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Dr. Michal Tracz

Nephrology and Dialysis
WEST NYACK, NY
21 years experience

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Nephrology and Dialysis

Languages spoken

English

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27 Answers
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
No.: Unless you are nicking the skin near vaginal area. In general shaving does not affect risk of utis.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Depends: If you are a big muscular man creatinine of 1.38 could be normal for you. Otherwise, you should have a check up. High uric acid implies unhealthy die... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Need antibiotics: If you have one kidney and have a uti, you should be treated with antibiotics. Three days of either Bactrim or Cipro (ciprofloxacin) (provided you are... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
It a calculation: Map = [(2 x diastolic)+systolic] / 3 diastole counts twice as much as systole because 2/3 of the cardiac cycle is spent in diastole. An MAP of abo... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Serious...yes: The hydronephrosis part is what makes this serious. The stone is basically plugging the urine outlet and the kidney is suffering. You need to see a ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Could be shingles: Varicella zoster, or shingles, can affect the ear canal and also affect the 7th cranial nerve causing bell's palsy. Have a dr look carefully into you... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Usually generic : Usually generics are fine. Most doctors try to avoid brand names to save their patients money. Some drugs are very difficult to make and even if the... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
EGFR explanation: Egfr is simply how many milliliters of blood do your kidneys process per minute. Normal egfr is above a 100 and anything over 60 ml/min is still grea... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
2-5 days: Bleeding should stop in about 2-5 days, on average. Can still have microscopic bleeding few days afterwards. But if you still bleeding 5 days afterwa... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Lab explanation: You are describing stage 4 chronic kidney disease. This means your kidneys are having trouble with handling the metabolic toxins of your body. To pu... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Answer: For this degree of blood pressure lisinopril-hct would be more effective. It contains two very good drugs. Metoprolol 25 would not be strong enough.... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Quicker the better: Treatment of uc with Prednisone is challenging. Prednisone 40 is a solid dose. There is no definite "safe amount of time." prednisone's side effects... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Unlikely: Many adults 'pee' very little. If you have any doubts, check a blood test called creatinine and it will tell you how your kidneys are doing. But most... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Yes: Kidney stones can certainly cause nausea and bloating. They will also cause kidney pain. But one thing in your question is not clear .... Was cat sc... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Not easily: There is no panel that just checks everything but you can certainly try to check as much as you could. It will cost you, though. Most insurance plans... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Sounds like UTI: This is either a UTI or (hopefully not) an std. Either way it sounds like you need antibiotics. Doing a urine culture first would be a good step.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Make sure no clot: This could be a lot of things, but if you have swelling in one leg and difficulty breathing, you need to see a dr. And have an ultrasound to rule out ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
UTI: Most likely a UTI though chlamydia can also do this. But UTI most likely. Would get urine culture. You do need antibiotics...Bactrim or Cipro (cipr... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Yes: Diarrhea and stomach cramps are a common side effect of macrobid. Stop it and call your doctor to switch the antibiotic to something else. If you we... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Ulcer or pancreatiti: This sounds like a stomach ulcer. An alternative would be pancreatitis. Pancreatic pain classically radiates to the back. Blood tests for lipase an... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Hernia: Anytime hernia get repaired, there is some weakening of the canal and so your old repair may be letting a new hernia through. Be careful with lifting... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Nephrologist answer: I would not expect proteinuria to go away completely, even with lisinopril. The idea is to put you on max level of the drug that your blood pressure ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Time for action: Uncontrolled blood pressure, when ignored for a long time, causes kidney issues. At first these are very mild, but can progress. Protein in urine sh... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Salt: Salt is everywhere, we eat over 8 times the suggested amount. Salt with also make you very thirsty. Eating foods with less than 250 mg of sodium per... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Thrombocytosis: I'm sure by now you know that means too many platelets in the blood. Causes range from chronic infection or allergy to more serious problems with the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Hypercalcemia: Excessive calcium is called hypercalcemia and can cause a variety of symptoms including: nausea and vomiting loss of appetite excessive thirst f... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 21 years experience
Yes: Mri is very good at seeing previous strokes, much better than a ct scan.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tracz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Tracz is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! The best and most clear response i have ever got. Thank you for that
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank u- just got back results now it's a tab bit low 3.4
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! not what i wanted to hear but this is a start Thank you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

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