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Dr. Errol Ozdalga

Hospital-based practice
Stanford , CA
14 years experience male

Locations

Stanford University Medical Center

Stanford , CA

Address

300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford , CA
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Hospital-based practice

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

117 Answers
18 Agrees
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Lumbar puncture: He is doing that to look for other causes of your headache. Two main ones would be infection or a bleed. These can both cause headache and it's someti... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Medication induced?: Oxycodone (percocet) is most likely the cause of your constipation. It's so common usually i put all patient on either fiber, or a medication call sen... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Should be okay: Should be okay. Another way to answer this is to point out how fertile people can be while intoxicated. :).
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Stomach bug...: Sounds like a stomach bug. Most the time this will get better on it's own. Give it a few days. If it doesn't get better or gets worse sooner, then get... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Sounds okay: Doesn't sound to worrisome. Make sure you have regular daily bowel movements. Take fiber. If pain worsens get checked but you're probably okay.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
UTI /missed period: There are many causes for a missed period.. But a urinary tract infection is not one of them. First things first, if you're sexually active, get a pre... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Not really...: There really are no great treatments to eradicate MRSA colonization. Some doctors will prescribe Mupirocin nasal (mrsa livesbehind the nasal passages)... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Diverticulosis: Diverticulosis does not involve the rectum or cause spasms. Diverticulosis is also uncommon in someone your age. Whoever has this should eat more fibe... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Hospitalist: Sounds like you're referring to a hospitalist. That's a general internal medicine doctor that specializes in caring for patients admitted to the hospi... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Increased risk: Depends on the chances of the prostitute having hiv. No way to know. You should get std testing. While it is likely that you don't have HIV (aids), yo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Meds versus stress?: Many causes for a missed period. Often nothing to worry about unless it's been gone for more than 3 months. Citalopram can also cause this in 1-3% of ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Sorry to hear that: At your age, by far the most common cause is stress/anxiety. Try exercising and other sort of stress-reducing exercises you may find helpful. If this ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Soon: Basically you have an inflammed lymph node or nodes in your abdomen usually from an infection in your GI tract. Usually gets better on own but if not ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Get checked...: If worse with movement of muscle, it's probably musculo-skeletal related but really pain in chest should never be treated lightly. Consider getting a ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
UTI & hair trimming: No! uti's come from the bacteria of the intestinal tract. The only risk is a skin infection of you cut too deep!
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Great sign!: It's not uncommon for an ef (ejection fraction or how much the heart pumps) to improve. Your's is now pretty much normal but given your history of it ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Should be okay: Just itching is not the sign of the rash you are concerned about. The signs include visible changes in your skin. Also, this severe rash occurs after ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Possibly: Remaining sperm in the uretha from previous ejaculate is cleared by urination. So if he urinated in last 10 hrs (i would assume so), then the previous... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Narcotic bowel: You have serious narcotic-induced constipation from the morphine. I see this a lot and usually add magnesium citrate to what you're already taking. It... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Yes normal.: Yes this can be normal and some variation is okay.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate): Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) (metoprolol) will lower your heart rate and could contribute to low blood pressure. Get a checkup. If you're symptoma... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Get checked...: Sound like could be some furuncles (which are small infections in skin). This could need antibiotics or draining (if large enough abscess). Get it che... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Absolutely!!!!: You can live a long and healthy life! diabetes can even often be reversed with weight loss (if you're overweight), exercise and eating right!
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Meds need checking..: Meropenem not usually used in a CNS infection as it's tissue penetration is not good. Doxy can be used in lyme disease that can rarely affect the cns.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Low libido: First, if you haven't already, get a regular checkup. Your hormone levels and other hormones such as your thyroid should be checked. If these are all ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Testicular pain: If you're having fevers and testicular pain, you should get checked out immediately. Sounds like you have an infection, maybe epididymitis that needs ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Carrageenans: There's some evidence that they can cause some intestinal inflammation but nothing to suggest permanent. If you con't to have symptoms, get a checkup ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
PVC's : In a healthy 31 yr old male, pvc's are almost never the cause of any major issues. Mostly likely, you're having some anxiety when experiencing pvc's (... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Ear wax: Usually you get some pain or decreased hearing but dizziness and tinnitus (ear ringing) can also occur. Try flushing with water. You can also mix hydr... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Likely asthma: If you're waking up and still experience trouble breathing, sounds more like asthma. Sleep apnea doesn't continue to cause symptoms if you're full awa... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
There will be a lot: Yes there will be significant bleeding, much more than usual period.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Spider bite?: Yes this is possible! it's also possible though you just noticed it.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Aura (migraine): Some people have various symptoms prior, during and after migraines. The burning sensation is probably connected to your migraine (called an aura).
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Wrong test?: Have the test redone. That can only happen if they mixed up the urine with someone else's. Fyi, lortab will show positive for narcotics (which is also... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Many causes: There's so many causes for fatigue. If this is really troubling you get a check up. B12 deficiency, among other causes are really easy to check. It's ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
followup. : Benzodiazepines are not an effective treatment for any chronic disease. It's also not a treatment for pots. Your symptoms could be from benzodiazepine... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
it should : The scar tissue can take longer to go away. Try using warm compresses.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Keep going as u can: Could be pinching a nerve. Prob okay to con't your exercises but do it slowly and you may see the pain over time resolve.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Yes: If still awake and in pain, yes you can take it. Just make sure not to take more than prescribed. During periods of acute inflammation, dry not to eat... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Pimples and dizzines: Bumps are head/scalp are common and i don't see a connection to dizziness. If it's more severe it may need further workup but the normal ct and mri's... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Bug bite?: Could be anything from a bug bite to contact dermatitis. Try some topical moisturizer (dry skin can cause itching) and something for itching like a to... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Not likely...: It's not uncommon to feel a beating sensation, especially if you are thin. Your age and lack of other conditions that predispose make this less likely... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Yes: Sounds like he has a normal gag reflex (to help get stuff out or airways that shouldn't be there). It's not uncommon to spit up and cough if goes down... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Yes risk: There will always be a risk. This risk will be less if you do not have an outbreak during sex and if you use condoms. The condoms is the most importan... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Get checked...: Take all symptoms seriously when pregnant. Could be nothing but also could be an infection. You should get checked immediately.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Knee pain: Would be a good idea to get a checkup. Knee pain is very common especially if you are active. However, given you mention fatigue, i'm assuming you are... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Prolapsed bladder: Please do continue to exercise! try not to put too much stress on your abdomen but really, as long as you do not have incontinence, you're okay to do ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
Not on head: On your head i presume? No, if anything testosterone promotes hair loss there, hence why males have male pattern baldness.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Errol Ozdalga
14 years experience
No issues: No, but maybe try less tight socks.

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Sep 26, 2013
Smart doctor. Gives good answers. Highly recommend.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ozdalga is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ozdalga is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I was really worried about me because I got a good head smashing on concrete in the rain and I have a bad headache so now I’m a little more comfortable with sleeping
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Used some activated charcoal tablets which seemed to help fast. Thanks
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks a lot doctor. I will get check up.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College, NY
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

STANFORD HOSPITAL

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