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An eye oncologist told my mom she had a malignant tumor behind here eye, how can he do this without an exam?
My father 56 yrs, is retired teacher. He peed in living room and says he doesn't remember. Whom should I consult? He is indoors mostly watching tv.
Loss of memory: Your father may have had a transient ischemic attack of the brain or a problem with his heart to cause him to black out some of his memory, and be incontinent. Report what happened to his regular doctor and have him seen today to prevent more problems. One possibility is a mini-stroke. Another is a heart rhythm abnormality. ...Read more
Melanoma and eye exams. My father had a zero stage melanoma removed from his arm about 5 years ago. Should he be seeing an eye doctor regularly to check for melanoma in his eye tissue? I keep trying to get him to the eye doctor - he clearly needs glasse
Sure: It is unlikely that he will develop melanoma in the eye. But he should definitely see his eye for an exam and to get those glasses. Also he should be seeing a dermatologist several times a year. Once you develop on melanoma, you are more likely to develop more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
We belive my husband has jaundice
he has had his gallbladder taken out
made an appointment for see doc going for a scan-should he be worried?
Get More Info!: First confirm that there is jaundice. If yes, determine the cause there could be a stone in the common bile duct or a stricture of the duct. Jaundice without pain is a more worrisome symptom as concerns possible tumor. Worrying doesn't help, knowledge does. Ct or ultrasound scan may be the next step if jaundice is confirmed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father was diagnosed with essential thrombositosis his platlets are 1.2 million. He had bone marrow biopsie and doc said he needs no treatment.Tru?
Consider aspirin: Even if you are not recommended to take medication to decrease the platelet count, it may be advisable to talk to your doctor about using aspirin. Aspirin inhibits the clotting potential of platelets and can reduce the risk of abnormal blood clots. Certain patients should avoid Aspirin if they have stomach ulcer problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son asked a question & he told me that I have to write so he is 12 and he was hit then he got 2 green stick fractured fingers what's your advice ?
A greenstick: Fracture refers to a pattern of bone injury when the fracture or break does not go all the way though to the other side of a bone as in a green fresh twig that is not dried out. There is still a break just not a "snap" like a dry twig. Treatment depends upon the fracture, locaton and position of the bone just as it does for any fracture, though sometimes for a greenstick we " complete the break". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband had TIA affected his eye sight looks normal and friendly to everyone but me his spouse , he says he feels nothing for me is this normal
Can u keep gallstones after gb surgery? A friend said she got to see hers & keep them; another friend said they didn't let her see hers or keep hers.
Body parts: Prior to 1985 and the arrival of hiv, there were surgical facilities that allowed viewing and sharing of surgical specimens with the patient. Currently most surgical facilities have much safer policies to protect the entire health care delivery team of potential contaminants by following universal precaution protocols. ...Read more
My 8wo had pead check up, he said she not to visit my friend who has internal staph infection from surgery. She says she not contagious, plse explain?
Extra cautious?: I think the pediatrician is just being extra cautious. Even with "internal" infection, your friend could have staph on skin or in the environment in her home. OTOH, we're all exposed to staph. Other friends, you, and your family could have it at any time, and sooner or later your baby will be exposed to it. The doc may just want to avoid particularly heavy exposure until more mature immune system. ...Read more
Could use your help docs! my ex thinks he has diabetes by the symptoms but refuses to see a doctor. His feet have turned color?
Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, poor circulation, allergic reactions, bacterial, viral or fungal infections, insect bites, friction, and cancer can all cause discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
My husband is 47 and his psa is at a 14 ..dr told him that he has a prostate the size of a 70 yr old man ....he wont tell me anything else ..
Further work up need: The most important thing w/ PSA is the gradient (How high has it been before) or the absolute value above 4. There are patient with PSA's between 1 and 4 who DO have disease but most don't There are other tests such as the free PSA ratio in blood and the PC3 test in urine. A PSA alone gives us a 60% chance of accuracy and a rectal exam adds another 25 points of accuracy; so you need both. ...Read more
My bf said his penis look dry he didn't notice it until he was looking at he said it look dry like it's about to peel Whats wrong with him?
Unclear.: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Can be not anything wrong. If it ONLY looks that way flaccid and not when erect it is likely NOT anything wrong. Otherwise can be from irritation, eczema, allergic reaction, and a lot of things (nearly always of not much significance). Rubber allergy would likely be the worst common cause. ...Read more
11 yr old thought he was gay so to test himself he performed oral sex on his newly born brother once, does this make him a pedophile (he has guilt)?
My child's doctor asked me to leave the room so he could examine her privates. She is a 11 and has buds. How do you think he examined her?
A guy i know had a kidney transplant when he was younger & we talked about dating but then he told me he got warts & herpes as a side affect frm meds?
Organ Transplants: Because immunosuppressive therapy inhibits the immune system, many patients develop infections while undergoing treatment for organ transplants. These conditions are usually treatable with medications and include fungal, viral, bacterial infections, and skin cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer