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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
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
Annual exam: Assuming it is a routine exam with no problems, your gynecologist will first meet with you to take your personal history. He will then examine you. This will include a pelvic examination which includes the insertion of a small instument into your vagina so he can see, the taking of a pap smear, and the insertion of his fingers into your vagina to feel for any abnormalities. It is painless. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Surely, you will be professionally and courteously cared with detailed history-taking so to define why you go to see and what may cause your problems in genitourinary tract + physical exams including skillful DRE (digital rectal exam) to palpate your prostate and to inspect & palpate your penis, scrotum, and its contents + tests such as UA, residual urine or ... ; then discuss what is found & plan ...Read more
I have been refered to a surgeon due to a gallbladder polyp, what can I expect from this appointment and what may happen next?
Talk to your surgeon: Talk to your surgeon preoperatively about the planned procedure, potential risks and complications, the expected outcome, and your expected recovery and return to activity. Being prepared preoperatively will ensure you have realistic expectations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have an appointment with my pain specialist on Monday and I need to know how to get cocaine out of my system?
Pain and drugs: If you are in pain and using drugs, you need to let your doctor know. You may need a different treatment than others, including a drug counselor or psychologist. Make an effort to discuss this problem, because the consequences are multiple including the failure of your pain management, which affects you and the doctor. Cocaine can take days to clear from your body. Help yourself and talk about it. ...Read more
What type of doctor would I see for an injured shoulder? mom won't take me to PCP until sept 2nd when I have a checkup. Would they be able to help?
Orthopedic surgeon: Best bet is the Orthopedic Surgeon or a sports medicine MD, who will likely refer you to the Surgeon if the injury requires it. Important at your age to receive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment ASAP to prevent long term problems. Stand your ground and lobby for the earliest appt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have my first appointment with a pain specialist and want to know what to expect. Can anyone help me who's been?
Prepare: They will likely perform a thorough history about your pain issues. Be honest and thorough to get the best help you can. ...Read more
Ready, Set, Action: I tell my patients that in a 1st appointment my goal is to learn as much about them as I can. I add that I try to make a movie of their lives in my head. So while I will ask questions to clarify things & to tie bits of information together, I do like to let my patients share information in any way that makes sense to them. I may be the one filming the movie but they are the ones directing it! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't worry.: You won't need to give the dentist instructions on how to proceed. The dentist will evaluate you first and then present you with viable treatment options. Take care. ...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
I have a gyno appoint tom. for possible endometriosis & I have my period. The nurse told me to still come to the app. How should I prepare for this?
Exam on menses: As a gyn I examine patients on their period all time. No special prep other than you will want to remove a tampon right before the appointment. Also, your gyn may not want to do a speculum exam. He/she may just need to do an internal exam and schedule any additional work up needed. ...Read more
What will i and won't i be able to eat with braces? I'm 42, and want to get braces for the first time. Before i go in for my first consultation, i'd like to have some idea of what to expect. A list of what i likely will and won't be able to eat would be f
You : You will be able to eat almost everything if you are careful. Think of it this way, the brackets are attached to the side of the teeth, not the tops where most of the actual chewing happens. So as long as you keep your food off the sides you should be ok. For example, biting into a whole raw carrot or an apple will easily knock a bracket off, but if you cut the them into thin slices, you can enjoy these foods. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Any ideas on where i can schedule an appointment to get sugery to remove my external hemorrhoid? Do i go to the gynecologist?
Nothing helps my back pain 7 years after a spinal tap what can I do? I was going to pay 250$ to go to a clinic but then what...Refer me to a surgen?
Back pain: First question is why did u have the tap and are those symptoms resolved. It's uncommon to have isolated low back pain for 7 years after a spinal tap so other causes must be looked for. You should probably see a pain specialist or physiatrist that specializes in spine as i doubt that there is a surgical issue if this pain truly resulted from the tap. What other work up have u had. ...Read more
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