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Dr. A. tarig Ahmed

Internal Medicine
OR
16 years experience male

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Internal Medicine

Hematology and Oncology

Licenses

United States: Illinois, Oregon

Doctor Q&A

219 Answers
131 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Bad breath: Bad breath is not caused by thyroid disease.
A female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Pregnancy: Risk is lower but possible.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Headache: Some types of headache can cause nausea. Specifically migraine headache. Need more history to determine whatever you have is migraine headache or some... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Family medicine : The difference is in training. Family medicine usually focused more in outpatient. Internal medicine training training focus more on inpatient with so... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 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.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Liver disease: Frequent urination has nothing to do with liver disease. Frequent urination could be a sign of infection like uti.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
DVT, : I would. Main concern is whether you have a clot in the lung or not.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Chest pain: He should take Aspirin when gets pain and go to emergency to get evaluated. No other home remedies.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Thyroid and plt: I can not think of any relation between high platelet count and thyroid disease.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Leaky valve: Mild leak from tricuspid valve is not an indication for surgery.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Maybe: if there is a severe infection leading to sepsis, or if there is significant bleeding.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
LFT: Your alt within normal range. Alt can also be elevated with strenuous exercise or muscle injury.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Thyroid testing: It is a blood test.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Anemia: Yes! severe anemia can cause shortness of breath. That's because the number of red cell carrying oxygen are less.
A member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 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
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Thyroid test: Tsh, free T4 and t3 (liothyronine).
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
CHF: It sounds like your water pill dose needs to be increased. Talk to your physician.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 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
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Ascites: Ultrasound would be an easy and cheap test to detect ascites.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 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
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: there are several types for PSVT and a fib is one of them.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
No: the capsule protects it from the stomach acid.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Late stage: If it is an end stage cancer may lead to erectile dysfunction due to generalized weakness. Depression also plays a role.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Heart rate: You need to be seen to determine why do you have fast heart rate. Uncontrolled heart rate can tip you to heart failure exacerbation. Make sure you go ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
OB: I encourage you to follow up with your OB gyn physician to further discuss your options.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Long standing uncontrolled hypertension and untreated sleep apnea both can lead to heart failure down the road.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 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.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yes: Yes this is very normal. 50-100 per day.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 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
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Cold: If it is a minor cold they may proceed with out cancelling the procedure.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Heart rate: This is normal. When you rest or sleep your heart rate slows down.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Cxr: I think at this point at least a chest x ray to begin with is reasonable since you have been having these symptoms for quite some time and with ongoin... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
HF and kidney: In advanced heart failure the blood flow to the kidneys decrease and then this will lead to less blood perfusion and kidneys get affected.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Angina: Angina means chest pain with exertion. Stable angina is not a life threatning. Most of the times it can be managed medically. If symptoms are becoming... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 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.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Vomiting blood: Anyone who is vomiting blood should go to er asap to investigate the cause of the bleeding.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Beta blockers: They reduced heart rate and therefore oxygen consumption by the heart.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 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
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
White discharge: This could be a yeast infection. Make sure you see you primary physician to get treated.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Yeast: Could be yeast infection. Makes sure you follow up with your doctor
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Chest pain: Chest pain radiating to the jaw is concerning. You should seek medical attention.

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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?

Education & Training

Residency

JOHN H STROGER JR HOSPITAL

Awards

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2015
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