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How to know when do you need to go to the doctor for a sprained ankle?

How to know when do you need to go to the doctor for a sprained ankle?

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 more

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Optometrist (Definition)

Optometrists or doctors of optometry are primary eye care providers along with ophthalmologists. They can prescribe glasses and contacts and diagnose and treat various medical eye conditions. They cannot perform surgery on the eye, only ...Read more


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Do i need to go to the doctor for contacts?

Do i need to go to the doctor for contacts?

Yes: Contact lenses are a prescription item, requiring proper measurement and fitting. The best fit is healthy for the eyes and so an eyedoctors prescription is needed. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i need to go to the doctor for whiplash?

How can I tell if i need to go to the doctor for whiplash?

Whiplash: If your whiplash was related to a car accident and became persistently for several weeks or months including numbness, tingling and pain radiation to arms and hands, it is strongly recommended to see a doctor to further evaluate for any spinal cord or nerve root injury. ...Read more

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How to know if i need to go to the hospital for dehydration?

How to know if i need to go to the hospital for dehydration?

Go to ER: You should go to the ER for dehydration when you feel weak and dizzy when you stand up. Unless you are deprived of water, it is not all that common to get seriously dehydrated. However, if you do feel that way go to an ER and be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I need to go to the emergency department?

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How can I tell if I need to go to the emergency department?

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 more

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How to know if i need to go to the doctor for internal bleeding?

How to know if i need to go to the doctor for internal bleeding?

Any!: Pain, history of bleeding, Weak,tired, black stools, pale, fast heart beat. Lab positive stool, anemia. Why do you think you are bleeding? ...Read more

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What to do if I have chlamydia and can't afford to go to the doctor. Help!?

What to do if I have chlamydia and can't afford to go to the doctor. Help!?

Get Treated: The are free std clinics in many cities & areas of the country. It is extremely important that your chlamydia be treated. ...Read more

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What to do if i continue needing to go to the toilet?

What to do if i continue needing to go to the toilet?

Seek medical,: professional help in coming to a diagnosis. You should start with your primary care doc or consult an Internal Medicine Specialist. ...Read more

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When do you need to go to the hospital for parathyroid problems?

When do you need to go to the hospital for parathyroid problems?

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

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When do I need to go to the ER for a migraine?

When do I need to go to the ER for a migraine?

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 more

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How often should I go to the dentist?

How often should I go to the dentist?

6-3 months recall : Every six months is perfect, and also if you have advanced gum conditions then you may have to go every three months ask your dentist what he/she thinks. ...Read more

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How do you treat cloudy vision so you can drive to the doctor?

How do you treat cloudy vision so you can drive to the doctor?

Don't Drive: You shouldn't drive with cloudy vision. Get someone to drive you or see if there is someone who does home visits. ...Read more

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Why do I need to go to the bathroom so frequently?

Why do I need to go to the bathroom so frequently?

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

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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?

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

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How to get rid of a stool impaction and do I need to go to the doctor?

How to get rid of a stool impaction and do I need to go to the doctor?

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

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What to do if i cannot go to the doctors/dentist help!?

What to do if i cannot go to the doctors/dentist help!?

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

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Do I really need to go to the doctor or let it heal by itself?

Do I really need to go to the doctor or let it heal by itself?

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

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How can I confirm when to go to the hospital for depression?

How can I confirm when to go to the hospital for depression?

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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How to know if I should go to the doctor or hospital?

Go.: If you feel like there is something wrong with you you can always call your PCP, go to an urgent care, or to the ER. They can evaluate you and give you information. ...Read more

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I can't afford to go back to the doctor to get more adderal. What to do?

I can't afford to go back to the doctor to get more adderal. What to do?

Nothing: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is a powerful medication and needs to be supervised closely by a md. The longest interval between visits allowed - once the dose is stable - is 3 months. ...Read more