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What Does The Implant Actually Do And How Much Does It Hurt
Altered normal cell: normal cells can be affected by viruses or carcinogens to develop mutations in certain genes termed "oncogenes" Certain of these genes like p53 allow cells that have a DNA mutation to slow their rate of division to allow corrections. With mutated genes the corrections not made and mutation is passed to divided cells. There are enzymes like telomerase to allow the mutated cell to have immortality. ...Read more
Why does your back hurt so much during your period? Also, how do you make it so it doesn't or doesn't hurt as badly?
Prostaglandins: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more
Rapidly: Rispedal does not take long to absorb and distribute to where it needs to go (a few hours). How long it takes to experience an improvement in what you and your doctor are seeking to treat all depends on what you are treating. ...Read more
Typically 2 images: Most centers in the us take two images. One is oblique (called a medial lateral oblique or mlo) and one is head to toe (called craniocaudal or cc). Compression is required in both projections and this part can be painful. Once the images are obtained they are evaluated by a radiologist who has satisfied certain criteria established by the fda. A report should be available that day or within 1 week. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What does the abortion pill do to the baby how does it make the baby die? And does it hurt the baby?
No baby involved: The abortion pill (mifepristone) prevents ovulation or implantation of fertilized egg. There is no baby yet. It's an egg or growing cells. There is no nervous system, so there is no pain or discomfort. If the fertilized egg doesn't implant, it doesn't grow, and is extruded like every other non-fertilized egg you produce. ...Read more
What does it mean when your body produces to much inslin? The doctor didn't really explain it very well.
Does resveratrol really work? I mean does it really slow aging and if so, by how much and how do you know this for sure?
It is debatable: There is some experimental evidence that it is useful but in humans there is no definite data to support that claim yet. But fruits are good for healthy aging and are encouraged. How much do they prolong life...Not certain but could add 4-5 years if you eat healthy(lots of fruits and vegetables with each meal) and avoid animal fats. ...Read more
How long would it take to my stomach to notice a pregnancy? And how does it feel ? Does the stomach hurt any way?
Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more
I have hematoma after gallbladder surgery. Don't know how big it is. How long does it usually take for the body to absorb it and why does it happen?
About Six Weeks: Hematomas are quite common after surgery.It is just collection of blood which gets clotted after the surgery and with time liquefies and gets absorped in the blood stream. Most hematomas do not require any treatment and resolve by itself.But sometime if they are large and pressing on some organ/ structure or it gets infected,then it has to be drained and treated appropriately.Discuss with Surgeon ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation: Vasculitis is literally an inflammatory condition involving blood vessels. There are many types which can be quite benign or can cause major problems such as blockage of major arteries, or even a stroke. If you have been diagnosed with vasculitis, you should discuss the implications with a vascular specialist. ...Read more
How does an eating disorder begin? Where does it all start. And how do you know when it has gotten to far?
Different ways: Some eating disorders start by peer pressure (friends 'competing' with diets or exercise, or suggesting purging). Some start with a distorted body image (feeling 'fat' when not really). Some are efforts to feel in control, in family situations that feel out of control. Some are self-punishment. And some we can't really explain. When it's a "disorder" it's already gone too far; see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the eye drum perforates in a child, does it repair itself and how long does it take to do this? How does it affect hearing?
Varies: This is common in early childhood.It can occur when an infection pushes through the drum or from acoustic trauma. Smaller prefs can seal up over a day or two but infection may delay this. Most would heal on their own eventually, but some mostly the larger ones will require reconstruction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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