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PPD: You have living tubercle bacilli in your body and they will aways be there. Not only is there then no value to the PPD (it will be positive due to similar factors that make the quantiferon positive), but you are at risk of having a very severe reaction to the PPD and losing tissue in the area in which the PPD is placed. Please do not do this. Unnecessary and dangerous. Best wishes. ...Read more
Based upon examiner in travon martin case, once a shot had been in the heart, can a person have ability to move?
When dying....: I am not sure why you are asking this question. But, if the person is alive and has no brain or spine injury then yes, of course they are able to still have movement. ...Read more
Dr. Martin raff, do I need treatmen for TB again?Is it safe to get pregnant again with qtf positive. Tb was recovered ten yrs ago
Urgent! dr. Martin r, TB heal 10yrs, last wk qtf-g+, nil0.13 iu/ml, mitogen-nil\u0026gt;10, tb-nil 4.3, active tb? Gamma globulin2.2, unshapen stool
TB: Active tuberculosis is characterized by fever, night sweats, chills, weight loss and dysfunction or inflammatory changes in the area of the body affected. You seem to be fixated on the possibility that you have this and it is very unlikely. If you continue to be otc about this either go and see a doctor or perhaps a psychiatrist or psychologist. Good luck. It is very doubtful you have active tb. ...Read more
Dr martin r. If i get preganant now, will baby be infected tb? Tb heal 10 yr ago, qtf positive now. Medicine for decrease TSH will make TB reactive?
TB: No. It is not likely, although not impossible that a fetus could be infected with mycobacterium tuberculosis. Medication to treat hypothyroidism (thyroxine) will not cause reactivation of latent tb. You should be just fine. Make sure you tell your obstetrician that you are quantiferon positive but have been previously treated. ...Read more
Dr. Martin raff， TB 10yrs ago，miscarriage 13th wk last yr. Any relations between them？qtf positive last wk，tsh4.69. What to do for next safe pregnancy?
Get treatment: Hypothyroidism (low thyroid levels, which you have) is associated with miscarriage. That should be treated before you try again. Also, they will probably test you to be sure there is no active tb. If so, you need to be treated before getting pregnant again as the treatment can be harmful to an embryo/fetus. Ask y our doctor for more info. ...Read more
I had 2 martin 5 hours ago with dinner. I am breast feeding, should I pump and discard or is it ok to fed when baby wakes up in 4 hours?
Its ok: No need to discard this long after your meal. ...Read more
Dr martin raff，i had PPD test last year for immigration request. Not sure PPD or tst？they inject into skin. Place on my hand red. Make TB reactive?
PPD (TB skin test): The skin reaction to the PPD Mantoux skin test needs to be a certain size for it to be considered reactive. The cutoffs vary depending on the rest of your medical history. Always request that the person who reads your TB skin test document their findings, with the date it was planted, the date it was read, and the size of induration (if any). ...Read more
Dr martin raff, future after baby born, could bb to take immunization inject for prevent TB infection? I am no yet pregnant, TB heal 10 yrs ago, qtf +
Do I have carpel tunnel syndrome or martin gruber syndrome or both? Dr. 1 did nerve conduction study at wrist and elbow of median nerve and recorded at apb and found increased latency and decreased amplitude with diagnosis of carpel tunnel syndrome. He a
Dr. Martin Raff,pregnant 14w, vomit seems w/pink blood. sleep w/sweating day & night, Chest X-ray normal apr2014. LungTB treated 10y ago, TB reactive?
Hi, i have beed taking Andronagena tablet fron curatio Plus Finpecia from last 1 & half year.
I want to know about the side effects of these tablets.
Why now after 1+yrs?: So what's happened that only after taking a pill for 1+yrs that you're now asking a physician in a foreign country about possible side effects? We always recommend asking about side effects, complications & interactions before starting something, not 18 months later! Worse, I could not find Andronagena searching www.drugs.com which includes international medications. Best to ask prescribing doc. ...Read more
I've beed spotting, every time I wipe myself is blood but not in the pad, for 5 days. Is that normal? Can I be pregnant?it's every time I wipe.
Not enough info: There isn't enough information to thoroughly answer your question. However, a pregnancy test will answer on of your concerns and a MD exam can answer the other. ...Read more
Most likely not: It sounds like you had what is called a seborrheic keratosis. These are benign hereditary growths that may fall off if rubbed by accident and can bleed. However, this diagnosis cannot be made for sure just by the history. If the bleeding continues or if the area doesn't heal, then you should go see your dermatologist. ...Read more
Abnormal: Need to see your obgyn .There are a lot of conditions that can cause post coital or intermenstrual bleeding. ...Read more
Im 22 yr, i feel a small beed like mases (at diff places ) that r movable in my breast, shud i b concerned?
Breast masses: The breasts are of different consistency at different times in a woman's cycle. If what you describe is persistent, it is probably just "fibrocystic disease" which is not harmful. Low dose oral contraceptives turn off your ovaries' estrogen, and will reduce these cystic areas over time. Ask your healthcare provider to see if this is appropriate for you . ...Read more
Beed sick for 2 weeks now im spitting blood in mu muice what should I do took theraflu and mucanix and sinece meds got a fever of 102.0
You : You need to go to the er immediately. Being sick for two weeks, and now with vomiting or coughing up blood is serious and you should have an immediate and complete medical evaluation. ...Read more
I've beed diagnosed with closed-angle glaucoma for 2 years, but I'm not under treatment. My eye started hurting last night? Any eye drops I could use?
See Eye MD: With chronic angle closure glaucoma, the occurence of sudden or new unfamiliar pain should prompt you to seek medical attention right away. I'm surprised that you have not been treated by laser, or that you are not on medical treatment. Your sudden pain may indicate elevated intraocular pressure. Call your eye MD. ...Read more
Increasing fertility: There are many things you can do to increase your fertility. Controlling weight, not smoking, avoiding caffeine and alcohol have all been shown to help fertility. You want to have sex 1-3 days before ovulation. This can be predicted by counting 14 days before your next expected menstrual period. Or you can use one the 'Ovulation Predictor' kits available online or at the drug store. Good Luck ...Read more
When I was in the Marines I was a runner its been years and I'd like to start jogging again to loose weight and stay healthy any advice?
Jogging: Ease into it. Don't decide to jog 5 miles to start. Start at 1/2-1 mile a day for a while, then slowly ease into the longer periods of exercise. ...Read more
If I have the marina and my 5years was up 7/6/12 but have not got it taking out can it hurt me, and i still have no pireod it's been 8months any ideas?
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Hi there my is maria, i had this problem for over 8 years now, been to several doctors , and each one has told me to live with the problem, problem be?
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Some dr.'s say that margin of error in 12 wk u/s can be off by just 3 days, others say 1wk? If u measuring 12 weeks (62mm)could u have been 11 or 13wks?
It depends: The margin of error is specific to the type of scan (transvaginal is better than transabdmominal) and the specific measurement made. Dates can be inferred from mean sac diameter, crown-rump length, biparietal head diameter, and a number of other measurements depending on fetus age. At 8 weeks, error is about 5 days. After 12 weeks, error can be as much as 2 weeks. ...Read more
I slippd and fell on my tailbone last night.. I couldnt get up right away. Took a little bit cuz it hurt so bad , finally got u up and walled around barely went to bed got up this mornin. Did ok but sitin hurts and bendin down i can't pick anythig up..I
I'm : I'm sorry that this happened to you. You may have fractured or bruised your tailbone. You can try advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort, and ice the area. If you have severe back pain, any numbness or weakness, (or with your head-headache or vomiting), then you must be seen immediately for an evaluation. ...Read more
Ongoing for months, off & on pooing maroon blood. Painless.. But has been feeling easily tired lately. ?
Anemia?: All taken together, having lost blood for this long from your GI tract may have made you anemic, giving you fatigue. You should see your doctor for blood testing and then should pursue a consultation with a Gastroenterologist for more formal testing. ...Read more
Are the cheap relion brand for diabetes testing accurate from wal mart? That's all I could afford I never been diabetic level 96
If you are not diabetic why do you need a glucose monitor? Results from the glucose monitors are not reliable for a diagnosis of diabetes.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more