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Why would my daughter need to see a rheumatologist for her high fevers?

Why would my daughter need to see a rheumatologist for her high fevers?

FUO: Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is a common reason for a referral for a child with persistent high fevers with no known cause (like an obvious infection). Fuo referrals can include rheumatologists, infection disease specialists, and hematologists/oncologists in order to help figure out what is going on. I hope she feels better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more


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I had a dr appt for burning feet. He suggested going to a rheumatologist. I go to a neuroligist for seizures. Should i see him?

I had a dr appt for burning feet.  He suggested going to a rheumatologist.  I go to a neuroligist for seizures.  Should i see him?

Neurology: Burning sounds more neurological and if you have a neurologist i would advise seeing him for a full work up including blood work. Possible referral to rheumatology if needed. ...Read more

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I need a recommendation for a good doctor. I have a friend who has had bulima for almost 13 years. We have finally convinced her to see a doctor. We want to see how much damage has been done to her body, like the stomach and throat. Please help. We will g

I need a recommendation for a good doctor. I have a friend who has had bulima for almost 13 years. We have finally convinced her to see a doctor. We want to see how much damage has been done to her body, like the stomach and throat. Please help. We will g

1-866-739-7502: The number above is for rader programs that are available all over the country. If there is no center near you, they can refer you to a local service/physician who can help you, there are many negative outcomes to chronic bulimia, so please get help soon. ...Read more

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Can my child get allergy testing done if he is sick and has a fever? I need to know if I should take him to his apt this morning with a fever. Will they do the testing?

Can my child get allergy testing done if he is sick and has a fever? I need to know if I should take him to his apt this morning with a fever. Will they do the testing?

Postpone: If he is ill, then it would be best to reschedule so that he feels well at the start of testing. There is a blood test panel called a CAP allergy test which can be performed as well. The panel should be selected to include any potential triggering agent based on his history. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my son needs to see a physician for his low grades problems and concentration?

How can I tell if my son needs to see a physician for his low grades problems and concentration?

Discuss with teacher: Kids can have a variety of reasons for poor performance.Illness, poor nutrition, lack of sleep, disorders of attention & focus, learning disabilities all play a role.A consultation wit the teacher may give you ideas about attention & focus, while a thorough checkup with your dr. Can look at medical issues. Often individualized testing with an educational psychologist is needed to sort out issues. ...Read more

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Do I need to ask my pediatrician to test my daughter's blood for cancer?

Do I need to ask my pediatrician to test my daughter's blood for cancer?

It depends: Do you have a specific reason for concern? Is your child ill? If she is not having any problems, and is growing and developing normally, there isn't any routine blood work for types of cancer. ...Read more

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My wife has dysmenorrhoea and we've been trying for a baby without success, do you think we should see a doctor to check if there's an underlying caus?

My wife has dysmenorrhoea and we've been trying for a baby without success, do you think we should see a doctor to check if there's an underlying caus?

I want a baby: Yes, of course. It is time to get some facts and then treatment so that you can get pregnant soon. It is time to close the computer and make a phone call to your family physician or obstetrician to begin figuring out what you guys need to know and do to have a baby. ...Read more

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My 8 month old son has a high temp and a bad cough will the doctor be able to give him anything to take ? Waiting for doctors to open.... :(

Fever reducer...: Most fever and cough in an otherwise normal 8 month old is caused a virus. Usually there are no meds no kill the virus, so you try to make the patient feel better. Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for fever (no aspirin) can help. Cough medicines do not work for kids this age, and sometimes can have side effects. Keep child well hydrated. Hope he feels better soon. ...Read more

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What type of doctor would I see for an injured shoulder? mom won't take me to PCP until sept 2nd when I have a checkup. Would they be able to help?

Orthopedic surgeon: Best bet is the Orthopedic Surgeon or a sports medicine MD, who will likely refer you to the Surgeon if the injury requires it. Important at your age to receive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment ASAP to prevent long term problems. Stand your ground and lobby for the earliest appt. ...Read more

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Will I need to see a special doctor for my lupus?

Will I need to see a special doctor for my lupus?

Yes: Several doctors will likely help take care of a lupus patient: a primary care doctor to coordinate referrals to specialists, and to take care of non-lupus issues; a rheumatologist to take care of general lupus problems; and then other specialists to help take care of problems with certain organ systems (such as nephrologists to treat kidney failure, or ophthalmologists to treat eye problems). ...Read more

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What should I do if I have an 8 yr old son who has asthma and his pcp or pulmonary doctor can not find out what is triggering it!?

What should I do if I have an 8 yr old son who has asthma and his pcp or pulmonary doctor can not find out what is triggering it!?

Play detective: It is not always possible to know the triggers for asthma in someone. Try watching for causes yourself. Does it follow being around a pet, going outside on high pollen count days, or when the air quality is poor, when around smoke or dust, or when a cold is starting? Does exercise, cold air or heat cause it? Keep looking for a connection and notify your doctors when you find it. ...Read more

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My son will be 4 september 28th 2012 I have had him evaluated privatly and it appears that he has pdd. What should I do next is it a school that I need enroll him in or is there other evaluations I should try or dr I need to see for him I am a concerned p

My son will be 4 september 28th 2012 I have had him evaluated privatly and it appears that he has pdd. What should I do next is it a school that I need enroll him in or is there other evaluations I should try or dr I need to see for him I am a concerned p

PDD: Pdd refers to a group of disorders characterized by delays in development of socialization & communication skills.Early intervention including appropriate & specialized educational programs & support services plays a critical role in improving the outcome of individuals with pdd. See http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/pdd/pdd.Htm for more info, contacts, study trials, etc. ...Read more

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How often should I see my doctor for a check up?

How often should I see my doctor for a check up?

It depend on our age: Depending on your age, sex, and family medical history, a checkup with your doctor it could between 6 mont and year and some more. There is much debate as to how often you should go to your doctor for your checkup, and your health insurance plan might also have something to say. Only you can make the decision for your health whether to head to the doctor regularly or only as needed. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my husband has pneumonia and now our doctor is referring him to a pulmonary specialist?

What do you suggest if my husband has pneumonia and now our doctor is referring him to a pulmonary specialist?

Your doctor may: suspect the pneumonia is not typical and may want the expertise of a specialist, but that is just speculation. The only way to know for certain is to ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Do i need to see a doctor for fluid in my knee?

Do i need to see a doctor for fluid in my knee?

Yes: We need to clarify why there is swelling. We usually have to remove the fluid to clarify what is causing the collection of the fluid. Your evaluation will need an examination, imaging, laboratory studies. Fluid in the knee is usually due to arthritis but there are many types of arthritis that can cause this fluid and that is why you need an evaluation. ...Read more

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