Dr. Malini Shah

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
CA
34 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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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
BPPV: Benign positional paroxysmal vertigo. Usually self resolving in a day or so.Sometimes lasts longer . . Associated nausea quite common. Look up epley's... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
Muscle Strain: The commonest cause of pain in upper shoulder after long hours of exercising is from over use fatigue of the muscle. Try to do shoulder stretches befo... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
Delayed periods : Wait and watch. Time will tell. Don't take any meds. Early pregnancy can be missed by some preganancy tests. Can repeat a test in next two weeks if st... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
PID: Pid is pelvic inflammatory disease and we treat both even if one of them results positive.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
Diverticulosis: Diverticulosis can cause pain in left lower quadrant. Treat constipation, report immediately if fever, urinary symptoms , nausea vomiting to a dr.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
Diarrhea: It is not recommended to stop the diarrhea usually because would like the bugs that caused it to come out as soon as possible be in virus, bacteria, o... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
URI: Steam inhalation for 30 to 40 minutes to get mucus out , salt water gargles, plenty of warm fluids, sinus rinse with salt water and rest.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
Back Pain: Very common condition due to improper position and chronic strain. Will not go away immediately and slowly start stretching the back with yoga exercis... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
UTI: Urinary tract infection can cause bleeding from irinary tract known as hematiria and mimic spotting. Associated symptoms of burning, dusuria, freque... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
Abdominal pain: It is important to know location of pain, type of pain - constant, intermittent, colicky, burning, aching, radiation of pain, relation to food- food m... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
Burn: Could be chemical or heat burn . Follow dermatologist's advice. Once starts to heal can use vitamin E oil to avoid scarring. If skin burns ice is he... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
Muscle strain: Most likely trapezius muscle strain. Ice massage and stretching with OTC pain meds is what you need. Arterial pain does not get relieved with ice as w... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
Constipation: You really need to change diet, avoid meat and white flour , eat more vegetables , fruits with fibers, drink plenty of water, prunes etc. Take Otc lax... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
IBS: Sounds like you have inflammatory bowel syndrome. Please refer to my answer to constipation. Don't give up keep treating constipation with natural fib... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
Abdominal pain: Do you have heartburn ? Are you constipated. Chest pain and anxiety are noted in gerd patients-stop spicy food soda, coffee, late dinner . Abdominal ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
Eccymosis: Bruise or ecchymosis is bleed under the skin due to trauma leading to capillary rupture. Just banging against something can do it. Takes about 3 weeks... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
Constipation: Small sized stool round in shape means it has been sitting in the colon for a long time and all the water is absorbed and has formed pebbles. Diarrhea... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
Ignore: Avoid brain stimulation during headache like watching TV, using phone, loud music and bright light.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
Fatigue : Need more information, location, duration, fever?. The bumps sound like lymph nodes better be seen by a physician. Need to do breast exam as well. So... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
Post pill amenorrhea: It is not uncommon to have skipped period after taking birth control pills for long time. as long as a sensitive pregnancy test is negative. I would r... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
Costchondritis: If your pain is sharp in anterior chest on deep breathing , coughing or sneezing it is inflammation of costchondral junction, joint between rib and br... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
Constipation: You need to add fiber in form of fresh vegetables in your diet, drink a lot of water, avoid meat and white flour, take Metamucil or miralax to cleanse... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
Hursuitism: It is common to have some hair growth on face after menopause. If you feel it but can't see it it could be just budding out. Take help of someone to s... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
Ear cerumen impactio: There is something called ear wax removal drops available over the counter. You can put the drops every day until it softens and then can get ear wash... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
Ovulation Pain: During ovulation one can get back pain, pelvic pain and discomfort. Looks like fever chills and diarrhea are coincidental.ovulation pain should be no ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 years experience
Delayed puberty: Very unusual to not have mustach until 22 years of age. Better to be evaluated by endocrinologist once.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malini Shah
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 34 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
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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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