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Doctor insights on: Is It True If You Get An Epaderal You Will Have Back Problems

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Epidural (Definition)

The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more


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Is it true that if you have a deviated septum do you need to get surgery?

Is it true that if you have a deviated septum do you need to get surgery?

Maybe: Only if you are having trouble breathing and it is caused by the deviated septum and not another cause. ...Read more

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I was always told if you have an irregular period it can cause problems when you try to conceive is this true?

I was always told if you have an irregular period it can cause problems when you try to conceive is this true?

Depends: Irregular and missed periods happen due to irregular or missed ovulations. By definition you have mild ovulatory dysfunction, the most frequent female fertility problem (30%.) if this is the only abnormality you and your partner have, you may not even have problems conceiving. If there are other problems, depending what they are, your chances could be less good. ...Read more

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Can you become pregnant if you have an artificial heart? Will it be bad for the baby?

Can you become pregnant if you have an artificial heart?  Will it be bad for the baby?

Yes/No ask Specilsts: I will assume you are female.If you are fertile, conception is possible. The demands of a pregnancy on the body are many & it would likely end life for both of you.The meds you take to manage your health may also produce defects in a fetus. A frank discussion of your hopes with your treatment team is important. They can give you a better idea of your personal risks. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to smoke if you have scoliosis?

Is it possible for you to smoke if you have scoliosis?

Yes: Probably not healthy though. Smoking accelerates disc degeneration and if surgery is done reduces fusion rate. ...Read more

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Is it true that you can get appendicitis if you run after you eat?

Is it true that you can get appendicitis if you run after you eat?

No: Appendicitis occurs when something blocks the lumen of the appendix causing bacteria to over grow and lead to localized infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to gym when you have an ulcer?

Is it possible for you to gym when you have an ulcer?

Mostly: Activity such as at a gym can increase acid secretion and increase the discomfort of an ulcer. But mostly not. Be sure that you are taking proper anti-acid medication (like omeprazole) and some find that either food prior to the gym activities makes acid worse and others the opposite. Find your pattern and use that to your advantage. ...Read more

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If you have gotten a rash from a medication reaction if you run can it bring it out more?

If you have gotten a rash from a medication reaction if you run can it bring it out more?

Yes, it looks redder: Any activities that increase the blood going to the skin will make rashes look red. Exercise, hot showers and even fevers can also make the redness more intense. This may last days to weeks after a medication reaction and it is not a sign that your child's rash is getting worse. ...Read more

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If you think you have a UTI, can you take UTI medication? Or will it hurt you if it turned out you didn't have a UTI?

If you think you have a UTI, can you take UTI medication? Or will it hurt you if it turned out you didn't have a UTI?

Here are some...: Getting right diagnosis for right care is the rule of thumb for medical care. At 45, some men may start having trouble to urinate which have baffled quite few. To help solve these dilemma, peruse articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html. Hence, do not assume to have UTI especially for personal new events. For known recurrences, you may have learned how to handle ...Read more

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Is it possible to only get gas when you have a operation or can you request to have it when you need a needle to get the contraception implant removed?

Is it possible to only get gas when you have a operation or can you request to have it when you need a needle to get the contraception implant removed?

Maybe...: Norplant, Implanon, and Nexplanon implants are easily removed in the office. You could request to have it removed surgically using gas but that would be very expensive. Most insurance companies wouldn't pay the bill for something that could be done simply in the office. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What to do if I didn't know they even had medication that can make you temporarily lose your memory. is this true?

What to do if I didn't know they even had medication that can make you temporarily lose your memory. is this true?

You may have no: memory of surgical procedures if mild sedation medications are used. But, doctors don't prescribe drugs that erase people's lifetime memories. ...Read more

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If you have a pacemaker and you go unresponsive is that any way they can bring you back ?

If you have a pacemaker and you go unresponsive is that any way they can bring you back ?

Maybe: There is always hope, I believe. The question is how much. Unresponsive is vague, but many conditions causing it are reversible. A pacemaker does not necessarily preclude recovery. ...Read more

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Is it bad for my healthto not see the doctor if you might have hypothyroid?

Is it bad for my healthto not see the doctor if you might have hypothyroid?

YES!: Hypothyroid means your body cannot make - is not able to make - some very necessary stuff, and you have to take a pill every day to make up for it. Of all the brand names and generics on the market these days, this is one brand i won't let be changed to generic: this one has to be synthroid, (thyroxine) the real deal! ...Read more

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If you have a prosthetic eye, is it possible to have surgery and put in another eye so you can see again?

If you have a prosthetic eye, is it possible to have surgery and put in another eye so you can see again?

No: Sorry, a whole eye transplant is simply not possible. As far as a functional artificial eye, this type of technology does not exist, but scientists are making the first steps in creating functioning artificial retinas, which could eventually lead to some type of artificial eye. We are many decades from seeing anything close to a functional bionic eye. ...Read more

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If you don't use the antibiotics to get rid of a UTI then will it be worse for you when your older?

If you don't use the antibiotics to get rid of a UTI then will it be worse for you when your older?

Bad News: Untreated utis potentially causes damage and permanent scarring of the kidneys. I have seen several patients with renal failure, requiring a kidney transplant due to lack of treatment.It is not worth the risk to let it go. The benefits of therapy far outweigh the riskes. ...Read more

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Is it bad to be treated for STDs if you may not have them, doc's orders as " precaution, " it won't create a resistance will it ?

Is it bad to be treated for STDs if you may not have them, doc's orders as " precaution, " it won't create a resistance will it ?

STDs & Public Health: In many circles there is a standard to treat in high risk situations regardless of test results. The epidemic of gonorrhea and chlamydia is getting worse and this is because not everyone is getting treated appropriately. If there is a risk it is best to get this treated than to become sterile because you weren't appropriately treated. ...Read more