Dr. Kirpal Singh

General Surgery
Indianapolis, IN
26 years experience male

Locations

Nagan, Arregui, Davis MDs

Indianapolis, IN

Address

8402 harcourt rd, Suite 815, Indianapolis, IN
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 12pm
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Practice website

Fax

317-872-1186

About

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.

General Surgery

Languages spoken

Hindi, Punjabi

Doctor Q&A

252 Answers
54 Agrees
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
So many : There are too many to go into. Dark urine could b from dehydration and and pain due to infection or inflammation can lead to dehydration. Other reason... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: There should b no problem at all.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Tough : There is such a large differential for elevated wbc. Most often it's due to infection/inflammation. If u have a reason to have elevated WBC such ad co... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Maybe: If mass is soft and movable, it tends to b benign and not malignant but only way to know for sure would b to do a biopsy. Size alone is also not induc... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Umbilical hernia : It is protrusion of something (usually fat but can b bowel as well) through the belly button. Umbilical cord comes through there and sometimes never c... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Usually hernia : This is usually sign of a hernia. Other cause may be liver disease. U will have to c ur doctor to be examined and then referred to a surgeon for a con... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
No. : It is painful to rubber band external hemorrhoids. Banding also does not solve the skin tag problem. Your best bet would be surgical excision of all t... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: If pain persists for more than 2 to 4 hrs, along with nausea and fever, it could b acute cholesystitis and requires emergent surgery. U should see a s... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: U will need to talk w ur GI doc. If u have portal vein hypertension, it can cause fluid build up. Also pancreatitis can cause ileus ( slowing of bowel... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Technically no: U have to have weakness in tissues/muscle and increased pressure inside a cavity for hernia to form. This will not happen on the outside where everyo... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Possibly: It would most likely b lymph node or infected cyst. If you have a generalized viral infection they can all b related. If infected cyst it will turn r... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
See below: U should have same symptoms as before. U will need to c ur surgeon again and they may repeat labs and ct. It's not an easy diagnosis.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: It is possible. Evaluation by surgeon would b the best option. If too small to feel on exam, ct or MRI can b helpful.
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A member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Symptoms vary for each patient. Some women have no sig pain and min bleeding while others can b bed ridden from pain and significant bleeding. U will ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Depends : If this is acute (just started) u have to see a doctor and usually nothing to eat or drink until things are better. When eating, u have to b on low re... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Many possibilities : There r many possibilities, this could be primary liver problem, drug reaction, retained stone, blockage of bile duct etc. Gi consult is warranted.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Need to go to ER: It could be ulcers, esophagitis, gallbladder issue but u need to rule out heart attack. Call ur doc or go to er.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Some: It is a safe out patient procedure but does have risks. It is usually not painful but if causes thrombosis, that can be painful. If the band falls off... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: It is unlikely but possible to have stones in bile duct within liver itself. Most patients make stones in gallbladder, some in bile duct outside of li... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
See below: Hemorrhoid are due to increased pressure in the venous circulation. Warts are due to hpv infection. Hemorrhoid are not contagious but warts are.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Please call ur ob. If ur pregnant and there is no intra-uterine pregnancy, ectopic will be a definite concern.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Maybe : I'm confused. Bleeding from ectopic usually requires surgery. If for some reason, no surgery was done, it's possible to have infection but u need to c... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Varies : Most of the time there will be no symptoms until cancer becomes big enough to cause problems. U may turn yellow along w really dark urine, fatigue, sw... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Prob not: Blood sugars do not have anything to do with platelet counts. If counts are really high, blood can get thick and clot. U need to call ur medical docto... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
May be: It is good to know if u have fluid build up b4 hernia surgery but u do not start with tap. Have them do an ultrasound. It is non invasive and very acc... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: If the hydrocele is connected to the hernia and the entire hernia sac is able to be reduced (pulled into abdomen), which is difficult btw, then yes. U... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
No: It's not uncommon to have bloody bms after colon surgery but it usually goes away with several bowel movements (usually in a wk or so). U need to call... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Call ur doc: This could be pancreatitis, gastritis, gastroenteritis.... Need more history , physical exam and labs b4 diagnosis can b made.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: When early/small, they stay inside and can't be felt by u. When they get big enough, they will come out with bowel movement and in the most severe cas... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Call ur surgeon: This could b sign on infection. U may need antibiotics or perhaps drainage. Need to call ur surgeon today.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Not really: Ovulation is determined by ur biology. When you are consistent with your cycles and it occurs mid cycle or two weeks before menstratution.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Call ur gyn: This could b a number of things including endometriosis. U need a complete history and exam. Please call ur gyn doc.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
May be: Ibs is very generic term and is not actual infection. Diverticulitis is actual infection of diverticulum and is an emergency. This causes severe const... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Maybe: There is nothing bad about wanting to get plastic surgery. However, pregnancy will change ur body significantly. It would be wise to wait until after.... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Forever : Once u have the hemrrhoids they do not go away. Ur symptoms can be controlled by avoiding constipation and bulking up stool ( high fiber diet and lots... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Practice : Google " stop and go technique". It is the best so far but takes discipline and time. Other would b to use Lidocaine type agent to desensitize.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Colonoscopy : Please call ur pcp to get referral for colonoscopy. Black stool with mucous could be from colitis or other pathologies.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Varies: Depends on type of cancer (adeno carcinoma, neuroendocrine, cystic etc), stage, and biology of cancer. Survival can range from 6 months to yrs. Typica... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: If u have large hemorrhoids they can cause blood stains on ur underwear. C u doctor and have a rectal exam to rule out anything else serious.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
See below : Spleen is the major (not the only) organ that filters the blood and removes any defective blood cells including platelets. If it is not there, platele... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Not sure what ur ask: Not sure what ur question is. Laparoscopic hernia can be fixed many places. Most common one is the groin hernia. Others include belly button, from pre... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Depends : If there is infection than it is good to use betadine. It does retard healing so when wound is clean, it should be stopped.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Not sure: Are u talking about stricture from crohn's disease? In that case depends on approach (open versus laparoscopy), complications, ability to heal. Most p... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
See ur PCP: These r two different issues. U may have vaginal infection. This needs to be examined by ur doctor before treatment.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: It is possible but typically it is under weight premature infants after initial feedings.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Possibly : If adhesions are causing the blockage then laparoscopy can take those down. Adhesion can, however, come back but less likely if done with laparoscopic... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Depends : This day and age, most anesthetist do not use nitrous, so u can technically fly next day. Waiting a wk is a good idea so that ur comfortable.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Doubt it: Piles ( hemorrhoids) are engorged blood vessels due to increased pressure. There is really not much that would reduced that pressure by having anal se... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Depends: All ulcers bleed some. Many times its minimal and doesn't cause any significant symptoms. If u wr vomiting blood or passing dark tarry stool then yes ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
General Surgery 26 years experience
Fatty foods : There is really no restriction per say. Fatty foods can cause diarrhea and cramps for majority of patients. Some pts have no issues at all. Others, ge... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Singh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Singh is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks Doc ...I think the catheter is helping ??but forget about emptying the blatter ..unless you push and pull on the entry tube..God bless
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! I wanted to ask if it is harmful? Or may it lead to any kind of infection or problem in Future? Kindly reply on the post
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much. I take the Adderall for Dysautonomia (POTS) to raise my Blood Pressure due to blacking out all of the time.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Graduated 1997MD

Awards

Top General Surgeon , First Place, Indiana - Summer
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
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