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What Chemicals Do Doctors Use
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
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
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
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?
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?
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My tubes were cut and burned 17m ago. Iv had 4 chemical pg in the past 6m my doc says its all in my head. She has never had this prob wht goin on?
Extremely rare: But not unheard of. Get blood HCG next time. ...Read more
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
I can't stop abusing pres. Drugs. I'd like to see a doc that specializes in chemical dependency, who understands me and give proper meds but I don't know how to find one around here. I feel hopeless?
Rehab center: You need to get into a rehab program. Find one in your area. Government funded programs are also available. ...Read more
BPD: Nope. Diagnosis is by history & clinical assessment interviewing. ...Read more
I had a chemical burn on my vagina last week, now I've noticed a few lumps on my vagina shall I go back to doctors?
Yes: Burns to the vagina can cause serious problems. See your doctor immediately if you are having issues pertaining to this. ...Read more
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
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
Hi doctor, What kind of food help the lungs to eliminate tar and all chemical garbage in the lung for an ex smoker? And do you have others tips?
Smoke free: Remaining smoke free is the way to help your lungs clear themselves from smoking related debris. I am unaware of any food that will speed this process. ...Read more
Sulfuric acid just splashed into my dads eyes and they were badly injured. Doc says the chemical will start reacting after some days. Plz suggest..
Start reacting?: I am not sure what start reacting means. Acid burns are dramatic, painful and sulfuric acid is one of the more dangerous. HOwever, acid burns coagulate tissue which blocks penetration, so unless the acid was very concentrated, your did will probably do OK in the long run. I hope he has seen an ophthalmologist (not optometrist) and will be received proper topical medical care. ...Read more
On 4/29 had that chemical procedure done on my toe and now its infected. It's really painful Can't see my doc in a while should I go to the er?
Tecnu gave me chemical burn back leg 2inches long 1 inch, what will help it go away, cant afford a doc visit. Already washed off. How long go away?
About a week: Leave the area alone for several hours to allow the reaction to calm down. You can then try aloe vera gel to the area if needed. If the area becomes redder or more painful then see your doctor. ...Read more
She has been in a chemical environment about 2 years ago. She Still has burning, hard breating, even x ray shows lung irritation. Doctors don't know?
Chemical Pneumonitis: Depending on what type of chemical environment and how long the exposure, you possible could have chemical pneumonitis or some sort of inhalational lung injury. I recommend going to a pulmonologist and that asks specifically about work and environment exposures. ...Read more
Three doctors have told me that my dizziness is due to anxiety and bio chemical reactions. I am terrified it is a brain tumour, how can they be sure?
Trust Your Doctors: I will assume that you have been evaluated by all three of your doctors. Depending upon their specialties, each may have examined you from a different perspective and ordered different studies and tests. Finally they all collaborated and determined the dizziness is due to anxiety and not a brain tumor. If you are still uncertain about their findings meet with them again and share your concerns. ...Read more
I hve nose line across my nose I concern my doc he can't remove & gave me kojic acid cream but I wnt to light it so i'll go for chemical peel & which?
How can I get rid of brain fog? Doctor says its a bio chemical reaction in my body, but it's getting me down.
Can't tolerate amiodarone / multaq for AFib. Unbearable side effects. Been in rhythm with chemical cardioversion. Alternatives? ? My doc say no.
Treatments for AFib: Electrohysiologists may be able to map your heart to find the foci which need to be ablated (ablation therapy)in order to stop the atrial fibrillation, since you are sensitive to medications. There are other medications which will control the rate of atrial fibrillation (such as old fashioned digitalis, slowing the rate, blocking it down, and calcium channel blockers which you might tolerate. ...Read more
Hi, there is chemical imbalance in my brain and problem is with EEG, doctor recommend to have Levetiracetam and encorate-chrono. What does it mean?
Keppra (levetiracetam): It means you are having a bit of seizure activity. You need to build up gradually the dose of Keppra (levetiracetam). If you are having issues with your temper while taking Keppra (levetiracetam) you may need to take a vitamin supplement with 10-25 mg of B6. See what else your neurologist wants to do after a few weeks. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
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