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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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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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Inhaler (Definition)

It is a type of medication delivery system used to inhale aerosolized medications. The most well know of this is ...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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Is it necessary to go for the two week check after a abortion?. I can't bring myself to revisit it talk about it again. Do I have to get a check up?

Is it necessary to go for the two week check after a abortion?.  I can't bring myself to revisit it talk about it again.  Do I have to get a check up?

It is for your benef: Yes it is for your own benefit to get checked two weeks after abortion it is done to check for any complications of abortion like infection and to make sure everything is alright.The follow up visit can be done by your primary care doctor if you prefer that. But do not ignore the follow up visit. ...Read more

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How often should I see my doctor for a check up?

How often should I see my doctor for a check up?

It depend on our age: Depending on your age, sex, and family medical history, a checkup with your doctor it could between 6 mont and year and some more. There is much debate as to how often you should go to your doctor for your checkup, and your health insurance plan might also have something to say. Only you can make the decision for your health whether to head to the doctor regularly or only as needed. ...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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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

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Do i need to see a doctor for pain in ribs for 10days when pregnant?

Do i need to see a doctor for pain in ribs for 10days when pregnant?

Dpends on where: The pain is. If the pain is worse with deep breaths or associated with one leg swelling more than other, or if you are having any breathing problems, then yes, see a doctor as soon as possible. Otherwise, rib pain is very common during pregnancy as abdominal contents shift up to make room for the growing uterus. If it is associated with any other symptoms, speak to your physician immediately. ...Read more

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How much time should it take for the doctor to find out I have HPV and call me in for further testing?

How much time should it take for the doctor to find out I have HPV and call me in for further testing?

Results: from a biopsy of a suspicious lesion varies depending upon the pathology department but usually a week is sufficient. Call your doctor's office to find out if the results are back and schedule a follow up. ...Read more

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If I plan to get my medical tests done over vacation, will I need to go back for more for coughing up blood? I want to wrap this up in one week if possible.

If I plan to get my medical tests done over vacation, will I need to go back for more for coughing up blood? I want to wrap this up in one week if possible.

You can't rush this: If you are coughing up blood, you may need anything from simple reassurance, to significant tests up to and including surgery, depending upon your age, risk factors (smoking), and the appearance of a chest x-ray. Sometimes addressing health concerns has to displace other priorities, because if they don't now, they most certainly will later on. I hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER for a possible antidepressant overdose, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I go to the ER for a possible antidepressant overdose, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

ER: Without specific information, go to er asap via ambulance. Yes, this sounds dramatic, but-it is the safest way for you to be cared for in this instance. Have a friend or you call 911 -- poison control. They will direct you to the best treatment. Please take the bottle of pills with you and any any oher meds you are taking, including over the counter meds to the er. Good luck take care. ...Read more

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Should i take my kids to the doctor for the flu?

Should i take my kids to the doctor for the flu?

Depends on situation: In the first 48 hrs of symptoms there are medications that can be prescribed to help the kids not feel as sickly during the illness. If > 48hrs, the answer is more specific to each kids needs. If the kid has developed dehydration or signs of a secondary problem, a physicians help may be needed. If just mopey but taking fluids well & playing some, you might just ride it out. ...Read more

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I have two bites, very red, and one has a red line coming out of it. Should I go to the ER or can I wait to go see my doctor tomorrow?

I have two bites, very red, and one has a red line coming out of it. Should I go to the ER or can I wait to go see my doctor tomorrow?

Start at urgent care: if you were bit by an animal then yes you should see a doctor. Most Urgent Cares can take care of this. If this is an insect bite and the areas are small, you have no fever or breathing problems then you could also wait an see how they improve and go to your doctor tomorrow. If you have known allergies to insect bites go to an ER today. ...Read more

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What is good to take for a gout flare up until i can get in to see the doctor?

What is good to take for a  gout flare up until i can get in to see the doctor?

Water: Increase your fluid intake, rest the joint, avoid purine-high foods and alcohol, especially beer. If you have any meds from a previous flare-up, take them. If you don't have any left you can use otc Naproxen (1, 500mg per day maximum). ..And get to your doctor as soon as possible! ...Read more