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What To Expect In A Colonoscopy Consult
I am scheduled to see a gastroenterologist in june. In the meantime, what tests or screening can I ask for to rule out a bleeding ulcer?
FIT: Fecal immonoblot testing (fit) is a stool kit you can do at home testing for microscopic blood in your stool. If you had any bleeding, like that from a bleeding ulcer, it would be positive. ...Read more
Loose stools...help!: Hi a good health care provider will ask you a series of questions to try to rule out or rule in certain possibilities as the cause of your symptoms. In the visit they should also check your vital signs and examine you. The questions should be similar to the length of time you have been ill, what other symptoms accompany this illness, and what foods or other issues could be contributing. ...Read more
Information: Colonoscopy provides information about the state of health of your colon. The only uncomfortable part is the cleansing done the day before which will require regular trips to the bathroom.L on the day of the procedure you will be sedated and when you wake up there will be no symptoms; your GI doctor will give you the results. ...Read more
Depends on who you..: see. I do a 4-6 hour wellness consultation on new patients. They complete a very detailed questionnaire before they come for the appointment. Detailed labs are also drawn before the appt. At the consultation, we do performance and exercise testing, a physical exam, go over the questionnaire, determine the patient's biological age (vs. chronologic age). Then, I give recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In regards to your advise to me earlier today, would a CT of the pelvic & abdomen be a good test for my md to order?
Likely yes.: Most likely, the first appointment would be to see how you speak to start with. A recording might be made of your voice and there might be a video tape of your facial movements. There would likely be other devices to test you as well. Then whatever techniques that are at their disposal would be used to improve your speech. The best way to find out would be to go to one for evaluation if needed. ...Read more
High Volume/Low Comp: If i were having this operation, i would select a surgeon who does this operation frequently (10-20/yr). I would ask my surgeon how often he/she needs to convert the operation from a laparoscopic to an open procedure. Last but not least, i would want to know if my surgeon ever had any complications from this operation that required reoperation or led to a patient's death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to meet a gastroenterologist there for consultation concerning stomach? I am in cameroon and will be visiting fl in the days ahead .
Yes: I am not in florida i suggest google for gastroenterologist in the city you are visiting and call ahead of time. Decemeber is busy so call early. You may need to call several offices to see who can see you earliest. Leave time for test results to come back before you leave again.Ask how much the cost of the appt. Is , if you dont have insurance. ...Read more
Cod liver oil: Many things on the market. The best answer if you are having problems is to check with your doctor to see why your arent. Are you consuming a good high fiber diet? If not then do it. If yes and still not try probiotics or a mild over the counter laxative but not for an extended time without seeing your doctor. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it prudent to ask doctor about doing a tap to check for ascitis prior to abdominal hernia repair sugery in a patient with esld.?
What to do if I have to give a questionnaire (suvey) to a nutritionist, about healthy eating. What should I include in the survey?
Very simple: Merely include god made food and leave the artificial man made food alone. ...Read more
Regarding lumps in the neck, what would make a doctor consider a referral to an oncologist? What other symptoms would they look for?
Neck nodes: Oftentimes lumps in neck can be reactive ie doing their job when you have an infection. Reasons to be concerned are nodes at least the size of a grape in the absence of an infection such as sore throat. It's obviously concerning if there are other areas of large nodes such as arm pit and groin as well as night sweats, fatigue and weight loss. ...Read more
Why do doctors want to do a blood transfusion before a surgery is performed? In regards to a hysteretomy
What to expect in a GI gastro. appointment, and Urology, Endocrinologist... And Cardiology? What kind test each will do. Can they use my med. rec?
History &examination: Each Dr will need detailed medical history including past & family history, review of symptoms & questions in more detail when for specialty concerned. Physical examination include looking you over, inspecting eyes, ears & mouth, chest examination including stethoscope, palpation of abdomen & check urine specimen. Might need rectal exam. May require x-rays or other studies later. Dr will explain. ...Read more
How many years do i have to do in order to be a cardiologist , what about a plastic surgeon? Which one would you suggest me to takeand wich earn more?
First get a degree: Maybe you need to first see if you can graduate from a university with a high GPA in sciences. A MCAT over 32 points. Than see if you can attain an acceptance at a US Med School before worrying about whether becoming a PS or Cardiologist..Baby steps first.... ...Read more
What kind of doctor do I need to see about having a boweel movement everyday? Would recommend a colon cleanser?
Primary care doctor: Constipation is treated by primary care doctors. There are many ways to treat it. The main problem is that the time it takes for food one ate to go through the intestine and out the anus is too long of a time. One must make "intestinal transit" time more rapid. Water, fiber, exercise, and happiness will help do this. Laxatives and special meds from the primary or specialist doctors also help out. ...Read more
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