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Dr. Ronald Shaw

Emergency Medicine
New York, NY
male

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I am an emergency physician at Metropolitan Hosptial Center, a teaching hosptal in Manhattan. I have volunteered in Kenya and Haiti. I went to medical school in France and did residency training where I currently pracitice. I live in the East Village in NYC. Interests include photography, snowboarding, scuba diving and travel.

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Emergency Medicine

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See a pediatrician: The causes and treatments of nephritis are complicated. You should see a pediatrician immediately.
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One to two weeks: Your symptoms may resolve in a few days but you should continue to take all of your antibiotics and the infection may take one to two weeks to get com... Read More
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Symptoms or see md: Symptoms of UTI are burning, urinating more often and lower abdominal pain. If the pain spreads to your back or your have fever you may have a kidney ... Read More
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Usually not: Most people that have scarring from infection or injury do not have any symptoms. If you start to have pain fever or cough you should see your doctor.
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Easy does it: Losing a pound a week is the general rule. Losing it faster is possible, especially for a small amount but can be difficult. A pound a week is 500 cal... Read More
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It can worsen: A kidney infection can worsen and become life threatening but it will not spread to other people.
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See a doctor: The causes and treatments are complicated. You should see a doctor immediately.
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Yearly checkups: If you are not experiencing any problems you should get yearly checkups. Otherwise see your doctor immediately.
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Treatment failure: You may need a different antibiotic or to stay in the hospital to get antibiotics by infusion into a vein.
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It varies: You can have stomach pain from hunger, gastritis, infection or even a heart attack. You should see your doctor.
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Small steps: Begin by eating a little less and exercising more. Even walking instead of driving and taking stairs instead of elevators can help. Looking for dramat... Read More
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See a doctor: The cause of menstrual pain varies as does the treatment. You should see your doctor to work out a plan for you.
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See your doctor: The causes and treatments for painful periods vary. You should work out a plan with your doctor. You should at least determine the cause before decidi... Read More
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See your doctor: There are many causes for stomach symptoms. You should see a doctor to find the cause and get treatment.
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Asap: Symptoms of UTI are burning, urinating more often and lower abdominal pain. If the pain spreads to your back or your have fever you may have a kidney ... Read More
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Yes: Food that has not been properly kept may give you pain or other symptoms. You may have pain and only think it was caused by your last meal. If your pa... Read More
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Yes: Your vagina may feel tighter; towards the end of pregnancy it loosens to accomodate the passage of the baby.
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See a doctor: This complaint could be indigestion, infection, heart disease or other problems. You should see a doctor asap.
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Depends on symptoms: A very mild infection could be treated by testing urine only. To determine if the patient is sicker, has a kidney stone or swelling in the kidney, blo... Read More
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Unrelated: If you are having continued symptoms after ovarian cyst removal you should see your surgeon. Another cyst may have developed.
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No: The vagina responds to the hormones of pregnancy by loosening to accomodate the passage of the baby.
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See your doctor: There are many causes. You should see your doctor to find out the cause and get treated.
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One to two weeks: Your may feel better in a few days but you should finish your antibiotics as the infection may take one to two weeks to get better for a small infecti... Read More
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This is normal: The vagina lubricates with clear mucus to reduce friction and increase pleasure. Some white discharge is normal. Excessive discharge might indicate in... Read More
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Yes: Any abdominal infection may irritate the intestines and cause a sensation of bloating.
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See your doctor: Paragard is not fda approved for you but you should discuss protection with your doctor.
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One to two weeks: You may feel better in a few days but should continue your antibiotics until finished. The infection may take one to two weeks to get better.
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Varied: The symptoms range from none to blood in the urine or swelling of your body. The causes and treatments are complicated. You should see a doctor immedi... Read More
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It depends: There are many causes for abdominal or stomach pain. You should see your doctor.
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Get treated asap: You should not let an infection in your urine go untreated as it may worsen to a life threatening infection. If the infection is already in your kidne... Read More
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See your doctor: You should see your doctor immediately as you may need a different antibiotic or even to stay in the hospital.
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No: It may be infection or cancer. You should see a doctor asap.
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Prepare!: The best way to avoid a stress response before an exam is to be well prepared. Eat and sleep well and reduce or eliminate coffee and nicotine.
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Not worth the risk: The risk of surgery to remove scar tissue is not warranted unless you have severe symptoms. You should discuss it with your doctor.
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It depends: Pain upon eating may be caused by your stomach but it can be other problms. You should see your doctor.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shaw is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shaw is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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This was very helpful. Thanks!
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Thanks for your quick reply!

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