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Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: I think Mirena (levonorgestrel) is a fairly safe form of Birth control. Like all forms of contraception it has its risks. Mirena (levonorgestrel) not only has the risks of progesterone but the risks associated with a device in the uterus. Let me refer you to www.mirena-us.com for full details as there is not room her to give you a full discussion. ...Read more
I recently had my Morena coil removed and upon extraction it broke and the t bar is still lodged inside me. I have had xrays and they can't seem to fi?
Yes*: Although it is possible to get pregnant with an iud (intrauterine device) in place, the risk is very low. The manufacturer of the Mirena (levonorgestrel) only obtained fda approval for 5 years because that is the average amount of time it takes to deplete the Levonorgestrel (synthetic progesterone) in the device. However, there have been iuds before that were made of similar materials yet had no hormones at all. ...Read more
Espanol: Please check this site out for medical information in spanish: of consejos de salud para ti. ...Read more
No se que me ha salido en el hombro,a raíz de mi embarazo,es una erupción uniforme con coloración rojiza-morena desde clavícula a humero?
Si no hubo: trauma, esta erupcion puede ser un hematoma durante el embarazo, un senal de enfermedad plaquetaria. las plaquetas son responsables de la coagulación de la sangre. Durante el embarazo, hay cambios a su sistema coagulatorio, pero si tiene algo que parecia como hematoma o equimosis, necesita mostrarlo a un medico. Especialmente si no hubo trauma antes. ...Read more
Hi. A friend of mine fell and hurt her foot for 2 weeks ago. Now 2weeks later, herfoot has svollen. Is this normal? Mona
I'm on the morena but I have been having pregnancy symptoms. Negative home test could i still be pregnant.
Is it normal to have unusually long periods while I have an iud? I had morena inserted four months ago, ever since I have had 2 week-long periods.
Unlikely: MonaLisa Touch is a minimally invasive laser treatment for vaginal rejuvenation primarily used to relieve the symptoms associated with vaginal atrophy: burning, itching, dryness, and vaginal laxity. Bladder prolapse (cystocele) occurs due to weakening and stretching of the muscles and supportive tissues within the pelvis surrounding the vagina. IF severe and bothersome enough, requires surgery. ...Read more
My 18mo old has had chronic diahrrea for 6 mos. One ped. Test for cdiff&it came back positive. Another ped says is impossible to have. Who do I believe?
Toddler' diarrhea!!: It could be toddler's diarrhea, if she is active, happy and growing with no blood or mucous in the stool or greasy stool. Limit fruit juice, sport drinks and cola and other high carbohydrate drinks. ...Read more
I'm confused f im pregnant or not. Coz I haven't got my period last mos. And I think I have all the symptoms of a pregnant woman but i hve period just 2?
I have had a Modena IUD for a year. Recently I have been very emotional, have breasts that are hard and a hard pelvic area. I'm concerned-pregnancy?
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more
2 egd in 2 mos.and bx grade c erosive esophagitis and 3 New gastric ulcers. On carafate (sucralfate) ppis and h2 blockers. Bx this time requiring more tests?
Break-thru ulcers...: Break-thru ulcers despite appropriate acid suppression (as described) warrants consideration for cause. Further, testing is warranted. ...Read more
I've been using yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for 1 mos.and I'm experiencing itchiness on my face and arms but no rushes. It is ok to continue the medication?
If: Associated with yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) discuss with provider for other contraceptive. ...Read more
Takeing citalopram 10mg like mosta my family does im tryin it wokeup fast heart rate and muscles aches n shaky hands should keep takeing it?I'm depress
Yes: Yes if it was prescribed by a doctor it sounds as if the dose should be increased consult your doctor. ...Read more
Ophthalmologist said eyelash in eye, goopy eye feeling I had is allergies. Ketotifen drops/ zyrtec (cetirizine) not working. Molina won't give me padinol. Advice?
Pay for the Med: The best option is for you to pay for the medication. I am sorry to report but you will never win this battle with Molina in Washington State. I think their whole purpose is to make money and deny coverage for all of their patients. ...Read more
I always feel tired, fatigue, stomach burning, blood test, lymphocytes is 47% (1861mm3), eosinophile 20mm3, mona=281, WBC 3960. Should I worry a lot?
Worry is no good: Go see a physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
19wf has vaginal on off itchiness / burning 6 mos.was treated with metro.culture was negative for yeast/Bacterial infection after tr. But still burns once an while. I am on BC pills.as well. Going back to college and will have no access to OB. Help!!
Yes: Vaginal itching can indicate infections like yeast or stis like herpes. It can indicate an allergic reaction to household products like soaps and laundry detergents. There are also some skin conditions liked lichen sclerosis and lichen simplex chronicus which can cause vaginal itching. An evaluation and sometime a biopsy can be helpful. Prevaleaf Soothe is a nice OTC product to keep around. ...Read more