Dr. Gurmukh Singh

Pathology
Augusta, GA
51 years experience male

Locations

Augusta University MCG Pathology

Augusta

Address

1120 15th Street, BI 2008A, Pathology, Augusta, United States
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Augusta University MCG Pathology

Augusta, GA

About

Bio

Currently I am serving as Walter L. Shepeard Chair in Clinical Pathology at Augusta University. My previous engagements include serving as Professor of Pathology at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Professor of Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh, and Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Veterans Affairs Senior Executive Service. I received my MB,BS (MD) from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India, and a PhD in Medicine and MBA from University of Pittsburgh. I am board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, with certification for Special Competence in Immunopathology, and have Certification as Physician Executive. I discovered two genes relevant to Lung Biology and published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

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Pathology

Languages spoken

English, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

45K Answers
13K Agrees
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A 69-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Start with Ca level: A screening test would be serum calcium level. If elevated, your doctor will need to do investigation to determine the cause. One of the causes of e... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Depends on bug: Throat infection can be due many different organisms, e.g., strep, diphtheria, mono, etc. Treatment depends on the cause.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Not likely: Do you still have periods? Have you been using any other birth control over these 16 years? Successful operation to tie the tubes prevents pregnancy... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
See below: Agree with Dr. K. Fungi can cause both tinea and granuloma but those are very different types of fungi. There are other causes of granulomas, e.g., T... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Poisoing: Mercury is a toxic metal, especially in organic form. It can cause development problems in the fetus and children and neurologic disorders in adults.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Any symptoms?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Depends on cause: Fever is a symptom of many pathologic processes. The lenght of febrile episode is determined by the underlying cause. If a fever has lasted more tha... Read More
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A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Likely : If you have an inflammatory disorder, it is not feasible to interpret the results of high sensitivity CRP tests.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Ask nicely: You are entitled to a copy of your health records. You may charged for the cost of copying. However, reading lab tests does require expertise and re... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Probably alcohol: Many mouth washes have alcohol in them that can dry out the mucus membrane of the mouth giving the feel of a film. Try a mouth wash without alcohol.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Agree with Dr. K: You may try taking anti-diarrhea medication like PeptoBismol, or Immodium. If you have lost weight, it would be prudent to consult a GI specialist.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Nothing: Drinking, alcohol, is more likely to mess up your love making than help. Good sex is a whole lot more than the number of thrusts and time spent thrus... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Agree with Dr. D.: One additional reason is HCG made by pituitary gland around menopause. Repeat the test in 4-5 days, if it is still weak positive, pregnancy is unlikel... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Why do you ask: Why are you taking lipitor (atorvastatin)? What dose? How long have you been on the drug? What is your cholesterol, especially LDL level. Consult ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
? New problem: Shortness of breath in a 38 year old needs to looked at by a doctor. It may be as serious as a heart attack.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
See doctor : See your doctor to confirm the diagnosis of pregnancy , rule out ectopic pregnancy and, if needed, removal of iud.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Not necessarily: Ophthalmoplegia is due to nerve damage and depending on the cause may be painless.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Usually no: Nasal polyps are often associated with allergies and cause nasal obstruction but are usually not painful.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Depends on cause: Pancreatitis takes a while to heal and depending on the cause you can facilitate the process. Alcohol is the commonest cause of pancreatitis and abst... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Unclear question: If you iron levels are low, what makes you concerned about high iron? However, you may visit this site for high iron disorder: https://www.mayoclinic.... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Depends on cause: A healthy person is not likely to develop pathologically high potassium from usual diet. High potassium levels are almost always symptomatic of other... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Depends on cause: Many different organisms, alcohol and other chemicals can cause hepatitis. The cause of hepatitis needs to be determined to ascertain the likely cour... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Unfortunately none: Early ovarian cancer usually has no specific symptoms in early stages. Most patients later found to have ovarian cancer had vague abdominal discomfor... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Yes : Classic hemophilia is sex linked and generally only men have the disease. von Willebrandt is autosomal and both men and women can have it.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
How anemic?: Agree with Dr. S. If are able to carry on activities of daily living and climb a flight of stairs without getting short of breath, it would be okay to... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Agree with Drs.K&S: If you were ever in area where tuberculosis is endemic, mention that to your doctor as it may need to be excluded. Wish you good health.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
More than those : There are multiple hormones, in addition to the ones listed already, namely, testosterone, serotonin, dopamine, and cortisol, you may add adrenaline, ... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Probable fissure: It sounds like you have an anal fissure. You should consult your doctor for treatment. In the mean time take a stool softner to lessen the pain and ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
No alcohol: Agree with Dr. K. If you drink alcohol, stop entirely. If you are on any medication, discuss with your doctor if that may be the cause. Have a healthy... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Cannot target: You need to address your health in general. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, l... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Multiple: Fever, skin rash, arthritis, low blood count, tiredness, hair loss, loss of pregnancy, muscle aches, kidney disease etc.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
See below: You may consult this site for info: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/migraine-headache/symptoms-causes/syc-20360201 Wish you good health... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Immune deficiency: Diabetes and immune deficiency may predispose to recurring boils. Ingrown hair may also facilitate infection of hair follicles.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Depends: Yogurt, frozen or otherwise has lactose in it. It would depend on the serverity of lactose intolerance and amount of yogut consumed. There would no ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Not likely: Sperm/semen of a healthy male, without transmissible diseases, is not likely to cause any harm.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
You do not: If you do not have fever, have not lost weight, you do not have yeast in your blood.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Need to examine: If you have not gone on aspirin or blood thinners recently, you should see a doctor. If you gained weight recently, that may be part of the explanatio... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
See below: Deficiency of pyridoxine can result in spuriously low ALT and AST.
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
See below: Please read the instructions for preparing for pap smear in the website given below. In brief: do not do the following for 24 hours before the test: d... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Get checked out for: Predisposing factors. Infection of hair follicles may be facilitated by diabetes, ingrowth hair, excessive moisture on the skin of affected part.
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Multiple issues: Heredity, male sex, low water intake, increased solutes in urine, obesity etc. Check out the site given below for more info. http://www.bing.com/hea... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Diet and exercise: Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
See below: Agree with Dr. In an otherwise healthy couple no tests are needed. Your wife should start taking pre-natal vitamins in consultation with your doctor.... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
No: Total cholesterol levels higher than 200 or so are associated with increased cardiovascular disease.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
See below: Agree with Dr. R. Very few anemias are life long issues. If you are a woman and have periods, try oral iron and multivitamin supplements. If you are a... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
How high?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Gynecologist: Agree with Dr. P. If your wife is post-menopausal, it is imperative that she consult a gynecologist for evaluation. It is not feasible to provide a me... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
? Fungal infection: Your "eczema" may be fungal infection. You may try over the counter anti-fungal cream. If that does not resolve the issue in a week or so, see a docto... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Insufficient info: You have not provided information about yourself, age , sex, occupation, issues exasperating or relieving the pain, how long, any rash etc. If the pa... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
More than one issue: Trans fats are more atherogenic than mono and poly unsaturated fats and predispose to heart attacks and stroke. Processed foods are often high in fat... Read More
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Dr. Singh is a remarkably thoughtful physician with a breadth and depth of knowledge. His insight, clinical revelations (and references) are inspiring. Recall the phrase we know what we know. know wha...Read More
Jul 20, 2015
I have been following Dr. Singh's answers for some time and am impressed in how easily his answers get right to the heart of the questions. You might say that his answers all have a certain "POP" to t...Read More
May 30, 2015
Your dedication and commitment to providing quality health consultation on HealthTap is greatly admired and a true benefit to your patients. Keep up the good work.
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Dear Dr. Singh, Thank you for your time and advice. After reading your advice i have taken a resolve to pay active attention to my health and hopefully work up on these indicators. I did consult my do...Read More
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Thank you so vary much the reason i said cancer is blood count is extremly low cant sleep at nite the pain wakes me up for months i look like the walking dead figure of speak its alot pain in my bones...Read More
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Thank you - wise response. I have lost 60 pounds and kept it off for 8 years on low carb. Both my siblings were diabetic in their 40 and I am approaching 50. I also walk 4-5 miles a day. I feel I have...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College, India
Graduated 1972MD

Residency

University of Pittsburgh
Completed 1978

Awards

Kalinga Trophy, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
Gold Award for Research, Pittsburgh Federal District
Senior Executive Service, Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Affiliations

College of American Pathologists
American College of Physician Executives
Augusta University - Medical College of Georgia
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