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I need medical advice for jaundice?

I need medical advice for  jaundice?

Need more info..: Jaundice is just a symptom with many possible causes...infection, medications, metabolic problems, even cancer. We need more information to advise you. ...Read more

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Need some medical advice please on hypertension?

Need some medical advice please on hypertension?

Hypertension: What advice do you need? Get a good dr., follow the dash diet, don't smoke, get at least half an hour of aerobic exercise a day, take any medications the dr. Prescribes as they are prescribed as well as any other suggestions your doctor gives you about your well being. If your pressure is well controlled, you should have minimal problems because of the condition. ...Read more

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Need medical advice for severe dental pain, please help!?

Need medical advice for severe dental pain, please help!?

See Dentist ASAP: In the mean time - rinse with warm salt water after eating, avoid sticky and/or sweet foods, brush area gently, take Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) as per instructions on the box. The less food and/or bacteria are hanging around the better you will feel. However the problem will not go away until you have a dental professional render proper and urgently needed care. ...Read more

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Need medical advice for severe case of internet addiction?

Need medical advice for severe case of internet addiction?

Internet addiction: Keep in mind addictions serve the function of taking you away from important aspects of your life you probably don't feel successful at managing. It is a way of taking a mental vacation from the real problems in life. If this persists consult a mental health professional who can help you deal with your addiction and also help you uncover the real concerns in your life. Best. ...Read more

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Best medical care for dermomyositis?

Best medical care for dermomyositis?

See rheumatologist: It needs to be managed by specialist with steroids along with immunosupressive drugs. It also needs extensive workup to rule out associated diseases that occur in 20 per cent of cases within 5 years of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I need medical advice for dealing with anxiety?

I need medical advice for dealing with anxiety?

What have you done : So far to address your anxiety? Medical evaluation to check for medical causes for symptoms is a good place to start. Psychiatric ; /or psychological evaluation is also important. See what recommendations come from this. In the meantime, talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat. ...Read more

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Can pharmacists dispense medical advice or just information?

Can pharmacists dispense medical advice or just information?

Yes they can..: Pharmacists may provide medical advice related to drug administration, side effects, interactions ...Read more

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What is your opinion on nurse practitioners as medical providers?

They are valuable : I don't think they should practice independently . They don't have the training to "replace" mds . We have too many professionals "practicing medicine" now days. I understand there are "shortage"and we want "options". ...Read more

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Any advice for a hypochondriac?

Any advice for a hypochondriac?

Get help: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is often the most effective approach to treating hypochondria. Psychoeducation and exposure therapy have been used as well as treatment with antidepressant medications when warranted. ...Read more

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Medical records. Is there any way to obtain my medical records?

Medical records. Is there any way to obtain my medical records?

Each : Each doctor's office or hospital has different policies regarding this matter, however your medical records should be made available to you in a timely fashion. Most facilities merely require a signed authorization, usually to be signed in person. If the records are in another state they may have another method for obtaining them. Remember you have a right as a patient to have access to your medical records. This includes all labs, x-rays, and clinic notes. Another method of obtaining medical records would be to have your current primary provider request to have your records released to them, which also requires your signature, this tends to be a little quicker in most case. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do you obtain personal medical records?

How do you obtain personal medical records?

Request it: You need to request it from the doctor's office or healthcare facility. They will have a form for you to complete or ask you to send in a signed, written request. They can also charge you for reproduction costs (modest fee). ...Read more

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Why do health insurance plans require a medical exam?

Why do health insurance plans require a medical exam?

Insurers are in the: Business of collecting premiums and paying as few claims as possible. Some ask a few questions, deferring an exam, many want not only historical data, an exam, but urine and blood work. If they do not see what they like, you wll not be offered a policy. ...Read more

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Need medical advice for severe hip pain!?

Need medical advice for severe hip pain!?

Depends: Depends on the location of the "hip." the term "hip" is often not specifically localizing, even for physicians. If pain in in the groin, actual hip joint may be involved. If pain is on the side, it may be bursitis. If pain is in the butt, other possibilities. This would have to be localized and then specific treatment of bursal injection, identification and assurance of no fx. ...Read more

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Any advice for treating hard stools?

Any advice for treating hard stools?

Tips: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more

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Should an optometrist have basic medical knowledge?

Should an optometrist have basic medical knowledge?

Would be helpful: Optometrists go to a post college school which is 1/2 business and 1/2 basic eye disease and eyeglass/contact evaluation and care. They do not get general medical training and are not truly doctors although they grant themselves a doctors degree. Because of these deficiencies they do not currently take a board exam. For the best eye care, see an ophthalmologist who has full training. ...Read more

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When should you seek immediate medical help for sciatica?

When should you seek immediate medical help for sciatica?

Immediate Care: If you have weakness or bowel/bladder incontinence than it can be an emergency that may need to be evaluated for surgery. This suggests that the disc is significant compressing nerves in the spinal canal reducing their function. Generally though, a majority of slipped discs or herniations are mostly painful and resolve over time and do not cause long term effects. ...Read more

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I need an expert opinion who can review my medical case.

I need an expert opinion who can review my medical case.

Depends: If you have a workers compensation or injury, doctors who perform independent medical examination can reveiw your case. If you are seeking a second opinion the experts in that feild or specialise in that type of medicine will be appropriate. ...Read more

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When should an itp patient seek emergency medical attention?

When should an itp patient seek emergency medical attention?

Bleeding: You should seek medical care when you notice an increase in the frequency or severity of bruising or bleeding. It does not necessarily require a visit to an emergency room, but you should at least contact your hematologist. ...Read more

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