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Should I go to a general doctor if I think I have lymphedema?

Should I go to a general doctor if I think I have lymphedema?

Yes: If you have swelling that is more than usual and is not going away, then a trip to the primary physician makes sense. There are many reasons people develop swelling....Kidney problems, heart problems, lymphedema, venous insufficiency etc. It is important to have it checked out and know the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Lymphedema (Definition)

The lymph channels work to return fluid from the lower extremities back towards the heart, and filter out bacteria. If the lymph channels and not functioning appropriately swelling of the affected limb is most common presentation. The swelling usually occurs during daily activities and improves with leg elevation. In order to prevent swellingUse a compression ...Read more


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What doctor should I see if i think I have lymphedema?

What doctor should I see if i think I have lymphedema?

See a Phlebologist: A phlebologist or surgeon may be the specialist to see. There, however are not many physicians even in those specialties who are well trained in caring for this problem. ...Read more

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Do you think I should get surgery for lymphedema if i want to be a dancer?

Lymphedema : Surgery for lymphedema is done by a handful of surgeons in the United States. A thorough exam and as well as therapy program should be in place before any surgery is considered. ...Read more

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Should i go to the ER if i think I have a concussion?

Should i go to the ER if i think I have a concussion?

Talk to an adult: If you are awake and not throwing up the answer is no. I would ask an adult to watch you for 24 hours to get you help should you start throwing up. ...Read more

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Can I go to my primary physician if I think I have steatorrhea?

Can I go to my primary physician if I think I have steatorrhea?

Yes: When you go to the doctor, describe your symptoms, not the diagnosis you came up with. for good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Should I go to the dr. If I think I have bronchitis?

Should I go to the dr. If I think I have bronchitis?

Depends...: It depends on your symptoms as well as their severity. If you have a fever, if you are short of breath or if your symptoms are worsening, then see your doctor. If your symptoms have not resolved by 7-10 days, see your doctor. If you are not sure of your diagnosis, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Do you think I should go to school if I have a kidney infection?

UTI: Yes you can, but you need to take your antibiotics and plenty of fluids especially water. ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have ringworm, should I go to doctor immediately?

What to do if i think I have ringworm, should I go to doctor immediately?

Fungal Infection: If only one or two lesions exist, topical antifungal therapy is sufficient. You may be given a prescription for any of the following topical medications: imidazoles, clotrimazole (lotrimin), miconazole (monistat-derm), ketoconazole (nizoral), econazole (spectazole), oxiconazole (oxistat), sulconazole (exelderm), sertaconazole (ertaczo) see you doctor to make sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Should i go see my doctor if i think i might have breast cancer?

Should i go see my doctor if i think i might have breast cancer?

Yes: Over the age of 40, you should have annual mammograms, and annual doctor exam of your breasts. You should perform monthly self breast exam as well. If you still concerned about your breast health, in between your routine doctor visits and routine screening tests, then you should see your doctor anyway. ...Read more

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I think I have a rectal prolapse, can I leave it or do I need to see a doctor immediately?

I think I have a rectal prolapse, can I leave it or do I need to see a doctor immediately?

Rectal prolapse: It is unusual to have a rectal prolapse at your age but I would let a doctor have a look so that you get a correct diagnosis ...Read more

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Do you think I should I go for surgery with my hemorrhoids?

Do you think I should I go for surgery with my hemorrhoids?

Depends: I feel surgery for hemorrhoids is justified if symptoms cannot be controlled with nonsurgical methods. Symptoms would include bleeding, large protruding hemorrhoids (prolapsed), or external hemorrhoids that repeatedly develop clots and pain. ...Read more

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What to do if i was diagnosed to be having pancreatitis. I would like to see a doctor.Whom should I meet?

What to do if i was diagnosed to be having pancreatitis. I would like to see a doctor.Whom should I meet?

A gastroenterologist: Pancreatitis can be managed by a gastroenterologist often a general surgeon gets involved directly or on a request from a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I need to know if I should go to a doctor or not. I think I have depression. I have been on anti depressants before but i can't remember why.

I need to know if I should go to a doctor or not. I think I have depression. I have been on anti depressants before  but i can't remember why.

Seek evaluation: If your depression is causing distress you should seek an evaluation from a mental health professional, either a psychologist, psychiatrist, or clinical social worker. The evaluation should help determine the nature and extent of the depression and point a path toward the treatment of it. ...Read more

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What should I expect if I have to see a respiratory therapist?

What should I expect if I have to see a respiratory therapist?

Inhaled meds: Respiratory therapist provide inhalation therapy with meds and sometime chest physical therapy on doctors order.They can not prescribe the treatment. ...Read more

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Should i go to the ER if i think I have an infection?

Should i go to the ER if i think I have an infection?

Depends on..: Your symptoms and how ill you are. If you have a doctor, give him or her a call. ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have lymphangitis?

Should I still go to work if I have lymphangitis?

OK to work: Lymphangitis is not directly contagious to others unless there is weeping fluid through the skin over the infected area. So whether you go to work really depends on how you feel. If you have fever, chills, pain, or really feel bad, then don't go to work. Also, if the infection is in the lower part of your body (legs), then prolonged sitting or standing will make the swelling worse. ...Read more

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Do i need to see a doctor if i suspect that I have meralgia paraesthetica?

Do i need to see a doctor if i suspect that I have meralgia paraesthetica?

Perhaps: Hello. There a number of possible causes for meralgia paresthetica. If you have obesity – weight loss may help. If you wear very tight pants – wear looser clothes. If scar tissue is a causative factor that can be treated. Avoid prolonged standing/ walking. Medical evaluation can help to confirm diagnosis, rule out underlying health problems and help to determine lifestyle or other solutions. ...Read more