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Dr. Edward Neilsen

Family Medicine
Columbia, SC
20 years experience male

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ER, Urgent Care, Family Medicine Clinic, and academic experience. Special medical interests include procedural medicine, sports medicine, medical education, gynecological care, chronic disease management, and preventive care. Experience and expertise in practice management, coding/billing, medicolegal issue, and practice start-ups.

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Family Medicine

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459 Answers
82 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Drainage, inflamed: This sensation is often caused by sinus drainage that causes inflammation in the back of the throat. This can cause a sensation of "fullness" in the ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Depends: That depends....A muscle spasm may last a few seconds in the face or arms, but could last much longer in the back. Usually though the spasm is short-... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Wash your hands: Salmonella is famous for being found in undercooked chicken an the outside of eggs. Commercially sold eggs are usually washed and sterilized, but to ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Sort of: Usually the terms "bacteremia" is used to describe bacteria in the bloodstream that are not necessarily causing in inflmmatory, infecious response. S... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Nothing: Generally the bacteria that cause typical urinary tract infections do not cause mouth or throat infections. However make sure they do not have an inf... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Synvisc (hylan g-f 20): Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) is derived from compound found in the comb of roosters. It's chief component is hyaluronic acid, which attracts water and at l... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Adrenal disease?: Dhea is the precursor to sex hormones (estrogen and testosterone). Testosterone is also released by the testes, and estrogen is also released by the ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Technically yes...: Although technically there is no direct contraindication to these being taken together, they are both controversial medications. Dhea is indicated on... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Very Low: Although not impossible, an infant that is growing, developing well, and meeting milestones is highly unlikely to have a major GI problem, even with ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Probably: Although rebound headaches are more common from medicines like nsaids (motrin, aleve, (naproxen) etc), it is possible to get rebound headaches from ma... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Sometimes: Many things can affect seizures, even those that are well-controlled. Even "little" things like sleep deprivation or a urinary tract infection can se... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Depends: This depends on many factors - what bug, how strong is the immune system, how quicky treatment was started, how many organs are involved, etc. Sometim... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Depends: This depends on many factors - what bug, how strong is the person's immune system, how quicky treatment was started, how many organs are involved, etc... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Several things: First, genetics...But unfortuntely there's nothing you can do about that. However, several lifestyle choices have been shown to be contributory: obes... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Essential fats: Omega 3 fatty acids (fish, seafood, etc) are vital components for many cellular structures and are considered "essential" because the human body cann... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Hopefully nothing: This is fairly routine, superficial surgery and complications are rare. It is theoretically possible to cause damage to surrounding nerves or blood v... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Blood: Typically sepsis starts in a single area - kidney, open wound, broken bone, etc - but spreads throught the body in the bloodstream.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Arthritis is wear and tear in the joint....I often say "rust in the joint." this can be from many things - years of physical activity, being overweig... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
1 Week: Your doctor should have gone over this with you....But typically the rule is one week from most procedures, including endometrial biopsies.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
1 week: Your doctor should have gone over this with you....But typically the rule is one week from most procedures, including endometrial biopsies.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: An abn pap can mean many things. With testing, your dr should be able to quickly tell you whether anything further needs to be done, such as a biopsy... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Rest, ice...: Although most tendonopathies can be helped with rest, ice, and splinting (such as a preformed thumb-spica splint available at many drug stores), occas... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
With time: Screws and plates are used to stabilize bones as they heal - like an internal cast. After the bones are stable, typically the hardware is not necessa... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
No: That is not a typical reaction to a cortisone injection. Assuming this was no a spinal injection (which is a different topic altogether) i would look... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Small incision...: The most common way is to numb the area up (usually with a regional block to make the who arm numb). A small incision is made near the wrist, and the... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Possibly: If severe enough to cause compression of the lumbar nerve roots (specifically l2, 3, 4) this could cause difficulty with normal arousal reflexes, incl... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Not rare: Not common, but definitely not rare. This will usually occur when a person increases there activity suddenly, such as joining the track team or jrotc... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes, normal: This probably has less to due with the oopherectomy and more to do with the pregnancy. The first few periods after delivery are often erratic and can... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Hopefully nothing: This is fairly routine, superficial surgery and complications are rare. It is theoretically possible to cause damage to surrounding nerves or blood ve... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Shouldn't be a prob.: As long as you take them with enough water there shouldn't be a problem. Unfortunately neither of these have great evidence to support their use. Cr... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes, sometimes: In preteen adolescents inappropriate food avoidance, poor self-esteem regarding body image, and excessive preoccupation with appearance are all concer... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Pool?: I recommend exercises that maximize mobility with as little stress on the joints as possible. Pool (aquatic) therapy is great for this. The classes ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Monitored equipment: Usually cardiac rehab uses stationary bikes or treadmills with equipment to monitor vitals signs - blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen levels - to mak... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Generally the answer is yes. Although not as important with coumadin, (warfarin) many medications should not be taken with calcium supplements, given... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Dependency vs addict: The terms "dependency" and "addiction" are often used interchangeably, but this is incorrect. With dependency, the body exhibits a change when the su... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Short or long term?: In the short-term, injections can achieve faster relief if the nerves are being compressed in specific locations. However, longer-term studies have s... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
It should not: Although Aspirin can thin the blood, it should not increase the duration of a period. In fact, anti-inflammatory medicines like aspirin, ibuprofen, o... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Headaches: Tension headaches involve the muscles of the scalp, and can wrap around the entire scalp and even into the neck. Migraines are one-sided, and usually... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
CBT: Cognitive behavior therapy is a process in which a trained psychologist, through mental exercises, trains your brain to deal with "negative" processes... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Vaginal secretions: Usually this is normal vaginal secretions that serve to lubricate and keep the pH (acidity) stable. Rarely this can be from a connection between the ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: It is not only the actual smoke, but the numerous other chemicals on the skin that can be harmful. In fact, several studies have shown higher inciden... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Not likely: Although hormonal fluctuations can cause many things, nipple discharge is not a common one. I would discuss this with your dr to see if a further wo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Depends: There are several types of theraflu, so it is difficult say. Generally, anything with "tylenol (acetaminophen)" in the name is considered safe, even ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Unless you are 100% sure you are not ovulating (continuous birth control, surgery, post-menopausal, etc), there is always a chance. More importantly,... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Difficult...: Dark patches can often be helped with medicine such as topical steroids or hydroxyurea, which can decrease pigment in the area. Unfortunately, once p... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Should be fine: Penicillin was traditionally isolated from specific molds, but the concentration is very low. I am unaware of this ever being a problem, even in the ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Depends: Many hemorrhoids can be treated by surgical excision. Although it sounds horrific, the area can easily be numbed and the hemorrhoid removed. Still o... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: The answer is yes...Antihistamines (claritin, zyrtec, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) etc) and anti-fever (motrin, tylenol) can be taken together. If you... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Even so...: Even if this is "just hemorrhoids" you should not just live with it. If stool softeners, water, fiber, etc are not working, see a colorectal surgeon ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Let it sit: Sometimes applying dandruff shampoo, rubbing it in, and allowing it to dry before washing it off (about 15 minutes) will help. Do this 3 times a week... Read More

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Apr 20, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Jan 17, 2012
He is a very help doctor, if there are questions that u need answers to ,he have the answer.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Neilsen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks. My preemies are 27 week twins and a 33 weeker. When they sound "clear"- they really do. We find that some docs hear coarse lung sounds and say they "sound great" or use the term clear with a ...Read More
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Thank you. I had the spotting and bleeding for 12 days cramps sensation of pupping and hungry.i visited my prim doctor he said itcould be a miscarriage run blood test and my iron was low. I went to my...Read More
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Thanks, my son is 2.3 years old now and I have been letting him sleep w blankets and have felt guilty. Now i can stop feeling badly. We have great doctors here but I always forget to ask these basic q...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, SC
Graduated 2002MD

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