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Sister-in-law took 105 pills of 50mg doxapin 24 hours ago. In intensive care now, on ventilator, kidneys shutting down. Prognosis?
Cardiologist said happy for me to leave his care now
But as I sometimes have nocturnal tachycardia says I should keep taking Betablockers Why so?
Consultation : For personal attention to a medical concern, consider a consultation with a doctor here on HealthTap. The "inbox consult" allows you to message back and forth like email, and is good when a lot of information needs to be exchanged (like prior test reports, etc.) A video chat consult allows you to talk to the doctor (for a certain limited amount of time) so it's good for a quick question. ...Read more
My Blood pressure has been 146/95 & 150/101. Should I wait to see reg dr on Monday? Or go to ER or urgent care now. Slight Headache
Rarely an Emergency: & going to ER drives high cost for lots of expensive, Hi $, defensive medicine tests unlikely to be helpful & possibly harmful. Big hidden drivers of high blood pressure are internalized anger, frustration, sometimes fear & especially pain. The HA pain & HBP are likely interacting. Migraine (meaning vascular, arteries dilate) is most common mechanism of HAs, i.e. literally a painful pulse. ...Read more
My wife in third trimester and she is having vomiting and dysentery today. Is there any problem. What need to take care now.
I went to care now for xray, unrelated they said my tailbone was broken but it was old injury. Can you tell from xray if broken bone is old injury??
Yes,: you can usually tell an old healed fracture from an acute fracture on xray. The sacrum/coccyx is sometimes problematic because it is often not well visualized on xray due to overlapping structures, and there is a wide range of normal angulation which can sometimes be mistaken for a fracture. ...Read more
My family doctor says he can manage my congenital hypothyroidism but i've always seen a specialist. Do i need such specialized care now that i'm grown?
Family doc can: Your family doctor has the knowledge to do it. ...Read more
Low t 191, 6 injection 605, stopped due to lack communication with primary care, now at 231 new Urologist wants to do clomid (clomiphene). No energy, will ithelp?
Here are some ...: I'm glad that you've come thus far in caring for low-T. Now, you're in right move to see urologist to listen to what and how he/she might have explained of the potential causes, treatment, and realistic expectation, and how you may be treated and followed. ...Read more
Abdominal pain with throwing up and head ache do I seek medical care now or wait and see how I feel in the morning ?
Well seeing as: how it is morning now go now if you are still ill. ...Read more
Painful swollen lymph nodes near ear and jaw. Sudden onset not sick side of face swollen and tender wait it out or seek care now?
Seek care now:
It is best to be seen soon in situations like this. This could be an infection that requires antibiotics and it is best to get it diagnosed soon. Your primary care physician or other general practitioner should be able to get the right diagnosis.
All the best,
ariel. ...Read more
Find a pain doctor that accepts my insurance and is near me i failed a drug test at my primary care doctor now he wont give my pain med.Please help?
The doctor: That won't give you pain meds has to give you a letter of termination with three alternate pain management providers in the area. Try them, also try google search, works well. Next time respect and listen to your doctors instructions with regards to these highly regulated and very dangerous medications. ...Read more
2 separate times in Aug developed large itchy blister on ankle, thought was spider, urgent care treated. Now yesterday same spot blister on ankle ?
Could the spider: Of been hungry again? Your options inlcude having it treated a second time but instead of going to urgent care see a dermatologist or podiatrist. Take a picture in case the blister should look different when you go to the doctor. The doctor could opt for a biopsy which may shed light on if there is a fungal component or traumatic, or autoimmune etc.... ...Read more
Honey bee sting on my tongue when I was child that time I didn't care but now in that area it created one boblu like pimple so what to do ?
Unrelated: No reason to believe that a bubble like lesion on the tongue is related to the prior bee sting. The lesion should resolve within 5-10 days. If not, a physician can examine it. Good luck! ...Read more
Mum as lung cancer of left lung shes pallative care n now having bad pain on her right side not were the tumor is wht can this be she is on oramorph?
Contact the Dr: The palliative care team needs to be informed of this ASAP. Their mission is to provide your mother with as comfortable a life as possible. They'll respond quickly and helpfully. Call then now! Sorry for your situation and your Mother's distress. I believe the'll help with both. ...Read more
My mother had hip surgery. Was doing well. Blood clot found and taken care of. Now she can no longer walk. Leg feels numb.
Let's sort out: Blood clot unlikely to prevent walking now. The leg numbness could well involve peripheral nerve compression, but might wonder if she has had a stroke, or if she might possess problem in lumbar spine such as a stenosis affecting the leg. So, do the variation of possibilities it is quite helpful to now get a skillful neurologist involved. ...Read more
I had chlmydia for 3years b4 I took care of it.Now I been tryin to have a baby for 2years now still no baby. Will I ever have 1 nd can I fix it ?
Consultation: Consult with your doctor about the fact your are planning a pregnancy. They will take a careful family history to look for red flags, may do pre-pregnancy genetic screening for recessive diseases and other screening labs, will prescribe prenatal vitamins with extra folate, (folic acid) will discuss foods and activities to avoid in pregnancy, and encourage healthy life style and optimal weight. Good luck! ...Read more
Should I encourage my kids to get all the health care and tests now while in college insurance program?
Had a dry socket. Took out gauze with medicine on Friday. How do I care for it now? Still see some white pieces.
Here are the official self management guidelines from Mayo clinic
If having ongoing difficulties it would be worth contacting the dentist who undertook the procedure. ...Read more
If I take good care of myself now, is it likely that I may be able to live to 1000 given current technological developments? I am still young and hopeful. Thanks.
1000?: If you meant 100, most depends on genetics and luck and trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Technology advances are mostly for treating diseases, not for preventative care, so eat right, exercise, be safe and enjoy your life. ...Read more
I changed docs and they started alter all my meds I have endmetRio an pain team found right meds new doc stopped self med so I could care my girl now I really struggle to stop them then before long need them again. I have gone to any amount of places n pe
If you have severe : pain that you think is from endometriosis, ask your current GP to review your medical records with you. Request referral to an OB/GYN to confirm diagnosis. Treatment options like hormone therapy, a laparoscopic procedure to remove endometrial growths & scar tissue or hysterectomy if endometriosis is severe & you don't want another pregnancy will avoid your having to use opiates again. ...Read more
See doctor: for culture and possible packing of boil ...Read more
Help.I am healthy.My skin is horrible even after 2yrs antibiotics, 7mth r.Accutane and all sorts of prescribed skin care.Skin is now thin, blemished.
Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena, pangeaorganics or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more
I removed a sebaceous cyst from my leg last night and i didn't pack or stitch it, what is the best care for it now?
The "BEST" care:
is to seek out some Medical Professional help for the wound. Many Pharmacies now have RN manned Walk In Units...that would be a reasonable "next step" Infection, scarring and partial removal (leaving tissue behind) are all complications of such "self surgery"
Hope this helps! ...Read more
I'm having acne problems, my face is now fed up of acne I tried several skin care creams but now a days I'm having scars and acne irritation on face?
2nd day with a cold & cough having sharp pains on my side under my left ribs when i cough. No primary care doctor right now should i go to hospital?
My mother had a surgery for acute subdural hematoma. She suffered stroke years ago. How do I care for her now after this surgery?
Additive effects: An acute subdural hematoma is a form of a stroke and for the purpose of recovery you might want to think of it as one. Did the previous stroke and the hematoma now affect different areas of the brain or roughly the same. Depending on that and on which areas were affected (speech/language/motor) the recovery may depend on this and also the severity of the stroke and the hematoma. ...Read more
Doc, I had 3-4 red coloured tiny dots, (not ichy and not raised) on my bicep like 2 months back. I didnt really care first, but now since the past 1 week Ive started seeing them on my neck, on my arms, chest and increased in number but still not much.. I
Can I wait till monday for my ear infection to se my regular doctor or do I need to go to an urgent care immediately. For now the pain is bearable.
Ear infection: If the pain is tolerable you can wait until the office opens on Monday. Using a heating pad over the ear can sometimes help soothe the pain. Taking NSAIDs like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin will help dull the pain a bit too. If the pain becomes unbearable then go get it seen. ...Read more
Newborn jaundice bili 20 at its highest 1st wk of birth. All was taken care of and now a month later bili 12 still yellow tears, eyes. Is this normal?
Yes: "jaundice" can hang around at low levels for about a month. As long as baby is gaining weight and eating well, we watch and wait. If it is getting worse or persists another 1-2 weeks then you need to have the baby seen. Usually we just wait and all resolves with no long term problems. ...Read more
Relative unable to move bowels for over two weeks. Has taken dulcolax, citric magnesium, and prune juice. Given prescription suppositories by urgent care center, still now movement. No stomach pain, just pain in rear and urgency to go. What should be d
Go to ER now. : Digital rectal exam? Occult blood? A KUB? Acute bowel series? Time to go to a real ER. He needs a CT+contrast. Critical: is he even passing gas? If not & you have no imaging, *stop* giving any treatment from above. NPO with IV fluids. Nothing by mouth except sips of ginger ale until docs know what is going on. He may just be impacted, or have something worse like a mass, torsion or infarct. ...Read more