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What Is Difficulty Making A Decision
How does an oncolgist know if chemo and/or radiation is really benefitting the patient? How long can the process take in making a decision?
It depends on stage: There are several different scenarios when chemotherapy and or radiotherapy are used for the treatment of breast Cancer.When the breast tumor is still intact/visible, it is easy to see the benefit of treatment because the tumor will shrink in size if the treatment is working well. This takes about 6-8 weeks to determine. When the gross tumor has been removed, then chemo/Radio use is preventive onl ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why isn't diflucan (fluconazole) over-the-counter ? Why are some medication OTC and some precription only ? What goes into fda making a decision to go OTC ?
Side effects: The main reason medications are prescription vs over the counter concerns the side effects of the medication. If a medication has many side effects, it is the doctors responsibility to be sure it is safe for the patient to use. Otc drugs generally have less side effects or complications. ...Read more
Prostat screening: First of all, 23 year olds dont need screening yet because prostate cancer doesnt occur in that age group. When you are closer to 50 years old, screening becomes a real issue. Most urologists firmly believe in dre/psa screening. The real controversy is what to do after a diagnosis of prostate cancer is made. If no one is screened, no one will be diagnosed at a treatable stage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having a difficult time making a decision between autograft and allograft ACL replacement. I am 38 years old but very active. Enjoy sports.
I saw a psychologist and was diagnosed w/adhd. He suggested Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but asked me to research before making a decision. Can it be used in a safe way?
Certainly. See your: Primary physician for a physical exam with baseline blood pressure, weight & height. Give your doctor any history of heart problems in your family & yourself & share your psychological evaluation. Your doctor may refer you to an adult psychiatrist for medication management. See chadd.Org for tips on medications, therapy & environmental manipulations for optimal multimodal treatment of adhd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could I have an intellectual disability if I have difficulty making decisions, thinking creatively, working out problems, almost instant memory loss?
It is hard to tell: from what you are describing. Are these issues new ones or have you had similar problems earlier in your life? How old are you? Have there been any serious stresses lately (family problems, deaths of loved ones or financial challenges). 1st speak to your PCP to rule out medical causes, if they rule out physical issues then consider psychotherapy. ...Read more
Sometimes while taking any decision i get my mind clutter and not able to think correctly so what can i do to overcome this problem?
Concntration: Try to relax, take some deep breaths, don't rush yourself, try to prioritize your thoughts, get help from family and friends or professionals. It is difficult but you can do it. ...Read more
When i call to make an appointment to see a urologist about my erection problem, how do I explain my reason for making an appointment minus the shame?
Don't be ashamed.: Urologists and their staffs are professionals who deal will all manner of male sexual health problems. There really is nothing to be embarrassed about. All appointments and matters discussed are completely private, and are sacrosanct in the doctor-patient relationship. Although saying 'ed' or 'fertility' in the appointment-making process can conceal your reasons, usually direct & honest is best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the dentist not good enough if she ask me whether I want to to a X-ray to check my teeth if there is any problem? Shouldn't she make the decision?
That depends: Did she say "I don't know if I should take X-rays, what do you think?" or did she say "I would like to take X-rays, is that OK with you?" As a patient you have the right to refuse X-rays even if your dentist believes they are needed. Most likely she was asking for your permission to take the X-rays. If she truly didn't know if they should be taken, then that would be a problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Can tmj cause difficulty swallowing ear pain headache pain at base of head like where the little nubs as i call them stick out
on one side espically when ear starts to hurt?
Rule out ear problem: Ruling out ear infection is especially important so that the possibility of hearing loss can be avoided. Also it is important that your physician rule out the possibility of infection the ear first before making the assumption that the problem is related to TMJ. See your PCP. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tight chest, difficulty breathing, left foot and leg tingling, can't seem to fall asleep because it's harder to breathe I don't wanna call 911, help?
Need to get checked: Physicians are obcessed with the classic guillian barre presentation of descending paralysis, but the fact is that inflamatory neuropathy has many faces. You may have an acute inflammation of your nerves that is affecting the nerves going to your muscles of resperation, which can be an emergent situation. Hopefully, just a case of bronchitis with inflammation of some nerves . Both treatable. ...Read more
I am on nocor for hip surgery. I am unable to sleep body shaking and jerking when trying to sleep, also difficulty urinating. Should i call my doctor?
Swollen thyroid difficulty breathing very tired dizziness fever hands are very shaky.. Should I wait until after the weekend and call my doc or go to er? Im so confused
Thyroid storm/crisis: Swollen and tender thyroid along with fever/dizziness etc...Is concerning for an acute thyrotoxicosis (thyroid storm)--an infection/inflammation in your thyroid causing a huge release of the hormone resulting your symptoms. Since you are having a hard time breathing, i would not wait because of a long weekend. Call your doc to find your options. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Double vision: See your eye doctor to determine whether the double vision is due to an optical problem such as astigmatism that can be corrected with glasses. Alternatively this could be an eye alignment problem and an eye doctor needs to determine why this occurred and whether any tests need to be done to figure our why. ...Read more
Can't sleep well during night time. Is there anybody call tell me how to solve and cure this snoring problem?
If it's Just snoring: See your dentist for an oral appliance that advances the position of your lower jaw or the aveo tsd (moves tongue forward) to open the air passage to reduce or eliminate snoring. If overweight, then weight reduction may be beneficial for snoring reduction as well as overall health improvement. But consider a sleep study to rule out sleep apnea (a serious condition). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello I just turn 20 old and I'm very short and people call me short I'm about 163 Centimeters what doctor should I go for this problem?
Not a problem: Your genes determine your height. Other people telling you that you are short does not make a medical condition or problem. At age 20 you have reached the maximum height you will achieve. Go live you life. Go try to make the world a better place. Your height is set. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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