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Is It Possible To Not Know If You Have Had A Lobotomy
Ultrasound.: Only a targeted ultrasound examination (transabdominal and/or transvaginal) can tell if your pregancy is ongoing or not. ...Read more
Probably: Recurrent pelvic infections may result in scarring of the tubes leading to infertility, ectopic preganancy and chronic pelvic pain. If your tubes are blocked because of old infections, you can still carry a pregnancy but only after in vitro fertilization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Though endometriosis can cause infertility, it is often very treatable. The most evidence-based treatment consists of excisional therapy using laparoscopy. This is where a skilled surgeon removes - using tiny instruments - the abnormal tissue. This is superior to ablation where the implants are burned. With excision, one can make sure all lesions are removed and confirm the diagnosis by pathology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: This is precisely why periodic evaluations are recommended- to help identify problems before they become advanced or painful. Unfortunately, the current dental insurance system discourages (through lack of reimbursement to providers) very thorough evaluations of all the teeth roots (tends to focus on decay in the crowns), so infections can be missed, but they can exist undetected for a long time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Concussion: Its probably best to hold off on strenuous activity, such as sex, until your symptoms from concussion are completely resolved. You should consider sex like any other exercise - and we typically say that an athlete should not return to play until their symptoms are no longer present, including headache, dizziness, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think I may have had depression for a while but I have not gone to see a doctor about it yet. Does it mean it may not be serious enough to go?
Would be good to go: It often takes a long time, years, for most people to decide to seek support. Not going does not mean things are not bad. Going does not mean things are really bad. Seeking the help of a mental health professional can be preventative. It can acknowledge that you are experiencing challenges and help you deal with them before things escalate. People are often nervous but the right fit is worth it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do you know you have asthma if you've never been diagnosed with it or have had symptoms? What are the signs and is it possible to have it now?
Testing available: asthma is a condition where the airways in your lungs narrow. typically this presents with chest tightness, shortness of breath, wheezing and/or cough. you may have just discovered asthma if you were exposed to a new trigger (such as pollen, animals, tobacco smoke, etc). your lung function can be tested to diagnose asthma. talk to your doctor for a referral if you are really concerned ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have penicillin prescribed by request? If i know thats what I need but is not be offered?
Evaluation: The need for antibiotic prescription is a medical and clinical decision based on symptoms, likely etiology of infection and other concerns. An antibiotic prescription likely will not be written just because some one feels that they need it. Remember most infections are viral and antibiotics are not effective for treatment and over use of antibiotics has results in antibiotic resistance. ...Read more
Sometimes: Leukemia cancer treatment can kill many of the eggs in the woman's ovaries and the sperm in the man's testicles (worse the older the woman at chemo). Women should have ovarian reserve (egg quality) testing - amh, FSH and antral follicle count. These measurements should give you a good estimate of fertility. Don't wait because female fertility declines after treatment. See your doc, best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does a Dr. know if you're having a migraine? What test can they do to prove if so and is it possible it may not show in test? What med is given?
Lobectomy: If a region of the brain has been removed it is usually for a good reason such as to stop seizures or to make space if there is swelling for example. Universally neurosurgeons only try to remove quiescent or nonessential areas. Assuming that is the scenario, the effect most likely what be to cause no change as a result of the lobectomy. ...Read more
Possible?: Yes, it's always possible but usually there are records of surgery. ...Read more
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Doctor is worried I might have appendicitis but is not sure. Wants to do a diagnostic laparoscopy. Can this help?
Yes, but...: Appendicitis, with rare exception, is an acute process that, left untreated, will lead to rupture. It would be highly unusual to have to do exploratory surgery for appendicitis since ct scans are very sensitive tests. Furthermore, this would need to be done on an emergency basis, usually not lending itself to online inquiries. ...Read more
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