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Is There Any Medication I Can Take To Fly If I Have Intestinal Problems
Diarrhea? Acid?: If you have a "nervous stomach" you may go by with medicines like Bentyl ( if not >65 y/o) or Xanax ( alprazolam). If you have acid reflux take Prilosec otc 20 to 40 mg before trip, take Tums or Zantac (ranitidine) 150 to 300 mg. If you have frank diarrhea c loose or fluid stools take Imodium or kaopectate otc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
I have got yeast infection. Dont know what to do. Which medicine should I take? Is there any tablet that can be taken??
I have osteoarthritis. I have not been able to take any of the perscription meds or aleve (naproxen) due to stomach issues. I can take ibuprofen 600mg. This helps some but can't take very often. Is there any other med that might be better for pain?
Is there anything I can do to get pregnant, I'm having a very hard time.. is there any medication I can take?
It Depends: A lot more info is needed. First, what do you consider a long time? That might sound silly but people often have very different views on major details like this. Are your periods regular, what are they like? Do you have any other med probs or symptoms, what about family history. Also 1/2 THE TIME partner issues are at least involved! I would highly suggest a consult to discuss the details. ...Read more
Hi dr.I just want to ask if i can still travel to the us if I am a HBV carrier?Is there any cure or medicine that i can take for this kind of disease
Yes for travel.: Hepatitis b is a non-issue for a b1 visa to the usa. Globally, hepb is unfortunately a very common viral infection of the liver that increases risk of eventual liver cancer. There are many standard treatments, as well as research treatment protocols, available to patients with hepb. ...Read more
Does everyone with pcod have to get HSG while ttc? Is there any way to avoid it? Any alternative? Can i just ask not to have it done?
Still a good idea: An hsg is not necessary if the sole problem is ovulation. However, if there is a blockage in your tubes you may be going through treatment that will never work and never know it. The other reason to do it that insurers frequently will not cover fertility treatment unless the work up including an hsg is done first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can i go travel to the us if I am an HBV carrier?Is there any cure or medicine that i can take to get rid of this disease?
You can travel: You can travel to us and do not require blood test for hbv.Only time you may or may not need blood test is if you are applying for immigration and green card you may need blood test treatment depends on whether you have active hepatitis or not and you should consult a hepatologist and treatment cosists of injections once a week travel to usa no problem. ...Read more
Yes: Talk to your doctor. He/she may have neuropsychiatric testing done to see what specific deficitis, if any you have, then treat appropriately. ...Read more
Is there anything that i can do to improve my fertility? Any medication or vitamins i can take that are inexpensive?
Trying for pregnancy: A healthy lifestyle doesn't hurt, but most likely will not improve chances. If you have any risk factors like prior pelvic infection, you shouldsee a doctor since your fallopian tubes might be blocked. Otherwise, the best chances for pregnancy are by having intercourse at least every other day a few days before and around the time of ovulation. (usually 14 days before your expected period). ...Read more
I have Hemoglobin (low iron) is there anything I can do ? Or any medications, vitamins I could take to fix this?
Ok then: we all have hemoglobin. Some have low hemoglobin (anemia), of which one of the types of anemia is due to low iron. Discuss with your doctor as this is many times due to blood loss, and it's sometimes necessary to treat what's causing the iron deficiency, and not just replacing iron. But in meantime you can probably start some simple Iron supplements. The pharmacist can point them out to you. ...Read more
Allergy and drugs: Many fine otc and prescription medications relieve symptoms of an allergy and let you get over an episode but noe "cure" allergy. ...Read more
Not really, why?...: If you're in the hospital or some other settings & get saline, are healthy, there really is no sig (-) effect. You may notice that you will have to urinate a little more as your body gets rid of the saline. If you got a lot you could get some minor swelling, it will go away as you urinate. If you have cond's like heart failure, kidney disease, hypertension, others...then these could "flair up". ...Read more
No: I dont know of any medications that treat both UC and constipation at the same time. Constipation is so common that it is not surprising that you have this on top of UC. Generally I will start with a very mild stool softener for 4-6 weeks to see how that helps. Usually this is so mild it comes with few to no side effects. ...Read more
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