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Heroin and Pregnancy: It is not good. But, at this point it does not matter. What matters today is that you get to your doctors, to the hospital or to a drug and alcohol treatment facility so that you can be safely detoxed and allowed to join the program with other women like you to help each other stay clean. There really and honestly is a solution to this problem and it requires action today. Please take this advice. ...Read more
Matthew swallow a flat, glass, oval-shaped marble. It is maximum 2.5cm in diameter and 0.5cm thick. Can it come out or do we need an intervention?
Pediatrics: In all likelihood, Matthew will easily pass the marble within the next few days. Try to check for it in his bowel movements. Encourage eating of bananas, apple sauce, apple juice, prunes, other high-fiber foods & keep him well-hydrated. Make sure those remaining marbles are out of reach...call your doctor if he starts complaining of pain or blood in stool. ...Read more
Dr Matthew wilson told me to count 38weeks to September 18 to get the day I got pregnant/ovulation day but having trouble help doc where are you.
Count forward: It is easier count 14 weeks forward from your due date on a calendar and then the approximate conception date is 1 year earlier. Even easier, just ask your doctor to look at their "wheel" which calculates all these things. You can also estimate by adding 2 weeks to the first day of your last menstrual period. ...Read more
7yo cannot say th sound (matthew). Had speech therapy from 2-4 yo. Is this cons age app, or should I push for eval bc of prior speech problems?
Cd. Be a problem: If your son was born hearing english and he still can't say "th", he would probably benefit from speech therapy. Can he do initial or final "th"? It does matter. This could be a problem with using the muscles that make this sound or it could be a more straight-forward anatomic problem. If the school does not consider this significant enough to warrant therapy, a private therapist can help. ...Read more
I spent years building huge pecs, now I hear they offer pec implants. Is that what matthew mc has?
Hi there Dr. Matthew! I've been experiencing scalp itching for months now, and I've been using lice shampoo and dandruff treatments for a while. But nothing seems to be working!
See answer: Best wld be to see a dermatologist who can examine you and be able to give u proper treatment. If u still want to try a home remedy use white vinegar daily on ur scalp and have head bath after 10-15 minutes. It helps to put organic coconut oil on the scalp for 15 minutes prior to putting the vinegar. ...Read more
If your girlfriend commits suicide, does that mean you don't matter to her or she didn't care about you?
Not necessarily true: It is understandable how a boy friend of a girl who committed suicide might feel that way but it certainly may not be true. There are many other possibilities including the fact that she may have had an overwhelming mental disorder. It would be very helpful to such a boyfriend that he see a mental health professional and have an opportunity to explore his thoughts and feelings about this tragedy. ...Read more
I have been taking substances for this penis enlargement programme, need help life and death matter here!?
Penis enlargement: Programs are most often shams. Please let us know what your question is - so we can try to provide a useful answer. ...Read more
What to do if I have been taking substances for this penis enlargement programme, need help life and death matter here!?
Here are...: In life, we need to live hard to live on, but not necessarily to "sex" hard to live on. At young age, sex is essential for natural baby-making; at older age, it becomes optional. During twilight yrs, sex even becomes more so. Hence, at certain time of life, to live on is essential and to "sex" on is optional. Life comes before sex; no life = no sex; living well, sex is a wonder of add-on. ...Read more
Any infection that could permanently affect clitoris? Friend says she gets no feeling from her clitoris no matter what. What can cause no sensation?
Infection unlikely: There are several possible causes both physical and emotional. Infection is unlikely. Seeing a provider familiar with sexual issues should help. ...Read more
Does it matter if strep swab was analyzed an hour after swabbed? MDs here don't do rapid strep test: pharmacists do. + result valid or doubtful?
M south Indian. My psychiatrist here told me it doesn't matter how much knowledge I have on OCD minimum 8 month medication is needed to cure it. Right?
No: Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a condition where the patient has obsessions (ruminative thoughts about death or contamination) or compulsions (ordering things, rituals). High dose SSRI medications are the treatment of choice, or the tricyclic drug clomipramine. Time to relief of symptoms is quite variable, there is no minimum. Often the patient will need to be on medication indefinitely. ...Read more
My 4 year old girl has a brown solid substance in her urine looks kinda like finkle matter what could it be?
My wife age 26 is having problem in conceiving, all tests are normal, she has peritonial spill in her ovaries does it matter?
How about yourself?: You might be the problem! At any rate both of you should be evaluated by a fertilty specialist, mind you it can take up to year for a perfectly normal couple living together to be able to conceive. After one year of regular trials, infertility protocols would be applied, good luck ...Read more
What happens in the brain when the posterior horn and the right lateral ventrical are affected by lesions with white matter?
My girlfriend has turner syndrome. I have hpv, type 6, low risk. If we have sex together, my HPV affects more or it doesn't matter, for her? Thank u
Confusing question: Hpv type 6 is associated with genital warts, which can be a minor issue or a major one. The fact that your girlfriend has turner syndrome does not eliminate the possibility that she could get them or suffer problems related to them. It in not a strain associated with cervical cancer, but if it did she would be at risk. Turner syndrome patients do have this part. ...Read more
At what age is it somewhat normal to start seeing changes in white matter on a MRI scan? Ms scare! Extreme anxiety here. Thanks
A young friend of mine (15) wants to start seeing a therapist about her depression. She wants to tell her parents. How should she approach this matter?
Directly: Hopefully, your friend has parents who care about her and will support her getting the help she needs. Involved parents usually sense when their child has something painful going on, even though they might not know exactly what it is. She could choose a quiet moment to share how she's been feeling, and ask them for help finding a therapist who works with adolescents. ...Read more
We just found out our 7 year old daughter has underdeveloped gray matter in her brain. Is this perminant or is it something that can be improved?
Exercise brain: Children's brains are extremely adaptable and very frequently if one part of brain injured or deficient, other parts of brain can be trained to do that task, espeically in kids. Thus, she may never get "more" gray matter, but you can totally expand the capabilites of the gray matter she does have! You have to train it like athletes train muscles, though, so start working on areas she has needs! ...Read more
One doctor on here called clonazepam "the pill version of alcohol". I have a huge benzo tolerance and clonazepam doesn't work for me no matter how much I take but alcohol still works. Why?
We are observing the white matter circling our daughter's (4 yrs) cornea. First it was on her right eye now left 2. W've appt in 2 days. Can't wait.?
Need more info.: If you are seeing mucous loose and floating on the eye, it sounds like pink eye. Ok to use warm compresses and wait. Pain? Appt sooner. If eye is itchy and white of eye looks swollen and like clear jelly, then it sounds like allergy. Use cold compresses and OTC eye drops like Visine A. Make app earlier if she seems ill with fever, etc. ...Read more
My mom has diebetes and about a month ago was put on injection insulin but its never controlled. Her blood sugar reading is 438 and having severe headaches, nausea, ect. All drs do is lower it and its still high her readings. No matter what they do her rea
Sounds complicated: Insulin always works. So something else is not right here. She may have a problem with technique (drawing, injecting, etc) / with the Insulin (storage, type, etc.) or perhaps something entirely different. She needs coordinated care between a dm educator and physician who can jointly understand why her bg are not controlled with the best therapy we have. ...Read more
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Let me explain: Hiatal hernia occurs when part of your stomach pushes upward through your diaphragm. Your diaphragm normally has a small opening (hiatus) through which your food tube passes on its way to connect to your stomach. The stomach can push up through this opening and cause a hiatal hernia. ...Read more
Read: Horner's syndrome is the combination of drooping of the eyelid (ptosis) and constriction of the pupil (miosis), sometimes accompanied by decreased sweating of the face on the same side; redness of the conjunctiva of the eye is often also present. It indicates a problem with the sympathetic nervous system. ...Read more
Balance hormone: We first need to know what your hormone levels are: saliva testing is a good way to get this information. Salvia testing tells you how much free hormone is available, and then with the help of some one experienced in natural hormone therapy, many problems can be corrected. ...Read more
Birth control pills: Leutinizing hormone (lh) and follical stimulating hormone (fsh) levels spike right in the middle (between periods) of your menstrual cycle. This spike causes your ovary to release an egg and also begins the process of building up the lining of your uterus in preparation for a fertilized egg to implant. Birth control pills prevent the mid-cycle spike in lh and fsh. ...Read more