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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Last longer: It’s not so much that they can catch things that the other one won’t, but rather that they can be consistently and constantly capture rhythms for several months at a time.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Technically, no: Fleischner Society Guideline Update 2017: Management of Solid Pulmonary Nodules now recommends that solid nodules 6 mm or less in diameter in low-risk adults >35 years old generally need no further follow-up. In higher-risk patients, a follow-up CT scan should be considered optional
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Suggest PCP: Start with a primary care doctor. This is unusual enough to warrant an evaluation by a physician. Scalp size is constant. There are lots of causes of hair loss. Almost all require evaluation by a doctor!
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Extremely low risk: Almost zero, but not zero. It would be prudent to get an HIV test in about 4-6 weeks, and at 3-6 months. This is very conservative, but would be reasonable.
A male asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
NSAIDs, acetaminophe: n would be the most effective. Though if this has been going on a while an orthopedist or physical therapist might be recommended by your primary care doctor,
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Low: most respiratory pathogens will die quickly if not inhaled. can live on food for a short while. would try to disinfect if possible. if not, ask manager for a refund or exchange. food is expensive!
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Perhaps: The type of calories you eat is important. Eating 2000 calories of donuts, for example, is not healthy for anyone - lots of nutrients are missing. The same might be true for a pizza rich diet or one rich in sweets. Focus on a varied diet with lots of fruits, veggies, and polyunsaturated fat!
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Severalpossibilities: While the right lower quadrant is home to the appendix, is is also where the colon resides. Referred pain is the name of pain that starts in one organ (think liver, gallbladder) but goes to another part of the body. It is possible your pain is from the gallbladder or the colon, but a good primary care provider can help figure this out. In the meantime, you could try prilosec or a PI to see if GERD
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Zero minutes: there is no reason to not drink...go ahead and drink plenty of fluids! With respect to alcohol - would wait 24 hours as this is possibly the cause of your heartburn and upset stomach!
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
As safe as the brand: Sertraline, the generic form of Zoloft, is required by the FDA to be nearly equivalent in strength as the brand-name. The difference in generic and brand-name dose wise would be trivial as far as it's clinical effectiveness. I think it would be safe to take and that the side effects would be identical to that of the brand-name.
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