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I think I might have melanoma? Do I go to gp or derm?

I think I might have melanoma? Do I go to gp or derm?

Just GO: Melanoma is serious and warrants immediate attention. Call your gp tomorrow and see what he says. Melanomas are identified by the abcd's (asymmetry, b-irregular borders, c-different colors, d-diameter >7mm). ...Read more

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Dr. Mike Bowman
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Skin Cancer (Definition)

A condition in which some element of your skin--which is one of the most complex organs in the body--degenerates into cancer. The three most common types of skin cancer are: basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma which occur in that order and degree of aggressiveness. Although heredity plays a major role, sun exposure and tobacco use and ...Read more


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Think i might have candidiase, should I go to gp?

Think i might have candidiase, should I go to gp?

Good choice: Candida is a common infection especially of the vaginal area as well as other skin areas (and sometimes the mouth). It causes discharge, redness and itching. Some cases are spontaneous but occur more often in moist areas especially if you have been taking an antibiotic for some other condtion. A gp or a gynecologist would be the physician of choice to treat this. ...Read more

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Should i go see my doctor if i think i might have breast cancer?

Should i go see my doctor if i think i might have breast cancer?

Yes: Over the age of 40, you should have annual mammograms, and annual doctor exam of your breasts. You should perform monthly self breast exam as well. If you still concerned about your breast health, in between your routine doctor visits and routine screening tests, then you should see your doctor anyway. ...Read more

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Can I go to my primary physician if I think I have steatorrhea?

Can I go to my primary physician if I think I have steatorrhea?

Yes: When you go to the doctor, describe your symptoms, not the diagnosis you came up with. for good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I think i might be a sociopath but i don't want or need any help i just want to see if it's in my head, can I check anonymously? My parents can't know

I think i might be a sociopath but i don't want or need any help i just want to see if it's in my head, can I check anonymously? My parents can't know

Agree with Dr. Papas: I will additionally add that wanting help and needing help are not the same thing. You can easily need it but not want it. This is a tough question. However, the fact that you are worried about the answer is a positive factor in your favor. If you don't want to talk to your parents, consider talking to a trusted guidance counselor or clergyman who will respect your confidentiality. ...Read more

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Should I go to a general doctor if I think I have lymphedema?

Should I go to a general doctor if I think I have lymphedema?

Yes: If you have swelling that is more than usual and is not going away, then a trip to the primary physician makes sense. There are many reasons people develop swelling....Kidney problems, heart problems, lymphedema, venous insufficiency etc. It is important to have it checked out and know the cause. ...Read more

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I think I have Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. I am going to see a doctor soon but I want to know if my symptoms match.

I think I have Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. I am going to see a doctor soon but I want to know if my symptoms match.

HCM: since you don't describe your symptoms, read this and it will give you lots of information: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy/basics/definition/con-20030747 ...Read more

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I think I have MRSA but can't see a doctor until tomorrow, what should I do overnight?

I think I have MRSA but can't see a doctor until tomorrow, what should I do overnight?

MRSA: If you think you have mrsa, keep the area clean, apply warm compresses to the area to try to soften it and, hopefully, get some pus out of it, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I think I have lipedema. I want to rule it out or get diagnosis but cant seem to find a doctor in iowa who knows anything about it. What do I do?

I think I have lipedema. I want to rule it out or get diagnosis but cant seem to find a doctor in iowa who knows anything about it. What do I do?

Wikipedia: On line WIKIPEDIA is good reference. Print it out. Take with you to dermatologist or vascular surgeon. Try the nearest medical school if you can. Meanwhile, exercise, lose weight slowly but steadily, elevate legs higher than chest several times a day for as long as you can, wear elastic stockings knee length or higher, look for lymphatic massage, find where you can buy or rent a compression machin ...Read more

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Why do I have to go to an orthopaedic clinic if I just got stitches?

See below : You may have had an associated bone muscle tendon ligament nerve or artery injury concomitantly. Follow-up is recommended as prescribed by the referring physician. good luck thank you ...Read more

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I think I have a rectal prolapse, can I leave it or do I need to see a doctor immediately?

I think I have a rectal prolapse, can I leave it or do I need to see a doctor immediately?

Rectal prolapse: It is unusual to have a rectal prolapse at your age but I would let a doctor have a look so that you get a correct diagnosis ...Read more

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I need to know if I should go to a doctor or not. I think I have depression. I have been on anti depressants before but i can't remember why.

I need to know if I should go to a doctor or not. I think I have depression. I have been on anti depressants before  but i can't remember why.

Seek evaluation: If your depression is causing distress you should seek an evaluation from a mental health professional, either a psychologist, psychiatrist, or clinical social worker. The evaluation should help determine the nature and extent of the depression and point a path toward the treatment of it. ...Read more

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I feel like I have internal bruising, I have sensation that i'm bruised but i don't see any bruises. I just want to know if I should go see a doctor.?

I feel like I have internal bruising, I have sensation that i'm bruised but i don't see any bruises. I just want to know if I should go see a doctor.?

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Should I go to the dr. If I think I have bronchitis?

Should I go to the dr. If I think I have bronchitis?

Depends...: It depends on your symptoms as well as their severity. If you have a fever, if you are short of breath or if your symptoms are worsening, then see your doctor. If your symptoms have not resolved by 7-10 days, see your doctor. If you are not sure of your diagnosis, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Travis Kidner
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Melanoma (Definition)

Cancer of the melanocyte cells. Melanocyte cells determine the color of your skin. Although these cells are primarily found in your skin, they can also be found in the bowel ...Read more


Dr. Glynis Ablon
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Dermatology (Definition)

Dermatology is a field of study in which a person specializes in skin, hair, and nails; plus disorders such as skin ...Read more