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Does family doctors give birthcontrol? Like shots?

Does family doctors give birthcontrol? Like shots?

Family doctors can: The vast majority of family doctors will be wiling to prescribe birth control for you. The shots, called depo, are one option for birth control. The shots contain a hormone called Progesterone that prevents pregnancy, and they need to be given every three months. A family doctor should be able to help you choose the best birth control method for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


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Y'all know the cordizolne steroid shots docs give u when u have like bronchitis well I got 5 this year how many is ok? It's Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) 20 mg. I thk

Y'all know the cordizolne steroid shots docs give u when u have like bronchitis well I got 5 this year how many is ok? It's Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) 20 mg. I thk

Asthma Specialist: If a person needs more than 3 treatments with cortisone-type steroids for asthma-type coughing or wheezing symptoms, he can see an asthma/allergy specialist. These specialists are sometimes lung doctors and sometimes allergy doctors. They can do lung testing and help put the person on preventive medications to try to prevent recurrent illnesses, so fewer treatments of steroids will be needed. ...Read more

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I'd like to stop taking the bc pill but don't want anymore children. Does natural family planning work? How would i begin?

I'd like to stop taking the bc pill but don't want anymore children. Does natural family planning work? How would i begin?

family planning: Yes family planning can work but nothing is 100 percent fail proof. Google natural family planning and find web site that suits you. Webmd is good. Also have you considered an iud as this would not necessitate bc pills. ...Read more

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Can I take a birth control pills without prescription, because I can't visit doctor I don't have insurance and money,and I'm not eligible for free cos?

Can I take a birth control pills without prescription, because I can't visit doctor I don't have insurance and money,and I'm not eligible for free cos?

Planned Parenthood: There are no birth control pills available without a prescription. However, your local Planned Parenthood will help you with free or very low cost means of contraception. Please contact them asap. An unplanned pregnancy or treatment for STIs is much more expensive! ...Read more

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What happens at initial consult. w/ allergist? I have apt tom. but they didn't give me instructions on stopping allergy meds or what to expect. ??

What happens at initial consult. w/ allergist? I have apt tom. but they didn't give me instructions on stopping allergy meds or what to expect. ??

Allergist: Typically on the first visit if they are going to do allergy testing you have to stop your allergy medications for at least 5 days. They will typically take a history and examine you along with this testing ...Read more

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When I see a Dr. And tell them Im taking clonaz/Pax they're all like omg no why?! Will I die much sooner bc of meds? Seeing psych - why the Same react

When I see a Dr. And tell them Im taking clonaz/Pax they're all like omg no why?! Will I die much sooner bc of meds? Seeing psych - why the Same react

Hard to Say: I assume you are talking about clonazepam and paroxetine. Clonazepam should generally be limited to 4-6 weeks of use but many patients take it longer. There is an almost automatic negative reaction to benzodiazepines due to their addictive potential. Doses of the medicine could be too high or you may have been on them for an extended period, although the regimen may be very appropriate. Best. ...Read more

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I've asked pharmacist and they don't know: if i'm on 0.6 victoza (liraglutide) right now, dr wants me to start 1.2, from a doctor standpoint how would you start 1.2?

I've asked pharmacist and they don't know: if i'm on 0.6 victoza (liraglutide) right now, dr wants me to start 1.2, from a doctor standpoint how would you start 1.2?

Day after last 0.6 : Start the next day after the 0.6mg. After 1 week at 0.6 mg/day subcutaneously, increase to 1.2 mg and if blood sugars are still high, can increase to max of 1.8 mg per doctors choice. Report any persistent severe abdominal pain/ vomiting to your doctor.Upon starting your 1.2 mg if you missed 3 days or more in a row you most restart the 0.6 mg again for 1 week to reduce side effect. Take care. ...Read more

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Ok have influenza B some docs saying to give my 5 year old tamiflu (oseltamivir) unless she has symptoms some say do to protect her what to do confused?

Ok have influenza B some docs saying to give my 5 year old tamiflu (oseltamivir) unless she has symptoms some say do to protect her what to do confused?

Tamiflu (oseltamivir): tamiflu (oseltamivir) is effective not by treating influenza but more by shortening the duration of the illness from 7 days to maybe 5 days and by making the illness less severe. The catch T is that costs are not covered by insurance and can cost $125 to $300 per course of treatment. If you got the dough you could try it. You may also want to treat siblings and family before they get sick. IHIW ...Read more

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I'm not on any birth control so the doc assumes i wana have a baby so he gave me some vitamins will they help with hair & skin to?

I'm not on any birth control so the doc assumes i wana have a baby so he gave me some vitamins will they help with hair & skin to?

Prenatal Vitamins: I think your doctor does not assume you want a baby as much as he wants a potential pregancy to be as healthy as possible. Prenatal vitamins, especially folic acid, will help to prevent birth defects as well as help make sure you are both getting your necessary vitamins for optimal health. Prenatal vitamins do help with healthy hair and skin, especially if your diet is lakcing any nutrients. ...Read more

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Does anyone give iron shots? I hate pills but pregnant and low blood.

Does anyone give iron shots? I hate pills but pregnant and low blood.

Yes: Iron injections are possible but painful. In the past, iron infusions were considered risky because of a high possibility of anaphylaxis (drug reaction). Fortunately, we now use iron sucrose (venofer) which is very safe, given IV as needed & rarely causes problems. Ask your OB if you truly are unable to take iron pills & if your hemoglobin is less than 8 and if it is truly from iron deficiency. ...Read more

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Allergies and cough..started 6 months ago..comes and goes.. medicine helps but not cured. seen 3 doctors. I don't want to spend money on useless tests?

Allergies and cough..started 6 months ago..comes and goes.. medicine helps but not cured. seen 3 doctors.
I don't want to spend money on useless tests?

Allergist.: pretty common. Asthma assessment, some medications by prescription (monteleukast) are a bit better than others. Antihistamine and oral decongestants are cheap and work. Allergy testing can be done. Can provide long term benefits in theory. ...Read more

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I'm withdrawing from opioid... I have a family doctor, and great insurance. Absolutely can not miss work. What can I do?

I'm withdrawing from opioid... I have a family doctor, and great insurance. Absolutely can not miss work. What can I do?

Why: Are you trying to come off of them, run out early, or doc stopped the rx? Withdrawal is temporary but can be uncomfortable. Your doc can provide meds to deal with the side effects. They should pass in a few days or so. ...Read more

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I want protection from hepatitis b for my family, me 58, wife 50, son 29, son 28. Should we get vaccination directly or we need to get some tests ?

I want protection from hepatitis b for my family, me 58, wife 50, son 29, son 28. Should we get vaccination directly or we need to get some tests ?

Reasonable thought: The Hepatitis B Vaccine is available in different locations through a variety of methods. Some pharmacist in my state will provide them as a drop in. Physicians are often required to have a physician patient relationship to provide any treatments (ongoing or new) that might entail an office visit within the last year. Make some calls. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me why does birth control give me a rash on my face?

Doctors can you tell me why does birth control give me a rash on my face?

It is called melasma: Melasma is a facial rash that covers the checks and forehead as a result of either pregnancy or the hormones in oral contraceptives and their use. I goes away after pregnancy and usually after pill use. ...Read more

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I'm on homeopathy treatment (melifica, p.O.L 1000, oophorin) as per my doc for having pcos. Will it work? And how does it work? Or any other advice?

I'm on homeopathy treatment (melifica, p.O.L 1000, oophorin) as per my doc for having pcos. Will it work? And how does it work? Or any other advice?

Maybe, unknown, yes: Homeopathy is proven to be effective for many conditions and can definitely help pcos, but is very individualized so it will work if those are appropriate remedies for you and won't if they're not! if those don't work there are other remedies that probably will. Though homeopathy has been used since the late 1700's no one know exactly how it works! diet, exercise and herbs also help- see comment:. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice for my first time mom - epidural or no epidural?

Can you give me advice for my first time mom - epidural or no epidural?

Its safe: During the course of you labor after 4cm dilation you will start to have cramps. They are bearable the epidural will put local anesthetic in the epidural space ousdside the spine and it will greatly reduce the pain. The baby gets very little if any medication. It can also be used in the event you need a c section so you will be awake but without pain ...Read more