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Differences between men/women gynecologists. I've heard that women are less sensitive to thoughts/feelings. True?
Doctors Personality: I have heard these rumors myself over my career. But, of course the rumors or myths are not true. All kinds of physicians have all kinds of personalities. You should not choose your doctor on the basis of their gender. But, you choose someone who listens and answers your questions. ...Read more
Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more
Comfort level: The training is the same but some patients are more comfortable with a female examining them. ...Read more
52yo Australian man has all western features. I want to look Asian Filipino and want to undergo Facial surgery to get that look.
Is that possible?
What is the I deal weight for a 5ft 5 Australian female aged 22 years old? Is BMI a good measure to rely on?
Can't tell, but...: A starting point is 130 lbs. A lot depends on a person's body build. Some are naturally very thin, others thick or big-boned, but most people are somewhere in between. "Australian" is a location, so that doesn't help either, as many different types of bodies are in Australia. BMI is helpful if a person is of average musculature. If very muscular, a perfectly fine person will have a high BMI. ...Read more
I'm nervous about asking my questions because I have never been to a gynecologist before. What should I do?
Why do male gynecologists pretend they understand my pain? "you'll feel 'pressure'" "i know it hurts" what's the point in lying? It makes me angrier.
Pain: Doctors take care of thousands of patients in their careers. They learn to recognize and anticipate the patient's symptoms and responses. They aren't lying any more than a female gynecologist who's never had a baby can tell you it will hurt. They are trying to reassure and prepare you so you won't think something's wrong , or be surprised by a sudden discomfort. It's all in the service of helping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If taking pristiq for 1y, at lowest dosage, how to taper off? Alternate days for x wks? I am a teacher & want 2 use australian 6 wk christmas break.
Tapering Pristiq: First you should make sure to discuss stopping your medication with your physician, as a return of symptoms is quite possible. You should only follow the tapering schedule recommended by that physician. I would tell my patient that many can stop 50 mg of Pristiq without difficulty. If concerned my patient would use a pill cutter to halve the tablet for 1 week, then take 1/4 for one week and stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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