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Do you find ic to be a pH imbalance?

Do you find ic to be a pH imbalance?

Perhaps...: The cause of ic is unknown, but certain foods, usually associated with a high acid content, have been known to increase the irritability associated with ic. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Interstitial Cystitis (Definition)

Also called interstitial cystitis, this is a chronic condition of the bladder that causes pain in the pelvis and low abdomen. The exact cause is unknown but seems to have some correlation with endometriosis and is more common in women. Ongoing research by urogynecologists and urologists are trying to better understand what causes it and how to treat it. Diet has ...Read more


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Is fibromyalgia something that a regular doctor can treat, or will I need to go to a pain clinic?

Is fibromyalgia something that a regular doctor can treat, or will I need to go to a pain clinic?

Anyone can treat: Anyone can treat it. Proper diagnosis may be best done by a rheumatologist or rehab medicine specialist or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is there a way to have your gut flora tested to see if it's in balance?

Is there a way to have your gut flora tested to see if it's in balance?

Conceivable: This can probably be done in a research laboratory. Suspect it would be expensive and, in my humble opinion, a worthless exercise since am not sure what you mean by "in balance". Suggest that if you want to change your colonic flora that you eat unpasteurized yogurt as 1 to 3 cups a day. ...Read more

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Do i need to go to the gyno to test for a hormone imbalance?

Do i need to go to the gyno to test for a hormone imbalance?

It depends: Exactly which of your body's thousands of hormones do you think are out of balance? If you're referring to ovarian hormones, then your gyn would be an excellent place to start. ...Read more

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If you get referred to a gynecologist for pcos at age 17 could you deny to having a pelvic exam if you do not want to?

If you get referred to a gynecologist for pcos at age 17 could you deny to having a pelvic exam if you do not want to?

Yes: No one can force you to have pelvic exam done against your will. If you've never had sex, it may be of limited value anyway. If you've been sexually active, it will help rule out infections, cervical abnormalities on pap smear, etc. ...Read more

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This is probably a dumb question. But can anger issues be treated with medicin or something? Or do you need to go to a therapist?

This is probably a dumb question. But can anger issues be treated with medicin or something? Or do you need to go to a therapist?

Both: Depends on the underlying reason for the anger. Could be from depression, concussions, personality conflicts, amongst other things. Many times a combination of medications & therapy works best. First you need a good evaluation to figure out what's going on. ...Read more

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What's the easiest way to get your dr. To order test that you feel need to be ordered? Finding a second dr seems impossible due to not accepting new

What's the easiest way to get your dr. To order test that you feel need to be ordered? Finding a second dr seems impossible due to not accepting new

Culture of Medicine: A doctor is the physician in the relationship. The patient, at least in my office, has a right to ask any question, ask for any test they want, but if the test is not appropriate or is not available then the patient and i get to discuss this. If the patient is paying cash then you can go directly to the testing agency and request the test without a doctor's orders. Insurance will not pay. ...Read more

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Is there a test you can do to find out if you have cellulitis?

Is there a test you can do to find out if you have cellulitis?

Clinical: Really a clinical diagnosis with redness, warmth, tenderness, swelling, maybe fever. Some tests can support the clinical diagnosis such as elevated white count or esr, and radiologic tests such as us, ct, MRI can also support diagnosis, but not usually necessary unless doc is trying to rule out an underlying deeper tissue problem such as abscess. ...Read more

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What is the best test to get to find out where you are at with chronic pancreatitist?Stage. As do I even want to fight it.

What is the best test to get to find out where you are at with chronic pancreatitist?Stage. As do I even want to fight it.

See a GI doctor: And a surgeon who deals with the pancreas. Chronic disease in this area is quite frustrating to try and manage effectively and usually requires a team approach. This can only be addressed by the physicians caring for you. Trust their opinions or request a second opinion from somebody else who can examine you and review your records and imaging studies. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will any endocrinologist be skilled enough to resolve a thyroid isssue or do you need to see one that specializes in that?

Will any endocrinologist be skilled
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Endo: That is exactly what an endocrinologist does. You don't need another specialist unless you need nuclear medicine treatment for hyperthyroidism or hot goiter. Then the endocrinologist will work with the radiologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I was given urinalysis results, would they be able to identify the condition?

What to do if I was given urinalysis results, would they be able to identify the condition?

Depends on condition: Urine tests can identify some issues like urinary infection but need to be interpreted along with rest of the health issues. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat an ear infection that is also causing you to be off balance?

What can you do to treat an ear infection that is also causing you to be off balance?

Meds: There are medications that help suppress dizziness/imbalance. These do not treat the underlying cause of the infection, but can make you feel more stable. See your doctor for evaluation if the imbalance is significant. ...Read more

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Bdd is closely related to OCD but you wouldn`t go to a hospital to get diagnosed with that. Where are you supposed to go?

Bdd is closely related to OCD but you wouldn`t go to a hospital to get diagnosed with that. Where are you supposed to go?

MH Professional: By bdd I am assuming that you are referring to body dysmorphic disorder. A good place to start would be to seek out an evaluation with a qualified mental health professional. There are local societies of psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists. Also, you could seek a referral from your primary care physician. ...Read more

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How do you find out of you have wheat or gluten sensitivity? Can you find out how severe your problem is too?

How do you find out of you have wheat or gluten sensitivity?  Can you find out how severe your problem is too?

Get tested: Your primary doc can order the blood screening tests that can identify the population at most risk for celiac disease. If this comes back positive s/he can refer you on to have confirmatory testing (biopsy for severity)done through a gastroenterologist. You need to be consuming some gluten for the 3 wks prior to any testing for it to be accurate. ...Read more

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What happens if you had healthy kidneys and wanted to give them a extra cleaning, so to speak. would a medical spa (medispa) be able to do this service?

What happens if you had healthy kidneys and wanted to give them a extra cleaning, so to speak. would a medical spa (medispa) be able to do this service?

Cleaning kidneys: Your healthy kidneys will not be helped nor hurt by any medical spa treatment. That is because one's kidneys do not need any "extra treatment". Enjoy the spa, however, do not think it will have any effect on your kidneys. ...Read more