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Can your obgyn doctor check your pee to see if u have any diseases?

Can your obgyn doctor check your pee to see if u have any diseases?

Yes: Not only can urine be tested for bladder infections, there are now urine tests available to diagnose chlamydia, gonorrhea, group b strep and other infections. ...Read more

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How do you check out a doctor online?

How do you check out a doctor online?

Many sites: Just google the name. Keep in mind getting anonymous advice about a doctor is not the best way to find one. Start by asking other doctors you already trust. When looking for a surgical specialist, or nurses are the single best resource. They see it all while patients sleep! you'll see a picture emerge as you ask more people and the same names come up. ...Read more

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What tests should a doctor use to rule out fibromyalgia?

What tests should a doctor use to rule out fibromyalgia?

None available: ? which test available to rule out fibromyalgia (FM). No test exists to rule out FM. Absent chronic widespread pain & restless non-restorative sleep there is a low likelihood of fibromyalgia. FM diagnosis "ruled in" if clinically provable (with test) disorders have been ruled out. FM is "umbrella label" for several disorders, each defined by a unique & distinct set of identifiable causal factors. ...Read more

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What is a doctor check for when they check your eyes?

What is a doctor  check for when they check your eyes?

See ophthalmologist: The best check is with a fully trained ophthalmologist. Vision is the basic function and is checked for the best including eyeglass needs. Then with magnifying instruments the health and anatomy of visible structures is examined . The internal pressure of the eye is registered and any abnormality assessed and corrected. ...Read more

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Why would doctor check your vagina for a sports physical?

Why would doctor check your vagina for a sports physical?

Pelvic exam: In a female, physical exam includes a pelvic exam and a pap smear.After all by ignoring this area one could miss serious conditions of the pelvis which could jeopardize your health and make you incapable of performing your best at sports! ...Read more

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What happens at your appointment with a doctor to check out a testicular lump?

What happens at your appointment with a doctor to check out a testicular lump?

Examine the lump: The doctor would ask you some questions, check the lump itself with fingers to see if it is soft or hard, tender or not, and also whether there are other lumps or swollen glands in the groin. Then s/he would probably refer you for an ultrasound exam, which is not at all painful and is very quick. Most testicular lumps turn out not to be dangerous, but please don't put this off. Some are cancer. ...Read more

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Could a doctor check your blood for HIV if you go to the ER for pneumonia?

Could a doctor check your blood for HIV if you go to the ER for pneumonia?

HIV testing: HIV testing is typically not routine though may be performed. You would likely either request this to be done due to risk factors for contracting the virus or it may be done if there is a concern for certain types of pneumonia that can happen in people with HIV/AIDS (Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia, fungal pneumonia, etc.). Some states/hospitals require consent forms before testing is done. ...Read more

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Should you see an alternative healthcare practitioner if your doctor isnt listening to you about your health?

Should you see an alternative healthcare practitioner if your doctor isnt  listening to you about your health?

Yes and no: You should first of all find a new doctor who agrees with your philosophy of health and your health views. Alternative healthcare practitioners also have a role in healthcare but the ideal case involves the teamwork and expertise of both. ...Read more

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If you're off-balanced, should you check your inner ear health?

If you're off-balanced, should you check your inner ear health?

Yes: If any balance problems last more than a week or so, or if they are severe, get it checked out. Other concerning things might be associated hearing loss, ringing, and pain or drainage from the ears. You can look up some balance exercises online to help with the balance in the meantime. Your local ENT will evaluate you and likely test the hearing as well. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Do you have to lose your mucus plug to have your baby, or can your doctor pull it out for you?

Do you have to lose your mucus plug to have your baby, or can your doctor pull it out for you?

No: It depends on the parity of the mother . Sometimes , first time moms loose the mucus plug before labor and sometimes at the time of labor. ...Read more

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Do you need a referral from your primary care doctor to see a gynecologist for your pap smear?

Do you need a referral from your primary care doctor to see a gynecologist for your pap smear?

Usually not: It can vary based on your insurance plan. A lot of patients use their OB as their primary care doctor. The reverse is true as well. A lot of primary care docs do routine pap smears. ...Read more

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Can a doctor check your prostate through urine?

Can a doctor check your prostate through urine?

Prostate: Not directly. An infection of the prostate can be diagnosed with a urine exam and a thorough history. ...Read more

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Can a primary healthcare doctor check to see if my husband is infertile?

Can a primary healthcare doctor check to see if my husband is infertile?

Infertile husband: Absolutely! Please go to the doctor with your husband and all details will be evaluated and discussed with your husband and you. If you can, please let me know what developed. ...Read more

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To which doctor should I go to check for candida?

To which doctor should I go to check for candida?

Primary care doc: Ie family med, internist or ob/gyn can handle almost all cases. In complicated situation an infectious disease consultant would be of help. ...Read more

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How often should you go see a dentist for check ups?

How often should you go see a dentist for check ups?

Depends: Every six months if you have health teeth and gums. Sometimes every three to four months if you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease. ...Read more

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Contemplating comsmetic sugery. Where can you go to check out your doctors stats?

Contemplating comsmetic sugery. Where can you go to check out your doctors stats?

Complicated question: Malpractice actions can often be found by checking with your state medical board. For elective cosmetic surgery, your comfort with your surgeon is more important than "stats, " as it is impossible to apply statistics to an individual patient. Do your homework, see a number of different board certified surgeons, and be completely comfortable with all your questions answered before proceeding. ...Read more

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