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BonnieB ~ I think you can email
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Hep c: There has been an influx of new medications available for hep. C treatment, but I am not sure if those will be suitable for you. It depends on the stage of your liver disease (if it is full blown cirrhosis), the side effects of those might be bad enough to warrant their use. Also, your age might be a restrictive factor. All in all, each of that needs to be carefully considered with a physician. ...Read more
The PRIME doctors...: HealthTap PRIME doctors can see photos you upload into your FILES (just click on FILES at the left of the screen, if on a computer). You can also send photos while in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. Doctors answering the regular, free questions are NOT able to see your images or photos. To use HealthTap PRIME, one must be at least 18 years old. For example, a parent can call for a teen. ...Read more
blood donation: Non of the medications listed are a contraindication for blood transfusion. You should hold Aspirin for about 1-2 days before donation. ...Read more
If you look at my profile pic can you tell me what kind of bite that is and should I be concerned?
Staph Infection: Please go see your doctor today. We are in the middle of a dangerous skin infection epidemic caused by various forms of Staph bacteria. In my practice every single person over the past two years who thought they had a bite had a staph infection. This is nothing to just sit at home and observe. Especially if there is pus or abscess in the lesion. ...Read more
Would the symptoms listed on my profile be consistent with a fibromyalgia dx? I have been in pain for months.
What profile?: What profile? Pain reproduced by pressure on specific areas of back and neck and sleep disturbance are most characteristic. ...Read more
Whenever I get cold I get very spotty? Is this normal? Everyone thinks this is abnormal. I have a pic on my profile
SEEING SPOTS!: Though viruses can cause rashes and other skin lesions, certain bacterial infections can also produce skin symptoms. Strep infections come to mind. Can't provide further recommendation without getting further clinical information and seeing the "spots". Please feel free to connect with me via my inbox for a consult and further recommendations. ...Read more
Is my profile viewable by other health tap members, or just by you, the doctors? Who can view the questions I submit?
Not sure: As far as the providers, we have limited information and are answering based mainly on age and gender and the amount of information provided in the question. ...Read more
20, Female, severe mental health conditions mentioned in my profile. Keep thinking I'm less likely to live past 40. Is there any truth to this?
No!: No reason to believe that your mental health problems will cause early death. ...Read more
Can a dr please look at my profile symptoms? See what you think any suggestions I don't think my dr is looking at the full picture and connecting dots
Get a 2nd opinion: If you're not satisfied w/your current care, get a second opinion. Ask around. Talk to your friends & family about who they like & trust. Of course, it'll cost money so be prepared to pay out of pocket if this new doc doesn't accept your insurance or if your insurance balks since they've already paid for your 1st doc. But do understand, we can't just look at profile symptoms w/o physical exam. ...Read more
I already put my symptoms in for this website earlier. Letting u know that pic of my problem so Dr. Can get a look is in my profile & profile is done.
Try HealthTap PRIME: HealthTap PRIME doctors see and treat you, via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images while in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. (Doctors answering HealthTap BASIC free questions are not able to see patients' images or photos.) ...Read more
Is there any docs that will please take a min to look at my symptoms on my profile, it gives u a better understanding u can't get in this 1 ques please help!
Question fuzzy: Patients need to tell us what, where, when, why, how, who, etc. When did problem start, is constant, what type pain, does pain radiate, what diagnosis from other doctor, does activity incite symptom, does lying down or food worsen, what body part affected, any injuries, etc. Doctors need clues in order to improve our guessability. ...Read more
Dizziness: Your profile indicates only that you are a 69 year-old male from beaverton or. The list of possible causes for low-grade dizziness in such a person is very long. They include dehydration, medication side effects, and complex inner ear and brainstem problems. First one needs to establish whether this is true vertigo or not. Your family doctor can evaluate your symptoms & help find the cause. ...Read more
What pic: Physicians participating on the public site have no access to data not visible in your question. Such access is part of the private consultations you can set up through the system. The general site is not for diagnosis and treatment of specific problems. It does try to provide direction that the many site visitors can use to handle similar issues. ...Read more
How likely is someone with all My neck conditions listed in my profile to end up needing surgery at some point?
Cervical disc: Variable. How much herniation 1 mm versus 4, cord impingment, pain/numbness, dropping, decrease strength. Would discuss options like traction, laser, decompression, physical therapy with your spine expert, physical medicine doc, physical therapist. Techniques in spine surgery are also changing with new advances over the next few years like artificial discs, minimally invasive surgery Good luck ...Read more
Plz check my profile condition is chronic prostatitis I have mentio ED all there with images plz give a suitable medcine for me?
Please look at the conditions in my profile and advise me if I should start in dermatology, neurology, or general medicine please?
PCP always first.:
Always start with your pcp. No matter what. If you don't have one do your research and find one.
The general practitioner is the first educated medical advisor to guide you with this and all of your medical concerns. Let him/her decide the best next step in management in your treatment and / or referral to the most appropriate specialist. ...Read more
With all the medications I'm prescribed if you look on my profile, don't you think it's possibly the Wellbutrin that I should ween off?
Discontinuing Meds: Your profile does not include a list of the medications you are prescribed. It poses ethical issues for a doctor who is not the prescribing physician to recommend stopping a med. Wellbutrin is a widely prescribed antidepressant that helps addictive and compulsive behaviors like smoking and overeating with few sexual side effects. About 40% of patients lose weight on it in contrast with SSRI's. ...Read more
How can I lose fat? Look at my profile picture tell me how much fat I should lose and how please. I'm 16. 5'4 1/4 and weigh 123.6 pounds
Dietician: Your best bet is to have one consultation with a dietician who will tell you what your ideal weight is, review your current eating habits and outline a proper diet for you to follow. It's also advisable to include a good exercise program and a physical trainer could instruct you about that. Bear in mind that your ideal weight will increase as you grow older. ...Read more
Can you see my current symptoms in my profile? I know it takes a while for back pain to resolve, but I wonder if I should wait any longer.
Back pain: Back pain can take a long time to heal. However, the back pain can heal faster if you have a spine specialist that can give you some treatments that will speed recovery. These range from specific back exercises, neuropathic pain and anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and pain management. You don't have to do it alone. ...Read more
My face is wider on one side than other. I have noticed this for about 2-3 years now. What could it be? You can see pictures in my profile
Irregular growth: Approximately 1 in 10 people have some type of irregular facial growth and development. For men, this can occur as late as 19-25 years of age. ...Read more
Could a vertical nystagmus, that happens sometimes early in the morning, indicate something about the symptoms/conditions listed on my profile?
Nystagmus refers to:
An oscillatory but not rhythmic ocular movements and has classically been divided into 2 broad categories based on the clinical appearance- pendular or jerk nystagmus.
Important? Include tempo of symptoms (sx), associated sx, and whether it is monocular/asymmetric binocular, or symmetric binocular oscillations. Both of the medications listed can cause/contribute. You need to talk with your doc. ...Read more
I am 29 and take 5 prescribed meds the doc says there helping there listed in my profile if I take them right can I live a normal life taking them?
Healthy lifestyle: The best thing to ensure a long healthy life is to take great care of your body. Get 7-8 hours of sleep every night, eat a lot of fruits and veggies skipping refined sugars, getting 60 minutes of exercise 5-6 days a week. This will help with blood pressure, gastric issues and relaxation. ...Read more
Dr. Gabor are symtons I added in my profile normal with my MRI results.? Is waiting till appt safe or should I let primary dr. Kno of new symptoms
File: I don't think I can access your file unless you select me as your doc. ...Read more
When we patients submit questions here what exactly the doctors on healthtap see from information beside the question? What info in my profile do u see
Limited Info: The clinician see a small profile pic, a screen name, a gender symbol, an age and text questions or comments. Below the comment section are tag words and that's about it. ...Read more
How can I help?: I'm not sure what you need help with. Please feel free to contact me directly via private email to discuss the issues you are having. I'm not sure what lodema is, perhaps a spelling error? ...Read more
Sorry: We do not have access to pics of your bumps. You will need to be seen. ...Read more
I don't think we: Can access them if not on Prime. Are you asking or telling with your comment? ...Read more