Dr. Edward Neilsen

Family Medicine
Columbia, SC
21 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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English

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459 Answers
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Diverticulitis?: Typically pain in the left lower quadrant of the abdomen is suspicious for either ovarian problems or diverticulitis. Both of these really need to be... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: Most viruses can be spread through droplets in the air. Others come from exposure to actual bugs in the feces. How does that happen....Not everyone ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: Depends on the cause.. Chronic coughs are often caused by post-nasal drip, asthma, or even reflux (gerd). Of course infection is always a possibilit... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
IVF: The most successful pregnancies for people with blocked or cut (tubal ligation) tubes occur with ivf (in-vitro fertilization).
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Vocal cords: Usually in women this is due to inflammation on the vocal cords. Although often this is due to something as simple as post nasal drip or even reflux,... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Healthy diet: Vitamins, especially b vitamins, have been shown to help with hair and nail growth. However, usually eating a healthy diet with plenty of protein, fr... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Hotly debated: Although this topic is hotly debated, more and more wome are shaving or waxing their pubic area with little or no problems. If waxing, pick a spa wit... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No perfect answer: No perfect answer... Remember damage occurs during the work-out, growth occurs with healing. Without adequate rest you won't get growth. I generally... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Core exercises: The best way to incorporate core-strengthening is to incorporate it with other exercises. Most bicep, tricep, and shoulder exercises can be done on a... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Local irritation: There are very few long term effects and not much gets absorbed into the body, however some people can be allergic to the compounds and develop a rash... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Strength and ROM: Typically after an Achilles repair rehab involves strengthening the muscles of the lower leg/ankle, while increase rom (range of motion) and flexibili... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Certainly: Degenerative changes in the spine do not typically affect fertility. Depending on where the problems are, sometimes the assoiated pain can actually i... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Possibly hormones: For surgical menopause following oopherectomy, sometimes hormones are used to restore libido, lubrication, etc. Hormones are not always indicated or ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Many reasons: Prp is a promising therapy for treatment of tendon, muscle, and bone damage. In this therapy, platelets isolated from a person's own blood are inject... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Good question: Typically vomiting with pregnancy is episodic, occurring every morning for example. Food poisoning usually starts with severe vomiting but will then ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
A little: Bananas do not have nearly the quantity of antioxidants as things like oranges, appes, grapes, blueberries, etc. They do have some flavenids, vit a, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No: Trichomoniasis is considered a sexually transmitted infection - it cannot be picked up from toilet seats, shared towels, etc.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes....: Although technically there is no direct contraindication to these being taken together, dhea is a controversial medication. Dhea is indicated only in ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Doubtful: Sepss is due to bacteria in the bloodstream. Even with direct contact, transmission is rare. In general viruses are much more contagious than bacter... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Yes, high dose (often iv) antibiotics targeting the specific bug are usually key to the treatment. Other medications can be used to target the inflam... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Depends: Many people have occassonal headaches that respond to over-the-counter meds and relaxation. However, if the headaches are occurring often or don't re... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 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
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Many things: Adolescents could have many things, from a stress fracture, "growing pains, " juvenile arthritis, or even simple overuse. See your doctor - they shou... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Time...: Typically it will take time. Benzos act on the brain similar to alcohol, and withdrawal can cause many things, including twitches. Remember, taking ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Cryosurgery removes some of the cell from the outside of the cervix, but does not usually lower the chance for pregnancy to occur...Unless significant... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not really: Unfortunately for those of us who cringe when we hear it, it really doesn't damage the bones or joints. It can make the joints feel stiff if you pop ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Muscle Cancer: There are rare muscle-cancers that can occur in the heart muscle. Because heart muscle does not replicate much. Cancer is very rare in these tissues... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Itching: A common cause of itching that is sometimes missed is gallbladder problems, leading to back-ups in the liver. Another is a thyroid problem. Not 100%... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yeast: Yeast infections are usually caused by warm, moist environments. Wearing cotton underwear (or none at night) may help. I recommend avoiding douching... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Flank pain: Usually flank pain on one side, blood in the urine, and occasionally some nausea and difficulty peeing. People who have never had a kidney stone sho... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: It is possible to get pregnant the next cycle after a miscarriage....This can be fairly quick.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not usually: Sometimes blood pressure will fluctuate or go up, and sometime urine output will decrease, but often times neither of these will occur. Most routine ... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Talk to someone: This really is a question to talk to a trusted friend... Sex for a virgin can be scary, and can be painful. It may also cause some bleeding. Howeve... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Big Heart: Cardiomegaly simply means the heart is larger than expected. This can be from many things....High blood pressure, congenital problems, metabolic prob... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes..in food: Children should be able to get all the calcium they need from foods - including dairy products and vegetables. For extreme cases, a daily multivitami... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Exercise: Many studies have shown the best way to treat this is regular physical activity, stretching (yoga?), and exercise.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Always: A patient should be consented before any invasive procedure. Included in this process is a discussion of risks, benefits, and alternatives to treatme... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See your doctor: There are good treatments for hyperhidrosis (sweating too much). First, make sure you are not on a medicine that contributes - some anti-depressants c... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
NSAIDs: These are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines and work very well to help with common problems caused by inflammation - arthritis, for example. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Possible, but....: True chocolate allergy is rare - usually it is a reaction to another ingredent (peanuts, soy, dairy). Definitely wait until your child is over 1 year... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Daily....never?: Certainly no more than once daily, but except in extreme cases (malabsorption, stomach surgery, etc) aim to get your vitamins in a healthy diet, eatin... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Many possibilities: Hormones do some strange things...Even mimic pregnancy. It is well-known that non-pregant women around pregnant women can exhibit similar symptoms, e... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Missed ovulation is a common cause of an odd or irregular periods. In fact most women miss 1-2 ovulations per year and never know it. As long as thi... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a lung disease more common in severly premature babies - more than 10 weeks early. With proper care, however, the babie... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
A variety: Eating a good variety of foods is most important, but unless there is a specific problem - gestational diabetes for example - there is no perfect plan... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Several things: The three most common causes are baths, thongs, and intercourse (make sure you urinate afterward). Other things that can contributed are hygeine (you... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Certainly possible: Surprisingly, bacterial pneumonia is less contagious, but often more worrisome than viral. Worsening symptoms for a week is concerning for a pneumon... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Sensitive and allergic skin has a strong genetic component. In fact, syndromes exist that are very predictable and often are inherited. Atopic (alle... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Dehydrated?: A young baby (less than 3 months) should be evaluated by a doctor if they begin throwing up regularly. In children 2 years and younger dehydration is... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Caloric balance: The way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you take in. That means eating less calories (especially in fried, fatty foods and simple carboh... 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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