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Dr. Catherine Carroll

Internal Medicine
San Diego, CA
12 years experience female

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Catherine Carroll

San Diego, CA

Address

3350 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA
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About

Bio

I am a board certified internal medicine physician. My specialty is primary care. I attended medical school at the University of California at Davis and completed my residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose. I believe in preventing problems before they start! My practice focuses on a healthy lifestyle and managing medical problems with the minimum number of medications.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

105 Answers
203 Agrees
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Menstrual Cycle: Women's menstrual cycles can vary in length for a variety of reasons. Small changes in your cycle does not necessarily mean that something is wrong. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Palpitations: Palpitations can have many causes. Many times they are caused by conditions that are not dangerous, such as stress, anxiety or caffeine use. However, ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Sore Throat Causes: A sore throat can have many causes. Often, sore throats are from a cold or allergies. It seems like you are worried about a sexually transmitted infec... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Maybe: It is certainly possible he still has a cardiac problem. If you are concerned about this, I would start by discussing it with your primary care doctor... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Talk to your dentist: Canker sores can sometimes happen after oral surgery. You should call your dentist for treatment.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: The flu or a cold can definitely decrease your appetite.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Physical Exam Needed: This is a complex question. A physical exam is very helpful in a case like this. I wish I could be more helpful but I want to you get the right diagno... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
No: Skin trauma can leave behind hyperpigmentation, another term for darker areas of skin. The best way to prevent this is to not irritate any skin trauma... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: You can, but you need to do some research and make sure you are buying from a reputable website. Some sites will sell prescription products without a ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Acne Scarring: Never pick at acne as this can lead to scarring. Also, acne that causes scarring needs to be seen by a doctor. Certain kinds of acne, like cystic acne... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
It depends: It depends on what type of blemishes you are referring to. If you mean acne, you have several choices like over the counter creams with benzoyl peroxi... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
See a doctor: Swollen lymph nodes that last a long time deserve a trip to the doctor. Sometimes it could be nothing more than enlarged nodes from a past infection t... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: Some women do get more yeast infections while on birth control pills. Talk to your doctor about other options for birth control. Sometimes a differen... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Not good: Quadruplets are extremely rare. Nowadays, it is usually the result of IVF.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Don't worry: As long as you don't have pain, this is probably normal. If you do have pain or feel like your joints are locking or are not stable, then you should ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
No: A corset will not help shrink your stomach. Only weight loss will help.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Sunscreen: Sun is the most likely cause. You need an excellent sunscreen with SPF of at least 50. I suggest looking for zinc or titanium oxide in the ingredients... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Ask your doctor: This question is best answered by the doctor that did your surgical procedure. Please get in touch with them. Best of luck conceiving!
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A female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
It depends: It depends on what type of blemishes you are referring to. If you mean acne, you have several choices like over the counter creams with benzoyl peroxi... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
No: Exfoliating your skin should not affect your implants.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Be kind to your skin: Treating adult acne can be a challenge. The first step is to be kind to your skin and clean it with a gentle cleanser. Harsh scrubbing and strong soap... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Not a good idea: Duromine, also known as phentermine, can cause seizures. It should not be taken by anyone with a seizure history
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Depends on the scar: If the scar is a flat dark patch, time will likely heal it. Staying out of the sun is very important. The sun will make scarring worse. Some topical m... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Paternity Testing: Woman's menstrual cycles can vary from month to month. Determining the exact day of ovulation is challenging. Paternity testing can offer a reliable w... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Very unlikely: Small wounds should be kept clean and dry. Avoid getting any chemicals in a wound.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Temporary Blindness: Temporary blindness is an emergency and requires an immediate visit to the doctor.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain has many causes and can be difficult to diagnose. Abdominal pain generally requires a visit to a physician for a detailed history and p... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Pregnancy: Most women ovulate about 28 days after the first day of their last period. This can vary from woman to woman. Ovulation is the time during the menstru... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Menstrual Cycle: Women's menstrual cycles can vary in length for a variety of reasons. Small changes in your cycle does not necessarily mean that something is wrong. ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Acne Scars: Picking at acne or blackheads can leave behind hyperpigmentation, another term for darker areas of skin. The best way to prevent this is to not irrita... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Hair removal: Plucking will not permanently remove body hair. Over time, the hair may thin a little but it will not go away.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: It all depends on what is in the vitamins that you take. Anything can be bad for you if the dosage is too high, even things that we think of as natura... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Toothpicks: Swallowing a toothpick can become serious. The smaller the piece, the less likely you are to have a problem. There is always a chance of a perforation... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
C. diff: I think you are asking about Clostridium difficile, also known as c. diff. C diff is a cause of diarrhea and can be a serious infection. It most frequ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Menstrual Cycle: Women's menstrual cycles can vary in length for a variety of reasons. Small changes in your cycle does not necessarily mean that something is wrong. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Depends: Our body temperature naturally fluctuates. Women can also notice changes in their body temperature with ovulation. As long as your temperature is belo... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
It depends: If the blade was new and never used on anyone else, you should be fine. If the blade was used on anyone else, then you might have been exposed to some... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Psychiatry: I suggest talking to a psychiatrist. Depending on what kind of thoughts you are having, medication may help.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
No: I wish it were that easy. The only way to lose weight is to reduce the number of calories you eat.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Talk to your doctor: If it's been over a year, you need to see a physician. The list of things that affect your fertility is quite long. You should see an OB/GYN.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many reasons why your period can be irregular. Pregnancy, PCOS, thyroid problems, and many other things can cause this. I suggest starting w... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Maybe: Some of the medications used to treat epilepsy can affect your sex drive. You should talk to your doctor.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
RICE: In general, mild sprains can be treated with RICE. This stands for: 1) REST. Stay off your injured foot as much as possible. 2) ICE. Apply ice to the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Go to ER: Any pregnant woman with blurry vision and headaches needs to go straight to the ER. This can be a sign of a serious condition called pre-eclampsia.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Burning leg pain: There are several causes of burning leg and foot pain and the treatments are different depending on the cause. Peripheral neuropathy is a nerve proble... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Ignore: Be kind to your skin. Harsh cleansers and scrubbing aggressively can make acne worse.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Yes: Yes. Good hand hygiene, such as washing with soap and water for 15 seconds, can remove the virus from your hands.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: Levothyroxine can interact with multiple other drugs and supplements. Other medications can often be taken safely with it, but may need to be taken at... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Very unlikely: Semen needs to get at least to the vagina for any chance of pregnancy. If you don't want to get pregnant not, use condoms every single time.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Carroll
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
Talk to your doctor: Please talk to the doctor that is giving you your medication. SSRIs, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, including Prozac, (fluoxetine) can cause... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
Jul 31, 2015
Dr. Catherine Carroll is a knowledgeable, intellectual. compassionate physician with insight into patient's issues and solid recommendations, She is an asset to the HealthTap community and I highly e...Read More
Aug 2, 2015
Always gives thoughtful answers and good recommendations.
Aug 9, 2015
Thank you for all your assistance. Fantastic answers!
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Thanx waiting a lung transplant getting healthy Great Start ThanxAgain
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Will c heme soon. GI Rx'd IVI. Ferritin up 7 to 520. Is it overload?
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Thank you lots, but can swimming in the (lake) harm my baby ?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC Davis School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 2010MD

Residency

SANTA CLARA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2013

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