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I go to my physical every year and all is fine. I've gotten greatly overwhelmed reading about indolent serious conditions. Do I need to check myself head to toe all the time? Then why trust prevention

I go to my physical every year and all is fine. I've gotten greatly overwhelmed reading about indolent serious conditions. Do I need to check myself head to toe all the time? Then why trust prevention

Glad to hear you: Are enjoying good health. Please do not obsess about your health. Life is about probabilities. Having regular check ups and leading a healthy lifestyle lowers the probability of illness but no one can totally eliminate it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Fvc 92 fev1 88 fev1/fvc 84 one year later fvc 93 fev1 83 fev1/fvc 87.Should I be concerned that the fev1 has declined? No change post bronch.

Fvc 92 fev1 88 fev1/fvc 84 one year later fvc 93 fev1 83 fev1/fvc 87.Should I be concerned that the fev1 has declined? No change post bronch.

No: Not sure what the underlying disease is (probably asthma). There are some normal variations when you do repeat pulmonary function testing. Drop from 88 to 83 is not concerning and could be just normal variation. Depending on the underlying disease process, ongoing monitoring will give better information about the trend. Trend is more important than one random reading. ...Read more

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How do you treat a bronchial chest infection for a two year old?

How do you treat a bronchial chest infection for a two year old?

Depends on situation: Many are viral in origin & will self heal with proper rest /fluids & nutrition. An exam would pick up the more worrisome causes that require additional treatment. ...Read more

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If my 3 year year old gets an ear infection from a prior bronchial infection, does that automatically mean it was bacterial? Could it have been viral?

If my 3 year year old gets an ear infection from a prior bronchial infection, does that automatically mean it was bacterial? Could it have been viral?

Ear infection: No, it does not automatically mean it was bacterial. 70% of ear infections are viral. Even with a presumed bacterial infection elsewhere, that does not guarantee that the ear infection is the same, although the odds do go up. ...Read more

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Is it mandatory to get a pepsmere every year?

Is it mandatory to get a pepsmere every year?

To Pap or Not to Pap: Yearly pap smear is not recommended in any country in the world including the U.S. In a few hi risk individuals with hpv infection, it may be warranted. The first pap starts after age 21 or 2 yrs after the onset of sexual intercourse and continues into the 50's. Most countries recommend paps every 3-5 years in average risk patients. There is no evidence yearly paps prevent more cancers. ...Read more

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Once you get pneumonia are you more likely to get it every year?

Once you get pneumonia are you more likely to get it every year?

Not: Necessarily - unless you have an underlying condition that makes you more susceptible. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and I haven't had a growth spurt at all I've only grown an inch every year standing at the height of 5'5. Will I still get my growth spurt.

I'm 16 and I haven't had a growth spurt at all I've only grown an inch every year standing at the height of 5'5. Will I still get my growth spurt.

Hard to say: Most females are done by 16-17, & you provide little info to work on. Expected female height is 1/2 total parental height less 2.5 inches. They also tend to stop within 3 years of their first menses. An x-ray of your wrist/hand could show if you have potential for more growth, but if the growth centers have closed, you are done. ...Read more

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Why would my gasteroenterologist want me to get a colonoscopy every year?

Why would my gasteroenterologist want me to get a colonoscopy every year?

Ask him/her!: Unless you have inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis (where there is a risk of developing colon cancer) there is no other condition which requires annual colonoscopy. For screening for colon cancer in healthy people we recommend it to be done every 5 years to every 10 years. So ask your gastroenterologist why he/she is doing it so frequently? ...Read more

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Should I have to get a chest xray every year?

Should I have to get a chest xray every year?

No there is no: For a healthy person to get yearly chest xrays. The radiation is not a good thing either.. ...Read more

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Why do I get sick on october november and december every year?

Why do I get sick on october november and december every year?

Fall Allergies: Late fall is when the dust, weeds and harvest season are highest. Allergies can flare as well as the temperature changes can cause inflammation in the airways or nose increasing susceptibility to infection. ...Read more

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Do you get the hpv shot every year.

Do you get the hpv shot every year.

No: It is a series of 3 doses given within 6 months. That completes the series. At some point in years to come there may be a need for a booster, but for now, that is not the case. ...Read more

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How many kids in the us get TB every year?

How many kids in the us get TB every year?

Check CDC: The cdc website or who website would probably have these statistics. The number in this country is quite low. ...Read more

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How many children get cancer every year in the u.S.?

How many children get cancer every year in the u.S.?

Too many: About 1.5 out of every 10, 000 children under the age of 16 develops cancer each year, so about 11, 000 new cases of childhood cancer are diagnosed the the usa each year. ...Read more

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I get bronchitis every year, at least twice a year. Do I have chronic bronchitis?

I get bronchitis every year, at least twice a year. Do I have chronic bronchitis?

Most likely: Chronic bronchitis is defined as someone (almost always a smoker) who has a mucus-producing cough most days of the month, three months of a year for two years in a row without other underlying disease to explain the cough (like asthma or pneumonia). If you were to quit smoking, it should become less frequent and less severe as the years go on. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you get a physical every year and still have undetected illnesses like cancer?

Can you get a physical every year and still have undetected illnesses like cancer?

Physical every year: Unfortunately the answer is yes. Many cancers can grow from undetectable to detectable in less than a year. This is why it is your job to examine yourself and listen to your body, watching for changes and new symptoms. If anything lasts more than two weeks consider visiting with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had gotten Croup as a teen and I now get it every year in the fall im 24, is it still contagious when I have it? And will it ever go away?

I had gotten Croup as a teen and I now get it every year in the fall im 24, is it still contagious when I have it? And will it ever go away?

Croup: Not sure why you get "croup" but if you are running fevers with it consider yourself contagious. And since croup is caused by a virus you could spread it just as if you had a cold and could. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned that my wrist really hurts, especially when I bend it? I broke my wrist 7 years ago and since then every year I get this pain.

Should I be concerned that my wrist really hurts, especially when I bend it? I broke my wrist 7 years ago and since then every year I get this pain.

Wrist pain: If you broke your wrist when you were 9, then typically it would feel better now with most "routine" fractures. Hard to say what's going on, but without more info one would at least have to consider some growth plate injury. See a specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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He is suffering from jaundice. Bilibrum 11. Every year he get jaundice?

Jaundice: Recurrent jaundice is caused by an inflammation of the liver, such as viral or bacterial hepatitis. It can also be caused by a bacterial infection. Some people get jaundiced more easily due to a problem with bilirubin metabolism. I would seek medical attention to find out what the cause can be. ...Read more

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I get lung/bronchial issues from activity. What could be wrong?

I get lung/bronchial issues from activity. What could be wrong?

Consult your Doctor: Your question is not very clear. As I understand you may be getting short of breath or wheezing when you do ant activity
You may have exercise induced Bronchial Asthma
But there are other possibilities with problems with lungs, copd or a heart problem
I recommend that you consult your doctor about your concern and get evaluated to find the cause and appropriate treatm ...Read more

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Is it normal to get strept throat every year?

Is it normal to get strept throat every year?

Strep: No. Strep is an infection and it isn't normal to have this kind of infection. It may be common for some to get it, but it still isn't normal. Depending on the frequency of your infections, you may actually be a strep carrier and may need prolonged antibiotic treatment or even consider having you tonsils removed, if you still have them. You should seen an ENT to discuss. ...Read more

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How does someone get diagnosed with bronchial asthma?

How does someone get diagnosed with bronchial asthma?

HistoryPhysicalExam&: Asthma is diagnosed after taking detailed history and Physical Exam.
Present with cough, wheezing, difficulty Breathing on and off.
On Physical Exam a patient may wheezing with or without Dysnea
And can be confirmed by doing Pulmonary Function Test and it will show restriction and it will reverse or get better with inhalation of Bronchodilater like Albuterol
It is reversible bronchospasm ...Read more

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How do bronchial tubes get inflammation?

How do bronchial tubes get inflammation?

Usually infection: Viral and bacterial infections are the usual causes of bronchitis, inflammation of bronchial tubes. Flu is a common example of bronchitis. Viral infection often damages the lining of bronchi and predisposes to infection with bacteria. ...Read more

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Do I need a physical to get refill on Prozac (fluoxetine) every year?

Do I need a physical to get refill on Prozac (fluoxetine) every year?

Yes: Prozac (fluoxetine) is a prescription for a reason - it has side effects and needs monitoring of treatment efficacy. You need both a physical exam and mental evaluation. ...Read more

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How many people get bladder stones every year? What age group most and least at risk? Thank you

How many people get bladder stones every year? What age group most and least at risk? Thank you

Depends: In developing nations bladder stones are common in children because of dehydration and low protein diets. In developed nations they are more common in those over age 30, particularly men. Urinary obstruction, concentrated urine and neurogenic bladder contribute. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I get continuous sneezes every second day, during every season change, every year. Need to eat something to stop it. Is there a permanant solution?

I get continuous sneezes every second day, during every season change, every year. Need to eat something to stop it. Is there a permanant solution?

Seasonal allergies: There are effective treatments available, including treatment with medications such as newer generation anti-histamines as well as inhaled corticosteroids. These can be prescribed by a physician. Allergy testing followed by immunotherpay may bring about a permanent solution. ...Read more

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Do children get annual blood work like adults? I have friends whose pedis do some workup every year; mine does not (both kids healthy). What's standard?

Do children get annual blood work like adults? I have friends whose pedis do some workup every year; mine does not (both kids healthy). What's standard?

They do not: Good news, there is no benefit to performing routine bloodwork in healthy children and even adults. There are certain ages (1 year-old) where tests for anemia or lead levels may be performed (and a few others for adults at certain times). Otherwise testing without a reason is more likely to cause undo harm because lab error becomes more likely than randomly finding an occult treatable illness. ...Read more

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Dear d.c. my girl friend got bad influenza and it last for almost 1month. Yet she still doesn't recovery. Every year she must get it normally lasting2m?

Dear d.c. my girl friend got bad influenza and it last for almost 1month. Yet she still doesn't recovery. Every year she must get it normally lasting2m?

Influenza itself: Doesn't last that long. Please have her discuss other possible diagnoses with her doctor. If she hasn't been seen and examined by her doctor, please have her do so. ...Read more

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Why should you get the flu shot every year?

Why should you get the flu shot every year?

Reality: The flu virus is well known for mutating frequently which makes prior vaccines less helpful. There are also 4-6+ strains circulating the globe at any point and air travel spreads them easily. Each year they pick the top 3-4 strains (by frequency) & put them into the shot. More would weaken strength for individual strains. If you get the shot every year (I do) you increase your chances for it to work ...Read more

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Is it possible to get tick-bite fever every year?

Is it possible to get tick-bite fever every year?

Yes: Ticks can transmit a variety of infections to humans through their bites and yes, one can get infected again. ...Read more

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How many people get a lap band surgery every year?

How many people get a lap band surgery every year?

Who cares?: The popularity of a procedure doesn't mean it's the right procedure for you. Your choice should be made by you and your bariatric surgeon based on many factors.
So have a consult with a Bariatric Surgeon recommended by your PCP ...Read more

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What number of kids get plastic surgery every year?

What number of kids get plastic surgery every year?

Plastic surgery- kid: Many children need plastic surgery for congenital issues or functional problems. Examples are cleft palate surgery and craniofacial surgery. ...Read more

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Is it ok for someone to get influenza (the flu) 2-3 times every year?!

Is it ok for someone to get influenza (the flu) 2-3 times every year?!

Influenza: No. Many other viruses are there which can give like influenza like symptoms. ...Read more

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Which is the other thing a woman should get every year beside a pap smear and mammogram?

Which is the other thing a woman should get every year beside a pap smear and mammogram?

Depends on age: At your age you need pap but if the pap is normal 2-3 years in a row you can do it less often. Mammogram is recommended after age 50. You may wish to check blood lipids, blood sugar and take vaccinations as needed. See this site for more information.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/aging/. ...Read more

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When you cough every day and have a distinct wheeze and bronchial secretions, what medications should you take?

When you cough every day and have a distinct wheeze and bronchial secretions, what medications should you take?

Persistant asthma: Guidelines say start w/ low dose inhaled steroid and as needed rescue inhaler (albuterol). Combo inhaler (advair symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) dulera) might be overkill, but could start w them and ease back when better. Singular less attractive unless allergy a problem too. Should get PFT to assess lung function, and follow up to check progress. Allergy testing for root causes. ...Read more

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Every year I get bad allergies that don't go away for months. I've tried a few over-the-counter meds but its not doing the trick. Please help!

Every year I get bad allergies that don't go away for months. I've tried a few over-the-counter meds but its not doing the trick. Please help!

May need more help!: It sounds like you are having seasonal allergies - maybe at the same time every year. It may be that it's the same batch of pollens that are provoking your symptoms. There is a wide assortment of prescription medications available to help you. It may even be appropriate to be tested for which substances are bothering you so that you can get allergy desensitization shots. Good luck. ...Read more