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What to do if i think I have diabetes. Where and how can I get tested to know for sure?

What to do if i think I have diabetes. Where and how can I get tested to know for sure?

Check sugars at home: If fasting for >8 hours fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is prediabetes. Fasting -126 and higher and 2 hours after eating- 200 and greater is diabetes can get home blood glucose testing equipment over the counter in pharmacies. ...Read more

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If I have facet joint injections and they work short term what next? How bad do you have to be to get surgery?

If I have facet joint injections and they work short term what next? How bad do you have to be to get surgery?

If you get relief: From facet joint injections then you can have another injection called a medial branch block , which if the same relief is provided, then you would be a candidate for radio frequency lesioning or rhizotomy for longer term relief. Surgery is reserved for those who fail comprehensive non op rx and have a surgical indication ie.: something that can have a reasonable degree of good surgical outcome. ...Read more

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Have had sputum for a long time. What can I do to cure this?

Too genera: What do you consider a long time? Are you sick? Are you young or old? What are your medical issues/history? What do you mean with sputum? There is a lot of sputum and phlegm at this time of year. Are you a smoker. Better to see doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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How come i need to have a full bladder when I have radiation treatments?

How come i need to have a full bladder when I have radiation treatments?

Radiation: Now a days we have imrt (intensity modulated radiation treatments) that provide more intense, localized treatment to the organ or area that is receiving the radiation. If you are receiving radiation to your cervix/uterus or prostate in males it will keep the majority of the bladder well from getting exposed and also will push the large and small bowel away from the area of radiation. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have the right not to seek medical treatment?

Yes: You have the right to make a decision to seek or not seek medical treatment. The big question is why are you asking this? ...Read more

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What to do if I have What to do if I have basically 5 months. what exercises will give me the best results?

What to do if I have What to do if I have basically 5 months. what exercises will give me the best results?

There is no: One size fits all exercise "plan". You have figure out what you enjoy doing exercise/fitness wise first, as you want to make sure you embark on a program that you can work at for five months if not lifelong! And then you have to further figure out what subset of exercises your body responds to and/or tolerates. For example, some do well with bench presses for the chest, others better with cables ...Read more

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What to do if I have to get both, due to health issues, and I really don't want to suffer two recoveries. is it possible these surgeries can be done together?

What to do if I have to get both, due to health issues, and I really don't want to suffer two recoveries. is it possible these surgeries can be done together?

For what?: What type of surgery do you need? Can they both be done by the same surgeon? Would one interfere with the other? You really have to pose your question to your Surgeon. He/she will know what's best for you. ...Read more

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I have to be tested for continine for surgery. How long will it take to get out of my system? Everything I have read has been different.

I have to be tested for continine for surgery. How long will it take to get out of my system? Everything I have read has been different.

Quit tobacco: The variable information is due to the fact that different tests have different sensitivity. If you abstain from tobacco, including second hand smoke for a week, you should be okay. You would do yourself a great favor by quitting use of tobacco permanently once you have gone a week without it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How to know if I have chlamydia && how long can you have it with no symptoms?

How to know if I have chlamydia && how long can you have it with no symptoms?

Testing: Chlamydia can be asymptomatic in women for months or more. If you believe you have been exposed, some samples can be obtained in the office and tested for evidence of the disease. All sexually active women should consider surveillance studies every 6 months. ...Read more

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What to do if I have short left syndrome and I was wondering if in the future What to do if I have kids, will they suffer from it too?

What to do if I have short left syndrome and I was wondering if in the future What to do if I have kids, will they suffer from it too?

Short left syndrome: The syndrome is a functional disease if the colon which can be mistaken for a bowel obstruction. The symptoms can be relieved by enemas. I don't believe the syndrome is genetic and as such should not affect your children ...Read more

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What can I do if my psychiatrist just tested me for add, how long til i get the results?

What can I do if my psychiatrist just tested me for add, how long til i get the results?

Neuropsych testing : The diagnosis of add is usually based on history, symptoms and neuropyschological testing. Most often there is an appt set to review the results and recommendations. In some cases that is done by the doctor that ordered the tests such as the psychiatrist. The results are then incorporated into an individualized treatment plan that may include therapy, training exercises and meds. Good luck ! ...Read more

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What to do if I am planning to go for fraxel laser treatment, but i was wondering will i be able to do so even if I have nose implant?

What to do if I am planning to go for fraxel laser treatment, but i was wondering will i be able to do so even if I have nose implant?

Probably no problem: I would check with the doctor who is doing the procedure but I do not think that will be a problem. Remind them to be careful when manipulating your nose if the procedure is done. ...Read more

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How long do you have to be on lutera for?

How long do you have to be on lutera for?

Depends on you: It is a birth control pill. One would generally stay on it as long as they were sexually active and wanted to avoid pregnancy. One would stop it in order to get pregnant. ...Read more

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I have pcos and I am on menterform how long do they take to work and how long should i wait to speak to my doctor again ?

I have pcos and I am on menterform how long do they take to work and how long should i wait to speak to my doctor again ?

3 months: Metformin can help women with PCOS in several ways. It can help regulate periods, help with weight loss and it can lower sugars if they are elevated. It takes several months to work so make an appointment for follow up in about 3 months after you start the medication. ...Read more