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What to do if I have an appointment monday the doctor says my baby is small and I may have iugr?

What to do if I have an appointment monday the doctor says my baby is small and I may have iugr?

Ask questions: IUGR is a label for the fetus that is not growing as big as expected for dates. It can be due to genetic, infectious, metabolic or structural reasons. For many, no real cause is evident, but most are followed closely as pregnancy progresses. It can be that the placenta is not working well.If it works poorly during pregnancy it won't do well during the stress of labor. C/S delivery may be needed ...Read more

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I have an appointment with my doctor coming up for an acne prescription. Is it rude to ask for a certain prescription like accutane?

I have an appointment with my doctor coming up for an acne prescription. Is it rude to ask for a certain prescription like accutane?

Inquire: It is appropriate to ask your doctor what medications/ treatments would be appropriate for you. Instead of asking outright to be prescribed Accutane - ask if it would be appropriate for the type of acne you have. ...Read more

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My hip bone hurts when i press on it. The pain radiates down my leg sometimes. I have an appointment with the doctor in one week. Any idea of cause?

My hip bone hurts when i press on it. The pain radiates down my leg sometimes. I have an appointment with the doctor in one week. Any idea of cause?

Back injuries?: Pain radiating down the leg could be a nerve root pain, especially if it radiates below the knee. Your doctor will look into your history of injuries, back pain, and numbness or weakness in the leg. Sometimes sacroiliac joint or hip joint pain also radiates down the leg. If the pain turns out to be in the joint, your doctor will think of a possible joint infection (lyme disease, for example). ...Read more

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I have an appointment with my doctor Monday for a physical. I have been having some strange symptoms. Diarrhea, UTI like pelvic pressure, but not painful? Should I go in sooner or wait.

I have an appointment with my doctor Monday for a physical. I have been having some strange symptoms. Diarrhea, UTI like pelvic pressure, but not painful? Should I go in sooner or wait.

Here are some ...: You may wait & see as long as not getting worse, not being exhausted, and not having fever or chill. If worse or different than described, go for urgent timely attention. ...Read more

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I have a doctors appointment on Wed with a new doctor. What is done at the first appointment?

I have a doctors appointment on Wed with a new doctor. What is done at the first appointment?

Be prepared: Take as many old records (notes, imaging, labs, etc) with you as possible, to help transition your care to the new physician. Take all your pill bottles with you as well. You will undergo a history and physical exam. The more detailed and thorough you can be, the better. http://www.cfah.org/prepared-patient/communicate-with-your-doctors/getting-the-most-out-of-doctors-appointment ...Read more

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Do you want me to exercise everyday or every other day? I have an appointment with my regular doctor on November 11th

Do you want me to exercise everyday or every other day? I have an appointment with my regular doctor on November 11th

5-6 days a week: I believe in regular exercise but everyone needs time to recover after a workout. If you are just starting to workout I would suggest working out every other day with a rest day in between If you have been exercising regularly I would suggest a hard / easy alternating day program with a day off each week ...Read more

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I have a doctor's appointment today. It's a new doctor. This doctor is not aware of all of my health problems & diagnosis. What should I do?

Bring records: Bring all your records from previous doctors, if not write down all conditions, past surgeries, medicines, etc. That you can remember. Dont show up and try and tell them verbally or write it down while you are there, you will forget! ...Read more