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Dr. Renu Chawla

Internal Medicine
Portland, OR
28 years experience female

Locations

Office

Portland, OR

Address

2400 SW Vermont St Fanno Creek Clinic, Portland, OR
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Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

39 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Recheck: The cause depends on what your medical history and risk factors are. Since there is only mild elevation of your liver functions, i would recommend tha... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Abscess: You might need antibiotics, as it sound like that you have an abscess. Sometimes abscess need to be drained. Please see a your doctor today.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Stress: A new job can be stressful. It is most important for you to take care of yourself. Please eat healthily. Try to get about 7 hours of restful sleep. Tr... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Irregular period: Could you be pregnant? Have you taken a pregnancy test? Please see you doctor for an exam.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
BCP: Sometimes women need to try a differetn OCp with differet comination of estrogen and progesteron. It is not uncommon to see breakthrough bleeding wit... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Dermatitis: Since you had a cast, this rash could be due to irritation or mild reaction- contact dermatitis. Keep it dry and clean. If it fails to resolve or if i... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Abscess??: This could be an infected gland/ abscess. I would encourge you to see a doctor as soon as possible, so proper diagnosis can be made and then it can be... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Ear infection?: You could have eustachian tube dysfunction or an ear infection. Try gargles with salt warm water and otc pain killer for relief. See you physician for... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
? Fever: Please call his doctor to discuss his current symptoms. From what i can gather, it concerns me that your husband could be dealing with an infection a... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Axillary pain: I would strongly recommend that you call your doctor and get in for an exam. A physical exam is must to determine if further diagnostics as labs and/ ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Rhinitis: Your symptoms sound concerning for rhinitis. It is due to nasal inflammation which can happen due to mold, mildew, viruses, dust, dust mites, dander, ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Post-colectomy : I would be concerned about inflammation/ irritation of the pouch. I would recommend that you must be evaluated by the gastroenterologist as soon as po... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Lower abdominal pain: Please provide more details as, duration, location, frequency. Anything that aggravates or relieves the pain?
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Carotid artery: This could be serious given the location. Based on symptom description I would be concerned about an aneurysm. Please be seen by a doctor as soon as p... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Body temperature: Both oral and ear thermometers are accurate and if used properly, these have a little margin for error. The average normal oral temperature is 98.6°F... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Abdominal pain: Yes! If this is recurrent, I would be concerned. You must not ignore these symptoms and be seen.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Eustachian tube dys.: You could have an ear infection or eustachian tube dysfunction. Try salt warm water gargles every 2-3 hrs. You could take some over the counter pain k... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Photoprotection: Sunscreen use is extremely important. Due to the family history its important that you see a dermatologist for a complete skin exam.
A member asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Healthy baby: There is no gurantee that you would have a 100% girl. You have fifty- fifty chance for having a boy and a girl. I do not know of anything that you can... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Cold sore: Yes, painful blisters in and around the mouth are probably cold sore or herpes simplex. There are other rashes too, so it would be best if you had you... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Diaphragm: This could be related to the diaphragm irritability. Diaphragm is a dome shaped muscle between the chest and abdomen. Try to drinking lots of water at... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Antipsyhcotics: There are several options available. I would encourage you to discuss these with her doctor. Sometimes it takes a couple of trials to find a good fit ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
EKG CHANGES: EKG changes in setting of symptoms and risk factors could be an indicator of heart issues. It is prueudent that this be evaluated ny the physician so ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
?gingivitis: Please see your dentist for evaluation. This could be related to gum inflammation or perdontitis. Some other cuases that be considered are bleeding di... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
PBC: Abnormal alt/ ast with elevated anti mitochrondial antibody is concerning for primary biliary cirrhosis. For confirmation liver biopsy is needed. See ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Don't have to suffer: No, you do not have to be on hospice always to get the pain medicaions. It varies case by case. You should, (if you haven't already), discuss your opt... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
? low magnesium: Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) like any other proton pump inhibitor can be associated with low magnesium. Low magnesium can lead to palpitations, muscle w... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Nutrition: Please see your doctor, as you migh have a nutritional issue. Thyroid issue and iron deficency are common causes. Please be sure to eat healthy and tr... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
? Pelvic pain: I am concerned that there could be some inflammation or infection, as you have pain. You should see your doctor for more detailed evaluation at your e... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Costochondritis: Try to limit activity, which can help rest the affected area. Avoid activities as pushing, pulling, rowing and upper body work as pull-ups or push-ups... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Labs: Please have a doctor review your results. They should be able to discuss these and help answers questions. They should be able to recommend if any fur... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Electrocardiogram: EKG changes in the setting of sysmptoms and risk factor might be a marker of underlying heart problem as ischemia. This hould be evaluated further asa... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Severe depression: Without any further delay, please call emergency services or a friend, neighbour or a family member for help. You should not be alone. You need immed... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Hyperhidrosis: Please see a dermatologist to review this. This could be familial but other causes should be ruled out. A dermatologist should be able to treat this ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Need more details: It would help to know your son's age, medical history etc to help with this. If he had persistent symptoms of upset stomach and vomiting, he must be s... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Eczema: Skins issues can develop at any point. Sometimes this can happen for unclear reasons while at other times it could be related to medications, other co... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Pregnancy: Your question is a bit vague. If one has a regular cycle (28 days), then a sexual encounter 9 days before ovulation is unlikely to lead to pregnancy. ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Covid: If you are having symptoms like fever, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhoea, sore throat and if you have been in contact with a possible case of Covi... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renu Chawla
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Back pain: Not all back pain needs to be evaluated in the ER. If you are experiencing a sudden onset of lower extremity weakness, numbness in seat (saddle) area,... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chawla is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chawla is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
I meant to ask if my hashimoto's could have anything to do with the stiff fingers? Thank you for your response
HealthTap member
Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Went and got checked. Its not the carotid artery but a varicose vein
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Just wanted a second opinion. My Doctor said we'll keep an eye on it.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Government Medical College, Jammu University
Graduated 1994MD

Residency

Rush University Medical Center

Residency

Rush University Medical Center

Awards

Top General Internist, Second Place, Oregon - Winter
2013
TOP DOCTOR, First Place, Oregon - 2018
TOP GENERAL INTERNIST, First Place, Oregon - 2018
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