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Dr. Laura Arbogast

Internal Medicine
Grand Blanc, MI
20 years experience female

Locations

Office

Grand Blanc, MI

Address

2313 E. Hill Rd., Grand Blanc, MI
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Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

38 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Melena: Or black tarry stools usually. Also, blood is a cathartic which means you may have very loose stools. If the bleeding persists you can become anemic... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: If you're allergic to the food to begin with then each time you have it, it's possible to have a worse reaction. This is especially true with peanut ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
They can tan: The palms of your hands can tan. It's just that most people when they tan don't lie with their palms face up so they don't get as much sun and therfo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
See your doctor: It could be a torn meniscus but you need to see a doctor for an evaluation and imaging if necessary.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
See a doctor: You should see your doctor so he/she can examine you and do a further work up to see what may be causing these symptoms.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
See your doctor: This could be something benign like an ocular (eye) migraine or something more serious. Either way you should see your doctor.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Time: There's no way to make a sunburn go away faster other than letting you body heal itself on it's own schedule.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Rare: Generally, if you have anemia and hemorrhoids chances are the anemia is from something other than hemorrhoids. You would have to lose a lot of blood ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Maybe: Maybe you will but you're still at risk for oral, laryngeal, and esophageal cancers which if you get cancer will definitely help with the weight loss.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Am : I have my patients check their sugar levels first thing in the monring before eating and also 2 hours after one of their meals if they're not on insul... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
+/- 5 days: Ultrasounds done in the first trimester of pregnancy are accurate to +/- 5 days. So to answer your question you conceived somewhere between 5 weeks a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
They bend over: Because when dcs was discovered in the 19th century, the patients suffering from it would arch their backs in pain which resembled a then, popular dan... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Depends: Soft contacts come in varieties either daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly, yearly. You shouldn't go past the manufacturer's recommendation on when to c... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Vomiting: If he's vomiting and/or has diarrhea most likely he has the stomach flu especially if he's been around other people that have been sick. Usually it r... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Varies: Nsaid = non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Basically, you're looking at aspirin, motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) alleve and naproxen.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Actually, since you're at high altitude the low pressures cause you to breathe faster to get enough oxygen and therefore you're blowing off co2 at a f... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Soap: You should wash your hands with soap and water.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
See a doctor: If by heart pain you mean a pain in your chest, you should see a doctor.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
It depends on what : Kinds of food you're eating. Sometimes tomato based, spicy foods can contribute as can caffeine and chocolate. The sphincter between your esophagus ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Your heart has 2 : Phases, systole and diastole. Systole is when your heart is fully contracted to pump the blood out and diastole is when the heart is relaxed and fill... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Maybe: It depends on if you other health problems that cause your kidneys not to work good because high potassium (k) can be caused from bad kidneys but it c... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Topical lidocaine: You can buy a topical aloe gel with Lidocaine that will take the edge off for a little while. The main thing is to moisturize it and wear a broad spe... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
No: COPD is caused from long term exposure to irritants such as cigarette smoke and rarely from a genetic cause called Alpha antitrypsin-1 deficiency.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Maybe: Maybe you will but you're still at risk for oral, laryngeal, and esophageal cancers which if you get cancer will definitely help with the weight loss.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Be seen: No matter how scared you feel, you owe it to yourself to get examined by your primary care doctor. Many things when they're diagnosed early are easil... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Pituitary hemorrhage: Pituitary apoplexy is a sudden hemorrhage (or bleed) into the pituitary gland. This gland sits in your brain behind your eyes where the optic nerve r... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Visit pediatrician: Make sure you take her to her doctor first to make sure there isn't a cause as to why she isn't potty training yet. If everything checks out ok then ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Depends: Depends on what type of infection you have and where it is located but if Levaquin (levofloxacin) is the only antibiotic you've had a reaction to then... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Everyone's heart rate goes up when working out. What you need to do is calculate your maximal heart rate which is 220 - your age (41). When doing a ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Increases: Glucagon increases blood sugar in diabetes or in anyone.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
See a doctor: Could be food poisoning or something you picked up while in sacramento. Could also be irritable bowel syndrome but hard to tell without doing an exam... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: If a knee implant gets infected and the infection doesn't respond to antibiotics then they may need to remove the implant so the infection doesn't spr... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Test: The only way to know for sure is to do a nasal swab.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Black or bloody : Stools, if you have black, really foul smelling stools then it's usually an upper GI bleed and if there is frank blood in the stool then it's likely ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Depends: On what kind of irregular heartbeat you have. There are different types and subtypes and each one can be treated differently.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
It could be a: Tumor if it's hard and not movable or a hydrocele if you can shine a flashlight through it to the other side or a varicocele if it feels like a bag of... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Most likely it's hemorrhoids either external which you can see or internal which you can't if it continues or gets worse you should see your doctor.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Arbogast
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Possible labor: It could be early labor with the cramping. The brownish/bloody discharge is normal and is called the bloody show. If the cramping becomes worse or s... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Arbogast is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Arbogast is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you very much I feel better hearing this from a doctor than people on yahoo answers.. Who were wrong because my doctor told me the same thing that you just said... Thanks for confirming this I r...Read More
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Thank you very much for answering my question. It was reassuring to know that the length of her symptoms is probably nothing to worry about. I will continue to monitor her...thanks again!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, MI
Graduated 2002MD

Affiliations

AOA, MOA
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