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Dr. Edward Sierra

Emergency Medicine
OH
36 years experience male

About

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Married to Jackie. 3 children . Love to fish!

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Emergency Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

36 Answers
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Most likely a virus: The most common reason for vomiting in children is related to viral infection. The difference would be that if it is viral , you would not expect it t... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Pregnancy test: Repeat the pregnancy test or have your doctor order a blood test.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Annoying!: Ptyalism or excess saliva is common during pregnancy. Try eating dry plain crackers, chewing sugarless gum or sucking on sunflower seeds or sugar free... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: If you have reason to believe that you are pregnant, get tested.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Any of the above: The soreness and swelling most likely could be a typical reaction due to the puncturing of the skin and soft tissue structures near the vein. Especial... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: If you have good reason to believe that you might have an aneurysm such as family history or other predisposing medical condition, there are other mo... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Keep track: You can only lose weight by taking in less calories than your body uses up! or use up more calories than you take in. Do not starve yourself. Your bod... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Swallowed heart?: Just kidding! most likely you are feeling the pulsation from your aorta the large blood vessel that starts at the heart and courses down the middle of... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Tough spot!: Sorry for the stress you are under! unfortunately all i can suggest is to wait maybe another week and repeat the test! good luck.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Just a bit: A normal adult male range is 0.6 to 1.2 mg/dl. Keep an eye on your blood pressure and your blood sugar.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Not so fast!: Do not focus on how fast you can lose the weight! losing weight requires discipline, perseverance and permanent change of lifestyle. About 1-2 lbs per... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: If you had unprotected sex, you could be pregnant. A pregnancy test can detect pregnancy as soon as 3-7 days post conception.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Rashes: This is a steroid cream used to treat rashes such as psoriasis
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Not crohns: Bluish green poop is not associated with crohns as far as I am aware. It is more likely something you ate or a medication you took. Usual symptoms of... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
No worries!: Sounds like a normal tvu exam. A trace amount of fluid is common and normal. It is what is called physiologic. An abnormal or significant amount of fl... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
No worries!: I would not be concerned about a clot in a labial vein. Keep your regularly scheduled appointment!
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Maybe: There is always a chance. There is still sperm coming out of the penis without ejaculation. But since you had a period the day after it is not as lik... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Probably !: Only a pregnancy test can tell you for sure!
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Ignore: Ice or heat? Use both! rotate ice to reduce swelling and heat to increase circulation to injury.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Not a good idea!: It is safe for you but taking an Amino Acid supplement can alter the Amino Acid content in breast milk and mess with babie's liver and pancreas.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
No: Hsv is an infection caused by a virus. Viruses are not affected by antibiotics. Antibiotics are used to treat an infection caused by bacteria. Sometim... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Confused!: You have vaginal itching but your profile says male age 35?!anyway sounds like you need a pelvic exam and cultures. You might have a fungal infection... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
No: Stretching cannot make you taller. Your height is determined genetically. You can increase your stature by focusing on being the best you can be physi... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Cause?: He should see a doctor and at least have an exam and urine test. He might have an infection that would require oral antibiotics.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Not likely serious: You are young! it is not likely that you have anything serious or life threatening based on what you wrote. Nevertheless with those symptoms it would ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: The brat diet is useful because it consists of foods that are tolerated best by your infected and inflamed intestines until the antibiotic has a chan... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Good news is leaky gut can be controlled primarily through diet. You can't get diabetes without a leaky gut!
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
That's possible!: Although your symptoms are seen with other conditions you can experience these symptoms if pregnant! see your doctor for a thorough exam and testing i... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Home tests: You might consider buying a home UTI test kit. Try amazon or local pharmacy.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Gastritis ,no : I think you mean gastritis which is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. This condition should not keep you from having children. Many condit... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Period: When an ovarian cyst bursts the fluid leaks into the pelvic cavity. The fluid can be irritating and cause pain for a varied amount of time. Most like... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Yes : You certainly can maintain a GFR of 72 as long as you control your blood pressure.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Take both: Chia seeds have more fiber. This is good but can also cause more bloating and gas which could be bad. Chia seeds are higher in omega 3s. I would alter... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Swimmer's itch: I believe this rash is related to something in the water you were swimming in. Either an allergic reaction to a chemical or infection from an organism... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Sinusitis: An infection from the sinuses can give you drainage with trouble swallowing and bad taste! the inflamed veins also might be a sign of infection. Sound... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Sierra
Emergency Medicine 36 years experience
Not reliable: I would not make much of this because there are so many substances in the water that can render the test falsely positive!

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sierra is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sierra is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you Dr. Sierra for your concern. Really appreciate for this one.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Somehow I missed your reply. Thank you for all you do!!!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so much. Have to take pain meds cause severe constipation.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Toledo College of Medicine, OH
MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Toledo College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 1986MD

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