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Dr. Vincent Rizzo

Internal Medicine
Jamaica, NY
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Internal Medicine

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44 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vincent Rizzo
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Normal: it is a normal genetic variation. no abnormality.
A 55-year-old female asked:
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Musculoskeletal: sounds like musculoskeletal pain. it will improve on its own, or you can take acetaminophen.
A 21-year-old male asked:
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Sepsis: It appears your brother has sepsis, or at the very least, an active infection. Sepsis + headache + blurry vision + vomiting would make me concerne... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
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Possibly: it depends on what they are basing the diagnosis on. I'd guess they probably saw enhancement on an mri, and if that's the case, it might not be ms. if... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
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Asthma: severe asthma can be treated with low dose corticosteroids chronically, but it's associated with many side effects. I would recommend speaking with yo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vincent Rizzo
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Picture?: I don't see an attached picture. General worrisome signs with a mole would be change of color, size or texture.
A 24-year-old female asked:
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Dangerous: it sounds like you are dehydrated and may have electrolyte abnormalities. you should go to the er.
A 22-year-old female asked:
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Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis is commonly caused by diabetes, but can have a multitude of other causes. I would recommend going to see a gastroenterologist.
A 25-year-old male asked:
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Med administration: Most drugs injected into the buttocks are intramuscular injections. The gluteal muscles provide large, easy targets for healthcare professionals. A ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
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Hospice: Most hospices only take patients with 6 months to live or less. I would need more information to tell you more.
A 32-year-old female asked:
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Yearly: At your age, a yearly exam would be appropriate.
A 60-year-old female asked:
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Medication: they are not necessary to wean off, but I would recommend only stopping one at a time.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vincent Rizzo
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Live life: Anxiety and depression do not predispose you to other non-psychiatric chronic conditions.
A female asked:
Dr. Vincent Rizzo
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Your age: it is not likely at 10 years old. I would recommend speaking about this with a parent or physician.
A 37-year-old female asked:
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Yes: yes, they are both safe while on ocp's.
A 27-year-old male asked:
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Ppd: a positive PPD only means you were exposed to TB at some point in the past. you should have a chest x Ray.
A 32-year-old male asked:
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Medications: Valium (diazepam) is a benzodiazepine and not a muscle relaxer. Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) (cyclobenzaprine) is.
A 25-year-old male asked:
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Polycythemia vera: yes, pcv is associated with increased risk of clots and possible death.
A 22-year-old female asked:
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Asthma?: It could perhaps be reactive airway disease if you get it in a certain environment or around a certain allergent.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vincent Rizzo
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Depends: Minor bleeding is associated with cystitis. Major bleeding is not.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vincent Rizzo
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Vitamins: B vitamins are water soluble, which means if you have too much, your body simply urinates it out.
A female asked:
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Many things: although the situation isn't favorable, there are many things which can be worse.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vincent Rizzo
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Medication timing: Omeprazole (and other proton pump inhibitors) should be taken thirty minutes before your largest meal each day. Ideally, they should be taken the same... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Possible: it is possible to cough out a pill if it was not previously swallowed properly.
A 19-year-old female asked:
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Dietary: Do you take large amounts of protein powders prior to your workouts? that can be the cause.
A 17-year-old female asked:
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Pregnancy: It is very common to "miss a period, " especially at your age. Things like diet, stress, or exercise can contribute to amenorrhea. If you are concern... Read More
A 82-year-old female asked:
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Iv: During an acute exacerbation of MS, IV steroids are the standard of care.
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Pregnancy: Pregnancy tests are reliable but are never 100% accurate. I would repeat the test in 2-4 weeks.
A 25-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Possibly: that is the right time to get pregnant, but the tests might not be pregnant yet. it depends on how long ago it occurred.
A 24-year-old female asked:
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Menstrual cycle: this may occur in your ovulation phase or right before your menses and would be considered normal.
A 36-year-old female asked:
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Half life: The half life of xanax (alprazolam) is about 12 hours. Depending on how long you have been taking it, it should be completely out of your system in 3-... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
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No: most females of child bearing age who are iron deficiency can attribute it to their menses. if you are not having GI symptoms or black or bloody stool... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
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Low fat: a low fat diet with regular exercise would be best.
A 19-year-old male asked:
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Yes: A multivitamin would be beneficial, but does not replace proper nutrition.
A 42-year-old female asked:
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Infectious disease: Although blood bourne pathogens can be transmitted via blood transfusion, blood products are thoroughly screened prior to administration. If you are ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
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Resting HR: A target resting heart rate for you should be between 60-80.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vincent Rizzo
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Depends: 3-4 Times per day is normal, but it depends on how much fluid you drink and other history.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vincent Rizzo
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Uti: if urine showed pus, more tests aren't needed to diagnose uti.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vincent Rizzo
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Chest pain: It could be musculoskeletal or gerd causing the pain.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vincent Rizzo
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Wound care: I would recommend cleaning and bandaging it. Acetaminophen can help the pain. if it doesn't subside, or if you begin to have nausea and vomiting and... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vincent Rizzo
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Medications: they can give you anti-emetics to help stop the vomiting. they can also give IV fluids if you are dehydrated from vomiting. the er can also check your... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vincent Rizzo
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: if you are not experiencing symptoms, you no longer need to go.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rizzo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rizzo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thanks, i hit it again a month ago and never needed to go, i gotta be careful about tripping over stuff
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks very much Dr. Rizzo you have been very helpful to me
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so much! I'm confused why gave me Valium.. Does that help

Education & Training

Residency

QUEENS HOSPITAL CENTER
Completed 2009

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