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Had light yellow greasy stool since 3 days. is there anything serious & which medical tests should be done to know the exact problem?
Yellow greasy stool: Sometimes when you eat butterfish you get orange oily stool . Oily stool usually represents malabsorption of fat so there is -high fat level ( steatorrhea) and so can be from pancreas , (bile acid decrease) gallbladder /liver issues rarely GERD/ celiac or giardia infection, hypothyroidism or Orlistat -used for weight loss . ...Read more
If no hormone problems & pcos is ruled out & the obgyn tells you to see an endocrinologist...What could be the cause for secondary amnorrea?
Yes: According to the hipaa law, any request for records must be in writing and recorded in the chart. So, the doctor may not be specifically notified but the request including the requester name and date will be present in the chart. All such requests must be recorded and filed - there are very stiff penalties for not following this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High lipid result & runs in family. Doctor ordered repeat lipid panel @ 3mths. Any other test I should get while paying for blood draw & doctor visit? Eg lp(a)?
If Your Test Is Positive & Doctors Confirmed It. Your Pregnant Right? What If There No Symptoms. I'm 5 Weeks. & Still Can't See A Sac Or Anything
Pregnancy, certainty: If the MD and test are both positive then you are pregnant. It takes up to 6 weeks for a defined gestational sac to be clear on ultrasound. ...Read more
If you change medical centres will the new doctors already have access to your medical history and records? Or is there confidentiality?
Confidential: If they are part of the same group and on an electronic medical record, they probably have access to your old records. If it is an entirely different group, you have to sign a records release for the new doctor to get your old records. ...Read more
I have had many patients come to the urgent care for proof of pregnancy via Urine or serum before seeing their OB. Is this due to insurance/ Doctor??
Ask 'Em Yerself!!: I don't rightly know. I'd bet some would trust the store-bought urine test and do it that way-and some either wouldn't know about it or would want a "professional" to do a pregnancy test for them (more "official"-haha) They probably figure, why go to the OB until I'm sure I'm pregnant...and ready to deliver in the truck in the hospital parking lot. Also, wouldn't hurt to ask a few of those patients why. ...Read more
Rcs schedule. Gbs +. Ob says no antibiotics unless labor or water breaks. No risk to baby if mucus plug comes out? Risk to baby w/o meds?
Is there any law that the "urgent care" doctor cannot : 1) refer a person to another doctor or a specialist 2) follow up on the exisiting or new issues as if he/she is a regular physician? An urgent care doctor was telling my friend that she has to find
You : You are likely to get the best care if there is continuity in treatment. That is the concept of a family or personal doctor. This is a doctor who comes to know and understand you over time. This is the doctor who intiates consults and tracks all the specialitst care. Acute care clinics are much like er's they are for "acute" or "emergency" matters, they are not meant to replace personal physicians. I don't know if there is a law. I completely agree with the physician in this case. Some people misuse acute care clinics and emergency rooms. They use them for their routine care - then there is less availability for patients who really need urgent attention. As a physician, it is frusterating to have a clinic or er clogged with people with minor issues when there are cardiac arrests, major trauma cases or other individuals who really require attention stat. Try putting yourself in the place of the patient who honest to god needs urgent care but all the appointments are filled with routine issues that should be handled by a personal physician. Now that person may only be left with the option of an er visit which will be much more costly and which may require a longer wait. Frankly, misusing the system becomes a medical & an ethical issue. ...Read more
For beard and moustache problem which kind(department) of doctor should I concern? Doctor from skin or endocrinology department or any other?
Primary doctor first: A person who is losing hair can see his primary care doctor first. After an evaluation, the primary doctor may refer the person to an endocrinologist if there are signs of a hormonal problem (which tends to increase or decrease hair evenly, with the hair and skin not looking diseased); or to a dermatologist if the hair loss is uneven, or if there are signs of infection or inflammation in the skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If a woman is bleeding when she sees her obgyn, can the doctor still do a proper pap smear? Can it complicate the visual inspection & other testing?
Best when no blood: Try to schedule for when the bleeding has finished. ...Read more
I saw a physician assistant at urgent care for eye brush jab. Are they capable to treat minor eye problems or know if damage is done? To pt of refer?
What blood tests would I need to determine if my blood coagulation is normal? Or if it is thick from hereditary issues or medical issues.
Many tests: I would start with PTT, PT/INR and plattelets. For the hereditary clotting disorders there are many tests and unless you have had a clot they are probably not necessary. If people in your family have had blood clots then find out what disorder they have and you can be tested for that. Testing for all possible clotting disorders is extremely expensive. ...Read more
UTI symptoms. Did not finish antibiotic course due to hospital admission. Can healthtap consult prescribe antibiotics from home urine test or should i visit urgent care?
Does a ped doctor need consent from the parent to perform morhine treatment on a newborn and do they have to wait for meconium test results?
If a has cardiomegaly & lungs filled with water & doctor removing oxygen support gave discharge & said that patient will die then what can we do?
Are there any doctors on here from tulsa, ok. Who accept community care ins. I'm needing help finding another doctor for my high blood pressure!
Regarding the brain angiogram & dye, if possible they are going to anesthetise & coil me immediately will this be ok without drinking to flush out dye?
I'm having feminine issues possibly related to gi. I don't have insurance. Is the ER more thorough with test analysis/cultures than planned p?
See below: Yes the er is better prepared for GI issues than pp. ...Read more
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