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Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell

Family Medicine
TX
23 years experience female

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Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Wound care

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

76 Answers
31 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Please see doctor: You need a pelvic exam and swab of that discharge to ensure you don't have a sexually transmitted disease.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See doc: Low grade temp and cold symptoms can be from a variety causes. A doctor with a full exam can help sort things out... Could be as simple as a low grade... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Get evaluated: Tinnitus is tough . There can be a variety of causes . Please see an ENT specialist to get a full work up -- exam of ear drums, audiology testing. Dep... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No: There are no OTC bowel antispasmodic medications I am aware of on the market
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Allergies: Maximum recommended daily dose of loratadine is 10mg. Consider getting some over the counter allergy eye drops. Over the counter nasal steroids can al... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Could be infected: Normal bacteria live on our skin. Even with a harmless mosquito bite, scratching can lead to infection. If the bubble is painful, red and growing quic... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Fiber supplements are generally safe. Of course, try to eat foods that contain fiber as well.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No iron cannot slow : Iron will not slow blood loss, but it can help with any anemia that may be related to prolonged periods/blood loss. Birth control pills can be taken t... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Diet /exercise/ meds: With a LDL of 260, even if you just eat celery and carrot sticks I suspect your bad cholesterol would still be high. Some people have inherited choles... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hard to say: Without an exam, there is no way to know whether this 'skin' is just a normal part of your anatomy vs a STD (like a genital wart). Please see a health... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hormone replacement : If you had your ovaries out along with your uterus, you have abruptly gone into surgical menopause and hormone replacement with an estrogen containing... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See doctor soon: For you to lose control of your bowels is concerning that you may have had a seizure . Please see your doctor and get a thorough exam and some basic l... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: If you took the antibiotics in the middle of the pill pack and you had sex during the middle of the pill pack, it is possible that you reduced the eff... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Sounds like dandruff: Consider using over the counter selsun shampoo. Also can try over the counter Nizoral (ketoconazole) a-d. If no improvement, need to see doctor and be... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Just as some people need glasses their entire lives to see things in focus, some people need certain neurochemicals replenished that are missing or di... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Seek help: Please see a psychologist to sort out issues you may have that are contributing to your relationship with food. Also consider seeing a family physicia... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Maybe yeast: Chunky white material sounds like a yeast infection. Could also be other vaginal infection. Have her use OTC yeast infection medication. If it doesn't... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See doctor: Bedwetting in children older than 5 stresses not only mom out but also the child. I presume your child is able to stay dry during the day. Some kids s... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Pregnancy tests are generally reliable by the first day of a missed period in women who have predictable menstrual cycles.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: I presume it doesn't cause you pain. Depending on location, it could be a lipoma (a benign fatty tumor), sebaceous cyst (benign sebum filled cyst), ly... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: Pimples-acne-are caused from skin bacteria that like to survive on the normal oils on your skin. The mainstay of treatment is to reduce the oil on you... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Likely urticaria: Some individuals are particularly sensitive to temperature and touch and can developed transient raised red areas due to release of histamines. Normal... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Please see doctor: You need to have a pelvic exam and that discharge needs to be swabbed to make sure you don't have a sexually transmitted disease.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Could be allergies : Hard to say for sure but allergies can cause a full feeling in your head from sinus pressure, bronchial inflammation that causes cough, as well as sne... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See doctor again: Yes it could be viral or the bacteria infecting you is resistant to the antibiotic used to treat you. You may need a chest x-ray. Good luck
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See doctor: You may have some sleep disordered breathing. Do you snore? Has anyone ever noticed you seem to stop breathing at night at times and then rapidly reco... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: If your arrhythmia is one that is intermittent, doctors can miss hearing it on a routine exam in the office. Sometimes an event monitor (a heart monit... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See doctor : While if could be just some overuse injury , left arm pain radiating to the neck is worrisome for heart type symptoms . Please see a health care profe... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Get an exam: If it is a cluster of small blisters that feel irritated or itchy, could be genital herpes. But there are other causes that are possible. Please get e... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Likely not : Irregular periods after baby are common . It sometimes takes your body a little while to "reset" itself hormonally after baby. If you are breast feed... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Lots of things: Obviously heart disease (blocked heart arteries), but for someone as young as you that is less likely-- unless there is a very strong family history o... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: Sounds like nerve pain possibly radiating down from your lower back. You need an exam by a physician. Antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen or Naproxen ca... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
May need more: Antihistamine like zyrtec is good, but may need to consider daily nasal saline rinses/sprays, adding a nasal steroid (prescription only), and prescrip... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Think about stopping: Normal physiological response when a woman is aroused is to get "wet". If you were a virgin until these 3 encounters, you simply may not be wanting to... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Confirmation tests: Generally genital herpes can be diagnosed by visual appearance by a trained physician but if there is any debate, a herpes culture can be taken with a... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Lots of thngs: Chest pain is difficult. Some common, non-cardiac causes are acid reflux, esophageal spasms, and anxiety. If your work-up at the ER has proven to be n... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Check pregnancy test: Could be. Any time you have unprotected sex you have a chance of getting pregnant. A urine pregnancy test can detect if you are pregnant since you are... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See doctor: Any antibiotic can result in a bacterial infection called clostridium dificile colitis. This is a constant liquid diarrhea that happens when the good ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Soon : Usually can wear special offloading shoe for 6-8 weeks and then wear normal footwear
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not always: Gallstones that are not causing symptoms and were just incidentally noted don't need any kind of intervention emergently. However, if there is nausea,... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See doctor: There are so many causes of nausea. Recommend seeing a doctor to determine whether imaging tests are necessary. Depending on your physical exam findin... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See doctor: Get your urine checked. If normal, may need to have your prostate checked. Please see your doctor.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Hard to say: Could be urticaria, which is a sometimes fluid-filled rash that happens as an allergic reaction. Many causes for urticaria-- sometimes medication indu... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Possible: Herpetic rash tends to be in a cluster of small blisters that can be itchy or can burn and be painful. The blisters then can break leaving the area wi... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Please see doctor: Having swelling of only one leg is worrisome for possible deep vein thrombosis (DVT-blood clot) in your leg. There are other causes of unilateral leg ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Need exam: Hard to say without exam. If you are sexually active, need to rule out certain diseases like genital warts. Please see your doctor.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not much: Other than gaining weight in general -- weight gain leads to increased size of all fatty tissue, including fat around breasts-- surgical breast augmen... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See doctor: Even at such a young age, she can have some heart conduction (electrical) abnormalities. She needs to have that ruled out first . If all normal, could... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Check pregnancy test: You can still have some menstrual bleeding when you are pregnant so please check a home pregnancy test. Of you are not pregnant , don't fret abhor one... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Highly unlikely: With a tubal ligation (blocking egg from traveling down tube to meet sperm for fertilization) and novasure ablation (making the uterine lining inhospi... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mitchell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mitchell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Trying to figure out if I need a second date opinion and go to a more attentive hospital for evaluation of my sudden, constant, and debilitating lower back pain, causing hip, groin and leg pain.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Are there freelance doctors who can do this in my home who work for themselves and not a practice? My email is sarah.jaxs@yahoo.com
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Testing done last year showed no results! Will Go back to pediatrician

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, TX
Graduated 1999MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Tyler Region - Summer
2014
Top Family Physician, First Place, Tyler Region - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, Second Place, Tyler Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

East texas medical center
TEXAS MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
East Texas Medical Center Wound Healing Center
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