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On n off (when on alinia or flagyl) bloody diarrhea for 3 mons. Started when I was taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for tooth infection. Tested for c.diff and other things. All negative. What next? Lost 20 pou. Scared

On n off (when on alinia or flagyl) bloody diarrhea for 3 mons. Started when I was taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for tooth infection. Tested for c.diff and other things. All negative. What next? Lost 20 pou. Scared

See: See Dentist to assure Dental infection completely cured. Antibiotic will only temporarily prevent spread of infection. Infected tooth material has to be removed. See Internist/gastroenterologist for GI problems. Please call for appointments now. ...Read more

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Will virtual (imaginary) exercise lower b.M.I.?

Will virtual (imaginary) exercise lower b.M.I.?

NO: I am a huge believer in the power of the mind and imagery but I can not imagine any mechanism by which imaginary exercise could lower bmi. The only way to lower bmi is to burn more calories than you ingest and doing imagery does not burn very many calories! While exercise lowers bmi, diet is more important. My favorite is this one: http://www. Drfuhrman. Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet. Aspx. ...Read more

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What is a virtual colonoscpy?

What is a virtual colonoscpy?

This is: An alternative to regular colonoscopy and basically is a ct scan of your abdomen with contrast that the software reconstructs your colon and allows the radiologist to virtually travel thru your colon. It is not as accurate, nor covered by most insurance companies but is indicated when a colonoscopy can not be performed. Also if polyps are found on ct you will need a colonoscopy anyway. ...Read more

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How can I request a virtual consultant?

Virtual consult: Sign in to HealthTap and go to the doctor and click on the service u want ...Read more

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Can erectile disfunction medications be prescribed on here after virtual consult?

Can erectile disfunction medications be prescribed on here after virtual consult?

See doctor: There are many causes of erectile dysfunction are so diverse including medication side effect, vascular causes, diabetes, neurologic conditions, local penile factors, hormonal imbalance, Also psychological factors
so I think you best see you health professional to diagnose the cause and direct treatment accordingly ...Read more

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Are your doctors virtual doctors or virtual practitioners? Maybe they are more like eDocs?

Are your doctors virtual doctors or virtual practitioners? Maybe they are more like eDocs?

We are live!: The docs here, whom I have the great respect for, are 70, 000 strong and represent all specialities and most have special interests. We answer questions for fun. We handle requests for special requests for minor pay. And Healthtaps concierge service gives it's members a bargain. No we are not "virtual docs." We however, practice e-medicine! ...Read more

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I want to do virtual consult with Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield, How do I contact him? Please suggest me.

I want to do virtual consult with Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield, How do I contact him? Please suggest me.

He is retired.: According to Dr. Handsfield's page on Heathtap, he is no longer in clinical practice and does not see patients. Sorry! ...Read more

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Need a referral for a Dr. Who knows about FQ Toxicity Syndrome -- either in Las Vegas or via virtual consult.?

Need a referral for a Dr. Who knows about FQ Toxicity Syndrome -- either in Las Vegas or via virtual consult.?

Good luck!: The fact that doctors often ignore the excellent advice not to use flouroquinolones as first-line therapy (in order not to contribute to resistant organisms, especially), does not speak well of us as a whole. Partly because the push to use it is colored by biased reports (Most research in this country is paid for by industry), and the other is the fear of being sued if safer first choices fail. ...Read more

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What happens during a virtual colonoscopy?

What happens during a virtual colonoscopy?

Virtual: You are in a cat scanner, with air and sometimes contrast pumped into you. Unpleasant and not as accurate as a regular colonoscopy. Also, if something is found, youmwill need a colonoscopy anyway. ...Read more

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What is virtual colonoscopy? Is is reliable?

What is virtual colonoscopy? Is is reliable?

A special ct scan: Virtual colonoscopy is a ct scan of the colon. Unlike optical colonoscopy, the patient does not receive sedation and no polyps can be removed. However, virtual colonoscopy is an excellent tests for patients who are not physically able to undertake regular colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What happens to the virtual endoscopy camera; it defecated out or what?

What happens to the virtual endoscopy camera; it defecated out or what?

Yes: Usually the camera passes out with the stool the day of the test. There are cases where patients have had strictures of the small intestine where the camera was caught. Often doctors will order a small bowel series prior to capsule to rule out these stricture. There is also a special capsule that can also be used to detect stricture that might prevent the camera from passing. ...Read more

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How to do sex?

How to do sex?

??: Need to be more specific however with the right person nature will take over and remember to protect yourself from stds. ...Read more

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Can I smoke??

Can I smoke??

No. Of course not.: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read more

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Is lead safe?

Is lead safe?

Not if inside us...: Lead is naturally occurring on earth. Outside of our bodies, lead is not a problem. If we eat or drink too much of it, it becomes a toxic contaminant inside our bodies. Lead is everywhere in our industrialized world, which means one shouldn't worry too much about it, but be sure our families are not eating or drinking things containing lead, nor using lead-contaminated containers or toys. ...Read more

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How do I fast?

How do I fast?

Fast: I assume you are asking about fasting for a test. This is usually nothing except water after dinner. About a 12 hour fast. ...Read more

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I'm new member?

Congratulations: Congratulations for joining. We hope you find this forum to be educational and inspiring. ...Read more

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How to get fat?

How to get fat?

See below: First of all, I don't suggest getting "fat" as it brings about many hazards. But if you are underweight and want to gain weight, do so by increasing your calorie intake. You need to consume more calories than you burn. Don't do this by eating a lot of junk food. Make sure you're getting all your essential nutrients. Also, you can gain muscle mass by weight lifting or other activities like that. ...Read more

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What cause add?

What cause add?

Many things: The cause of adhd symptoms are many, allergies, low blood sugar, learning problems, nutritional deficiencies to name a few. Everyone deserves a thorough medical evaluation to look for these causes. ...Read more

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Who is at risk?

Question?: You do not have a question that I can answer. Please address who is at risk for "what"? Let us know and we will try to answer. ...Read more

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Is sex healthy?

Is sex healthy?

Sex is Part of Life: Sex is a very important part of our human experience. Sex can be used to enhance life, bring life to the world, to heal and enhance relationships. All forms of sexual activity can be used to be healthy but they can be misused and cause hurt and pain.

But, being sexual is going to be part of your life experience and there is nothing unhealthy about being curious and learning. ...Read more

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What cause add?

What cause add?

Not known.: It used to be thought it came from slight brain damage during pregnancy, but no longer. Perhaps it's an adaptive trait for very threatening environments left over from earlier evolution. Maybe, too, that's why it's so common. ...Read more

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What is a toxin?

What is a toxin?

Poisonous substance: From greek word toxicon) produced within living cells, i.E bacteria, insects, fungi or plants. Antharx, botulinum, bee stings, snake bites, poison ivy poison from deadly fungi are all examples. Often erroneously used interchangeably with toxicants or toxics which are man made or in-organic substances which can be toxic. Thse can be man made drugs, or chemicals like mercury etc. ...Read more

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What is a blast?

What is a blast?

Young blood cell: Blood cells that are found in the blood stream are fairly mature. They originate in the bone marrow where they grow from very early cells called stem cells. It is very hard to identify these stem cells but after they divide for awhile, they make young cells that can be identified under a microscope and with special dyes. These cells are called blasts. In acute leukemia there are too many blasts. ...Read more

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Can you help me?

Can try--: Based on your conditions, sounds as though you should be evaluated in an urgent care or er setting to see what is going on. Have someone take you, as should not drive self. ...Read more

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How to eat good?

How to eat good?

Some thoughts...: Successful diets require that a person stick to a plan for months or years, so easier goals and small milestones are good. She must be happy with the foods she gets to eat, so severe calorie restriction is not successful. Eat vegetables with little sauce or dressing. Look for healthier oils. Don't use clarified butter (an animal fat) or eat too many egg yolks. Sugar is unhealthy; try to avoid it. ...Read more