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Dr. Did prostate rectal exam. It was painful n burning. He said he will wait or hold on antibiotics prescription till i come back in 3 months. Why ? What do you think he suspected?

Dr. Did prostate rectal exam. It was painful n burning. He said he will wait or hold on antibiotics prescription till i come back in 3 months. Why ? What do you think he suspected?

Prostatitis: If the physician felt that the prostate gland was tender when he palpated it, he suspected an inflamed gland(prostatitis) which is usually treated with antibiotics. On the other hand, the exam may have simply been uncomfortable either because of poor technique or inadequate relaxation. I don't think that He would wait 3 months if he strongly suspected an infected gland. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Ca125 (Definition)

Ca-125 (cancer antigen 125 or carbohydrate antigen 125) is a biomarker/tumor marker for ovarian cancer (etc); however, it is not sensitive or specific enough to use as a screening test. Also, a uk study showed that treating based on ca125 level did not improve outcomes. "125" comes from the 125th attempt to develop a marker. It was introduced by bast ...Read more


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My baby has been vomiting big gush of vomit after he feeds..it doesn't happen every time but when it does i don't know what to do or why it's happenin?

My baby has been vomiting big gush of vomit after he feeds..it doesn't happen every time but when it does i don't know what to do or why it's happenin?

GER: Gastroesophageal reflux is common in infants until their esophageal sphincter develops, and are prone to increased symptoms after feeds, while laying flat, with pressure on the abdomen and with rapid position changes. Common symptoms include spitting up, nasal congestion, fussiness, gagging/coughing and more. GER is usually not associated with cyanosis, so see your doc for color changes during. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a doctor tells me im on stage 3 of change if cells? I have a colposcopy comming up, but what can it be std? Cancer? Any answers

What does it mean when a doctor tells me  im on stage 3 of change if cells? I have a colposcopy comming up, but what can it be std? Cancer? Any answers

HSIL-CIN 3: I assume that you are talking about high grade intraepithelial lesion- cin 3- carcinoma in situ. It refers to severely cellular changes on the cervical epithelial lining., colposcopy is needed. The treatment is to remove (excise) or destroy (ablate) the abnormal area to prevent cancer. The risk to develop invasive cancer of the cervix is about 20% if nothing is done, follow up w/ your gyne closely. ...Read more

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There is a pimple on my stomach, that didn't go for 4 months, it doesn't hurt, or anything except it used change everyday but not anymore. ?

There is a pimple on my stomach, that didn't go for 4 months, it doesn't hurt, or anything except it used change everyday but not anymore. ?

13 years old: See if you can have your parents ask a question for you, as HealthTap is for people over 16 years of age. Thank you. ...Read more

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What should I expect before & after tonsil surgery? I'm 39 does that matter?

What should I expect before & after tonsil surgery? I'm 39 does that matter?

What to expect: Typically the first two days aren't too bad. The worst days are the second and third after surgery.It then gradually improves so that at two weeks most of the pain is gone although it may take a month until it no longer hurts with sneezing, yawning, or opening widely. There is sometimes a little peak the 5-6 day postop as the scabs shed. When older it takes longer and is more intense.Control pain. ...Read more

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Does it matter if my colon perforation is from tumor or infection. I didn't have screening before surgery. T3nomo? No chemo.

Does it matter if my colon perforation is from tumor or infection. I didn't have screening before surgery. T3nomo?  No chemo.

Yes: Perforation from tumor increases the risk of recurrence locally- since this implies spillage of tumor in the region. Infection if controlled and treated should not. Tumor perforation usually considered t4. ...Read more

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Why do a breast ultrasound after a mammogram? Does it mean there’s something abnormal in my breast, or was the mammogram just not clear? My doctor won’t talk to me until after the ultrasound, but i’m worried now.

Why do a breast ultrasound after a mammogram? Does it mean there’s something abnormal in my breast, or was the mammogram just not clear? My doctor won’t talk to me until after the ultrasound, but i’m worried now.

It means that: there was an abnormality or potential abnormality on the mammogram that required additional evaluation or confirmation with ultrasound. Or, if you have dense breasts, screening ultrasound may be performed as an adjunct test even if the mammo shows no abnormality. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if tumor and resection went fine why chemo?

Could you tell me if tumor and resection went fine why chemo?

To prevent : Even if the tumor is completely removed there may be microscopic cells that may have escaped prior to removal - the goal of chemotherapy is to treat those ...Read more

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Wn my bf cumd in me iqot up quickly n pushed out the cum ; does it sdil mean i could be preqqos im bleeding now n have a sore stomach n bk ? Help please

Wn my bf cumd in me iqot up quickly n pushed out the cum ; does it sdil mean i could be preqqos im bleeding now n have a sore stomach n bk ? Help please

Unprotected sex: Women of childbearing age who have unprotected sex can get pregnant no matter how quickly they attempt to push/wash the sperm out of their body. All it takes is one sperm to be left behind. So if you're 4 weeks past your last menstrual period, get a home pregnancy test and go see your family doc either for prenatal care or for contraception. Your bf still needs to wear condoms to minimize std risk. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I am not able to taste or smell anything ?

What does it mean if I am not able to taste or smell anything ?

Several reasons: It means that your sense of smell (olfaction) is not working, and if absolutely no sense of taste then the gustatory taste areas are not functioning. When you lose smell, you frequently can only taste very minimally, simple things might taste odd to you. This is common with head injury to frontal areas, but could happen with infections, and for taste vitamin deficiencies - see neurologist. ...Read more

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Why does my boyfriend vomit only after dinner? He can hold down any other meal with no problem, but for some reason when it comes to eating dinner he can't. I don't know if it's something he's allergic to, if it's bulimia, or if it's the portion of the fo

Why does my boyfriend vomit only after dinner? He can hold down any other meal with no problem, but for some reason when it comes to eating dinner he can't. I don't know if it's something he's allergic to, if it's bulimia, or if it's the portion of the fo

That : That is a confusing situation. It is not clear why he would only vomit after dinner. You bring up bulimia, i wonder if you have suspicion of that. It is not clear to me if he overeats then vomits. He could try eating smaller portions, then sitting quietly for one hour while his food digests. It would be best if he consulted his physician about this if it continues. ...Read more

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What can I do if my dad has barretts esophagus, what will happen if he does not have the recommeded surgery?

What can I do if my dad has barretts esophagus, what will happen if he does not have the recommeded surgery?

Barretts: Puts him at risk of developing esophageal cancer. A very difficult cancer to treat and cure once established. Treat this aggressively with meds and possible ablation surgery. Its an easy day procedure called halo 90 or 360. Talk to a gastroenterologist or surgeon. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and my voice hasn't change yet and I don't want it to. Will it change still and what age (range) does a guys voice change ?

I'm 17 and my voice hasn't change yet and I don't want it to. Will it change still and what age (range) does a guys voice change ?

About the time: ' don't want it ' is not in your hands , your male hormones has its own path as you reach young adulthood . ...Read more

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I have grey matter lesions on my brain ... My neurologist said i don't need to go back to neurology anymore .. What is it? And how will it affect me?

I have grey matter lesions on my brain ... My neurologist said i don't need to go back to neurology anymore .. What is it? And how will it affect me?

Brain lesions: Not all brain spots are pathological, to our best knowledge. When spots on a brain MRI are excessively large, of certain patterns, in very specific locations, or change significantly over short periods of time, then concern should be raised. Of some concern is the presence of other conditions, such as lupus, however. Vigilance may be warranted. ...Read more

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What does taking 1 morning after pill do? If i was to still get pregnant could it hurt or affect the baby?

What does taking 1 morning after pill do? If i was to still get pregnant could it hurt or affect the baby?

Morning pill: The morning pill basically causes you uterus to not accept an implantiontion. You should still have a pregnancy test 10 days after, because HCG last 9 to to days after implantion. But you you should f/u with a ob/gyn even after this if you have questions. ...Read more

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How can lung cancer affect my sex life? Cant light up after, I know, but what else can't I do?

How can lung cancer affect my sex life? Cant light up after, I know, but what else can't I do?

Is the lung cancer: Gone or did you just fnd out? Do you want to know your prognosis or have you and your care team avoided it? If your libido is intact and you and your partner is interested, absolutely no hazard to sex. If under treatment, you may need to ask your medical oncologist about blood counts and platelets. If xrt, no problems, if post op, ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Been told if cannot locate slow intermittent csf leak on cisternogram doesn't mean I don't have one.wat do I do next if this is the case???

Been told if cannot locate slow intermittent csf leak on cisternogram doesn't mean I don't have one.wat do I do next if this is the case???

CSF leak diagnosis: Intraspinal injection of radio opaque contrast such as a delayed iohexol CT can help localize a CSF leak, Also intraspinal injection of gadolinium and then delayed MRI of the suspected area can also show areas of CSF leak. ...Read more

Dr. Devon Webster
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Chemotherapy (Definition)

The term chemotherapy typically is used to describe using chemicals to treat ...Read more