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Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

I suspect not: You have to have id to be properly cared for. If you do not have the proper id - they will attempt to bill you or your insurance. ...Read more

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Lymphedema (Definition)

A condition characterized by a collection of fluid that causes swelling (edema) in ...Read more


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Any recommendations 4 knowledgeable & caring rheumotalogist & endocrinologist in los angeles area within kaiser permanente network?

See details: Go online to kaiser's website or call them directly. Physician recommendations are not a function of this website. ...Read more

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Vasectomy reversal looking for an affordable doctor in the san diego or los angeles area.?

Vasectomy reversal looking for an affordable doctor in the san diego or los angeles area.?

Ask your PCP: Your pcp should be able to recommend a urologist that has expertise with vas reversals. Make sure to ask what their success rates are with pregnancy rates, as opposed to patency rates. Also, pregnancy rates are significantly decreased if the vasectomy has been longer than 8-10 years. At that point, ivf with sperm recovery from the testicle (tesa) may be the better choice. ...Read more

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Will a walk in clinic with primary care services give anti-depressants?

Will a walk in clinic with primary care services give anti-depressants?

Not likely: Walk in clinics are generally set up to handle acute, "one time" episodes like strep throat, sinus infections, and utis as an example. Ideally, you want to find a good pcp or psychiatrist to spend the time with you to talk through your symptoms, possibly prescribe meds and be available for follow up. Check this app (healthtap) or healthgrades for a list of docs in your area. Take care. ...Read more

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Need to find a doctor on fort sam houston that accepts tricare for spouses to do tubal ligation reversal surgery asap lynnette bigelow 210 6631331

Need to find a doctor on fort sam houston that accepts tricare for spouses to do tubal ligation reversal surgery asap lynnette bigelow 
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Brooke : Brooke army medical center serves fort sam houston. You can contact humana military healthcare services at 1- 800-444-5445 or you can make an appointment (210) 916-9900. However, wilford hall usaf medical center is at lackland air force base which is also in san antonio texas. It is a world class medical center with a large gynecology department. Good luck. ...Read more

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What pain management clinics offer out-patient ketamine for crps/rsd?

What pain management clinics offer out-patient ketamine for crps/rsd?

None: No reputable clinic would offer this medication on an outpatient basis. This drug is an anesthetic and requires continuous monitoring with administration. ...Read more

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May infectious disease doctors work at hospitals?

May infectious disease doctors work at hospitals?

Yes they may and do: Most infectious disease doctors do have privileges at the hospitals and work as consultants at most Hospitals ...Read more

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Should i go to primary care physician or to university counseling center for mental health care?

Should i go to primary care physician or to university counseling center for mental health care?

Counseling center: Will save some time, although you could consult with your physician if you want to go privately and want a referral. If there are medical issues as well as emotional ones, that might be a reason to consult with your doctor first. Otherwise, the counseling center will get you started in therapy sooner. Good luck and let us know how you do. ...Read more

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Is any doctors that will treat post tubal ligation syndrome (PTLS) by surgery in Alabama Georgia or Florida?

Is any doctors that will treat post tubal ligation syndrome (PTLS) by surgery in Alabama Georgia or Florida?

Yes: Depending on the severity of pain, they can help you determine the right course for you. I am located in South Florida if you live in the area. We can schedule a consult to discuss this further. Best Wishes Dr M. ...Read more

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Where do you get compression sleeves for lymphedema?

Lymphedemaproducts: Lymphedemaproducts.Com to select the correct garment (ready-made or custom made), compression level, and, if necessary, fastening systems, the patients age, physical abilities (and limitations), lifestyle, type of lymphedema and any other conditions must be taken into consideration. It is necessary that a compression garment is chosen that meets the patient’s individual needs. ...Read more

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Any psoriatric arthritis specialists or research hospitals near nashville?

Any psoriatric arthritis specialists or research hospitals near nashville?

Vanderbilt.: Check with the rheumatology department at the medical school hospital of vanderbilt. However, any rheumatologist should be able to handle this issue. ...Read more

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What can be done for venous stasis disease with lymphedema?

What can be done for venous stasis disease with lymphedema?

Valves malfunction.: Venous stasis with lymphedema is due to venous insufficiency which is a result of the valves in the venous system malfunctioning . This can be due to the valves in the deep system, superficial system or connecting system. See a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation with a venous reflux exam. Initial treatment consists of support hose, lymphedema massage and compression pumps. ...Read more

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Good obgyn and general practice doctor in pasadena, glendale or burbank, ca area who accepts blue cross hmo?

Good obgyn and general practice doctor in pasadena, glendale or burbank, ca area who accepts blue cross hmo?

HMO doc: You need to look on your list to see who accepts your plan and do your own research. Generally in order to be a bc/bs hmo provider you have to be board certified. ...Read more

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Community health centers vs. Private practice abortion clinics?

Community health centers vs. Private practice abortion clinics?

? of funding: Check into the availability of community health clinic and whether they are funded to provide therapeutic abortion. ...Read more

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Persistent cough, SOB, UE lymphedema. 3.2 cm subcarinal, subcm R hilar w/unspec. calc. Lost 11 lbs on clinic scale in less than 3 wks. Lymphoma?

Persistent cough, SOB, UE lymphedema. 3.2 cm subcarinal, subcm R hilar w/unspec. calc. Lost 11 lbs on clinic scale in less than 3 wks. 

Lymphoma?

Tissue diagnosis: It is not feasible to make or exclude a diagnosis of lymphoma based on the information your provided. Generally it takes removal of the involved lymph node and submitting the tissue to a pathologist for examination. ...Read more

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Is lymphedema common?

No: It can occur after surgery which affects the lymph nodes in a arm or leg. It is more common bilaterally in older women. It is seen in overweight inscribe people. Movement is important to cause the muscles to move the fluid out of the legs. ...Read more

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Is lymphedema painful?

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Sometimes: Although lymphedema can sometimes be painful, more often it is not. If you have a limb that looks like it is affected by lymphedema but it hurts, it is more likely to be lipidedema. Some say that lipidema is lymphedma with pain. ...Read more

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Why doesn't lymphedema pit?

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Why doesn't lymphedema pit?

It can: Early lymphedema can pit, which is one of the reasons why it can be hard to diagnose in its early stages. This is especially true if there is also some component of venous insufficiency associated with the lymphedema. Later stages of lymphedema are associated with tissue fibrosis which has lost its ability to be able to pit. ...Read more

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What must I eat if lymphedema?

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What must I eat if  lymphedema?

Good diet: Lymphedema fluid is high in protein and so the fluid that creates the swelling pulls a lot of protein out of your circulation. As a result, a higher protein diet is a good idea. Avoiding salt is also smart. A fluid restriction is not thought to be helpful. Otherwise a healthy general diet with lots of fruits and vegetables is a good thing. If you are overweight, weight loss helps the swelling. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of lymphedema?

Swelling : Swelling of the extremity. www.drlugo.com.

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How is lymphedema treated in women?

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How is lymphedema treated in women?

The same for all: Whether male or female, treatment is the same. The mainstay is decongestive therapy as dr. Brown said. This includes elastic compression stockings, non-elastic circ-aids garments, sequential compression devices, lymphatic drainage/massage, diet and exercise. A great source of info is lymphnet.Org, as dr. Wagner said. ...Read more

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Is lymphedema considered reversible?

Sometimes: Acquired lymphedema during pregnancy or from overload of venous insufficiency may be treated successfully by wearing compression stockings during pregnancy and then treated by a vein specialist and a lymphedema specialist after the pregnancy. See a lymphedema specialist: lymphology association of north america and find a phlebolgy specialist: www.Phlebolgy.Org and www.Morrisonvein.Org for more. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lymphedema?

What are the symptoms of lymphedema?

Swelling: Most often affects arm or leg after lymph node surgery or lymphatic damage. Skin and tissues become thickened and swollen chronically. Color of skin can darken slightly. ...Read more

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What causes lymphedema and is it reversible?

What causes lymphedema and is it reversible?

Sometimes: Lymphedema is cause by poor circulation of lymph which is the protein filled fluid that circulates and bathes cells. Usually it is caused from injury by cancer, surgery, or infection. It can be caused by obesity or pregnancy with the weight of the belly impairing circulation. In these last two cases if or when the weight is removed, the lymphedema may resolve. ...Read more

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What is lymphedema? What are the potential causes?

What is lymphedema? What are the potential causes?

Lymphedema: This condition is common after lymphatic dysfunction causing build up of lymphatic fluid in the space between tissues that don't drain normally into venous channels. This most commonly happens due to trauma (surgery removing nodes), scarring (Radiation) or physical blockage (pregnancy) of the lymphatics. Regular lymphatic massage is found useful in improving this condition. ...Read more

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What's lymphedema and what are the potential causes?

Fluid of the leg: Its a disorder of the lymph system so that the fluid doesn't empty out of the leg as quickly as it should.As a result fluid builds up in the leg causing swelling and potential skin breakdown.See a vascular specialist for formal evaluation.Most occur without an underlying cause. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for lymphedema?

Unfortunately, no...: ...However, many people with lymphedema will benefit greatly by the use of physical therapy. I recommend you seek out a referral to a physical therapist trained in lymphatic drainage. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a lymphedema specialist?

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Yes: There are few lymphedema specialists around as dr. Clark said, but they do exist--usually at university hospital centers. Otherwise, the job gets done by phlebologists, vascular medicine specialists, vascular surgeons, and some internists. What is probably at least as important as the doctor you see is getting hooked into a lymphedema clinic and a good lymphedema therapist. ...Read more

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What is a lymphedema pump?

Sequentialcompressio: Lymphedema pumps compress and relax air to facilitate fluid movement from periphery to center of body. ...Read more

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Are lymphedema pumps helpful?

Are lymphedema pumps helpful?

Yes: To a certain degree - people can develop genital edema if abdominal area not draining well. ...Read more

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Are lymphedema pumps effective?

Yes: The pumps are effective if used correctly. As soon as the session is completed the extremity should be compressed in a garment or a bandage. This should be continued on a daily basis. ...Read more

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Which parasite causes lymphedema?

Which parasite causes lymphedema?

Filaria: Lymphatic filariasis is caused by the worms wuchereria bancrofti, brugia malayi, and brugia timori. Subcutaneous filariasis is caused by loa loa (the eye worm), mansonella streptocerca, and onchocerca volvulus. Serous cavity filariasis is caused by the worms mansonella perstans and mansonella ozzardi, which occupy the serous cavity of the abdomen. ...Read more

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