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Questions YOU Should Ask Your Doctor | Doctor Mike


– As doctors, we ask a lot of questions. Do you drink, smoke, drugs? Where does it hurt? When did the pain start? Where does the pain radiate? Is it burning, itching, shooting? Tell me. – Do you want my head to explode? – But we want you to ask us questions too. It can’t just be one-sided. So here we go, these are the questions you
should be asking your doctor. (relaxing music) Am I contagious? Yeah, sometimes it’s a
very obvious question, but sometimes it’s not so clear. For example, with the
flu you can be contagious one day prior to having symptoms and you can stay contagious
for up to seven days. That’s why it’s really
important to ask the doctor so we can give you guidance
on how to prevent you from spreading this to your loved ones. Sneezing into your elbow,
washing your hands, avoiding touching your face, these simple actions can save lives. (relaxing music) What websites can I trust? The internet is literally a
misinformation super highway, with celebrities, and i.k.a experts giving you complete garbage advice. Take for instance,
goop.com’s recommendation to put jade egg into your
vagina for improved fertility. As a doctor, I want my patients to be
educated and proactive. We can’t cover everything
in a 15 or 30 minute visit. There are quality websites
that your doctor does trust, so please ask the question. (relaxing music) Why should I take this medication? – These are dog pills. – We had the same symptoms. – Sometimes a doctor will
prescribe a medication and you don’t have an exact answer as to why you’re taking it. But it’s really important
to hammer down specifically why should you be on it. Is this a treatment? Is this a cure? Is this gonna just control my symptoms? Are there any alternatives,
natural or otherwise that can help you solve this problem? When you get a complete picture, you can make the most
educated decision possible, and a major aspect to
medications is side effects. See, I’m pointing to the side. (relaxing music) What are the side effects? Any treatment that a
doctor can prescribe you can carry some sort of side effect. Whether you’re okay
with those side effects is a very important conversation to have. In some cases, you may only
want control of your symptoms. In other cases, you may
want total eradication of the disease, at which point, you may be okay with worse side effects. That’s why it’s always a balancing game between risks and benefits
on an individual level. BS alert, sometimes you’re
gonna find stuff online that overstates the side
effects of certain treatments. Take for instance, the supposed link between autism
and childhood vaccination. Complete garbage, forget about it. – Forget about it. (relaxing music) – We’re in an era of over-testing. Tests are not always benign
and some do carry side effects, and some can be incredibly costly. That’s why you need not be afraid to ask your doctor this question. When we order a test, it should be to confirm
a suspected diagnosis we already have in mind. It shouldn’t be just to
order a bunch of tests and hope something sticks. Knowing the purpose of getting a test will allow you to better evaluate
the risks versus benefits and to get the most cost effective care. Over-testing can lead to over-diagnosis and over-diagnosis can be a real problem. Just to clarify, over-diagnosis
is not a wrong diagnosis, it’s just finding an issue
that may have never caused a problem but now you’re
forced to address it because you found it on a scan. (relaxing music) When should I follow up? It’s really easy to
leave the doctor’s office and forget to ask this critical question. Normally your visits are
on six month intervals, but if you start a new
treatment or medication, you may need to return sooner than that. Also, asking this question
can prompt your doctor to remind you to be on the
look out for certain symptoms and side effects that can cause you to need to return earlier. (relaxing music) A common question I get
from my patients is, “Doctor, what do you think I should do?” And while we can give recommendations, ethically we can’t tell you what to do. A better question would be, “Doctor, what would you
recommend to your family?” Because this gives you tremendous insight into how the doctor thinks
when thinking about a loved one and it nurtures that
doctor-patient relationship. But please remember, what’s best for the doctor
and their family members, may not be what’s best for you. So feel free to explore
the question in detail. (relaxing music) What should I focus on? Wait, wait, am I in focus? There you go. Yes, you should follow
your basic treatment plan, but there’s usually additional guidance that you can get from your
doctor by asking this question. Should you keep a log of your symptoms? Should you take a picture of
the rash if it were to reoccur? All of these are great points
for you to keep in mind to help your doctor come
to a diagnosis sooner. Plus, lifestyle modifications are an incredibly important part
of your health in general, not just focusing on your current problem. (relaxing music) Can I have a chaperone? Don’t be afraid to ask this question. The goal of the medical exam is to make you feel 100%
comfortable with what’s going on. The likelihood that something
inappropriate will occur with a second medical
professional in the room is much lower so it can put you at ease. And in light of the circumstances with the U.S. gymnastics team, this is even a more important
time to ask this question. (relaxing music) Have you treated this before? – What did you say? – Well maybe you don’t have to be so confrontational about it. Ask how much experience do
you have treating patients with this condition. Sometimes you may have
a very obscure condition that a lot of doctors haven’t seen and this line of questioning will create a bond and trust between
you and the doctor, because one of two things may happen. The doctor may say, “Yes, I have plenty of
experience with this,” and you’ll feel more at ease. Or two, the doctor may honestly say that they don’t have a lot of experience, but they can get the information
elsewhere or refer you out. That way, you can have
that honest feedback and know what you’re really getting. Just to remind you, this question applies more
to procedures and surgeries where hands-on experience
is of upmost importance. So there you have it. Those are some great
questions to ask your doctor to get the most out of your visit. Now I’ve listed all of them down below in the description box. And speaking of questions, I love it when you ask me questions so leave them down below
in the comment section and I’ll answer as often as I can. Thank you for watching and as always, stay happy and healthy. What’s your family history? Do you have any allergies? What’s your social history? What’s your problem? (laughs) So there you have it, those are
the most important questions to ask your doctor to
get the most out of your, I say most twice. Fun fact, if you take
Coumadin, a blood thinner, and eat green, leafy
vegetables at the same time, you can reduce the
effectiveness of the drug and that can lead to a blood clot. That’s not really a fun fact. And speaking of questions, I love it when you ask me questions so leave your questions down below in the, I say questions like 300 times. Side effects, are these in frame? – [Man] A little higher. Yeah, there you go. (relaxing music)

100 Comments

  1. Maimuna May
    Maimuna May February 25, 2018

    Great video, Dr.Mike. It was the video that I didn't know I even needed.👍🏾

  2. Damayanti sarkar
    Damayanti sarkar February 2, 2019

    Why are painkillers said to be harmful at times? Can they be used for dental pain?

  3. nerevar
    nerevar February 2, 2019

    "hey doctor, i have a pain in my side, i think it's a rare form of inoperable cancer"

    i'm a certified hypochondriac, what can i say

  4. Gaby_C_M
    Gaby_C_M February 3, 2019

    I always tell my patients to ask me any doubt they have, and if they don’t, I tell them to write them down on a paper and ask me when I see them again. I like them to understand why I’m giving them that treatment and how it will make them feel better 🙂
    Great video! 👌🏼

  5. Libby Morgan
    Libby Morgan February 5, 2019

    I love your channel so much. In my medical classes when we don’t have a lesson we watch you. It’s great. 💕😂

  6. Ethiriel V.R.M
    Ethiriel V.R.M February 5, 2019

    I needed these a half year ago. sigh

  7. Preeti V N
    Preeti V N February 6, 2019

    Doctor can you give suggest about sinus problem pls make a video about sinus.

  8. amitesh tomar
    amitesh tomar February 10, 2019

    Hello Dr. mike. I get sleepy after a cup of coffee, is that a normal thing? Thanks.

  9. Nica
    Nica February 13, 2019

    What is Jak2 Gene Mutation? My doctor only gave me ferrous sulfate. My spleen is normal and my platelets is 496.

  10. Moscato
    Moscato February 14, 2019

    Dr Mike do you have an opinion on the Epstein-Barr Virus and it’s link to other diseases? Love watching your videos for good info, and usually a good laugh! 🙂

  11. huijun Bai
    huijun Bai February 15, 2019

    Thank you so much! your speaking is vert helpful!

  12. Mostly Nandini
    Mostly Nandini February 17, 2019

    U look beautiful without goggles

  13. Tevapox
    Tevapox February 17, 2019

    Dr. Mike, you should collaborate with the Healthcare Triage YouTube channel.

  14. Mathangi Eswaran
    Mathangi Eswaran February 17, 2019

    Good video Dr Mike,, really enjoyed watching it just like most of ur other ones.. The funny clips by the side and ur way of explaining things in a simple way make it a pleasure to learn more things with enthusiasm.. Keep up ur gud work 😊

  15. RevanJJ
    RevanJJ February 17, 2019

    Thank you for this. 3 weeks ago I had bad symptoms and blacked out. I was taken to an Urgent Care. They found I had a BS level of 800+(the machine maxed out at that), rushed me to the ER where I maxed their tests and I was given a lot. I don’t recall it all. I don’t remember a lot from that night.

    I do recall being in the ICU and staying in it for a almost 2 weeks. Well when I got out I was so scared, I bought every book I could on it, watched hundreds of videos by Doctors & Pharmacists about Vitamins, Minerals, & Supplements to hell this. Then I read the studies on each, then studied which brands are best, & most bioavailable. The insulin shots weren’t helping. When I started my stuff, it dropped and stabilized around 90 fasting level. It was 250-300 when released from the hospital.

    My Doctor made me feel so bad. I’ve changed to water only with 1 Coke Zero per day, I eat everything that is sugar free or low, 4-5 small meals a day with the vitamins and supplements. I didn’t lose any weight in a week. My Doctor falsely accused me of lying and “sneaking calories,” which made me very angry. I did all that work and was told to throw away my Multivitamin packs, my B vitamins, all supplements even ALA. Treated me like a lying idiot.

    Is there a reason I didn’t lose weight? I am 6’5, 318 and taking in 1500-1800 calories a day. Less than 60 carbs per meal. I use MyFitnessPal app to keep track all I eat. I am on prescribed meds, 7 of which have weight gain as a possible side effect, I also considered that I may be retaining water as I am bloated a lot, and then I considered it may take awhile based on the New England Journal of Medicine’s studies showing that having this makes it tougher to lose weight.
    That said, I quit drinking 10-11 sodas a day. I now drink water or if I need flavor, zero water(flavored), coffee with Truvia, and allow myself 1-3 Coke Zero mini bottles per day. App says 1.75 average lol.

    Is he just being a jerk or am I doing something wrong?

  16. El Y
    El Y February 19, 2019

    Won’t talking about side effects risk inducing them by placebo effect?

  17. Nidhi Chauhan
    Nidhi Chauhan February 21, 2019

    @1:02 😂😂 your editor is amazing! Love watching your videos. Very informative.

  18. Don't Worry be Happy
    Don't Worry be Happy February 21, 2019

    This video was so informative, thanks for sharing these 💛

  19. Michael Norman
    Michael Norman February 22, 2019

    2:22 finally, you need to set them straight, they are literally killing there kids

  20. Amy Graham
    Amy Graham February 22, 2019

    Great vid as always 💋❤ very informative 😊

  21. Dan The Aqua-Man
    Dan The Aqua-Man February 23, 2019

    Can you be my doctor from the distance? I want a doctor as gentle, caring and smart as you!

  22. Samantha Scott
    Samantha Scott March 1, 2019

    Tell me 😂😂😂

  23. P. Isley
    P. Isley March 5, 2019

    I've had lupus for over five years and seen more doctors than I hadever thought I'd need. I wish more of them had the patience and thoroughness of Dr Mike.

    I really would like if you could make a video on lifestyle tips for people with autoimmune disorders.

  24. Cryinghawke
    Cryinghawke March 5, 2019

    What are your views on various forms of eastern and alternative medicine? Specifically acupuncture and chinese herbal remedies(please note that not all herbal remedies are in fact plants and can include stuff like talcum)

    What is the craziest medical mystery you've ever encountered?

    If you are on a plane and someone called "is there a doctor on board?" how soon do you jump out of your chair? also, do not eat the fish on a flight just in case 😉

  25. Katelind Gorman
    Katelind Gorman March 7, 2019

    I just binge watch youtube for the first time cause I love your videos. My area of study is Psychology but I've worked around the medical field so things like this are so interesting to me. Plus how handsome the source is, is definitely a great bonus.

  26. landenthe70s
    landenthe70s March 8, 2019

    How do you feel about health care in Canada vs USA. Ever had an opinion?

  27. Aldo Simoni
    Aldo Simoni March 9, 2019

    Hello Mike,

    I have got Melasma. I have seen few doctors and everyone suggested me different things, laser q-switched, hydroquinone, peelings… Which one would you suggest? At the moment I’m treating it with Tretinoin 0.5, should I stop it during the summer? Someone told me that is a mandatory, someone else that is not necessary. I’m quite confused… Thanks a lot. Aldo

  28. Mary Allgier
    Mary Allgier March 11, 2019

    0:55 I’m sorry, what?

  29. Senjin
    Senjin March 14, 2019

    Yeah.. I asked a lot of questions in your comment section…

  30. Malina
    Malina March 17, 2019

    this may sound like a non medical issue but i have this thing where if i do something one way, i have to do it the other way. For example, if i scratch my right arm i have to scratch my left, even if it isn’t itchy. It used to be so bad that if i’d turn 360° one way, i’d start breathing heavily and getting anxious so I’d have to turn back around 360° facing front again. Yea this prob sounds lame lol but i’m just curious what could be causing it or if it’s relevant?

  31. Nelvin Morinus
    Nelvin Morinus March 24, 2019

    great video. it keeps me going through the day..

  32. Lea Firebender
    Lea Firebender March 26, 2019

    where'd you get that reaction video of everyone simultaneously hitting their forehead? I need it

  33. kceking
    kceking March 27, 2019

    Dr. Mike I only started watching your videos 2 days ago and I’m hooked! I love the knowledge, compassion and dad jokes !🙌

  34. Steve Forbin
    Steve Forbin April 1, 2019

    I am diabetic so the doctors say but is stared walking 7days a week. My blood sugar came down from the mid 250's and this morning a 139.Should break 120 soon. Seems sort funny all do is walk a it gets my blood sugar down. Seems like doctors are going to have some egg on their face when this comes out. Diabetics can start by walking and working up as they don't over do it to much. I am 74 and do get tired on walking and stop when I need to and trying to build up endurance and keep going. Always check if you have any issues that might cause problems. I do take aspirin and super "B" complex and Jet Alert (caffeine) to keep going strong. Been doing better now the weather is warming up. Always wear my long johns and keep reasonable and not chill. I try to walk late in the evening and then I can crash and sleep good all night. Wake up Bright eyed and bushy tailed and not with fog in my brain.  I can only suggest your life and your choice .. make the best of life .. Any comments doc?

  35. Rasha Tohme
    Rasha Tohme April 1, 2019

    Great video… Because you love questions, here's mine: I have allergy history and I had long issues with chronic sinusitis yes! And i have recently discovered with my physician a deviated septum with turbinate hypertrophy plus the cyst and allergies… Well after the sinus infection or even if they weren't infected, why do I have this horrible facial pain? Ps: I have had a CT scan and I have decided to go through surgery.. 🙊

  36. Atina McLane
    Atina McLane April 3, 2019

    Question: is it better to not wash your hands all the time to build immunity?

  37. Cory Housley
    Cory Housley April 4, 2019

    What websites do you trust?

  38. Directioner
    Directioner April 4, 2019

    That intro 😂😂

  39. Andrea Causley
    Andrea Causley April 21, 2019

    Usually doctors dont like when we ask them questions!

  40. mya lawson
    mya lawson April 25, 2019

    Do a video on pregnancy

  41. Gloria Glorious
    Gloria Glorious April 26, 2019

    Why is that shirt sooo close fitting😶🥴😶😂

  42. Abdul Mohammad
    Abdul Mohammad May 4, 2019

    My psychiatrist never tell me what the tablet's side effects are

  43. ooooozabogaaaa
    ooooozabogaaaa May 16, 2019

    Thirsty comment alert!
    But those nipples though! Yum! 😇

  44. Sokkedyr
    Sokkedyr May 17, 2019

    Hi, can you might talk about ADHD? 🙂

  45. Micah Schellenberg
    Micah Schellenberg May 20, 2019

    I have really bad tummy aches and my doctor did a lot of tests they all came back negative I kind of want to do another test to see if I have re feeding disease please let me know if you have any questions about the back story or any advice thanks

  46. Mahbuba Aktar
    Mahbuba Aktar May 26, 2019

    Please tell me about period problem

  47. Stellaluna Star
    Stellaluna Star May 29, 2019

    Having a disorder that is only diagnosed by throwing diagnosis at the wall and see what sticks makes it incredibly frustrating. I finally landed at Interstitial Cystitis and we were able to really get treatments going for me. It's a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning after they have checked everything in my body, they take a scope and put it up my bladder and found the problem. It's extremely expensive to treat, and the one drug made specifically for IC made my liver started to fail and I started going blind. Luckily I stopped taking it and recovered, but finding a happy medium where the drug helps me vs. how expensive it is gets really old, and you aren't left with many options. Especially if you are chronically ill, and can't work.

  48. øē gracy ēø
    øē gracy ēø June 1, 2019

    1 move and your gonna rip put your shirt 😂💜

  49. Dresses And Messes
    Dresses And Messes June 4, 2019

    SO GRATEFUL FOR MY PASSIONATE DOCTOR THAT I NEVER HAVE TO ASK ANY OF THIS TO, SHE LITERALLY LEAVES ME WITH NO QUESTIONS BY THE END OF MY VISIT. WHEN SHE ASKS IF I HAVE ANY I JUST STARE AT HER IN ADMIRATION

  50. Audrey Welcyng
    Audrey Welcyng June 6, 2019

    I have a question: when I get bug bites they swell into welts, sometimes pretty fast, do you have an idea what could cause that type of a reaction?

  51. nczipp
    nczipp June 9, 2019

    Love the video, bet here are two other questions I think are important:
    1. Is there anything I should avoid while taking a medication (foods, drinks, alcohol, activities, other medications)?
    2. Will this interact with other medications I am currently taking?
    It's important to know that some foods, like grapefruit, can cause severe side-effects while on certain medications; antibiotics can reduce the effectiveness of birth control; you should avoid certain vaccinations while on immunosuppressant drugs; it can be dangerous to drink alcohol on certain medications; and so on.

  52. ghostninja2099
    ghostninja2099 June 10, 2019

    I love your bloopers LOL great stuff

  53. Death Stroke
    Death Stroke June 11, 2019

    Is sleeping naked good?

  54. patrick ryan
    patrick ryan June 13, 2019

    Thanks for reminding not to appear to be confrontational with my doctor, i.e. think first of how to better pose my questions/responses. 6/2019

  55. lucas moeskops
    lucas moeskops June 14, 2019

    Oh my god the level of meme is high in this one. Keep it going doc!

  56. Luna Moonjisu
    Luna Moonjisu June 15, 2019

    I‘m so sorry but

    You‘re incredibly attractive:
    Handsome, smart, funny, sympathetic in general

  57. Jetmire Bajramali
    Jetmire Bajramali June 15, 2019

    Hello! Its my first time actually writting to a doctor and hopefully getting an answer. Im an 18 years old girl and i have bloating issues after every meal i eat. I workout almos every day and i see some small changes but it still wont disappear at all . Can doctor tell me what to eat to avoid bloating (what kind of fruits or whatever). I saw so many internet news for that but i dont believe them without talking to a smart doctor. I would be more than happy if u helped me solve this issue out!

  58. XoxoLaLa Life
    XoxoLaLa Life June 16, 2019

    Hmmm I’ll just be blunt and go ahead and ask. Make a video about “sex safety” like, what should be done before, or after sex? Protection? Positions safe? What’s really “safe” I believe a lot of people could benefit from watching your videos. Especially kids who are sexually active and afraid to speak to their parents and doctors in fear of being “found out” and the internet is so accessible. So, busting sex myths? Or something.

  59. Gunjan's Divine Space
    Gunjan's Divine Space June 17, 2019

    I am from Bangladesh. And if I ask these questions to my doctors they will be annoyed and say "listen to me u are not hear to ask question take medication and leave "

  60. Alison Carville
    Alison Carville June 18, 2019

    I should have asked my first adult doctor the "Have you treated this before?" when he asked me "What's Spina Bifida?" :O

  61. Serina T
    Serina T June 22, 2019

    Hey hey

  62. Daftong Abarai
    Daftong Abarai June 24, 2019

    I have a question on one point, but it should touch all of the above. When I'm asking my doctor, "will this test help" for instance. I'm basically saying, I don't trust your judgement so I'm gonna raise this question, just in case this test was not for any medical reason but just because you're bored. (over exaggerating to make a point) From a patients' perspective, I shouldn't have the need to ask that question, because I believe the doctor has made an educated decision, and the test will help because we have the same goal.

    So when you say I need to ask this question, I want to know why. I know that you don't mean I shouldn't trust my doctor and his decision, but to me personally the reason is still unclear.

  63. Leah-Jaye Taylor
    Leah-Jaye Taylor June 25, 2019

    I have an actual medical question! I have a water infection so should I go to the doctors, because I've had them before by just drinking water and it's gone away with no trouble.
    Thank you.

  64. Anne J
    Anne J June 26, 2019

    That was my reaction after all those questions in the beginning…

    Also what are your thoughts on using birth control to help controll menstrual pain? I'm not sexually active and don't plan to be anytime soon. Pain 9(can't walk or move), nausea, vomiting, can't eat sometimes, I live on bread, crackers and tea(only thing I can keep down sometimes) etc

  65. Tarau Marina
    Tarau Marina June 29, 2019

    Dr. M.V.,
    I love how you always END every video with this message: "Stay happy and healthy!" Physical health cannot be entirely "fulfilled" without being mentally and spiritually balanced.
    PS: love how positive and full of energy you are, even though you're a doctor and probably have to deal with tons of problems (work, patients, etcetera).

  66. TheStreetGourmetz
    TheStreetGourmetz July 1, 2019

    Hi Doc. I don't know if this is a mental or physical health issue, but how do you prevent dreaming at night during sleep? The reason for this is that my dreams are incredibly complex and as a result, is more exhausting than if I was awake. Thank you doctor Mike!!! Bless you always!

  67. HalcyonSerenade
    HalcyonSerenade July 1, 2019

    5:10
    I'd recommend asking something along the lines of "how often do you treat patients with this condition?" It puts more focus on the frequency with which the doctor treats the illness, and doesn't call into question whether they have experience treating the condition at all. Of course, doctors shouldn't be defensive or guarded about these things, but we're all only human — the more you can imbue your words with "benefit of the doubt," the more likely the other person is to be humble and communicate with utmost honesty ^_^

  68. Melanie Moulaison
    Melanie Moulaison July 5, 2019

    Being a medical doctor with a scientific mindset, are you religious?

  69. Melanie Moulaison
    Melanie Moulaison July 5, 2019

    I have to see my doctor every 1-2 months depending on my mental health (anxiety disorder) and i come with a list lol

  70. Shehroz ilyas
    Shehroz ilyas July 7, 2019

    Most handsome doctor ever

  71. Irish Hearts
    Irish Hearts July 8, 2019

    I unfortunately had to fire my sons doctor 🙁 because she had him do bloodwork, and while waiting for the results, she called and left me a voice mail saying "i wrote an RX for him go pick it up and have him start taking it" it was for THYROXINE!! THATS IMPORTANT! i didnt get any information about what was wrong with his blood work, no discussion about the treatment and what risks, and dangers there are to the medication, dangers to what is wrong with his thyroid, whether his thyroid was over or underactive, NOTHING. it angered me.

  72. Jass Aries
    Jass Aries July 13, 2019

    Hi mike:) I would like ask about ma skin. I hav lot of pimples on ma back and chest only. Why why why 😓

  73. Diana Cranmer
    Diana Cranmer July 13, 2019

    I’m very prone to side effects (especially the ones from antidepressants) and my doctor doesn’t seem to understand that I am very scared to take antidepressants now because of past doctors just giving me them and telling me not to worry about side effects and then I end up getting sick. I’ve wanted to ask my doctor if their is a natural way to help my anxiety and depression but I’m afraid since every doctor I’ve seen wants to just shove medicine down my throat and not even tell me other ways to help me.

  74. Allen B
    Allen B July 15, 2019

    2:50 excuse me, but that's exactly what Dr. House does so it works, right? lmao

  75. Joe Dover
    Joe Dover July 15, 2019

    The thing with Doctors are that not all of them are very communicative and have time to listen to you and they are in a hurry to kick you out of their offices. In exception of you, They expect you have NO questions at all.

  76. Gerden Remsy
    Gerden Remsy July 16, 2019

    I have been having issues recently where my neck muscles and hand and legs muscles stiffen or my hands make awkward positions involuntarily. This usually happens when I get up out of a chair or bed or when I am just walking anywhere. I can feel the effects coming and no matter how much a resist It doesn’t work. I don’t want to search the internet and I am refraining from going to the doctor until the THC in my system is out because I live in a state where it is illegal. Asking for a anyone who can help me recognize what this is as it has been getting worse.

  77. Melanie Luce
    Melanie Luce July 16, 2019

    I have found that writing my questions down beforehand helps me remember them and makes the time with the doctor more productive.

    You said to leave questions so here is one I have – I have found that I am allergic to most opioids (Percocet, tramedal, etc) and I get hives and nausea. The only one that I have been able to take is morphine (although I usually am given phenergan with it which I’ve heard is an antihistamine as well as an anti-nausea medication) which may explain why. My question is this – what can I take instead of opioids for severe pain experienced after a major injury or surgery? I recently shattered my kneecap and ripped my patellar tendon and had surgery and could only take Motrin which has caused me stomach issues I never had before. I know that I’m going to have surgery again someday and I would like to know what my pain relief and/or management options are ahead of time so I can plan accordingly. Thank you.

  78. L M
    L M July 19, 2019

    I know this video is a year old but you talk about autism and vaccines all the time. Why don’t you invite parents of autistic children to your channel for a chat? Stop telling parents it’s BS. I’ve heard too many stories from parents that their children developed symptoms of autism after their vaccinations. I have a child with autism and I personally don’t blame the vaccines but you can’t deny sometimes these vaccines and medications aren’t good for us. There have been times we find out years later that there’s a class action lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company for a drug we took that caused harm. That has happened. What about Gardasil? I have friends in the medical field who strongly advise to NEVER get that vaccine. I know that autism vaccine link was debunked but I still don’t trust these vaccines. I reluctantly give them to my children but gardisil is one they won’t get unless there is a 100% guarantee my children won’t be harmed by it.

  79. Amy Grenier
    Amy Grenier July 20, 2019

    Could you please talk about PCOS and link to autism or other disabilities.

  80. Courtnay Power
    Courtnay Power July 27, 2019

    Luckily, I've never had to ask a doctor if I'm contagious

  81. Damya Khalaf
    Damya Khalaf July 28, 2019

    This is great
    I can't stop the laughing because of your face

  82. Mo7a1 Xy
    Mo7a1 Xy August 1, 2019

    S I D E. E F F E C T S

  83. WarpRulez
    WarpRulez August 2, 2019

    On the flipside, one of my best friends is alive today because of the "overtesting" of a particular doctor he was seeing.

    He was suffering from some chronic joint pains, which doctors couldn't figure out. This one doctor ordered a full scan of his bones. This particular doctor was (in)famous for ordering all kinds of such tests very eagerly. However, thanks to the scan they found bone cancer at a sufficiently early stage that they could completely remove it. (He'll never walk normally again, but he's well and alive otherwise. His wife and kids are grateful to the doctor, thank you very much.)

  84. Lisa Herrmann
    Lisa Herrmann August 3, 2019

    00:02 HAHAGAGAGAG

  85. Kaitlyn Hanson
    Kaitlyn Hanson August 5, 2019

    What’s up with minor seizures? What’s the best treatment for seizures and is medicine necessary?

  86. Ian_Carlo Santos
    Ian_Carlo Santos August 7, 2019

    When are you going to get Married?

  87. Ian_Carlo Santos
    Ian_Carlo Santos August 7, 2019

    I eat green leafy vegetables before taking a Blood thinner. Is that Bad? I didn't ask my Cardiologist yet.

  88. Michael Miller
    Michael Miller August 9, 2019

    As always, an intelligent and useful video!

  89. Linda McNeil
    Linda McNeil August 9, 2019

    I spend a lot of time on pub med… and research each way of treatment. I am a huge advocate the hierarchy of science. We have the scientific method for a reason.

    We also have an issue of under diagnosis. My last doc refused to run some basic test like a1c, sad rate and crp. He never caught the celiac disease, hernia, thyroid issues and high inflammation issues. It took me a few years to switch… after my GI doc found all the issues in one visit. I was very frustrated.

  90. Sam The Remake
    Sam The Remake August 10, 2019

    If you ever have a doctor that ridicules, laughs, or outright refuses to let you have a chaperone, LEAVE IMMEDIATELY. That in and of itself is an inappropriate action on their part. Had that happen and I felt violated even though he did not actually touch me in that kind of way. I was made to feel embarrassed for asking for a chaperone, when it's a perfectly fine thing to ask for. I was a teen at the time. I know better now, but I hope no one else goes through that.

  91. Katherine
    Katherine August 13, 2019

    This video is really great! Thank you!

  92. Xav Dest
    Xav Dest August 14, 2019

    Am I gonna die

  93. Jenny Reyes
    Jenny Reyes August 20, 2019

    How do you get rid of belly fat on a woman?

  94. healthytipsplus
    healthytipsplus August 20, 2019

    Good information – my younger sister has digestive issues issues and I am researching information to give her some much needed direction – this is most helpful.

  95. Aryel Crivella
    Aryel Crivella August 21, 2019

    My OB/GYN was very honest with me and he said he had treated a pregnant beta Thalassemia patient but never beta thal and factor XI deficiency so he suggested I go see a Perinatologist

  96. Janani Siva
    Janani Siva August 25, 2019

    Lol here we don't need that website one #nhs

  97. Looking In With Victor B
    Looking In With Victor B August 26, 2019

    Now if I could only figure out what doctors define as each kind of pain…. Sometimes it seems like we use two different definitions…

  98. Lauren Matson
    Lauren Matson September 7, 2019

    Ooooooh that INTRO was fantastic😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ sooo fricken funny

  99. Mary ann Ortiz
    Mary ann Ortiz September 10, 2019

    i am a new here.. when i first saw you're videos… i feel love at first sight to your video….

  100. Indu Vaijayanthi
    Indu Vaijayanthi September 11, 2019

    Mc Dreamy ❤❤

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