Dr. A. tarig Ahmed

Internal Medicine
OR
17 years experience male

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Internal Medicine

Hematology and Oncology

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Oregon

Doctor Q&A

219 Answers
131 Agrees
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
No: the capsule protects it from the stomach acid.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Pancreatic cyst: I do recommend you follow up with a gastroenterologist. It really depends on the description of the cyst. You may need further work up for it which ma... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Ascites: Ultrasound would be an easy and cheap test to detect ascites.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Liver disease: Frequent urination has nothing to do with liver disease. Frequent urination could be a sign of infection like uti.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
DVT, : I would. Main concern is whether you have a clot in the lung or not.
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A member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Hepatic encephalopat: It sounds like hepatic encephalopathy, it is difficult to predict with out having some labs. Survival and mortality is predicted by a a formula known ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Thyroid testing: It is a blood test.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Liver cirrhosis: Liver cirrhosis has many reasons. Most common in the us are alcohol abuse, and hepatitis c. Other causes could be due to wilson's disease, alfa veto p... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Beta blockers: They reduced heart rate and therefore oxygen consumption by the heart.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Plavix and coumadin (warfarin): Combination of Plavix and Coumadin (warfarin) increase risk of bleeding. I don't see any indication for the Plavix in your case. (consult with your p... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Leaky valve: Mild leak from tricuspid valve is not an indication for surgery.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
INR target: 2-3.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Heart failure: Main goal in heart failure treatment is to prevent fluid accumulation in your body. That means taking the right dose of water pill and also other medi... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
CHF: It sounds like your water pill dose needs to be increased. Talk to your physician.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Anemia: Yes! severe anemia can cause shortness of breath. That's because the number of red cell carrying oxygen are less.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain radiating to the jaw is concerning. You should seek medical attention.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Vomiting blood: Anyone who is vomiting blood should go to er asap to investigate the cause of the bleeding.
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Fasting blood sugar: Your body will try to keep your blood sugar stable at all time even if you are fasting, a process called gluconeogenesis.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Beta blockers: There is no such a dose of 19 mg atenolol. 20 mg nodalol is equivalent to 25 mg atenolol.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Fibroids: Large fibroids can cause painful periods. And heavy bleeding too. You should be seen by gynecologist to discuss your options of treatment which can in... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Thyroid test: Tsh, free T4 and t3 (liothyronine).
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
BNP: Good question. Bnp has may causes like kidney failure, increase pressure in the lungs and many other. Bnp level doesn't predict who will go into hear... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
LFT: Your alt within normal range. Alt can also be elevated with strenuous exercise or muscle injury.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Bad breath: Bad breath is not caused by thyroid disease.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Blood clot: Symptoms depends on the location of the clot. If it is in the leg : leg swelling, with pain. If it is in the lungs it can cause shortness of breath, ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Thyroid: Most thyroid problems are not associated with change of gland size. Some thyroid diseases like grave's disease may increase the size of the thyroid gl... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
End stage liver: Some of the symptoms include: 1. Uncontrolled as cite (fluids in the abdomen) 2. Confusion (hepatic encephalopathy) 3. Kidney failure 4. Bleeding... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
blood donation: Non of the medications listed are a contraindication for blood transfusion. You should hold Aspirin for about 1-2 days before donation.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
OB: I encourage you to follow up with your OB gyn physician to further discuss your options.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Dysphagia: Feeling something is stuck in your throat is not normal and needs to be worked up. It is difficult to give you an answer with no history. Talk to your... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
GERD: Gerd can cause chest pain but usually non tender to touch.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain has many different reasons. It is not always the heart. At your age the risk for heart disease is low.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Jaundice: Treatment depends on the cause of the jaundice. I would definitely have your mom checked with a physician to determine the cause of jaundice.
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A female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Pregnancy: Risk is lower but possible.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Restless: Being restless means she is in alcohol withdrawal.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Fatigue: unlikely the cyst is causing your symptoms. make sure you follow up with your regular physician to test for other things like anemia etc
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Heart failure: 1. Avoid smoking and heavy drinking 2. Regular exercise 3. Regular health check up: including blood pressure and cholesterol and for diabetes. 4. Ea... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Thyroid: It means all of the thyroid gland has been removed. When the thyroid gland is removed, thyroid pills should be taken as there would be no other source... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Chest pain: The way you described the pain it sounds like pericarditis, which means inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart, a condition that can be causes ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
PE: Pe cause pain as it causes infarction of the affected part. If there is involvement of the pleural then pleurisy would be one of the symptoms as well.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Creon: Very rarely it can cause nausea. Reported less than 1 %.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
No : No. If you have heavy periods then you need to follow up with you gynecologist to find out why.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Heart rate: This is normal. When you rest or sleep your heart rate slows down.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Neuropathy: Your pain sounds like neuropathy which is a common complication in uncontrolled diabetes. The better your blood sugar is controlled, it should help wi... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Heart burn: You could try anti acids or anti histamines which both you can get without a prescription. Lose weight (if you are overweight), raise the head of yo... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Anxiety: Of course, anxiety can cause palpitations.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Thyroid and plt: I can not think of any relation between high platelet count and thyroid disease.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Chest pain: He should take Aspirin when gets pain and go to emergency to get evaluated. No other home remedies.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Coreg (carvedilol): It is very effective for angina. It lowers the blood pressure and heart rate and ultimately oxygen consumption by the heart.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Thyroxine: In the morning on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before food.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ahmed is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ahmed is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks, unfortunately I don't know how to send a pic using this app.
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Thanks for your quick reply! If I was tryin to conceive is there a chance if I don't ovulate
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you doctor. Much appreciated. How can cough be avoided?

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Residency

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