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How do I get my psych to listen to my problems before he diagnoses me?

How do I get my psych to listen to my problems before he diagnoses me?

Ask?: Why don't you ask him or her that question? It is difficult to understand your question without more details. Ask your doctor the questions you have. Insist he or she listen to your concerns or find a new doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a biopsy came back negative how can my dr. Still diagnose me with that disease?

Can you tell me if a biopsy came back negative how can my dr. Still diagnose me with that disease?

It depends: It depends on the disease. Some diseases are diagnosed solely by biopsy, whereas others are diagnosed by a set of criteria. If the other criteria are present, you can still have the disease, despite a negative biopsy. If you are not convinced, you can always ask for a second opinion. ...Read more

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Fasting hgba1c 7/11/16 was 5.1%. Nonfasting levels in 20012 and 2013 were just barely high. Why would my Dr. still diagnose me with hyperglycemia?

Fasting hgba1c  7/11/16 was 5.1%. Nonfasting levels in 20012 and 2013 were just barely high. Why would my Dr. still diagnose me with hyperglycemia?

Hyperglycemia: If you are not checking your blood sugar regularly you must do so. Check blood sugar one morning and again next night. Your blood sugar should not be above 120 if possible. If it is you will need to see your doctor who will most likely prescribe Metformin. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a specialist of somesort to diagnose me through pictures and a description of my symptoms?

Depends: There is no substitute for seeing you in person but many things may be understood with a good story and pictures. ...Read more

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I m on ttc for last 6mnths but can't conceived went to dr.But they are saying to wait for more sometime, they don't want to diagnose me...Pls help

I m on ttc for last 6mnths but can't conceived went to dr.But they are saying to wait for more sometime, they don't want to diagnose me...Pls help

One year: 12 months is the normal amount of time a healthy couple under age 35 without any known medical issues should usually wait before undergoing an infertility work up. 80% of couples will get pregnant during that time. Your doctor is following the normal guidelines. If you wanted to be more aggressive I am sure you could find a second opinion. ...Read more

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Should i switch doctors? There are things that are in my family history that i fill all the symptoms for but he won't diagnose me bc i'm too young?

Should i switch doctors? There are things that are in my family history that i fill all the symptoms for but he won't diagnose me bc i'm too young?

Learning Medicine: Every medical student has every disease they study in their first and second years because so many symptoms are so vague and so scary. Every student reading about the diseases worries that they have each one. I bet if you asked the doctor why they weren't 'diagnosing' you they may surprise you and have all the other reasons you don't have the illnesses. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a record of notes of me and my diagnosis from kaiser? I am curious as to what they wrote down to diagnose me as schizophrenic

Is it possible to get a record of notes of me and my diagnosis from kaiser? I am curious as to what they wrote down to diagnose me as schizophrenic

Yes.: Generally you would need to speak with medical records. Call the clinic or hospital you'd like your records from, ask for the medical records department, then ask them what the procedure is to get a copy of your records. Be aware patients are sometimes charged a fee for this. ...Read more

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I am still having systemic reactions after being bitten over a year ago by a chilean brown recluse no dr knows what to to to diagnose me. Will i die?

I am still having systemic reactions after being bitten over a year ago by a chilean brown recluse no dr knows what to to to diagnose me.  Will i die?

Second opinion: Any reactions occurring a year after a brown recluse bite are highly unlikely to be due to the spider. Your doctors should be looking for other causes. If they can't find one, you might consider getting a second opinion from a specialist in whatever sort of systemic reactions you are experiencing. ...Read more