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    It can be a bunch of things. Why haven't you...

    It can be a bunch of things. Why haven't you gone to your doc yet?
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    Different things are stored at various temps for...

    Different things are stored at various temps for different reasons. Be a little more specific.
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    The evidence points to no at this point.

    The evidence points to no at this point.
  4. Question: Drug Test

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    Opioids are generally undetectable in urine after...

    Opioids are generally undetectable in urine after a few days.
  5. Question: Blood counts

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    It depends. What were you having the blood work...

    It depends. What were you having the blood work done for? What other labs were done? Posting CBC/diff results along with any other labs is helpful.
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    Condoms have an expiration date, just like...

    Condoms have an expiration date, just like everything else, for a reason. If it was expired then it is more likely to fail and STD transmission is one of the risks. You aren't getting the STD from...
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    Gullible isn't in the dictionary. I'll also...

    Gullible isn't in the dictionary.

    I'll also add that being an MD doesn't make you an expert on a topic. Susan Kolb is a plastic surgeon. She is not in the fields of pathology, microbiology, or...
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    I have not provided a formal diagnosis(as it's...

    I have not provided a formal diagnosis(as it's not in my scope). I have disagreed with the nonsense offered up in this thread based on actual peer-reviewed evidence and my skill set, which includes...
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    A very good saying is "be open minded...but not...

    A very good saying is "be open minded...but not so open minded that your brain falls out." Your brain has fallen out. Believing everything you read on the internet is a very dangerous thing. There...
  10. Question: Stomach workout

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    Having visible abs is about having low body fat. ...

    Having visible abs is about having low body fat. You need to reduce your kcal intake and/or exercise more.
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    You are providing anecdotal experience which does...

    You are providing anecdotal experience which does not count as being reliable. Peer-reviewed research disagrees with you. You can look up journal citations at pubmed, which is free to view...
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    Elevated CRP is positively correlated with...

    Elevated CRP is positively correlated with obesity due to its relationship with inflammation. It can be a predictor of future coronary events but is not in and of itself the cause of heart attacks...
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    The biggest improvement would be to add more...

    The biggest improvement would be to add more muscle mass through resistance training.
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    In all honesty you don't have a chance at...

    In all honesty you don't have a chance at contesting this. Your husband had a head lac and head trauma(he hit his head on a fireplace!). The doctor wanted to rule out any skull fracture.

    It may...
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    So you want him to take viagra(which affects...

    So you want him to take viagra(which affects blood pressure) while he is already having blood pressure issues from another drug just for sex? You must be trying to collect on his life insurance.
    ...
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    I cited a source for you in the post above this...

    I cited a source for you in the post above this one. Please go back and look.
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    I see the ALP but do you have the AST, ALT, and...

    I see the ALP but do you have the AST, ALT, and GGT?
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    That's really all that can be told to you at this...

    That's really all that can be told to you at this point. Elevated CRP just points to inflammation but the causes vary. Infection is the typical reason.
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    Buy plain ol' monohydrate in bulk. Take 5g/day.

    Buy plain ol' monohydrate in bulk. Take 5g/day.
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    Kostek MA, et al. Subcutaneous fat alterations...

    Kostek MA, et al. Subcutaneous fat alterations resulting from an upper-body resistance training program. 2007. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 39(7):1177-85.
  21. Question: Oral Herpes

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    I was pointing out that there isn't a sole type...

    I was pointing out that there isn't a sole type that is sexually transmitted(you said "the" type that is spread through sex). Both HHV-1 and HHV-2 can be.
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    Morgellons disease is just another name for...

    Morgellons disease is just another name for delusional parasitosis. It is not real. There is plenty of peer-reviewed literature on the subject.
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    It would be helpful if you could post the results...

    It would be helpful if you could post the results instead of just saying they were normal so we can see what all was actually done.
  24. Question: Drug test

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    When you screen positive for opiods, the...

    When you screen positive for opiods, the confirmatory test will determine exactly what it was. They are not the same.
  25. Question: Oral Herpes

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    Chances are he did not contract it through sex...

    Chances are he did not contract it through sex but don't let that fool you into thinking that you can not get it from him. Any contact(including kissing or him performing oral sex on you) with the...
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    Did any of them order liver function tests?

    Did any of them order liver function tests?
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    Nope.

    Nope.
  28. Question: No Peroids

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    Have you gone back to your OB since that original...

    Have you gone back to your OB since that original visit for the pap smear?
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    It sounds like delusional parasitosis. You may...

    It sounds like delusional parasitosis. You may want to consider seeing a psychiatrist.
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    It just sounds like you had a bad trip and should...

    It just sounds like you had a bad trip and should be more responsible in the future.
  31. Question: Calcium blocker?

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    It is a little strange but dietary calcium and...

    It is a little strange but dietary calcium and calcium antagonists actually work well together to reduce hypertension.
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    Nope.

    Nope.
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    See a physical therapist. Don't all medical...

    See a physical therapist. Don't all medical schools require the students to carry insurance?
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    The key to a flat stomach is having a proper...

    The key to a flat stomach is having a proper diet, which you admit to not be doing. Lean meats, leafy greens, and whole grains are key. A good exercise routine comprised of both resistance and...
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    You can call them and request a copy of the...

    You can call them and request a copy of the results.
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    ~40 pounds by next June sounds like a realistic...

    ~40 pounds by next June sounds like a realistic goal based on your post. Just keep doing what you're doing and don't get discouraged if the scale isn't moving as fast as you'd like it to. You...
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    Post the results from your urinalysis.

    Post the results from your urinalysis.
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    The simple answer is no. Consider an outside...

    The simple answer is no. Consider an outside donor or adoption.
  39. While what one eats may not have anything to do...

    While what one eats may not have anything to do with the origin of their epilepsy, ketogenic diets are used as a treatment.
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    Just to address a couple of the above posts,...

    Just to address a couple of the above posts, orofacial herpes can be caused by both HHV-1 and HHV-2, the latter usually being the result of oral sex.
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    There aren't really clinical symptoms, per se,...

    There aren't really clinical symptoms, per se, for breast cancer other than the lumps. Wait and see what happens with the mammogram and any blood work.
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    A picture would help. Just to clarify--orofacial...

    A picture would help. Just to clarify--orofacial herpes outbreaks can be on other parts of the face than the lips.
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    Consume fewer calories and exercise!

    Consume fewer calories and exercise!
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    If the stone was in your foot, you would likely...

    If the stone was in your foot, you would likely be able to tell simply by feeling the area. It's most likely just blood.
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    Both have hepatoprotectant properties and are...

    Both have hepatoprotectant properties and are good options for general liver health. But as always, speak with your doctor and pharmacist when concerned about adding something to your treatment...
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    What sort of size difference are you talking...

    What sort of size difference are you talking about? I doubt it's extremely noticeable. Dumbbells are a good way to solve imbalances and it may just take more time. Genetics can also be a factor.
  47. Question: Can't sleep

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    - Eat a small meal with some carbohydrates...

    - Eat a small meal with some carbohydrates shortly before going to sleep
    - Use your bed only to sleep or something not visually stimulating to help you get to sleep such as reading
    - Avoid the TV...
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    I'd hardly call a salad and toast binging. What...

    I'd hardly call a salad and toast binging. What does your normal daily food intake look like? What sort of exercise, if any, are you doing?
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    The key to losing fat is creating a caloric...

    The key to losing fat is creating a caloric deficit. That involves reducing the amount of calories you're consuming every day and exercising. Focus on eating lean meats, whole grains, leafy green...
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    Don't aggravate it further. See a dermatologist.

    Don't aggravate it further. See a dermatologist.
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