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I was treated for many disease as in the common stis cause my boyfriend found out he had gonorrhea monday! and i went got treated but i'm having pain?
International travel: Someone can board a plane in the 3rd world incubating an illness, arrive in the us and be at your mall the next day.They can bring a vaccine preventable disease to you or your kids.This has been documented for measles in the houston area this year. Some germs also can travel undetected in asymptomatic people (hib).Each germ has specific features that make vaccine use a long term need. ...Read more
Diagnosed with Influenza B Thursday. Had a fever (99-102) since Tuesday. Fever won't go away. Should I be worried?
No: The febrile phase of influenza B can last 7 days (sucks big time, doesn't it). Make sure to keep yourself well hydrated. If temp is going over 104 or you develop worsening cough and/or shortness of breath, seek medical care again as you can develop a secondary pneumonia. In the future, to avoid this, get flu vaccine EVERY YEAR! Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
My period was due 3/10 i got a nasty yeast infection 3/11. i got meds and took them 3/13 today 3/15 no period yet i am 5 days late.
Period yeast: Sorry to hear about your problem. What is the question. ...Read more
Hi, I smoke weed every day and I'm also on doxycycline hyclate for early stage Lyme disease, I'm finding Bright red blood diarrhea now?
Blood: Usually bright red blood results from hemorrhoidal bleeding and is less concerning than a darker, purplish jelly like blood which stems from higher up. See a doctor today. Check a CBC to evaluate for anemia. Have an exam to see if you have bleeding hemorrhoids. Stop any blood thinners like aspiring. Please get help. ...Read more
Felt ill monday late night, started tamiflu (oseltamivir) thursday and I have to see my father with a weak immune system (cancer) on sunday. Am i still contagious?
Can I spread trich if I'm been on flagyl since we nov 30 and had sex Friday dec 2 night around 12 am so early Saturday?
Yes: To be on safe, it is advised to either avoid sex or use adequate protection for at least a week after treatment has been initiated and all your symptoms, if any, have resolved. The reason is that it "may" take that long to eradicate the Trich and the fact that Flagyl is not 100% successful. Also important that any sex partners have been treated and that you have been screened for other STDs. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in june of 2012. I had an antibiotic treatment and now I've noticed arthritic symptoms. Can i still have the disease?
Yes: So-called Post-treatment Lyme disease is controversial. Some say germ is gone and disease is "autoimmune" residual. Others say the germ persists and can cause varied symptoms due to direct toxins or immune response generating collateral tissue injury and symptoms. Recent science suggests the causative spirochete has ways to persist in biofilms, spore-like round bodies and within cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have high eos. Counts(.7 auto abs & 7.7 auto) & was tested for allergies and parasitic infections today; both came back neg. What should I do next?
More info: Eosinophilia can be benign but it might also associate with many allergic, infectious, autoimmune or malignancy conditions. I don't understand what it means the number you listed above but if it worries you and the eosinophil count is very high, you should come and discuss with a local specialist either in allergy or hematology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DX with viral infection bronchitis yesterday. Started 4 days ago with 103 fever, yesterday fever was 101.2 but today worse again 104. Complication?
Mgt/workup: More information would be helpful, but you may be developing a bacterial illness which should be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
Had chlamydia & got treatment. boyfriend Just got his treatment, Took it this morning at 11:20 or so and threw up @ 1:05 . Does he need a re-dose?
Not necessary: Your partner undoubtedly received azithromycin (Zithromax) in a single dose of 1 gram. It is often irritatiing to the gastrointestinal tract and can cause vomiting. When it happens more than 30 minutes after taking the drug, enough is absorbed into the system to cure chlamydia, and no additional treatment is needed. So no worries -- he should be feeling better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hd protected sex 3yrs ago with a prostitute, tsted for HIV 2yrs aftr, 3yrs after n last january, all 3 are neg, had UTI 4mos ago, am i infctd with hiv?
Deep breathe & cough: Most common for low grade temperature a few days after surgery is atelectasis. You need to take frequent deep inhalations and cough to open the lungs up. The second common cause of low grade temp is dehydration. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Both these measures ensure a smoother post op recovery. ...Read more
Had surgery 9/2 for ectopic preg, unknowingly had ureaplasma urealyticum and PID during. Am I at risk for sepsis infection now? Just found out 9/26
PID: Are you under treatment for the infection? Ureaplasma does not cause PID; it does usually affect the bladder. Your PID was most likely due to another organism, and it is always wise to treat it, even if there are no symptoms. If you have a healthy immune system, the chance of sepsis is remote. It is best to eradicate the urea-plasma, and diagnose and treat the offending organism of the PID. ...Read more
Am i putting my baby @ risk 4 autoimmune disease later on in life bc she doesnt go to daycare? (+ family hx autoimmune disease,gma w several types)
I was diagnosed with graves disease in april after i had the flu &started on methamizole 5 mg i'm curious about graves & other ways to treat it?
I was trated for anal and oral gonorrhea on a wednesday morning, 2 pills and one injection. If i had sex on Saturday morning, would be cotagiois?
Contagious: Unlikely to be contagious but I strongly recommend you don't have any intercourse for about 4 weeks. ...Read more
My son was diagnosed with hand foot and mouth disease on Monday, his sores are dry .is he still contagious?
My husband was diagnosed with hand foot and mouth disease on Monday. today he is covered in welts. is this normal or should he go back to the doctor?
New neuro apt just got moved to monday! not 100% prepared yet any specific ?S to ask for (possibly diagnosing) ms, demyelinating, autoimmune disorder
See below: The best thing to do is to tell him or her your symptoms and bring up your concerns as what about what you may or may not have. ...Read more
I am having a colonoscopy/endoscopy on Monday so I am currently on a clear liquid diet. I have a pan I disorder, is not eating causing my panic attack?
No: Not eating is not causing panic attack, and if it happen again, you should be valuated by psychiatric. ...Read more
Should i go and take a test for Lyme disease? I got two tick bites on monday and pulled them out. I felt really sick last night and a little sick now
Be safe: It is always a good idea to get yourself checked out after a tick bite. There is a simple blood test that can be done in a lab which will specifically test for exposure to lyme disease. The results will take a few days to be resulted. In the meantime, if rest at home is not helping you at this time you may want to seek medical advice in person. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My 17 year old daughter has been diagnosed with anxiety disorder and is really struggling tonight. She has an appointment with a gp monday to get a prescription what do we do in the mean time?
Continue : Continue to provide support and reassurance to her, search online for proper ways to relax (relaxation techniques), avoid nicotine or cut down gradually on it if being used for a while now, avoid caffeinated products, eat healthy and get enough sleep. I would also suggest you list down questions you will have for the doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is my eating disorder classified as? I read in many place that anorexics tend to say that there eating disorder is not as bad as they think that they are in denial
i restrict my calorie in take to 300 (on monday wendsday and friday)
and 1000 (on thu
Dr : Dr kardener provided an excellent response. I find your caloric intake very worrisome. Paradoxically, by eating so little, you may put your body into a starvation mode. This could drop your metabolic rate and could make it easier to gain weight. I hope that you get help for this. Eating disorders can be deadly. There is help available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Understandingt: Read look me in the eye by john elder robison to see how many of the behaviors and learning styles of persons with asperger's can be misinterpreted, often negatively. Labels also help you get accomodations at school and work under federal laws. You may also qualify for federal funding for therapy and medications, if you need them for adhd or anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Chaga's Disease: Not always easy to know because so many states have discontinued Chaga's surveillance. I believe that there are only about 6 states that are doing surveillance. Of an estimated 300,000 people in the US who have been affected, it has likely been brought by people who migrated to the US from endemic areas. Most are old cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diseases from sweat: I don't know of any diseases you can get from coming in contact with sweat. ...Read more
Comfort: Self-stimulating behaviors are a variety of things that people engage in when they are uncomfortable or anxious in their environment. They can be automatic and like a habit, and can done in an unconscious manner. When people with autistic symptoms do them, it is a way of them coping with their environment by coping with stressful situations and getting a reduction in anxiety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think I may have flea bites, but not sure what nasty diseases are transmitted by dog or cat fleas in the u.S.?
None (OK maybe one): No nasty diseases. Common bacteria can enter through breaks in the skin and cause infection(impetigo and cellulitis). Avoid scratching as that can introduce the bacteria. Oral antihistamines (Benadryl) and topical corticosteroids (cortisone) are helpful. If you live in rural New Mexico, Arizona, CA or Colorado there are rare cases of plague from infected rodent flea bites(squirrels, prairie dogs). ...Read more
Extreme people pleasing and/or extremely afraid of upsetting others is associated with which personality disorder/s ?
My lady friend has hirschsprung’s disease. She was too embarassed to tell me any more. Can you explain it to me please?
Variable defect: Emptying the large intestines relies on nerves that pass a wave of sequential tightening thru circular muscles in the tubular wall and push stool forward. Hd is the name applied when these nerve cells are absent, any point from the outlet backward. Rx after recognition relies on removal of the defective section & pulling the normal down to the outlet.The type of surgery & eventual function varies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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