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Pyelitis Thanks Advance
UTI following sex: Pyelitis signifies that urinary infection has reached kidney/s. Called honeymoon pyelitis or cystitis because infection follows a woman's first experience with sexual intercourse, or because newly-weds may well indulge in lots of sex. The Best preventative is for female to empty her bladder after sex. This washes out any bacteria which entered bladder during pumping action of intercourse. ...Read more
UTI after sex: Bacteria reach bladder during intercourse ; multiply if bladder not emptied after sex. Bacteria then make their way up to kidney ; cause pyelitis or pyelonephritis. Symptoms are urinary frequency, malodor and burning on urination, also back pain on affected side ; possibly fever ; chills. ...Read more
21 weeks pg. I've been hospitalized and treated for pyelitis but still in pain esp. With the baby growing/moving around. Are the docs missing smthn?
Yes: Lysine is an essential amino acid with many benefits. Foods like beef, chicken, tuna and salmon contain 2000-4000 mg per serving. Studies where people take 3000 mg/day show no problems. Massive doses may be unsafe in those with kidney or liver disease but yes, more than 2000 mg/day is safe. See http://www.med.nyu.edu/content? ChunkIID=21791 ...Read more
Very much so:
Gemcitabine is a chemotherapeutic agent that kills cancer cells undergoing DNA synthesis. It appears to act through
inhibition of DNA polymerase. It is given by intravenous infusion, over a period of 30 minutes. Possible Side Effects include effect on WBC and on the GI tract for which one takes anti-nausea medications including antacids, (e.g. milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) calcium tablets such as Tums), sal ...Read more
It's the opposite: 3mg = 3000 mcg, because 1 milligram is 1000 micrograms. That means a 3000mcg pill has 10 times the dose of a 300mcg pill. ...Read more
Comments: Cyclobenzaprine is a minimally effective agent, which can cause mild side effects, like drowsiness or dizziness which could impair your coordinative functions and balance. Not clear why you might be interested in taking it, and not evident if you are suffering musculoskeletal issues which could be helped. ...Read more
Sleep well: Methotrexate would suggest you have some kind of auto-immune disorder. Depending on which illness you have, there are a hosts of reasons why you feel forgetful. Visiting with a specialist in neuropsychiaty in conjunction with your rheumatologist may be an option worth exploring. I follow many patients with auto-immune illnesses and your concerns are not unusual. For now, do ensure good sleep! ...Read more
Do we put on weight as the age increases, if so can you provide the age & weight relations chart or details.
Thanks in advance.
BMI vs. age websites: I'm not 100% sure what u r looking 4, but as people age their body composition changes. (See Fig. 1 in http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/pediatrics/principles_of_drug_treatment_in_children/pharmacokinetics_in_children.html). As a result, weight (wt) adjusted 4 height (ht) = BMI increases. See http://www.halls.md/body-mass-index/womens.htm 4 both male & female charts. BMI = wt[kg]/(ht[m])^2 ...Read more
Hello, my wife want to lose weight and her weight is 70kg, height is 5fit and age is 28 yrs so please guide us. Thanks in advance.
Stop the Bad Foods:
The fastest and easiest way to lose weight is to find the causes of your weight gain. I have enclosed a list of the top 6 causes for weight gain in order of which are the most important to change, if you drink sugary drinks(soda, juices, gatorade), change to no calorie drink, if you are eating burgers & fries, eat a ham sandwich, if u are skipping breakfast, have
a 100 cal bagel w cheese-simple! ...Read more
Right side kidney or I think lower right side of my back I notice there is no pain but some discomfort any suggestions? Thanks in advance
Muscle pain likely: If there is no appreciable pain and just discomfort and there are no urinary symptoms like blood in urine, pain during urination or frequency and there is no radiation of pain to groin area than it is not related to your kidney and it may just me a muscle spasm etc causing your symptoms. ...Read more
How to increase my height? My age is 25. My present height is 5.4. Please suggest some exercise and some good diet..... Thanks in advance
5 feet 4: If you are 25 years old and 5 ft 4 inches- you most likely will not grow anymore. Exercise and good diet should be parted of your routine, and include fresh fruits and vegetables. If you need to confirm that you have reached your maximum height, your doctor can do a Xray of your hands to see if there is any growth potential left- but I doubt it. ...Read more
My skin is getting darker
I don't stay in the sun a lot and nothing is new about my diet, what could the problem be!? Thanks in advance
Depend upon you age: if keep going see a physicianGet a more detailed answer ›
Greetings. I want to ask, in my current age (26) is it ok/recommended for me to start using anti-aging creams, products etc.? Thanks in advance
It is OK.: Our skin ages every second especially when we don't eat properly, do not keep it clean, apply harsh solutions to it, stay out too long in the sun without protection, smoke or drink. So, there is nothing wrong to use anti-aging creams. Remember to also keep yourself hydrated. ...Read more
Hi, do anyone of you doctors have a Youtube channel I can subscribe too?, I'm an individual with lots health problems, thanks in advance for replying
HealthTap Prime: Allows you to ask questions of a physician in real time via video, voice or text. It is a subscription service. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I need to know what I can do to keep my skin extremely healthy, young and glowing?
Please revert with some non-expensive and home remedies too.
Thanks in advance.
See a dermatologist: Good inexpensive cleanser, sunscreen, moisturizer and a retinoid or retinol. However, you also need a common sense, overall good health habits and a professional advice according to your individual situation. ...Read more
Hi I would like to know how can I go about getting a drug test? I am trying to prove to my boyfriend that I don't do drugs and he said if I did this it would prove it thanks in advance.
Agree w/colleagues: Only you know the answer to whether or not you do illicit drugs. A bigger issue you didn't ask about is whether getting the drug testing will really improve your relationship with your BF. In my opinion- doing the drug test doesn't PROVE anything other than having or not drugs in your system NOW. Do you believe THAT single result will create lasting trust in your BF? Think about it. ...Read more
Celexa (citalopram) & provigil ?: Celexa (citalopram, an SSRI commonly prescribed to treat depression and anxiety) and Provigil (modafanil, a novel stimulant like med often prescribed for shift work sleep d/I or "off label" for mood) may be prescribed together, if you're prescribing doc believes this is safe for you. Always check with your prescribing MD before starting any new med & review ur risk/benefit/side effect profile. ...Read more
Yes: But you may get a little dryness in the mouth. ...Read more
No, need more than 1: Hepatitis B can be treated with many shots. Chronic active infection takes weekly or even daily injections for a prolonged period (6 months or longer). There are also antiviral pills, but those are taken daily or sometimes multiple times per day. There are vaccines & shots to *prevent* hepatitis B transmission (HBV vaccine is 3 shots over 3 months)- but this is not *treatment*, only preven ...Read more
Interactions.: Drugs. Com showed no interactions (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1636-0,1756-2541)Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: if necessary yesGet a more detailed answer ›
Challenging question: "Cold tablets" covers a lot of ground. Most of the concern devolves around whether you are getting two biogenic amines that might synergize to raise blood pressure and heart rate, and possibly provoke cardiac rhythm disturbances. However, some "cold tablets" don't contain decongestant compounds, but only contain Acetaminophen and antihistamine agents. So no generalization is possible. ...Read more
Buspar (buspirone) and Klonopin: YesGet a more detailed answer ›
Sure: It's safe. Don't expect miracles but you may find it helpful in feeling better overall. ...Read more