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Why do doctors make their patients wait months for an appointment and then push you out after seeing you for only 15 minutes?

Why do doctors make their patients wait months for an appointment and then push you out after seeing you for only 15 minutes?

In general, we don't: We doctors don't do that. The machine does that. The machine is the system that causes all these undesirable effects in delivering healthcare. There is enormous demand for healthcare (many people needing help), but a limited supply of doctors plus an unwillingness of society to move more funds into training and hiring more doctors, to better match the demand (actually, more complicated than that). ...Read more

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How long after diagnosis should I wait to see a specialist?

Soon as possible: If it has been determined that you need to see a specialist, then waiting longer than logistically necessary is neglect. I recognize that there can be difficulties in seeing a specialist, but you should see one as soon as you can be scheduled. ...Read more

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5w6d based on scan.. no heartbeat nor baby yet.. will i be able to see it on the 7th or wait till the 8th?

5w6d based on scan.. no heartbeat nor baby yet.. will i be able to see it on the 7th or wait till the 8th?

Too early...: I would probably wait until the 8th week. You can see it between the 7th or 8th so you go for a better visualization at that time. Any time after that it should be clearly noticed. ...Read more

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I see a new counselor tomorrow. Should I open up right away or wait until I feel a bit more comfortable with her/him?

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Counselor: First meeting is usually introduction to get to know your history & set up a treatment plan. You might want to mention what things brought you to see her/him & what you want help with.
Best to you. ...Read more

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I have TMJ and the dr i went to wanted to wait and see if it got any worse. What can I do for now to manage or stop the pain?

I have TMJ and the dr i went to wanted to wait and see if it got any worse. What can I do for now to manage or stop the pain?

See orofacial pain: specialist. They are the experts in TMJ and facial pain disorders and follow conservative, non-surgical reversible treatment. Here is the link to American Academy of Orofacial Pain:http://www.aaop.org/
Hope it helps.
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4 cm jagged tear. Bleeding and pain but is getting better. Waited to see gyno. Happened 4 days ago. Did I wait to long? Is bleeding still normal?

4 cm jagged tear. Bleeding and pain but is getting better. Waited to see gyno. Happened 4 days ago. Did I wait to long? Is bleeding still normal?

Cut 4 cm x 4 days : In general if a cut does not stop bleeding on it s own within 30 -60 minutes seek medical treatment to get it closed ,Normally we close cuts (and 4 cm is large) within 24 hours ,as the risk of infection is much higher after 24 hours. See a doc/urgent care today if still bleeding may close it enough to stop the bleeding and may need antibiotic. ...Read more

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When i get a positive OPK result in the morn, should we make love immediately or is it ok to wait 12 hrs before we see each other again that nite?

When i get a positive OPK result in the morn, should we make love immediately or is it ok to wait 12 hrs before we see each other again that nite?

How to get pregnant: If you ovulate and there is no sperm inside of you there will be no pregnancy. I am not sure why you are using a test that is flawed for this important experience. But, here are the more simple rules. Figure out the day in your cycle (sully day 13) that you ovulate. The count back five days. Those five days are when sperm will cause pregnancy. Sperm left on the day of ovulation or after may not. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not see completely clear when getting new glasses? It's still slightly blurry like before the glasses. How long should I wait to know?

Is it normal to not see completely clear when getting new glasses? It's still slightly blurry like before the glasses. How long should I wait to know?

You should be able: to see clearly within a few minutes of wearing new glasses but it might take a few days to completely adjust to them. If they are still blurry after a few days you should check with your provider to be certain the correct prescription has been made. ...Read more

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CKD stage 4, been seeing Neph every 3 mos for 3 yrs, now its every 6 mos. Why would dr have me wait this length of time? I am now on insulin.

CKD stage 4, been seeing Neph every 3 mos for 3 yrs, now its every 6 mos. Why would dr have me wait this length of time? I am now on insulin.

Ask your Doc why?: The assumption for increasing the interval between visits is that the kidney function has improved or has remained stable for a long time. Patients who take the medications and follow the diet faithfully tend to stabilize kidney function for a while. However, the best option is to discuss the visit timing with your doctor to find out the thinking behind the decision. ...Read more

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4 weeks of 10mg of lexapro, (escitalopram) feeling slightly better, but still have bouts of anxiety, should I wait the full 6 weeks before seeing about increasing?

4 weeks of 10mg of lexapro, (escitalopram) feeling slightly better, but still have bouts of anxiety, should I wait the full 6 weeks before seeing about increasing?

Clinical Decision: One should always discuss any changes in medications with the prescribing physician. Lexapro (escitalopram) is commonly prescribed at 10 or 20mg/day. Most studies show that maximum efficacy occurs by 6 weeks at any given dose. If one is still having symptoms at week 4, it is not unreasonable to increase the dose at that time. One risks overshooting the optimal dose, but that can later be corrected. ...Read more

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When do I wait to see when im pregnant?

When do I wait to see when im pregnant?

See below: If you've missed a period, have breast swelling & tenderness, may be pregnant. Home pregnancy tests usually require 7-10 days after missed period to register; serum pregnancy test can tell much sooner (3 days or so). ...Read more

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How long do i have to wait to see if im pregnant or not?

How long do i have to wait to see if im pregnant or not?

It Depends: You are much too young to have sex. It is time to study. If you did have sex without protection , and if you missed your period then you can do HPT. Talk to your parent and consult the doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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How.Long do I need to wait to see if im pregnant or not since my last relation?

How.Long do I need to wait to see if im pregnant or not since my last relation?

Near your period due: Urine preg test is usually good if done about 2 weeks after your usual period due date.The stress of worry can upset your period so try to count from last period to when you expect period to time the ucg. ...Read more

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7 days late, neg pregnant test -took at 6 pm- should I go see my dr or wait another week?

7 days late, neg pregnant test -took at 6 pm- should I go see my dr or wait another week?

Wait: It's really common to have menstrual irregularities and completely skip periods now and then. If you don't have a period by 10-12 weeks from the start of your last one, go see your doc. If you have any other symptoms, of course you could go in sooner. ...Read more

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Under right side of chin I feel a bump, maybe quarter sized, that hurts when touched only. Should I wait few days to see if it goes away?

Under right side of chin I feel a bump, maybe quarter sized, that hurts when touched only. Should I wait few days to see if it goes away?

Infection: It sounds like a local infection, abscess. Infected hair follicle? It is pretty large though, may need to be opened to drain. Does it have a "head" on it? If fever absolutely see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you see my current symptoms in my profile? I know it takes a while for back pain to resolve, but I wonder if I should wait any longer.

Can you see my current symptoms in my profile?   I know it takes a while for back pain to resolve, but I wonder if I should wait any longer.

Back pain: Back pain can take a long time to heal. However, the back pain can heal faster if you have a spine specialist that can give you some treatments that will speed recovery. These range from specific back exercises, neuropathic pain and anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and pain management. You don't have to do it alone. ...Read more

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I think I have endometriosis, we want kids in a yearish should I be concerned and take action now or just wait to see if it effects fertility?

I think I have endometriosis, we want kids in a yearish should I be concerned and take action now or just wait to see if it effects fertility?

Endometriosis : Does not affect fertility in all patients, but it may require more time to conceive. Wait and see at least one year before considering infertility work. ...Read more

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Why do drs take a wait and see approach when you found a lump on your body my dr felt and said seems like ok come bk in 2 months why not take out?

Why do drs take a wait and see approach when you found a lump on your body my dr felt and said seems like ok come bk in 2 months why not take out?

Many different ways: There are many different ways of practicing medicine. And in most cases, there is more than one "right" way to treat a particular problem. Not knowing the specifics for your lump (how it feels, movable vs. Immovable, how long its been present, fluctuance, location, etc.) it is difficult to guess the reason for one's particular approach. Discuss this with your doctor, or get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Having intermittent moderate pain on my back in the middle near the spine just to the left side since today morning. Should I see a dr soon or wait?

Having intermittent moderate pain on my back in the middle near the spine just to the left side since today morning. Should I see a dr soon or wait?

Acute Lt Mid Back Pn: Wait. Try OTC topicals (Aspercreme, Biofreeze, Bengay, China Gel, etc.) localized to your area of acute pain. Try some ice in addition to the OTC topicals. If no help with topicals and no medical contraindications (cardiac, GI, kidney, or lung),then a NSAID like Ibuprofen might be an option. Stay WELL BELOW 2400mg/day. If no liver issues, can try Tylenol (acetaminophen). Stay WELL BELOW 3000mg/day. ...Read more

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If I have access to great doctors now, should I see them before I turn 65 or wait and risk their not taking medicare? Not sick, just need annual exams

If I have access to great doctors now, should I see them before I turn 65 or wait and risk their not taking medicare? Not sick, just need annual exams

Doc decides yearly: Doctors have an opportunity each year to determine medicare participation. However, with the way congress is cutting mc funds, it might be likely that docs may stop taking new mc patient. So it could be smart to get established with one of those good doctors now! ...Read more

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My gf might be pregnant how long should you wait too see or worry when is Offical when you can say she is? how long should u wait to get a test done?

My gf might be pregnant how long should you wait too see or worry when is Offical when you can say she is?  how long should u wait to get a test done?

Don’t guess.: Take a test.  they are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.  if you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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