Doctor Q&A for Dr. Bennett Machanic

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
? COVID-19: Although it does not seem that you are ill, many asymptomatic individuals get tested to protect others. Follow Dr Fowler's excellent time table guide ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Blurring: Recommend you see an eye specialist, preferably an ophthalmologist, and be evaluated for refractive error, glaucoma, etc. Corrective lenses could tur ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Nondiagnostic: Although this pattern is nonspecific, it could be correlated with prior head trauma, microvascular angiopathy, hypertension, smoking, multiple scleros ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Disuse atrophy: Not unique to experience muscle bulk loss over anterior thigh muscles prior to or after knee surgery, but typically, there is not severe loss of stren ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
? a surgeon: Not clear to me as to why a surgeon should get involved at this point. First, is need to find "pain generator", which could be a disc, facet, sacroil ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Fasciculations?: Most likely these scattered "jerks" represent benign fasciculations, which are self-limited and non-progressive. When and if muscle weakness or atrop ... Read More
A 87-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Painless hematuria: A STANDARD MESSAGE FOR THE CAUSES OF PAINLESS BLEEDING IN URINE: 1. TUMOR, 2. TUBERCULOSIS, 3. PRIOR TRAUMA, as most frequent reasons. See your doc ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Usually benign: Am not a urologist, but have frequent contact with the specialty. Am informed that these doctors do not test or evaluate blood in the semen, as "we n ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Get evaluation: The chest pain and dizziness are both troubling, and needs immediate evaluation by your doctor. Indeed, today get an EKG, as you need to exclude a po ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Magnesium: If magnesium levels are low in the body, supplementation would be of value. Medical literature has several notations of magnesium usage in heart dise ... Read More
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