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Doctor insights on: Metacarpal Recovery Treatment Screws

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I have broken 2nd and 3rd metacarpal. How long is the recovery after treatment with plates and screws?

Depends: We really have to see the x-ray to see if it is a stable fixation to begin early movement which will return you to normal activities sooner. Ballpark woud be 6-12 wks. ...Read more

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What is the healing time and treatment for a hairline feacture at the base of the 5th metacarpal?

What is the healing time and treatment for a hairline feacture at the base of the 5th metacarpal?

5-6 weeks: Five to six weeks for complete healing-occasionally doesn't heal. Best to wear cast /and or hard soled shoe depending on the extent of the fracture ...Read more

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How can I enjoy sex after cancer treatment if I can't have penetrative intercourse?

How can I enjoy sex after cancer treatment if I can't have penetrative intercourse?

Incomplete info: From the information provided, it is not feasible to know why you cannot have penetrative intercourse. Sexual satisfaction may be possible even if penetration is not practical. To provide a more meaningful suggestion, one would need to address specific issues through physical examination and discussion. Please raise the issue with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why should intercourse be avoided during PID pill treatment?

Why should intercourse be avoided during PID pill treatment?

Avoid re-infection: P.I.D. (pelvic inflammatory disease) is a serious infection of the female genital tract (tubes/ovaries) usually caused by a std; e.g. Chlamydia/gonorrhea. No intercourse is recommended to avoid re-infection and prevent 'trauma' and allow healing. ...Read more

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Treatment for very small vaginal tear (caused by intercourse) that has become mildly infected?

Treatment for very small vaginal tear (caused by intercourse) that has become mildly infected?

???: Pretty unlikely for vaginal tear to get infected. You may have something else going on. Usual treatment for small vaginal tears is to do nothing or to consider warm baths. If this does not heal up right away may want to see doc. ...Read more

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I recently took a 4 pill (flagyl) treatment for trichomonas. How long should I wait before having intercourse?

I recently took a 4 pill (flagyl) treatment for trichomonas. How long should I wait before having intercourse?

Waiting time?: Was your anticipated partner with whom you acquired the infection treated as well? Was the Flagyl dose 2000 mgs for a stat dose? Why not visit your gyn md's "waiting room" to be re-checked after treatment before "sharing bodily fluids" with anyone as trichomonas is transmitted sexually. ...Read more

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I believe I have vulvar vestibulitis. Is there a cure or treatment for this? Intercourse has become unbearable! please help.

I believe I have vulvar vestibulitis. Is there a cure or treatment for this? Intercourse has become unbearable! please help.

Please see your gyn: And you may need to get referred to a specilalist gyn for this usually at the closest university med school, it can be hard to treat in some cases and differnet treatment options work for different people and u may or may not have this. ...Read more

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How long after an treatment for a yeast infection can I have intercourse ?

How long after an treatment for a yeast infection can I have intercourse ?

I recommend: Completing your course of treatment and waiting until you are no longer red, itching and in pain. ...Read more