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Dr. Andris Radvany

Internal Medicine
BELLINGHAM, WA
26 years experience

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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

45 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Sciatica: Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve — which branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and dow... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Anxiety+Depression: Obsesion can be good, until it begins to interefere with daily life and sleep. Medications alone work in 30%, therapy works in 30%, together they can... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Something else: Sucralfate, Tums (calcium carbonate) and mylanta work. Most unfortunate that you can't take ppis they are the most effective thing to allow the stoma... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Lots of things: How anemic are you? It might take a while for your body to recover. Especially if you are chronically anemic from heavy periods. Screen for hypo th... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Only for pain relief: Follicular cyst, the most common type of ovarian cyst. In menstruation, a follicle containing the ovum (unfertilized egg) will rupture during ovulatio... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
By not eating: It is a type of eating disorder where patients are obsessed by weight and have dysmoprhic body syndrome (think you look fat even though your body mas... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Not in tongue: Stensens duct is in the parotid gland at the angle of you jaw. Mostly these stones pass on their own, sometimes they need to be coaxed by makind the ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Phases of infection: Igm is the antibody that is 1st to rev up in early phases of infection. Then as the body begins to fight infection it produces more igg antibodies. ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Bladder: Bladder training. Voiding at 2 or 3 hour intervals througout the day. Doing kegels.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Soft stools: Increase the fiber and fluid in your diet to soften your stools. If neccessary start on MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) a over the counter laxative. T... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
See a doctor: Why do you have a goitre at 20? Goitres should not be red. Could be a skin infection. Could become serious quickly.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Prologed QT: Can be caused by either Prozac (fluoxetine) or celexa. Both of these meds have been used exstensively for >10yrs. It has only recently come to li... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
2 different issues: A lump at the back of your throat might easily be a lymph node. If it has been there a while and isn't changing it probably needs to be biopsied to p... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Criteria: 1. Oligoovulation - irregular ovulation. 2. Androgen excess - facial hair, acne. 3. Polycystic ovaries. Nih said all 3 in 1990, rotterdam said 2... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Arthritis: Whatever you did 4yrs ago undoubtedly damaged the knee. Running is pretty hard on knees. Arthritis, inflmation of joints, results from cummulative d... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Myriad: Blood sugars are suppose to vary between 60-105. When it is higher this is diabetes by definition. Eating, exercise, illness, medications. Some peo... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Blood pressure med: B blockers block b adenergic receptors in the heart and blood vessels. B blockers act on the heart by slowing the heart rate. They also dilate bloo... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Porbably: You are already on Cymbalta (duloxetine) and if you are at a higher dose it is functions on same paths (norepinephrine reuptake) as welbutrin. Norepi... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Yes : There are a variety of retinal findings that can develop with diabetes. It is why diabetic eye exams are covered, where as person without diabetes do... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Unlikely: Involuntary motor activity, including rare instances of tremor and convulsions, has been reported, usually with doses considerably higher than those r... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Still healing: So now it doesn't hurt continuously, only when you use it... Its still healing but sounds like it continues to improve. Let is heal. You might need... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Parkinsons: Sounds like you diagnosed yourself. It develops so slowly people around you might not notice. Symptoms include; resting tremor, rigid muscles, slow ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Vaginosis: The most common symptom of BV is an abnormal homogeneous off-white vaginal discharge (especially after vaginal intercourse) that may be accompanied by... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Chest xray: It is unlikely that you have angina/heart disease given your age and fact that this is constant and for a month. You don't mention breathing, cough, ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Antibiotic: Antibiotic made of Ampicillin and cloxacillin used to be used for infections during the first weeks of life.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
GI distress: From a reputable company it shoouldn't matter. Pasteruizing cooks the drink thereby killing potential bacterial contaminants like e coli and salmonel... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Sort of: Your mouth is full of bacterial that belong there. Brushing your teeth and using listerine (and other cleansing mouth washes) will help keep these no... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Call gastro: You are pooping blood since you tapered prednisone. Sounds like an ibd flare. Now you need more immunosupression (perhaps Remicade (infliximab) or o... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Probably not: You don't say what else is going on. If it is gone and only happened once then i'd right it off as a stitch. Could have been gas, could be early sig... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
No: A CBC looks at blood cells; white, red, and platelets, shapes and sizes. A CBC is only suggestive and not even diagnostic for blood (hematologic) mal... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Rest: There is nothing else that has survived rigorous investigation other than sleep. Jury is still out on vitamin c. Be health by; not smoking; eating d... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
What are the results: You don't say why you are losing weight. Are you eating less, nauseated, have heart burn, difficulty swallowing? Severe gastro-esophageal reflux (... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Bladder: Bladder training. Going to the bathroom at scheduled intervals.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Variable: 50-70% of women are asymptomatic. In men 50% infected will develop urethritis. Symptoms include a painful or burning sensation when urinating, an un... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Nerve impingement: You don't say why at 27 you had "pneumonectomy". Either it is a result of the underlying problem or a nerve could have be impinged upon or damaged by... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Needs a doctor: I am uncertain as to what the vein like lumps on the sides of the penis other than veins perhaps clotted. The fact that you are an 18Y.O. Male and ca... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
No: This is not diagnostic of diabetes. Fasting blood sugar of >105 would be considered diabetic. This does not preclude diabetes or Insulin intol... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Probably: You seem to be hyper-aware of your body which is making you anxious. Treat the symptoms. Lotion/emollients help with skin skin issues. Stretching w... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Possibly: Sounds like too little, too soon. Sometimes a small amount of spotting or vaginal bleeding is one of the first signs of pregnancy. Known as implant... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Richly colored: As a general rule the richer the colors the better the fruit. Blueberries are chocked full of anti oxidants. Red grapes, cranberries, starwberries, ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Get to the ER: You don't say why you are on prednisone. You could have a new compression fracture in your spine. Your electrolytes could be off. Not being able to... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Endometriosis: If you've had ultrasound that did not show ovarian cysts or fibroids you may have endometriosis. This is a disorder where there is uterine tissue out... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Radial neuropathy: You probably slept on and impinged a nerve. In most cases recovery is complete but can take weeks depending on the severity. http://en.wikipedia.o... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Yes: Either you never eradicated it in the first place or the same risk factors that caused you to contract it in the 1st place. Estimaes are 50% of the w... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andris Radvany
26 years experience
Not of high concern: There are studies suggesting low molecular weight heparins cause osteoporosis. The risk is so low (one figure cites 0.91%) that porphylaxis with oste... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Radvany is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Radvany is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I took the breath test it was neg. it can still return though, New GI!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Stopped Wellbutrin. Now have Cymbalta withdrawal.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks, it turns out I have shingles

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1996MD

Awards

Top General Internist, Second Place, Washington - Summer
2013
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