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Is There Something Wrong With Me My Ob Is Sending Me To Mfm
Ask your OB: Many times you're sent to high risk specialist for a higher level ultrasound, to address genetic concerns, or to follow up on a possible abnormality on a previous lab test or ultrasound. Some obs send patients for routine evaluations of advanced maternal age (ama), hypertension, diabetes, or if on chronic medications. Ask your ob, it may be routine for their office. Good luck & enjoy your baby. ...Read more
My doc nurse called me today to let me know he is referring me to a Rhemutolgist this Monday for +AA+BS+RNP what could this mean?
See details: I have absolutely no idea and I am a rheumatologist. The RNP usually means nothing. I have no idea what AA and BS mean. I doubt these are correct. ...Read more
Is pelvic vascular congestion fluids life threatening? Very consider my OB nurse told me no. My OB is going to see me for this one sep14 to do ultraso
My primary doctor is suspecting that I have Marfans syndrome he wants me to schedule an appointment with a cardiologist why is that and what is it?
Female, who is scared. My doc told me to go to emerg for a CT scan. What is wrong with me, what to do?
Specialty referral: Your doctor may be a general practitioner and he is sending you to a specialist who has more expertise in a certain field of medicine. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: It's moot. You're a grown-up. Are you any the worse for not having had formal instruction? They may have been uncomfortable themselves. If this is the least oversight for which you must forgive your parents, count yourself VERY fortunate. Now, hopefully you realize how helpful things would have been, and if it's time for you to guide a youngster, you'll do better. Cheers. ...Read more
Put head down /punt: While individual advice cannot be offered here, the best way to reduce anxiety about doing something is to develop a plan to do it, taking enough care for a reasonable chance of success, and then picking a good moment and executing that. If there are very seriosu fears it may not go well, parent-child issues, etc. Consulting with a clinical psychologist for assistance and role-playing may help. ...Read more
Yes: You need a work up and your partner needs to be evaluated please see an infertilty specialist. ...Read more
I asked a question about hsp. My sis always says she hurts and her pee is dark dark. Her dr asked asked how to spell it so that they could Google it. That scares me. U said there is another term for it,what?
Vasculitis: Or inflammation of the small blood vessels,please don't google much,the more you do the more you get confused, it is a self-limiting disease with no complications in most patients.I usually don't advice patients to surf the net open-endedly, either suggest certain trusted patient education websites,hand patients brochures if available, or spend time explaining, which isn't a luxury most MDs have ...Read more
Sjogren's Syndrome: Itis a disease of the exocrine water producing glands of the body. Since the places where vyou produce the most are the mouth and eyes, dry mouth( increased caivities), and decreased tear production are the most common. However, sweat production minimizes with time (bad for heat regulation), as does brochial and vaginal moisture production. Mental fatigue is common. See the rheumatologist! ...Read more
My mother suffering from asl the doctor prescribed her a riluzole is there's any medicine coming up for this disease please let me know what and where?
There had been some: Research on lithium but last i checked, it had disappointing results. I am not aware of anything else in the works. I'd consider researching on the internet if there are any clinical trials pending and if she can enroll. My only disclaimer is that if she enrolls in a clinical trial, her treatment will be experiment or she may be in a placebo group. ...Read more
My mom tells me stories about my medical history that are hard to believe. If she makes up a story, what could be causing her to do this?
Munchausen's : I don't know whether what your mother is telling you is factual or not. However, in the condition called "munchausen's syndrome by proxy, " a parent can present a child for care with certain knowingly manufactured symptoms. In such illnesses the purpose is to assume the role of patient/ill person and not to avoid roles or duties. It's also an unconscious process, different from malingering. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes hard : Sometimes the cervix is hard to find. This will depend on the skill of the gynecologist and the anatomy of the patient. I'm not sure why you would be referred to a surgeons. Generally surgeons are not particularly skilled in gynecology. You should contact the referring doctor and clarify the plan ...Read more
I have transient proteinuria. My doctor hasn't told me a thing about it. She barely batted an eye. Please, someone explain whats happening to me?
A non-problem: If you have "trace" proteinuria showing on urinalysis, it means nothing though we report it. If you were bad-sick and had +1 proteinuria and it went away, it's nothing to worry about. If you have proteinuria after standing for a while but it's not in your first-voided morning specimen, it's orthostatic proteinuria and a non-problem. Other proteinuria is problematic. ...Read more
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