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DermDx: Herald Patch on Chest

A 24-year-old woman presents to the office with concerns about a rash on her chest that she first notices 3 days ago. What is your diagnosis?
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More on antibiotics and oral contraceptives

Two readers ask about taking antibiotics while pregnant.Current research suggests no significant difference in circulating hormones when a woman is taking broad-spectrum antibiotics (other than rifampin) (Item 117-17). The recommendation is that a woman with vomiting, diarrhea, or forgetfulness use a backup method for the duration of antibiotic use (Hatcher RA, Nelson AL, Zieman M,…
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A 29-year-old, married woman, G1 P1, wants to take oral contraceptives (OCs). She is obese (BMI 34) and has huge breasts. Her mother was diagnosed with estrogen sensitive breast cancer at age 46. I have recommended weight loss and annual breast exams as well as monthly self-exam. When should I order a baseline mammogram? Is…
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Ob/GYN group backs OTC birth control

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends over-the-counter availability to improve access to and use of oral contraceptives.
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