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Who Should Manage My Bs If I Use A Pump And Get Pregnant
High risk Doctor: This is a really good question. If you have diabetes that requires a pump, you should be seeing a maternal-fetal medicine doctor (also called a perinatologist or a high risk pregnancy doctor). You are at higher risk for certain problem in your pregnancy. In addition, the goals for pregnancy and blood sugars are different, so an mfm should be managing. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I need a better way to manage my hypoglycemia should I purchase a blood glusose meter. I have talked with my doctor and have changed my diet ?
Yes: It is a good way of controlling your bs. Good luck! ...Read more
What to do if I am 8 months pregnant and I have gestational diabetes. I've been given a device to monitor my blood sugar.?
It's a little late: Hi. You're a little late to start worrying about controlling your blood sugar now in your 8th month! Screening for GDM is usually done in gestational weeks 24-28 with the purpose of intervening to get good glucose control until term delivery. Talk with your OB ASAP about lifestyle modification and goals! ...Read more
Im 24 i only meet my bf twice a year how can i use that contraceptive pills? Do i need to maintain it? If not when should i start if his coming??
Big decisions...: Introducing extra hormones into your body for birth control is a big step, and very generous for you to do for twice-a-year visits. Have you thought about barrier methods like condoms or a fitted diaphragm+spermicide? Both easy, and condoms protect you from sexually-transmitted diseases. A depo-medroxyprogesterone shot works immediately, and is good for 3 months. Nuvaring works immediately too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i'm planning on getting pregnant can I just run to the drug store and buy folic acid supplements for myself? Or do I have to consult with a doctor?
Is a diabetic diet ok for pregnant or breastfeeding women? I am alil over 8 months pregnant with my first child. I am not diabetic but my fiancee is type 1. I want to make sure that i can do everything i can in my power to keep him healthy by cooking good
It is likely ok: It is always recommended to eat healthy during pregnancy by taking in the appropriate and right amount of the different food groups. The underlying purpose of diabetic diets is to promote healthy eating. You should be fine to participate in a healthier lifestyle but if you continue to have concerns, review your pregnancy requirements with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I try to eat right, and I take pills for diabetes. How often should I see doctor. I don't check sugar very often.?
Depends: It depends on what your own doctor advises. Usually every 3 months is adequate. ...Read more
I want to get a refill on my birth control do I have a right to decline a pap test and still get a prescription ?
That is between you : Your doc, if u were my pt , you would have to come for a visit( once per yr if no problems) so i could check your BP and do a pelvic, if you wanted to decline the pap i would make you sign a form, but i would never give u a script without doing the other part of the exam to make sure everything is ok like no high blood pressure or pelvic tumors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 33 and I am trying to get pregnant with my 2nd child bout I have a thyroid problem and take medicine for it help please!
I'm HIV postive and my doctor says he won't call in my HIV meds to my pharmacy unless i see him first. Is that legal? I need these meds to live and can't miss days or my body might reject it and i get sick all over again. Plus it's a hassle to get to him
I have sex with a woman before 15 day I want check for hiv or should I wait for correct diagnose or how much time it will take in active in my body ?
I am fearful, always easily intimidated and I can't control my emotions, who should I go and see to find a solution to this?
Assertiveness: training can be helpful. It's about respect for self, not changing the other person's opinion. A clinical psychologist can help. Books like "When I say no I feel guilty" and "Your Perfect Right" can be good self-help tools. Peace and good health. How's your diet and exercise? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you've missed: Appointemnts, you can't expect your doctor to take interest in off hours when you don't appear during regular hours. Depending on what your needs are (refills, form filled out for work versus ear ache, cold sore throat), i'd refer you to an urgent care facility (not an er). A doctor-patient relationship is mutual, not at your convenience and at the doc's inconvenience. ...Read more
I'm about 26 weeks pregnant and I have BV, I was told by a doctor to do vinigar washes twice a day. Is it safe for my pregnancy and how do I do it ?
What test do I have to take when getting birth control? Can I refusing testing to avoid showing on insurance? I have been safe with sex every time.
Consider a clinic: If your main concern is not having an insurance EOB slip sent to your folks, consider finding a planned parenthood or similar clinic that doesn't.Any encounter with your doc, whatever the reason will have the type of visit and or testing done.The doc must put the diagnosis in and any thing done like birth control counseling or the insurance company won't cover the visit and may expel the physician ...Read more
My BP is read as 130/100 yesterday. Do I need to start medication and use it for life time or can I wait and then decide whether I really have BP?
Hypertension: Hypertension experts have 120/80 as the ideal BP to prevent strokes & cardiovascular complications. You need to be under care of a doctor. Lifestyle modification will help you- diet,exercise,relaxation techniques.Google for details,check drhoffman.com Use plenty of vegetables & fruits- add beet juice,water melon & a clove of raw garlic. ...Read more
I am a 22 years old virgin and want to get married , and i don't want to get pregnant, what is the bet way to avoid it with out taking pills?
Im 18 & havent been able to get a full erection in a month. I take supplements including ones with caffeine. What can i do to get full erection again?
Erection: At your age you should have a full erection, but since this is not the case you must first see your Primary doctor. Once he has taken your medical history, examined you, and then ordered special lab studies a decision about improvement will be made. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
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