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Do doctors see a lot of patients with empyema?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with empyema?

Not really...: Empyema is pus in the space surrounding the lung. It usually requires drainage with a chest tube as well as antibiotic therapy. Fortunately, this is not a very common occurrence. ...Read more

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Empyema (Definition)

Empyema = Fluid & pus in a body ...Read more


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Do doctors see a lot of patients with lymphangitis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with lymphangitis?

Yes: Yes, lymphangitis is fairly common. Your lymphatic system runs with your blood vessels and helps transport "lymph" back from your arms, legs, head and neck to your lymph nodes as part of your immune system. Lymphangitis (lymph inflammation) is typically caused by an infection. The lymph channels can become red and painful, sometimes streaky. Antibiotics are usually needed. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with ascites?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with ascites?

Certain doctors do: Yes. Certain doctors such as internists, gastroenterologists/hepatologist, nephrologist do see a lot of patients with ascites. Oncologists see patient with ascites quite a lot - although less frequently compared the above doctors. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with pertussis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with pertussis?

Rare: This is a childhood/infant infection that used to be a feared epidemic disease lethal to many. Recent nonesense about vaccinations has led to pockets of recurrence in areas where the local climate drops the number vaccinated below the numbers needed for "herd" protection. Most docs will never see a case but a doc in an area with low rates may see a bunch. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with diphtheria?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with diphtheria?

Fortunately NO: Diphtheria is an upper airway infection by a bacteria, corynebacterium diphtheria, which causes sore throat, fever, and a classic appearing (and somewhat nasty) infectious "membrane" on your tonsils. Sometimes just the skin is infected. Diphtheria is extremely rare in north america (and another reason to get your vaccines!). Diphtheria protection is provided in the typical "tetanus shot" (td). ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with sepsis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with sepsis?

Absolutely: "sepsis" is the body's reaction to a known or suspected infection. This reaction can include fever (or low body temp), fast heart rate, fast breathing rate, and low blood pressure. Many doctors, in many specialties, see sepsis every day. Indeed, docs like me (pulmonary and critical care) see them more often, but it is a very common diagnosis. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with stridor?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with stridor?

Common in children: Croup is common in children 6 months to 6 years during spring and fall, usually caused by virus such as parainfluenza..Croup accounts for 15 percent of respiratory tract infections among children in pediatric practice. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with sarcoma?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with sarcoma?

Only specialists: Most doctors do not see that many patients with sarcoma, only those doctors (surgeons and others) who specialize in the treatment of sarcomas. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with spermatocele?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with spermatocele?

Yes: This is a pretty common concern because most of them are worried they have cancer when they find a lump in their groin or scrotum. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with meningioma?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with meningioma?

Depends: A neurosurgeon should be consulted for the evaluation and counseling for brain tumors including meningiomas. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with pancreatitis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with pancreatitis?

Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with hemophilia?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with hemophilia?

Not very common: Hemophilia is not a very common disease. Hematologists and perhaps pediatrician see more hemophilia. Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder that most commonly is inherited. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with endometriosis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with endometriosis?

Yes: Endometriosis is the most common cause for chronic pelvic pain. While not every woman with endometriosis has symptoms requiring specific treatment - up to 10% of women have endometriosis. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with cirrhosis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis: Gastroenterologist or hepatologist will see a cirrhosis patient after pcp referral. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with tachycardia?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with tachycardia?

Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with polyphagia?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with polyphagia?

It Depends: Polyphagia essentially means excessive eating because of increased appetite. There are usually 2 main reasons a pediatric endocrinologist is asked to see a patient with polyphagia: 1) when the excessive caloric intake causes excessive weight gain, or, 2) when a patient loses weight despite the increase in caloric intake. ...Read more

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