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Should I see a specialist for tongue swelling, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for tongue swelling, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Primary care: I would start with your primary care. He/she can then determine who to send you to if needed after her examination and asking you questions. ...Read more

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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My allergy specialist and my Otolaryngology doctor seem to disagree on whether I have SJS. I just had a mouth biopsy done will this test for SJS?

My allergy specialist and my Otolaryngology doctor seem to disagree on whether I have SJS. I just had a mouth biopsy done will this test for SJS?

If you are talking: About Sjogren's Syndrome auto immune disease (SJS is not a accepted abrv) Yes minor salivary glands in the biopsy will show the infiltration of lymphocytes quicker answer and is a minor procedure. If your talking some thing else sorry. ...Read more

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I don't sweat at all. So I can't tolerate the heat. I told my doctor and he said he'd never heard of it. Should I see a specialist.

I don't sweat at all. So I can't tolerate the heat. I told my doctor and he said he'd never heard of it. Should I see a specialist.

See a specialist: Ask your DR to look up ANHIDROSIS. If the DR is any good he will apologize, then refer you to another DR, He could have looked it up while you were there. If there is a medical school near you go to the clinic for internal medicine and be prepared to detail all your meds, vits, etc. Do you have other symptoms? Peculiar skin growths? ...Read more

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Seeing a pain specialist this Friday and was wondering if they have other meds available that my regular doctor doesn't. Is this usually the case?

Seeing a pain specialist this Friday and was wondering if they have other meds available that my regular doctor doesn't. Is this usually the case?

Not necessarily: It is not always a question of having access to different medications. At least in the United States most physicians can prescribe the same medications. However a pain specialist may have better insight as to specific uses of different medications that the primary care physician was not aware of. Additionally they will have knowledge of injection therapy and other modalities. Good luck ...Read more

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A couple of months ago my doctor said that my kidney output was not what it should be and he wanted me to go see a specialist. I haven't gone yet.?

A couple of months ago my doctor said that my kidney output was not what it should be and he wanted me to go see a specialist. I haven't gone yet.?

Go: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What is a wrist specialist able to tell me that the orthopedic doc can't seem to find?

What is a wrist specialist able to tell me that the orthopedic doc can't seem to find?

Fellowship trained: A specialist is an orthopeadic surgeon that has done an extra year of training in a particular area like the hand. Sometimes because their area of focus is narrowed to a single body part they might be to determine a problem missed by others. ...Read more

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Been having a right butt severe pain for 2 months pt isn't working now my doc deside a pain specialist with possible MRI this coming week good move?

Been having a right butt severe pain for 2 months pt isn't working now my doc deside a pain specialist with possible MRI this coming week good move?

Yes: After 2 months of conservative care with pt and no improvement a MRI is warranted. If you have evidence of nerve compression an injection in that area could help with your pain. Typically the type of pain you have will improve over time. The MRI will also help to see if there is something that can be corrected surgically. ...Read more

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Why do when I make a fist, it feels tingling, like it doesn't have strength, why? And what should I do that I can do home or naturally I can do? Instead of seeing a doctor, specialist, etc.

Why do when I make a fist, it feels tingling, like it doesn't have strength, why? And what should I do that I can do home or naturally I can do? Instead of seeing a doctor, specialist, etc.

Symptoms: I am sorry because I know you want to handle this without medical intervention. But, to be candid, this can't be diagnosed without first being assessed. ...Read more

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What is a doctor (specialist) that treats hypothermia?

What is a doctor (specialist) that treats hypothermia?

Emergency: An er doc would generally deal with acute hypothermia, however after stabilization, depending on the severity, the patient might be cared for in the ICU by a critical care doc or on the general floor by a hospitalist. ...Read more

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When must I see a specialist doctor about my allergies?

When must I see a specialist doctor about my allergies?

Depends: If you are unable to manage your allergy symptoms with otc medications, and your doctor has tried some prescription meds, then you may want to see a specialist. ...Read more

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Are any of you doctors located in ky? That are addiction specialist?

Are any of you doctors located in ky? That are addiction specialist?

Just put out a call: Hello out there in the Bluegrass State. I'm a neurologist from Cleveland, OH. If I can be of assistance look me up at:

www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi

or search my name: Dariush Saghafi, MD & forward your question. I'll do my best to answer it for you. However, I just sent out a request to 150 Addiction Specialists on Healthtap with your email address. I've asked for anyone in KY to contact you. ...Read more

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To which specialist doctor do I need to consult for lumps under skin?

To which specialist doctor do I need to consult for lumps under skin?

Pcp: Start with your primary care doctor. They will be able to evaluate the lumps and guide you. ...Read more

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When should I see my personal physician or a specialist for my heartburns?

Heartburn or Heart?: Heartburn or acid reflux is usually a burning sensation in the middle of the chest which occurs after eating, especially spicy foods or maybe when you lay down in bed at night.
Similar burning pains in the middle of the chest might be signs of a heart blockage or heart attack. If these burning pains come on with exertion or move into your shoulder or arm call your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for flatfoot, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for flatfoot, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Specialist: A family physician may recognize a flat foot problem, but it would be unusual for them to have training in appropriate treatments. There are just too many areas in medicine for one doctor to be an expert on everything. Podiatrists treat feet and ankles exclusively and are your best bet for treatment alternatives. Orthotics generally help. Occasionally surgery is needed. ...Read more

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Why do doctors become internists / general practitioners rather than specialists?

Why do doctors become internists / general practitioners rather than specialists?

Variety: Most doctors, including myself, who practice internal medicine enjoy the variety of patients and diagnoses. Family physicians expand even further including pediatrics and sometimes gynecology. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for bloating, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Regular physician: Seeing your primary care provider can help narrow down the cause and direct you to the proper specialist if it is needed - your primary care doctor is your first and best starting point for most problems. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for chronic pain, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for chronic pain, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Many options: Chronic pain is pain that has lasted for at least six months. There are many treatment options for pain, not just medication. The best treatment depends on finding the cause of the pain. Your primary doctor may be a good place to start. Once the pain has persisted to the chronic state, you will want to have an expert opinion to prevent permanent impairment and disability. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for schizophrenia, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for schizophrenia, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

See a psychiatrist: If you have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, your primary care physician is not specialized for this disease. Please see a psychiatrist regularly. Only a psychiatrist can effectively treat and prescribe medication for schizophrenia. Wishing you'all the best. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for wilson disease, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

It's your choice: Managing Wilson's is usually very easy and if your personal physician feels comfortable with it and knows what to watch for, and you're good with it, stay with him/her. ...Read more

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If my family doctor refused to send me to a specialist and I do not agree what do I do?

Seek another doctor: If you disagree with a doctor's recommendation, you have a right to change your doctor and ask his opinion. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for bulimia nervosa, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for bulimia nervosa, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Bulimia Nervosa: I would see a specialist, a psychiatrist who specializes in this problem. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for loss of balance, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for loss of balance, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Start with your PCP: If you've not seen a primary care doctor, this is a good place to start. Loss of balance can be due to medications, infections of the inner ear, central nervous system disorders, vascular problems, or even cardiac conditions, so it would be good to start with your regular doctor. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for anorectal abscess, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for anorectal abscess, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Colorectal surgeon: These can be quite tricky, can be deep, extend, and be extensive. See a colorectal surgeon-may need surgical drainage, as well as antibiotics. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for motor neuron disease, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for motor neuron disease, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Neurologist: See a neurologist for this but your primary care physician should always be kept in the loop. ...Read more

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I had an MRI and my doctor is sending me to a specialist, can anyone explain to me what he means?

I had an MRI and my doctor is sending me to a specialist, can anyone explain to me what he means?

Specialty referral: Your doctor may be a general practitioner and he is sending you to a specialist who has more expertise in a certain field of medicine. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for de Quervain's tenosynovitis, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for de Quervain's tenosynovitis, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Ask your regular doc: Call and ask the nurse or receptionist if this is something your doctor treats or if he/she can refer you to someone. This is sometimes easily treated in the primary care office and they should be able to point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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3 year old son's right testicle much smaller than left. Doc sending to a specialist. What could be wrong?

3 year old son's right testicle much smaller than left. Doc sending to a specialist. What could be wrong?

May be normal: One testes may be bigger than other and still normal, if big difference in size, one testes may have problem with development. An ultrasound may give more specific information ...Read more

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What to do if I had an MRI and my doctor is sending me to a specialist, can anyone explain to me what he meant?

What to do if I had an MRI and my doctor is sending me to a specialist, can anyone explain to me what he meant?

An abnormal finding: It depends on the site evaluated by the MRI. In any event, an abnormality was possibly seen and you are being referred for further evaluation ...Read more

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If I want to be checked out for multiple lipoma syndromes, what type of specialist doctor would I ask to be sent to? Thank you!

First your own MD: If you have multiple soft tissue masses under the skin, most likely they are neurofibromas, some one in your family may also have them, get one biopsied, if they are lipomas gen surgeon, or plastic surgeon will take care of the problem, also possible to remove them by lipo-sucction in order to minimize the scar. ...Read more

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Followup appt with primary doctor for Asthma next week. Saw a Asthma specialist this week. Do I keep the follow up appt with primary?

Followup appt with primary doctor for Asthma next week. Saw a Asthma specialist this week. Do I keep the follow up appt with primary?

It depends: Your primary provider may not be aware that you recently had a specialist consultation. Hopefully your pulmonologist will be sharing his findings and plan with your primary shortly. Best to call your primary and find out if they would like you to keep this appointment, as it may or may not be necessary. ...Read more