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Need doctor's help! will intestinal blockage interfere with a hernia?

Need doctor's help! will intestinal blockage interfere with a hernia?

Other way around: A hernia can definitely lead to an intestinal blockage. That can be life threatening. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Volvulus (Definition)

A condition in which a loop of intestine twists, cutting off blood supply to the part of the intestine beyond the twisted area. It is seen as an emergency because the twisted loop ...Read more


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I need help with small bowel obstruction?

I need help with small bowel obstruction?

Small bowel obstruct: Ion is a medical emergency. It should be treated by confirming the diagnosis, bowel rest, possible decompression with a nasogastric tube on suction. If not resolving within 24 hours, surgical exploration is indicated to avoided ischemic or dead bowel. Do not delay if you think you are obstructed. This is not to be treated t home! ...Read more

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Need help with diet for diverticulitis and gallstones?

Need help with diet for diverticulitis and gallstones?

Will differ: Gallstones cause symptoms when they block the function of the gallbladder after eating fatty foods. Thus avoiding fatty foods like fried and high fat foods may be helpful. For diverticulitis, the blockage of diverticular sac openings is the root cause for inflammation. Avoiding constipation by eating more fiber and drinking more water, and to exercise more frequently. ...Read more

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Need help with my bladder problemI?

 Need help with my bladder problemI?

Water: Water is the best thing for the bladder. Cut out caffeine, alcohol, carbonated beverages and spicy foods. Urgency can occur from hyperactive receptors on bladder and stress. There are medications to help this. If leakage with coughing or sneezing occur, losing weight and kegel exercises can be helpful. If menopausal, vaginal estrogens can be helpful. ...Read more

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Need help with physiotherapy, who can I talk to?

Need help with physiotherapy, who can I talk to?

A Physiatrist, : An orthopedist, your family doctor or even sometimes a neurologist. What's the problem? Certain injuries require less expertise to diagnose and treat, like a sprained ankle. Some injuries can be quite complicated. ...Read more

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What will help with chronic constipation?

What will help with chronic constipation?

Fluids: Drinking 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated non alcoholic fluid daily will correct most chronic constipation issues in 2-3 weeks, but you have to continue the regimen from that point on. Sometimes adding a prokinetic like regla, rx from doctor can help with your other 2 medical diagnoses. Check with your GI doctor. ...Read more

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Does someone with rectocele need to see gyn and GI or just gi?

Does someone with rectocele need to see gyn and GI or just gi?

Rectocele : Often causes difficulty completing bowel movements, sometimes uncomfortable sex. Consult a gyn or urogynecologist. ...Read more

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Can a family physician help with mental illness or do I need to see a specialist?

Can a family physician help with mental illness or do I need to see a specialist?

Often the first step: Family physicians can certainly help with some mental illnesses. When these are more severe, complex, or the initial trials of medicines don't work, they generally refer to psychiatrists. Also, a family physician will most likely not be doing psychotherapeutic treatments -- which are very important in many psychiatric conditions. Some have done combined fp/psychiatry residencies, though. ...Read more

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Abdominal burning and tenderness. Who can help with needed answers?

Abdominal burning and tenderness. Who can help with needed answers?

A family physician: Burning sensation in abdomen w/ tenderness can be many things. Onset, location, duration, character, aggravating factors, relieving factors, temporal factors all need to be discussed to further narrow down possible issues - at this point, could be reflux, stress, gastritis, aortic dissection or even stomach cancer.... Need more info - if pain is severe and persistent, see your physician. ...Read more

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Will any doctors do pro bono work if a person can't work and need to get seen to help with ssi?

No: If you are paying the lawyer you also need to pay the doctor. Ask the lawyer if he would work for free. The doctor needs to pay malpractice, and all those forms take a lot of time to fill out plus sometimes they will cite you for a deposition. The days of freebies are OVER ...Read more

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Can lactobacillus help with tonsil stones , can probiotics help too, or what do you recomend please help?

Can lactobacillus help with tonsil stones , can probiotics help too, or what do you recomend please help?

Oral hygiene: There are really no medications, or diet that can prevent tonsil stones. They are calcified debris from the mouth and to some extent the nasal cavity. Preventing accumulation of debris in you mouth with salt water rinses after meals, good oral hygiene, (including tongue scraping), and nasal lavages if congestion is present, can help. If dramatic symptoms persist, tonsil removal is an option. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics help with gallbladder disease?

Can antibiotics help with gallbladder disease?

No: Antibiotics do not help with gallbladder disease except in the case of gallbladder infection, in which case they are only useful as an adjunct to surgery. ...Read more

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Can neuromuscular release technique...Will that help with sciatica pain?If not can you recommend or suggest once and for all what will resolve pain?

Can neuromuscular release technique...Will that help with sciatica pain?If not can you recommend or suggest once and for all what will resolve pain?

Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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Ent or throat specialists..I need help ! which do I see?

Ent or throat specialists..I need help ! which do I see?

Both: Ent is ear, nose & throat but you might go see your family doc first since we're trained to take care of the majority of common issues. Of course, we'll refer you to the appropriate specialist as deemed necessary if your condition is beyond our skill set. ...Read more

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I need help finding a medical doctor not a chiropractor, to help us brace and do physical therapy with our daughter vs jumping to surgery forscoliosis?

I need help finding a medical doctor not a chiropractor, to help us brace and do physical therapy with our daughter vs jumping to surgery forscoliosis?

Pediatric Ortho: You need a pediatric orthopedist who specializes in the treatment of childhood/adolescent scoliosis.These folks usually work at the nearest children's hospital. ...Read more

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Diagonzied with Hiatal Hernia ( 3cm) Grade A with reflux. Do not want to go for surgery.

Diagonzied with Hiatal Hernia ( 3cm) Grade A with reflux. Do not want to go for surgery.

Hiatal hernia: You may not like the idea but examination by a surgeon is very likely to result in a recommendation for surgical correction. If you don't follow through with this you are likely to get worse, not better. Sure, nobody likes surgery if not necessary but at the very least you should see a surgeon. ...Read more

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Are you able to help with stomach problems?

Are you able to help with stomach problems?

Depends: You have to be more specific than "stomach problems". Where is the pain, when is the pain, what is the quality of the pain, any other symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, blood in the stool etc. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! will melotonin help with sinuses?

Need doctor's help! will melotonin help with sinuses?

No: Melatonin is of no benefit directly with the sinuses. It might help you sleep better and if lack of sleep is contributing to your sinus problem then it could help. ...Read more