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What Will The Doctor Do If You Go To The Doctor With A Problem With Black Stool
Patients with penile fracture are advised to see a doctor ASAP. Why is this and what does the doctor do to save them?
Here are some ...: Hi! PaulH, The professional experience has repeatedly confirmed an early surgical repair of penile fracture can better preserve erectile function, shorten recovery, and leave less penile curvature. Of course, nothing could be perfect and everything comes with a price. More? Ask your Doc. Best wish ... Oh! Let me know how you have recovered from what you suffered so far. ...Read more
What to do if I have blood in stools..I have booked an appointment with the doctor. How will the doctor diagnose th problem?
History/Examination : A GI doctor would obtain a history of the bleeding. He/she will ask pertinent questions and determine frequency and if there is any associated pain with bowel movements or straining due to hard stools /constipation. Family history of colon cancer will be asked so impt to know it. A rectal exam and colonoscopy may be indicated based on your family history and response to questions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the signs of a bad bladder infection, when you needed to see a doctor asap? What can you do at home in mean time till you go to the doctor ?
Office procedure: Many offices or urgent care centers are set up to drain an abscess in the office under a local anesthetic. In the mean time you can apply moist heat to the area and it may come to a head & drain spontaneously. It would still need to be looked at but that should relieve some of the pain until you can get in. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes you can: However it is always best to first go thru your dr. Also depends upon your medical insurance. Circumcision will be approved and paid for by your insurance provided there are medical indications for the procedure such as phimosis (tight foreskin) or recurrent balanitis & posthitis (inflammation of foreskin or glans). ...Read more
Doctor exam: yes the doctor needs to tell you what was found during the examination. If he is doing further testing he should explain what that is for and what he is looking for or what he is trying to rule out. Unless you are felt to be incompetent for some reason then this would be explained to a guardian. ...Read more
Will a ER doctor tell you if something is really wrong? Or will they send you home and wait for you to follow up with your pcp?
They will admit you: If you are seriously ill the emergency medicine physician will admit you... Even if its only likely that you are ill, you will be admitted. If they sent you home to follow up, it means there may be a problem but they didn't see it as urgent, or that it is nonurgent but needs more evaluation to see what the problem is. ...Read more
Can a colonoscopy and endoscopy find a hernia? And if so what will the doc do if he does find one or any other type of seriously immediate problem?
Was it the wrong thing to do by not allowing the doctor to do a rectal check to see if there was bloody stool?
Yes, but...: Unless you have a polyposis syndrome, risk of malignant colon polyps at 41 years old is low. In older patients, the vast majority of polyps are non-malignant. Polyps may bleed, but at 41 the possibility of juvenile retention polyposis is low. However, bleeding per rectum at your age more typically runs the spectrum from hemorrhoids & anal fissures to crohn's/colitis, ischemia, & infection. ...Read more
If you go to the ER for pelvic pain and the doctor takes your blood and urine, will they tell you if you have and std?
Depends: If you are female and you go to er for pelvic pain, you will get blood/urine/vaginal tests for the following: (pregnancy test/yeast infection/ std: hiv, syphilis, trichomonas, gardnerella, chlamydia, gonorrhea/ non-std urine infection). You will get an ultrasound or ct scan to look for ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy and appendicitis. You might get tested for hepatitis and herpes but not likely. ...Read more
When you can't drink: In healthy people, vomiting for 24-48 hours can be treated at home by drinking small amounts of liquids at frequent intervals. Try gingerale. Warning signs to see a doctor: Feeling dizzy, blood or dark coffee grounds in your vomit, severe abdominal pain or fever, or failure to make urine. If your vomiting has not slowed down or improved after 48 hours, it's also time to see a doctor. ...Read more
Probably hot.: Unless symptoms and complaints of things like hemorrhoids or changes in bowel habits warrant it, this exam would probably not be done, and not with a pap, which is a swab of the cervix. This would have no connection/involvement with the rectum, unless by some possible abnormality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you know if your having a miscarriage and if you are what can you do in the process without having to visit the doctor as yet?
Depends: Is there anything else going on in your body to go with the fever? Do others around you have some illness? Can you tolerate what symptoms you have and is there an underlying history of previous illness that might predispose you to severe illness. If everyone who has a fever of 101.5 runs to the doctor, then doctors and emergency rooms would be totally flooded with such people. ...Read more
Need more info: Hi. I guess it is safe to assume you've been trying to conceive for months without success. What is your gender? If you're a woman, your gyn will know the good fertility clinics in your area. If you're a man, your partner's gyn will steer you both to a good fertility clinic. Both the woman and the man need to be evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more
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