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Board: General Health 07-23-2010, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 765
Posted By torcal
Red face Firing a Doctor

Four months ago I underwent major abdominal surgery. The incision was about 7" long and the cut was perpendicular to all those striated abominal muscles. I checked into an excellent hospital in the...
Board: Kidney Disorders 07-23-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,006
Posted By torcal
Re: Thin Basement Membrane - Blood & Protein in Urine


It is my lay opinion that you should be referred to a Nephrologist, a doctor who specializes in Kidney problems. I wouldn't have any confidence in the vague and conflicting answers you have...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 07-23-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 714
Posted By torcal
Re: I Just Can't Take It!

A quick fix is to eat at home when you are calm and eat very little when you later go out. That, of course, does not solve the long-term problem but it's a start.
Board: Sexual Dysfunction Treatment 07-23-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 13,634
Posted By torcal
Re: Is this a venous leak? What's going on?

After reading your post I thought of some issues that you did not cover. Around the time when the ED started did you begin taking any medications, either prescribed or OTC, change medications,...
Board: Cancer 07-23-2010, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,037
Posted By torcal
Re: I'm a little worried!

Not having any medical training I can't be specific. A hernia is a definite possibility. Do you have a family doctor? If your parents aren't insured or won't get you medical attention for some...
Board: Digestive Disorders 07-23-2010, 04:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 865
Posted By torcal
Re: Worried About Symptoms

Hi. No one on these boards can diagnose you but I can tell you with certainty that you need to see a doctor - again. But don't assume that you can't get medical care until you have tried. I...
Board: Digestive Disorders 07-23-2010, 03:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,529
Posted By torcal
Re: Black & tarry stool has me scared any thoughts

Hi Brian: I had the same thing and Nexium got rid of it quickly. However, the GI ordered me to experience the joy of a colonoscopy and endoscopy before my problem could be identified. Don't put it...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-22-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 125,862
Posted By torcal
Re: Can I be in "recovery" while taking Suboxone?

Hi and thanks for your reply. By advising people to "follow doctors' advice" I refer only to taking (i.e., "trying") the medications legitimately prescribed, in the exact amounts prescribed and not...
Board: Aging Issues 07-22-2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,431
Posted By torcal
Re: Would you like to live to age 120 in good health?

I've talked to people over 100 years old and in good health, one a great aunt and the other the grandmother of a friend. Both ladies had their wits about them and both had one thing in common: they...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-22-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 125,862
Posted By torcal
Re: Can I be in "recovery" while taking Suboxone?

kew: The answer is "yes" your are in recovery even if you are taking one drug molecule to break an addiction to another; provided you are doing it under medical supervision and you are following the...
Board: Smoking Cessation 07-19-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 40,002
Posted By torcal
Re: why do I still want a cigarette after 4 months quit

StenoLady1 is right on. Alcoholics drink and smokers smoke simply because that's what addicts do. I stopped drinking 25 years ago. I no longer crave alcohol but it's a damn shame I can't use it in...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 07-19-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,741
Posted By torcal
Re: so tired of going through this

GERD results from the over production of digestive acid in the stomach. I've had it for over 25 years and no doctor has ever explained to me a drug-free way to stop it. If you are suffering only...
Board: Sexual Health - Men 07-19-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 11,824
Posted By torcal
Re: how to reduce penis FAT

Since the base of your penis is where your abdominal cavity starts, consider the possibility that you might be overweight. Running up and down the fire stairs at the Burj Dubai a few times a week...
Board: General Health 07-13-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,470
Posted By torcal
Re: The "Mystery Condition" - Help!

James: Having been in somewate similar circumstances, I can offer the following:

1. Whatever it is that is causing your distress does NOT come from outside yourself. There are no deamons out to...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-13-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,155
Posted By torcal
Question Impossible Recovery Story

I will try this again just to guage the reaction, if any. I am an alcoholic and this year marks my 25th anniversary without either taking a drink or wanting to. And I don't avoid social and other...
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