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What is "watchful waiting" and why would I choose it as a treatment?

What is "watchful waiting" and why would I choose it as a treatment?

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 more

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Watchful Waiting (Definition)

Watchful waiting, also known as expectant management, involves weighing the risks of treating an injury or illness against not treating it. Doctors will also consider the severity of symptoms the patient is having when deciding whether to "watch and ...Read more


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My doctor is doing watchful waiting for leukemia. Is this normal?

My doctor is doing watchful waiting for leukemia. Is this normal?

Possible: It depends on what kind of leukemia the patient has.. Certain leukemias like chronic lymphocytic leukemia (cll) can be watched for several years without requiring any treatment. ...Read more

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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

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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

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

Second opinion: If the pap smear is still abnormal after leep, that means the leep didn't remove all the abnormal tissue. Colposcopy should show remaining abnormality, and perhaps another leep needed. Pap smear should be normal if leep did the job. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Does one time pale stool require ER visit or can I wait to see pcp if it occurs again? No other symptoms, no meds.

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

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Any drug for fast wait loss?

No magic here: Any program that is more than 2-3 lb, or about a kg, per week is probably not safe. Go for long term control, not a short term goal. ...Read more

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What is the best way to move wait fast?

What is the best way to move wait fast?

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 more

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