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Signed Consent Form
Should a patient sign a consent form for a procedure when it says risks have been explained when they have not?
No: This is unethical for both patient and physician / health care provider. ...Read more
Can a dr office stop your spouse from goning back with them if you've signed a consent form saying that they can?
Going back: Where? Please repost.Get a more detailed answer ›
My husband signed a consent form allowing me to go back in the exam room with him, since he signed it can they stop me from going in the exam room?
Ask the doctor: A doctor can see only the people that they want in the exam room. Please respect this if it is the doctor's preference. Sometimes there are reasons for this. ...Read more
Not many: Many, if not most people who need help getting pregnant only find this out once they start trying to have a child! There are a few obvious tipoffs, like irregular/absent periods, childhood hormonal and/or anatomical problems, and a few others that can be quite obvious. But otherwise, there aren't many "outward signs" of infertility. Good luck! ...Read more
Going to Doctor's: I am sorry, but unfortunately getting dating tips from a doctor is not what medicine is about. There is no medical or health problem here to solve. I would suggest you talk to your girlfriends on their dating tips. ...Read more
Complete Examination: ADHD/ADD is common, and many people who think they have it will benefit from treatment. However, interestingly, more than 1/2 of adults with ADHD will have a 2nd mental health issue. So if you think you have ADHD, find a trained, experienced provider and expect a thorough, comprehensive evaluation to check for this and other possible causes of your problems, including other medical problems. ...Read more
Delivery: Signs that labor is approaching include dilation of the cervix. Loss of the cervical mucus plug is another sign. Some dilation and loss ov the mucus plug can occur weeks before the baby actually comes. Many women develop an increase in energy level. Once your water breaks it is important to tell your physician. Contractions may last half a minute to a minute and a half. ...Read more
Yup from her (him): Crabs are human lice that infest pubic/anal hair or eyelashes. They don't invade & were passed down to humans from gorillas about 3 million years ago. You may not have seen any rash on her depending on their life cycle during your exposure. You would have had to use a magnifying glass to spot the eggs or the adults since they are only 1 mm long. A magnifying glass before sex is a sure mood killer. ...Read more
Babinski sign: The babinski sign is the response of the toes, foot and knee to stimulation of the sole of the foot. When the big toe extends, the other toes fan apart (and the ankle dorsiflexes and knee flexes in some cases), this is a positive or upgoing toe sign, which means the nerve input to the toes has been damaged somewhere in the brain or the spinal cord. ...Read more
Chills: The major circumstances in which chills occur are as an accompaniment to fever and after exposure to a cold environment. They are one of the body's mechanism for increasing body temperature when the hypothalamic "thermostat" has been set higher. The muscle activity of chilling generates heat. ...Read more
Generalized Anxiety: Anxiety disorders cover a wide spectrum of conditions but the most common features include: restlessness, excessive worry, easliy fatigued, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension and sleep disturbance. Sometimes the anxiety can be intense to the degree of panic attack which is a discrete period of fear and disconfort with physical symtoms and may last a few minutes. ...Read more
Varies: Some babies may have more drooling, more crankiness, fussiness with feeding, possible mild/slight fever, loose stool etc. And of course seeing/feeling the teeth (white dots protruding from the gums) is a sign. Some babies have no symptoms at all. Regular visits/well check with doc will provide you with the info you need. ...Read more
Lymphoma...: Often, the first sign of lymphoma is a painless swelling in the neck, under an arm, or in the groin. Lymph nodes or tissues elsewhere in the body may also swell. The spleen, for example, often becomes enlarged in lymphoma. Symptoms of lymphoma may include the following: fevers, chills, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, fatigue, and itching. ...Read more
Anxiety is normal: Excessive anxiety and worry (and apprehensiveness) form the basis of various anxiety disorders. Anxiety itself is a normal human emotion and not a disorder. We can use normal anxiety to guide our actions. Stress or uneasiness caused by fear of danger or misfortune can lead to productive action. ...Read more
These people: Generally don't really care about others in a genuine way. They may appear to be in your camp, but it is only to further their own causes, which are usually sinister. Common beliefs are that sociopaths lack conscience and remorse. Read: The Sociopath Next Door for an excellent, well-written explanation of this very complicated and potentially very difficult condition. ...Read more