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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Gastroenterologist: The majority of people go to gastroenterologists to have endoscopies done. If you live in a rural area, sometimes you can find a primary care doctor w ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Nasal endoscopy: No, you don't have to be awake, but unless some other procedure is being considered, almost no doctors would put you to sleep to do a nasal endoscopy ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually: Prevacid (lansoprazole) helps with acid reflux. If use of proton pump inhibitors, GERD precautions like Upright 1 hour b/f and after meals, no smoking ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Absolutely: Many gastroenterologists, faced with the need to evaluate the upper and lower GI tracts, may choose to perform a "double procedure" under one sedation ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
19 years experience Radiation Oncology
Start annually age40: Annual mammography starting at age 40 is recommended by majority. This is recommendation of the american cancer society, the american college of radi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Gastroparesis: There are no set guidelines. It all depends on your medical history and how well you are doing.
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: If you are over 50 and have no prior hx or family history of colon polyps or cancer or inflammatory bowel disease, the current recommendations are onc ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stan Coleman
62 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye exam: seek a board certified ophthalmologist for the exam. Follow up visits depend on the findings of the initial exam.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Having tonsils and adenoid removed should not affect being able to do an endoscopy. If was just done, probably would wait until throat healed- check ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends...: Weight loss occurs at different rates for different people and depends on how much weight you have to lose to reach a healthy weight. In a controlled ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience Dermatology
Every 3 months: The effect of Botox generally lasts for about 3 months. With regular treatments, the effect of Botox can last even longer. In some cases, the muscles ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Unlikely to happen: In this age of medicine, patients typically do not get admitted to the hospital for a "workup". Evaluations are done as an outpatient. Admissions ar ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
When Needed: Only when there is a concern about your health such as anemai or concern about serious infection.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sajad Bilgrami
22 years experience Anesthesiology
MAC for anesthesia : Assuming you are otherwise healthy, nost likely a single IV drug called propofol will be used under the care of trained anesthesia personnell. This i ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Screening for colon cancer should begin at age 50 in patients not at identified risk. Colonoscopy every ten years ( or sooner depending upon findings ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Inocencio Candelaria
16 years experience Family Medicine
Discuss with dentist: you should talk to your dentist about the plan, I am available for second opinion if needed
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
INTESTINAL CANCER: To get follow-ups for intestinal cancer treatments, you have to ask the doctor or doctors who have been treating you. If the surgery was for a small g ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Many: Not only will you see your primary care physician, but you will see radiation oncologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, nutritionists, and a variety ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Define cure ??: Depending on the strain you can have visible lesions removed or the immune system will eventually clear the primary infestation within a year or two. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pratip Nag
17 years experience Pediatrics
It varies: Usually with urine infections there is a sensation of burning or pain with urination or increase in frequency of urination. Some may have fever, vomit ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye exam frequency: I recommend an exam at least every 2 years for those without any medical eye problems such as glaucoma, cataracts, or macular degeneration. Otherwise ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pacemaker: getting a second opinion from another physician with full access to your medical information is the best way, that information isn't present here
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Annually: Ct may be better as a screen. Stop smoking.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Consider age/health: Annual physical exam not required for most healthy people. Specific screenings/preventive issues should be addressed at certain ages. Maintain contact ... Read More

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