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Dr. Ashu Syal

Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
PASADENA, TX
32 years experience female

Locations

NAG PEDIATRIC CLINIC

PASADENA, TX

Address

3332 PLAINVIEW DRIVE, PASADENA, TX
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My office hours

Saturday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
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Fax

(832) 649-2148

Insurances accepted

Medicaid

About

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Pediatrician

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Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis

Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

643 Answers
87 Agrees
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Flu: What a co-incidence! well fall related head injury rarely causes fever. However flu or viral infection can cause fever ( low grade) and vomiting. The ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Hematuria: its to find out if the source of blood in urine is kidneys or bladder. You just ask for microscopic exam of urine. RBCs from kidney in the urine are ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Approx. 8-12 weeks: Babies recognize mothers body odor and voice first. They start developing memory of this stimulus and recognizing it as familiar by 8-12 weeks.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Pain with breathing: Two things can cause that. Either she has reflux or she has diaphragmatic hernia. Easy way to differentiate old be to give her a trial of antacid and ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Yes and no: If other symptoms associated with it ( like swelling of face, swallowing difficulty, breathing difficulty etc) then It is something to be concerned ab... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Yes: Sounds like pyelonephritis or kidney imfection. See a MD ASAP as urine bacteria seems to be resistant to Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) a... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
No: Obviously it's somekund of rash with secondary infection. The secondary infection could be due to virus, bacteria and/or fungus. Peroxide will irritat... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Spina bifida: Suspicions or speculations can be done by any clinician a MD or a nurse or a NP based on clinical grounds. However confirmation of that suspicion can ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Anemia and poor feed: Well- exclusive breast feeding is good until babies are four months old only. After that, baby needs to be transitioned to other sources of diet. I su... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Yes: If it gets disseminated, then yes it can spread to distant lymph nodes
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Uretheritis: Inflammation or infection of urethra can cause symptoms that mimic UTI. Usually urine cs is negative. Topic an antibiotic cream helps with the symptom... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
No: Not a good study. Trans vaginal US good for looking at female reproductive system ie ovaries, uterus etc. For kidneys it's abdominal US
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
No: Looks like you got an allergic reaction.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Fatigue, appetite: First rule out infections ( mono, or other viruses) then other organic causes ( electrolytes, hormones etc); if all is normal, see a psychiatrist ( de... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Yes: Ovulation roughly starts on day 12-14 of the menstrual cycle and ova remains viable for 48-72 hrs. Meaning if your cycle is 28 days then what you ment... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Hydration: Focus on keeping the baby well hydrated with pedialyte. Both fever and diarrhea can increase insensible losses and therefore increase risk of dehydrat... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Abnormal EEG: After the seizure, if aeeag is done withing 24 hrs, it is abnormal. Usually the anti seizure meds are not started after just one seizure. If never had... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Restless leg syndrom: Can be detected through a formal sleep study and once diagnosed, can be treated.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Laryngo-tracheitis: Sounds like it started with a simple viral infection ( croup) but now has secondary bacterial infection ( usually staph). Antibiotics ( esp for staph ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Oralone gel: It's a intra oral gel. Prescription only. Twice/ day for 3-5 days is recommended. Very effective for fast symptomatic relief of painful oral ulcers.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Baby diet: At 9 months we usually start stage three gerber diet which includes different meats. However meats that are hyper- allergenic ( fish-, seafood- eggs e... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Viral illness: Sounds like you are having symptoms iof acute viral infection. Drink plenty of fluids. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for symptomatic relief. Watch over to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Lemonade or Gatorade: Lemonade or gatorade are better options compared to ice tea as tea being diuretic, does not help with hydration.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Low salt intake: Salt hold on to water. If you have CKD with no or minimal compromise in renal function; mrs dash salt substitutes is a good alternative to using sodiu... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Estrogen: An ovulatory cycles are regulated by Estrogens alone ( Progesterone becomes a part of ovulatory cycles). So endometrial shedding happens under the inf... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Pelvic pain: It could be bladder infection. Check with your doctor. In males, it could also be something related to spermatic cord etc in females, ovarian torsio... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Hypertrichosis: Excessive facial hair can be due to hormonal irregulation. You need to, first, see your pediatrician to rule out adrenal associated problems and/ or p... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Oil glands: Our hair follicles have natural oil glands which tends to keep the scalp soft, however, after couple o days it builds up to where it stiffens the root... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Normal: Cramps and vomit part of periods - yes! it is normal. Has no relation what so ever with your experience with a male partner as long as no intercourse ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Ignore: Increase water intake, avoid UTIs and keep your BP within normal range.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Chronic bronchitis: Well- I came up with the answer because breathing is quintessential for life. Not that kidneys are any less important but your question was what could... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Cloudy urine: Get a urine dipstick done --- to rule out proteinurua. Also microscopic exam of urine to rule out hyaline castes.If both negative--- no worries. If an... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
DVT?????: Get yourself checked by your pcp asap. Bruises and pain can be symptom of something serious.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Fever?: How many days of illness? A virus should last for no more than two weeks of febrile illness. Anything more than that needs to be re- evaluated.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Low vitamin D: very common in pediatric population nowadays. Usually depending upon how low levels are you need to give right dose. Therapy for low levels should go ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Wrong abx: So skin infections---- caused by staph or strept. Doxycycline OR Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) OR keflex---- should be the choice. Amoxi... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
No: Your breast milk provides peotection against several diseases through the antibodies that you produce. But, just because you are recovering from cold ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
No: 1). Water does not hurt or harm kidneys. 2). What do you mean by 0.5-1L water???? For a 17 yrs old male that is much less quantity compared to what is... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Sometimes.: Celexa (citalopram) has anticholinergic component. It can cause urinary retention. Lower the dose and if problem persists you might need to change the... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Periods: heavy periods and spotting is not rare after child birth. However if they persist beyond 6 months, seek advice from your Ob. Sometimes hormonal imbala... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
No: Some discomfort is expected after IUD placement but unilateral pain might mean it is dislodged to one side. See ur MD. Right position needs to be conf... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Calcium: What is your ionized calcium level? Why skin biopsy? And what other medications are you taking ie for depression and anxiety? Answer to all these can ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Chest pain: Something going on for three months definitely asks for a visit to your doctor and formal evaluation. A muscle sprain due to " room cleaning" does not... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
BP: BP spikes can be due to hormonal influencs eg stress hormones Can do it. Thyroid can do it. Angiotensin splurge due to Renal Artery stenosis.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Oil for skin and hai: Coconut oil works good for hair. Aragon oil or sesame oil work good on oily skin
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
No: cystoscopy is an important part of work up when you have persistent microscopic hematuria. The main things to rule out are urinary bladder diverticul... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Fetus hydronephrosis: congenital hydronephrosis is very common. The obstruction in the outflow track of urine causes it and what caused this obstruction? It could be anythi... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Painful defecation: so I thing that your upper airway symptoms are direct result of your GI symptoms so if we can resolve your constipation it might take care of all othe... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
Swimming: Swimming is best for you. Other exercises that are good include Yoga ( no head rests) and cycling. Basically smooth movements of body ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 32 years experience
None: One kidney is sufficient for normal survival and reproduction. So no complications expected.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Syal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Syal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 26, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks have only taken crp test i will test my urin next time i was told to take with me a urin sample last time i forgot :-) have a nice day
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Excellent answer. Thank you for listing potential symptoms. My son has all but respiratory distress and chest pain so i will be on the lookout with my doctor. Thanks again
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Empty b/c I had transvaginal u.s. recently. Doc didn't mention fibroids. He said it looks good but was eleven week size. Ty!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

GOVT MED COLL, PUNJABI UNIV, PATIALA, PUNJAB, INDIA
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

UMDNJ UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Pediatrician, Second Place, Texas - Winter
2013
Top Pediatric Nephrologist, First Place, National - Summer
2014
Top Pediatric Nephrologist, First Place, National - Fall
2014
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