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Dr. Karen Lawson

Internal Medicine
Washington, DC
47 years experience

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Internal Medicine

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English

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Lawson
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: You need to make sure that the fruit, containers, and other ingredients are cleaned well. Preparing a smooth mixture without seeds or lumps by straini... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Lawson
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Most likely not: Unless a nerve is accidently damaged during the procedure this is not a well known or frequently seen complication.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Lawson
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Stool specimen: Many common parasites can be identified by testing a stool sample.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Lawson
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
No: But it may taste a bit off. Usually, there is no observed difference in this type of bacterial contamination.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Lawson
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Dehydrated skin: We are advised to wash our hands and along with household chores, our hands are in water frequently. This tends to dry out the areas around your nail.... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Lawson
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Pain is relative: One would think that a liver biopsy is very painful, but actually as long as you are prepared mentally and perhaps take a medication to relax you, it ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Lawson
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Timing of mediation: The most important supplement in prenatal vitamins is Folic Acid to prevent neural tube defects in the fetus. The best time to take your prenatal vita... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Lawson
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Premedicate: Make sure to take a common mild short acting benzodiazepine such as Xanax (alprazolam) about 30 - 40 minutes before the procedure.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Lawson
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
No: This is a water soluble vitamin and the body will lose excess by urination. However moderation is an important rule of thumb and there is no reason to... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Lawson
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: Paget's disease of the bone and paget's disease of the nipple are two very different problems. The bone condition involves abnormal growth. Paget's of... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Lawson
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Liver regenerates: The liver is one of the only organs that will regenerate once the damaging activity is stopped: as long as there are enough undamaged cells. Milk this... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lawson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lawson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! It is such a comforting feeling to have someone to help you & no charg
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