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Need doctor's help! what do docs mean by grade 3 venous insufficiency?

Need doctor's help! what do docs mean by grade 3 venous insufficiency?

Edema : This generally means you have edema on the ceap scale meet with yor surgeon to disucss medical and surgical options for treatment. ...Read more

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I've had a low grade fever (99.5 and below) for a couple days. At what point do I need to see a doctor?

I've had a low grade fever (99.5 and below) for a couple days. At what point do I need to see a doctor?

Fever: A body temperature of 99.5 is not fever. Your temperature will vary with the time of day, exercise, emotional status, the time of your menstrual cycle. It is often lowest in the early morning and highest in the late afternoon or evening. If it exceeds 100.4 (38C) and you have other symptoms you may want to see a doctor. You are in a great city. Enjoy. ...Read more

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Does one always need to get the highest grade for becoming a doctor (obstetrician) ? What if i say i get an A only in my IGCSE? I am worried. Thanks!

Does one always need to get the highest grade for becoming a doctor (obstetrician) ? What if i say i get an A only in my IGCSE? I am worried. 
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Not necessarily: Sure grades are important, but they are not the only factor considered for matriculation to a medical school. You should be prepared to do well on the necessary standardized tests (MCAT) and be prepared for the interviews with medical school applicant screening panels. Your extracurricular activities and interests can have an impact - the schools are looking for well rounded applicants. Good luck. ...Read more

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13 month old had low grade fever of 100.5 for 3 days and now has a rash on her back and a little on chest. What can it be and do I need to take her to doctors?

13 month old had low grade fever of 100.5 for 3 days and now has a rash on her back and a little on chest. What can it be and do I need to take her to doctors?

Possible viral rash: At this age common viral illnesses can cause a non-specific skin rash, called a viral exanthem. However, given that i cannot actually see your child i would suggest having your pediatrician have a look. ...Read more

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Low grade fever every few nights, bloody stools, & can feel a bit of agitation in the colon. Do i need to see a doctor? What tests would they do?

Low grade fever every few nights, bloody stools, & can feel a bit of agitation in the colon. Do i need to see a doctor? What tests would they do?

Please PCP: Low grade fever and bloody stools need to be evaluated. Your doc might send you for fecal exam/culture if needed, complete blood panel, may be culture or other blood tests depending on your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Doctors why do we need to take pills to be happy and emotionally stable. Is it really hard to be happy?

Doctors why do we need to take pills to be happy and emotionally stable. Is it really hard to be happy?

Yay@CriticalThinking: We joke about "happy pills" & "better living through pharmaceuticals." but many now view psych meds as 1st thing 2try 2manage mood, anxiety, etc. Big $$ interests here: the makers of anti-depressants & other drugs that affect perception, thought & mood are doing quite well. (so are liquor/beer companies & drug cartels.) gr8 historical article on rise of rx psych meds in usa: http://bit.Ly/w4q5ku. ...Read more

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I'm a medical student and i need words that encourge me to study and work hard .. can you help me doctors ,please !

I'm a medical student and i need words that encourge me to study and work hard .. can you help me doctors ,please !

Med student stress: Stress accumulates throughout the day. You can be helped w/a technique called the Relaxation Response. Please do it every 1 or 2 hours for 1 minute plus one longer session of 10-20 minutes if possible earlier in the day. See www.relaxationresponse.org Peace and good health. Thank you for preparing for a profession through which you will help many people. Please remember that also. ...Read more

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I need a doctors note for work..im Finally feeling better but my work told me i need a note.

Doctor's note: We cannot provide medical notes from the Health Tap Answer Questions feature. Only a doctor who has seen you in person (i.e., has a doctor-patient relationship with you) can write a medical note. ...Read more

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