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Is there a difference between a physical exam and wellness check?

Is there a difference between a physical exam and wellness check?

NO: These are one and the same. It is reserved for the yearly visit to check wellness or lack of it and not for your laundry list of things. You shold have individual appointments for illness and medical problems. The yearly wellness or physical is to promote wellness and good health and preventative issues. It is worth the while and proper and necessary. Keep the vist to wellness issues. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a routine check up and a physucal? Because I scheduled what I thought was a physical but felt more like a brief checkup.

What's the difference between a routine check up and a physucal? Because I scheduled what I thought was a physical but felt more like a brief checkup.

Depends : At 22year old without significant history a physical may routine vital signs history and physical examination that may include Pap smear if indicated and preventive care.Follow up may include the same except the pap smear and pelvic examination except as indicated for the reason for follow up ...Read more

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What is the difference between ap and pa lateral chest xray.. Which one shows the lungs as well?

What is the difference between ap and pa lateral chest xray.. Which one shows the lungs as well?

Both, but...: Both show the lungs. The difference is the direction the x-rays pass through the body. Pa stands for posteroanteriorly (back to front) and ap stands for anteroposteriorly (front to back). If possible, pa is preferred because the heart shadow is smaller and lung fields appear bigger...But this is difficult for patients who are bedridden because the machine would have to be under the patient. ...Read more

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Why can't my doctor remove deep fat through liposuction? My doctor said i had a lot of deep fat that he would be unable to remove through liposuction. Why can't he remove the deep fat as well as the superficial? What is the difference between the two type

Why can't my doctor remove deep fat through liposuction? My doctor said i had a lot of deep fat that he would be unable to remove through liposuction. Why can't he remove the deep fat as well as the superficial? What is the difference between the two type

Deep : Deep fat, or visceral intra-abdominal fat is below the muscles and around our vital organs such as the liver spleen and stomach and removing that fat with liposuction can potentially injure those organs causing serious complications including death. ...Read more

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What's the difference between being sick and not feeling well?

What's the difference between being sick and not feeling well?

Different Symptoms: Not feeling well is a very general symptom without pointing to any part of the body being sick usually is said in context of some specificity like I am sick with cold or sore throat or headache or stomach etc but sometime people will say I am sick and not feeling well, so we have to ask question to find out what is making patients sick or not feeling well. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between well distended gallbladder and partially distended gallbladder?

Whats the difference between well distended gallbladder and partially distended gallbladder?

As loaded barrel: Gall bladder contracts and empties the bile with fatty meal , physiological distended gb is filled to the capacity , ready to empty after meal results in partially distended half filled gb. Distends in disease also as stone blocks cystic duct ( hydrops ) or tumor in head of pancreas. ...Read more

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What's the difference between fluticasone furoate and foxefenadine when treating rhinitis? Can a patient react well to one and not to the other?Thanks

What's the difference between fluticasone furoate and foxefenadine when treating rhinitis? Can a patient react well to one and not to the other?Thanks

Completely different: Fluticasone furoate is a topical nasal steroid in a spray form. It works by reducing inflammation over time through a variety of pathways. Fexofenadine is an oral antihistamine taken by mouth and works by blocking the chemical histamine in our bodies. Overall, the nasal spray does more to reduce allergy symptom scores and may also help with non-allergic conditions such as non-allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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I asked awhile ago about bites because i thought bedbugs..well there always in same place. Look like hives maybe.Difference between hives , and bites?

I asked awhile ago about bites because i thought bedbugs..well there always in same place. Look like hives maybe.Difference between hives , and bites?

Persistence: Hives generally appear in a location and disappear from that location within a day if only to pop up in another place. They generally do not recur in the exact position previously seen (if a focal area of skin is involved). Bites can recur in an area of skin due to exposure for the insect, but often not in the exact location. Rash due to bites typically persists for >24hrs. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Difference between a well controlled heart disease patient and an uncontrolled client in advanced age?

Difference between a well controlled heart disease patient and an uncontrolled client in advanced age?

What particular: Heart disease are you referring to? Generally a controlled disease is disease in stable condition with symptoms and signs of the illness controlled. While the opposite is correct for poorly controlled disease. ...Read more

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Can topical clotrimazole cream be used vaginally as well? Only difference between the 2 seems to be the inactive ingredients.

Can topical clotrimazole cream be used vaginally as well? Only difference between the 2 seems to be the inactive ingredients.

Maybe OK, but why?: The skin (non-vaginal) cream might work, but can't be guarantteed; I'm sure the manufacturer never studied it for vaginal yeast. And you'd need to use nearly an entire tube of skin cream for just 1-2 treatments. Clotrimazole vaginal cream is designed to be effective and generic versions often are cheap. Or consider a single oral dose of fluconazole (Diflucan®), which is just as effective. ...Read more