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What Age Do I Need To Get My Prostate Checked
40: The american cancer society recommends: 50 years for men at average risk. 45 years for men at higher risk (african american men, men with father or brother diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65 years). 40 years for men at highest risk (multiple fam members diagnosed with prostate cancer by age 65). But i recommend every man start at age 40. The most aggressive cancers start younger. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
Depends: Hyperthyroid(overactive thyroid) symptoms: weight loss, fast heart rate, palpitations, tremors, muscle weakness, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, more bowel movements, light periods. Hypothyroid(underactive thyroid) symptoms: weight gain, sleepiness, swelling, hair loss, constipation, fatigue, heavy periods. However, all of these symptoms are nonspecific, most people with them have no thyroid problem. ...Read more
By blood test: You need a blood test and an order from your doctor for the test. ...Read more
Now!: It is time for you to see your doctor for many reasons, such as checking for diabetes, blood pressure, blood lipids, a physical examination, vaccinations and more. Cancer check will be just one part of your evaluation and at your age you need to establish a baseline for your health issues. ...Read more
What to do if i need to get my cholesterol checked - i know i need to fast but does that include no fluids?
Cholesterol : You can have water but not other fluids. ...Read more
You already are: Your physician normally palpates the liver edge during your physical exam, and your routine chemical profile, which gets done every few years, looks for elevated liver enzymes. That's plenty if you feel well. ...Read more
What would you suggest I do to convince my parents to get me checked up for urinary tract infection?
What to do if I have diphtheria but i don't want to see a doctor. What can I do to get rid of it?
You're kidding right: You can certainly chose not to see a doctor. However, you may pass out and die from the related heart failure or choke to death from the secretions from the worst sore throat you ever had. You will spread it on to those around you if they are not immunized.In the end, it may pass and you may survive, but i would see that your affairs are in order before you get delirious. ...Read more
All be honest: Common things being common, if you are otherwise a healthy 25 year old gentleman not utilizing any medications or supplements who is having issues with orgasm but not obtaining/maintaining erections, it's likely that there is a psychologic component. One important question to answer is if you have ejaculation issues with masturbation. If not, then this really suggests there is a psychologic issue ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma diagnosis: Short answer: yes. Any disease including asthma is diagnosed based on 1) symptoms, 2) physical examination findings and 3) the results from lab tests. Individual cases, all three of the above may not be necessary. Example: in some occasions, info from the symptoms alone are good enough to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
I want my testosterone levels checked. What yest do I need to have done and what is entailed with the test?
Blood test.: It's easy to get a blood test to measure your testosterone level. My question is this: what problems are you having that makes you concerned about your testosterone level? Are you fatigued? Are you having difficulty with your sexual function? Are you having questions about your gender identity? All of these are reasonable things to discuss with your doctor. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have tried checking for breast cancer and lumps but i don't know what to look for?
Change: It's not what they feel like it's noticing a change in texture month to month and informing your MD of the change. This brochure should help explain: http://www.breastcancer.org/symptoms/testing/types/self_exam/bse_steps?gclid=Cj0KEQjwjIy5BRClh8m_9Zu64d8BEiQAtZsQf2-bu8R9bqyWEyjfqb17-a5SO0RvmLyNpwmAVkpuojkaArGv8P8HAQ ...Read more
Tryn to have a baby what do I need to do one of my ovaries have been removed to you think its possible for me to have one, if so what do I need to do
It : It should still be possible to get pregnant but it may be harder. It depends on your age - younger is better, how healthy your remaining ovary is, what kind of surgery you had (laparoscopy / keyhole surgery or an open surgery with a longer incision on your belly), and the reason why your ovary was removed - did you have endometriosis, an ovarian cyst or a tumor like a dermoid cyst? Two issues - first removing an ovary reduces your the number of eggs you have left by half and you are dependent on one ovary to get pregnant. Healthy people can have one kidney removed and be fine but if any disease damages the remaining kidney they will get into trouble faster than someone with two kidneys. Same thing with one ovary, if it's healthy you may be fine but if there is damage to the ovary from the effects of infection, endometriosis, smoking, stds like chlamydia, or getting older, it may be harder to conceive. Second, were your tubes healthy at the time of the surgery to remove your ovary? Did you have a tube removed along with the ovary or just the ovary? If there is scarring around your tubes or remaining ovary at the time of your surgery, or scar tissue developed after your surgery, it may be harder to get pregnant as the egg may not make it into your tube to get fertilized by sperm, or the pregnancy may get stuck in the tube. Bottom line is you may be fine to get pregnant but you have a higher chance of problems. If you are under 35 and have regular cycles i recommend trying for six months before seeing a fertility specialist (reproductive endocrinology / infertility or rei md) who can test your egg supply, check the inside of your uterus and tubes, and look for hormonal issues or sperm problems. If you are 35 or over, or have irregular periods, see a rei right away to "find out where you're at". If you do have low egg supply, at any age, getting the diagnosis sooner is better than 'waiting too long'. Hope you do well and are able to get pregnant easily. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Castration: Please see a urologist. I hope you had thought it over many times. May be you want to discuss pros and cons of this procedure with urologist and then make final decision. Good luck. ...Read more
Hello. I like to know which doctor I need to get to find out my bones age to find out how long I will grow.
Thank you ?
Breast Cancer: Breast cancer is generally a low risk until women reach about 40 years of age. However, some women can develop breast cancer at a much younger age due to a genetic predisposition. This may be indicated by a strong family history of breast cancer. All women should learn how to do a self breast exam and report any suspicious findings. Get regular mammograns as recommended by your doctor. ...Read more
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