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Can h.py lori be treated more than once. So sick an anti biotics helped before. Twice. Even though blood fine. Need help drs. Not helping me?

Can h.py lori be treated more than once. So sick an anti biotics helped before. Twice. Even though blood fine. Need help drs. Not helping me?

H pylori: Once u complete treatment for H pylori there is a test that will test for success of eradication. And if symptoms are persistent u may need to be seen by a gastroenterologist and get an upper GI scope. ...Read more

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He's 7 and a 1/2 in long. And is this big or normal?

He's 7 and a 1/2 in long. And is this big or normal?

That is just fine: For penis length. I would encourage you not to focus too much on the size of a man's penis. ...Read more

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How long does a cold last. 23yo female and cant seem to shift my cold?

How long does a cold last. 23yo female and cant seem to shift my cold?

See your doctor: Colds can be a virus (rhinovirus often), allergies, vasomotor rhinitis, nasal polyps, and other conditions. Your doctor will want to know what your symptoms are and what time of the year they are worse. School teachers around little kids get lots of colds, until they build up their immunity after several years. Allergies to pets are frequently thought of as colds. ...Read more

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Can 9 weeks look and measure 7 weeks and be healthy? Do they grow that slow?

Can 9 weeks look and measure 7 weeks and be healthy? Do they grow that slow?

Yes,: Especially that you can have the dates a little bit messed up. In anyways, stay in contact with your obstetrician who will follow you during the pregnancy and make sure you do not have placental insufficiency, . ...Read more

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Are these your own facts or is this from the Wikipedia entry as the Wikipedia entry is the same and is looking for a source reference?

We can't cross-: Reference your previous entry. So I don't now what your original question is or what the response was. The medical provider responding might have used Wikipedia as a resource. I tend not to use that as a reference because some of the information needs confirmation. ...Read more

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I have had viginel problems it ichs and smeels not strong im going to the dr are they going to look down there touch down thee plz help?

I have had viginel problems it ichs and smeels not strong im going to the dr are they going to look down there touch down thee plz help?

Evaluation: If you go to the doctor for these symptoms, you should expect that there is a good chance that the doctor will want to do a physical exam to aid in diagnosis. This may include a speculum exam and taking samples to send to the lab. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Just before 3 years back I used to look healthy (overall appearance) but with the same diet now I'm looking sick and lean what can be the cause?

Just before 3 years back I used to look healthy (overall appearance) but with the same diet now I'm looking sick and lean what can be the cause?

Go to the Doctor: I am sorry to inform you that without personal and specific information there can be no valid answer to this very broad and non-specific question. ...Read more

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What system controls ur body temp. Keeps it leveled? Mine seems outta whack I am hot then cold n so on...All day long, n same temp inside unstabled!

Totally unsystematic: U won't be taken seriously until u have actual data. Get a thermometer, make sure ur taking ur temp correctly, n take ur temp in the morning, after dinner, n at bedtime, n RECORD ALL TEMPS. If ur body temp is higher than 99.5 (forget the "98.6" nonsense) more than half the time, please repost with the outta whack data to prove ur temp is unstabled. ...Read more

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Does fate and destiny exist, like if I'm looking at the moon thinking of someone what are the chances they are looking at it too thinking the same?

I want to believe: This is the type of question that show how limited our knowledge is, and how beautiful is to dream, and enjoy life even without knowing all the answers. Therefore, faith (who knows, maybe fate and destiny too) does exist. Cheers to you! ...Read more

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Where should I look for affordable health insurance for me and my wife? She has several health problems. Seems everyone is too expensive or a scam!

Where should I look for affordable health insurance for me and my wife? She has several health problems. Seems everyone is too expensive or a scam!

Depends: Healthcare varies so much by region, state and county that only you can find out what is available locally. Most places have a local county clinic, there they usually have a counselor or social worker who can help you research low cost insurance. ...Read more

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A friend I haven't seen in 2 years said I look bigger. I haven't gained weight. Maybe meant height but I'm approaching 40. Could that have happened?

A friend I haven't seen in 2 years said I look bigger. I haven't gained weight. Maybe meant height but I'm approaching 40. Could that have happened?

Age: You did not grow as that stopped years ago. I bet if you compared pictures of yourself from 20 years to now you would see that your body has changed and you look bigger, Not to worry ...Read more

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I bent over to pick up something when I bent back up seen a lot of floating silver looking sparkles lots of them lasted maybe 30 sec seems fine now?

I bent over to pick up something when I bent back up seen a lot of floating silver looking sparkles lots of them lasted maybe 30 sec seems fine now?

Sparkles: Sounds like you had decreased blood flow to the occipital lobe of the brain, the part of the brain responsible for vision. There could be many causes; dehydration, medications, quick movement from bending to standing, vascular malformation. If this continues to persist, see your primary care physician. If it is a one time thing, most likely not a problem. ...Read more

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I'm looking for skincare products that work. I seen Youthshield Naturals but can't find any reviews. Do you know anything about it and is it good. Ty?

I'm looking for skincare products that work. I seen Youthshield Naturals but can't find any reviews. Do you know anything about it and is it good. Ty?

Cosmetics contain: A lot of toxins. As you do your research for good quality products, please keep that in mind and check the ingredients, especially w/lipstick. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the probability someone in a large medical group is looking at your EMR when they shouldn't be? Hundreds have access to the same system. Scary

What is the probability someone in a large medical group is looking at your EMR when they shouldn't be? Hundreds have access to the same system. Scary

Probably very low: Your concern is understandable. However, most medical practices and groups take personal health privacy very seriously and train their employees about it. Under federal law (HIPAA, which you can google for details), the penalties for non-compliance are very severe, usually $5, 000 fine. Complaints or claims about breeches of confidentiality are rare. ...Read more

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This is embarrassing. I'm female and do not seem to have a clitoruss. I've looked at diagrams and still been unable to find mine. My partner told me I don't have one. How could this be?

This is embarrassing. I'm female and do not seem to have a clitoruss. I've looked at diagrams and still been unable to find mine. My partner told me I don't have one. How could this be?

Clitoris: There is a variation in size with the majority being pea sized. Ask your doctor to look for you. If you have sensation in this area, it is likely present. All the best. ...Read more

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What does semen look like?

What does semen look like?

Normal Appearance: Normal seminal fluid appears whitish to pearly opalescent. The amount that is produced with ejaculation may vary from day to day, though its consistency is typically thicker than mucus from a runny nose. If you've noticed a change in the color, quality or amount of semen you are producing, it's wise to make an appointment to see your doctor. ...Read more

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