Doctor Q&A for Dr. Larry Maturani

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
24 years experience Hospital-based practice
Possible: Go to drug store, get a pregnancy test kit. This will tell you if you are. Then you can stop worrying.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
24 years experience Hospital-based practice
High Na stores water: Sodium is an electrolyte that is found outside cells in the interstitial fluid. It helps to maintain cellular neutrality. It is one of the players in ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
24 years experience Hospital-based practice
BMR: BMR is the rate your body burns calories to maintain self. To loose weight, you have to stay under this number. You calculate your daily caloric intak ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
24 years experience Hospital-based practice
Possible TIA: This could be TIA like symptoms. I suggest you see your doctor and have the following performed: ekg, tsh, echocardiogram with bubble and contrast, li ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
24 years experience Hospital-based practice
No: The breast is given a local anesthetic, a small needle is inserted and the fluid is aspirated. The fluid is sent to the lab for evaluation. The whole ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
24 years experience Hospital-based practice
Perhaps: The right sided cyst sounds lke it may be a complex rather than a simple cyst and is likely to be causing you problems if it hasen't already. I presu ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
24 years experience Hospital-based practice
No: By definition, elevated TSH is hypothyroidism. T4 is not the active one, rather it is T3 and it is ft3 that is in fact the active hormone. T4 is conv ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
24 years experience Hospital-based practice
More fiber: Lack of fiber in the diet can be increased by several methods. Vegetables, grains and otc products. Vary diet. If diabetic, there are medications that ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
24 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes: An unfortunate side effect of this medication. It has a half life of around 5 hours so you should see an improvement in a couple of days.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Maturani
24 years experience Hospital-based practice
What can you do.: Forget it, but tell your mother in law in a nice way that you will decide what to give the child.
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