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Can I get a spinal epidural while on antibiotics?

October 16, 2018 at 9:43am

If taking antibiotics why is getting a spine epidural not allowed?

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What treatments are available for hair loss?

October 16, 2018 at 9:39am

I'm losing handfuls of hair. I have two bald spots, one on the back of my head and one on the side. I don't know what to do. I've had my thyroid checked and it is in a normal range, and I'm doing meditation to reduce my stress.

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Will APEXM help my incontinence?

October 8, 2018 at 9:36am

I am interested in learning more about APEXM. I received Pelvic Floor Therapy (PFT) a year ago and it didn't help. My concern regarding APEXM is the price. Is there a provider in the Texas area who prescribes APEXM?

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Do I have a sleep disorder?

October 5, 2018 at 9:56am

Lately, I have been falling asleep for no known reason. I will be sitting watching tv and nod off. Do you know what could cause this?

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What can I do about vaginal itching?

October 2, 2018 at 3:15pm

I have seen my gynecologist at least three times in the past year for vaginal itching. Nothing has relieved it, yet. First, I was treated for a yeast infection, but it didn't relieve anything. Then I was given a cream and instructed to take Benadryl at night. That is not working. I'm considering going to another gynecologist where I go for breast cancer care. I was having the itching problems prior to my masectomy, and nothing has ever helped. I've tried over the counter products and they don't work. My gynecologist tested me for cervical cancer and that was negative.

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Does yogurt or bottled water cause cancer?

October 1, 2018 at 2:47pm

Someone told me eating yogurt and drinking bottled water causes cancer, is this true?

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Can cerebrospinal fluid increase after stent placement?

September 27, 2018 at 2:58pm

I have a diagnosis of "idiopathic" Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus on my medical record. A stent was placed under my scalp to pump excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) off my brain. Can the amount of CSF increase markedly over a period of 4 - 5 years after placement of the stent?

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Will Fat Necrosis Of The Breast Eventually Go Away?

September 24, 2018 at 12:07pm

I was diagnosed with fat necrosis in the left breast. It can be somewhat painful at times. Will this ever go away or is it something I will just have to live with? I have had repeat mammograms stating no cancer, along with ultrasound.

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Is My Wrist Pain A Serious Problem?

September 24, 2018 at 11:49am

I had a collision with my cat this morning when she leaped up on the bed. I reached my hand out to pet her and collided with her full-force jump. I ended up with a very painful and eventually swollen back of my hand. I've been in a lot of pain today and cannot use that hand without feeling excruciating pain. I've been icing it frequently today and took Tylenol for the pain. The swelling migrated down to one side of my wrist. Should I seek medical help or is what I'm doing sufficient?

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Is Yellow Vaginal Discharge Normal?

September 21, 2018 at 11:02am

What does it mean to have yellow, sometimes white, but always very opaque discharge shoot out and down your leg?

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