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when should you see a pulmonologist

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Depends: When you continue to have breathing problems after evaluation by your primary care physician. Also, when there are abnormalities on x-rays and ct scan ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depends: Not all asthma is allergic in nature, and not all things that appear to be asthma at firs are asthma. Those with true allergy based asthma benefit fr ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: If you have anything more than intermittent or mild asthma, you should consider seeing an allergist who can evaluate whether your asthma has an allerg ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
Pleurisy: Recurrent pleurisy deserves a thorough workup -- seeing a pulmonologist is a good idea.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
23 years experience Family Medicine
Symptoms and timing: Colds and the flu are both viral and we have few antiviral medicines. If you did not have a flu shot, you have higher risk. Flu symptoms progress very ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
23 years experience Family Medicine
3 weeks: When to see a doctor: see your doctor if your cough: lasts more than three weeks, prevents you from sleeping, is accompanied by fever over 100.4 f ( ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Cardiology: if you are experiencing chest pain with radiation to your left arm or if you experience fast heart beat or missing beats or if you feel that you feel ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Carson
28 years experience Internal Medicine
For skin problems: Dermatologists specialize in skin diseases. Often, your primary care doctor can make the diagnosis and you won't have to wait 3 months for an appointm ... Read More
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A 9-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
> 3 weeks long: If the cough is chronic and lasts for longer than 3 weeks, or if the patient has shortness of breath, fever, dehydration.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
When it is : More than once , repeated head aches need investigation to find the cause , some times it is a sign serious disease see your doctor.
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orestes Pablos
60 years experience General Surgery
Already: Once you asked that question is because you have symptoms which indicate you should consult with your primary physician.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
See yr primary first: I tend to refer to GI for a variety of reasons: if my list of possible diagnoses has not successfully resolved the problem, a procedure (like colonosc ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cough: Now. Persistent cough means it persists despite time and conservative or OTC treatments. Seek medical attention.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Popler
16 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Watch for distress: Coughing by itself is not worrisome. However, for persistent cough lasting greater than several days, or other warning signs such as difficulty breat ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
When to see Doctor: Here are my rules: 1. Is the pain intolerable then see the doctor. 2. Is there a fever? If yes, see the doctor. 3. Is the ache persisting longer th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. james Chon
24 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Constipated: Depends on the individual and his/her bowel habits. In general, I would recommend a consultation with a physician if one feels that his/her quality o ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Get checked out: It cannot hurt to see your doctor. Especially if there was any loss of consciousness.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Drainage or fever: There are 3 types of "pink eye". The bacterial type has redness of the inner eyelid and pus drainage that continues all day. The viral and allergy typ ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Keep in control: Do not panic. Get the patient down and on their side, if possible. Do not restrain, but do try to be firm but not aggressive in keeping them calm an ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
Orthopedics: When you need to address any problems in the prevention or correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
37 years experience Podiatry
When in question: Anytime you are going to have an extensive, or experimental surgery or if you feel that your current doctor is not helping allieviate you of your pain ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
As soon as possible: You see a doctor if you believe you have a mouth infection. If you are experiencing any symptoms or show any signs that are abnormal, seek the consul ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 years experience Psychiatry
See below.: When a person has noticed a deterioration in his or her level of functioning that is impacting a major area of his or her life. If there is significan ... Read More
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