| Home | Article Database | Resources | Tools & Just for Fun | Search HY |

Ask the Medical Expert Archives 2000-2004

Expert Home  |  Archives by Date  |  Search Expert Archives  |  For Professionals  |  For Consumers

Week of January 21, 2002

    Question:   Can the drug Lipitor which is metabolized by cytochrome P453A4 cause peripheral neuropathy in a patient with hereditary coproporphyria or has multiple chemical sensitivity?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   I am a 34-year-old male. At the end of August, 2002 I experience dull right flank pain and blood in my urine. An IVP was taken at a local hospital and I was told that it looked clean. Initially, it was thought that it was a stone. I was told that I may have passed something...    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   What is your opinion of the vaccine controversy? I've read that the only documented cases of polio in the U.S. are caused by the live oral polio vaccine. I've also read that vaccines are grown from fetal tissue. Parents don't seem to have control regarding mandatory vaccines and children are sometimes given vaccinations for several diseases all at once, which can cause severe reactions. Do you think parents should have the right to choose?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer