Dr. Ravi Nerella

Hospital-based practice
Hull, IL
26 years experience male

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Hospital-based practice

Languages spoken

English

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97 Answers
32 Agrees
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Not necessarily : A negative stress test means that you do not have significant blockage in your heart arteries that could lead to a heart attack. Congestive heart fail... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Follow up is key: You need to be seen on a regular basis for chronic conditions to ensure that you are taking the correct dosage. Your doctor wants to see you to run te... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Take it easy.: It's probably ok to run if it doesn't hurt, but it's probably better to take a break for a few days to let your body rest. Even too much exercise can ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Unlikely: Conjunctivitis while contagious is not transmitted sexually, it is transmitted by being exposed to the secretions from the eye or touching items the i... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Probably not pimple: Sounds like something more than just a pimple. If you have that much swelling you probably need to be seen by a physician asap!
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Common side effect: Diarrhea is a very common side effect of metformin. Best to reduce dose to level that doesn't cause diarrhea, usually seen as you titrate up the dose ... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Very possible: Your INR level is a little low. Ideally it needs to be 2.5. If you have swelling along with the pain, then the chances of it being a blood clot is mor... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Possible heartburn: If you have been vomiting as a result of your gastroenteritis, you may be suffering from some heartburn or reflux like symptoms which may feel like ch... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Very possible: If the episode of Crohn's disease is bad enough it may warrant an admission especially during flares. Most patients don't have to be admitted for Irr... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Only if it bothers: her. Unless your child is having pain when trying to have bowel movements or has hard stools, it's probably not anything to worry about. You will want... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Get checked out: You are describing symptoms called pica. This can be several different conditions. That is why you need to be seen by a physician to be evaluated and ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Not surprising.: Viral infections, especially the flu will cause malaise and generalized weakness. If you have not been able to sleep and rest while you had the flu, i... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Normal: Laboratories have different reference ranges, which is why it was listed as high. 10.3 is within normal range for adults.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Should not affect: Getting your ears pierced does not have any affect on birth control pills. The after care spray is probably an antiseptic so the piercing doesn't get ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Possible infection: It appears based on what you have described it seems possible that you have a pelvic infection. You should be evaluated as soon as possible. If you ju... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Should be working.: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) usually starts working within 24-96 hours. You need to make sure you are drinking plenty of water for it to work and in ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Yes: It can be done in conduction with starting a new agent instead for your hypertension as you stated.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Depends: Depakote levels can vary based on when your last dose was in relation to your blood being drawn for your test. They vary by person. Other medications ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
No: Ascaris is due to eating infected food with the eggs of ascaris. Fresh milk will not prevent it. Always make sure you eat hot freshly prepared food se... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
ASAP: As a diabetic, you cannot wait to get treated for any infection as you are more prone to quicker progression of the infection irrespective of the type... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Sebaceous cyst: It sounds like a sebaceous cyst. This happens when the glands that produce oil on your skin do not drain properly and creates a small pocket. It can b... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Yes and depends.: Kidney infection can get worse and spread to the blood stream when it is called sepsis and can be very serious and can be life threatening. How long i... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Can't say: There are a lot of factors to take into consideration like other symptoms, duration of these symptoms any other physical findings etc. Also the whethe... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Discuss with PCP: This is something you need to discuss with your pcp. If your primary care is concerned about potential interactions with other medications then it is ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
If instructed by PCP: It's always better to discuss with your physician any changes or potential changes in dosages of your medications.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
No need. : If you had a negative doppler for a DVT a repeat will not show any thing new. At your stage of pregnancy it is not uncommon to have swollen ankles. So... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Currently unknown: Currently there are know known interactions with hemp seed oil and vitamins. It is always good to let your physician know that you are taking any kind... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Depends: If it's just a nick, apply some kleenex till it stops bleeding. If it is bigger you may to apply a band aid or something like that. Keep an eye on it ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Shouldn't be related: Eliquis is a blood thinner and should not cause an elevation in your creatinine level. Creatinine levels can be affected by your hydration at the time... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
See a dietician: Beans, milk, yogurt, ricotta cheese and cottage cheese raw spinach, cabbage and parsley provide glutamine. If there is a specific reason to gain musc... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Possiblity: Sluggish blood flow can be caused by your pregnancy also. Your uterus pushes against your inferior vena cava which is the main blood vessel that drain... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
If he begins to fuss: If your son is fussing or seems to be in pain, then you should. If not monitor the bump. If it gets bigger or changes then you should at least take hi... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Possible allergy: It sounds like you have wedding ring dermatitis as you are possibly allergic to a metal component of your wedding ring. The other cause is soap that g... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
If not treated: A bacterial infection can very quickly cause sepsis if not identified quickly and treated. If your child is alert and eating fairly well and is peein... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Shouldn't be.: Upset stomach, nausea and vomiting are common side effects of oral medications. Some medications should be taken with food to reduce these symptoms. Y... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Continue with meds: Continue with your Vicodin as prescribed. It is normal to have pain for at least 24-72 after getting your tooth pulled. Everyone has a different pain ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
See a dentist: If you truly have a bad tooth infection you probably need it taken care of by a dentist. This may help in not having to use antibiotics but not likely... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Depends: If you've had the pain for eight days it is less likely to be pancreatitis as by now it would have gotten so bad you would have gone to the er by now.... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
OK: Since you had a stress test recently, it is less likely that you have a cardiac cause for your chest pain. If it continues it will to be evaluated for... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Yes: Most pregnancies will not have problems. It is still very important to get proper prenatal care during your pregnancy. This will help identify any pot... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Yes: Itching is a sign that your injury is healing. It happens usually when the injury scabs over. Usually if the graze is superficial and not very deep th... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Depends: Sepsis is a very serious and potentially life threatening condition caused by toxins from bacteria in the blood stream. The usual treatment is aggress... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Possibly: Bronchitis can be caused either from viral or bacterial infections. Chest pressure alone does not mean you have bronchitis. You should have other symp... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
No: If you can breathe without difficulty and are able to swallow without difficulty you are probably not going to have any problems. The swelling is prob... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Finish and see: Since you just started a course of antibiotics wait and see if it clears up with the zithromax. If it doesn't you will need to be reevaluated by your ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Get evaluated: I would strongly suggest seeing your physician to be evaluated to determine what is causing your symptoms.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Very possible: It is very possible that you father could have sinusitis. If he is having pain and swelling under the eyes, it would be wise to have him be seen by a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Should get help: Sounds like you have diarrhea caused by an infection. You should be seen by a physician and get tested for the proper treatment.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Not really: It's better to start your antibiotics ASAP. If you can have a friend or family member pick up your prescription it would be best. Cellulitis can progr... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
Hospital-based practice 26 years experience
Yes. : Most infections have a period where the person is contagious to those around them in various ways like coughing, sneezing etc. If you are in close pro... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nerella is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nerella is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I love how your answer was detailed, most doctors aren't! Keep it up!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Appreciated.It's time herbal supplements were required to be tested!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for taking the time. This was very reassuring.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Guntur Medical College, India
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI HEALTH CARE
Completed 2004

Affiliations

Society of Hospital Medicine
American Medical Informatics Association
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