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Dr. Nelson Garcia
27 years experience Gastroenterology
I : I recommned MiraLAX as a first step. Amitiza (lubiprostone) is also good choice, but requires a prescription. Clearly, if a colonoscopy has never been ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rajesh Kumar
47 years experience Pediatrics
Change pain killer: Ear pain can be very severe. If what u r taking is not helping have the pain killer changed to something that may be more effective. Call the doctor w ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
ER's are for for: Serious problems that may require hospital admission, and tehy are connected to one, ct's, mri's, code teams and trauma centers. An urgent care cente ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Probably not: If you truly just have a common cold, you should not require any treatment other than over the counter symptomatic treatment. However, if you have a h ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Tosca
19 years experience Urgent Care
For Emergencies Only: Usually emergent situations are self-evident. Ex's. Include some forms of chest pain, significant head trauma, open fractures, intractable seizures, r ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdus Khan
29 years experience Urgent Care
When you cant wait: due to being sick. There is not clear cut answer, but when you are injured or you are too dehydrated, you may require fluid through intravenous route, ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
24 years experience Pediatrics
Why?: If you know you have a common cold and are able to control symptoms at home, you can save your money and not go to urgent care. If you have difficulty ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Washburn
19 years experience Family Medicine
Level of threat: Traditionally we define a medical emergency as any acute condition that immediately threatens life, limb or eyesight. Whereas, an urgent care issue i ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darren Leavitt
7 years experience Podiatry
Normal finding: HGB stands for hemoglobin which is a measure of your blood. Normal values for males are between 13.5-17.5.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atul Singh
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: yes any urgent care can check a random blood sugar and order a HbA1c, either or combo can help. The American diabetic association http://www.diabetes. ... Read More
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