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Dr. Selma Holden

Family Medicine
Cambridge, MA, Switzerland
14 years experience female

About

Bio

I'm a board certified family physician who is finishing up fellowship-training in Integrative Medicine. My special interests are primary care, yoga therapy and herbal medicine.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Holistic Medicine

Public Health

Licenses

United States: Maine

Doctor Q&A

27 Answers
7 Agrees
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A male asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: Sporadic smoking can cause sore throat. Any amount of smoking can cause an increase in mucus production that could be off-white, greenish, brownish o... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: The sensations a woman feels during early pregnancy range from a subtle tingling in the genital and lower abdominal areas to light cramping. This ca... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Your weight is too low for your height. Your body mass index is 16.5 and should be at least 18.5 eating only when hungry isn't enough. At your age,... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Especially if you has unprotected intercourse between your last menses and this current irregular one.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Round ligament pain?: If you aren't having any other symptoms, (ie. Urinary frequency, fever, abnormal vaginal discharge) and the pain only happens with movement, then its ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: It is possible to have your menstrual periods reoccur after having a novasure done. Speak with your gynecologist and see if it should be done again o... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: Sunbreeze has three essential oils in it, cassia, menthol & camphor. They have mixed results when studied scientifically. Its best to try it on your... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
See your provider: There could be a number of reasons why you are feeling this way, from simple dehydration to something more concerning. Please see your provider so th... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: The location, color and character of the bumps can vary and so they could be simple acne, areolar glands, skin irritation or something else. If you w... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Ginger: The best solution for you is to see your GI doctor and treat what is causing the gastroparesis. Until then, herbs such as ginger might help. Try to ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Most likely normal: Our stools can vary in color depending on what we eat. Some foods such as beets clearly do this, while the amount of fiber and protein can shift the ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Growth in Uterus: Endometrial polyps are most often benign, growths inside a woman's uterus. They often don't cause any problems. If one was found because you were g... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yogurt: An old fashioned remedy that women still do today is use plain (no sugar added) yogurt. Using your fingers, you can place a small amount of it up int... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No: A blood test is the first step in evaluating thyroid disease.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Get it x-rayed: Its best to have a provider do a physical exam on it and get an x-ray if they think its necessary, otherwise you could be dealing with a chronic injur... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Don't worry: If you used the medication as instructed, then you should be fine. You did the right move by getting Plan B when the condom broke. Besides abstinenc... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: If it doesn't smell foul and you aren't having any itching or cramping, its most likely normal. Just before your period there is an increased amount ... Read More
A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
No: If a resident is on hospice or has a dnr order, they should not be ignored or treated with less care. Often, since the goals of care are comfort, the... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
None: There are no over the counter drugs available that i know of that can stop your period temporarily. Speak to your healthcare provider about this issu... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Unlikely: Plan b is an effective form of birth control if you take it within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. Its unlikely that you are pregnant if you too... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: There can be semen in his penis before he ejaculates which can get inside you. Withdrawal is not a reliable form of birth control. This website will... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: A mild elevation in white blood cells, with and increase in neutrophils is typical of a bacterial infection, or could be due to medications that you a... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
It varies: Mirena (levonorgestrel) can stop your menses, but that's not guaranteed. It can alter your menses (ie. Having light spotting in between). You won't ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Beets do change your stool's color to a pinkish red. It can take a couple of days for it to happen. If it looks like blood, or doesn't resolve withi... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Rest, Hydrate and...: If you are still feeling dizzy & have pain in your head, you should see your OB provider. It could be happening because your body needs more fluids a... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Possible: 49 years is getting close to normal menopause time and you are having symptoms that seem like you're peri-menopausal. When it happens, varies for eac... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selma Holden
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: 51 days is a long time for a woman in her 20's -30's. I'm not sure how old you are, if you exercise vigorously, etc. If you are having unprotected s... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Holden is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Holden is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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That helps. But I'm if I do eat that much my stomach starts to feel a little hurt. And I occasionally get headaches. Thank you.
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Thanks, your answer put my mind at ease. We hope it applies everywhere
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine

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