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How low?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it is likely that you are deficient in iron. However, to cover other bases also, you should take oral iron supplement and a multivitamin pill daily for about a year. You may take more than one iron pill daily, take it with meals. ...Read more
I took 3 courses of bactrim in the last 2 months but the infection returns. I can't take cipro (ciprofloxacin) and nitrof didn't work. My urine tests vere negative. The urologist is treating me symptomatically. What should I do?
If the urine tests are negative or normal, then I would start to suspect something else and not "infection". Cystitis is a bladder inflammation that feels just like and infection and is a miserable problem. Interstitial cystitis would be a possibility.
But if you are saying your infection returns, then investigation into why would be next. ...Read more
Hello Dr. Veres. I'm very new to this site and am trying to find a physician to help manage my primary care since I'm without insurance currently. I am worried as I'm almost out of Cholestyramine and am having some issues I would like to discuss with a do
You need to set up: You need to set up a Virtual consult to get a refill on Choleststyamine and discuss those other issues. Please understand tho that HealthTap is NOT able to be your primary care physician altho we may be able to give you suggests about how to find one in your area. Dr. anne ...Read more
Ok dr vered answered i no im pregnant cause of the sac in my uterus ok but she didn't answer why the blood a hpt are negative?
I am experiencing fatigue, numbness or tingling (time frame: sudden) (side: both) along with feelings of bugs or insects crawling everywhere or randioly touched. No motivation. , nasal congestion, abdominal pain (all over) (severity: severe)...
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Penis size: Am I OK?:
When ever I meet a patient who feels his penis is too small I have them do some reading online about what the average sizes of penises are and try to have them feel like they are probably normal and okay.
My experience talking to sexually active adults is that size is not as important as how one makes love... What you do with it is what counts to a partner. ...Read more
If you have fever, and are dehydrated (heart rate above 120 bpm) you need to get to the er for hydration.
If you are keeping up on your fluids and you have no fever or pain then the brat diet can help you supplement immodium. This is a diet where you use bananas, rice or rice water, apple (peeled) or applesauce and unbuttered toast. This can provide some natural bulking up and enough nutrition. ...Read more
Libido Too Low: This common problem is usually related to fatigue, depression, or stress for someone your age. The mental health component of erections and sexual desire is very powerful. You may have to come to terms with what else is doing on in your life; you very well may have to do a blood test for thyroid levels. But, this does not have to be a permanent problem. ...Read more
Weakness: I am sorry you are very weak. Advice over the computer would involve mainly having you see a Doctor to get evaluated and tested to see why you are so weak, as there are multiple causes of possible weakness, and once diagnosed, the best treatment would be forthcoming. Best wishes. ...Read more
Coarse hair?: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair not against it. Be gentle when shaving dont push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more
Agree with Dr. Kwok: If you have a true medical emergency — don't use an on-line general health education forum to get immediate help. Call 911 or go to the nearest ER. If you just want fast response — consider Health Tap Prime. ...Read more
Very broad ?: There r so many causes of back pain there're books written about it. Simple an cause r a muscle strain, early disk disease. Depends if due 2 injury or came on spontaneously. Upper or lower back. Is there a family history of any back trouble especially on maternal side. Please give us a few clues please. ...Read more
Stay healthy: Eat healthy balaced diet and exercise. American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise (or a combination of moderate and vigorous activity). Thirty minutes a day, five times a week is an easy goal to remember. ...Read more
Day by day...: "Very fat" means different things to different people. If you are truly struggling with obesity, there is plenty of help available — but none of it is easy. We run a weight loss clinic in my family practice: two great recommendations are 1) ann fletcher's book "thin for life, " and 2) google up the national weight control registry for tricks of successful "losers." good luck — worth the struggle! ...Read more
Avoid refined carbs: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more
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See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, ... ...Read more
Family practice : See your dr for help. You can try nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch, lozenges, or gum. You can be prescribed zyban or Chantix by your dr. Something can be prescribed for anxiety if needed. Support is helpful. There often local classes being offered. Call your hospital, they may have a schedule. ...Read more