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How to know if I need coposcopy?

How to know if I need coposcopy?

Colposcopy ??: Your gynecologist can advise if there is a medical indication for this procedure. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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How do I know if I need to get an appendectomy?

How do I know if I need to get an appendectomy?

Appendectomy: First of all, your symptoms have to be diagnosed as appendicitis; classic signs and symptoms can indicate the diagnosis by physical examination. When your symptoms are not clear-cut, a ct scan of your abdomen will help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to know if i need to have a hysterectomy ?

How to know if i need to have a hysterectomy ?

Various reasons: There are a number of appropriate indications for hysterectomy including bleeding that doesn't respond to medical management, prolapse of the vagina or uterus, painful periods, endometriosis, etc. Your gynecologist will be able to help you decide if your best treatment option is a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What do I need to do to prepare for my colonoscopy?

What do I need to do to prepare for my colonoscopy?

Plenty of liquids: Colonoscopy is a unique event and remember that the preparation is very important. Follow the directions on your particular bowel preparation and remember to drink plenty of clear liquids. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need to go to a heart doctor?

How do I know if I need to go to a heart doctor?

Cardiologist: Your family doctor will be able to refer to cardiologist if an appropriate need arises. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get a colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Gastroenterology: talk to a gastroenterologist. he will determine if necessary and perform them. ...Read more

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Where do I need to go and what do I have to do to get a colonoscopy ?

Where do I need to go and what do I have to do to get a colonoscopy ?

Gastroenterologist: Gastroenterologists do colonoscopies as do some surgeons. Check yellow pages, local medical society or american college of gastroenterology, american gastroenterological association or american society of gastrointestinal endoscopists for someone qualified in your area. ...Read more

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How do know if i need to see a doctor?

How do know if i need to see a doctor?

Need to see a doctor: I think doctors are necessary and great at managing and treating acute problems. I find my colleagues to be generally weak at prevention and general health advice and guidance. Depending on how self-motivated you are to learn about health, you can gain a lot of information from sites as this and others on the internet. But you need to know when you need guidance and should get it when you do. ...Read more

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I want to be castrated! how can I get it done? What kind of doctor do I have to see?

I want to be castrated! how can I get it done? What kind of doctor do I have to see?

Castration: Please see a urologist. I hope you had thought it over many times. May be you want to discuss pros and cons of this procedure with urologist and then make final decision. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to take an acth hormone test tomorrow, and I need to know what to do to prepare. do What to do if I have to fast?

What to do if I have to take an acth hormone test tomorrow, and I need to know what to do to prepare. do What to do if I have to fast?

ACTH-stim test?: Hi. Are you having an ACTH stimulation test, where they inject ACTH (1-24) aka Cosyntropin and measure cortisol in response? Assuming so, no, you do NOT have to be fasting for it. You have to do nothing special to prepare for it. If they're just testing your own ACTH (& cortisol) level, that should be drawn at 8 AM. I'm not sure exactly what's being tested in you. ...Read more

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How can a doctor know for sure I don't have colon cancer?

How can a doctor know for sure I don't have colon cancer?

Colonoscopy: If reason to suspect colon cancer colonoscopy is considered best. Routine colonoscopy advocated by many M.D. Based upon age. ...Read more

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I need a doctor to review my MRI scan but I don't know how to do it ?

I need a doctor to review my MRI scan but I don't know how to do it ?

Set up an appt: Radiologists are specialists and interpreters for imaging for the ordering physician and typically don't consult or review exams with patients directly. Healthtap concierge allows you direct access to radiologists such as myself where we can review your report and exam together. ...Read more

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How to know if i need to get an injection for a small filling?

How to know if i need to get an injection for a small filling?

It depends how small: It depends how small and the pain tolerance of the patient. I fill many children's teeth and adults teeth cosmetically without injections. Class IV and Class I and some Class V resorations can be done without injections. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to get a TB shot and i need to know how bad it hurts?

What to do if I have to get a TB shot and i need to know how bad it hurts?

Slight pain: The TB test (PPD) is administered just under the skin (intradermal) so the needle is not inserted deep into the skin. A very small needle is used for this test and it will be over before you even know it. Use of distraction techniques while being injected might help relieve the discomfort or anxiety associated with this mildly painful procedure. ...Read more

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Having a MIR tomorrow. What do I need to know?

Having a MIR tomorrow. What do I need to know?

MIR or MRI?: MRIs are a type of radiological procedure done to analyze a particular body part. You will be laying down on a table and slid into a circular machine. Depending on the body part of interest you may be fully positioned or closed or it can be done "open" for this who are claustrophobic. It can take anywhere from 30-45 minutes to complete depending on how still or cooperative you are when laying down ...Read more

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Hey there how old do you need to be to get an obortion?

Country: From a medical perspective there is no minimum age. Whether its via medication or by procedure, the more important critieria is to check with your country's laws regarding this. They may have age minimum's or other restrictions that I'm not aware of. ...Read more

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How would I know if I needed a hemmeroid banded?

How would I know if I needed a hemmeroid banded?

You will know: how bad are you symptoms , how frequently and how much bleeding you have. Most of the time hemorrhoids can be controlled , managed by diet , fluids , and avoiding constipation with local care , if they become intractable needs the procedure ( surgery ) , banding is one of the method done for early stage, speak to your doctor ...Read more

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How to know if i need to take chemistry in school if i want to be a dentist?

How to know if i need to take chemistry in school if i want to be a dentist?

Becoming a dentist: You probably don't have to take it, but it would be a very worthwhile idea. You can begin to see what you like or don't like, what you are good at, and have the background for future study. Guidance counselors at school will be more than happy to advise you, as well as the admission office of dental schools. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a hemorrhoid and i don't know what to do. Could someone please help me?

What to do if I have a hemorrhoid and i don't know what to do. Could someone please help me?

Veins: Hemorrhoids are normal veins in the anal canal. They can become inflamed or enlarged with constipation or prolonged and repeated straining to have a bowel movement. Treated at home by avoiding constipation, drink plenty of liquids, eat more fiber (fruits, vegetables, metamucil), avoid junk foods, warm bath to sit in. See a surgeon if symptoms persist. ...Read more