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Dr. Ronald Herring

Anesthesiology
NC
18 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 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Numbness: Yes, It could mean you either damaged a nerve or there is pressure on that nerve (perhaps from a blood clot or generalized swelling). See a urologist ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Pelvic fx: Most likely yes. Speak to your OB-GYN about your concerns. They can image your pelvis (pre-pregnancy) and see if there issues. Most likely not.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Bartholin glands: There are small glands in the labia that provide lubrication. They can get plugged up and even infected. This sounds like what you are describing. Yo... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Lidocaine and sex: No. there is no appropriate role for Lidocaine during sex. At best, you BOTH end up numb so why do it in the first place. At worst, if you absorb larg... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Flu: It is important to stay hydrated. Get some Gatorade or Powerade and sip a little at a time. A milkshake with some egg white protein (pasteurized eggs... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Knee pain: Several possibilities and this requires a good physical exam followed by imaging to make a probable diagnosis. I would suspect a patellar and/or tendo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Strep throat: You probably have an infection of the tonsils. It is most likely 'strep throat' which is caused by group A streptococcus bacteria.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Pulse ox: This is a measure of oxygenated hemglobin done by light absorption devices.For people without lung disease a reading of 95% or greater is expected on ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
C-section: The current 'standard' incision for non-emergent C-Section is a horizontal incision about 6 inches above the pubic bone. For some really emergent C-se... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Keratosis obturans: Keratosis obturans is the build up of extra skin cells and flakey skin in the ear canal. It may be associated with pain or mild hearing loss.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Yes: The two conditions, a vaginal mass and an abnormal PAP, may or may not be related. In all likelihood, they are unrelated. But, the abnormal PAP must b... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Oxycodone: Oxycodone was discovered in 1916 but it didn't get popular until the mid 1990's because of he manufacture's aggressive marketing to docs. It was init... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Root canal: Well, I call it normal, but its not totally unexpected. If they used a little nitrous oxide gas during the op that can cause nausea. The narcs and the... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Wheezing: With such a sparse history its hard to say much. If you are (or were) a smoker then you may have some mild (hopefully) emphysema. If you have had seri... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
CoQ10 and krill: You could, but its a waste of money A good, balanced diet would be far more sensible.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
GA: If that still, small voice inside is really against a general anesthetic then refuse and opt for local only. Some dentists are better at local than ot... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Fever: The short answer is yes. Given the blood in the urine you need to be seen in an emergency ward today. Drink lots of fluids and take some acetaminoph... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Pain: If you continue having pain and/or bleeding from rough sex, yes you should have a gyn exam to see what exactly happened.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Sleep Apnea: Your dad may have awoken in the midst of sleep apnea. The likelihood rises if he is substantially obese. Its also possible that this is cardiac relate... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Itchy: The most likely cause is a fungal infection. Try a vaginal prep like Miconazole and see you gyn doc.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Snot: Because your nose (sinuses) drain into the back of your throat.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Thoracoplasty fusion: Its hard to say no/never. But honestly, an attempted op could be VERY dangerous. You can always find some surgeon somewhere who will over promise resu... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
GB: You may be having episodes of biliary spasm (colic). It can be from emotional stress, too much fatty foods or alcohol (controversial), high sugar foo... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Pertussis: Pertussis( Whooping Cough) is caused by a type of bacteria called Bordetella pertussis. It is very contagious and you usually get infected by being ar... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Swelling: This is not an unexpected result. Keep trying to improve the range of motion. You probably have a small bursitis reaction in the elbow and some fluid ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Oral thrush: Oral thrush is caused by candida albicans which is a fungus.Some common factors are smoking, pregnancy and systemic illnesses. . Stop smoking (if you ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Skin: The only way to know what is the situation is to get a gyn exam.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Clenbuterol: Imuran (azathioprine) has the property of being steroid 'sparing'. so I would say yes its okay to use these together. You may find you don;t need as ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Ovarian pregnancy: They shouldn't be confused because a blood test will differentiate pregnancy versus not pregnant.
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Elephantiasis: Elephantiasis (massive swelling of body part(s)) can be caused by a number of things. Its basically a disruption of the lymphatic system in that body... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Iron: Your tests are basically fine. I would stop taking extra iron so don't take a multivitamin with iron. I wouldn't use a cast iron skillet for food prep... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Stretching: I am enthusiastic about water exercises in general. Water aerobics in a pool, just swimming laps, etc. Also some of the more gentle yoga classes would... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Yeast infections: Recurrent chronic yeast infections can occur for a number of reasons. If you diet is high in sugars and carbohydrates you may create the perfect condi... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Pain: Consider a chiropractic exam and treatment. I suspect you may have underlying structural issues if imaging is okay. I would also find a good masseuse ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Steroid risk: The answer is a qualified yes. But, the increased risk is minimal if they are used as prescribed AND you have no reason to be immune suppressed. If yo... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
EKG changes: Hmm. If your 2 EKGs are different there could be multiple explanations. A different physical position Sitting/reclining/laying flat will all change an... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Dizziness: It could be nothing to be alarmed at. However, lots of ifs and maybes here. What kind of anesthesia was used? General versus block versus 'sedation'. ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
MVA pain: Your mother needs a good, basic neuro exam and a CT of the head and neck. Most likely she has some cervical nerve compression in her neck on the same ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Dry Cough: Often a 'dry cough' is caused by a sinusitis thats causing an irritating post nasal drip. Try some benadryl (diphenhydramine) (particularly at night a... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Chills: Chills plus other symptoms sound like an infection. "Back pain" ...first thing comes to mind is a kidney infection. I doubt the car accident has anyth... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Shoulder pain: Obviously you need to see an orthopedic doctor and get some xrays. There are too many possible bad things to go into detail here. It could be anything... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
MDDS: I presume you have had an extensive workup to get the diagnosis of Mal de Debarquement Syndrome (MDDS). Unfortunately, there are no easy answers. Some... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Propain Forte: Propain Forte is a complex mixture of several drugs including Acetaminophen,Caffeine,Codeine Phosphate,Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride and Phenobarbita... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Strep: Yes its possible to have a runny nose and cough with strep (which is probably why you went to the doctor in the first place. If the test is positive w... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Wrist pain: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome. Its best to rest it until the pain is gone (7-10 days). Use the naproxen twice a day, ice pack to wrist for 20 mi... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Fracture: If this is a small non-displaced fracture(s), possibly not. This is very individualized. I once broke my foot, cut off the poorly applied cast and wo... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
H pylori resistance: Resistance to Biaxin (clarithromycin) is around 20%. So your odds of failure is roughly one in 5.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
B12: No. If you have a normal diet, are not alcoholic, malnourished or have severe chronic disease, it is VERY unlikely you have low B12 levels. This 'shot... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
Anesthesiology 18 years experience
Nerve face pain: In a round about way the answer is yes. If nerve compression in the cervical region causes spasm of the the muscles in the neck and upper back, there... 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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