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Can My Local General Practitioner Doctor Do Anything About Man Boobs
Possibly: Large male breasts may be a sign of a hormone imbalance, side effect of certain medications, or due to use of marijuana. Causes such as these are treated by cessation of the causative agent or by taking a different medication. If medical reasons for gynecomastia can be ruled out by your primary physician, a plastic surgeon is the best to see for definitive treatment. ...Read more
Gynecomastia is enlargement of the breast tissue in male patients. A common reason for it is during the puberty. Other causes are secondary to hormonal imbalnce, liver function abnormality, side effect of certain medications or other drugs, excess alcohol consumption and sometimes unknown causes. It would be best to see a breast care provider to work up its causes and ...Read more
How can I be talk to a doctor about a private issue if I personally know the people who process my insurance claims?
Out of pocket?: If possible, is paying out of pocket an option? That way, no claims would be made and therefore not read by anyone you know. ...Read more
How do I decide who to tell about ddnos? It has been affecting my jaw/teeth and posture. Embarrassed to tell dentist or chiro though. Solutions?
Tell each one NOW: You need to tell each and every one of your providers about all your medical conditions and your medications--inc. Prescriptions, over the counters , herbals, and illegal drugs if you want any one to help you. Without all info--one of them may harm (could even kill!) you. Get over embarrassment: we have to care about and help you medically; unless we're married to you, we don't judge "socially". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having issues with my breasts that I would like a doctor to check out, do I go to my obgyn or general md?
Depends: If you have had mammograms or breast ultrasounds in the past, go to the doctor that ordered them (that way if any imaging is ordered, he or she can compare them to the previous). If you are under 40 or have not had any imaging studies, i would recommend seeing your primary care physician first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: What harm have you done. A general physician will take your history, examine you and treat accordingly. Testing may be necessary and procedures may need to be done. Hopefully you have a trusting relationship with your pcp and cand discuss issues with him or her and not worry. I hope you have not harmed yourself badly and that you seek care. ...Read more
I need help I'm young and pregnant please help i don't know what to do?? i can't talk to my family about it and no doctors around in easy access
Try this site:: That is scary! Check out these folks who work with youth in all kinds of crises. (I don't know anything about them) See what they have to offer: http://raise.org.au/ ...Read more
How qualified are nurse practitioners? I see an fnp when i go into docs for illness etc. I'm always nervous they will miss something or get it wrong.
Good question: Very politically charged question. Certainly depends on who you ask. Fnps have formalized training and certification testing. If you feel uncomfortable in a patient/provider situation you should consider finding someone else. We still have the freedom to chose for now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Look for a urologist: Vasectomy is most commonly done by a urologist these days, but some family docs, general surgeons do them as well. It is a rather routine and simple procedure often done in-office with just local anesthesia. Some bleeding/brusing/swelling is common after, but can be minimized with proper icing/activities etc... Consult your doc..If he/she does not do, u will be referred.. Good luck.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you find a doctor who specializes in HRT in your home town? And don't tell me any gyne can do this as I have found out the hard way not true!
Hormone Replacement: Unfortunately, the only good way is word of mouth. I agree with you gyns and endocrinologists are generally not the ones with whom to consult. In what state do you live? ...Read more
Hi doctor, i m 23yrs old and go to gym, i want to know that is masturbation reduce size of my biceps or body? As my gym trainer ask not to masturbate?
Healthy Masturbation: No. I do not see any medical or scientific reason for the trainer's recommendation. Masturbation is a normal human experience. Plain and simple frequent and regular masturbation is not only normal it can be a sign of good physical and mental health. We do know that those gentlemen who ejaculate on a frequent basis have less prostate cancer. One is never too old to have a healthy sexuality. ...Read more
Breasts are lumpy: Our breasts are naturally "lumpy". It is important for you to examine yourself monthly to learn what is normal for you. If something feels different, then contact your doctor. Fibrocystic changes (see some other posts) is common and frequently causes fluid filled cysts that feel lumpy and breast pain. If you have concerns, get examined by a breast specialist. ...Read more
Im going to see my urologist next week but if i were to ask, could my urologist tell me my BMI or do doctors typically charge extra for that?
How should I ask my doctor about something that may be in my ear, like I don't know if there is or not, I'm embarrassed to ask my doctor to look.
Don't worry : When I was in training many years ago, we saw many patients with stuff in their ears. They too felt embarrassed, but they were instantly at ease to know it was a common issue. Your primary care provider is a good place to start, but it may require a referral to an ENT specialist. It is very important to sort out. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Can you tell me if i go to my general practioners at 16 years old thinking I have anxiety, will they get things such as social services?
Anxiety Treatment.: It would depend upon your general practitioner. I think a general practitioner would do an exam and see if there's a medical problem underlying the anxiety. Depending on the evaluation, the doctor may prescribe medication, or refer to a psychiatrist or mental health counselor for treatment for anxiety (develop anxiety management skills). Social services could be a resource, but not necessarily. ...Read more
I'm trying to maintain more privacy in my doctor office visits. Is there any way I can get my mom to stop telling my doctor what she thinks I feel?
Without mom: See your doctor without your mom.Get a more detailed answer ›
Talk to Dentist: Most teeth extractions can be done under local anesthesia with a cooperative patient. If there are especially impacted teeth then some sedation might be indicated. It is rare that a full general anesthetic would be needed for dental extraction. If you have concerns please contact your dentist and discuss these fears with him. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Basics: Since roughly half of males go through transient gynecomastia at the onset of puberty, and most resolve within 6m to a year, it's hard to consider it a horrible affliction. A few will have persistent or dramatic gynecomastia. If its not due to some medical condition or drug use is primarily a cosmetic issue. It can erode someones self concept , surgery is helpful. ...Read more
If i find a professional on here will they be able to speak to my doctors or mental health nurse? imwas referred to see mental health last year but my
Seek a consult here: The concierge service of healthtap offers texting consults for a small cost.These consults are offered by many providers and you can engage the participating provider that you find to be the best fit for you. You can search through psychologists from all over the U.S.! The consult results in an assessment and recommendations which you can take to your doctors. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Reflection: Many people have anxiety about medical doctors for various reasons. It is important to talk about these anxieties with your doctor and consider different ways to help you challenge your anxiety. Avoiding situations that make people anxious will only worsen the anxiety/phobia with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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