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Which doctor should I go to for lymphedema?

Which doctor should I go to for lymphedema?

Lymphedema certified: Check with http://www.Lymphnet.Org - national lymphedema network they can guide you. There are national certified lymphedema therapist who can help you. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Lymphedema (Definition)

The lymph channels work to return fluid from the lower extremities back towards the heart, and filter out bacteria. If the lymph channels and not functioning appropriately swelling of the affected limb is most common presentation. The swelling usually occurs during daily activities and improves with leg elevation. In order to prevent swellingUse a compression ...Read more


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To which doctor should I go to check for candida?

To which doctor should I go to check for candida?

Primary care doc: Ie family med, internist or ob/gyn can handle almost all cases. In complicated situation an infectious disease consultant would be of help. ...Read more

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Should i go to the doctor for a sprained ankle?

Should i go to the doctor for a sprained ankle?

YES: When people treat themselves, the pain can linger for a long time; sometimes the pain never goes away. People don't take sprains seriously. So, the final answer is yes, see a doctor. At least they can tell you there is nothing to worry about. Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Should I go to a doctor for bronchitis?

Should I go to a doctor for bronchitis?

Acute?: If you have an acute bronchitis, see your doctor if you develop shortness of breath, high fever or if your symptoms are worsening over time. Also, if your symptoms do not completely resolve by about 10 days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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When should I go to the doctor for a cancer check-up?

When should I go to the doctor for a cancer check-up?

CA check ups: Generally women should begin check ups when they become sexually active, followed by mammograms at age 40, colonoscopy at 50. For men screening for prostate CA should start at age 50 along with colonoscopy. Skin checks should be done through out your life by yourself and later by a dermatologist if you are prone to skin CA ...Read more

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When should I go to the doctor for bad circulation?

When should I go to the doctor for bad circulation?

Pain: If you noticed increased pain while at rest or in bed, or have increased pain with walking or climbing stairs it might be time to have your circulation checked. Also watch for color and temperature changes in the limbs that might indicate a change in your bloodflow. If your feet feel cold or numb, that might indicate changes as well. Bring any of these things to your doctor when they arise. ...Read more

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Should i go to any doctor for metatarsalgia?

Should i go to any doctor for metatarsalgia?

Podiatrist: I would recommend seeing your local podiatrist as his or her training is specifically for foot conditions. ...Read more

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What doctor do I need to go to for breast issues?

What doctor do I need to go to for breast issues?

You can start with : Your primary care provider. Sometimes referrals are needed for breast surgeons, general surgeons, radiation oncologists or endocrinologist depending on nature of problem. ...Read more

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Which doctor should I go to for checking oral stds? Shall i go to skin specialist or a dentist?

Which doctor should I go to for checking oral stds? Shall i go to skin specialist or a dentist?

Your dentist: Dentists have specific training in oral pathology. Either they or an oral surgeon can determine what you have. If treatment is needed, you'd most likely referred to an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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How to know if i need to go to the doctor for a mild fever?

How to know if i need to go to the doctor for a mild fever?

Wait 7-10 days: A mild fever can typically be treated at home. Sometimes complications may arise that require a doctor's help. If a mild fever doesn't resolve in 7-10 days see your doctor for consultation. ...Read more

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If you have lymphedema, should you go to the ER or wait for a doctor's appointment?

If you have lymphedema, should you go to the ER or wait for a doctor's appointment?

Lymphedema: Lymphedema is usually not an emergency as it is progressive and rarely requires emergent care. The typical er physician is not expert, per se, in this disorder. The exception is secondary infection that may occur -- and may be difficult to differentiate from usual inflammation from chronic -- lymphedema. Seek help from your primary care physician or from an active wound care center for help. ...Read more

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How much time should it take for the doctor to find out I have HPV and call me in for further testing?

How much time should it take for the doctor to find out I have HPV and call me in for further testing?

Results: from a biopsy of a suspicious lesion varies depending upon the pathology department but usually a week is sufficient. Call your doctor's office to find out if the results are back and schedule a follow up. ...Read more

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Do i need to go to a doctor for anxiety?

Do i need to go to a doctor for anxiety?

Managing anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org). Entrenched anxiety may require meds. ...Read more

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Which doctor do I need to see for tachycardia?

Which doctor do I need to see for tachycardia?

A cardiologist: A cardiologist is a god person to evaluate tachycardia. Once appropriate work up is undetaken, referral could be made as appropriate to an electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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Can you go to the doctors and ask for a circumcision or does your doctor have to approve it?

Can you go to the doctors and ask for a circumcision or does your doctor have to approve it?

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

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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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Do you need to see a doctor immediately for puffiness and swollen ankles?

Do you need to see a doctor immediately for puffiness and swollen ankles?

If concerned, yes: This requires medical assessment. If you are concerned that it is serious, then asap. If not, set up an appointment. ...Read more