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What are the risks of having a stroke and not going to the hospital?

What are the risks of having a stroke and not going to the hospital?

Go to the hospital!: All people with a stroke should go to the hospital. If they do not go, it is likely the cause of the stroke will not be addressed, and normally that leads to another stroke or the original stroke becoming much worse. ...Read more

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If you go to the doctor for a physical exam what are your chances of getting sick either from other people in the waiting room?

If you go to the doctor for a physical exam what are your chances of getting sick either from other people in the waiting room?

Hand Washing: It is a risk wherever you go that you can get an infectious illness when you are around other people whether that is a doctor's office or other public place. Your best protection is hand washing. ...Read more

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When is it necessary to talk to my doctor about the symptoms of presbyopia?

When is it necessary to talk to my doctor about the symptoms of presbyopia?

When you are over 40: When you have the symptoms (unavoidable) of presbyopia - loss of near vision focus and are over age 40, that is a good time to discuss this with your ophthalmologist as well as have other parts of a good eye examination to detect other problems that might be present. ...Read more

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What would cause someone to all of a sudden have problems staying hydrated to the point it effects the bp?

What would cause someone to all of a sudden have problems staying hydrated to the point it effects the bp?

Multiple causes: Sudden dehydration may be sign of a variety of illnesses, in order of frequency: excessive exercise, allergic reactions, internal hemorrhage, use of diuretics, heart diseases (complete heart block, eisenmenger's syndrome), days after a major surgery, and a rare poisonous like snake bite. With your history of heart disease start by seeing your cardiologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the name of the drug they give you right before undergoing surgery that puts you to sleep?

Please help! what is the name of the drug they give you right before undergoing surgery that puts you to sleep?

It depends: The drug that "puts you to sleep" is usually (but not always) propofol. However, there are many other drugs given before right before you fall asleep, so Propofol might not be the drug you are referring to. Also, there are many alternatives to propofol, so it truly depends. ...Read more

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Severe kyphoscoliosis, doctor told me I'm probably going to need surgery in the future.What are the chances of ending paralytic due to the operation?

Severe kyphoscoliosis, doctor told me I'm probably going to need surgery in the future.What are the chances of ending paralytic due to the operation?

Less likely: The surgery done for kyphoscioiliosis is to relieve the pressure on nerves - it relieves the pain and prevents paralysis .In some cases there may be bone growth at surgical site may cause some problem .Not every body gets problem ...Read more

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What are the signs of a bad bladder infection, when you needed to see a doctor asap? What can you do at home in mean time till you go to the doctor ?

What are the signs of a bad bladder infection, when you needed to see a doctor asap? What can you do at home in mean time till you go to the doctor ?

Cystitis: Cystitis can be very uncomfortable. You likely we will need antibiotic treatment after having a urinalysis and urine culture. While waiting to get to the clinic or your physicians office you can drink plenty of water and get over-the-counter azo pills to blunt the discomfort. ...Read more

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What would be the possible effects of abortion to the body?

What would be the possible effects of abortion to the body?

Generally, none: Unless you have had a post-abortion infection - or have had an injury from an intrument (rare) - there are likely to be no long-term effects from having a medical or surgical abortion done in a safe setting. A woman must take all recommended medications as directed, and be examined by her provider by two weeks after the procedure. Additionally, no intercourse until cleared by your doctor. Lg. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment would you have to go through to heal your kidney damage?

What kind of treatment would you have to go through to heal your kidney damage?

Time, supportive med: If kidney disease is reversible then the diagnosis will guide the therapy, for example, contrast nephropathy resolves over time, lupus required steroids and immunosuppresion. Diabetics require glucose control, hypertension control and ace inhibitors. This all requires support of the patient with dialysis if needed while healing. Call your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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Can you please talk about of the causes of the liver not working properly - is it serious?

Can you please talk about of the causes of the liver not working properly - is it serious?

Many: There are many causes of liver injury, including alcohol, fatty liver disease, hepatitis viruses b and c, autoimmune liver disease (pbc, psc, autoimmune hepatitis), genetic liver disease (hemochromatosis, wilson), and other less common causes. You should dsicuss this with your doctor. Elevated liver enzymes are a sign of liver injury, not dysfunction. ...Read more

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What happens if you are taken to the ER with synthroid/levothyroxin overdose, how will the staff know that is the problem?

What happens if you are taken to the ER with synthroid/levothyroxin overdose, how will the staff know that is the problem?

Overdose: To some extent it depends when you took the medicine and how often you took an overdose. If you did that just once you are unlikely to have problems . If you overdosed too often the best advice is to go to the Emergency Room. They will examine you and order labs. ...Read more

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Can the ER doctor tell you to come to the ER only for certainf type of issues and not or the other kind of issue? Can they/should they selectively pick and chose the issue? The ER is a large general care hospital and they have all specialists/doctors to a

Can the ER doctor tell you to come to the ER only for certainf type of issues and not or the other kind of issue? Can they/should they selectively pick and chose the issue? The ER is a large general care hospital and they have all specialists/doctors to a

As : As an emergency physician, we are here to see whatever walks through the door. It is often difficult for a patient to recognize whether something is an emergency or not, which is why we are here to perform an evaluation of your symptoms. Once we have evaluated you, we will determine whether or not you have an emergency medical condition that requires treatment on an emergent basis. Not everything will be resolved completely during an er visit. Our primary responsibility is to stabilize patients and ensure that you are either admitted to the hospital for more definitive therapy or treated to the extent possible in the er and referred back to your primary care physician or to an appropriate specialist. As most people are aware, the emergency department can be a very busy place, and the more people that come through the doors, the longer it will take to be seen. Once you are seen by the triage nurse, the severity of your symptoms determines how quickly you will be seen. The sicker patients get seen first, even if you have been there longer. This is an unfortunate reality as patients who have no primary care physician and have no insurance often have no place else to go. While i cannot speak to the exact circumstances you experienced, it is not unreasonable for a physician, after performing a medical screening exam and stabilizing any emergent condition, to make recommendations that a particular condition be more appropriately evaluated by a primary care physician or an urgent care, rather than in the emergency department. In a society where we have fewer resources and greater demand for those resources, it is the only way that we can serve all of the people who have true medical emergencies. ...Read more

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Please let me know what is the chance that a case of leukoplakia in the mouth will not go on to be cancerous?

Please let me know what is the chance that a case of leukoplakia in the mouth will not go on to be cancerous?

Oral cancer: The likelihood of oral cancer depends upon your age and genetics among other risk factors, especially smoking ! and alcohol consumption! do both and you drastically increase your chances of developing oral cancer. Get an initial biopsy, and follow it up with at least a continuing 6 month head, neck and oral soft tissue screening by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible to have all or part of your colon removed without having to live a bag for the rest of your life?

Please explain if it is possible to have all or part of your colon removed without having to live a bag for the rest of your life?

Depends on: Your medical condition and the procedure but assuming you are healthy, part of your colon to all of your colon except your lower rectum/anus can be removed and the small bowel connected to the remaining portion and avoid an ostomy/bag. The indications for the surgery may also play a role in determining your result. ...Read more

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What will be the effect if you did not complete the vaccination of your baby?

What will be the effect if you did not complete the vaccination of your baby?

TheyWillBeSuscptible: They will not have full immunity and will be susceptible to the infections When they are exposed to those diseases they will catch them.They will always be at risk to be infected ...Read more

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