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Dr. Michio Abe

Internal Medicine
Ontario, CA
27 years experience male

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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

Japanese, Mandarin

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556 Answers
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
PEG interferone: Peg (pegylated) interferon is a long acting interferon, used to treat hepatitis b and c. Interferons are proteins released in the body in response to ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
ADA recommends:: Keep some fast-acting sugars handy in case you go low. Here's a list of fast-acting sugars: 3 glucose tablets 4 ounces of apple or orange juice 4 oun... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
See a GI doctor: As it is rare, other diseases should be ruled out first, and then see a GI doctor. Whipple's disease, which most commonly involves small intestine, is... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Liquid forms of iron supplement tend to stain the teeth. To prevent these stains, mix each dose in water and/or drink water after each dose. You may u... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Vasoconstriction: Hyperventilation causes low carbon dioxide which leads to increased blood pH level (alkalosis) which causes blood vessels to constrict. Alkalosis also... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 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 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Please seek care!: A pain in your leg can be due to so many different things from sprained muscles or tendons to blood clots in the deep vein. So before you continue to ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Here's how to: Minimize your risk of getting stomach cancer: get tested for h. Pylori, and get treated if positive. Stop smoking. Avoid smoked foods, salted fish and... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
General suggestion:: Eat more fruits and vegetables, more beans, more soy products like tofu, add flaxseed, and calcium-rich food.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Phantosmia: It is called phantosmia, which most often occurs as a result of a head injury or upper respiratory infection. It can also be caused by temporal lobe s... Read More
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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Need more info: Neck pain can be caused by many different things. How old are you? Do you have any chronic medical problems? Have you been working with a computer for... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No: Alli can be taken safely by prediabetics. But it should not be taken together with metformin as it can increase the risk of a serious, potentially lif... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Maybe gastroparesis: Feeling full after only a small amount of food is called "early satiety" in medicine. If it's been going on for a long time, it can result in weight l... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Other causes: I don't know what you mean by symptoms of chlamydia, but if you mean burning in the urethra with urination, you have urethritis. It can be caused by m... Read More
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
UTI: Sounds like uti... Please go see a doctor to evaluate you.
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Sleep hygiene: Sleep only when sleepy. If you can’t fall asleep, get up and do something boring until you feel sleepy. Sit quietly in the dark, listen to relaxing mu... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Lipitor (atorvastatin) side effects: The best action to take is to stop lipitor, (atorvastatin) and report it to the prescribing physician. You should make an appointment with him for eva... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Malaise syndrome: There is no blood test for malaise syndrome. Malaise is a general term to mean "feeling unwell." although somewhat controversial, chronic fatigue synd... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Flu symptoms: The flu could be mild to severe, even be fatal. Typically, the flu symptoms are different from the cold symptoms. The flu usually comes on suddenly. Y... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Niaspan (niacin): Niaspan (niacin) is the most effective HDL raising drug available. It raises HDL by about 15-35%. However, a large study has shown that taking a high ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Depends: You should be seen by a neurosurgeon, especially if you have any symptoms associated with it. Observation with close imaging follow-up may be appropra... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Esophageal cancer: Malignant conditions may also cause a stricture, or narrowing of the esophagus. There are about 11,000 new cases of cancer of the esophagus diagnosed ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Accuracy!?: Many home pregnancy tests claim to be 99 percent accurate on the day you miss your period. Although research suggests that some home pregnancy tests d... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Yes, there are. You could try St. John's wort, 5-HTP or omega 3 fatty acids. Or you might want to start with talking things over with your friends and... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yeast infections: Most women will get a vaginal yeast infection at some time. Candida albicans is a common type of fungus. It is often found in small amounts in the vag... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Estrace (estradiol): Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts, or use it for longer than recommended by your ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Cancer test: Every cancer is examined clinically and confirmed by microscopic tissue examination called "biopsy."
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Swollen hands: Swollen hands after running could be due to increased blood and fluid flow to hands as a result of an increased heart rate, which helps the muscles co... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Sore throat: There are many other bacteria that can cause throat infection other than strep and mono. So you could benefit by taking antibiotics. However, in many ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No: Ketoconazole cream belongs to the fda pregnancy category c, which means possible adverse fetal effects based on animal studies.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Knee problems: Yes, you could damage your meniscus and/or acl by standing and twisting your leg. Displacement means the state of being out of place. Meniscus or bone... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
OCD & depression: Ocd and depression quite often coexist in a person. It may not be all that important to figure out which influences which since they might be equally ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
It's ok: No significant interaction exisis between Inderal (propranolol) and omeprazole.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Ruptured spleen: It would have to be a lot of force put on your spleen for it to rupture. With enough force, a blow to your abdomen during a sporting injury, a fistfig... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
See a doctor: The knot in your calf should be examined by a doctor. In the meantime, stop stretching as it's not helping at this point. Most likely you have a tear ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
HDL: You want your HDL to be high, not reduced. Almonds do not help reduce hdl. Researchers at the university of connecticut reviewed the scientific litera... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No: But if you are thinking about pregnancy, you shouldn't be on depo-provera. Pregnancy is possible when you stop using the birth control injections, but... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Trazodone: Trazodone is indicated for major depressive disorder and insomnia.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Sure: Severe back pain, unrelieved, can cause depression. Severe depression can manifest as physical pain. Proinflammatory cytokines are thought to be facto... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Gout diet: Uric acid comes from purines made naturally by your body as well as from purines in your diet. Avoid foods high in purines like red meats, organ meats... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Depends: It would depend on the degree of "kidney damage." but my guess is you may have been told you had chronic kidney disease, possibly stage 2 or 3. Then y... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not normal: Waking up with headaches in the mornings could be due to benign causes such as stress, alcohol, caffeine-rebound or tension headaches. But it could al... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Low impact exercises: Try gentle, low impact exercises, such as walking, swimming, water aerobics, step aerobics, yoga, tai chi, stretching or chair exercise that is done w... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Hyperhidrosis: When excessive sweating occurs unpredictably without triggers such as high temperatures, vigorous exercise or nervous situations, it is called hyperhi... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Uric acid: Uric acid comes from purines made naturally by your body as well as from purines in your diet. Avoid foods high in purines like red meats, organ meats... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Upset stomach: It would depend on the cause of your upset stomach. It may be due to viral gastroenteritis, food poisoning, medication side effects, lactose intoleran... Read More
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No: You should consume adequate calcium, 1200-1500mg daily, if you have osteoporosis, but the total daily intake should not exceed 2000mg due to health ri... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Hard to tell: Why were you partially treated? Did you develop some side effects or allergic reaction? You could be switched to another antibiotic. The risk of parti... 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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