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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more


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How long can I wait with my confusion to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with my confusion to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Not long: Intoxication is a transient form of confusion that goes away as we sober from alcohol or drugs. Any other confusion should be evaluated by a doctor to determine if it is caused by a reversible condition or part of a progressive condition such as alzheimer's disease or stroke. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with flashes of light to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with flashes of light to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Dont wait: Dont wait any longer, can be a sign of serious and irreversible eye problems, the sooner you go the better are chances to fix the problem. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with bloating to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with bloating to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

2-3 weeks: Many people experience bloating that comes and goes depending on what you eat, changes in activity, or hormone changes. If you cannot explain the bloating, and it persists for 2 to 3 weeks, it's time to see your doctor. Either the bowels or the ovaries could be a problem. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with back pain to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with back pain to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

See pain specialist: Each person needs to be evaluated on an individual basis. There can be several reasons for your pain. While it can certainly resolve on its own in several weeks, why wait. I advocate treating to decrease inflammation, reduce pain, increase function and quality of life. A thorough physical exam and diagnostic studies will help determine what treatment will be best depending on your diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with dizziness to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with dizziness to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Depends how severe: It depends on how severe it is and what is causing it. If it is mild dizziness/vertigo, you may not need to see doc, because it often goes away. Inner ear diseases, neurologic problems, medication side effects etc...Or if you are having hearing/vision trouble with dizziness, you should consult doc. If you are dehydrated, get yourself hydrated. Consult your doc.. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with drug abuse to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with drug abuse to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Why wait?: The point is that you don't have to do it alone. And it doesn't just go away like a cold. Get help and support at any 12 step meeting and get an evaluation by a psychiatrist. He may recommend only the 12 step program, or he may be able to help you even more! ...Read more

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How long can I wait with amenorrhea to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with amenorrhea to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Depends : If you are of menopausal age, it can probably wait until your next scheduled appt. If you are younger than that, a few months. Do a pregnancy test. And do not assume you will not get pregnant, still use contraception. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with crying baby to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with crying baby to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Depends: If baby appears unusually irritable, then take baby to pediatrician more urgently. Sometimes colic can affect little ones and they will settle with warm blanket on tummy, frequent burping and/or mylicon drops. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with spinal pain to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Depends: Depends on your level of pain tolerance and how long you have had the pain. Have you been seen b4? Any trauma? Any fever? Any numbness in your feet, legs or groin area? Any loss of control of your bowels or bladder? There are all signs that you need evaluation asap. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with spider bite to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Spider bite: Generally you can wait for several days or a week with an uncomplicated spider bite, by which time it will mostly have healed up. There is no specific treatment for most spider bites, and you just want to clean the wound and keep it clean and keep an eye out for infection or other complications. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with double vision to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with double vision to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Not long: Most doubllng of vision is acute following trauma, head injuries or due to intracerebral vascular events or tumors. The injury may also be direct trauma to the structures around the eye, as well as tumors and conditions like thyroid malfunction. If persistent more than 2 days or so, you should see your ophthalmologist or better yet a neuro-ophthalmologist who can sort this out for you. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with axillary pain to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Why wait?: There are many different things that can be causing your pain, most of which are not worrisome, but it is impossible to know without having a formal physician evaluation. There is no upside to waiting other than the anxiety that comes with uncertainty. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with anemia to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with anemia to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Hard to answer...: You would need bloodwork to see how anemic you are. I would take iron sulfate with vitamin c atleast twice a day. Also, eat dark green, leafy vegetables. If you get dizzy easily or short of breast or have fatigue, you should see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with aphasia to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with aphasia to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

No time : You should see a dr. Right away. Aphasia can be a sign of more serious things which may respond to treatment. If you wait, you may be in a situation whereby your condition becomes worse or you may increase the chances it could be irreversible. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with wheezing to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with wheezing to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Got albuterol?: If you have asthma and you have a bronchodilator and you take it and it completely relieves wheezing for at least 4 hours then give it a day. Relief more than 2 but less than 4 hours call your md for advice. Relief <2 hours or not complete or you don't have medication? Get help now. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with skin sores to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with skin sores to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Extent? Severity?: If there are multiple sores it is best to see md for diagnosis and treatment. Delay may result on infection or at a minimum long lasting or permanent marks or scars. ...Read more

Passed Out (Definition)

Or passing out implies loss of consciousness. Frequently a cardiac ...Read more