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Hi sir, this is sanjay, my problem is that I'm very slim. So please suggest me the diet. My age is32 yrs & height is 5.8 ft weight- 52 kgs?
Nutritionist: A slender build is different than weight loss. If you have experienced unexpected weight loss see your doctor! If you are serious about improving your body composition, you will need a customized approach that fits into your life style. A nutritionist or personal trainer can work with your doctor to create a plan for success. You must start by making nutrition and exercise a priority in your life. ...Read more
I am a 21 year old guy. My weight is only 50 kg. I want to increase my weight. I am jain (pure vegetarian).Plz help?
Dr. Sanjay kumar you answered that my mixed mania bipolar could be wrong dx. What else could it be? Also I am seeing a psychiatrist & on meds not wrkin
Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder with manic or hypomanic phase can be mistaken by ahdh predominantly hyperactive, hyperthyroidism, cushing disease (excessive cortisol produced by supra renal glands) or other hyper metabolic states. Many times could be misdiagnosed as schizophreniform disorder, or delusional disorder, due to grandiosity and psychotic ideation. The lack of response to treatment is not diagnostic. ...Read more
I heard on a segment by Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN that some doctors think any oil, even olive oil, increase risk of cardiovascular disease. Is it true?
It's still a fat: Any type of oil is still a fat, high in calories which can ultimately contribute to overweight/obesity and thereby heart disease. Some oils have a better profile of fats, meaning saturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and trans fats, but all contribute calories. Olive oil may just be the lesser of several evils. ...Read more
Ovulation was last sunday, jan 6th. How long can I test before a positive test. I am feeling very tired, and low energy, the last few days.?
I had sex last Thursday Sunday came and I see pinkish discharge only when I wipe supposed get my next period Jan 1?
Been with?: First and foremost, how well did you know your partner? If not at all or well then I would see a doc. Never know. ...Read more
Hello I have had a hard lump appear almost overnight on my left wrist, I joined a gym on Sunday and used light weights could this be why?
Ganglion Cyst: Most likely it is a cyst which is caused by excessive fluid from your wrist pushing out against the joint capsule. The cause of fluid is repeated movements of the wrist bones causing irritation. This should improve with rest but will reoccur with increased activity. Only way to completely get rid of it is to have surgery. If it doesn't hurt leave it alone if it bothers you see a ortho surgeon. ...Read more
I saw my period 25th - 31st of dec 2013, I had an intercourse on 2 jan. 2014 on sunday 5th another period again.?
Irregular periods.: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
If I took two hits off of a marijuana joint this past Sunday and am a rare occasion smoker, what are the odds a test will be positive today?
Chances are low: But depends entirely on what kind of test is being used, and how sensitive it is. Most tests report positives at 50 ng/ml of THC, and it is unlikely that two hits 5 days ago will trigger a positive, but also depends on how potent the marijuana was. Of more concern is that you likely knew you were subject to testing, but still took the hits. This may indicate a problem in judgement, risk-taking. ...Read more
Finished period Thursday 22nd jan! Had sex with bf Saturday night woke up Sunday with pink mucus discharge and bled monday but stopped that night??
Its OK: Often the uterus bleeds easier just after your period if it is exposed to trauma. It sounds pretty minimal in amount and no other symtoms. I would not worry about it. It is pretty common. ...Read more
Period Jan6.Started birth control took incinsistent sunday after. 2nd period Jan 19. Stopped birth contro no period. Took test 1week ago -- negative?
Sex?: I'm not exactly sure when u had sex during this window, but let's say once a week? Also, we don't know when you will have your next period. Anytime you mess up the pills, you should use condoms for a month to prevent pregnancy. Take a pregnancy test a week for 2 more weeks, if it's still negative and you are taking the pill and using condoms, you are negative. ...Read more
Hi I had a reaction to crab sunday march 18, 2012 I had the eppie shot its wed will the side effects wear off and. Ctn well I ever feel like myself again.? Also my left is is kind of close on and off and I am have slide discomfort on my jaw line some
Unfortunately: Unfortunately I am not sure what is going on as the message is unclear. If you are still having symptoms would return to the doctor or er that gave you the shot. ...Read more
When I take a deep breath I have pain in the joint of my left shoulder and upper left ribs. This has been going on since sunday (4 days ago).?
Pleuritis: Probably related to lungs not musculoskeletal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pain in calf of leg colonoscopy 6 weeks ago traveled sunday for 3 hours and is worse. Was told joint but isn't where pain is. Could it be dvt?
Get ultrasound: Go to er or vein specialist (www. Phlebology. Org) immediately for venous scan of your leg to rule out dvt. Prolonged sitting with car or airline travel can precipitate blood clots, especially the 25% of the population walking around with inherited vein disease that don't know they have it. We always recommend medical compression stockings or socks for travel, even after your tests. ...Read more
Hello, I got my two wisdom teeth on the top jaw removed Friday afternoon. They had broken through the gums so it was an extraction. Now on Sunday my front two teeth are extremely sensitive to the point were it hurts to be outside or even drink room tempe
Uncommon, see DDS: However, a suddenly sensitive tooth or teeth can be symptoms of another problem. See your dentist for follow up and eval. ...Read more
I was told I have an ear infection in my left ear and given ciprodex and a ear drops for the pain. This was on Wednesday. It is now Sunday and I'm having pain in my right jaw. Could this be related?
TMJ: Consider the possibility of a TMJ problem. The most common cause of ear pain not related to ear problems. Assoicated symptoms include joint clicking, limited oral opening, headache. See orofacial-TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask MD, dentist, your dental society. ...Read more
I've been having stomach pains/cramps since Sunday. At first I thought it was something I ate but usually that doesn't last this long. I'm feeling severe discomfort with joint pains and a constant headache?
Grippe: This may well be a viral gastrointestinal tract infection especially if diarrhea or very soft active bowel movements develop. At this time drink adequate room temperature fluids, eat a soft bland diet without roughage and take Tylenol for headache and aches. If symptoms don't gradually improve or worsen, get checked by a physician. ...Read more
Sprained ankle may 2 still swollen, pain, tenderness the joint is very swollen limited range of motion talus keeps popping out snapping sound Sunday?
Ankle Sprain 1 Month: Amanda, you need to get xrays, and if negative, an MRI so see what is going on internally. You also should be in a below knee removable boot to rest the ankle. The popping and snapping can just be a sign of swelling moving around, but an exam can tell you if the tendons or ligaments are okay. Good luck. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more
Sore throat spots on roof of mouth headache coughing and tired aching joints but no fever now had since last sunday six days?
Serotonin and more: This is a potent botanical source of some compounds that work similarly to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. The recommended dosages on bottles may be low; work with your health care provider on how much may be right for you. The stuff interacts with other meds and taking it with a prescription SSRI can be very dangerous. It's also a sun-sensitizer. ...Read more
St. John's Wort: The active constituents in st. John's wort -- hypericin and hyperforin -- appear to modulate the effects of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, and may inhibit reuptake of these neurotransmitters. The serotonin activities are thought to be the most important in in working with depression. Hyperforin also induces some cyp450 enzymes, leading to reduced concentrations of certain drugs. ...Read more
Probably no: Japanese hokkaido weight loss pills are another in a long line of weight loss supplements, containing various plant extracts. It is probably safe, but there is no scientific evidence that it works for weight loss. You would be better off sticking to regular exercise and balanced healthy diet. ...Read more
Improves mood: One of the natural remedies that actually has some strong scientific evidence for effectiveness treating dysthymia / mild depression / the blues. Talk with your physician first as there are some important drug interactions & some risks. If a person is having any thoughts of harming onesself, don't self-medicate but talk with a physician first. ...Read more