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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
I had an abortion today. I only bled for a couple of hours but now it has stopped. Will it start again?
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
Smelled a strong smell a couple hours ago and still smell/taste it from time to time right now? Anything serious?
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
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...
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
I did not take the 5 day break n started a new pack right away, I also was late a couple of days like 30 mins one time I took 13 hours later. Am I ok?
You are fine!: Yes, you are fine. No worries and keep on schedule. ...Read more
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?
Couple hours it turned back into dry blood colored than only blood came out when I urinated n wiped than only drops what is going on should I b worrie?
I don't understand: I'm not sure what you are describing. Could you rephrase the question please? ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
Normal? No: Possible? Yes, may have strained yourself.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
Do you have to take Accutane at the exact same time everyday. Or can it be a couple of hours out?
It's ok: Precise time is not critical...as long as it is within a couple hours. ...Read more
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
Is worse to smoke half a pack of ciggies over the course of a couple hours or over the course of a week or 2?
Smoking: Either one is bad for you. It is time to just quit. ...Read more
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
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
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
I'm experiencing pain in my left calf on the side. It had been hurting for a couple of hours. Should I be concerned?
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
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.
I strained having a bm. Now I have pain on the left side. I felt a pop while straining. After a couple of hours I got the pain?
Pain after straining: Suspect you pulled muscle.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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