Dr. Tinah Canda

Internal Medicine
MA
female

About

Bio

I grew up in the Philippines and moved to the United States of America where I trained in Internal Medicine. The bulk of my training was centered more in hospital medicine but after residency I worked as a primary care provider in Massachusetts for a few years. Currently, I am a physician advisor and work from home. I have a family now, priorities have shifted but still love to be able to help people by sharing what I have learned.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Massachusetts

Doctor Q&A

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tinah Canda
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Acne: For some people it works and for others it doesn't. Acne can be difficult to control and manage. Seeing a dermatologist may be helpful.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Pregnancy: Yes, the chances of getting pregnant is high. Avoid sexual intercourse during the fertility window if pregnancy is not desired.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
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Exercise helps: Back pain can be caused by poor posture, wrong mechanics when lifting and sometimes by a bed or chair that somehow fails to support the contours of th... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Folliculitis: Hair follicles can get irritated and inflamed especially after shaving. You can try shaving with the direction of the hair growth to minimize irritati... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Tonsil stones: Tonsilloliths are calcified material lodged in the crypts of the tonsils. Gargling with warm salty water each morning and drinking carbonated beverage... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Deconditioning: Whenever the body does not get the regular exercise it used to get, it does not function as optimally as when there was regular exercise. This may be ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Ignore: Don't fret. Most patients don't have serious health complications from mitral valve prolapse.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
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Anxiety: Yes, anxiety does lead to depression. Its an abuse to the gift of imagination. And its true, 92% of what we worry about does not happen. Its best to ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Pregnancy test: Accuracy of pregnancy test is related to the day of ovulation. The average menstrual cycle is 28 days. Testing after 5 to 6 weeks will give an accurat... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Missed period: The most common cause of a missed period is pregnancy. Other causes can be endocrine disorder, stress, excessive weight loss or gain - to name a few.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Pregnancy test: Some usual symptoms of pregnancy include missed period, lighter than usual bleeding, nausea, fatigue, etc. checking a pregnancy test is your next best... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Unlikely: It is unlikely to ovulate on the day period is due, granting that you do get the period as expected. However, if menstruation is irregular, ovulation ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
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Eating disorder: There are healthy ways of losing weight. Avoiding food altogether does more harm than good. Moderation is the key when eating. A nutritionist can help... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
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Vital signs: Those are good values to have. Blood pressure of 98/68 is within normal limits.
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A female asked:
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NSAIDS: It seems like you are taking too much of the Aleve (naproxen). Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents as Aleve (naproxen) are known to be quite corros... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Gastritis: Alcohol can be corrosive to the stomach lining. Some people are more sensitive than others. In your case alcohol seems to cause untoward reactions, i... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
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Heart felt in chest: The heart beat can be felt through the chest especially in a person who is in the lighter end of the scale.
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A female asked:
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Missed period: You can go to the doctor and have yourself checked out. Other causes of missed period are endocrine disorders, stress or excessive weight gain or los... Read More
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Allergy testing: The accuracy of the available allergy tests is not perfect. And in addition to that allergies can be developed and allergies can be outgrown. It is be... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
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Premenstrual signs: Breast pain can be part of the premenstrual syndrome. However, if there is concern, may check pregnancy test especially if the current period is light... Read More
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A female asked:
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Jaundice: Yellow discoloration of the skin is worrisome for a problem in the liver. Infection, blockages in the biliary tract can do this among many other condi... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Simple washing helps: Bathing or washing the affected areas with soap and water whenever you get too sweaty or oily during the day can prevent clogging of your pores that c... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Side effect of pill: The morning after pill is a hormone similar to other birth control pills that can cause side effects as abdominal pain, headaches and cause your menst... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Auscultation: By listening through the stethoscope a doctor can observe the heart's rhythm, take the heart rate, listen for murmurs and additional heart sounds. The... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
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Variety of symptoms: A blood clot in the leg can cause swelling, pain or redness in the affected extremity most commonly. A blood clot in the lung however can present in v... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Pregnancy symptoms: Nausea that is triggered by certains smells and heartburn are suggestive of pregnancy in conjunction with a missed period. A pregnancy test will be he... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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Brown discharge: A brown discharge usually denotes small amount of bleeding or blood that may have taken longer than usual to get flushed out of the tract. Pregnancy i... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
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Less likely: You are young and the symptoms described do not necessarily equate to cancer. Irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids are ju... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Cholesterol levels: Ideally, total cholesterol is good at less than 180. The higher the HDL the better. LDL, typically depending on risk factors, less than 160 is good.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tinah Canda
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Anxiety: Psychotherapy is the best treatment for anxiety. However, depending on severity of symptoms, medications can help tremendously. But, some anxiety medi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tinah Canda
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Toothache: It can be sensitivity or it can be tooth decay. Recommend seeing a dentist. You can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen in the meantime.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Ignore: Do check blood sugars four times daily Elevated blood sugars in pregnancy can make babies large.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
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Hydration: Hydration is very important especially for babies. Keep giving fluids and formula. But if the diarrhea has been going on for four days, highly recomme... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tinah Canda
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Chest pain: The most ominous cause of chest pain would be myocardial infarction - that is a heart attack. Other causes are heartburn, muscular pain, pneumonia and... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
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Bleeding risk: The procedure will give you the risk of bleeding since your blood is thinner than most people. You should consider the risks and benefits carefully fo... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Beauty sleep: Lack of sleep can cause redness and bags under the eyes. Sleep and relaxation are the best remedy. You can also try regular application of eye serum o... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Oral contraceptives: Birth control medications can cause a change in the quality and quantity of menstrual bleeding especially at the start of intake or if a recent chang... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Possible: Menstrual cycles can be irregular especially in the younger age group. However, pregnancy is also likely with sexual intercourse during the fertility ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tinah Canda
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Menstruation: Menstruation can bring about several symptoms with the vaginal bleeding - headache, nausea, abdominal or pelvic pain to name a few.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
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Seek care: You are describing several symptoms that may or may not be interrelated. More information is needed. Recommend evaluation by a physician.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tinah Canda
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Menstrual symptoms: Women often experience cramping, nausea, headaches or even some food cravings in the perimenstrual period when hormones are changing in the body. Some... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tinah Canda
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Allergies: Allergies can manifest as rashes, shortness of breath, swelling, nausea, vomiting and in severe cases a drop in blood pressure. There are several test... Read More
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Dr. Tinah Canda
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Rashes: There are many conditions that present with a rash. It can be an allergic reaction, irritation, dry skin, infections, etc.. The rash needs to be seen ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tinah Canda
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Exercise: The body goes through changes during an exercise to keep up with your body's increased need of oxygen. The heart pumps faster and stronger. Blood pres... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tinah Canda
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Cancer: Cancer is usually diagnosed by taking a biopsy of the suspected mass or area. Imaging studies help localize and delineate an area if there are possibl... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tinah Canda
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Most likely a cyst: Lump behind the ear can be a cyst. A cyst is a painless swelling and it can get inflamed or infected. It would be best if you get it checked.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tinah Canda
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Pregnancy test: Most common cause of a missed period is pregnancy, Or her period could be delayed or missed altogether. The best thing to do is a pregnancy test.
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A member asked:
Dr. Tinah Canda
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Jaundice: Yellow discoloration would be in the entire sclera - that is the white part of the eye. The discoloration would be diffuse even at the start, it may d... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tinah Canda
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Breastfeeding: It is not uncommon to have irregular periods when breastfeeding. One can experience lighter bleeding or skipped periods altogether. The likelihood of ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tinah Canda
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Tonsil stones: These are calcified material that form in the crevices of the tonsils. They can cause recurrent tonsillitis, sore throat, halitosis or cause no sympt... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Canda is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Canda is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Aug 6, 2014
Very Easy to talk to. Answered my questions very well.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) i have never been nausea during my period before
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your help!!

Education & Training

Residency

Western Reserve Care Systems, Northside Medical Center
Completed 2008

Awards

Top General Internist, Third Place, Boston Region - Summer
2014
Thought Leader Doctor, Second Place, Boston Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American College of Physicians
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