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Follow Up Care After Fall
Depends: If there is a problem, (infection, bad pain), you should go in right away. Usually with most surgeries, the surgeon will want to see you in two weeks or so. ...Read more
After an abortion are you supposed to have a follow up appointment after the surgical appointment?
Got up too early now groggy. Should I force myself to stay up till regular bedtime, take nap or go to bed early?
What is the proper protocol for a gastro after a colonoscopy to go over findings and treatment if patient still drowsy? Follow up appointment?
Common sense: If it is known you are still drowsy, instructions can be given to your loved one or caregiver (if allowed to by your hippa signed declaration). Instructions are often written as well, and may even be given before the procedure when you are not groggy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Messed up sleeping cyclical. I want to wake up around 8 to begin my day but I do not wake up until 12. then I can't sleep @ night until well past 12 H?
I was scheduled for a follow up appointment after a colposcopy/ why didn't doctor talk to me in recovery?
Day after partial meniscus removal surgery. Almost blacked out after getting up to go to the restroom. Taking Vicodin. Did I get up too fast?
ok to take 500mg amoxicillin Every 8 hours, 6 hours then 8 hours so I dont need to get up from sleeping and not wake up as early? I take it 3 a day.
Depends why intubatd: If he was awake prior to intubation, he was probably given sedatives or anesthetics for the procedure. These may last a 1-3 hours in some patients and then he should wake up. However, they may be giving him sedatives while intubated to allow him to rest. If he was intubated because he was already unconscious, whatever is causing the unconscious condition must be corrected for him to wake up. ...Read more
Does an obagi blue peel procedure require any follow up procedures? Will i need to follow up with my doctor after having an obagi blue peel done?
Not normally: You do not need to follow with your doctor unless you have any complications from this procedure which is mostly done by non medical trained persons, called medical aestheticians. ...Read more
Why do I always oversleep after I get back in bed after waking up at 5am?I fall into the deepest sleep and cannot wake up .
Stay up: I would recommend staying up. early morning is your most productive time. I would suggest staying up and reading or other productive activity. You may need to go to bed earlier to assure you get enough sleep. Most people need at least about 8 hrs. Some only need 6-7 and others may need 9-10, but more than 10 may make you more sluggish and less productive ...Read more
Are sleeping pills good for you? Like if u had to wake up 3 go to the bathroom at night and u took a sleeping pill before u go 2 sleep will u wake up
Four days in a row, I would wake up feeling fine. Go about my day doing chores but as soon as I get to work (I work 2pm-10pm) my head starts to throb.
Several causes: It sounds like you have an underlying sleep disorder. The exact etiology would be difficult to guess without interviewing you further. I would recommend seeing a sleep specialist so the answer can be teased out as it could range from poor sleep hygiene to a more serious sleep disorder such as osa or insomnia etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5.5 weeks ago, i miscarried at 8 wks. I have regular follow up w/my ob and will see him again 1/4. I'd like to avoid d&c, what might make one necessary?
Miscariage: There are two ways to manage a miscarriage surgical management with a d and c and medical management with medication. The decision on which is the better mode of management is usually made in consultation with your physician. ...Read more
Fell on my knees&hands 3months10days ago.Need physical therapy for both.Need to go on trip abroad for 3 weeks.Should I schedule the initial appt. for PT now&start the PT sessions after the trip or schedule the initial appt. after the trip&start PT?
Ask your doc: Why don't you call the PT department or your doc and ask. Maybe at the initial appointment, you can be given some simple exercises to begin while you are on your trip and then can do more when you return. Have a good trip! ...Read more
If a cardiologist faxed orders to a nursing home then fp doc changed them, whose does staff follow? Concerned about fall after doubling of dose
Responsible Doctor: The answer is whoever the nursing facility has the responsible physician. As a consultant the cardiologist makes recommendations that the treating physician can follow or not, since they usually have a little more knowledge of all of the patients issues and previous responses to medications ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some basics: This is the public HT forum where volunteer docs answer health questions. Each problem you submit goes out at random to the site & is viewed by random docs who visit the site. This is not a chat room. Your posts are NEVER linked nor can the docs pull up a past post for review. If you have HT Prime & consult with a doc privately, you must go through that system for follow-up questions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, : Yes, an iud can rarely become dislodged and/or fall out. If you think that your iud is not in the correct spot or if it has fallen out, give your doctor a call. They will be able to examine you and let you know if your iud is ok. Also, you should ask them how to feel for the string that is attached to the iud and hangs through the cervix. This can help you assess in the future whether there are any problems with your iud position. ...Read more
Fewer calories: The answer is to burn more calories than you take in.This is very hard in that the body will do everything it can to preserve those calories.It is useful to know that fat has double the calories as carbs or protein-so every time you refuse french fries and take a salad with no fat dressing you win.Exercise-like a 30 min walk-will do wonders!try it and let us know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Falling down: I don't know your age. But something is very wrong if you fall after standing for a minute. Please seek medical evaluation to determine why this is occurring. Take care. ...Read more
Not really out: Once, the only psychological treatment was psychoanalysis. Many of freud's students then formed their own approaches, some prominent today (jung) others long gone (rank). But out of the original psychoanalytic movement emerged most of the psychological therapies we know today, in addition to psychoanalysis proper. So classical freudian treatment slowly became a minority approach. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Nutritarian Diet: Not sure if you're asking about a weight-loss diet or one for general health but dr. Furhman's nutritarian diet is good for both: http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht minimize sugars, simple carbs from grains ; fried foods. Dr. Weil has useful info: http://huff.To/19ygs8y- see his "discuss that" link in his article. It's best to choose organic foods- see http://bit.Ly/19xax7e also see http://bit.Ly/gagviu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shoulder Pain: Most common causes of shoulder pain are inflammation, SLAPS tears, Rotator Cuff tears, and shoulder dislocations. These can occur with a fall. If you are having pain make an appointment to see an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon for an examination and treatment options. Many times tjerapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, or a steroid injection can give you relief. Hope this helps. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more
Yes: When a coma is prolonged for days or even months, there can be a lot of symptoms when that person wakes up. There is usually a great deal of thinking difficulty, the person will often become very agitated at first, they may not remember people they knew before. There may be paralysis of one or more limbs. The longer the coma, usually the more severe the symptoms. However, improvement happens. ...Read more
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