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Had open "rue en y" in 2005, very successful, (265 lbs to 125). Now, sudden gain of 25 lb/2 wks, have horrible stomach pains aftr eating & v hungry?

Had open "rue en y"  in 2005, very successful,  (265 lbs to 125).  Now, sudden gain of 25 lb/2 wks, have horrible stomach pains aftr eating & v hungry?

Go to a GI doctor: You may have a marginal ulcer which is an ulcer that develops at the connection of your gastric pouch and the jejunum. You need to have an upper endoscopy to diagnose it. Therefore, you need to see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I am told having carrot+beet+Apple juice everyday protects the body against cancer. Is it rue?

I am told having carrot+beet+Apple juice everyday protects the body against cancer. Is it rue?

Any healthy diet: It is only true in the sense that a healthy diet improves your immune system and that a healthy immune system decreases the incidence of cancer. This is true of a healthy diet in any form. It is not specifically protective against cancer or other diseases, except that a source of vitamin A (carrots) benefits eye and hair health. ...Read more

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I drank a herbal tea called rue will this affect my fetus development?

I drank a herbal tea called rue will this affect my fetus development?

Don't drink it again: Rue tea should not be drank by pregnant woman as it can cause uterine contractions, which can in turn cause a miscarriage. If you have not felt any adverse effects by now, than it is unlikely that one cup of rue tea has caused you or your baby and problems. Do not drink this tea again, however, if you plan on continuing your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding and have low milk supply. Is it safe to take goat's rue?

I am breastfeeding and have low milk supply.  Is it safe to take goat's rue?

Try fenugreek : I would try fenugreek since it is safe and works for some women. Downside is that there is an odorin the secretions including urine. ...Read more

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I have been having intermittent swelling of the lymphnodes on my head, behind ears recent swelling of rue and abnormal hilar chest xr. Sarcoidosis?

I have been having intermittent swelling of the lymphnodes on my head, behind ears recent swelling of rue and abnormal hilar chest xr. Sarcoidosis?

Need to see Doc.: Lymph nodes enlargement, swelling of rue, abnormal hilar shadow on cxr may suggest sarcoidosis, however, rue swelling is not a finding of sarcoidosis. Other serious conditions needs to be excluded like hodgkins, and non-hodgkins lymphoma and cancer. Ct scan of chest would be better at confirming hilar and mediastinal lypmh nodes. Lung specialist evaluation may be necessary if so. ...Read more

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Is it ok to smoke marijuana 7 months after having the rue-n-y weight loss surgery?

Is it ok to smoke marijuana 7 months after having the rue-n-y weight loss surgery?

No, absolutely not: Smoking of any sort decreases the blood flow to the anastomoses (the places where the stomach and intestine are sewed into the new position) and drastically increases your ulcer risk. In addition, Marijuana causes weight gain by appetitie stimulation. Last, patients with a history of severe obesity are often genetically predispositioned to addictions and should avoid habit-forming substances. ...Read more

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What does bca mean?

What does bca mean?

Could be many things: Bca could mean many things. However, it commonly means breast cancer. Also, balloon catheter (coronary) angioplasty. Need more information on how it is being used. ...Read more

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What does ems mean?

EMS: Like all acronyms, is confusing. It means emergency medical system or squad to me. ...Read more

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What does barren mean?

What does barren mean?

Generically: Unable to produce fruit, and in the medical sense, unable to produce a pregnancy. ...Read more