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Annual health check up for 54 male what should we check for on blood test?

Annual health check up for 54 male what should we check for on blood test?

No one answer: It would depend on your medical history, family history and physical findings. However, at a minimum you should have fasting glucose and lipids; and may be cbc. Psa is of questionable value. While not a blood test, you should test your stool for occult blood. ...Read more

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Can they check for pregnancy doing an annual checkup at the gyno?

Can they check for pregnancy doing an annual checkup at the gyno?

Usually: Most of us (ob/gyn doctors) will do a pregnancy test as part of a routine exam and as part of the work-up for almost any gyn complaint. ...Read more

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Is their a time frame that women with diabetes should follow for check-ups such as gynecological exams?

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Is their a time frame that women with diabetes should follow for check-ups such as gynecological exams?

Same as non-DM: Basically same as non diabetic women, although you should personally pay more attention to any symptoms down there that might suggest an infection (discharge or rash or pain on urination). ...Read more

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Will doctors check for diabetes during physicals?

Will doctors check for diabetes during physicals?

Usually: If you had fasting blood work done during your physical, then it is likely you were screened for diabetes with a simple blood sugar. If this is normal, you are less likely to have diabetes. If its high, further testing is needed. ...Read more

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I have had many patients come to the urgent care for proof of pregnancy via Urine or serum before seeing their OB. Is this due to insurance/ Doctor??

I have had many patients come to the urgent care for proof of pregnancy via Urine or serum before seeing their OB. Is this due  to insurance/ Doctor??

Ask 'Em Yerself!!: I don't rightly know. I'd bet some would trust the store-bought urine test and do it that way-and some either wouldn't know about it or would want a "professional" to do a pregnancy test for them (more "official"-haha) They probably figure, why go to the OB until I'm sure I'm pregnant...and ready to deliver in the truck in the hospital parking lot. Also, wouldn't hurt to ask a few of those patients why. ...Read more

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Who makes up rdas for pregnant women?

Who makes up rdas for pregnant women?

Us government: Rda's are guidelines set by the food and nutrition board of the national research council. ...Read more

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how many years one a persond should get health check up including complete blood test to avoid all diseases ?

how many years one a persond should get health check up including complete blood test to avoid all diseases ?

Good luck!: (at avoiding all diseases). We all will get sick at some time, and there is no evidence that getting frequent physical exams or even lab tests will prevent diseases. At best you MIGHT catch them earlier, but actually, following good daily health habits and being very alert to changes in your body (and THEN getting checked) is more likely to keep you healthy. See checklists on healthy living. ...Read more

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Should i go for full medical check up before i start taking Growth Hormone?

Should i go for full medical check up before i start taking Growth Hormone?

Yes: Yes. There are many side effects to using growth hormone in someone whose growth plates are closed. Also, you would want correct dosing for condition you are treating. ...Read more

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Could you recommend some reliable medical websites for patients and young doctors?

Could you recommend some reliable medical websites for patients and young doctors?

Websites: CDC.gov is great for infections, epidemiology, vaccines, travel medicine. AAP is great for child health information. For overall info medscape.com is good for patients and uptodate is good for physicians. Those are good places to start. ...Read more

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Docs, when the doctor does a sexual health check to they check for pregnancy?

Docs, when the doctor does a sexual health check to they check for pregnancy?

Not always!: You should always ask for the test to be done if there is a possibility of being pregnant! ...Read more

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Wat are the major books that I have to check out for info in obstetrics and gynecology?

Wat are the major books that I have to check out for info in obstetrics and gynecology?

Online: Basic and scientific information should come electronically as many books are almost out dated when published. Try: acog, nih and mayo clinic sites. For texts: williams obstetrics for ob, and comprehensive gynecology for gyn. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor risk their medical license writing prescriptions all day at a pain clinic just for money?

Why would a doctor risk their medical license writing prescriptions all day at a pain clinic just for money?

Prescriptions: Good question...Why would anyone do anything illegal or unethical. Money, control, and power are very seductive. ...Read more

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Do the annual pelvic exams and pap tests also show something about a woman's fertility?

Do the annual pelvic exams and pap tests also show something about a woman's fertility?

Mostly no: Paps tell nothing about fertility; a grossly abnormal exam might identify a fertility issue but otherwise no. ...Read more

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Do women under age 21 need to get a pap smear?

Do women under age 21 need to get a pap smear?

Depends: age, nl pap: According to the american college of ob/gyne, pap smears should begin at age 21, then every 2 yrs ages 21-29. Women 30 and older, if 3 normal yearly paps, can have pap every 3 years. Hiv+ women need pap twice in first year after diagnosis and then yearly.An abnormal result will change how often a pap is recommended. Notify doctor sooner if discharge, bleeding (esp after sex), or pain. ...Read more

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What can the blood tests look for during your annual gynecology visit?

Depends: Depends on your lifestyle and your gynecologic health. Sometimes your gynecologist will order std testing, hiv, pregnancy test, hormonal analysis, urine tests, vaginal cultures. ...Read more

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(Female) Urethra discharge, all STD DNA test negative, blood check normal. Should I go to an ID specialist or urologist?

(Female) Urethra discharge, all STD DNA test negative, blood check normal. Should I go to an ID specialist or urologist?

Vaginal discharge? : If vaginal discharge, which would be more likely probably than urethral discharge, then you can see an gynecologist. If you're convinced it's urethral then seeing a urologist would be advisable. Good luck ...Read more

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What is the medical panel of tests to check for female fertility?

What is the medical panel of tests to check for female fertility?

Several: This depends on your personal situation and may involve some of the following. Test for ovulation blood tests for certain hormones x-ray test to determine whether your tubes are open. Test for certain infections. ...Read more

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I would like to ask you from a medical standpoint some of the reasons why cystitis or bladder infections/inability to urinate or urinary retention continue to occur in a 33 year old female. my kidneys have been checked and my bowel quite completely. Yet,

I would like to ask you from a medical standpoint some of the reasons why cystitis or bladder infections/inability to urinate or urinary retention continue to occur in a 33 year old female. my kidneys have been checked and my bowel quite completely. Yet,

There is a : Condition called interstitial cystitis where u have inflammation of the bladder wall and symptoms present just like a chronic UTI. Urine retention and urinary tract infections can also be caused by abnormal pathology of the urethra or ureter at the point of entering the bladder (ureterovesicular junction or UVJ) which will promote UTIs. U need a cystoscopy from a Urologist to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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What gets checked during a female exam?

What gets checked during a female exam?

Female organs: In addition to the regular physical exam a female exam focuses on the female organs. Specifically breast, cervix and vaginal exam is conducted. ...Read more

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Why must I have my cholesterol checked if i'm a young woman?

Why must I have my cholesterol checked if i'm a young woman?

All by age 20: It's recommended that everyone have a screen by age 20; sometimes genetics can predispose you to high cholesterol and premature heart disease which could possibly be prevented. ...Read more

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How often must I have my cholesterol checked if a woman in my 40s?

How often must I have my cholesterol checked if a woman in my 40s?

It Depends: It depends on what your risk factors are, what your cholesterol is, and what medicine you're on. Once every year or two without any known issues is probably sufficient. ...Read more

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If you were a 32 woman ttc. 3 miscarriages. >16fsh <.50 amh. What medical treatment would you seek?

If you were a 32 woman ttc. 3 miscarriages. >16fsh <.50 amh. What medical treatment would you seek?

IVF or Egg Donor: A rei specialist can assess your chances with ivf. The Clomid (clomiphene) challenge test day 10 fsh can help to decide whether or not ivf is a reasonable option, and a rei will also look at your ultrasound. If you're willing to do ivf and would use an egg donor if unsuccessful with own eggs that's a good option. If financially or emotionally you can only do one round of treatment i would consider donor egg. ...Read more

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We want to do a full medical. What are the main medical checks to do?

We want to do a full medical.

What are the main medical checks to do?

General exam: A general medical exam is made up of screening examinations and investigations appropriate to your age and risk profile (eg. Blood pressure, hiv test, Pap smear etc) Additional investigations maybe done based on your medical history. See your Family Practitioner who will review you and advise on comprehensive examination and investigation plan ...Read more

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Is there a medical term for sick women who fake pregnacies?

Is there a medical term for sick women who fake pregnacies?

Pseudocyesis: A woman who wants pregnancy very strongly make think she is and have some of the sx of pregnancy: missed period, nausea. ...Read more

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Is there a medical term for women who lose multiple pregnacies?

Is there a medical term for women who lose multiple pregnacies?

High risk: A women who looses multiple pregnancies is high risk in her next pregnancy. ...Read more

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Do any medical prolems show up when an employer does a background check?

Do any medical prolems show up when an employer does a background check?

Shouldn't be: Back ground check typically involves legal matter--crime, time behind bars, dui, loan default, child-support problem, drug use etc..Medical problem typically is not in such report, but can be. For example: a person be hand-cuffed started having chest pain/heart attack and thus transported to hospital instead of jail, this is likely a part of that report. Be honest. Be employed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Who doesn't know that women are more likely to seek medical care than men? But why?

Who doesn't know that women are more likely to seek medical care than men? But why?

Social cultural ego: Not only do women seek medical care more often than men, they also generally have a much higher tolerance for pain....Thus the reason women are the ones who give birth. Probably the same reason men do not like to stop and ask for directions... It could create a dent in their ego. Also men do not like to show vulnerability and certainly do not want to show any reaction to pain. ...Read more

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How long will it take to clean body system from weed? She needs to pass her medical check up.

How long will it take to clean body system from weed? She needs to pass her medical check up.

You can't 'clean': Weed out of your system. Single use marijuana may be found in blood for 12 to 24 hours. Regular use marijuana may be found in blood for 2 to 7 days. Single use marijuana might be detected in urine for 1 to 7 days (or more) and regular marijuana can be detected in urine for 7 to 100 days (longer periods have been reported though). ...Read more

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What are all possible things that ought to be checked for a 52 yrs old male during annual routine medical checkup?

What are all possible things that ought to be checked for a 52 yrs old male during annual routine medical checkup?

Well: First your physical exam then screening for anemia diabetes pro star and cholesterol. There are a multitude of health maintenance items that must be addressed such as colonoscopy, Debra and eye exams and certain vaccinations. To mane just a few items. Very detailed exam to keep you healthy ...Read more

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31 white female. No previous medical history of any disease. What are my chances of lymphoma and what are some early symtpoms?

31 white female. No previous medical history of any disease. What are my chances of lymphoma and what are some early symtpoms?

See here: This link below may be of interest to you. http://www.medindia.net/patients/calculators/lifetime-cancer-risk-calculator.asp ...Read more

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44yr old woman has 4 or 5 small lumps on back had them last few yrs don't hurt haven't changed but have increased should they be checked?

44yr old woman has 4 or 5 small lumps on back had them last few yrs don't hurt haven't changed but have increased should they be checked?

Yes: These lumps sound like something benign like lipomas which are benign fatty tumors perhaps. However, if they are definitely changing and therefore not stable then they should be checked by your doctor! ...Read more

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I am a 21 year old female. I checked my weight today and I weighted 100.9 pounds. My height is 5'3. Am I at my healthiest weight? Help me!

I am a 21 year old female. I checked my weight today and I weighted 100.9 pounds. My height is 5'3. Am I at my healthiest weight? Help me!

BMI 18: Given the information that you provided, your BMI is about 18 which is underweight. While the formula alone is not a perfect measure of health, it suggests that you are not a your healthiest weight. To start, stay hydrated and eat a healthy diet. Your doctor can help you determine what other steps might be good for you to achieve better health. ...Read more