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Dr. Nelly Cohen

Internal Medicine
Holtsville, NY
28 years experience

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I am an internal medicine physician with almost a decade of experience in direct outpatent health care, doing preventive care, treatment of acute and chronic diseases, preschool and preemployments exam, preoperative clearances.

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Internal Medicine

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134 Answers
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Fracture: Yes it will be hurting you, because bones did not align properly. You need to speak with an orthopedic specialist to see if it is possible to have ori... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Xray: You need to have an x-ray done to be sure that there is no fracture.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Maybe none: In majority of cases patients have no symptoms at all, that is why it's called a silent killer. Sometimes patients might experience headaches, or som... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Talk to your GYN: Your headache may not be due to migrane, but rather due to preeclampsia which is very common among pregnant women with high bp. Please, see or talk to... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Need to evaluate: By itself number does not mean anything. Esr is an inflammatory factor. See you pcp to discuss and have evaluation done.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Exercise and protein: The best way to manage it is to start exercising daily 30 min cardio plus weights to increase muscle weight as well as increase protein in your die... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Absolutely: It's a great thing! salads are very healthy, packed with nutritious minerals and vitamins and a great approach for weight loss.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See your PCP: There are various reasons for symptoms that you are describing. You need to see your pcp for a full evaluation.
A member asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See PCP: It may be a herniated lower spine disk with sciatica. See your pcp and maybe have an MRI done. At night you are prone, less pressure on your spine, bu... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Most likely: Most likely these are symptoms of labor. Please consult your gyn asap.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Chest pain is likely: If the stent is clogging then person might have chest pains, shortness of breath, fatigue, chest discomfort, etc. Do not wait, have him talk to his c... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Do not wait: Please do not wait. Speak with pediatrician or take the baby to er right away. Child has to be checked out and treated accordingly.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: If tylenol (acetaminophen) is taken in excess or if there if underlying chronic liver disease, then yes it can cause liver enzymes to go up.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not too long: Up to 6 months, but can be up to 12-18 months.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Wax again: Most likely some of the wax is still deep inside causing you to hear worse. See an ENT doctor to have your ear washed.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Yes you still can have ovarian cancer even in the absence of genetic predisposition.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Too high: Your cholesterol levels are very high. The treatment depends on risk factors that you may have. If you are a diabetic, obese, have heart conditions, e... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Yes you can, given that you take Mucinex (guaifenesin) for a short period of time and monitor your BP periodically.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Yes you can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or similar meds.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
A swab: There is a special swab which had to be sent to the lab after the specimen is obtained.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Fluid overload: Too aggressive IV fluids in a pt with esrd can cause fluid overload and bring to pulmonary edema, congestive heart failure, etc, which can be letal. T... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Check yourself: Symptom that you are explaining is called nausea. There are lots of causes for people to be nauseated. I would advise you to see your pcp to be evalu... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Glucometer: Usually most of the current glucometers have a memory, so you do not have to record daily. You may consider buying one.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) belongs to a group of meds called ssri. In order to avoid withdrawal it has to be weaned off during 4-6 weeks, slowly increas... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Cough: This kind of cough is called postviral cough and can last up to 4-6 weeks after common cold. Usually over the counter or prescriptional cough meds do ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
No: No, you cannot contract any std from having someone else's urine on your skin.
A member asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Worrisome: It can be a number of things. She needs a full evaluation by a GI specialist, a urologist and possibly a gyn specialist to come up with diagnosis.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Ovulation: Yes it is normal. Women are considered to be able to concieve within the next 3 days after the onset of ovulation.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Diet and exercise: At your height with your current weight you are considered to be obese with bmi 33. Try to decrease your calorie intake to 1500/ day, less carbs and f... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Blood Pressure: Blood pressure on antihypertensive meds can be as low as 90/60, as long as patients do not feel dyzzy or lightheaded.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Probable yeast inf: It sounds like you have an yeast infection which is very common during pregnancy. See your gyn, you will be started on vaginal cream that should help ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Side effects: You are experiencing side effects of metronidazole. They will go away when you complete the medication.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Find the cause : I would suggest you to figure out what causes anemia first and then treat, since there are many causes of it. Otherwise start taking iron supplements ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Get evaluated: Your symptoms really need to be evaluated. See your pcp to try to figure out your diagnosis.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Yes, you will be given IV contrast. Accuracy depends on the reason that you are doing ct scan done.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Synthroid (thyroxine): The only way to handle hypothyroidism is to take synthroid (thyroxine) for life, which is a synthetic version the hormone that you are deficient in.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Records: By law charts are kept for 7 years.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not at all: Ovarian cysts are very common. No contraindications for having sex at all. Enjoy it!
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See GI: Make sure you see GI for a work up. Need to exclude crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Staging: Treatment of lung cancer depends on the staging. Oncologist will decide what kind of treatment is necessary.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See an ENT/allergist: Most likely you have allergy symptoms and postnasal drip. See an ENT and allergist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Get enough sleep: It's a blessing! if your child at this age sleeps through the night. You do not wake him up, he will be up when he is hungry or wet.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Yes. There is no problem having a period after cervical biopsy.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Yes you can. As long as you avoid touching any mucus membranes, there are no contraindications for use on your lower legs.
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Depends: It depends what you take it for, at what dosage and for how long. It depends on your health overall and if you are taking any other meds as drug inter... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Yes then can but with the caution, since Diltiazem can increase digoxin level, so has to be used in smaller doses and digoxin levels have to be checke... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Repeat: Have a sonogram repeated again in 3-6 months to see how its growing. In majority of cases such cysts remain the same.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
See GI: She needs to see a gastroenterologist and have an endoscopy done. Causes can be various, from gastritis to ulcers and cancers, etc.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
November: If your due date is in august, your pregnancy happened in november (given that your periods are regular).
A member asked:
Dr. Nelly Cohen
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
A stye: Most likely it's a stye. See your pcp for treatment.

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Mar 20, 2015
Great Doc!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cohen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cohen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I appreciate you responding back to me so quickly. I was really concerned because I have a 10 year old whose started hers at 8. Again, thank
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Thank you, my doctor said i was anemic but she didnt tell me anything else just to eat meat and in 3 months come back. ill go see her again
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Thanks for responding, this has been goin on for a year and I have no job or insurance. So it's been hard to get the test I need.

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Top General Internist, Second Place, East Long Island, NY - Winter
2013
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