Doctor Q&A for Dr. Peter Kurzweil

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Back of mouth issue: Cheek swelling and mouth pain needs to be explained. This likely involves infection or inflammation in teeth toward the back of mouth, the cheek tissu ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Must get checked!: By age 2 years, the child has ability to hold back on passing stool. Regardless of whether this is conscious 'holding on' or a physical problem, this ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: C reactive protein is a blood test and is a non-specific marker of something wrong. It can be anything from an infection, inflammation in joints, inf ... Read More
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A 9-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably ok. : If you get startled, or have a little panic attack, it is not unusual for there to be some discomfort in the chest. If it goes on for several hours/d ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Stool exam: White 'granules' most likely represent a parasitic organism called pinworm, most common in children. It could occur in adults, and can be spread by be ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Get it checked: You're describing what is called 'crepitus': a popping or snapping sound when move shoulder, which is a ball and socket joint attached to muscles, ten ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
UGI problem: The problem most likely lies in your upper gastrointestinal tract, such as lower esophagus, stomach, pancreas, or gall bladder. The darker urine prob ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Pilonidal cyst: that would be the likeliest diagnosis and may be hard to see. get careful examination by a rectal expert (colorectal surgeon probably best).
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Separate issues. : Probably dealing with 2 problems. The numbness of arm and hand, presumably unilateral, may be some sort of neuropathy. The most common kind in young ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Just to be specific on the use of acetaminophen--APAP (Tylenol is the brand), if renal function is normal, do not exceed 2000 mg of APAP daily. That ... Read More
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