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Dr. Latoya Edwards

Family Medicine
MD
21 years experience female

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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Maryland

Doctor Q&A

44 Answers
46 Agrees
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Disc change vs. MM: Bulging or protruding discs are often seen on spine imaging. Sometimes seen without severe back symptoms. Without signs of severe disc damage (hernia... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Eleval vs Elavil (amitriptyline): Eleval is not available in the U.S. The equivalent of med, available in South America, is Sertraline which is an antidepressant. Elavil is available... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Do not ignore: If pain is mod-severe, try to schedule with a doc sooner. if an ulcer, the stomach lining is damaged and this can bleed. Avoid any aspirin, ibuprofen ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
The change may be ok: If this is the very beginning or towards the end of your period & with light flow or spotting, this may be the delayed flow of residual blood in t... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
D-Dimer,DVT overview: If your risk factors are low; Fam hx, birth control pills and likelihood of DVT are low, a negative D-dimer has excellent value in excluding DVT/throm... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Normal: Benign means normal. Whether referring to appearance or tissue pathology, this means Non-cancerous , not clinically concerning. If a PAP was comple... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Recheck: Recheck your pregnancy test if your period does not come with in 7 days. First Response brand -good option. Other option, get a blood test in the doc... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Less likely: Saliva is not considered a transmissible fluid for HIV (like blood, semen, vaginal fluids). However, any oral sexual contact should be done with a bar... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Steps of follow up: If you are sexually active, start with a pregnancy test . This may be menstrual spotting depending on your cycle. The brown discharge should be evalua... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Have it checked: If uncircumcised, the foreskin may become tight at times and the skin at the top of the penis may become irritated with any friction. Other skin condi... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Alcohol and Aleve (naproxen): Likely tolerated after waiting 8 hours and with modest social intake (as recommended anyway). Proceed with caution. Keep in mind that Aleve (naproxen)... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Things to consider: Not typical for over the counter Wartner. Contains chemicals w/ a freezing action on the wart /skin. If you have other conditions related to poor circ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Ignore: Describe discharge, thick colored vs. watery. Ask whether symptoms seem to be viral or bacterial.
A female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Test and follow up: Start with a home pregnancy test. Less likely if period has come since intercourse only once 25 days ago, still possible so rule this out first. Str... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Likely unrelated: If these are skin colored and not itchy, may not be an acute reaction or skin dermatitis. Have your doctor take a look. Difficult to say without seein... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Ignore: Check with doc eval for bacterial pink eye Avoid rubbing Wash hands Do not wear contact lenses.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Proteinuria eval: Have the test repeated with your doctor. They may choose to order more specific tests. This is considered "trace" or a small amount. Kidney disorders... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Complex Migraine: 1st episode, you should be evaluated to rule out more serious condition brain blood vessels. If recurs only with migraines, this may be a "Complex Mig... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Seek appt today: You should seek medical attention today, urgent care or ER if the office is closed. This may be an infection of the skin or even the bone (mastoid) be... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Ovulation window: Recheck test if period does not come. This is still early. This is an approximate time of ovulation. If your cycles are regular you probably are ovula... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Early pregnancy: Symptoms vary for each pregnancy and for different women. The earliest symptoms are usually between 5-6 weeks. Sometimes earlier. Often fatigue, breas... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Overview: Most urodynamic tests involve catheter insertion into the urethra. The urologist will then measure several aspects of function and flow of the urine a... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Vitamin D correction: Vitamin D def. common in adults. Not life threatening but many studies have linked to risks long term. Your doc may offer Rx weekly dose for a while ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Exam and f/u recom: Check w/ your doctor for an exam & tests if needed. Diff causes and types of tremors. Some are benign tremors can increase with stress. Many tremo... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Hold spray f/u w doc: Biorinil is similar to the steroid nasal sprays in the US. Steroid sprays usually help to decrease the inflammation assoc w/ rhinitis. Chronic use of ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Lymph node ?: Possibly a lymph node. Have a breast exam and check by your doctor. There are lymph nodes in the axilla(arm pit region). Getting smaller, probably a r... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Definitely possible: It may be possible. It depends on how low sperm count is and other fertility factors. Only one sperm is needed, the lower count decreases the likeliho... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: The Adrenal Medulla Secretes Adrenaline, (epinephrine, norepinephrine). Flight or Fight response. If your doctor is concerned (condition resulting in ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Ignore: F/u with orthopedics. Do strength exercises, avoiding squats & lunges. Rest, ice, elevate, & brace.
A female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Maybe not: These symptoms may be related to your UTI. More common in females and when sexually active, especially initial or restart of sexual activity. There a... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Eval recommended: Given your age and increased pain with breathing, this may be inflammation of the chest wall bones, cartilage (costochondritis) or inflamed lining aro... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Seek the cause: There are several possible causes of dry cough not related to a cold or infection. Post nasal drip and gastric reflux are common causes and often not... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Not definitively: This does not completely rule out sarcoidosis. Work up includes thorough evaluation med history, exam and several tests may be indicated depending on ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Slightly less likely: Less likely since you are probably not in your ovulation phase (period today, if this is a normal period). However there is usually a small amt of sem... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Uncertain: If these are red itchy dots on the skin,then possibly. Lice eggs appear white and typically are on clothing. Often rash over the hairy body regions. Y... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Call your doctor: It may be difficult to determine. This is an allergic reaction, the course and duration may be unpredictable. If the hives have persisted over the las... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Tests and follow up: The pregnancy test detects hCG hormone. This can take weeks to completely clear. Depending on the type of test they're checking, trace amounts may sho... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
They are all related: Sleep deprivation can increase stress and production of stress hormones like Cortisol. There are links to insomnia and stress, direct correlations. ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Exam and tests rec: Call your doctor today . More history review, exam, labs, imaging recommended you are sexually active, take a preg test. The location, left right or... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Skyla: Skyla IUD is similar to the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD. Small flexible T shaped device placed in the uterus by a trained physician, typically GYN in ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Prenatal Vitamins: Yes Most Prenatal Vitamins will contain Calcium, and DHA which contains Omega 3 fatty acids. This may support fetal brain and eye development. Vitamin... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Other considerations: Sore throat alone is not usually a symptom of HIV. Often fatigue, flu like sxs maybe with throat lymph node sxs. This is why most people are unaware.... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Follow up: Stress may be related to your missed period. If you're sure you're not pregnant, wait for this upcoming the next cycle. If missed, f/u with your doct... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Viral Cold ?: Antibiotics treat Bacterial infections (i.e. strept, ear infections, sinus infxn,pneumonia). If it's a Viral cold, the symptoms may start with sore th... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Edwards is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Edwards is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you very much for your quick reply.
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I just got my period, must've just been delayed. thanks so much!
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

Franklin Square Hospital Center
Completed 2004

Awards

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Affiliations

American Academy Family Physicians
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