Dr. Christopher Mcgraw

Family Medicine
Baudette, MN
30 years experience male

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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Travel Medicine

Wilderness Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

56 Answers
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Can still be allergy: Allergy testing only rules out what is being tested for. I would look at what helps the symptoms and to see what seems to trigger the symptoms.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Serous fluid: The liquid coming out of your burn is normal in most cases. It will be straw colored and is just fluid from between the tissues in your body. as long ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Test is generally done around 14 days after the first day of the last period. and rechecked approximately one week later if there is still a concern.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: With an inflamed gallbladder almost any food, including Caffeine, can irritate it and cause increased pain and symptoms.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Not STD's: If you are having symptoms for infection and are not sexually active then you may have one of the infections that is not transmitted thru sex. Example... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Doubt it is diet: If you are eating a good diet then this is not likely to be a deficiency. Need more information to be able to look at the possibilities. Is it with ac... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Not usually: Yes it is possible to get pregnant with an ovarian cyst. Normally a cyst will have no effect on pregnancy and may even disappear during pregnancy.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: It can be normal to have some bleeding the first few times having sex. Usually just a small amount of blood.that decreases each time
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Depends: Recommendation is to use it within 5 days of unprotected sex. All types are more effective the sooner they are used.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes but very.low: Could you be Yes but very very small chance with those circumstances.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
4 to 6 weeks after : after a medical abortion it is usual to take 4 to 6 weeks for recovery as long as there were no complications.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Neg pregnancy test: If you are 2 weeks late and have a neg pregnancy test (at 2 weeks) you may not pregnant. You should retest in one week or get a test from your Docto... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
1st trimester bleed: This is referred to as first trimester bleeding and what your describing is normal. generally will last for a few days and then resolve. If it becomes... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Pregnancy tests: The most common cause of a negative pregnancy test is not being pregnant. Generally you should recheck in one week. Missing periods can occur for a va... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Likely sick: This sounds like a virus. If he is drinking and having a normal number of wet diapers he will likly be fine. If he is acting normally otherwise I wou... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Keep it protected: Keep the sunburn protected from further sun exposure and keep the skin moisturized. Aleo helps many people.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes and No: they can be done one right after the other but the scans are slices so they cannot be done simultaneously. They can be done on the same appointment
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: The light blowing sound you are hearing may be caused by your eustachian tube between your throat and the middle ear blocking off at times this can gi... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Not really any: Long term use of selenium sulfide shampoo doses not appear to have any significant effects. It can in some cases cause skin irritation and rash. It is... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
It Can: TMJ or TMD are the same thing.. Motrin may or may not help. Ice can help. mouthguard can help. You may want to see a orthodontist.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Should be protected: Just a few hours late taking your BC should not cause any problems or affect you protection.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Many possible causes: There can be many possible causes such as celiac dz. Irritable bowel syndrome, I would get with your Physician and look at getting a more through wor... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Maybe: How much taller you will get depends on genetics as well as diet. Males can continue to grow in height until age 23. Some will and some won't. and asi... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes and yes: With a diagnosis of Bell's palsy there are no food restrictions. There should be no reason that you cannot join a gym and exercise if you want to do t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: There is no problem with having a cerebral angiogram and electromyography the same day.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Very low to zero: Much as I hate to say this if your husband has 0% sperm motility and a count of 17/ml he is basically sterile. Lower limit of normal for motility is 4... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Get seen again: This needs further evaluation symptoms should not be that bad for that long. May have had more then one infection or weakened immune system may have p... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
No, no and no: if TB infection of the lymph nodes (Koch's Lymphadenitis) if it was properly treated and the mother is no otherwise immunocompromised then there shoul... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Usually abdomen: Normally pain with constipation is from stretching of the bowel. Tends to be more in the abdomen but can be seen as back or pelvic pain.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: You can catch any of the diseases with anal sex that you can catch with unprotected vaginal sex.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Need more info: Need your height to try to assess what you should weigh and to make an educated estimate of your caloric needs.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes and Maybe: you can take Zyrtec (cetirizine) along with Escitalopram and a probiotic. It will probably help if your symptoms are due to allergies.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Best sick, worse die: 6 grams of sertraline is potentially a lethal dose but not definitely. You would be very sick for sure.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Not really: There is no one "Best" protein. there are multiple sources of protein with the main concern being to get a good balance of essential Amino Acids to pr... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes tho dont need to: Nyquil has an antihistamine so really no added benefit to both it and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at the same time.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: What and how depends on the pills available. Your regular physician should be able to advise you.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes and No: Use as directed it should not cause any problems. Used in excess is can cause damage to the kidneys. Damage to the liver and ovaries would be unlikely... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Not urgent : It is not urgent but should be followed up with at least a repeat test.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Alcohol is worse : Of Alcohol or ecstasy , alcohol has the potential for toxic effects on the liver while ecstasy does not appear to have any. That said ecstasy has a gr... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: There is no reason you cannot take Beano and a steroid at the same time.
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Probobly not: If colon cancer was Stage one and that portion of the bowel was resected then the likelihood of recurrence is low. That said you still need to continu... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: This is not unusual, especially if you had general anesthesia.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Maybe: normal treatment for most things with Mebendazole is 3 to 5 days. longer then that depends on what is being treated.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Selective cervical nerve root blocks can help provide pain relief when epidurals have not. Given the choices of living with the pain, trying surgery o... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: If you are sexually active and having unprotected sex then you can be pregnant.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Usually Minor: H Pylori is usually minor and easily treatable. It can be associated with Ulcers and some time with stomach pains and/or heartburn. I assume that if y... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Yes constipation pain can range from dull ache to stabbing pain.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Should not need it : a supplement should not be needed, regular sun exposure and the normal supplementation in foods should be adequate. If there is a genetic issue then y... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Avoid direct contact: Ring worm is a superficial fungal infection of the skin. it is contracted from direct contact from either an infection or from soil that the organisms... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Mcgraw
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Take it monday: The interactions are mainly related to further elevating the level of the methotrexate. You can take right after stopping but you should talk to your ... Read More
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Mar 24, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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May 28, 2014
The fast reply and reassurance further investigation is warranted was a great relief to hear. We have been frustrated and at wits end for what to do. Dr. Mcgraw's answer was quick and logical. Very...Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mcgraw is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I really appreciate your input, and I will get in to see my ENT.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you! I was so sure I was pregnant, maybe next month!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks, and no I'm not breast feeding

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Medical/Graduate school

Des Moines University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
Graduated 1993MD

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