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What can be done for children's infections? Should we go to the doctor?

What can be done for children's infections? Should we go to the doctor?

Hard to say: You offer no specific history or description of what is happening now.To be specific, we need info to go on. The average kid has 5-7 respiratory and a couple diarheal illnesses/yr to age 5 then drops back to 3-5/1-2.If the kids problems are minor & self heal over a few days it is normal. If the kid is having significant infections like bone/joint or pneumonia then specialty consultation is needed ...Read more

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Patients with penile fracture are advised to see a doctor ASAP. Why is this and what does the doctor do to save them?

Patients with penile fracture are advised to see a doctor ASAP. Why is this and what does the doctor do to save them?

Here are some ...: Hi! PaulH, The professional experience has repeatedly confirmed an early surgical repair of penile fracture can better preserve erectile function, shorten recovery, and leave less penile curvature. Of course, nothing could be perfect and everything comes with a price. More? Ask your Doc. Best wish ... Oh! Let me know how you have recovered from what you suffered so far. ...Read more

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How do I go about having a Dr. evaluate a recent blood test through this service to determine a change in the dosage of Thyroid medication that I need? I don't want to pay for an office visit to the Dr who initially prescribed the medication.

How do I go about having a Dr. evaluate a recent blood test through this service to determine a change in the dosage of Thyroid medication that I need? I don't want to pay for an office visit to the Dr who initially prescribed the medication.

Virtual consults: You may get a live video, voice or text consult with HealthTap doctors at any time for information, advice, and, for example, to find out whether or not your blood test results are normal, low, or high (HealthTap Prime or HealthTap Compass). Please continue to consult with your established doctor(s) who know you well for ongoing care, either in person or via live video or text virtual consultation ...Read more

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How hard do you have to be hit in the head to need to go to the ER instead of seeing your primary care doctor?

How hard do you have to be hit in the head to need to go to the ER instead of seeing your primary care doctor?

Head injuy go to er: It is not only the force but symptoms which tell you to be taken to er.If you loose consciousness even for short period, have headache following injury, feel dizzy, have nausea and vomiting, confusion and convulsion these signs should make you decide to go to er. ...Read more

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Can you go to the doctors and ask for a circumcision or does your doctor have to approve it?

Can you go to the doctors and ask for a circumcision or does your doctor have to approve it?

Yes you can: However it is always best to first go thru your dr. Also depends upon your medical insurance. Circumcision will be approved and paid for by your insurance provided there are medical indications for the procedure such as phimosis (tight foreskin) or recurrent balanitis & posthitis (inflammation of foreskin or glans). ...Read more

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Should I go to the doctors office or hospital to be tested for anemia?

Should I go to the doctors office or hospital to be tested for anemia?

Go to see your MD: Go to see your primary care doctor. She/he will be able to get a simple blood work for anemia. ...Read more

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Is there any questions i should be prepared with to ask the doctor, or test i should be getting to see what is causing this. i have a lot of doctors s?

About what?: What symptoms are you having? You don't say. Ask again and please be more specific There is a 150 character limit to questions on this forum, so be brief but complete. Generally, there are no bad questions! Make a list of what you want to know in advance. Info from your doc who knows you, beats info from the internet in most cases. When in doubt, ask! Take notes of the answers, too. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to receive a flu shot? And how old do you have to be to visit your GP at the clinic?

How old do you have to be to receive a flu shot? And how old do you have to be to visit your GP at the clinic?

6 mos. but...: The CDC advises flu shots for everyone ages 6 months and older, but the best science suggests the benefits of the flu shot are minimal at best and it may do more harm than good! See http://tinyurl.com/py6xtc8 and http://tinyurl.com/lncpvly and http://tinyurl.com/qcbvvoa and http://tinyurl.com/odsandq Vit D is much more effective in preventing the flu. Re: age to visit GP see comment: ...Read more

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How to handle last visit to pyschologist knowing this is the last one as the need is to refer to another provider, i don't want to go through this. ?

How to handle last visit to pyschologist knowing this is the last one as the need is to refer to another provider, i don't want to go through this. ?

Saying farewell: Hoping you've decided on a new therapist for yourself, so that you can continue your personal work after terminating with your current psychologist. A last session is an opportunity to express your feelings, celebrate what's been learned or worked through, and to say farewell. Grief is natural, along with many other emotions. Use the session for your own healing and awareness. It's your time! ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do I need to go to see for a broken tailbone to be removed?

What kind of doctor do I need to go to see for a broken tailbone to be removed?

Don't know what the : Treatment recommendation would be but you might be seen an orthopedic surgeon spine specialist. ...Read more

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I don't have time to see a dr due to my work schedule so would going to the ER be to ridiculous?

I don't have time to see a dr due to my work schedule so would going to the ER be to ridiculous?

Not necessarily: Many ers have 'fast track' areas for patient with important but not emergent problems; there are many free standing urgent care clinics which may be of service. ...Read more

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My daughter is required to have a mammogram can you please explain what is going to be done?

My daughter is required to have a mammogram can you please explain what is going to be done?

Check this link: http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/examandtestdescriptions/mammogramsandotherbreastimagingprocedures/mammograms-and-other-breast-imaging-procedures-having-a-mammogram

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How often should you go to the dentist to get a check up?

How often should you go to the dentist to get a check up?

Depends on Your Risk: For most healthy adults with good oral hygiene practices at home, the usual recommendation is every six months. However, science suggests that every three months would be much better for everyone, since that's how long it takes plaque to form and become most aggressive. Once you see your dentist and hygienist, they will make a personalized recommendation for you. ...Read more

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Hello Dr.Mafferzzoli, Thank your for your voice message, Would it be possible to get the antibiotics from you to treat my suspected ulcer caused by H pyloria? I dot not have the money for all the testing that may be needed. I would be able to make an app

Hello Dr.Mafferzzoli,
Thank your for your voice message, 
Would it be possible to get the antibiotics from you to treat my suspected ulcer caused by H pyloria? I dot not have the money for all the testing that may be needed. I would be able to make an app

The free Q/A part..: ...of Health Tap doesn't connect you with a specific doctor. You'll need to make a follow up appointment with Dr. M. There's a simple blood test that will support the diagnosis of h. pylori, but it will be Dr. M.'s decision as to what to do next. Hope this helps. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Where or what kind of dr would my husband go to for a referral to dr that will perform a sperm analysis? When during ttc should this "option" be done?

Where or what kind of dr would my husband go to for a referral to dr that will perform a sperm analysis? When during ttc should this "option" be done?

PCP: Your primary care physician can get you a consult with an infertility specialist in your area who can coordinate a complete evaluation of both of you. The infertility specialist will likely be an obstetrician. ...Read more

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I am having elective surgery and need a physical and EKG. Can one of your Dr give me a referral for Quest Medical so I can avoid an office visit to a doctor. Can you also read the test results and send them to my surgeon. ?

I am having elective surgery and need a physical and EKG.  Can one of your Dr give me a referral for Quest Medical so I can avoid an office visit to a doctor.  Can you also read the test results and send them to my surgeon.  ?

Protocol: If the hospital protocol for your upcoming surgical procedure and anesthesia calls for a preoperative physical examination by a physician, you will not be able to avoid that part of the preoperative procedure unless the operating surgeon is able and allowed to do the required preop physical examination. Your surgeon can order the preop blood tests and EKG. ...Read more

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My general dentist is telling me that he is able to do this procedure. should I go to the deneral dentist or the specialist?

My general dentist is telling me that he is able to do this procedure. should I go to the deneral dentist or the specialist?

Either: This all depends on the complexity of the dental procedure and the skill, judgement and experience of the general dentist performing the procedure. A general dentist can do these procedures if they have continued extensive training in this treatment and have developed the skill and judgement over time. ...Read more