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Mohs College (ACMS): It is important that you verify that your mohs surgeon is recognized as a fellowship-trained surgeon. Only members of the american college of mohs surgery (acms) are fellowship trained to perform mohs surgery. All members and fellows of the acms are listed on their website directory. The link to the acms website: <a href="http://www.Mohscollege. Org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Mohsc. ...Read more
Skin has a blueish tint on my back with no other symptoms. I am anxious. Is this emergency room or can it wait till Monday with my PCP?
Every single day all I think about is putting a bullet threw my head. Why because im in so much pain I get no help with my pcp my fn pain dr or my GI?
Go to ER if suicidal:
Go to the nearest ER if you have suicidal thoughts or call 911.
Sounds very frustrating but don't give up. Ask your PCP to refer you to another GI doctor or Call your health insurance customer care and request assistance with referral. A comprehensive history, physical exam and work up may be required in order to make the right diagnosis and institute proper treatment. Counseling for depression. ...Read more
Skin has a blueish tint on my back and underarms. I'm very tired & my back is achey. Is this emergency room or can it wait till Monday with my PCP?
R/o diabetes: Acanthosis nigricans is a condition occurring in people with Diabetes mellitus. Another condition to be ruled out is Addison's disease which can cause hyperpigmentation,in which steroids in the body will be low. Go and blood checked for these conditions and rare forms of anemia which can cause skin pigmentations changes including aplams and soles, uniform color change ...Read more
Yes: Always a good idea to get evaluated when a skin tag becomes painful since that is a warning sign of complication like infection or injury ...Read more
I'm having pain/discomfort in the neck area where my pulses are. When I turn my head sometimes I can feel them snap if that makes sense and it is very bothersome. What can I do to relieve this pain and could it be serious enough to see my PCP?
Pain: Could be carotidynia. Best to have this evaluated. ...Read more
I had a flare up of my CHF, stage C. My pcp said my symptoms were all in my head. New PRO NT BNP returned 1568. Had been doing extra work in my house.
You are correct: High bp is a sign of Chf fluid restriction and additional diuretics needed check your weight also check renal function. Bun and cret . If they are elevated the no is falsely elevated also ...Read more
I have had unbeareable head aches my pcp found I had degenerartive bony spurs across C-7 and recommended i havea\injection is this goingto help thpai?
I am suffering from skin boils on my buttocks, should I go see a specialist or I can just go to my pcp?
See your PCP: Please go to see your pcp. If your doctor thinks you need to see a specialist, he/she can refer you. ...Read more
Having a white weird smell wet discharge in the ear, with skin in it & itch sometimes. went to PCP & said looks fine but still have problems. Thanks ?
Swimmer's ear: try OTC medicines or a solution of warm water and vinegar. ...Read more
Dx: chlorine induced asthma (swimming); and skin rxns to chlorine prod/pool. PCP said chlorine allergy; but told that isn't real by others.Is it real?
Allergy & Irritation: Chlorine is irritating to the parts of our bodies, and can depend on how sensitive our living tissues are to the chemical, and how high the concentration of chlorine is. A true allergy to chlorine refers to reactions of chlorine with our immune systems (think of hay fever, dust allergy, food allergy). One can try allergy meds, but they may not help much if chlorine is directly irritating tissues. ...Read more
When I am sittig/lying with head forwardmuscle twitches in back above right kidney, like butterfly trapped in ribs. PCP gave methocarbimol, no help?
Twitchings: These should resolve with time. I doubt medication would help. If they don't resolve see a Neurologist ...Read more
Thirty five yr old female. Experiencing pain in the top of head where soft spot was, head is also flat in spot/hair loss. Should I see my PCP?
Should my pcp be knowledgeable enough to look/know if my head lice is gone? With light or magnifier? I treated, continue to wet comb, still paranoid
Woods lamp for nits: If your physician has access to a Woods lamp, s/he should be able to tell if any remaining nits are alive (dead nits do not glow with a Woods lamp, live ones do). Observation of a live louse can be difficult even in active light infestations, but the presence of live nits is suggestive of a persistent infection. ...Read more
I just woke up with itching burning skin but there is no rash. It feels like my body is on fire. Do I go to ER or wait until the morning and go to pcp?
Does headaches daily mean tumor it's usually n back head neck forehead or tension headaches I do have anxiety really worried passed neuro exam at pcp?
Daily headaches: In a 36-year old are rarely due to brain tumor. Band like squeezing headaches are typically tension type. Diffuse headache worse on reclining with blurred vision can be due to idiopathic intracranial hypertension. If your PCP can't sort this out consider seeing a neurologist or a PM&R physician. ...Read more
Pain at tailbone for 2 mo. 0 injury any relation with pseudomanas Aruginosa for the 2nd X 12 mo? Skin rash on Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 750 14 days PCP referring to IDS.
Doubt it: But pseudomonas is an unusual cause of skin rash. I assume it was cultured?? Were you in a hot tub?? ...Read more
Lab results were good, just anion score high. Dr thinks it was lab error. still, have twitching, tingling over body and face/head (3 wks). Pcp doesn't think its serious. What shud I do? Suggestions? Thank you!
Second opinion: If you are concerned, don't hesitate to ask to be referred to a neurologist for a second opinion. ...Read more
What could be the cause of neck and behind ear, on the bone, pain when breath in or when my head goes back or forward? Pcp found nothing wrong.
Do you have rheumatd: First we need to know if you have a confirmed diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis(ra)? If you do, then this neck pain can be related to RA and should respond to pain meds that you have used for treating your ra. You need to ask your treating doctor about how to manage the neck problem which can arise from arthritic problem in your cervical spine(neck). Tylenol (acetaminophen) take every 6 hourly would help for now. ...Read more
My pcp recomended I use moisturizer for my dry skin. I hate the greasy feeling. I don't even use sunblock or bug spray and only spray on deodorant.?
Many choices: Try daily moisturizers that are less greasy like kiehls, cetaphil, neutrogena and eucerin. However, think hydration from the inside and drink a lot more water 8-10 glasses minimum/day. Also, consider oral/dietary hyaluronic acid which has been shown to help with dry skin... And wrinkles. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a large lump on left arm with dimpled skin previously painless more recently deep ache in bone, should I go to pcp or er?
PCP: The er won't do anything!Get a more detailed answer ›
2 positive TB skin tests. RN ordered a blood test & the results were negative. PCP wants chest X-ray done, but is it necessary?
Yes: With a positive PPD- it important to ensure that you don't have an active TB infection. ...Read more
10 year old daughter wakes often from head and neck pain.PCP says tension headaches. Yoga, meditation not helping enough. Any suggestions?
Chiropractor: I have taken my children to a chiropractor that I trust for various aches and pains including neck, rib, back and shoulder pains. Go to the chiropractor yourself a few times to see what you think about his/her philosophy and techniques. Make sure the chiropractor is one who feels comfortable with kids (many do). A neurology consult is also warranted if that has not yet been sought. ...Read more
Had endo. Ablation 2 weeks ago, have lots of gross stuff floating in urine, pcp said UTI gave amoxicillin and clindamycin for skin, how long to work?
24-48 hours: If there is an uti, antibiotics will take effect within 24-48 hours but be sure to complete taking all the pills given so that the infection is completely treated. Drinking a lot of water and taking cranberry extract will also help clear a UTI more quickly. ...Read more
Been vomiting for the past 12 hours with head aches, body aches, low grade fever but no coughing or cold sweats like the flu. No pcp or insurance
Vomiting: You have viral or flu like symptoms. Get electrolye replacement fluid for your vomiting. If your symptoms get worse, go to the er at once for help. ...Read more
Passed out monday, hit my head on the ground. Black eye, split lip and lump on my head. Headaches and sensitivity to smell. Go to my pcp? Or wait
Yes, PCP, or ED: Passing out and hitting your head with a new change in smell, as well as headaches deserves an evaluation. Your split lip may need stitches too. I recommend going your pcp or your local emergency department to review your symptoms and injuries. Passing out syncope) requires a work up. ...Read more
Still, have this severe pressure in my head with face hand legs feet tingling numbness medicines are not helping. Pcp doesn't listen just says people my age don't have serious problems. Feeling helpless. What should I do keep waiting?
Go see another pcp. : Get a scan of your head and neck. As soon as possible. ...Read more
Have neuro sx, loose stool, flushing, itchy rash on wrist jnts-1 has lump in skin. B12 is ^ w/o supplements.? Is & what dr to see besides pcp/ neuro
Poss celiac: Symptoms could fit celiac disease which can have neurological, digestive and skin manifestations or symptoms. You should see pcp but recommend you ask to have celiac blood tests run in addition to any other work up advised. A neurology and gastroenterology consult may be indicated & helpful given symptoms you mention. ...Read more
Obviously I need to speak w/ my pcp. I've had ^alt, ast,crp,co2, and kidney failure. I also have crohns disease, skin problems and all over pain. Maybe?
So what's the questn: You gave us a list of problems and what you already know. However, since you did not ask a question, there is no way for us to form a reasoned answer. You are welcome to start over, but questions are not linked, so each must have relevant background and ask a clear question. ...Read more
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