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Dr. Scott Rudkin

Emergency Medicine
CA
24 years experience male

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Emergency Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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87 Answers
18 Agrees
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Rudkin
24 years experience
Yes.: Assuming you took a therapeutic dose (<4 grams/day) you will be fine.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Rudkin
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Typically no: There was some initial research about Anabolic steroids causing weak tendons, but this has been tough to prove again. We also use steroid injections ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
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Likely normal: A cardiac monitor records electrical signals from the heart. Any muscular movement (which also sends electrical signals) can cause artifact and be mi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Likely normal: People with a more lean body habitus had less tissue covering the vessels. As such, it can be normal to notice a pulsation in the neck. There are so... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Rudkin
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Can be normal: It depends upon your menstrual history. Is this something new for you? For many women, it is normal to have bleeding between periods.
A 27-year-old female asked:
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Contact dermatitis: From your brief description, it is likely you have allergic (vesicular) contact dermatitis. Have you had contact with any new lotions or metals (eg. ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Yes--Antibiotic: This is a combination of ampicillin/cloxacillin -- these are semisynthetic (ie. Stronger) penicillin drugs. This drug is used to treat bacterial infe... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Normal: The common bile duct is normal if not dilated.
A 51-year-old male asked:
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Female orgasm: It is normal; some women secrete more fluids during orgasm.
A 24-year-old female asked:
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You can pop it: There has been much debate about the merits of "popping" (eg. Preventing traumatic rupture, reduction of pain) vs. Not (eg. Biologic dressing). Most ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
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Saline irrigation: Have you tried using a neti pot (saline irrigation)? This may help. You could also try a oral decongestant (eg. Sudafed).
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Clavamel forte is also known as Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) -- this is a type of penicillin.
A 39-year-old member asked:
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3-5 days: The majority is excreted within 3-5 days, but one month is usually recommended to get the levels to a near undetectable level.
A 24-year-old female asked:
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Possible: After a D&C it is possible to have retained products of conception. However, given you are improved, it is unlikely. Be concerned if you have increa... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Rudkin
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Yes: Provided you wear a condom or have another form of birth control, it is safe.
A 37-year-old female asked:
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Not typical: Pulmonary tuberculosis typically presents with cough, blood in the sputum, weight loss and night sweats.
A 48-year-old member asked:
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Nothing by vagina: Pelvic rest means nothing inserted in the vagina (eg. Intercourse, tampons, douching, etc.).
A 60-year-old female asked:
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Low salt : Hyponatremia is lower than normal levels of salt in your blood.
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Bronchoscopy : It the pill is in the trachea and you haven't coughed it out, then bronchoscopic removal is warranted.
A 26-year-old male asked:
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Washing hand, mask: Influenza is transmitted by droplets. Careful hand washing and wearing a mask if coughing can help reduce the spread.
A 29-year-old female asked:
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Try Neti Pot: Most 'sinusitis' cases are actually acute viral rhinosinusitis (ie.Not bacterial). Most gudelines suggest waiting at least a week unless foul dischar... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Generally yes: It depends to a great degree on the concentration of the product. Higher levels of balsam of peru can cause kidney damage and allergic reactions when... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Could be: If so, these are called satellite lesions. Do you have vaginal itching or a white discharge? These would suggest yeast (candidiasis).
A 35-year-old female asked:
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Transaminitis: A low grade transaminitis (elevation of all the liver enzymes) can occur after a routine virus. This can be caused by systemic inflammation caused by... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
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Yes.: You are most fertile near your ovulation--if you had intercourse 3 days after ovulation, it is possible for the sperm to fertilize ovulated egg.
A 42-year-old member asked:
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Unlikely: I am not aware of any physical exam findings that would allow your provider to tell whether you were pregnant or not so early in your term.
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Problem digesting: A positive test indicates trouble digesting fructose, a type of sugar. Symptoms included diarrhea, bloating and cramping.
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Normal vs. Pregnancy: It is fairly common to have spotting in between your menstrual periods. Common causes include stress, peri-menopausal bleeding and implantation bleed... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
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Yes: If the weight loss has been unintentional, you should be seen.
A 23-year-old female asked:
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Could be: Depends which part of your cycle you are currently.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Mask: Best way to prevent spread is by wearing a mask if coughing.
A 21-year-old male asked:
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Yes.: There is a much stronger link between hpv and cervical cancer, but newer research has found a link between hpv infection and breast cancer.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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White bumps: Can you clarify the question? Are you asking what could be causing the cysts?
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Normal vs. pregnancy: Spotting between periods can be normal but can also be from implantation bleeding. Suggest a pregnancy test.
A 22-year-old male asked:
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Could be: Some people pass more flatus. This may be related to a carbohydrate intolerance. Suggest restricting your carbohydrate intake to see if this helps.
A 21-year-old member asked:
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~90%: Which type do you have? Bubonic, pneumonic, or septicemic? Rates differ.
A 21-year-old member asked:
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Usually a few weeks: Shigella producing e. Coli typically clears as the infection disappears. However many continue to shed for several weeks. Kids shed longer than adul... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Not likely: Recommend you see your ob/gyn. It could be signs of a urinary tract infection (higher risk of miscarriage if not treated), early miscarriage, or can ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Rudkin
24 years experience
Yes: Are removal or orthopedic fixation devices (eg. Screws/plates), the bones remodel and fill in the defects left by the hardware.
A 30-year-old member asked:
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Yes: If you have a fracture (bone break), you will have inflammation and swelling. With this being said, everybody is different and will have differing de... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Rudkin
24 years experience
Depends on cause: What caused the swelling? Is it allergic? If so, avoid the allergen. If traumatic or from vigorous intercourse, rest and ice may help.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Rudkin
24 years experience
Probably not: If your provider has you on a strict diet, there must be a reason. Suggest you discuss this with the provider who placed the dietary restriction.
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Shouldn't : Chromium shouldn't cause a false positive.
A male asked:
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Palpitations: Assume you mean he can feel the beat of his heart. This is normal and usually felt when one is lying still (as when going to bed). It is normal.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Rudkin
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Myelosuppression: Some viruses can cause leukopenia from myelosuppresion (bone marrow suppresion). This is transient and resolves on its own.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Rudkin
24 years experience
Yes, but doubt it: You are most fertile near ovulation (mid cycle). Risk of pregnancy near your period is low, but still possible.
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Possibly. : Have you had a discharge for a while? Wouldn't show up on a pap smear.
A 21-year-old female asked:
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Elevate your feet: Any time you have an injury, the acronym rice helps: rest, ice, compression elevation. Elevation will prevent any blood pooling if you have a small ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Rudkin
24 years experience
Vaginal cyst?: From your brief description, it sounds like a bartholin's cyst. These can become infected and require drainage.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Rudkin
24 years experience
Depends on height: It depends on the height. Take a look at: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc.Htm this allows you to calculate the bmi.

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Dr. Rudkin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rudkin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I don't believe its an allergic reaction, a cut maybe the cause
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I will pick one up today. Thank you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC Irvine School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1998MD

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha
Top Emergency Medicine Specialist , Third Place, National - Summer
2013
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