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What is the study of penises called? Which doctors study them?

What is the study of penises called? Which doctors study them?

Hmm?: Urologists tend to take care of many issues related to penis health. But I don't know a term for the study of penises. ...Read more

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What are abortion doctors called?

What are abortion doctors called?

Physicians: Doctors who perform abortions are called physicians, almost always gynecologists or ob/gyn. ...Read more

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What is the study of sleep called? Which doctors study it?

What is the study of sleep called? Which doctors study it?

FAASM: Doctors who study sleep disorders are called "sleep doctors" or "sleep specialists", and would have "FAASM" in their credentials (Fellow of the American Association of Sleep Medicine). Sleep diagnostic centers have to be accredited by the AASM. Sleep doctors are usually king doctors with Subspecialty training in sleep disorders. The study of sleep is "somnology". ...Read more

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What is the study of sleep called? Which doctors study it?

What is the study of sleep called? Which doctors study it?

FAASM: Doctors who study sleep disorders are called "sleep doctors" or "sleep specialists", and would have "FAASM" in their credentials (Fellow of the American Association of Sleep Medicine). Sleep diagnostic centers have to be accredited by the AASM. Sleep doctors are usually king doctors with Subspecialty training in sleep disorders. The study of sleep is "somnology". ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does it mean to be called "knock kneed"?

Hello doctors, what does it mean to be called "knock kneed"?

Knock knee: This old term means your knees are angled close together when you stand. The opposite term is bow legged. ...Read more

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Will any of the doctors out there make phone calls to the patients?

Will any of the doctors out there make phone calls to the patients?

Depends on Doctor: Patients being seen in the doctor's office will get calls back depending on the doctor's policy. Many times, it is the office nurse that will be relaying information/test results/refills to patients. In some offices, the doctor may make some or all of the calls. Usually, if there is something that may need added explanation or it is after hours, the doctor will make the calls. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's it called when you like the feeling of pain?

Can any doc tell me what's it called when you like the feeling of pain?

HealthWealthorDealth: Hmmm, what type of pain? Like, sometimes it's painful to accomplish something worthwhile, like challenging yourself physically or mentally--or when you can't see your lover for a week, --or you're on a diet. Now, if you 'like' to cut yourself or get spanked, or get into crazy relationships that rip your life to shreds, then that's called some variation of masochism and is for the most part unhealthy ...Read more

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Feeling of not being able to get enough air, what is this called and what do I tell my doc?

Feeling of not being able to get enough air, what is this called and what do I tell my doc?

Pulmonary malfunctio: This could be asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). At your age asthma is more likely unless you are a miner or a cigarette smoker. Described your hunger for air to your pulmonary doctor and you should get a good diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a procedure called that involves burning nerve endings?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a procedure called that involves burning nerve endings?

Radio frequency: Ablation (rfa) is the process normally used to burn nerves that are causing pain. Rfa is often used around certain nerves outside of the vertebral column that cause chronic pain. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Hello doc I get this pain on my lower right side I don't know how to call it but the pain only comes when I touch it.

Hello doc I get this pain on my lower right side I don't know how to call it but the pain only comes when I touch it.

Important organs/str: 21 y/o female asks, hello doc I get this pain on my lower right side I don't know how to call it but the pain only comes when I touch it. There are many important organs/ structures in that part of a Female Body. Could be Infection/ Inflammation of the Appendix, Ovary/ Tube on the R side, or Large/ Small intestine in that area. For one's best Health Interest see an MD proper Diagnosis /Treatment ...Read more

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Hello doctors, I need glasses when reading something closely and not need it for seeing regularly. What is this called?

Hello doctors, I need glasses when reading something closely and not need it for seeing regularly. What is this called?

Presbyopia: Basically, the natural lens in your eyes is not as flexible as it used to be. So when you bring something up close, the lens can't flex enough to focus the light to make a clear image. The reading glasses help bring the light back in focus. ...Read more

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My doc doesn't want to return phone calls. I had previous appts with him and have questions. Nurse phones me and insists to diagnose me. What can I do?

My doc doesn't want to return phone calls. I had previous appts with him and have questions. Nurse phones me and insists to diagnose me. What can I do?

Make a follow up: Unfortunately doctors don't get paid to make telephone calls like a lawyer or other professional. Your best way to get answers is to see them in person. ...Read more

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What are asthma doctors called?

What are asthma doctors called?

Allergists: Allergists are highly trained to deal with asthma especially in the clinic setting. Over 90% of children with asthma have allergies and nearly 50% of adults with asthma have allergies. Allergists are trained to deal with the entire airway (nose, sinus, lungs) as they are commonly inter-related. Pulmonologists also take care of asthma especially in the ICU of hospitals. ...Read more

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What are infertility doctors called?

What are infertility doctors called?

Infertility: Infertility in women is taken care of by gynecologists.
In men it is usually taken care of by an Endocrinologist and a Urologist. ...Read more

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So must I call my doctor if I have syncope?

So must I call my doctor if I have syncope?

Probably a good idea: Syncope is common. Common causes: emotion, dehydration, medications. Abnormalities of heart rhythm increase with age. Cardiomyopathy is rare but possible in younger patients. If first episode and there is a clear precipitant it is probably not necessary to see doc right away. But if recurrent or no clear explanation see doc soon. ...Read more

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What are the signs that I should call the doctor?

What are the signs that I should call the doctor?

When you need to: This is a very broad question. Bottom line is you need to call when you have concerns/ are worried. As new parents, you need support and many times just education. Your doctor's office is the best place to start. Some things are common sense...Fevers over 104, bleeding that won't stop, head injury with loss of consciousness, excessive vomiting or diarrhea. Relax. You know when to call. ...Read more

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What's a back doctor called?

What's a back doctor called?

Hopefully nice: There are several specialties that provide back care. A physiatrist, neurologist, orthopedist or a neurosurgeon typically will be considered in this category. Occasionally, an anesthesiologist who does pain management would also be included. ...Read more

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What is someone called who is the doctor who specializes in malignancies?

What is someone called who is the doctor who specializes in malignancies?

Oncologist: And there are subsets depending on what they do: medical, surgical, radiation, gynecological, neurological...Etc. ...Read more

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What are ear doctors called?

What are ear doctors called?

ENT: They are ear-nose-throat doctors aka otorhinolaryngologists.

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What is an autism doctor called?

What is an autism doctor called?

Confusing question: There are few if any doctors that only deal with autism. Within the treating universe for this condition are primary care docs, pediatricians, developmental pediatricians, psychiatrists, speech pathologists, applied behavior analysts, and the list goes on. ...Read more

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What is a spine doctor called officially?

What is a spine doctor called officially?

Many specialities: There are several specialities that deal with spine problems-anesthesia pain specialist, physical medicine doctors, orthopedic spine surgeons, and neurosurgeons to name a few. That is were the confusion lies; there is no one speciality that deals with spine problems. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does one call a person who suffers from athazagoraphobia?

A person who fears: Being forgotten, ignored or abandoned is an
athazagoraphobic. ...Read more

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Why is it important for HealthTap doctors to have my health records? CanĀ“t they just ask me directly during the video-call?

Records: The most important part of a medical encounter is getting a patient's medical history. To the extent that that is already written down in a previous encounter that is helpful. It may offer clues or a roadmap as to what paths to pursue. I always ask patients who are coming for the first time to bring their prior records. Also, tests that I might think should be done have already been performed and ...Read more

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I know that align is top recommended by doctors, but it's a bit pricey, Would digestive advantage offer equal benefits/reults?

I know that align is top recommended by doctors, but it's a bit pricey, Would digestive advantage offer equal benefits/reults?

Different: They contain different strains of bacteria. Its unsure what result you are looking to achieve. A healthy balanced diet will help your body and gut to populate with the right bacteria. ...Read more