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The last couple days i've had a minor headache. Now i started seeing zigzag lines, in color. What could be wrong?

The last couple days i've had a minor headache. Now i started seeing zigzag lines, in color. What could be wrong?

Zigzag lines: Zigzag lines that last a few minutes often followed by a headache may be due to migraine but anytime you have new symptoms they should be checked out by a doctor to insure they don't indicate something more serious. ...Read more

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Well, the last couple days I've actually relaxed and a minor headache. But today, I started seeing zigzag lines, like prism?

Well, the last couple days I've actually relaxed and a minor headache. But today, I started seeing zigzag lines, like prism?

Fortification lines: This is actually one of the classically described migraine auras, referred to as "fortification spectra." use these visual symptoms as a cue to take your abortive medications, and you may be able to eliminate the headache that follows. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when could one start seeing chemotherapy treatment work?

Can you tell me when could one start seeing chemotherapy treatment work?

In 1 or 2 months: It depends on the type of cancer. Most blood cancers respond fast and show benefit in 3-4 weeks. Some of the solid organ cancers require 6-8 weeks of treatment before the treatment benefit can be ascertained. ...Read more

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I currently see a rhumatist for the treatment of my fibro. would changing to a neurologist be more helpful?

I currently see a rhumatist for the treatment of my fibro. would changing to a neurologist be more helpful?

Second opinion: A second opinion can be a good thing. Your doc is likely doing his/her best but another point of view can be helpful w/out making a definitive change to another doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for my difficulty seeing distant objects?

What is the best treatment for my difficulty seeing distant objects?

Usually Glasses: Most people who have difficulty with distance just need to have the focusing of their eye corrected with lenses. Surgery may correct this also. Other more serious conditions can cause this as well. Need an exam to sort it out. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with macroglossia. Am adult, average height. Treatment? Who to see?

Was diagnosed with macroglossia. Am adult, average height. Treatment? Who to see?

Primary care, then..: Other doctors such as a rheumatologist and endocrinologist can help look for medical causes of tongue enlargement. If surgery is needed, the ENT (Head and Neck) surgeons are the ones who treat macroglossia. Reasons for surgery include airway obstruction, speech difficulties, dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), and cosmetics. The procedure is usually called partial glossectomy. ...Read more

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How long before I see that I'm responding to Rituximab for my NHL? On my 7th treatment out of 8.

How long before I see that I'm responding to Rituximab for my NHL? On my 7th treatment out of 8.

Rituxan response : Varies depending on type of NHL, extent of disease , number of previous treatments. In general the aggressive varieties tend to respond quickly if they are receptive to the Rituxan, while a slow growing NHL may respond lest robustly. Resistant NHL may not respond at all. A PET or CT compared to the baseline scan can help you find out. If you have not yet had a scan, you can do one now or after 8 ...Read more

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Is it better to have ipl treatment on mild rosacea, or is it prudent to see if the situations worsens before trying ipl?

Why not try?: Nothing cures rosacea completely but treatments like ipl can help control it. I would not treat it if it does not bother you, but i doubt that is the case or else you would not be asking the questions. Bothers you, go for it! if prone to acne lesions as well, try the md performance on-the_spot blemish gel http://mdperformance.Com/store/products/category/md-performance-acne-products. ...Read more

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Have acute bronchitis after cold, how do you know when do you need to see a Dr for this? Does it usually pass with at home treatment?

Have acute bronchitis after cold, how do you know when do you need to see a Dr for this? Does it usually pass with at home treatment?

2weeks: as long as your symptoms are mild give it two weeks to pass on it's own it usually does get better on its own. Symptoms are severe short of breath and fever more than 101 and seek immediate medical attention ...Read more

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Acquired a quad hemotoma 3 weeks ago and not seeing much improvement. What should my course of treatment be going forward? 60 yrs. Old.

Acquired a quad hemotoma 3 weeks ago and not seeing much improvement.  What should my course of treatment be going forward? 60 yrs. Old.

Hematoma: The thigh can hide a large amount of blood and not look very different but remain painful for extended period of time. Please see physician. Especially if hematoma was spontaneous. ...Read more

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I'm on glipizde er 5 mg 2/day. Are there any newer, better drugs outside of insulin? I see commercials and wonder if I'm getting right treatment.

I'm on glipizde er 5 mg 2/day. Are there any newer, better drugs outside of insulin? I see commercials and wonder if I'm getting right treatment.

Yes: There are many newer drugs to treat diabetes (GLP-1, DPP-IV, SGLT-2...). The right choice depends on each patient's characteristics and control. See your physician to discuss other available treatment options. Currently, there are 14 drug classes to control diabetes. ...Read more

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I've discovered that i'm mthfr 1298a positive. I don't know what this means. What are the treatment options? And what dr. Would i see to pursue this?

I've discovered that i'm mthfr 1298a positive. I don't know what this means. What are the treatment options? And what dr. Would i see to pursue this?

This is soft: Testing for mthfr genotype is being promoted aggressively by one lab and a few physician-activists. Around half of peoplen in many populations have at least one "abnormal gene." studies are mixed but on general medical principles, it seems unlikely that if blood homocysteine levels are normal that a mutation is a problem. Carriers might benefit from extra folate, (folic acid) b6 &/or B12 supplementation. ...Read more

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What causes a bluish tinge after juvederm injections? I keep seeing people who've had juvederm complain about a bluish tinge to their skin after treatment. What causes that? Is it temporary? .

What causes a bluish tinge after juvederm injections? I keep seeing people who've had juvederm complain about a bluish tinge to their skin after treatment. What causes that? Is it temporary?

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Tyndall effect: The Tyndall effect, also known as Tyndall scattering, is light scattering by particles in a colloid or particles in a fine suspension. This can happen after injection with hyaluronic acid fillers. ...Read more

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