I am frequently asked by patients to “run some tests to make sure nothing is wrong.” This makes a lot of sense on the surface, but makes no sense as a physician. Why? Because testing without a context or a medical question is nonsensical. Let’s talk about why.
1. Cramps Before Your Period (“Implantation Cramps”)
If you're having cramps a week before your period when you usually only start having cramps a few days before, then you may be experiencing implantation cramping. Implantation is when the fertilized egg (or blastocyst) implants itself into the lining of the uterus.
Black Panther actor Winston Duke is not the only success story from his Tobago family. His sister, Cindy M. Duke, is an MD/ Ph.D. trained Physician Scientist working in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A Gynecology and Obstetrics (Gyn/Ob) specialist and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) sub-specialist, she is the founder and director of the Nevada Fertility Institute which provides diagnostic and treatment options for women and men.
Day 7 Virginia Thornley, M.D., General Neurologist and Epileptologist
February 16, 2018
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the little known medical component without the euphoria used for medical indications such as analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-epileptic and anxiolytic effects.
Today’s recipe is a bit more special than my usual recipes. Panjarabour, or Armenian lentil, wheat, and spinach (or chard) soup, is truly one of my favorite foods ever. I was introduced to this soup by my grandmother, Gila (not her actual name, just what we call her), as a young adult.
Panic attacks can be terrifying and life-altering if they are not controlled! Often they are so scary that every detail of someone’s first attack becomes etched permanently in their mind. Are you wondering how to stop a panic attack? Let me tell you what to do during a panic attack so that you can learn how to control panic attacks instead of them controlling you.
Doctors call it polypharmacy. When patients take too many medications, there is a concern that there are chemical combinations inside the body to cause problems that we cannot predict. It is akin to an unknown chemistry experiment and it is anyone’s guess as to what the result will be.
Coital incontinence or bladder leakage during sex can occur in 10-35% of women. Unfortunately, only about 3% of women actually discuss their symptoms with their doctor. And only 20% of women will admit to symptoms when directly asked.
We do not fully understand coital incontinence.
Many women stress over the issue of labor epidurals for a long time before coming into the hospital to delivery their baby.
Many times, the situation is made worse by the extraordinary amount of bad information that is available online regarding labor epidurals.
Anemia affects 3 million Americans, so most people have heard of the term. However, I have found that much confusion surrounds the disease. Anemia is a generic term for a low number of red blood cells or when the red blood cells don’t function properly.