Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam

Internal Medicine
Shrewsbury, MA, India
40 years experience female

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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

Tamil

Doctor Q&A

532 Answers
161 Agrees
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Few possibilities: Few possibilities-1. Folliculitis- supercial infection at the outer layer of skin called epidermis level, common around hair follicles. Inhairy areas ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Few possibilities.: Depends on how long u have breathing diffi.And low bp. You are young. Not sure if you have any other symptoms like heart rhythym abnormalities, dizz... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
New jewelry?applied: It could be from contact dermatitis to any new /changed jewelry, or new perfumes, shampoos, condtioner, facial cosmetics. Ssimple eczema over neck pos... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Delayed period.: Sometimes with more stress -emotional/physical menstrual irregularities are common. It is not unusual. Hence no need to worry.With resolution of stres... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Could be nl: Most of the time it could be normal. But sometimes if you have symptoms like nausea/vomiting( not related to pain medications), fever, chills, increas... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Anal fissue/piles?: Not sure how long you have this, how old are you, is there any pain along with defaecation, any h/o chronic constipation. Possibilities are1. Fissure ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Seek immedia.care: Go to er as bladder rupture is an acute emergency because of the risk of the bleeding, infection, extention of the rupture and more damage, shock with... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Platelet/clotting DO: Need to r/o disorders of platelets-the one of the 3 cells in blood , meant for acheiving bleeding control by forming a cell plug by adherence and seal... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
R/o CTS. : Carpal tunnel syndrome with compression of the nerves passing beneath wrist.Band called flexor band causes like burning over wrist and hand.Similalry... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
2 types of viruses.: Hsv has 2 types -type i& ii. Type i associated commonly with cold sore -herpes labilialis(lips) around mouth and type ii commonly asso. With genital h... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Needs an Internist: Did she get evaluated with clinical exam by internist/neurologist , including imaging of the brain with ct scan/ MRI brain etc. Was a stroke ruled out... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Blood,A fluid tissue: Blood has the cellular elements and plasma . The cells are 3 types called red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. The liquid portion in whic... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Many causes: Local causes from uterus and ovarian problems and then systemic problems like low thyroid hormone level in the body from undersecre. Thyroid ( thyroi... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Is Haemoglobin 6.1g?: If you have chronic kidney disease you usually can tolerate anemia (low hb) better than people with no kidney dz. This is because kidney produces eryt... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Tongue? or mouth?: Her.Zoster virus can infect and cause lesions more of one side . For eg. Lesions on the tongue -can be from the 7 th cranial nerve -facial n which sup... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Few things: Need to r/o urinary tract infection, constipation as the cause of cramps.As the baby grows and the uterus enlarges under the stimulation of female hor... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
?cervicitis: Lower part of uterus called cervix when inflammed friablefrom inflammation /infections -especially some chronic ones it can happen. Also easy bleeding... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
NAFLD steatohepatiti: Non alcholic fatty liver disease: common causes- obesity, dyslipidemias, associations with dm, htn. Need to do liverenzymes, lipid profile, iron studi... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Too young for stroke: Unclear what is the kind of stroke you had.But it should not be affecting your reproduction capabilities , as it appears that you didn't have any majo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Get checked by ENTdr: It is ideal to get checked by the surgeon who operated on you to see the integrity of the post surgery site. Despite bleeding if the integrity of the ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Recurrence: Sarcomas are soft tissue tumours and have differences in the rapidity of growth . Some of them slow growing, some are fast and some are very fast. Ss... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Get them tested .: You can get enough reassurance by getting tested.Are you taking any iron/multivitamin prep. Note for any change in the colour of urine/stool. Dark sm... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Post viral syndrome.: Sometimes despite clearing of the inital symptoms like sore throat people tend to have symptoms like weakness, fatigability easily, irritability, sore... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
MCP joint inflamed?: The area you point is the joint area between the proximal phalange of thumb and the head of 1st mc bone. Stiffness could be due to strain / sprain of... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Wash the wound: Wash the wound with clean tap water and soap, based on how deep is the wound , location of the wound further steps are decided by the physician when y... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Get checked in ER: You are young but you head some headache with nausea. It could be a simple superfical concussion to brain tissue without even any observable imaging d... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Few basic reasons: Haemoglobin- a protein molecule, carries o2 in the blood vs called arteries and after o2 is used by tissues, the deoxyg. Hb is carried by vessels cal... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Few ways: For oilyskin avoid comedogenic cosmet.Face/hair products.2.Topical benzoyl peroxide with topical antibiotic cream or 3. Topical tretinoic acid creams... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Why do feel so?: Self assuming of things without a valuable opinion from a specialist brings down your confidence level. Get reassurance from your fp/ o and g doc. Als... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Very low levels-HCG : Less likely to have this much low level if pregnancy is progressing successfully. Check with your obstetrician to r/o chances like lab error before r/... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Kidney/ureter stone: I just now answered to a similar question. Please refer to that answer also. Musculskeletaal pain if you stained some muscle/pelvic inflammatory disea... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Borderline lesions+: Sometimes some are so benign looking naevi it's possible to miss diagnosis .After biopsy pathological exmn especially small lesions may be reported a... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
How old is he?: We need more history. Was he symptomatic / or a casual observation. Apical hypokinesis is decresed participation of apex of heart in the contractile f... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Yes,this can happen.: When a cardiac valve is leaky the blood regurgitates back into the chamber from where the blood came originally instead of going in the forward direct... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
No : Though early pregnancy may cause mild temperature rise from the increased hormones , the diarrhoea and cramps are abnormal symptoms. You have some fo... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Few possibilities: Fever from causes like infections causes encephalopathy- toxic to brain from the infecting organisms like bacteria, viral (proteins), fungus crossin... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Better to avoid : After donating you may develop more problems. Also the receptor may not get the needed constituents of your blood - the cellular part or the plasma pa... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Possible: It is possible not to feel lymphnodes by a doctor during physical examn. History, sore throat with pseudomembranous pharyngitis, enlarged lymphnodes... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Few things: Patient's chest wall expanding well with your good efforts at mouth to mouth which you can see while doing, pts' efforts to come back to life like im... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Few basic tests: Urine routine to r/o protein leak , blood chemistry -called basic metabolic profile - which will show urea , creatinine which are 2 important direct v... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Consistent am/pm ok: Am or pm , when you take consistently take around almost same time , irrespective of morning or evening. But don't take them as supplemets for long pe... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Lymphmnodes: Do you have any soresby scrating frequently-lice /dandruf/ring worm-fungal infection, psoriasis . The occipital lymphnodes could have been enlarged i... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Yes,i is polycythemi: Are you a smoker, are you living in a hilly area because these things can cause secondary polycythemia by less oxygen in the blood stimulating the bo... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Yes,by irritation.: Cinnomon is a spice. Too much of anything is good for nothing- a proverb is there. The ground spice can irritate the stomach lining , can precipitate ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Cell indices & % age: Mchc is called mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration of red cell, high in some conditions but important if it happens in certain types of anemia ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Need to get examined: Pl. Have an appointment with your primary doctor for a thorough check up including endocrine( hormone related problems - like pituitary gland , thyroi... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
R/o hip problems: IN pregnancy braxton hick contractions- similar to growing pains happen around this period especially. But if you have problems with sitting, moving a... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Stitch abscess: Sometimes around the remaining stitch material our body develops inflammatory reaction which can result in stitch abscess which can appear delayedly a... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Few possibilities+: How long do you have this. Can be a viral wart, implantation dermoid- a small cyst around a foreign body (like a spinter), a small ganglion -which ari... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Is on borderlinehigh: Over the counter Calcium supplements can cause high calcium level. If she is not on need to check her parathyroid hormone level checked. Other conditi... 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
Dr. Martin Fried
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
HealthTap member
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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