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How can I know my baby is developing healthfully between doctor visits?

How can I know my baby is developing healthfully between doctor visits?

Good fetal movement: After 20 weeks of pregnany, greater than 90% of women feel regular fetal movements. By 30 weeks, you should feel several movement an hour. You're encourage to feel fetal movements regularly between doctor visits. This is the reassurance that your baby is doing well. If the movements are diminished or absent, especially if you're concentrating on the baby's activity, contact your physician. ...Read more

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How many shots should you let your doctor give your child in one visit?

How many shots should you let your doctor give your child in one visit?

Shots/visit: Pedi MDs are used to giving multiple shots and the shots have less side effects than years before. We usually are comfortable with 4-5 shots/time. We still will meet the parents where they are and can return on future visits (1 mo) to complete the series. The efficacy and compliance can be affecfed by not giving them at the suggested time. Studies have confirmed best efficacy per schedule we use. ...Read more

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Where do I go if my child has no health insurance, and his doctor wishes payment at the time of visit but I have none?

Where do I go if my child has no health insurance, and his doctor wishes payment at the time of visit but I have none?

Several choices: Any emergency room is mandated to see your child whether or not you can pay at the time. There are agencies in most cities with social workers who can advise you on mechanisms for having the child seen. Perhaps if you discuss this with the doctor you can arrange other circumstances than cash. ...Read more

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How long after birth will my baby need his first and second doctor visit?

How long after birth will my baby need his first and second doctor visit?

2-3 Days: The current recommendation is 2-3 days following after discharge and as often as needed to make sure the baby is nursing well and establishing a good weight gain.Then usually at a month of age. ...Read more

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If eczema of toddler is controlled. redness and dryness is gown do we still need to visit doctor when baby is fine?

If eczema of toddler is controlled. redness and dryness is gown do we still need to visit doctor when baby is fine?

Confusing question: Babies are scheduled for well child exams & vaccines on a regular basis. Discussion of other issues is possible at such visits. I would not expect to schedule a visit for eczema follow up unless the kid was not scheduled to be seen for a year. ...Read more

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What can i do remove my dark circles completely and how should i get rid of my open pores?can a visit to a cosmetic doc be beneficial or opposite?

What can i do remove my dark circles completely and how should i get rid of my open pores?can a visit to a cosmetic doc be beneficial or opposite?

See ans: DeAr Julie. You are so young. Why don't you try rest and hydration. Eat well. Healthy. Your skin at your age is supple with good elasticity. Don't interfere with this. Get a proper amount of rest and do not insult the skin with smoking or to much sun Less is best sometimes ...Read more

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If i suspect my child may have rickets, can I treat it without a doctor visit? I suspect my daughter might have rickets–she is dark-skinned, and we live in a cloudy, northern city and are vegetarians. Can i just start supplementing with calcium and vitami

If i suspect my child may have rickets, can I treat it without a doctor visit? I suspect my daughter might have rickets–she is dark-skinned, and we live in a cloudy, northern city and are vegetarians. Can i just start supplementing with calcium and vitami

There : There are different kinds of diseases and deficiencies that can cause rickets or rickets-type symptoms such as: - vitamin d deficiency - calcium deficiency - phosphorus deficiency - bone diseases such as hypophosphatasia - jansen syndrome - a form of dwarfism that causes similar joint abnormalities seen in rickets - vitamin d resistant rickets because of all of these possibilities which require different treatments, you should take your daughter to her doctor it you suspect rickets. Blood tests and x-rays can help differentiate and diagnose the cause of rickets to ensure appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is having cerebral palsy in child something to worry about? My wife is upset since my daughter's doctor visit.

Is having cerebral palsy in child something to worry about? My wife is upset since my daughter's doctor visit.

Depends: CP is a disorder of movement or posture related to brain injury that occurred at some point from pregnancy until the third birthday. It can be associated with many other related problems depending on the expent. Each case is somewhat unique & most are mild and improve with developmental therapy like pt. It sounds like you need a family conference with dr or referral to a developmental center. ...Read more

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I been suffering with back and joint pain since a child and every time I visit a doctor they prescribe me anti-inflammatory medicine what best for me?

I been suffering with back and joint pain since a child and every time I visit a doctor they prescribe me anti-inflammatory medicine what best for me?

Get a diagnosis: May be time to see a board certified rheumatologist( if u have not already) and get a diagnosis( may involve lab work, X-rays as well as a detailed history and thorough physical exam).Once a specific diagnosis has been made then appropriate treatment can begin. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Name the doctors that one can visit to be tested for menopause?

Name the doctors that one can visit to be tested for menopause?

Any: Family practice, internal medicine, gynecology, medical endocrinology all should be able to test. Whether a particular doctor has interest or knowledge in this area are different among individuals. ...Read more

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Why does my doc charge more if more than one complaint per visit?

Why does my doc charge more if  more than one complaint per visit?

Complexity: Billing is based on complexity of the visit. More than one problem is more complex han just one problem, because they have to do an assessment, exam and plan for each problem. ...Read more

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What is endometriosis? What are the symptoms, how do you know you have it and can it be detected without a doctors visit?

What is endometriosis? What are the symptoms, how do you know you have it and can it be detected without a doctors visit?

Variable: Endometriosis is when uterine lining tissue grows outside the uterus. Typical symptoms are infertility, pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding and cramping during menses. The history alone is accurate 89% of the time in one report. Definitive diagnosis usually requires a laparoscopic surgery. ...Read more

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Is there a fee for follow visit to a doctor office?

Depends: It would depend on each individual office. At my office, there is no follow up fees but it all dependds on the practice and what the procedure was as some follow ups may be charged. Just depends on procedure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could make my dad visit the doctor?

Tell him you: love him. Express your concerns. Ask him to go - offer to go with him or to take him. ...Read more

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What should my husband expect during his fertility doctor visit?

What should my husband expect during his fertility doctor visit?

Consult: He will be asked medical and surgical and medication history. He may be asked to perform a semenalysis for a future visit. He will also had a physical exam. ...Read more

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Does outbreak on face need a visit doctor?

Does outbreak on face need a visit doctor?

Type of outbreak?: Are you referring to acne or some other condition? If you can provide us with more information - we can do a better job with answering this question. ...Read more