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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim

Pain Management
29 years experience male

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My interest is in difficult pain management cases

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Pain Management

Internal Medicine

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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1.5K Answers
3.8K Agrees
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Consider: Mag citrate. It will help evacuate your bowels. May take a couple of days. Eat a balanced diet.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
If you are having: Shortness of breath, i would not wait till next week to see a doctor. And no, it does not sound like spine cancer. You should see someone immediatel... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Stretch: Before exercising. This is really important as it will help increase your strength as well as decrease injury. Get a loved one to give you a massage... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Please have it: Looked at. No harm in having the evaluation. There maybe substantial harm in waiting though.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Consider: Sleeping with a pillow in between your knees if you sleep on your side. And if you sleep on you back, below your knees. Sometimes it is our posit... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Maybe UC: But maybe something else. Not sciatica though.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
I am sorry: I am sorry for your pain. Are you using anti-inflammatory medicine? If so, please stop them. They can cause gastritis and bleeding leading to nausea,... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Drink: A glass of water before and after a meal. Consider treatment for gerd.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
It may: It depends on the type of blood tests they ran on your blood.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
It may not: A ct scan of the kidney is looking of stones or mass. Not usually done to look for an infection, though will show it when severe.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Maybe muscle: Stretched. Consider massage, taking anti-inflammatory and applying ice, to help with muscle spasm.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
If you are: Depressed, i would get my thyroid checked.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
MRI: Not likely cancer. Consider a non-contrast MRI of ls spine with flexion and extension, orthopedic or rehab doctor evaluation. May just be muscular, o... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Take Gas medicine: Get checked for diabetes. Slow motility maybe related. Are you on pain meds? Does bloating hurt?
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Write a schedule: From the time you wake to the time you sleep: plan out your day and stick to it. 6:00 am 7:00 am 8:00 am . . . 9:00 pm you will feel very acco... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Don't exceed the max: Don't exceed the maximum daily dose prescribed. If you need more medicine than that, ask your doctor for more. Explain that it doesn't have to be ju... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Not my first thought: But it could. Why did you think of that as the reason? There must be more to this that you should probably share with your doctor.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Don't know what: It is but would recommend a visit to your doctor, and an xray. Ribs are not typically swollen and tender without a trauma or a blood born cause. For ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
I would see a doctor: You may have low blood volume. I would love to know your heart rate, blood pressure...Depending on how bad they are, you might be sent home with medic... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Trauma?: Fall? Xray seems a bit much unless she had a trauma, or fall. And if she did, may just be bruised. Rest & Acetaminophen may do the trick. If not subsi... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
EMG/NCS: This test performed by neurologist or rehab doctor can help make sense of your symptoms. Also, please follow up with an orthopedic spine surgeon from... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
No. : They are not commonly related. While i don't know if your pain in breast is related, but it is worth an evaluation by your doctor considering it is pe... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Good question: Scientists do not know exactly what causes cluster headaches, but they appear to be related to the body's sudden release of histamine or serotonin. A ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
No reading: In bed. No watching tv in bed. Don't eat and drink three hours before sleeping. Go to the bathroom before sleeping. If in bed and restless, get out o... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
You are: Right around the corner from from feeling great. Hold on. Things will get better, much better, any day now. You are doing great!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Hard to say: You'll have to try them and see which works better for you and which has less side effects.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
If unsure: Consider a visit to a dermatologist, or a second opinion if uncomfortable with the advice.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Shingles: N/Virus: Y: Shingles cannot be passed from one person to another. However, the virus that causes shingles, the varicella zoster virus, can be spread from a person... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Revisit: Or call the same doctor and let them know. Might have to take some more medicine.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
How you react: Is personal to you. You may feel nothing, another something very different. Only your doctor should tell you whether you can take another medicine wit... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
I would go to ER: The emergency room is not unreasonable when you are having those symptoms. Pease do not drive yourself.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
You should be better: Would return to see the doctor who performed the surgery, if you have not in a while. That is the necessary first step.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Physical exam: Physical exam is unreliable. An ultrasound is simplest quickest method recommended. Please go to the emergency room if u think you do. If u can take a... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Need evaluation: Please see a doctor. Swollen leg is not same as pain. Pain has your attention, swelling has mine.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Continuously: As does the 200 mg dose. It is dosed every 12 hours, so figure the original dose/12 hours in mg.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Get an immediate: Evaluation. There is no way to tell what it might be. Consider yourself fortunate to get a warning sign. I personally would go to the nearest hospita... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
CT: Was your ct scan with and without contrast? Did you ever have an mri? Have you seen a pulmonologist? Have you had a cardiac stress test, a bronchosco... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Sure.: Nimesulide is known to be hepatotoxic (damaging to the liver). The use of nimesulide in children under the age of 12 is contraindicated. http://www.n... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Schedule: Schedule vacations into your calendar every 4 months. A weekend away keeps the doctor away.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
A common one: Would be to injure the elbow where the ulnar nerve is very superficial. Again near the wrist.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Do: Do not accept pain as part of the process. Request an Interventional Pain Management consult.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Share your fear: With your doctor. Ask your pharmacist what their thoughts on the medicine and the differences are. Consider joining a support group, or taking someone... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Your doctor: Should be able to help you do that. Gyn doctor, dermatologist, or primary care doctor can address this concern.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Get Evaluation: Despite getting your gall bladder removed, can still get more stones. But there are other causes that would require more questions answered and an ex... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Within 2 weeks: In individuals with a healthy immune system, the sores crust over and are no longer infectious by day 7 to 10, and the rash generally disappears withi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
A decongestant: Is needed too. One that doesn't raise your blood pressure. Treats the cause rather than just the headache. Excedrine migraine seems to work well for t... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
Speak to doctor: Bc should be. Safe but there are pieces to this story missing. Speak to your doctor and let them know where you are in this process. They are the best... Read More

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Thank you notes
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Mar 27, 2014
Dr. Ibrahim provides pertinent information, and has excellent clinical skills. He is also supportive and helpful to new doctors joining the HealthTap Team. So that we can excel further in this platfor...Read More
Mar 12, 2014
Dr. Ibrahim has extensive knowledge and experience and is able to communicate such in easy to understand terms. He is highly ranked nationally in all categories! His responses can be counted on as bei...Read More
Jan 20, 2014
I fully recommend Dr. Ibrahim to anyone needing his help as he has provided wonderful answers and seems to care deeply about his field of pain management. Great Physician and Colleague!
HealthTap member
Unfortunately I had visited the ER and seen specialists but was in too severe pain to wait for the results of my testing. Thankfully I have a scheduled endoscopy. Thank you!
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks! I have lots of sinus sprays and clairiton but the anxiety makes me nervous too take them if I want too feel better I'm going tostart
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Doctor, asked me to have RAfactor test, HLA B, TSH, CBC. All were Normal. Except a slightly elevated esinophyl.so reason of pain not clear

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Graduated 1992MD

Awards

Thought Leader, First Place, Manhattan, NY - Winter
2013
Top Pain Management Specialist , Second Place, National - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, First Place, Louisiana - Summer
2013
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