Dr. Ronald Herring

Anesthesiology
NC
19 years experience male

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Anesthesiology

Licenses

United States: North Carolina

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

326 Answers
32 Agrees
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Macular Pucker: MP can be caused by several things, but the most common is aging and inflammation. Its not the same as macular degeneration. Since you have no visual ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Throat pain: Could be strep throat. See a doc for an in office exam/test.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Black licorice: Zero. It can lead to “abnormal heart rhythms, as well as high blood pressure, edema (swelling), lethargy, and congestive heart failure according to th... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Liver sarcoidosis: Unfortunately, pain is fairly common with your diagnosis. Its important for you to be followed closely. If this pain is a new issue, I would suggest ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Narcotics: "Boost" here means an overall increase in pain relief through a synergistic effect of narcotics plus NSAIDS. They have different mechanisms of action.... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
HPV: The precise answer is yes. If the viral particles are carried from hand (genital01) to object to hand to genital02 AND the viral particles find an en... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Bad idea: It begs the question as to WHY you would drink it!! A substantial amount of the Lidocaine and Epinephrine would be absorbed into your blood stream ver... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Discopathy: There are many kinds of "massages". A light massage should not be a problem. "Stretching" ala yoga poses could be contraindicated.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Pregnant: Yes. The sperm doesn't care how it got there.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Blood: Yes as long as you are not anemic otherwise.
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Chest pain: No. You aer at risk for a heart attack. Given your recent history re:stent, take a 325 mg aspirin and go to the ER NOW!
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Anectine: If what you mean is she had prolonged muscle paralysis/weakness, then she may have a genetic issue called pseudocholinesterase deficiency. Anectine is... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Hematuria: Those symptoms aren't good. Could be an infection in the bladder or kidneys or could be something else. You will probably need to see a urologist so... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Transdermal Butrans: Yes. The approximate 15% bioavailability (which is a very complex set of biochem issues) is the main reason. It actually takes about 18 hours for the ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Headache: This sounds like a classic sinus headache. Try some Afrin nasal spray and take some sudaphed. Its also useful to dump a shot of brandy in very hot tea... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Neuropathy: The important thing is diagnosis FIRST, treatment second. Don't give up. Get to the reason for the neuropathy. Something is causing it. (Nerve compres... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Bleeding: You need to see a gyn doc for an exam and probable ultrasound of the uterus. If the bleeding doesn't stop they may want to do a D&C (scraping out ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
IDS: As you age the vertebral discs shrink a bit. The center is a jelly like material and its surrounded by a tough 'sack' of tissue. The jelly center can ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Ketamine: Ketamine acts on NMDA receptor )N-Methyl-D-aspartate receptors). They are present throughout the cerebral cortex and are also present in the hippocam... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Chronic urticaria: I presume you have had skin testing for allergens? I know of a tough couple cases just like yours that were due to an unrecognized gluten allergy. Do... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Fatigue: You need a good physical exam and some basic blood work (CBC, electrolytes, liver enzymes, C-reactive protein).
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Cocaine: Yes. You should seek help from an addiction specialist. The Cocaine causes a short, intense high followed by depression...sometimes suicidal levels of... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Flying: Subchorionic hematoma is the most common sonographic abnormality found in viable pregnancys. The OB community is not solidly behind generic advice on ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
White lumps: You probably have a parasitic infection. What you are describing can be caused by a giardia infection. But, you could also be seeing the eggs laid by ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Liver: Itdepends on what you mean by 'slight'. If it a variance less than 10% I wouldn't worry about it. Lab tests can vary a bit even over a 12 hour period.... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Dizzy: It would help to know what surgical procedure you had done. But in general, what you are describing is within the normal range for deep sedation. Two ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Chest pains: I will presume you are an otherwise healthy female and not a drug user or have congenital heart problems. The 2 most likely reasons for your chest pa... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Thigh pain: Shoulder surgery is often done in the 'beach chair' position. It can be a little awkward as a position, and, you were probably in it for at least a co... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Red hands: There are a ton of possibilities. The thing that comes to mind is Raynaud's syndrome as well as various connective tissue diseases. If cold brings on ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
CBC numbers: This is a very non-specific indicator of possible systemic disease. In itself it may mean nothing. But, it would be wise to consider some possible pro... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Smoking: Even stopping for 48 hours will help your body detoxify by eliminating carbon monoxide in your system. If you have smoked for many years, the comment ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Co Q10: Its a vitamin like compound involved with energy production in the body. It has anti-oxidant properties. Many benefits have been claimed for using thi... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Propofol/remifentani: I'm not sure what is being asked. The patient will feel nothing at all as they are unconscious and in danger of dying unless promptly ventilated. This... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Oral sores: You should be tested for syphilis immediately. Do not kiss anyone as that can spread the disease.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Symptoms: I don't see a precise question. The abdominal pain and chills on urination sound like a urinary tract infection. You shoule be on a 'blood thinner' fo... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Headache post manip: The short answer is yes, but its unlikely. Talk to the osteopath. Manipulation can also cause some of the head and neck muscles to spasm which can cau... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Propofol: Gilbert's syndrome (the liver is impaired in excreting bile pigment/bilirubin) is surprisingly common. Maybe 2-5% of Ameicans have the problem. Most d... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Ear piercing: It sounds like you were initially reacting to the metals in the pierced area causing chronic inflammation (nickel is especially problematic for many p... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Green poop: If your feces have a fast transit then the bile doesn't have time to change color. Iron supplements can also give this color. Do a stool test to make ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Garbled: Hard to understand this question. Yes, you can have extremity pain on Coumadin (warfarin) because you will microbleed (bruise) easily including in t... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Testicular pain: The pain may be primary to the testicle and not the spermatic cord. An ultrasound of the testicle may reveal the issue such as a small fluid collectio... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
ANY interaction: When phrases like "any" are used with drug combinations, the answer is yes. I presume you have asthma and a psych diagnosis. If the inhalers are used... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Hemorrhoids: No, it can still be there. And you likely have more than one.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Arm pain: Your psych issues make this a very difficult diagnosis. If it has not been done, I would get an EMG of the arms (its good to compare affected versus n... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
TTC: Its hard to say given your sparse history. It also depends on the fertility of your partner. You and your partner need to see a specialist in this ar... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Pulse Pressure: I presume you are talking about systolic minus diastolic pressures on average. Normal is around 30 to 40. 60-70 is definitely to high. It sounds like ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Dosage: Yes. You are within dosage guidelines for both drugs. Read the labels carefully. Excedrin Migraine has Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Caffeine in it.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Wisdom teeth: I would expect the pain given what you had done. Ibuprofen, soft foods, follow your postop instructions. Call your oral surgeon's office to update the... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Tonsils: If you have been taking the penicillin for 5 days and are getting worse, I would do two things. First, get the doc to change the Rx to an antibiotic i... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
IUD: You don't say why you went to the ER. Pelvic pain, discharge.....etc. Not having the string could make it much harder to remove the IUD. See your ... Read More
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Jul 25, 2014
Precise and helpful and says it in a way I understood instead of baffling me with medical jargon like some doctors do. Thanks.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Herring is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Herring is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! That's about what I was thinking after reading a bunch of articles on similar bumps. My lack of health insurance has lead me to neglect the matter but Its good to hear I...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I gave a b12 and diclofenac injection IM, total of 3 mL in deltoid and I had the Same reaction.. lump and bleeding after pulling out the needle. Was pretty concerned.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! The question was if patient could feel suffocation. Since by definition anesthesia prevents "pain", I wasn't sure if suffocation was a kind of pain.

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, North Carolina - Summer
2014
Top Anesthesiologist, First Place, National - Summer
2014
Top Anesthesiologist, First Place, North Carolina - Fall
2014
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