Dr. Chakshu Gupta

Pathology
Hull, IL
25 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
62 Agrees
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Discuss: You seem to have multiple issues, not all of which are necesarily related. Make a list of questions and discuss them with your ob. If you don't get an... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
In advanced cases: There will be involvement of the neck node if the "throat" cancer has advanced beyond the neck.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Depends on age: Agree with dr. Orr's answer. In addition, it can often be seen in peri-menopausal years. Unless you have not had periods for a year you are not necess... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Yes: Yes other conditions can present this way. Please consult a doctor for diagnosis.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Concerning: It is certainly concerning for being cancer. Please consult your doctor who can order appropriate tests and biopsy.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Normal is good: If your blood sugar is in the normal range it is "good". Normal blood sugar is <110; a better test is a1c, which should be <6%.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Safe sex: Cervical cancer is caused by (some strains) of hpv virus that spreads by sexual contact. Consider hpv vaccine if young and not yet infected. Regular p... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Some are: Teratomas arise from cells that can differentiate in to a host of tissue types and can be associated with chromosomal (genetic) abnormalities or with ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
NO: Melanosis is accumulation of pigment in different tissues for a variety of reasons. In the skin, it can be due to sun damage, after inflammation or in... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Some types: Long standing ibd is but not others.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Most are: Most are inherited, although there can be acquired mutations in a small number in utero (before birth).
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Genetic test: Blood test for genetic abnormalities can help with this in the right clinical situation. Consult a certified genetic counselor.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
No: Pet scans are used for staging cancer (assess if it has spread to other tissues), not for screening.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Immune?: You probably mean immune hemolytic anemia, which is a result of mismatch between antigens present on surface of red cells. It can be acute, which can ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Yes: They can get blood but not donate blood for the regular pool.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Various: These relate to hemoglobin, the molecule that helps transport oxygen, and is made of 4 subunits. Adults have 2alpha & 2beta, while kids have 2alpha & ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Rarely yes: Rare uterine tumors secrete hcg, which is what is detected in pregnancy tests.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Big yes: The concern would be the alcohol. I would not allow a parent under the influence to give my child a ride.
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A member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Ask urologist: There are different types of bladder tumors that are treated differently - ask your urologist for details.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Non-specific: Bladder is a large empty bag and tumors often have no symptoms or symptoms overlapping with other conditions, including blood in urine, pain or irrita... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Healthy diet: Eat a healthy and balanced diet, exercise and consume alcohol in moderation if at all. There is no direct evidence linking prostate cancer to sugar or... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
See a doc: There are both cancerous and non-cancerous conditions that present with cervical node enlargement and night sweats. Please consult a physician for def... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Unknown: Various skin lesions can appear to be "moles". Cancerous features of true moles include size over 6 mm, irregular pigment, irregular borders or recent... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
?radiation treatment: Some patients have radioactive "seeds" placed in their belly for certain types of cancer. In this situation, please consult the cancer doctor on risk ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Depends: Strictly defined, ovarian cancer is rare in teen years. However, cysts, nodules and a tumor called teratoma is not uncommon and can sometimes develop ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Possible: You need to consult a physician. These issues may or may not be related. The neck lumps could simply be enlarged lymph nodes due to infection of the l... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Possibly: If you are not menopausal and not on hormonal contraceptives or hrt, lack of periods can be associated with certain ovarian tumors. Please consult a o... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 25 years experience
Not necessary: Fna is an excellent tool for diagnosis of thyroid papillaey carcinoma. Treatment of both positive or suspicious fnas is still surgery. Even if the fna... 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

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

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