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Dr. Sue Castleman

Internal Medicine
Sonora, CA
16 years experience female

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Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

52 Answers
59 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Arrhythmia: is frequently associated with use of short acting beta agonist inhalers (SABAs) such as Flovent. This is generally fairly short-lived, but it is possi... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Likely just a bruise: We often don't recall a bump or poke that make cause a bruise. If you have not noticed a problem with your breast before..no lumps, etc then it is pro... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Boils can become: very painful, especially as they increase in size. The best home treatment that can also relieve pain is warm moist compresses 3-4x a day. The boil sh... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Milk and pineapple: I am not aware of any adverse "interaction" with that combination. If you have not been told to avoid these foods then ENJOY!
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Herpes simplex: Most primary care providers- family practice, internal medicine or gynecologist are familiar with recognizing and treating herpes. One could seen an i... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Tingling feet: Were you having tingling and pain before? Have you had this in the past and have you been diagnosed with diabetes and/or peripheral neuropathy? Did th... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Irregular periods: are quite common in young women like yourself. As it has been only one day, I would encourage you to be patient. It is possible that the smoking could... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
BP Obsession: My advice to you is to stop taking your BP for a while, and certainly do not check it nearly so often. Even if your BP is on the low side, it is gener... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Options for Cancer: Need more information, such as where is it located (adenocarcinomas can be in many different organs), is there lymph node involvement, etc Important t... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Vision change: This could be an ocular migraine. Are there any other symptoms? If it is, these usually resolve within a few hours. If symptom persist, you should def... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Coffee w/ tonsilitis: As long as it doesn't irritate your throat, it should be ok, however herbal tea with honey would probably be more soothing
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Determined sperm: it seems highly implausible that this could happen, even if some semen came in contact with the vaginal introitus. Those relatively few sperm would ha... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Choosing doc: i believe that is an option, if you know your doctor is a Prime doc, or know of a particular doctor you want to consult. But for the most part, you wo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Frequent urination: The "white colour" may be due to white blood cells and that with frequency can be a sign of urinary tract infection, which are very common in young wo... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Steroid v saline: I am not an ENT and don't do septoplasties,but I frequently prescribe both steroid and saline nasal sprays for chronic rhinitis and other nasal proble... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Migraines: I would recommend identifying triggers, such as certain foods, stress and allergies (yes, stress headaches and sinus headaches can trigger migraines) ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Teeth whiteners: may help even out tooth coloration if differences caused by stains on the surface of the enamel. However some color variations are within the tooth, ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Painful lump on hip: This could be part of your normal anatomy from one of the "bumps" on your femur, the large leg bone that form part of your hip. If your unknowingly bu... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Also consider: that it may not be a lymph node, as you could have a cyst or small abscess in this area, or other nodular lesion,
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Permanent cure?: Having a condition well-managed or resolved would be more realistic. In the case of "mild chronic inactive gastritis" you do not have active irritatio... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Soft stools: Can be a sign of illness, but will usually be accompanied with nausea, possibly vomiting, abdominal pain and malaise. Also will likely be frequent or ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Food poisoning: Why do you think it's food poisoning? If it's happening more than once and always associated with your menstrual cycle is is very unlikely to be food ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Cetirizine: can be used to decrease sneezing and runny nose in both colds or allergies.
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
CoQ10 choices: As supplements and vitamins are not uniformly regulated it's difficult to say if one is better than another, as the quality may vary even within the s... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
"blackouts": there are a number of possible causes, but probably most common in a healthy 25 y/o would be sleep deprivation causing brief nodding off episodes. Are... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Thyroid problems are: more common in women, especially with increasing age and those with family members who have thyroid issues. In my practice I generally screen with a T... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Pelvic pain: There are many causes for pelvic pain on one side. It is often the ligaments, or could be related to a muscle strain or tightness in the pelvic floor,... Read More
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Fatigue and BP: It's possible that having higher blood pressures could cause fatigue as your heart is having to work harder against a higher pressure system, especial... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Pulled tendon injury: can cause significant swelling which can make it difficult to move the affected joint. Although you didn't mention swelling I'm guessing this is what ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Likely IBS: The most common cause of such symptoms is irritable bowel syndrome which can take many forms. It is also possible that you have a food intolerance or... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Bug Poison Exposure: I recommend calling the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222 ASAP. Some of the organophosphates and similar chemical can cause serious problems.
A member asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Purple spot: if it is a single small purple spot it is likely a type of benign nevus or hemangioma. A hickey would generally be at least 2-3 cm in diameter, and t... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Sonography results: I know it's very difficult to wait for answers, but your doctor is the one to discuss your results with you. Without the actual image, report and your... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Passing stones: that quickly is indeed quite unusual, unless you have had a ureteral stent placed and lithotripsy
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
CT brain: One of the most common reasons to order CT brain without contrast is to rule out a cerebral hemorrhage - new blood shows up better, and can be obscure... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Fainting: or "syncope" as we refer to it has many possible causes: neurologic, vascular (like low blood pressure), heart problems, electrolyte imbalance, anemia... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Possible infection: I don't have experience with the Nexplanon, but pus (thick white to yellow discharge) most likely indicates some degree of infection, especially if th... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Irregular periods: can you repost your question more completely- not sure if you're asking if it's normal to get your period more often than every 28-30 days?
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Diarrhea?: If your stool is very loose and watery, and going frequently, this would be defined as diarrhea.Most diarrhea, such as that caused by a viral gastroen... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Iron supplement: Not aware of iron supplements changing menstrual flow, but is recommended in women with heavy periods to treat/prevent iron deficiency anemia cause by... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Lump in belly: That is difficult to answer without more information and without palpating it. Where exactly in your belly- toward one side, middle, upper or lower. D... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Nighttime cough: It could be a few different things, but most commonly cough at night (when you lie down) is either from post nasal drip or reflux (acid from the stoma... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Itchy breasts: Most likely cause is dry, flaking skin. It could be allergy related, such as a sensitivity to detergent or the material the bra is made of. Try moistu... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Eczema: most skin problems are diagnosed clinically through a complete history, physical exam (not just the skin), and to a lesser degree testing. Eczema(als... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Gastroenteritis: While there are many causes for throwing up, the most common cause of an illness which one is throwing up is gastroenteritis, and that is usually vira... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Aorta: You are likely feeling the normal pulse of your abdominal aorta(the main artery in your abdomen), more noticeable when you're laying down. This is com... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Body waxing: Sometimes there is numbness, tingling or stinging of the affected area. There could potentially be a rash or other skin reaction due to the chemical o... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Very similar terms: and often used interchangeably, however more often disease involves a pathogen, like bacterial or viral infection, or structural abnormality or dysfun... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
It depends on: how hard you hit your head and if there were any symptoms or signs of a concussion- loss of consciousness, cloudy thinking, dizziness,nausea or vomiti... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Fever after chemo: is typically considered an oncologic emergency and you should go to the hospital or call your oncology nurse/team for further instructions. You may be... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Castleman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Castleman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks! It helps me! I'll drink honey tonight. Greet from Indonesia!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thanks for taking the time to share your opinion with me - very helpful!
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Thanks for your quick reply! It is lower abdomen, it is not that soft and it is below the surface

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Medical/Graduate school

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, MI
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