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Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh

Addiction Medicine
Detroit, MI
21 years experience male

Locations

Office

Detroit, MI

Address

4100 John R, Detroit, MI
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Medicare

Medicaid

UnitedHealthcare

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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.

Addiction Medicine

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

107 Answers
47 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
It depends: There are several things that should alert you to seek medical attention. If the mole becomes asymmetric or boarders are irregular or changes color or... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Increase white count: Leukocytosis means increase in white blood cell (leukocyte) count. There are many causes of leukocytosis but in your case it could be related to an i... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Could be: I am not sure what bc you are referring to, bladder or breast cancer and which chemotherapy you are on. Generally speaking, certain treatments like an... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
It depends : It depends on the type of tumor and the treatment needed. Generally speaking, a comprehensive cancer center or a nationally designated cancer center i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Possible: It sounds like you are describing what we call fine needle aspiration (fna) biopsy in medical language. Often times, this is the first step in obtaini... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
For what indication: I am not sure what are you taking zinc for but you have to bear in mind that zinc can potentially bind copper in the stomach and decrease copper absor... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Breast cancer can recur anywhere in the body, locally in the breast/skin/lymph nodes and or distally anywhere else.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
See your doctor: I assume you are talking about a breast lump. Do not ignore it and seek medical attention immediately.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
It may: Certain cancer treatments like using pozapinib and sunitinib can cause silver/gray color changes. A lot of people who loose their hair with chemo exp... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Fracture risk high: People who have metastatic disease to their bones are at increased risk of what we call skeletal related events (sre) or pathologic fractures after mi... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
It depends: The differential diagnosis is wide. It could be something like a rib fracture or costocondritis. Other serious conditions like heart disease or pleuri... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
It is important : Pap smears are important for sexually active women for early detection and management of early changes that may represent precursor cancerous lesions.... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Yes but: Transplant is rarely done for CML these days if somone is responding well to treatment. CML is one of the success stories in cancer and we now have di... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Difficult to treat: There is really no known therapy that works. Chemotherapy induced neuropathy (cin) is common and nothing really works except from treatment vacation a... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
See your doctor: You need to be evaluated to rule out relapsing polychondritis. There are several conditions that can be implicated in this disease. Further work up wi... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
It depends: Mri of the brain is better than ct in detecting brain cancers. Certain areas of the brain may appear with lots of artifact from bone/skull shadow whic... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Possible: Certain therapeutics, although not chemotherapy, that are commonly used in cancer patients can be associated with avascular necrosis (avn). Examples o... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Go see your doctor: Early satiety, fatigue and bloody stools together are symptoms that are worrisome for a serious condition. The differential diagnosis is wide but thin... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Variable: Abdominal distension, abdominal pain pain and bloating are the most common symptoms.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Smoking increases the risk of developing lung cancer significantly but is not the only risk factor for that. There are specific lung cancers that we k... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
It depends : Rash is a descriptive term rather than a diagnosis. It can be caused by many things. It would be best that you see your doctor to make the right diag... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
See your doctor: The constellation of symptoms you are giving warrants further investigation and you shouldn't ignore them . The differential diagnosis is wide.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Go see your doctor: Two issues here. It seems that your hypothyroidism is not well controlled but most importantly your tg ab's is elevated. 25% of patients with thyroid ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Unusual: Uti, per se , doesn't cause elevated liver enzymes unless the patient develops an associated septick shock (disseminated infection) with very low bloo... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
No: Sonogram can distinguish between solid and cystic mass. It can also give you information about echogenicity, septation and boarders which sometime hel... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: It sounds like you are describing a cervical polyp that needs further examination and investigation by a gynecologist.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
See your doctor: Fever, weight loss, night sweats, fatigue, itcheness and enlarged lymph nodes warrant further investigation in any age group and shouldn't be ignored... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
See your doctor: Rapid and unintentional weight loss should be evaluated furthrr. Also, I am not not sure what is yor baseline weight but even if you are overweight an... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
See your doctor: You were obviously diagnosed with breast cancer at a very young age (23) which is always concerning and puts you at risk for other cancers just by bei... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
It : It is important when you read a mammogram to know the age of the patient and the reason it was done. If patient or doctor feels a mass in the breast t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Tests: Low iron levels may cause no symptoms initially but as the levels drop further patients could develop more serious symptoms/complications. Examples in... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
It depends : Anemia (low hemoglobin) could be caused by several things. The most common cause of anemia in women of child bearing age is blood loss through regula... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
This: Needs extensive work up to find the cause. Once a cause is identified, the treatment can be tailored to address the underlying cause.
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Possible: Although uncommon, I have heard of cases of Pradaxa (dabigatran) failure ( developing a blood clot while on treatment ). This is a relatively new drug... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Possible: If the anemia is caused by iron deficiency then it's possible. Iron is important for the synthesis of dopamine. When iron is deficient , Dopamine coul... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
See a doctor: The differential diagnosis of a lump in this area is wide. Don't wait. This should be evaluated by initial physical exam and you will likely need an i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Possible relation: It is not unusual for patients who have hypothyroidism to have anemia. An autoimmune disease could cause the hypothyroidism and cause antibodies again... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
It depends : It depends if it is a partial or complete penectomy. Some studies reported that about 67% of men sustained the same frequency and level of sexual desi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
FCM: Flowcytometry from a blood sample is the standard test to diagnose chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Chronic mylogenous leukemia can also be diagnosed fro... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
See your doc: It is hard to tell what is the cause of this without an evaluation but what you are describing could be an erythema nodosum. Please see your physician... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
It depends: It all depends on the type of chemotherapy and what we call the medication half life. Generally speaking, most drugs get washed from the body after 5 ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
It is cancer: Adenocarcinoma is a cancer that originates from glandular epithelial cells. This is usually classified as poorly, moderately or well differentiated ba... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Some times, hysterectomy ( surgical removal of the uterus) is performed together with oopherectomy (surgical removal of the ovaries ) if there is an i... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: People who have long standing history of crohn's may develop metabolic bone disease . This is in part due to malabsorption of important vitamins and m... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
It depends: If this is a primary bone cancer then there is many different agents ( chemotherapy and targeted therapy) that can be used depending on the type of ca... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Both: Bright red color in stools is more commonly seen than dark blood. The later usually reflects an upper GI bleed; however, they both can happen. Also, ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
The : The most common cause of anemia in women of child bearing age who are menstruating is iron deficiency due to blood loss during periods. A normal blood... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
Self : Self breast awareness is key in detecting breast cancer at an early stage. There are different types of breast cancer. Some forms are more aggressive ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
See a doctor: First thing that needs to be done is to see a doctor to find out why is the lymph node swollen. Further testing like blood tests or imaging studies li... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Muaiad Kittaneh
Addiction Medicine 21 years experience
See your doctor: Anorexia ( loss of appetite), weight loss and night sweats are symptoms that can result from a serious underlying illness and their presence warrants ... Read More

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HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
He is treating me for hemolytic anemia. Since my first visit he has been concerned about all my health complications, treating me for the anemia, and other complications I have. He is very accessible;...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Kittaneh was my oncologist during my breast cancer treatment. During this difficult time, it was a blessing to be under Dr. Kittaneh's care. He took his time explaining my disease/treatment with...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
I'm writing on behalf of my brother because we are Cubans and he doesn't know English.Tomorrow 10/04/2010 it's going to be 2 years that it was detected that my brother had cancer. After that we went t...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! i forgot to add that the lung cancer is possibly the primary cancer as ive also had another low grade tumor biopseed from my kidney so ?
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Thank You so much Doctor. got another MRI on 1/4/13. Surgeon rang me last wk to say they have found s.thing on my last scan results nov 12.
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Thank you. I have seen my dr and have started antibiotics. If these don't help, we're doing further testing next week. Thanks again!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Al-Quds University Faculty of Medicine
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

University of Illinois at Chicago-Advocate Christ Medical Center

Awards

Excellence in Clinical Medicine, John O'brien
Teaching Excellence, Advocate Christ Medical Center
Merit Award, American College of Physicians

Affiliations

American Medical Association
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American Society of Hematology

Publications

Adjuvant Therapy of Early Breast Cancer
Phase I trial of weekly and every 3 weeks ixabepilone (Ix) and sunitinib (S) in advanced solid tumors (STs).
Exemestane in the Adjuvant Treatment of Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women
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