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Should I go to a doctor for bronchitis?

Should I go to a doctor for bronchitis?

Acute?: If you have an acute bronchitis, see your doctor if you develop shortness of breath, high fever or if your symptoms are worsening over time. Also, if your symptoms do not completely resolve by about 10 days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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When should I go to the doctor for a cancer check-up?

When should I go to the doctor for a cancer check-up?

CA check ups: Generally women should begin check ups when they become sexually active, followed by mammograms at age 40, colonoscopy at 50. For men screening for prostate CA should start at age 50 along with colonoscopy. Skin checks should be done through out your life by yourself and later by a dermatologist if you are prone to skin CA ...Read more

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Should i go to the ER for what i think is a corneal ulcer? Or can i wait a day to go to my eye doctor?

Should i go to the ER for what i think is a corneal ulcer?  Or can i wait a day to go to my eye doctor?

You can wait: Most ulcers of the cornea occur under a contact lens, so remove that right away. Most eye doctors will see you quickly for a suspected corneal ulcer, so go next morning to their office as soon as they open and they will work you in for this type of condition. If you go to an ER you have a good chance of sitting there for several hours before you will even be seen and they will call for eye help. ...Read more

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Should I take my inhalor before I go in to see the doctor for a check up?

Should I take my inhalor before I go in to see the doctor for a check up?

Depends: If you are not in any respiratory distress you should try to avoid using a rescue inhaler such as albuterol at least 4 hours prior to the visit so the doctor can hear what your lungs sound like. ...Read more

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How often should I go to my doctor for a checkup?

How often should I go to my doctor for a checkup?

Annualy: For routine check ups annually, if something bothering you - right away. ...Read more

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After going to the ER should I go to a specialist or generalist for follow-up?

ER: Remember your pcp is always at the center of your care - so yes you should go to the pcp and make sure the er notes are sent to him. ...Read more

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Do you think I should go to the doctor for my cold sore?

Do you think I should go to the doctor for my cold sore?

That depends: If you desire laser treatment or other oral treatments than see your physician. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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Should you go to the doctor for a uti?

Should you go to the doctor for a uti?

Here are some...: Yes, especially for the first time. Why and how? Go to articles in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html & in http://www.formefirst.com/onUTI.html. More? Contact me at www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin to log in for appointments. ...Read more

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Should i go to the doctor for a sprained ankle?

Should i go to the doctor for a sprained ankle?

YES: When people treat themselves, the pain can linger for a long time; sometimes the pain never goes away. People don't take sprains seriously. So, the final answer is yes, see a doctor. At least they can tell you there is nothing to worry about. Dr. Latva ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see for TMJ? Should I go to my general doctor or to a dentist?

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What type of doctor should I see for TMJ? Should I go to my general doctor or to a dentist?

OFP specialist: The Center for Orofacial Pain specialists provide diagnosis and management of pain in the head, face and temporomandibular joints (TMJ). They have trained 2-3 additional years after completing dental school in this field. ...Read more

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How to know if i need to go to the doctor for a mild fever?

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How to know if i need to go to the doctor for a mild fever?

Wait 7-10 days: A mild fever can typically be treated at home. Sometimes complications may arise that require a doctor's help. If a mild fever doesn't resolve in 7-10 days see your doctor for consultation. ...Read more

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Should i go to the doctor if I have a sore throat?

Should i go to the doctor if I have a sore throat?

Yes, if it persists: After home treatment with gargles, vaporizers, and lozenges/sprays, assuming you are otherwise healthy. Or if you develop fever or difficulty opening your mouth, swallowing, or breathing. ...Read more

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Which doctor should I go to for lymphedema?

Which doctor should I go to for lymphedema?

Lymphedema certified: Check with http://www.Lymphnet.Org - national lymphedema network they can guide you. There are national certified lymphedema therapist who can help you. ...Read more

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When should you go see a doctor for a mouth infection?

When should you go see a doctor for a mouth infection?

As soon as possible: You see a doctor if you believe you have a mouth infection. If you are experiencing any symptoms or show any signs that are abnormal, seek the consul of a dentist. It is often easier to diagnosis at the time of the symptoms. A mouth infection can become serious, chronic, and/or deadly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do you think I should go to the doctor for my cold or wait it out?

Do you think I should go to the doctor for my cold or wait it out?

Wait it out unless:: Get medical care for temperature >104, difficulty breathing, worsening symptoms or if symptoms are not resolving within about 10 days. If symptoms worsen you may have a complication ( i.e., pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, or otitis media). ...Read more

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When should I go to the doctor for bad circulation?

When should I go to the doctor for bad circulation?

Pain: If you noticed increased pain while at rest or in bed, or have increased pain with walking or climbing stairs it might be time to have your circulation checked. Also watch for color and temperature changes in the limbs that might indicate a change in your bloodflow. If your feet feel cold or numb, that might indicate changes as well. Bring any of these things to your doctor when they arise. ...Read more

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At what point should I go and see a doctor for ear clogging due to a bad cold?

At what point should I go and see a doctor for ear clogging due to a bad cold?

Pain, fever, long...: See a doctor if you have any fever, moderate to severe pain, or the "plugged feeling" lasts more than 2-3 weeks. Also, if severe hearing loss or any neurologic symptoms such as dizziness. In the interim, do things like you would in an airplane to "pop" your ears. Chew gum, pop your ears by holding your nose shut and blowing, etc. This will open your eustachian tube and hopefully relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a fever of 101.2 and coughing. When should I go to the doctor to see if I have the flu?

I have a fever of 101.2 and coughing. When should I go to the doctor to see if I have the flu?

Fever can be caused : Fever alone can be caused by many different reasons but fever associated with sore throat and cough is usaully due to head cold(virus) and sometimes from influenza/flu. If the fever persists for more than 4-5 days, it is time to get checked by your doctor. ...Read more