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Dr. David H. Katz

Internal Medicine
La Jolla, CA
54 years experience

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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Mild tinnitus: This is a mild form of tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Sounds transient, but if it continues, or gets more prolonged, you should consult ENT specialis... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
YES!!!: You are experiencing the discharge of the thick cervical mucus that occurs precisely on ovulation day! The purpose of this gooey material is to pro... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Odors from diet, etc: You are noticing ammonia type odors in your vaginal discharge. This could be a result of a recent bacterial or yeast infection, or from residue of ce... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Fertility soon!: Will be fetrile relatively soon. EWCM stands for Egg White Cervical Mucus -- usually observed right around the time of ovulation! Good luck!
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Endocrine abnormalit: Could be due to pituitary/hypothalamic origin or thyroid dysfunction. Consult a knowledgeable Endocrinologist
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Common in Graves.: Wavy vision lines can often occur in thyroid disease. There are several different causes for these eye symptoms, and you should see an eye specialist... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Possible/ unlikely!: Keep holding on, and test again next week -- but it is unlikely that you are pregnant. Nonetheless, keep testing for i more week, and hope! if it ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Pregnancy: Your history suggests that since your last unprotected sex in April, you may have conceived during that time. The intervening “2 periods” may have bee... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
No… sorry: Give her your best love, and attention -- and keep her comfortable as possible for as long as possible!
A female asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Ovarian inflammation: Probable bilateral inflammation of some origin in both ovaries and fallopian tubes. You should have medical exam and evaluation ASAP!
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Atrial fibrillation.: intermittent atrial fibrillation/flutter. Suggest you go to cardiologist soon!
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Generally, 2 weeks: Generally, an acutely infected cat will shed toxo. oocytes in the feces for 2 weeks — if not reinfected.
A male asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Alcoholic cirrhosis: No. The damage that has occurred to your liver is most likely permanent. But if you stop drinking, it will remain as it exists and not further spre... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Repeat pregnancy tes: You should repeat the pregnancy test 2 -3 more times, spaced over a week or more! Discontinue the Gildess before the repeat tests!
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Low blood pressure: Postural hypotension describes a phenomenon that occurs in some people -- usually otherwise healthy -- in which after they rise from either a prone, ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Yes: There should be no problem taking these two drugs at the same time.
A female asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Go for Medical Exam!: Sounds like you had internal hemorrhoids ruptured by the manual "examination." Go to a GI medical specialist for a thorough rectal exam! Now!
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Lymphadenitis: I suspect that you have an inflammed lymph gland in your inguinal region. You should consult with either a local surgeon or gynecologist for treatmen... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Yes,fever.: Insufficient information to evaluate. However, Motrin is the wrong approach to handling a fever — for whatever reason! Need to know what else is hap... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Possible pregnancy: The bleeding you experienced may be post implantation bleeding — now stopped But the continuing cramps may be indicative of ongoing implantation. Con... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Lack of information: Impossible to answer since you give no details about your type of, or history &characteristics of the discharge your are referring to.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
High BP at 20 wks: BP at 140/90 at 20 wks pregnancy with no other signs of kidney involvement. Benign condition if nothing else happens, but can worsen to serious cond... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Biliary obstruction: Yes, you have reason to be concerned. These discolored stool samples are usually indicative of some type of obstruction in your normal flow of bile f... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Low serum potassium: Mild hypokalemia -- slightly low potassium levels -- can cause these symptoms. Since this occurs only upon awakening in the morning, the cause of the... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Avoid combination: It is not advisable to take Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) with doxycylcline.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Potential danger.: Joint hypermobility is a general condition that covers a wide range of possible consequences -- depending on the extent of joint ligament elongation, ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David H. Katz
54 years experience
Typical kidney infec: You have a classical kidney infection. You need 21 days of appropriate antibiotic treatment -- preferably Ampicillin, 500 mg 4 times per day. It wil... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Katz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Duke Medical School
Graduated 1968MD
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