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Dr Marti raff, I m the patient of Hepatitas, I have taken interferon since 2 year before but now then hepatitas cells reactivated. Pls give me a advis?

Dr Marti raff, I m the patient of Hepatitas, I have taken interferon since 2 year before but now then hepatitas cells reactivated. Pls give me a advis?

There are new medical protocols: There are new medical protocols and combinations of therapy. You need to discuss this with your physician so that you may find one that works for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin raff,why I can not take PPD test? Tb heal 10 yrs ago and qtf-gold positive last week

Dr. Martin raff,why I can not take PPD test? Tb heal 10 yrs ago and qtf-gold positive last week

PPD: You have living tubercle bacilli in your body and they will aways be there. Not only is there then no value to the PPD (it will be positive due to similar factors that make the quantiferon positive), but you are at risk of having a very severe reaction to the PPD and losing tissue in the area in which the PPD is placed. Please do not do this. Unnecessary and dangerous. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin raff, do I need treatmen for TB again? Is it safe to get pregnant again with qtf positive. Tb was recovered ten yrs ago

Dr. Martin raff, do I need treatmen for TB again? Is it safe to get pregnant again with qtf positive. Tb was recovered ten yrs ago

You need to have: Active infection ruled out. If your chest cray is normal and you have no symptoms then you do not have tb. If you have a productive cough you need sputum cultures. Ig you do not have TB it is safe to get pregnant even with this positive test. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin raff, TB 10yrs ago,miscarriage 13th wk last yr. Any relations between them?qtf positive last wk,tsh4.69. What to do for next safe pregnancy?

Dr. Martin raff, TB 10yrs ago,miscarriage 13th wk last yr. Any relations between them?qtf positive last wk,tsh4.69. What to do for next safe pregnancy?

Get treatment: Hypothyroidism (low thyroid levels, which you have) is associated with miscarriage. That should be treated before you try again. Also, they will probably test you to be sure there is no active tb. If so, you need to be treated before getting pregnant again as the treatment can be harmful to an embryo/fetus. Ask y our doctor for more info. ...Read more

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Dr martin raff,i had PPD test last year for immigration request. Not sure PPD or tst?they inject into skin. Place on my hand red. Make TB reactive?

Dr martin raff,i had PPD test last year for immigration request. Not sure PPD or tst?they inject into skin. Place on my hand red. Make TB reactive?

Tuberculosis: No. This is not a sign of reactivation. A positive PPD is determined by the size of the diameter of hardness under the skin at the site of injection in 24 and 48 hrs. The significance of the size will depend upon who you are and your health status and age. The only purpose of the test is to determine whether you have living TB bacteria in your body. They are often inactive. ...Read more

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Follow up: dr. Raff -- you said that canker sores do not cause genital herpes. Are canker sores herpes simplex 1 just like a cold sore?

Follow up: dr. Raff -- you said that canker sores do not cause genital herpes. Are canker sores herpes simplex 1 just like a cold sore?

Canker sores: Aphthous stomatitis is not due to herpes simplex. Dr. Namey and dr. Perkins have provided excellent advice and would read these carefully. The location of the herpetic lesions (oral v. Genital) no longer is specific for types 1;2. Cold sores may be herpetic, but not canker sores. ...Read more

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What is the death rate?

100%: To date, everyone ever born has or will die at some point. Is there a more specific question intended? ...Read more

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Are rales something to be worry?

Are rales something to be worry?

Fluid in lungs: See your doctor and get checked out as there may be fluid in the lungs. ...Read more

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Is it rare for me Get PAD at 18?

Is it rare for me Get PAD at 18?

PAD: If you're referring to peripheral arterial disease due to atherosclerosis (the commonest type) it would be extremely rare in your age group. Certain autoimmune vasculitis conditions cause obstruction of tiny blood vessels, however. ...Read more

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I have a BP of 156/70 rate of 109?

I have a BP of 156/70 rate of 109?

Both elevated: Not at a critical level, but both your blood pressure (systolic hypertension) and your heart rate (mild tachycardia) are elevated. Over time, these can cause serious health issues including, but not just limited to future heart disease and stroke, etc. You should see a dr. For a good examination and treatment. There are many medications that can help both issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it rare to contract five diseases?

Simultaneously?: There's no rule that says you can only have one disease at a time. Recognizing that our bodies are composed of millions of chemical/electrical reactions occurring at all times, it is likely that at any given time, there will be some type of problem or abnormality occurring. 5 diseases in a lifetime is no problem. 5 at the same time would be unusual but could happen is a very sick pt. ...Read more

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What does "pro rata" mean in medicine?

Pro rata: In proportion - never heard in used in medicine. ...Read more

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What are the causes of rainers disease?

Clarify please!: I am unfamiliar with Rainers Disease (and so is google). Do you mean Raynaud's? Please check your spelling and ask your question again. ...Read more

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What can I rake to build my imune system?

What can I rake to build my imune system?

Not just one thing.: Best ways to improve your immunity would be to eat a healthy balanced diet, get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night, and consider probiotic supplements or yogurt. Avoid things that weaken your immune system such as cigarette smoke. ...Read more

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What is the teen fatality rate in the us?

What is the teen fatality rate in the us?

0.86%: The figures from 1999 to 2006 in us are 13100 deaths, that means 0.86%. ...Read more

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What is a rach that moves around ur body?

What is a rach that moves around ur body?

Hives: Hives are transient swelling for release of histamine that will appear in different spots on your body. Antihistamines will supported reaction untlil a detailed history and appropriate lab exams can determine the cause. ...Read more

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How to increase the rate of development?

Please Clarify: The rate of development in what. You are missing context in your question. ...Read more

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What drugs are market that help with rage?

What drugs are market that help with rage?

Depends: Anger control problems and irritability are usually symptoms of an underlying psychiatric illness, like ptsd, adhd or bipolar disorder. While there are no medications specifically approved to treat anger alone, a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation will likely help you identify the reasons for your rage episodes and provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan that may include medication. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to eat medium to rare steak?

Is it unhealthy to eat medium to rare steak?

Not neccesarily: Though chances of food borne disease increase with undercooked food. If meat source is safe it may be okay. Cooking in extreme heat or overcooking destroys some thermolabile nutrients hence not good either. Anedoctal evidence support medium steak. ...Read more

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I also want to know, how rare is acromelagy?

I also want to know, how rare is acromelagy?

Prevalence: Per http://acromegaly.Org/en/:
"the prevalence of acromegaly is approximately 4, 676 cases per million population, and the incidence is 116.9 new cases per million per year.". ...Read more

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What is the success rate of abdominoplasties?

What is the success rate of abdominoplasties?

High: Compared to many other procedures abdominoplasties have a high rate of patient satisfaction. This does not mean that there are no risks or complications. However individuals with realistic expectations who understand the limits and are good candidates and accepting of the scar are commonly very pleased with the results when performed by a qualified surgeon. ...Read more

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What would you suggest I do to cope with rage?

What would you suggest I do to cope with rage?

Eval: Anger is a normal human emotion. However, if you have frequent bouts of rage, that is not normal. If this was the case, would recommend that you seek a psychiatric evaluation. This will allow the provider to work you up for possible underlying medical conditions as well as psychiatric conditions that are associated with anger & impulsivity problems. ...Read more

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Are hairlips more common in any particular race?

Are hairlips more common in any particular race?

No: Harelip is a congenital deformity, probably related to dietary deficiency in pregnancy. ...Read more

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2 days late and mild ramping what does this mean?

2 days late and mild ramping what does this mean?

Probably NOTHING: But it sounds like you are "concerned" about being late???
If so there are ways of eliminating that concern for example family planning!
'Just a "thought"
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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