Dr. Michio Abe

Internal Medicine
Ontario, CA
28 years experience male

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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

Japanese, Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

556 Answers
861 Agrees
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: They spread by direct close contact with nose or throat discharges of an infected person. Those at increased risk include infants, children, college s... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Depends: What is the cause of your anemia? This is the most important question. And how severe is your anemia? Is it progressively worsening? If your anemia is... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
4-6 hours: The half-life (time required for the body to eliminate 1/2 of the toal amount) of caffeine in healthy adults is about 4-6 hours. factors such as age, ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Black poop: Black poop can be due to bleeding in the upper GI tract, including esophagus, stomach and the first part of the small intestine. Blood can look like t... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Runny nose: You could try a saline nasal spray. If the runny nose appears to be of allergic cause, you could also give the age appropriate dose of Benadryl (diphe... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Humidfier: You can try humidifier and saline nasal spray. Make sure he is well hydrated. If he/she is very much in distress, please take him/her to the er. If no... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
IC autoimmune?: The cause of interstitial cystitis is unknown. Autoantibodies have been found in patients with ic, but their significance in the pathogenesis of ic is... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Possible: Taking any medications, supplements or vitamins can cause allergic reaction if you are allergic to them. Also, biotin is often marketed as a product c... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Probably no: Japanese hokkaido weight loss pills are another in a long line of weight loss supplements, containing various plant extracts. It is probably safe, but... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Non-HDL, TG & LDL: Non-hdl cholesterol (total cholesterol-hdl) is better than LDL cholesterol alone at predicting cardiovascular risk, especially in people with elevated... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Pediatrician: If your child is otherwise healthy, you may consider observation and rest as most ear infections in children resolve spontaneously. Antibiotics are of... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Need evaluation: You should see a doctor or go to the er if the symptoms are severe or associated with headache, change in vision, loss of sensation or weakness in oth... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Depends: There's no cure for cmv, and treatment for the virus generally isn't necessary or recommended for healthy children and adults. But if you are immunoco... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Cold sore vs canker: Neither one is a medical terminology. Both are often used interchangeably as they are used by non-medical professionals. A cold sore usually involves ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Do you smoke?: If you smoke, you may have chronic bronchitis, the treatment for that would require smoking cessation. You might have asthma too. If you haven't been ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Avoid constipation: You should be on high-fiber diet and stool softeners to avoid constipation. Topical nitroglycerin, calcium channel blockers, Botox injection or surger... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
High fiber foods: Eating high fiber foods is a good way to prevent weight gain and encourage weight loss. This is because high fiber foods have low glycemic index, whic... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Lupus and rhinitis: Patients with lupus tend to have nonallergic rhinitis. Whether allergic or nonallergic, you should first try otc saline nasal spray or neti pot using ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Talk to the doctor: Please make sure it was given for leg pain with blood vessel constriction. It could be that he gave it to you for your concurrent depression and/or in... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See a doctor!: There are many possible causes why your legs do not straighten out. Have you had any injury or surgery to your knees? Are you a runner, an athlete, a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Proctalgia fugax: Sounds like proctalgia fugax, which is a benign condition. But it could be very painful. It's thought to be due to spasms of pelvic muscles, surroundi... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Diazepam withdrawal: In order to avoid serious physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms, the dosage of diazepam must be reduced slowly. The best thing to do is to wo... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
May increase HDL: Moderate alcohol use may increase HDL (good cholesterol), which may help lower the risk of heart disease. But too much alcohol can increase triglyceri... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Hemodialysis diet: As every patient is different, it would be best to see a dietician. But in general you need to limit fluids, sodium, phosphorus, and possibly potassiu... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Sciatica: Sounds like you have sciatica, which is a syndrome of lower back pain with leg numbness, weakness or pain due to compression or irritation of sciatic ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Gout causes: Gout is caused by formation of uric acid crystals building up in the joints due to too much uric acid in the blood. Uric acid crystals trigger a immun... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Beta cell function: Whether diabetes can be reversed may be controversial. Type 2 diabetes can be brought under control with diet, exercise, weight management +/- meds. I... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
R/O secondary HTN: I agree with dr. Hartlaub on the importance of dash diet. It is a bit unusual for a 21 yr old to have high BP with rapid hr (albeit u were sick). Plea... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
2nd opinion: The fact that you are treated with steroids leads me to think that you are probably diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis in which case steroids +/- aza... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Trazodone: Trazodone is indicated for major depressive disorder and insomnia.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Pretty common...: I wouldn't say the yeast infection and the runs are normal, but with augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) these things are common. Amoxicillin con... Read More
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Vasectomy reversal: While it's not always successful, it's usually safe when done by an experienced surgeon. Risks inherent to the procedure are similar to the original s... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: It is fairly common for someone with one autoimmune disease to concurrently have one or two other autoimmune diseases. I have seen patients with hypot... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes it can: Meningitis of various causes can cause tingling in hands and feet. Infectious agents that cause meningitis can also involve your peripheral nerves to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
A common cold: Sounds like a typical common cold. It usually lasts about 5-7 days. Try increased fluid intake and rest as much as you can. If the symptoms last more ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Vasospasms: Constraction or narrowing of the smooth muscles of the arteries. Vasospasms can cause local lack of blood flow to the involved areas. If coronary arte... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Lhermitte's sign: What you describe sounds like lhermitte's sign, which is the electric shock-like sensation radiating from the neck downwards, lasting for a very short... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yellow spots: As with any skin findings, these random yellow spots need to be examined along with a thorough history. Possible causes would include xanthomas due to... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Supplements: I am not sure why you have decided to take these supplements. If you are a healthy person in your mid 30s, there is no reason for you to take them. It... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
GGT: Lab reference ranges may vary from lab to lab. Elevated GGT is typically due to liver and biliary tract diseases. When alkaline phosphatase is elevate... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Be careful: I had one patient who was a bodybuilder. He was taking something similar called animal pak. He came to me for gynecomastia, which is a female-like bre... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
May help: Statins such as Lipitor (atorvastatin) deplete your body's coenzyme q10, and taking coenzyme q10 supplements may help reduce side effects associated w... Read More
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A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Inguinal hernia: It could be inguinal hernia. Please see a physician for evaluation.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
CVS: It may be due to cyclic vomiting syndrome (cvs), which is characterized by episodes or cycles of severe nausea and vomiting that last for hours, or ev... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Acute sinusitis: Acute sinusitis is inflammation of the cavities around your nasal passages with associated mucus drainage, which makes it difficult for you to breathe... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Variceal bleed: If you are talking about dark brown, coffee-ground like material in the mouth, it's probably coming from bleeding in the esophagus or the stomach due ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Rare but possible: Acute myocardial infarction is rare in childhood and adolescence. Children and teens can have a heart attack due to either an inflammatory condition o... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not good: Laxatives are not designed for weight loss. There are many different types, some are osmotic like mom, some are stimulant like cascara or castor oil. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Cholesterol, pigment: Gallstones contain variable amounts of bile pigments, cholesterol, calcium salts, and their core usually consists of bile pigments or mucoprotein, whi... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Talk to your doctor!: Some of the common side effects of Pegasys (peginterferon alfa 2a) (peg-interferon alfa-2a) are fatigue, depression, headache, fever, low white cell c... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jul 27, 2014
I recommend this doctor. Very insightful and I learn something new from these answers
Oct 16, 2014
A knowledgeable expert in Internal Medicine and healthy lifestyle. Highly recommend.
Aug 15, 2014
A knowledgeable, inspiring, caring doctor; that truly knows about healthy living.
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Thanks. Alcohol use has been heavy, and caffeine too. The pain is just to the left of diaphragm. Its often worse after prolonged sitting, or a full bladder. I've reported this in conjunction with back...Read More
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They were going to do a test on me for gallbladder "sand" and check to see how my gall bladder is working. I didn't have stones. I think it was called a HIDA scan. If I have troubles again, I will go ...Read More
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Thank you! I will talk to the physiatrist. I have some arthritic change in my hips - probably due to congenital ball & socket issues and I have a torn lumbar disc. The physiatrist can probably show me...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

George Washington University Medical School, DC
Graduated 1995MD

Awards

Top General Internist, First Place, San Bernardino Region - Summer
2014
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