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Dr. Richard Ruth

Internal Medicine
La Palma , CA
22 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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Fax

7146901506

About

Bio

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

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Internal Medicine

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151 Answers
157 Agrees
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A 47-year-old male asked:
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Melanin: Only by by hormones. I would not recommend it.
A 18-year-old male asked:
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Masturbation.: This is not a normal event. You can have a disc bugle or something else. Follow up with a neurologist for a MRI to see if your bar back is normal.
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Mixing: Yes, but it will lower the effect of the antibiotics.
A 19-year-old female asked:
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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
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.
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
A 24-year-old female asked:
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Discharge: Since your pregnant, and the discharge is clear it may be normal. But i don't like the back pain issue. You need an u/a, and then an ultrasound sinc... Read More
A male asked:
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Ganglion cyst: If symptoms persist you need orthopedic constion. If only inflammation, Ibuprofen 800md twice a day for 10 days only!
A 31-year-old female asked:
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Lumber: First you need to know how many millimeters the bulge is, usually by mri, then consult an internist, which my have you consult a orthopedic. But at y... Read More
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.
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Moles: Moles are never a sign of syphilis. Syphilis has a charastis sign, which you can google.
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
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.
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.
A 46-year-old member asked:
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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.
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
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.
A 19-year-old female asked:
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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.
A 40-year-old male asked:
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Boils: Sounds like an abces. You will need antibiotics and d/c.
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
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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.
A 33-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.
A 39-year-old member asked:
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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
A 39-year-old member asked:
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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
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Cracking: Cracking is normal. It is the release of co2 molecules from your joint.
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.
A 21-year-old female asked:
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Pain: You need a full workup. A MRI would show a sarcoma. Unless you have a family history of sarcoma, the risk is low, but you should still be worked up.
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
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.
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.
A 32-year-old member asked:
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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
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
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
A 27-year-old female asked:
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Herpes: Yes you can have herpies if you have kissing, usually type 1. But in most cases, you can't get the virus without oral, vaginal, or anal contact with ... Read More
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.
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Vaginal infection.: Depends what your treating. Most case 7 to 14 days.
A 30-year-old member asked:
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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.
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.
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Post ovulation: Yes you may be pregnant. Take a pregnancy test, cvs or walgreens.
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.
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Canada: Unless fda approved, no medication is 100% safe.. Us standard yow know.
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.
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Yellow: You may have std. But, yellow discharge can be a normal response if or vagal flora is normal.
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Inhaler: Always have an inhaler. I have seen many people de because of no inhaler. First thing an ambulance will give you is albuterol.
A 43-year-old member asked:
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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.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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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.
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Drinking on pill: It can, but in most cases, not likely.
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.
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Wrist pain: If you had x-ray hand it was spilt, the 10 to 20 pain is expected.
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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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, your answer was very helpful! What exactly is d/c ?

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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