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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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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 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 painful gums?

Dr. Yo-El Ju Dr. Ju
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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 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 ascites?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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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 abdominal swelling?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with abdominal swelling?

Yes: It's often a benign problem, sometimes more serious. ...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 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 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 zenker diverticulum?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with zenker diverticulum?

Not often: In anatomy, zenker's diverticulum, also pharyngoesophageal diverticulum, also pharyngeal pouch, is a diverticulum of the mucosa of the pharynx, just above the cricopharyngeal muscle (i.e. Above the upper sphincter of the esophagus). It is a false diverticulum (not involving all layers of the esophageal wall). ...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 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 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 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 chronic pain?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with chronic pain?

Hard to say: Chronic pain is sometines difficult freat asdequately. Treatment must be multifaceted. Looking for cause and a treatment modality that allows patient to function in society in a productive manner. Many physicians ignore pain and refer to pain specialist who pushes pills. This promotes abuse and is not always best answer. Having a good patient relationship with trust and understanding best way. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

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