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Dr. Chakshu Gupta

Pathology
Hull, IL
24 years experience

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Dynamic physician, ABP certified in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology and Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine, with cytopathology training, MBA (Benedictine College) & a Fellowship in Management (Advisory Board) and with over six years of managerial and practice experience in regional community hospitals. I believe in: - patient-centered healthcare. - quality healthcare for all humans. - team-based approach to medical care.

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Pathology

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English

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196 Answers
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Depends: For the most part, your chances will not increase because your sister had cervical cancer. Cancer of the cervix is a sexually transmitted disease caus... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Sometimes: Some types of testicular cancers produce substances that circulate in the blood and can be detected with simple blood tests. Not all do, however, and ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Various: Depending on your location, they can transmit a variety of parasites. In the mid-west we are seeing a lot of paragonimus infestations in the lungs.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Yes: The malaria parasite lives and divides in the red blood cells. In some forms of malaria, there are so many parasites that the red cells start getting ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Some types: Long standing ibd is but not others.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Maybe: You may be at increased risk of auto_immune diseases if you are a female, have a personal or family history of auto-immune disease or if you live in c... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
1:10,000 males: Hemophillia a in about 1:10, 000 males and hemophilia b in about 1:20, 000 males. It is less common in females.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Not necessarily: Gb syndrome is an auto-immune disorder when the body turns on itself. Early treatment (in the first few weeks of onset) gives the best chance of recov... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Yes: There are infectious and non-infectious risks with blood transfusion. The risk of HIV & hepatitis transmission is less than 1 in 1.5 million. However,... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Unclear: What do you mean by "tumor in the breast"? It could be a lumpy breast related to breastfeeding, a cyst, a benign growth such as a fibroadenoma or less... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Chemo-radiation: Some cancers need aggressive treatments such as chemo, radiation and bone marrow transplants.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Consult: Difficulty with erection is a recognised side effect of radical prostate surgery. There is no way to go and 'reconnect' all nerves. Discuss options wi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Likely not: If you are otherwise healthy, this spot is likely due to a benign process such as blood vessel proliferation or sun damage. Have your primary care doc... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Discuss: The intent of radioiodine is to destroy all your thyroid cells. It is secreted in the urine but also in the saliva. In atleast one randomized blinded ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Cancer center: The most common type of thyroid cancer, even if metastatic, can still be managed quite well. Seek care at a reputable cancer center without delay.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Depends: There are many different types of endometrial cancer, which arises from the inner lining of the uterus. Depending on the grade, how deep it had invade... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Myth of T: Drugs (or surgery) is used to reduce testosterone in prostate cancers as it can encourage growth of the tumor. You may be referring to studies (now di... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
See a doc: There are many possibilities for the problem you describe, too complex to discuss in this forum. You need to consult a physician.
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Castration: Medical (lupron) or surgical castration may be indicated in some as decreasing testosterone levels may help slow growth of tumor. Older men with small... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
In advanced cases: There will be involvement of the neck node if the "throat" cancer has advanced beyond the neck.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Possible: Clerical errors that lead to mixing of patient samples, although uncommon, are still the leading cause of errors in modern labs. If there is any doubt... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Liver test: Fatty change can happen in the liver from a varity of diverse causes and most liver function tests may remain normal or mildly elevated if there is no... Read More
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Possible: Urinary catheters may cause irritation of the bladder or repeat infections. Both these may lead to mucosa changing from bladder type to squamous (skin... Read More
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
See below: Prostate biopsies are done under ultrasound guidance and usually 6-12 cores are obtained (variations exist but 24 cores be unusual - did you mean gaug... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Possibilities: I'm glad the biopsy is negative. Possible cause include, but are not limited to, medicines (eg. Metformin), liver disease, fungal infections and a rar... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Yes: Yes there are several other sites for a blood draw and depend on factors such as frequency and volume of blood needed, if there is a catheter already ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Antibodies: Antibodies are produced by the body to defend against "foreign" substances, such as bacteria, viruses or cells from another person and generally circu... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Maybe: Some ovarian cysts and tumors (not all are cancerous) can cause these changes, but these may also be hormonal, due to supplements or drugs, or birth c... Read More
A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Unlikely: While the biopsy can cause infection, this doesn't happen very often. Many biopsies are performed to evaluate the prostate by urologists. The tumor is... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Very safe: Blood transfusions are extremely safe with risk of transmission of HIV and hepatitis virus less than 1 in 2 million. You have a higher chance of light... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Yes: Not every breast cancer needs chemotherapy and many are managed by surgery and hormone therapy with or without radiation.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Prosthesis: A penile prosthesis may be your best bet. At this time this is not available.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Educate: Diabetes is a chronic condition with severe complications if not properly controlled. Some complications include loss of vision, large ulcers of limbs... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Effective options: Depending on the size, status of nodes in the axilla and specialized testing done in the lab, breast cancers are treated with surgery, hormone and/or ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Yes: Hemophilia predisposes to bleeding due to lack of blood clotting factor. Asprin and nsaids such as Motrin can increase bleeding risk and should be avo... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Genetic test: Blood test for genetic abnormalities can help with this in the right clinical situation. Consult a certified genetic counselor.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Not directly: Most infections of the testicular area will not lead to cancer. They can mimic signs of cancer and appropriate clinical examination with an ultrasound... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Seek care: Untreated, colon cancer can cause bleeding, obstruction, pain, rupture of intestines, and ultimately death. If the person refuses treatment or disease... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Variable: In general terms, almost never above 10. Transfusion may be needed if hemoglobin is: below 10 in patients with severe heart disease or renal failure. ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
No: Pet scans are used for staging cancer (assess if it has spread to other tissues), not for screening.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Possible: The histogenesis of colloid cysts is unclear. Surgical treatment is usually considered if they cause hydrocephalus (swelling of the brain). Surgical r... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Yes but low risk: The rate of infection during pregnancy depends on many factors, but remains low. It is about 1% in moms who have developed anti-malaria antibodies and... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Shrink it too: In addition to what dr. Webster has listed, sometimes chemo is used to shrink the tumor so that it can be surgically removed. It i'd a great question ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Most are: Most are inherited, although there can be acquired mutations in a small number in utero (before birth).
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
4 stages: Stage 1: tumor <5cm limited to the adrenal gland. Stage 2: tumor >5 CM limited to the adrenal gland. Stage 3: tumor of any size limited to the adrenal... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Insurance driven: There are different methods for this test, which are often done sequentially and under the guidance of a genetic counsellor. Cost varies by type of te... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Yes: By chronically irritating the lining of the bladder, repeat UTI may lead to a type of cancer called squamous cell carcinoma, in some but not all indiv... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Yes and no: Cervix: pap smear with hpv testing is a quick but robust test for cervical cancer.Tests for ovary & uterus are less robust but include exam by a doc, ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Rarely yes: Rare uterine tumors secrete hcg, which is what is detected in pregnancy tests.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 24 years experience
Not directly: Per reported studies, it can cause allergies but does not directly cause cancer. However, some additives used with neoprene may sensitize skin and oth... Read More

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Feb 3, 2012
this dr gave me questions that my dr's have never brought up so now i can ask the questions i did not know ask.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gupta is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gupta is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I just used a new neoprene waist band for a couple days. For the past day or so I've been experiencing pain in lower back, kidney area and very tired
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Having recurring teratoms in my fertility days has worried me.
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thank you dr. gupta. i will be asking the questions that you have recommended.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Delhi, College of Medical Sciences, India
Graduated 1998MD

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