Doctor Q&A for Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun

A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Cold/Dry air: Typically this type of "pain" comes when air comes in quickly and doesn't pick up moisture to be gentle on your throat lining. Usually breathing slowe ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Unfortunately yes: Herpes infection can indeed transmit even if you have no outbreaks because some of the outbreaks are "silent" or "invisible".
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Muscle spasms: Usually a muscle spasm happens around the spine when it tries to "stabilize" the spine during a strain. When you strain it during sleep in a bad posit ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Pleuritic pain: Pain that had characteristics like those you mentionned is called pleuritic pain. The pleura is the lining if the lung. It has nerve endings that are ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not related : Ketones in urine can come from anything as benign as "fasting" or spacing meals too long. Pain in left upper quadrant could be from "gas" which accumu ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Heart attack : There are many things that can happen right before the heart attack, but 4 major ones are: lightheadedness (syncope), crushing chest pressure, sometim ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Nothing to worrisome: It is not in your head. I don't believe that we have a complete explanation but we do know that change in temperature and barometric pressure can chan ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Hard to know: Usually at your age, it could just be a a disrupted joint or a muscle spasm but without a history of prior trauma, or a thorough exam, it is hard to q ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Hashimoto: Thyroiditis is almost like a bruised thyroid. Initially it is hyperactive, then it is hypoactive. Wherever in that continuum you end up drawing the la ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hassan Bencheqroun
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
You may: There is no tapering on or off aspirin. If you were taking it for primary prevention (never had any problem before), then you can stop it like that.
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