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What can I expect from my first visit to an endo?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Hypo: You are clearly hypothyroid, and looks like Hashimoto's. This is autoimmune, and needs to be addressed. More info on http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.html ...Read more

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What to if I am going to a pain management clinic soon. What can I expect from my first visit?

What to if I am going to a pain management clinic soon. What can I expect from my first visit?

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 more

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I'm almost 19 and have never been to the gyno, what can I expect when I go for my first visit?

I'm almost 19 and have never been to the gyno, what can I expect when I go for my first visit?

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

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What to expect for your first gynaecologist visit?

What to expect for your first gynaecologist visit?

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

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What should my husband expect during his first infertility visit?

What should my husband expect during his first infertility visit?

Professionalism: The first visit varies by physician but will be professional. Men seem to worry more than women about these visits. We need to determine the likely causes of infertility with history. Exam timing depends on the situation. Men should get an examination at some point. They will need a semen analysis. Other tests and consults depend on the findings. We will be sensitive and professional with him. ...Read more

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