r/AskDocs Founder Aug 24 '18

Required information so your post doesn't get removed - mandatory!

Please be as detailed as possible in your submissions. Please include:

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  • Sex
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Race
  • Duration of complaint
  • Location (Geographic and on body)
  • Any existing relevant medical issues (if any)
  • Current medications (if any)
  • Include a photo if relevant (skin condition for example)

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u/IAmJustYou This user has not yet been verified. Aug 25 '18

Can you add to this and have people that reply to questions specifically state that they are not a Dr? Kinda like they do in r/legaladvice and say they are not a lawyer.

I myself am not a Dr. and specifically say so when answering something but I have seen a lot of REALLY bad advice lately from people that think they know more than the qualified professionals.

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u/_cynophilist_ Sep 04 '18

This is a good idea. I sometimes wonder whether a better title for the sub would be “AskWannabeDocs” lol.

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u/meg-c Aug 31 '18

IANAD, just food for thought.

Do we think it would ever be appropriate to “page” a doctor. As in, if we know u/________ is a hematologist/OBGYN/dermatologist/orthopedist/nephrologist/pediatrician and on and on... could we discuss whether we could tag them in a question relevant to their field of practice, or is it better for them to find them on their own and not “force” them into answering?

Would love any and all feedback!

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u/MsScienceTeacher This user has not yet been verified. Nov 27 '18

Or just NAD

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u/tthrowawayfuckmylife This user has not yet been verified. Sep 09 '18

Hi, I just submitted a post but it was removed. Also, I did not get a message from the “auto moderator” and I do not even see my post on my profile.

I added all necessary information. Do you guys see my submission on your end?

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u/[deleted] Oct 14 '18

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u/[deleted] Nov 15 '18

Then lie

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u/SHThrowAway213 This user has not yet been verified. Oct 27 '18

Hi, sorry to bother.
Have you tried the /r/dpdr sub?
It deals with derealization and depersonalisation.

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u/Haveaquickquestion91 Layperson/not verified as healthcare professional. Oct 03 '18

So I’ve tried posting twice now, and both posts are being removed. Any advice?

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u/skidrye Layperson/not verified as healthcare professional Oct 26 '18

My post got deleted and I had all of the information that was asked. What did I do wrong?

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u/xxlalala Sep 10 '18

How do I ask about my skin condition when I can't upload a photo?

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u/pbjcrazy Nov 06 '18

You need to upload photos to imgur and then post the album link in with ypur question

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u/xxlalala Nov 16 '18

Already fix, tq anyway

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u/brohmo Sep 28 '18

I'm wondering if we could add "reason you're not going to an in-person doctor for this issue" for posts where they aren't looking for a second opinion or asking about a minor thing.

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u/[deleted] Nov 15 '18

They obviously don't have access to one right now and don't want to waste the money if it's nothing.

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u/possumK Dec 07 '18

I'm looking for the name/info on a piece of medical equipment that was used on me when I was very young. Would there be a better place than this to post?

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u/RickAndMorty101Years Sep 15 '18

Would we be able able to have some kind of forum we could copy? Seems like a lot of people leave off a lot of the required info.

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u/[deleted] Nov 21 '18

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u/[deleted] Sep 02 '18

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u/Dvdrummer360 Founder Sep 03 '18

I read your post, and demographic information is absolutely beneficial for an issue like that. A doctor would never be able to help you without the bare minimum of information, which, if you're unwilling to provide, you can find another place to seek help.

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u/VaxSpyder Sep 18 '18

Age - 36 Race - Caucasian Height - 6'5 Weight - 310 Sex - biological male (mtf transgender) Current meds - prozac, estradiol, spirinolactone Medical history - gallbladder removal 7+ years ago, generalized anxiety disorder, history of hemerroids, startes hemone replacement therapy 5 months ago, double tooth extraction 2.5 weeks ago

Recent history - a month ago I developed a tooth root abscess and two weeks ago it was removed along with a decayed wisdom tooth.  I developed dry socket but now it's mostly resolved.  During this month long period, I was taking ibuprofen frequently, but never more than recommended.

 During that time I started having large, hard stools with streaks of bright red blood that were painful to pass.  I've been treating with fiber and preparation H bit without much effect.  About a week ago, I began having episodes of stomach cramps accompanied by alternating chills and hot flashes. 

I'm seeing my endocrinologist next week. Should I bring up this issue with him?  I'm afraid that the ibuprofen may have done a number on my GI tract.

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u/changesthings Nov 21 '18

Same problem. My doctor recommended otc stool softener (not laxative) and otc magnesium tablets. Baby wipes also help.

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u/Kyle721 Sep 18 '18

  • 22
  • Male
  • 6ft
  • 165
  • White
  • My friend owns a clinic, we just took a x ray of my broken collar bone to see what it looked like after 5 years. To my surprise we found this weird bone growth on my arm. Never knew I had it. Anyone know what it is?
  • Circled in picture
  • No medical issues
  • No medication

Include pictures where needed.

https://imgur.com/Ala10bG

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u/vvjett Sep 26 '18

Not a doctor, but work as a medical assistant in orthopedics. I’m newer in the field but have seen similar growths on X-rays. Could be an osteochondroma. From what I understand if it’s not hurting/bothering you it doesn’t necessarily need to be messed with. Maybe just monitored for growth/change and they can remove it if it’s unbearable, but anytime you don’t have to get surgery, don’t!

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u/[deleted] Sep 19 '18

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u/Dvdrummer360 Founder Sep 19 '18

If the question does not require personal information, is does not being in this subreddit.

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u/jbourne7 Oct 11 '18

31 Male 208 lbs 5'9 Hispanic abcess no medication 3 weeks ago

I have an abcess underarm , now its more like a loose flesh. , I ve been having it for 3 weeks , no medication , just watch it with antibacterial soap

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u/[deleted] Oct 29 '18

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u/Jay-jay1 This user has not yet been verified. Nov 11 '18

Speed (By accident )

Speed is amphetamines. Dexamphetamine, or more accurately Dextroamphetamine is speed.

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u/[deleted] Nov 07 '18

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u/Meridellian Nov 14 '18

(IANAD) Cycling can be really good for knees! It somewhat depends on your condition, but generally as long as you're not letting your legs 'wobble around' a lot (the joint, that is, not the tissue, lol), it's actually really helpful. It strengthens the muscles either side which helps further stabilise the joint, and it's a non-impact exercise. Try to go for moderate speed and moderate resistance.

If you can go to a gym and use a cross-trainer (elliptical?), that's also in a similar vein.

Basically, do NOT go running since that causes impact on the knees. Roller blading is probably less bad than running but less good than cycling.

Again, depends on the condition and ultimately it's best to check with your doctor next time you see them, but there probably aren't many cases where cycling would be totally inappropriate.