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Need to know how to help with menstrual cramps?

Need to know how to help with menstrual cramps?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

Dr. Kashif Abdullah
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Period Pain (Definition)

Period pain or menstrual cramps are often referred to as dysmenorrhea, while a more accurate translation would be menalgia. Dysmenorrhea is a more encompassing term that not only describes the painful cramping associated with menses, but means that 'something isn't right ...Read more


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Can you advise for primary dysmenorrhea ?

Dysmenorrhea: At age 39, it is really important to have a good Gyn exam. Endometriosis is a not uncommon cause of dysmenorrhea. If normal exam and no other symptoms like painful intercourse or pelvic pain, would try anti prostaglandins. (Motrin/aleve) at the first hint of dysmenorrhea +/- oral contraceptives ...Read more

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I need to talk to a gynecologist!

I need to talk to a gynecologist!

Talking to gyn: Although, I am not a gynecologist, I am a family practitioner with experience in female issues. One way or another, you will need to lay out your problem. ...Read more

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Do I need a doctor to prescribe or order pt?

Do I need a doctor to prescribe or order pt?

See below: It depends on the state. In my state (massachusetts), a doctors prescription for physical therapy is required. This is not the case in every state. ...Read more

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How old do you need to be to go to a gynecologist?

How old do you need to be to go to a gynecologist?

As early as : Early teens, if you are sexually active or having other gyn issues... ...Read more

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Need advice as to how do you treat an abscess?

Need advice as to how do you treat an abscess?

Depends on cause: Teeth become abscessed from advanced decay or advanced periodontal disease. The treatment could be extraction, root canal treatment or periodontal treatment depending on the diagnosis. Don't try this at home... See a professional. ...Read more

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Do you need to treat confusional migraine?

Do you need to treat confusional migraine?

Child Neurologist: Confusional migraine is a disease of children and adolescents that is usually made by a competent child neurologist after ruling out things like encephalitis, hemorrhages, epilepsy, & drug abuse. Have your primary md refer your child to a child neurologist. Once properly diagnosed the neurologist will propose treatment options. ...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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Which doctor do I need to see for tachycardia?

Which doctor do I need to see for tachycardia?

A cardiologist: A cardiologist is a god person to evaluate tachycardia. Once appropriate work up is undetaken, referral could be made as appropriate to an electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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What to do in DES moines to get to see alternative provider?

What to do in DES moines to get to see alternative provider?

Google: On google, use the words 'alternative provider' + 'des moines' should give you a list of local providers. You could be more specific if you want for instance acupuncture or hypnotherapy by adding that term to the search. ...Read more

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Do and Can primary care physicians prescribe antidepressents (SSRI's) or do you have to go to psychiatric doctor in order to get it prescribed ?

Do and Can primary care physicians prescribe antidepressents (SSRI's) or do you have to go to psychiatric doctor in order to get it prescribed ?

Yes: Primary care providers do prescribe multiple classes of antidepressant medications. Referrals to a psychiatrist are often made based on the patient's preference or if acuity of mental health needs and followup requirements are beyond the ability of the the primary care provIder. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's anything you can do to help with rls?

Help! need to know if there's anything you can do to help with rls?

Many things can help: Two approved drugs are Pramipexole and ropinarole, and recently studies of both Gabapentin and Gabitril (tiagabine) have shown effectiveness. It can be caused by iron deficiency, and treatment of that can help reduce symptoms. There are also other treatments, including opioids and benzodiazepines, but the dependency may make the cure worse than the disease. There are also herbal and homeopathic remedies. ...Read more

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Do i need to go to the gyno to test for a hormone imbalance?

Do i need to go to the gyno to test for a hormone imbalance?

It depends: Exactly which of your body's thousands of hormones do you think are out of balance? If you're referring to ovarian hormones, then your gyn would be an excellent place to start. ...Read more

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Do you need a pelvic exam in order to get birth-control?

Do you need a pelvic exam in order to get birth-control?

Hormonal, yes: Hormonal forms of contraception are still dispensed in the usa at the md's physical examination to rule out medical conditions that might preclude their use that exam for females does include a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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What can be done to get your doctor to prescribe you pain medication?

What can be done to get your doctor to prescribe you pain medication?

Not your call.: I am always "frightened"by patients who believe they need pain meds, usually, no always meaning narcotics. They almost always have "tasted" these drugs before, frequently inappropriately! your doctor is the best arbitor of this, hopefully a creditable one. Very few patients need narcotic therapy. Narcotics are grossly overprescribed! you are male-they will kill your masculinity! great trade off! ...Read more

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Do you need to see a gynecologist even with no problems?

Do you need to see a gynecologist even with no problems?

Yes: At the very least, and exam done by a Gynecologist every 3 years will allow a normal or not pap smear and a full assessment of your overall health status to assure that you do not have "any GYN problems" even if you have no plans to use the "equipment" for reproduction or fun (sex). ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia something that a regular doctor can treat, or will I need to go to a pain clinic?

Is fibromyalgia something that a regular doctor can treat, or will I need to go to a pain clinic?

Anyone can treat: Anyone can treat it. Proper diagnosis may be best done by a rheumatologist or rehab medicine specialist or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Navita Modi
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Menstrual Pain (Definition)

A painful cramping sensation in the lower abdomen occuring just before or during the menses. It can be associated with other symptoms including, but not limited to. Headache, ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Excessive Menstrual Cramps (Definition)

there is no objective definition for excessive menstrual cramps, the diagnosis is subjective, based upon what the patient deems is too much for her and can be treated ...Read more