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Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection

Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection

Manufacturer: Patson Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Ceftriaxone, Sulbactam
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection is a drug which is used for treating bacterial infections. It is administered to the patient in the form of an injection. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria such as gonorrhea (infection of female reproductive organ), pelvic inflammatory disease and also infections of lungs, skin, blood, bones, joints and abdomen. Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection belongs to a class of medications known as cephalosporin antibiotics. It works by killing the bacteria. It should always be taken under a doctor?s guidance.

Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection is a drug which is used for treating bacterial infections. It is administered to the patient in the form of injection. It is used to treat infections caused by bacteria such as gonorrhea (infection of female reproductive organ), pelvic inflammatory disease and also infections of lungs, skin, blood, bones, joints and abdomen.

Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection belongs to a class of medication known as cephalosporin antibiotics. It works by killing the bacteria. It should always be taken under a doctor?s guidance. Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection comes in the form of powder which is mixed with liquid and then injected intravenously (into a vein) over a period of 30 to 60 minutes. However sometimes it is also injected into a muscle. It is usually injected as a single dose. Sometimes it is injected multiple times with a gap of 4 to 14 days between doses.

This medication should always be taken under the supervision of a medical expert. There are also some other precautions you need to take. Firstly check if you have any allergies to any of the ingredients of Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection. Also inform the consulting doctor about any prescribed drugs or dietary supplement that you are taking currently on to avoid side effects. Inform your doctor about any history of liver disease, kidney disease or digestive problems. Also if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant, it is advisable not to take this medication as it might have harmful effects on your baby.

Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection might cause some side effects like pain, tenderness, hardness or warmth in the place where it was injected; it may also result in pale skin ,weakness or diarrhea. These are common symptoms and usually go away on their own. However sometimes certain side effects can be serious. These maybe rash, stomach cramps, stomach pain, chest pain, painful urination, swelling in legs and feet, peeling skin, difficulty swallowing or breathing, rash etc. It is important to consult a doctor as soon as these symptoms occur. It is extremely important not to overdose as it can cause harmful effects. Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection should be kept at cool temperature away from direct sunlight. It should be kept out of the reach of children and pets.

Type II Diabetes Mellitus
Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection is used to lower elevated blood glucose levels in patients with type II diabetes mellitus. It may be used as a single medication or in combination with other anti-diabetic medications.
Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection is not recommended for use if you have a history of allergy to it or any other ingredient of the medicine.
Heart Failure
Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection is not recommended for use if you are suffering from a moderate to severe heart failure.
In addition to its intended effect, Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Hypoglycemia Major Less Common
Bloody and cloudy urine Major Rare
Painful urination Major Rare
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet Major Less Common
Difficult and painful breathing Major Less Common
Irregular Heartbeat Moderate Common
Weight gain Moderate Common
Upper respiratory tract infection Major Rare
Headache Moderate Less Common
Fracture of bones Major Rare
Severe muscle pain Moderate Less Common
Disorder of tooth Moderate Less Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for 24 hours after the initial action has begun.
What is the onset of action?
This medicine has a delayed onset of action owing to its complex mechanism of action. It may take days for the initial action of the medicine to be observed.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use by women who are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy in near future. Use of insulin is most preferred during early and mid-stages of pregnancy.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use in women who are breastfeeding. The risk of adverse effect is very high in infants and hence the potential benefits and risks should be considered before using this medicine.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Ipca Laboratories Ltd
Blue Cross Laboratories Ltd
Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Leeford Healthcare Ltd
Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
Que Pharma Pvt Ltd
Xellence Laboratories
Biophar Lifesciences Pvt Ltd
Grandcure Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Signova Pharma Pvt Ltd
Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd
BestoChem Formulations India Ltd
Mankind Pharma Ltd
Aristo Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Lupin Ltd
Shreya Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Imed Healthcare
Cipla Ltd
Comed Chemicals Ltd
Excella Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Skymax Life Science Pvt Ltd
Lupin Ltd
Wockhardt Ltd
Trends Pharma Pvt Ltd
Abbott India Ltd
Karnataka Antibiotics & Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Aglowmed Drugs Pvt. Ltd.
Scott Edil Pharmacia Ltd
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Parenteral Drugs India Ltd
Zee Laboratories
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Venus Remedies Ltd
Mark Remedies Pvt Ltd
Cachet Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Euphoric Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Themis Medicare Ltd
Vanguard Therapeutics Pvt Ltd
Lupin Ltd
Lupin Ltd
Alliaance Biotech
Abbott India Ltd
Iatros Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Helios Pharmaceuticals
Corona Remedies Pvt Ltd
Molekule India Pvt Ltd
Indoco Remedies Ltd
Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
Torque Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Concept Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Hi Tech Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Algen Healthcare Pvt Ltd
RKM Health Care
Parasol Laboratories
Morepen Laboratories Ltd
Salud Care India Pvt Ltd
Stadchem Of India
Scortis Lab Pvt Ltd
Clyde Biotech P Ltd
Sterkem Pharma Pvt Ltd
GRAF Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Leben Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Ampra Pharmaceuticals
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Overseas Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Ravian Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Anhox Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Indoco Remedies Ltd
Gujarat Terce Laboratories Ltd
Total Healthcare
Shrinivas Gujarat Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Reliance Formulation Pvt Ltd
Aurz Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Dr. Johns Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Wens Drugs India Pvt Ltd
Kinedex Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Octane Biotech Pvt Ltd
Avinash Health Products Pvt Ltd
Tablets India Limited
Astrum Healthcare Pvt Ltd
S R Pharmaceuticals
Sanjivani Parenteral Ltd
Bennet Pharmaceuticals Limited
Indoco Remedies Ltd
Dr. Johns Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Alde Medi Impex Ltd
Gold Line
Swiss Pharma Pvt Ltd
Gland Pharma Limited
Winsome Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Embiotic Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Sanat Products Ltd
Strides shasun Ltd
Exotic Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Vhb Life Sciences Inc
St Morrison
Punjab Formulations Ltd
Neon Laboratories Ltd
Bsp Pharmaceuticals
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Calibar Pharmaceuticals
Psychotropics India Ltd
Zota Health care Ltd
United Biotech Pvt Ltd
Litaka Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medinova Labs
Nitin Lifesciences Ltd
Infugen Pharma Pvt Ltd
Veritaz Healthcare Ltd
M D C Pharmaceuticals P Ltd
Novartis India Ltd
Kenn Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Hetero Drugs Ltd
Ritz Pharma
Innovative Pharmaceuticals
Galpha Laboratories Ltd
Marc Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Marc Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Waves Bio-Tech Pvt Ltd
Stallion Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Meridian Medicare Ltd
Hetero Drugs Ltd
Sanify Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Enzo Biopharma Ltd
Zee Laboratories
Monokem Labs
Stallion Laboratories Pvt Ltd
Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Vhb Life Sciences Inc
Medley Pharmaceuticals
Scott Edil Pharmacia Ltd
Are there any missed dose instructions?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped. Do not take two doses within a day to make up for the previous day's missed dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Appropriate supportive measures should be initiated immediately if the symptoms are severe.
United States
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Congestive heart failure Major
Caution should be exercised while administering Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection to patients having heart failure and edema as the risk of worsening of conditions is very high. The lowest recommended dose should be administered to a patient having mild heart failure and edema with clinical monitoring of symptoms. For moderate and severe conditions the use of this medicine is not recommended.
Bladder cancer Moderate
Use of Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection is not recommended in patients having an active bladder tumor. The likelihood of worsening of cancer is high and hence other medications should be used in such cases.
Liver Disease Moderate
This medicine should be used with caution in patients having an increased liver serum levels or an active liver disease. The liver serum levels should be examined before initiating the use of this medicine. Symptoms of liver failure like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain and darkened urine colour while using this medicine should be reported immediately.
Anemia Moderate
Use of Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection may cause a decrease in the levels of hemoglobin and hence should be administered with caution in anemic patients.
Interaction with Alcohol
Ethanol Moderate
You should limit the consumption of alcohol while taking Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection. Consult your doctors if any symptoms indicating a fall or rise in blood glucose levels is observed.
Interaction with Lab Test
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Gemfibrozil Major
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require an adjustment in the dose of Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection while taking these medicines together. It is advised to keep a regular check on the blood glucose levels while taking these medicines.
Rifampicin Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require clinical monitoring and a dose adjustment if these medications are used together. Special caution is advised if the use of Rifampicin is initiated or ended while you are taking Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection.
Gatifloxacin Major
Report the use of Gatifloxacin to the doctor before Pioglitazone or any other anti-diabetic medicine is prescribed. These medicines can cause some very severe side effects when used together.
Insulin injection Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may a require a dose adjustment and regular monitoring of blood sugar levels if these medicines are prescribed together. Symptoms of low blood sugar levels like headache, drowsiness, weakness etc should be reported to the doctor.
Ketoconazole Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require an adjusted dose of Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection if these medicines are used together. Symptoms of low blood sugar levels like headache, drowsiness, weakness etc should be reported to the doctor.
Aloe Vera Moderate
Aloe vera should be used with caution while taking Cons 1000 Mg/500 Mg Injection or any other anti-diabetic medication. You may require a dose adjustment and regular monitoring of blood sugar levels while taking these medicines together. Symptoms of low blood sugar levels like headache, drowsiness, weakness etc should be reported to the doctor.

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Is a Sauna Good or Bad for Penis Function?

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Is a Sauna Good or Bad for Penis Function?

After a robust workout at the gym, nothing feels quite so good as spending a little time in a sauna or steam room. The concentrated heat pouring over the body seeps into the muscles and relaxes them after their exertions and helps a guy wind down. But is there any reason to wonder if using a sauna (or similar options, like a steam room) could have an impact on penis health, and in particular, on penis function? It's a good question and one which those concerned about their penis should consider.

The sauna

There are two basic types of saunas: wet and dry. Wet saunas use steam to create their hot environment. Dry ones do not. Saunas often use very hot rocks as their heating source, with water added to them to create the steam. Wet saunas tend to be hotter than dry ones, but both create situations where a person produces sweat. This sweat helps to cool the body down while at the same time helping to release toxins.

Pros and Cons

There are many pros and cons associated with using a sauna. Some of the pros include:

- Reducing stress. Spending an appropriate amount of time in a sauna can help relax a body and reduce levels of stress. Stress, of course, is associated with many health problems and can be a contributing factor to penis function issues.

- Increasing blood circulation. Blood vessels tend to relax through sauna exposure, and pulse rates go up. This allows the blood to circulate more freely and rapidly throughout the body. (Healthy and unimpeded blood flow, of course, is also important for good penis function.)

- Weight loss. While sitting in a sauna is not going to shed poundage in a significant way, long-term consistent use, especially in tandem with exercise and dietary changes, can contribute to losing a little bit of weight. And since obesity can be a detriment to penis function, this doesn't hurt.

- Healthy skin. By ridding the body of toxins, skin - including penis skin - often benefits by being healthier and stronger.

But what about cons? Some negatives to consider include:

- Dry skin. If a guy spends too much time in the sauna, the healthy skin benefits dry up - literally, as the oils that are necessary for good skin maintenance get sucked out.

- Blood pressure may react negatively. People with hypertension need to be careful about how much time they spend in a sauna. The increase in circulation and pulse rate can also lead to an increase in blood pressure, if a guy with hypertensive tendencies doesn't pace himself. And high blood pressure situations are a no-no for sustained penis function.

- Sperm effect. Sperm do not appreciate excessive heat situations. Prolonged exposure to hot conditions is known to lower sperm count, so staying too long in the sauna may affect a guy's little swimmers.

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Mommy Makeover - What To Expect!

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Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Ahmedabad
Mommy Makeover - What To Expect!

Bringing a child into this world is one of the most wonderful phases of a woman's life. At the same time, this involves a lot of body changes - physiologically, physically, chemically, and emotionally. Mommy makeover refers to one or a combination of procedures that are done to alter the appearance after delivery, especially relating to one or more of the following:

  1. Tummy that is sagging (no fat, just loose skin) with stretch marks
  2. Breasts that are altered in size and shape, sometimes the enlargement could be completely disproportionate with the body and cause back pain
  3. Undefined thick waistline with irregular fat accumulation
  4. Fat deposits on the abdomen, thighs, hips, and trunk that do not reduce with dietary changes and exercise
  5. Skin changes on the face and around the eyes, giving an aged appearance
  6. Post cesarean, there is excessive skin around the surgical scar


  1. Reduces tummy size
  2. Gives a more youthful appearance
  3. Alters breasts to the desired shape and size


  1. Weight loss, if happens, could affect the results
  2. Subsequent pregnancies don't have any complications with tummy tuck but with another pregnancy the effects may be lessened or reversed.
  3. Since surgery is involved, the risk of unforeseen complications always exists (for instance, in breast implants, there is capsule formation or capsulitis, in rare cases rupture may require removal.)

Mommy makeover is not a single step procedure, but a combination of plastic surgical procedures that are done depending on the problem you present with.

Tummy tuck - If there is abdominal sagging, the tummy is tucked back into position by removing the fat and excessive skin and reworking on the belly button.

Liposuction - Excessive fat deposits in the hips, thighs, trunk area can be removed by sucking out the fat deposits. Most commonly done in the hips and trunk area.

Breast lift - Sagging uneven breasts, drooping nipples, reduced volume are all indications for a breast lift. During the surgery, the breast tissue is repositioned to reproduce a better shape and size and reposition the nipples if required.

Breast reduction - Large breasts are a common problem, and breast reduction is one of the most requested for procedures.

Breast augmentation - Either saline implants or silicone are used to restore breast size and shape to the desired results. Usually, breast lift is combined with breast augmentation.

Facial corrections - From dark circles to sagging skin to wrinkles, facial appearance can be changed based on the presenting symptoms.

These are very brief descriptions of the various procedures that are done as part of mummy makeover. A detailed consultation with your plastic surgeon regarding costs, subsequent pregnancies, aftercare, recovery, healing, and limitations and risks is to be had ahead of the surgery.

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Choose the Braces Which Suits You!

MDS - Orthodontics
Dentist, Vadodara
Choose the Braces Which Suits You!

Dental braces have become more common nowadays. In fact, nearly 4 million people in the United States are wearing braces at any one time, according to the Pennsylvania Dental Association. While dental braces used to be all metal, you will find many different types of braces today.


Discovering the Different Types of Braces

If you’re considering braces for yourself or your child, you have many options. Your orthodontist will help you make the best choice for your scenario, but here are the basics of each type.

  • Traditional metal braces are made of the stainless steel brackets and wires that inspired the term “metal mouth” years ago. Fortunately today’s metal braces are noticeably smaller. And new heat-activated arch wires move your teeth more quickly and less painfully as they respond to your body’s heat.
  • Ceramic braces mock metal braces in shape and size but they use tooth-colored or clear ceramic brackets that blend more naturally into your teeth. Some even use tooth-colored wires to keep your treatment even lower profile.

  • Lingual braces use the same metal brackets and wires used in traditional braces, but the brackets and wires are installed on the inside of your teeth to keep them hidden.

  • Invisalign consists of a series of customized, clear BPA-free plastic tray aligners that are removable and typically replaced every 2 weeks to keep your teeth moving in the desired direction.

Other braces may involve the use of nickel-titanium or copper-titanium for the wires and brackets. These metals may last longer and require fewer adjustments than stainless steel wires.

Most dental braces also involve the use of tiny rubber bands to help move your teeth. If you have any sensitivity to latex or certain metals, your orthodontist can help find a suitable alternative for you.

Assessing the Pros and Cons of the Different Types of Braces

So let’s take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of each type.




Metal Braces

Least Expensive

Most effective

Allows kids expression

through colored bands

Most noticeable

Limit you from eating hard

and stick foods

Ceramic Braces

Less noticeable than


Most effective, like metal

More costly than metal

May stain more easilty

Lingual Braces

Invisible from outside

Harder to clean

More costly than other types

May be more uncomfortable

Less effective for severe cases

Routine adjustments take longer

than metal or ceramic braces


Nearly invisible

Allow you to eat and drink

anything (removable)

Only available for teens and adults

Less effective for severe cases

May be more costly than others

Treatment may take longer

Require brushing teeth after eating

to prevent staining

Treatments with both braces and Invisalign typically involve some use of retainers or mouth guards afterwards to maintain the new position of your teeth.

Kids should be evaluated for orthodontics by age 7, according to the Indian Orthodontic Society. By this age, your orthodontist can detect even subtle issues with jaw growth and emerging teeth.

While most kids begin treatment between ages 9 and 14, your orthodontist will help determine whether it’s best to wait or begin treatment right away. Many orthodontists recommend treatment while your child is still growing because it can take longer and be more intensive to treat teeth after they’ve stopped growing.

Lastly, kids who receive early orthodontic treatments (like appliances to correct cleft palates) may still need braces later. But the early treatment attempts to prevent further issues from developing while providing a healthier environment for the growth of permanent teeth.

Keep in mind that while some dentists perform orthodontics, an orthodontist specializes in treatments like braces and Invisalign, having 2 or 3 more years of education and training than is required for a dentist.

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Sleeping Positions - How They Affect Your Health?

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General Physician, Pune
Sleeping Positions - How They Affect Your Health?

The importance of a good night’s sleep is beyond doubt or question. The fact that most people tend to spend over a quarter of their day, lying down, goes some way to demonstrate the point. The English writer, Thomas Dekker once remarked that sleep is the golden chain that ties our health and bodies together. Sleep is essential and it is no surprise that we don’t tend to bother anymore about it, except for lying down and closing our eyes. Every one of us have our own preferred positions which we like to fall asleep in and grovel about, but we never care to concern ourselves beyond it.

Given below are some of the common sleeping postures and their respective pros and cons:

1. Back Sleepers: Some people prefer lying on their backs when they fall asleep. A large number of doctors consider this position to be the most healthy and effective one. This position is understood to be highly beneficial for the spine and the neck as the back stays straight without any compelled contortion. It also aids the mattress in supporting your spine and the frame of your entire body. In addition, the wrinkles on your face, if any, remain free to the open air in contrary to being pressed by your cushion.
Cons: On the other hand, this sleeping position results in an increased likelihood of snoring and at worst, sleep apnea.

2. Side sleepers: Lying on the sides or curling up to the pillows, is a common favorite among a large number of people. Most doctors advise pregnant women to sleep on their sides so as to increase blood circulation, which is highly beneficial to both the mother and the baby.
Cons: On the contrary, the stomach and the lungs are subjected to prolonged pressure if laid for longer episodes of time.

3. Stomach Sleepers: Sleeping on your stomach can be helpful in easing snoring and sleep apnea to a great extent.
Cons: This is usually considered as a detrimental sleeping position as the innate curve of the spine is forced to be flattened resulting in back pain. In addition to such, lying down with your head on one side for a prolonged period of time also leads to a stiffened neck.
In conclusion, no matter what your sleeping position is, it should be restful and effortless.

Online Dating - Pros And Cons!

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Psychologist, Delhi
Online Dating - Pros And Cons!

Technology affects every aspect of our lives including how we date. Today, the first interaction a couple has isn’t over a cup of coffee, but through the internet. While some people swear by online dating others are still vary of it. Like a coin, online dating has two sides; pros and cons. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of online dating.


  1. Easier way of meeting people: If you’re new to the city, online dating can be a great way of introducing yourself to new people. Even if you don’t find a relationship, you might end up with a number of new friends. Online dating can help you meet new people even if you’ve lived in the same city all your life. It broadens your search and introduces you to people outside your friend circle. You might even meet someone who can help you network better professionally.
  2. Convenient: Careers can be very demanding and leave a person almost no time to socialise. Online dating helps people who have no time to socialise in person, meet people virtually. Today, most online dating websites and apps have filters through which you screen people. hence unlike when a friend sets you up on a blind date, you already know something about the other person and have something in common with them. Online dating also makes optimal use of time; taking a ten-minute break between work - you can easily scan through dating profiles and find someone you’d like to meet.


  1. Dishonest profiles: Unfortunately, the internet makes it easy to lie and pretend to be someone you are not. While small white lies like pretending to like outdoor activities when you don’t really care for them are okay, some people may put up profiles that are nothing like their actual personalities. This can make online dating slightly unsafe and hence whenever you meet someone from our online dating world, it is best to do so in a place where there will be other people as well.
  2. Different understanding of relationships: Not everyone who makes a dating profile is interested in a long term relationship. For some people, this may just be a way of meeting people to have a fling with or to simply make new friends. Online dating makes it difficult to understand a person’s true personality and hence you may not realise that you and the other person have a different opinion about relationships until quite late. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.
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