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Is It Worth A Trip To The Doctor For Palpitations
Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more
Yes: Eye pain - especially persisitent pain - is not normal. Occasional sharp pains lasting for only a few seconds may be caused by dry eyes. Most other causes of eye pain are more serious. The best way to know for sure what is causing the pain is to have an eye examination. See an eye doctor as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Terminology: If you mean a trip to a dds or a dmd for resolution of dental problems, absolutely. If you mean a trip to a md or a do for resolution of dental problems, wrong doctor. Take advantage of a dentist's many years of training and experience to treat your dental problems, you'll be glad you did. Don't wait, call now. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Try OTC Meds First: No rash? Just itching.Take any over-the-counter antihistamine with cetirizine, fexofenadine or loratadine. Start with one a day if this doesn't go away, increase it to twice a day. If this doesn't help go see your doctor. If you have a rash and poison ivy is a possibility, use Hydrocortisone cream. Rarely the start of shingles can start as an itch. For this you should see a doctor within 72 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rectal pain: Rectal pain is a common problem. Causes of rectal pain include: hemorrhoids, anal fissure, proctalgia fugax, levator ani syndrome, and less common causes include: cancer, infection, inflammatory bowel disease and rectal prolapse. See your doctor for help with a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, always: Causes of skin ulcesr range from benign, due to scratching, to very serious such as peripheral artery disease (pad). If you have an ulcer that does not heal in 2 weeks you should always see a doctor. There is often an underlying cause that needs treatment-such as infection or poor circulation before the ulcer will heal. Ulcers due to pad if left untreated can result in amputation of affected limb. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do you feel?: Skipped heart beat affects practically everyone sometimes. If you're aware but not troubled most of the time, there's no need to see a doctor. Causes include caffeine, stress, lack of sleep electrolyte imbalance from diarrhea, vomiting, diet, sweating etc. If you have a known heart disease (eg hx of heart attack or heart failure), it may be more serious and ought be evaluated. ...Read more
Trip to doctor: I think all visits to doctor are worth it. Besides making a diagnosis and being reassured it is an oportunity to find more about what is going on.Sometimes what appears to be simple hides something serious. ...Read more
Difficulty breathing: There are 3 basic symptoms for which you should never wait to see if they go away without being evaluated--shortness of breath, chest pain, and severe abdominal pain. The reason for this is that all of these can be associated with catastrophic illness (as well as many more benign illnesses). But there is no way you can tell. You need an md/do evaluation. See a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Any change from normal should be evaluated. Causes of drooping eyelid can include underdeveloped lid muscles, trauma, nerve or muscle damage, or even tumors or stroke-type conditions, to name a few. Knowing the cause of the droop (or at least ruling out the more serious causes) will go a long way to comforting you and providing treatment options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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