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Dr. Ashu Syal

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

Locations

NAG PEDIATRIC CLINIC

PASADENA, TX

Address

3332 PLAINVIEW DRIVE, PASADENA, TX
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
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Fax

(832) 649-2148

Insurances accepted

Medicaid

About

Bio

Pediatrician

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis

Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

831 Answers
107 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
Yoga: Stretch exercises with yoga has proven to relax spine ligaments. Chiropractors also help.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
Ignore: Increase water intake, avoid UTIs and keep your BP within normal range.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
Developmental delay: Sleep apnea cannot be the sole reason for developmental delay. See a neurologist to investigate further.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
Lemonade or Gatorade: Lemonade or gatorade are better options compared to ice tea as tea being diuretic, does not help with hydration.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
Viral syndrome?: Instead of drinking just water, drink salt and water ( in form of electrolyte solution or lemonade) . Give it about seven days. You should start feeli... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
Gall bladder: Abdominal ultrasound should help answer/ rule out some of the differentials. Consult with your doc.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
Tinea pedis: A kind of fungal infection? Other possibilities are bacterial infection? Try over the counter Lamisil (terbinafine) three times a day for one month. ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately- since we don't know he exact etiology for this condition. We don't know the cure. However symptoms can be very well controlled with med... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
DVT?????: Get yourself checked by your pcp asap. Bruises and pain can be symptom of something serious.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
Depends on associate: There are associated conditions eg neurofibromatosis etc. Which can present with benign nerve sheath rumors and other associated cancers like astrocyt... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
Period: What kind of birth control are you using? Some birth controls ( with estrogens and progesterone) regulate the monthly cycles to 28-35 days. Others lik... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
No answer: No body knows definitely what causes testicular torsion although there are several speculations in the process.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
Rash: Rash between buttocks is usually ' jock itch' or fungus. Treat with antifungal and steroid ointment for about a mnth
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
Bladder dissynergy : Sounds like you need to see a urologist. The urinary retention is common in multi parous women. Usually simple tests like bladder- sphincter synergy t... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
No: No interaction, 4-5 glasses of alcohol and 1000 mg of acetaminophen--- neither are in toxic range individually or synergistically.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
Baking soda: Face wash with baking soda daily --- the same box that you keep in your refrigerator for odor ban--- works best
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
Heel pain: Uric acid deposits in joints causing pain and inflammation. You need steroid shot in the joint. The medication/ oral pills work slowly and take long t... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
Rash: A rash deserves in person evaluation for proper recommendations
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
Algae pool: baby is not at risk of any contact infection after you have dried yourself well
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
No: Looks like you got an allergic reaction.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
Surgical opinion?: Is your doctor a gastroenterological surgeon? If not then find one and get a second opinion.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
Cardiac: After ruling out lung pathology, the next things to rule out are- cardiac reasons and renal reasons. Sometimes hepatic reasons too.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
Night time cough: It could be due to post- nasal drip. Let her sleep with two pillows under her head, if that decreases the cough; point proven. Then you need anti- all... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
Yes: In fact most of my patients are instructed to do so to treat wheezing patient with acute bronchitis. Neb machine with both meds together- to be used t... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 30 years experience
No: They can cause pain in abdomen, blood loss in ' poop', anal/ peri anal itching, no weight gain despite voracious appetite, pale complexion/ anemia.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Syal is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 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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