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I had a septoplasty on 12/19/12. I notice no improvement from prior to surgery. I've scheduled a follow-up appointment for 2/27/13. Shouldn't my he?
Septoplasty: Without understanding your symptoms beforehand it is difficult to comment on next steps. If the surgery was performed for obstruction then you want to have improvement. The septum simply divides the nasal passage. If this is a revision or if there is residual swelling then it would be difficult to notice this early after surgery sometimes. ...Read more
How long does a skin biopsy appointment usually last? I am nervous about my upcoming biopsy I have scheduled. How long does a procedure like this usually last? .
Depends: The biopsy itself is very quick--can be done in a few minutes. But the appointment can take much longer if you have a lot of questions. Also, if the doctor thinks you have an obvious skin cancer, they may spend more time talking to you about treatment options to get you prepared for the next step. ...Read more
I was scheduled for a follow up appointment after a colposcopy/ why didn't doctor talk to me in recovery?
I haven't had a period in 3 months. I have a gyn appointment scheduled, am I right to be worried? Not sexually active.
Not too worriedd.: You may be having anovulatory cycles which would keep you from having periods. Very common and nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Will my son have to keep getting his night guards replaced as he grows? Our eight year old son grinds his teeth at night, and I'm concerned. I haven't scheduled an appointment with the dentist yet, but I know night guards are expensive, so as our son grow
grinding on children is common and normal. I would not generally (never say never, but I can't think of a reason why) recommend a night guard for children. While he probably has his first molars and a couple of front adult teeth in, he is in what is called a transitional dentition.
I would be concerned when he has all adult teeth, a mortgage, a tough boss, and three kids that stress him out causing him to grind and/or clench away teeth that he needs for the rest of his life. Thatâ€™s when you can buy him his first night guard.
Hope this is helpful,
michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow
dentistry at suburban square
www. Dentistryatsuburbansquare. Com. ...Read more
I was just told today I have 2nd degree atrioventricular block type 1...do I need to stop walking on treadmill? I haven’t scheduled my appointment with cardiologist yet probably next week. I only walk 2 miles at 3.0 takes me 40 min. Worn out when I’m fin
Hey my girlfriend just got back from the doctor because of a new mole we discovered on her left foot (sole) the doctor didn't do much but scheduled her an appointment to a dermatologist next month. This mole is new and about the size of a eraZer. The sha
Doctor did the best: All the moles should be monitored for melanoma by physician experienced in taking care, her doctor did the best by referring to a dermatologist for further evaluation including biopsy or removal if indicated. DPM s and surgeons also take care of them, make sure she will see the doctor. ...Read more
Hi Doc, My LMP is 11/01/2015. My HCG levels are as follows. 21 Feb - 1330 28 Feb - 6130 4 March - 7130 6 March -12000 I went to Doc on 28 Feb but he couldn't see anything in my uterus. So we scheduled another appointment for 2 march. Again, he couldn't se
Is there anything speical I need to do with cleaning after I get a crown? I'm scheduled for my first appointment for my first crown soon, and am wondering if there is anything i'll need to do differently with flossing or brushing after I have the crown.
I scheduled an appointment to get three tests done: pap smear, mammogram and cholesterol testing. What can I expect?
3 different tests: Cholesterol test is bloodwork. You will go to the blood lab for them to draw a tube of blood. Mammogram is a screening test for breast cancer typically start at age 40 unless you have a problem or are at high risk. Breasts are compressed in the mammogram machine and xrays taken (2 per breast usually). Pap -speculum inserted into vagina and cells scraped from cervix to test for cervical cancer. ...Read more
Is it okay to NOT have a follow up appointment scheduled after Leep surgery (doc said no need for one, resume everything after 2 weeks)?
I am in desperate need of ADHD diagnoses and treatment but I move around too much for work to get a physical appointment scheduled. Any other options?
Not really: The meds for this often include schedule 2 controlled substances. These are monitored by the feds/state from creation to the end user. Possession without a valid script can land you in jail. Any doc who provides them without adequate history/exam/testing & complete records can lose their prescribing privileges & license. There are other conditions that mimic ADHD. Rule these out first with an eval ...Read more
Can I go to a baseball game after surgery for endometriosis? Can I go to a baseball game after surgery for endometriosis? I just scheduled an appointment to have laparoscopic surgery on a friday. I forgot that I have tickets to a baseball game the same
I'm having laproscopy nov 25 for endo. I have a tattoo appointment a week after that I scheduled months agoshould I cancel my tattoo? Will that harm me
Yes, probably: Some times on wk may not be enough for full recover, it is not a good idea to subjecting yourself, some tattooing may take hrs. You decide and take the risk, speak to your doctor ...Read more
What to do if I have a scheduled appointment tomorrow, which is my 4 week 4 days postpartum. Will my ob take the stitches off tomorrow?
Staples or stitches?: Metal staples have to come out, typically after 5 - 7 days after a c/section; after 4 weeks it may become a bit more laborious to get them out. Stitches these days don't need to come out, whether a woman had a c/section or a tear/cut to her perineum during a vaginal delivery. At any rate, your provider will know what to do. ...Read more
Can you please provide me with a few common causes of pressure around the eyes and forehead. I scheduled a sinus appointment for monday.
I think I'm bipolar and my mom has scheduled me for an appointment. I read online that sometime you have to go to a therapist to get the medication?
Psychiatrist: A psychiatrist is a doctor of medicine (M.D.) who prescribes medications for disorders like bipolar disease. You will certainly need to see a psychiatrist but a therapist (typically a psychologist or social worker) can help you develop strategies for living with the disease and for making lifestyle changes that will help stabilize your mood. ...Read more
How dangerous is hyperparathyroidism? I have high levels of pth and calcium along with a multitude of symptoms. I am scheduled for a scan in 2 weeks and have an appointment with an endocrine surgeon in 34 days. I am struggling through my workday and have
A spectrum: Hyperparathyroidism comes in a spectrum of severity. In general, I am less concerned with the parathyroid hormone level and more concerned with the calcium level. The higher the calcium level goes, the higher the risk of heart rhythym abnormalities. If your level is under 12, it is unlikely that you will have a serious problem. But if you feel miserable, you should call your surgeon! ...Read more
How long for cardiac catheterization results? What’s a normal time to wait for results? My brother said he got his before he left the test, but my doctor scheduled me an appointment three days after my cardiac catheterization. Why do I have to wait so lon
Every: Every cardiologist is different. I myself always be sure and talk with the patient and any family that is present before they are discharged that day and usually provide copies of images. Part of the difficulty is that some of the medication most people receive during the procedure produces some degree of amnesia so some patients may not remember details of the findings. I also see my patients back in the office quickly after to re-review findings and discuss future plans. ...Read more
Tried getting appointment later this week but scheduled a week away, bumps around anus/butt, can I take cotton swab to save to test for herpes?
ToBeOrNotToBeFreaked: No. They need a fresh, hot juicy sample. And if you really think it's Herpes (blisters, lotsa pain, chance you got it from someone), then go to an Urgent Care where someone can decide if it's a high enough chance for you to have Herpes to start therapy. The sooner the better on that. If it's just bumps, and no blisters and isn't painful then the chances of Herpes are less, but not zero. So get it ...Read more
My daughter is scheduled for an allergist appointment tomorrow and took dimenhydrinate today for motion sickness. Can this affect test results?
Possibly: I would call the allergist and see if they wish to postpone the appointment. ...Read more
Why do my pelvic exams hurt so much? I am a 19 year old female, sexually active but safe, and on the nuvaring. I was diagnosed with PID about two months ago and was treated, but once symptoms started to show again I scheduled another appointment. I had ne
Unfortunately,: Unfortunately, gynecological exams aren't necessarily very comfortable for anyone! That being said, pid can make your cervix and uterus extra sensitive thus making the exam extremely painful. Actually, one of the symptoms of pid is a very painful exam - so don't think that every exam will feel like that! This should resolve once the infection is treated. One of the other most common reasons for pain with exam is that your muscles around the opening of your vagina might be very tense. Since your first experience with an exam was during pid, you may be unconsciously tensing your muscles from the memory of how bad it hurt before. By practicing relaxation techniques such as breathing deeply or trying to relax your legs in the stirrups during the exam may help with the discomfort. Also, discuss this with your doctor. You are not the first, nor the last woman to have this exact problem. Your doctor may have other helpful suggestions to make your exams more comfortable. ...Read more
I have a lump on my ankle that I started noticing 3 months ago. Does not hurt and feels hard. Seems to align with the tendon. Thoughts? I have an appointment scheduled in five days with a orthopedic surgeon.
My girlfriend believes she just got a concussion. She has a dentist appointment for wisdom teeth tomorrow and surgery is scheduled. Is anesthesia safe?
A concussion: Is nothing to fool around with. She needs to be evaluated right away by her doctor or an emergency room to confirm or deny that she actually has a concussion. If she truly has one then I would postpone the extraction of her third molars until she receives medical clearance. ...Read more
I have noticed a changing mole and scheduled an appointment with my family doctor in two weeks. If it is melanoma, is this too long to wait?
Dermatologist: Family MDs will always send you to a dermatologist. Just go to the dermatologist. ...Read more
I am in Taipei for about two weeks. I have noticed my vision has changed since I have been here. Everything is a little less focused with my glasses. Should I be worried before I go home Friday? I scheduled an eye doctor appointment on Monday.
Possible dry eye: Thankfully, there are not a lot of very worrisome causes that would cause mild blurriness in both eyes, in a period of 2 weeks. Dry eye is a possible cause - this could be caused by environmental changes as well as time spent in airplanes where the air is very dry. Try using some over-the-counter artificial tears several times a day and watch for improvement. ...Read more
I have an infection in the incisions on my belly button from gallbladder removal it is oozing puss and blood can I wait the two days until my scheduled appointment w surgeon? Also I have paid the $ but not receiving the services??
What might be the cause of spitting blood without injury? Throat is a little sore. Will be scheduling an appointment soon, just wondering what's wrong
2 Ideas: It may be periodontitis or gingivitis causing the gums to bleed but that would not cause a sore throat most the time. With a sore throat though, it might also be a sinus or throat infection or drying that is causing the bleeding. Start with your dentist if it has been a while since a good exam. ...Read more