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Dr. SG Erman

Family Medicine
37 years experience male

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Family Medicine

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A 16-year-old female asked:
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Absolutely: Pregnancy is not a disease which gives symptoms. Many expectant mothers go through pregnancy without nausea, vomiting, etc. Consider yourself blesse... Read More
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Yes: A cold or allergies, or sinus drainage. Any fever? If so, you should be seen by you pcp.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Potentially, : Sperm are motile, which means they move. It is possible to get pregnant without penetration. Sperm can survive 2-3 days in a warm, moist environment... Read More
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NO: Knee pain x 3 weeks is not an emergency. You should schedule an appt to see your pcp. Waiting another day or two will not cause any more significant... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Can be: Depends on where they are, and if they are not tearing. When an aneurysm begins to dissect (tear) there can be a burning or ripping severe back pain.... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
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Not uncommon: Is is common for a young woman to have irregular periods for the first 6 months or so after starting to have them. It can also depend on her weight a... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
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Probably Not: No conclusive medical studies to show that the blood type diet makes any difference.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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OB: She needs to see a physician. Three weeks of any 'violent illness; deserves an md's attention.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Yes: You can only get pregnant when you are ovulating, which is normally in the middle of your cycle (usually day 14 of a 28 day cycle). However, some peop... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
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Evaluation: Thyroid problems are diagnosed with a history, exam, and lab tests, possibly and ultrasound. Bipolar is diagnsed with a hisptory, exam, and ruling out... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Time: This is a normal response due to increased pelvic bloodflow. Usually resolves in 5-15 minutes.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
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Why: If you limit your tea consumption to no more than 4 cups per day, this is not an excessive amount of caffeine unless you have other medical problems. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Yes, if: It is safe to use it as a skin scrub, as long as you are not allergic to apricots, and you are not using it on inflamed, irritated, or infected skin.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
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Infection: Should be seen by a physician to test for urinary tract infection or pelvic infection.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
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Potentially: The bleeding you had in december might not have been a full period, but what is called an implantation bleed. I would recommend either seeing your ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
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Too Broad a Question: It depends on the level of functioning, . And the mental illness.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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88%: Medicare covers supplemental oxygen use for those who demonstrate saturation levels at 88% or lower as measured by an oximeter.
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A 20-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Any bacterial infection could theoretically affect your baby and pregnancy, especially if you have a fever.. I suggest seeing your physician.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Depends are where you are in your menstrual cycle. The different levels of hormones can lead to different reactions.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Simple: Look in the mirror, near your shower drain, and in your comb or hairbrush for telltale signs that your are losing hair.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Depending on the labs and the test, the 'normal' range of TSH can be from .5 to 4.5 or so. Symptoms may occur at 4.0. Some endocrinologists will t... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
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2-3 weeks: Depending on the type of sutures used, they usually take 2-3 weeks to dissolve (unless they used wire-very unlikeley for a c-section). You may be fee... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Many: Could be allergies, post-nasal drip, reflux esophagitis, throat irritation, etc. Try using a humidifier in the bedroom-getting the humidity up to 55%... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
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Building Blocks: You cannot absorb Dopamine in the diet. You ned to increase the Amino Acids that are converted into dopamine. Phenylalanine---converts to--->tyrosine-... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Not Here: This is a complicated question which requires the input from an a physician experienced in such things. There is no easy answer. It can be anywhere f... Read More
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A 71-year-old member asked:
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Options: You may try discussing this with your surgeon, social services and discharge planning at the hospital where your surgery will be performed, or a visit... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
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Options: There are other ways to get insurance besides your job. Infertility workup does require a physician. You may be able to find a planned parenthood in ... Read More
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Caution: Very careful monitoring by your obstetrician, and a planned cesarean section in most cases.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
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Once: Once is all it takes.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Irritation: Vaginal irritation from the vibrator, or lack of sufficient lubrication during inercourse.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
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Yeast: If the discharge is vaginal, this is commonly a yeast infection. Usually a creamy or curd-like discharge, occasionally accompanied by itching. Usual... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Adrenoleukodystrophy is passed down from parents to their children as an x-linked genetic trait. It therefore affects mostly males, although some wome... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Steroids: Plaque psoriasis usually requires topical steroids for flares. The over the counter steroid creams (cortisone 1%) are not very strong.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
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Yes: You can inherit the tendency for atopic, or allergic-type diseseas, which is one of the causes of asthma.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Rare: Hand, foot and mouth disease is rare in healthy adults, so the risk of infection during pregnancy is very low. If a pregnant woman gets hand, foot an... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Different Germs: Two totally different germs. Erilichiosis is caused by a ricketsial bacteria lyme is caused by a borellia spirochete. They both may have very similar ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
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Yes: If you mean bladder cancer, yes it is possible; it could also mean prostate problems-infection, enlargement, or cancer. He should see his doctor.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
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Eventually: We will all eventually die. You may not die from the absestos exposure. Check with your physician for close monitoring with xray and ct.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Baby: As long as she is not wet, hungry or in pain, your baby sounds normal. Babies move around a lot, testing and execercising their muscle.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Yes: There are a few cases of gum disease that could prevent getting braces, as well as some allergies to certain componennts, but basically anyone with t... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
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Clarify: Is your question , "is it possible to reverse a tubal after 10 years? Or is it possible for a tubal ligation to fail after 10 yrs?" the answer to t... Read More
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Possible, but unlike: Toxoplasma infection can reactivate in immunocompromised pregnant women who were infected with toxoplasma before their pregnancy, and this can lead to... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Congestion: Pelvic congestion can cause some increased swelling of your varicose veins, making them throb. Elevating your legs, antiinflammatories, support stock... Read More
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A Tick-borne disease: A tick-borne disease that can have a broad range of symptoms. Usually starts with a fever/aches/headache/joints aches, and a classic bulls-eye rash 1... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
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Novocure?: If you are referring to novocure, according to their website, novocure™ is dedicated to the development of tumor treating fields (ttf) therapy, a new ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Pregnancy: Home or physician-run pregnancy test is the first thing you should do.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
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Prescription: There are at least two prescription antibiotics, Albendazole or mebendazole, taken as a single tablet, repeated single tablet in two weeks.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
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?: There is no correct answer to this question. His nose will continue to grow until the genes that he obtained from his mother and father tell it to st... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
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Either: It may be healed and you are feeling scar tissue. It may be a new injury. Remember, surgery tries to correct an anatomical problem, but it cannot gu... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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No: Implantation spotting is not known for any characteristic odor.
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Nov 6, 2012
I can tell that Dr. Erman is the type of MD that you'd want and would feel lucky to have.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Erman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Erman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you Dr. Erman. And yes, I was referring to running. I was told that I was a supinator, walker/runner, as I put more pressure on the outside of my feet when I walk or run. I was also told that on...Read More
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Thank you. I have seen the website, and Seth is there now. The website is generic in as far as the indepth info on the Dr's and such. I have been able to find out a bit more by going to visit on Sunda...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! GOD BLESS AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP. I AM LOOSING WAIT SLOWLY AND I AM FEELING SO GOOD AND I HAVE LOOST 4.5 POUNDS IN 4 WEEKS.

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University of Arizona College of Medicine, AZ
Graduated 1986MD

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