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Dr. Sam Sugar

Internal Medicine
FL
male

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Board Certified Senior Physician with expertise in various phases of internal medicine as well as sleep disorders. Licensed in two states with over 40 years experience

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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
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Depends where: tingling is sign or a nerve (s) that are dysfunctional. It has any number of causes.
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Sleep positions: Great sleep can happen in any number of ways. Rigid surfaces like a hard floor can be helpful for those who require back support more then usual. Try ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
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Enema: The point of the enemas is to produce watery clear stool. When that happens you can stop.
A 26-year-old female asked:
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Sadly, yes: These symptoms are not uncommon after surgery and may linger.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
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Blood in stool: this should be evaluated ASAP, especially if the stools are black. See a GI or protcologist
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
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Likely CTS: Best to see hand md for latest new rx, but could try ergonomics at work and splint at night.
A 21-year-old male asked:
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Possible : But very unlikely, may be a bruise if not swelling.
A 30-year-old female asked:
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Hard to know: Possibilities include virus, allergy and more need workup if it recurs.
A 73-year-old female asked:
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Treat: Likely not malignant. Treat with abx ointment for a week, if no better see dermatologist.
A 44-year-old female asked:
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Worth a try: Surgery must be considered the last resort and all other means exhausted first.
A 22-year-old female asked:
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Workup: You need to have a full eval prior to any surgery planned to avoid a repeat.
A 31-year-old female asked:
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Urine: these are classic symptoms of a urinary system infection get an exam including a urine specimen
A 44-year-old female asked:
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Hard to say: Symptoms are compression related and the cause of the compression will determine severity and course. Absent trauma, symptoms may be stable for some t... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
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Vestibulitis: Is likely. Look up eppley maneuver and if that doesn't work get to an ent.
A 54-year-old female asked:
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Months: It varies, but can be as long as 4 mponths.
A 23-year-old male asked:
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Of course: Numerous rx and non rx options are avaialble but before resorting to them it might be worthwhile to examine the root causes of your sleep disorder sta... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
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Can be normal: Increased mucus during pregnancy is not uncomon.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
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Yes: Most likely DX hemorrhoids, could be a parasite. Need rectal and stool tests.
A 37-year-old male asked:
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Generally: Speaking, ratio numbers are fairly meaningless. Re check the underlying values first.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
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Possibly: Ibs is a protean disorder and can be affected by many things.
A male asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Same time: If the hairs a alive, they will grow back along with the rest of your own hair.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Foods are chemicals: many foods contains chemicals that influence brain activity, like coffee
A 53-year-old female asked:
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Many possibilities: Sudden onset of hyperphagia requires evaluation by physician.
A 28-year-old female asked:
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Probably: In small amounts so it is not absorbed.
A 27-year-old female asked:
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No: Your weight is already below expected.
A 42-year-old male asked:
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Many causes: symptomtic can mean many things. Further testing may show a non cancer issue responsible for syptoms
A 34-year-old male asked:
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Unknown: It is mild opiate with low analgesic effect, but any opiate can upset your recovrt.
A 17-year-old female asked:
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Not recommended: The reason for dual therapy like this is not clear and may result in unwanted side effects.
A 26-year-old male asked:
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May need Rx: Mod growth of e coli if connected to symptoms could be sign of infection.
A 24-year-old female asked:
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May be normal: Only your gyne and an exam can answer this.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
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Not the best idea: but if you do get 8 hours of sleep and wake up refreshed and unimpaired, then OK
A 31-year-old male asked:
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Both benign: Both seem innocuous enough but should be evaluated if they are frequent.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Lubrication: Many causes for lack of lubircation. Try a water based lubricant like astroglide to alleviate the symptoms and then try to determine the cause with a ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Need to evaluate: If it persists over another period, workup is in order along with repeat testing.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Numbness: If you have numbness in your legs and pain this likely sciatica which can intially reposnd to otc nsaids-if not see s specialist or try acupuncture.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
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Yes: Any trauma can trigger inflammation and tissue damage over time.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Ankle pain: Intermittent pain you describe can be from ligamentous of rendon inflammation try a sleeve brace first to see if it helps.
A 17-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
It is not good : Unless you have a very good reason or diagnosis for using it.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: No exertion, no need for a fast heartbeat--at least fro a short while.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
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Yes: Certain herbs can do that as can certain drugs andphysical mechanism.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Unlikely: There are other more common reasons for failure to implant.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Entirely possible: That your hair test will be positive for pot.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Many answers: In a male with sudden nipple tenderness anything from ingestion certain herbs to hormonal abnormalities could be the cause.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
Specializes in Internal Medicine
From where?: It could be reflux, but if so it would burn a bit.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not unusual: Hemorrhoids recurr all the time and are the most likely source of bleeding in your case.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Sugar
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Serious: The swelling indicates serious inflammation or blockage of venous flow. Get to a physician asap.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sugar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sugar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I made an appointment to see my doctor on Thursday :-)
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you. I've been trying to get an appointment as soon as possible.
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Education & Training

Residency

Northwestern U
Completed 1975

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