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@Dr. Jeff Livingston-Im confused bcuz PAP came back inad. HPV 16 & 18 came back NEG but also said POSTIVE HPV other H RISK TYPE 31-68. Do I have it???
Wrong site: This is not a chat room. Your submissions are never directed to any specific physician and none can retrieve them. Their is a paid concierge service that has some of these features if you establish a relationship with one physician. See site info if interested. Please start over and include whatever basic information you can to support your question. ...Read more
Dr. Jeff thanx so much. I am extremely nauseous tonight. No matter how much water I drink I don't feel better. I feel horrible. What shouldi do to ease it. I'm starting to think I really might be pregnant?
Use caution: Nausea can be a symptom of anything from overeating to appendicitis. If you could be pregnant, use caution with medicines until you can test. Simple remedies can include peppermint tea or ginger drops. If you have significant pain with nausea please consider being evaluated in person; there are a few dangerous problems like appendicitis or ectopic pregnancy that may warrant further measures. ...Read more
My name Jeff I have had a back surgery three weeks ago and are having problems peeing is this normal?
Maybe, maybe not: Unfortunately this is a difficult question to answer in general. It all depends on the type of surgery and what the precise location in the back the procedure was performed. If you have any concerns, they should really be relayed to your surgeon for further follow up. Every surgery has risk and complications, and those are very specific to the type of procedure. ...Read more
I wanted to speak to Dr. Jeff Livingston about what he saw on my ultrasound and test results that indicate a hysterectomy and a bladder sling.
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I am 53 years old and in the last year I've begun seeing many raised white spots on my legs. I am concerned with the appearance. Any idea of what they are and how to have them removed? Is there a health concern I should be concerned with? Thank you jeff
Very: Very difficult to tell without a clinical examination so I would see a dermatologist. Perhaps they are seborrheic keratoses, specifically the "stucco keratoses" variant. See a picture of a pigmented version at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more
Not sure: What you are describing, but if it is completely involuntary, it could be a seizure. If you don't lose consciousness or become incontinent, it is probably not a generalized seizure. You need to see a doctor to figure this one out. ...Read more
A detailed history is needed.
Uncontrollable body jerks could be seizure, if you have one side jerking and you are aware of it, this may represent simple partial seizures, if the jerking all over the body and you are fully awake, so this can not be seizure as generalized seizure causes complete brain shut down and loss of consciousness, electroencephalogram can help in diagnosis. ...Read more
Meniscus tear: Additional activities, especially high impact or ones that involve twisting and pivoting, can cause meniscus to tear further. If/when you have this fixed, more of the meniscus will be damaged and thus more will have to be removed to stabilize the injury. The less meniscus you have left means less padding and greater chance for arthritis. ...Read more
Jaf-jaf: I am sorry I have no idea. ...Read more
Unethical & Criminal: This is sexual abuse. Touching does not need to occur to be defined as sexual abuse. This can be very harmful to the females involved. This should be reported to child protective services and to the police. When one knows of such a harmful act- to do nothing is collusion. It is the responsibility of all to protect children - for they are often in a position where they can't protect themselves. ...Read more
Jerking movements: You need to be evaluated by your doctor. Needs detailed history, history of any other medical condion or syptoms, meds being taken, alcohol use etc. And a detailed physical exam and may be lab and if needed imaging tests to find out the cause, as these movements can be caused by many different conditions. ...Read more
I'm worried because my ex-crush is now crushing on me, but I don't like him because he is such a jerk!, what do you suggest?
What's the worst?: The greatest danger is a possible stalking situation. Read up on this and if this is the case, respond appropriately. Otherwise, this is part of life that we all go through -- almost everyone has a failed relationship and most of us have someone unwilling to let go. Seek the advice of mutual friends, be kind but firm, and set appropriate limits. ...Read more
Sometimes during day and night when I'm awake sometimes body feels like it is going to kind of jerk sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't.
Circadian rhythm: We have an internal clock that is aligned with the 24 hr light cycle where we live. When we travel, especially west to east we are not aligned with the light in that time zone and our internal clock won't let us fall asleep sooner. Going west we can generally stay up later, but will have a tendency to wake up at our normal time which will be very early for the time zone we're in. ...Read more
West is best: Traveling from west to east is harder because our circadian rhythm won't let us fall asleep earlier than we're conditioned to do. Going from east to west is easier, because we can stay up later while it's light out better than falling asleep earlier when it's dark. ...Read more
Jet lag: You can try complex methods of putting yourself on the new time with meals and medications before travelling, or just stay up when you reach the new site until 10 pm and then go to sleep (even if it means taking a prescribed sleeping pill if it feels to early). Don't drink on the plane and stay hydrated. ...Read more
Change your schedule: If you are young, less than 30 or so, a few hours difference won't bother you much. Going west is less of an issue than heading back east. To prepare: go to bed 45-60 min later each night for few days before heading west or 45-60min earlier each night for few days before heading east. The further u travel, the more hours/days u need to change. Have fun wherever u r heading. Be safe and good luck. ...Read more
Various factors: It depends on your direction of flight, and how many time zones you will cross. If only 1-2 time zones, you will probably be okay, but if 3 or more going east, you will need equilibration. You can help yourself by drinking water, moving around on the plane, staying away from alcohol & caffeine, and adapt to new time zone by being in sunshine. Can use melatonin. 3 to 3 mg when you want to sleep. ...Read more
Time Zone traveled: Depending on number of time zone traveled. Traveling from ny to la in usa is 3 time zone and about 3 days it last. Traveling west is less taxing to body then traveling east. Generally jet lag takes one day per time zone traveled. Same time zone travel from north to south has no effect on body like ny to orlando. ...Read more
Not effective: Others have answered similar questions on healthtap, replying that penile size is not likely to be increased through this method. Penis size is genetically determined, but can seem smaller if you have a fat abdomen. It's also possible to injure yourself while "jelqing." I have referred this question to urology colleagues in hopes of more astute replies. ...Read more