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Recently got married and moved to United States from India. I'm 13 days due and negative pregnancy test. Please help?
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx ...Read more
Hi, I recently got married and moved to United States from India. I had my period on August 3rd 2014. I am due 13 days now. Negative pregnancy tes?
Menses: From what I gather you should have had your period around the 4th of September. If you are not pregnant, I still would do another home pregnancy test in a few days or get a blood test at the doctor, your periods could be irregular from the stress of your new marriage and or your moving to a new country. If you don't become regular again then I would visit a GYN after 1-2 more months. ...Read more
According to my physician my bones are clinically united, would it really allowed to move to form callus in fractured area?
Yes: In 3 wks after injury, collagen and fibrous tissues are formed and that holds the bone in position, but not ready to bear weight, needs further more healing by deposition of calcium is called callous formation, progressive weight bearing strengthens further molds the bone to almost the original status. ...Read more
Bell's palsy: Bell’s palsy is a condition that causes one side of a person’s face to become weak or droop. This can happen when one of the nerves that control the muscles in the face gets damaged or stops working. Damage to this nerve usually happens when the nerve becomes swollen or inflamed because of an infection with a virus. Strokes can present with unilateral facial weakness as well. ...Read more
Unlikely to happen: Most women who have had prior pregnancies say they notice movement about 16 weeks. First timers often note this as 20 wks. Babies are active at that point but whether you can feel it is hard to say absolutely. It may just be gas. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Needs rapid examination by a doctor licensed in your area. Not enough information here but if you are unwell/feverish or limb weakness/numbness then nasties such as meningitis or other serious neurological conditions need to be rapidly excluded. Other less serious possibilities include viral illness and neck muscle spasm. Please get examined urgently at your nearest urgent care facility. ...Read more
Nope: Trichomonas vagainalis is a one-celled parasite that lives in the genital tract and is transmitted by vaginal sex (and not by oral and probably not anal sex). It does not migrate to other parts of the body. Trichomonas hominis (also called Pentatrichomonas) is different, lives in the intestine, and is normal; it causes no disease. Trich (vaginalis) is an STD, usually not serious, easily treated. ...Read more
First rule out UTI: First, see your doctor to rule out a urinary tract infection. If it is negative, you may need to strengthen your pelvic floor with exercises. You might also want to limit bladder irritants such as caffeine, soda and acidic foods such as tomatoes and citrus. You doctor can guide you to the best course of action. Good luck. ...Read more
About 30-50 cases of tetanus are reported to the cdc annually in the us, and unlike in the past, only about 15-25% die. This low # is attributed to the high vaccination rate.
As a starting point, for more information, see: http://www. Cdc. Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5203a1.Htm. ...Read more
Should not change: This always confuses patients. The baby may be more restricted towards the end so you may not feel those brisk kicks and stabs but you should be "aware" of your baby the same amount. Little wiggles and rolls, slight shifting of position by baby. These all count as baby movement. ...Read more
Head pain: This is a nonspecific symptom. Since it's affected by head motions, occipital scalp muscle origin is likely. Another possibility is occipital nerve irritation from tension in the back of the neck where the nerve emanates. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more
Poor sleeping: Assuming you didn't do anything unusual the day before, this more than likely represents poor sleeping posture. I would take a ndaid such as advil or aleve (naproxen) if your stomach is ok and use moist heat to your neck. Gentle stretching in a hit shower will help. If the stiffness continues, a short course of muscle relaxers might be appropriate too. ...Read more
Undefined: There is no prescriptive "aphrodesic" drug available. The closest is viagra (sildenafil). Most products advertised as aphrodesic are in the over the counter supplement category - never tested, and unlikely to work. This is a serious problem with wildlife - for instance folk medicine in china says rhino horn is good for this - so the animal is being hunted to the point of extinction. ...Read more