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Does doctor have the right to call an ambulance to my home if I don't want one?

Duty to call: Doc has a duty to do the right thing; you have the right to refuse it (assuming you are in your right mind). ...Read more

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Must I call my doctor or ambulance if I have retinal detachment?

Must I call my doctor or ambulance if I have retinal detachment?

See EyeMD: See your ophthalmologist asap to diagnose an rd if you have symptoms of flashing lights, floaters, and vision loss. If you have other ways of getting to the doctor, an ambulance isn't necessary. ...Read more

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How would you stop,bleeding after a Tonsilectomy? I know I have to call. My doctor and ER but meanwhile wait it for the ambulance? What to do ?

How would you stop,bleeding after a Tonsilectomy?  I know I have to call. My doctor and ER but meanwhile wait it for the ambulance?  What to do ?

Call an ambulance: Bleeding after a tonsillectomy can be serious. I recommend calling for an ambulance so that you are immediately assessed, to make sure that your vitals signs are stable. The ambulance will take you safely to the ER, so that the bleeding can be treated immediately. ...Read more

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Have a mother 73 who lives in another state them myself. In july she said my cousin kill somebody . She did not they called for ambulance she refused medical attention. She knows dates time who she is. Call her doctor they could not dicuss my mother with

Have a mother 73 who lives in another state them myself. In july she said my cousin kill somebody . She did not they called for ambulance she refused medical attention. She knows dates time who she is. Call her doctor they could not dicuss my mother with

There : There could be numerous reasons for this behavior. They could be psychiatric, for example, depression, it could be the beginning of a neurological illness such as alzheimer's disease or it could be side effects of prescription or over the counter medications that she might be taking. In any event, a thorough evaluation by a physician knowledgeable in geriatric medicine or psychiatry would be the best strategy. If she is refusing to see a specialist, she may agree to talk to her family doctor whom she knows and trusts and who could evaluate her and recommend further steps, if necessary. A telehealth option might work as well. This method allows the person to be evaluated at home via a video link directly connected to the doctor's office. Many studies show that seniors favor this type of service. ...Read more

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Dizzy occ so doc called ambulance. Nothing found but 'old age' (woman at 95). What effect is combo of pacemaker, estrogen, nitro patch and other ntg?

Dizzy occ so doc called ambulance. Nothing found but 'old age' (woman at 95). What effect is combo of pacemaker, estrogen, nitro patch and other ntg?

Dizzy?: There are many reasons for dizziness and heart disease is only one of them. If "nothing was found", a pacemaker isn't going to help and shouldn't be used. Nitroglycerin and nitro patches are used for chest pain and can make dizziness worse. As i said in an earlier post to you, if you feel better on estrogen, i would use it, but that's just my opinion. ...Read more

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For allergic reaction to eye drops do I call poison control ? No doctors are available right now it's saturday .& no one is home to take me anywhere

For allergic reaction to eye drops do I call poison control ? No doctors are available right now it's saturday .& no one  is home to take me anywhere

OK for a start: Depending on how severe / uncomfortable you are, can ask poison control for advice. They may say to get eyes checked at urgent care or er if no eye dr available, so may need to call friend / cab for ride, or ems if severe. ...Read more

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Morning doctor's. Any one familiar with a product called acid mantel?

Morning doctor's.   Any one familiar with a product called acid mantel?

Acid mantle: Acid mantle is actually the thin, water-fatty layer on the skin that protects us against the environment. This layer has a ph around 5.4-5.9 (making it in the acid range). There are creams that strive to aid the acid mantle and enhance this barrier. A product that calls itself an acid mantle is usually a moisturizing or barrier cream. ...Read more

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When must one call the doctor when caring for a piccline catheter?

When must one  call the doctor when caring for a piccline catheter?

Get help : From home health nurse or call your doctors nurse for info. Each patient may be different. ...Read more

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Help doctors! what're the treatments (preferably natural ones) available for the ailment called corns?

Help doctors! what're the treatments (preferably natural ones) available for the ailment called corns?

Corn: There are no natural treatments. Corns are the result of friction on the toe surface where it meets the shoe. There are also corns between the toes caused by boney enlargement duty to friction of the toes themselves. The dead skin can be shaved off but this doesn't correct the problem. See your podiatrist for real assistance. ...Read more

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Just had a CBC done and there is one under autodiff called ig%. What is this ? Mine is high at 1.3 no appt wiht doc until feb. Thanks.

Just had a CBC done and there is one under autodiff called ig%.  What is this ?  Mine is high at 1.3  no appt wiht doc until feb.  Thanks.

IG%: This is a count that new machines deliver -- immature granulocytes. The counting of these young "child soldiers" has always been fraught with difficulty. If you feel okay, i wouldn't give an ig% of 1.3 another thought. ...Read more

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I went too the doctors about me having two periods in one month she said i need tests done? What test will they be what are they called and lookingfor

I went too the doctors about me having two periods in one month she said i need tests done? What test will they be what are they called and lookingfor

Always ask: Always ask what tests are being done and why. Most doctors will be happy to go through that with their patients. Without knowing your specific case i suspect they are testing your thyroid and possibly other hormonal tests. Usually irregular periods in a teenager can be treated with birth control to provide cycle regulation. ...Read more

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I have an event monitor on for one month. My doc just ordered it and i got it on yesterday. If they notice anything seriously wrong they'd call right?

I have an event monitor on for one month. My doc just ordered it and i got it on yesterday. If they notice anything seriously wrong they'd call right?

Usually-but ask: Most extended prospective monitoring systems are managed by an independant monitoring company which is fully licensed with specialty technologists who observe the results and notify the physicians as findings emerge. The usual work flow is the for the physicians to communicate findings to you. At the end of the 30 d, i would recommend you confirm w the docs what the findings were to make sure. ...Read more

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I've been having headaches a lot lately and i just took my BP at home. It was 93/69. Could this be related to my headaches? Should i call my doctor?

I've been having headaches a lot lately and i just took my BP at home.  It was 93/69.  Could this be related to my headaches? Should i call my doctor?

Headache: Your BP is on lower side. Hence your headache is not due to your bp. It seems you are suffering from sleep apnea and CPAP etc. Make sure weather pressure settings are optimal to you to maintain a good sleep. If not you could be having interrupted sleep, it could cause day time headaches due to lack of rem sleep. There could other reasons also. I answered basing on your profile. Consult your physi. ...Read more

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Open later to doctors who can tell me what's wrong why do I have chest pain i don't have money to ask health tab but u can call me home ?

Open later to doctors who can tell me what's wrong why do I have chest pain i don't have money to ask  health tab but u can call me home ?

They should not: Charge you for asking questions as we are not paid when answering them! see a doctor! healthcare is expensive and it cannot be done over the phone! ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does one call a person who suffers from athazagoraphobia?

A person who fears: Being forgotten, ignored or abandoned is an athazagoraphobic. ...Read more

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Are multivitamins worth taking? My doctor called them one of the biggest jokes of the health industry.

Are multivitamins worth taking? My doctor called them one of the biggest jokes of the health industry.

Yes, but depends: Vitamins, minerals, protein, fatty acids and water are essential nutrients and are needed for normal function of our bodies. However, we should can get these from what we eat if you know what you are eating. If you are uncertain, you should take vitamins. One example is vit d. It is added to milk and orange juice. But if you don't drink one with the added vit d you may not be getting enough. ...Read more

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I was tested for HCV and the doctor said I was positive, then retested me that day called me back in three days later and said this one undetectable?

I was tested for HCV and the doctor said I was positive, then retested me that day called me back in three days later and said this one undetectable?

Different tests: The positive test was for antibodies in your blood against hepatitis c. The undetectable test was for hepatitis c RNA virus count. Follow up with your doctor as further testing is usually necessary. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is better vision in one eye called?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is better vision in one eye called?

No technical term: Vision is commonly a little different in each eye, and sometimes a great deal so (ignoring those whose vision is bad in one eye from illness or injury.). But there is no technical term to describe the eyes of someone with a natural difference between the eyes. It is simply a description: e.g. The right eye uncorrected sees better than the left eye for instance. ...Read more

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Ok this is for the doctor who said i didn't say which multivitamin. I said one a day womens multivitamin. That's what it's called. It's orange?

Ok this is for the doctor who said i didn't say which multivitamin. I said one a day womens multivitamin. That's what it's called. It's orange?

One a Day: Unfortunately, there are many companies offering what they call a "one a day women's" multivitamin. Also, the one a day company's formulation doesn't even list how much of each ingredient is in this vitamin: http://oneaday.Com/womens.Html (click on "ingredients" & you'll see only a list, and not quantities). I would suggest finding a vitamin more specific than this, so you can know better. ...Read more