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Dr. John Ahlering

Anesthesiology
San Diego, CA
male

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Anesthesiology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

22 Answers
19 Agrees
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Bright red blood: Bleeding close to the anus usually appears bright red (fresh) and from farther up much darker or even black. No pain is not really helpful, but do se... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Propofol Colonoscopy: Yes, small amounts of Propofol are used by experienced GI specialists. Oximetry should be used, and someone must monitor you. This is pretty standard.... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Very serious: Guess your mom is 60+. Smoking hx and kidney failure with sepsis are considered "multi-system" failure. Not waking up can be low BP with sepsis, uremi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Very Easy: Holter monitor is usually 24hr continuous recording. 5 sticky electrodes on your chest connected to a "pager-sized" recorder. It is basically not visi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Cardiologist is Best: I believe in certain areas a Holter Monitor test can be ordered by some well-trained non physicians. The results and what they tell your medical profe... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Injecting Lidocaine: Epedefrine (two different drugs, Epinephrine is most likely, Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) is less likely) combined with 2% Lidocaine would cause a ve... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Not Rude : Each MD has his own set of skills and practice expertise. If you believe someone else may provide a better solution for you, you certainly may seek ou... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Liver Infection: Your mom is in 80-90's. Liver infection can lead to malfunction(jaundice) and rarely failure. The doctor caring for her will help you. The liver swell... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Caffeine Stimulant: If "Cafe" meant either coffee or caffeine, the caffeine-like stimulants cause mild increases in heart rate, mental stimulation and other Mild disturba... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
19 hours later: Just saw your post. I hope you are well, but as a general answer any time you are afraid of a possible poisoning, either you or a pet, call poison co... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Careful with BP: Most dental surgery is performed with local anesthetic(like lidocaine) with Epinephrine to diminish bleeding and prolong the time of numbness. Some bl... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Male or Female??: I asked gender, because the male 'adam's apple" is routinely visible, but females generally do not have lumps or bumps in their neck. Bumps can be nod... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Call your OB Doctor: Pika, at 38 weeks you need to be concerned for the last two weeks. Baby is probably doing fine, but nurses in your OB office will help you personall... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Talk to your Doctor: Holter Monitor used to look for abnormal heartbeats or patterns of heartbeats. They are often missed on basic ecg(EKG). The causes and types of findin... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Talk to your Doctor: Holter Monitor used to look for abnormal heartbeats or patterns of heartbeats. They are often missed on basic ecg(EKG). The causes and types of findin... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Talk to your MD: Leg swelling was presumably part of the reason your doctor ordered the Holter. He may have several concerns, so please see him or her ASAP. Leg swelli... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Leaking after babies: Several types of surgical treatment, all require pain interruption. Spinal, epidural and general(asleep) are alternatives. Surgeon may have preference... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Not Specific: Lower extremity swelling often leads to pain and the excess fluid makes the legs heavy. The decrease in oxygen that gets through the edema can lead to... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Dysphoria: One positive reaction to narcotics is "Euphoria" just feeling good!! That's why narcs are abused frequently. Stopping oxy abruptly can in some cases c... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Several Ways: Anesthesia means "not to feel" and is commonly meant "no pain". Local and Spinal anesthesia is a chemical that turns off the nerve to an area. Narcoti... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Oxygen Toxicity: Normal room air is 21% oxygen. That will not hurt you. Diving with 100% oxygen can cause some respiratory problems. Prematures on extra oxygen can dev... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ahlering
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Large Visible Veins: Usually large veins are a result of increased blood flow from exercise, heat or exertion.Most of the time this is not harmful. In the legs and calves,... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ahlering is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ahlering is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much. She is around 52, and it is a viral infection.
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Thank you.. her heart is weak @37% and dialysis isn't working.
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you so much!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Diego School of Medicine, CA
MD
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