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What Can I Expect From My First Visit To An Endo
Information gatherin: Height, weight measurement and good history gathering. If there was past medical testing or any imaging studies, i would recmen you bring copies with you (regardless of whether they were faxed or not by your referring doctor). For stature issues, birth measures and biological patents heights will be helpful. For girls with menstrual problems, a menses diary will also be of great help. Good luck ! ...Read more
Why without any test at all just a high reading on first endo visit was I given insulin injection non fasting. Reading was 260. Called it type1 why?
Hard to say: The only one who can answer this fully is your physician. A 260 non fasting is indicative of diabetes although i would get labs before thinking about giving Insulin injection. You can't prove that someone is a type 1 by just looking at them. You need tests. Ask your physician why he/she felt it was urgent to give you Insulin at that time. He/she might have a good reason. ...Read more
I have been referred to a gynocologist (pcos/endo). What should I expect at this visit? Do i need to remove my nuva ring? How should I prepare?
Had laparoscopy for endo. Feb 1st. Normal period month of feb...Now i've had 2 in march, 2 weeks apart. In pain..Can't afford dr. Visit yet. Ideas?
See the surgeon: Usually 90 day post op as part of care pattern and costs. ...Read more
My thyroglobin is <1.0 and my Thyroid Peroxidase was 63, just worried about my Endo visit. Also my vitamin D was 17.0 and
TSH 12.200, WBC 11.0?
First Visit: The pain provider will comprehensively address the history of your chronic pain condition, review diagnostic tests and or order new ones, perform a detailed pertinent physical examination, then design an individualized treatment plan which can include injections, braces, creams, medications, physical therapy and more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seeing a wrist surgeon soon regarding my repetitive strain injuries. What can I expect from my first visit ? Anything I should do to prepare ?
See below: The first visit usually involves taking a medical history from you as well as an exam and other tests. ...Read more
Mostly history: The exam you have will depend on whether you are sexually active. If you are, then you will have a speculum exam and a test called a Pap smear to look at the cells of your cervix. The doctor will also examine your uterus and ovaries using his fingers . It is a good time to talk about birth control and protection from disease. It is also a good time to ask about the HPL vaccine. BP check/blood work ...Read more
Why are you going: if not sexually active and no GYN symptoms, no screenings recommend until age 21. If sex active then expect long discussion re gyn health issues, safe sex practices, domestic abuse discussion, discussion of contraceptive options and examination of breasts and vaginal exam with Pap smear. Not painful or even uncomfortable if done correctly. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more
It varies: You should expect to fill out a multiple page questionnaire before seeing the physician. The physician will probably house a long conversation about your different pains in the qualities of your pains. The physical examination will follow. A treatment plan will be presented to you in the various parts of what the doctor is suggesting will be discussed. Previous treatments will also be discussed. ...Read more
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