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New To The Us Doctor Says I Have Diabetes And Pregnancy Please Comment
Gestational diabetes: It means you need to check with your doctor further. Have blood sugars monitored every day, initially an attempt to controll them will be with diet. If nu success medication will be added and your pregnancy will become a high risk pregnancy. Best advice: keep your appts with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Anemia: Anemia is decrease level of hemoglobin below the normal range. It is very common condition. Now, the important part is to find the cause. Because, once you know the cause you can treat anemia. It can be caused by bleeding, decrease production of red blood cells- eg. Iron or vit deficiency, or if there is destruction of blood. See your doctor and get some test. In a complex case-see a hematologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Enteritis is an inflammation of the bowel. Without knowing what type of enteritis or its cause it is difficult to know if you should be overly concerned. Some causes dissipate spontaneously, others are quite easily treated, and some forms of enteritis may be chronic and prone to the development of complications. Find out more about your illness and ask again. ...Read more
Remove them: Polyps are often found on colonoscopy. If they are removed (which they should be), they will be sent to a pathologist, who can make sure they are not cancerous. If they are benign, nothing more is needed except a follow up colonoscopy in 3-5 years. If the polyp is cancerous, more treatment including surgery is likely required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am pregnant, live in Nigeria but hope to deliver my baby in the US. Please let me know what it takes to have a doc consult with me.
Medical society: I would advise contacting your local county medical society and/or hospital for a physician referral. ...Read more
Hey Dr. I wrote a lot of thing about me and my ill in my profile. Can you have access to it? If not, tell me and i'll write again.
I want to understand about the semen analysis report that I have know of my husband please tell me is there any defects or need to give treatment?
What analysis?: Without specifics about the report, we can offer you nothing. You must realize that your husband and his physician alone have seen the results. Period. ...Read more
Need to know the results of my blood as you say you will phone seceraty regarding me etc and write me....I am very concerned now..aniexty.
See your doctor: Sorry but this anonymous question format is not the correct method for obtaining personalized health answers such as blood test results. See your doctor or consider using HealthTap Prime if you need to speak with an physician privately. Anxiety should be addressed with your primary care doctor with likely referral to psychologist/psychiatrist. Take care. ...Read more
I want to change my family doctor. Want to make sure the next doctor is 100% better than the one i have. How can I research & trust what i'm reading?
Great question: Use the doctor directory here to find doctors by specialty & location. The docscore gives an objective quality indication (based on training, experience, and the degree that colleagues agree with a doctor's answers.) most important, read the doctor's answers to patient questions - they reveal exactly what kind of a doctor they are (expertise, compassion, personality, attitude). ...Read more
I was given ZOCON AS KIT by my doctor saying that i have vaginits. i want to know the main reason behind this infection..is it because of my partner? is it an STD? should my partner also take this medicine? kindly guide me...please explain me in detail th
Need diagnosis: This medication is not available in the US. It is a combination anti-fungal and antibiotic. It can be used to treat non sexually transmitted infections like yeast and bacterial vaginosis. It also can be used to treat sexually transmitted Trichomoniasis. It is important that your doctor tell you which infection is causing your vaginitis. Contact them and ask. This is important to know ...Read more
Is the a doctor that understands pfts on here that i can message to help me understand my pft results more i talked to the doctor but i still don't it?
Pulmonlogist: Your request is beyond the scope of this site. You should consult a pulmonary doctor or allergist to help you out on this. Any lab studies need to be interpreted along with the patient's history and physical exam findings. I presume that the doctor who ordered it did not provide the answers you needed. ...Read more
I am so worried. My kids only need to see the doctor for sports physicals. Now one has celiac disease. What should I say, in terms of effects on health and well-being?
Be honest: Celiac disease can in some cases affect performance with fatigue and side effects of medication. Sports physicals are designed (hopefully) to try and find out about serious risks such as impending heart stoppage, asthma and aspects of physical fragility which would render athletic performance hazardous. Celiac disease is not one of those. ...Read more
For Holter monitor report I have with me.What info is necessary that i should copy in my next question for the drs here to comment on? what's specifics
If u feel any: possible cardiac symptoms like racing heart beats or skipping or irregular heart beats,stronger then normal heart beats.Also if u experience any dizziness,lightheadedness,shortness of breath,nausea,sweats,chest pain radiating to neck ,back,jaw,or down left arm ,or to both shoulders.Also important to note the time of day these symptoms occur and what activity level. ...Read more
It's about trust: The first visit to a doctor is the meeting of two strangers, so the establishment of trust is most important. Ideally, you would want to feel comfortable sharing everything with your doctor. Only you can decide if the doctor has earned your trust enough to do that. It's helpful to let the doctor know there are things that are difficult to talk about and see how he or she reacts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my dr. wants to try me on the cancer drug tamoxifen for infertility. I have never had cancer. is this ok?
Yes: Tamoxifen is used to prevent breast cancer where it suppresses estrogen binding, it can act as an estrogenic stimulus on ovarian tissue initiating ovulation induction by a mechanism similar to clomiphene citrate. This drug Clomid is able to bind to estrogen receptors in the hypothalamus. preventing the brain from seeing the negative signal from estrogen This stimulates production of FSH. ...Read more
Hi How are you?
My family member would like to know how to read preg report?
Her Gyno is away for three weeks.
Review the report: You'd need to upload the report and state as clearly as possible what questions you'd like answered. This could be done for you online with an Inbox consult; if this sounds helpful I (and others) will be glad to help you. Good wishes. ...Read more
Just wanted to say a big thank you to all the doctors here.I live in the uk and we have nothing like this here.Your advice has been wonderful.
Good to hear that!: You are very welcome! we doctors enjoy helping people, friends, acquaintances, or strangers alike. Share this healthtap site with your friends and family, so we can touch even more lives! ...Read more
I have recurrent miscarriages and am preparing to see a new doctor. What medical history information should I get from my family that would helpful?
Genetic : Some family information is important. You want to know about any genetic.Disorders. You would want to know about any family history of mental retardation. Also you want to know about any infertility or anyone else having recurrent miscarriages. And it is important to know at what age your mother went through menopause. That information may not be useful but it may be important. ...Read more
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