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Any pregnancy skin changes?

Any pregnancy skin changes?

Stretch marks: The most significant change my patients have complained about is stretch marks. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Missed period , brown discharge , loss apetite , negative pregnancy test . Would currently be 4 weeks pregnant, please help !

Missed period , brown discharge , loss apetite , negative pregnancy test . Would currently  be 4 weeks pregnant, please help !

Late period: It's hard to say why it happens, but sometimes we are just late for our period. Even if it's never happened to you before, it could be happening now. Things like medications, stress, travel, changes in your weight, can all cause a late period. If your pregnancy test is negative, repeat it once per week until you get your period, to be safe. If no period for a whole month, i would see your gyn doc. ...Read more

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Is it possible that methotrexat for psoriasis arthritis affect my menstrual cycle in any way?

Is it possible that methotrexat for psoriasis arthritis affect my menstrual cycle in any way?

Yes: Irregular menstrual cycles can be a side effect. Typically lighter or stopping altogether. Some women experience menopausal hot flashes or vaginal dryness. This typically occurs in higher doses. Make sure to have birth control too, as causes birth defects if you become pregnant. I'm sure your rheumatologist has gone over these effects, speak w/ him/her about dose and side effects. ...Read more

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Are there any tinea versicolor at home cures?

Are there any tinea versicolor at home cures?

Head and shoulders: Use shampoos with zinc and/or selenium as a body wash in the shower. Leave the shampoo on for several minutes and then wash off. Recurrence is common. ...Read more

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Tinea versicolor ketoconazole safe during pregnancy?

Pregnancy Class C: Ketoconazole is classified as a pregnancy class c medication. This means that there are animal studies that show adverse fetal effect but no controlled human studies or that there are no animal or human studies. Must weigh fetal risk vs maternal benefit. Would discuss with your md before using. ...Read more

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Can there be any pregnancy risks for women with discoid lupus?

Can there be any pregnancy risks for women with discoid lupus?

No: Discoid le should prevent no problems. As a precaution, as a rheumatologist, i would make sure coagulation studies were normal prior to attempting pregnancy. ...Read more

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Missed period but no pregnancy symptoms with a negative pregnancy test. 48. What is it?

Missed period but no pregnancy symptoms with a negative pregnancy test. 48. What is it?

Anovulatory cycle: It sounds as if you had an anovulatory cycle. These are cycles where the ovary failes to release an egg. This disrupts normal hormonal levels. ...Read more

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Hashimoto's. Any pregnancy risks?

Hashimoto's. Any pregnancy risks?

Yes.: The mother needs both a free-t3 and TSH drawn early in pregnancy, followed up monthly measurements during the pregnacy. Most women have a significant increase in total T4 and t3, (liothyronine) due the hyperestrogenemia, which occurs with a secondary increase in thyroid binding globulin. Free thyroid levels will fall if a women is on thyroid, and may fall if reserve has been decreased by hashimoto's. ...Read more

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Vaginal infection treatment in very early pregnancy safe?

Vaginal infection treatment in very early pregnancy safe?

Yes.: Vaginal infection should be treated as early as possible . Most of the treatment are topical. Therefore it is not systemic and not harmful to the fetus. Needs to be diagnosed correctly and then treated. So please sep your OB's advise. ...Read more

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Hydroxychloriquine ,can it be used for Discoid Lupus (DLE) to prevent DLE becoming SLE ?

NO: Use it for whatever it does for you. If you have DLE you must protect strictly against sun, UV, any radiation. Your DR may give you something for DLE or SLE. ...Read more

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Is there any home method to check pregnancy ? Except missed periods ,pregnancy test kit and ultrasound

Is there any home method to check pregnancy ? Except missed periods ,pregnancy test kit and ultrasound

Tincture of time: The only other method that you haven't mentioned is time itself. "Whatever you do in the dark will come to the light eventually" is the applicable adage for that situation. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for scalp psoriasis?

Are there any home remedies for scalp psoriasis?

Shampoo/Psoriasis: This creamy rich shampoo(just natural shampoo for psoriasis) for scalp psoriasis is formulated to gently cleanse without damaging the skin's barrier and is mild, even for sensitive skin. It combines soothing plant essences and natural moisturizers with rich emollients to soften and soothe itchy, extra dry skin to help heal and prevent psoriasis. ...Read more

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Will pregnancy affect my alopecia areata?

Possibly: Any stress can cause or worsen alopecia areata. There is no clear definitve answer. ...Read more

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Cetaphil for pregnancy acne safe?

Cetaphil for pregnancy acne safe?

It is soap: Cetaphil does nothing for acne but it is as safe as any soap would be to use. Speak with your doctor about using other types of washes for your acne. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid factor in pregnancy?

Rheumatoid factor in pregnancy?

Not specific: Rheumatoid factor is the response of the body to a chronic problem. The exact problem needs to be identified. Although there are lots of reasons your physician will need to clarify why the rheumatoid factor is present. Is unlikely that pregnancy is the reason. ...Read more

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How accurate are rexall pregnancy tests?

How accurate are rexall pregnancy tests?

Accurate: Urine pregnancy tests bought from a drugstore in the U.S. Are quite accurate. They give a reliable result, if done correctly, about a week after missing a period (or 3 weeks after sex). If a woman wants to be extra certain, she can buy 2 different brands of tests and see if they give the same result. ...Read more

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Hidradenitis suppurativa are there home remides for this?

Hidradenitis suppurativa are there home remides for this?

No home remedies: Laundry detergent not relevant. General hygiene is worthwhile but will not reduce hidradenitis suppuritiva. Early surgery is effective but many people get progressively worse due to the ignorance of their attending physicians. For extensive, widespread disease the biologics have been used with some success. If you have this, it is worse with obesity and smoking. See a physician with experience tre ...Read more

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Rheumatoid arthritis genetic test available?

Rheumatoid arthritis genetic test available?

No.: No genetic tests predict RA in an individual. Some testing can identify patient who may be at risk for a seronegative spondyloarthopathy, but even the presence of a suceptible gene does not mean you have or will get it. ...Read more

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Period 21 day late neg pregnancy test , kidney infection , cramps moody tired discharge , boobs swollen , any other thing that could be wrong?

Period 21 day late neg pregnancy test , kidney infection , cramps moody tired discharge , boobs swollen , any other thing that could be wrong?

Various...: There are a few possibilities: An infection can definitely affect your periods, however with other symptoms that I don't think are caused by the kidney infection it is a good idea to have a blood pregnancy test. If still negative then labs for hormones might be needed. Make an appointment with your doctor to get evaluation and labs ordered. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more