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I have a friend that needs some help with what to ask a dr about or what to look for abdominal pains, lower bk pain, slight buldge in abdominal area, shooting pains up rectum, diarrehia, low immunity, colon cancer runs in family, currently has IBS and has

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Too complex

Your friend needs a comprehensive evaluation way beyond the scope of this site.

In brief: Too complex

Your friend needs a comprehensive evaluation way beyond the scope of this site.
Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics

In brief: A

A good rule of thumb when seeing a doctor about a multitude of symptoms is to try and rank the problems starting with the most bothersome or concerning first.
And write them down, so you don't forget! this will help to make sure the doctor addresses the most concerning problems during the appointment time and will help him/her understand where to concentrate their thoughts, exam, testing and treatment. Sometimes when patients come in with a disorganized list of symptoms or issues, the doctor may spend all of the appointment time focusing on a problem that was not even what brought the patient into the office in the first place! it is also important that the doctor have your friend's past records and testing so nothing is needlessly repeated. Hopefully, these bits of information will help your friend and their doctor have a very beneficial visit.

In brief: A

A good rule of thumb when seeing a doctor about a multitude of symptoms is to try and rank the problems starting with the most bothersome or concerning first.
And write them down, so you don't forget! this will help to make sure the doctor addresses the most concerning problems during the appointment time and will help him/her understand where to concentrate their thoughts, exam, testing and treatment. Sometimes when patients come in with a disorganized list of symptoms or issues, the doctor may spend all of the appointment time focusing on a problem that was not even what brought the patient into the office in the first place! it is also important that the doctor have your friend's past records and testing so nothing is needlessly repeated. Hopefully, these bits of information will help your friend and their doctor have a very beneficial visit.
Dr. Laura McMullen
Dr. Laura McMullen
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