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What Sort Of Doctor Should I See First About A Lump In My Breast
One that you trust.: Anyone that can order a mammogram and any appropriate follow-up tests. This would include primary care, general surgeon, plastic surgeon, ob/gyn or even am oncologist. In the event the diagnosis proves to be breast cancer the patient should always speak to both a general surgeon and a plastic surgeon to best understand their options. If mass proves not to be cancer follow-up as directed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start with your PCP: Your primary care physician ought to be the first stop for you regarding this problem. Your doctor can then determine with you whether you need to also be seen by a specialist. ...Read more
I have a lump in my armpit, what sort of doctor should I visit, should I go to dermatologist to check what is this lump?
Probs ENT or derm: Depending on the type of lump. A dermatologist would be appropriate for a superficial skin lesion. If it is a deep lump, like a lymph node or swollen gland, then ENT (ear nose throat specialist, AKA otolaryngologist or otorhinolaryngologist). I'd recommend starting with your primary care doc to help figure out where to go. ...Read more
Your own: If you have a primary care doctor, you can start there. In some states, you can go several times initially to a physical therapist to aee if some guided exercise and treatment helps. Some see a chiropractor. If these evaluations & treatments do not help, you can see a physiatrist, orthopedist, neurologist or a neurosurgeon for a further evaluation and treatment recommendation. ...Read more
What to do if I have a lump in left breast and I am very scared. what kind of doctor should I consult?
If I have a pain in one of my testicles, what kind of doctor should I go to to have it examined, and at what urgency?
Please help! I have a lump in left breast and I am very scared. What kind of doctor should I consult?
Need to know of a good doctor in raleigh I have a cyst on shoulder and my first time to the doctors?
Depends: This depends on what you mean regarding location of cyst on shoulder. If it is superficial, then i would seek a general surgeon to evaluate it. If it is in the shoulder itself such as bone, then i would seek an orthopedic surgeon. You can find one through your local hospital system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I found a lump in my breast, having a mammogram soon what happens if the test shows a problem? what would be the next step?
The next step: would likely be a Breast ultrasound to further evaluate the lump and/or mammographic abnormality. Depending on the results, an image-guided needle biopsy may be indicated. If the mammogram and ultrasound demonstrate no abnormality, your doctor will need to determine what kind of follow up the lump needs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend has a lump in his rib cage. What kind of specialist i need to see? What do you think is the problem?
Your friend: Needs to see a regular doctor first as they can determine if the lump is from inside growing out or just from outside like a sebaceous cyst or a lipoma then your friend can be sent to the proper specialist who deals with that lump, either regular surgeon or a dermatologist, etc.. ...Read more
Surgical oncologist: Many cases of lymphadenitis which persists , especially in more than one region may be related to lymphoma. If the process does not subside and biopsy is needed a surgical oncologist must be contacted. The only biopsy of value is excisional biopsy since a needle biopsy can give inaccurate info in that the architecture of the node must be defined if there is lymphoma. ...Read more
Should I see a doctor about a small mass that I have on the back of my neck, about an inch from my spine?
Your pcp: Go to your primary care physician. Either they will handle it or refer you to a specialist who can handle it. ...Read more
Should i be concerned if my wife is constantly dislocating her arm and i would like a doctor to look at it. What type of specialist should I go see?
Orthopedist: This is a fairly common problem and can be managed by a good orthopedic surgeon. It may be possible to manage it simply by strengthening some of the nearby muscles, or surgery may help. ...Read more
See Your Doctor Now: Injured tailbone in July; has pain; no other symptoms given. You should start with your primary care doctor who will do a detailed evaluation; X-rays if needed. If there are complications, your doctor can refer you to an Orthopedic specialist. There is no advantage in waiting any longer since your symptoms began over 2 months ago. See your doctor now for prompt diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
See your Dr.: I am assuming you have a primary care physician or gyn serving that purpose. The first step is to go and be examined. Most breast lumps are benign so stay calm but don't put off this examination. Your doctor will probably recommend some form of imaging and may recommend that you see a breast surgeon. I think that would be a good idea and my recommendations for first steps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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