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Why do doctors say don't eat so much white grain food?

Why do doctors say don't eat so much white grain food?

Moderation: White grains (white rice, white bread, white pasta, etc.) are simple carbohydrates. This type of carbohydrate, when digested, turns into sugar quickly. This rise in blood sugar will cause a corresponding rise in one's Insulin level. The rise in Insulin can result in hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar symptoms of feeling sluggish, tired, shaky, and weak. Moderation is best. ...Read more

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I need to take off work for mental wellness. What does my doctors note need to say?

You talk: To your doctor and explain your condition. Your doctor is not required to state your exact diagnosis for work excuse ...Read more

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What to do if I had two at home pt that were positive and the doctors tests say I'm not?

What to do if I had two at home pt that were positive and the doctors tests say I'm not?

Did you follow: Gthe instructions and did you read the fest correctly. A blood test is the most accurate ...Read more

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Just wanted to say thank you to all the doctors!!!!! Always ready to help when I need it

Just wanted to say thank you to all the doctors!!!!! Always ready to help when I need it

Thanks for noticing: You're welcome, and thanks for noticing that we do try to help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I go for 2-3 weeks with no bm some doctors say its normal and every persons body is different is this true?

I go for 2-3 weeks with no bm some doctors say its normal and every persons body is different is this true?

Bowel movements: The american population as a general rule are fixated with bowels. The belief is everyone should move bowels daily. Truth is once every four days as long as no pain is considered normal. Three weeks abnormal need to seek physician to determine cause. ...Read more

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Why do my dr's make fun of the way I phrase things and what I say (symptoms)? 3 doctors so far... So mean to me.

Why do my dr's make fun of the way I phrase things and what I say (symptoms)? 3 doctors so far... So mean to me.

Find different Dr.: Doctors shouldn't make fun of you or be mean, so either you're having unusually bad luck or you're perceiving they're making fun of you when they aren't. Take a trusted friend or relative with you to an appt. To see if they agree you're being treated poorly.
There are many wonderful doctors out there (and a few not-so-great ones) so ask for recs and keep trying new docs till you find one you like. ...Read more

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What do doctors mean when they say symptoms are "medically unexplained but not dangerous"? How do they arrive at this conclusion?

What do doctors mean when they say symptoms are "medically unexplained but not dangerous"? How do they arrive at this conclusion?

Depends: There are a lost of circumstances that may not be explained by the physical findings or tests, but such symptoms are not life threatening. One example would be tingling in the foot. Others could be unexpected weight gain of a few pounds, a localized skin rash, a missed period without being pregnant etc. ...Read more

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If two doctors say "yes" but one says "no, " does that mean "go ahead with the procedure" or "get another opinion" or "no, it's not it"?

If two doctors say "yes" but one says "no, " does that mean "go ahead with the procedure" or "get another opinion" or "no, it's not it"?

Depends who's right!: Medical conditions are not decided in a democratic process, but decisions that are neither right nor wrong can be decided by careful weighing of the variables and considering the pros and cons. Advice is just that--a recommendation based on education, experience, and your individual data. But ultimately you can decide yes, no, or "more information and "votes" needed! If it's elective: your choice! ...Read more

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I see some doctors say sludge in gb is normal whereas others say it's not. What exactly does it mean when you have sludge and you have some pain?

I see some doctors say sludge in gb is normal whereas others say it's not. What exactly does it mean when you have sludge and you have some pain?

Not really normal: Biliary sludge is a mixture of precipitated material (cholesterol crystals, calcium salts, pigment, etc.). The evolution of biliary sludge is variable: it may disappear, wax and wane, or progress to gallstones. If there are no symptoms, usually no treatment is necessary. If symptoms are present (pain) or complications occur, cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) is indicated. ...Read more

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CAN YOU Something about Osteolamasia. I have get after I had canceler. I have so much pain in my body, but the doctors say they cant do anything.?

CAN YOU Something about Osteolamasia. I have get after I had canceler. I have so much pain in my body, but the doctors say they cant do anything.?

Tumor induced osteo?: Hello, I'm not completely clear on your question. It sounds as if you have "Tumor-induced osteomalacia" (TIO), also referred to as oncogenic osteomalacia, is an acquired disorder of isolated renal phosphate wasting, associated with tumors that often have a mesenchymal origin. This is a rare condition. Your doctors should be able to give you medication to help with the pain. ...Read more

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If doctors say that 99-99.4 temp is probably my normal body temp, then how come at times it comes back to 98.6 or evn less? Shouldn't body vary less?

If doctors say that 99-99.4 temp is probably my normal body temp, then how come at times it comes back to 98.6 or evn less? Shouldn't body vary less?

Body temp: No temperature reading alone can determine normal from abnormal. Usually more important, is the patient's history and symptoms. A person with a temp of 99.4 and no symtpoms has nothing to worry about, versus the patient with the same temp and additional symptoms. Also keep in mind that temp readings can vary from on thermometer to another and can also vary dependning on the time of day. ...Read more

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Why is it some doctors on here don't read the profiles we fill out? We put on prior tests, and then ask a question. Then the response says have __ test

Why is it some doctors on here don't read the profiles we fill out? We put on prior tests, and then ask a question. Then the response says have __ test

Access: The doctors have access only to a very limited profile. Yours lists 3 conditions, 3 medications, and 3 procedures. We have no way of knowing what the procedure results showed, nor why they were done. There are no blood tests listed at all, and so it may be you are asked to take a test that you have already done because it does not show up on our computer screen. ...Read more

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I'm 33weeks preg. Wonders if I should need to have a u/s? . I had 1pelvic only at 5 months. Doc didn't say anything yet

I'm 33weeks preg. Wonders if I should need to have a u/s? . I had 1pelvic only at 5 months. Doc didn't say anything yet

Keep All Appts!: Definitely keep all of your appointments with your OB! Call now and get another one, then ask about this at your next appointment. You should be getting into weekly appointments at this point! Good luck and take care! ...Read more

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My doctor says I have diabites, What should I do?

My doctor says I have diabites, What should I do?

Listen to his: Recommendations for treatment!!

Diet and he may recommend drug therapies ...Read more

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My doctor says my ALA and PBG are both high. What gives?

My doctor says my ALA and PBG are both high. What gives?

Asked your doctor?: You've not presented any symptoms which prompted those tests. PBG (porphobilinogen) is a breakdown product of hemoglobin. High numbers mean that PBG's not being cleared through the urine or stools. Conditions such as hepatitis, lead poisoning, porphyria, & other things can cause high levels. ALA (amino levulinic acid) is another test for porphyria. You have abdominal pain or something? ...Read more

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What is the kindest way to "dump" your doctor? Just don't go back? Or Say something? What qualifies as a "dumpable" offense?

Dumping your doctor: I think there is a long list of "dumpable offenses", but most importantly the fact that you feel uncomfortable with your doctor is a good reason. I would ask for my medical records on CD, or paper printout, then say nothing and simply see a different doctor. You, of course, are free to express any feedback you may have, but I would ask myself what do I have to gain by providing the feedback? ...Read more

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17 weeks and heartbeat is way too slow doctor says its ominous. What to expect?

17 weeks and heartbeat is way too slow doctor says its ominous. What to expect?

Close monitoring: This is actually a very unusual situation. I suggest you consult a specialist (a perinatalogist). They will normally do detailed and careful sonograms and perhaps a detailed exam of the baby's heart (a fetal echocardiogram) when you are farther along. Good luck! ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the side effects of herbalife?

Doctors, what are the side effects of herbalife?

Herbalife: Herbalife potential side effects include: dry mouth, bloating, loose stools, nausea, headaches, ^ bp in person with hypertension or allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Friends say late puberty so should I go to the doctors?

Friends say late puberty so should I go to the doctors?

HOW OLD?: You do not mention your age or what you mean by late puberty.
Ask your parents at what age they hit puberty, when they had a growth spurt and when the stopped growing.
Boys usually start puberty by age 12 -13. Girls by age 10-11. With normal variables in either end. ...Read more

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What do I do if my doc irl says one thing and you all say another?

What do I do if my doc irl says one thing and you all say another?

Communication: Here on healthtap we can't possibly know you or your case as well as your own doctor does. His/her viewpoints have great value. Also our responses are limited by 400 characters plus how you phrase the question. If our answers seem to differ from what your doctor says, do your own research and thinking. Then discuss with your own doctor. An educated patient can become a healthier one. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does this mean when he says he is sterile?

Can doctors tell me what does this mean when he says he is sterile?

Depends: A sterile male may have had his sperm ducts cut or tied off. He may be sterile because of disease or injury. He may be sterile for no reason known except that his sperm production is turned off. The bottom line is that he cannot father a child with you. ...Read more

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My doctors say I have septicaemia what are chances of rapid recovery?

My doctors say I have septicaemia what are chances of rapid recovery?

Depends: The source of the septicemia, the nature of the organism (bacteria), the status of your immune system, the presence of other diseases, the therapy chosen, and other factors all enter into the chances for rapid recovery. Your doctors will do the very best and am sure you should get better soon. ...Read more

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What do doctors say when they tell a family the baby has anencephaly>?

What do doctors say when they tell a family the baby has anencephaly>?

Hopefully, the truth: The difficulty of transmitting this info to the parents is much less than the sadness & loss the parents will feel when they get the info. Pregnancy is one of life's gambles & up to 4% have an unexpected event after delivery. Accurate information on how/why/recurrence risks are all part of the problem management. Either the OB or a geneticist /counselor should fill in the blanks. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, what does it mean when you guys say "failure to thrive"?

Hello doctors, what does it mean when you guys say "failure to thrive"?

Relative issue: Every newborn is expected to follow a set of predicted milestones for weight gain, motor development and skill acquisition. Those that fail to meet these milestones are labeled "failure to thrive" and investigated for their potential causes. These can include nutritional deficiency, unrecognized disease, and others. ...Read more