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What Degree Does A Doctor Need
Depends on: Where you are and what your insurance plan requires. Usually upper endoscopy looking at your esophagus, stomach and duodenum is done by a specialist, ie a gastroenterologist. Colonoscopy is done by a specialist, either GI or colon and rectal surgeon and some general surgeons in some areas of the country. If your ins plan requires a referral to a specialist, see your pcp to obtain one beforehand. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Any men presenting for testicular pain, impotence/ED, infertility, palpable "mass / irregularity" inside the scrotum should be specifically examined with inspection and palpation of the testes after reviewing detailed history of general health and specific history of genital organs. More? Ask Doc on site timely for detail. ...Read more
Meds or not.: 1. Take a history 2. Do a good physical exam. 3. Maybe order lab tests based on 1 and 2. 4. Make a diagnosis of what is making you ill. 5. Review if this can be helped by diet-such as high blood pressure. Ask you if you can follow a diet. 6. Review the evidence that taking a pill for what you have is healthier than not taking a pill if diet does not work. 7. Discuss if you want to take pills. ...Read more
Kidney function: A good example or analogy to how the kidney functions is comparing it to a washing machine, the kidney cleans the blood. You could make urine even if the kidney is loosing function. The function is measured by a blood test, from which a GFR is calculated. Gfr of 90 means the kidneys are cleaning the blood very well, and decreasing values like less than 10 is when you need dialysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Xrays: In many cases, the findings on a patient with even a large scoliosis curve can be subtle. This is in part why schools will screen for scoliosis. The most common findings are an asymmetry in the hips and pelvis, an elevation of one shoulder, and a rib hump, otherwise known as an asymmetric trunk rotation. An xray is the definitive test. Thank you for your question. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does a doc check if they want to determine if a woman is a virgin or not?Or what exams does he conduct to find out?
The doctor looks...: The doctor looks at her face and says, "have you had sex before?" if she answers, "sort of" or "yes", then she is not a virgin. If she answers, "no", then she is a virgin. Unless there is a criminal case involved, it does not matter if she is a virgin or not. In general, there is no issue except that the doctor can do valuable counseling and screen for std infections, if the patient is having sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Second degree burns range from minor to very serious. In general, you should remove the roof of the blister, wash the burn with soap and water once a day and apply something like Bacitracin ointment and a dry bandage. If there is increasing pain, drainage, redness, or if not healed in about 10 days, you should see a doctor. ...Read more
Do you need a doctor referral to see an endocrinologists? I have insurance if that makes a difference.
If you are concerned: Any amount of pain that concerns you, the patient, should compel you to discuss with a physician. The physician will want to know the type of pain (sharp or dull), frequency, duration, and anything that makes it better or worse. Knowing the answers to these questions, coupled with knowing the exact location of the pain, will allow the physician to determine what further tests may be needed. ...Read more
Narrows the field: Providing a current thorough health (and family) history is one of the most important things a person can do, whether speaking to a doctor, updating a form or completing a phr on a site or app. Why? Knowing medications, conditions that are most relevant helps a doctor do more selective testing and imaging, especially in case of something like syncope/fainting/dizziness that can save time and money. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glaucoma: Normal tension glaucoma is when glaucoma (damage to the optic nerve due to intra-ocular pressure) occurs and the pressures are normal. Some peoples optic nerves can not withstand "normal pressures". It will be detected by routine exam and clinical findings consistent with glaucoma, but with normal pressures. They will need to do full work up to "determine". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fracture: Im rods are used for repair of long bone fractures. Most common bones im rods used for are tibia and femur. ...Read more
What can cause your eye to twitch, and what do I need to do? Or who do I need to see about it? Would it contain seeing a neoroligist?
Ocular irritation: Likely causes of twitching of the eyelid (eyelid myokymia )are related to ocular surface irritation, whether its from dry eyes, eyelid inflammation, allergies, dust, wind, medications, too much caffeine, or stress. First trial artificial tears 4-6 times per day. Warm compresses and lid massages may also help. See an eye md if these don't help. ...Read more
How long does it take for a sprained neck to heal? What type of doctor should I see for a second opinion?
Physical therapy: Sprained necks can take weeks to months to heal. By far the most important treatment is early and persistent physical therapy - the quicker you work on range of motion and strengthening, the better. I'm biased since i'm an orthopedist, but i would recommend seeing an orthopedist if symptoms persist. ...Read more
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