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How long can I wait with difficulty breathing and fever to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with difficulty breathing and fever to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Difficulty breathing: There are 3 basic symptoms for which you should never wait to see if they go away without being evaluated--shortness of breath, chest pain, and severe abdominal pain. The reason for this is that all of these can be associated with catastrophic illness (as well as many more benign illnesses). But there is no way you can tell. You need an md/do evaluation. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen thyroid difficulty breathing very tired dizziness fever hands are very shaky.. Should I wait until after the weekend and call my doc or go to er? Im so confused

Swollen thyroid difficulty breathing very tired dizziness fever hands are very shaky.. Should I wait until after the weekend and call my doc or go to er? Im so confused

Thyroid storm/crisis: Swollen and tender thyroid along with fever/dizziness etc...Is concerning for an acute thyrotoxicosis (thyroid storm)--an infection/inflammation in your thyroid causing a huge release of the hormone resulting your symptoms. Since you are having a hard time breathing, i would not wait because of a long weekend. Call your doc to find your options. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ttc immediately after m/c(22aug) at 19w for ic. Reports r normal. Dr. Said no problem if get pg right now but better to wait 1cycle. How right she is?

Ttc immediately after m/c(22aug) at 19w for ic. Reports r normal. Dr. Said no problem if get pg right now but better to wait 1cycle. How right she is?

Probably right.: There is little evidence to say how long (if at all) to wait for conception after a midpregnancy fetal demise - my condolences for your loss. One cycle later should be enough - although it may not be necessary; i would trust your gynecologist - it sounds like she knows what she is doing. Take Folic Acid >1 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more

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What do I do to help my breathing problem i'll wait for the live chat?

What do I do to help my breathing problem i'll wait for the live chat?

See a physician: There is a very great number of possible causes for breathing problems and an accurate diagnosis requires a physicial exam in all situations. Significant problems should be evaluated in an emergency room while minor issues can often be addressed by a primary care physician in their office. ...Read more

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I had unsafe sex today im anxious about it because of hiv.The problem is I have to wait 6 months so i can do the test.Is there any other solution?

I had unsafe sex today im anxious about it because of hiv.The problem is I have to wait 6 months so i can do the test.Is there any other solution?

I'm sorry: But definitive results for HIV testing do require the waiting period. Symptoms of other std's may show up sooner. If you are very concerned, please see your physician in your own community -- some things can be checked for sooner. Hoping you'll opt for safe sex using condoms from here on out. ...Read more

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Why can't you wait until after babies are born to do prenatal testing if suspect chromosome or other problem?

Why can't you wait until after babies are born to do prenatal testing if suspect chromosome or other problem?

Prenatal screening: You can wait until after birth, but the value of 'prenatal' testing - which means before birth - is it can be done early. Parents feel knowing about baby's medical problems before birth is good for coping and adjusting. Doctors who know in advance special care or surgery is needed can also anticipate and plan better for the baby's needs. But a mom may decline prenatal screening if she chooses. ...Read more