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My wife thinks I should see someone for my centipede sting. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my centipede sting. Should i?

If infected: If it localized itvwill resolve.If it is warm and swollen it may require antibiotics from doctor. ...Read more

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Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Sting by fish in water is another common experience many of ...Read more


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My wife thinks I should see someone for my allergies. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my allergies. Should i?

Allergy visit: I agree that if symptoms are not controlled with medications, or require constant meds, or develop additional symptoms such as asthma or sinusitis then a specialist visit is probably warranted. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my swollen eye. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my swollen eye. Should i?

Absolutely: Eye swelling is not a normal condition. It may be a sign of infection, which can be permanently blinding or even life-threatening. Delay of treatment can lead to devastating results. Listen to your wife and get yourself to an eye doctor today. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my diarrhea. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my diarrhea.  Should i?

Peace in the home: Probably; especially if it has been for a while, is bothersome, is associated with fever, bleeding, weight loss, joint pains, or other symptoms. Someone has to look out for you; it is probably your wife. Nothing to lose by getting checked out. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my penis pain. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my penis pain.  Should i?

Yes: A physician can help to determine the cause of the pain, which is necessary to decide how to treat it. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my sciatica. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my sciatica.  Should i?

Possibly: If the reason for sciatica is unknown, if the symptoms are changing, if there is weakness or numbness, or if the sciatica interferes with your activities or is otherwise having an adverse effect on your quality of life, i would say yes. If reason known and harmless, symptoms are stable and not bothering you, and you don't want to seek help, then i would say no. Others may have different opinions. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my tendonitis. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my tendonitis. Should i?

Need rest: Tendonitis is an overuse injury from repetitive activity such as playing tennis or running. Rest or changing activity will often result in healing. A non steroidal anti inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen will lessen the pain and swelling of tendonitis. Take the medicine with food. Stop if you have stomach pain. Stop after ten to 14 days. See doc if not improving. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my shakes. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my shakes. Should i?

Yes: Shakes can mean many things...Anxiety on the mild end of things. Alcohol withdrawal, hyperthyroidism, neurological disease, muscular disease are more dangerous. Get checked out. Your primary doc can start workup, or can see neurologist. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my asthma. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my asthma.  Should i?

This is a question?: I've rarely met a married man who came to see me without the urging of his wife. Because you are married you have at least one other person relying on your good health besides you. Perhaps there are more. Go see your primary care physician. I'll go out on a limb & say invite your wife to accompany you to the visit. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my celiac. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my celiac.  Should i?

Why not?: It might be helpful to discuss this with a doctor for a variety of reasons. They might be able to confirm that you indeed have celiac disease. A doctor can reinforce an appropriate diet with you. We can also help to explain the complications of celiac disease which range from rashes (dermatitis herpetaformis, eg) to anemia. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my epistaxis. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my epistaxis. Should i?

It depends: You should see a doctor for nosebleeds if they are occurring regularly, are hard to stop, interfere with you life, etc. If it is just an occasional annoyance, it is up to you. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my palpitations. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my palpitations. Should i?

If they bother you: Palpitations are usually caused by extra heart beats, which all normal people can have. However, if they are associated with shortness of breath, chest pain, lightheadedness, passing out spells, they could be a sign of an arrhythmia and you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my finger laceration. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my finger laceration. Should i?

Yes: Finger and hand lacerations (cuts) need further evaluation by a qualified physician because it is very easy to damage other structures, such as nerves or tendons. Also, it is very easy to get an infection in your fingers or hands, and those can spread very quickly and become a serious problem if untended. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my esophagitis. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my esophagitis. Should i?

GERD is common: Gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is very common, but in some may result in damage to your esophagus ("esophagitis"). Esophagitis when inadequately treated can progress from a red, irritated esophagus, to one that develops erosions or ulcers, to one that becomes narrowed by scar tissue, or even develops pre-cancerous cells (barrett's esophagitis). Risks vary with age & years of symptoms. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my narcolepsy. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my narcolepsy. Should i?

Absolutely : Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that causes excessive sleepiness and frequent daytime sleep attacks.Narcolepsy is a nervous system disorder. It is caused by a hypocretin deficiency in the hypothalamus. Symptoms include sleepiness, hallucinations, paralysis when laughing. The treatment of narcolepsy has much improved in the last decade. ...Read more

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My wife thinks I should see someone for my colitis. Should i?

My wife thinks I should see someone for my colitis. Should i?

Dude!?: I'd have to side with your wife on this one. Colitis, while more or less harmless, may progress to a more serious problem if left unchecked. It should also be properly diagnosed as other more serious causes of abdominal pain may mimic colitis. Wives know best and it appears she's concerned about you. ...Read more

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