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Afraid Of Death
Let's talk about it: Either you do or you don't. You can find out by getting colonoscoped. You're old enough that this should be available. Grit your teeth and resolve you'[l accept whatever finding the test gives. ...Read more
It depends: Hi yv3tt3. Colon cancer is often diagnosed when a person has symptoms such as bleeding from the rectum or a significant change in bowel habits. Sometimes people will experience abdominal pain as well. If you have any of these symptoms, your doctor may want to order a ct scan or a colonoscopy. Thanks for using health tap! ...Read more
This is not a good:
Place to be. It is time to accept help. With the help of others you can move back away from that precipice. If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk. ...Read more
Comfort & presence: A 7-year old is getting curious about the world beyond home and family, and yet needs your comfort and care. Has someone in the family died, in a storm? Letting the child ask questions about storms and death is important, maybe playing it out with action figures, or drawing. Kids that age remember these losses -- including pets. Important for child to know you're securely there with him/her. ...Read more
Is reentry tachycardia and avrt the same thing? Had something the doc thought was ectopic atrial tachycardia and now I am afraid of sudden death
Same thing: AVRT is a form of reentry. (the "R" in AVRT stands for "Reentry"). ...Read more
Unable to keep any food down. Lost over 50 pounds in last 6 months. Male, 25 yrs old. He has no money for a doctor. Afraid he's straving to death?
I am so afraid of vomiting, afraid I will choke to death. I am pretty healthy 47 year old. Any comforting info to help me with this?
Need more info: Need more information regarding your fear of vomiting. Have you been vomiting frequently? Without more information regarding this fear and your medical history, it is difficult to understand the fear fully. Your body is designed in a way that normally when you vomit and you're fully awake and alert, you will not choke. Granted this is what happens when your swallowing mechanism is normal and intact ...Read more
Have you chronically: Been worried about health issues or dying? Do you have any specific conditions that would increase your risk factors for sudden adult death? Do you currently have a clean bill of health? If you are healthy but can't stop obsessing about this - would encourage you to explore cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more
Why are you thinking: What makes you concerned about lymphoma? Unless you have enlarged lymph nodes, recent onset of fever, weight loss and weakness, there is not reason to think about lymphoma. If you have palpable lymph nodes in the neck or armpit, get yourself examined by your doctor first. Then he/she will guide you further. ...Read more
Well, I think many: People are afraid of dying. Do you have obsessive thoughts about this? Are you suffering from an illness that could be life threatening? Do you have anxiety in general. Consider seeing a therapist or psychologist for both evaluation and for counseling. Help is available. ...Read more
Cysto anxiety: Here's a blog: https://www. Reference. Com/health/causes-lung-nodules-47b370eca3a0dc7bGet a more detailed answer ›
I was just diagnosed with ic. I am going in for hydrodestention next week and I'm scared to death. What can I expect?
Having anxiety problems become worst in the future?? How can I stop them? I get scared about the world, life, & death.
Therapy: Provided your doc has ruled out medical causes, please pick up the phone and call your regular doctor to see a therapist who specializes in CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy- most effective and well published and recognized type) to treat your anxiety and see them asap. Take care. ...Read more
What to do if I am about to have the trial (test stimulation system) neurostimulator surgery and I am scared to death. Help?
Fear: Possibly the best way to counter act your fear is to become well educated about the procedure. This can help to prevent you from worrying about some aspects of it unnecessarity. I am assuming that you selected a neurosurgeon that you feel comfortable. Share your concerns with your neurosurgeon. Take care. ...Read more
I'm scared to death I'm having oral surgey on the third and I'm scared of being put under! Is there a chance I won't wake up?!
Speak to your Doctor: Need to speak to your Oral Surgeon. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have the lowest % of anesthetic deaths of any specialty who performs out-patient anesthesia. Make sure your Oral Surgeon is Board Certified and has a recent ACLS certification and his staff are all CPR trained and certified. ...Read more
Hello I have a question I am getting a therapeutic pulpotomy done tomorrow I'm scared to death! Is it at all painful after this procedure?
No: A therapeutic pulpotomy is not a painful procedure and generally is done to relieve pain in many situations. It is obviously something you need done. You will be in better health for having it done! ...Read more
I can't stop thinking about death. I am so terrified of it. This is majorly affecting my life. What can I do to help this? I'm incredibly embarrassed.
Death: At your age this should not be. Focus on other things - perhaps talk to your parents they may be able to help. If that fails then seek treatment with a psychologist. You have to understand that at some point every human has to die. ...Read more
Tough question.: It's completely normal to worry about the people you care about. The issue comes when these worries take on a life of their own. If you find yourself feeling obsessed about this, or if you find that your worries interfere with your daily activities, it's time to get some counseling. Talk with your doctor; they may offer a counseling referral. Don't be alone with this; it's fine to get some help. ...Read more
Check it out: Rather than being scared go to a reputable center and take a test. They are simple and most don't even require your blood to be drawn. They will also have counselors who can talk to you before and after your tests to alleviate your fears. After that make sure you are protecting yourself properly to minimize your chance of contacting the virus in the future. ...Read more
Find your own answer: For most people, it's a matter of making one's life meaningful; often this meaning is found in unselfish love of others. Answers from authoritarian sects may not satisfy you, but you may find guidance in accounts of survivors who have had experiences that seem paranormal -- I've been impressed by personal reports of people recounting nearby events accurately, and even socrates mentioned this. ...Read more
Death: You need help from a psychotherapist. Taking medication is not enough ...Read more
Anxiety: Anxiety is a powerful thing that can get you scared over anything. Sudden adult death is very rare and nothing you should be afraid of. You need your sleep to function well. Speak to a therapist to guide you and teach you relaxation techniques to help you. Or follow up with your doc who prescribes your meds, they might need to be tweaked. Take deep breath and try to relax. ...Read more
Thanatophobia: Get with your physician. We can heal the mind as well as the body, coach you in new ways to think, and get you back to thinking the thoughts you should have. ...Read more
Planning: Children can learn to overcome fear of needles. Teaching relaxing techniques and practicing at home with pretend needles can help the child master the relaxation needed. Ask you doctor for a prescription for topical numbing cream- it has to be applied 1 hour ahead of time. Patient staff who do not rush also help. Your child-life specialist at your local children's hospital can give ideas too. ...Read more
Take a deep breath: To know for certain, whatever has happened to you, ask your physician about getting a pcr assay. Hiv infection is no longer a guarantee of a lingering death from aids. If you sense that your fear is irrational, and that your mind is playing a trick on you, your physician can recommend treatment focused on thinking that's likely to help. Best wishes. ...Read more
Your right to know: You have not only a right but a duty to find out what's going on. You're not in danger from low platelets if they're above 50, 000, even if you get hurt, or low neutrophils until they're below about 500. You have a responsibility to find why they're low -- often it's meds, or it may just be you. Get a full medical workup, including a HIV check and a lupus check. Best wishes. ...Read more
During power outage like in tornado or storm, how can I comfort my toddler when I am scared to death myself?
Be there for them: First, have a plan. If there's a plan, you'll be less scared (i have flashlights, and know where the matches are, and there are strategically placed candles, etc). Then you have something to do, and that helps. If your toddler sees you doing things, they may want to help. It can be tremendously hard to remain calm, but as a parent, you have to remember you're there to protect them. ...Read more
Obsessive fear of death in a supposedly healthy 26 year old. Can it ever get better? How to stop fear of death?
Counseling and exam: Perhaps a good physical exam with some blood work might provide reassurance that you are indeed healthy. Counselling might help you find the source of your worries about death and dying. Perhaps a recent death of someone close or someone who died around your age might have triggered this fear. There is always help that can make things better. Do not get discouraged! ...Read more