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Dear Doctor I would like to know if its safe to take Malanil after having a few alcoholic drinks? I have been taking it the past 6 days Regards, Phillip
Abdominal pain that has been going on for years, I stay constipated, but I often take phillips milk of magenisum to open my bowels, the pain is awful.?
Seen a doctor?: Have you seen a doctor for this? If not, make an appointment today. This can usually be treated, but a complete evaluation needs to be done first to try to find the cause and recommend the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Hi my name is Amanda Phillips. What is this painful lump near my spine just to the right? I've also been vomiting and fevers also have autoimmune disorders
Hi Amanda: Sorry for all what you have, but what you have mentioned needs a thorough history and physical examination in an office, unfortunately cannot be handled on this limited platform, see your doctor / any doctor for assessment and help, good luck ...Read more
I'm pretty sure im 9 weeks pregnant, im not sure. If im prego or not! I've been constipated for a few days now. All I have is phillips stool softner. I?
Periods've always been normal (last 7 days).Period came 10 days early. Bleeding heavily on 5th day. Not using any birth control pill. Is it my period?
Common: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Skin cancer: Bowens disease is essentially squamous cell carcinoma in situ or early stage squamous cell cancer. It is a disease of the skin in older patients (over age 60) occurring in sun damaged areas, mainly in women, and most frequently in the lower extremity. It can be treated by phototherapy, cryotherapy, or 5-fu cream. ...Read more
Vertigo?: Room spinning is associated with a condition called vertigo. Unfortunately, there are several different things that can cause vertigo. Please see your doctor where a history and some examination can get to the bottom of it. ...Read more
Wide differential: Urinary incontinence can be from many causes and more hx is needed to narrow down the differential. For ex: nocturnal seizures vs urge incontinence from an overactive bladder or from a cns lesion vs loss of inhibition of the micturition reflex from a frontal brain lesion (from either an anterior cerebral artery territory stroke, aneurysm or a space occupying lesion in the frontal micturition area) ...Read more
Opioid constipation: Constipation is a major concern in those taking opioids eg butran. Prevention w/stool softeners ; laxatives is imperative as you won't develop tolerance to narcotic-induced constipation, unlike other side effects. If otc isn't enough, ask your prescribing doc for prescription stuff like lubiprostone, linaclotide ; methylnaltrexone. ...Read more
Possibilities...: Possibilities include bronchospasm due to any cause including seasonal allergies, common this time of year. Other possibilities include gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. See your doctor for diagnosis as all of these have different treatments. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more
Eat healthy high: Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read more
Depends: Is your vision down from what it was recently? Or is there some trauma to your eye recently? Can your vision be corrected to normal by an ophthalmologist? Or have you experienced something which you fear might damage the vision.? Check with your ophthalmologist to eliminate doubt. ...Read more
Diagnosis: Symptoms of a disease that you think you may or may not have should be specified further by telling the doctor about your complaints, their duration, evolution, alleviating and aggravating factors. Also mention any tests that you have undergone for your 'symptoms'. ...Read more
Macular degeneration: Amd (are-related macular degeneration) affects up to 15 million people in the us. It is a degenerative process that leads to abnormal deposits that lead to the loss of central vision. There are many new therapies for these including anti-angiogenic treatment or laser type treatments. Check with a retinal specialist who may be able to direct you to options. The sooner it is treated the better. ...Read more
There are so many...: There are numerous causes for relatively sudden onset of blurred vision all day. At age 48 the first to consider is a need for glasses or need to update your prescription, particularly if you are not using bifocals. One should also look if there are new medications or supplements are being taken. Beyond that, there might be medical problems that need to be checked. See your doctor. ...Read more
See your doc: Chronic cough is defined as cough for more than 4 to 6 weeks. There are 4 primary reasons for chronic cough in adults including asthma ge acid reflux and post nasal drip from allergies or chronic sinus infection. Don't bother with cough suppressants. See a cough specialist such as an allergist or pulmonologist to get a proper diagnosis and specific treatment. ...Read more