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Can u give me some interview questions to ask a doctor about breast cancer treatments?

Can u give me some interview questions to ask a doctor about breast cancer treatments?

Yes: 1. Ask if you need mastectomy vs lumpectomy. .2. Ask about medications needed for 5 yrs vs 10 yrs. 3. Benefits of radiation over medical management, . ...Read more

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more


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Hello doctor I have some questions to ask about pregnancy , shall ask.........?

Hello doctor I have some questions to ask about pregnancy , shall ask.........?

Ask away!: Better yet, ask your family doc or your obstetrician! especially since you're in india and we're here in the states but for general stuff, sure, go ahead and ask us. Perhaps even search this website because someone else might have already asked your question(s). ...Read more

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Would you please help describe the usual questions to ask doctors about a child's condition with seizures?

Would you please help describe the usual questions to ask doctors about a child's condition with seizures?

Cause,Longterm effec: Cause, long term issues are important. Feberile seizures usually limited to childhood, epilepsy and other pathologic conditions need definitive tretment and close fu. They carry longterm detrimental outcome. ...Read more

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Can you please explain fertility examination?

Can you please explain fertility examination?

Fertility work up: Typically it entails a physical exam, blood work to look at your ovarian reserve and endocrine environment and it may also include a special x-ray (hsg) to determine if your tubes are open. ...Read more

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I need to know who can I speak to or ask question about removing ovaries?

I need to know who can I speak to or ask question about removing ovaries?

Please call your GYN: As depending on the reason the ovaries can be removed, davinci robot works well in many cases. ...Read more

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Please answer! what questions should ask some one you believe has a drug problem?

Please answer! what questions should ask some one you believe has a drug problem?

Express Concern: First, there is little you can do that is effective unless the communications are about what you see and what you feel. Expressing concern and being nonjudgmental is a good start. Having everyone in the family or social circle saying the same message is vital. If the addict, who is sick with the disease of addiction, chooses to ignore then one cannot control or change that decision. Al-anon! ...Read more

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I need to know what questions to ask my next Dr visit.

I need to know what questions to ask my next Dr visit.

Unless you have: a specific QUESTION your DR is the one who will ask questions when he/she reviews your health with a "REVIEW OF SYSTEMS" (Note in many offices now this is done with a QUESTIONNAIRE and reviewed by the Office Nurse or Physician's Assistant! Hope This helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Hello doctor, i would like to ask you doctor about lowering cholesterol naturally ? Many thanks doctor

Hello doctor, i would like to ask you doctor about lowering cholesterol naturally ? Many thanks doctor

Medical Science: This question asks for information that would fill a whole text book. It is, unfortunately, out of the scope of this simple app. It is a good question and one vital for everyone to know. I would advise you do some online reading on medical sites and if interested get a book from amazon or other dealer close to you. ...Read more

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Any psychiatrist doctor willing to share his promo code.I need to talk to u privately as it's urgent.I'd would appreciate ur help.

Any psychiatrist doctor willing to share his promo code.I need to talk to u privately as it's urgent.I'd would appreciate ur help.

Urgent consultation: If you need urgent consultation, it's best to work in person with a psychiatrist in your own locale. If there are any suicidal thoughts, please go to an emergency room or call the equivalent of 911 in whatever country you're in. ...Read more

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Can you ask a primary care doctor to test you for ovarian cancer?

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Can you ask a primary care doctor to test you for ovarian cancer?

No good test: There is no good test to screen for ovarian cancer. Follow up with your gynecologist in regular basis and discuss in detail with your gynecologist and primary care doctor if you have any concerning symptom. ...Read more

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How do you reply to a doctor that answered your question on here?

Leave a comment: Leaving a comment will get back to the answering doctor. ...Read more

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Must a nanny read to your child, ask questions about what she read?

Must a nanny read to your child, ask questions about what she read?

See below: I am not sure why you would not want your nanny to read to your child. Reading to and with our children is one of the best things we can do. And as far as questions, what is the harm? ...Read more

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Hi. If someone looking for answers to psych questions is it ok to ask here?

Hi. If someone looking for answers to psych questions is it ok to ask here?

YES!!: Sure this is the forum to ask and use a a spring board to go get help in your own community. ...Read more

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Please help me find answer to questions on ms?

Please help me find answer to questions on ms?

Some resources: This depends on what kind of questions. A neurologist, neurology medical provider, or an MS center could help. There are facebook pages where thousands of patients share information with each other. There are several helpful societies and websites, such as this one here: http://multiplesclerosis.com/us/ ...Read more

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I want to ask the doctor about medicine for vitiligo?

I want to ask the doctor about medicine for vitiligo?

Vitiligo: Complicated but go to http://www.Aad.Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/u---w/vitiligo/diagnosis-treatment/vitiligo-diagnosis-treatment-and-outcome for a reliable reference to guide you. ...Read more

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What question to ask dr with cancer dx?

What question to ask dr with cancer dx?

First calm down: Sorry for the diagnosis , olden days patients are not told about diagnosis, now the informed patient will choose , best treatment options, read evey thing about the disease, .Good news most of the cancers in early stages are curable, remarkable progress has been made, with out knowing what you have , some of the tumors untreatable are now cured , remarkable group of professional are waiting to cure. ...Read more

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What is the best kind of doctor to see in regards to pcos and hormone problems? pcos and hormone issues

What is the best kind of doctor to see in regards to pcos and hormone problems?


pcos and hormone issues

Obgyn: PCOS is one of the most common problems Obgyns treat. You could see an Obgyn locally or even schedule a virtual visit with an Obgyn in your state on HEALTHTAP to discuss your concerns ...Read more

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A doctor told me that PCOS can be completely reversed by losing weight and reaching your ideal weight. Is this true?

A doctor told me that PCOS can be completely reversed by losing weight and reaching your ideal weight. Is this true?

For some yes: Overweight patients with PCOS will often notice the metabolic effects of PCOS are inactivated with weight loss. Ideal body weight patients with PCOS often do not experience this change. Find out from your doctor what your ideal body weight is and work out a strategy to achieve it. ...Read more

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Doctors, whats the youngest you have seen with endometrial cancer? Have pcos. Im nervous. 20 y/o

Doctors, whats the youngest you have seen with endometrial cancer? Have pcos. Im nervous. 20 y/o

Manage it: I've seen them in their early 20's. PCOS is largely genetic but if you can stay in good aerobic physical shape and comply with medications, you can help yourself. Especially, if you have menstrual irregularities / unusual bleeding, get this addressed at once. These endometrial cancers are usually curable when caught early. Glad you're aware of the situation and good luck. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, my menses cycle is sometimes 31 days, 29 days and 27 days. Is this normal? Recently i was diagnosed with PCOS.

Hi Doctor, my menses cycle is sometimes 31 days, 29 days and 27 days. Is this normal? Recently i was diagnosed with PCOS.

24 - 32: Menstrual cycles between 24 and 32 days are considered normal, because the likelihood that ovulation happens and with it the likelihood of conceiving. Ovulation in a 32 day cycles is 32 - 14 = 18, in a 27 day cycle 27 - 14 = 13. Male sperm after intercourse has been shown to survive up to 5 days. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with pcos and my doctor give me metformin but I still have periods all the time and I want kids soon so what are my options?

I have been diagnosed with pcos and my doctor give me metformin but I still have periods all the time and I want kids soon so what are my options?

Several: Pcos is condition involving several hormonal abnormalities. These include high testosterone, low estrogen, or high Insulin levels and sometimes a combination. So sometimes several meds are used. Metformin fights the high insulin. So does a low carb diet. A few months of the pill or Progesterone (provera, prometrium) 10 d per month can cause a regular period. And Clomid (clomiphene) can stimulate ovulation. ...Read more

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Im going to doctor cause my mom thinks I have PCOS & I have many symptoms of it. What should I expect?Im very private about my body.Im super nervous!

Im going to doctor cause my mom thinks I have PCOS & I have many symptoms of it. What should I expect?Im very private about my body.Im super nervous!

Take mom with you: You will need to provide your history and have a physical examination, including an internal pelvic examination. You may ask your mother to accompany you for moral support. You may consult this site for information on this topic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pcos/symptoms-causes/syc-20353439
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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My Doctor started me on metformin for PCOS. Is this a good medication? Really want to try to regulate my periods.

Dr. Ira Katz Dr. Katz
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My Doctor started me on metformin for PCOS. Is this a good medication? Really want to try to regulate my periods.

Usually Very!: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is now much better understood. The majority of time insulin resistance is a central feature. A few people have variants or other conds mistaken for PCOS. IF YOU HAD A GOOD eval & have Classic PCOS, this is an EXCELLENT MED that helps with ovulation (other meds may be needed as well)! It also prevents other comps. The key is experienced Endos& Gyns working together. ...Read more

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I want to know if my rhinitis is the cause of my chronic acne as I'm negative for PCOS. What kind of doctor should I see?

I want to know if my rhinitis is the cause of my chronic acne as I'm negative for PCOS.   What kind of doctor should I see?

No: Hi. No, rhinitis doesn't cause acne. You should see a dermatologist for your acne. Start with your family doctor for the rhinitis; if a procedure is needed, she/he will refer you to an ENT doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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Ok I have pcos and haven't stopped bleeding is there anything besides birth control to stop the bleeding? I can't afford a doctor and was curious

Ok I have pcos and haven't stopped bleeding is there anything besides birth control to stop the bleeding? I can't afford a doctor and was curious

See a doctor please: I totally sympathize if cash is tight, but you are playing with fire: see a doctor! most women with pcos have irregular bleeding and many causes are benign, but some are pre-cancerous and can even be cancer itself. Do yourself a favor and see a doctor in the office; the internet is not a good place to troubleshoot this. ...Read more

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When should woman start having thyroid checked? Im 19. When i was about 17 doc said I had antibodies but didn't think too much of it. Also i have pcos

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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When should woman start having thyroid checked? Im 19. When i was about 17 doc said I had antibodies but didn't think too much of it. Also i have pcos

ASAP: Your description suggests you are likely to have Hashmoto thyroiditis and your thyroid gland has functioned fairly well so far. You certainly needs to have regular check ups by endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I am 19 years 9 month old.I have irregular period.one doctor told be that I have PCOS.what I do to avoid complication related to my future prangnency

I am 19  years 9 month old.I have irregular period.one doctor told be that I have PCOS.what I do to avoid complication related to my future prangnency

If truly PCOS...: PCOS is characterized with symptoms of annovulation (irregular periods) and hyperandrogenism (biochemically or clinically, ie hirsutism). Patients can also have cysts on their ovaries, but is not needed for the diagnosis. PCOS is a diagnosis of exclusion so your Dr. Should make sure there is not something else causing your symptoms. If PCOS, weight loss is typically the most helpful thing. ...Read more

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Been bleeding for weeks now to the point im constantly tired and depressed. IHave pcos. Anything my doc can prescribe to stop bleeding. Other than BCP?

Been bleeding for weeks now to the point im constantly tired and depressed. IHave pcos. Anything my doc can prescribe to stop bleeding. Other than BCP?

Yes: The oral contraceptive pill actually serves two functions, stopping the bleeding and decreasing ovarian cyst formation. However, if the pill is not your "cup of tea", then progesterone can be used on a short term basis to arrest the bleeding. Keep in mind, that if progesterone is given. there will be withdrawal bleeding when it is stopped. ...Read more

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Testosterone level high. I have pcos. I refused BC so doc gave me aldactone 50mg a day. How long before it lowers my testosterone. Will period return?

Testosterone level high. I have pcos. I refused BC so doc gave me aldactone 50mg a day. How long before it lowers my testosterone. Will period return?

Should use metformin: A better therapy would be metformin 1.5 g/day. The aldactone may not lower serum T, and may not help you recover your menses ...Read more

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I have pcos and a large hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. The doctor said it should go away in 6-8 weeks, but I'm having severe back pain.

I have pcos and a large hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. The doctor said it should go away in 6-8 weeks, but I'm having severe back pain.

6-8cm: Generally if a cyst is > 6-8cm it should be drained surgically. Ultrasound also serves to determine if it’s benign or malignant. If pain is severe a surgical opinion is needed. ...Read more

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Absent period 4 months. Negative urine &a blood pregnancy tests. Neg pcos. Doctors won't investigate. Could it be cancer? Does cancer stop periods?

Cancer unlikely: Cancer would not cause lack of periods, expect in advanced case with extreme wasting. You may wish to consult a gynecologist if your doctor does not provide a satisfactory answer. ...Read more

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36 yo F 160lbs HDL 34 LDL 58 total 107 Trigly 76 hs-CRP 5.6 DHEA 335 w/o PCOS. NS, active, no T2DM, but chronic high stress How vital see a doctor?

36 yo F 160lbs HDL 34 LDL 58 total 107 Trigly 76 hs-CRP 5.6 DHEA 335 w/o PCOS. NS, active, no T2DM, but chronic high stress How vital see a doctor?

Lipids: Your hdl is low but so are the other lipids. Your dhea level is ok. Because of you're being overweight, I recommend an evaluation by a dietician at your local hospital. Your ideal weight will be determined, your current eating habits critiqued and the desired amount of daily calorie intake depending upon your level of daily activity and physical exertion. You will be given a proper diet for you. ...Read more

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I am 20 y/o, weigh 129 kg & have PCOS, is it possible to surgically remove the cyst at my age or is my doctor saving my life by not allowing me to do so & making me lose weight & get rid of the cyst the natural way, even though its hard as it is?

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I am 20 y/o, weigh 129 kg & have PCOS, is it possible to surgically remove the cyst at my age or is my doctor saving my life by not allowing me to do so & making me lose weight & get rid of the cyst the natural way, even though its hard as it is?

Lose weight: Hi there! PCOS is essentially a metabolic syndrome. The underlying problem is insulin resistance which in turn causes high insulin level circulating in the body. High insulin level causes all sorts of symptoms including the cysts on your ovaries. PCOS cannot be cured but can be controlled. Losing weight is your best option as it treats the ROOT of the problem which is insulin resistance. ...Read more

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