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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
Things to ponder: The body has an immune system that provides a response to invasion by germs. A low grade fever increases the heart rate, which circulates the white cells & antibodies to bring them to the site of invasion. The lungs breathe faster or deeper to provide more oxygen for the work. As long as the kid feels well enough to drink, feed & enjoy TV or other distractions I see no need to treat such a temp. ...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
Watchful waiting of a 1.8cm ovarian dermoid via ultrasound. CT scan showed fat. If it hasn't grown at all in 1.5 years, is it likely to be cancerous?
No, it: is not likely to be cancerous, if CT identifies the characteristic densities(esp. fat) it is 98-99% diagnostic for benign dermoid. For small lesions like yours, many advocate annual monitoring for stability. If there is a significant size increase, it becomes more prone to rupture or ovarian torsion, so surgical excision is usually recommended for larger lesions. ...Read more
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 red/maroon blood on stool & toilet paper require a Dr. visit? I'm only 30 & have had occasional instances of this over several years. wait&watch?
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
When baby asks: Simple answer really... When baby asks. Breastfeeding is supposed to be on demand. On average it should be every 2-3 hours but babies cluster feed at times, especially in the middle of the night (when you breastfeeding hormone peaks). Then it may be every 1-2 hours for a bit. Remember that sometimes baby is just looking to soothe and not feed if they are seeming hungrier more than that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fewer calories: The answer is to burn more calories than you take in.This is very hard in that the body will do everything it can to preserve those calories.It is useful to know that fat has double the calories as carbs or protein-so every time you refuse french fries and take a salad with no fat dressing you win.Exercise-like a 30 min walk-will do wonders!try it and let us know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat healthy foods: that are high in calories. Eat 6 meals /day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil & canola oil. ...Read more
Foods no chew: Yes they are called soups.Get a more detailed answer ›