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My doctor said to wear mephistos because of their last. What the heck is that?

My doctor said to wear mephistos because of their last. What the heck is that?

Shoe brand, footbed: Mephistos are a well made, comfortable, pricey shoe (that may be worth the cost). The "last" has to do with the footbed/sole/arch. Try them on, you may like them; other options may work as well. ...Read more

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Now, I stay cold all the time, but the doctors said that my iron is good. What is the issue?

Now, I stay cold all the time, but the doctors said that my iron is good. What is the issue?

Other issues: Being cold all the time doesn't necessarily mean you have iron deficiency. Thyroid issues may be another reason. Oftentimes, no reason is found in patients complaining of being cold all the time, but i start out with general health panel, such as complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic profile, and thyroid function test. ...Read more

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Doctor said my son has a heart defect but i don't know what it is can you help me the doctor said that there are 3 chambers in each of the 4 chambers of your heart and that in one of my sons chambers there are only 2. And it was nothing to worry about no

Doctor said my son has a heart defect but i don't know what it is can you help me the doctor said that there are 3 chambers in each of the 4 chambers of your heart and that in one of my sons chambers there are only 2.  And it was nothing to worry about no

The : The heart has four chambers that are separated from each other by one-way valves. These valves consist of thin, cup-shaped membranes called cusps. The cusps are attached to the heart wall along their lower edge and one side, with the free edges coming together or separating to keep the blood flowing in one direction. My guess is that your son has a condition called bicuspid aortic valve. The aortic valve, which controls blood flow out of the left ventricle (which pumps blood out of the heart and to the rest of the body), normally has three cusps. In many people, however, it only has two. This can lead to valve dysfunction over time--either failure to open all the way or failure to close all the way. If so, it needs to be fixed. At present, fixing the aortic valve requires open-heart surgery. However, there is active research into developing a valve replacement that can be inserted using a catheter introduced through a small puncture in the groin. By the time your son needs treatment, this will probably be the norm. ...Read more

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I just lost my baby in the womb and the doctor said it was as a result of hydrolis fatalis.I want to know what is that, the cause and prevention.Thanks?

I just lost my baby in the womb and the doctor said it was as a result of hydrolis fatalis.I want to know what is that, the cause and prevention.Thanks?

Too many to list: When a fetus accumulates excessive fluid in one or more tissues;skin, heart coverings, lungs, abdomen, amniotic fluid, the term hydrops is used. It is commonly associated with events that cause profound fetal anemia and can be on an immune basis after a viral infection or blood incompatibility. However, more than 60 non-immune disorders have been associated with the label. ...Read more

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Doc, i have a friend of mine her problem is that they still dont have a baby, because when they do the check up at the OB and the result is that his husband has only 12million sperm cell count.. Doc is that really a big problem?

Doc, i have a friend of mine her problem is that they still dont have a baby, because when they do the check up at the OB and the result is that his husband has only 12million sperm cell count.. Doc is that really a big problem?

Not your problem: How sympathetic you may be The couple already have enough stress due to fertility problem , it is polite to stay out , Yes under 15 million count is considered low ( will be as high as 40 to 200 million ) if they did count obvious under the care of experts just wish them luck ...Read more

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I went to the chiropractor and he told me one of my legs is longer than other. Do they tell this to everyone?

I went to the chiropractor and he told me one of my legs is longer than other. Do they tell this to everyone?

Common: People do have leg length discrepancies. It is usually not an issue. Just because you are told such does not mean there is anything seriously wrong with you or that you need a 12 week course of treatment. It will depend on your complaint, your general health and your level of activity. Don't hesitate to seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Hey to all the doctors. My mom is having numbness in her hand. All day he is suffering from the same. Please help us ? Is this be because of cervical

Hey to all the doctors. My mom is having numbness in her hand. All day he is suffering from the same. Please help us ? Is this be because of cervical

Differential: The reason for her hand numbness can be anywhere from a stroke, a pinched nerve at the level of her cervical spine or along the way or simply worsening arthritis and swelling of her hand. Let her doc know at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if my jaw still has space to grow is that the same for the rest of my body?

Can you tell me if my jaw still has space to grow is that the same for the rest of my body?

Under normal : circumstances the jaw doesn't grow in adulthood. Most bone growth ends following puberty. ...Read more

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On antibiotics. Is that why my doctor told me to stay out of the sun?

On antibiotics. Is that why my doctor told me to stay out of the sun?

Possibly: Several antibiotics can cause sun sensitivity. Doxycycline is known for this. Raises an important question...If your doctor told you to stay out of the sun - shouldn't they give a reason? ...Read more

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I have a bump on my arm that is to be removed and biopsied because the doctors do not know what it is. What's the procedure? Do they put me to sleep?

I have a bump on my arm that is to be removed and biopsied because the doctors do not know what it is. What's the procedure? Do they put me to sleep?

Don't know: enough about it to try to guess. If you have a superficial lesion - it might only require a local. If you have large or particularly deep procedure than other anesthesia may be indicated. The anesthesiologist should be able to tell you based on what the surgical procedure will be. ...Read more

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What are our rights? My wife went to the dentist, they told here she needed fillings and crowns, told her it was $1200 worth of work. She said go ahead do it. By the time they were done our bill was 4300. Plus the idiot dentist forgot to put in one of the

What are our rights? My wife went to the dentist, they told here she needed fillings and crowns, told her it was $1200 worth of work. She said go ahead do it. By the time they were done our bill was 4300. Plus the idiot dentist forgot to put in one of the

Wow, : Wow, this sounds very frustrating. I suggest that you ask this same question on avvo's legal site. Lawyers write in to provide information to people's questions. It sounds like now you need legal advice about how best to proceed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is it to know the workload of my aorta necessary to compare the BP in arm and feet? Or did I get that wrong?

Why is it to know the workload of my aorta necessary to compare the BP in arm and feet? Or did I get that wrong?

Question : the Drs. are just trying to help with you with your aorta fixation. Go see a cardiologist and discuss your concerns and hopefully alleviate whatever drives your concerns. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my prescription is -2 in one eye and -1.50 in the other. is it usual to wear all/most of the time?

What do you suggest if my prescription is -2 in one eye and -1.50 in the other. is it usual to wear all/most of the time?

If your vision is : 20/20 with this persription then yes you will see better wearing them all the time. Not wearing them or wearing them too much will not make you eyes get worse. ...Read more

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Im worried due to the condition of my pregnancy right now, the result of my ultrasound is transverse according to the doctor, I dont know what to do.

 Im worried due to the condition of my pregnancy right now, the result of my ultrasound is transverse according to the doctor, I dont know what to do.

Nothing to do: If you mean that the baby is in a transverse position in your uterus on ultrasound, there is no need to do anything. This is not uncommon and is considered an unstable lie. That is, the baby doesn't stay in this position . If it doesn't turn on its own which they almost always do, the doctor can turn it (called doing an external version) or, in the worse case do a c-section. ...Read more

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My doctor says that i need to have the bunions removed from the side of my feet is this a painful procedure?

My doctor says that i need to have the bunions removed from the side of my feet is this a painful procedure?

Everyone: Handles pain differently. Why do you "need" your bunions removed? Do they hurt? Are you in pain? ...Read more

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My doctor said to wear mephistos because of their last. What the heck is that?

Shoe brand, footbed: Mephistos are a well made, comfortable, pricey shoe (that may be worth the cost). The "last" has to do with the footbed/sole/arch. Try them on, you may like them; other options may work as well. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my doctor said I have orthorexia is it bad?

Could use your help docs! my doctor said I have orthorexia is it bad?

Depends on severity: Orthorexia nervosa is a mental disorder in which one is excessively focused on avoiding foods which are believed to be unhealthy. It can be serious if it leads to malnutrion. Consider cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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Help docs! my doctor said I have a slight change in ekg. What can this be caused by?

Help docs! my doctor said I have a slight change in ekg. What can this be caused by?

ECG: Slight changes in ECG are usually of slight importance. The ECG tracing can be changed by very subtle changes in anatomy and physiology and don't always have significant import. ...Read more

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Doctor said wear permanent splint, even after6months of an arthroscopy. Also fills of crowns wont last, so wear splint not to affect the joint, is ok?

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Doctor said wear permanent splint, even after6months of an arthroscopy. Also fills of crowns wont last, so wear splint not to affect the joint, is ok?

Simple solution: See an OFP doctor to receive the scientifically validated and best medical-based treatment. The proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. They are the expert in this field. ...Read more

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I wear contacts and I have been forgetting to take them off once a week like the eye doctor said. I wore my last for a month straight. Is that bad?

I wear contacts and I have been forgetting to take them off once a week like the eye doctor said. I wore my last for a month straight. Is that bad?

You nailed it!: We did a major study of the cause of corneal ulcers, a type of sight threatening corneal infection and found that the number one cause is due to people sleeping or having poor hygiene of their contact lens ie washing in tab water. Most ophthalmologist prefer that you do not even sleep with your contact lens at all or even better get the daily type of contact lens. Please take precaution. ...Read more

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Short sight(-1.2 both eyes) problem from last 3yrs. Doctors suggest to wear glasses but i'm not fond of wearing that. Is there any natural way to cure

Short sight(-1.2 both eyes) problem from last 3yrs. Doctors suggest to wear glasses but i'm not fond of wearing that. Is there any natural way to cure

No: This isn't being unspiritual or closed-minded. From my own reading, the bates exercises haven't held up on controlled studies, which doesn't surprise me. This is a critical time in your life for learning and career, and being short-sighted will put you at a disadvantage. It is perhaps criminal to drive a motor vehicle without good vision. Get contact lenses or other rx. ...Read more

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Back ache my back has been hurting me for the last 2 weeks and my doctor says it is nothing and wont give me anything and tylenol and ibeprophin isnt helping. I have to lift my handicapped brother multiple times a day, he is 80+ lbs. I wear a back brace,

Back ache my back has been hurting me for the last 2 weeks and my doctor says it is nothing and wont give me anything and tylenol and ibeprophin isnt helping. I have to lift my handicapped brother multiple times a day, he is 80+ lbs. I wear a back brace,

I : I recommend: 1. Rest, getting help with your brother and taking anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen. 2. If the pain does not improve over the next couple weeks, you should follow-up with your doctor and consider physical therapy or chiropractic treatments. 3. If the pain still does not improve then you should see a spine specialist for consideration for interventional injection treatments. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my grandma is ill. doctor said there is nothing left to do. what can I do to make her last days happy?

What do you suggest if my grandma is ill. doctor said there is nothing left to do. what can I do to make her last days happy?

Let her know you: love her. Spend time with her (but not to the point of tiring her out). Would she like her hand held or feet gently rubbed? Is there particular music or flowers that she was really fond of? You are a caring grandchild. ...Read more

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26 year old male. Been wetting my bed doctor said I have over active blater. She said wear protection. What does she mean by that ?

26 year old male. Been wetting my bed doctor said I have over active blater. She said wear protection. What does she mean by that ?

Make sure u see: A urologist. This over activity is not as usual in males and it appears to be a new onset issue. See a urologist for an opinion or better yet one will answer this question. Loss of bladder control could be a miminal issue, other than psychologic part and one of many meds for overactive bladder will help, or there may be an issue concerning infection; most concerning is a deep neurologic issue. ...Read more

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Since last 12 years there are a few small muscle/fat accumulations on my back. I consulted some doctors who said nothing to worry. Please guide.

Since last  12 years there are a few small muscle/fat accumulations on my back. I consulted some doctors who said nothing to worry. Please guide.

Lipomas?: I think you are describing lipomas, small fatty tumors under the skin. These are benign. They may be removed if they cause difficulty. I would value your prior doctors opinion as they have actually seen the lesions. ...Read more

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How long can mono symptoms last doc said i was recently exposed to it but i been having the symptoms for over 1year. Can it be something else? Nueuro?

How long can mono symptoms last doc said i was recently exposed to it but i been having the symptoms for over 1year. Can it be something else? Nueuro?

Mononucleosis: Mono (ebstein barr viral ebv infection) an recur or, rarely, become chronic, active ebv infection. If you continue to be ill, it would be important to rule out other possible infections with similar symptoms. There are tests to show:acute vs recurrent ebv. You may refer to the following mayo clinic reference: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ncidod/diseases/ebv.Htm. Talk with your doctor about healthtap:). ...Read more

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My son is 9 months the doctor said he isn't growning normally he is in the 5th% and didn't grown in the last 3mnth I'm just wondering what could it be?

My son is 9 months the doctor said he isn't growning normally he is in the 5th% and didn't grown in the last 3mnth I'm just wondering what could it be?

Failure to thrive: When children don't gain weight properly, we call this failure to thrive. There are many, many causes of this, but the most common is inadequate caloric intake. If adding additional calories (sometimes in the form of Pediasure one can daily) does not increase weight in one month, a formal evaluation should be initiated by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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3 yrs ago my doctor diagnosed me with fibromyalgia. Last week he said "... if there is such a thing." Should I change doctors?

3 yrs ago my doctor diagnosed me with fibromyalgia. Last week he said "... if there is such a thing."  Should I change doctors?

Yes: A doctor who expresses doubt whether fibromyalgia is "real" should refer suspected patients to a doctor who believes in this diagnosis. There are ways for patients to improve, but they need a doctor who understands the subtleties of the disorder. ...Read more

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My son is gagging in his sleep. Nothing ever comes up, and a TV his last appointment, the doctor said it was nothing. It terrifies me.

My son is gagging in his sleep. Nothing ever comes up, and a TV his last appointment, the doctor said it was nothing. It terrifies me.

GE reflux: can be present without vomiting. Tell his doctor you would like him checked for reflux and in the meantime keep his head slightly elevated while sleeping and thicken his formula with rice cereal. ...Read more

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We took Indi to the doctors on Monday and said she has a viral cold, but last night and today she has hives coming and going? Is this associated?

We took Indi to the doctors on Monday and said she has a viral cold, but last night and today she has hives coming and going? Is this associated?

Hives: Viral infections can sometimes cause hives but other possibilities like medications, food etc also need to be excluded. Antihistamines can be given , please consult your doctor . ...Read more

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Should I have to use fertab tablet this month also even though my doctor said I have no problem now coz last 2 months i used it for my pco problem?

Should I have to use fertab tablet this month also even though my doctor said I have no problem now coz last 2 months i used it for my pco problem?

Confused: Are you asking if you should take it even though your doctor says you do not need to? You should take it if directed by your doctor and should not take it if he/she said you do not need it. ...Read more

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Last few times I have gone to the doctors my blood pressure has been too high, recently the doctors said it is too low. what can i do to regulate it?

Monitor it: First step would be to monitor it and do not overreact to values that may not look normal. An isolated high or low blood pressure has very limited value and should not be used in making therapeutic decisions. Once you have a clear trend, a follow up with your doc is recommended for further recommendations. ...Read more

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