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

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

MCS: This is a puzzling condition without a known mechanism or treatment. Many sufferers have been found to have depression as well although one does not know whether this is the chicken or the egg. This term is accepted but with few solutions. Doctors tend not to accept a condition until a mechanism causing it can be found but then this may not be a valid attitude either. 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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Doctors, what are the best moisturizing creams for the face that does not containing harmful chemicals?

Doctors, what are the best moisturizing creams for the face that does not containing harmful chemicals?

All of them: The creams you find on the shelf of your store do not contain any harmful "chemicals". If you have been snookered into asking this question, I must warn you about a chemical which has caused the deaths of millions of people: dihydrogen oxide [water] responsible for drowning. 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

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What type of doctor can order a chemical peel?

What type of doctor can order a chemical peel?

Depends on peel type: Lower potency peels can be performed by anyone. Some of these peels active ingredients exist in natural producs such as glycolic acid (sugar cane) Lactic Acid (milk) salicylic acid (willow bark) and have been used for centuries. However, higher potency peels such as tca or phenol which can achieve dramatic results have a higher complication potential and should be performed under md supervision. Read more

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I have been told to come off citalopram, doctors advice due to chemical imbalance, can I do anything to help ease withdrawal symptoms?

I have been told to come off citalopram, doctors advice due to chemical imbalance, can I do anything to help ease withdrawal symptoms?

Taper very slowly!: If you have been on Celexa (citalopram) 40mg for 5 years at 60 year old, I would treat your body like a delicate piece of china & go very gently with a taper off medication. You may be able to decrease to 20mg daily for a month, then try 10mg for a month, then maybe even 10mg every other day until you are comfortable stopping. This would be very conservative, but if you have withdrawals, restart your 1st dose. Read more

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Will a doc take me seriously if I go in because of 3 chemical pregnancies only determined by at home test? Will I just be told to stop testing early?

Will a doc take me seriously if I go in because of 3 chemical pregnancies only determined by at home test? Will I just be told to stop testing early?

Pregnancy Test: I am confident that most physicians take their patients seriously when they state that they tested positive on a home pregnancy test. The physician will still verify and perform other tests, including an ultrasound to determine the status of the pregnancy. A blood test (bhcg) may be necessary. Read more

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Is there a chemical or hormonal test a doctor can give you to prove bipolar disorder?

BPD: Nope. Diagnosis is by history & clinical assessment interviewing. Read more

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What cause a brain chemical inbalance that make anxiety symptoms? And how do doctor's really know its anxiety & not something else?

What cause a brain chemical inbalance that make anxiety symptoms? And how do doctor's really know its anxiety & not something else?

Anxiety: We don't know what specifically causes "brain chemical imbalance" -- or whether it actually causes anxiety or any other symptom. These are hypotheses only, and we don't even know which comes first (anxiety or brain changes). Anxiety workup includes general medical exams and diagnostic testing. Anxiety can also relate to heart, breathing, endocrine, & other problems, so these must be reviewed. Read more

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3 year old has a rash that looks like a chemical burn. It's not. No doctors can figure it out. Also has pustules. A lot of tests ran already.

3 year old has a rash that looks like a chemical burn. It's not. No doctors can figure it out. Also has pustules. A lot of tests ran already.

It happens: Rashes are quite visual and an actual exam along with a history and review of exposures is needed to sort this out. Find another consultant to assess this for you. We cannot evaluate it on line. Read more

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