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No Action Required Watchful Waiting
Treatment equivocal.: In medicine there are many conditions that are either unclear at first or the treatment may be higher risk then observation. Then you just simply wait for disease to "unfold" and either declare itself or develop fully. Also, there is a number of people, who undergo "spontaneous remission" - the disease just regresses without treatment. So, 3 reasons: unclear, not worth treatment, may cure itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fish test shows 70% trisomy 12 & 77% 3'igh. I have cll. What is significance ? Am 66 y.O. Female with recent diagnosis &on watchful waiting.
Get a second opinion: Such cytogenetic abnormalities in cll means that your disease may not stay still under watchful waiting. I would suggest that you seek counseling from an expert in cll. These folks are few and far between. So you will need to consider going to a major cancer center that deals with cll. ...Read more
Always had abnormalpaps for past 6 years due to hpv. Biopsies, leep, cryo whole nine.Whats next, watchful waiting?Tired of 3/6 mo. Check ups.How to treat
If I suspect I have an ovarian cyst, does it require medical attention asap? Am i okay to wait until my scheduled day off next week?
Symptoms: Don't know what symptoms you are experiencing or what signs you are noting that cause you believe you have a cyst. If you develop severe abdominal pain - would recommend urgent medical evaluation. Otherwise an uncomplicated cyst doesn't usually require emergency attention. Take care. ...Read more
My blood pressure is 169/117 does this require me going to the hospital now or can I wait to see my doctor tomorrow?
Call your Doctor: Please do the next best thing. Call or page your doctor. ...Read more
Does one time pale stool require ER visit or can I wait to see pcp if it occurs again? No other symptoms, no meds.
Stool Changes: Hi, pale or acholic stools refer to white or tan colored stool vs brown. Stool receives its brown color from pigments in bile, a digestive secretion from the gallbladder. If you have recurrent acholic stool it could be an indicator of gallbladder dysfunction. If you are having pain/fever/nausea/abdominal or right sided back pain you should see a doctor urgently. ...Read more
Fast weight loss: Simply put, there is no "best" way to lose weight, and "fast" is never a good idea. Most weight loss (if permanent) comes with serious lifestyle and dietary modification, including portion size control, meal timing, and avoidance of "bad" foods. Then, exercise is a must. Please forget the "fast" and concentrate on the "best". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer