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Dr. Gurmukh Singh

Pathology
Augusta, GA
50 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

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doct... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need to examine: Nose bleeds are more common in pregnancy, especially early pregnancy. For the sake of her and her baby's health, she should be under the care of a doc... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Shaving pubic hair is unhygienic. It could result in infection from abrasions, in-grown hair, folliculitis etc. What do you expect to gain by shaving ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
No: You may try changing to a vitamin preparation without iron. Vitamins for men usually have less iron.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
May be: Polyps should not cause pain. If the pain is still there more than 2 days after the procedure, please contact your doctor. Have a healthy diet, exerci... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Depends: The test may have been negative and you could be having a normal period with heavier than usual bleeding. It is also possible that a very early pregna... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Technique: If you do not do the test correctly, it may turn out negative and by definition would be false negative.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Inaccurate terms: Chemical miscarriage and pregnancy are not medically recognized terms. Please talk to your doctor for a discussion.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: If you had menstrual bleeding at your regular time, there would be not need to take a pregnancy test.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Yes: As spicy as you like and can tolerate.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Timing and technique: Of test. A home pregnancy test should be done 4-5 days after a missed period ( if you did it after six days, that is ok), using first morning urine an... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Please clarify your: Question. Gluten sensitivity may cause symptoms of ibs. If gluten free diet is helpful, there is no harm in staying on the such a diet.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Not sufficient info: Screening for blood donation usually does not include measuring general antibody levels. The blood bank that tested your blood should be able to provi... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Agree with Dr. F: It is important that you develop a relationship with an obstetrician for advice that is important for improving your chances of getting pregnant and h... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Depends on the: Test concerned. Blood alcohol will dissipate in about 24 hours or less. Other changes in blood components, e.g. Carbohydrate deficient transferrin may... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Timing of test: Home pregnancy test should be done 4-5 days after a missed period, using first morning urine and following the instructions carefully.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Timing of test: You may have tested too early. You may do a home pregnancy test 4-5 days after a missed period, using first morning urine and following the instructio... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Unclear question: If she misses her period by more than 4-5 days, do a pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless she get a period ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Two tests: Diagnosis of infection is facilitated if you take a test now to establish the baseline and repeat the test in about three months to see the change, if... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Normal variation: Periods do vary in their extent of bleeding and associated symptoms. If it is a one time occurance, do not be concerned. If your periods become heavy... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
There are very few drugs that help and you will need a prescription. You need to reduce the amount of food you eat and exercise more. Any exercise wil... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Visit this site to calculate your BMI. If it is above 18.5 you are not underweight.https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.ht... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
How much?: A rising psa represents increasing mass of prostatic tissue, including increasing mass of prostatic cancer tissue. Lab results need to be interpreted ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Possible: It would require a sophisticate test, beyond the capability of usual labs and the results may not be intepretable, as there are no normal ranges.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Possible: What your mother feels is likely to be gas moving through the intestine. The sensation may be worsened due to partial obstruction and one cause of obs... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Wide variation in : Hcg levels. There is wide variation in HCG levels in normal pregnancies and HCG level is not a reliable indicator of twin pregnancy. You may wish to c... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need more info: What blood tests? What were the results? It would be prudent to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the tests. All lab test results need t... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need more info: Lab test results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and is best done by the doctor who ordered the test as s/he likely knows your health h... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
No conclusive : Evidence. There is no conclusive evidence that mobile phone use causes brain cancer. So do not worry. In any case there is no known preventive action... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need more info: Actual values are needed for proper evaluation. Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test would b... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
For baseline: The test may show that you had an infection earlier and are not at risk from the episode 6 days ago. If you acquired the infection only six days ago, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Abnormal cells: Some abnormal lymphocytes break during the process of making the smear and are called smudge cells. These are often seen in patients with chronic lymp... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. What you described suggests... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need to know why: The usual causes of low hemoglobin are iron and/or folate (folic acid) deficiency. However, it is important to establish the cause and treat according... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Yes: Your lab results are good, however, you still need to maintain a good diet, and exercise regularly. Please note that about half the heart attacks occu... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Liver failure: Liver necrosis is the most serious effect of tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose, especially if combined with alcohol.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Not a good eating: Habit. It helps to eat a balanced diet in small amounts during the day. Eating one big meal at night is more likely to lead to the excess calories bei... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doct... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Fasting: It is imperative to be fasting for at least 9 hours, preferably 12 hours before the test.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Usually not: Urinary tract infection usually does not cause inguinal lymphnode enlaregment, but infection in the genital area can.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: Do you have a particular substance or product in mind? For general information about cancer causing agents, please consult this site. http://www.can... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Less food: Losing weight will help; reduce intake of saturated fats. Have a plant based diet low in fat and exercise with increasing vigor for 30 minutes each da... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
GI vs respiratory: Flu symptoms are usually due to damage to the upper airways and lungs, like, runny nose, fever, aches, cough, difficulty breathing. Food poisoning usu... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need for evaluation: Bleeding after sex is not normal. Please see your doctor for and examination and evaluation.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Not a matter for : Self diagnosis. Both have cough with sputum. Chronic bronchitis may be present for months on end. You are not likely to have lung cancer at your age, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
All of these: For a healthful diet you need to limit calories and saturated fats. Carbohydrates do contribute to calories and excess of any one type of food is not ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Bone marrow: CML is a cancer and if affects the bone marrow and blood is made in the bone marrow, advanced CML destroys normal bone marrow and causes anemia as wel... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Unpredictable: Outbreaks are unpredictable. You should tell your sex partners of your infection as infection may be transmitted even without an obvious outbreak.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
After missed period: Blood test may be positive one day after a missed period. Home pregnancy test using urine may also be positive one day after missed period, but a nega... 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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