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How can I tell if my doctor will be the right one to treat me?

Quality of good doc: A good doc communicates well and makes you feel your problems are well understood. Good doc plans well in advance of each step, each visit, and never leave you worried what he does next to alleviate your problem. Still, for unexpected problems, good docs make themselves available easily by email/mail/fax/cell phone. The better he communicates, the less you chase him. God doc keep detailed notes. ...Read more

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How can I be sure I will get the right kidney for me

How can I be sure I will get the right kidney for me

Kidney transplant: Obtain the best medical care you can find. Research the best hospitals and study their statistics for kidney transplant. Google kidney transplant and follow the trail to obtain more information. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get my doctor to prescribe me the right pain medications?

Can you tell me how to get my doctor to prescribe me the right pain medications?

You & your doctor : may not agree on your opinions about what the RIGHT pain medication is. Your doctor is responsible to safely prescribe and to keep risk at a minimum. The requirements differ by state: http://www.medscape.com/resource/pain/opioid-policies ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can get rid of a cold and is it time to see the doctor again?

Can i tell me how i can get rid of a cold and is it time to see the doctor again?

Cold tips: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. See dr for temp > 104. ...Read more

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How can I help my child to not be afraid of the gyne doctor?

How can I help my child to not be afraid of the gyne doctor?

See below: Talk with her before the appointment. Be honest about the exam and the uncomfortable feelings she may experience you may want to choose a female provider, if one is available, and that is her preference. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i need to go to the doctor for whiplash?

How can I tell if i need to go to the doctor for whiplash?

Whiplash: If your whiplash was related to a car accident and became persistently for several weeks or months including numbness, tingling and pain radiation to arms and hands, it is strongly recommended to see a doctor to further evaluate for any spinal cord or nerve root injury. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to go to the doctor with my horrible anxiety?

Can you tell me how to go to the doctor with my horrible anxiety?

Make an apt: over the phone. Ask someone you trust to go with you since youre scared. The doctor psychiatrist or psychologist will ask questions and take a thorough history so they can understand what to recommend: medicine, therapy, support groups, exercise, coping skills etc. I hope this helps. Dont give up, there are so many doctors, one will be a great fit for you. Your health / happiness is worth it. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how i can comfort my cousin when she is going to get surgery next week?

Can you please explain how i can comfort my cousin when she is going to get surgery next week?

Support person: Your role as support person is very important. Reassure your cousin that you will be there, ready to help. Get ready with tea, tylenol, (acetaminophen) soft foods, broth, juices and be prepared to rub feet, take temperature and frequently check on your cousin. ...Read more

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What can I do if my friend has a yeast infection how can she get rid of it without going to the doctor?

What can I do if my friend has a yeast infection how can she get rid of it without going to the doctor?

OTC medications: One option is a vaginal cream, ointment, suppository for several days (7 to 14 days sometimes). Some people require maintenance tx. Physician could prescribe Diflucan (fluconazole) which is an oral antifungal medication that is taken once (occasionally needs multiple doses for complicated cases). ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if an erection last for three days what can the doctor do to help and its very painful?

Can you tell me what you suggest if an erection last for three days what can the doctor do to help and its very painful?

Erection: An erection that last more than 24 hours is called priapism and can lead to permanent damage to the erectile tissue of your penis leading to impotence. You need to see a urologist for a workup to rule conditions that may lead to priapism. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bulimia nervosa and im going to the doctors soon how will my doctor be able to tell?

What to do if I have bulimia nervosa and im going to the doctors soon how will my doctor be able to tell?

Be honest: It is important for your doctor to know what's going on with you, since bulimia is a risk to your health and your life. Your doctor will need to give you a thorough physical to assess the risks. Dentists can often tell someone is bulimic because of how bulimia impacts teeth, but your doctor may note swollen glands and other signs. It is CRUCIAL to be honest with your doctor to get help. ...Read more

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What can I do if my husband was hit in the testicles how can I convince him to see a doctor?

What can I do if my husband was hit in the testicles how can I convince him to see a doctor?

Testicular pain: Pain, bleeding, swelling, loss of a testicle, and other problems can occur from testicular injury. Commonly, the pain alone will cause a man to seek help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in my privates! how can I get this inferior itching to stop?

Can you tell me in my privates! how can I get this inferior itching to stop?

Itching: Try over the counter Lamisil (terbinafine) AC cream twice a day. If it doesn't help see your doctor. ...Read more

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If my mom takes me to the doctor to see if i was a virgin what does the doctor do?

If my mom takes me to the doctor to see if i was a virgin what does the doctor do?

Hymen: They would check for an intact hymen by vaginal exam. This is not something that should be done in america and is not accurate as a woman can have a broken hymen from a variety of reasons from sports and physical activity, not related to sex. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do if i got back from the doctors and have a quistion?

Question Dr visit: Call office.
Next visit write down questions and check off as you get them answered.
Many systems now have a website you can ask your dr a question. ...Read more

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What can I take to help me get rid of pid? My body is amused to the antibiotics so what can I take!

May not be pid: If you were on appropriate antibiotics for several weeks without improvement, i would seriously question the diagnosis. A thorough evaluation including an ultrasound is needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long it should take for me to have my period after the pill?

Can you tell me how long it should take for me to have my period after the pill?

Up to Several months: But, you may ovulate during that time so please use barrier protection (condoms and spermicide, for example) if you do not wish to be pregnant. Your doctor can bring on a period with medicine if you have not had a period three months after stopping the pill. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you please explain the gp likely to do about my anxiety and how do I get them to see how bad it is?

Can you please explain the gp likely to do about my anxiety and how do I get them to see how bad it is?

Try a specialist: Gps can be a good place to start - hopefully the'll make a referral. But it's not hard to find specialists on your own who will make it easier for you to determine your specific needs. Psychotherapists can help you talk about your symptoms and together you'll find a treatment plan that may or may not need drugs. That's their expertise and it can be very effective. Good luck. ...Read more