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What is a women's health specialist? Isnt obgyn preferred for women's health issues?

What is a women's health specialist? Isnt obgyn preferred for women's health issues?

Little known: Ca law is that even if you have an hmo you can see your obgyn for any gyn problems, including preventive care, breasts and urinary problems. Some mds/nps focus on women's health and hence consider themselves women's health specialists. The gyns are the ones who have completed the residencies. ...Read more

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How many incidences of UTI in a year in a woman is acceptable? And when should I seek a specialist consultation?

How many incidences of UTI in a year in a woman is acceptable? And when should I seek a specialist consultation?

None: Though women due to anatomical make are more prone to uti, frequent or recurrent UTI require evaluation. Drinking lots fluid, good hygiene is important. May need evaluation for like cystoscopy or ivp to rule out anatomic source of infection. ...Read more

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I am 36 years old female.I have frecles on my face.I have got treatment from skin specialists but no use.How can itreat them?

I am 36  years old female.I have frecles on my face.I have got treatment from skin specialists but no use.How can itreat them?

Moles increase w age: The number of moles for all humans increases with age. This can vary based on age, ethnicity, skin color and sun exposure factors. It is normal to have increasing numbers of moles with age however, one condition must be ruled out this is known as the basal cell nevus syndrome. Ask your family doctor dermatologist or plastic surgeon to look at these new moles. ...Read more

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Is it better for a girl in her 20s to go to a female GI specialist rather than male? Are most male GI specialists comfortable with seeing girls?

Is it better for a girl in her 20s to go to a female GI specialist rather than male? Are most male GI specialists comfortable with seeing girls?

No difference: Except in gynecology, where females are the only patients; physicians are trained with both women+men, and we are taught to be objective in our approach toward patients. Gender has some bearing in the diagnosis that we consider, but not in our comfort in dealing with patients. In GI specialty, there should be no difference. Until recently, the majority of drs were men, and they treated both sex. ...Read more

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18yr old female changes in right breast with severe pain! refured to breast specialist with no explantation why now need scans should I be worried?

18yr old female changes in right breast with severe pain! refured to breast specialist with no explantation why now need scans should I be worried?

Mastodynia: Severe breast pain in an 18 year old is usually due to a cyst, infection or injury. A clinical exam and ultrasound are usually all that is needed to diagnose the problem. While you are being evaluated, reduce caffeine and chocolate, and take extra vitamin e. ...Read more

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Had a spiro test at my dive medical, FEV1/FVC 69. Needs to be >75%. Seeing a respiratory specialist. No asthma or smoking. 29yr female. Any thoughts?

Had a spiro test at my dive medical, FEV1/FVC 69. Needs to be >75%. Seeing a respiratory specialist. No asthma or smoking. 29yr female. Any thoughts?

Mgt/workup: This may indicate airflow obstruction, but it would be helpful to actually view the test results by setting up an online consultation. You can also enter your medical history during the virtual appointment. ...Read more

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Female, 50 yrs Taking Eptoin 100mg since 3 yrs ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE:191 Gamma Glutamyl Transferase:90 Is it serious? Which specialist to consult Help!

Female, 50 yrs
Taking Eptoin 100mg since 3 yrs ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE:191
Gamma Glutamyl Transferase:90
Is it serious?
Which specialist to consult
Help!

See a GI Dr.: While the values are elevated, it is important to determine the exact cause. Eptoin may not be the cause. It would be best if she a gastroenterologist. The elevated values may or may not be serious. ...Read more

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A woman was criminally injured and her cranial-cervical joint dislocated by more than 5 mm. She is in significant pain. Now she cannot get medical evaluation or medical service for this issue from the expert physicians/specialists because the government a

A woman was criminally injured and her cranial-cervical joint dislocated by more than 5 mm. She is in significant pain. Now she cannot get medical evaluation or medical service for this issue from the expert physicians/specialists because the government a

Hello, : Hello, it sounds like that woman is dealing with a lot. If i understand correctly, neither lawyers nor doctors have been a help to the woman and she is concerned about being harmed further. A lot of times, how issues are approached can make a big difference in how others respond. I can not recommend any specific doctors in the area where you live. However, one way to approach this would be to see a psychiatrist or a psychologist. One of those providers could assist to put this into a helpful perspective. If the woman felt supported and could talk this over with a caring provider this may be beneficial. I hope that the woman is able to get this worked through. Take care. ...Read more

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Female/73.. Lump in upper left abdomen. pain in upper abdomen, radiating to both shoulders. is it lipoma? which category of specialist should I see?

Female/73.. Lump in upper left abdomen. pain in upper abdomen, radiating to both shoulders. is it lipoma? which category of specialist should I see?

Start with your: primary care physician. A lipoma is generally a superficial, soft, mass. Your physician can determine if a specialty evaluation is required based on examination findings. Take care. ...Read more

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Any hair specialist- What is the efficacy and what are the risks of using Rogaine (minoxidil) 5% for men? I am a woman (50) with non genetic general hair thinning

Any hair specialist- What is the efficacy and what are the risks of using Rogaine (minoxidil) 5% for men? I am a woman (50) with non genetic general hair thinning

Hair thining: I would recommend that you first see your hairstylist for advice. If you don't go to a hair stylist, or you are not satisfied with the response I would suggest you see a dermatologist on referral from your primary doctor. ...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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Female hair loss.Bloodwork gr8..BAD rogaine (minoxidil) reaction.Hair specialist said it'll get worse,non-surgical hair restoration only option.Cant afford!Help!

Female hair loss.Bloodwork gr8..BAD rogaine (minoxidil) reaction.Hair specialist said it'll get worse,non-surgical hair restoration only option.Cant afford!Help!

Female Hair Loss: this can be a very frustrating situation for you (and your doctors). Try taking Biotin 2500-5000 mcg day. Also try Ketoconazole 1% Shampoo. If no better in a few months , seek the advise of a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is meant by wellness specialist?

What is meant by wellness specialist?

Healthy living: In medicine, a physician who is focused on wellness will work with patients to try to optimize their health from every angle: resistance training, aerobic exercise, stress reduction techniques, nutrition/diet, disease prevention, genetic testing, hormone balancing (if necessary), supplementation (if necessary), improving blood pressure, insulin sensitivity, lipid profiles, body composition........ ...Read more

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What does a child life specialist do?

What does a child life specialist do?

Help: Helps a child with a serious illness through a scary time period in the hospital, a difficult procedure, or similar. These are specially trained people who use guided imagery, play therapy, etc to assist a child in handling the medical world around them. ...Read more

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Where did all these specialists come from?

Where did all these specialists come from?

What do you mean: What do you mean by your question which is inappropriate for this site for your information specialists do not come from out of space they go to med school first, than do years of training to specialise in their chosen fields so that they can take care of various medical/surgical problems day in and day out. ...Read more