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Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis

Internal Medicine
FL
36 years experience

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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Florida

Doctor Q&A

29 Answers
13 Agrees
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Ignore: Use protection for all sexual activities (oral, anal, vaginal), inform partner, finish antibiotics.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Finish it: This is a common side effect as well as an after taste. Take it with food, chocolate or peanut butter help with the metallic after-taste (watch calori... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Urine output, dizzy: If you feel weak, dizzy when standing up or if you are producing small amounts of very concentrated urine and you cannot keep fluids down you must see... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
It depends: Some medications can interfere with fertility, either by interfering with sperm production, decreasing libido or blocking the sperm ability to fertili... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
May need evaluation: As bad as it sounds, it is not uncommon. You already removed the offending agent. Here are some signs that you may need to be seen by your doctor: Per... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Antihistaminics: You may use over the counter anti-histaminics, especially the non-drowsy ones, like loratadine (claritin) or cetirizine (zyrtec). use daily during you... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Go to the ER: Nausea, vomiting and right upper quadrant pain may be due to gallstones which may require immediate medical attention. Go to the ER
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
No, different source: Bile is a fluid produced in the biliary tree in the liver, whereas stomach acid is the fluid produced in your stomach to assist with digestion. Dry he... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Need re-test: Equivocal results could happen if early in the infection for which is better to get re-tested, depending o where you are testing you must wait from 2-... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Physical therapy: Non healed sprain can cause persistent pain and loss of function. Simple exercises like a stress ball or even use a hand grip device (sold at most spo... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Not necessary: Monistat comes in different preparations and for different duration. Both the applicator and the gel caps are single dose units. Putting a double dose... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Depends on infection: I'm going to assume that "take in" means you had intercourse and you are concerned about getting pregnant while on medication. It will depend on which... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Check: Also have a complete blood count (CBC), to make sure that you have not become anemic from the bleeding and to check your platelets, which are the cell... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Change schedule: It is normal to have side effects when you start a medication, if it makes you sleepy don't take it during the daytime as it may interfere with your a... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Go to the ER: If you feel very ill is better to be evaluated. We would need to have more details to even guess a diagnosis, but if you are feeling weak, have fever,... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Do a pregnancy test: Many women bleed during ovulation, usually is just spotting but since you are late in your menses is better if you take a home pregnancy test.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Mainly for diabetes: Metformin works by suppressing glucose (sugar) production by the liver, decreases glucose absorption in the gut and increases insulin sensitivity. Als... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Can cause anemia: Low iron levels lead to anemia, which depending on how severe can make you feel weak, tired and if severe bleeding occurs, it can lead to death.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Although is better to take medications as indicated, you may take them with milk if no other fluid is available. One exception would be if your medica... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Ingrown hair: Without examining it is most likely an ingrown hair. If when raised was red or felt tender it cold have been a small infection. If it recurs have an O... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Generics, coupons: Talk to your doctor about switching to cheaper generics that many pharmacies carry for $4.00/month If you need a specific brand name, depending on you... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Ignore: Have a healthy diet, stay hydrated, and take your prenatal vitamins.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Foreplay: You probably need more foreplay. Lubrication also helps. Fortunately most condoms come lubricated. You should always use protection
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Talk to your doctor: If you suffer from frequent bouts of anxiety you may benefit from other treatments. Beta blockers are more commonly used for the treatment of high blo... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Depends on severity: Depending on what type and how severe it can range form feeling tired to fainting. Also how fast you become anemic plays a role. Acute anemia, like in... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Do a test: Although you used Plan B, the best way to verify is by doing a pregnancy test. Make sure to always use protection and if in doubt or have symptoms tes... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Bowel: This sensation is probably your bowel, especially if you are suffering from constipation. If you develop pain consult with your physician.
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Yes, go to ER: Yes, take an anti-histaminic immediately. If your throat feels tight or swollen go to the ER or call for help NOW!!! Also if you hear yourself wheezin... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Armas-Kolostroubis
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Mild swelling: This is probably some mild swelling. Elevate your legs and should be gone.

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HealthTap member
Sep 1, 2014
I am impressed by her knowldge of Metformin and its action on body systems. I would recommed her for diabetic and lipid management.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Armas-Kolostroubis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Armas-Kolostroubis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks, yes true, in my case it has along with zocor reduced TG from 500 to 200, an astonishing performance. abuout sugar not sure if it is helping?
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My doc wants me to start on metformin cause of a high A1c of 6.3 and elevated fasting over a period of time this was helpful
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Thanks for your quick reply! Your knowledgeable,doc. Thanks and i will aggresively pursue treatment

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

University of La Salle Mexican School of Medicine, Mexico
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
Completed 1996
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