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Wagner's Disease: Wagner's disease is a familial disease of connective tissue in the eye that can cause reduced visual acuity. Wagner's disease was originally described in 1938. This disorder was frequently confused with stickler syndrome, but lacks the systemic features and high incidence of retinal detachments. See an ophthalmologist. This usually requires retinal surgery. ...Read more
Rare manifestation: Neurologic manifestations of Wegener granulomatosis (WG) are primarily cranial neuropathies and peripheral neuropathies. Other neurologic manifestations include seizures, cerebritis, stroke syndromes, and granulomas extending from the sinuses, which may affect the pituitary gland, resulting in diabetes insipidus. Stroke is rarer. ...Read more
Yes, that is very safe. However, I would not just take it for 3 days. If your vit d level has been low I advise you take 5-8000 iu of d3 every day and have your levels monitored; optimal levels are 50-80 ng/ml.
D deficiency can create problems during pregnancy- see http://www. Medpagetoday. Com/obgyn/pregnancy/38113 ; http://bit. Ly/1ekkvkv. ...Read more
More information: You didn't provide enough information to determine the answer to the question. What is your height and more importantly how do you feel with your weight now AND IN THE PAST? If you'd like to supply more information you may write it to: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi & we can not only discuss the THEORETICAL number where you should be but other important things to watch for proper weight management. ...Read more
I am at stage 4 renal failure. How can I avoid going to stage 5 (end renal failure)? Thank you. Nancy
Stage 4 CKD: You have chronic kidney disease (ckd) and to avoid advancing toward dialysis, you need to treat the cause of your CKD effectively with the aid of a nephrologist (n). If you have hypertension (h), control it with medication. If you also have diabetes (d) with your h control your d and reduce any protein in your urine with medication. See a n to have your best chance of avoiding renal failure. ...Read more
I had a medical abortion 4mths ago. But I feel bloated &other pregnant nancy symptom. Cld I still b pregnant?
HPT: Take a pregnancy test is you are concerned. ...Read more
I think my teeth where Nance appliance is hooked on has chipped/ broke because I often hear crack sound whenever I bite my teeth together. Any advice?
Go to the dentist: Whoever placed the Nance needs to evaluate it. If not available, then find a referral from the source of the appliance. The sound may be a loose appliance which needs treatment. ...Read more
Can a woman get pregnant if the male ejaculates on or around the vagina but not in it? If the male ejaculates and the semen touches the vagina area but is not ejaculated in the vagina, is there a high chance of pregnancy?
Semen: Semen needs to enter the vagina for a woman to be pregnant. Here are the issues. If the man penetrates the vagina with his penis and there is pre-ejacualte, this could lead to conception. So, even if he does not ejaculate in the vagina, this could still lead to pregnancy. The second isssue, is that the passion of the moment, the penis could slip at least part way into the vagina without either party being fully aware during thrusting. The chance of pregnancy is lower in either of these scenarios than with ejacualation into the vagina. But, remember, it only takes one healthy sperm to fertilize an egg. ...Read more
Hi. I have been diagnosed with Fibroadenoma. Doctor asked me to have an FNA. What can I expect if FNA also confirms fibroadenoma? Is the next step is removal. Also I plan for pregnancy. Should I get it removed before pregnancy?
I am experiencing bloating or abdominal fullness and constipation. The following also describe me: Abdominal discomfort and Lower abdominal pain. All these is happening 6 days after protected sex with a condom on. Is it pregnancy?
Not lijely: Not likely, too early. Consider s medical check up to be seen for other potential causes. ...Read more
Nothing specific: Babies don't need anything but breast milk or formula for the first year but I see no reason to Prohibit it's use. Some prefer not to use it as it may interfere with normal feeding & slow growth. Kids can get water-logged if the drink too much. An ounce or two occasionally doesn't hurt any kid. ...Read more
I'm divorced my question is I have a problem once in a month that white water named as liquor passing through once in a month and it gets so wety?
Please rephrase?: Your question did not read easily or understandably. ...Read more
Sir. My kidney was checked water is more, Dr. Said it should be from. 9 to 1.3 But my kidney water is 1.5 what exercise have to make ple give instruction?
I doubt it: Drink normally. Too much water would not do any good to your skin. In fact it can be harmful. So let your thirst dictate how much water you should drink. ...Read more
There looks like there are streaks of blood in my bowels but no blood when I wipe or none in the water. Could it be something else.
I intend on trying the water fast (drinking only water) for high metabolism. Will I be able to keep the 9-10 pounds off by doing this?
Nope.: The weight you lose is going to be temporary. Whatever diet you choose - paleo, adkins, water, beach, grapefruit, mediterranean, etc. - the weight will not stay off. Stick with the usual life-long concepts of portion control, regular exercise, and decreasing salt & sugar intake. Any diet program you choose needs to be one that can last you a lifetime. ...Read more
I have read that fat is 9 calories per gram, but does anyone know how many calories are in 1 ounce of "body fat" (including the water, cells, etc.)?
About 256 Kcal: 256 calories in an ounce of fat, fat is fat, including any water weight which is a part of every cell, cells can't function without water. ...Read more
My hemoglobin is 9 but I have no symptoms -i was drinkin water at the same time when I got my test, so does water effect results by making hb lower?
Unlikely: Your low hemoglobin likely came on slowly allowing your system to adapt. You may also have an abnormality of your hemoglobin production that has been there for years (thalasemia). Drinking water around the time of the test will have no significant effect. Additional testing can determine the source of the anemia. ...Read more
Should we be concerned that the gestational sac is a week behind and I'm already at 9 weeks? Is there a way to increase the size of the sac, ie water?
How's the baby?: If the fetal pole is the correct size I'd ignore GS measurement 100%, it's not very exact. If baby is not the correct size it's more worrisome. No, you cannot do anything to change the sac size. Good wishes. ...Read more
Have rollator and stationary walkers. Now considering combo. What are the name of it and best brands or features to get for 92 yo with strength issues
I can't say: Your best sources of information would be a physical therapist (you could ask to be referred to one to help figure out the best type of assistance for you and work on your strength) or a good surgical supply store that sells many different brands. Every individual has different needs (height, balance, strength, etc) and it's best to get personalized advice. ...Read more
No: By 9 months the eyes should appear straight. You should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Hydrophobia: Hydro - (water) phobia (fear of). Not a terribly common phobia but water warrants respect. ...Read more
No: The pH in you stomach is about 1.5. You have hydrochloric acid in your stomach secreted by the parietal cells which destroy most microbes that you might swallow on food. It will raise the pH slightly for a short time and then as more HCl is secreted into the stomach the pH drops again. ...Read more
Improvising: Mysophobia is fear of dirt, contamination, germs; so perhaps a modification of the term to hydro/aquamysophobia would be appropriate to your situation. Washing with soap & water will remove the majority of germs. Drinking water from reliable sources or using commercially available water purifiers may help allay your concerns. ...Read more
I'm 9 monthes pregnant and and taking big gulps of water makes me really nauseous. Is that normal?
Yes: Drink small volumes at a time.Get a more detailed answer ›
I gave my 9 month old cefdinir without adding the water should I be worried. Will she be ok should I watch for anything?
Maybe: When given at high concentrations the risk of stomach upset, vomiting and diarrhea are much higher as a side effect of the drug. It would otherwise not pose any significant risk. ...Read more
How much diarrhea is to much? I've been passing a cup or 2 of water from my bowels every 15 minutes or so for the past 9 hours.
Avoid Dehydration: It is important to maintain hydration. Drinking water is best. Avoid beverages with sugar or caffeine since they cause more fluid loss. Other than fluids for hydration rest the GI system meaning reduce dietary intake which could stimulate more diarrhea as well. Question if it could be a side effect of the Penicillin VK (yogurt with probiotics would also be of benefit). See doc if not improving. ...Read more