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Why do people say they always get the flu when they get a flu shot?

Why do people say they always get the flu when they get a flu shot?

Cold season: "flu shot season" as i like to think of it occurs (for good reason) well before flu season. It sadly coincides with the winter cold and cough season and often with the return to school. This is a time of year when almost everyone catches a cold, and often the cold they coincidentally get around the time of the shot is mistaken for getting the flu. It is impossible to get the flu from the shot. ...Read more

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Why do 11-year-old girls get their period? Why do they get it at that specific age?

Why do 11-year-old girls get their period? Why do they get it at that specific age?

Confusing question: 1st Menses will generally occur within 3 years of nipple growth, and may be earlier or later than age 11. Delay past 15 is rare. The body develops according to an interplay between the genes that direct the process, the hormones that emerge from the brain and adrenal glands. The exact timing for this process is unpredictable, but the sequence of events is consistent. ...Read more

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Do flu vaccines help. I get them every year but i tend to get flu anyways.

It depends...: They only help if they cover the current virus that is causing an influenza outbreak. The virus changes from year to year and the cdc makes an educated guess on which strains to cover in any given year. Fyi- you may not be getting actual influenza. There are thousands of viruses that can present with similar symptoms. The only way to know for sure is go to a clinic and get tested. ...Read more

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How many people get the flu vaccine? What happens if you don't get it?

How many people get the flu vaccine? What happens if you don't get it?

Millions of people: Mllions of people of all age group get the Flu Vaccine every year to prevent them getting the Flu Those who do not get the vaccine are susceptible to get Flu when exposed to it ...Read more

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I know someone that was saying to someone that they had to get tested for an aneurism, do people ever get rid of that or do they die from it?

I know someone that was saying to someone that they had to get tested for an aneurism, do people ever get rid of that or do they die from it?

Aneurism: There are surgical and percutaneous options for an appropriate patient, size of aneurism and location along the vascular structure in question. ...Read more

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American in London with 13month old daughter due to get MMR vaccine today. How long do we wait to get Varicella? I know in US they actually do MMRV.

American in London with 13month old daughter due to get MMR vaccine today. How long do we wait to get Varicella?  I know in US they actually do MMRV.

MMR and Varicella: MMR and Varicella vaccine are both live vaccines. Terefore it is important to either give these two vaccines at the same visit or space the two vaccines at least 28 days apart. ...Read more

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How do you get autism? Do you really get it from childhood immunizations or is it genetic?

How do you get autism? Do you really get it from childhood immunizations or is it genetic?

Not from immunizatio: Autism is a disorder that appears to start during a pregnancy. In some cases it appears to be an inherited disorder but in others the etiology is unknown. There is no scientific linkage between imunization and autism. ...Read more

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How do doctors keep from getting sick all the time when all they do is see sick people all day? Id be paranoid!

How do doctors keep from getting sick all the time when all they do is see sick people all day? Id be paranoid!

Hand washing: Hand washing is key in prevention of infection. Also, a strong immune system built over time from exposure, proper diet and exercise. The last thing we would want to do is harm - by spreading something. Thank you for your concern :). ...Read more

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People keep telling me they think i'am bipolar and i seem to have all the symptoms, where do I get tested?

People keep telling me they think i'am bipolar and i seem to have all the symptoms, where do I get tested?

Psychiatrist.: A qualified psychiatrist (with an M.D. Degree) should be able to diagnose bipolar or other disorders that might explain the symptoms. ...Read more

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People keep telling me they think i'm bipolar and I seem to have all the symptoms, where do I go to get tested?

People keep telling me they think i'm bipolar and I seem to have all the symptoms, where do I go to get tested?

Seek expert help: The primary way to evaluate someone for a diagnosis of bipolar disorder is through a specialist such as a psychiatrist or psychologist. A self-questionnaire can give you a clue to possible illness but does not tell you if you have it. Diagnosing bipolar disorder is extremely difficult and should be left to specialists. A primary care physician may provide you with a referral. ...Read more

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Why do some ppl tend to get chills being hot-cold-hot-cold before they get a fever if ever do ?

Why do some ppl tend to get chills being hot-cold-hot-cold before they get a fever if ever do
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It's a mild fever: Think of being hot-cold-hot-cold (but without a high reading on the thermometer) as having a mild fever. When feeling hot, the body is wanting to cool off (the brain is telling you that you are hotter than the brain wants you to be). When feeling cold, the body is wanting to get warmer and maybe have a fever (the brain is telling you that it wants you to be hotter, maybe even feverishly hotter). ...Read more

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Hi, if u touch things that were run through by big rats, do u get infected with their dirts? What should I do ? How do I know that i got infected?

Hi, if u touch things that were run through by big rats, do u get infected with their dirts? What should I do ? How do I know that i got infected?

Washed your hands?: If you have no open cuts or sores on your hands, then your skin will serve as a barrier- washing your hands thoroughly is your best defense. If you feel ill shortly thereafter, get evaluated by your physician. If you develop recurrent fevers, see your doc ad well - you might have rat bite fever or some other infection , based on the details you give to your doctor. ...Read more

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Does everyone get a scar on their arm when vaccinated? If not why do some people not get any scar?

Does everyone get a scar on their arm when vaccinated? If not why do some people not get any scar?

While the root: Of the word 'vaccine' is from the latin word for cow, and cow pox where edward jenner worked to deliver a milder form than small pox that swept through populations like a hot knife through butter. We no longer administer small pox vaccine. No cases occur in the world. It is the only vaccination that caused a scar. Tb/bcg can also scar, but also is not used in us. ...Read more

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How to explain you eat healthy during pregnancy without offending people? People get mad if I say no to food that I don't think will help my baby.

How to explain you eat healthy during pregnancy without offending people? People get mad if I say no to food that I don't think will help my baby.

Healthy diet: I would suggest that you tell people that you have been told by your OB that it is healthy to gain about 30 lbs in pregnancy and that it is recommended that you exercise and watch your diet to meet that goal. Excess calories are good for no one, including your baby. ...Read more

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What are Ben Wa balls? How do you get them out?

What are Ben Wa balls? How do you get them out?

Gynecologist: 3/4 of an inch size spherical devices (2), one actually a little smaller than the other one that you can buy for 10 bucks at Amazon. They are placed inside the vagina and help with achieving orgasm and strengthening the vaginal walls. It s should be possible to remove them by reaching inside the vagina. If that does not work, you will have to see a gynecologist, who should be able to remove them. ...Read more

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What is osteoporosis and do people have it before they get hunchbacked?

What is osteoporosis and do people have it before they get hunchbacked?

Brittle bones: Osteoporosis is a loss of the density of mineralization of your bones, making them more brittle. Your bones break more easily as a result. People have it many years before they can get hunchbacked. Once they have gotten a hunchback deformity, they usually have multiple compression fractures of their spine. Also, not all people with osteoporosis get a hunchback. Many get hip or wrist fractures. ...Read more

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Why do people still get diseases that are preventable?

Why do people still get diseases that are preventable?

Wish i knew: That is a question no one can answer. As for vaccine-preventable diseases, in the U.S., it is because of stupid anti-vaxxers like those who caused the measles outbreak currently. For diseases like heart disease and diabetes, it is because of a complex combination of poor choices, social circumstances, cost, misinformation and even lies, and sometimes genetics. ...Read more

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How many times do I need to get the HPV vaccination?

How many times do I need to get the HPV vaccination?

3 shot series: The Gardasil quadrivalent vaccine is given as a 3 shot series over a 6m period. ...Read more

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I do not want to get surgery, they aren't infected yet. Are their any other ways to get rid of gallstones?

I do not want to get surgery, they aren't infected yet. Are their any other ways to get rid of gallstones?

Not really: Asymptomatic gallstones can be observed. If you do develop right upper quadrant pain then see your doctor and rethink. ...Read more