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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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I spent years building huge pecs, now I hear they offer pec implants. Is that what matthew mc has?

I spent years building huge pecs, now I hear they offer pec implants. Is that what matthew mc has?

Awesome question.: I have no idea if he has pec implants or not, but according to my wife, matthew mcconaughey's pecs need no justification.

But look on the bright side, you probably saved yourself a few grand including time off for recovery! ...Read more

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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!

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

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I have been bleeding heavily for 8 days now. The bleeding began one week after my last period ended. I take birth control pills so this is very strang?

I have been bleeding heavily for 8 days now. The bleeding began one week after my last period ended. I take birth control pills so this is very strang?

Menorrhagia: I assume this is abnormal for you. There are many reasons to have excess vaginal bleeding including hormonal imbalances or clotting deficiencies in your blood. A visit to the doctor as soon as possible is in order. ...Read more

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I've been taking Ambien and flexaril lyrica (pregabalin). The next day I feel very out of it also withdrawal sym. I have a metallic taste n mouth also. Feel strang?

I've been taking Ambien and flexaril lyrica (pregabalin). The next day I feel very out of it also withdrawal sym. I have a metallic taste n mouth also. Feel strang?

Talk to doctor: You are likely experiencing adverse effects of the medications. You need to talk to your prescribing doctor about your symptoms and see if changes or discontinuation of the medications are in order ...Read more

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I'm having severe weak spells nausea upset stomach a very strang smell and rapid heart rate?

I'm having severe weak spells nausea upset stomach a very strang smell and rapid heart rate?

Could be: Gastrointestinal or arrhythmia for starters but further evaluation is advised due to severity of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Why is it impossible for me to get stronger no matter how much I work out?

Why is it impossible for me to get stronger no matter how much I work out?

Change it up: Usually you plateau if you continue to do the same exercises. Change up your routine. Different stressors can help you kick start. Intervals are also helpful. ...Read more

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I've been having this extremely strong, sweet smelling odor coming from my discharge. No matter how clean I am, I can smell it.

I've been having this extremely strong, sweet smelling odor coming from my discharge. No matter how clean I am, I can smell it.

Odoriferous discharge: While some discharges are benign, others may indicate medical problems such as infection, inflammation, etc. A physician should evaluate the discharge. ...Read more

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Is the diprospan hypak a very strong medicine? The dr sent it to my 22year old son because of some bronquial matter caused by allergy..

Is the diprospan hypak a very strong medicine? The dr sent it to my 22year old son because of some bronquial matter caused by allergy..

Yes and no: Diprospan is Betamethasone diproprionate a corticosteroid. All corticosteroids can have significant side effects if given improperly or in the wrong dose. In the pack it is generally safe for non-diabetics when taken according to the instructions. ...Read more

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I'm hypoglycemic and no matter how much I eat it makes no diff. When I stand I almost black out and occ my whole body will shake uncontrollably. Scarey?

I'm hypoglycemic and no matter how much I eat it makes no diff. When I stand I almost black out and occ my whole body will shake uncontrollably. Scarey?

Hypoglycemic?: Sounds like there might be something else here. You should probably see a reputable endocrinologist and consider proving the diagnosis with an observed fast and serial Insulin / glucose monitoring. ...Read more

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My girlfriend said when I burp it has a strong oder no, matter what I eat or drink why is that.?

My girlfriend said when I burp it has a strong oder no, matter what I eat or drink why is that.?

Odorous burps: This can relate to a number of problems such as acid reflux. See your doctor and be sure you are diagnosed properly. ...Read more

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No matter what I get dizzy when I stand up. My vision goes black and I almost collapse every time. What's going on with me?

No matter what I get dizzy when I stand up. My vision goes black and I almost collapse every time. What's going on with me?

Go to your doctor: It sounds as if you have orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure with standing). The dizzy feeling is due to the fact that you are about to faint. The vision is going black because you are temporarily not getting enough blood to allow visual system to work. You should see your primary doctor very quickly. ...Read more

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Whenever I lay down no matter how I've been feeling a very strong a pulse in my stomache and have been experiencing terrible constipation?

Whenever I lay down no matter how I've been feeling a very strong a pulse in my stomache and have been experiencing terrible constipation?

Abdominal pulsation: You should really check in with your doctor. There could be many reasons for this. Most important and potentially life threatening would be an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Don't freak out, just have it checked. ...Read more

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I'm 6'8" and 205lbs. When I Stand up quickly no matter what the circumstances I become semi conscious. Doctor says I need salt. ..is this true?

I'm 6'8" and 205lbs. When I Stand up quickly no matter what the circumstances I become semi conscious. Doctor says I need salt. ..is this true?

Salt: Your kidneys regulate your serum sodium concentration, whether or not you ingest extra salt. Dehydration can worsen your symptoms, so staying hydrated is important. Do bloodwork to evaluate for hyponatremia and anemia. Get a cardiac and neurologic evaluation as well. Consider a carotid artery ultrasound. ...Read more

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Hello doc is there anything you can recommend to a non-sexual adolescent that has strong vaginal odors that are smelly no matter how much she washes?

Hello doc is there anything you can recommend to a non-sexual adolescent that has strong vaginal odors that are smelly no matter how much she washes?

Odors: You might want to see your gynecologist and have vaginal cultures taken to rule out infection. Then you might try using apple cider vinegar to try to clear up your odor. ...Read more

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Half of my face is swollen and its hard to drink fluids with or without a straw I drool no matter what?

Half of my face is swollen and its hard to drink fluids with or without a straw I drool no matter what?

Sounds serious.: The symptoms you describe are serious and could be associated with a deep space neck infection. This can begin from a bad tooth, and requires immediate medical attention. Call your physicians office or go to an emergency room right away. ...Read more

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Doctor pls I discharge whenever I stand up after sex it doesn't matter the hour I stand what can b d cause?

Doctor pls I discharge whenever I stand up after sex it doesn't matter the hour I stand what can b d cause?

It is normal: AdenikeD, during sex your partner emits a discharge and you likely do too, a small amount. These can mix together and whenever you finally stand up it would come out. Not to worry. ...Read more

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Is it true you can't get muscle definition on strong dose of statins (40mgs pravastatin) - no matter how much you exersize?

Is it true you can't get muscle definition on strong dose of statins (40mgs pravastatin) - no matter how much you exersize?

Doubtful: I've heard of statins being blamed for all sorts of issues-but not that one! I doubt that allegation. However, like all meds certainly want to have clearcut indications for taking a statin. Please refer to webmd or the heart. Org for newest guidelines on statin therapy. Thanks for the question! ...Read more

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I am a 46 Y/O M I feel like I have "sea legs" and I'm going to fall over to my left, doesn't seem to matter if I stand up or just walking?

I am a 46 Y/O M I feel like I have "sea legs" and I'm going to fall over to my left, doesn't seem to matter if I stand up or just walking?

Vertigo?: Unless you're just drunk, or just got off a ship, it may indicate something serious. Seek urgent medical attention. Could be anything from a inner ear problem to a more serious condition such as stroke. ...Read more

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When sitting down no matter how I sit I get rushes of heat to my left foot only. It doesn't hurt. It's just strange. Been happening for a week. Why?

When sitting down no matter how I sit I get rushes of heat to my left foot only. It doesn't hurt. It's just strange. Been happening for a week. Why?

See below: If sitting initiates a surge of heat to only your left foot then a condition known as radiculopathy could me starting in your lower back or you could be having engorgement of the veins around the nerve on the inside of the ankle causing a thermogenic form of tarsal tunnel. ...Read more

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I am a male and I get stringy white matter from my nipple when I squeeze it? Why?

I am a male and I get stringy white matter from my nipple when I squeeze it? Why?

Talk with your doc: Your doctor may wish to do things such as hormone levels, etc. When recurring, happens recall where last visit was before with THAT. Patient may have high prolactin hills ...Read more

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Period due in 3 days, have had bright pink/red blood one occasion and brown string like matter. Miscarried 12/19/2014. what is this?

Period due in 3 days, have had bright pink/red blood one occasion and brown string like matter. Miscarried 12/19/2014. what is this?

Spotting s/p miscarr: May be variation. I assume a either, the entire products of conception was documented or you have a post miscarriage sono to make sure everything evacuated, if not do a sono ...Read more

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Hi doctor my mather have apain in her legs and she cannot stand so match what is your advice?

Hi doctor my mather have apain in her legs and she cannot stand so match what is your advice?

Pain in legs: Pains in legs can be caused by many things including - arthritis, medications (like cholesterol meds), vascular problems, electrolyte disorders, swelling from heart problems. I'd advise you to talk with her doctor about the possibility of these things in particular. ...Read more

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My skin grafting part feels like stinging when I am in outside, no matter how I cover it. Is it because of sunburn?

My skin grafting part feels like stinging when I am in outside, no matter how I cover it. Is it because of sunburn?

Skin graft new nerve: Any burn scar can be hypersensitive because it has new nerve endings trying to grow into the skin graft scar. That scar is lacks oils. Being outside with wind can dry the skin graft more than normal skin. Try to avoid exposure to the wind and sun, apply thick creams (with sunscreen, if far enough out from the grafting), and wear protective clothing. Nerve endings grow about 1 mm a day into scar. ...Read more

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Left ankle swells like crazy. Sit, stand, walk. No matter what it at least doubles size. No trouble with right ankle. What can I do to fix this?

Left ankle swells like crazy. Sit, stand, walk. No matter what it at least doubles size. No trouble with right ankle. What can I do to fix this?

See a doctor: To determine cause of the swelling. Compressive sock/anklet can be applied in the morning and see if that helps somewhat. ...Read more

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Doctor pls what can cause sperm discharge from my body anytime I stand up after sex it started few days ago now it doesn't matter the hour I stand up?

Doctor pls what can cause sperm discharge from my body anytime I stand up after sex it started few days ago now it doesn't matter the hour I stand up?

Normal...: The semen inseminated inside the vagina will liquefy usually in 30 minutes and will naturally flows out under gravitation. If wishing to conceive, lie and stay on bed longer; besides, seek infertility evaluation & counseling as needed. ...Read more

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Do I have a personality disorder I cannot hold a relationship because I lack the compassion to I feel like I keep tripping over the same rock over and over again no matter how strong I feel when I pick myself up I still fall again I depend on others far

Do I have a personality disorder I cannot hold a relationship because I lack the compassion to I feel like I keep tripping over the same rock over and over again no matter how strong I feel when I pick myself up I still fall again I depend on others far

Personality Disorder: If you lack compassion you probably have not developed your empathic range to the fullest. Consult a mental health professional who can help you open up and enter the world of others. Empathy is necessary for intimacy to be maintained and it can be taught, it is like a muscle, lack of use allows it to atrophy. Best. ...Read more