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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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Will I need to see a specialist for my lupus?

Will I need to see a specialist for my lupus?

Yes: There are many sublties to lupus. It requires a rheumatologist to keep you safe from both over and undertreatment. ...Read more

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Do I need to ask my regular doctor for a refferal to see a physiatrist?

Do I need to ask my regular doctor for a refferal to see a physiatrist?

Depends on insurance: Your insurance plan may have only your pcp limit your referrals to other specialists including physiatrists. If your insurance does not limit your specialist referrals then you can self refer yourself to a physiatrist. ...Read more

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In order for me to be diagnosed for polymyalgia rheumatica, do I need to see a rheumatologist?

In order for me to be diagnosed for polymyalgia rheumatica, do I need to see a rheumatologist?

No: Depending on their training and experience, many doctors, especially primary care doctors, are perfectly qualified to diagnose and manage polymyalgia rheumatica. ...Read more

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Help please! when my doctor checks me for a pap will she be able to see if I have an std?

Help please! when my doctor checks me for a pap will she be able to see if I have an std?

Maybe,maybe not: If you make them aware that could be an issue they can take the type of samples needed for testing. If you just go in for a pap, some clinics do this anyway, but some might not. You can carry many of the sti's without signs on exam. ...Read more

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So if I need to have a biopsy and blood test done for lumps on my thigh. Do I need to go to a specialist or just to a normal physician?

So if I need to have a biopsy and blood test done for lumps on my thigh. Do I need to go to a specialist or just to a normal physician?

Cart before horse.: Need to go to your regular doc first then determine whether or not biopsies and blood tests are needed. ...Read more

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Do I have to go see a doctor for a uti?

Do I have to go see a doctor for a uti?

I do believe so: Some times UTI is simple infection in the bladder or some time could be the result of kidney stone or other problem, when go to doctor he have in his mind those factors and he will help heal those issues. ...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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Can my general practitioner perform a mole removal? Can i just go to my regular doctor for mole removal or do I need to see a specialist? .

Can my general practitioner perform a mole removal? Can i just go to my regular doctor for mole removal or do I need to see a specialist?

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Mole surgery : I would recommend a dermatologist for any mole removal. A minimum 3 year dermatology residency offers patients the most expertise in this arena. ...Read more

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I'm Traci. I need to see if a doc will help me get some special needs equipment for my husband Randy.

I'm Traci. I need to see if a doc will help me get some special needs equipment for my husband Randy.

We can't help here: HealthTap is a forum for questions and answers, and we cannot via this mechanism examine and treat your husband. What you seek is possible thru his PCP however--please start there. ...Read more

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Anyway for the doctor to tell from exam and age or do I need a special test for osteoporosis?

Anyway for the doctor to tell from exam and age or do I need a special test for osteoporosis?

DEXA: The best test for osteoporosis is a dexa or bone density scan. It is a simple and non painful test. It should be done similar to the timing of mammograms so early bone loss can be found and potentially treated before osteoporosis even occurs. ...Read more

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What will i need for a doctors appointment?

What will i need for a doctors appointment?

Friends can advise : Regarding primary care dr, i.E family dr, pediatrician, gyn or internist. Your dr best to recommend specialist. U need insurance or medicare card, credit card or cash if there is co-pay or u lack insurance unless dr gives free care to those who can't afford it. Have list of any meds ur taking, allergies, previous medical issues & surgical procedures & any important family medical history. ...Read more

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Why did my doctor place an order for me to have blood work to check for thyroid disorder?

Throid tests tells: Whether your thyroid is functioning normally , below normal or above normal ( abnormally ). There are certain risk factors that requires thyroid tests including thyroid nodule or goiter, signs and symptoms suggestive of thyroid disease , if you have another autoimmune disease , taking certain medications and many others . Talk to your doctor and discuss why it was ordered ...Read more

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Anyway to upload a pic of test results and see if anyone can take a look to help see what I should do next?

Anyway to upload a pic of test results and see if anyone can take a look to help see what I should do next?

"Live" appointments: HealthTap PRIME doctors see you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images while in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and patients just have a monthly subscription fee. Doctors answering regular, free questions (HealthTap Basic) are NOT able to see patients' images or photos. ...Read more

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So need help with a medical question, I know I need to see a doctor but I just haven't the money. Can I order antibiotic online for uti? Which?

So need help with a medical question, I know I need to see a doctor but I just haven't the money. Can I order antibiotic online for uti? Which?

Urgrent care?: Do you have an urgent care center near you? Antibiotics are selected carefully based on your allergies, medications you are on and severity of your disease. Common antibiotics used for UTI include septra (bactrim), macrobid, cipro (ciprofloxacin). Theres plenty more. But use at your own risk if you are going to acquire yourself. ...Read more