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Dr. Carlo Valencia

Internal Medicine
Wilmington, DE
17 years experience male

Locations

United Medical Clinic

Wilmington, DE

Address

1021 Gilpin Avenue, Suite 203, Wilmington, DE
Directions

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Fax

(866) 294-1853

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Internal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

50 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Ovarian/uterine CA: Ultrasound can detect ovarian mass and abnormal thickening of the uterine lining which may suggest uterine ca in the right clinical setting. May need ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Abdominal Pain: There are a lot of causes of abdominal pain. Differential diagnoses depends on the location, character, exacerbating/relieving factors. Can be due t... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Sinusitis: It seems like your sinusitis is not responding to antibiotics. Might need ct scan of sinus and possibly need to see an ENT specialist.
A female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Pain and swelling: Elbow fractures typically present with moderate-severe pain and swelling. Consider having it checked by your pcp specially if with history of trauma. ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
BRAT: Try brat diet- banana, rice, apple sauce, tea. Try to avoid milk and dairy products. Keep yourself well hydrated to prevent dehydration. Hope you fe... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
No Interaction: Yes. There is no interaction between those 2 medications.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Intertrigo: Sounds like intertrigo which is essentially yeast infection involving the intertriginous area such as the perineum/groin. Have it checked by your phys... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Fracture: With any type of trauma, there is always a risk of incurring fracture. Fractures typically present with swelling, redness, and pain. If toe is not g... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Lymphadenopathy: Have it checked by your physician. Lymph nodes may become enlarged and/or tender in inflammatory states or in times of infection. It should subside ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Back Pain: It can be due to a lot of things. Can be from muscle strain/osteoarthritis or something serious such as herniated disc/spinal stenosis. Have it check... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Gout: As long as you're not having an acute attack, you should be fine. Medications that decrease uric acid level such as febuxostat/allopurinol should nev... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Treatment of Gout: There are 2 types of treatment for gout. One type of treatment are medications(e.G . Colchicine) decreased the symptoms of inflammation such as pain ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
ChronicCOugh: Not really. They are two different disease entities. Gerd and CHF though can cause chronic cough.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Chest Pain: Yes. Chest pain can be due to a lot of things. It can be cardiac in nature, musculoskeletal pain, gerd. Your description also sound like pleurisy w... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Tylenol/Ibuprofen: Yes as long as you dont overdose on them. Maximum dose for tylenol (acetaminophen) is 4000mg/1day and 2400-3200mg/1 day for Motrin (ibuprofen). Also... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Acute Gastroenteriti: Acute gastroenteritis is an infection of your gastrointestinal tract often caused by viral/bacterial infection. It presents with nuasea, vomiting, ab... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
External Hemorrhoids: Possibly. External hemorrhoids are usually seen around the anus and are painful. Have it checked by your physician to be certain.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Rash: Any rash can be due to a lot of things. It can be due to allergies, infection, or from a systemic disease. If it is not going away, i suggest having... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Candidiasis/SkinRash: Rash seen in intertrigious area such as the axilla or the underside of the breast are commonly caused by candidal/yeast infection. May need antifungal... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Post Nasal Drip: Post nasal drip is a term used to describe nasal discharge that goes to the back of your throat. Might be due to allergic rhinitis or upper respiator... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
LungNodules/Pleurisy: Not all lung nodules are cancerous. May need biopsy to be certain. Pleurisy is inflammation of the linings of the lungs which causes chest pain on de... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Seratonin Syndrome: Combination of all 3 might cause excessive somnolence or sedation. In addition, using venlafaxine and citalopram puts you at risk of developing a con... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Polyps: No. Polyps are attached to the inner walls of your bowels. It is unlikely that they will come out along with your stools.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Vaginitis: Might be due to vaginitis. Commonly caused by std such as gonorrhea/chlamydia. Other causes include yeast infection/bacterial vaginosis. See your p... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Episiotomy: It depends on where you give birth. In some parts of the world, they do episiotomy ( surgical incision on part of perineum and bottom part of vagina)... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Liver Encephalopathy: Ammonia levels are not usually measured unless a patient has chronic liver disease. Patients with severely elevated ammonia levels may present with al... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Arrythmia: There are different types of irregular heart rhythm. The only way to determine is by doing ekg/ holter monitor. These are devices that monitors hea... Read More
A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Atrial Fibrillation: Atrial fibrllation is an irregular heart rhythm of the heart that predisposes patients to stroke. There are a lot of treament options but it depends ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Nodules: Where exactly are the nodules? Really hard to say. Only way to be certain is through biopsy.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Dog bite: Dog bites in general require treatment with oral antibiotics and tetanus vaccine. Also, might consider getting rabies shot specially if the dog is unv... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Frequent tonsillitis: If you're having frequent and recurrent tonsillitis and is affecting your quality of life, you may consider tonsillectomy (removal of the tonsils). C... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
UTI: Yes. Not typically the first choice for UTI though unless you are pregnant. Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) macrobid, keflex, Ciproflox... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Abdominal Pain: What kind of tests have you had so far? Lower abdominal pain can be caused by cystitis(uti), viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu), pregnancy, acute app... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Disc Herniation: Thecal sac is the membrane that surrounds the spinal cord. You need to see an orthopedic doctor or a spine specialist.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Chronic Diarrhea: Chronic diarrhea can be due to a lot of things. Stool studies are done to rule out infectious etiogies. Make sure you get tested for thyroid disorder... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
PlasmaCellDIsorder: May have plasma cell disorder/multiple myeloma. Plasma cells are a type of white blood cells that produces immunoglobulin(antibodies). Multiple myel... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
DMARDs: Methotrexate is part of a group of medications called dmards(disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs). There are other medications in this group includ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Lymph Nodes: Not really. They may become tender though in inflammatory states or when a patient is sick with infection.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
GERD: Unlikely. Gerd usually presents with burning sensation on your chest sometimes precipitated by lying down. Have it checked by your doctor.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Urethritis: Sounds like urethritis specially if the discharge is pus like in appearance. Urethritis is commonly cause by std like chlamydia/gonorrhea. Urinary sy... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
High Potassium: Tomato, avocado, beets, potato, spinach, winter squash, pumpkin, okra, brussel sprouts. Hope this helps.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Volume Status: Yes. Fluid in mother's womb depends on mother's volume status.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Osteoarthritis: Unlikely. Severe osteoarthritis of the neck may cause spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal. Symptoms may include numbness/weakness/shooti... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Dyspnea: That sounds alarming. Hard to tell without more information and without physical examination. Possible causes include asthma/pneumonia/pulmonary emb... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Wrist Pain: Why do you have arm/elbow/wrist pain? Any history of trauma? Do you play any sport? Is it just pain or with redness and swelling? Cold compress and ns... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Pelvic Pain: You may have cystitis/urinary tract infection. Ask your doctor to have your urine checked. Other causes of pelvic pain include pregnancy, myoma, pel... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Mirtazapine: Not advisable. Mirtazapine is an antidepressant typicaly given at night to elp with insomnia. Taking alcohol along with it may cause added sedation.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Palpitations: Hard to say. Gerd usually presents with burning sensation on your chest tat gets worse when lying down. It may also couse chronic cough. See your doc... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Arrythmia: That sounds pretty alarming. See your doctor asap. You likely need to get an ekg and/or holter monitor (portable heart monitor) to determine if you ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Carlo Valencia
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Menstruation: Unlikely. During menstruation, there is no fertilized egg and the utetus sheds its lining making it difficult for implantation of the fertilized egg ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Valencia is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Valencia is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I know what these things are,wanted to know if there was a connection
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Thanks for your quick reply! I've had many stool and blood tests, all negative so far
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much this means a lot

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Philippines
Graduated 2005MD

Residency

University of Connecticut Health Center

Affiliations

American College of Phyiscians
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