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I have an ortho appointment to look at my knee. Pain 7-9, no medication relief, burning and numbness. They have my x-rays, nothing has been broken what should I expect as a pt. On my first visit?

I have an ortho appointment to look at my knee. Pain 7-9, no medication relief, burning and numbness. They have my x-rays, nothing has been broken what should I expect as a pt. On my first visit?

Knee pain: There are a number of reasons as to why you may be having knee pain. The orthopedic surgeon will need to have a detailed history followed by a physical examination, which will shed light as to possible causes of your pain. If they deem it necessary they may refer you to physical therapy or consider further imaging with an mri.
Hope that this was helpful. ...Read more

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Is ortho tri-cyclen a good medication for acne managment along with retin gel?

Is ortho tri-cyclen a good medication for acne managment along with retin gel?

It can be.: Retin A is usually an effective topical treatment for acne. Many girls/women also take birth control pills, such as Ortho Tri Cyclen, (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) which can also help to control acne. ...Read more

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Just started ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo birth control. % of people that actually get blood clots seems too common? Scared. What is the actual % of people who get serious side affects from this drug?

Just started ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo birth control. % of people that actually get blood clots seems too common? Scared. What is the actual % of people who get serious side affects from this drug?

I: I am not aware of the actual percentages of each side effect of this birth control pill (bcp). If you check the package insert, this information should be there. On the other hand, I can tell you about my personal experience. I have been in practice well over 5 years. I prescribe bcp's all the time. I have never had one patient develop a blood clot from bcp. I believe part of the reason is that I screen my patients very well. I do not give the pill to anyone who has had a history of blood clots or a family history. Also I will not give the pill to a smoker over 35, and strongly advise against it in my younger patients.
Bcp's are safe and very effective if given to the right patient. They protect against ovarian and uterine cancers. If your doctor felt you were a good candidate, then your odds are very low for developing any serious complications.
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How do you use ortho tricyclin?

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How do you use ortho tricyclin?

As directed: Ortho tri-cyclen is an oral contraceptive (ocp), otherwise known as a birth control pill (bcp). Regardless, it is taken by mouth daily. It is very important to take the pills in the proper sequence in order to keep from getting pregnant. It's also important to take them at about the same time daily. Ideally, you should take all your medications as directed by your physician. ...Read more

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Does ortho cycles make you gain weight?  

Does ortho cycles make you gain weight?  

Possibly: Sometimes yes, usually no. They all can to some degree. ...Read more

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Is there a generic version of ortho-tricyclin?

Yes: Just ask your pharmacist, I never see name brand dispensed. ...Read more

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What should I know about using ortho-k lenses?

What should I know about using ortho-k lenses?

Night time treatment: These are lenses used in moderate amounts of myopia to remold the cornea which reduces the myopia. The lenses used are slightly uncomfortable but the effect is useful. However to maintain the remolded shape, a night time lens is required for extended periods. It is sort of trading the ordinary wearing of a contact lens during the day for a "keeper" at night. ...Read more

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My ortho k lens stopped working, what should I do?

My ortho k lens stopped working, what should I do?

Needs more correctio: Ortho k can improve small amounts of myopia although it is a trade off of wearing a lens during the day for a "keeper" lens at night. It does not work for higher degrees of myopia nor does it stop progression. You may be in either of these categories. Check in with a regular ophthalmologist, rather than an optometrist, to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Could you explain why does the ortho. Wants to see you every month?

Could you explain why does the ortho. Wants to see you every month?

2 reasons: 1). Your orthodontic appliance needs periodic adjustment. Seeing the orthodontist regularly allows for timely tweaking that enhances treatment progress.
2). The braces have to be checked regularly to insure their integrity. Damage to the system can cause unfavorable movement. ...Read more

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Can you suggest where I can buy crt lenses or ortho-k lenses near me?

Crt lenses or ortho-k lenses: I would suggest you go on a google search and then evaluate the supplier before you purchase. ...Read more

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Was really interested in becoming a ortho assistant but what education/training will I need?

Was really interested in becoming a ortho assistant but what education/training will I need?

In office: If you're talking about becoming an orthodontic assistant, the orthodontist may be willing to train you in office. Most community colleges have courses in dental assisting, and skills taught may be helpful. ...Read more

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I'm taking ortho try cyclen lo and I took 2 pills in one day so im 1 day ahead. What do I do now?

Just: Continue and finish the pack but don't start the next pack until the sunday you are supposed to start it on. ...Read more

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On ortho tri lo for year. Take pill everyday at 8am. Forgot on Sun and took it ASAP at 1pm. Overslept Thu and forgot to take it until 2pm. Stil Protected? EC?

On ortho tri lo for year. Take pill everyday at 8am. Forgot on Sun and took it ASAP at 1pm. Overslept Thu and forgot to take it until 2pm. Stil Protected? EC?

Birth Control Pills: Hi!, it's likely that you are ok. Greater concern is when you miss entire days dosage. Generally being a few hours late causes no problem. That being said there is no 100% guarantee of protection. Good Luck, and if your not sure use a secondary protection as well. ...Read more

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What is ortho removable appliance?

What is ortho removable appliance?

Just what is sounds: An appliance used to adjust your teeth/bite that can be removed. ...Read more

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Ortho-cept bcp effects?

Ortho-cept bcp effects?

Prevent pregnancy!: If you are asking about side effects, they are the same as any birth control pill. You should receive a package insert that goes into details about the possible effects. It is a potent pill and has less risk of break through bleeding compared to other pills. ...Read more

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Ortho-cept effective as other pills?

Ortho-cept effective as other pills?

Absolutely: It is a highly effective birth control pill but only correct and consistent use of any birth control method can result in low failure rates. You need to remember to take the pill every day and as close to the same time of day as possible. Always use a secondary birth control method if you get on antibiotics for any reason. ...Read more

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Will next choice interfere with tri-ortho BC?

Will next choice interfere with tri-ortho BC?

No: No, it will not. You may have some abnormal bleeding. If you did not miss any of your regular BCPs, you the morning after pill doesn't really decrease chances for pregnancy any more. ...Read more

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What are some common side effects of ortho erva?

What are some common side effects of ortho erva?

Main ones below: Common side effects of Ortho Evra may include headache, breast tenderness and discomfort, and nausea. ...Read more

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Can I undergo ortho. Ttt. Now as I'm 25 yrs old.?

Can I undergo ortho. Ttt. Now as I'm 25 yrs old.?

Absolutely: A full 30% of all orthodontic patients are adults. I've treated patients in their 70s and80s with excellent results. You're not over the hill at 25. ...Read more

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Does Ortho-molecular medicine help curing Psoriasis?

Does Ortho-molecular medicine help curing Psoriasis?

Unclear question: I do not know what you mean by Ortho-molecular medicine. At this time there is no cure for psoriasis, but there are effective treatments to keep the disease under control. See this site for more info.

http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/psoriasis/understanding-psoriasis-treatment ...Read more

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Will the glares and halos go away while using ortho k?

Will the glares and halos go away while using ortho k?

Ortho K: Glares and halos typically indicate irregular corneas or cataracts. Most young people should not have glares and halos. I recommend a full evaluation (especially corneal topography) to rule out any medical eye issues. Moreover, there are better ways of correcting refractive errors besides ortho k -- for instance, lasik. ...Read more

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Why would a ortho do a clav red before a rotator? Ended up needing both!

Why would a ortho do a clav red before a rotator? Ended up needing both!

A Rough Cuff: Probably for the same reason that was done to/for me. The inner surface of the"clav"was so rough and spiky that it was rubbing on one of the rotator tendons and best just partially removed. But-why they didn't do it all in one procedure, as you imply, is a more difficult issue. Maybe the tendons looked good enough to leave alone but then ended up not doing as well as expected. Ask them, they did it. ...Read more

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The ortho said he was going to put a wire for my crossbite. What is that for?

Mild crossbite: The orthodontic wires are pretty good correcting mild crossbites however, may not be successful in correcting severe crossbites. ...Read more

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What is ortho-novum?

What is ortho-novum?

Contraception Use: Ortho-novum is a birth control pill. It contains Norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol, two hormones used to prevent pregnancy when taken as directed. It is not meant to treat or prevent any sexually transmitted diseases or infections. ...Read more