Medical Filter. Recently (in the past month or so), one of my legs seems to have either grown longer than the other one, or one has shrunk. [more inside]
Does anyone remember this traumatizing medical foundation advertisement from the '80s? [more inside]
What is the name of that antique metal disc that doctors used to wear on their foreheads? AnitanitaBoyfriend just shared that doctors used to use it to hear heartbeats by pressing the disc against the chest. But he doesn't know the name. My googlefu is not strong enough, so I turn to the collective wisdom of the group..... Thanks Guys!
For all you current and former medical school students out there: what one song defined your experience in medical school - especially year one. I'm looking for the song that has meaning but also a bit of tongue-in-cheek built in. It's the song you came up with on the back side of a marathon study session (while delirious). Does such a song exist?
What was this doctor talking about while checking my eyes? [more inside]
MysteryNovelFactFilter: I'm reading a mystery novel and the protagonist triumphantly announced she knew who did it because a) the victim broke his neck after a long fall and b) the police revealed this info to her. Is this actually possible? [more inside]
My pinky toe has been tingling for two days; what does it all mean? [more inside]
Will the Korean doctor rob me blind?? Here's the long and short of it... my father is the doctor that pioneered tumescent liposuction. he teaches his techniques to other doctors on a regular basis and manufactures the tools and equipment involved with the procedure. Recently, a doctor from Korea, I'll call him Dr. Lee, took my father's course and liked it so much that he expressed an interest in teaching the course in Korea and to sell my fathers products in his courses. My father is very interested, but feels concerned that he must submit all of his technical files to Dr. Lee so that he can submit them in an application to the Korean FDA for approval. [more inside]
I'm curious as to what medical condition causes something I saw a few weeks ago. [more inside]
I am working on a book plot that relies on some members of a family developing depression and erratic behavior. I need ideas for an environmental cause of such behavior inside their home. [more inside]
Help me find this website with a collection of odd, bizarre medical cases [more inside]
Who is the best cord blood bank? [more inside]
I am trying to figure out how to get treatment for my ADHD, but I am afraid that if I see a doctor now then I won't be able to afford treatment in the future... please help me understand my options, and how co-pays work! It's a bit long inside, sorry! [more inside]
Is it possible to add an extension to a chair back to make it four or five inches taller? [more inside]
Whatever happened to people emitting enough toxic fumes from their bodies to clear an operating or emergency room? I remember seeing news reports on this multiple times in the 1990s, but haven't heard anything since. [more inside]
My doc thinks I have a herniated disc at c5-6, and wants to operate does anyone have experience with this injury and if so, could you tell me a bit about it. [more inside]
Can incorrect and speculative family history be corrected on my medical records? [more inside]
What is a good way to manage numerous medical bills and insurance EOBs? [more inside]
I am searching for low to no cost health care in Chicago. I have no health insurance and some potentially serious health problems that, at least, require careful treatment. I'd like to have it taken care of, but I have no idea how to approach even finding a doctor or hospital that will treat me without overwhelming cost or confusion. Can anyone provide me with specific information regarding finding treatment? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a good, regularly updated source of dermatology info that doesn't focus on advertising, celebrities, human oddities, or simple skin care advice. [more inside]
Can I work as a writer or medical liaison at a corporation, and pursue freelance journalism, simultaneously? Or would this be a conflict of interest?
Can I work as a writer or medical liaison at a corporation, and pursue freelance journalism, simultaneously? Or would this be a conflict of interest? [more inside]
I am planning a website to review medical practitioners for consumers ie: doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, etc. Being a complete novice in all things web. I decided to learn wordpress and have so far learned the basics. [more inside]
I have bad luck with doctors and/or diseases. How do I regain trust in the medical profession? To what extent should I do so? [more inside]
When I'm battling an infection/virus for a few days, my body temperature climbs as the sun goes down. My village elders tell me this is normal. Why do fevers get worse after sundown, but subside in the morning?
I'm a male in my mid-twenties, active, and have been for the most part healthy. A few months ago I started getting some strange symptoms, and pain in one of my testicles. I was uninsured so I went to the doctor anonymously and paid cash. His thoughts were it was probably just a standard infection, and gave me some antibiotics and told me to come back if the pain persisted. Around that time I also went to an anonymous city clinic to see if it could be an STD and everything up until then checked out OK. There was a test *Syphilis that I hadn't called back on for results, I did so today and they said the test was negative as well, but there was "something else was going on".. Apparently, the second part of the Syphilis test showed them this. I also asked again about the STD related stuff and they said all that was fine. [more inside]
Help me find a medic alert bracelet that doesn't suck. [more inside]
Medical School Interview (MMI Style) Tips? [more inside]
Risks of forgoing health insurance when one has limited assets? [more inside]
I've been looking for a way to help my girlfriend cover, or at least reduce the visibility of, a scar on her stomach. She is quite self-conscious about it, especially when we make love. I've searched up and read many discussions of similar topics here on AskMeFi, but most of the suggestions seem to assume that the scar is recent. My girlfriend's scar dates from 2002. We know that surgery will eventually be necessary, but for various reasons it isn't practical at this time. What techniques have MeFites found successful when trying to cover or eradicate older scars?
Does medical malpractice insurance typically cover all damages of injured patients? I'd like a citable source on this if at all possible, but searches so far haven't turned up anything worthwhile.
My regular doctor quit the medical group and I was assigned to a new doctor. Its the second time in three years. The new doctor wouldn't renew any of my prescriptions without seeing me first. During the office visit, we met, chit-chat a bit, and I get the refills. Now I get a bill for $198. (adjusted to $142 by my major medical coverage) The medical group is the having trouble retaining staff. Shouldn't this visit be on their dime? [more inside]
My husband needs some time away from the rat race and from us rats (his family). Any suggestions for a health or medical spa/resort where he could spend a week long vacation? [more inside]
Do I need personal copies of my medical records if I'm in good health? [more inside]
Could anyone provide examples of medical devices that assist the elderly / assisted-living patients? (for instance, LifeAlert, the device that can be used to notify authorities if an elderly person is in danger). I'm doing an analysis on such devices, but I need to formulate a list of the different types of technologies available first. Keep in mind, this list includes both monitoring devices and assistive devices.
FrostbiteFilter: Last night my hands were exposed in 20 F (-7 C) weather for about 10 minutes. I was finally able to warm them up and restore circulation. But the tip of the little finger and the tip of the thumb still (18 hours later) have that pins and needles feeling. They are not discolored, swollen or numb, and there is no loss of motion. Do I need to seek medical attention or will this feeling eventually go away by itself?
So, sometimes, right before I fall asleep, when I'm laying down in my bed, I'll feel like there's an earthquake. Not a big one. But SOMETHING. What's going on? [more inside]
So I've got some sort of rheumatoid condition. My mentor has suggested I go to a macrobiotic nutritionist to get them to come up with the right meal plan for me. Maybe even make it. Is there someone who does this in Los Angeles? [more inside]
What can I expect from facet joint injections? [more inside]
MedicalFilter: What the hell happened to me? [more inside]
In medical shows like House or E.R., the doctor will often shine a flashlight in to the eye of a comatose patient, but the pupil doesn't constrict. How do they do this special effect? [more inside]
Help me find out about obtaining a Medical Assistant certification/License in the state of Texas. [more inside]
How can I learn not to fear needles? [more inside]
My tailbone is killin' me. Help? (detailed - and a little graphic - description inside) [more inside]
I'm on day three of medicating with Bupropion (Wellbutrin generic), 150mg once daily, sustained release. This is my first time on any sort of anti-depressant, and I've started itching. I'd rather not call a doctor (I realize that's silly, but humor me), and webpages I've looked at seem split about whether itching is a rare, Stop Medicating Immediately side-effect or a common nuisance. Please advise? [more inside]
Labrynthitus? Has anyone else suffered from this? This dizzy/lightheaded thing needs to go away NOW! [more inside]
My wife has a strong phobia of all things medical (with a few strange exceptions), and I'm wondering two things: 1) if anyone here has had a similar fear, and successfully overcame it, and 2) how should we go about helping her cope with her phobia? [more inside]
How can someone tell if he's cut out for medical school? [more inside]
I'm convinced I have ADHD. Where do I go from here? [more inside]
Medical/pharm filter: Could use of NSAIDs end up looking like Crohn's or IBD? (Warning: contains potentially gross descriptions of Crohn's.) [more inside]
I have reason to believe that my stepmother may be manipulating my father's health problems. Looking for advice on how to handle this delicate situation. [more inside]