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Dr. Ryan Taylor

Internal Medicine
Greenville, NC

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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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151 Answers
35 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
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See below: Bacteria reproduce at an alarmingly rapid rate. Due to the high rate, the rate or errors in their genetic material is relatively high as well. If a pa... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
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Only OTC: Only over-the-counter preparations of hydroquinone were banned. This was due to concerns about it being a potential carcinogen. As far as i'm aware it... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Second opinion: Not sure without the benefit of examining you. Enlarged lymph nodes throughout the body coil indicate a problem. If you are concerned i would encourag... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
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See a doctor: I could be any number of arrhythmias from serious to completely benign. Someone your age with chest pain and an irregular heart beat should be evaluat... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
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See doctor: You need to discuss your symptoms with your physician. Your symptoms may be cardiac in origin and warrant further evaluation.
A 38-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Hard to say: Difficult to say without seeing it. I would be evaluated by a physician.
A 28-year-old female asked:
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See a doctor: Symptoms could indicate a more serious injury. You need to be evaluated by a physician.
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Many things: Poorly controlled diabetes can lead to many life threatening conditions including renal disease, coronary artery disease, and poor wound healing to na... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
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Unlikely: Stomach cancer would be relatively uncommon for someone your age. If your symptoms persist you may benefit from seeing a gastroenterologist and havin... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
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Yes: No infection has a 100% transmission rate. However, if you had sexual contact with someone with chlamydia then you should be tested.
A 34-year-old female asked:
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Probably not.: Sinus finding is likely due to acute or chronic sinusitis. More concerning is the demyelinating process. You need to see a neurologist.
A female asked:
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Not usually: Fecal leukocyte a typically indicate an infectious or inflammatory process. Colonoscopy may be useful.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Likely the initial biopsy showed something worrisome that required your dermatologist to perform an excision to ensure the entire lesion is removed.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
How are you taking: Prilosec has to be taken on an empty stomach. If you are taking it with food it will less effective. If you are taking it correctly you may need to tr... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
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Air: It's due to air entering the space between your lung and chest wall. They can be the result of trauma or can occur spontaneously.
A 35-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not needed: The male partner does not require treatment if the female has bacterial vaginosis.
A 42-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Likely.: Should resolve in a few days. If not, see your doctor.
A 44-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: That should not have an appreciable effect on the results.
A 23-year-old female asked:
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Timing : How are you taking the omeprazole? It should be taken on an empty stomach with nothing to eat or drink for at least 30 minutes after. If you aren't ta... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Diet and exercise: The safest and healthiest way to lose weight is to exercise and eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. Keep a food journal to see how many calories you ar... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Topical steroids.: If the case is bad enough may need oral steroids.
A 44-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Clonidine is a rather potent blood pressure lowering agent so we typically start lower. The dose can always be increased later if necessary. Also note... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
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Blood: Blood in the upper GI tract often makes stool appear dark and sticky. Would recommend seeing your primary care provider or gastroenterologist.
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Depends: Every recretational drug has it's own set of risks and side effects. How these drugs affect a given person has many factors including how much is cons... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not usually : Drug-induced elevation in liver chemistries typically resolves once the offending drug is removed.
A 35-year-old male asked:
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See a doctor : Could be coming from your abdomen or could be of musculoskeletal origin. I recommend being evaluated by a physician.
A 36-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Rapid: It is of rapid onset, frequently at night.
A 40-year-old female asked:
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Should be fine: None of the drugs in dayquil have sulfa moieties.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Wait: You may grow another two inches or you may not.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Could be UTI: You can develop a urinary tract infection after intercourse. Other possibilities include sexually transmitted disease or just trauma/irritation from i... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
It depends : Some pills can be crushed while others cannot. I would refer to the package insert or call your pharmacist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Lifestyle change : He needs to obey a healthy diabetic diet, exercise, take his medications and follow-up regularly with his doctor.
A 65-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Probably nothing : I assume it was given subcutaneously. This should pose no harm.
A male asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Levaquin (levofloxacin) 500 mg daily for 7 days is an acceptable alternative to Doxycycline or azithromycin.
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Dermatologist: Moles that become itchy and red can be cause for concern. The mole needs to be evaluated by a dermatologist.
A 35-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Now: With symptoms this severe it's probably time to go now. Slurred speech is concerning, you should be see and examined by a physician.
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
BP is ok.: Pulse is a little high. May be dehydrated if not drinking enough fluids due to illness.
A 47-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Likely viral: Your symptoms are likely the result of a viral upper respiratory infection so antibiotics will likely not be effective.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
It depends : Even natural sugars have calories and can lead to weight gain if consumed in excess. However, our bodies process natural sugars better than refined on... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: If you have been actively trying (or doing nothing to prevent it) for 6 years and have not gotten pregnant then you or your partner may have fertility... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not necessarily. : Depends on the context. Was there an injury?
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not ok: The max daily dose is 37.5 mg. Your friend should take the medication as prescribed.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See below: It means there is a dilatation of the middle cerebral artery and the dilated area has a blood clot associated with it.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Nonspecific: Your question is a little too vague. What part of your body. Many parts of your body can swell due to many different issues.
A 16-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Uterus: It is the lining of your uterus that sloughs off.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Infection: You may have an infection. Difficult to speculate without seeing you. I would recommend seeing a physician.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Inflammation: Insects bites produce an intense inflammatory response from your body and the signs of the response are swelling, redness and pain/itch. It is complet... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Probably: Hard to say for sure without looking at the full panel of susceptibilities but Cefdinir should cover methicillin sensitive staph aureus.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor : You need to be examined by a physician. Could be an infection or enlarged lymph node. Some breast tumors can also be inflammatory.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Taylor is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Taylor is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 27, 2014
This is very useful information. Thank you Dr Taylor.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you Ryan. I have 143.7 LDL and 37 HDL. No kidney stones or gout.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I will enjoy my beer with a less anxious mind. Thank you!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you! How do I go about getting this syrup from the same doctor?

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University of South Carolina School of Medicine, SC
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