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Scared to death I could have lymphoma. How to find out?

Scared to death I could have lymphoma. How to find out?

Why are you thinking: What makes you concerned about lymphoma? Unless you have enlarged lymph nodes, recent onset of fever, weight loss and weakness, there is not reason to think about lymphoma. If you have palpable lymph nodes in the neck or armpit, get yourself examined by your doctor first. Then he/she will guide you further. ...Read more

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How to deal with being scared of death and having anxiety?

How to deal with being scared of death and having anxiety?

Well, I think many: People are afraid of dying. Do you have obsessive thoughts about this? Are you suffering from an illness that could be life threatening? Do you have anxiety in general. Consider seeing a therapist or psychologist for both evaluation and for counseling. Help is available. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with ic. I am going in for hydrodestention next week and I'm scared to death. What can I expect?

I was just diagnosed with ic. I am going in for hydrodestention next week and I'm scared to death. What can I expect?

IC: Your bladder will be over distended under anesthesia with water or sterile saline. You will wake up and hopefully your symptoms will gradually improve. You may notice some blood in the urine for a short period. ...Read more

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What to do if I am about to have the trial (test stimulation system) neurostimulator surgery and I am scared to death. Help?

What to do if I am about to have the trial (test stimulation system) neurostimulator surgery and I am scared to death. Help?

Fear: Possibly the best way to counter act your fear is to become well educated about the procedure. This can help to prevent you from worrying about some aspects of it unnecessarity. I am assuming that you selected a neurosurgeon that you feel comfortable. Share your concerns with your neurosurgeon. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm scared to death I'm having oral surgey on the third and I'm scared of being put under! Is there a chance I won't wake up?!

Speak to your Doctor: Need to speak to your Oral Surgeon. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have the lowest % of anesthetic deaths of any specialty who performs out-patient anesthesia. Make sure your Oral Surgeon is Board Certified and has a recent ACLS certification and his staff are all CPR trained and certified. ...Read more

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Hello I have a question I am getting a therapeutic pulpotomy done tomorrow I'm scared to death! Is it at all painful after this procedure?

Hello I have a question I am getting a therapeutic pulpotomy done tomorrow I'm scared to death! Is it at all painful after this procedure?

No: A therapeutic pulpotomy is not a painful procedure and generally is done to relieve pain in many situations. It is obviously something you need done. You will be in better health for having it done! ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm scared to death I have hiv?

What do you advise if I'm scared to death I have hiv?

Check it out: Rather than being scared go to a reputable center and take a test. They are simple and most don't even require your blood to be drawn. They will also have counselors who can talk to you before and after your tests to alleviate your fears. After that make sure you are protecting yourself properly to minimize your chance of contacting the virus in the future. ...Read more

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Upper endoscopy, I'm scared to death. Will they drug me?

Upper endoscopy, I'm scared to death. Will they drug me?

Of course: For endoscopy, sedation is routinely offered and in your case clearly desirable. Keep in mind the test lasts only 3-5 minutes. Talk with your doctor about what sedation options you can have at the center where your test will be performed. ...Read more

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How does a 12 year old get shots if she is scared to death of needles?

How does a 12 year old get shots if she is scared to death of needles?

Planning: Children can learn to overcome fear of needles. Teaching relaxing techniques and practicing at home with pretend needles can help the child master the relaxation needed. Ask you doctor for a prescription for topical numbing cream- it has to be applied 1 hour ahead of time. Patient staff who do not rush also help. Your child-life specialist at your local children's hospital can give ideas too. ...Read more

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I'm scared to death and nervous that I have HIV please help? What can I do?

I'm scared to death and nervous that I have HIV please help? What can I do?

Take a deep breath: To know for certain, whatever has happened to you, ask your physician about getting a pcr assay. Hiv infection is no longer a guarantee of a lingering death from aids. If you sense that your fear is irrational, and that your mind is playing a trick on you, your physician can recommend treatment focused on thinking that's likely to help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have neutropenia and thrombocytopenia and am scared to death. What is happening?

What to do if I have neutropenia and thrombocytopenia and am scared to death. What is happening?

Your right to know: You have not only a right but a duty to find out what's going on. You're not in danger from low platelets if they're above 50, 000, even if you get hurt, or low neutrophils until they're below about 500. You have a responsibility to find why they're low -- often it's meds, or it may just be you. Get a full medical workup, including a HIV check and a lupus check. Best wishes. ...Read more

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During power outage like in tornado or storm, how can I comfort my toddler when I am scared to death myself?

During power outage like in tornado or storm, how can I comfort my toddler when I am scared to death myself?

Be there for them: First, have a plan. If there's a plan, you'll be less scared (i have flashlights, and know where the matches are, and there are strategically placed candles, etc). Then you have something to do, and that helps. If your toddler sees you doing things, they may want to help. It can be tremendously hard to remain calm, but as a parent, you have to remember you're there to protect them. ...Read more

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I have a problem with compulsive lieing and minupliating people to get my ways I'm scared to death I'm A sociopath. Are these symptoms?

I have a problem with compulsive lieing and minupliating people to get my ways I'm scared to death I'm A sociopath. Are these symptoms?

Personality Disorder: I commend you for being honest about compulsive lying and manipulating people to get my ways.
Being “scared to death I'm A sociopath” indicates that you want to improve yourself.
You are not sociopath if you do not have reckless disregard for your other’s, safety, have remorse for your actions, do not get in physical fights or assault, do not get arrested, and follow the LAW.
Have Therapy. ...Read more

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I am currently experiencing a visual hallucination and I'm scared to death, what should I do? How do you make it stop? Please I'm begging you, help me

I am currently experiencing a visual hallucination and I'm scared to death, what should I do? How do you make it stop? Please I'm begging you, help me

Head to Hospital ER: A visual hallucination could be secondary to recreational drugs, or even prescription medications. Can also be seen with thiamine deficiency, psychiatric disease, head trauma, a variety of neurological conditions, even associated with epilepsy. So, get help asap. ...Read more

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I am a hypochondriac, I'm scared to death I have worms, what to do?

I am a hypochondriac, I'm scared to death I have worms, what to do?

If you have true: Signs of a parasite infection - get this medically ruled out. But if you tend to worry about catching everything under the sun - consider cognitive behavioral therapy. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do about hypochondriac self I am scared to death I have worms?

What to do about hypochondriac self I am scared to death I have worms?

Med and psych Eval.: Step One: Physical evaluation to be sure that you don't have any medical or skin problems
Step Two: Psychiatric evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How many cases of polio were confirmed in 1955? They had us kids scared to death of it.

How many cases of polio were confirmed in 1955? They had us kids scared to death of it.

Many: The salk vaccine to protect against polio became available in 1955, dramatically reducing the number of cases. Prior to the vaccine becoming available, around 20, 000 cases of polio occurred yearly in the us. The worst year was 1952; that year 57, 628 cases were reported in the us alone. By comparison, in 2011 only 650 cases were reported in the entire world! Vaccines work. ...Read more

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How safe is colonoscopy? Suppose to have one, scared to death about it! Any advice to help subside my fears. Thanks!

How safe is colonoscopy? Suppose to have one, scared to death about it! Any advice to help subside my fears. Thanks!

Very safe.: Every diagnostic procedure has risks v. benefits. I am sure your doctor took this into consideration when he recommended it. ...Read more

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Do most people clear for life after acutane? I'm scared to death it can return I'm almost done my 2 yr 5mg treatment.

Do most people clear for life after acutane? I'm scared to death it can return I'm almost done my 2 yr 5mg treatment.

Acutane: Hello TeresaK233 ~ a 2 year course of accutane should clear the acne up and give you some respite, but it can come back possibly 4-5 years later because accutane is used for 'comedo' forming acne and this is due to excessive sebum and oils secreted into the skin which is genetic. But accutane wortks well to give permanent relief in some cases! Thanks DO NOT TAKE ACCUTANE IF YOU WANNA GET PREGNANT ...Read more

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I had a routine mammogram, last week and they want me to come in this week for more umages. I'm scared to death its cancer.

I had a routine mammogram, last week and they want me to come in this week for more umages. I'm scared to death its cancer.

Don't be: Call back rates vary from site to site, but can be 12% or more. Your radiologist is just being careful. He or she will review this additional films, and let you know if further investigation is necessary. Even if you were to have breast cancer, remember that only 8-9% of patients with breast cancer die of breast cancer. Don't waste your energy worrying. Really. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have my 4 yr old son adult nyquil. The first 4mls at 11pm and the second dose 3mls at 2:10am. Did I overdose him? I'm scared to death!

I have my 4 yr old son adult nyquil. The first 4mls at 11pm and the second dose 3mls at 2:10am. Did I overdose him? I'm scared to death!

Poison control: Call poison control right now 800-222-1222. I your child's weight and other health concerns need to be known. Speak to your doctor before giving adult medications. ...Read more

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I was gonna have an upper endoscopy yesterday but scared to death and walk out as its invasive. Is there any non invasive alternative. Pliz help.

I was gonna have an upper endoscopy yesterday but scared to death and walk out as its invasive. Is there any non invasive alternative. Pliz help.

Yes it's invasive: Yet a very safe test that takes a mere minute or 2! that said, yes there can be alternatives - pill endoscopy, Xray techniques or just trying to manage your symptoms. Is this being proposed to work up your chest pain? an esophagram in combination with manometry could be a good alternative. ...Read more

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I can not bear the thought that my parents are gonna die one day. Is this abnormal? I am very worried & scared to death. How can I become like every1?

I can not bear the thought that my parents are gonna die one day. Is this abnormal? I am very worried & scared to death. How can I become like every1?

Counseling may help: It's normal to not want to lose loved ones, but when you think about it all the time, and it's distressing, that could be a sign that you need to get some help. A psychological therapist would likely be able to help you a great deal. ...Read more

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How can I carlm my self down it's tomorrow having camra put down gulit and I'm scared to death. It's making my indegestion worse then every?

How can I carlm my self down it's tomorrow having camra put down gulit and I'm scared to death. It's making my indegestion worse then every?

Sedation: Is typically used during an upper GI endoscopy. So, you won't be awake and shouldn't remember much about the experience...Relax! Get a good night's sleep and many centers recommendations not eating or drinking within at 6- 8 hours of the procedure. This last point is very important. ...Read more