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What Happens When You Go To A New Doctor For The First Time
You will have a : Conversation with another person. You will likely also be asked a lot of questions. Then the doctor will share their ideas with you about how to get you better. ...Read more
What are the signs of a bad bladder infection, when you needed to see a doctor asap? What can you do at home in mean time till you go to the doctor ?
History and PE: Many rheumatic diseases are difficult to diagnose on a first visit. Most likely, a complete history and physicial will be taken. Any old records should be reviewed. Many times further labs or xrays will be ordered based on your complaints. Initiation of treatment on a first visit again depends on symptoms and physicial findinds. Good luck. ...Read more
Why did you decide to be a doctor? How is it different to what you first expected? Whast the best and worst part of the job for you?
My father: Was a physical therapist. Was looking to do that. He said to go for the doctorate. Could still do rehab medicine. I really enjoyed hospital medicine. So focused on internal med. I just like to work. Between the insurance companies and legal crap it really takes away from doctors just being doctors. This is by far for me the worst part of the job. Still I enjoy what I do ...Read more
Allergist: The allergist will go over your symptoms and test you according to what you are presenting with. A prick skin test and/or intradermal skin tests are performed to test for a variety of environmental and food allergens. They check your breathing if you have asthma and can guide your treatment according to your triggers. ...Read more
Depends on your age: Mostly just talking. Typically, no pelvic or breast exam is needed for a teen. Birth control can be safely prescribed. Blood pressure is routinely checked, however. A vaginal infection will, however, require a minimal exam. In the early 20's on up, a breast and pelvic exam, with pap test is standard. ...Read more
Talk: Talk with your mother and devise a plan. ...Read more
After trying to get pregnant, when is a good time to go to the dr to see what is going on to why your not getting pregnant?
Age related: If you are under 30 and have had unprotected intercourse for one year then it is time to go to the MD to obtain and evaluation. since you are only 20, there is plenty of time to try. Women over age 30 to 35 have less time to wait and are encouraged to see the fertility MD after at least 6 months of unprotected intercourse instead of one year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on variables: The answer depends both on age and the available personnel. Most professional societies recommend pelvic exams after the initiation of sexual activity or by the 21st birthday. Whether this is with an adolescent specialist, an interested pediatrician, your family doc, or the local ob/gyn depends a lot on who is available and the interest of the patient. Many chose this point to select an ob/gyn. ...Read more
Varies: Everyone will have an individual answer to this. It depends in part if your life will end in the late stages of disability/sickness which limits your options. If you still are mobile and coherent, you might consider traveling and attending events you always put off. Of course you need to arrange personal/financial affairs. ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if your a teenager and you go to get a physical for the first time what do they doctors do?
Teen physicals: A teen physical is just like any other pediatrics physical. I ask questions... About home, school, activities, friends. I also ask questions about depression, drug/alcohol use, whether or not the kid is sexually active. More personal questions are asked alone, with the parent out of the room. For the physical part of the exam, i check a teen head to toe. ...Read more
Is going to bed after midnight worse for your health if get the same number of hours as if you don't go to best past midnight?
Several factors: Duration of cough. If you have been coughing more than 7-10d. If you are coughing blood or what looks like pus. If you have other symptoms, like fever, chills, loss of appetite, difficulty breathing or chest pain. If the cough is sufficiently severe to disturb your sleep and it cannot be controlled with otc anti-cough meds. There may be other parameters, but these should do ok for now. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What do you advise if I'm going to be 14 weeks pregnant next week and I go to the dr. office for the 3rd time. what should I expect at this next visit?
14 Weeks: In an uncomplicated pregnancy, there is not much going on at 14 weeks. Your doctor will talk to you and find out how you are doing and discuss any problems. He/she will listen to the baby's heart-beat and set up your next appointment, including lab-work that is often done between 15-20 weeks. Best wishes! ...Read more
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