What can I do when it hurts to do number two? [more inside]
Is there any funding out there for international med students in the US? [more inside]
How do I change sleeping behaviors that seem to be causing TMJ? What kinds of treatment are effective? [more inside]
Is it possible to become a board-certified physician in the U.S. through an apprentice program? [more inside]
So I was told by the doc that I have a SEVERE mold allergy…now what? [more inside]
Should I try to convince a particular doctor to prescribe me (a transsexual man) testosterone? If so, how should I go about it? [more inside]
Had hysterectomy & one ovary removed - what to expect? [more inside]
YANAD. Chronic insomnia, tried eveything; only marijuana seems to work --- Anyone know of a legal, and hopefully cheaper, cure for my problem? More details inside. [more inside]
I-am-not-a-doctor-filter: Why does the tip of my nose keep tickling? [more inside]
ER seems to be giving out my information to 3rd parties [more inside]
Another medical question [more inside]
A complicated question about a specific medical condition, insurance, and pre-existing conditions. [more inside]
How can I order a drug from Canada that's not approved in the US? Will I go to jail? The drug is domperidone and it is widely used to treat gastroparesis (delayed stomach empyting) in Canada and in Europe. There's a big controversy about its not having been approved by the FDA. It's considered a very safe drug everywhere in the world. This disorder, if you're interested, involves feeling too full after eating, and is very annoying and disconcerting, but doesn't seem to be actually dangerous (at least not in my case). Diabetics get it a lot, but mine is "idiotpathic" (i.e. no cause can be found). It seems to reflect a problem with the vagus nerve (maybe). [more inside]
Help, I can't remember the name of this reality tv show. A British Asian doctor (lady) berates an unhealthy person about their lifestyle. [more inside]
Is there a medical or technical reason an ultrasound facility would specify that only one person can accompany the pregnant person during the ultrasound? (And if it turns out we must follow this policy, how could the third parent observe the ultrasound from the waiting room?) [more inside]
What are the unintended, negative consequences of having a medical marijuana prescription? [more inside]
Is there a term for the type of bruising that occurs after surgery, away from the site of the surgery? [more inside]
I just bumped into a website justanswers.com while researching the world of medical second opinion. I have questions about the business and the human psyhcology behind it..... [more inside]
CT scans on children for hearing problems. Worried about radiation risks. Wait? [more inside]
I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis a year ago. I am on Enbrel and it has helped a great deal with the pain I experienced in my arms and joints but I am still having really bad pain upon walking or standing in my low back, sacral joint areas...I swim and do a variety of stretches but it is not allowing me the recovery I long for. I use to walk a few miles everyday, hike on the weekends and I haven't been able to do that in a couple of years. I miss it! I have been reading up on Epidural Cortisone injections and I am curious about personal results people have had. I am interested in the good as well as the bad stories, so I can decide, after meeting with my Doctors, if I want to go through with it. In other words if the benefits outweigh the risks.
Our son may have growth hormone deficiency. The endocrinologist has recommended some additional testing, and the process sounds terrible. Has your child been through this? Can you tell us how it went? Are there alternatives? [more inside]
What are the most useful iPhone apps for a newly qualified doctor? [more inside]
My job of a lifetime travelling the world on a cruise ship rests on obtaining an ENG1 certificate (I'm in the UK). Healthy female in my 20's with no health issues except a full splenectomy three years ago. Employer showed no concern, but could a bureaucratic doctor scupper my dreams? Full story below... [more inside]
My throat has been having a lot phlegm. I'm a singer and I don't know if it has to do with any dairy products I'm consuming. I haven't had a cold for several months so I'm not sure how to get rid of this problem? Any suggestions?
What's the deal with the Brown and Toland vs. Hill Physicians division in San Francisco medical care? Why must San Franciscans with HMOs be referred to specialists who not only accept your insurance plan, but are also part of the same medical group as the referring doctor? [more inside]
Erythema annulare centrifugum... [more inside]
I messed up my eye - please help me figure out doctor stuff. [more inside]
Seeking accurate data points for improving survival rates for neurological disorders, but have no idea where to start. [more inside]
Exactly how hard is it to acquire a medical marijuana recommendation in San Francisco for $100 or less? [more inside]
Have you ever used one of those companies that bargain down your medical bills, then take part of what they saved you as payment? [more inside]
You're in medical school (or have recently graduated) - what online resources/websites do you use the most? Which are the most helpful in terms of research and studying? [more inside]
Where does one go for a low-cost medical/physical check up in Los Angeles? [more inside]
I'm trying to help a friend get a medical marijuana card in San Francisco, CA. [more inside]
Canker Sores: Can a doctor help treat or limit the duration of a canker sore better than what I'm doing on my own?
Canker Sores: Can a doctor do anything or prescribe anything that will treat or limit the duration of a canker sore better than what I'm doing on my own? [more inside]
How (and can I) obtain the medical records of a deceased parent, from hospitals in Massachusetts? [more inside]
I am starting my own business - an acupuncture clinic. I am planning on taking insurance and billing the insurance companies myself. Does anyone know the easiest way to do this? I have heard of online set-ups (not sure if they are free or not) but cant seem to find anything myself. Ideally, I could find something that was cheap/free and easy to use. I am in WA state ... if that is relevant. Thank you!
Say I wanted to attend graduate school for a degree in Medical Illustration... what should I start doing now, as a freshman in undergrad, to insure that happens? [more inside]
I want to consult a doctor about some possible health problems, but I don't want my insurance company to know about it. What do I do? [more inside]
Anyone know what the best way to find out what salaries are for Gastroenterologist docs in New York City? or just what is a good starting salary for a GI doc in NYC? All I get are averages when I search on the internet.
Can you hook a gal up? I'm looking for recommendations for a good latex-free, powder-free disposable exam glove for safe and very tactile sex. [more inside]
What is this story about someone literally scared to death? [more inside]
When do you tell someone you have HSV1? [more inside]
I have a friend (in Los Angeles) recovering from serious surgery. What can I send her instead of flowers that's actually useful? [more inside]
Please help me understand an odd personal medical event. Ever since I was little I've had this funny thing happen from time to time and I've never understood what it is or heard of anyone else having it. My inner ears gets a "pressure" type feeling like when you are trying to pop them by opening your jaw and straining slightly. The funny thing is, this happens very uncomfortably with a strange powerful itch/funny feeling on my inner thigh/privates. It is quick and intense and rare, it stops when I itch. I have no idea what it is and would appreciate any explanation. Thanks!
Why has the left rear quarter of my left leg started to get a "warm feeling" multiple times a day? [more inside]
Who is the most famous cosmetic/plastic surgeon in Venezuela?
How does getting a medical referral/requesting a medical referral REALLY work and how do you ask for one effectively? [more inside]
I've lacked confidence in every aspect of my life, and it's holding me back. What can I do? [more inside]
My taxes should pay for health care for all Americans, but they don't. I can donate $1,000 right now; what organization will use that money most effectively to provide care for uninsured/underinsured people in the United States? [more inside]