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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!?

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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.?

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

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Need answers very URGENT?

Need answers very URGENT?

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

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You don't have to answer this.

You don't have to answer this.

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

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No one answers questions here?

No one answers questions here?

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

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How come my Question aren't answered?

How come my Question aren't answered?

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

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U have ask 5 guestions why no answers?

U have ask 5 guestions why no answers?

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

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Why hasn't anyone answered my questions?

Questions?: Please re-submit, 'cause I have no idea what the questions were. We apologize & will be more than happy to respond. ...Read more

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I have a question that I need answered?

Write it down: We are happy to answer your medical questions. ...Read more

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How do I find my anwer from a dr. Notification?

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

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What to do if I feel unwell, looking for answers?

We need more info: To provide you with specific input. Please write back with clear description of how you feel unwell and include a specific/ clear question. ...Read more

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What to do if I feel unwell, desperate for answers?

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

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I'm wondering why my question isn't being answered have I offended someone?

Question: I have not seen a question I doubt you have offended anyone. Please resubmit I will be looking for it. ...Read more

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Why won't any doctors answe my questions?

Why won't any doctors answe my questions?

Answers: Sorry for your frustration in no reply, haven't seen any of your questions. Will attempt to answer to the best of my ability. ...Read more

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Can I tan twice per week at 5 to 8 minutes per while taking accutane? My dr. Refused to answer the question.

Can I tan twice per week at 5 to 8 minutes per while taking accutane? My dr. Refused to answer the question.

Not to tan: Nope. The physician probably has told you the answer already. Accurate is very harsh. No tanning when on accutane. ...Read more

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Have supraclavicle swellingand mass on left adrenal is it related? My dr. Doesn't seem too worried but cant answer

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

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Need docs answers! What foods should I be eating if I have gallstones?

Need docs answers! What foods should I be eating if I have gallstones?

You should be: On a low fat diet. Dairy products also bother some people with gallstones. But if you are having symptoms, definitive solution is cholecystectomy. Ask your doctor for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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Answer my question please?

Answer my question please?

We aren't able: To cross reference a previous question on the general health education portion of Healthtap. ...Read more

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Why am I not getting answer?

Question?: What was your question? You are welcome to contact me directly and I will reply. ...Read more

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Please any one give my anwser?

Please any one give my anwser?

Dp Don't see your: Question. Please repeat it and hopefully someone will answer. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I didn't c u answer my question?

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

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Can u answer my questions please?

Can u answer my questions please?

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

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Thank you! The answer really helped!

Glad: That whoever answered your question was helpful. ...Read more

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What is the answer my first question?

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

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Already been answered thanks so much

Glad we helped!: Thanks for letting us know that you were helped by advice given here! That's very nice of you! I hope you live a long and happy life! ...Read more

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No just an email answer to my question?

Yep.: This site is designed for just that. There is a concierge upgrade option. I do not believe there will ever be a service where docs will call you back for free. ...Read more

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I'm being a baby and im desparate for an answer?

I'm being a baby and im desparate for an answer?

To what?????: To get an answer you must first ask a question. Was it somehow lost in the system before it was posted? ...Read more

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Because I have no insurance and I need a question answered?

Because I have no insurance and I need a question answered?

Here for you dear: Maybe we could help you.....certainly we would try. Please ask a question, if you desire. Yours, Zmd ...Read more