Dr. Richard Ruth

Internal Medicine
La Palma , CA
24 years experience male

Locations

Richard Ruth MD

La Palma , CA

Address

7851 Walker Street, Suite 104 , La Palma , CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 11am - 3:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

7146901506

About

Bio

I like to spend time with my children and help people.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
24 years experience
Brown Discharge: Brown blood is always a sign of old blood. You can do a preg test, which may be negative, but i always watch these cases. You can do preg test 5 day... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Blood with mucus: Needs to be worked up up. Could be an infection, tb, or cancer. You need to see a pulmonologist.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
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Itchies: It may be a yeast infection. Try over the counter vaginal yeast medication. If that doesn't work, then you need to see an ob/gyn.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
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Yeast: Start by over the counter meds. If not you my need a culture to see if it is resistance to the current medications. If not follow up with your ob/gy... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Discharge: Have you had any sexual intercourse. The most common cause of sticky cervical discharge i e is pregnancy. But if it continues, you need to se a gyn... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
24 years experience
Itchies: It may be a yeast infection. Try over the counter vaginal yeast medication. If that doesn't work then you need to see an ob/gyn.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
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Preg: Well normal ovulation is 14 days starting from day 1 of lmp, if on 28 day regular cycle. So calculate the days that you had sex. Eggs last only 24 h... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
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Brown Discharge: Brown blood is always a sign of old blood. You can do a preg test, hich may be negative, but i always watch these cases.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
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Brown Discharge: Brown blood is always a sign of old blood. You can do a preg test, hich may be negative, but i always watch these cases.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Itching: Many things cause vaginal itching, most common an yeast infection. But what disturbs me is the abdominal pain. If not pregnant, then ok, but if possi... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Blood: No time, you can do it right now. The antibiotic will be out of your system.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Walking: Any exercise is better than none. At least you did a little than none at all.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
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Melanin: Only by by hormones. I would not recommend it.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Cracking: Cracking is normal. It is the release of co2 molecules from your joint.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
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Injections: Sometimes these injections work, but remember, a cortisone injection is an anti inflammatory solution. It can take 4-6 weeks to work. If it doesn't ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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Green mucus: Most likely upper respiratory infection. A zpack for 5 days would, unless your allergic to it.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Clindamycin: Clindamycin in may be a short term fix to acne, , but not more than 2 weeks.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
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Psa: Psa is not a 100% indicator or treatment. Only a biopsy will a true result if treatment is working.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Cream: I known in california you need a rx, but other states i can't answer.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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UTI: Check with u/a, more than likely it an uti. Take cranbrreary juice, and if worse that take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) twice a day for 7 days.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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White discharge: Can be normal or a sign of yeast infection. If it doesn't stop, you may need to take antifungal medication, i.E yeast infection. If this does not st... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
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Tooth ache: Yes it can/ but you should be tested monthly to watch your bp.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
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Pain: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 for only 1 week , 3 times a day.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Yeast: No it is not common, unless your partner is cheating. But you need a chlamydia test to rule out chlamydia.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
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Hcg testing: If you had sex on 7/2, you most likely was ovaluating on 7/16. You would not know if your pregnant till one week after your lmp.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
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Virgin blood : Virgin blood only happens with 1st sexual intercourse. Period blood is your normal monthly bleeding.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Drinking on pill: It can, but in most cases, not likely.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Gas: Gas is determined on what your bacterial flora is in your gut. You need to first change your diet to a diet that allows you gut flora to change the s... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Post ovulation: Yes you may be pregnant. Take a pregnancy test, cvs or walgreens.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Glycerin: It may help, but as a MD, It's a herbal remedy. Doctors only go off FDa RECOMMENDATIONS.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Dehydration: You need to drink Water. Most people have the same symptoms, and dr more water helped them.inkinking
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Morning pill: Yes it should still work, but you still have to see if you have your period, if not you need to take a preg test 7-9 days after the last suppose lmp, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Vaginal infection.: Depends what your treating. Most case 7 to 14 days.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Mixing: Yes, but it will lower the effect of the antibiotics.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Ivf: My wife had this done. Egg retrieval is intravaginal. You take a bunch of meds like braville and menopur. Then you get a shot of Pregnyl for matura... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
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Antibiotics: You can your change your vaginal flora when taking antibiotics. You should tell your doctor this so you can take less antibiotics and also use over t... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
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Moles: Moles are never a sign of syphilis. Syphilis has a charastis sign, which you can google.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
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Herpes: Yes, very possible. Most likely type one, since there is two types. If you get a cold sore, follow up with a ob/gyn.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
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Brown Blood: Brown blood is always a sign of old blood. More than likely if you convert to birth control pills this will disappear.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Brown Blood: Brown blood is always a sign of old blood. B/c still has 1% chance of failure. I worry about ectopic pregnancy with the cramping. You need to foll... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
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Diet: I heathlthly diet always help your life. But it is your family history, or genes that determine your future outcome.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
24 years experience
Pill: If she use the pill regularly then there is a 1% chance, but if not you will have to do a urine test day 5 if she missed her period.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
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Cream: Never. Vaginal cream is just a cream. Only hormones can change your period.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
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Spotting: You need a prg test., 3-5 days after you regular period. Light pink/ brown spotting could be a sign of implantation.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
24 years experience
Sprain: You most likely have a sprain. Get a xray, but most commonly, a splint and 400mg of mortin every 6hrs will help.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
24 years experience
Morning after pill: Not really. The bcp controls your hormones, estrogen, and progestone. The morning after pill cause your body to have your uterus to prevent implanta... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
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Salt: Salt helps, but it's the over health that controls yours bp. Like smoking, amount of alcohol, or stress. Watch your blood pressure with your primary... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
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Discharge: Have you had any sexual intercourse. The most common cause of sticky cervical discharge i e is pregnancy. But if it continues, you need to se a gyn... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
24 years experience
Bad smell.: Most likely cause is a bacterial infection. But it can be a std. You need to follow up with you medical doctor, for further work up.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
24 years experience
Testes: Ultrasound of the testes. With bumps i only worry about seminomas, not stds. Also can be a simple case of inflammation, the take ibuproprofen. The... Read More
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Testimonials
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Oct 31, 2013
Dr. Ruth is providing a valuable service to the public on Healthtap. I endorse Dr. Ruth.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ruth is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ruth is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for a great and thorough answer, very interesting/informative!
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Thanks for your quick reply! I'm really grateful sir. I'll take the test next week
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Thank You.Bcuz I was trying to avoid going to Dr.'s. But I must go.Thx

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ross University School of Medicine, Dominican Republic
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

NYU Downtown

Awards

None
Thought Leader, Third Place, Orange County Region, CA - Summer
2013
Top General Internist, Second Place, California - Summer
2013

Affiliations

none

Publications

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