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Low folic acid &high iron sat per me. Have 1 mutation for hemachromatosis.Petichiae on arms. Any suggestions 're what to ask doctor about?

Low folic acid &high iron sat per me. Have 1 mutation for hemachromatosis.Petichiae on arms. Any suggestions 're what to ask doctor about?

Hemochromatosis: Most people with only one mutation do not get liver disease (although the blood tests for iron may be abnormal). Bloodletting is generally not needed. You should ask your doctor about any other causes of liver disease (and should be checked for these). You should ask about how to test your brothers and sisters for the mutation, how to test your children for the mutation. ...Read more

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What to ask my doctor about my persistent infections?

What to ask my doctor about my persistent infections?

Infection: Without knowing what specific infections you are referring to and whether attempts to manage or eliminate them have been appropriate my answer may be vague. You should ask if you may have an immune defect, are being consistently reexposed to some organism, have an anatomic abnormality that predisposes you to infection, or whether the infection is of a type that is curable. ...Read more

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What should you ask doctor if you want your teeth to be white?

What should you ask doctor if you want your teeth to be white?

Whiter teeth: Ask for a professional system that has acp (amorphous calcium phosphate) in it. It helps replenish the enamel as its whitening and lowers sensitivity. ...Read more

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What should I ask doctor for with signs of a blood clot in the leg?

What should I ask doctor for with signs of a blood clot in the leg?

Duplex ultrasound : This is a non-invasive test to help determine if there is a clot. ...Read more

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What should I ask doctor about how to get rid of pink eye?

What should I ask doctor about how to get rid of pink eye?

Pink eye: There are two basic types, infective (contagious) and non infective, and the treatment for each is different. Best to see an ophthalmologist if your family doctor cannot differentiate the two. ...Read more

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Supraclavicular "lump" found 08/23/2013, constant fatigue, very itchy scalp, what should I ask doctor to perform on first appt. Today?

Supraclavicular "lump" found 08/23/2013, constant fatigue, very itchy scalp, what should I ask doctor to perform on first appt. Today?

The first thing to: Do is see your doctor and tell the story . He will ask more question , do physical examination and may send you for tests . The doctor knows what to do , you do not have to worry about . Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had a horrible cough for about two weeks! nothing OTC is working, what should I ask my doctor?

I've had a horrible cough for about two weeks! nothing OTC is working, what should I ask my doctor?

Get it checked: You have had terrible cough for two weeks, and you have tried over the counter meds and not working.You should see your doctor and ask him/her what is wrong with you and what you need as treatment and if you need any tests like blood test and/or xrays etc. ...Read more

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What should I ask my doctor before I have a PFO closure?

What should I ask my doctor before I have a PFO closure?

See below: Pfo do not need to be closed unless causing stroke or systemic embolism or if associated with severe migraines. This needs to be distinguished from a atrial septal defect. So what i would ask is whether surgery indicated. ...Read more

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What must I ask a doctor or surgeon at an initial consultation?

What must I ask a doctor or surgeon at an initial consultation?

Ask for details: Ask about his personal experience and complication rates with the proposed surgery. Ask about alternatives to surgery. Ask what hospital the doctor does the most cases then find out how many of that surgery is done at that hospital. Compare that number to the doctors reported number and to the average number done at hospitals in the us. You want an experienced surgeon with low complication rates. ...Read more

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Hi there. I've had HPV for the past 3 years. Just would like some advice please really on what I should ask my doctor and will it ever go away?

Hi there. I've had HPV for the past 3 years. Just  would like some advice please really on what I should ask my doctor and will it ever go away?

No: Hpv doesn't ever go away, but the body can be effective at suppressing the virus. Most women contact hpv at some point in their lives. So long as you have regular pap screening and follow doctor's instructions, you'll be fine. Hpv can lead to cervical cancer, but it takes years to develop, which is why screening is so effective. Don't smoke, eat healthy, get rest, reduce stress. ...Read more

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What should I ask my doctor if I conceived twins naturally?

What should I ask my doctor if I conceived twins naturally?

Health Tips: You should talk to your doctor about diet, exercise, taking vitamins, etc. In addition, it is important to try and find out if the twins are in the same or different sacs. While this won't tell you if they are identical or fraternal, it will help to identify if they are at risk for twin-twin transfusion or cord entanglement. Discuss your options for delivery and risk of preterm labor as well. ...Read more

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What should I ask the doctor to screen for during my physical exam?

What should I ask the doctor to screen for during my physical exam?

Tell sxs: Unless you have specific symptoms, the physician should know what to do for physical examination. Notify your physician of any medical problems you are having. ...Read more