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How do doctors avoid being sued?

How do doctors avoid being sued?

Legal: By doing honest jobs, continuing medical education and asking for help when their expertise is not sufficient. ...Read more

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Hola, doctor, necesito su respuesta urgente. .. Tengo 16 años y tengo un problema que 2 ó 3 veces por semana tengo sueños humedos, como los redusco???

Hola, doctor, necesito su respuesta urgente. .. Tengo 16 años y tengo un problema que 2 ó 3 veces por semana tengo sueños humedos, como los redusco???

Nocturnal emissions: Nocturnal semen emissions ("wet dreams") are entirely normal and healthy, especially at your age. There is no to reduce them. Assuming you are not sexually active, more frequent masturbation might reduce the frequency of your wet dreams. In any case, this should not be worrisom. Buena suerte! ...Read more

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Doctors! What activities should a diabetes sufferer avoid?

Doctors! What activities should a diabetes sufferer avoid?

You should live: With your diabetes, not suffer. If you keep glucose, BP and lipids normal, maintain proper weight, deit and exercise and do appropriate prevention there is nothing that you should avoid except internet scams. Diabetes should not detract from your enjoyment of life. To it's fullest. ...Read more

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Endometrioses, doctor now saying I'm missing part of the ovary. Should I sue?

Endometrioses, doctor now saying I'm missing part of the ovary. Should I sue?

No: Not clear on your situation but If you had endometriosis involving your ovary, this causes a blood filled cyst that can become quite large and eventually may need to be surgically removed. The cyst grows from the ovary, so often it is just not possible to remove the cyst without removing a part of the ovary which it is attached to. If that is what happened, that is expected and not worrisome. ...Read more

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Why do doctors say to feed real fruit and avoid juices? I have kids and cannot deal with the mess.

Why do doctors say to feed real fruit and avoid juices? I have kids and cannot deal with the mess.

Sugar water: Juices are one of the most promoted processed foods. They are little more than flavored sugar water that is promoted to be healthy so you don't feel as bad as you would giving them a coke.I value them as equal to colas. Kids can be taught to clean up their own mess. ...Read more

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Today I got a pain right under my elbiw and it us pretty bad what could it be and can I avoid a doctor?

Today I got a pain right under my elbiw and it us pretty bad what could it be and can I avoid a doctor?

Any trauma?: Did get hurt, or banged your elbow. If you can move your elbow with out any discomfort, then try ice compress and see if it helps. ...Read more

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My son is circ amd the doc. Messed up and now the skin tried to reattach. What van I do to avoid another procedure? He's 10 months currently

My son is circ amd the doc. Messed up and now the skin tried to reattach. What van I do to avoid another procedure? He's 10 months currently

Circ. Adhesions: What your son has is a fairly common complication of circumcision, especially if he's a chubby little dude where his penis tended to get pulled back in. Sometimes the use of topical steroids can break down the adhesions along with daily gentle retraction and pulling of the adhesions. Talk to your pediatrician about trying the topical steroids. Not much downside to using for a few weeks, might help ...Read more

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I am now pregnant, so must stop avoiding doctors. How can I best organize what I know about my health issues to be understood and taken seriously?

I am now pregnant, so must stop avoiding doctors. How can I best organize what I know about my health issues to be understood and taken seriously?

Just tell them: Remember doctors see all kinds of patients with different issues and different personalities day after day and year after year. It is unlikely you can say anything to a doctor that they have not heard many times before. Just be open and honest and together you and the doctor can create a plan to care for you and your baby. ...Read more

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Why would my doctor tell me to avoid tamoxifen?

Why would my doctor tell me to avoid tamoxifen?

Risks vs. Benefits: Tamoxifen is a very effective drug for the prevention and treatment of hormone-sensitive breast cancer. However, like all medications, there are small risks associated with tamoxifen, including a risk of blood clots, stroke, uterine cancer, and cataracts. I would suspect that your dr. Felt that the risks outweighed the benefits in your case or that your cancer was not sensitive to tamoxifen. ...Read more

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I am developing baldness. How to avoid it? Which doctor should I consult?

I am developing baldness. How to avoid it? Which doctor should I consult?

Could: See your internist first to rule out medical causes of hair loss. He may then refer you to a dermatologist or treat you as indicated ...Read more

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Hello Doc, is there any medictaion to get ride of subcutaneous fat, to avoid surgery???

Hello Doc, is there any medictaion to get ride of subcutaneous fat, to avoid surgery???

Sort of: There are medications that can assist with weight loss but they have issues of their own and getting them prescribed might require a BMI in the obese range. Find a physician that specializes in weight loss. exercise and eat better. ...Read more

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How do you avoid a large service who sends the on-call doc to your birth? I'd like my doc to attend.

How do you avoid a large service who sends the on-call doc to your birth? I'd like my doc to attend.

Difficult: All ob/gyns must have some sort of coverage, even if they intend to come to most deliveries. No doc can be available 100% of the time. While having one's own doc there has emotional benefit, having a well rested doctor ready to fully engage any issue is also important. You might like to seek care with a midwife group, which are usually less busy and more likely to be at specific deliveries. ...Read more

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What are the most suitable excercise programs for someone suffering from mild neck problems and was advised by the doctor to avoid heavy weights?

What are the most suitable excercise programs for someone suffering from mild neck problems and was advised by the doctor to avoid heavy weights?

Cardiovascular: It is good you got some direction from your doctor, and I am sure s/he would be happy to continue that discussion. Somewhat depends on the neck problem, but using light weights and lots of repetitions can bring big results. Even more important is to add cardiovascular exercise, but do any new exercise slowly and build up. Walking, elliptical, swimming - best exercise is what you will do! Eat well too! ...Read more

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I'm taking 40mg a day of prilosec. Avoiding foods im supposed to. Not controlling the acid and my doc agrees. Anything I can take in addition to help?

I'm taking 40mg a day of prilosec. Avoiding foods im supposed to. Not controlling the acid and my doc agrees. Anything I can take in addition to help?

Several things: Make sure you're taking the Prilosec as the directions say (timed to food as directed). In addition, do not eat for at least one hour prior to laying down for sleep/naps/etc. Finally, measure your waist: if it is over 40 inches at the belly button, you are at higher risk for acid reflux problems. ...Read more