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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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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?

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?

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?

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.

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

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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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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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?

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?

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I want to ask the doctor about medicine for vitiligo?

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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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My doctors think I have PCOS because of spotting but have not diagnosed me yet. My question is, if I had PCOS wouldn't I be in pain from the cyst?

Dr. Adam King Dr. King
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My doctors think I have PCOS because of spotting but have not diagnosed me yet. My question is, if I had PCOS wouldn't I be in pain from the cyst?

Not Always: Your doctors may be considering PCOS as your reasons for not being able to get pregnant, spotting, pelvic pain, or troubles controling your weight. As such, pain is not always the primary concern, and therefor may not feel your PCOS. Please return to your OBGymn or Internest to get more specific answers for you. ...Read more

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My doc said I have pcos. What should I do?

My doc said I have pcos. What should I do?

PCOS: It may be present in up to 30% of women. It is an Insulin resistant state that is characterized by weight gain, irregular or absent periods, hair growth, infertility and predisposition to diabetes. Diet, exercise and weight loss will help, as will metformin which can reduce Insulin resistance and regularize menses and even fertility. Education and other medication may be needed for high glucose. ...Read more

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Pcos.. How to bring it up with my doctor?

Pcos.. How to bring it up with my doctor?

Very easy: Visit your doctor and tell them why you think you have pcos and what concerns you have. If your doctor is not interested or knowledgable in pcos, ask them to refer you to a gyn or reproductive endocrinologist who is. ...Read more

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How can a doctor determine if I have pcos?

Criteria: 1. Oligoovulation - irregular ovulation. 2. Androgen excess - facial hair, acne. 3. Polycystic ovaries. Nih said all 3 in 1990, rotterdam said 2 of 3 was sufficient in 2003. Androgen excess pcos society said all 3 and ruling out other causes for androgen excess in 2006. ...Read more

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Doctor said i had pcos. What are its causes?

Doctor said i had pcos. What are its causes?

PCOS: Pcos may be present in up to 30% of women. It is an Insulin resistant state that is characterized by weight gain, irregular or absent periods, hair growth, infertility and predisposition to diabetes. Check w/your gyn. Diet, exercise and weight loss will help, as will metformin which can reduce Insulin resistance and regularize menses and even fertility. ...Read more

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Doctor please tell me about pcos problem and their symptoms ?

A long answer: It would take more space than I have to answer this. Try this link: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-the-basics?source=search_result&search=pcos&selectedTitle=1~150 ...Read more

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Which kind of doctor should I go to for possible pcos diagnosis?

Which kind of doctor should I go to for possible pcos diagnosis?

Repro endo: Pcos is a diffuse metabolic disorder that requires a great deal more than simply addressing irregular cycles and hair growth. Reproductive endocrine is the best specialty, but find someone with special interest in the disorder. The primary treatment is nutritional so if your doctor is not focused on this find another doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which type of doctor should I go to for possible pcos diagnosis?

An endocrinologist: You could also see an ob/gyn, but they are less likely to treat the basic problem of Insulin resistance if you do actually have pcos. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I go to for a possible pcos diagnosis?

Either your: OB/GYN or possibly an endocrinologist. Your PCP may be able to do it, but generally now as well. ...Read more

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Who is the first doctor I should see when getting tested for pcos?

Who is the first doctor I should see when getting tested for pcos?

Usually Gynecologist: who does vaginal ultrasound exams themselves (currently best way to Dx) yet be careful to also seek an unusual one who has studied nutritional evidence that the Low-Fat-Diet drives PCOS while Low-Carb-Hi-Fat foods tend to reverse PCOS, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Ds, Cancer, Obesity, etc. Eg. Study: http://goo.gl/ubDC9h & http://goo.gl/FSjqDn for one example, plus do your own research on Healthtap. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor says I don't have pcos, I disagree?

Second opinions: You can always seek a second opinion from a different physician. ...Read more

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Doctor was so sure I had pcos but tests came back normal, what are your thoughts about his competence?

Diagnostic Criteria: To be fair to both you and to the doctor, it's not unusual to suspect a diagnosis and be wrong. Sometimes in diagnosing pcos there can be grey areas of interpretation; there are currently 3 distinct sets of criteria for the diagnosis so it may be 'yes' or 'no' depending on the criteria used. What tests were done for you, and what were the results (not just 'normal?"). ...Read more

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How can I find the right doctor to treat PCOS and has been successful in doing so? I'm from Michigan. Thanks

Not difficult: PCOS is one of the most common problems which adult endocrinologists treat, so almost anyone in the field should be able to help you. Start by looking online for endocrinologists in your area or have someone recommend one they are happy with. Be aware that most treatments are only partially successful and there is no magic bullet ...Read more

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My fiance and I want to try to have a baby and I have had doctors tell me that I have PCOS and was wondering can I still get pregnant?

Pregnancy possible: Even with PCOS, MD's have in our "bag of tricks" several things that can enhance ovulation and therefore pregnancy provided your fiancé's sperm analysis is OK. ...Read more

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How common is pcos is it hard to treat? How can I find out for sure if I have it. I can't go to a doctor cause I can't afford it. What do I do

How common is pcos is it hard to treat? How can I find out for sure if I have it. I can't go to a doctor cause I can't afford it. What do I do

Diet & exercise: A low glycemic diet and strength training exercise once our twice per week can do wonders. While you would still need to see a doctor, maximin is free at publix pharmacy. ...Read more

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Hi,I have PCOs.I was worried when my doctor told me that pcos will never go away& I always have to take medicine and will never be healed?is this true

Possibly: I understand your concern! Good news is medicine constantly changes- there's always hope for a cure for any disease. Currently PCOS is usually treated with medication that suppresses the process and thus some of the symptoms. Other medications are used as an adjunct. These do not cure the primary disorder. I suggest you educate yourself and find a doc with a more empathetic approach. Be well! ...Read more

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I'm 27f my doc says I have pcos I'm scared and don't know what to do?

I'm 27f my doc says I have pcos I'm scared and don't know what to do?

PCOS: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition in which a woman has an imbalance in sex hormones. People with pcos often have high androgen (male hormone), irregular or missed periods or cysts in the ovaries. Genetic plays a role in this disorder although the exact cause is unknown. Treatment options are weight loss, birth control pills, metformin (diabetes pill), fertility meds, antiandrogen pills. ...Read more

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What is the best way to find leads for endometriosis? I already have pcos, doctors send me back with just 'there is nothing more' do exercise

Surgery: Is teh only way to diagnose endometriosis, its also often a good treatment. Symptoms of endometriosis and pcos are also very different. ...Read more

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Why doctors give glucophage (metformin) for pcos it means diabetic if pcos?

Why doctors give glucophage (metformin) for pcos it means diabetic if pcos?

PCOS is not diabetes: In pcos we see obesity and a condition known as metabolic syndrome. In a way it is also to prevent diabetes by reducing weight . We use metformin for treatment of metabolic syndrome related liver condition called nafld( non alcoholic fatty liver disease ). ...Read more