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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra

Internal Medicine
Normal, IL
23 years experience female

Locations

Office

Normal, IL

Address

1302 Franklin Av #4800, Normal, IL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 845am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

About

Bio

<B><A href="http://digestiveconsultant.com/">http://digestiveconsultant.com/</A> </B>

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

71 Answers
43 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: During colonoscopy, if suspicious polyps are seen, they are removed. Histology is the only sure way of knowing if it is a benign or adenomatous polyp.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: It depends upon the colon cleansing solution. If it is one of the cleansing solution given by your physician prior to colonoscopy, then it is mostly s... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Antiflatulence diet: Try avoiding the following one at a time-lactose, high fiber diet, legumes, high fructose content food.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Q6month: Current recommendation is ultrasound with AFP every 6 months.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Heartburn: It is quite common. If it is persistent then should be evaluated as it could be symptom of underlying disease. Also longstanding heartburn can give ri... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Chest pain: Des that is diffuse esophageal spasms present as chest pain and or dysphagia.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy is not only diagnostic but therapeutic and preventive.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
High fiber diet: Increasing servings of fruits, vegetables and whole grain products are helpful in increasing fiber in diet. Other things that can be added are fiber s... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis/proctitis is not contagious. It caused by immune system acting against colon mucosa.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Anemia: Anemia, hair loss, and sleep issues are common issues with ribavirin.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
HCV transmission: Most common route in the US is via IV drug usage. Very small risk with sexual contact but possible.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
By Watching: For colonoscopy, conscious sedation is used and sleep is induced. Very interestingly, during procedure the breathing, oxygen saturation, heart rate an... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Usually not: If there is any bleeding during resection of polyp, Epinephrine may be injected to control bleeding. Sometimes india ink or saline injection are used ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: It is quite common to get gerd during pregnancy and or feel exacerbation of symptoms during pregnancy.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Imaging: These are usually picked up on ct or ultrasound. They can further be evaluated by ct pancreas protocol, mri/mrcp, eus, ercp.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Genotype helps prognosticate cure rates with therapy.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: It use to be leading cause but hepatitis C is currently is the leading cause of cirrhosis in the us.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Yes it is and it should be followed closely by a gastroenterologist.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Colon cancer: Colonoscopy prevents colon cancer hence it is recommended as screening test at age 50 for people with average risk and age 40 if there is family histo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
YES: Gerd can cause chronic cough.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy is the test of choice as it is diagnostic and therapeutic. Other diagnostic tests include ct colonography, stool test, barium studies.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: It is called radiation colitis and can be seen years after radiation.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
NAFLD: Fatty liver is found in patients who suffer from obesity, diabetes, and other disease processes associated with metabolic syndrome. Some drugs can cau... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Alcohol affects liver , stomach and pancreas apart from other organs.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
H pylori: If you have not been treated in past then your doctor may prescribe medicines to treat it.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Usually as inpatient: With bowel rest, IV fluids and pain control.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
No: This symptom should be discussed with your doctor.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Capsule endoscopy: Currently I use a small bowel follow through, ct enterpgraphy and video capsule endoscopy. If there is any positive finding, then a double balloon end... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Exercise: Exercise and adequate rest are some other ways. If stress is leading to certain symptoms, you should discuss with your doctor to help with them while ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Likely infectious : If it persists, will need more evaluation.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: The tests will depend upon symptoms. Discuss with your physician regarding your symptoms and you can together come up with a good cost effective plan.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Once infection is diagnosed, multiple treatment regimen are available. The optimal regimen will depend upon type and extent of infection.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Fiber: High fiber diet that includes soluble and insoluble fiber along with adequate amount of fluid are a start. If these measures do not work, consider dis... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Treatment of choice for symptomatic gallstones is cholecystectomy. But in some cases ursodiol can be used to prevent or dissolve very small stones.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
See physician: If it is bright red and small amount, likely hemorrhoids. But you must see your doctor to make sure it is the case.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Not necessary: Discuss with your doctor. Depending upon your symptoms doctor may decide to proceed with it.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: If you have a significant famoly history or history of previous polyps, then it would be 5 years.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: Good question! the presenting symptoms are similar but with careful history and lab tests, it can be well differentiated.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: It depends on symptoms why colonoscopy was ordered. If there are alarming symptoms like but not limited to blood in stool, weight loss, change in sto... Read More
A 17-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
No: Sounds like geographic tongue to me. Make sure you see your physician to confirm that. It usually is a benign condition.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Likely not: The color of blood is usually rather dark if it is coming from tooth site.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Some people get immunity once they get infection and clear it. They usually have not only antibody to surface antigen but core also.
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Biopsy: It is a diagnosis established after your doctor has performed endoscopy with biopsy. The biopsies from gastrointestinal tract show increase eosinophil... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Colon cancer: Common symptoms are constipation, blood in stool, change in bowel habits, changes in stool caliber.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Cirrhosis: Cirrhosis is end result of scarring. It can happen due to other disease processes that can cause scarring including autoimmune hepatitis, hemochromato... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Crohn's: Diverticulitis has similar symptoms as crohn' s disease and colon cancer. Hence investigations are required to confirm the diagnosis.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Your doctor will check viral load to see if you still have hcv or had it and cleared the virus. Sometimes the test can be a false positive.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
No: Some of the pain relief medications/aspirin can cause ulcers.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
NERD: It means reflux with no obvious tissue damage and could be due to nonacid reflux.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: It depends on the stage of the cancer.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Misra is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Misra is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Really appreciated your answer my appetite is not as good.
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thank you for your answer regarding this issue.beautiful name dr misra!greetings from portugal.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! And why high fats? What does that do for the liver?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pune, B. J. Medical College, India
Graduated 1999MD

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