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Doctor insights on: What Are Some Negative Impacts Internet Dating Has On Teens

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Are those intelligender and gendermaker urine test real? Is there real science behind it? What hormones are they detecting to determine the babies sex

Are those intelligender and gendermaker urine test real? Is there real science behind it? What hormones are they detecting to determine the babies sex

The companies: Don't reveal what the "science" behind the test is, but even the packaging states they're 50-50 accurate. Actually they're probably 100% accurate 50% of the time. Wait for your ultrasound. ...Read more

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Are there any studies done on post-menopausal women starting on bio-identical hormones? Since most physicians don't care; does anyone, since its about health and quality of life for the woman and not the 'bottom line' (money)?

Are there any studies done on post-menopausal women starting on bio-identical hormones? Since most physicians don't care; does anyone, since its about health and quality of life for the woman and not the 'bottom line' (money)?

There : There are various tests that physicians sometimes do before starting on bio-identical hormones however, non of the tests are standardized so they don't really help in determining your dose of medication. The tests generally include the 3 different types of estrogens, an fsh level and sometimes testosterone level. Menopausal symptoms are treated based on how it is affecting lifestyle. The fsh level is helpful to see where you are in the menopause process. The estradiol/estrone/estriol check before and after starting on the hormones to ensure that you are not using too much hormones as the medication is compounded by a pharmacy. Compounding pharmacies are doing a much better job with creating the medications in specific standardized doses. Some women only need vaginal hormones while those who have hot flashes may need topical or oral medications. There are pharmaceutical grade bio-identical hormones as well such as estrace, prometrium, (micronized progesterone) climara, and vivelle, which will by covered most insurance companies. There are compounding pharmacies in kirkland, issaquah, bellevue and seattle. ...Read more

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On the internet many women on forums claim that they had monthly periods or heavy bleeding while they are pregnant, is that possible?

On the internet many women on forums claim that they had monthly periods or heavy bleeding while they are pregnant,  is that possible?

Preg bleed: Any bleeding during pregnancy needs to be evaluated promptly by your doctor. About 50% of women experience some degree of bleeding in early pregnancy making it very common but not normal. Most are fine but sometimes bleeding can indicate a tubal pregnancy or miscarriage. Get checked. ...Read more

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Are there some older men out there stalking girls on social media? Should I spy on my daughter's friends?

Are there some older men out there stalking girls on social media? Should I spy on my daughter's friends?

Stalking: The answer is a resounding yes! secondly - do not spy - i would suggest that you both do the social media together as friends. If that does not work, keep the computer in an area where the family is present like the kitchen area. ...Read more

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On our street there are all kinds of families. Other places we have looked for jobs are nuclear family towns. What effect on a child growing up there?

On our street there are all kinds of families. Other places we have looked for jobs are nuclear family towns. What effect on a child growing up there?

Up to you: Of course we all want to live like the waltons, but for most that won't happen. How your children respond to people around you will depend much more on you than on them. Now if there are real social issues there, you might need to keep looking. However, if they are good people with loving families, it should be fine, even if there are one parent households, divorces, multigenerational houses, etc. ...Read more

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Besides an ultrasound, are there any other relatively accurate ways to predict the gender of my child? I am currently 11wks pregnant

Besides an ultrasound,  are there any other relatively accurate ways to predict the gender of my child? I am currently 11wks pregnant

Yes & no: Yes, amniocentesis can accurately detect the sex of your child but no, it's not worth the risk to you or baby for that information. None of the old wives tales about heart rates, position, etc. Are valid. ...Read more

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Pregnancy ultrasound for gender prediction? Some says by 12/14/16/18/20 weeks. When genitials are completly formed actually? Why different answers?

Pregnancy ultrasound  for gender prediction? Some says by 12/14/16/18/20 weeks. When genitials are completly formed actually? Why different answers?

Shades of grey.: While gender can be determined at 12 weeks it is harder to do and more likely to be wrong. Gender determination at 20 weeks is easier and less likely to be wrong. ...Read more

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There are now 99 answers to the PCOS/CFS pt question, not counting comments. Are there any updates or has the patient been re-evaluated?

There are now 99 answers to the PCOS/CFS pt question, not counting comments.  Are there any updates or has the patient been re-evaluated?

PCOS question: DR Katz I think I answered it for the first time and I certainly have not had any feed back from patient at all. thanks ed seegers ...Read more

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Are there any illnesses that could have same symptoms of hiv/aids? My sister is in hospital on life support & i believe she has hiv.

Are there any illnesses that could have same symptoms of hiv/aids? My sister is in hospital on life support & i believe she has hiv.

There are...: Some illnesses that overlap in symptoms but testing for HIV is quick and accurate. Knowledge of that result can be potentially lifesaving in therapeutic options. Hope things work out. ...Read more

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Still non-verbal, been using B23 for some time now, hearing test normal, I've heard of developmental pediatricians, are there any other suggestions?

Still non-verbal, been using B23 for some time now, hearing test normal, I've heard of developmental pediatricians, are there any other suggestions?

Early Childhood Prog: Most towns of any size have an early childhood intervention program.They most often serve the needs of premi infants, but also have staff that assesses speech and language development problems. A rehab facility with a speech and language professional would be an alternate source of care. ...Read more

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Are there any statistics on magazines that contribute to men's eating disorders?

Are there any statistics on magazines that contribute to men's eating disorders?

No stats yet, but: Many articles are pointing the finger at the advertizing industry. The increase in male "ideal" skinny models in magazines seems to be leading to increased numbers of men seeking treatment. Here's a good article about this phenomenon: http://life.Nationalpost.Com/2013/01/21/anorexia-hitting-men-increasingly-hard-one-in-three-cases-in-new-study-is-male/. ...Read more

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Most people reach max height in late teens w/o nutritional problems and chronic childhood illness height based mainly on genes..Wat do yu mean by that?

Most people reach max height in late teens w/o nutritional problems and chronic childhood illness height based mainly on genes..Wat do yu mean by that?

It means: that your height is genetically determined and you will reach your genetically determined height if you are well nourished, have no chronic illness that can interfere with nutrition or energy metabolism, and are not under unusual physical or emotional stress. ...Read more

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I'm doing an independent research project on childhood obesity. What are things i can say in the essay?

I'm doing an independent research project on childhood obesity. What are things i can say in the essay?

OBESITY: Birth weight doubles in 6 months but if baby is growing fast that contributes to obesity in later years. Most obese persons are fat during childhood.. ...Read more

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Doctors... Citalopram & olanzapine, please tell me about these two medications I have mental illness & would like to know about the side effects of each of these. Realizing there are sites like wikipedia (mostly half-true information) and webmd (too heav

Doctors... Citalopram & olanzapine, please tell me about these two medications I have mental illness & would like to know about the side effects of each of these.

Realizing there are sites like wikipedia (mostly half-true information) and webmd (too heav

Dr : Dr christensen has already pointed you toward an excellent reference. Usually your pharmacist can also provide you with valuable written and verbal information. I suggest that also ask for direct input from the medical provider who prescribed the medications. Take care. ...Read more

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Is The show "Grey's Anatomy" Accurate on their medical information? How about "House"?

Is The show "Grey's Anatomy" Accurate on their medical information? How about "House"?

Not very, House more: I have hardly seen Grey's Anatomy but from all accounts it has many inaccuracies, both in portraying what residency training is like and medical details- see http://tinyurl.com/hgkp9dp and http://tinyurl.com/hdtqdde House (which I have seen) is more accurate but also not too realistic in many ways and also has inaccuracies. See http://tinyurl.com/jlarw for an analysis of each episode by a doctor! ...Read more

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