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Dr. Bassel Saksouk

Internal Medicine
Las Vegas, NV
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Internal Medicine

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Training: General practitioner is another term for family physicians. Internal medicine physicians get limited training in pediatrics and ob/gyn. Their trainin... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
A bit of everything: Internal medicine physicians usually take care of adults. They can practice in the clinic or in the hospital. In the clinic, they act like family phys... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: 400 mg of caffeine is a high dose. Be careful dear. But it is extremely unlikely to have a miscarriage from one dose. I would not worry.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
UDI?: Stomach ulcers can be caused by medications (nsaid such as Aspirin or ibuprofen), bacteria (h.Pylori) and other less common causes. I am not familiar... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Usually yes: Depending on how extensive is the damage to your reproductive organs, you can either get pregnant spontaneously (without any medical assistance) or wi... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Hard to say: C. Diff infection is a possibility with any antibiotic. Given the seriousness of such an infection, i strongly advise you to see a doctor. It can be r... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Depends.: I am assuming you are talking about the half life of a drug. A drug with a 25 hours half life means that after 25 hours, the blood concentration of t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Non-surgical : Internal medicine physicians can work in the clinic and act like family physicians. They manage a wide range of illnesses. If needed, they can also re... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not much.: Infectious disease physicians have completed training in internal medicine followed by further training in the field of infectious disease. Internal m... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
There is.: There is a chance. It's just that the probability of you getting pregnant is extremely low. Unfortunately, i cannot quantify the risk as there are m... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Nothing: Fever is a physiological reaction. I would not worry about the fever itself but rather at what's causing the fever. While it's unlikely to be serious... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Laparoscopic surgery usually involves pumping gas inside your abdomen to be able to better visualize organs. In addition, the anesthesia medications u... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Uti are common and are different than genital herpes. To diagnose active herpes, lesions must be observed. If you were never diagnosed with herpes, th... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Cause: Depends on the cause. Orthostatic hypotension can be difficult to treat. Some causes are reversible and treatable. Others are not. Your best option is... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
FU with doctor: A low Albumin is not specific. It could be related to a wide range of illnesses or it could be transient and meaningless. Albumin is produced in the l... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends on the normal values. Different labs have different ranges for what is considered normal and abnormal. You will need to give us those values.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Blood pressure is measured via 2 numbers: systolic blood pressure over diastolic blood pressure. I am assuming 116 is referring to your systolic bloo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Inflammation: Food poisoning or gastroenteritis is a nonspecific term. Diarrhea is very common in gastroenteritis. It is usually due to the inflammation in your bo... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
None: Fungal penile infections are uncommon in healthy males. Perhaps you mean a urinary tract infection? In anyways, antibiotics and antifungal medications... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassel Saksouk
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: Diarrhea after taking a course of antibiotics could indicate a serious infection. I recommend you see a doctor.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Saksouk is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Saksouk is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank u it was 3x200mg ibuprofen 3x 220mg naproxen and 3x500mg Tyleno
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, NY
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