Dr. Nicole Touchet

Family Medicine
32 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

Licenses

United States: Maine, Massachusetts

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

136 Answers
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Almost fainted: You may have had a near fainting spell. This can be caused by many things, including recent illness causing dehydration. Please consider seeing your ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Hand numbness: If this is a recent diagnosis of HIV, it's important to talk to your doctor about your anxiety. Certainly any new problem, such as hand or arm numbnes... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Oral contraceptive: Birth control pills are generally effective for prevention of pregnancy but they don't provide protection against STIs (sexually transmitted infection... Read More
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Stomach pressure: If you are continuing to have such symptoms, please see your doctor or go to the emergency room for further evaluation right away. Stomach pressure an... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Severe back pain: Severe back pain needs to be evaluated. Please see your doctor or go to the emergency room for further care right away. Hope you feel better soon!
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Diarrhea: Most episodes of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea can be helped by taking frequent small amounts of fluids, such as water, ginger ale, or electrolyte sol... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Missed periods: Missing or having a change in timing of your period can happen for a variety of reasons, including stress, illness, travel, or pregnancy. If you remai... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Mild pain 18 ega: Very mild pain in the lower abdomen and pelvis can be normal at this dtage of pregnancy and is usually thought to be from stretching of the round liga... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Increase milk produc: It's important to understand that your body is uniquely able to make milk especially for your baby and that it can easily increase how much milk (thin... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Low sperm count: Sorry for your accident. Low sperm count can be an issue, but there are many ways to work with this and still have children. It's important to discuss... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Given the length of time you have had the soreness, I would recommend going to see your local doctor to be evaluated. It is unusual to have pain that... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
About 7 days: First trimester ultrasounds are the most accurate, but a 13 week ultrasound should be quite good at estimating the due date. Best of luck!
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A female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Possible: You can do a first morning pregnancy test for reassurance. You also may want to talk with your doctor about birth control options.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Sure: Yes, and in fact it is best to start folate (folic acid) supplements before you conceive (one of the vitamins in your prenatal supplement). Hope all ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
See your OB soon: You should make sure you are seeing your OB quickly to discuss this issue and to carefully watch you during this pregnancy. Certainly any possible in... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Could be fine, but: I would recommend having your doctor check this area. It could be a normal skin change that completely disappears, but it is safest to have your doc... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Conception can occur: You can continue to try to conceive now. It is a good sign that you have had one healthy pregnancy. You may want to track your cycles to help determ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Not sure: Should likely be seen to rule out an infection.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Thyroid dose changes: During the course of pregnancy, there are typically several changes in the amount of replacement hormone your body can need to stay in balance if your... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Could be...: You could do a first morning urine pregnancy test at home. If it is negative, you can try again in a few days. You also should take prenatal vitamin... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
All types of moving: Babies move in all different ways and it is good to be aware of what your baby is doing. If you have looked at newborns move, you know they can move ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
See your doctor: You should start taking prenatal vitamins (you can get them in the vitamin section) right away, and make an appointment to see your doctor when you re... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Should be ok....: The amount you use should be ok. If you are talking about hand washing dishes, you may want to use good gloves to protect your skin and avoid overly... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Negativity, yes: Having negative thoughts and a poor self image can be an aspect of depression, but it is not necessarily the only part. There are good therapies to h... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Hopefully not...: Try to wash your hands carefully each time. This is one of the best methods to prevent the spread of disease. And don't worry too much--everyone for... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Fetal movements: It sometimes can be difficult to know what you are feeling with a first pregnancy. Most women do start to feel fetal movements by 18-22 weeks. For som... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Self hurt: Please seek help right now. You can call your doctor or go to the emergency room, but it is important that you get help if you are feeling like this.
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A female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Vomiting: Sudden onset of vomiting can happen, and can be caused by multiple different problems. Please seek care if it persists or worsens, or includes severe... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
It may be otitis externa and could become painful. Try to keep the ear dry and can try mixing white vinegar and water (one spoonful of vinegar to 4 sp... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
PCOS can be a scary thing to be told you have, but it also is something that can be treated. Exercise, healthy eating, and yes, metformin can be very... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Chol. granuloma: An intracranial cholesterol granuloma should first be discussed with the doctor who ordered the testing that discovered it initially. In general, neu... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Healthy diet: There are many healthy foods in Mexico. Eating a diet rich in vegetables is important. There are also good sources of plant based protein, such as bea... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Lump in my groin: While this may be a reactive lymph node or small infection, any new lump, especially in this area, shisho be evaluated by your medical care giver. Ple... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
HCG and pregnancy: Your b-hcg levels can be affected by several factors, including the timing of your pregnancy. Any direct concerns about a specific value or level shou... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Cardiac report: During the day and night there are variations in anyone's heart rate. The test you have had is noting what your heart rate did over a specific 48 hour... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Maybe: Costochondritis may cause pain with deep breaths, but if the pain is severe or persists, I would recommend being checked out to make sure nothing else... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Breast pain: Breast tenderness with your period being shorter than usual for you may be entirely normal and can happen due to several factors including stress or t... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Weight loss and ocps: Weight loss can certainly affect your menstrual cycle. Birth control pills (OCPs) should be taken at the same time each day. They should still work fo... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Stuffy nose with bab: This can happen. Gentle wiping of visible mucus with a washcloth can help. Also a humidifier if the room air is dry. If it persists or worsens, share ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Tongue abrasion: Trauma to the tongue from cuts or burns can be painful. It's important to drink lots of fluids and try alternating gargles (can just use plain water i... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Abnormal bleeding: Any vaginal bleeding after menopause (especially after 10 years,) needs to be evaluated. A PAP smear is good, but it doesn't look inside the uterus. ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Spider bite: Keep area clean and dry, applying antibiotic ointment locally (such as bacitracin) and see your doctor if the area becomes more red, tender, warm, lar... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Conception: Please make an appointment to see your care provider for preconception counseling and to make sure your partner is doing everything to optimize her he... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Severe toothache: It's important that you see a dentist or medical care provider as a severe toothache can mean there is an infection or other tooth problem that needs ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Teen masterbation: Sexual activity in childhood may be an awkward subject but one that can be a normal aspect of sexuality. Your concerns should be discussed with your... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Buscopan and nursing: In general, it's better to limit medicine while breastfeeding. Some studies show no excretion of buscopan in the milk of nursing mothers, so if this i... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 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
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 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
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 32 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
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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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