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Sometimes I can clearly feel a pea size lump on a testical other times I cannot, calling for appt tomorrow but worried what could it be?

Sometimes I can clearly feel a pea size lump on a testical other times I cannot, calling for appt tomorrow but worried what could it be?

Doing right things..: To objectively verify what causes your concern is the right thing to do; I'm glad you plan to see doc. But to get the healthcare thing done correctly, please follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc so to reach right Dx for right Rx, care, & counseling. ...Read more

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I've sle, I'm asking about hearing sometimes I couldn't hear well and other times at home I feel that someone is calling me and find nothing?

I've sle, I'm asking about hearing sometimes I couldn't hear well and other times at home I feel that someone is calling me and find nothing?

Hearing: Unfortunately lupus is not a good disease. It sometimes can affect the brain and can cause hallucinations if you have severe lupus. But these days there are good medications which can keep it under control. ...Read more

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3 times over recent months head people call me, twice hello, one my name, loudly enough for me to respond, current depression, any cause for concern?

3 times over recent months head people call me, twice hello, one my name, loudly enough for me to respond, current depression, any cause for concern?

Hearing 'voices': There can be many reasons for hearing 'voices' which vary re concern, eg., acute or complicated grieving, loneliness, triggers of past trauma, anniversary reactions. Since you say you're depressed, why not see a mental health professional who can get to know you and better assess the meaning or cause of your hearing people calling you recently. Ask your pcp for a referral. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is wrong when you throw up blood. 2 times. Call the dr?

What is wrong when you throw up blood. 2 times. Call the dr?

Yes: See a doctor right away. That may be a lung, esophageal, stomach, or throat problem. It may be serious. ...Read more

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Avid runner. For years now I have had countless lower calf strains, so many times I would call it chronic. Why does this keep happening?

Avid runner. For years now I have had countless lower calf strains, so many times I would call it chronic. Why does this keep happening?

UNclear: This may have several different answers. It may be on the surface which you run, footwear, way you run or possible limb length discrepancy. It also could be the intensity of your work out or how this is set up. Suggest you see a ortho or sport med physician to help dx reason. ...Read more

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Do I have an eating disorder? Most times I eat large amounts and just can't stop. During the school week I have 900 or less call a day but rarely purge

Do I have an eating disorder? Most times I eat large amounts and just can't stop. During the school week I have 900 or less call a day but rarely purge

Yes: If you feel you cannot control your eating, even if you do not exactly meet criterea for a specific eating disorder you have and eating disorder that requires treatment. I would reccomend you seek out some therapoutic help from someone who is experienced with eating disorders. ...Read more

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Should I call my daughters pediatrician? My daughter started vomitting 2 days ago (5-6 times on saturday is when it started); on sunday (yesterday) she vomitted 3 times and then went 30+ hours and vomitted one more time. During the 30 hours she kept flui

Nausea: Nausea and vomiting are common in kids and are usually caused by a short-lived viral illness. While most children do not need to be seen by a doctor, here are a few "red flags" that should prompt you to call your child's doctor.

-worsening symptoms instead of improving after 24 hours
-dehydration: if you notice dry mouth, lack of tears, no urine for 8 hours, sunken eyes, rapid pulse or breathing, these are signs of dehydration.
-bile (green) or blood tinged (red or brown) vomit
-severe abdominal pain, even if it comes and goes
-fever more than 102f or more than 101f for a few days
-change in behavior including decreased responsiveness


legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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Hello, this morning I have been to the toilet 6 times in 30 minutes. Diarrhoea and is very pale yellow and extremely watery. Do I call into work?

Hello, this morning I have been to the toilet 6 times in 30 minutes. Diarrhoea and is very pale yellow and extremely watery. Do I call into work?

GASTROENTERITIS: Acute onset of symptoms is most consistent with gastroenteritis. You need to rest, fast for 8-12 hrs then clear liquids as tolerated. You need full exam and lab screen&stool culture to rule out infection. Normally cipro (ciprofloxacin) is prescribed empirically If symptoms persist abdominal US or CT to rule out appendicitis. If it is vital it will resolve in 24-72 hrs. If fever or pain worsens seek ER eval. ...Read more

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My daughter is 4. She has a fever of 103. She vomited three times last night and pneumonia has been rampant in her class this past month. Call dr?

My daughter is 4. She has a fever of 103. She vomited three times last night and pneumonia has been rampant in her class this past month. Call dr?

Yes, you should: Your description is concerning... Influenza has been around the areas for quite a few weeks now and cause severe illness in some folks, especially the very young and old. Often, in children, flu can start out with much "stomach bug" type of symptoms--nausea, vomiting, diarrhea etc... If she appears ill, call doc and/or take her to local health facility asap. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with fever. Good luck. ...Read more

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Woke up from severe pounding headache pain several times. Worst headache ever this morning. Better w/ excedrin but still dizzy and out of it. Call dr?

Woke up from severe pounding headache pain several times. Worst headache ever this morning. Better w/ excedrin but still dizzy and out of it. Call dr?

Yes call the doctor.: Please call your doctor right away or go to the emergency room as you need to have a serious condition that needs to be ruled out or be treated. ...Read more

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What to do if I masturbated 6 times today and my penis is starting to look red should I call my doctor?

What to do if I masturbated 6 times today and my penis is starting to look red should I call my doctor?

No: Just stop masturbating. Perhaps try a little gentle, unscented, unmedicated lotion. Masturbating once a day, perhaps twice should be more than enough at your age. You don't need a dr unless you have fractured your penis. In which case it would beswollen & bent at the fracture site. Your penis should settle down by itself, just give it a little time. ...Read more

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Who can I call for my post traumatic stress disorder Lately I have been having flashbacks and I am easily angered and other times I get very depressed?

Who can I call for my post traumatic stress disorder Lately I have been having flashbacks and I am easily angered and other times I get very depressed?

Would encourage: You to find a psychiatrist and a psychologist in your area who are experienced in taking care of patients with PTSD. Being treated by providers who don't have some level of experience in this area might lead to frustration on your part. Take care. ...Read more

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I take diazepam 10 mg 3 times a day, can it cause weight gain, or is it my antipsychotics call risperidone 2mg?

I take diazepam 10 mg 3 times a day, can it cause weight gain, or is it my antipsychotics call risperidone 2mg?

Exercise?: Sedation from 30mg valium/day may make you less likely to exercise. Being sedentary could certainly lead to weight gain. Risperidone may cause weight gain, yet your dose is not so high. Not sure what basic issues led to these prescriptions, or what other health conditions you may have. I suggest reviewing your overall health -- plus diet & activity patterns also -- with your physician. ...Read more

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I am currently prescribed diazepam 10 mg 3 times daily 90 a month my general doctor is on vacation, do you guys call in prescriptions if I needed one.

I am currently prescribed diazepam 10 mg 3 times daily 90 a month my general doctor is on vacation, do you guys call in prescriptions if I needed one.

Not 4 controlled Rx: For those you need to get them from one physician and most often from the same pharmacy. Depending on the state where you live you may need to be seen monthly or quarterly. Some will allow you to go 6mo-1yr between visits. So you should be able to call your doctors office and request the Rx from whomever is currently covering for your doc. Also if you see a psychiatrist, they may be able help. ...Read more

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How many hours of sleep should 9 yr old girl get? Competitive swimmer &martial artist. I have to call her 3 times to get up in the morning for school

How many hours of sleep should 9 yr old girl get? Competitive swimmer &martial artist. I have to call her 3 times to get up in the morning for school

Depends: A growing 9 yo should get no less than 9 and sometimes as much as 12 hours of sleep per day. The actual need is influenced by mental activity (studying for tests/homework) and physical activity (competitive sports). Falling asleep during sedentary activities like watching TV, car rides, or difficulty rising in the AM suggest a sleep deficit. ...Read more

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I'm about 18 weeks 2days pregnant an have bad pains that come an go in my belly I feel fine but the pains are to the point where some times it makes me curl in to a ball should I call my ob of is it normal?

I'm about 18 weeks 2days pregnant an have bad pains that come an go in my belly I feel fine but the pains are to the point where some times it makes me curl in to a ball should I call my ob of is it normal?

No not normal: U need to be seen by your OB doc today it may or may not be serious, if u were my pt I would, dbe checking u today and getting an ultrasound if necessary so call your OB doc, if they won't see u then go to the er of the hos where u will be delivered, the er will get ahold of them. ...Read more

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Hi, even though I have proper food most of the times I feel hungry don't know I should call as stomach burning sensation. Some irritation in stomach.

Hi, even though I have proper food most of the times I feel hungry don't know I should call as stomach burning sensation. Some irritation in stomach.

? gastritis: Yo may have hyperacidity.
You can try over the counter antacids and/or omeprazole.
Be tested for h pylori antibody by yourdr.
Cut back or avoid intake of caffeine, soda, alcohol spicy foods.
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs- motrin, advil, aleve (naproxen).
Go see your dr and be tested.
Take care! ...Read more

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Hello, I had tested 3 times 12dpo for pregnancy. I had 3 very faint pregnancy lines that took about 5-7 minutes to show up. Night of 12dpo I had dark brown spotting witch turned into what I thought was my period on 13dpo. In middle day of 14dpo my so call

Hello, I had tested 3 times 12dpo for pregnancy. I had 3 very faint pregnancy lines that took about 5-7 minutes to show up. Night of 12dpo I had dark brown spotting witch turned into what I thought was my period on 13dpo. In middle day of 14dpo my so call

Hello, u need a bloo: Preg test to see if you are or had been pregnant, if it is + then you do a second one in 3 days as if it is a normal preg it should double in 3 days and your gyn will prob ;lso do a Progesterone level as a high indicates a normal preg and a low one is worrisome. ...Read more

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7 wk old has nasal congestion/coughing. Chokes on phlegm going down throat several times ea hr. Started sun NT no fever. Hm treatment? When to call dr?

7 wk old has nasal congestion/coughing. Chokes on phlegm going down throat several times ea hr. Started sun NT no fever. Hm treatment? When to call dr?

See your doctor: In an older infant or child these symptoms would fit the common cold. In the first 3 months, coughing is less common and a little more concerning. Conditions for your doc to "rule out" would include bronchiolitis (swelling of the small airways of the chest) and whooping cough. Signs of big trouble would include blueness around the lips, poor feeding, fever or listlessness. ...Read more

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I have been eating more firbre appox 28g a day from 10g. my stools are coming out like thick sludge and I'm finished in a minute shall I call a dr?

I have been eating more firbre appox 28g a day from 10g. my stools are coming out like thick sludge and I'm finished in a minute shall I call a dr?

May be due fiber: If you increased your fiber intake rapidly, this may be the cause of the change in her bowels. You might consider decreasing the amount of fiber and then increasing it more slowly to see if this helps matters. If not, then a visit to your family doctor would be advised. If there is any evidence of blood in the stool, or black tarry stool, then I would see her doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Stopped purging in 2011; now I'm relapsing and have no desire to stop. See my psychiatrist in 3 weeks. Should I call him sooner or wait? I'm scared...

Stopped purging in 2011; now I'm relapsing and have no desire to stop. See my psychiatrist in 3 weeks. Should I call him sooner or wait? I'm scared...

Yes please call.: Some psychiatrists have slots for emergencies or can put you on a cancellation list. However, you will need to have some degree of commitment for tx to help. I hope that your plan includes some form of talking therapy. ...Read more

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Had diarrhea for 2 days then totally constipated the next day. And now I have diarrhea...again. Right after I finished my Alfredo. Should I call my dr?

Had diarrhea for 2 days then totally constipated the next day. And now I have diarrhea...again. Right after I finished my Alfredo. Should I call my dr?

Depends: If it is a lot - watery, continuous then yes. The main concern with diarrhea is "water and electrolyte" loss from the body. Hence the main treatment revolves around appropriate fluid repletion. Only in few instances - you require more treatment like antibiotics. So hydrate your self, if you have high fevers, a lot of diarrhea, vomiting - then yes call your doctor ...Read more

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Friend has seen psychiatrist 4 MANYyears & now when doc is finished answering her phone call, doc talks at length about her own problems-what to do?

Friend has seen psychiatrist 4 MANYyears & now when doc is finished answering her phone call, doc talks at length about her own problems-what to do?

Consider New Doc: It might be wise to have a consultation with a new psychiatrist. It is possible in certain types of supportive techniques, a therapist might give examples from his or her own experience. But this situation sounds inappropriate. Seeing a new psychiatrist to discuss this situation or perhaps change therapists would seem the correct approach. ...Read more