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Dr. Duncan Miller

Dr. Duncan Miller

MD
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How often should I have a pap smear?

A:

Once you have been sexually active, you should start having pap smears every year. Your doctor may tell you that you can switch to every 2 years for your pap smears once you've had a few normal tests in a row. Your annual (or every 2 years) schedule should continue until approximately age 70.

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When Should You Get a Pap Smear?

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD
Dermatologist
Bellingham, WA
Q:

Why is scrubbing your face when washing a bad idea if you have acne?

A:

Many people think they have to scrub their face really hard to clean it well, especially if they have acne. In fact, this will often make your acne worse. It can cause clogged pores to rupture and result in a pimple. You should be washing your face very gently twice a day, with cleansers designed to help control your acne.

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Management of Teenage Acne

Dr. Bertrand Perey

Dr. Bertrand Perey

MD, FSRC
Orthopaedic Surgeon
New Westminster, BC
Q:

What is De Quervain's Tenosynovitis?

A:

De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis is a painful condition that affects the tendons on the radial (thumb) side of the wrist. The condition affects the tendons that move the thumb. It is particularly noticeable when trying to bend the thumb, especially when the thumb is being bent in a sideways direction towards the small finger. It can also cause pain when trying to lift the thumb, such as the action of performing a hitchhiking action.

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Understanding De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

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