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Seeing A Doctor For Oral Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Should a person without a spleen see an immunologist or infectious disease doctor for advice on a vaccine regimen?
PCP can do this: Usually the vaccine advice following a splenectomy (removal of the spleen) is pretty straightforward and involves getting a pneumonia booster shot (pneumovax). Additionally the haemophilus influenza (hib) vaccine and meningitis (meningococcal) vaccines should be given either 14 days before or 14 days after a surgical splenectomy. Your primary care provider can do this. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Should I see a primary doc, gyno, or a specific specialist for pain in bladder area? Who is best to see?
Start with Primary: All specialismts appreciate a full history & physical & basic bloodwork when consulted. Sometimes, say if your symptoms are due to a simple bladder infection, your primary doc can manage it. Some primary care docs do gyn exams too and diagnose gyn infections. So that is a good place to start. Trust me, you will be referred if necessary (99% of the time). Hope it is something easy to treat! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: The diagnosis of cervical cancer is made by pathological examination of a biopsy. Ask to see this report. If it says cancer, a second opinion will not change that. You may, however, wish to get a second opinion about proposed treatment for precancerous cells, which should not be confused with or called cancer. You may also wish to get a second opinion about a proposed treatment of true cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should I see a specialist for mucocutaneous leishmaniasis, or can my regular doctor take care of it?
Leishmaniasis: Better to see a specialist, as very few general doctors in the US have experience with this disease. There are exceptions though, as some doctors have had experience in the Peace Corps or the military and may be familiar with this. ...Read more
Either one is fine: If you think you have genital herpes you should be seen...a pediatrician can treat you (and perform the other tests that are indicated--such as HIV, chlamydia and GC testing) OR you can see a gynecologist or a family practitioner. THe important thing is for you to get seen and treated. Family planning clinics are often a good place to go to keep expenses down and to ensure confidentiality. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
First you see: your family doctor , will evaluate first , if needed will refer to appropriate specialist. ...Read more
Startwith family doc: Most women start with their family doctor or other primary care provider. Following a clinical breast exam a screening mammogram is recommended for most women starting at age 40. Depending on the results you may be referred to a clinical breast radiologist or surgeon for further work-up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely: Kidney cancer typically needs several specialists: 1) urologists are involved in the surgery needed to remove kidney cancers 2) medical oncologists typically prescribe highly specialized drugs to treat them 3) radiation oncologists are involved to give radiation i can't imagine any general medical doctors being qualified to deal with this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Concerning mole: Although many doctors do feel comfortable assessing and treating concerning skin lesions - the dermatologist has specific and intensive training in the matter. Your dermatologist would also be in a position to biopsy or treat a lesion. Recommend a head to toe skin evaluation by a dermatologist annually. take care. ...Read more
Osteomyelitis: If you have neuropathic ulcers from poorly controlled diabetes, for instance, your doctor may examine the ulcer for signs of underlying infection of the bone and marrow, called osteomyelitis. Sometimes radiologic studies are used to detect evidence of osteomyelitis if the diagnosis remains uncertain. ...Read more
Depends: Candada albicans is a common yeast found almost everywhere. It comprises some of the dry weight of your poo, it can cause easily treated diaper rash or thrush in infants or be a contaminant of central lines in criticly ill patients & produce life threatening illness.Start with your regular dr. Who can redirect you if needed. ...Read more
People are different: It really depends on your needs, the problems you have or the lack of problems, your family and your history. There isn't one interval the is appropriate for everyone. I see one special needs person once every 6 weeks and other people once a year. I don't think anyone should go longer than a year. Consult with a dentist for what is appropriate for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but. : Antibiotics only fight infection. They do nothing to fix a bedsore. When a sick or frail patient lays in one position for a long time and cannot move the pressure over bony prominences ( hip, tailbone, etc ) can crush and kill the skin in between the bone and the bed. Bad ones can even kill off the muscle. If this is infected abx will fight the infection. But if not there is no point in giving ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When to see an ENT D: It varies... It depends on the problem and the experience of the g.P. Anytime a patient is not cured by simple measures they are a candidate for a specialty referral. Often a gp doesn't have the time to sort through a difficult problem like dizziness so they refer to an ENT for further tests and treatment. ...Read more
Nutritionist?: Consult with your doctor. The cancer treatment team always have the nutritionist on staff to help you with all your need. Most of the time, it is the GI tract problems that we needs to deal with. Orally, as long as we can function (chewing and swallowing), there is no concern. Soft food may be recommended, but not mandatory. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (Oral) Cancer (Definition)
Any cancer located in the mouth. Symptoms are variable but include a mass in the mouth, difficulty eating, and tongue problems. ...Read more
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