Doctor Q&A for Dr. Laura Martin

A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
32 years experience Family Medicine
No: Your clearance is slightly low can be affected by things such as hydration. Have another test done in the future, one test never tells everything. T ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
32 years experience Family Medicine
Need to see Dr: If you had a procedure to get rid of the cells, like a cryosurgery the discharge could be from that and will be self limited, if there was no procedur ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
32 years experience Family Medicine
Read the bottle: directions should be clear on the pharmacy bottle. usually until the bottle is gone or until your next appointment. Make sure to check for refills. ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: there are ways with prescription medication to stop it, and sometimes then it doesn't recur. Spotting however is a side effect and in some it never g ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
32 years experience Family Medicine
Normal: any variation in flow can be very normal, notify your doctor if drastic changes, pain, heavy bleeding. You may need to check a pregnancy test thyroid ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
32 years experience Family Medicine
Missing something: I don't understand: right upper chest contains lung, filled with air, so where would the pocket be? under your skin? outside the lung? Both of thos ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
32 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: Green means white cells are present trying to fight off an infection. It could be viral or bacterial. After 6 days and with fever I would see a docto ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
32 years experience Family Medicine
Muscle spasms: spasms can pinch on the tiny nerves that go to the skin. Areas of stress like upper back can feel that way. The answer is stretching, massage or phy ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
32 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: there are reasons that you can have swallowing pain, you want to make sure there isn't a problem not letting things get through, could be spasm strict ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Martin
32 years experience Family Medicine
Stretch and strength: gentle stretching, anti-inflammatory, ice for first 2 days then heat. There are back strengthening exercises on line, or can ask for a physical thera ... Read More
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