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Would you call your ob over 3 missed periods?

Would you call your ob over 3 missed periods?

Perhaps: Without knowing your age and what is normal for you, i'd have to answer somewhat conditionally. If you normally have your menstrual cycle at a regular interval, usually roughly monthly, and you've missed three consecutive menstrual periods, you're now reaching the definition of secondary amenorrhea. In this case, it would be a good idea to see your ob/gyn physician. ...Read more

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Can internist doctor look at my breasts?

Can internist doctor look at my breasts?

Most internists I: Know are capable of breast examination. However, there may be some internists who do not wish to include this in their practice. ...Read more

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Need a follow-up breast u/s but insurance changed and cant see old Ob-gyn. Would my primary care provider write script for the ultrasound or only ob?

Need a follow-up breast u/s but insurance changed and cant see old Ob-gyn. Would my primary care provider write script for the ultrasound or only ob?

Contact your PCP: Most primary care doctors are comfortable in the early management of breast issues. You should talk to your PCP about this, if he/she doesn't feel comfortable, they can refer you to a local breast center. ...Read more

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If I tell my doctor i'm depressed , will he call social services?

If I tell my doctor i'm depressed , will he call social services?

Depends: If you tell you doctor you're depressed, s/he won't notify social services. If your depression is so severe that you want to hurt yourself or someone else, then the doctor might notify authorities and you will be taken to the er for a complete psych. Eval. ...Read more

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Surgeon wants 2 week follow up to see if hard, immovable breast lump resolves? If not, we will "discuss options". Should I be concerned?

Follow-up as advised: A palpable abnormality or breast lump should not be ignored. Sounds like you are working with your doctor to figure out what is going on. While many benign processes can cause the problem you are describing, you should be diligent in its workup with your doctor. A hard lump which is immovable can be a finding of breast cancer you should not ignore. ...Read more

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Can your primary care physician give you the abortion pill?

Can your primary care physician give you the abortion pill?

Yes and no: A doctor can prescribe almost any approved medication, but a doctor wants to be sure he himself or another doctor nearby can take care of any follow-up needs or complications that might occur after a patient uses a medication. Also, doctors can choose which conditions they want to take care of, so many primary care doctors refer pregnancy-related issues to the nearby ob-gyn doctors. ...Read more

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Can a gp tell your parents if you're suicidal?

Can a gp tell your parents if you're suicidal?

If you are a minor: I would hope that the general practice physician would. Because if you are suicidal then you need urgent treatment. Witholding a history of being suicidal is not like not telling your parents that you smoke cigarettes. This can be life or death. ...Read more

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I call heart dr bad chest pain he call me and said it's was nothing see family dr tomorrow should I ask him about the chest pain? Feeling stress

I call heart dr bad chest pain he call me and said it's was nothing see family dr tomorrow should I ask him about the chest pain? Feeling stress

See below: It's unclear what your question is.If your cardiologist is confident your chest pain is "nothing" it means you have had a cardiac tests in the recent past that indicated no significant coronary artery disease In which case I would trust his/her judgement.It's understandable from your history why you would be anxious/stressed.Anxiety can cause chest pain. SeeDr.in AM. also see: http:/bit.ly/1uyQgg8 ...Read more

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When must I call the doctor if I have breast engorgement?

When must I call the doctor if I have breast engorgement?

When uncomfortable: If there is one available through the hospital or labor & delivery, a lactation consultant might be the person to call first for a couple of reasons. One the consultant might be able to say over phone what to do based on years of counseling women in similar situations. Two getting information by calling the hospital staff might be quicker than going through a physician staff person or service. ...Read more

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I need to know when to see a doctor with fibrocystic breast?

I need to know when to see a doctor with fibrocystic breast?

Once yearly: A clinical breast examination once yearly is recommended along with an annual mammogram. Women with fibrocystic breast are at slightly higher risk for developing breast cancer. So an annual breast physical examination is advised. This can be done by a family physician or a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Do women have to go to primary care physician and a gynecologist?

Do women have to go to primary care physician and a gynecologist?

No: Some primary care physician such as family medicine doctors take care of routine gynecologic issues. They can take care of many issues that gynecologists handle. ...Read more