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Dr. Nicole Touchet

Family Medicine
31 years experience female

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I trained in family medicine because I was very interested in public health and caring for mothers and babies. I have additional training in breastfeeding medicine, genetics, and in helping people quit smoking.

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Family Medicine

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United States: Maine, Massachusetts

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

136 Answers
77 Agrees
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Conception: While this is not the most usual time for most women, one can conceive at various points if ovulation is irregular. Do a home pregnancy test if you ar... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Tooth chipped: A very small tooth chip that doesn't impact the structure or underlying dentin of a tooth may be fine, but in general it's best to have it evaluated b... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Weight changes: In general, it's better to use a healthy diet and exercise plan rather than supplements to achieve your goals. Talk to your doctor or a nutritionist ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Frequent urination: This can happen from an infection (UTI or even STI) or another problem, such as a bladder issue or onset of diabetes. Most common would be an infectio... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Labial lesion: New growths on the genital area should be evaluated by your doctor. These may be genital warts or another infection. Certainly burning while urinating... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Maybe: If you are worried, you can do a first morning urine pregnancy test at home and repeat if it is negative in 3-4 days, or you can be tested at your doc... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Probably not: If you are worried, you can do a first morning urine pregnancy test at home. You do want to use condoms as a back up contraception (and the best prot... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Risk for....: The idea of looking at possible risk factors for something involves planning for prevention. For example, risk of falling, once the nurse determines i... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Flies and coronaviru: There is no known transmission of the novel coronavirus from flies to food and then to humans. Be reassured that your child should be fine. Please con... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Low potassium levels: Usually the body regulates potassium levels well, but certainly both underlying conditions, such as kidney issues and medicines you take, can influenc... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes it may.: First, I am sorry you have received this diagnosis and hoping you will receive excellent care. Quitting smoking is difficult, but recent evidence sho... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Results of x-rays: It always a good idea to make sure that the tests you had are normal. Hopefully, you can simply call the doctor or clinic where you were seen and hea... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
TIAs: You haven't mentioned what makes you concerned about TIAs. Certainly it would be very unusual for a healthy 21 year old would not be normal. Please se... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Possible: If this just happened, you may want to talk to your pharmacist about the morning after pill.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Likely: Many women ovulate the month after taking clomid (clomiphene). The question is when. You should ask your fertility doctor for ways to track your ovu... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Skin lesion: Any rash, or skin changes to the genital area can be an infection and should be evaluated promptly. Please see your medical provier for further evalua... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Spotting: Yes, surgery or illness could affect the menstrual cycle. You may consider using condoms for the next month for additional protection.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Left side pain: This could be from a kidney infection or another cause. Please see your doctor for further evaluation.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Surgical clips: Usually these are very small and metal. Please check with your surgery team to find out what they used and if you need written information on the proc... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
US report ? Twins: In general, very early ultrasounds can be quite helpful to determine gestational dating. Other aspects of an early ultrasound may be more difficult t... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Chemotherapy: Firstly, I am so sorry to hear that you are having these difficulties. What you are experiencing can be very hard to deal with, and having trouble sle... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Ankle sprain severe: Bracing and exercises, such as given in PT (physical therapy) can definitely help in the usual course of healing after a sprain. However, you describ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Breast tenderness: Any breast tenderness as you described should be evaluated by your PCP or GYN or breast specialist. Feel better soon!
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Gassier: Many aspects can influence this, including your diet, possible recent or current infection, and even things like how much carbonated beverage you drin... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes, that is best : I think given the timing of your symptoms you should be seen to make sure there's no underlying infection or other problem. There are some things you ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Repeat EPT: It is helpful to repeat the home pregnancy test in 48 hours, ideally with an first am urine sample to make sure. You can also check with your doctor ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
No, but...: you should immediately get medical care, as there may be medication you can take to decrease transmission. Also unprotected sex can also lead to othe... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Not stuck: It is most likely that there is local inflammation where the Rocephin (ceftriaxone) was injected. Try using warm packs on the area to provide some pa... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Urologist: Make an appointment with two urologists in the area and get opinions about the planned surgery and also discuss it with your PCP. This is a good idea ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Early pregnancy: Mild cramps can be common in early pregnancy, but if you have more pain or bleeding, please see your doctor. Continue with prenatal vitamins and try t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Several weeks: If everything is now back in place, it could take several weeks for your thumb to not hurt at all. If it is immobilized, you will be given exercises ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
It happens: There can be several reasons for a change in your menses, such as travel, illness, medications or other reasons. Generally, the advice is to track yo... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: If you are worried, and have had risk factors for HIV, you should be tested. You can be tested at a public health clinic or with your doctor. You als... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
May take time: It may take a few more days for the swelling to completely resolve. If it does not, or if you have increased swelling, redness, pain or fever, you sh... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Conception timing: Getting pregnant depends on many factors. While most people do not get pregnant at this point in their menstrual cycle, it can happen.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Late period: You may be pregnant. If you are trying to get pregnant, you should be taking prenatal vitamins daily (they are available at your pharmacy). Try taki... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Probiotics: It's not clear currently how to dose probiotics at this point in time. A good rule is to take them as directed, preferably at night, and also to cont... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Arm pain after fall: Since you fell and are still having pain, it's important to go to your doctor or an urgent care or ER for further evaluation including an x-ray of the... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Ultrasound results: I would suggest you talk to your primary doctor or your OB/Gyn or midwife regarding the ultrasound results. Especially after a miscarriage, it can be ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Vitamin D supplement: It's not clear that vitamin D supplements directly influence muscle aches, and you may not need to be taking these vitamins if you have an adequate di... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
It should.: Gargling with warm salt water or an antiseptic mouthwash multiple times each day should help. If it persists, see your doctor.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Fasting before U/S: The fasting requirements (both for eating and drinking) are usually given to a patient by their doctor before the test. If the paperwork says to fast... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
See a doctor: You should see your doctor or go to an urgent care as soon as you can. You can try clean warm water compresses to your eyes, which may bring some reli... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Go to doctor: At home, he can try frequent oral rinsing with warm salt water and making sure he drinks enough water, but he really needs to be seen by an oral surge... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Should self heal: Tongue injuries should heal completely within a few days. Drinking adequate water and doing mouth rinses frequently may help speed healing.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Maybe: As you seem quite young for a hip replacement, it would be important to check with your surgeon and also possibly your physical therapist about wearin... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
This can be normal.: It is not unusual to have variations such as this in a cycle. I would recommend that she see her doctor to ensure that all is fine, and also that you... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Try topical medicine: You can try to apply some topical numbing medicine, often sold in pharmacies to help with babies who are teething. You also can take ibuprofen or ace... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Try high fiber diet.: Lots of water and fiber can help move things along better. There is also some evidence to support adding probiotics to your diet. Finally, it may be... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
1-2 days: You can retest with first morning urine to make sure. Some of the newer tests are more accurate or you can go to your doctor to be tested.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Touchet is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Touchet is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 26, 2015
Thanks for advice Dr
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks :) it was a pain breathing before but now its a weight on my chest, only when I'm lying down. I'm going for an xray soon though so I guess I'll see :) thanks aga...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Went to the dr today for mnly check up. RN/DRs helper said it looked completely normal. felt normal. She is there instead of the DR 2 days a week.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! is there any chance being miscarry?? how many weeks later should i go for another Ultra sound check???

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