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Speak up, I can't hear you!

I think I might have ruptured my eardrum. Did I? Is this an urgent care situation? [more inside]
posted by katyggls on Dec 20, 2012 - 16 answers

The Gift of Health

I'd like to give one of my relatives health insurance for Christmas. She's a freelancer in Brooklyn. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic on Dec 16, 2012 - 5 answers

Are detailed logs made during surgery?

Are there any kind of notes taken during a medical procedure, or is it all after-action report-type stuff? If I wanted to know just how much of each drug I was given during anesthesia (for instance) for a procedure months or years ago, would it be somewhere in my record that I could request? [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux on Dec 13, 2012 - 8 answers

No bacta tank, many hours of waiting

Medical-results-waiting-game Filter: How have you (or a loved one) dealt with waiting for medical tests and for the results? How do you stop yourself from pessimism? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2012 - 8 answers

What can I do to stop my company from forcing us to use vacation time to visit the doctor?

My organization is forcing us to use vacation time instead of sick leave to visit the doctor. YANML, but is this actually legal? What can we do to get them to change this policy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2012 - 20 answers

Application to maintain personal Medical Records - OFFLINE

Offline Personal Medical Records (desktop version of patientslikeme.com) [more inside]
posted by zaxour on Oct 26, 2012 - 2 answers

Where can I get a physical exam?

Where can you go to get a very thorough physical exam? [more inside]
posted by denverco on Oct 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Polycystic ovaries that are not pathological... what?

My "ovaries are polycystic, but this is not a significant pathological process" -what? [more inside]
posted by jrobin276 on Oct 17, 2012 - 8 answers

Fit from drinking water too fast

My 14 year old daughter had a short 'fit' after drinking water too fast, does anyone know what could have happened and should we do any medical follow up? [more inside]
posted by foleypt on Oct 9, 2012 - 17 answers

Need a gay-friendly doctor in Tampa area.

Gay-friendly doctors in Tampa/Pinellas county? [more inside]
posted by caveatz on Oct 4, 2012 - 2 answers

Endocrinology anyone? Low Glucose - What do you make of this...

YANMD - I just discovered from 2 recent bloodworks that my 15 year old son’s non-fasting glucose levels are in the mid-60’s after eating what could be considered a “carb bombs” – cake, hot chocolate among other carby things. Is this some rare condition that no one has heard of? Something like the opposite of diabetes? Or does this mean nothing at all? [more inside]
posted by jamesalbert on Sep 28, 2012 - 21 answers

Decode these Chinese characters, please!

Can you decode these hastily-written Chinese characters? Here's a picture. [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Sep 27, 2012 - 3 answers

Emergency medical question: potential nerve damage?

After a deep cut to the hand, what are the proper precautions to prevent nerve damage? [more inside]
posted by jef on Sep 26, 2012 - 8 answers

Recommend a family doctor in Vancouver/Burnaby? One that can deal with allergies would be nice.

Anyone recommend a family doctor in Vancouver/Burnaby? One that can deal with allergies would be nice. Or at least give me suggestions on how to get one, because I've never done this before. [more inside]
posted by Hawk V on Sep 26, 2012 - 2 answers

iphones needed for medical outreach in Ecuador

I volunteer with Cinterandes in Ecuador, a humanitarian effort that goes to remote areas and performs surgeries for people who can't access services otherwise. They use iphones for tele-medicine applications and are looking for donations of older version iphones. They could use 20 more. Is there a place where I can post a request for such donations that would reach a large number of iphone users? They have a 501.c.3 presence in Miami where phones can be sent.
posted by danascot on Sep 24, 2012 - 4 answers

I have insurance goddamn it!

My doctor's office billed me up front for an IUD and told me I would be reimbursed. Today, after calling them repeatedly, I found out that they have not filed a claim for the device, and they couldn't give me a satisfactory explanation as to why. I have no idea what to do now. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Sep 20, 2012 - 21 answers

What could be causing heart weirdness?

Medical advice... What could be causing extended and ongoing heart weirdness? Long-ish details inside... [more inside]
posted by Ziggurat on Sep 20, 2012 - 25 answers

I think I inhaled a bit of a melting plastic bag while cooking. 30 minutes later, I got a nosebleed. Should I be worried?

I think I inhaled a bit of a melting plastic bag while cooking. 30 minutes later, I got a nosebleed. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by suburbs on Sep 19, 2012 - 15 answers

fiery feet

My feet are so itchy I could punch someone. What bugs in my house could be biting me? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Sep 18, 2012 - 23 answers

I wish for socialized medicine.

I went to the ER. The doctor claims to not honor my insurance's discount. My insurance claims the doctor is in network and should honor it. I did not pay the difference and it has now gone to collections. The collections agency said I signed an agreement to pay all fees, so I'm on the hook for this amount. (But I obviously disagree.) How should I proceed? [more inside]
posted by ethidda on Sep 14, 2012 - 10 answers

Which Scranton hospital for my son's asthma attack?

Which of these three Scranton PA hospitals would you recommend for emergency pulmonology services (asthma attack): Moses Taylor, Community Medical Center, Regional Hospital of Scranton.
posted by Breav on Sep 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Should I voluntarily provide information from my doctor to my employer?

My employer wants all employees to provide lab results in order to receive a deduction in insurance premiums. OK, or a little too Big Brother-ish? [more inside]
posted by bookmammal on Aug 20, 2012 - 22 answers

Cystoscopy questions

Cystoscopy questions - likelihood of procedure on first visit, pain etc. [more inside]
posted by robintw on Aug 11, 2012 - 3 answers

How can I strengthen my case for medical financial aid?

How can I strengthen my case for medical financial aid? (Long snowflake story within.) [more inside]
posted by wintersonata9 on Aug 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Friend is nearly blind, jobless, losing home. Resources?

My friend, near Atlanta, GA, is nearly blind with cataracts in both eyes. She is jobless. Her house is in foreclosure, and I have just discovered that it will go up for sale on the 4th. She's completely isolated, and has no transportation. Family is not a viable resource. [more inside]
posted by moira on Aug 6, 2012 - 11 answers

Doctor, Dentist, Indian Chief

Good afternoon. I am in the market for a doctor, of the general practitioner variety, a dentist and a new laboratory in NYC. Any referrals you could provide would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Aug 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Do I need to address this?

Worth getting an X-ray? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Aug 3, 2012 - 13 answers

Can I negotiate my medical debt?

Can I negotiate my medical debt? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2012 - 4 answers

Online forums/support specific to health care professionals/students with major mental health diagnoses/problems?

Are there online forums/communities for support for medical professionals/students with serious mental health diagnoses? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2012 - 2 answers

medical certification in italy

What kind of certification do you need to work in the medical field in Europe? Specifically in Italy? [more inside]
posted by skwint on Jul 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Medical Loss Ratio (and I am at loss)

What am I supposed to do with Medical Loss Ratio notice from the insurer? [more inside]
posted by zaxour on Jul 21, 2012 - 12 answers

How do I find an adult psychologist in Boston or Manhattan available on short notice?

Help find a Boston or Manhattan psychiatrist who takes 1199 insurance and can see a new patient soon. My dear friend is in serious distress. [more inside]
posted by jcrcarter on Jul 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Botox injections and neutropenia

Are there risks in having botox injections for a neutropenia sufferer? A relation of mine is determined to have botox injections to get rid of wrinkles, however, they suffer badly from cyclic neutropenia which means that their immune system is often weak and have white blood cell issues and consequently they get infections frequently. I am aware that botox is botulinum toxin and I have kept trying to persuade her to see her doctor before having botox injections, to check whether they are safe for her in light of neutropenia. She is desperate to go ahead with this and it is hard to persuade her to get medical advice on this. From a layman's perspective, I am concerned that this may be dangerous for her. Does anybody with medical knowledge, perhaps haematology, know if this botox is safe for neutropenia sufferers? Many thanks!
posted by conrad101 on Jul 20, 2012 - 1 answer

Aubergine Allergy?

Is it possible to randomly develop an allergy to eggplant / aubergine in one's late 30's? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jul 19, 2012 - 18 answers

How to make the most of too much insurance?

My wife and I each have medical insurance through work under different providers that covers the other. What is the best way to take advantage of a ridiculous ammount of insurance until I can cancel mine in January? [more inside]
posted by fredericsunday on Jul 19, 2012 - 11 answers

Caregiving at a Distance

How can I get information about my mom's medical condition when I live in another state? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Jul 17, 2012 - 8 answers

Pennies from heaven?

I had a routine ladyparts exam a few months ago. It qualified as "preventive care" and I didn't have to pay a copay. (Yay! Thank you, ACA!) I got a rundown of what they charged my insurance a month or two ago -- one of those THIS IS NOT A BILL things -- and promptly lost/forgot about it, since I owed nothing. Today I got a check, made out to me, from the doctor's office for a couple hundred bucks. Do I get to keep it? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Jul 14, 2012 - 10 answers

Do marijuana lollipops from legal dispensaries work/help?

Do medicinal marijuana lollipops work? (Everything is legal and on the up-and-up). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 6, 2012 - 11 answers

Surgical Saltiness

Why does everything taste mega-salty after my surgery? [more inside]
posted by Jayed on Jul 4, 2012 - 9 answers

All my life I have a lump...

YANMD, but help me decide if this is a benign cyst or a bigger problem [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Jun 22, 2012 - 8 answers

Hypothetical: Skin Graft Wedding Rings

Hypothetical Question: Would it be possible to trade skin grafts with someone (cosmetically/ superficially) in lieu of wedding rings? Would a plastic surgeon be willing to do it, if it is possible? [more inside]
posted by howgenerica on Jun 19, 2012 - 23 answers

Upgrading from general to medical writing on the company dime

My employer is offering to help me train up to become a professional-calibre English-language medical writer. What resources are available to help me? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jun 11, 2012 - 2 answers

My sister is waiting for a lung transplant. Help me reduce her anxiety.

My sister is in hospital waiting for a lung transplant. Help me keep her rampaging anxiety under control. [more inside]
posted by teedee2000 on Jun 10, 2012 - 20 answers

Please help my hip!

Severe hip/leg pain diagnosed as bursitis - what else could this be?? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Jun 10, 2012 - 12 answers

Much more pain post spine decompression, why?

Spinal decompression therapy - lots of pain/worsening symptoms afterward. Normal? What next? [more inside]
posted by Salvatorparadise on Jun 10, 2012 - 19 answers

Please help me choose a medical insurance plan.

Please help me choose an insurance plan. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jun 3, 2012 - 4 answers

How and when to change doctors when a medical malpractice action is pending?

Recently I sustained a permanent disability due to surgical negligence. Several malpractice firms are willing to take my case on contingency, and I am in the process of deciding which attorney to go with. In the meantime, I am continuing to receive care from the negligent surgeon. Obviously I need to end this relationship and find a new specialist. How do I make the transition?  [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2012 - 4 answers

Is Paratransit worth the time vs the expense of cabs?

Knee injury - NYC paratransit? Looking for people who have used it. Not sure if it is worth it? [more inside]
posted by manicure12 on May 30, 2012 - 6 answers

Dealing with Liver Soreness

Possible Liver problems (abdominal soreness/pain). Trying to figure out what it is and how best to deal with it. [more inside]
posted by wanderingchord on May 23, 2012 - 11 answers

I have to swallow a camera. What's your experience?

I have to swallow a camera. What's your experience? [more inside]
posted by bronco trolley on May 11, 2012 - 2 answers

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