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Do doctors see a lot of patients with finger swelling?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with finger swelling?

Yes: We need to know where it is swollen, which fingers are swollen, are they painful, does this interfere with your function to do daily tasks, do you have other medical problems, what medications do you take and so forth. You would need an evaluation to help clarify the diagnosis. There can be very simple cause, most fo which are not a dangerous problem but there can be serious ones. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Do doctors see a lot of patients with painful gums?

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with painful gums?

Dentists: Dentists are trained to evaluate teeth and gums. However if gums are painful as a side effect of certain medications, it would be helpful to discuss with the doctor who prescribed the medication. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with tendon laceration?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with tendon laceration?

Yes: All surgeons, but especially orthopedic surgeons and plastic surgeons, would consider it to be their "bread and butter.". ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with nose injury?

I do: An ear nose and throat doctor sees a lot of patients with nose injuries. Plastic surgeons do as well. It is important when treating a nose injury to treat not only how it looks but how it works. ...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 chlamydia infections?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with chlamydia infections?

YES: Most common in women 18-25 but can occur in all women. The number of chlamydia cases is on the rise. Recently, it was reported than more than 10% of new army recruits tested positive for chlamydia. Because 75% of women w/chlamydia have no symptoms, testing should be performed at annual exam, and consider testing if new sexual partner. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with peritonsillar abscess?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with peritonsillar abscess?

Depends on specialty: As an ent, we typically see a few every month, however, most primary care physicians may only see one every few years. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with ingrown toenails?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with ingrown toenails?

VERY COMMON: Ingrown toenails are very common and the trait seems to be heritable (runs in families). ...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 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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Do doctors see a lot of patients with numbness?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with numbness?

Yes...common problem: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with ringworm of scalp?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with ringworm of scalp?

Yes: Although not common...It certainly is not rare and can usually be identified quickly and easily. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with bruising?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with bruising?

Hematologists do...: When bruising is of concern, sometimes hematologists are consulted. If someone has new bruising on the back, chest or face without any history of trauma, that pattern would warrant further investigation. Bruising with new bleeding symptoms like long nosebleeds or gum bleeding is also something that should get worked up. Simple blood tests can help determine the cause, and treatments are available. ...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 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 botulism?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with botulism?

No: Happily, botulism is not a common disorder in the United States. That said, all doctors encounter it at sometime in their training or their career. ...Read more

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Finger Infection (Definition)

A common condition in which a finger gets infected, usually by bacteria through the skin. It can range from very mild to serious. ...Read more