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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. ...Read more

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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