Dr. Neal Handly

Emergency Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
26 years experience male

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Emergency Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Rare but: Risk is low but we only know those people who have something wrong/bad. Normally would have study done otherwise. Mra would find the "bad ones", MRI n... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Need more info: Depends what the knife cut. Besides appearance of scar (which may not matter to you), you could have cut artery or vein leading to continued bleeding... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Several possible: Best treatments depend on you -medications and cognitive therapy are often used together. Meds include those that help ocd and depression such as proz... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Priapism?: Remaining very erect can be harmful and is a medical emergency. F it does not resolve in about an hour. Priapism may be related to drug use (street "... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Need more info: If you just found you are pregnant , it could be that lyour pain is from an ectopic pregnancy. Other low right pain could be from your appendix . It i... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Nuts and..: Try nuts - has proteins and oils for energy (as long as you do not have allergies). You may be able to take some grains (such as oats) as they are com... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
not common: The nerves of the digestive system are complex and not well understood. It is possible that there is some connection between alcohol contact in the mo... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
40 weeks later: It is hard to be "exact" but generally, 40 weeks is usual. Your and baby's health will affect the result (including issues of infection, diet, chronic... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Maybe two things: Thirst and hunger may be early diabetes especially if you are urinating a lot too. Tingling could come from low potassium or calcium (from lots of uri... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
No easy solution: Pain control from likely nerve irritation has no guaranteed solution. Your med list has some that might be helpful and you have some typical procedur... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Blood: This most likely blood that is from the last of the uterine lining. Possibly with intercourse, more blood (breaking down with lining cells) discharged... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Inflammatory fluid: Most likely it is the fluid between cells( and maybe some fluid leaking out of cells that may have been damaged) that increase after your body starts ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Possible: The inflammation of sle can affect the lining of many tissues. It is possible that one area is around lungs, another at the heart and another is among... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Stress?: It is hard work to become a doctor and there are so many stresses that can be helped by family and community support. Sense of loss? This could be dep... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Ob/peds/anesthesia?: If you are close to due date and there has been no complication during pregnancy, the the OB will be sufficient mostly, if there are complications fo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Worrisome: Blocks are strokes - is this the cause of your weakness?You may recover and never have another, but this could also be a warning of another stroke an... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Varying factors: Vit d normally made with sun exposure to skin (trade off of sun damage v vit d ) , but can be added to foods such as milk. More rarely, absorption in... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Unlikely: If you had put pressure on your blood vessels and nerves (you would have felt tingling in arms) - it might be possible , but the effects of this are n... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Not likely: Worseing of UTI noted by nausea, back pain, fevers (each suggest spread to kidneys). Clinda is not first line treatment for UTI - do you have allergie... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Not usually: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps with rash and itch. It doesn't really do much for nausea. Many Codeine derived medications (hydrocodone for one) cau... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Not abnormal: Menses vary quite a bit. For 2-3 days - many women would want short menses especially if there is little or no pain and little bleeding. . It may be ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Take a test: You may be able to test if you are pregnant by now. Stress can cause problems for pregnancies, but lifting itself might be more harmful than the "grun... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Likely: These tests are fairly reliable and with the 3 repeats it more strongly suggests a positive result. Do you have an ob/gyn to follow up? You may wis... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Generally no: Glizid is a standard med for sugar control. If your father developed diabetes type 2, then it is possible that he could lose weight and increase activ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Stay hydrated: Call your OB doc, but meanwhile, stay hydrated even if what you drink runs straight through you. If diarrhea persists more than a day or so, hen you... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
325 mg daily: The exact dose is not well established. Most patients would take 325 mg of enteric coated Aspirin each day (coating helps reduce stomach irritation) A... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Need more info: White patch could be old scar, fluid, infection, blood vessel, pneumonia, or even cancer. Where it is how big it is , the shape it is and your medical... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Early is better: Marfans can have effects on lens development at an early age - even before teens. Cardiac- and specifically aortic complications are the most worrisom... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Malaria before: Abnormal hemoglobin is common on electro especially hb f which seems to persist among children repeatably infected with malaria.. Hb f binds o2 more s... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Low but not zero: Timing is not a reliable way to determine when you might get pregnant. It may in fact, be that you are already pregnant since some women have "menses... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Several things: 1. Falls; 2. Skin injury; 3. Inhalation of bacteria (e.g. Legionella) 4. Inhalation of exhaust fumes; 5. High pressure injury if cooling fluid or refr... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Allergic reaction?: This may be an allergy to the bite (could be a mite if very tiny red insect). Especially if the bites itch. Chills are not expected with allergic reac... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
This is complicated: Very low potassium can injury any cell in the body (less than 2-ish) low potassium is happening for a reason - for most people it is a problem that th... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Depends: In the setting of high o2, it is possible to decrease the body's drive to breath if there is significant COPD you may not have bad enough COPD for thi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Not necessarily: Pregnancy cannot be predicted by time of intercourse and cycle alone. The best approach is to start with an over the counter pregnancy screening test ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Generally no: Drop of blood may be from hitting a capillary but continued bleeding is likely from hitting a vein or artery. Injecting into a vein or artery can caus... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Yes: Allergies vary - but if swelling around mouth, tongue, back of mouth, throat - all can compromise your breathing. You should have this checked very so... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Depends on type: Seb cyst results from blocked hair follicle and can go away but may be affected by hormonal changes. Also an abscess can form (in follicle or sweat gl... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Possible: Sounds like you may have pinched a nerve when "cracking your neck". It is also possible that a muscle has also been injured or is in spasm and your ne... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Yes: Meningitis can result from infections of throat, nasal passages and ears. Fevers are not required. There may be rashes due to the bacteria which cause... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Not likely but...: Trauma including over-activity can cause stitches to tear, but most common cause of wound opening is infection. There are multiple sets of stitches - ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Yes but: Overall health is very important, your condition list states "numbness" if this is so, it is possible you have some nerve problems that could affect e... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Handly
26 years experience
Need more workup: Most common is infection (red, pain, some discharge) can be related to lactation , breast feeding (mastitis - often improved with warm packs), but can... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Handly is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Handly is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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So it means im not gonna be pregnant? 4 days before the fertile days we had sex & the condom broke and came inside of me.wat are the chances
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thnx for ur ansr nd yes he do have morning walk regularly and stop taking med ven it comes to normal and strt agin wen increases is dis bad?
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You are right when i ask my freinds what they want to be in the college they said it's too hard but i believe it's my path thanks alot.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC- Irvine College of Medicine
Graduated 1997MD

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