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At What Age Should You Consider Seeing Geriatrics Doctor
Depends: A geriatric dr is a dr first, often internal med or family med. He/she can deal with all adult issues, but has special knowledge in the care of the elderly and the interactions of medications and multiple chronid disorders. Short answer is. Depends on your condition, and your Dr's ability / willingness to deal with the complexities of aging. ...Read more
I woke up this morning with one eye swollen, crusty, hazy. Do I see ophthalmologist or geriatrics doc?
Geriatrics doctors: are there specific physical exercises you recommend to senior or physical metrics they should track (i.E. Balance/strength)?
Geriatrics doctors: 92, mild chronic renal failure, on lisinopril. For 2wk keflex to prevent recurrent ecoli UTI getting weaker since then. Stop it?
With MD approval: Not without speaking with your md first. Keflex is unlikely to cause weakness - more likely that something else is going on. ...Read more
Adolescent Medicine: Some pediatricians will go on to train for 3 additional years in adolescent medicine & usually practice & teach at large training centers or in large medical groups. Some pediatricians & some family practice docs develop an interest in adolescent medicine & cater to that group in their local practice. All teens should find a doc that they feel comfortable with & sometimes that takes time. ...Read more
Not Broken: Some pediatricians continue to see their existing patients through college. A relationship has been established, why break it? College students come home intermittently and have health care needs. A pediatric office knows the patient and can usually get them in for that acute care visit. We have the patient sign a form allowing discussions with parents, if the young adult wants to share info. ...Read more
Leave it up to child: And physician.18-years is usual cut-off age. Many children & their pediatrician want to maintain their relationship until child graduates college at age 22+ years. Adolescent pediatricians often fill the gap between pediatrician and internist or family dr. Some children want to leave their pediatrician by age 16, especially if they don't have a same sex dr. Those kids should be allowed to graduate. ...Read more
Yes, doctor can exam: A person with chest pain symptoms usually has to go to his doctor (or even to the Emergency Room) to be checked right away for a heart problems, UNLESS there is another convincing reason for chest pain (decided upon by talking with one's doctor). That means not waiting at home to see if it turns into a more serious condition. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry." ...Read more
I have insomnia, everything is checked/unremarkable/stable, is it age factor, should I see a doctor to fix it?
Why would a doctor say that they have to wait until the child gets to the age of two to see if they have asthma?
I'm 45yrs I never enjoyed sex due early discharge before entering I discharge. I have been facing this from my teen age. Very shy to see a doctor. Is
U mean premature eja: This is not uncommon and u don't need to be ashamed there are a lot medication and other ways u can do to prevent this takıntı u physician. ...Read more
Various: Many children as they get older see the pediatrician as an indication of childhood and want to see an adult doctor as proof of their maturity. There are some adolescent doctor specialists as well. Some children with disease needing frequent visions will stick to their pediatrician for a long time as they know each other well. So there are various answers and no absolute time. ...Read more
I'm 18 years old and I want to what's the right age to start seeing a doctor after you have your first sexual relationship.
Now: This involves anatomy that are usually skipped in routine office visits. Now that they are in service they will need periodic maintenance. You need to discuss your activity with your doc and start having pelvic exams. Males can be carriers of STD's for years without knowing it, and you don't want to risk your own fertility or health to a silent exposure. ...Read more
Would like to check cholesterol/trigs using a home kit before seeing doc in 6 mos.; on simvastatin 20mg (age 48). Any recommendations?
No harm in it...:
The test may not be as accurate as a blood test done at the lab. Also, it only gives you a signle number. Total cholesterol.
There are few other components of the cholesterol testing in medical practice. These are quite important in determining the effectiveness of the medication. Some med increase good cholesterol, others lower it. Thus, you need to full profile. In the lab. ...Read more
I just needed to ask if I could privately show a doc a pic of my face to see opinion on me aging fast cuz of issues and looking ugly/old. I'm 20, male?
If you use:
you can have a private consultation.....
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
I'm 16 and I think I have phimosis. I can't pull my foreskin back when erected and flaccid. Is it normal at this age or should I go see a doctor?
Yes, you have it...: What you described strongly suggests you have phimosis, which is advised to be circumcised for a better long-term personal care. So, go to see a doctor, preferably a urologist, for confirmation and counseling. How to get all related matters done correctly? Follow instructions described in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more
What kind of info do doctors see on Healthtap when you ask a Basic question? I've seen answers refer to a patient's age or age bracket, or even name.
Here are some. ..: More transparency to personal general and health-related profile will lead to higher accuracy in answering the question so to be closer to what you need. General public is not supposed to know your privacy. ...Read more
Feel fam doc of 6yrs is not diagnosing rite way jus coverin problems & pos. Over medicating for my age do I need consent 2 see neuro psych or for pain?
Referral vs 2nd opin: Depending upon your insurance, you may need to get primary care provider to refer you to a specialist. But consider giving your doc a chance. When making your next appt, ask for 1st in AM or 1st after lunch. Then ask to block out extra time if possible. That way s/he can focus on you. Or your doc might prefer to make you last of AM/PM so no other patients to distract or pull away. Good luck! ...Read more
I use 3 pads a day and 1 at night on the 1st-3rd days of my period should I see a doctor? They last about 5-6 days. I'm 18. 1st period was at age 11.
Yes- if soaked: If your pads are soaked when they are changed then you are bleeding heavily and anemia may ensue- a gynecologist can usually decrease you flow as well as the number of days you bleed with hormonal therapy. If you change your pads as soon as they get slightly soiled, then you don't need to see a gynecologist. ...Read more
I have myopia and I started seeing floaters but I am only 25. Does that mean that my vision will worsen earlier as I age? I already went to the doctor
No: Not necessarily. How high is your myopia? Depends on many factors. More info at Eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com ...Read more
Age 27. High estrogen. SED rate of 67. Low vitamin D. Low cortisol. What else should be tested? What diagnoses should be explored? Seeing doc in a day
My friend 58 yrs. She has knee joint pain. Doc wants to operate. She wants to wait. As she feels it's too early seeing her age. She is able to manage.
Intermittent pain both legs. Has been present for a few weeks. Age 39. Do I need to see a doctor?
Yes: See your doctor to see if there is anything to be concerned about. ...Read more
If at a younger age you had ear problems and now after airbag deplyment you are now having ear disconfort should you see a doctor?
Too many variables: To offer accurate/wise answer. Possible connection between what happened when young & airbag deployment; very unclear. Rec: offer more specifics, Google for anatomy/issues & best MD intensely devoted to both your best understanding & interests (in theory an ENT specialist) whom you can find. Yet primary decision maker (physician if you will)=always yourself (like it or not) never someone else. ...Read more
I hav suffered low mood as long as I can remember in aug I was a mess & went to see a doctor I hav been great for ages & now I feel low & getn anxiety?
Address concerns: Address these concerns with you psychiatrist. Additionally, if you're not already, try individual psychotherapy to explore your depression and anxiety. For yourself, it's important to keep routine, focus more on positive events (however small they might seem to you); take time to take care of you and your own needs. ...Read more
Would a family doctor do tests to see if a young female (24) had joint damage from back cracking? Or do they wait to see damage as you age?
No evaluation needed: It may be the way you are built or that your musculature is just tight. Cracking noise or sensation can be from several origins ranging from the small joints of your back "popping" like the cracking of your knuckles to tight soft tissue structures giving the same sensation when stretched or moving over one another or another musculoskeletal structure. It is not a pathologic or bad thing. ...Read more
I've had grade 3 inverted nipples ever since I developed breasts which was age 12 is this serious and should I see a doctor or is this normal.
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