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New to the us. Doctor says I have enteritis. Please comment.?

New to the us. Doctor says I have enteritis. Please comment.?

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

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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." ?

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 more

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Saw doctor's notes about papilledema or something, is that serious?

Saw doctor's notes about papilledema or something, is that serious?

Papilledema : Papilledema is a serious condition where the optic nerves are swollen due to high spinal fluid pressure in the brain. If untreated can lead to vision loss. Work-up includes at CT or MRI scan of the brain and a spinal tap. ...Read more

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New to the us. Doctor says I have anemia. Please comment.?

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New to the us. Doctor says I have anemia. Please comment.?

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 more

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New to the us. Doctor says I have bedbugs. Please comment.?

New to the us. Doctor says I have bedbugs. Please comment.?

You don't have...: ...Bedbugs, your apartment does. Get an exterminator, and the bites will go away. ...Read more

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The doctor has given me alegra with no results. What should I do.?

The doctor has given me alegra with no results. What should I do.?

See your Doctor: If one is prescribed a medication that is not working for a particular set of symptoms or a certain disease then follow up with the prescribing physician is the most appropriate nest step.. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What should a doctor's excuse say for someone with asthma?

What should a doctor's excuse say for someone with asthma?

Honest answre: Just say pt with acute exacerbation of br asthma. ...Read more

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What should someone with mononucleosis expect from a doctor? What would a doctor say to them?

What should someone with mononucleosis expect from a doctor? What would a doctor say to them?

Depends on symptoms: Mono is caused by Epstein-Barr virus. Depending on symptoms and physical findings, there may be medicines that can help. The Dr. will advise resting for a few weeks. Anything else depends on exam and symptoms. ...Read more

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If a doctor exam you does the doctor have to tell you what the doctor found?

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

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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.

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 more

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New to the us. Doctor says I have diabetes and pregnancy. Please comment.?

New to the us. Doctor says I have diabetes and pregnancy. Please comment.?

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 more

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Hi, if you have an STD such as chlamydia can your doctor call or send a letter to your partner telling them about it?

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

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My wife's doctor wants her to see an endocrinologist. Is there something wrong?

My wife's doctor wants her to see an endocrinologist.  Is there something wrong?

Maybe: An endocrinologist treats hormonal issues. So, the doc might want to see if she in in menopause, had diabetes, etc. And then help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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?

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

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If I think someone has an anxiety disorder, should I ask the person to read up on it and see if he agrees with the symptoms/diagnosis?

If I think someone has an anxiety disorder, should I ask the person to read up on it and see if he agrees with the symptoms/diagnosis?

Yes: It's always worthwhile to try to get people to learn more about themselves. Your friend may be more likely to take seriously what he/she reads. ...Read more

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