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Should I See A Shrink About My Arachnophobia
Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm almost 15, I live with my dad and am wondering if I should go to the gynecologist? And if so how do I go about talking with my about it?
Coccydynia: Tailbone pain can occur with or without injury. Only real concern is to exclude a sacral tumor (extremely rare). If bowel/bladder habits normal, probably ok. Treatment included nsaid's, and a sitting pillow. Not a doughnut, but a foam wedge with triangle cutout. This keeps you sitting leaning forward without pressure on the coccyx. If persistent, removal is rarely needed but successful. ...Read more
I get severe depression around my period. I sometimes think harmful things and want to see a therapist. What should I ask a therapist?
It depends: If you are waiting to see your general doctor to deal with the depression, ask to get in sooner or see a psychiatrist. If you are suffering from debilitating, severe depression, you can't wait a month to see your doctor: you need to get in as soon as possible. If you are seriously thinking about suicide, page your doctor, go to the er and/or call 911. Call us1-800-273-talk (8255). ...Read more
Yes: To give you peace of mind, have an educated and objective evaluation, and obtain a baseline. It is most likely benign. ...Read more
Hello. I am going to see a polomogist next week. I have swllen nodes in my chest. Should i ask him to preform a biopsy?
Enlarged lymph nodes: I presume the enlarged lymph nodes were noted on a routine x-ray. Sometimes the distribution of the nodes gives a clue to the diagnosis without a biopsy. Other times, a biopsy is necessary your pulmonologist will determine the next steps. At your age and gender, he will want to rule our sarcoidosis, pulmonary infections, and lymphoproloferative disorders. ...Read more
Worry: Why are you worried? Do you have a family history of aneurysms and intracranial bleeding? Have you had trauma to your head? Talk to your doctor who may be able to give you reassurance. ...Read more
What should I expect for a doctor to see what's wrong with my knee i go tommaroow and I am scareed help?
Worry is the worst!: You are going to the doctor because you are having a problem with your knee. You want to know if the problem will go away on its own or if you need further treatment, even surgery. It's normal to be scared when you don't have the information you need. But going to the doctor will help give you that information. Right now, your imagination may feel pretty powerful. Hang in, and see what they say. ...Read more
How can I go about asking my dr about getting tested again to see if im a candidate for brain surgery?
What do you suggest if I am 17 yrs old and 175 CM . I haven't grown for literally two years straight. Is there a reason for this and if i go to my doctor what do I ask him?
Are you a girl? boy?: What are your parent's heights? If a girl, have you started your periods? Many answers needed to be able to address your question. You can ask your doctor to review your growth velocity, parent heights, your current stage of development and possibly get a bone age xray. ...Read more
I have been referred to a gynocologist (pcos/endo). What should I expect at this visit? Do i need to remove my nuva ring? How should I prepare?
Hi Dr. can you please help me out about 2 months ago I had a hickey on my neck and I scrubbed it of with a penny and now I have a mark can you help me?
Leave it alone: The best way to get a hickey looking thing on your skin is to rub it with the edge of a coin. It is actually a form of folk medicine called coin rubbing used for chest colds.. If you leave the area alone it will heal from the inside out. Use a cover makeup or dress to cover as needed. ...Read more
I am worried there might be something wrong with my lungs. What are some symptoms I should look about for and how do I tell if I should see a doctor?
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