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What type of doctor should I see to diagnose and treat my headache?

What type of doctor should I see to diagnose and treat my headache?

Family doctor: A primary care md (family physician, internal medicine ) is a good starting point, dependending on the success of treatment or findings you might be referred to a neurologist etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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What type of doctor must I see to treat my headache?

What type of doctor must I see to treat my headache?

PCP and Eye Doctor : A view of the optic nerve and retina can sometimes give clues to cause of headaches. At the very least it can rule out some problems such as brain swelling or vasculitis. Eyeglasses or prescription are rarely the problem. Ask your physician to consider an ophthalmology evaluation as part of your work up. Some neurologist and pcps can do that exam too with a handheld device. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see to diagnose hirsutism?

What type of doctor should I see to diagnose hirsutism?

Repro. Endocrinology: A reproductive endocrinology and infertility or rei md can do tests to find out the cause of your hirsutism, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) or adrenal gland disorders. Once we know the cause we can recommend treatment options. Many rei physicians see women who aren't trying to conceive as well as those who are, but some only see infertility patients. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see to treat pupps?

What kind of doctor should I see to treat pupps?

PUPPS: Are you are talking about pruritic utticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy? If so, your obstetrician should be able to help you with this and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor should I see to evaluate my kidneys?

Which type of doctor should I see to evaluate my kidneys?

Kidney doctor: If you need an evaluation of your kidney health, see a nephrologist. If you need help with kidney stones, bladder problems and non-medical issues with your kidneys, see a urologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Where can I find a porphyria expert?  what other type of doctor can diagnose me properly and what type of specialist should I see if I have porphyria.  

Where can I find a porphyria expert?  what other type of doctor can diagnose me properly and what type of specialist should I see if I have porphyria.  

Porphyria: The doctor that usually takes care of porphyria is a hematologist. The american porphyria foundation will be able to provide you with a list of experts in your area. ...Read more

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What type of doctor do I see for tooth problems?

What type of doctor do I see for tooth problems?

Dentist: You need to see the special doctor for your mouth and teeth -- the Dentist. Good Luck ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I go to for my ear problem?

What kind of doctor should I go to for my ear problem?

Too little facts: The doctor who knows most about ear problems is know as an otolaryngologist or ENT doctor. But your question is so non-specific that it cannot be easily answered. For example, ear pain may be arising from the jaw joint. Give us some more specific symptoms. ...Read more

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What type of doctor would I go to for swallowing problems diagnosis?

What type of doctor would I go to for swallowing problems diagnosis?

Ent: An ENT or gastroenterologist can work this up, as can a physiatrist (although usually in a rehab setting) but the best thing is to first speak with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have scalp pain with swollen scalp what is the cause and what doctor specialist should I go for consulting?

I have scalp pain with swollen scalp what is the cause and what doctor specialist should I go for consulting?

Scalp Pain: There are various causes of scalp pain, including trauma, headache or infection. Injuries to the head, neck, scalp, skull or brain are commonly associated with scalp pain. Headaches may cause scalp pain as the result of vascular swelling, muscular tension, or nerve pain. Scalp pain is also caused by any condition that infects or irritates the surface of the scalp itself, such as skin disorders. ...Read more

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What type of doctor do I need to see for chronic back pain, fatigue and weakness?

Rheumatologist: I would probably start with a rheumatologist but back pain is a complaint that is often handled by orthopedists, neurologists and pain management. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see for raynaud's?

A rheumatologist: A rheumatologist is the main specialist to see for evaluating raynaud's symptoms. A primary care doctor can order many of the tests. Sometimes the primary care doctor will refer a patient to both a rheumatologist and an endocrinologist (to evaluate for hormonal imbalances). ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I go to for a possible pcos diagnosis?

What type of doctor should I go to for a possible pcos diagnosis?

Either your: OB/GYN or possibly an endocrinologist. Your PCP may be able to do it, but generally now as well. ...Read more

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What tests do I need to take to determine the cause of laryngitis? My voice has been hoarse for a few weeks and is not improving. If i go to the doctor to get it checked out, what type of doctor should I see and what kind tests do they perform? .

What tests do I need to take to determine the cause of laryngitis? My voice has been hoarse for a few weeks and is not improving. If i go to the doctor to get it checked out, what type of doctor should I see and what kind tests do they perform?

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Longstanding : Longstanding hoarseness is a concerning warning sign, particularly if you smoke. This condition is best evaluated by an ENT physician, though you may have to see your personal physician first to get a referral. Typically a physical examination will be done and most likely a direct visualization of your throat will be done using a small endoscope. You should have this evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see for chest trauma?

What type of doctor should I see for chest trauma?

Depends on severity: Depending on the severity of the injury, your primary md may be able to help you or perhaps refer you to a thoracic surgeon or trauma surgeon. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see for neck and spine?

What type of doctor should I see for neck and spine?

Multiple: There are multiple professionals that treat neck and back pain, in part because they are so common. Usually a good place to start is a primary care doctor. If you do not respond to more conservative care, then the primary care doctor would typically refer you to an orthopedic or neuro surgeon. That is not to say you need surgery at that point, but they can then give their opinion. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see for TMJ? Should I go to my general doctor or to a dentist?

What type of doctor should I see for TMJ? Should I go to my general doctor or to a dentist?

OFP specialist: The Center for Orofacial Pain specialists provide diagnosis and management of pain in the head, face and temporomandibular joints (TMJ). They have trained 2-3 additional years after completing dental school in this field. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fibromyalgia and need a good doctor to treat my pain?

What to do if I have fibromyalgia and need a good doctor to treat my pain?

Interview docs: It's OK to make an appointment with a doctor and to interview them about their methods of treatment for FMS. There are some doctors who don't 'believe' in FMS and you don't want to go there. Go to a FMS website and ask for recommendations in your area. Docs who can treat FMS - FamilyDoctors, Pain Management, Rheumatologists. ...Read more