Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra

Internal Medicine
Normal, IL
24 years experience female

Locations

Office

Normal, IL

Address

1302 Franklin Av #4800, Normal, IL
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My office hours

Thursday: 845am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

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Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

71 Answers
43 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
IBS: I usually recommend high fiber diet as first step if it is tolerable. I also recommend to avoid patient specific irritants like lactose, chocolate, ca... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Colon cancer: Common symptoms are constipation, blood in stool, change in bowel habits, changes in stool caliber.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: If there is any underlying hepatitis, avoid any hepatotoxic medications.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Laxatives: Pain killers that are narcotics based can lead to constipation. Hence many times a bowel regimen is added with pain medications. Discuss with your doc... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Hydration: Hydration and if necessary antibiotic prescription by a colleague.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
HAV vaccine: Yes, hepatitis a can be prevented by a vaccine and there are immunoglobulins available to prevent disease after exposure.
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
No: Some of the pain relief medications/aspirin can cause ulcers.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Reflux: Refractory gerd means reflux disease not responding to standard treatment and conservative measures.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Crohn's: Diverticulitis has similar symptoms as crohn' s disease and colon cancer. Hence investigations are required to confirm the diagnosis.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Rectal prolapse: Rectal prolapse is different from hemorrhoids. A thorough exam is required to differentiate this.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Dental damage: They can help diagnose severe reflux especially when it is causing dental erosion.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
No: This can lead to residues and inadequate prep.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
NERD: It means reflux with no obvious tissue damage and could be due to nonacid reflux.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Endoscopy: Endoscopy involves visualizing internal organs using a flexible tube. The tube is long and has a light source and camera to record pictures and visual... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: It depends on the stage of the cancer.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 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.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
No: Upto 3 a day to one in 3 days falls with in normal range.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Usually there are manual override push buttons below the sensors.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
EGD: During upper endoscopy a flexible tube with a camera is passed to examine the esophagus and stomach. This is done under sedation. Usually there is no ... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
No: No clear association but it is slightly common with ingestion of processed and refined food.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Abdominal pain: It depends upon what side is the pain. Liver and gallbladder are on right side whereas spleen is on left side.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Gallbladder : Nausea after fatty food can be sign of reflux, gall bladder or pancreas issue. More info will be needed to pinpoint the cause.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
No: If there is a diagnosis of celiac disease, avoid gluten containing food. Wheat, barley, brewer yeast, malt, and rye are main source of gliten and are ... Read More
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A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Fatty food: Avoid fatty food initially and then slowly add as tolerated.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Possible: Either lactose elimination diet can be tried or a physician can do a lactose hydrogen breath test to check for lactose intolerance.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes : Yoghurt has some lactose that has not fermented and lead to symptoms in people who have severe lactose intolerance.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: The cause depends upon type of anemia.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
HCV transmission: Most common route in the US is via IV drug usage. Very small risk with sexual contact but possible.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 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
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Q6month: Current recommendation is ultrasound with AFP every 6 months.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Anemia: Anemia, hair loss, and sleep issues are common issues with ribavirin.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis/proctitis is not contagious. It caused by immune system acting against colon mucosa.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy is not only diagnostic but therapeutic and preventive.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 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
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Chest pain: Des that is diffuse esophageal spasms present as chest pain and or dysphagia.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Antiflatulence diet: Try avoiding the following one at a time-lactose, high fiber diet, legumes, high fructose content food.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 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.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Likely not: The color of blood is usually rather dark if it is coming from tooth site.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 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.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 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.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: It use to be leading cause but hepatitis C is currently is the leading cause of cirrhosis in the us.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Likely infectious : If it persists, will need more evaluation.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine 24 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.
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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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