyed by a professional at 18 weeks pregnant? If so is there types not to use or should wear a mask or something?

Is it safe to get your hair dyed by a professional at 18 weeks pregnant? If so is there types not to use or should wear a mask or something?

Most consider it ok: Most consider hair dye safe as studies have not shown it to be dangerous. This questions has been asked many times on healthtap . When you type in the question on healthtap you will see many other answers on this topic. ...Read more

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For an infrequent smoker/chewer, how long does it take until there would only be traces of it in your system?

For an infrequent smoker/chewer, how long does it take until there would only be traces of it in your system?

Soon. : Nicotine is detectable soon after use, and can be detected through its metabolites ( break down chemicals in the body) for up to two weeks after last use. ...Read more

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Is it common practice for a spine specialist to do an si inj and then not be reachable for a week. No on call dr or page available?

Is it common practice for a spine specialist to do an si inj and then not be reachable for a week.  No on call dr or page available?

No!: There always should b someone 2 cover 4 him/her ; b available 2 aid in ur care. Also they should have a hand off policy so the on call knows what's up with their patients. ...Read more