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Is There A Way Of Knowing Who Transmitted
Is there a way of knowing whether physical symptoms occur due to anxiety or actual independant things? I am quite a worrier; a vicious circle!
Yes.: Most hpv dna tests performed on pap smears detect between 10 and 15 types of hpv (the most common high risk types that over time might lead to cancer). There are testing methods that exist in which specific types can be identified. Some labs perform "genotyping" tests that will tell the patient / doctor if the strain is 16 or 18 (the two most aggressive types). ...Read more
Check with YOUR Dr.: Some diagnostic companies perform ultrasound tests in the carotid arteries to detect hemodynamic significant obstructions or plaques of cholesterol. Insurances don't pay for this service unless pt. Has a bruit, or signs of stroke or tias. Carotid disease is only one of the possible causes of stroke. There are check lists with risk factors on line you may read. Http://www. Strokeassociation. Org. ...Read more
If I had bilateral dermatoid cystectomy, but still have both ovaries, will I have trouble with fertility? Is there a way of knowing?
Cystectomies: The main risk from multiple cystectomies is adhesion ("scar") formation around the ovaries. You may not have any at all, or it can sometimes be very significant. With cystectomies, sometimes pieces of normal ovary are removed or damaged too. I'd think positive for now, you may have no problems at all. Laparoscopy is the only way to evaluate for adhesions. ...Read more
I am 16 weeks pregnant. Is there a way of knowing whether the unborn baby will ge disabled or deformed eg. Crippled or blind etc?
Congrats!: Not all defects or deformities can be diagnosed while the baby is still inside the uterus. But at 20-24wks, you should undergo a special ultrasound called the anatomy scan that looks at all the essential developing parts of the baby. Most of the time, if there is a problem, it may be detected at that time. You should definitely raise your questions at your next prenatal visit. Good health. ...Read more
See a specialist: Ed can result from a vartiety of causes. Most are physical, few are emotional. Most can be treated with a variety of treatments. Also important is the fact that ed can be a sign of other medical problems including hormonal imbalances and heart disease. Seeing a specialist can help determine the cause and start ou on your way back to good erections. ...Read more
It depends: Upon the cause. There are many possible mental and physical causes. Things that can help are relaxation, avoidance of toxins such as alcohol/tobacco/anabolics/opiates and certain medications, diet/exercise and weight loss, making sure hormonal levels are normal, etc. Check w/your doctor. At your age, stress and anxiety are most common. ...Read more
Erectile dysfunction (ed) effects men at varying times, degrees and ages. Many diseases can result in ed (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, blood vessel blockage). Smoking worsens these problems. These are physiologic causes.
Thyroid dysfunction, low testosterone and liver problems are rarer causes.
Testing, including cardiac where needed, can determine why. ...Read more
Potential emergency: Although I don't have any other details of your current symptoms, being unable to urinate fully can lead to urinary retention and subsequent kidney dysfunction or infection. That being said, utis can manifest with frequent urination and incomplete emptying. I advise seeing your doctor as soon as possible. It would also be a good idea to monitor your urine output and observe the character of urine. ...Read more
More cons than: Pro's. While there is some loose evidence for it's use in erectile dysfunction, it's not great and compared to alternative therapies out there why chance it. It can cause palpitations, arrhythmia's (abnormal heart rhythms), kidney failure, seizures, may make symptoms from an enlarged prostate worse, cause psychosis, increase your blood pressure and other things. Again more con's than pro's. ...Read more
Dear Easy,: The easiest way to diet is not to diet. I am not being simplistic. Look back to your ancestors. They had less food, much more daily physical activity, and less chronic emotional stress. Ask yourself to commit to small changes in the factors you can alter, food intake, exercise, and stress. Do a daily journal. If you are not successful, seek help from a nutritional medical professional. ...Read more
Have: To approach this several ways. Eat healthy. Exercise drink plenty of water and get a good nights sleep. You focus on this you will see results. None of the fad diets or medications work well. If you focus on the above your body will respond positively. You can talk to a nutrition specialist. A trainer to help your exercise program. But stay the course. ...Read more
Naturally, in your sleep.: I must admit, I am very concerned about the basis of your question. Are you just asking out of morbid curiosity? If so, that's fine. However, If you are contemplating suicide, I sincerely urge you to seek help immediately or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255. Take Care! ...Read more
Simple: Don't use drugs. If you cannot stop get 12 step help in Narcotics Anonymous or AA. Covering drugs up in a test is more and more difficult because of refined testing. Besides, uncontrollable drug use spills over into the rest of your life and leads to far worse consequences than just failing a drug test. Don't give up, do something about it. ...Read more
See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, . .. Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, . ... ...Read more
Managing diabetes: I tell patients that diabetes does not leave you alone so they should not. The american diabetes association has a well respected guidelines for managing diabetes. The person with diabetes needs to adopt teh appropriate lifestyle changes and work with a care team comprised of the primary care physician, dietician, podiatrist and ophthalmologist to start. ...Read more
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