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Six weeks postop for a massive cam decompression/tiny labral tear. Still having 5-8/10 pain. Both surgeon and sports med md say its normal. Thoughts?
Possibly: The surgery you are describing involves bone and cartilage. Bone healing typically takes a minimum of 6-8 weeks to heal and can take up to 12. There are also a lot of muscles in the surrounding area that will require re-strengthening. You are in the middle of your recovery phase. Try to be patient and trust the advise of your physician. If it were 6 months and still having this pain then worry. ...Read more
Saw new md(insurance change). Gave her med records w/former md's dx&tx. New md was rude & condescending to me d/t former md's dx! What's your take on this?
Not sure, but...: Not sure about all that, but a patient should always make a copy of her medical records if she has them. Then, she can give just the copy to her new doctor. If she and the new doctor are not a good match, she can try another doctor and give the second doctor a copy of her records (while always keeping the originals). ...Read more
Abd pain, nausea for months. Med history includes lupus.MD wants to look at gall bladder, etc Ordered NM PET scan. Is that the same thing as HIDA scan?
Almost: Used to assess function and structure of hepatobiliary tract (including gallbladder), wish you all the best ...Read more
Dealing w/lupus/sjogrens overlap& can't make it 2 work about 1 day every few months. Md trying 2 find right med combo. I'm embarrassed/ashamed. How2cope?
Difficult!: I don't know if I have answered your question in a different form (check and see on my thread in the past few days), but no one knows how you feel. Get your doctor to fill out a fmla paper for you, so your absence is known to be legit and part of a health issue. You may have secondary depression, since you feel that way. Talk to your doc! ...Read more
Any md willing to prescription xanax/k-pin? Name any med and I've taken it. I'd rather be denied for free then make the appt. Then get denied.
Consider this a : Denial. Please see a university psychiatrist. Get into therapy. Consider exercise, acupuncture, tai chi, meditation, herbal options, l-theanine, yoga and naturopathic solutions if you are down on western medicine. Many meds will not work in the presence of drugs or alcohol, so if those are present you may will have to have those treated first. Genetic testing of your mthfr status could be helpful. ...Read more
I'm in college, and have my sights set on med school, but I'm interested in research. Do I need to do a md/phd to do med research? Pros/cons? Thanks!
depends on interests:
What career path is primarily answered by what you believe your primary interest is. If you are primarily interested in treating patients, and doing some research, you can do that with an M.D. Clinical trials are worthwhile and rewarding in practice.
If you want to do medical research full time, I believe the M.D./pH. D. Is the best option. A long path, but best of both worlds. Good luck! ...Read more
Psych put me on 120mg prozac (fluoxetine). No alleviation of mdd sxs. Md said we might taper up to 200 mg. Is this safe/adviseable? Already tried every other med.
Should i be concerned if my 2 year old 33lb daughter has allergies (I gave her benedry per md) and now fever. Can I give fever med?
See a doctor: By saying allergies I assume you mean your daughter has nasal congestion or URI like symptom. When she develops a fever, she needs to be seen and evaluated by a local physician to rule out bacterial infection, which requires antibiotic treatment. Both viral URI and allergies can get bacterial superinfection. It is safe to give your daughter fever medications while taking benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more
Can a grasto intestinal md prescribe you sleep inducing med if he feels needed? Mine did he also gave me a better version of alprazolam...
Gastroenterologists are subspecialists of internal medicine who specialize in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. They have completed 4 years of medical school, 3 years of internal medicine residency training program, became board certified in internal medicine, and completed a 3-year fellowship training program in gastroenterology.
Gi doctors can prescribe sleep meds if needed. ...Read more
Is it possiby to have dry pleurisy not heard w/ stethocope or seen on x-ray. Md supects it based on my med history and sx. Prednisone resolved it.?
Possible: With pleurisy, we can't always hear or see something. But in that situation at least be sure it is not something else causing the problem. When that occurs you can suggest it on clinical findings but it could be something else. This falls in the area of chest wall pain and there can be localized chest wall musculoskeletal pain site such as costochondritis. ...Read more
On web md it says that depression is a rare side effect of lipitor (atorvastatin). I don't take depression med anymore.but got depressed after a month on lipitor (atorvastatin).
Prob. unrelated: Hi. Listing side effects is required based on what is complained of in clinical trials and post-marketing surveillance. You already had depression in your past. There is no known mechanism for Lipitor (atorvastatin) to cause depression. So cause-and-effect relationship, while not impossible, is very unlikely. Keep it in perspective...it's probably more depressing to have a heart attack. Maybe go back on anti-dep ...Read more
Advil 200 gave mild shortness of breath 2x times. Only med that helps with migraines! A MD said that it's an allergy. I'm sad. Suggestions?
Listen to: Your doctor in terms of staying away from a medication that you are allergic to. Don't know what symptoms or conditions you are treating the advil with. Ask your doctor and pharmacist for other treatment options. I share the same allergy that you do. I have used acupuncture for a number of issues since I can't use NSAID's. ...Read more
I have MD and always dizzy/ear pain very anti med but house bound and fed up. can't drive or ride in car. I was told I need valium. Is this available?
Yrs ago psych md started me on 20 mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and then 30 mg 2 weeks later.Wasn't this too high to start? Bled frm anus as result of reaction to med.
I have akithisia my MD believes is a side effect of Effexor XR. I have been off the med for 2 days now. Still having symptoms. Should they be gone? I am taking Ativan 1 mg TID, Inderal tid and occasionally Benadryl.
Would wait: Give a bit more time for all drug to clear your system. ...Read more
Woke up with rash yesterday. Went to ed. Md says allergic reaction to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Stopped med. Now rash spread everywhere but feet. Get prednisone shot?
Can you live with mds for 20 yrs? Got it in 2009. Hb going down reaching 10 now. Normal life. Only RBC low, others normal. No med. Yet. Am 71 yrs
Myelodysplasia: Sure, if it is isolated cytopenia like only low hemoglobinin or low platelets. You already have it for 6 years and you may continue to have it for years to come you need to stratify your risk score to see where you fit so you need a hematologist to fit all the puzzle for you. ...Read more
Both the practice of medicine as a do or a md are recognized in the usa as medical and surgical practitioners.
In the 19th century the osteopathic practice of medicine relied heavily on manipulation techniques to diagnose and treat. By the middle of the 20th century the profession moved to mainstream medicine. Now in the 21st century osteopathic training is very similar to md training. ...Read more
Public service: I like the idea of a community of physicians providing patients with reliable information about medical topics they're asking about. I joined to contribute public service, to both educate and learn, and in general, to affect people positively. Lots of questions can be answered simply, relieving anxiety or prompting to helpful resources. I'm sure others have more reasons. Thanks for asking. ...Read more
If you are completing mbbs in india and have an idea to practice medicine in usa, you are in for tough journey. Indian doctors take one of 2 options come to usa.
Complete usmle 1 and usmle 2 from india and come to usa to complete usmle 3, residency
apply for masters programs like public health, biology, get student visa and come to usa. ...Read more
None: As far as I am concerned physicians with a do are every bit as capable as physicians with a md. There are no limitations. ...Read more
Both Doctors: The big difference in training between dos & mds is that dos receive training in palpatory diagnosis, and osteopathic manipulation and philosophy. These classes let us learn another method of treating problems, in addition to medicine & surgery. www.osteopathic.com for more info. ...Read more
Blood Pressure & ED: Some BP meds have ED as a side effect. If you hubby's is complaining of ED and his BP is stable it is OK to stop the medications. Hopefully his ED will resolve. He need to monitor his BP, 2-3/week, if it starts to go abnormally high he is to contact his MD. ...Read more
Yes: Ear, nose and throat physicians working alone or in combination with speech therapists can lead to treatment and often cure of a wide variety of speech problems. The key to proper treatment is proper diagnosis. ...Read more
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