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Should i wait to until monday to see a dr if my temperature is 102.6 or should I go to the e.R.

Should i wait to until monday to see a dr if my temperature is 102.6 or should I go to the e.R.

Go to an urgent care: It's cheaper than er if you have fever with sorethroat -?Pharyngitis from a viral or bacterial, fever with coughing-?Bronchitis, pneumonia, fever with burning urination -?Urinary tract infection. Fever with body aches, joint pain, sorethroat- could just be flu. I can't list all possibilities. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) and lots of water in the meantime. ...Read more

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So. Clear urine but with pain and frequent. Do I call the on call tomorrow or wait til Monday? Day off Monday.

So. Clear urine but with pain and frequent.  Do I call the on call tomorrow or wait til Monday?  Day off Monday.

May be infection?: Usually at your age it is sign of infection. Drink fluids, get cranberry juice and drink small glass 3 times a day. If it persists seek medical help ...Read more

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Please advise if it's alright if i stay up late and sleep in the next day?

Please advise if it's alright if i stay up late and sleep in the next day?

The body/ mind: Likes consistency. Going to bed at a decent &consistent time, waking refreshed and being productive the next day is a good recipe. ...Read more

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My stool just now was pure black. Should i wait to see if this happens again or go to the er? Can it wait until tomorow?

My stool just now was pure black. Should i wait to see if this happens again or go to the er? Can it wait until tomorow?

Go to the doctor: Black stool can be due to some medicines like iron or due to some foods. But the serious condition is bleeding in the stomach or upper intestines. It is best to see a doctor to get checked. ...Read more

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Recheck how long should you wait to get rechecked for STDs after taking med to see if its gone.

Recheck how long should you wait to get rechecked for STDs after taking med to see if its gone.

It depends on STD: Std is not one dosease and is a group of diseases and the follow up depends on what your disease. ...Read more

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I take xarelto with supper, if i go out for an early supper, should I take it then or at regular time with snack?

I take xarelto with supper, if i go out for an early supper, should I take it then or at regular time with snack?

At regular time: The precise timing is not important but i would stick to consistent schedule then you have less likelihood of forgetting dose. ...Read more

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Why should you wait until after your period to do breast exams? Can you be lumpier During period then after?

Why should you wait until after your period to do breast exams? Can you be lumpier During period then after?

Lumpiest: Due to the hormonal changes during your cycle, breasts are generally at their most lumpy and most tender normally before your period so you are more likely to worry about something normal or miss something abnormal then. They are normally the least tender and lumpy just after your period when the progesterone is lowest. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If you take oral provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 10 days and if you get your period with it and then if you don't take it next month, will your period come on it's own?

If you take oral provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 10 days and if you get your period with it and then if you don't take it next month, will your period come on it's own?

Sometimes: It depends on the underlying problem. Sometimes a short course of Provera (medroxyprogesterone) that is used to cause you to have a period will 'kick start' things and you will resume a normal cycle. If it does not then you can take the medicine again. ...Read more

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I've had swollen lymph nodes for a week should I see a doctor or wait a little longer and see if they go away on their own?

I've had swollen lymph nodes for a week should I see a doctor or wait a little longer and see if they go away on their own?

Below: Swollen lymph nodes are always concerning. If they completely disappear in the next week to ten days, then it is less concerning. If there is any question, any residual swelling, or if you have other symptoms-sweating, fever, fatigue, then you need to be seen. In short, you must feel completely normal and the noses gone or you need to see a DR. ...Read more

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MDD worse past 2 weeks. Dr wants to wait & see how it goes until I see him in 2 weeks. Is it common for symptoms to worsen & then return to baseline?

MDD worse past 2 weeks. Dr wants to wait & see how it goes until I see him in 2 weeks. Is it common for symptoms to worsen & then return to baseline?

Yes: When the brains balance is off as happens in major depression there can be a lot of twists and turns. One mistake that is easy to do is to over react to symptom changes. Some of the medicine can take months to work. Sometimes the best thing we can do as doctors is to stay the course and give it time. Hang in there. ...Read more

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How soon after having baby will 1st period start? Will it take longer to start if breast feeding?

How soon after having baby will 1st period start? Will it take longer to start if breast feeding?

Variable: Ovulation needs to occur before menstrual periods resume after delivery. Ovulation can occur within the first six weeks so pregnancy can occur. Typically periods resume within 3 months but may be delayed if breast feeding which can delay resumption of ovulation for 11 weeks on average. ...Read more

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If you starved yourself and you start eating the next day will you notice weight gain the very next day?

If you starved yourself and you start eating the next day will you notice weight gain the very next day?

It is not that simpl: It is not that simple. You need to know that you need to cut down 3500 calories to loose 1lb of weight, and consume 3500 calories more than your body needs to maintain your weight to gain 1lb in weight so fasting one day and eating next day will not make anysignificant changes in your weight. ...Read more

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How long should u wait on an ssri(fluvoxamine) if you don't see any improvement?How much time will u give it to be sure there will be no improvement?

How long should u wait on an ssri(fluvoxamine) if you don't see any improvement?How much time will u give it to be sure there will be no improvement?

May need months: You may need months of consistent dosing to know whether an ssri like fluvoxamine will help ocd. Your psychiatrist will also be adjusting your dose -- and you may need higher doses than most people do for depression alone or even other kinds of anxiety. Additionally, you should be in psychotherapy to work on your ocd from that perspective also. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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How often does a diabetic need eyes checkd and if there are vision problems before next appt time should let it go?

How often does a diabetic need eyes checkd and if there are vision problems before next appt time should let it go?

Depends: Diabetics with no history of eye problems should be checked once yearly. If there is a history of diabetes related eye disease, at least twice yearly. If you are having visual problems at any time you should see the eye doctor immediately, regardless of when the last visit was. ...Read more

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Once you start HRT how long should you wait before notifying dr. If symptoms get worse?

Once you start HRT how long should you wait before notifying dr. If symptoms get worse?

Since I don't: Know what hormone preparation you're receiving or what symptoms you're referring to, it's impossible to answer. Always err on the side of safety and contact your doctor. ...Read more