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Just like to say a big thank you to all that have answered my questions at this very difficult time. My dr has no answers here in the uk!?
Talk to your doc: You are right to ask questions about your care from your doc...If he/she cannot, or will not answer your questions, perhaps it's time to find another doc who communicates with you better. "doctor" means "teacher" in ancient greek. ...Read more
How can I tactfully share some of the helpful answers from health tap w/my docs w/out offending/irritating them? Dr.'s seem to dismiss inet sources
Send info pre-appt.: A patient can try sending her doctor some information before an appointment. Try first printing out the information from the internet (don't use information from websites that have things to sell, because they are usually too biased). Make an appointment just for reviewing the info, and take the info to the doctor's office (or mail it) 1 week before the appt. So the doctor has time to read it. ...Read more
I have an appointment with a nurse practitioner for a physical. What are some things that they won't be able to answer or do for me that my dr would?
It Depends: Most nps are very good at doing physicals and discussing routine check up questions. They are also usually good at knowing when something requires a higher md level of attention. They also can handle many common aliments just as competently as an md. The differences mostly come in when symptoms are difficult to diagnose or someone has a serious, rare condition. ...Read more
Has any dr treated klippel feil syndrome? I am in pain and it seems to get worse everyday! My dr doesn't know a lot about it and doesn't have answers
University of Iowa: Depending on the type of Klippel Feil syndrome you have, there are a number of symptoms and structural differences which are treated symptomatically. Suggest you investigate the orthopedics and/or neurosurgery departments at U of I since as a tertiary center ther would be best able to provide advice for therapeutic options. ...Read more
Meds don't seem to be working, BP runs about 190/105. Dr. Keeps saying give it time, has been 3 months. Can't afford to keep going for same answer.
Resistant bp: You need work up for a secondary hypertension if you are taking three different classes of anti hypertensive meds ...Read more
Rushed at dr apt. Quick review of test results, no explanation for my symptoms or suggest of other potential causes. Go back for answers or 2nd opinion?
Unanswerable: Without knowing what the tests were, what the results were and what your symptoms are it is very difficult to say anything about your question or dilemma. I am not sure how your doctor works, but I send emails to my patients and have dialogue with them over any concerns. ...Read more
Have asked this question 3 times. No good answers yet. All the drs HERE keep saying go to ur dr. I can't bc not prescribed these pills. How to taper roxy?
Wrong forum: Health Tap does not offer treatment or prescription. You don't need to keep asking us to do something we clearly state we do not do. ...Read more
I ve had high temps every 2-3 mo. For the past year. No history of travel. History of whipples proc. In 03. They last 1-2 days. I've seen 2 dr. With no answers.?
Ask Infectious Dis.: Fever like that requires cultures when the fever is at its maximum. Document ur temp. On a calendar. We have to rule out causes of fever of unknown origen: infections (abscess, cholangitis), cancer (lymphoma and others)recurrence of cancer if the whipple procedure was done for that, collagen vascular disorders (systemic lupus, rheumatic arthritis, vasculitis) fever from antibiotics. Get i.D. ...Read more
Agree with Dr. Kwok: If you have a true medical emergency - don't use an on-line general health education forum to get immediate help. Call 911 or go to nearest ER. If you just want fast response - consider Health Tap Prime. ...Read more
More information: To help you, more information needs to be provided about 1. The medical issue at hand, 2. Treatment planned or received 3. Results of any treatment, including use of OTCs (Over The Counter options), 4. For specific personalized recommendations, sign up for HealthTap Prime or Concierge. The free answers are generally for more information and educational in nature for the general public all over the ...Read more
The lights are on...: The lights are on, and many volunteer doctors are answering members' questions throughout the country. Just send in your question from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you have a common question, there may already be an answer because very likely, another member has recently asked it. Be sure your question is written in good english, without many abbreviations, and please spell drug names. ...Read more
Unsure: It not a technical issue. Some questions might be vague or difficult to understand. Some questions may actually be statements - so we don't know what is being asked. Some people ask so many questions at once - that we could never respond in 400 characters or less. Some questions are requesting what would amount to diagnosis and treatment which we can't provide in the general health education ...Read more
Check your questions: Be sure your questions were accepted, by checking your email to see the message thanking you for your question. On your healthtap page, click on activity or my activity to see your questions and answers. Most importantly, be sure each question has good spelling and makes sense. Doctors might not answer questions that don't make sense due to poor spelling or grammar. Look for your email messages. ...Read more
Answer: You should contact health tap customer support or help to find out the answer to that. We are physicians answering questions and have no idea how it looks on your end when the answer reaches you. ...Read more
There isn'it enough: Info to answer a question here. Consider asking separate, specific question for each entry or talk with your doctor. Take care. ...Read more
Question: I have not seen a question I doubt you have offended anyone. Please resubmit I will be looking for it. ...Read more
We: Don't need more answers, we just need more details in your question. ...Read more
Can I tan twice per week at 5 to 8 minutes per while taking accutane? My dr. Refused to answer the question.
Have supraclavicle swellingand mass on left adrenal is it related? My dr. Doesn't seem too worried but cant answer
We can't know: Masses can be seen on the adrenal glands when abdominal imaging is done for another purpose (given the term "incidentaloma"). However, the adrenal glands are also a common site for metastatic spread for malignancy primarily affecting another organ. Furthermore, the left-sided supraclavicular node drains lymph from the abdominal cavity. In all, likelihood for seriousness is low, but deserves workup ...Read more
Unanswered question?: ? 's may not be answered if outside a Dr's area of expertise or answer isn't known. A? may be vague or hard to understand. If there's just a statement with a? mark -we may not know what's being asked. If too many? 's are asked in 1 submission – we may not be able to answer in 400 characters or less. Sometimes diagnosis & treatment are requested. We can't provide that in Basic Health Tap. ...Read more
How can we help you?: We will be happy to answer any questions you may have as best we can. There are lots of different kinds of doctors here that specialize in different parts of the body with different conditions and how to diagnose and treat them. We can connect you to the best fit, and the specialists can give you guidance and point you in the right direction. Ask away! ...Read more
Re-ask the question: With this type of interaction on health tap, it is best to re-ask your first question, as we doctors can only see this question and not your first. Re-ask it, and maybe someone will see it and answer it for you, good luck. ...Read more
Here for you dear: Maybe we could help you.....certainly we would try. Please ask a question, if you desire. Yours, Zmd ...Read more