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Are You Required To Make Any Special Preparations Before Barium Enema
Barium is a chemical element with symbol ba and atomic number 56. It is the fifth element in group 2, a soft silvery metallic alkaline earth metal. Because of its high chemical reactivity barium is never found in nature as a free element. Its hydroxide was known in pre-modern history as baryta; this substance does not occur as a mineral, but can be prepared ...Read more
Depends: Most commonly, barium is administered into the rectum (along with air) for barium enema. If there is suspicion of bowel perforation, water soluble gastrografin is used instead. Gastrografin is hyperosmolar and can cause fluid shifts (fluid moves from the blood to the GI tract) and should be used with caution in hemodynamically unstable patients. Colon is then imaged with x-rays/fluoroscopy. ...Read more
Laws to force a doctor to order test/scans if they are beyond necessary? Opinionated md's making up own guidelines or just doing there job?
Doing their job: Most likely your doctor is trying to do his/her job with you, investigating complaints that you bring. You haven't shared any medical information at all -- but you do sound irritated. Insurance companies often have guidelines about what studies they consider necessary or allowable, but these aren't tailored to individual patient situations. Your doctor tries to get you the exams ; care you need. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usual medications: Nothing special needs to be taken after these procedures unless directed by your doctor. You can resume your usual medication unless you are taking aspirin and had a polyp removed or biopsy performed. If so you should wait a week after the procedure before resuming the aspirin. ...Read more
Yes: ... But it usually has to be at least 3 hours before the exam. ...Read more
Are periodic saline enemas good for your colon since it's cleansing? Can they (enemas) damage your body or are they largely benign/safe to use?
Saline enemas: I know of no evidence that saline enemas are either cleansing or healthy. I recommend you go to uptodate and look it up. ...Read more
Help! need to know if there's some anesthesia or numbing agent that kids are allowed to use once they turn 3?
Confusing question: For what purpose ? If a kid needs vaccinations, most go in the muscle, so no surface active numbing agent will stop deep pain.It is also not worth general anesthesia for shots. For dental work, a mild general anesthesia is often used in a special setting when a kid needs the work but would not sit for a procedure. ...Read more
Yes/probably: Usally images are taken. You can ask your haste doc. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm looking for products similar to propel water or drinks with electrolytes that I can buy in drugstores or supermarket, what can you recommend?
Propel substitute: Propel contains water, Vitamins C, E B3, B5, B6 and B12. as well as calcium and potassium (K). All of the vitamins other than Vitamin E are water soluble. This means they cannot be stored by the body and any excess amounts of these are eliminated in the urine. A cheaper alternative is to ingest any citrus juice and take multivitamin pills that contain calcium. The juice will give you K. Good luck. ...Read more
Please tell me if there are any asthma inhalers that don't require you to thoroughly rinse out your mouth after each use?
Thrush....: When you use a steroid inhaler, you need to rinse your mouth and spit it out to prevent a fungal infection called thrush. Bronchodilator inhalers do not carry this risk. Thrush causes a white coating on your tongue that can't be scraped off and it is uncomfortable. It can be treated but it is best to prevent it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Getting flexible sigmoidoscopy. Do I need to drink the 10 oz magnesium citrate all in one go? And are 2 enemas really necessary?
What is NECESSARY: is to FOLLOW YOUR PREPARATION PROCESS EXACTLY! or face having to do it all over again.. REALLY HONESTLY Please take THIS advice! Dr Z ...Read more
What State's are allowed to consult over the phone or video and order any test if physical evaluation is not necessary?
Complicated: You can seek individual state regulations regarding telemedicine/telehealth here: http://telehealthpolicy.us/sites/telehealthpolicy.us/files/uploader/50-State%20February%202014%20-%20Correct%20Grant%20Numbers.pdf Realize that except in exceptional cases of continuity telemedicine, as you see in telepsychiatry, you aren't likely to see much if any test ordering. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluoride really necessary to prevent cavities? so many mixed thoughts about fluoride or not especially if you want to be natural
Fluoride?: It cannot prevent cavities on its own but can help to strengthen the enamel of your teeth to make them more resistant to cavities. When in doubt, listen to authorities in the field and not friends, neighbors, and sensational news reports or internet trash. By the way, Fluoride occurs naturally in nature. That's how we originally found out it works! ...Read more
Why do doctors ask to see medical records before they will accept you as a new patient , what are they looking for refusing to take you as a patient?
Benefit Analysis: Weighing whether they can help you, weighing the cost to their reputation, impact on yours, and their qualitity of life. By taking on a potentially difficult situation, or patient, that others have already been unsuccessful in trying to help, the doctor is exposing themselves to potential harm if they fail or success if the perception/reality about their care for you exemplary .Is it worth it? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do I need to do to prepare for butt augmentation surgery? Is there any special preparation for butt augmentation, such as stopping certain medications?
You need: to discuss this with your endoscopist but generally the day before is a bowel prep that includes clear liquids all day and some type of purgative that is at the discretion of your endoscopist. You also usually have to stop any meds that may interfere with your ability to clot in case of polyps or need for biopsy; again that is preference of your endoscopist ...Read more
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