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What is a colposcopic evaluation?

What is a colposcopic evaluation?

Microscope: Basically we look at your cervix thru a special kind of microscope, and if we see anything that stands out, may collect a little tissue from that area for testing. Usually not very painful but not a bad idea to take 800 mg of Ibuprofen 1-2 hrs beforehand and ask whether your gyn might use a local anesthetic if a biopsy is needed which we have started doing and the patients prefer. ...Read more

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What does the donor evaluation include?

What does the donor evaluation include?

Complete workup: Usually a complete physical examination; and comprehensive blood panels to make sure the "donor" is is top shape. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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What does a donor pre-evaluation entail?

What does a donor pre-evaluation entail?

Match and health: Tissue match is certainly needed for donation to make sure the recepient will not reject. Also, the health of the donor is evaluated to make sure the donor will not be hurt by donating his kidney. Also, a final stage is evaluation of the anatomy of blood vessels that will be operated upon. Along the way, a psychosocial eval makes sure the donor is actually interested & not pressured to donate. ...Read more

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What?Is the evaluation like for ?Migraines?

What?Is the evaluation like for ?Migraines?

History&exam: Most migraines are diagnosed by the history and a normal neurological exam. Scans of the brain are usually not necessary. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Can you give me a mental evaluation over this app?

Can you give me a mental evaluation over this app?

No good answer: Any reasonable mental evaluation used for legal or other purposes would need to be conducted by a licensed physician, preferably board certified in psychiatry, or psychology on a face to face basis. A mental evaluation by an out of state physician, conducted on line would borderline as malpractice. ...Read more

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How much does it cost for arthrocentesis evaluation?

How much does it cost for arthrocentesis evaluation?

Depends: That would depend on the joint (deep joints will require equipment to accurately enter the joint, adding to cost) and what tests are done. These tests vary in cost from lab to lab. The actual cost is often less that the amount charged due to contractural arrangements. ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Be sure correct diagnosis is made
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Only go to a pain physician trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Keep moving. Do not let pain sideline you. Pain will only get worse.
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What will happen at my first urogynecologist evaluation?

What will happen at my first urogynecologist evaluation?

H&P: Likely the doctor will take a history and perform a physical, which may include a pelvic exam, urinalysis and post void residual measurement. You may also be asked to complete a voiding diary either before or after your appointment. ...Read more

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Does a donor need to be hospitalized for pre-evaluation?

Usually not: Usually all pre-donation tests are done on an outpatient basis. Unless if any tests were positive and they need to be taken care of that will preclude donation at this point. ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

office evaluation
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pelvic exam
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ultrasound
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What typically happens during a psychological evaluation?

What typically happens during a psychological evaluation?

Battery of tests: A psychological eval usually starts with a clinical interview in which the examiner works to develop a history on the client, gather the client's perception of current dysfunction, and develop rapport. This may be followed by self-report and/or examiner administered tests. The types of tests will depend on the referral question. A report is generally written and feedback provided to he client. ...Read more

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What can I do to get a complete psychological evaluation?

What can I do to get a complete psychological evaluation?

See a psychiatrist: A psychiatrist can conduct a complete evaluation using a standard interview such as the scid to determine if you have a psychiatric diagnosis and can refer you for further psychological testing for such disorders such as adhd. ...Read more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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What is a Psychological Evaluation and why is one performed?

What is a Psychological Evaluation and why is one performed?

Pdychological: A psychological evaluation is conducted by a psychologist and usually involves asking about a person's history and symptoms and performs psychological tests. Usually there is a question, symptom or problem ti which the psychologist is trying to find an answer and make recommendations. ...Read more

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Is there anywhere where i can have a psych evaluation online?

Is there anywhere where i can have a psych evaluation online?

Screening only: There are online screening tools for many mental health conditions. But the best resource for a full psychiatric/psychological evaluation is in person with a live professional interacting with you. Some areas may have telemedicine resources available with doctors. In these, the evaluation is "online" on camera, through a protected internet connection (not through email). ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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How can a home evaluation by pt help me care for an elderly loved one?

How can a home evaluation by pt help me care for an elderly loved one?

Home safety.: A physical therapist can help identify safety issues in the house. Are there slippery throw rugs around the house? Where's the refrigerator in relation to the sitting areas? How many steps need to be climbed in the house? And most importantly, how can we make this house safer and this person stronger to be more mobile within the home. ...Read more

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