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Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Whiplash (Definition)

A term typically used to describe a hyperextension injury to the neck, often associated with a motor vehicle accident. It is not unusual for patients who have sustained a whiplash injury to not show clear radiologic signs of trauma. Whiplash symptoms may come from an injury to the posterior facet ...Read more


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What should I do if i think i had a concussion?

What should I do if i think i had a concussion?

Be evaluated.: Seek medical attention if you believe you have a concussion. Symptoms of a concussion can include: headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, blurred vision, slurred speech, weakness, feeling dazed, numbness, lack of coordination, problems with short term memory, dizziness as well as repeating things over and over. You can develop a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Take care. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a seizure when im pregnant?

What should I do if I have a seizure when im pregnant?

See your neurologist: If you have a seizure disorder, pregnancy could alter your medication levels and allow a seizure to occur. If you have had a seizure but do not have a diagnosis of seizure disorder, then you need to discuss this with your OB NOW. A seizure is more likely to injure you than your baby, but it you are hurt or injured, it could affect your baby adversely. Act now to protect you both. ...Read more

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What do I do if i think I have a concussion?

What do I do if i think I have a concussion?

Seek immediate medical attention: Go to the er, or get evaluated by a medical professional trained in concussion identification or management- could be an er physician, physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation), neurologist, primary care, or pediatrician (if of appropriate age.). ...Read more

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How do I know if i just had a seizure?

How do I know if i just had a seizure?

Insufficient data: Your question is far too general to answer satisfactorily. Please repost with more detail. ...Read more

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What should I do if i think i may have broken my hip?

What should I do if i think i may have broken my hip?

GET MED Evaluation: It is important to seek prompt medical attention if you believe you may have a broken hip. ...Read more

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What should I do if i think i may have had a seizure?

What should I do if i think i may have had a seizure?

Get evaluated: Start with your physician who may refer you to a neurologist. An electroencephalogram may help to clarify the issue, but getting a good medical history and of any event that has occurred. This may require taking information from bystanders who witnessed the event. Be sure to bring any family members who may have witnessed the event to the appointment. ...Read more

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What should I do when I have a flu?

What should I do when I have a flu?

Depends on cause...: A cold caused by cold viruses is usually left alone, or one can try over-the-counter cold medications. The flu caused by influenza viruses is treated by antiviral drugs and cold medications. A sore throat is tested to see if it is strep throat. If strep, antibiotics are needed (if not strep, the sore throat may be due to "cold viruses" or another cause). This all may mean seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do if i think i pulled a muscle?

What should I do if i think i pulled a muscle?

Rest: A pulled muscle needs rest to heal itself. If you did pull a muscle it typically takes 4-7 days (depending on the the severity) to heal. ...Read more

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What should I do I have stomachache when I have menses?

What should I do I have stomachache when I have menses?

Many options: If you have painful cramps you can try using a heating pad or taking a warm bath. Medicine that you can try includes ibuprofen, midol or pamprin. Do not take them all at once, but you can try one. If over the counter medicine doesn't work see your doctor for prescription options. Birth control pills can also be helpful in decreasing menstrual cramps. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a bad toothache and I am pregnant. what should I do?

What to do if I have a bad toothache and I am pregnant. what should I do?

Toothache & pregnant: If you are pregnant and have a toothache, do not hesitate to take an appointment with your dentist notifying him/her that you are pregnant. Ignore the widely spread misconception that you should not have dental treatment during pregnancy because it could harm the fetus. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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What should I do if I took aspirin after possible concussion?

What should I do if I took aspirin after possible concussion?

Aspirin and trauma: Aspirin is counterindicated following trauma such as a concussion because it can slow down clotting and promote bleeding. That being said, the increased risk is pretty small. I wouldn't take more aspirin, but you don't need to do anything about the Aspirin you already took. If you lost conciousness during the head injury or develop new symptoms you should consult your physician. ...Read more

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If i think I have i have epicondylitis (tendinitis), what should I do?

If i think I have i have epicondylitis (tendinitis), what should I do?

Start with RICE: Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) or medial (golfer's elbow) are common overuse injuries to the elbow. In order to treat the pain, i recommend you start with rice, follow with stretching/ strengthening (therapy), & consider couterforce bracing. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone or prp injections. Some people end up needing surgery... http://drmarkgalland.com. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a concussion?

Concussion treatment: The mainstay of concussion treatment i'd cognitive and physical rest followed by a gradual increase in activity. If symptoms return from increase activity continue rest. Recovery from concussion is variable person to person. Seek the advice of your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I don't recall when I took my last tetanus shot. Should I be concerned?

Yes: Standard risk people should have a tetanus shot every 10 years. High risk people should have a tetanus shot every five years. ...Read more

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I think I have a yeast infection and I am pregnant. I have never had one before and i don't know what to do?

I think I have a yeast infection and I am pregnant.  I have never had one before and i don't know what to do?

Yeast: Get an appointment to be seen. Your doc can diagnose correctly and get you the correct treatment so no harm will come to the pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have had pancreatitis. I believe I have it again but I am unsure how I got it. I dont drink and I havent had a gallbladder in scene 11/11/13.

I have had pancreatitis. I believe I have it again but I am unsure how I got it. I dont drink and I havent had a gallbladder in scene 11/11/13.

Medications plus...: Medications, be it over the counter or prescription can cause pancreatitis. Sometimes the Common Bile Duct, which is the tube that allows bile, (made in the liver), into the duodenum=first part of small intestine, can be clogged up or have a stone it too. Could also be an issue with a pancreatic duct. A repeat Ultrasound would help. Also would check u'r Triglycerides and calcium levels. ...Read more

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I know I shouldn't have but I ate sushi and am 8 weeks pregnant, and immediately got diarrhea after lunch. Should I be worried? What should I do?

I know I shouldn't have but I ate sushi and am 8 weeks pregnant, and immediately got diarrhea after lunch. Should I be worried? What should I do?

Drink lots of water: drink lots of water, keep yourself hydrated and take your multivitamins. Just because you ate sushi and had diarrhea doesnt mean that your pregnancy is in jeopardy. For the future, avoid raw meats, unpasteurized milk etc. best wishes Dr M ...Read more