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Doctor insights on: Why Might My Doctor Have Asked Me To Sign A Pain Contract

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I heard I can talk to a doctor with HealthTap Prime. How do I sign up?

I heard I can talk to a doctor with HealthTap Prime. How do I sign up?

"Live" appointments: HealthTap PRIME doctors see you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. When asking your question on HealthTap, just click on the icon for a Live Consultation to link to PRIME. The PRIME doctor can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be reached from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. ...Read more

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Why might my doctor have asked me to sign a pain contract?

Why might my doctor have asked me to sign a pain contract?

Medicine management: Pain contract or opioid agreement or contract is essentially committing to an understanding by the patient that he or she will abide by the rules set forth by the treating physician regarding use of controlled substances. It requires the patient to take medicine as prescribed, not to self-medicate, submit to urine screening, etc. It's not an uncommon practice in chronic pain management setting. ...Read more

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Hello doctors , i wanted to ask about signs and semptoms of CSF rhinorrea and how can you know if its a CSF or allergic rhinorrea?

Hello doctors , i wanted to ask about signs and semptoms of CSF rhinorrea  and  how can you know if its a CSF or allergic rhinorrea?

Glucose: Easiest test is to check the fluid running from the nose for glucose, which your doctor can do. CSF contains glucose and mucous does not. CSF also tends to be very clear, and would be less likely to be associated with itching in the nose, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes. ...Read more

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Dear Doctors, I wcwant uto ask about the physical signs of the Ebola virus before it spread. Thank you?

Dear Doctors,  I wcwant uto ask about the physical signs of the Ebola virus before it spread. Thank you?

Ebola Virus: An individual who is infected with the Ebola virus will not be able to transmit the virus until they manifest fever/ symptoms. Per CDC, incubation period is 2 to 21 days w average of 8 to 10 days. ...Read more

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What work leave should I ask doctor for with signs of a bloodclot in leg?

What work leave should I ask doctor for with signs of a bloodclot in leg?

3 month: It vary depending on the work you do, any manual labor they will not allow him to go back to work tell he is finish the course of the treatment which usually 3month. Some time more. ...Read more

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My doctor gave me a neurological test and said it checked out good and that it was a good sign. I didn't ask how, so what does it show or rule out?

Out of Context: That is a very broad ambiguous question without any history or your specific symptoms and concerns. Can you phrase your question to include the specific worries you brought to your physician? ...Read more

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My 3 1/2 mo old has a blocked tear duct. It's worse some days, better others. For those worse days, what signs mean he might need to see the doctor?

My 3 1/2 mo old has a blocked tear duct. It's worse some days, better others. For those worse days, what signs mean he might need to see the doctor?

Wait: At 3 1/2 months there is still a chance that the blocked tear duct will resolve spontaneously. Try massaging near the inner corner of your child's eye. If, by 6 months, the tearing has not improved it is time to see a doc. ...Read more

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