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Wht do I hve 2 do 2 get the Dr's 2 gve me a direct diagnoses!!!! Beside probably, seems like, maybe MS OR can it not be given a direct yes or no?
Uncertainty: I am sorry you feel frustrated about getting a precise diagnosis. MS is a diagnosis that is made by coordinating the results of history, physical exam and imaging studies over time. Doctors may be reluctant to give your illness a label prematurely, and sometimes we just don't know. ...Read more
Waste of words: Please actually read the information you submit before you send it. The words above do not communicate a clear idea in the English language. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more
I have been given a sreriod shot this week from my Dr and am on a pill for my hives. But I feel they are still spreading some?
Hives can be:
Very RESISTANT to treatment...especially if no SPECIFIC ALLERGY has been identified....
Keep in contact with your treating physician...
Hope this is helpful
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My 4 yrold was given his DTAP shot a few wks ago & found out today dr accidentally gave adolescent dosage! But was told will cause no side effects?
It doesn't matter: No worries. The older kid's dose is for ages 10-11 years and above, and is called Tdap. The younger kid's dose is called DTaP. Notice that the "d" and the "p" in the older kid's vaccine is lower case, while those letters are capitalized (upper case) in the younger kid's vaccine. That is because the older kid's vaccine has a bit LESS stuff in it (the younger kid's vaccine is slightly "stronger"). ...Read more
How does a Dr. Know if you're having a migraine? What test can they do to prove if so and is it possible it may not show in test? What med is given?
Migraine: Mostly by history including headache diary There is no test per se. If interfering with your life suggest neurological work up to determine treatment if your primary care doc can't ...Read more
Should I be given vivitrol if I have not been effectively tapered off Suboxone only abruptly stopped bc my dr lost his license!? I've still been using
Find another Dr:
If Suboxone was helpful for you try to find another prescribing provider in your area,
you can use the Suboxone website or
buprenorphine physician and treatment program locator
buprenorphine. Samhsa. Gov/bwns_locator/.
Vivitrol is another option however still would be helpful to find an addiction specialist to help you. ...Read more
How can I send my xray to someone to look at it. My dr is not saying I have MM but given the symptoms and looking at the xray they seem to correlate?
Xray diagnosis: If you mistrust your doctor's diagnosis, seek a second opinion. You can't just send an xray...you will need to have an examination. ...Read more
I have completed my meds for shingles, but I still feel bad. Dr said the meds will continue to help even if I have finished them. Shld I be given more?
If calling from U.S.: With HealthTap's PRIME Virtual Consults, a caller located inside the U.S. will state his desired U.S. pharmacy. If a prescription is given by the HealthTap doctor, it will be sent electronically to that desired pharmacy, and there is no other copy of the prescription. When calling from outside the U.S., a caller does not get to select a pharmacy (prescriptions cannot be sent to non-U.S. pharmacy). ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Blood: 1st step is simply check the random blood sugar. Your random blood sugar requires a blood sample. Your random blood sugar should be between 70 and 120. If the blood sugar is higher than 120 (dependent upon how much higher), the next step would be a blood a1c test or a glucose tolerance test. ...Read more
Urinalysis: Any urgent or a primary care office should carry out a quick urine dip to determine an uti. An official test would be a urine culture which takes longer. Otherwise your clinical symptoms such as burning, frequency, urgency, chills, fever and hestinancy would increase likelihood. ...Read more
Protect next child: If you are rh negative & your newborn rh positive, then you will develop antibodies against rh positive blood. If your next child is also rh positive these antibodies may cross the placenta causing a serious problem, hemolytic anemia. In that case your newborn will be very ill & may require many blood transfusions. Rh factor helps prevent you from developing these dangerous antibodies. ...Read more
Almost anywhere: It is hard to go wrong with B12 injections. Anywhere there is enough fat can be used, but usually the stomach, buttock, upper arm. I teach my patients to do home B12 injections all the time. There are actually lots of You Tube videos teaching people how to give shots. ...Read more
IV nutrition: Tpn stands for total parenteral nutrition. Enteral means that the GI tract is used (the patient is eating or tube feeds are being given). Parenteral means that the intravenous route is being used instead. Tpn is used when it's not safe to used the GI tract (for instance, when there's a bowel obstruction) or when the GI tract isn't functioning properly (e.g. Short bowel syndrome). ...Read more
Foods that can trigger gerd: fatty or fried foods, coffee, tea, alcohol, spicy foods, oranges and other citrus fruits, tomatoes, onions, carbonated beverages, chocolate and mint.
Foods that help prevent gerd: leafy greens, melons, bananas, oatmeal, tofu, fennel, parsley, and rice. ...Read more
No: Please don't try this on your own. Please consider taking your pregnancy to term for adoption. If you have access to legal abortion, either by surgery or medication, please take advantage of it. If it is illegal, and you feel this is something you must do, try to get somewhere where it is legal. Do not under any circumstances try to perform a surgical procedure on yourself. ...Read more