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Dr. Latoya Edwards

Family Medicine
MD
20 years experience female

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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Maryland

Doctor Q&A

48 Answers
67 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Pneumonia risks: Typically the pos nasal drip will drain into the chest through the trachea anyway. This may cause more chest congestion w/ colds. However this is not the same as aspiration of food which can lead to pneumonia when food is refluxed or regurg from the stomach then travels into the trachea. h/o Pneumonia & at risk for developing pneumonia, should watch closely. High fevers, more resp sxs - f/u w/doc
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 20 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 show up. Your doc can check a quantitative (number) and recheck in several days to ensure levels are decreasing. Also f/u so they can confirm that there are no residual components of your pregnancy. They will want to check this if you're still bleeding.
A female asked:
Dr. Latoya Edwards
Family Medicine 20 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. Stress can affect appetite. Low back pain is common in general. Back pain is not a typical (early) 1st trimester preg symptom. Typically fatigue, nausea, breast tenderness Definitely work out a contraceptive plan with your doc if you do not have one.

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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

Affiliations

American Academy Family Physicians
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