Dr. Shashank Jain

Internal Medicine
PA
male

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Hi! I am Dr. Shashank Jain. M.D MPH I am board certified in Internal Medicine and have been practicing Hospitalist medicine for a number of years now. I keep keen interest in and keep my self up to date on new break-through in medicine, and would like to see it translated into direct care, hence I have joined Health Tap. My future intersts include Cardiolaogy

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Internal Medicine

Cardiology

Licenses

United States: California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania

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98 Answers
53 Agrees
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Anxiety: Many young men around the world experience this phenomenon of Erectile Dysfunction secondary to anxiety. They get erections otherwise, including morn... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Young: Erectile dysfunction has many causes. If he is young then most common cause is anxiety related - " performance anxiety" etc. pathological cause like v... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
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Depends: Depends upon what type it is. A physician would ideally want to listen to all of your story/symptoms before deciding - what it might be - diagnose it ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Yes Depending upon what's going on, sometimes we like to call back patients even at a gap of 12 months
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A 56-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Either ways: In your case, having skipped along with shortness of breath could be a subtle sign of an underlying rhythm disturbance. True it could be nothing, but ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
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Normal : it might be a normal healing process. Things that will tell active infection/ inflammation- if it's more redder, hot, more tender, any discharge, swel... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Normal: Healthy normal individuals , are expected to have a oxygen saturation of > 94%.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
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Not known: Exact conversion to my knowledge not there. They both work on seperate set of receptors. Ask you pcp as to what set pf end points: indication for the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
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Pain: If the pain is sudden in onset , and you think is bothering you a lot then you might need to get it checked out. It could be most commonly secondary t... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes and no: H.E is a complication of a decompensated liver, mostly due to Cirrhosis. So its a syndrome which can happen in people who have lost their normal live... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes it can. Although multiple factors go into a clot formation. Just keep it moving! Just walk around every 20-40 minutes.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Probably not: From what it seems like it might be Musculoskeletal. As far as chest pain coming from the heart is concerned, a stress echo is very specific and a g... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Stressed? : Are u stressed? Do u take out enough time to meditate/exercise/ calm down?
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Urgent: If your pulse is that high and have those symptoms. you ought to get medical attention right now.
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: yes it can go away on its on - probably the physician whom you met- treated you with a maneuver?
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Normal: Your BP is within the normal range. BP targets are different in different populations, depending upon age, co-morbidities. Your PCP can evaluate/ sc... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Brochospasm: Albuterol by it's function has been used for bronchospastic disases. So SOB because of asthma, copd will be helped by Albuterol. Sometimes you can als... Read More
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A female asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Unfortunately: Unfortunately you will have to see your PCP to examine you to confirm a hernia.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Individualized: So as a disease process WPW's treatment is individualized. Every other person will have a different regimen. AV nodal blockade can be ok, in some cir... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Probably not, please get it checked out. Someone needs to do an examination and see what's going on!
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Urgent!: How long is it going on for? Any history of cardiac disease or angina? are you diaphoretic, any nausea, any lightheartedness? Pressure in chest is ne... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Multiple conditions : there are conditions that can result in your symptoms. You must go see your doctor as soon as possible so that (s)he can give you a thorough physical... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
More: We would unfortunately need more information to advise anything about your symptoms. Why was the surgery undertaken? What kind of pain is it? You wo... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: maybe even more than what you actually need. I am sure there might be a mix of things, and a reason more than just "prehypertension" that you were ini... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Probably not. Appendix pain is more based on the underlying inflammation
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Complex: Its a very complex question. They can exist together because of a disease process, but simple answer is that they donot " go together"
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A male asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: So we dont have your age for refence. But regardless, yes any stressor can lead to you feel depressed. Depression as such is a spectrum of illness. Wh... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Insignificant: at 53 and 41 SGPT and SGOT , insignificantly elevated. Until unless there is an underlying process (drugs, hepatitis -which should have higher levels)... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Risk benefit: Are you on Aspirin too? The standard of care is to cover with both Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) for atleast a year and then be on Aspirin lifelong... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Stress Card: Stress Cardiomyopathy is diagnosed when underlying Coronary artery disease is ruled out. So a chest pain, wouldn't, shouldn't necessarily mean that he... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Muscle: If this has been going on for a while, = 1-2 days or more, it might be muskoskeletal - specially by the symptoms u describe. Maybe u lifted a heavy we... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Why,dont, see PCP: At your age if you are on Atenolol there has to be a steong reason. I stongly advice consulting with the physician who started this medication before... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Awesome!: thats great, keep it up! Congratulation on the wedding!
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not good: depending upon what your past medical history is, A chest pressure like this can be a sign off the heart attack. If your pressure gets worse with exer... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
48: Usually upto 48 hours,
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Uti: These symptoms can be seen with UTI. Although could be seen out of UTI too. If you have fevers, chills, pain in lower belly, burning during urination,... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Probably not: I agree with Dr. Gani's answer. In addition remember normal bowel frequency can range from it being on a daily basis to once every 3 days - so take th... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Acute? : If it is acute, i.e. Started in the last 1-2 days, maybe after you ate something outside - it could be just gastroenteritis. Now if you have a a lot o... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
More: Has to be something more thab UTI, you need to contact your PCP ' s office and need urgent evaluation - blood work too if indicated. Probay refer to U... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Pleuritic : This could be : Musculoskeletal (most likely: means coming from his muscles, tendons, or structural parts of his chest. Reason could be he pulled ... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Urgent: if these pains are new, unusual from what he had post - operatively, similar to the ones he had (if any) with his heart attack, or if associated with ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Depends: Depends upon the scenario. Where is probably is the most q. Where is the clot. Usually we leave the body to take care of the clot, and take measures t... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Certainly: We would certainly love to talk about it. But the way this is structured is - we can post comments only and so forth. If you wanna chat about it you m... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Nope: They do prevent DVT. However a thrombus/clot is a result of multiple factors, and a compression stocking can control (that too a degree) - one of them... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
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?: How do you know that you have/had non sustained V tach? did you have any symptoms with it? So frequent PVC's warrant an evaluation at your age, and ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Normal values: Direct (also called conjugated) bilirubin: 0 to 0.3 mg/dL Total bilirubin: 0.3 to 1.9 mg/dL
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Symptoms: These are the most common symptoms of heart failure : http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-failure/basics/symptoms/con-20029801 your s... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Physical examination: You need to see your PCP for a detailed physical examination. At your age , there could be a number of condition presenting as your symptoms, a thorou... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Sprain: You might have sprained your ankle? or/and fracture - pulled your muscle in a bed way. first thing is have a health care provider check you out. Res... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Mix: A mix of exercising and right eating is the key. Net negative calorie intake is the goal.
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HealthTap member
Nov 26, 2015
Very quick on a reply. Put my mind at ease with a medical issue thank you
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Jain is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Jain is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you! I plan to ask more questions as I know I keep being told my heart is "fine" just runs too fast. Most tests have been normal as well.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! It only hurts a bit when i touch it not itchy or anything its probably a boil or heat lump i was just inquiring to be sure thank you.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Sir my problem is sky is like a roof. I want that this roof should be removed but this remain on its place. Like aeroacrophobia

Awards

Top General Internist, Third Place, Pennsylvania - Fall
2014
Top Doctor, First Place, Reading Region - Fall
2014
Thought Leader, First Place, Reading Region - Fall
2014
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