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Dr. Christopher Lynch

Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL
19 years experience male

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Chicago, IL

Address

200 S. Michigan Ave. Ste #830, Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL

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Internal Medicine

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23 Answers
35 Agrees
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Potential emergency : Although i don't have any other details of your current symptoms, being unable to urinate fully can lead to urinary retention and subsequent kidney dy... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Arthritis: If the pain you are experiencing is in a joint, then chances are the diagnosis is that of osteoarthritis. Classically, the discomfort is worse upon aw... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Echinacea: There is some data suggesting that daily echinacea can prevent vital uris. There is similar data for zinc supplementation as well. It does not appear ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Unlikely: Patients may endorse neuropathic type symptoms when initiating or getting of this class of medication, known as ssris. Particularly, if a high dose is... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Wouldn't be alarmed: It can take some time, even over a year, from endometrial inflammation from the iud resolve and therefore for you to be able to become pregnant. It wo... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Mederma: An otc product, mederma, which is in a lotion formulation can improve cosmetic outcomes from scars when applied regularly for up to several months.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Perhaps: Flagyl is notorious for causing a spectrum of gastrointestinal side effects. And, ironically, this agent is commonly used for gastrointestinal infecti... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Need blood tests: Anemia, thyroid dysfunction, B12 deficiency and low testosterone are all potential causes of chronic fatigue. All of the above can be checked by way o... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: With depo-provera, the expectation is that you will not mensruate because the depoprovera continuously suppresses ovulation.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Another thought: If the scabbed lesions you are describing have surounding redness, are warm to the touch or have pus-like secretions then impetigo must be considered.... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
I don't believe so: I an not aware of any consumer kits for such at this point in time.
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A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Calcium and vitaminD: I feel that the benefit of multivitamins may have been exaggerated over the years. No trials have demonstrated clear benefit as far as mortality. Ther... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Not too long : The amount of time would vary slightly based on the formulation. However, despite the medication being 'out of their systems', many women find that... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Emergency : If you believe you have signs and symptoms consistent with nms such as high grade fever, confusion or muscle rigidity, then you need to go the closest... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Generally yes: There are 2 common types of herpes simplex infections. Type 1 is orolabial and manifested by 'cold sores' where the facial skin meets the lip border a... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Here's my take: Sounds like you may be referring to a disturbance of some kind involving the pubic symphysis. This is a region in the anterior part of the pelvis that... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Certainly can be: In some types of atypical depression, patients experience hypersomnia, which essentially means an excessive urge to sleep. More commonly, however, dep... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Rosacea treatment: Rosacea can generally be managed with prescription topical preparations such as Metrogel or finacea.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
The very first one: Most medical guidelines recommend penicillin as the first line agent to treat strep throat. However, i feel that Amoxicillin ( a derivative of penici... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Not anemia: With a normal hemoglobin and hematocrit, by definition you are not anemic. If your MCV is low in this context then you simply have microcytic red bloo... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
In some cases,yes: In the event that the man exhibits low testosterone (hypogonadism) and usually the associated symptoms of fatigue, low libido, depression, erectile dy... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Amemorrhea: Factors that can cause slight and sometimes more significant changes in regularity of menses include psychological stressors, change in weight and/or... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
Unclear : The urinalysis results you present are missing the most important markers for uti, that is leukocyte esterase and nitrites. That being said your WBC c... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 22, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Lynch provides personalized attention and is always unrushed and seems to always be able to resolve my issues with skill and compassion. I have the highest degree of trust in this doctor. Highly...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Lynch continues to provide top-notch quality care after 3 years of his caring for me. This doctor is a truly remarkable clinician. He always puts me at ease with his confident, candid style. Wo...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thankyou doctor for your help , she seems to get one thing after another , abcesses on gums , asthma , apthous ulcers recurring and psoriasi
HealthTap member
Thank you, Dr. Christopher R. Lynch for your prompt response. Looking forward to the urologist referral.
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Thank you for your prompt and knowledeable response!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine
Graduated 2003MD

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

University of Illinois Medical Center

Awards

Patient's Choice Award 2008-2012
Patient Compassion Award 2011, 2013
Clinical instructor, Feinberg Northwestern School of Medicine

Affiliations

American College of Physicians
American Board of Internal Medicine
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