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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As early as : Early teens, if you are sexually active or having other gyn issues... ...Read more
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
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
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 ?
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
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
What kind of doctor can treat and test for diabetes insipidus? Do i need to go to a urologist...Or do I need to go to an endocrinologist?
Family medicine: Please start with your family physician. There is no need to start with specialty care for this common problem. ...Read more
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
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