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When should I have a molemap?

When should I have a molemap?

Yearly: If you have a lot of moles or atypical moles or a family history of melanoma yearly exam and monthly self exam. ...Read more

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When should i consult a doctor when i have a fever?

When should i consult a doctor when i have a fever?

Your PCP doctor is: ...ready and willing to assist with all your health concerns. Call now! ...Read more

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I have g6pd and my doctor said that I should have an outbreak like I did when I was a child. Is this true?

I have g6pd and my doctor said that I should have an outbreak like I did when I was a child. Is this true?

G6PD: G6PD occurs when a person is born missing an enzyme called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, which helps red blood cells work properly. Too little G6PD leads to the destruction of red blood cells. When this process is actively occurring, it is called a hemolytic episode. RBC destruction can be triggered by infections, stress, certain foods/medicines. For info/food list: www.g6pddeficiency.org ...Read more

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What should I do if I just found that I have a breast abscess?

What should I do if I just found that I have a breast abscess?

See a surgeon: Unless related to preganncy (and in that case see your ob) most breast abscesses need drainage - sometimes with a needle, but often surgical. ...Read more

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What should I do if i think i may have had a seizure?

What should I do if i think i may have had a seizure?

Get evaluated: Start with your physician who may refer you to a neurologist. An electroencephalogram may help to clarify the issue, but getting a good medical history and of any event that has occurred. This may require taking information from bystanders who witnessed the event. Be sure to bring any family members who may have witnessed the event to the appointment. ...Read more

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When should I see a doctor for my hives? I have had them for a month.

When should I see a doctor for my hives? I have had them for a month.

Dermatologist: Do not waste time with any other doc. Chronic urticaria is defined as hives for 6 weeks with no obvious cause. You are probably there. But you need to be evaluated because there are different types of hives. It is essential to define this. Treatment depends on it. This is done by asking questions and looking at you. Be sure to bring all meds, supplements, vitamins. Allergy and other tests are not ...Read more

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I have a old scar and it is bleeding. Should i go see a doctor. I have diabetes

I have a old scar and it is bleeding. Should i go see a doctor. I have diabetes

Yes: An old scar should not bleed. If there is bleeding, i would be concerned about a growth in the area. Squamous cell carcinomas, a type of skin cancer, can happen in long-standing chronic scarring conditions. Please have a dermatologist evaluate this right away. ...Read more

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Should I be really nervous if I recently got a concussion?

Should I be really nervous if I recently got a concussion?

Get help: If you've had a concussion get evaluated. I would advise skipping the worry and meet with your doctor and track any symptoms you've had or may still be having. ...Read more

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Can I have a colonoscopy if I have a cold?

Can I have a colonoscopy if I have a cold?

Yes - usually: Unless severe symptoms. But you may wish to deferĀ as drinking the prep when you already feel unwell might be extra hard... ...Read more

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If i had a reaction to penicillin when i was a child , does that mean I have a allergy?

If i had a reaction to penicillin when i was a child , does that mean I have a  allergy?

Maybe,maybe not: There have been studies of adults that were told or thought they had reactions to penicillin as children & the majority were not allergic on testing. Until you decide to have the testing done, you should consider yourself allergic & have it listed in your records. ...Read more

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Will I have to have to have a c-section if I am having a really big baby?

Will I have to have to have a c-section if I am having a really big baby?

Possibly: Talk to your obstetrician. The main concern is that the head and body will not fit through the pelvis and be able to be delivered naturally. A frank discussion with your obstetrician before labor will help you sort out what is best for you and the child. ...Read more

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I think i may have a stomach ulcer. When should I see a doctor?

I think i may have a stomach ulcer. When should I see a doctor?

PEPTIC ULCER: It depends on your sx. If you are sick now, go see md for advice and rx. ...Read more

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I think I have mastitis ... What should I do? When should I see a dr?

I think I have mastitis ... What should I do?  When should I see a dr?

Fever/chills: Symptoms of mastitis are fever and/or chilling, pain in your breast, and a wedge-shaped area of pain and redness on your breast. You need to see a doctor and be on antibiotics if you have fever or chills. You can get sick very fast once you have fever and chills. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have a lump in my tongue and I have no clue how I got it. Should I be worried?

I have a lump in my tongue and I have no clue how I got it. Should I be worried?

See your physician: There is always the possibility that a newly discovered "lump" could be malignant, but often times it is something harmless. Rather than worrying needlessly see a physician to examine your tongue. ...Read more

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Can I have a child if I had tof?

Can I have a child if I had tof?

See below: You should discuss this with your cardiologist and gynecologist. This maybe a high risk pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi, I have g6pd and my doctor said that I should haveoutbreak like I did when I was a child. Is this true?

Hi, I have g6pd and my doctor said that I should haveoutbreak like I did when I was a child. Is this true?

Yes it is: Since this is a genetic deficiency of an enzyme (glucose-6-phosphate diesterase or g-6-pd) you will lack this enzyme for your entire life. Your physician is, therefore, correct when he tells you that you could have an attack at any time-- if you eat the wrong food, take the wrong medication, etc. ...Read more