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I have an appointment tomorrow for a physical & pap smir. I haven't had my period for 4mo but have not been sexually active since dec. What should I ask/know about from the doc when I go?

I have an appointment tomorrow for a physical & pap smir. I haven't had my period for 4mo but have not been sexually active since dec. What should I ask/know about from the doc when I go?

Pregnancy test: I noticed that you have a history of irregular periods. Your physician will likely order a pregnancy test regardless. Provide your physician information regarding your last menstrual cycle and answer honestly any questions he or she requests. Good luck! ...Read more

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I got a physical and a blood test about 2 weeks ago. Results came back, and doctor ask to make an appointment when i'm not on my my period. Worried..?

I got a physical and a blood test about 2 weeks ago. Results came back, and doctor ask to make an appointment when i'm not on my my period. Worried..?

No: Dont worry until you have a reason to. Doctor may need to do a retest or just confirmation. No point in worrying about something you know nothing about. ...Read more

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I have an appointment with my doctor Monday for a physical. I have been having some strange symptoms. Diarrhea, UTI like pelvic pressure, but not painful? Should I go in sooner or wait.

I have an appointment with my doctor Monday for a physical. I have been having some strange symptoms. Diarrhea, UTI like pelvic pressure, but not painful? Should I go in sooner or wait.

Here are some ...: You may wait & see as long as not getting worse, not being exhausted, and not having fever or chill. If worse or different than described, go for urgent timely attention. ...Read more

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I have an appointment 01 may and i don't want to waste the time of my doctor please advise on how I should ask him to help me please?

I have an appointment 01 may and i don't want to waste the time of my doctor please advise on how I should ask him to help me please?

Culture of Medicine: I appreciate this question. You should write down all of your questions. You may want to note all of your symptoms and their intensity. You may also write down what you think is wrong so that the doctor can address your fears as well. ...Read more

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I have a copy disc of my MRI and written report as well. I don't understand it and don't have a doctors appointment for 4 more days. Can you help?

I have a copy disc of my MRI and written report as well. I don't understand it and don't have a doctors appointment for 4 more days. Can you help?

Best to wait: The mri, while a sensitive test for all kinds of problems, has to be interpreted in the light of your medical problem(s). That correlation is best done by your doctor because he or she is most familiar with the issues. Of course, if your doctor has questions, the radiologist reading the report is always available to clarify. ...Read more

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We suspect my daughter has CP and we don't know how to bring it up to her doctors. Her neuro mentioned her having hypertonia today at her appointment!?

We suspect my daughter has CP and we don't know how to bring it up to her doctors. Her neuro mentioned her having hypertonia today at her appointment!?

Discuss your concern: Discuss your concerns with the neurologist, cerebral palsy is more common after birth and if that was the case would have been picked in infancy and childhood.In adults you can have as complication of meningitis or encephalitis or some other CNS disease.It is unlikely that she has cerebral palsy and has not been picked uo on examination.Muscle hypertonia can be from other causes, talk to the neurolo. ...Read more

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