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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's genital high risk HPV be treatable?? Don't most if not all doctors claim it to be non-curable?? How can one then be cured 100%?? Confused ughhh

How's genital high risk HPV be treatable?? Don't most if not all doctors claim it to be non-curable?? How can one then be cured 100%?? Confused ughhh

HPV: There are no antibiotics to treat HPV, however, the immune system of the majority of women will fight it off in a few years. Its generally not a life-long problem. If you have High-risk HPV, you will need to see your Gyn more frequently. I have personally not seen a case of cervical cancer in a women who does the follow-up. Its always been in women didn't follow the advice of their Gyn. ...Read more

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I have lymphedema and my doctors told me it was treatable. Where can I go to find more info. On lymphedema?

I have lymphedema and my doctors told me it was treatable. Where can I go to find more info. On lymphedema?

Lymphedema: I would investigate the topic on the Internet, as there are numerous patient focused websites dealing with this issue. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a fissure on your colon and is it treatable?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a fissure on your colon and is it treatable?

Anal fissure: Anal fissures are essentially cracks in the lining of the anal canal that develop due to trauma, most commonly passage of dry hard stool. It is definitely treatable. Many topical medications have been tried with varying success rates. A short surgical procedure called tailored lateral internal sphincerotomy has the best success rates. ...Read more

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What is Chloride Diarhea? What's is causes? Is it treatable? My child 4 years old have this, Doctor says it untreatable. Guide me Please..

What is Chloride Diarhea? What's is causes? Is it treatable? My child 4 years old have this, Doctor says it untreatable. Guide me Please..

.? cyclosporidium: Classic chloride losing diarrhea, e.g., cholera, is amenable to fluid and antibiotic treatment. Diarrhea by cyclosporidium in normal children often clears by itself, however, immunocompromised individuals continues to have diarrhea for an indefinite period. ...Read more

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The white of my eyes is little yellowish since long time, liver problems excluded by the doctor. What is that? Is it treatable?

The white of my eyes is little yellowish since long time, liver problems excluded by the doctor. What is that? Is it treatable?

Small areas: If these are small yellow spots on the corner of the white part of the eye they are called pinguecula, to prevent worsening use sunglasses. Treatment rarely requires surgical removal but can be done. First start with either artificial tear drops and if inflamed use short term mild steroids. ...Read more

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Doctor diagnosed me with hiatus hernia. Is it curable or treatable? Some advice on what to do and what will be done with me?

Doctor diagnosed me with hiatus hernia. Is it curable or treatable? Some advice on what to do and what will be done with me?

Very treatable: You have a hiatal hernia. You are 19. This is a very treatable abnormality. Your doctor will treat your symptoms and follow with you. If you are feeling well with medications then he/she will follow. As you age you may require more intervention. You may need a diagnostic study. You will need to manage your weight and to exercise. Watch what you eat. Be well. ...Read more

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Should I see a doctor for chronic sinusitis? I was diagnosed with chronic maxillary sinusitis while I was in the military and at the time they said there was not much they can do about it - is chronic maxillary sinusitis treatable? If so is it through otc

Should I see a doctor for chronic sinusitis? I was diagnosed with chronic maxillary sinusitis while I was in the military and at the time they said there was not much they can do about it - is chronic maxillary sinusitis treatable? If so is it through otc

Chronic: Chronic sinusitis includes nasal obstruction, sinus pain and pressure around the eyes, nasal drainage, chronic cough, fatigue, headache, nose bleeds and several other symptoms--you do not need them all. These symptoms are persent more often than not for at least 3 months. You may also get exacerbations that worsen all of the symptoms temporarily making it feel more like an acute sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis is treated with several meds at the same time: nasal steroid spray, antihistamine, nasal saline irrigations, prolonged antobiotics (4-6 weeks). If you don't feel better, then a sinus ct scan can solidify the diagnosis. Those that do not respond to maximal medical therapy may be candidates for sinus surgery. Surgery is normally very successful but often is not a cure but help alleviate many of the symptoms, making them easier to treat. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, a 10 years old boy diagnosed with WBC count of 450000+ and found affected with acute ll. Can it be treatable?

Hello doctor, a 10 years old boy diagnosed with WBC count of 450000+ and found affected with acute ll. Can it be treatable?

Yes: With proper medical care the success rate for treating all has increased tremendously over the last 3 decades. Seek early consultation with specialists for the best outcome. ...Read more

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My 77yr old mom had a pelvic ultrasound & they found fluid & referred her to a gyno. Doc mentioned cancer. What are they looking for? Is it treatable?

My 77yr old mom had a pelvic ultrasound & they found fluid & referred her to a gyno. Doc mentioned cancer. What are they looking for? Is it treatable?

Waiting on Medicine: I understand it is frustrating to wait, but there is nothing to comment on here until the tests are completed and the diagnosis is known. And, of course until the diagnosis is known there is no way to predict what treatment will be needed. I would imagine the doctor is looking for all kinds of cancers and also liver issues, and other organ problems. The doctor will have her full medical history. ...Read more

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What are HIV & AIDS? What's the difference? Why is it the worst disease/STD according to majority of doctors? Are they treatable? P.S:I'm not infected

What are HIV & AIDS? What's the difference? Why is it the worst disease/STD according to majority of doctors? Are they treatable? P.S:I'm not infected

Virus versus disease: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus. The advanced form of HIV infection is acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The term AIDS isn't used much anymore, mostly just called HIV infection. It's the worst STD because unlike all others, it is usually fatal if untreated. Treatment is very effective to both prolong life and prevent transmission to partners. Search online for more info. ...Read more

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My gp told me pubic lice is curable. The doctor from the sexual health tells me different they are treatable there's no cure. U live withthemcompletely?

My gp told me pubic lice is curable. The doctor from the sexual health tells me different they are treatable there's no cure. U live withthemcompletely?

Pubic Lice Cure: With proper use of prescription creams, or lotions, pubic lice is curable. Since it is a human parasite on the skin, you can catch it again from intimate exposure to others who have the lice, or by sharing contaminated clothing, towels. Contact your doctor, or a Dermatologist, for treatment. ...Read more

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My 24 years daughter period stopped 4 months ago a doctor said she might have thyroid. Is this serious can it be treatable and how?

My 24 years daughter period stopped 4 months ago a doctor said she might have thyroid. Is this serious can it be treatable and how?

See below.: Thyroid abnormalities are just one of the possible reasons for amenorrhea (period stopping). I would think her doctor has ordered testing for all the possibilities. If it is a thyroid abnormality, it is treatable with thyroid hormone if it is hypothyroidism (low) or another medication if it is hyperthyroidism (high). ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's scarlet fever and how does one treat it properly?

Can any doc tell me what's scarlet fever and how does one treat it properly?

I see cases yearly: Scarlet fever before antibiotics was a truly scary disease. Weeks of high temperature and pealing red skin rash were often followed by major complications. Today it is stopped by treatment. The rash generally starts within 12hrs of a fever with any strain of strep that can make the rash toxin. Treatment kills enough strep to minimize the rash ; shorten the illness. It is called scarletina today. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how doctors treat antifreeze poisoning?

Can you tell me how doctors treat antifreeze poisoning?

Fomepizole: Ethylene glycol is the main toxic ingredient in antifreeze (though there are some safer antifreezes with different, less toxic ingredients). Blood testing is done to help diagnose the type of poisoning. Initial treatment may be nonspecific for lots of potential toxins (i.e., charcoal). Medical treatment of ingestion of ethylene glycol includes giving either the drug fomepizole or pure ethanol. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is prostatomegaly grade one?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is prostatomegaly grade one?

Here are some. ..: Prostatomegaly grade one denotes the presence of slight/mild prostate enlargement. Such designation as grade 1, 2, or 3 tends to be examiner-subjective with inaccurate to relate the truth of prostate size. So, I prefer to indicate the "real" size as estimated with finger breath (1.25 to 1.5 cm) resulting in stating 3 x 3.5 cm or 3.5 x 4 cm, to make such estimation as objective as possible. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a stroke, and how can you tell if you're having one?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a stroke, and how can you tell if you're having one?

Stroke is a term: To describe blood vessel dysfunction in brain and spinal cord (c/w "heart attack"). Classically, the blood vessel gets plugged by a local clot or an embolism and downstream nerve cells can die. On occasion a blood vessel may rupture causing internal bleeding and nerve cell damage. Warning signs such as sudden loss of vision in one eye, loss of speech, weakness unilaterally, go to er. ...Read more