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Is multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) as a diagnosis accepted by most doctors?

What's "most?": Solid science depends on the demonstration of a direct causal relationship between a symptom or set of symptoms and a proposed cause.Such evidence is currently lacking,for the most part. There fore,science can't as yet say. But absence of evidence isn't evidence of absence.Those in favor choose to decide based on their personal experiences and the associations drawn therefrom. Most? Probably not . ...Read more

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How can my urine tell my doctors if I have a chemical imbalance & would any other disease pop up? Help please

How can my urine tell my doctors if I have a chemical imbalance & would any other disease pop up? Help please

Possibly: For the money a UA is perhaps the most powerful test in medicine. A dipstick can potentially detect diabetes, kidney damage, bleeding or infection and offer clues to hydration. As far as "chemical imbalance" more detailed urine tests can be done for presence of drugs, toxic substances or hormones which may be in excess causing disease (eg Cushings, or "pheo"). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the chemicals in synthetic weed and is gallbladder problems one of the effects from smoking?

Doctors, what are the chemicals in synthetic weed and is gallbladder problems one of the effects from smoking?

Hard to say: There are literally hundreds of synthetic cannabinoids, which can be very different chemicals with different effects. There are about 5 common chemicals found in spice/k2, but the concentrations are uneven and some batches may be toxic while others have very little drug. It may be contaminated with other chemicals as well. There are reports of gallbladder problems with these drugs. Stop using them. ...Read more

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Doctors can you please google and find out the chemical composition of meconerv injection(from micro labs limited, bangalore) n tell me why it is used?

Doctors can you please google and find out the chemical composition of meconerv injection(from micro labs limited, bangalore) n tell me why it is used?

Vitamin B12: Meconerv is mecobalamin/methylcobalmin, a form of vitamin b12. Vitamin B12 is used to treat vitamin b-12 deficiency. Vitamin b-12 deficiency results in anemia and nerve problems. ...Read more

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I've researched epididymitis (chemical) extensively and am 100% certain I have it. However, 2 ultrasounds and 2 doctors say otherwise-what should I do?

I've researched epididymitis (chemical) extensively and am 100% certain I have it. However, 2 ultrasounds and 2 doctors say otherwise-what should I do?

Need more info: More details would be helpful to better understand why you think you have this diagnosis. What chemical do you think is causing it? Have you ever seen a urologist? Have you ever had a complete history and physical including advanced urine analysis, urinary cultures and bloodwork? ...Read more

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Need doctor who can treat, multiple chemical sensitivity?

Need doctor who can treat, multiple chemical sensitivity?

Call various clinics: In your area and inquire. Mcs is not recognized yet by the ama as a distinct clinical entity but most patients who experience non specific symptoms related to exposure to environmental pollutants think otherwise. Treatment is based on symptoms. Best wishes! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/allergies/multiple-chemical-sensitivity. ...Read more

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Please name some antipsychotics (in their chemical names) that don't increase your prolactin levels. I live in south Africa where doctors are not well trained, i usually have to ask for meds i researc

Please name some antipsychotics (in their chemical names) that don't increase your prolactin levels. I live in south Africa where doctors are not well trained, i usually have to ask for meds i researc

All can: All antipsychotics -- even the atypical ones -- can increase prolactin at least transiently. http://www.jfponline.com/pages.asp?aid=602 the atypicals (risperdal, geodon, (ziprasidone) seroquel, etc) are less likely than older antipsychotics (haldol, stelazine, thorazine, etc) to do it, but at high enough dose, they will. ...Read more

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What questions should I ask my doctor if i had two chemical pregnancies?

What questions should I ask my doctor if i had two chemical pregnancies?

Pregnancy method?: If the pregnancy was performed by IVF or Intrauterine insemination then it is usually clear cut as to the pregnancy status if the MD is doing the testing. If the "chemical pregnancy" was diagnosed without testing, that would be my first question as to whether there really was a "pregnancy". ...Read more

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Can the doctor test pool chemical allergies?

Can the doctor test pool chemical allergies?

Not likely: Chemicals used in swimming pools can lead to irritant reactions affecting the nose, eyes and lungs. While these chemicals (chlorine, etc) lead to symptoms that are easily confused with allergies, they are not a true allergy so there is no available skin or blood test. ...Read more