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Q. I am confused why it’s called pregnancy…..can someone….please…

I have heard of the dangerous ectopic pregnancy and want to know a little more about it as I am confused why it’s called pregnancy…..can someone….please…
A1actually it is called pregnancy because IT IS A PREGNANCY.
but, it happens NOT in normal ways it has to be. in normal condition, the conception will happen in tuba falopii, then few days later the embryo (zygote) will be implanted into the uterus.

in ectopic pregnancy, the transportation of the zygote doesn't happen normally, it can be slower or even cannot make its way into the uterus. if the implantation then occurs in other part rather than endometrium of the uterus, then it is called an ectopic pregnancy.

since it's implanted NOT in the normal place, in the future it will be more likely to develop some problems during the pregnancy.
A2As the pregnancy starts when the egg is fertilized and reaches to uterus where you enter the pregnancy cycle, but in the ectopic pregnancy the fertilized egg do not reach to uterus and is found somewhere in the tubes that carry the eggs to uterus and is also known as tubal pregnancy. And some ectopic pregnancy also occurs in, ovary called ovarian pregnancy and cervix also called cervical pregnancy. So the collective term given is ectopic pregnancy. This pregnancy can’t proceed normally and becomes dangerous as the place where a baby will grow and born is the uterus and not any other place.

Q. why do you call Bipolar ... Bipolar? i mean what does it mean?

ABipolar disorder is called this way because it is charecterized by two types of obvious mood disorders- depression on the one side, and mania, or hypomania (a manic state, or 'high'), on the other side.

Q. why does it call "cancer"?can you treat cancer?

Athe name came from the appearance of the cut surface of a solid malignant tumour, with the veins stretched on all sides as the animal the crab has its feet, whence it derives its name. Hippocrates first called it in that name after describing few types of cancer.
some of the cancers are treatable but that is a big subject. there are some very nice videos here on the site that can give you a clue about that. just search them there ^ :)

Q. Does anyone have information on Bipolar "blackouts" or know what they're really called?

My boyfriend is bipolar and experienced a blackout a few weeks ago during which he did something completely out of character. A crime was committed and he has since been arrested. He's having trouble coping as he has no memory of the crime. He was on Wellbuterin and a doctor prescribed steroids and vicodin for a crushed disc. The chemicals may have led him into this blackout. He is a wonderful loving person and is now facing a life sentence for this terrible thing that happened that he had no conscious control over. They will not continue his medications in jail and he is not receiving mental or medical treatment. Is there anyone out there that can help me find some answers?
A1i never heard of such thing. but there are strange results sometimes from mixing drugs that affect the central nervous system. here is for instance a web page talking about interactions between Vicodin and Wellbutrin.

http://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php
A2AKToad I am so sorry to hear about this situation you and your partner are facing. I havent heard about blackouts as a result of bipolar disorder, however perhaps this situation happened due to the different types of medications he was on. Was he drinking or taking any illegal drugs during the time that this situation happened? Drinking or drug use while on medications can lead to blackouts. I would suggest now getting him a good lawyer and seek a mental health defence. All of us are essentially responsible for our actions well or not so unfortunately he is going to have to fight for his freedom and he is going to have to work with mental health specialists to come up with effective treatments that can convince the legal community and the public that he is safe to be a member of society again. I wish you both luck and i hope everything works out.

Q. i doubt one of my classmates to be a bipolar. She is not able to make decisions.

I doubt one of my classmates to be a bipolar. She had recently joined our college. Initially she was well and used to chat with us, but with a little low energy. We thought she will be fine once she knows us well. But this never happened, rather it’s getting difficult for her to keep a good relation with us and she always remains depressed. She has some difficulty in concentrating during class hours. She is not able to make decisions and she also has difficulty in following the rules. She even remains silent and tired with no more energy to think. I wonder if she is a bipolar…can anyone give some information on this…...
A1Find a time that you can talk to her alone about how she has been feeling. See if you can find out more about her. It sounds to me like she is suffering from depression, I am not so sure about bipolar? Does she have times of excessive energy? excessive spending? Inability to sleep? If not than I would think that she is suffering from depression. Either way let her know that you care about her and want her to be well. Let her know you are there for her if she wants to talk or if she needs anything and if the time is right ask her if she would be willing to go and talk to a professional about what has been going on? The best you can do for her as her friend is to be understanding and patient and continue to try including her in the things you are doing. Understand if she declines but always let her know the invite is there. It can be hard to maintain a friendship with someone who is withdrawing but you would not even imagine how important it is for you to keep in touch with he
A2It is really sad that your classmate is not able to communicate well and is not able to concentrate even. You can also check if she has any feeling to cry, try to find out that if she has a good sleep every night. Find out what makes her to cry. Though many symptoms of bipolar coincide with other disorder like ADHD, It is difficult to say that she is a bipolar. But it is clear that she has some problem and needs your help.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV7tCqeXbmQ&eurl=http://www.imedix.com/health_community/vqV7tCqeXbmQ_changing_mental_services_rights_action_part_1?q=decision%20making&feature=player_embedded

Q. Can I have a MRI of the knee if I have hemostatic clips in the brain?(also called aneurysm clips)?

A1How about a CAT scan of the knee?, I wonder if it would be an appropriate diagnostic tool, I suspect problems with a lateral meniscus.
A2my grandma had the same problem- they said no... but from a good reason. think of it, it's a giant and powerful magnet. you have metallic clips that hold an aneurysm in the brain. if it'll move and tear up the blood vessels- your knee will be the least of your problems.
sorry...

Q. I have an injury called CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) I desparately need help. Had 4 surgeries-no help

The pain is excruciating every second, in my left hand and arm,with no relief. I don't know where to go next or what to pursue. I've tried every pain med there is and steroidal injections and nerve stimulator implant in back, but nothing has worked. Can't believe the pain- keeps me up at night and is a killer every other second of the day. Can anyone help??? Any suggestions I may not have tried??? I am desparate for some relief. Thanks Joe
AIt really sounds like you are suffering a great deal. Have you seen a pain specialist? Have you ever tried any kinds of stronger pain medications such as narcotics? I am only suggesting them as your last option to handle pain because no one should suffer this high amount of pain. You should discuss this with you primary care physician. I would also suggest talking to someone about your level of stress, because all this pain can cause you anxiety and you may find it helpful to talk to a psychologist or psychiatrist, see if they can help with that. I don't have any suggestions about the neurological problem because it sounds like you have tried everything there is to offer.
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