Dr. Rachel Johns

Internal Medicine
CA
female

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Specialties
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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 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
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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
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Dr. Rachel Johns
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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
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A male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Allergies: Sounds like you're allergic to whiskey. Stop drinking it.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: The metronidazole should work just fine.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Depends: It depends on the size of the goiter and what the underlying cause is. Is it very big? Is it painful? Do you have a cough, difficulty swallowing or br... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Mederma: There are over the counter creams, such as Mederma, that are fairly effective in reducing the appearance of scars. You have to wait until the wound is... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Large clot?: Was the PE large? For most people, the severity of your symptoms correlate with the amount of "clot burden". The greater the size and number of clots,... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Avoid taking this during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you need something for constipation, you can drink more water and increase your fiber intake.... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
1-3 days: Nystatin works fairly quickly on simple yeast infections. Some people may notice a difference within hours of taking the first dose and others won't s... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Cyst: Sounds like a Bartholin gland cyst. Women describe it as "walking with a bowling ball between their legs." You should go see your gynecologist for an ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Very good: An HDL is the "good" cholesterol, which is protective against heart disease. An HDL that high is wonderful! The LDL is the "bad" cholesterol. The reco... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, we want the heart rate to be on the low side for patients with heart disease. As long as doesn't get dizzy, an acceptable heart rate is as as low... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Vinegar: White distiller vinegar makes a good insect repellant
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Probable not : Enlarged lymph nodes from lymphoma and other cancerous causes leads the lymph nodes to continue to grow over time, and it's usually pretty quick. If y... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Normal: it can be normal discharge depending on when you actually ovulated. After ovulation your cervical discharge will become thinner and "stringy" allowing... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Vaginitis: Sounds like a vaginal infection. Go see your doctor for an examination.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Last Resort: Weight loss surgery should be a last resort except in extreme cases. A food diary to helpful to analyze your eating habits in order to start making he... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Stretch legs: Yes, it's safe but you'll need to stretch your legs while you're on the bus. Move your feet up and down 10 times every hour to prevent blood clots fro... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: From what you've described, that intensity of exercise is not extreme enough to affect your height.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Heat: Heat is best. You can use a topical cream like Ben-Gay or IcyHot, heating pads (be careful not to burn yourself, don't use a heating pad when sleeping... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
It's possible: Sperm can survive for several days in a woman's reproductive tract. So even if you have sex before ovulation occurs you can still get pregnant.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
High: Over the counter pregnancy tests are very accurate starting shortly after missing your period. At 10 days late, you can have a very reliable answer fr... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
10-14 days: Primoult N can be used to postpone menstrual cycles. Begin about 3 days before the expected menstruation and continue for 10-14 days. Expect your mens... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Use weights: Try using weights with your workouts. Gaining muscle mass with increase your metabolism and help you lose fat. If this is not helping then cut down on... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Colonization: Your doctor is talking about colonization, which means that the E. coli bacteria is now living in your urinary tract. It can cause recurrent infection... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: It's very likely to be a yeast infection. It's also possibly caused by a bacteria, but that normally causes a thinner, watery discharge and has a fis... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Test for pregnancy: Pulling out is not at all adequate to prevent pregnancy. Take a pregnancy test. It will be accurate if your period is this many days late. Also consid... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Having intercourse and having your periods are unrelated. Your body will start menstruating when it is ready. However since your don't know when that ... Read More
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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
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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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