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Would like an opinion on if I may have ptsd?

Would like an opinion on if I may have ptsd?

Not enough for me to: You need to tell me more. What are your symptoms? What were you exposed to? I can answer better with that information. ...Read more

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Would Jaydess or cerelle be the better option for painful endometriosis? Had laparoscopy 2 yrs ago. Also have PCOS

Would Jaydess or cerelle be the better option for painful endometriosis? Had laparoscopy 2 yrs ago.  Also have PCOS

Cerelle: Both cerelle, a progestin only birth control pill containing desogestrel, and Jaydess, an IUD containing levogestrel, will protect against the endometrial hyperplasia that can be associated with PCOS but the cerelle will be more reliably effective in suppressing the endometriosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have had an ankle effusion for a year now. I have tried PT, anti-inflammatory medications and ice. Should I see a doctor to possibly drain it?

I have had an ankle effusion for a year now. I have tried PT, anti-inflammatory medications and ice. Should I see a doctor to possibly drain it?

Yes: You should see an ankle specialist like an orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist to get a through review of your care to this point and expert evaluation of the ankle. Draining the fluid may provide some temporary relief or further diagnostic information, but the fluid often comes back. ...Read more

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Could azithro help w a uti?  may need it for a sinus infection and feel like I may have uti. 

Could azithro help w a uti?  may need it for a sinus infection and feel like I may have uti. 

Not likely: Azithromycin is an antibiotic that is used primarily to treat respiratory bacterial infections. It is not an ideal antibiotic for urinary tract infections as these are usually caused by a different species of bacteria, one not affected by azithromycin. ...Read more

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Had surgery 5 mo ago for meniscus tear. Still having complications - should doc order MRI or continue with injections such as cortisone & euflexxa?

Had surgery 5 mo ago for meniscus tear. Still having complications - should doc order MRI or continue with injections such as cortisone & euflexxa?

Knee Problems : You mention that you had meniscus surgery, but also note that you have had cortisone and euflexxa injections. Why ? At age 35 you are young to have degenerative changes. Complications covers a lot of things and usually implies that things didn't go as planned. If you have pre-existing arthritis then you are going to need to deal with that. Are you overweight? Really we need more information. ...Read more

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Suggested alternatives to flonase, if I don't want to be on a steroid?

Suggested alternatives to flonase, if I don't want to be on a steroid?

Antihistamine spray: Astepro and patanase are 2 excellent antihistamine nasal sprays that can be of great benefit. They are prescription only. ...Read more

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How often should a uveitis glaucoma pt have a oct?

How often should a uveitis glaucoma pt have a oct?

Depends: Usually an optical coherence tomogram is performed annually, but exceptions apply, particularly if a significant clinical status of the eye has changed and a measurement is needed. An example in inflammatory glaucomas is macular edema, where an oct of the macula is performed, or if the optic nerve head has edema or significantly more notching or thinning. Changes in oct data useful for treatment. ...Read more

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Had had sinus infection post-flu since Jan. Antibiotx not stopping it. What conservative treatments can ENT offer? Any home remedies I can try yet?

Had had sinus infection post-flu since Jan. Antibiotx not stopping it. What conservative treatments can ENT offer? Any home remedies I can try yet?

ENT can: perform sinus irrigation, or you can try on your own. But five months is a long time. It is time to get definitive treatment. It is also possible you might have developed a polyp or other physical deformity. ...Read more

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I have 2-3 bites/spots that have gotten infected. I've been treating with Polysporin. I would like to see if they require treatment with antibiotics.

I have 2-3 bites/spots that have gotten infected. I've been treating with Polysporin. I would like to see if they require treatment with antibiotics.

I agree w/UR concern: ...but this HealthTap forum only permits us to answer your question, not to examine or treat you. To procure those health functions, a visit to your primary provider is recommended. ...Read more

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Would planter facitis ever clear up if I have fibromylgia as foot doctor said an op may not work?

Would planter facitis ever clear up if I have fibromylgia as foot doctor said an op may not work?

Fibromyalgia: Alot of doctors don't like to operate on pts with fibromyalgia since those patients have low tolerance for pain and usually high expectations for spectacular yet unachievable surgical results. Together the two are a recipe for worsening both conditions. ...Read more

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If you have collar bone pain for 4 weeks could it be from torn ligaments? Had CT and it was negative. Had steroid injections with no relief

If you have collar bone pain for 4 weeks could it be from torn ligaments? Had CT and it was negative. Had steroid injections with no relief

Yes possibly with a : History(hx) of an accident or injury to that part of the body. Otherwise you might be having referred pain from a cause in the neck/spine. Any numbness/tingling in fingers/arms etc, or a hx of injury to the neck even in distant past (long ago). You might benefit from a MRI of the c spine, if the hx suggests. ...Read more