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Maybe: Enteritis is an inflammation of the bowel. Without knowing what type of enteritis or its cause it is difficult to know if you should be overly concerned. Some causes dissipate spontaneously, others are quite easily treated, and some forms of enteritis may be chronic and prone to the development of complications. Find out more about your illness and ask again. ...Read more
How would you read a doctor who refers you to urologist, who recommends biopsy for any psa 2.5+..My dr. Told of latter says, "buyer be aware." ?
Unclear: My training focused on a change from baseline rather than a specific number. For instance if your psa has been 1.0 or close for a few years and in jumps up by .75 in one year, that is worth an ultrasound. Then depending on those findings a trip to the urologist for potential biopsy. Any other thoughts from collegues? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anemia: Anemia is decrease level of hemoglobin below the normal range. It is very common condition. Now, the important part is to find the cause. Because, once you know the cause you can treat anemia. It can be caused by bleeding, decrease production of red blood cells- eg. Iron or vit deficiency, or if there is destruction of blood. See your doctor and get some test. In a complex case-see a hematologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
WILL YOU PLEASE: Rephrase ? Not sure what your question is. Thank you. ...Read more
What are effects of mi at 92 yo? Always worse condition afterwards? Er doctor just told us so. Would like to see and share studies, your experiences.
Extent o muscle loss: Mi implies occlusion of an artery that bring blood supply to the heart muscle and an infarction or death of the heart muscle. So if the the infarction size is small, and preferably if the rest of the heart muscle is supplied with adequte blood supply, there should not be too many side effects after one recovers from an mi. At 92, other factors, cardiac reserve, additonal disease etc contribute. ...Read more
Yes if significant: Your dr should contact you if your lab test results show a significant abnormality ...Read more
Doctor exam: yes the doctor needs to tell you what was found during the examination. If he is doing further testing he should explain what that is for and what he is looking for or what he is trying to rule out. Unless you are felt to be incompetent for some reason then this would be explained to a guardian. ...Read more
Is everybody in doctor's office entitled to know about my medical history?I only wanted my doctor to know, not the staff.I get calls from others too.
Obviously not: Everyone, such as the janitor. But everyone who is involved in your medical care is entitled to know, for your safety if nothing else. For example, if you are allergic to a certain med, you would want the nurse to know about it. If you want to keep certain information confidential, inform your doctor who will then take appropriate steps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gestational diabetes: It means you need to check with your doctor further. Have blood sugars monitored every day, initially an attempt to controll them will be with diet. If nu success medication will be added and your pregnancy will become a high risk pregnancy. Best advice: keep your appts with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc. appt.: Depends on the urgency of your situation. ...Read more
Hi, if you have an STD such as chlamydia can your doctor call or send a letter to your partner telling them about it?
With Permission: Most states require your permission though some allow partners to be informed without reveling who, that someone they have been with is being treated for an std so they should be checked. I'm not sure if you are afraid to tell them, don't want them to know, or what, but consider that if you might have an std that is treatable but could cause issues left untreated, wouldn't you want to know? ...Read more
If my doc tells me one thing about a medication, and the leaflet that comes with the prescription says another, who is right? Why do they sometimes contradict?
Sometimes a doctor: may offer information that is anecdotal. A doctor might tell you not to worry about having a certain side effect whereas a drug company may reveal that it has been reported but is very rare. Drug companies aren't supposed to be advertising their product's off -label uses whereas a physician can. There are many other issues as well. ...Read more