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Dr. Malini Shah

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
CA
33 years experience female

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I graduated from med school in 1989 from MS University in India, was awarded gold medal in surgery , following which I got trained and licensed in Ob Gyn in same university. Then I migrated to US got trained and board certified in Medicine and pediatrics as a part of Med- Peds program at LAC USC and have been working under USC ED in urgent care. I also enjoy holistic medicine and am recently learning Chinese Medicine at local Chinese acupuncture school. I love what I do and thrive to help more no of patients to the best of my ability.

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Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

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99 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
GERD: Gastro esophageal reflux disease associated with constipation. Change diet, avoid spicy , fried, citrus food, white chocolate peanut. Coffee soda cond... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Morning sickness: Sensitive pregnancy test that we use in hospital show positive test even before missing periods. Not all tests are as sensitive in picking early preg... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Otitis Externa: Ear drops are needed for 7 days provided they are put properly, pulling the ear, holding the drops in for 20 minutes and tilting head properly on oppo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Forearm strain: If there is no fall or injury WHIXJ can cause fracture, next most common reason is muscle strain due to over use . Apply ice , take some otc pain medi... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
PID: There is no relation between infection in fallopian tubes and neck pain. Neck pain could be from stress or muscle strain as long as there is no vomit... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Acute back strain: Very common condition. Pain is usually worse at night. Ice the area for 10 minutes, followed by massage not in midline or on bone but on muscle itself... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Progesterone pill: Not a problem. You can start ASAP . Is it for menstrual irregularity or anything else? Most likely you will be ok. You can call gynec office if there... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Gastroenteritis : Spontaneous abortion and diarrhea do not seem to be related. No instrumentation done , no fever. Not related. Probably got a stomach flu. Keep yoursel... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Normal pregnancy: Just relax and don't worry . You will probably be fine. Worrying makes matter worse. Time will tell you. Subsequent us will give better idea in secon... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Rhino sinusitis : You could be having sinusitis with post nasal drip that causes cough and rhinitis causing sneezing. Are you allergic to dust, cat, dog, pollen. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Migraine headache: Most likely if pain on one side with light and sound sensitivity. Then it is migrating, but if no sensitivity to light and sound it could be muscle st... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Amenorrhea : Certainly no. One cause of not getting period in child bearing age in sexually active woman us pregnancy. Pain may be unrelated . Please do pregnancy ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Trapezius strain: Pain on turning neck to opposite side? No nausea or vomiting or fever? Mostly trapezius muscle strain by sleeping in wrong position. Treatment - ice ,... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Back pain: Usually assicuated symptoms help with diagnosis . If coming from kidney there will be blood in urine, burning upon urination, pain from loin to groin... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Atypical chest pain: Less likely cardiac pain since pain is continuos however associated symptoms help diagnosis. Quality of pain, aggravating and relieving factors of pai... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Dysmenorrhea : Yes if you are close to getting periods or on menstruation you can get pain in those areas. It should subside with your menstruation.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Mittlezmerg's pain: Ovulation pain is felt just like dysmenorrhea in lower abdomen deep in pelvis and can be very severe usually in middle of cycle usually lasting one da... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Tonsillitis: For relief salt and warm water gargles help. Some otc pain meds like Ibuprofen can help. But one needs to make sure it is not bacterial tonsillitis th... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Strep pharyngitis: Sore throat with red tonsils or exudate need antibiotics . Please see a physician to confirm strep infection and get antibiotics . Usually there is as... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Epiglottis: May be what you are seeing is epiglottis a small structure located behind the tongue that covers the trachea when you swallow . It is a normal structu... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
GERD: Most likely gerd is severe treat aggressively . Follow diet strictly . Must eat slow , chew well, avoid large peaces, don't talk while eating. Must ge... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Headache: There are many causes of headache like migraine, disturbed sleep, waking in middle of sleep cycle, a nightmare, sinusitis when you wake up with heada... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Breast abscess : Abscess means pus in cavity usually die to infection. Need drainage and possibly antibiotics.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Gastritis: Epigastric pain associated with vomiting can come from gastritis , most likely associated with food, usually self resolving. Clear liquids until pa... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Posttussive vomiting: It is very common for little kids to vomit after coughing known as post tussive vomiting . I am sure he felt better and slept better after that. Whene... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Dysmenorrhea: It is common to have pain with periods in lower abdomen on first day mostly cramping. Cramps are worse when clots are passing. If the bleeding is unus... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Migraine: Your headache sounds like migraine , unilateral throbbing headache with vomiting. Do you have light and sound sensitivity? Best treatment is to go in... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
PVC: Multifocal PVC and coupling on cardiac monitor should be followed up by 12 lead ekg and rhythm strip.Unifocal PVC upto 6 in a minute are acceptable.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Delayed periods: Most likely delayed periods can happen once in a while, once periods start pain will be less. If not contraindicated, Ibuprofen 400 to 600 mg can he... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
GERD or Indigestion: Late dinner, spicy or fatty food causing poor digestion followed by midnight vomiting is possible. Headache possible due to lack of sleep. Must make a... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Menstrual irregulari: Best way to find out is to do urine pregnancy test although pregnancy sounds unlikely since you bled for 5 days and flow was normal (assuming). Very i... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Infant Facial Rash: Rash in infancy can occur due to many reasons. Is he itchy and scratching on the face. Quite often it could be begining of eczema, or could be heat ra... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Post nasal bleed: Your sinuses might be draining in the back, irritation from which causes cough, take some steam, drain you sinuses , do salt water gargles, sleep inc... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Anal Fistila: Absolutely anything that works should be used. The idea is to let stool pass through the normal route and avoid any constipation so the fistula tract ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Gas pain: If you are burping a lot of gas then it is gerd and if you are passing gas from behind it is constipation. In any case drink a lot of fluid, treat acc... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Abdominal pain: Do you get good bowel movements? If no fever, vomiting just pain with nausea and have good appetite most likely constipation, that need increased wat... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Delayed puberty: Very unusual to not have mustach until 22 years of age. Better to be evaluated by endocrinologist once.
A member asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Bruise: Bruise can take upto 3 weeks to go depending on how much blood is under the skin. Will definitely go away if the immunity is intact.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Hematuria: Any Hematuria with unintentional weight loss needs a work up. It could be anything , structural to functional problem . You need kidney function test ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Viral syndrome : Please do not administer antibiotics to the child without doctor's advice. Please make sure she is well hydrated and if she does not look good take h... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Constipation: You can use baby lax a small baby suppository to relieve the pain and have bowel movement instantaneously. On long run to prevent you can give mineral... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Scalp contusion : Put ice immediately. Any open wound with bleeding go to ER. If not and no vomiting, change in Vision , change in mentation then wait and watch. Numb... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Gas pain: Pain in abdomen that is relieved on its own by passing gas is know as gas pain. It can be felt as bad colic that self resolves. Heart burn can cause p... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Postpartum anemia: Do need iron and vitamins for a while after child birth especially multiple births and even more if breast feeding. Definitely get another CBC done to... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Chalazion: Chalazions are persistent swelling on eyelid from blocked glands. Definitive treatment is surgery however ophthalmologist wait till there are big enou... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Muscle strain: You might have pulled a muscle a muscle called muscle strain. Ice , slow massage, pain meds may help. Try to stretch out the affected area , will help... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Peptic ulcer disease: Pain must resolve in 3 to 6 weeks, of not must see a physician for further work up like endoscopy. At least burning is gone so you are getting better.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
Palpitations: Hope treatable conditions like hyperthyroidism, svt , anemia etc are ruled out. Hope she is not using drugs , or too much caffeine and is well hydrate... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
URI: Sucking out secretions from the nose, after spraying some salt water in the nose so the child can breath through the nose, which can get better with a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 33 years experience
STD: Herpes genitalis is what I think he could have, or some type of STD. Please consult a physician and get it treated. Avoid any sexual contact until it... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shah is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shah is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Sorry, I do not understand this answer. This does not relate to me. I.already described that I had abdominal pain, so, this must be for someone else.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Hoping to reduce the pain with the recommended approaches
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you but ibuprofen does not work. neither does naproxen.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

M. S. University of Baroda Medical College, India
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

LAC USC medical center

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