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Dr. Joshua Messer

Family Medicine
Denver, CO
15 years experience male

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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Wait and retest: Your friend should retest in 2-4 days, either at home or with a doctor. If nausea and pain are uncontrollable then she should see a doctor before tha... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Placental abruption?: Abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding is placental abruption until proven otherwise. An ultrasound could be done to look for hematoma but if the fetal ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Avoid mixing: It is always preferable to use single products instead of mixing multiple medicines, for safety sake. Depending on your problem, you should choose on... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Ibuprofen 400-800 mg up to four times a day, especially if started 1-2 days before your menses, is very effective for decreasing pain and cramping.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
It's complicated: Headaches have a long list of causes that could not be adequately evaluated online. This is best if seen by a local doctor. I hope they get better s... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Genetics: Radiation can damage dna. Damaged dna can alter the genetics of any cell in the body and cause it to lose it's natural regulatory processes that make... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Most urgent concern is for infection - needs to be seen by your doctor today. If not an infection then still needs to be seen within 1 week to find t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Cancer is complex: Many things can cause cancer and there are very few single agents that 100% explain it. It is usually a combination of factors that increase one's ri... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Muscle is next most likely cause of pain. After that consider nerve pain from your spine. An MRI might help answer the question.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Depends if pregnant: Cause for concern is very dependent on whether you are or may be pregnant. If you are pregnant then spotty bleeding is not normal and you should see ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Not recommended: Given the unpredictable nature of the response to thc and the studies that show is a depressant, you would like experience worse anxiety after smoking... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Not yet: Your body will likely reset itself after your recent d;c. Hold off on the Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and don't take it until your doctor has had a... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Shouldn't be walking: If you have a torn ligament then your foot should be in a brace or a cast until you are seen by an orthopedic surgeon. Keep the foot at a 90 degree a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Maybe pleurisy: What you describe sounds like it could be pleurisy which has many causes, some of which can be serious. There are other possibilities including a pro... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: BP and heart rate are elevated. If you did not see a doctor today for this, you need to see one now. Get well soon.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Overweight -possible: Yes being overweight is a risk factor for gerd. Only 15 lbs overweight is not that much, but still possible. More common would be stress, poor sleep... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Depends on history: If you had a trauma (fall, car accident, etc) then a fractured bone is possible and you should get an xray or ct scan asap. If no trauma, you could s... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: If this is new, especially if it's related to a fall or trauma, then you need to be seen by your doctor or the er right away. If this is a chronic pr... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Should be white: Your natural teeth are white. They become stained yellow with years of tinted food and drink and poor dental hygiene. These will return to white wit... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Not contagious: You are not at risk of catching urticaria from your boyfriend. The best thing you could do is be gentle with him, scratch his back, and get him some ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Ask the surgeon: The restrictions that your surgeon gave you post op for the length of time that you should not insert anything into the vagina should also apply to an... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Many people can carry hsv without any symptoms or outbreaks. Based on the type and frequency of contact that you've had, she is likely to be an asymp... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Need to be seen: You should really see a local doctor. Fever always indicates infection and yours sounds significant. I hope you can be seen soon (today) and that yo... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Can cause spotting: Plan b frequently causes spotting and then irregular periods for 2-3 months. However there's also a small chance you could be pregnant so it's import... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Could be related: If you have an MRI scheduled then you've likely seen a doctor. If the doctor didn't find the vaginal mass then you should call him/her and ask to be ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Stick w/ hydroxyzine: These medicines are very similar and both should work for your nausea. Instead of mixing meds, just stick with the Hydroxyzine for both anxiety and n... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Valve?: This is most likely a valve in your vein that you can see pop out based on how well hydrated you are or not. This is normal. If it becomes painful, ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Deep pink lines indicate scar tissue is forming, so it's a good sign.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Few reasons: Could be debris or a film on your tongue. More commonly it is related to food, debris, and /or infection in your tonsils. If you have cryptic tonsil... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
About 8: About 8, depending on the size of the bottle. Minimum 64 ounces of water/day.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Maybe: Liver disease can causing itching (pruritis), which may or may not be the sensation you are describing.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Variety of treatment: Gerd and gastritis can be improved with weight control, stress management, no smoking, low acid diet, and minimal spicy food. Having a hiatal hernia ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Unlikely pregnant: Spotty bleeding this morning means you are unlikely to be pregnant. However, repeating your urine pregnancy test is recommended in 1-2 weeks. Typica... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
No placebos: There are no prescriptions here in the us that are placebo. If you received a prescription then you received an active medication.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
No: Cerclage only prevents cervical incompetence, not labor. A properly placed cerclage cannot prevent labor. A cerclage placed by any other surgeon wou... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Depends: Most likely anxiety related but your doctor might also consider checking a TB test, lipase for the pancreas, maybe a chest xray. Then you might rep... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Normal discomfort: Pregnancy aches, pains, and ligaments stretching get more painful as you approach your due date. This is noral and not related to your size. Back pa... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Just ask: Therapists are used to tough questions. Just ask him or her if she is interested in continuing the therapeutic relationship, given how important this... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Yes: Even though you have used Amoxicillin previously, you can develop an allergic response at any time in the future. You should stop the medicine and ca... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joshua Messer
Family Medicine 15 years experience
Maybe: If you have bacterial vaginosis (bv....Best diagnosed by a healthcare provider) then boric acid suppositories can help restores normal vaginal flora. ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Messer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Messer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! That's a great idea, didn't think I could do this thank you
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Thanks for your quick reply! I just had a CT yesterday, would it have shown up there?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you great answer saved me much time

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