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I don't really care about my weight, but i want flat tummy in one month. Anything to do?

I don't really care about my weight, but i want flat tummy in one month. Anything to do?

Asking for Magic: I am sorry, but you are asking for something that would be physically, anatomically, and absolutely impossible. ...Read more

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What kind of crown lasts the longest? I'm going to be getting a crown soon, and while i don't really care is it's the same color as my real teeth, I do want to pick the kind that will last the longest. .

What kind of crown lasts the longest? I'm going to be getting a crown soon, and while i don't really care is it's the same color as my real teeth, I do want to pick the kind that will last the longest.


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For : For a crown, there are three options: full metal, porcelain fused to metal, and full porcelain. Your question did not state where in your mouth the crown is being fabricated, but since you said you didn't care about the color, i assume it is a posterior and not an anterior tooth. . A full precious metal crown, high gold, will give phenomenal marginal adaptation to your tooth, minimizing leakage over time. Thin margins will be very kind to your gums, helping prevent food and bacteria from getting trapped and causing gingival recession. Since there is no porcelain, you never have to worry about a fracture of the porcelain. Esthetically it may not be the best choice, but it may last the longest. I have made a number of these restorations over the past twenty five years and i cannot recall ever replacing one that I have made. Many of the ones I do replace were place by other dentists over twenty five years ago. This is not to say that a well fabricated porcelain fused to gold or all porcelain crown will not last as long. The choice is between you and your dentist. I am sure there will be answers from the prosthodontists on the panel who may have their own experiences to share. ...Read more

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I have SEVERE OCD, & panic disorder. I take 8mg Valium a day, today switched to Paxil (paroxetine) from Lexapro. Worried about SFX, but don't really care if helps?

I have SEVERE OCD, & panic disorder. I take 8mg Valium a day, today switched to Paxil (paroxetine) from Lexapro. Worried about SFX, but don't really care if helps?

Medication effects: You are a Precious Human Being! Using Valium with Lexapro may increase dizziness, confusion, impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination. Both Lexapro and Paxil (paroxetine) may make depression worse; stopping Lexapro quickly may have withdrawal symptoms. For evaluation of these and for treatment of severe OCD and Panic Disorder, please go to ER for Diagnosis and Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment. ...Read more

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Which doctor should I consult for yellowish eyes? An eye doctor or a liver doctor? Cuz i've been to eye checkups and they don't really care?

Which doctor should I consult for yellowish eyes? An eye doctor or a liver doctor? Cuz i've been to eye checkups and they don't really care?

General physician: I assume you went to storefront optometrists who found your vision to be fine. But if your eyes have become yellow recently, then it is possible that your liver might be at issue. Your personal, general physician can diagnose this, provide therapy and/or referral to a liver specialist for treatment. You should do this soon especially if you are feeling ill otherwise. ...Read more

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Ive been feeling the "need to go" to the toilet frequently but then discovering i dont actually need to go, only started today after lunch very disruptive in work. is it due to what i ate today? or masturbating last night?!

Ive been feeling the "need to go" to the toilet frequently but then discovering i dont actually need to go, only started today after lunch very disruptive in work. is it due to what i ate today? or masturbating last night?!

Urgency: The sensation of "needing to go" to urinate is termed urgency. Although dietary intake of caffeine, spicy foods, some artificial sweeteners, acidic foods, and certain vitamin complexes can sometimes increase urgency, a urinary tract infection is also a possibility. If you have a history of kidney stones, one in the kidney tube near the bladder can also cause urgency. Best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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When i press down on top of left rib fells like air under it why ...been bothering me on and off for a while ...I seen a nurse that said could be spleen need to get check asap but my dr did not take in concern to it?

When i press down on top of left rib fells like air under it why ...been bothering me on and off for a while ...I seen a nurse that said could be spleen need to get check asap but my dr did not take in concern to it?

Subcutaneous emphysema: This sounds like it could be subcutaneous emphysema. Gas gets trapped under the skin, could be a collapsed lung or rib fracture but infections can do this as well. Most of the conditions that cause subcutaneous emphysema are very severe, and you are likely already being treated by a doctor. Sometimes a hospital stay is needed, especially if due to an infection. I would get seen now. ...Read more

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I had sex feb 17 2015 with no protection.I think I am preganant. I don't know if I have an implantation bleeding or period.I took a test and came out negative later on the week positive. How do I know i am or not .?):

I had sex feb 17 2015 with no protection.I think I am preganant. I don't know if I have an implantation bleeding or period.I took a test and came out negative later on the week positive. How do I know i am or not .?):

Test again next week: If a home pregnancy test is positive in 1 more week, congratulations (if you like cute little babies)! That means a little baby is on the way. However, miscarriages are a normal part of life, so some pregnancies will not survive to term. If next week's test is positive, one can make a routine appointment with her Ob-Gyn doctor for more instructions. ...Read more

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I have a small hard bump on my chin. It hurts a little and is slightly red. I don't think it's a mosquito bite because it doesn't itch and I don't think it's acne either. What is it and how can I get rid of it?

I have a small hard bump on my chin. It hurts a little and is slightly red. I don't think it's a mosquito bite because it doesn't itch and I don't think it's acne either. What is it and how can I get rid of it?

Likely acne nodule: Given your age and location of the chin, it is most likely a nodular acne lesion. You can see a local dermatologist for a treatment to get rid of it, if it is still there in a week. ...Read more

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Leg pain, numbness, and tender to the touch in several places in my leg following ACL reconstruction. Surgery one year ago. Need a solution. I'm a teacher and can't continue to be in the pain I'm in day in and day out.

Leg pain, numbness, and tender to the touch in several places in my leg following ACL reconstruction. Surgery one year ago. Need a solution. I'm a teacher and can't continue to be in the pain I'm in day in and day out.

See your surgeon: you had surgery a year ago on your knee and now you are having pain in the same leg why you do not go and see your surgeon if they can help first or if it is related to your knee surgery or not at least you can have an answer of why you are having these symptoms and you could be referred to the appropriate speciaslist the pain is not going to go away bu itself go and see your doctor ...Read more

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I Was on depo injection that ran out 3 weeks ago, I didn't have periods while on this. Then I had unprotected sex last week took ellaone about 32 hours afterwards and I'm now spotting does this mean I'm not pregnant ?

I Was on depo injection that ran out 3 weeks ago, I didn't have periods while on this. Then I had unprotected sex last week took ellaone about 32 hours afterwards and I'm now spotting does this mean I'm not pregnant ?

Maybe. Maybe not.: A urine pregnancy test done correctly will give a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (or when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and therefore lead to a repeat test. Emergency contraceptive pills can alter the vaginal bleeding during the current and the next cycle. ...Read more

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She's shy to ask as she doesn't speak English. It's about her nipple that creeps out very slight clear fluid when she stretch her arms backward, only then that the fluid creeps out. Any recommendation to get rid of it?

She's shy to ask as she doesn't speak English.  It's about her nipple that creeps out very slight clear fluid when she stretch her arms backward, only then that the fluid creeps out. Any recommendation to get rid of it?

Exam needed: Breast discharge in an elderly woman may be from inflammation,infection, fibrocysytic changes, pituitary or thyroid gland pathology,certain medications or breast tumors. Clear,watery discharge is less likely due to breast cancer. Nevertheless a careful breast examination by a physician along with certain pituitary and thyroid testing is warranted. ...Read more

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Can the Brazilian butt lift surgery help eliminate fat from my waist? I understand that in the Brazilian butt lift, fat from my abdomen is injected into my butt. Can I have as much fat removed from my abdomen as i want?

Can the Brazilian butt lift surgery help eliminate fat from my waist? I understand that in the Brazilian butt lift, fat from my abdomen is injected into my butt. Can I have as much fat removed from my abdomen as i want?

Yes, and No: Yes, a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure eliminates fat from other places based on your desired outcomes and harvesting requirements, but no, you cannot have as much fast removed from your abdomen as you want. Taking too much fat can cause skin issues. Whenever I do the tummy area, I also recommend doing the love handles because the love handles is what makes your waist appear narrow. ...Read more

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In regard to flight anxiety for overseas trips, please go over your recommendation on which anxioytic to use, ativan (lorazepam) or Valium and the proper dosage.Additionally, what is a good hypnotic for sleeping good at night?

In regard to flight anxiety for overseas trips, please go over your recommendation on which  anxioytic to use, ativan (lorazepam) or Valium and the proper dosage.Additionally, what is a good hypnotic for sleeping good at night?

SHORTER ACTING: I would recommend the shorter acting xanax or Ativan as these are more manageable to avoid over-sedation and lasting too long into the trip. As far as sleep aids to help with the whole time change thing, consider melatonin over the counter or even sonata (zaleplon). ...Read more

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My cycle is 33 days so I found out I just about ovulate on day 19. All I know is I had sex 2 weeks after my period and its been another 2 weeks after I think its past 33 days now. How likely am I to be pregnant?

My cycle is 33 days so I found out I just about ovulate on day 19. All I know is I had sex 2 weeks after my period and its been another 2 weeks after I think its past 33 days now. How likely am I to be pregnant?

Pregnancy: It is really impossible to tell the likelihood of you being pregnant based off the calculations you submitted. If you were to describe any symptoms suggestive of pregnancy such as missed period, breast tenderness/engorgement, feeling tired, nausea/vomiting, etc, then we could tell if you are likely to be pregnant or not. ...Read more

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1st i took prozac (fluoxetine) alone then (prozac (fluoxetine) (fluoxetine) twice daily +resperidal 1 mg + anafranil 75 mg twice daily ) also no effect , finally i took (prozac (fluoxetine) (fluoxetine) twice daily +effexor xr ) with no effect !!!

1st i took prozac (fluoxetine) alone then (prozac (fluoxetine) (fluoxetine) twice daily +resperidal 1 mg + anafranil 75 mg twice daily ) also no effect , finally i took (prozac (fluoxetine) (fluoxetine) twice daily +effexor xr )  with no effect !!!

Psychiatric Meds: Don't know what your diagnosis it - so can't make too much of a comment. However, some psychiatric conditions require complex titrations to achieve the desired goal. ...Read more

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If I have conceived, will I still get the pms-like symptoms I usually get for the 2 weeks prior to my menses? Does this still happen until the embryo has iimplanted because your body does not know you are pregnant yet?

If I have conceived, will I still get the pms-like symptoms I usually get for the  2 weeks prior to my menses? Does this still happen until the embryo has iimplanted because your body does not know you are pregnant yet?

No: Your symptoms are your own body symptoms. Pg may or may not change them, at least in the early stages of pg. Wait and other body changes and hormones will have you feeling new sensations. Good luck! ...Read more