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With what sort of problem would a person be asking for help?

With what sort of problem would a person be asking for help?

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Asking For Help (Definition)

Asking for help is a topic that includes ways of identifying the presence of a problem, realizing when help is needed, how to find that help, and how to change "helpers" if necessary, as situations change. A person may consider asking for help concerning medical issues, emotional issues, family/social ...Read more


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What kind of doctor would be helpful for someone who has a viral infection?

What kind of doctor would be helpful for someone who has a viral infection?

Family doc...: You should see your family doctor or general internist first if you think you have a viral infection. You can be referred to an appropriate specialist, if needed, depending on the location of the infection. If a child is involved, see the pediatrician first. ...Read more

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What are some characteristics of a good doctor (that you would personally see or recommend to someone) from an md's perspective?

What are some characteristics of a good doctor (that you would personally see or recommend to someone) from an md's perspective?

Important: In my opinion, good doctors are effective communicators, nonjudgmental, compassionate, and great listeners. I think these are the most important characteristics. They must also be knowledgable, open minded, and trustworthy. ...Read more

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What are the things a person should not talk or comment about with a fairly new contact to build a successful relationship?

What are the things a person should not talk or comment about with a fairly new contact to build a successful relationship?

Active listening: Avoid issues or statements that may be offensive or interpreted as derogative, from either a personal, cultural, or organizational standpoint. Focus more on commonalities, and use active listening to better understand the needs of the other party. ...Read more

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Is there any questions i should be prepared with to ask the doctor, or test i should be getting to see what is causing this. i have a lot of doctors s?

About what?: What symptoms are you having? You don't say. Ask again and please be more specific There is a 150 character limit to questions on this forum, so be brief but complete. Generally, there are no bad questions! Make a list of what you want to know in advance. Info from your doc who knows you, beats info from the internet in most cases. When in doubt, ask! Take notes of the answers, too. ...Read more

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Can you see a gyno for problems with anal bleeding? Or is there a different kind of doctor I should see? What would the doctor do?

Can you see a gyno for problems with anal bleeding? Or is there a different kind of doctor I should see? What would the doctor do?

Yes: See either a GI doctor or a colorectal surgeon., they will get a history and examine the anus and lower rectum for obvious cause and make recommendation. If nothing is found to explain the bleeding, may suggest a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What benefit might there be in discussing depression or anxiety with a neurologist? What could it offer?

What benefit might there be in discussing depression or anxiety with a neurologist?  What could it offer?

Your neurologist can: rule out nervous system disorders. After that you can see a mental health professional. Please don't just take a pill; get some therapy targeted toward anx/dep. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the protocol for a psychiatrist when dealing with a schizoaffective parent?

Could you tell me what is the protocol for a psychiatrist when dealing with a schizoaffective parent?

No set protocol: Schizoaffective disorder is a chronic mental illness where both psychosis (breaks from reality, delusions, hallucinations) and mood symptoms are prominent. Treatment is antipsychotic medications for psychotic symptoms and mood stabilizers or antidepressants for mood symptoms. Sometimes only one agent is needed. The choice of one agent over another is based on which symptoms are more prominent. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what kind of injury, non-skin related, would cause a person to be put in a body-cast?

Can you tell me what kind of injury, non-skin related, would cause a person to be put in a body-cast?

Body Cast: A body cast (hip spica cast or spica cast) immobilizes the hips and thighs of child to allow for healing. ...Read more

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I was referring to a answer another doctor made about psych wards and suicidal thoughts. Is there a way to have a conversation on this with a doctor?

I was referring to a answer another doctor made about psych wards and suicidal thoughts. Is there a way to have a conversation on this with a doctor?

1-800-273-8255: From national suicide prevention lifeline: "no matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-talk (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7." url: www.Suicidepreventionlifeline.Org. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor would be best to see for treating costochondritis?

What kind of doctor would be best to see for treating costochondritis?

Orthopaedic surgeon: Orthopaedic surgeons, usually those trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy, care for osteochondritis. When it occurs in the foot and ankle, some foot and ankle surgeons (orthopaedists, podiatrists) care for it too. Costochondritis sounds similar but is inflammation of the rib cartilage. It does not need a specialist, usually treated with Ibuprofen or similar medications. ...Read more

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Please answer! what possible treatment that can help it without checking it out with a speech therapist?

Please answer! what possible treatment that can help it without checking it out with a speech therapist?

Please specify "it".: Stammer? Lisp? Articulation Disorder? Specific Language Impairment? Also, please clarify your barriers to care, if you're saying you've been referred to a Speech/Language Pathologist, but cannot follow through with the recommendation. ...Read more

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What would cause uncertainty in a doctor re. A diagnosis of epilepsy?

What would cause uncertainty in a doctor re. A diagnosis of epilepsy?

May be difficult: The doc needs to consider whether the symptoms fit a classical epilepsy diagnosis, or even "non-epileptic seizures", if this is a fainting spell, whether it is hypoglycemia, a cardiac arrhythmia, or even a psychiatric issue. Especially difficult may be frontal lobe szs or complex partial seizures. An eeg may confirm, and other tests may be necessary. Sometimes not so straight-forwards. ...Read more

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Does a rheumatologist treat patients with nerve pain? What type of specialist would help to make a diagnosis that involves this symptom?

Does a rheumatologist treat patients with nerve pain? What type of specialist would help to make a diagnosis that involves this symptom?

See a neurologist: A neurologist can assist you in diagnosing nerve disorders. A physiatrist can also be helpful in diagnosis of nerve disorders as many of them perform emgs, a diagnostic test for neuropathies. ...Read more

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With what sort of problem would a person be asking for help?

Topics: On healthtap patients ask questions about health, fitness, wellness, nutrition for themselves and their families. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get attention for my cutting problem without asking for help?

What is the best way to get attention for my cutting problem without asking for help?

Maybe: Maybe this is the problem -- you want attention (rather than help) for your cutting? Or you do want help but don't want to say it directly? You may or may not perceive this as a "problem" needing help because it's a communication method for you (doing physical acts like cutting rather than using words). Therapists can help you express your emotions & requests in ways others understand better. ...Read more

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99/of pepole on here asking for help have seen ther doctor but still having same problems why u let's us down like this sick or u guys are not sure ?

99/of pepole on here asking for help have seen ther doctor but still having same problems why u let's us down like this sick or u guys are not sure 
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You sound frustrated: You seem to feel that we on healthtap are letting you down. Of course we cannot be "sure" about what's causing individual problems, because we have not seen or examined you. Healthtap is for information only, and not for personal diagnoses. In the context of the 400 character responses allowable, we do our best to provide reliable information, potential options, and resources for you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of asking for help?

What are the symptoms of asking for help?

Agree w Dr. Pappas: A person may come right out and ask for help verbally. Sometimes a person acts out instead of expressing it directly. ...Read more

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How can we send pictures when asking for help.

How can we send pictures when asking for help.

Try Prime, Concierge: HealthTap PRIME and CONCIERGE doctors see and treat you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Certain medications (not all) can be prescribed. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images while in the middle of a live Prime or Concierge consultation. (Doctors answering HealthTap BASIC free questions just provide information, and do not see patients' images or photos.) ...Read more

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How can I get over feeling ashamed when asking for help?

How can I get over feeling ashamed when asking for help?

KEEP ASKING: Practice makes perfect so keep asking. So are you asking for specific help like psychiatric? You can discuss issues with your family doctor or go to a therapist to work on social anxiety. You may need some medication if it is anxiety in general. Don't give up! ...Read more

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How are you supposed to keep asking for help after you already have asked? It's hard to get psychological help.

How are you supposed to keep asking for help after you already have asked? It's hard to get psychological help.

KEEP SEARCHING: I am unclear as to the issue here exactly. Have you gone for help to a psychiatrist or psychologist or therapist? Is there a barrier to getting to a specialist where you live? Perhaps you need to re frame your question or your expectations and then go from there. So very many possibilities out there for help. There are even groups that meet and may be a different approach to consider. ...Read more

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When i suggest asking for help my admitted to attempting suicide friend gets heavly offended and stops repling which makes me nervous?

When i suggest asking for help my admitted to attempting suicide friend gets heavly offended and stops repling which makes me nervous?

Understand: If your friend previously (long-past) attempted suicide but is now better - risk is likely lower. However, if your friend is still troubled that is worrisome. Let your friend know s/he can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Are there any therapy scholarships available for brain damage for people who live in countries like mine? i am very urgently asking for help ..

Are there any therapy scholarships available for brain damage for people who live in countries like mine? i am very urgently asking for help ..

Virtual consult: I am a neurologist and available for which we'll consult from anywhere in the world. Please provide all your detailed information and I can further evaluate and give you follow assessment and modalities of treatment appropriate for your condition. ...Read more

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Im 24 years old and asking for help now doctor...i had sex 4 days ago and i felt sick now am i pregnant?

Im 24 years old and asking for help now doctor...i had sex 4 days ago and i felt sick now am i pregnant?

Perhaps: Depending on the closeness in time of un-protected sex to your ovulation, you might be pregnant BUT there is nearly no way that this would be possible to cause you to 'feel' anything, much less what you probably mean by 'sick'. If you miss a period have a test/exam. Best! ...Read more

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I have such lower tummy swelling and its hard and tender/hurt after supracervical hysterectomy still after one month after surgery. Asking for help.

I have such lower tummy swelling and its hard and tender/hurt after supracervical hysterectomy still after one month after surgery.  Asking for help.

ER for exam: 47 year old lady status post hysterectomy now with a tender and firm abdomen. You need to go to the ER for an exam. It is the weekend and your physician's office is probably not open. You should contact your surgeon to communicate with them and any complications after surgery should be reported. It is not prudent to wait too long when you have concerning symptoms after surgery and you need an exam ...Read more

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How long is the process of sorting high prolactin from a scan ?

How long is the process of sorting high prolactin from a scan ?

MRI Pituitary Gland: I am not certain I fully understand your question. High prolactin levels in the blood are frequently due to functioning Microadenoma of the Pituitary Gland. MRI of the Pituitary demonstrates these lesions. Study takes under 30 minutes. Requires administration of Gadolinium. ...Read more

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How does an optical sorting machine work?

How does an optical sorting machine work?

Machine vision: Optical sorting machines use optical-mechanical detectors and mechanical sorters to scan items, usually on a production line to separate out desired and undesired characteristics. Devices also exist to identify individual cells in this manner and sort them out to remove abnormal cells, for instance, from the blood stream or perform diagnostic cell counting. ...Read more

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Washing up at work i was sorting out cutlery I managed to stab my palm on the lifeline crease, would I need medical help?

Washing up at work i was sorting out cutlery I managed to stab my palm on the lifeline crease, would I need medical help?

See a doctor: With the injury you describe you could need stitches but may have also caused tendon damage. Get it checked out with a physician. ...Read more

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Is ambi fade cream good for sorting out uneven skin tone ? What do you recommend ?

Is ambi fade cream good for sorting out uneven skin tone ? What do you recommend ?

Ambi is good: As long as the ambi is hydroquinone in it. It can work for evening skin tone. But, for more complete results you would need a prescription strength bleaching agent. ...Read more

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Is virgin coconut oil good for evening out skin tone caused ftom sun & sorting out blemishes ?

Is virgin coconut oil good for evening out skin tone caused ftom sun & sorting out blemishes ?

Will moisturize only: The gold standard for lightening dark marks is hydroquinone. You can purchase fading creams that contain 2-3% hydroquinone without a prescription (ambi, atra, porcelana, nadinola, to name a few). You should also be careful to protect your skin with sunscreen, as sun will make dark marks darker. There are also stronger prescription fading creams and chemical peels, if you need them. ...Read more

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Whos best person to test infant for problems?

Whos best person to test infant for problems?

See the doctor: Your question is very general. How old is the infant? What are the problems you are concerned about.? Your baby should be getting regularly scheduled check-ups, which are a time for the pediatrician to examine them for problems and keep them up on their shots. That is the ideal time to address concerns that you may have. Call the doctors office at other times to mention your concerns. ...Read more

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By accidently i used other person razor.Is there any problem?

By accidently i used other person razor.Is there any problem?

Monitor: That's not a good idea because you can catch a skin infection or even blood infection in case the other person cut themself. They may not even know they have an infection. Just use alcohol-based aftershave and watch for any symptoms. If the other person has an infection, you may want to get checked by a doctor. However, the chance of infection is very low. ...Read more

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Person feels like acidity after masterbating..Wat problem does he have?

Person feels like acidity after masterbating..Wat problem does he have?

Stomach acidity?: If a person feels either acidity in the stomach or a sour taste in the throat after an activity, he may be having some stomach reflux (may lead to heartburn). Activities that worsen reflux include lying down, doing sit-ups, strapping on tight clothes or tight seatbelts, etc... A primary care doctor should evaluate the symptoms. Maybe the bodily contractions in orgasm are causing some reflux? ...Read more

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Can a person be considered overweight and not have any health problems?

Can a person be considered overweight and not have any health problems?

Yes, but...: Yes, and if you are overweight and there is no evidence of hypertension, Insulin resistance (high blood sugar), lipid (cholesterol and triglyceride) abnormality, breathing abnormality or joint complications then perhaps the extra weight is not so bad. However, obesity breeds problems, so it merits close monitoring. ...Read more

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