Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder where there is increased blood sugar levels. It may be of type 1 or type 2. The early signs of diabetes include increased thirst, increased hunger and increased frequency of urination.

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Are my symptoms due to diabetes or Crohn's disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old male. I am 5 feet 7 inches in height and weigh about 150 lbs currently; I used to weigh about 175 lbs. I do not smoke, drink or use recreational drugs. I have some pre-existing medical issues for several years like acne, anal itching or jock itch, and sometimes stomach...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello Dear. I welcome you to icliniq. Well you very well explained your symptoms..It was palatable to read, I must say. Well your concerns are genuine but here is my take on this. You are too young to develop dm type 2, and dermatopathy is far far away to be even considered. Plus you have normal dia...  Read Full »

Does type 1 and type 2 diabetes run in families?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31-year-old male planning to marry a 26-year-old female. My brother is 26 years old, and he got type 2 diabetes at the age of 22. My fiance's sister got type 1 diabetes at the age of 11. I am worried if I marry my fiance is there any chance that our children will also get diabetes a...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakar Laxman Jathar

Diabetologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I have seen the details (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I want to provide you with some facts regarding diabetes. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a familial disorder. That means if either of the parents or both have it, then...  Read Full »

What is the reason for having excessive white vaginal discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting excessive white discharge out of my vagina. It is leaving white streaks in my innerwear. It has has a minor yeast smell. But, I do not feel itchy or burning sensation. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would have been better if you had given a few more details like your age, menstrual cycle, any other medical problems and sexual history. I will give the list of possibilities and their management here. It is most probably a candida infection, thick white curdy di...  Read Full »

I have erection rarely, and so I am unable to involve in intercourse. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 43 years old. I am known type 1 diabetic. I do masturbation regularly. In the last two years, I observed that I do not get an erection at all. Even if I get after a lot of effort, I cannot involve in intercourse. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. There is some conflicting information, which I need to make it clear. You said you masturbate regularly and no erection for last two years. Do you mean that you have an erection for masturbation, but not for intercourse? A...  Read Full »

Is ECG enough to determine the underlying heart problem?

Query: Hi doctor,My father is 56 years old, and he also has diabetes and BP. Can you please investigate his ECG report?  Read Full »


Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I investigated your ECG (electrocardiograph) (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and it indicates that it is in sinus rhythm, normal axis, with t-wave inversion in leads v1 to v5. Overall, ECG has some minor changes, which may not be very significan...  Read Full »

Does Aspirin reduce the risk of heart diseases?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old male with a bodyweight of 107 kg. As my cholesterol is high, I am taking Ecosprin Gold 10 mg. Shall I continue with this one or stop it?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please share your cholesterol report. Even if cholesterol is high, there is no need for Ecosprin Gold 10 mg (Aspirin). Instead, statin may be needed depending upon your lipid profile. Do you have diabetes or hypertension (high blood pressure)?  Read Full »

Why does my diabetic mother have a numb feeling in her lower limbs?

Query: Hello doctor, However, my mother is a known diabetic, defaulted in her medication, leading FBS (fasting blood sugar) level of 17 mg/dl and causing severe weight loss and cataract. She was placed on Insulin Aspart (Novomix), which she took for two months. However, after every insulin injection, she...  Read Full »


Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed

Endocrinologist, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You mentioned 17 mg. Maybe you are confused and should be 17 mmol, I think. Maybe pain is due to the nerve, which may hit accidentally during injection, especially as your saying it is radiating pain. It may be sharp and like an electric current. If so, she can take ...  Read Full »

How long does it usually take to see mood improvement when taking Sertraline?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 53-year-old male. I am a diabetic and have a family history of diabetes and depression. I developed anxiety and depression in 2015 and was on Cipralex 5 mg once daily for the past five years. However, the symptoms of anxiety and depression have come back from the middle of this y...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Chanchal Azad

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can see your frustration after the trial of two types of medications without any improvement. Let me summarize your problem. You have been experiencing a depressed mood for the last six years, which was improved with an antidepressant. Due to the relapse, a doctor ...  Read Full »

What steps can be taken to improve erections?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 53-year-old male. I am diabetic and having erectile dysfunction for the past four months. I lose my erection soon. I have tried taking Eract X on two occasions. But there is no result. Do I need to take it continuously? What are the steps to be taken to improve my erections?   Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Please mention whether you have difficulty in getting an erection or maintaining an erection for a long time. Diabetic patients with uncontrolled diabetes suffer from erectile dysfunction. Have good diabetic control. Eat green leafy vegetables and fruits. Avoid smoking and ...  Read Full »

Can Metformin 500 cause cancer in some?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 27-year-old female with a weight of 43 kilograms and a height of five feet. I have type 2 diabetes. Currently, I am taking Glimepiride and Metformin 500 mg. I read that Metformin can cause cancer. I require an alternative medicine. I had my last sugar level of 395 mg/dL.   Read Full »


Dr. Prabhakaran Selvam

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Sonologist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your history, your sugar levels are high and you need to control your blood sugar as early as possible. Your current medications are not enough to control your sugar. Regarding Metformin, your cancer scare behind Metformin is totally wrong. It is a good drug of...  Read Full »

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