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Better test avail.: It is not used these days because the APTT (activated partial thromboplatiin time) is more accurate to measure coagulation problems in the intrinsic pathway. ...Read more
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Is it normal to have mid life crisis symptoms nowadays? I kinda recall jerry lee lewis' song middle aged crazy
Yes: Yes people still can have mid-life crises. ...Read more
Hello everyone im lee and I was wondering I usually have my cycle every month on the 13 but this month came june 11 and on the 13 I had unprotected se?
Hi can I have a copy of this article please. I am doing a review 'false-positive' uptake of fdg in a hepatic adenoma thank you dr. Sy lee?
Copy of article?: Not much info in question. If you are not subscribed to the journal the article is in you can usually by it -- especially if you are doing a review. If you are at an academic institution, the library usually has an institutional license to allow journal access. ...Read more
Hello, I've taken 2 pregnancy tests today from different brands and both have come back inconclusive, what could that mean? Kind regards, Lee
If you have missed your period, repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Hi, I have a small rash on Penis. I've had it before from water from shower while on holiday. I had cream that worked great but I forgot name? Lee
Bartholin cyst (abcess I think) while on period. Leions and very painful. Pain in groin also. Help!
Bartholin cyst? Appeared 2days ago. Lil btr since salt bath. Still lrg and painfull now with very dark red leions and pain n groin hard to the touch?
It probably: Needs opening surgically. See your doc.Get a more detailed answer ›
I got a black eye and it's significantly lee swan and the underneath eyelid is red but I can open my eye, what do you suggest other than cold presses?
Time: It will resolve with time, but if pain severe or any visual changes see your doc. ...Read more
I have bad headaches. Hard to breath like chest is full. Had a echo ekg 4 month ago came normal could be stress I lee thinking. Loose stool?
Varied symptoms: Not sure that all of these things go together or that any one in and by itself has significance. Best to be medically evaluated by your family physician, and if no organic cause for your symptoms discovered perhaps referral to a mental health professional might be warranted. ...Read more
Don't do that: Cats, even when well, carry many diseases. Pregnant women must not empty a cat litter box because of the risks of exposure to toxoplasmosis. A cat bite can be quite dangerous due to the bacteria cats carry in their mouths. Eating from the same plate as a cat is not a good idea. ...Read more
Would you say nestle instant coffee, 2 cups daily is unhealthier or the same to 2 regular cups of ground coffee? Let's assume it's not strong dose.
Read the label: You have to read each label to determine which is actually healthier for you. ...Read more
Trying understand labs if neutr % is up will it bring down lymphs % down and by this happening will it effect the absolute counts in the same way?
Just simple math: If there are 10, 000 white blood cells, with 40% neutrophils and 30% lymphocytes, that means there are 4000 neut and 3000 lymph. The numbers are the machine's counting of what is in the blood. The numbers don't "do" anything. Likewise, if there are 1000 kids at school, 40% boys means 400 boys (if one leaves and is replaced by a girl, there will be 399 boys, or 39.9% boys, and 60.1% girls). ...Read more
Fit: Yes, it will depend on how fit you are ...Read more
Broke my leg doing a dismount. Others did the same dismount without a problem. Why did my leg break?
The wrong torque at the right moment will do it. I have seen many fractures in healthy people that seemingly should not have occurred but when the angles and forces and torques line up just right...Snap.
This of course includes that you are otherwise healthy and had no underlying reason to have your bone break more easily than another's. ...Read more
Should I let the sick grandma (flu or cold) to take care of a 3 month old boy? Can she live in the same house?
I wouldn't: Neither illness is good for baby. Flu can be deadly and colds can be RSV which can lead to critical respiratory illness at 3 months. Grandma needs to get well before she comes near baby. ...Read more
Will doing workouts daily, leads to stiff neck, I am suffering from it frequently. Please let me know the criticality & tips to over come the same.
Don't overdo things: I don't know your overall state of conditioning or how fast you are trying to push from one level to the next in terms of weight training or exercise capacitation. However, be careful with the neck. It can be much more easily sprained than other parts of the body with much less in terms of heavy loads. Stretch well, work up SLOWLY (over period of weeks or even months) increasing load on the neck ...Read more
Darker Skin: This is normal and not a medical condition or a disease. The skin there is most likely exposed to sun and the environment more than your other skin. This is normal and should not be of any concern. ...Read more
Do you think taking Le-Vel Thrive and Zoloft (sertraline) at the same time would cause interactions?
Unknown interactions: Le Vel Thrive is a product marketed to promote weight loss, energy and improved mood and focus. It reportedly contains vitamins, minerals, herbal supplements, enzymes and antioxidants designed to produce lean muscle and mental clarity. However, such claims have not been endorsed by the FDA. This means that there may be unknown adverse interactions if taken with antidepressants such as Zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more
When I stifle a sneeze, the tickle goes away the same as if I had let the air out. What makes the tickle go away?
Reflex: Sneezing is a reflex behavior that can be triggered, the "tickle" is probably the nerves being stimulated, once the sneeze happens the reflex is complete and the tickle stops. ...Read more
I know that each lab station has different reference ranges but will your actual result be the same no matter where you go?
Yes: Most labs in us are standardized and no matter which lab you go for tests the actual results will be same, and most labs also give the normal range as well. ...Read more
I have symptoms matching post orgasmic illness syndrome. Please let me know how to get this diagnosed and treatment for same?
Extremely rare: This is an extremely rare condition not described in the medical literature until 2002. A neuropsychiatrist is the specialty that makes this diagnosis. Because it is so rare other more common conditions need to be excluded first. Start with your primary care doctor for a full evaluation ...Read more
I had cellulitis 3 months ago and now have it again! Same leg but on other side of that leg. Why am I getting it so often all the sudden?
If my tooth was hit but it is still in the same position, should I let it rest by not using the tooth to bite anything for a couple of days?
See below: See your dentist for an evaluation ASAP. ...Read more