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So I go fall asleep, the next time I wake up I end up with sheets pulled up on bed, why?

So I go fall asleep, the next time I wake up I end up with sheets pulled up on bed, why?

Normal: Everyone moves during sleep naturally. People turn from one side to the other, move their legs and arms, and have periods of light and deep sleep. It is very common for covers to move all over the place during sleep! ...Read more

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How quickly after surgery do you generally have a follow up appoitment?

How quickly after surgery do you generally have a follow up appoitment?

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

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What can I expect at scaphoid fracture follow up appt?

What can I expect at scaphoid fracture follow up appt?

Exan, xray`: Typically you will be examined regarding your cast and finger motion and sensation. You will likely undergo an xray to evaluate the fracture positon and healing of the injury. You will need to be monitored regarding pain motion and return to activities. ...Read more

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Got up too early now groggy. Should I force myself to stay up till regular bedtime, take nap or go to bed early?

Got up too early now groggy. Should I force myself to stay up till regular bedtime, take nap or go to bed early?

Depends: If you can time your nap, and limit it to about 45 min (use an alarm) it should not interfere with your normal pattern. If you go down for hours you reset the body clock. ...Read more

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What is the proper protocol for a gastro after a colonoscopy to go over findings and treatment if patient still drowsy? Follow up appointment?

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 more

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When will I need to see my doctor for follow up after cataract surgery?

When will I need to see my doctor for follow up after cataract surgery?

Talk to your Dr.: You need to talk to your cataract surgeon, but typically you will be see the day after surgery, 1 week after surgery and 1 month after surger. ...Read more

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Is it normal for postpartum bleeding to come and go up until 8 weeks?

Is it normal for postpartum bleeding to come and go up until 8 weeks?

Can be: It is fairly common to have irregular bleeding post partum especially if you are breastfeeding. If the bleeding is heavy then an evaluation by your Obgyn is warranted ...Read more

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I was scheduled for a follow up appointment after a colposcopy/ why didn't doctor talk to me in recovery?

I was scheduled for a follow up appointment after a colposcopy/ why didn't doctor talk to me in recovery?

Need results: During colposcopy, abnormal tissue is removed and then sent to lab.. So the results are not immediately available. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Drink more fluids!: Orthostatic hypotension (decrease in blood pressure) is likely the cause. Do try and rise to stand slower initially, but definitely drink more fluids, do your calf pumps, ice, and elevate. ...Read more

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Father won't wake up following intubation?

Father won't wake up following intubation?

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

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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

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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 .

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

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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

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

Depends: This depends upon what you have taken and in what dosage. If you have taken something like Ambien (zolpidem) you should be able to arouse to urinate without difficulty. If you have taken a barbiturate, this may pose a problem. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Allergic to work: Joking. Work stress/ post prandial sugar changes may be responsible. If you have FHx of Diabetes.....you may be pre-diabetic. If you have irregular period/over weight/difficulty in being pregnant....PCOS to be considered. See PMD. ...Read more

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How come i fall asleep easy and wake up 10 to 15 minutes later?

How come i fall asleep easy and wake up 10 to 15 minutes later?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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 more

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What can I expect in follow-up care after getting veneers?

What can I expect in follow-up care after getting veneers?

No special care: Permanent dental veneers generally do not require any special care once placed. A person should continue good oral hygiene practices including brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups. ...Read more

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What kind of follow-up care should I expect?

Clarify: Sorry, we can't see what condition you're asking about. Please retry with more detail. ...Read more

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Can an i.U.D. Become dislodged and fall out? .

Can an i.U.D. Become dislodged and fall out? .

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

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If u want to lose wait what are rules u need to follow?

If u want to lose wait what are rules u need to follow?

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 more

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I want to make my stamina because after 1 minute I fall down ?

I want to make my stamina because after 1 minute I fall down

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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

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Can a fall cause a stroke?

Can a fall cause a stroke?

Not usually: It can cause intracranial bleed, if its big enough it can cause some neurological symtopms, but an ischemic stroke! ...Read more

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Why does our skin fall off?

Why does our skin fall off?

The outer most : layers of epidermis is dead skin. The dead skin continually exfoliates. ...Read more

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When did freud fall out of favor?

When did freud fall out of favor?

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 more

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What's a good diet plan to follow?

What's a good diet plan to follow?

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 more

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Do gellhorn pessaries often fall out?

Do gellhorn pessaries often fall out?

Here are some ...: Yes, it may fall out. But it's worthwhile to consult the Gyn-doc if the size used is fit or not. Of course, it has been placed correctly as instructed before blaming the pessary. Best ...Read more

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Can you voluntarily fall into a coma?

Can you voluntarily fall into a coma?

Voluntary coma: You cannot wish yourself into coma. Obviously there are actions you can take that will cause you to go into real coma from drugs etc.. ...Read more

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Can an IUD fall out? Would that hurt?

Can an IUD fall out? Would that hurt?

Dislogde: IUD can dislodge or fall out, which may or may not be associated with pain. ...Read more

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During sucking earlier fall from panic?

Does not compute: Sorry, I am not tracking with this. Can you try to reframe question and then re-ask. Thanks. ...Read more

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What would cause someone to fall into a coma?

What would cause someone to fall into a coma?

Multiple causes: Trauma to the head, severe brain infection, stroke, or any disease that prevents enough blood flow to the brain can induce coma. ...Read more

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Could it be that i re-injure a shoulder after a fall?

Could it be that i re-injure a shoulder after a fall?

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

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Are there symptoms that usually follow a prolongd coma?

Are there symptoms that usually follow a prolongd coma?

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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Should i change my diet for the fall season? If so, how?

Should i change my diet for the fall season? If so, how?

Not necessary: You can maintain the same balanced, healthy diet all year round. Nowadays, we can get fresh fruits and vegetables as well as fresh fish and meat all year around. ...Read more