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Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam

Internal Medicine
Springfield, MA, India
38 years experience female

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Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

Tamil

Doctor Q&A

595 Answers
180 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
How long do u have: There are few things of the consistancy you are saying can happen. Few of the common ones are sebacious cyst - usually has a punctum, dermoid cyst whi... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Needs a biopsy: You r telling it is swollen for 2 yrs. IS it is painful or not. It could be a benign lymphnode but some conditions especially gastric cancer,pancreati... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Ur age and how long: Based on age, any previous h/o STD's , and also whetherthese bumps are bleeding, painful or painless few possibilities we need to consider. If genital... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
1 day rest -ok: If you don't have liver disease, inclusive of alcohol abuse history 24 hrs should be okay to drive.In people with liver disease it is cleared slow . ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
They are normal .: Called papillary glands of tongue, they are in front of the soft palate ,in a row from rt to left crossing midline dividing the tongue anatomically i... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Excess plasma cells: Normally in the bone marrow we have a percentage of plasma cells , scattered or in small clumps. But sometimes it may be a big collection of cells. St... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
What heart poblem: Need more details to help with an answer..Do you feel like heart racing fast, or do you feel like dizzy when you suddenly get up and stand from sittin... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Androgenic effect: Elidel (pimecrolimus) is a cream -prednisone based for eczema and I don't think it is contibuting to your rows of eyelashes. Why are you taking Avodar... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Shaving cr.allergy?: If you used a cream and for the first time if it has become like this , it is possible for allergic reaction. Also aggressive shaving followed by mild... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Miscarriage-Possible: but delayed periods is alternating possibility.Did you have pregnancy test .If concerned about knowing pregnancy/miscarriage/delyed period , better ge... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Doxycycline: Tetracycline group is the most effective and commonly used antibiotic orally ,to help Acne.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
From antibiotic: Not sure how long you took the antibiotics. Some of the antibiotics can cause confusion ,nausea ,a feeling of exhaustion etc. Drink pelnty of fluids. ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Pl see ur PCP: If you have wheezing, dry cough , need to see your doctor instead of treating by yourself if it is the first time. If you are a known asthmatic, smoke... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Patent ductus A: It is a small duct like connection between aortic arch and the left branch or main pulmonary artery. If you are asymptomatic with no shortness of brea... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Exact location?: One of the conditions that can affect the foot joints with swelling and redness is gout, a condn. where there is excess uric acid gets deposited in th... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Could be normal: If you don't have fever, and also the nephrostomy tube is draining the urine properly without being blocked you are safe. Pain could be significant in... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Yes,definitely: Kidney disease causes swelling of face first than feet, but still in some people ,it is more observable in the feet than face and rest of the body. Al... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Not good: You are young, eating junk food for 3 times- not good if closely enough as it strains all your systems not only heart and liver but every system -incl... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Zit turing into cyst: The hordeolum internum - otherwise called stye can turn into a chronic swelling called -chalazion- a cystic granuloma , a chronic swelling lined by ch... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Simple/complex cyst?: Was it mentioned in the scan as simple syst or complex cyst. Some of the cysts which are complex like septated cyst(malignancy some times),hormone se... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Liver function test: Total protein and albumin -a component of the total protein are part of the liver function test in addition to some additional values for liver enzyme... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Side effect of meds.: Not sure whether they used any medications like mild sedation which can cause sweating, and nausea It could be a reaction of your body to the stress o... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Specialist need: There is a procedure called arthroscopy, seeing inside of the joint the same way endoscopy is done to see inside of food pipe,stomach with a lighted t... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
U r young.: Things like anal fissure, hemorrhoids can cause positive blood in stool. How long do u have this problem. Also there are certain food substances we ta... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Could be a papilloma: It could be simply the skin tag from friction split and enlarged Could be a papilloma if it is big ,especially pedunculate caused by a virus,starts li... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
It can: Diabetes mellitus - type 1 as well as 2 ,both can make you prone for infections of lungs which is otherwise called pneumonia, bronchitis when it affe... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Other Iron studies?: Iron level, tibc, ferritin decide about the anemia. If TIBC level is high , iron is low, ferritin is low , it indicates you are deficient in iron and... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Individual's need : Based on the symptom severity & individual tolerance to medications and idiosyncracy reactions ( inappropriate sensitivity -undersensitivity/oversens... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: But MRI is more sensitive than ct for early detection of the lesions. Multiple scelerosis is one of the demyelinating diseases. Cervical spine region... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
No: Unhealthy for you in terms of making the inflammation more and your partner in getting the virus/bacteria from you . Hence it is good to follow absti... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
ASAP attention neede: There are few conditions that can cause hematuria- blood in urine/gross blood. Of them infections, inflammatory conditions like chemicals induced blad... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Few things: Could be estill small lymphnodes not picked up by us, could be things called branchial cysts which could be anatomical remnants of some clefts we had ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Expected, in liver d: As sybthetic function of liver is to produce Albumin , and because you have cirrhosis , this reversed ag ratio will be there. Eating high protein, low... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Which location it is: Who said it could be a lymphnode. If already a docotor saw and felt it is harmless no need to do anything. As some of the conditions in scalp can cau... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Growing pains Vs abn: Not sure what do you mean by weak bones. Are they thin bones or lax joints with hyper extensibility. There are some rare conditions like ehler danlos ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Difficult Q & Answer: The response to chemo depends also on the tumour load, the type of cancer- adenocarcinoma vs other type -especially total thickness of stom.Invaded by... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Immune deficiency: Getting frequent infections including shingles indicated that you have reduced immune resistance, especially with recurrent viral infections it indica... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Anemia: Need to know whether you have any excess menstrual blood loss than before, any acid peptic diseae, taking excess pain medications like motrin, aleev, ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Spelenectomy: If spleen rupture is expected and inevitable , before it occurs it can be removed by surgery. But splenectomy poses risk to certain infections , espec... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
No: Need to finish medical school, then residency training in internal medicine for 3 years , then you are eligible to apply for board exam.
A member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Food intolerance: His body is probably intolerant to the smell of garlic and feel nauseaous and the best cure is avoiding exposure to it. People who couldn't tolerrate ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Yes,to be concerned.: It is menorrahgia if not related to pregnancy.Please visit your pcp/get referred to a gynaecologist , to get regularization of periods after r/o preg... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
You are very young: Don't get habituated to meds like Ambien and xanax (alprazolam) . Have you been diagnosed with anything like anxiety, depression, panic disorder, ptsd... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Give time for concep: Thyroid profile done during physical stress like fever, abortion etc /extreme emotional stress sometimes don't reflect true values. Hence give atleas... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Not normal: It is called metrorrhagia and frequent periods , with menstrual loss of blood could make you weak and anemic. Pl. Consult your gynaecologist/pcp as we... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Get examined first: Before you start trt measures , get examined by your doctor first as there are some conditions mimicking haemorrhoids/piles , with bleeding per rectum... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Hearing voices ?: ? Voice expressing your own thought process , than it is a abnormal symptom called auditory hallucination. Do you have any others like insomnia, agit... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Depends on cause.: Pain rt upper abdomen, gen.Weakness and fatigue as liver is the metabolic factory of body involved in biochemical reactions involving carbos, proteins... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Yes.: When anemia improves , the skin pallor improves. If you buy medications over the counter on your own to supplement iron, folate (folic acid) and vitam... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Hypertrophy?: Sialry gland tumours called sialadenomas cause enlargement and swelling. There are 3 pairs of major salivary glands called parotid, submandibular belo... Read More

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Jul 27, 2014
I recommend this doctor. Very insightful and I learn something new from these answers
Nov 7, 2014
gives good solid advice on general internal medicine She is an asset to health tap.
Nov 29, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks this is really helpful. I imagine it is something harmless as he is only 24 and otherwise healthy but it's still good to know to check it, especially as it just a...Read More
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Thank you so much! Your answer was more than helpful! You answered it while giving the reason in detail. It was very helpful as I've been wondering for some time. Thank you and thank you for your tim...Read More
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Thank you but you did not answer my question. I want to know if these medications could be the cause since they are new to me and I developed this after taking them for high blood pressure.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Madurai Kamaraj University Medical College
Graduated 1991MD

Medical/Graduate school

Dr M.G.R. Medical University, Madurai Medical College, India
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Residency

Salem Hospital

Residency

Boston Medical Center

Residency

UPMC PRESBYTERIAN SHADYSIDE

Awards

Most Influential, First Place, Hartford, CT - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Hartford, CT - Winter
2013
Top General Internist, First Place, Hartford, CT - Winter
2013
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