Doctor Q&A for Dr. Hazem Eltahawy

A member asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Dedication & stamina: Training after Med school is 7 yrs of residency and possible 1-2 yrs of fellowship. Hours are better regulated currently during residency but still ex ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Life as neurosurgeon: A couple of interesting reads : when air hits your brain, tales from neurosurgery by Frank Vertosick & Admissions: life as a brain surgeon by Henr ... Read More
A 13-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Likely benign: While likely benign it is best to consult with your doctor to make sure it is not part of a more complex mass and to establish follow up imaging and r ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Hydration: Likely acute viral stomach flu or food poisoning. Usually improves in a couple of days. He should remain hydrated with warm liquids as soups etc. if c ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Sleep : If only for a few minutes and otherwise memory is good then likely non specific and not cause for concern. It could be related to poor sleep : do you ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
28 years experience Neurosurgery
After viral infectio: Many different causes. Likely a complication of a viral infection that caused loss of nerve of olfaction function. Was there a history of severe nose ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Adjust dosage : Most likely need to adjust (increase) dose to control the pins and needles in the foot. The burning in the cheek could be from a number of causes and ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Yeast infection: It is not normal. Most likely a candida ( yeast) infection. Can be treated with an anyifungal local application . Can be prescribed by your primary do ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Nerve or blood flow : Moist likely nerve compression either at the back or in the leg. Could get an EMG to check it. Could see a neurosurgeon to evaluate if you need imagin ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Sciatica : Most likely from a nerve root irritation possible disc herniation in the lumbar area in the lower back. It could improve with physical therapy and ant ... Read More
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less