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Thinning Hair

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Question

I have been noticing an increase in hair loss over the last few months. I am female and have been vegetarian for about five years. I have been having to clean out my hair brush more often than usual and notice a lot of hair in my shower drain. Could this be a lack of certain vitamins? Is there a way to help this?

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Blood Clot?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Question

I've been taking birth control for about four years now, and in the past few months I've noticed that the muscle in my right leg has begun to twitch. It's not often, maybe once every 1-2 weeks or so, but occurs during the day and night, usually in my thigh. It's very uncomfortable and usually lasts for over twenty minutes, sporadically. This never happened before a few months ago, and I know that my birth control gives me an increased risk of blood clots, but I run and work out 4-5 times a week and walk to most of my classes. Could this twitching be a possible symptom of a blood clot?

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Sweaty

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Question

In the past year I have started to sweat in my butt area while working out or during the summer when it was very hot. Is this normal? Should I be concerned? Are they any ways to deal with it?

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Purple Spots

Friday, November 14, 2014


Question

About 5 weeks ago I had these small, purple bruise-like spots appear in about a 5 inch vertical line on my right thigh. They went away with time, but I noticed that they were back this morning in about a 3 inch line on my right thigh again but maybe a little higher. They don't hurt or feel out of the ordinary, just look weird. What could this be and would could cause this?

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Weird Episodes

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Question

Sometimes I get these weird episodes where I feel like I am going to faint. My stomach feels weird and bloated. I sometimes burp and it helps me feel better. Sometimes it feels like if I am going to throw up and I gag, but it’s just a huge burp. I feel like my heart beats faster and my vision goes down and I feel disoriented. I always panic when I get these symptoms because I feel like something is wrong with me. Do you have any idea what this could be?

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