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How Often Do I Need To Go To The Optometrist
Ankle Sprain: Ankle sprains are very common injuries. There's a good chance that while playing as a child or stepping on an uneven surface as an adult you sprained your ankle--some 25,000 people do it every day.? http://www.aofas.org/footcaremd/how-to/foot-injury/pages/how%20to%20care%20for%20a%20sprained%20ankle.aspx ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IT DEPENDS: Emergency departments should be used for emergencies (chest pain, trouble breathing, severe stomach pain, serious injuries, etc). Ed's should not be used for minor illnesses (common cold, etc). Establish a relationship with a primary care physician who can treat all your non-emergent problems. When in doubt go to the ed, but don't be surprised at the wait or your bill if it isn't an emergency.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very rarely, except: Hi. Parathyroid problems break down to either primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) or hypoparathyroidism (HoPT) (secondary hyperpara is NOT a parathyroid problem, but is a physiologic response). PHPT only needs a hospital when you're in the operating room to have the parathy adenoma(s)/hyperplasia removed. HoPT may need ER for calcium treatment. See your endocrinologist! ...Read more
Avoid ER period: The very worst place to go with a migraine, as very expensive, you will have to wait a long time, it is bright, noisy, irritating, and will make your headache feel far worst. You will be examined repetitively, placed through many tests, and likely give a narcotic injection which will wear off within 3-4 hrs, where-upon your headache will rebound. Instead, be pro-active, and see your regular doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not enough info: Can you clarify for us – are you going to the bathroom to urinate or defecate? Have other symptoms? Is the chronic or acute?? ...Read more
What to do if i really want to get laser eye surgery, and i watched a video every time i go to the eye doctor. How old do you have to be to get the surgery?
Laser eye surgery: Lasik is fda approved to age 21, and most docs/locations will offer it to 18 year olds. I prefer to wait until someone is in their 20's to be more sure the refraction is stable and the cornea a fairly normal shape. There is no age limit, but as people approach age 60, cataracts may develop, and lasik should not be done first if cataract surgery is needed. ...Read more
Constipation: To confirm whether your problem is indeed stool impaction, it is advisable to see your doctor first. He can then discuss a plan to relive your symptoms. ...Read more
Fir what?: You didn't explain what's wrong, or what's keeping you from seeking professional help. Most medical/dental treatment is not a diy project. You need the help of a professional. If finances are an obstacle, talk to the doctor. There are a lot of alternatives available. ...Read more
Now THIS is a VERY: INTERESTING QUESTION ...and the answer is just not POSSIBLE...OBVIOUSLY if it will HEAL ITSELF you do NOT need a doctor! But if it cannot without a MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL (M.D. RN. (ANP) or PA) then you must seek help! How do you know....generally we learn how from the peopple around us with EXPERIENCE (Mom's Dad's Family Members) A GENERAL RULE is PAIN needs HELP! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Reasons - if you: Have a suicide plan that you might act on, that is a medical emergency that warrants immediate help (er). If the depression causes you to lose touch with reality or it is so severe that you can't function (don't eat, don't wash, either can't sleep or sleep all the time) these could be reasons for admission. If you are suffering see a psychiatrist or a pyschologist soon - so you can feel better. ...Read more
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