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Dr. Michael Mirochna

Family Medicine
IN
14 years experience

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Family Medicine

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English

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50 Answers
13 Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: I wonder why you had a DEXA so young. This test is for women 60 and older usually. Strength training is a great way to "exercise" your bones and so... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Tums (calcium carbonate): This sounds like an episode of heart burn. An otc treatment like Tums maalox or Gaviscon can be helpful. So can more powerful medications such as Pril... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Celiac Disease: Hearing that from the nurse isn't particularly helpful and why you came here. I would ask for the full test results. There are multiple antibody tes... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Never: Acer, I do not believe that there is much literature on this subject. We know that varicocele are associated with pain, which improves after surgery.... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No: Dodo, you never have to do anything you do not want to do. They key question is whether you are benefitting from these medications and are the benefi... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Perimenopause: Before a women is done having periods, she goes through a "perimenopausal" period. At this time, periods still happen, but may be irregular in freque... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Breathing real air: Congratulations on doing the most important thing that smokers can do for their health! you stopped smoking! i do not hear this complaint often. It ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Everyone has it: The blind spot of the eye is referring to a spot in your vision that you can't actually see. The brain has to use information from the other eye to f... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Stop swelling: The cold compress is applied to the twisted ankle because the cold induces blood vessel constriction in the area. By reducing the blood flow to the ar... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Hard Case: Unfortunately, there are no supplement regimens I am aware of to help the problem. The main thing to try to do is to hydrate your skin constantly wit... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No: It sounds like you have had a tough time with sciatica and have poor flexibility. It appears that you need aggressive physical therapy and good medica... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Common. : I do not have data to describe the exact incidence of this happening, but slight asymmetry is pretty common between both the left and right side. I d... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Tough choice: It sounds like you are not having a regular period. If you are bleeding for 3 months straight, you are not likely ovulating during that time. Withou... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Urinalysis: Miles, you need to see the doctor. A pain like this could be consistent with epididymitis, a urinary tract infection, or an std. A doctor needs to e... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: I do not now if all of these are fda approved, but these are the medications used. Narcotics are never appropriate for fibro. Anti seizure meds like L... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Endometriosis: The first part of your description seemed to fit with endometriosis. This is a condition in which there is tissue like the inside of your uterus i. A ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Diagnosis first: The answer depends on a few factors. If you are starting out just becoming physically active, this pain may be due to too much activity too soon. If y... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No: I imagine that you are talking about an albuterol inhaler. This is not an unusual occurrence. Albuterol (the drug in proair, ventolin, and proventil) ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Can always get 2nd: It's okay to get a second opinion. Important things in chronic diarrhea is evaluating a thorough history, like travel. A diet diary is important as we... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Sunflower oil is comprised mostly of poly and monounsaturated fatty acids. These are the healthy fats. Bad fats are saturated fat and trans fat. ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends.: If the heart attack is occurring now, this patient should be in the emergency department and then cath lab for stenting or angioplasty. I imagine this... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Muscle Strain: A muscle strain may lead 2 pain and swelling. A specific cause is scapulothoracic dysfunction. It could also be a benign fat tumor called lipoma. Mor... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Influenza: These symptoms sound like the flu. If it is early in the course, you could see your doctor for antiviral medications to help shorten the duration and... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Several meds: For acute gout attacks, colchicine, nsaids, and Prednisone can be helpful. Long term prevention of attacks is done with allopurinol. I've seen literat... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Get shoes fitted: I think it would be worth your time to get shoes fitted at a real running store. Stores like this are usually run by runners and they are active in le... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Piroxicam: Voltaren (diclofenac) doesn't last extremely long. It usually is dosed more frequently than once per day. Longer lasting nsaids can include both Ale... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Its the law: We are both blessed and cursed by how well vaccination programs have worked. We no longer see most of the diseases we vaccinate for. Most doctors no... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Could be a fracture: Suzy, the answer won't be clear without an x-ray. Your symptoms are consistent with both a bruise and possibly a rib fracture. Pain can be quite sever... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Every1 is different: Forever is a relative term. Everyone has different abilities to reach climax in different amounts of time. The key is to focus on successful forepl... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Blood: Throat cancer can be silent or produce symptoms. Cough with blood, difficulty swallowing, enlarged neck lymph nodes, hoarseness are a few. Sometimes a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Seek Attention: Severe abdominal pain located near the belly button can have serious causes, such as, appendicitis, pancreatitis, ulcers, among others. Important sym... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Seek a clinic: Call around different offices and ask if you could pay something like 25 dollars for a visit and explain you don't have health insurance. Some uti's w... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
New shoes: I'd recommend that your wife wears shoes at the store that are more comfortable and supportive. There are some dress shoes that accomplish that for w... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
EDS: Excessive daytime sleepiness is exactly that. People typically will be tired during the day, fall asleep easily during activities that they should no... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Ibd (inflammatory bowel disease) patients have flares of the disease in which there typically is an increase in abdominal pain, frequent bloody stools... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Diagnosis first: I would first have to ask why you know you are always losing potassium. The kidneys are very good at being able to hold onto potassium, especially wh... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Ask your surgeon: Surgeons are the best people to ask about post surgery complications. I have not heard of this happening. The most common cause of feet numbness is li... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
See your doctor : If you are describing clay colored stools, you should see your doctor. This may represent a problem with what is called enterohepatic circulation and ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No: If you are having weakness or tingling or numbness in your legs, imaging may be considered. Other red flags would be trouble with bowel or bladder, o... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
It is difficult: Cachexia from any cancer is difficult to treat. Many reasons can lead to poor appetite, from apathy to lack of hunger or not even being able to taste ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Lots of work: There is a chance that your feet have an infection, but unlikely without diabetes and other health disorders to have simultaneous infections. I'd reco... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Hematuria: Blood in the urine is hematuria. The causes range from infection, a kidney stone, to cancer of the urinary tract. Risk factors for cancer include smok... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
1-2 days: Is this a bladder infection or a true kidney infection (pyelonephritis)? If bladder infection, the symptoms include frequency burning and urgency. W... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
It's possible: If you have already had a stress fracture, you would be at higher risk for another one. This does not sound like a cyst. I would advise to be aware o... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Cover your bases: Low energy can be a symptom for hypothyroidism, depression, anemia or sleep disorder. The first thing is to make sure you are getting good sleep and ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Diet and OTC : The keys to preventing constipation are increasing water intake and fiber in the diet. Over the counter medications like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol)... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Numerous causes: A better history is needed to help with diagnosis. This could range from gynecological problems to a. Kidney stone or gallbladder issues. This kind of... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Kegel exercises: With a concern like this, you should focus on level exercises. They can be found on google. Also, some physical therapists specialize in women's healt... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Seek a dentist: This certainly sounds like it could be an infection. Treatment can be with antibiotics and may require dental work. I'd advise seeing your doctor and... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Mirochna
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes and no: To have a true period, you can't be pregnant. When you are pregnant, the pregnancy prevents ovulation and menstrual cycles. What can happen is bleedin... Read More

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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mirochna is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mirochna is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Feb 9, 2012
He seems to know what he is talking about! wish he were my doctor!
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Thanks for the swift response - I'm pleased to hear that the strength training I've embarked on isn't in vain. I hope my bone density will have increased in 18 months time.
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Thank you so much. I have been wondering this for a while. I'm so busy taking care of the family I've just been coping with the pain. I appreciate your help. -New Mom x2
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thans for your help! ive played 2 years of high school football and 1 year of college football so far with this problem. so i have had a rough time. thanks again!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 2008MD
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