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At times: Planned parenthood is a generalized substitute for gynecologic and general health care for women. Most of their efforts are in pelvic inflammatory disease, cancer detection and birth control. A few other areas of interest like pregnancy termination, a small percentage of their total efforts, have been a target of politically inspired demagogues. Female teen sexual health is addresed there. ...Read more
I have had severe stomach pain for 2 days now i went to our local walk in clinic and they provided me with buscopan the pain last night woke me 3 time?
See GI or surgeon: Buscopan is used for spastic conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome. If you are having severe abdominal pain and depending on other symptoms and location, you should see a gastroenterologist or surgeon to rule out other causes that may require acute intervention. If this is associated with gynecologic symptoms, see your gynecologist. Don't wait if the symptoms are severe. ...Read more
Please read below: Prenatal screening is offered to all pregnant women. Prenatal screening may include ultrasound and blood testing in order to determine if the pregnancy is at a higher risk for a particular birth defect. If a screening test is positive, then the patient may elect to pursue diagnostic testing. ...Read more
Good for you: I applaud you for seeing a gynecologist. All women should see their gynecologist annually for a pelvic examination. At the visit, you can get all your questions answered about birth control, prevention of stds, any issues with your menstrual cycle, pregnancy preparation/advice, and other women's health issues like mammograms, vaccinations, vitamins, etc. Just stay relaxed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I were to consider a longevity clinic, what should I know beforehand about functional medicine?
Different styles: I am an enthusiastic proponent of Functional Medicine (FM) but not all Longevity Clinics focus on FM; some rely excessively (in my opinion) on hormone therapy. I advise a focus on diet and lifestyle. I recommend you go to a clinic that emphasizes an integrative functional medicine approach. See https://www.functionalmedicine.org/What_is_Functional_Medicine/AboutFM/ to learn more about FM ...Read more
There are all women clinics everywhere. why don't men have one. I would rather suffer than be embarrassed by a female.
Comfortable MD 4 men: Men's health is just as important as woman's health and finding a physician that you are comfortable with should allow you access to regular medical, when you need it. Making regular physicals and health maintenance appointments should allow you the confidence needed to thrive and live healthy, without embarrassment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Awaiting test results from cleveland clinic forscleroderma, so anxious/scared don't want to die so young! i can't even leave the house im so scared, help?
Uncommon disease: Scleroderma is not a common disease and you may not even have the disease so you may be reacting to the possibility of the disease. It is not easy, but keeping a positive attitude may help. See this site for info on the subject. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/scleroderma/ds00362 wishing you the best of health! ...Read more
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