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Who respond better to clomid-treatment; lean pcos patients, or the overweight pcos patients?

Who respond better to clomid-treatment; lean pcos patients, or the overweight pcos patients?

Same: I have not seen a difference in response between those two groups. The response rate is equally good. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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Where to find information on patient safety for elders?

Where to find information on patient safety for elders?

Internet: While the internet has its drawbacks, it also has its advantages. If you can be more specific about what you mean buy "patient safety" it can help refine the search. I do suggest looking at www.Mercola.Com as a beginning place for information and expand out. Most states have a council on aging so the dept of health website may also have some useful information. ...Read more

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Which is more suitable for patient with pcos and endometriosis doing ivf? dydrogesterone or medroxyprogesterone?

Which is more suitable for patient with pcos and endometriosis doing ivf? dydrogesterone or medroxyprogesterone?

Similar: I think it comes down to "what are you using them for?" in IVF. Both are synthetic progestins, both are safe with limited side effects. For regulating a cycle start there should be no difference. Some protocols use Duphaston (dydrogesterone) for luteal support in IVF, MPA (medroxy-P) would be a less good choice - although micronized progesterone is probably superior to both. ...Read more

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Sjogren's syndrome== any information on treatment would be appreciated!?

Sjogren's syndrome== any information on treatment would be appreciated!?

Dysautonomia: This syndrome has been recognized in the medical literature as part of a compromised autonomic (automatic) nervous system that is the underlying cause. Amazingly, it can be treated by the use of intravenous vitamins. I suggest you go to [email protected] to seek a doc who does this in or near your area. They are not common because cam is not yet readily accepted. ...Read more

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What is a reliable website for researching general medical information for patients and their families?

Medlineplus.gov: Medline Plus is a very reliable site managed by the National Institutes of Health. It is full of reliable information on almost any medical topic, and has many links to other reliable medical organizations' information, all searchable and organized by topic. ...Read more

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Will you understand if I stated this info on my medical ID? Name, O+, MRI-Safe Pacemaker, Hypercoagulation, on Xarelto, Algy Transamin/Vit K. Revised?

Will you understand if I stated this info on my medical ID? Name, O+, MRI-Safe Pacemaker, Hypercoagulation, on Xarelto, Algy Transamin/Vit K. Revised?

?????????????: This is not a chat room. Your submissions are not linked.We have no way to see prior or future submissions or review files you upload. Please start over and include whatever basic information you can to support your question.The data above forms no coherent question.There is a private paid concierge service with that capability.See site details for that information. ...Read more

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Mastopexy--anyone have information?

Mastopexy--anyone have information?

Breast lift: A breast lift can involve a variety of different approaches and incisions that vary with the extent of the sagging (ptosis). It is quite common to perform a simultaneous augmentation as well. ...Read more

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Are fsh/estradiol norms laboratory dependent ? Do patients with dor ovulate independent of meds?

Are fsh/estradiol norms laboratory dependent ? Do patients with dor ovulate independent of meds?

Somewhat and Yes ...: Fsh normal ranges vary a little from lab to lab but with modern tests the level should be under 10. Estradiol varies a little more, but should be under 80 pg/ml on day 2 or 3. Women with dor (diminished ovarian reserve) can still ovulate without medication, and can get pregnant without help, but egg quality is decreased as well as egg number. If you're 30 with diminished ovarian reserve see a rei. ...Read more

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Where can I find information on clinical trials for alzheimer's disease?

Where can I find information on clinical trials for alzheimer's disease?

Several web sites: Clinicaltrials.Gov , the alzheimers disease website has a research link where you can find clinical trials. Also if there is medical school near you, check the web site for research or call the school and ask for the officeof research. They should be able to direct you to the correct department that is running the study. ...Read more

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Question about polycystic ovarian disease? Same as pcos?

Question about polycystic ovarian disease? Same as pcos?

Yes: Pcos is not a disease but a syndrome - a collection of things that occur together. I often see the older term 'pcod' used by patients from india or medical records from there. Even pcos is a bad name - they are not cysts but small antral follicles, but we are all used to the term pcos, and polyfollicular ovary syndrome doesn't mean anything to most mds or patients. ...Read more

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I'm a pcos patient , 18 y/o...should I take metformin?

I'm a pcos patient , 18 y/o...should I take metformin?

Probably: I typically prescribe metformin to my PCOS patients because it decreases the androgens in your system (male hormone that can cause male pattern hair growth amongst other issues) and also reduces the risk of insulin resistance (type 2 diabetes). It reduces blood sugar but should not ever cause an excessive drop. ...Read more

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Any information on preventingendometrial cancer ?

Any information on preventingendometrial cancer ?

General measures: Endometrial cancer is commoner in women with obesity, diabetes, hypertension, infertility and excessive estrogen. Other factors are genetic. The general preventive measures, such maintaining a healthy weight, exercise to reduce risk of diabetes, avoiding use of tobacco and alcohol in excess should help. ...Read more

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Question regarding privacy between 17 year old patient and doctor?

Question regarding privacy between 17 year old patient and doctor?

Using this site: To get the most from this site you need to provide basic background on your issue and ask a clear related question. Just raising an issue, with no clear question or background does not work.The physicians on this platform donate their time to answer questions. Any fees on wordy posts support the site. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more

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How private and secure with patient information are STD testing centers?

How private and secure with patient information are STD testing centers?

Confidentiality: There is no reason to expect anything except complete confidentiality regarding your visit and your results from an std clinic. Be aware, however, that the centers for disease control and prevention require reporting for cases of hepatitis, gonorrhea or syphilis. In those cases, your name will be provided to the health department to follow up on treatment for you and any partners. ...Read more

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How reliable are online patient reviews of doctors?

Unreliable: As a general rule, unreliable, and some information is woefully outdated. Some very good doctors that i know personally have bad reviews or no reviews at all. These sites are not reviewed for accuracy or completeness. ...Read more

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Food restiction for those patient who creatinine is irregular but bun level is normal i.E., diabetic patients?

Food restiction for those patient who creatinine is irregular but bun level is normal i.E., diabetic patients?

Low sodium : Depending on the degree of kidney dysfunction, you would probably be advised a low sodium diet. They may also recommend low potassium. You should speak to a nutritionist. ...Read more

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What good is hippa rights if all drs. have access to personal information even stafff knows my health issues ?

What good is hippa rights if all drs. have access to personal information even stafff knows my health issues ?

HIPAA: Even if a facility uses an electronic health record system, that is not an open invitation for any one physician or staff member to peruse your record. The bottom line, is that provider / staff would need to have a bonafide reason to access your record. ...Read more

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Who can answer liver transplant questions?

Who can answer liver transplant questions?

Lots of people: There are lots of great resources. On the web, i would try http://www.Transplantliving.Org/. Ask your primary care physician where the nearest transplant center is in your area. Then, make an appointment with a hepatologist. This is a liver specialist that helps determine whether you are a good candidate for a liver transplant. ...Read more

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Are there specific laws on who qualify for heart transplant?

Are there specific laws on who qualify for heart transplant?

Sort of: Not really laws, but a way of operating. A very careful and thorough series of tests, exams, and evaluation of your support structure is needed. ...Read more

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