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What are some things I should ask my doctor?

What are some things I should ask my doctor?

Several things: Let the dr. Know you are interested in your health as having good health is a two way street, and you need to be engaged with your own health. Ask if and when you need routine testing for cancer screening (pap/ mammo/colon). Ask about routine lab work and screening for cholesterol and diabetes.Ask what a good BP should be, and what foods are best for you to eat. Ask them what to do to stay well. ...Read more

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Haven't been to a doctor for anything in 5 years. Just got myself insurance so i can go, are there any specific preventative things I should ask for?

Haven't been to a doctor for anything in 5 years. Just got myself insurance so i can go, are there any specific preventative things I should ask for?

Dental Exams: You should have a thorough examination and xrays. Depending on the condition of your mouth, your dentist will recommend regular cleanings, a home care routine to prevent tooth decay and peridontal desease. ...Read more

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Please describe things doctors look for in routine blood work?

Please describe things doctors look for in routine blood work?

See below: In a general workup multiple things are tested that show what is going on in you they test for anemai, test for what is going on in your liver your cholesterol is tested and you are checked for diabetes in other words a multiplicity of organs is checked to see how they are working. ...Read more

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Help doctors! what're things doctors look for in routine blood work?

Help doctors! what're things doctors look for in routine blood work?

General parameters: You can see blood count and anemia. platelets you can see liver function Kidney function cholesterol levels and lipids diabetes a basic general health screen ...Read more

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What are things doctors look for in nursing home for their loved ones?

What are things doctors look for in nursing home for their loved ones?

Tender loving care: If my mother goes to a nursing home i would expect her to be treated as a human being not patient, get timely attention, fall prevention, physical therapy, nutritionist support, feedback to family members. Bottom line look for reputation of the nh, snf (skilled nursing facility) read reviews and research , ask friends and other physicians and nurses in the area. ...Read more

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What are the things that make doctors think a person could have lupus?

What are the things that make doctors think a person could have lupus?

Multiorgan SLE: Typically, persons with systemic lupus erythematosis (sle) report joint swelling and pain. Others have a characteristic facial rash on both sides of their nose called a malar or "butterfly" rash. Some persons develop sharp chest pains that worsen with breathing call pleuritic pains. Sle can efffect kidneys, liver, brain and many other organs. ...Read more

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When were x-rays developed? How did doctors diagnose things before then?

When were x-rays developed? How did doctors diagnose things before then?

1895: Wilhelm Roentgen is credited with discovering x-ray and awarded the Nobel for doing so. History and physical exam was and still are key to diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi doctor i don't feel good , no freshness to do things what should I do?

Complicated : Bc, consider getting screened/evaluated for depression, a leading cause of lack of motivation and pleasure. Also consider having, in addition to conventional labs, your neurotransmitters, adrenal function, and hormones tested. ...Read more

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Help doctors! what're things i can do to prevent glaucoma from developing?

Help doctors! what're things i can do to prevent glaucoma from developing?

See eye doc: There is no known preventative treatment for glaucoma. Your best bet is to see an ophthalmologist regularly so that if you get it, it can be detected at the earliest stage. ...Read more

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Hi docs, can you tell me if some other things the doctors can do other than a tracheostomy?

Hi docs, can you tell me if some other things the doctors can do other than a tracheostomy?

Maybe: A tracheostomy is needed is several conditions; prolonged ventilation, airway obstruction from tumor or trauma and need for extensive cancer surgery. More information is needed to discuss this situation. ...Read more

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My chest always hurt when i wake up the morning and when i do some hard things,what does it imply doc?

My chest always hurt when i wake up the morning and when i do some hard things,what does it imply doc?

Allergy/asthma?: It is possible that you are having allergies or asthma symptoms. At 24 years old it is unlikely to be your heart, but it would be a good idea for you to see a doctor and have an exam and some testing done. Allergies or asthma can cause you to have a heaviness in your chest especially after exercise. Please try to see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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I am 18 years old and i haven't gone to the doctors office for years, is there many things I should have tests done for this age?

I am 18 years old and i haven't gone to the doctors office for years, is there many things I should have tests done for this age?

Prevention: A routine physical from time to time is an excellent way to prevent potential health problems.I once examined a patient for the 1st time in 3 years.He was there for me to fill out a form.I found what turned out to be a large kidney tumor which eventually caused his death.Earlier diagnosis would have probably saved him.You never know! ...Read more

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Do I have a bad doctor? I have problems with fainting, irregular hr, and similar (connected?) things. When i tell her, she says they are nothing.

Do I have a bad doctor? I have problems with fainting, irregular hr, and similar (connected?) things. When i tell her, she says they are nothing.

Better explanation: There are several causes for syncope (fainting) in adolescents. An expert in syncope typically can determine the cause and offer suggestions for treatment. Most pediatric cardiologists and many pediatricians can be helpful. ...Read more

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Can anxiety make yiu feel things when you poke and prod at your body even when everyone else including doctors tell you your fine. Looking for masses?

Can anxiety make yiu feel things when you poke and prod at your body even when everyone else including doctors tell you your fine. Looking for masses?

Anxiety: Yes. If you don't know the anatomy any prodding will reveal 'masses' which are in reality normal structures. If you rub them enough they will eventually start to hurt because YOU are the irritating agent. Stop. Eliminate caffeine from your diet, try some chamomile tea twice a day. Listen to some calming music with the tea. ...Read more

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Do doctors use iphone apps (if the apps were actually developed by doctors)? If so, for what sorts of things?

Do doctors use iphone apps (if the apps were actually developed by doctors)?  If so, for what sorts of things?

IPhone apps: There are quite a few iphone and android (methyltestosterone) apps nowadays that docs use for many purposes: calculating individualized risk profiles for specific conditions such as heart disease or breast cancer, to check for drug interactions or current expert recommendations for specific situations, and for patient education. Tech-savvy docs who like using apps find they save time and help personalize care. ...Read more