Open Question: how can excess sugar in the body be reduced?

excess sugar in the body is not good to the health (mostly in sexual intercourse), so how can it be reduced?

Open Question: Why does my knee lock up?

Sometimes when I bend my knee in for whatever reason, it locks in place. What happens is I'll bend my knee up (I've noticed it USUALLY happens when I bend in quickly, although since it happens infrequently, I might be wrong), I'll feel this sort of popping sensation in my knee, and then the underside of my knee will feel a little weird (sorry I can't describe it any better than that). Attempting to extend my leg back out is extremely painful. I don't know if just waiting makes it go away or if I'm extending my leg out a certain way. When I manage to extend my leg without pain I'm back to normal until it happens again. I'm not sure what it is, but sometimes it gets really annoying. For example, I fell asleep on the couch, rolled off, woke up and my knee was locked. I was effectively stuck on the floor. My mom and stepfather "helped" me by grabbing my ankle and trying to pull my leg open. Didn't feel too great. Thanks.

Open Question: girls- what would happen if i will start shaving my armpits at age 14?

i already have armpit hair, its already starting to get visible but only on my right pit, its not visible yet on my left side i dunno why. and i really want to shave but my mom said i cant because if i shave the hair will thicken and my pits will be darker, is that true? what should i do?!?!

Open Question: can extra virgin olive oil help you tan ?

can it help you tan in the sun?

Open Question: Advice on rest between workouts?

Ok well currently my routine is this Monday & Thursday -Chest/Triceps Tuesday & Saturday- Legs Wednesday & Sunday- Biceps/Back Friday- Abs/Cardio I just recently joined Golds Gym. I use to work out at my house but it wasnt doin the job anymore. The first time ever working out at Golds it was a leg day and my legs were killin me the next day. They are still a little sore now but its another leg day tomorrow. Im pretty sure my legs were so sore because im not use to all the different machines and ways to work them. After a week or so i shouldnt be AS sore from my workouts i would think. So is it ok if i just work my legs out at like 75% tomorrow. I wouldnnt be straining them too much since they are still a little sore but I would still be working them. I have about 3 full days of rest between each workout of the same group of muscles. I try to get ATLEAST 100g of protein a day just from shakes/bars not including other foods such as eggs/meats. With this amount of protein combined with enough sleep i believe 72 hours of rest is sufficient. Any advice?

Open Question: How long after my period doesn't come can I take a pregnancy test?

I'm on birth control, I started taking the sugar pill yesterday but my period hasn't started yet, how long should I wait until I take a pregnancy test?


I just start back working out and I normally don't take any type of supplements but I decided to give ginkgo(120mg capsules from wal-mart)and Korean ginseng)250mg more concentrated capsules from a organic food store)a try and I just recently started taking them. I take ginseng in the morning and ginkgo in the late evening usually with dinner. Gingko is usually good for memory support and also for blood circulation and I use it for blood circulation and ginseng is used for energy. I've been taking it for about a month now and the side effects I get are hard erections through out the day and their difficult to go down. Is this normal with these pills? Are they suppose to make a male horny? Will these 2 herbs help me lose weigh? Please someone who has experience this herbs let me know thanks

Open Question: Anxious for no reason?

Ok so how can i stop feeling this anxious feeling. it usually starts with this dark thought then i get anxious but no physical symptoms. its some dark thought about my room but i cant really see the thought. it is uncomfortable and is mainly mental. how can i make it stop/

Open Question: Could you get aids from this...?

ok so i work in the cinemas.. i was cleaning the seats and people left condoms all over them! they didnt have cum in the them, but maybe pre cum? not sure anyway this person could have had pre cum on his fingers, and touched another wrapper i was stupid and picked up the wrapper to put it in the bin i then washed my hands. soon after i ate a cookie do you think, if he had aids, that it could be transferred onto the wrapper, onto my hands, survive being 'washed' and getting put into my mouth via a cookie?

Open Question: How do I loose weight?

I want a tight stomach and tight legs. Some arm muscle. What should I eat and do to get it as quick as possible? I'm 5'2.3 and weigh about 120. I'd also like to know how to reduce breast size, if thats possible...

Open Question: without my gaps will my lisp go away?

I'm in the 8th grade and i have a lisp.ive had it all my life and my cousin brought it to my attention when i was in third grade so i have been aware of it for a while. my lisp isn't your everyday lisp. my tongue doesn't leave out of my mouth it just touches my teeth from the back. i have a few gaps and an overbite, so i guess I'm wondering when i get my gaps closed and my overbite fixed will my lisp go away?

Open Question: Why does my left chest hurt when I inhale?

When I exhale it doesn't hurt so bad, but when I inhale it hurts pretty bad. It's been like this for a couple months and it's getting worse. It is located in the middle area of my torso on the left side. It kind of feels like something is clogged. Sometimes it happens at random, but it happens most often when I am doing something active that requires a lot of breathing. I am 15, 5'6'', 130 lbs.

Open Question: i wanna go running in my neighborhood...but im very self conscience?

i really want to start running and my neighborhood is perfect. there are a few hills and flat spots and over all its 3 miles... but anyways... im overweight and i really REALLY don't want people to see me run. i don't know.. what do u recommend i should do to make sure no one or not that many people see me? i know it's a weird question, but thanks (:

Open Question: 300 crunches was too easy what should my new goal be?

Yesterday I was challenged to do this: 300 reverse crunches 300 oblique crunches (each side) 300 normal crunches I did it and it was too easy, I think I could have kept going so instead of 300 I want a new harder goal that'll make a longer workout that I'll have to train up to be able do. What would be a good and really challenging number of reps for my new goal?

Open Question: Can someone please help me the doctors are really stuck?

I'm 12 years old and i went to my friends swimming party yesterday i was swimming and i banged my head off the wall really hard it only hurt for a short time about an hour later we all played hide and seek in her garden i hid in a bush i remember sitting down on the floor under the bush and the next thing I know people are saying my name in a worried voice and i'm being carried to my friends car by her dad. Her dad was running to the car with me in his arms i asked if someone was hurt and her dad said lizzie(thats my name) its u we're taking you strate to the hospital i asked why and apparently they were all trying to find me then her dad found me under the bush he thought i was just sleeping but when he tried to wake me up he realised that I had passed out and then he picked me up and was running with me in his arms towards the car thats wen i woke up i manged to pursuade him that i was fine and told him i could still stay for a sleepover he reluctantly said ok during the night my friends dad came to check i was ok he saw that i was pale and when he tried to wake me up he realised that I had passed out again he rushed me to the car again lay me across the back seats and putt a blanket over me i woke up and and started screaming because i couldnt reember who her dad was and i thought i was bein kidnapped he explained to me what had happened he asked me if i felt alright i told him i just started to feel dizzy and then i noticed i was sluring my letters then we arrived at the hospital he helped me out the car and as soon as i stood up i collapsed to the floor and hit my head again i woke up like 10 mins ago in a hospital bed with a lot of doctors rushing around me right now im sittting in a hospital bed with the doctors confused about whats wrong with me if u hav any clue or even just a guess of wat could be wrong with me please answer this question and soon.

Open Question: what is bipolar???????

Open Question: What is a good way for an active dancer to lose a lot of weight over the summer?

I'm 15 years old and will be 16 in November. I was on varsity Poms last year (i will be on varsity again next year) and have done ballet for 13 years now. As I get into more intense training as well as participate in more intense competitions, i have had issues with my weight. I weigh A LOT (182 lb) and am about 5' 10" tall. Last year at nationals for Poms the judges docked our score due to my 'chunkyness'. This is causing a lot of issues for me and i would prefer for the benefit of my health and for my team to lose some weight and become quite a bit more trim. any advice?

Open Question: What do these symptoms probably mean?

One year after having my gallbladder out: frequent loose yellow stool, rarely vomit but when I do it still looks like food many hours later, cramps, fatigue. I have a constant cough too, but IDK if that's related... No more pain in my right side or anything like that though.

Open Question: How can i make my breasts grow larger without surgery or pills?

I have small breasts and they dont seem to be growing :( Could anyone give me any ways that i can help them grow myself? Thank you so much x

Open Question: Question about puberty?

hi i'm 15 now and i haven't really grown at all. At the moment i mesure 1m58 and well my penis only mesures 10 cm when erect if anyone can tell me why :/

Open Question: what is the best thing to do in this sistuation?

i know its a long story but bare with me. Im 18 years old and im in love with this amazing girl. and we went out for a little over a year. then we broke up because of my boarder line personality disorder.(BPD) i also have ADHD i take Aderall. and it stabilizes my mood for a while and then i go back to getting agitated, angry, and emotionally abusive to my loved ones. but since ive been on it. ive gotten a lot better!! she was getting closer to me and she loved me just as she did when we started dating. but it got really bad tonight..i was on the couch with her and then she told me to move and that adjetated me. so we picked on each other untill i she cries and i still mad its not like me at all. im soooo sweet caring and loving. and she says so untill i do this to her, i havent been professionaly diagnosed with it but ive researched it and there is no doubt in my mind that thats what i have..but what do i do? take the aderall again and see what happens? plus im staying with her and her family i consider them my family, because my family is emotionally abusive..and they gang up on me all at once and i started acting just like they would...she toldme she never wants me to come over ever where do i go?? back home? where it all happend in the first place. i recently turned 18 so i dont know much legaly what i can do? please help! im not a bad person i just want help

Open Question: is there a way to make my period come faster???????

I have a trip coming up on the 24th i was supposed to get my period on the 16th but havent yet... i just am worried i dont want to have it for my trip man that would suck.... anyway any tricks?

Open Question: I have antibiotic cream for my face ... can that affect my birth control pill if I accidentally lick my lips?

I keep forgetting to not rub my lips with the cream because when I do my tongue tends to touch my lips and I can taste it. So what I did was rinse my mouth out with water a few times when that happened. I know it's only a super thin layer of cream on my lips, but I like to be safe. This shouldn't affect my pill, right?

Open Question: am i running long enough to lose weight?

i dont go by miles because my treadmill is just so inaccurate with miles so i go by time i jog/walk 20 minutes about 4.0 fastest. i guess thats 4mph yeah. so am i running long enough to actually lose weight or should i run 40 minutes? Also i need help with protein shake i usually take one after i lift weights and jog but i jog on different days so is it okay if i take protein shake after i jog if im trying to lose weight? or should i skip it and take a real meal instead. i pretty much cut back on all fattening things like juice, condiments milk cheese etc.. i still binge eat some of it like juice and muffins but i mean juice and muffins is too good but yes i try to stay away.

Open Question: Azithromycin for Chlamydia?

I saw the doctor and had the test about a week ago. It showed that I got Chlamydia. I was given 1G of Azithromycin (totally 4 tablets) for a single does 7 days ago and I took it. I didn't feel there's any improvement the first 3 days after I took. From the 4th day, I started feeling better. Right after I woke up, I went to the washroom, I still felt some burning and itchy inside the tip of my penis but definitely got better than before. After the first pee in the morning, I usually didn't feel anything when I went pee the other time of the day. However, it's the 7th day today after I took the pills. This morning, I still felt little burning and itchy, pretty the same as yesterday. I am wondering if this is normal? Does it mean I still have the virus? Or, the virus has been killed but the burning and itchy feeling would still lasts for a certain period even after the virus has been gone? Please advise. Thanks. P.S. the doctor told me to have a re-check in a month after I took the pills.

Open Question: I need new ways to have a great orgasm tonight?

What are some good ideas for having a really good orgasm?? I finger myself and it feels great, but getting a bit old now. Any new ways? Not a big fan of sticking things inside me. But will do it if it wont hurt.

Open Question: What is wrong with me? I enjoy rolling boogers up into little balls and putting them in my ears.?

I want to see how much will accumulate. Is this normal?

Open Question: weight loss question. Please HELP!?

Hi. I have a question for personal trainers. I'm 5'1 and 110 pounds. I have lost weight and I am comfortable at my current weight. However, I still feel like I have a chubby face and big calves/thighs. Is there any way that I can shrink my legs and face without losing too much more weight? Thanks.

Open Question: Bleeding with bowel movements?

I need HELP!! I just had a baby one month ago tomorrow (second child) :) She was a vaginal birth. The Dr. said I had a "small" hemorrhoid and it was no big deal. However, now - my stool is covered in bright red blood and it drips from my anus. Also, the pain is horrible! It hurts to have a bowel movement and it hurt for the next day or two after one. I am also using stool softener and I am still bleeding that bad! After the birth of my first child I had an anal fissure that needed surgery. How do you know if it is a hemorrhoid or an anal fissure? I am going to call the Dr. tomorrow. I hope I dont need surgery again any thoughts?

Open Question: Havent had my period for like 10 months? Whats happening?!?

Ive had my period for like a few years, last summer I went on a diet, I lost a stone and a half (i think ive gained that half now though haha) and i ealised i didnt have my period for a while, it was a bit irregular ANYWAY. but now its been 10 months. i know diets can affect it but i stopped in january which was AGES ago. Im not even underweight, I dont want to see my doctor thats just embarassing!

Open Question: My legs are too thin, please help(Pictures)?

Everyone has picked on me about this, i don't like wearing shorts because people will stare at me. My legs as always been like this. Please help! How do i make them bigger, with more meat. I tried eating more but i don't think it goes straight to my legs. And i usually just over eat. Any exercises i can do to make it bigger? Here are my legs now -¤t=LEGS.png I want them like this-

Open Question: Could anyone please give me info about Overactive Thyroid?

I found out yesterday I have an Overactive Thyroid which caused me to loose alot of weight.. I'm going to my doctor again tomorrow.. but could you just fill me in on some of the information about Overactive Thyroid and what it can cause? Info about me: - female - 15 years of age - feeling tired all the time - extreme weightloss - nautious - sleeping problems - unusual hair loss then normal - lighter periods then usual Thanks in advance.

Open Question: Ate some food, then felt really nauseous. Dont know what it could be.?

I had gone out earlier tonight with my friends, and had decided to go out and eat before heading back home. After I ate, I suddenly becamse very very VERY nauseous, and I felt like crap. I dont know what could have caused this...(food, nerves etc) yet why do I have the strangest feeling that something "fishy" is going on? I was dramatic enough to look up Date Rape signs (roofies) but, obviously, it wouldnt be that. Any ideas?

Open Question: What is the medicine for depression and confusion?

i m more depressed which i dont want to. so tell me how to be happy from inside

Open Question: How do I know that I have athlete's foot?

I have flakey skin on my right toe it's pretty gross. I have run sometimes so I think it might be just a callous. Please help.

Open Question: If A Person With Crabs Enters A Pool And I Go Into The Pool can I Get Crabs?

Open Question: Is this a good way to lose fat?

First of all, i want to lose weight from my waist, stomach, and thighs and butt. It's about 100 degrees outside, so i will run outside and practice my soccer alot. Then I will swim laps in a pool. Do this everyday. What should I eat everyday to loose 10+ pounds before August?

Open Question: been having these pains? help please?

starting april i sarted having these pains by my Liver that went on both sides and in my back a little in may they dicovered sludge in my gallbladder so i had it removed.. since then i've had the same pains around 5 times. but i noticed that the pain was going up and its now under my breasts. i dont know what it could be?!?!

Open Question: What is the best diet if I want to loose about 10lbs in a month?

I am 5 feet and 2 inches and I weigh 125. I want to loose 10lbs in one or two months whats the best way to do it?

Open Question: Need a OB GYN recommendation (NY)?

Hello, I've been having trouble conceiving for a while and I'm not sure I have found the right OB GYN. I've been to a few and none have tested me enough or have been qualified enough. I would rather go to someone with a reference. I would appreciate any feedback! Thanks.

Open Question: How to lose 25 pounds in 6 weeks?

Ok here's the deal! I weigh 154 pounds and I am 5 ft and 5 in. I am trying to reach a healthy weight of 130 pounds. I would like a strict diet and exercise plan to be able to lose this much weight in 6 weeks. Could you please help? Thx!!!

Open Question: if you eat cook onions in your food everyday will it clean your body of toxins?

I know cooking the onion devalues it's level of nutrtion but if you eat them cookded everyday would that still be good enough for them to do their job of ridding your body of toxins?

Open Question: Does soaking the grease out of fast food fries help with calorie intake?

I try to eat healthy, so when i absolutely have to eat fast food and i have fries or tater tots, the grease really disgusts me. I take a few and squeeze them between a napkin or paper towl and there is SO much grease that comes off. My question is, does that reduce the amount of calories?

Open Question: Could HIV be transmitted this way?

This is a long story but please bear with me. Two months ago I had my weekly grocery shop delivered to my home by a very famous UK supermarket, the lady who delivered cam eto my front door and said "oh it appears they haven't pu your shopping in bags as you requested, I will put it in for you" she then proceeded to pack my shopping, she then noticed that she had cut her hand and said "I cut my hand, I must have done it on my van, oh I've bled on your shopping now". In hindsight I should of sent it back, but she was a nice lady and I didn't want to cause a scene, but there was blood on some of my shopping. My husband filled the washing up bowl with soapy water and dipped each item in the water. I know that nothing in my cupboards could possibly still be contaminated (if the lady was HIV positive), but I did put some things in the freezer and I have read that frozen blood can help to keep HIV positive blood alive, and that once it defrosts it is still contaminated. I tried to get something out tonight and as I pulled on the freezer drawer ice sprayed out on me, can it still be contaminated?

Open Question: how can i get braces if i dont have money or dental insurance?

im really out of options i need braces but i dont have dental insurance im 19 and left home at 16 so ive been on my own since then and with no one to help me not even public aid ive struggled with this most of my life i just want to look like everyone else and not be a sideshow for people to look at anymore i live in illinois(please dont pronounce the s) and i just wanted to know if anyone knew a way so that i could get some help thank you for your time

Open Question: It hurts so much, Maybe I'm Wrong?

I was Born into a religious family. Now I don't go to church anymore. It Just depresses me too much and I feel a lot better that I'm not going... most the time. The religion I was born into is very strict. From no saying vulgar words/Swearing, To no sex before marriage. The list goes on... A few months ago I went to go live with my boyfriend two states away. My parents were very against it. But I knew it was something I needed to do... I just knew it was right. So I left, I'm happy with him and If we had the money we would get married. My family misses me. I miss them too, I love them so much. I talk to them a few times a week but.... it's hard.... to talk to my parents. I have always had this gift(maybe curse) to feel what people feel to sympathize with people.. and actually understand. I have surprised many people with how I can describe to a Tee what they are feeling. I know this because I feel it within myself like I'm experiencing their views and emotions. It's weird... but it's just how I am. I can feel so strongly.... My parents, just, when we talk on the phone. Sometimes we hit subjects I just.... I'm sorry, I'm trying my best too explain(not good with words). It's so hard. They don't like what I'm doing. Like I have had sex before marriage. I only had it with this man because I love him and I want/plan to marry him. He's my one and only. But my parents morals... it makes them sad, and just a whole bunch of other things. I know they wish I would come back to the church more than anything... it hurts them so much. and ... I feel horrible about it. It almost felt like I ran away from them, because it hurts so much to be around them. I never said flat out hey... I'm having sex with this guy... but I think they know, they are smart. I just feel like I cause so much misery sometimes. It hurts to think about all this. I've changed so much ever since I left my religion and it's a good religion with good people... .it just wasn't for me. I think they wish they had the old me back... and that hurts too. What if I'm in the wrong? I mean what if it's me that needs to change again. I don't know. I've even lied to them which was like the first time I've lied about anything... I lied to protect them... but also myself... and at the time i didn't even see it as a lie. It was so hard to lie to them. Maybe all the things I'm doing are wrong.... Living with him, occasionally using drugs and drinking, the tattoo I've gotten ( against old religion). I don't know, I just really don't know... but I want the hurt to go away. I want their hurt to go away, too. I'm just hoping someone knows what to say... Can someone help me know what to do?

Open Question: My chin is sagging a tiny bit, is it due to water weight because my doctor said my body is retaining water, an?

d it's making my face look really fat! He also said i could be dehydrated from the heat, is this normal, i also had a touch of edema last summer.

Open Question: Roisain has 6 toes??? omg?

reall she does

Open Question: Might I Have Strep Throat?

My throat isn't very red, but there are spots on the back of my throat-- they aren't really red or white. They just look like little bumps. My throat feels swollen-- making it hard and painful to swallow. My temperature is 98.7 and everything else about me is fine. -- Just back pains from leaning down and drawing all day. If you doubt its strep throat-- what else could this be? I took some liquid soar throat medication-- it helped for only 30 minutes. I've been drinking tea, but after a while the pain just comes back.

Open Question: pain in hands and arm?

Before you read this I'm letting it be known I do not have medical insurance and am asking this to see if it might be a reason to create an unwanted medical bill. For the past year I've been having supratic numbness in my finger tips. Within the last few months I'm now having spontaious shooting pains in both arms from my ring finger to about midway up my forearm. The pains are so bad that I cry. Can anyone help?

Open Question: Linden Method for anxiety?

does anybody know if its actually any good or how well it works?

Open Question: switched from loestrin to tri sprintec...?

so my obgyn switched me from loestrin to tri sprintec bc the loestrin was causing my period to come every two weeks. ive been on tri sprintec for this month and today i was slated to start my placebos and begin my period but my period didnt come today. is this normal?

Open Question: I do not like motion sickness. (Only on car rides)?

I get motion sickness when I have some food in my body ( ONLY ON LONG TRIPS ). I throw up the food sometimes and then I feel all better. Is this normal? If I don't have food in my body, I just burp. I think it's just the air. Sometimes I keep my mouth open, but not all the time, and I still burp/barf. Is there any way to stop the burping and barfing, because I get a headache and my stomach feels weird while it is happening? Sorry for the bad grammar.

Open Question: I'm having a sulfa drug reaction? How long till it goes away?

So i went to the doctor and she told me it was a sulfa drug reaction. How long will it last? I took about 7 or 8 sulfa drug pills before. I'm nnow taking 2 benadryl too help it. I'm about to go take a warm bath too. and i plan on drinking lots and lots of fluid... So how long do you think it will be until the rash goes away?

Open Question: Home remedies for male thrush?

I know i should probably go to the dr but they will just prescribe me a bunch of nasty chemicals. Any natural home remedies?

Open Question: What is the difference between TIA(Transient Ischemic Attack) and CVA(Cerebrovascular Accident)?

What are the differences between TIA and CVA(stroke)?

Open Question: what age does ur head stop growing?

Open Question: How do I get the cut between the bi/triceps and below your shoulder blades?

Anybody have exercises to get that more cut line that goes around your arm that connects your shoulder blade/cap and your bi/triceps see that line connecting his shoulder and biceps on his left arm....whats that called? and any exercises to get a more defined cut?

Open Question: Diet:/ help me please?

So,im having a life change... I would love to be able to have legs like this: -PLEASE LOOK AT BOTH! but mine are like: at the top they are ridiculously large:( i walk and run and do sit ups... but i dont want to tone all of it-I WANT TO LOOSE THE FAT OFF THEM...

Open Question: Does everyone develop Acute HIV symptoms if affected?

If someone is infected with the HIV virus, do they all develop the early symptoms, or just some of the people infected? I'm doing an assessment on HIV and AIDS and I'd like to add something like this in.

Open Question: My psychiatrist thinks I have schizophrenia and wants to put me into supported housing to moniter me? I don't?

want to. I feel safe where I am. Will she force me? She hasn't officially diagnosed me yet but thinks I need to be monitered.

Open Question: plz help me regarding sum bodybuilding issues?

hi there ,, i am 24 yrs 163 cms n 80 kg,,can i gain muscle doing bodybuilding,,or do i need to loose weight first???? wat type of diet shud i follow???i m a vegeterian,,can i do it without eating chicken??? any help regarding these n i'll highly thankful....

Open Question: Do I need to go to the ER?

Ok, so this question is a bit GRAPHIC so beware.... I ate some sushi yesterday and by the evening I had SLIGHT diarrhhea and so then it went away it seemed. I went to bed and woke up at 3 am with a headache and light fever. I just figured it was slight food poisoning. I went back to bed and woke up at 1 in the afternoon. I had a little more diarrhea and felt weak and had a headache so I went back to bed.....I WOKE UP AT 6 PM!!! HOLY COW! Talk about a LOT of sleep. But I AM COMPLETELY EXHAUSTED AND WEAK! I could barely walk and my fever is worse and my headache is worse. I barely ate anything since I have no appetite. I am leaving right now to get food and some gatorade. HOW IN THE HELL do I get my life force back??? I feel like I have been up partying for 3 days or something. I feel sooooooo exhausted and sick despite the sleep. WHAT IS THIS? WHAT DO I EAT OR TAKE TO GET BETTER?? (no insurance!)

Open Question: what does bmp stand for when getting blood work done?

my dr ordered an ekg and bmp...

Open Question: Best way to use MRM whey protein isobolic for weight loss?

Hi All, I’m a pretty big guy 330 pounds x-college football player with an athletic build however during the past 2 years I put on some pounds due to eating bad choice foods and not exercising. For the past 2 weeks I have been working out, treadmill and mostly pushups along with avoiding fast food and making better choices when it comes to food. I’m planning on purchasing whey protein isobolic and substituting dinner with the whey mixed with milk, ice, Greek yogurt and either blue berries or strawberries or maybe even a banana to make a shake. However I wanted to know how many times I should take the shake in one day. I only planned on taking it once a day for dinner but I was considering also for breakfast and just having a decent lunch. Any help from people that have used this product would be really helpful, I am mainly looking to drop down in weight and just get a bit cut up.

Open Question: I am sick and my toung has like sores and bumps and it really really hurts does anybody know what I should do?

please tell me what to do so my toung doesn't hurt anymore!

Open Question: Phone and online help lines for other countries?

Hey I'm writing a story that deals with some heavy topics (rape, abuse, self-harm) and I would really like to put an author's note at the end of the story that encourages anyone dealing with issues like these to talk to someone. Then I'd like to list some free-call numbers for help lines where they can discuss with someone anonymously, but I only know the ones for Australia. So if anyone can tell me the help line number (or online chat) for their country (especially Great Britain and the US) I would really appreciate it.

Open Question: Can someone be a certain age forever?

I know you have to grow up (chronologically/by time), but do you have to ACT your age? I mean, lets say someone turns... 21 or any mature-by-law age... can they still look like and act like that age? Would anybody know the difference? Is it annoying? I'm 15; and I don't wanna grow up at all. If I take care of myself, could I surpress aging for a while? Being mature is just not in my ballpark. Can I be a kid forever? **I have a fear of aging. x( i didnt wanna celebrate my birthday but I did for the cake!)

Open Question: Small Penis Problems?

I'm a guy, early 20s, and I have a small penis. I guess I'm asking females and other guys with this problem...but how should I go on with this? like it's probably 3-4 inches when hard, and it's a huge blow to my confidence. So it makes it tough for me to want to go out to meet people or to parties and stuff, because I know that if something happens I'll have to face that moment. Where she'll be like "oh". What do I do? Do women really care that much or am I overreacting? Are there any women out there with husbands or boyfriends that are small?

Open Question: how do i go back to my normal self?

I have recently gained a little weight because summer started and i've been drinking a lot and eating late nights. I am naturally thin but usually a lot thinner. I would like to have my face thinner and my legs and stomach thinner. I was wondering if there were any exercises I could possibly do to get back to the shape i used to be in! I am desperate and need a quick fix!!

Open Question: Thrush, HIV, and stress?

Hi guys. I have some questions about oral and vaginal thrush and HIV, and stress. Recently, I had a sexual relationship with a person who gave me trichomoniasis. I went to the dotor when I started experiencing symptoms, and they gave me strong antibiotics called Flagyl to clear it up. I was supposed to take four pills of Flagyl in one single dose. I didn't understan my instructions, and I took one per day for four days. None of my symptoms of trich were gone until the fourth day (the burning urination stopped). But the itching persisted. So I went back to the doctor, thinking I still had trichomoniasis, but she said I didn't. She said I developed a yeast infection due to the antibiotics, and she gave me generic Diflucan to take orally. But, then I started developing angular cheilitis and oral thrush symptoms. So, I went back to the doctor (these are all different doctors, btw), and she told me I had oral thrush due to the antibiotics and gave me an oral rinse. I haven't really started the oral rinse because I feel like the oral diflucan is helping my oral thrush a lot, but the oral diflucan is NOT helping my yeast infection much at all. It isn't so intense, but it's really not going away. Oral Diflucan is supposed to be a one dose pill, but she gave me three pills for some reason and told me to take one every 72 hours. I have taken two so far and I am not feeling too much relief from symptoms. So, how does this tie into HIV and stress? Well, I know that oral and vaginal thrush are HIV symptoms. I get yeast infections allllll the time, and I have always tested HIV negative, but normally I use vaginal suppositories and the yeast infections go away. The only time I ever had a yeast infection that persisted like this was when I was in Germany and the yeast infection medication there is in the form of a pill you insert into your vagina. It didn't work. But I figured DIflucan pills would work. Maybe I just need to wait for the third pill, but I've also taken antibiotics before and never developed oral thrush. I don't know. Anyway, I took an HIV test, and I tested negative, which is a big indication that my symptoms have nothing to do with HIV, HOWEVER, my HIV test was 9-3 weeks after my sexual relationship ended. That means that it was nine weeks from the first time we slept together and about 3 weeks after the last, which isn't truly enough time to get conclusive results. I went on an HIV+ online forum, and the people there told me that tests taken at 6 weeks are generally accurate, but you should test 13 weeks after the last sexual contact. That leaves me with about another 10 weeks to go before I have a truly conclusive result for my HIV test. Meanwhile, this whole thing has me under a level of stress that I have never experienced in my life. It's literally CRIPPLING stress. I have no IDEA how to cope with this or how to handle this because I made a mistake. I've never had an STI before, and I trusted my partner. On top of that, I've never worried THIS MUCH about having HIV because I have always been fairly safe and I've been tested. Now I'm HORRIFIED and I don't know what to do. This "ministry of health" websites indicates that you can have a fairly conclusive OraQuick test result at 2-4 weeks after potential exposure: Other websites also suggest an OraQuick Advance test is fairly reliable at 3-4 weeks. Should I rest my fears of HIV and attribute this whole thing to the mondo mega super ultra stress I'm feeling? I need some advice.

Open Question: Why do it always seem to be cold?

When I'm in a room with the AC on and all, I still seem to feel cold.. Noone else feels this cold but me.....what could cause this.... Now I always wear my coat..(it's summer time)lol but my parent keep telling me I should take the coat off or my body will adjust to always wearing's not healthy... What is causing this?? What do I do to fix it??? Any help please....

Open Question: how much does a doctors appointment cost without insurance?

Open Question: Question about the time birth control is taken?

I'm not worried. Just wondering, say you take the pill every day at 5pm, but you have unprotected sex at 3pm, is it safe, How does the time you take the pill effect the effectiveness?

Open Question: Is 5 1/2 hours of sleep enough for a 15 year old?

For the past year or so, since I was 14, I have only been giving myself enough time to sleep for about 5 1/2 hrs on weekdays from about 1.30am untill 7.00 when I get up for school. I feel fine and don't seem to be that tired but everwhere seems to tell me I need 8 hrs sleep. Is this true, or should I go by how I feel with my current sleep time?

Open Question: How do I get rid of my Shyness?

I'm going to be a freshman and im shy. I want to get rid of my shyness so i could be confident and make more friends. And be more outgoing and loud. What can i do to get rid of my shyness over summer?

Open Question: will pomegranate juice help cure gout?

Open Question: If you are trying to lose weight, is giving up carbonated beverages really important?

I am addicted to Diet Pepsi. Love love love it BUT... I really need to lose some weight and I heard that even diet drinks are bad. So should I suck it up and kick the habit? Has that helped anybody kick-start losing weight?

Open Question: I think I lost weight along with my eyesight. What should I do?

I think I am blind and anorexic but I can't see myself to confirm that I am anorexic.

Open Question: Just started working out again and have an increase in hunger?

I recently started working out again and I have noticed a definiate increase in my hunger... Is this okay or I will I gain the weight I lost back

Open Question: what is wrong with my ear?

my ear been when i yawn it will pop and then it will hurt feels like its plugged up but i cleaned my ear and there was nothing in it.. is it an ear infection? i did have a cold.. i had a sore throat and been sneezing alot and then i have a stuffy and running nose but all that went away but my ear still hurts when i yawn and then it pops and it sting/hurts when it does it.. should i go to the doctor?

Open Question: How do I work out how far i need to fall to break my neck?

Say i was hanging from a solid support. how long would the drop need to be to break my neck? assuming that the support and rope are strong enough and the knot is in the right place. I know it depends on my weight so is there an equation or anything i can use to work it out?? i found a table of weights and drops online but im not sure they are right so i just wanted to check. Only answer the question please. Dont tell me i need help or anything because I dont. Thank you. I appreciate any help :)

Open Question: laziness as a medical condition?

laziness has affected everything in my life in a huge way. i'm a nineteen y/o girl and i dropped out of school in grade 10 because i didn't want to get out of bed because i was legit tired all the time and i didn't want to go through the process. so i've been doing whatever i want since, and i'm just destroying myself. i'm not arrogant, but i'm above average in attractiveness and i was in gifted classes before i dropped out, it just makes me think it's such a waste. even really small tasks i struggle with and reward myself on. the worst part is that i have such energy in my mind when i think about things that make me happy or things i would like to accomplish but i feel too drained to attempt fixing my life at this point and wouldn't even know how to begin. how do you overcome chronic laziness, especially when there is no one around to motivate you or stop you from being really unproductive?

Open Question: does ensure make you gain weight like ensure plus?

I accidentally bought ensure instead of ensure plus will it still help me gain weight. I am really skinny.

Open Question: Should my permanent tooth wiggle?

I have irrational health anxiety, and my latest tick is something I've noticed for years, however, I feel like since I've focused on it, the problem has become worse (most likely in my mind.) I'm 21. Clearly all of my teeth are permanent. I can only feel my front teeth wiggle if I press a finger against the front of them and press my lower teeth into them. There is no ache, and I take pretty good care of my teeth. I mostly do this becuase of my ability to worry myself, but some reassurance and suggestions would be nice. Thanks guys.

Open Question: Lymph node was swollen for about 10 days, then shrunk significantly?

For about 10 days I had a painless, rubbery-feeling lymph node in my left armpit. It was nearly 2.5 centimeters then, and after those 10 days (and in the 5 weeks since then) became just under a centimeter; you REALLY have to look for it to find it now, but it's still there. I'm worried it could be lymphoma? Surely, if it shrank and doesn't seem to be coming back, it couldn't be lymphoma?

Open Question: feel like crap today?

huge migrane...feeling flustered...feel very stuffy and warm...feel like vommiting...diarrhea every 10 to 20 minutes is there anything I could do to make it all stop

Open Question: What are the types of discharge?

Is the stuff that comes out before your period and during sexual excitement the same stuff?

Open Question: Is this normal from a tick bite?

Yesterday, I was in the woods, so I made sure that I checked for ticks. This morning I found one on my stomach and one on my arm. They were dark reddish/brown/black. I used my fingers to pluck them off. However, I didn't check to see if the heads were completely out of my skin. Now, there is an itchy red bump on my stomach where the tick was. Is this normal, or should I see a doctor? Thanks!

Open Question: Do you have any herbal remedies?

They say it's a lost art. Could you share some with me? I know catnip tea is for headaches.

Open Question: why are my kidneys hurting?

Well I think it's my kidneys, it's my lower back ether side of my spine. it's not really excruciating pain but a constant dull ache that is making me feel uncomfortable. Any ideas what could be coursing this, it's been going on for 3 days now!

Open Question: Do acne scars go away? and what's the best way to get rid of acne?


Open Question: What are some good masturbating techiniques?

I'm tired of the same old thing, I want something exotic and crazy!

Open Question: pleeeease answer, !? about tonsilittis?

ok, so i ave had tonsillitis before when i was like 13 14, and it had white stuff, and I wasnt really sick, just hurt to swallow, now im 20 and thurday i went out, and it hit me like a bus, I was sore in the throat, and i couldnt swallow, and I was cold, then warm, fever, everything, I went to a walk in clinic, and she told me everything i was decribing was tonsillitis, but there was no white stuff this time, is it normal? she gave me antibiotics to cure it, and said if its not gone by monday, go to my family doctor, so its now sunday and it doesnt hurt as much, and the swellling is ok, but it still hurts alittle to swallow, what should i do? ans was she right, or could it be something else, just a sore throat, mono?

Open Question: Is it necessary for men over 45 to have a sexual release for prostate health?

Im a Christian man over 45 and not in a relationship. I choose not to masturbate for religious reasons so I do not have regular orgasms. Is it really necessary for men of my age to masturbate to assure prostate health and if so, how often?

Open Question: Does the product Stamin Mega Mass (India) is legal which produce under the license of original company Weider?

Open Question: how do i lose a stone by the end of this month in time for my birthday?

like everyone i wanna look goood for summer. my birthday is on the 7th july and before then i wanna lose at last a dress size and at least a stone. i weighed bout 60kg the last time i checked and i wanna drop it down to at least 53kg am short at 5.1 i look bigger than iam. im lookin for the quickest ways to lose the weight by the end of the month, it be salads and gym everyday or milkshakes and running i will do it. i wanna look descent for my 18th. got any ideas?

Open Question: are red stretch marks around your body normal?

Is it normal to have red stretch marks (lines) around your boobs, hips and arms? And does anybody know why? Because some stretch marks are white, not red.

Open Question: how much acetaminophen is dangerous?

is taking about 3500-4000mg of acetaminophen in a 4-5 hour period dangerous, cause last night i did that by accident, ( was high and took the wrong pain pills) and i am not sure if this is at all related, but today i have not been feeling my best, (lots of.....gas) and i have just been feeling somewhat sick, (might just be because of the gas) but yea, any answer is apreciated

Open Question: How quickly can you become addicted to Caffeine?

I have exams next week, so this week I've been having energy drinks, I didn't realize quite how strong they were at the time I was also having about 5 cups of coffee or tea, I did this for about a week, and now I've been feeling really drained and headachey for about three days, is it because of the caffeine? what should I do?

Open Question: Why do I get blisters in my mouth after kissing?

so me and my girlsfriend just hit second base....and all of sudden I've been finding blisters in my mouth. the first one was by the bottoms of my gums by chim, then the second one was on my tongue. Those are the only two I've found and they went away pretty fast But I was wondering if these blisters could be a result of making out. I'm pretty sure she doesnt have an STD and theyre not like gross sores but it's odd and annoying. Is it possible I'm allergic to her saliva? I mean if there are people out there alergic to some people semen and not others then that is a possibilty, right?

Open Question: Could I be anemic, is there anything i need to do for being anemic?

I've been noticing every time i am bitten by an insect (ant, mosquito, etc) and they start to go away i get bruises where the bites were. Also when i go swimming with friends i am freezing and they are having a ball, which is weird because i live in Arizona. I am 13 going on 14, 101lbs, and haven't had my period yet, my mom says i could be anemic, am i?

Open Question: Its 5pm and I just woke up and have to go for my cardio..What to eat?

Its 5pm and I just woke up and have to go for my cardio..What to eat? I have to go to the gym for 15 mins of running/walking/cycling and then ab exercises...The problem is its 5pm and I just woke up (cuz I had slept too late) so what do I EAT and go? I have no fruits at home and nothing good to eat...Will a 25 gm protein scoop in water do? And then leave for gym in 10 mins??

Open Question: I hit the back of my head about 2 weeks ago. I hit the back right part of my head.?

I was drunk one night and I manage to hit my head twice (back part). I couldn't tell if I had a concussion, cause I was too drunk. I manage to somehow get myself into bed. I manage to wake up 6 hours later fully alert but with tenderness at the back part of my head. It has been 2 weeks since the incident. I am wondering if I should still worry about internal bleeding? As of now I have bit tenderness when I rub my head (hard, like I am scratching my head) at the spot of where I hit it. Should I be concern?

Open Question: do you shave your mustache?

Open Question: Does knee cartilage heal on its own?

I have a bit of torn knee cartilage. It doesn't hurt at all, but I can definitely tell that it's there. I'm wondering if knee cartilage heals itself or will it possibly require surgery down the road. Thx.

Open Question: total gym 100 assembly book?

i have an older total gym 1000 i picked up at yard sale. i would like to find assembly book, and exercise book. right now i cant even get it set up right.

Open Question: really badddd mucus, someone freaking answer??! Doctor?

i get this like white-green mucus/boogers in my nose that get stuck to the inside of my nose that i have to pull out,and my nose is always stuffed and i cant breath out of it. I also get mucus stuck in my throat and i cough it up in big chuncks and its like a gooey white/green ball. What could these mean? It has been going on for over two weeks. allergies? a really bad cough? something else?

Open Question: What can you say about this vitamin call nature made multi for her with iron and calcium, and also have D3?

and its said 23 keys nutrients for daily nutritional support , have anyone use it, did it work, i'm 20 can i use it

Open Question: whats a good workout routine?

im signed up at a gym, but every time i go theere, i dont know what to do... can you just list like a routine for someone looking to just build muscle while leaning out? im 17 years old 5'6" 175 and i have lots of muscle and huge arms due to thats the only workout i ever do. i dont know what else to do, please, post your workout routine, Daily? Every other day? Thankss

Open Question: Braces braces braces? And there wires?

Ok so I have braces. Well in braces you have the band that goes in the back to hold the wires......(glued on the tooth).........before that tooth I have a baby tooth. So what my orthodontics did was put a wire there and on top of the wire there is a green tube wrapping around it. I was wondering.........Is is ok to bite on it a little? Whenever I bite down it bends just a bit. Has anywon experienced this? Please answer:( Braces have made my life so stressful....especially with the baby teeth.....:""( thats all I thinkk about all day and just keeps getting worse and worse.....IM SO STRESSED:( Plz help!

Open Question: Only 5 feet tall and almost 120! How can I lose weight?

I'm 16, 5 foot even and 115-117 pounds. I have a small stomach (it could be a bit more toned though) but I have big muscular thighs(that's what really bothers me) Will exercises even help if they're muscle, not fatty? I wish they didn't touch! My goal weight is 105 so thats 10-12 pounds. I'm already eating healthy, jogging, and doing sittups (I haven't seen any results in a week or two!) what other exercises are good?

Open Question: do i need to take supplements while working out?

i am 14 years old, am 5'7" -5'8" and weigh 150lbs. a lot of my friends are a lot bigger than me and i now workout to get bigger. my goal is to add at least 20lbs of lean muscle mass by september (which is when football starts). so is it necessary for me to take supplements like creatine or whey protein to help me reach my goal? if so could you please tell me some effective products out there. and could you please give me some tips when it comes to nutrition and building muscle. thanks

Open Question: Will I Pass My Blood & Urine Drug Test? I smoked hashish?

Hello, I am worried that I might be in some trouble. I smoked some pretty potent Indian hashish (10-26%THC) about a week ago, and am wondering if the drug will show up in a blood & urine drug test which I will be taking in two days. I am not a chronic user, this was kind of a one time thing, but I'll admit I got incredibly high. I understand that THC stores in your body's fat cells, and that you must metabolize it out of your system, but am not sure whether it has left mine yet. I'd consider myself to have a very fast metabolism (I eat whatever I want, and a lot of it, and am quite skinny) I'm about 150lbs and 6 feet tall. I've been drinking a lot of water all week, about 2 liters a day, but since finding out about the drug test I've increased this number. Just hearing your opinions will really help and be much appreciated. Also, if you don't think it has left my system, any recommendations? No, I can't go out and buy any fancy detox pills, so home remedies would be cool. Thanks for your help in advance

Open Question: How to get my abs ripped?

Iv been working on my abs and their starting to come through but its just the whole abs but theres hardly any didvision between the six. Are there any exercises that will get them ripped and defined?

Open Question: Is it weird that I like feeling hungry?

I really like the emptiness in my stomach and just when my stomach growls, does anyone else like feeling hungry?

Open Question: im 17 and scared please help!?

ok so like my boyfriend was giving me oral sex and was masturbatinq and came fingered me can i qet pregnant? after that i skipped 4 months of my period but came on may 8. im still on. this lady told me might pregnant but im having no side effects and not gaining any weight. what do u think??

Open Question: Daily work is counter productive?$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$… If I do dumbbells and press ups/squats etc with 1lb wris?

Daily work is counter productive?$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$… If I do dumbbells and press ups/squats etc with 1lb wrist straps every day will it get counter productive and make my muscle give away? Like If you skip breakfast to lose weight you actually gain weight. So instead of getting bigger/stronger you get weaker, is this true?

Open Question: What will the dentist do for me?

My teeth are really bad. I let them go bad for a long time. They are all starting to rot away and I am in such pain. I am going to the dentist tomorrow to see what he can do for me. I know I'm probably going to need false teeth. How do they do that? I have never had any kind of surgery before and I'm afraid about being put to sleep because I know what they are going to be doing. Will the dentist allow payments on the bill? I really don't know anything about this, so any info will help out a lot.

Open Question: i am in big trouble i dont know how to lose weight in 1 day?

Open Question: What are the symptoms of AIDS from kissing?

I know the chances are slim with gettting AIDS from kissing, but what would be the symptoms?

Open Question: head injury, concussion?, hit my head,?

I hit my head on my way out of the subway train, on the gates rim. This was exactly 3 weeks ago. First, it was just a normal hit on the head, it didn't feel unusual. But I became more and more frightened as the numbness on my head (constant), and a short, reasonably sharp headache (occasional) persisted. I hit my head on the top right roof of the skull, and the numbness is on my bottom back right. Early on, the numbness was on the right. Head aches usually hurt the sides. The ear rings but it has gotten better. What frightens me the most is the sound, similar to the one when a rice crispy is torn apart, that I hear when I rest my head on my pillow, or walk down the stairs. It feels as if not enough blood is going into my brain. and I feel tired. All the while I played soccer, got a flu, and have not gone to the hospital yet, which I suppose was really stupid, because all of these kind of made the situation worse. I have an exam tomorrow, and classes are pretty tight until Saturday. I feel tired when I think. I'm also freaked out about the possibility of losing my thinking ability, as this is really important for me.

Open Question: What is the best way to lose weight?

So i have been feeling rather unconfident lately, and i believe it is because of my weight. Im 16 and i am 5' 3, so know it may be normal, but i have never been to the point where i have been over weight. i feel like i have been gaining weight and i remember last year, i was alot skinnier than i am now. I had a flatter stomach and everything. I am usually athletic and i watch what i eat most of the time. Now, i feel like my waist has gotten alot bigger and my theighs seem bigger too. My arms seem thicker and it all makes me look over weight. So i have been trying situps and other things to try and slim me down a little, but nothing seems to be working. If it is weight that i am gaining, i need a way to help slim me up, and keep it off. i was thinking about drinking more water and eating less food through out the day, but i dont want to completely starve myself. Please if you have any suggestions, let me know. I highly appreciate it. Thank you

Open Question: Braces Wire Snaped???

I just ate my toast and i was getting all the bread out of my braces and i felt my wire wasnt in place anymore what should i do?

Open Question: Can you have kidney failure if you get a bruise somewhere else after someone has given you a hickey ?

I've got a friend who recently Got a hickey on their neck and a bruise turned up on their leg A big one at that. would this be a sign of kidney failure?

Open Question: Why do we get red when we are embarassed?

Why do we get red when we are embarassed

Open Question: How can I test my fitness level?

Open Question: does this sound past casual to you?

i have been casually seeing this guy for 18 months.lately he is puzzling me doing silly things like leaning in for a kiss for no reason,kissing me goodbye on the lips,holding me before and after sex,calling me babe,telling me things about him and his business he has never told me before,i was having a row with my housemate and he offered me his empty apartment that he rents out to stay in no problem and when we are meeting up he will clear his day to see me,always meets up at a time that suits me.does this sound past casual?does he have feelings for me?is this a 'relationship?'.even if we only see each other maybe 2 times a week?