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What do u do when your doctor doesn't listen or run tests and your symptoms get worse and worse? Years later still no answers and still not better!

What do u do when your doctor doesn't listen or run tests and your symptoms get worse and worse? Years later still no answers and still not better!

2nd opinion.: If you feel that your complaints are going unanswered and your issues are going unsolved, it couldn't hurt to get a second opinion either with another primary care physician or a specialist. A fresh set of eyes could being a new perspective to your issues. ...Read more

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My doctor tends to blame everything on fibromyalgia. I am hesitant telling her my symptoms anymore - always get the same answer. What if its not fibro?

My doctor tends to blame everything on fibromyalgia. I am hesitant telling her my symptoms anymore - always get the same answer. What if its not fibro?

Multifactorial: FM "umbrella label" for several disorders, each defined by unique & distinct set of identifiable causal factors. Disorders with this label share similar symptom constellation. Unifying symptoms are chronic widespread pain, non-restorative sleep, depression & cognitive disarray. Causal factors include femaleness, childbirth, joint hypermobility, obesity, biomechanical injury & prolonged inactivity. ...Read more

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Please doctors I didn't get my answer about my last question (what are the causes of giving clotted blood during bleeding period (mensurating))?

Please doctors I didn't get my answer about my last question (what are the causes of giving clotted blood during bleeding period (mensurating))?

Could be incidental: Passing clotted blood during a menstrual period happens to a lot of otherwise healthy women. If you've been sexually active, it could be a very, very early miscarriage. If this happens constantly, you could have one of many clotting disorders/hypercoagulable states like Factor V Leiden (most common), anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome, inflammatory bowel...long list. Might just have been random. ...Read more

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I had a concussion the past week and just got cleared by my doctor, when is it safe to drink? I didn't get my ingury from drinking. Also please don't give me doctor-ly advice, please just give me an easy answer LOL

I had a concussion the past week and just got cleared by my doctor, when is it safe to drink? I didn't get my ingury from drinking. Also please don't give me doctor-ly advice, please just give me an easy answer LOL

CONCUSSION QUESTION: No science to it but since evidence links alcohol consumption to delayed concussion recovery, my advice to my patients is to not drink alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks following my "clearing" them to resume normal activities. ...Read more

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Tubal ligation 3 years ago, LMP 7/23/15 3 faint + test, what are the symptoms of abdominal pg? My doctor didn't give me a clear answer when I asked..

Tubal ligation 3 years ago, LMP 7/23/15 3 faint + test, what are the symptoms of abdominal pg? My doctor didn't give me a clear answer when I asked..

Need confirmation: The first thing to do is to confirm the positive pregnancy test. Pregnancies after tubal ligation are rare but possible. A BHCG blood test can be done. If a pregnancy is confirmed then the BHCG level can be reviewed to determine if a sonogram would be helpful yet. ...Read more

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If you want to get tested for HIV and other STDs. Which would give you more knowledgable answers Urologist or Infectous Disease Doctor or Both?

A primary care doc: Screening for sexually transmitted diseases is a very common procedure for all primary care physicians, such as a family physician or internist. I suggest going to a primary care physician rather than a specialist, so that you could have your other health ailments addressed at the same time.
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I'm 16 and I have all the symptoms of lung cancer, my parents won't take me to the doctor so I thought I would come to you to get some answers and help?

I'm 16 and I have all the symptoms of lung cancer, my parents won't take me to the doctor so I thought I would come to you to get some answers and help?

Unusual For 16 or 22: Year old to have lung cancer. You may have symptoms more consistent with bronchitis. What you may need is a simple chest X-ray to start with. At 16 or 22 you should be able to go to doctor yourself. If you have real symptoms, why wouldn't your parents want to take you to doctor? ...Read more

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My ears keep clogging up. My doc is convinced I have sinus infections every time & gives me amoxcillian but my sympptoms get worse with the pills.?

My ears keep clogging up. My doc is convinced I have sinus infections every time & gives me amoxcillian but my sympptoms get worse with the pills.?

See below: May be having problems with swollen eustachian tubes preventing fluid from draining from middle ear. Try using a decongestant (not an antihistamine) to open up tubes. Chewing gum helps mobilize fluid. May not need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a app with my family doc coming up. What would be the best way to write down bothersome problems and get all of them answered?

Good question: Write them in order of importance and if two or more are associated, keep them together. Be specific, and give approximate duration of problem, answer truthfully, any questions asked, and don't be surprised if everything cannot be addressed at one time. ...Read more

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Are you a real doctor, that gives real answers?

Are you a real doctor, that gives real answers?

Oh we're real docs: ...but bear in mind that this forum does not permit us to order drugs, order tests, or examine you. Nonetheless, we're volunteer providers that have dedicated long hours to educating the public about medical issues that concern them. Hope to be of help to you too. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. Do negative symptoms of schizophrenia get worse over time?

Hi doctors. Do negative symptoms of schizophrenia get worse over time?

Schizophrenia sx: Schizophrenia requires long-term medical and psycho-social support. Schizophrenia ranges from severe, eg, unable to work, to much higher functioning ability. Compliance with treatment is critical to maintain all gains and avoid relapse. Negative symptoms need monitoring and can be complicated by depression, drugs, meds, other medical factors. Have a psychiatrist assess symptoms if concerned. See:http://www. Nami. Org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Schizophrenia ...Read more

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If you catch a cold from someone in the emergency doctors office, will you also get their severe symptoms?

If you catch a cold from someone in the emergency doctors office, will you also get their severe symptoms?

Not always: Depends on the infection, but most cases not as bad if at all, because other patient has other comorbidities / medical issues in combination that makes their case an emergency...As opposed to "ordinary" cases. ...Read more

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Is novacaine what doctors give you when you get an epidural or any other procedure that you have to be immobile for?

Is novacaine what doctors give you when you get an epidural or any other procedure that you have to be immobile for?

Perhaps: Lidocaine (or xylocaine) is typically used to numb the skin's surface and underlying muscles to allow the comfortable placement of an epidural block. It may take a minute or two for the Lidocaine to take full effect. ...Read more

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Have any of you good doctors ever known anyone to get better from severe anxiety with all the symptoms which I have got?

Have any of you good doctors ever known anyone to get better from severe anxiety with all the symptoms which I have got?

Yes: What I do know is that you can't go through life disabled by severe anxiety and taking two medications for it. Something has to change. The key will be to find the right counselor / therapist / guide / physician who can (1) help you change the impossible life situation you're probably in; (2) help you lean new thought habits; (3) address physiology of panic attacks if present. It often does work. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor... I'm Rusul wight 59... How I can save my wight and don't have incresa?? I wish to get answer for my question. .. Thanx

Hi Doctor... I'm Rusul wight 59... How I can save my wight and don't have incresa?? I wish to get answer for my question. .. Thanx

59 kg?: Is a healthy weight for a woman 160-168cm tall. To maintain, eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables and 1.5 g protein per kg per day. Take 30 minutes of cardio exercise 5 days per week with additional resistance training with weights or machines. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have been suffering for years with symptoms that seem to be related to some type of autoimmune disorder. What should I ask/tell my doc to get help?

I have been suffering for years with symptoms that seem to be related to some type of autoimmune disorder. What should I ask/tell my doc to get help?

Rheumatology.: If you have been suffering for years and have not seen a rheumatologist, ask for rheumatology referral. They are the experts in autoimmune disease. There may be a good reason that you have not seen one to date. Many of the autoimmune disease symptoms overlap with more routine and mundane illness. Don't be disappointed if you can't get an autoimmune diagnosis! ...Read more

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I have many of the symptoms of periodic paralysis syndrome. What is the best way to get tested? Can I get a doctor to stimulate an attack and observe?

I have many of the symptoms of periodic paralysis syndrome. What is the best way to get tested? Can I get a doctor to stimulate an attack and observe?

See your doctor: This syndrome involves sudden random episodic weakness of arms and legs without loss of consciousness. Family history is important in the diagnosis, because this is an inherited disorder. Testing needs to be done to establish normal levels for comparison to acute levels of various components, such as potassium. You doctor may attempt to invoke an attack under controlled conditions. ...Read more

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Will I test to diagnose add or just tell your doc the symptoms and he will give out meds?

ADD: There are usually questions and forms the doctor will have you fill out to see if you have add. There are other things that can mimick add so it is important to answer all the questions honestly so you can recieve the proper treatment. ...Read more

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How many doctors does it take to give someone answer if they think there child has austim?

How many doctors does it take to give someone answer if they think there child has austim?

It is optimal to: Have a team evaluation by a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician or Child Psychiatrist & a Pediatric Neuropsychologist or Psychologist, OT & SLT to assess degree of autistic behaviors, level of cognition & specific supports needed. However, a Child Psych, DB Pede or Pede Neurologist can make a medical diagnosis by DSM-V criteria. Child (neuro) psychologists do the ADOS & cognitive testing. ...Read more

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If you are out to eat and your child has reaction to something what do u give them until u can get to doc?

If you are out to eat and your child has reaction to something what do u give them until u can get to doc?

EpiPen or Benadryl (diphenhydramine): If s/he has had severe allergic reactions previously, you should be prescribed an Epipen to carry with you, and you should administer it to your child as soon as you think the child is having a systemic reaction to a food. If this is your child's first reaction and the child has trouble breathing or talking or is red all over or passing out, you should call 911 immediately. Give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if mild. ...Read more

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Is it actually possible to get full blown mono twice? I'm getting multiple answers from multiple different doctors.

Is it actually possible to get full blown mono twice? I'm getting multiple answers from multiple different doctors.

Anything is possible: But unlikely, most times second case of Mono is prob a relapse from the first time around.

But as one is involved in medicine for some time--anything is possible, even if improbable ...Read more

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Tips to find primary doc you trust and get along with? How much time should you give to each potential dr? Is it offensive to seek a second opinion?

Tips to find primary doc you trust and get along with? How much time should you give to each potential dr? Is it offensive to seek a second opinion?

Primary care md: One of the most reliable methods is to select a primary care doc that your close friends and your family have had and vouch for the reliable and caring service they have had. One can also make a get acquainted type appointment with the md and get some sense of whether you are favorably impressed. Also your hospital can recommend md's. No md should discourage a patient who requests a second opinion ...Read more

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Iv had headaches since I was little and that have lasted for a week the doctors would give me a shot now I get them ever couple weeks and last a week?

Iv had headaches since I was little and that have lasted for a week the doctors would give me a shot now I get them ever couple weeks and last a week?

& your question is?: I am not sure what you are asking. Chronic headaches are a complex problem with many possible causes. No one here can give you an easy answer. You need a thorough evaluation by a good doctor. It may be caused by stress, food sensitivities, nutritional deficiencies, toxic exposures, structural imbalances etc. Please see a doctor who will help assess the causes, preferably one with a holistic approach. ...Read more

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Is there a shot the doctor can give to help reduce the symptoms of croup?

Is there a shot the doctor can give to help reduce the symptoms of croup?

Croup: The respiratory distress associated with viral croup can sometimes be treated with steroids, given by intramuscular injection (shot), orally, or intravenously. Other treatments such as cool mist to the face or nebulized Epinephrine (racemes epinephrine) are sometimes used. Not all patients with croup require medication. ...Read more

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If I get symptoms during a pendemic, should I immediately go to the doctor?

If I get symptoms during a pendemic, should I immediately go to the doctor?

Check guidelines: During an epidemic disease outbreak, contact your healthcare provider by phone and ask before heading to a clinic or the hospital. There will likely be public health guidelines on the radio, the television, and the internet. ...Read more

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HI DOCTORS, IFEELING PAIN IN TESTIS ABOUT FEW MONTHS I DON'T KNOW ABOUT IT PLEASE GIVE ANSWER?

HI DOCTORS, IFEELING PAIN IN TESTIS ABOUT FEW MONTHS I DON'T KNOW ABOUT IT PLEASE GIVE ANSWER?

See Dr: You should see a doctor for evaluation, especially since it has been going on for months. Please make an appointment. ...Read more

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How can I get pain medication? I don't have a doctor. And the emergency room only gives enough for like 2 days

How can I get pain medication? I don't have a doctor. And the emergency room only gives enough for like 2 days

PM&R: A physiatrist (a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation) is always my recommendation... As they have the ability to craft a physical therapy plan and goals as well as prescribe any medicine that might be appropriate to support your recovery. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How can I get pain medication? I don't have a doctor. And the emergency room only gives enough for like 2 days

How can I get pain medication? I don't have a doctor. And the emergency room only gives enough for like 2 days

Must find a doctor: Prescription pain medications require a doctor. If it is a chronic pain, the ER is not the place to go, because the ER cannot follow-up and take care of the cause of the pain. That means one must find a doctor. If no insurance, go online to look at Obamacare programs. Otherwise, every county has low-cost clinics (sometimes free), some run by the Health Dept, others by medical schools or charities. ...Read more

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I have a large lump on my left testical I went to get it checked and ended up seeing 10 doctors with no answer please help?

I have a large lump on my left testical I went to get it checked and ended up seeing 10 doctors with no answer please help?

Here are some. ..: How long have you been bothered by this large lump? Is it on or inside the sac? How has it bother or hurt you? Likely, it is benign with no clinical significance after being checked by more than 10 doctors. Online without detailed history + physical exam will not suffice to deduce right answer. To get these related things done correctly, to articles in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while menstruating? I searched the answer on this site and some doctors said yes and others said no.

Can you get pregnant while menstruating? I searched the answer on this site and some doctors said yes and others said no.

Both are correct: Yes, you can get pregnant if the period was slight and not normal or the sex occurred at the end of the bleeding with early ovulation. It is rare but it happens. The general answer is No, while actively bleeding during menstruation pregnancy does not usually occur. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor can I go to if I can't get a diagnosis of my debilitating symptoms? My quality of life has went downhill fast.

What kind of doctor can I go to if I can't get a diagnosis of my debilitating symptoms? My quality of life has went downhill fast.

Primary care doctor: Each person should have a primary care doctor, who can treat the problems and refer to specialists. Primary care means pediatrics, family medicine, general practice, or internal medicine. Find a doctor who can spend time looking at lots of symptoms and issues... Which means one must buy really good insurance that pays for multiple visits and long visits (unlike hmo's, medicare, and medicaid). ...Read more

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Hello! To get to the point, I want a hysterectomy. The problem is, I cant find a doctor willing to give me one because I am only 18. Any advice?

Hello! To get to the point, I want a hysterectomy. The problem is, I cant find a doctor willing to give me one because I am only 18. Any advice?

Reasoning: In the US, there must be a reason for a hysterectomy other than the desire for one. Perhaps a doctor in another country might offer one if you lied but I cannot recommend that. There must be a reason other than being 18. Have an honest conversation with you doctor about why you need a hysterectomy and find out what the options are. ...Read more

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With bc pill are you suppose to take it at the same time every day. My doctor said no just don't forget. Is this true? I didn't get a clear answer

With bc pill are you suppose to take it at the same time every day. My doctor said no just don't forget. Is this true? I didn't get a clear answer

Make a habit of: Associating something with taking your pill. Most women take it right before bed, some upon awakening, some before brushing their teeth, etc. Pick your best routine. ...Read more