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Dr. Rachel Johns

Internal Medicine
CA
female

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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

82 Answers
4 Agrees
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Watch the smoking: A lot of people smoke in casinos, so you would be exposed to that, also known as second-hand smoke, which would be dangerous for the baby. It's okay t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Pulled muscle: You probably pulled some abdominal muscles. Alert your OB doctor, but unless you're having these pains in a rhythmic fashion, they're not contractions... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are located in your armpits and neck among other spots in your body. They should movable within the skin, can get bigger and tender when y... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Many possibilities: There are many possibilities that can cause a sensation of stomach burning. The most worrisome think I worry about is heart disease. Women have more v... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not yet: Azithromycin stays in your system for 5 days after your last dose.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Prob broken: Sounds like you may have broken your toe. It's a good idea to get x-Rays done to see the extent of the damage. GENTLY tape your pinky toe to your 4th ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Common: It's common to have strange and new discharge after having a baby. (I'm assuming this was a vaginal delivery.) Are you having any lower abdominal pain... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Gastritis: Sounds like you are having gastritis, but could also be a problem with your gallbladder. How long after eating does the pain start? How long does the... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: No, it's not normal. Try to eat more bland foods to see if that helps. You can also try taking an acid reducing medicine.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Need an exam: You definitely need an vaginal exam and have the discharge examined. Sounds like you have an infection that may require antibiotics.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Depends: It really depends on the reason for the miscarriage. If you had "cervical incompetence", meaning if your cervix opened before the right time, then you... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Allergies: Sounds like you're allergic to whiskey. Stop drinking it.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not related: Ovulating is not at all related to having orgasms. If you have monthly periods then it is likely that you are ovulating normally. As far as orgasms g... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Prob dehydrated: You can easily get dehydrated working outside, even if you don't feel hot. You can lose a lot of water by sweating and even breathing heavy while you'... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: You should have been given lifting restrictions for about 2 weeks after surgery. And after 2 weeks you can start lifting more weight while listening t... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Very possible: Many antibiotics have stomach side-effects, so this is very possible. Should go away soon though. If it persists or worsens, you should see a doctor.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Liver function tests are really affected by dehydration. Blododwork nowadays are pretty reliable. If they're off by a little bit, you can wait for a w... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Hard to do: It's hard to split the tablets into more than 2 pieces. Usually what happens is that the split is uneven and you'll get a bigger dose with some piece... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
May be too late: You need to begin taking it about 3 days before the expected menstruation and continue for 10-14 days. It can be taken 2 - 3 times per day. Expect you... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
IBS: Sounds like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which can diarrhea, constipation or alternate between the two. It can also cause bloating, cramping, mucous in t... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Needs X-rays : A few things may have happened with your father's shoulder that is causing him this type of pain. The first thing to do is get plain X-rays of the sho... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Go to the ER: Black liquid in vomit and diarrhea is usually digested blood. (Iron and peptobismol can also turn stool black, but doesn't cause diarrhea.) He needs t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes.: "Antral" is referring to the specific part of the stomach. "Gastritis" means inflammation of the stomach. So you just have an irritated and inflamed s... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
How's your BP?: Your creatinine is normal. However you have protein in your urine, which may be a sign of early kidney disease. How's your blood pressure? Are you dia... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Seborrheic dermatitis does not cause hair loss, but there are other skin conditions that can do that. Hair loss can also be caused by underlying medic... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Few days: If you didn't get specific instructions from your dentist or oral surgeon, eat soft foods for a few days until the area has started healing. Then star... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See derm: It can be skin cancer. Please get this checked out.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: They are used for hypertension, but they in different classes of medications.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: Are you on any medications? Any recent respiratory infections? You should see your doctor to be examined and have labs done.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Need Neurology: An EEG can be abnormal for several reasons, not all of which are related to seizure activity. You see a neurologist to discuss these findings in more ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Continue on same: If this is your first cycle with follistim-75, then continue on the recommended protocol for now. It may take more than one cycle to be effective.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Transmitted by blood: HIV is transmitted by blood which means that the person's hand must have an open wound touching your mouth with an open wound.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: You didn't say which medication you took, but I'm assuming it was Xanax (alprazolam) or Ativan for a panic attack. The short answer is yes, if you o... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Depends: It depends on the specific antibiotic that you are taking. You can ask the prescribing physician or the pharmacist if that is a known side effect of t... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Hot shower: Standing in a hot misty shower for several minutes can help to loosen mucous and then you can cough it out. Mucinex (guaifenesin) or Robitussin and al... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: No, it's not normal. Bones usually take 6-8 weeks to heal. But healing can be slowed down by certain medications, smoking, among other things. A fract... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Strong contractions: The decision to induce labor and the timing is up to you and your doctor. It also depends on your history of labor and birth with prior children, if a... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Decrease carbs: You really want to stay away from carbs from processed and pre-packages foods. Concentrate on eating fresh fruits and vegetables as side dishes to lea... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Related: Lactose intolerance can be a side effect of gluten intolerance. The inside of the intestines become inflamed from the gluten and then has a hard time ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
More information plz: When does it hurt? Is there a time of the day when the pain is present or worse? Does eating make it better or worse? Is it related to a particular fo... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
2nd test: An inconclusive test is inconclusive because they can't say for sure that it's negative or positive. You need to have a second test, preferable using ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not a good idea: Even if your vomiting and diarrhea have resolved, it's a good idea to let your stomach rest before adding alcohol to the mix.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Common: Ovarian cysts are pretty common. "Simple" cysts are fluid-filled sacs with no walled-off areas inside of it. They don't need any treatment unless it b... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Few helpful tips: Acne forms when oil mixes with dead skin cells and clogs pores, creating a breeding ground for bacteria. Cleansing your skin daily with an anti-acne t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Check a few things: You need to have a few things checked: 1. Check your blood pressure and heart rate when you are having these symptoms. 2. Have some bloodwork checked.... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Postnasal drip: You are most likely having postnasal drip. The back of your nasal cavity, mouth and throat are connected. While you are lying horizontally sleeping, t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
It's possible : Day 1 of your menstrual cycle is the first day of bleeding. Ovulation normally occurs on day 14 of your menstrual cycle. It may occur a little later i... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Dehydration: Yes. Dehydration can absolutely be causing your symptoms, however it's not the only possibility. Your body needs more water when it's hot outside. If ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: You'll notice improvement very quickly when taking appropriate antibiotics. But it is very important to finish the entire 10 days so the infection doe... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Johns is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Johns is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Sep 3, 2014
Thanks, Dr. Johns!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks!! Gf worked for a white but I'm back 2 pain. Made me think. Ty!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have had this for 2 yrs. now and Dr.s think it's Acid Reflux.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you, have gone to hospital twice & they couldn't help muscle

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