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How Often Will I Need To See My Doctor For Checkups If I Have Gastroparesis
PODIATRIST: First, make sure a podiatrist is checking your feet. It depends upon your circulation and degree of neuropathy. Your A1C. History of foot ulcers. Any bony enlargements which could cause an ulcer. Some patients I see yearly; others every 6 months, every three months, maybe every month. It depends upon how high risk your feet are. Your podiatrist will decide the best time frame. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Frankly: Talk to your mom when things are not chaotic in the house. Tell her that you believe you need to see a physician and be prepared to discuss some of your symptoms with her. I know it can be hard to do - but it is the first step to getting help. Take care. ...Read more
Do I have mpd? I was wondering if some one can give me a quick evaluation just to see for sure and to see if i need to go see some one
Consider age/health: Annual physical exam not required for most healthy people. Specific screenings/preventive issues should be addressed at certain ages. Maintain contact with doc to make sure you don't miss these. If you feel well, stay at healthy weight, eat good diet, don't drink too much, don't smoke, don't engage in overly risky behavior, exercise regularly and are immunized, you are golden. Google uspstf. ...Read more
I don't know if I have to see a doctor about my sleeping problems, can you tell if I need to go and who to see?
Interview docs: It's OK to make an appointment with a doctor and to interview them about their methods of treatment for FMS. There are some doctors who don't 'believe' in FMS and you don't want to go there. Go to a FMS website and ask for recommendations in your area. Docs who can treat FMS - FamilyDoctors, Pain Management, Rheumatologists. ...Read more
I don't have a regular doctor and was wondering what type of doctor I need to see for hemmorrids? Do I need to be referred to someone or can I just make an appointment with a specialist?
If i need pelivc exam or pill to get pregagnt the second time who do I talk to and do I have to tell my pcp and get a referral or can my pcp do it 4me?
Maybe: Your pcp can likely do your pelvic but most don't so much with fertility drugs. That's usually in the realm of a fertility specialist. The referral depends on your insurance. Hmo's require a referral from your pcp while with most ppo insurance you can go straight to an in network specialist. ...Read more
Complicated: There are many indications for pacemakers(too many to list here and some a better reasons than others!), so without having a better understanding of the health issues that have arisen to this recommendation being made, it's difficult to provide you a reasonable answer. Consider providing more info or reviewing this issue with one of the HealthTap doctors in a live consult. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need to get my daughter on birth control. Can I do that here? If not do I go to a regular doctor or do I have to take her to a gynecologist?
I have to see a ENT dr cause I have high fevers this been going on for 3 weeks want to know what a ENT dr will do when I go there?
FEVER: What is the cause of your fever? why do you need to see an ENT? did your doctor diagnose you with ear, sinus or throat infection? Do you have a neck mass? We have no idea why you are seeing ENT to anticipate what kind of evaluation you are going to have. There is nothing to be worried about. It will be an office exam and I'm sure you will be told what to expect at the visit. ...Read more
Doctor I have a question to ask you I have a problem with my penis not want to get up what. Solution do u have for me?
Erectile dysfunction: Has lots of reasons to occur. The most common reason men cannot obtain or maintain an erection is lack of excitement and / or stimulation. This can come because of "performance anxiety" or any number of reasons. Beyond that, ed might be a sign of an underlying serious condition like diabetes or even heart disease. I would consult with a health professional either way. ...Read more
I have gallstones does my doctor have to refer me to a special doctor for that or can I just go to him/her.
Referral needed.: You need to see a gastroenterologist, or "G.I." doctor. They will assess your gallbladder and perform surgery if indicated to remove your gallbladder. ...Read more
How does someone check if they have hypothyroidism? Can my primary physician test for it or do I have to go to a special doctor?
Primary care: It is very easily done by your primary care. Check a TSH level. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with an umbilical hernia and I want to know what symptoms I should monitor and if/when I should see a doctor for surgery. Thanks?
Umbilical swelling: that will not resolve, is discolored, is enlarging or hard.is a good time to revisit your physician. ...Read more
I had an endoscopy done, i was told i had a hiatus hernia, so why do I need to go back to hospital to see a doctor. When I have to see my gp as well.
You have a choice: Hiatus hernia is often asscoaited with acid reflux. If you have this problem you will experience indigestion or hyperacidity. This can be manged by the endoscopy doctor as well as by your gp. But you will need good antacids which your gp may be bale to handle. Otherwise you can go see your gastro-enterologist who did the endoscopy because he is the specialist!. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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