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I am male 33 year old. I am suffering from frequent urine (some times frequency very fast) since last 2-3 month. I have taken zenflox-uti for 5 days but no relief from that. Please suggest how to cure this?

M.B.B.S, MS, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Vadodara  •  7yrs exp
I am male 33 year old. I am suffering from frequent urine (some times frequency very fast) since last 2-3 month. I ha...
At this age to have this kind of symptoms need evaluation as there are few rare causes which we need to pick up with tht are you having urgency and other urinary symptoms.
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I had used hydroquinone tretinoin & mometasone furoate cream for 3-4 irregular months and firstly my skin became so fair and glowing but when I stopped and exposed to sun a bit my face got few shades dark should I use demelan cream?

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai  •  22yrs exp
I had used hydroquinone tretinoin & mometasone furoate cream for 3-4 irregular months and firstly my skin became so f...
No. Treatment depends on the grade of pigment skin. For detailed prescription do direct online consultation with photos.
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I'm 25 years old and having some dental issues for a year. The gaps between my teeth are somehow increasing and i'm really concerned. At first, I thought it was because of toothpaste so I switched from closeup to himalayas but I don't see much of an improvement. And due to covid, i'm not sure I should be visiting hospitals so i'm asking for any other solutions. Is there anything I can try to avoid further issues?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai  •  27yrs exp
I'm 25 years old and having some dental issues for a year. The gaps between my teeth are somehow increasing and i'm r...
Kindly share x ray (opg or picture or iopa) if possible to suggest best treatment. Fixed braces starts from rs 25000/- to rs 400000/- (invisalign) dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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My parents don't know that I am taking fluvoxamine and fluoxetine from 4 months .my sister is on life long medication for schizophrenia. How will I convince them for its continued use as eventually they will come to know somehow?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd, Transactional Analysis
Psychologist, Bangalore  •  50yrs exp
My parents don't know that I am taking fluvoxamine and fluoxetine from 4 months .my sister is on life long medication...
There is no point in hiding this information however unpleasant it may be to them. With schizophrenia in the family, it is imperative that you seek treatment and in time for your problems. I also suggest that you seek the help of a counselor if you really want to quit the use of medication. Please take your parents with you to determine the possible developmental issues that may have contributed to this condition. This is a fear-based condition and for some reason, you have not been dealing with this childhood fear which has now developed unto these repetitive adaptations and anxiety to seem to need it for normal functioning. The behavior will then become based on magical thinking and certain rituals will become necessary to do normal things making you believe that either the frequency or the ritual is important to its success. This of course is a fallacy but there will come a time that even if told the truth, your belief will defy any logic and you will continue behaving like that even if it cripples you in your daily routines. It only appears as though some other force is behind these behaviors and that you are compelled to act in this fashion. That is obviously not true but no one can convince you of anything different. The obsession is a repeating thought pattern with no meaningful outcome, and the compulsiveness is the need to act on those obsessions also in a repeated behavior pattern as though you just cannot help yourself. This is all driven by fear and when you are frustrated with it, you will escalate anger over it. Doubt, insecurity, uncertainty, and lack of firm memory will all plague you and increase stress. There are certain behavioral techniques to be implemented and if they work you may get out of this condition rather easily. If that does not work as desired, then medication has to be introduced, and in combination with counseling, much work can be achieved. Not informing your parents will only increase your stress and your response to the fear will increase due to the pressure. Go tell them.
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Menstruation - Myths and Facts!

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS, FNB Reproductive Medicine, MRCOG
IVF Specialist, Delhi  •  18yrs exp
Menstruation - Myths and Facts!

When ovulation doesn't occur, progesterone is not produced, however estrogen-induced endometrial accumulation continues indefinitely. Progesterone normally balances the effects of estrogen. As a result of this unopposed estrogen, shedding of the thickened endometrium is irregular, happening when it can no longer maintain itself. This pattern is known as estrogen breakthrough bleeding, which results in delayed and unusually heavy periods. A pattern more commonly experienced by peri-menopausal women is estrogen withdrawal bleeding. As estrogen levels decline in the peri-menopause, the endometrium develops inadequately. In this case, irregular shedding results in spotting between periods, or light, frequent, and/or short menstruation.

Many women experience anovulatory bleeding at one time or another during their menstruating lifetime. This condition is more common among girls during the year or two after their first period and among women nearing menopause. Anovulatory bleeding is diagnosed by a women's health care provider or gynaecologist after other causes of irregular uterine bleeding have been eliminated through tests and/or diagnostic procedures.

A variety of factors can cause changes in normal hormonal function and menstruation, including:

  • Long-distance travel and changes in circadian rhythms
  • Medications, such as hormone therapy and oral contraceptives
  • Ovarian cysts or other hormone-secreting tumours
  • Strenuous physical activity
  • Significant weight loss or gain
  • Extreme emotional stress
  • Chronic disease, illness, infection
  • Eating disorders
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Pregnancy

Early diagnosis and treatment of anovulatory bleeding are essential. Possible complications include iron deficiency anaemia, infertility, osteoporosis, and endometrial cancer. With appropriate management, normal menstruation can often resume. Treatment generally includes hormonal regulation with birth control pills or progesterone supplementation.

If a woman has been experiencing unusual vaginal bleeding, fever, abdominal pain, dizziness, and/or fainting, it's important to make an appointment to see a women's health care provider or gynaecologist for an evaluation.

Menstruation is the periodic (usually monthly) shedding of the lining of the uterus that occurs under the influence of hormones. Hormones control ovulation (release of an egg from the ovary), the development of the endometrium (uterine lining), and menses (monthly flow). Appropriate hormones in adequate amounts and released in the proper sequence are necessary for the monthly pattern to continue. Without normal hormonal functioning, ovulation does not take place, disrupting the normal monthly pattern.

During a normal menstrual cycle, hormones from the brain stimulate the ovaries to prepare an egg and to release the hormone estrogen, which builds up the endometrium. Following ovulation, the ovary that released the egg secretes the hormone progesterone, which prepares the endometrium for conception. Progesterone secretion declines if pregnancy does not occur, and the menstrual phase of the cycle begins, with the sloughing off of the endometrium in menstrual blood. Periodic, monthly bleeding can only result following ovulation, since it is this event that promotes progesterone production and declines two weeks later, bringing on menses.

For many women" the period" simply means vaginal bleeding without regard to the pattern of bleeding. In this sense, it is possible to bleed without ovulating, but the bleeding will be irregular. This is known as dysfunctional uterine bleeding or anovulatory bleeding. Anovulatory bleeding varies inflow, duration, and schedule, and often is mistaken for a menstrual period.

Lastly, even though women can have bleeding without ovulation, they still need to use birth control if they want to be protected from pregnancy. The timing of ovulation is unpredictable, so it makes sense to be protected.

Hi doctors, I am having hairs on my chin nd upper lips section. I wanna kno dat using gents shaver can increase my hairs or not. If not then why my hair growth is increasing? I am 45 at age.

CCPH, BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Bhilai  •  9yrs exp
Hi doctors, I am having hairs on my chin nd upper lips section. I wanna kno dat using gents shaver can increase my ha...
It's becoz of hormonal issues you r facing such prblm. U nd to get your test dne for getting diagnosed.
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I was taking qutan 50 mg white colour tablet without any line on it. Now I need qutan 25 mg tablet for 7 days. Can I take half from 50 mg tablet.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Roorkee  •  26yrs exp
I was taking qutan 50 mg white colour tablet without any line on it. Now I need qutan 25 mg tablet for 7 days. Can I ...
Yes.
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I am having dark spots on forehead and cheeks because of pimples. How can I get rid of this stubborn dark spots? Help me out please.

MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician,  •  7yrs exp
I am having dark spots on forehead and cheeks because of pimples. How can I get rid of this stubborn dark spots? Help...
I am sorry to hear about your concern but will be happy to assist you. Melasma is a common skin condition that affects the face and causes patchy, brown, tan or blue-gray spots on the face. It is one of several skin conditions that result in patches of discolored skin. Most people with melasma get dark patches on their cheeks, chin, nose bridge, forehead, and above the upper lip. Let's connect over a call so that we can discuss your concern in details and make a suitable treatment plan for you.
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Sir dandruff bahut aur ketoconzole shampoo bhi use kiya par tab bhi aram nahi hai kya kare aur bahut tej hair fall ho raha hai aur sarsso ka oil use kar ta hu.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi  •  11yrs exp
Sir dandruff bahut aur ketoconzole shampoo bhi use kiya par tab bhi aram nahi hai kya kare aur bahut tej hair fall ho...
Use a ketoconazole based stay on lotion at bedtime thrice a week. Wash it off in the morning with normal shampoo. Stop using oil over scalp as it will further aggravate the condition. For further treatment consult a dermatologist.
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I have an acne on my left butt. Please suggest some low cost tablet to get relief (bcz I am a student).

M.D. Consultant Pathologist, CCEBDM Diabetes, PGDS Sexology USA, CCMTD Thyroid, ACDMC Heart Disease, CCMH Hypertension, ECG, CCCS ( CARDIOLOGY & STROKE), CCIGC ( GERIATRIC CARE )
Sexologist, Sri Ganganagar  •  40yrs exp
I have an acne on my left butt. Please suggest some low cost tablet to get relief (bcz I am a student).
Here are 4 natural ways to get rid of pimples fast, although they may have limited research supporting their effectiveness for this purpose. Spot treat with tea tree oil. Spot treat with other essential oils. Apply green tea to the skin. Moisturize with aloe vera.
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