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Hello doc, I am 24, male. Recently have noticed that I am losing hair. Please suggest some remedies. Family have no problem as such.

Hello doc, I am 24, male. Recently have noticed that I am losing hair. Please suggest some remedies. Family have no problem as such.

Causes-Genes;stress: Main reason for hair loss is heredity. Also, stress can make you loose hair, (apart from medical conditions like low hemoglobin in blood) --- see a dermatologist, let him/her examine you and advise you. ...Read more

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I am 25 years old & my head hairs has stared falling. This is our family problem men hairs start falling before 30. Any cure? Which doctor to visit?

I am 25 years old & my head hairs has stared falling. This is our family problem men hairs start falling before 30. Any cure? Which doctor to visit?

Yes: Topical minoxidil (Rogaine) is effective for male pattern baldness but needs to be applied to the scalp as directed lifelong. If use is stopped, newly grown hair will fall out again unfortunately. Hair transplants (hair plugs) are an option as well, performed by a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Male, 21, My doc said I have short stature compared to my family members due to malnutrition, any chances that my growth plate still open?

Male, 21, My doc said I have short stature compared to my family members due to malnutrition, any chances that my growth plate still open?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that your growth plates are still open. If they are, they are nearly closed at your age and it is very unlikely that you will get much more longitudinal growth at age 21. ...Read more

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My newborn son was circumcised but not "cut" the doctor put some kind of ring around his tip. The men in my family have a history of being well endowed. It looks as though the ring is too small and maybe getting infected. I'm not familiar with this proced

My newborn son was circumcised but not "cut" the doctor put some kind of ring around his tip. The men in my family have a history of being well endowed. It looks as though the ring is too small and maybe getting infected. I'm not familiar with this proced

Plastibell: Some physicians use a plastic device called a "plastibell" for circumcisions. After the procedure a grooved plastic ring is left in place around the tip & will fall off a week or so later. It often is covered with serum like you have in a burn blister & that crusts & looks gross. What you describe is pretty normal for a few days out. I quit using the device when I could choose the equipment I wanted. ...Read more

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I'm a fit 45 year old male who sometimes smokes. My immediate family history includes diabetes and heart disease. What tests should I ask my doc for?

I'm a fit 45 year old male who sometimes smokes. My immediate family history includes diabetes and heart disease. What tests should I ask my doc for?

Glucose and lipids: If your fasting glucose is normal, a glucose tolerance test is appropriate to diagnose diabetes. You should also have your cholesterol checked. Height, weight, blood pressure should be checked and your bmi calculated. You can't change your genes but you can reduce other risk factors - including smoking! ...Read more

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39 Y/O Male W/Hx of GAD & Panic disorder. Family doc started me on testosterone injects this a.m. after lab score of 216. Reading cardio S.E. Worried!

39 Y/O Male W/Hx of GAD & Panic disorder. Family doc started me on testosterone injects this a.m. after lab score of 216. Reading cardio S.E. Worried!

Cardio SE: Of testosterone therapy are from poorly conducted studies of poorly controlled populations and the purported side effects have been vastly overblown by media in search of headlines. However, if the planned injections are large doses every couple of weeks, the big swings in your levels could make you feel worse. Better for you to give small doses yourself a couple of times a week to avoid this. ...Read more

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Can my family doctor do a male to female hormone replacement therapy to myself?

Can my family doctor do a male to female hormone replacement therapy to myself?

Hormone replacement: Yes, your doctor should be able to guide you through this. If the doctor is not comfortable please see a Gynecologist. ...Read more

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Does family doctors give birthcontrol? Like shots?

Does family doctors give birthcontrol? Like shots?

Family doctors can: The vast majority of family doctors will be wiling to prescribe birth control for you. The shots, called depo, are one option for birth control. The shots contain a hormone called Progesterone that prevents pregnancy, and they need to be given every three months. A family doctor should be able to help you choose the best birth control method for you. ...Read more

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What if my family member refuses to see a doctor?  

What if my family member refuses to see a doctor?  

Well: Who doesn't like doctors! Well, seriously
you can't force anyone, unless it is a psychiatric patient out of their mind, aggressive and trying to hurt themselves or others.
However you can talk on his/her behalf to his doctor and see how his/her condition is serios, based on your observations, and what outcome can be expected without medical intervention, and than try again talk to your relative. ...Read more

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Can doctors in a family medicine practice do surgery?

Can doctors in a family medicine practice do surgery?

Minor only: Family pactice doctor usually do minor surgery such as repair laceraton. Minor office procedures only. Some does assist in surgery as an assistant with a surgeon. Since malpractic insurance is very high even as assitant, very few fp still do assistant in surgery anymore. ...Read more

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What can you do to see a different doctor to your regular family one?

What can you do to see a different doctor to your regular family one?

That depends..: If it is a specialist - some offices accept self-referrals and others require referral from another medical provider. If you desire a second opinion your physician can often help to arrange this. Quite often, just picking up the phone will do the trick. But, check with your insurance company regarding specifics. ...Read more

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How can I get a temporary family doc and meds till I find one in a new town?

How can I get a temporary family doc and meds till I find one in a new town?

Tap Into Health Care: Well, let's think about this. Hmmmm. You want to find someone you can trust and get hold of as needed. Would be pretty cool if you could start a dialogue from home. Not too expensive. Chance to ask questions. No traffic jams or stuffy waiting room. Well, let's see. Aha!! I suggest you try a HealthTap doctor! Just get in touch with them on the website and get the ball rolling. You won't regret it ...Read more

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What are the difference between doctors of family medicine and internal medicine?

What are the difference between doctors of family medicine and internal medicine?

Training + patients: They complete different residency training programs after medical school graduation. Internists specialize in medical (not surgical) care for adults, whereas family physicians care for adults, children, and may also do some obstetrics or surgery. There is more overlap with primary care internists, who may also do women's health care (but don't deliver babies or see children). ...Read more

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Does a mentally disabled patient's family & doctors have the right to make decisions on their behalf?

Does a mentally disabled patient's family & doctors have the right to make decisions on their behalf?

Guardianship: If they have been found legally incompetent to make these determinations then a guardian is appointed, who acts on the individual's behalf. Sometimes this is a family member and at times can be someone appointed by the court. Usually this occurs because the individual does not recognize the illness. Only in an emergency can the doctors act without the okay of the patient or legal guardian. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is normal for critical care doctors to not update family member on a loved ones status?

Please tell me if it is normal for critical care doctors to not update family member on a loved ones status?

Not usually: It really depends on which team is the primary team taking care of your loved one. Many times the critical care team is the primary team who is responsible for updating family members as well as providing care. Sometimes however the critical care team is only a consultant team and at the request of the primary team may give minor updates to the family if the primary team wants to take that role. ...Read more

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Is there a way to be diagnosed for mental illnesses by a doctor without them telling my family members about them?

Is there a way to be diagnosed for mental illnesses by a doctor without them telling my family members about them?

Mental illness: Its possible to talk to a psychiatrist you are 22 and can consent for your treatment. The family history is important to gather info to come up with diagnosis and treatment recommendations. I would recommend not be hesitant if need good help have to provide all that is happening and relevant. Its never a good idea to hide info when seeking treatment as it can be damaging. Relax and be your self. ...Read more

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I have a app with my family doc coming up. What would be the best way to write down bothersome problems and get all of them answered?

Good question: Write them in order of importance and if two or more are associated, keep them together. Be specific, and give approximate duration of problem, answer truthfully, any questions asked, and don't be surprised if everything cannot be addressed at one time. ...Read more

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