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Doctor insights on: Pre Pubertal Patients With St Ds

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Puberty (Definition)

Puberty is the normal condition in which a humans physically change from child to a teenage pre-adult who is able to reproduce (become fertile, able to have children). Pubertal development is divided into 5 stages by appearance (Tanner stages). Adolescence is time when puberty occurs, and includes ...Read more


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Is there an increased risk of HIV infection/other STIs for men & women with celiac disease; both those who are penetrated in anal sex, and those not?

Is there an increased risk of HIV infection/other STIs for men & women with celiac disease; both those who are penetrated in anal sex, and those not?

Not really: There is a range of effects with celiac disease.Those who don't know can suffer poor health with impaired nutrition,irritable bowel syndrome,etc. Impaired healing & response to any illness might be expected.Once they get it under control by avoiding gluten & any cross reacting factors like food dyes,food allergies, their response to any illness is like anyone else. ...Read more

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Partial anal penetration with no ejaculation no condom with circumsised men hiv risk for the women ?

Partial anal penetration with no ejaculation no condom with circumsised men hiv risk for the women ?

Protection needed: What you describe could be a risk for a sexually transmitted disease, including HIV. Mucous membranes do not have 'protection' since they are moist, unlike skin say on the back of your hand that is tough and dry. So a penis inserted into an anal opening is technically a risk. Sorry to say. You should get information on having safe sex -it's highly advised. Women are at higher risk than men for HIV ...Read more

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Does polycystic ovarian syndrome cause any masculinization beyond hirsutism in teen girls & young adult women? Please, need some answers?

Does polycystic ovarian syndrome cause any masculinization beyond hirsutism in teen girls & young adult women? Please, need some answers?

PCOS symptoms: Yes, there can be masculinization. The elevated androgens in PCOS can have a broad spectrum of manifestations, from irregular periods only, to mild hirsutism to more severe changes such as male pattern of hairline, body hair in male places (chest, abdomen), etc. The level of testosterone or DHEA does not always predict this. See your endocrinologist or Gyn. ...Read more

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Dental implants women in 40s during perimenopause/menopause, is there special considerations, risks with hormonal fluctuations? Not postmeno.

Dental implants women in 40s during perimenopause/menopause, is there special considerations, risks with hormonal fluctuations? Not postmeno.

Consult needed: If you are considering dental implants, then you should have a consultation with the surgeon who will actually be placing the implants. He\she will go over your complete medical and dental history, examine the area in question, both clinically and radiographically and discuss everything that you need to know. What you describe is not necessarily problematic. ...Read more

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Are heterosexual men more at risk for HPV associated oral cancer than men who have sex with men ?

Are heterosexual men more at risk for HPV associated oral cancer than men who have sex with men ?

HPV is ubiquitous: I doubt it. Remember hat nearly all of us were exposed to one of the strains of hpv by age 26. Most strains do not cause cancer. But anyone who worries can now be screened. ...Read more

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Why are some people who are diagnosed with diabetes mellitus not compliant with their dietary regimen?

Why are some people who are diagnosed with diabetes mellitus not compliant with their dietary regimen?

If only I knew...: Compliance with physician advice (dietary or otherwise) is very individual. Some patients lack confidence in the advice they are given, some choose to eat what tastes good and makes them happy, some lack self-control, some are sabotaged by other friends/family who set them up to fail. The only difference between my health today & my health in 7 days are the choices i make every day this week. ...Read more

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Do people with with caudal regression syndrome have genitals?

Do people with with caudal regression syndrome have genitals?

Yes: Patients with caudal regression syndrome may have some of the following symptoms: absence or underdevelopment of the lower vertebrae, pelvis and/or tailbone at the end of the spine; displacement of the external sex organs; and/or a defect in which the urinary opening is on the underside of the penis (hypospadias). There are other symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Are there any males with cystic fibrosis who have fertile sperm?

Are there any males with cystic fibrosis who have fertile sperm?

Sperm is normal: The sterility is because the tube which carries sperm from the testicles to the penis is blocked or not there in about 97% of men with cf. ...Read more

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Can fenugreek safely increase breast/nipple sensitivity in a 46 year-old post menopausal woman?

Can fenugreek safely increase breast/nipple sensitivity in a 46 year-old post menopausal woman?

No: All it can do is shrink your wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Does most women with stage 2 breast cancer always have a recurrence?

Does most women with stage 2 breast cancer always have a recurrence?

No: At least 80% survival at 5 years without breast cancer recurrence, but depends more on cell type, hormone receptors, dna of the tumor cells, response to treatments, etc the oncologist would have much more information specific to this situation. ...Read more

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Any women in their early 30s with breast lumps that are cancer?

Any women in their early 30s with breast lumps that are cancer?

Not likely: The risk of cancer depends on family history and age. Cancer can occur in 30s and a woman with a lump in the breast should consult her doctor asap to avoid delayed detection. ...Read more

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Does older women with pcos have increased fertility compared to older woman without pcos?

Does older women with pcos have increased fertility compared to older woman without pcos?

No: Pcos can disturb ovulation & fertility. The woman free of this condition would have better chances. By "older, " though, i hope you don't mean post-menopause? Pregnancy would not happen for either woman after that point. ...Read more

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How effective is male homone therapy in treating someone with delayed puberty after age 18? Can i still reach full genital development potential?

How effective is male homone therapy in treating someone with delayed puberty after age 18? Can i still reach full genital development potential?

Need mor information: Depends upon your your hormone levels. Have you had your chromosomes checked? Might you have klinfelter's? Prognosis for improed pubertal development should be quite good if your circulating blood testosterone levels are low. Would not be the case if you normal or elevated testosterone levels. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease is an infection which is ...Read more