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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more


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Had a spiro test at my dive medical, FEV1/FVC 69. Needs to be >75%. Seeing a respiratory specialist. No asthma or smoking. 29yr female. Any thoughts?

Had a spiro test at my dive medical, FEV1/FVC 69. Needs to be >75%. Seeing a respiratory specialist. No asthma or smoking. 29yr female. Any thoughts?

Mgt/workup: This may indicate airflow obstruction, but it would be helpful to actually view the test results by setting up an online consultation. You can also enter your medical history during the virtual appointment. ...Read more

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Had feeling of needing to cough and up right back pain for 12 weeks. 3xray and bloods. All normal respitry specialist not concerned. Cancer?

Dry cough: First, you do not have cancer. Second, i would consult an allergist because you may have an allergic condition. Third if the allergist finds nothing consult a gastroenterologist to make sure you dont have gastro esophageal reflux. ...Read more

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Had 3 chest x-rays over 3 months due to cough and tight chest. Respitory specialist is not concerned about anything sinister. Hyper anxious. Cancer?

Had 3 chest x-rays over 3 months due to cough and tight chest. Respitory specialist is not concerned about anything sinister. Hyper anxious. Cancer?

Probably not: It is very unlikely that this would be cancer because you are young and a never-smoker. If your cough and chest tightness are not improving, ask your lung specialist if a chest ct would be advised. ...Read more

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Had very slight dry cough and shoulder pain for 12 weeks. 3 chest xrays and bloods fine. Respitory specialist not concerned about lung cancer worried?

Had very slight dry cough and shoulder pain for 12 weeks. 3 chest xrays and bloods fine. Respitory specialist not concerned about lung cancer worried?

No.: It would be very unlikely to be lung cancer given young age (35) and never-smoker. A chest ct is a better test at looking inside the lungs, but this is only needed if your lung specialist thinks so. ...Read more

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What can I take or use for folliculitis over the counter? Dont have insurance and can't afford to see a specialist.

What can I take or use for folliculitis over the counter? Dont have insurance and can't afford to see a specialist.

Depends: It really depends on the cause of the folliculitis as there are many causes, both infectious and non-infectious (ie irritation from friction, shaving, etc). Or it may not be folliculitis which is why you may need to see a derm. But, it might be worth a try to get some otc benzoyl peroxide wash, which you can find in the acne section and try to wash the areas x 2-3 min daily. May dry out skin. ...Read more

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Is it ethical for primary to refuse my request to be sent to another spine specialist? I don't feel comfortable and was told no "he knows his stuff"

Is it ethical for primary to refuse my request to be sent to another spine specialist? I don't feel comfortable and was told no "he knows his stuff"

An insurance issue: Fortunately, america is a free country, and almost every american is free to see the doctor he or she wants to see, for another opinion, if that second opinion doctor is willing to make an appointment. But, freedom is not "free"... Meaning one has to buy ppo or better insurance (costs a bit more), or put into her savings some money each month for situations like this. This is not an ethics issue. ...Read more

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Changing ur specialist . Is that a good thing or not. My gp says stick to the one u r going to now coz they know ur story n journey .. Any suggestion?

Changing ur specialist . Is that a good thing or not. My gp says stick to the one  u r going to now coz they know ur story n journey .. Any suggestion?

New consultant: Changing your care to another healthcare provider is a very personal decision. It is important to establish a relationship with your doctor which is mutually respectful and trusting. If this is lacking, or getting to your appointments is difficult due to location, consider other practices. Otherwise, continue where you are because continuity of care with someone who knows you is very important. ...Read more

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What do I do, when every dr. I've seen can't figure out what's going on with me?? (FYI- I have multiple health problems already...& I do see a couple world-renowned specialists). & now my labs are not making a lot of sense to them. I'm suffering a lot mo

What do I do, when every dr. I've seen can't figure out what's going on with me?? (FYI- I have multiple health problems already...& I do see a couple world-renowned specialists).  & now my labs are not making a lot of sense to them. I'm suffering a lot mo

Alternative Medicine: Suffering female has world-class physician specialists stymied; so rational therapies forestalled. Might be time to consult world-class practitioners of Alternative & Complementary Medicine. Mind, brain, nerve, immune & endocrine systems interconnected. Intricate dysfunctional relationships not always measurable. Modified behaviors, attitudes, exercise & nutrition can rebalance complex functions. ...Read more

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Why do the back specialists that i go to always say things like "your back and neck are really messed up" but can't offer me any options?

Why do the back specialists that i go to always say things like "your back and neck are really messed up" but can't offer me any options?

May not have many: Its hard to comment without knowing what they are seeing, but there may not be a good option. Generally, back and neck pain is managed with medications such as anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxers, physical therapy, injections, or surgery if it is severe enough and a good candidate. ...Read more

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Have lost twelve lbs in 18 mths.Without trying.Tons of specialists and tests.All comes back fine.Hoe come i can't gain at least 5 back?Worrued.Ideas?

Have lost twelve lbs in 18 mths.Without trying.Tons of specialists and tests.All comes back fine.Hoe come i can't gain at least 5 back?Worrued.Ideas?

No way for: Us to tell on the internet. 12 pounds in 18 mos is not a significant weight loss. It only amounts to a loss of less than 80 cal/day, which is less than a can of sugared soft drink. Discuss with your physicians and consider a registered dietitian. ...Read more

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It's very hard to get in to see a specialist in a timely manner. Does anyone have suggestions to speed up the process? I've been unwell for 2 years as things gradually get worse. Meds aren't working.

It's very hard to get in to see a specialist in a timely manner. Does anyone have suggestions to speed up the process? I've been unwell for 2 years as things gradually get worse. Meds aren't working.

Specialist: It is best to see your PCP who can recommend the most appropriate specialist. Some specialties have a longer wait time than others. Sometimes going to a university based medical center will decrease the waiting time. ...Read more

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I have a weird walk so i went to an orthopedic specialist and they said they couldn't help me. What can I do now?

I have a weird walk so i went to an orthopedic specialist and they said they couldn't help me. What can I do now?

Second opinion: Not all specialists are created equal, and each specialist has different subspecialties and interests. There may very well be another orthopedic surgeon than can help you with your walking. You can also seek a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist that also specializes in walking and gait. Definitely seek a second or third opinion! ...Read more

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How to control ashtma? Inhalers doesn't really help.Im waiting for appointment with asthma specialist but its a month away.

How to control ashtma? Inhalers doesn't really help.Im waiting for appointment with asthma specialist but its a month away.

See family doc: You can't afford to wait another month. Ask your family doctor to prescribe an inhaled steroid +/- a long acting bronchodilator in the interim. A short course of Prednisone may be needed if the asthma is severe don't wait, run. ...Read more

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What could b my pains in my eyes it hurts i don't have a ha & it still hurts already went to specialist 4 my eyes a mth ago he said im fine?

What could b my pains in my eyes it hurts i don't have a ha & it still hurts already went to specialist 4 my eyes a mth ago he said im fine?

Dry eye: Might to be related to dryness whic cause pain and feeling of foreign body in the eye (no foreign body present).
At times might be related to the food that you eat, try to pay attention if you find any trigger food. ...Read more

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Seen 50+ specialists and can't get dx. Wing/snapping scap and 8/10 pain around scapula, traps, sides of neck. All imaging & tests are normal. Help!?

Seen 50+ specialists and can't get dx. Wing/snapping scap and 8/10 pain around scapula, traps, sides of neck. All imaging & tests are normal. Help!?

Soft tissue: Difficult neck & shoulder problems commonly unvisualized & reflect soft tissue (ligament, tendon, & muscle) disorder. Repetitive stress helped by ergonomic work place exam as mechanical stressor i.D.'d. Pain interventionist injects suspect tissue with anesthetic. If hits tissue disorder target pain stops temporarily (diagnostic) then cortisone to target. Levator muscle tendonitis makes snapping. ...Read more

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I don't have allergy symptoms but have had high IgE (>770) for yrs. My concerns were dismissed by specialist. I saw and want to addr it. Pls advice.?

I don't have allergy symptoms but have had high IgE (>770) for yrs. My concerns were dismissed by specialist. I saw and want to addr it. Pls advice.?

Not to worry: A high ige does not necessarily mean that you have allergies. False positive test results are very possible with ige levels to the point that i hardly ever order them. What counts is your symptoms and overall clinical picture. ...Read more

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Can optometrist be relied on to diagnose glaucoma? Said i didn't have it yet but would watch it. Glaucoma specialist said I have it at moderate stage

Can optometrist be relied on to diagnose glaucoma? Said i didn't have it yet but would watch it.  Glaucoma specialist said I have it at moderate stage

No!: Only an ophthalmologist has the training and experience to diagnose, monitor and treat glaucoma. Early glaucoma can be very subtle, and optometrists do not have the medical background or level of experience to distinguish early signs as glaucoma usually presents with no symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi my gyne specialist asked me to do some blood tests and there is one i don't know what it's for can you please tell me its a tps1 blood test thanks?

Hi my gyne specialist asked me to do some blood tests and there is one i don't know what it's for can you please tell me its a tps1 blood test thanks?

Not an easy question: I am wondering what other tests were ordered and why you saw doc? The test measures for presence & degree of "tumor surface antigens" , much like the screening blood "psa" level which screens males for prostate cancer. The tsa less useful but helpful postoperatively in colon cancer or breast cancer survivors. It is sometimes helpful in screening for new cancers. I hope ths is helpful 2 you. ...Read more

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What specialist should I see for lightheadedness when standing up or sitting up? Pcp doesn't think it's serious and I feel like it is. Had it for yrs.

What specialist should I see for lightheadedness when standing up or sitting up? Pcp doesn't think it's serious and I feel like it is. Had it for yrs.

Agree, not serious: You can trust your PCP on this. Positional lightheadedness lik this is rarely serious. And most symptoms that are unchanged for several years are harmless. ...Read more

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My neuro is 1of the best in my area, but says we r runnin out of options 2control my migranes.No local ha specialists. What other type of md can I see?

My neuro is 1of the best in my area, but says we r runnin out of options 2control my migranes.No local ha specialists. What other type of md can I see?

Butterbur: And riboflavin 400mg daily are alternative treatments to try before changing doctors. Pain specialists can be helpful and Botox can be considered. ...Read more

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I just wanted Dr dariush to know GREAT news ...I got a neurology specialist appt for ...SEPT 26TH!!! HUGGED MY GP and asst isn't that awesome news?

I just wanted Dr dariush to know GREAT news ...I got a neurology specialist  appt for ...SEPT 26TH!!! HUGGED MY  GP  and asst isn't  that awesome news?

Awesome news: as you put it. We at HT are very happy for you. I respect the fact that it takes a while to get an appt, especially w/a specialist. Continue to be joyful as best you can in all life circumstances, or at least courageous. Peace and good health! ...Read more

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I've got a lipoma growing in my shoulder. It was quite big and my dr subscribed Coxleon and referred me to a specialist. My appointment is tomorrow, but it isn't that big anymore. Should I still go to the specialist?

I've got a lipoma growing in my shoulder. It was quite big and my dr subscribed Coxleon and referred me to a specialist. My appointment is tomorrow, but it isn't that big anymore. Should I still go to the specialist?

Up to you,but...: Apparently, you have been disturbed to a degree for a while, once for all, be evaluated & counseled once; that is reasonable. At this juncture, you're one to decide since it is not urgent. To help deal with such better, welcome to view article on https://ebettercare.com/feel-become-sick/. Thereby you gain insight on how to work well with doc so to reach right diagnosis for right care. Best .... ...Read more

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We r pretty sure I have endo..I can't see a specialist for another 4 months, i hurt 3 weeks a month. T3 (liothyronine) isn't helping..what can I do?

Endometriosis: I am assuming when you write endo you mean endometriosis. Simple measure is to go on birth control but DO NOT take the last week of pills in pack Go right into the next pack. No period. Most endo pain comes from the sloughing and bleeding that occurs with period. Endo is tissue that lines uterus outside the uterus. Bleeds and sloughs just like in uterus with period=pain. Stop periods can help ...Read more

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What specialist dr. Should i need to see for imbalaced equalliberium?

What specialist dr. Should i need to see for imbalaced equalliberium?

Start w/family doc: Go see your family doc first. Poor balance may be due to simple inner ear infection. Benign positional vertigo can be easily diagnosed & treated by your family doc who's familiar w/dix hallpike and epley maneuvers. Your family doc can also check to be sure poor balance isn't a manifestation of some other condition, eg heart rhythm condition, sugar control, blood pressure, stroke, medication, etc. ...Read more

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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more