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Is the pill still effective if time taken varies by a couple hours?

Is the pill still effective if time taken varies by a couple hours?

Yes: If you take the BCP daily it is effective. If you miss a day take 2 the following day and if you miss 2 days in a raw take 2 pills following 2 days. But if you miss 3 days in a raw the effectiveness is gone and you will have withdrawal bleeding and needs other method of contraception at the time. ...Read more

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If I used the Plan B pill and smoked a couple of hours later will the Plan B pill still work?

If I used the Plan B pill and smoked a couple of hours later will the Plan B pill still work?

Be careful: Smoking doesn't make emergency contraception less effective but the combination of may increase the albeit rare risk of blood clots - again this risk is still quite low. ...Read more

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I had an abortion today. I only bled for a couple of hours but now it has stopped. Will it start again?

I had an abortion today. I only bled for a couple of hours but now it has stopped. Will it start again?

Likely: With having an abortion today and then bleeding for only a couple of hours - it is likely you will bleed some more. It is common to bleed for several days to several weeks, depending on how far along you were when you had the termination. ...Read more

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I keep getting thses white lumps they tend to go after couple of hours but they resly itch what can this be?

Urticaria/Hives: It sounds likely you have some trouble with hives (medically called urticaria) and the hunt for a specific cause is often illusive. They are often intermittent and when they occur, can be quite itchy and distressing to the affected. Make sure you keep cool, moturize skin, and take some otc zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) regularly for a couple of weeks. If not better, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Smelled a strong smell a couple hours ago and still smell/taste it from time to time right now? Anything serious?

Smelled a strong smell a couple hours ago and still smell/taste it from time to time right now? Anything serious?

Nothing serious: Sometimes disagreeable odors will persist for a period of time. This may be due to organic molecules hanging around your nasal passages or just a memory phenomenon. ...Read more

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I drove 8 hours yesterday & a couple hours later my right calve cramped so bad I fell up the steps to my sons house. Why cramped?

I drove 8 hours yesterday & a couple hours later my right calve cramped so bad I fell up the steps to my sons house. Why cramped?

Low calcium?: You may have low Ca levels, but claudication, a sign similar to this may cause cramping. I suggest you go see your cardiologist ASAP, or visit the local ER or urgent care center and possibly have a full checkup, find out your cardiac health now and go from there. It may save your life! ...Read more

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Hi a couple of years ago I slept at any hour and I could get up whenever I wanted. I remember waking up at 3:30am without a problem, now I cant...

Hi a couple of years ago I slept at any hour and I could get up whenever I wanted. I remember waking up at 3:30am without a problem, now I cant...

Sleep: I realize when you are younger sleep can be optional. As time goes on, you need sleep. Recent research shows that 99 percent of people need 8 hours. There is a 1 percent group who seem to be genetically programmed to get along on less sleep. ...Read more

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A couple times a month I get this really servere migraines that last a couple hours. I've had extensive tests in the past no answers! What is wrong?

A couple times a month I get this really servere migraines that last a couple hours. I've had extensive tests in the past no answers! What is wrong?

Imaging study?: I imagine that if you have been evaluated extensively, you have had a head ct or an mri. If these are normal, I would take this as reassuring information. Migraines come in all sorts of flavors! Some do last only a couple of hours, but can be very severe with light sensitivity, vomiting, even visual symptoms. There are excellent medications to treat migraines now. Do talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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After a couple of days, I went jogging today and few hours later, I noticed that while breathing I am feeling pain on the right back side. What's this?

After a couple of days, I went jogging today and few hours later, I noticed that while breathing I am feeling pain on the right back side. What's this?

Hydration and rest: Most likely this is due to a muscle strain. If the pain is not alleviated with rest, motrin and localized heat, please notify your physician. Keep well hydrated and also monitor your temperature. ...Read more

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Tanning outdoors for a couple of hours using no protection for 2 days vs. 10 minutes tanning session 3 times per 1week, are they equally harmful or not?

Tanning outdoors for a couple of hours using no protection for 2 days vs. 10 minutes tanning session 3 times per 1week, are they equally harmful or not?

Both harmful: Both will age the skin and put you at higher risk of skin cancer. You should wear sunscreen whenever in the sun and avoid tanning booths. Your skin will thank you. ...Read more

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I was wondering if it was okay that I took 5/10 mg of Valium because of my morning flight tomorrow, a couple of hours before I start my 400 mg/7 days moxifloxicin cure?

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I was wondering if it was okay that I took 5/10 mg of Valium because of my morning flight tomorrow, a couple of hours before I start my 400 mg/7 days moxifloxicin cure?

Maybe (not). . .: Best person to answer your question is doc who prescribed Valium & Moxifloxacin to you or pharmacist who dispensed them to you. While I didn't find any interactions btwn these 2 drugs (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1659-0, 862-441), Valium is a mind/mood altering drug w/long half-life which means it could still be in your system long after your flight. So please ask YOUR doc ...Read more

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I just started Buspirone 10MG 2 X a day. I've taken it for 2 days now. When I take it, the first couple of hours I am very hazy and at times feel like an electrical jolt feeling. Is this normal?

I just started Buspirone 10MG 2 X a day. I've taken it for 2 days now. When I take it, the first couple of hours I am very hazy and at times feel like an electrical jolt feeling. Is this normal?

SIDE EFFECT: These can be aid effects seen with this medication. Contact your doctor he may want to cut back on the dose. It is always wise to start low and go slow. ...Read more

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Hi I have asked for abt 2 questions bt it has been a couple of hours I haven't got any answers pls reply thnx...

Trying: The docs use a different set of tools than the members. I have not found a way to search the questions by member name and don't know if that is possible. I have scrolled down the pending questions, which is not in chronological order, and haven't found your questions yet, but will keep looking. ...Read more

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What can I do to pump me up for a couple of hours?

What can I do to pump me up for a couple of hours?

Multiple circuits: Squats, push-ups. Repetitive curls and hammer curls varying weights from 10-25 lbs., palns, burpees, and squats again: that should get you warmed up. ...Read more

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I took 2 Motrins about 2 hours ago is it ok to have a couple of beers now?

I took 2 Motrins about 2 hours ago is it ok to have a couple of beers now?

Unlikely a problem: What is your weight? If you are at a normal weight, and limit it two two 12-oz beers. You should be OK. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 5 Dulcolax tablets, 2-1 tablet every couple of hours per day?

Is it ok to take 5 Dulcolax tablets, 2-1 tablet every couple of hours per day?

Um, way noooo.: It's a bowel stimulant. You don't want your gut to spasm. Will be painful. If you are that constipated, attack it from a different angle: Aggressive hydration 64oz or 1.9L water per 24 hours, fiber (with water or can be constipating) fruits, veggies, lentils, whole grains, low fat yogurt with live active cultures. If trying to flush everything out (like for weight loss) same goes. Plus enemas. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take XANAX. 25mg a couple of hours before Ambient 5 mg or vice versa?

Is it ok to take XANAX. 25mg a couple of hours before Ambient 5 mg or vice versa?

Yes: Those doses are low so generally safe however everybody reacts differently. I would expect sedation therefore it's important to be in a place where you can rest and not drive or operate heavy machinery ...Read more

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What's the difference between priapism and just staying hard for a couple of hours?

What's the difference between priapism and just staying hard for a couple of hours?

Priapism: A non-stimulated erection for any significant duration can probably be called "priapism." there are significant implications with possible long-term detriment (such as future "ed") if left untreated. ...Read more

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Insonmia for couple weeks, have no problem falling alsleep, but wake up in 3-4 hours.

Insonmia for couple weeks, have no problem falling alsleep, but wake up in 3-4 hours.

Try this: Don't look at a clock or expose yourself (more than necessary - i.e., toilet) to any sensory stimulation - just close your eyes, roll over and 'continue' sleeping. Some very slow breaths focusing on sinking deeper w/ each exhale may help. If this works, great! If it doesn't, ask your doctor or find a sleep clinic. There are books you can read for ideas too. In general, limit arousal. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant? I have been having sharp pains on my side for the last couple of hours

Only: Only you know if you could be pregnant. Sharp pains do not necessarily point to pregnancy. They could be due to excess acid production, premenstrual cramps, stomach flu, muscle pain, urinary tract infection etc. The list is very long. If you are late with your period and you have had unprotected intercourse then go ahead and take a pregnancy test. If your symptoms are severe then seek medical care.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Is it going to bother me if I take nirtofur Mac a couple hours after drinking a little alcohol?

Is it going to bother me if I take nirtofur Mac a couple hours after drinking a little alcohol?

Probably not: But alcohol is not the best for a uti. You should be hydrating with as much water as you can drink!! Alcohol dehydrates! ...Read more

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After I had sex, a couple 1-2 hours later I saw light pink stuff come out. What does that mean?

After I had sex, a couple 1-2 hours later I saw light pink stuff come out. What does that mean?

Unclear: It depends on the severity of the sex. It may and usually means nothing. If the sex is rather vigorous this may mean that something was cut or ruptured. As in small blood vessels. This can also occur from injured penis or if one has vaginitis. If nothing is bothering you at this time I would just observe. If reoccurs see your doctor. ...Read more

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What if you forget to take your anti rejection meds on time, but do take them a couple hours later every day?

OK: That should be fine. No doc ever expects you take the meds exactly 24 hours apart. Take them as close to that as you can. A few hours here and there won't make any real difference. ...Read more

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How long do you bleed for when ur Cherry's popped? I have been bleeding for a couple hours on an off but heavy

How long do you bleed for when ur Cherry's popped? I have been bleeding for a couple hours on an off but heavy

Not long and not: Not heavy. Not all women bleed the first time they have vaginal sex, but if the hymen is torn, this can result in a small amount of bleeding. If the bleeding is more than a few drops such as heavy bleeding or lasts more than a few days then there could have been a deeper injury. Bleeding like a heavy period should be evaluated by a doctor preferably by your gyn. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant athlete who exercises 5 days a week for a couple hours every day lose her baby due to exercising?

Can a pregnant athlete who exercises 5 days a week for a couple hours every day lose her baby due to exercising?

Exercise: It all depends upon the level of exercise. We usually recommend that a women tries to keep her heartbeat under 140 BPM to insure proper blood flow to the uterus and therefore to the fetus. A pelvic crush injury like a car accident can cause a loss, but exercise should not cause a loss if properly supervised. ...Read more

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If a diabetic were to eat lots of sugar how would they start to feel a couple hours after consuming all that sugar?

If a diabetic were to eat lots of sugar how would they start to feel a couple hours after consuming all that sugar?

Not good: The symptoms will depend on the blood sugar levels and how this affect the body of the patient. It can go from only hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and feeling thirsty with high urination; to a comatose states (diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome). ...Read more

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I'm experiencing pain in my left calf on the side. It had been hurting for a couple of hours. Should I be concerned?

I'm experiencing pain in my left calf on the side. It had been hurting for a couple of hours. Should I be concerned?

Calf Pain: Any pain in one calf could signal a blood clot in the calf. However, in all probability, you are experiencing muscle strain. Just to be sure, let your doctor take a look as blood clots in the leg can lead to lung a lung embolus. ...Read more

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My 5 year old son won't sleep and when he doesn't it's only for a couple of hours and then he is up all day. What can I do?

My 5 year old son won't sleep and when he doesn't it's only for a couple of hours and then he is up all day. What can I do?

Have him evaluated: It is very unusual for a 5 year-old child to need only a couple of hours of sleep.

However, there are many sleep problems that can cause that degree of insomnia in a child. I would recommend that he be evaluated by a sleep physician. If you go to the american academy of sleep medicine site you can find sleep doctors in your region who would be happy to help. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take my baby to a rock gym? There is climbing chalk in the air? Is this safe if we go twice a week. Couple hours.

Is it ok to take my baby to a rock gym? There is climbing chalk in the air? Is this safe if we go twice a week. Couple hours.

Depends: How old is your baby? Even 1 hour straight of exercising would be too long for any child. And a rock gym is not an ideal playground for a small child. I wouldn't recommend. Ask a second opinion. ...Read more

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Some discomfort in chest and bp has been anywhere from 130/80 to 150/95 the last couple of hours.....any reason to be concerned?

Some discomfort in chest and bp has been anywhere from 130/80 to 150/95 the last couple of hours.....any reason to be concerned?

It depends on what: Your BP usually is, what the chest discomfort is like, where exactly, what brought it on, are there any other symptoms (nausea, sweating, indigestion, etc), and so on. Many conditions can cause chest discomfort and an elevation of BP, including heartburn, esophageal spasms, lung problems, and of course heart problems. Both can also be caused by stress/anxiety. Best to get it checked if it persists ...Read more

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Eveyday when I wake up I feel pain in my neck (left side) and it stays for a couple of hours then it goes. It is very painfull?

Get checked: I would have your dentist or physician check it. It may just be a muscle but it could be something with a gland. ...Read more

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