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Doctor insights on: The Great Thyroid Scandal And How To Survive It

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How long does sperm really live outside the body? For instance- on a hand or in the mouth? There are so many rumors its hard to know the truth.

How long does sperm really live outside the body?  For instance- on a hand or in the mouth? There are so many rumors its hard to know the truth.

A few hours: Sperm is dead if the semen dries. It may live a few hours while the semen is wet on clothing. For more information about the subject see this site. http://www.webmd.com/infertility-and-reproduction/guide/sperm-and-semen-faq. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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I want to do the surgery that removes the old acnes and i like to know how long it takes to heal, how long the surgery is, and how much it costs.

I want to do the surgery that removes the old acnes and i like to know how long it takes to heal, how long the surgery is, and how much it costs.

Multiple treatments: Acne scars are difficult a deep chemical peel can cost from 600 to 1000 depending on location. Resurfacing lasers can cost a few hundred to a few thousand dollars and require about a week of downtime and several weeks of red appearing cheeks. I would suggest a good board certified dermatologist who performs these type of procedures above a non medical " medi spa" ...Read more

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On average, how long does it take thyroid cancer to develop in the body?

On average, how long does it take thyroid cancer to develop in the body?

Up to a lifetime: Cancers result from accumulation of mutations over years. You may have read about there being all kinds of little lesions, some premalignant, in the thyroids of folks exposed the Japanese nuclear reactor accident within a few weeks after the event. The truth is that everybody has these in their thyroids -- only exposed folks got scanned though. Post-Chernobyl real cancers took years / decades. ...Read more

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If the TSH is very low like 0,1, how long takes with the pill to the normal range? And when I have to test it again? Thank you very much.

If the TSH is very low like 0,1, how long takes with the pill to the normal range? And when I have to test it again? Thank you very much.

Low TSH: What "pill" are you taking? A low TSH usually accompanies a high FT4 and suggests an overactive thyroid, with symptoms such as heat intolerance, tremor, nervous, palpitations. If you have an overactive thyroid, one treatment is methimazole/carbimazole. It usually starts to work in 1-2 weeks if the dose is adequate. ...Read more

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How long does natural vitamin a and D3 stay in the body, and how often do they need to be topped up?

How long does natural vitamin a and D3 stay in the body, and how often do they need to be topped up?

A is fat soluble so: It could stay around for awhile. In either case it would be best to take a little extra on a regular basis, than to try to "top off" on some random schedule. You either have adequate intake of vit d and sunlight or you need some. ...Read more

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Doc....Normally for how long it will stay the chest tube to the patient and is there a chance of surviving?

Doc....Normally for how long it will stay the chest tube to the patient and is there a chance of surviving?

Certainly...: ...A chest tube is not a desperate measure, it does not mean someone is dying. As for how long it stays in, that depends of why it went in in the first place. Obviously someone who got it for an asthmatic or traumatic pneumothorax will walk away from the experience with more likelihood than someone with a malignant pleural effusion. ...Read more

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How long before the body goes into "starvation mode"? Also reading up on past studies of it & wondering how much truth there is to it.

How long before the body goes into "starvation mode"?  Also reading up on past studies of it  & wondering how much truth there is to it.

24 hours: After glycogen stores are used up the body than breaks down fatty acids for several days and then it begins to break down protein in the body for ketones. This is the normal physiology of starvation. ...Read more

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How do I know that e.Histolatyca reached the bloodstream or the liver? How long does it take for it to travel from the large intestine to other organs

How do I know that e.Histolatyca reached the bloodstream or the liver? How long does it take for it to travel from the large intestine to other organs

Variable: Most infected people, about 90%, are asymptomatic. In ~10% of invasive cases the amoebae enter the bloodstream and may travel to liver, causing an abscess, and other organs in the body. This can occur as early as 2-4 weeks after infected or months to years later. Symptoms can include fever, nausea, vomiting, and pain in the rt upper abdominal pain. Dx is by blood tests, ct scan, and needle biopsy. ...Read more

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Please explain to me how to exposure the penis to the PDT in order to kill the HPV virus on the whole penis skin,how long should i wait on each part..

Please explain to me how to exposure the penis to the PDT in order to kill the HPV virus on the whole penis skin,how long should i wait on each part..

Here are some ...: Please specify what PDT is supposed to mean in this question so I or my colleagues can provide answer for you. Please reword and punctuate for easier understanding. Thanks. ...Read more

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What to do if i read that the immune system can rid the body of HPV on its own, how long does that take?

What to do if i read that the immune system can rid the body of HPV on its own, how long does that take?

Varies: About 80% of those who contract hpv have cleared if by 1 year after getting it. By three years about 90% have cleared it. About 10% of people will not be able to cleaf the virus, or it will take longer than 3 years. ...Read more

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What is the best sunscreen to use in the summer that is not harmful to your skin? and how big can a lymph node get

What is the best sunscreen to use in the summer that is not harmful to your skin? and how big can a lymph node get

Sunscreen: I would suggest regarding sunscreen that is not bad for your health. Go to www.ew.com and look at their health sunscreens. ...Read more

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My recent triglycerides were at 450! how long can this number take to change with diet and exercise? Is it fat that takes long to work out of blood?

My recent triglycerides were at 450! how long can this number take to change with diet and exercise? Is it  fat that takes long to work out of blood?

HaveSeen ↓↓↓ 1 month: Triglycerides within the lipoprotein particles are the way our body moves fat molecules around in the water outside cells. What make Trig levels still be elevated when fasting for 12 hrs or longer? Largely 2 issues: A high carb/low fat diet &/or increase body fat stores which are not being burned (no ketosis, little movement/exercise), along with relatively rare major genetic variations. ...Read more

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How long does it take for zeprexa and Effexor to leave the body after last taking either? How can we check how much of either are left in our system?

How long does it take for zeprexa and Effexor to leave the body after last taking either? How can we check how much of either are left in our system?

It Depends: Drugs clear the body at different rates depending on the form given, how much was given, how long you took it, what other meds you take and your own metabolic rate. Effexor has a half-life (time for half the dose to clear body) of up to 6 hours and Xyprexa's half-life is up to 30 days. These 2 meds usually are dosed for a long term and should not be stopped without MD supervision. Check with MD. ...Read more

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How do pet scans work? My wife is scheduled for a pet scan and i was wondering how it works. Is this a good test relative to the other kinds of tests you can do? Is it accurate? Do you know how long it usually takes to get the results back?

How do pet scans work? My wife is scheduled for a pet scan and i was wondering how it works.  Is this a good test relative to the other kinds of tests you can do? Is it accurate? Do you know how long it usually takes to get the results back?

Positrons -Really!!: A pet/ct looks at the function of the body. Radioactive drugs (usually a glucose analog) distribute based on differences in function, release a positron (antimatter), which is destroyed by combining with an electron, making an x-ray we detect. Follow the directions the imaging center gives exactly, because patient prep is critical to getting the best test. Pet/cts are usually read the same day. ...Read more

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Usually how long will it take to heel the children (4 years) fractures in leg libra bone what is the best food to give?

Usually how long will it take to heel the children (4 years) fractures in leg libra bone what is the best food to give?

See details: Specific food will not help. Immobilization and orthopedic care will help. Your question is confusing so if this answer does not help you may want to resubmit it. ...Read more

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Like to ask how do to know if the amount of carcinogen in my child's body is high?

Like to ask how do to know if the amount of carcinogen in my child's body is high?

You can't: There is no test that determines how much carcinogen your child is exposed to. Avoiding cigarette smoke, fast food, and obvious chemical exposures will remove most of the risk of carcinogen exposure. Worry less about testing and more about healthy living and you'll be fine. ...Read more