Dr. Laura Anissian

Internal Medicine
CT, Sweden
23 years experience female

About

Bio

I am a US trained physician, Board Certified in Internal Medicine. I have worked for 4.5 years as and outpatient physician. I enjoy taking care of a broad spectrum of patients with diverse issues. My goal is to help you help yourself and feel better, and stay healthy.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Connecticut, Oregon

Languages spoken

English

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2.0K Answers
333 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Medical records: You should be able to take home any records related to your chart.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Dangerous situations: I am sorry you are worried for your loved one. I highly recommend that you have him or her establish with a counselor or therapist for support. You a... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Blood in urine?: Are you having blood in the urine? Fever? It is unusual to bleed after hysterectomy so I would recommend you see a urogynecologist or start with your... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Make appt: I would make appointment to see your dr. for workup including cortisol levels. Elevated levels or long use of prednisone can cause sleep disturbances ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Likely not: The chance of this is very low. To decrease the risk avoid strenuous exercise while you are sick.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Mederma: You can try mederma. Time will take care of it. Make sure to stay out of the sun. If it is still not resolved to your satisfaction in 6 months, laser ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Did it return?: I would say likely nothing to do with your diet. Did it last or resolve after intercourse? again, likely not to do w diet.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Cyclical: The cyclical pain that goes away is a good sign really. Is the area affected up toward the armpit? If so, then that could be indicator that the breast... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: I say yes because I do not know your start weight but just the fact that you say you have an eating disorder means that losing this much is not an ind... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Not labor: Discharge is not sign of labor but a watery discharge in larger amounts is water breaking. Some women go over 40 weeks which is normal but annoying! G... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Hard to answer: There is no good way to estimate the risk you you developing these illnesses. Try to not worry about something you do not have!
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A member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Dep on diet: Likely this is due to something you have eaten. If you do not have any other troublesome bowel problems I don't think you have to worry.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Gallbladder: This could be gallbladder related or from an ulcer. Need some more information to better identify what cause could be.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Recheck: I recommend it be rechecked by the ENT who performed the procedure.
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A male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Stomach pain: How long and do you have any associated symptoms with it? Such as diarrhea, fever, constipation, blood in stool? It might even be a pulled muscle and ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Comb: Have you combed the hair, washed all items touching your hair and others living with you in high temp? You want to comb all the nits out when you have... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
UVI: This sounds like a urinary tract infection. IF you are indeed having pain up into the abdomen or back, then you should receive treatment as you do not... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
No: I would not recommend attempting to go the natural route for an abortion. Please see an MD sooner rather than later. There are no natural ways that ar... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Virus: This sounds like a viral infection with the stomach issues, muscle aches and headaches. Stay hydrated and rest. It should go over within one week.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Allergic reaction: This could be an allergic reaction. See your MD and they can evaluate if it is. Absolutely see MD urgently if you have itchiness in throat or troubles... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Could be hemorrhoid: This could be an internal or external hemorrhoid or a fissure. An exam by MD would be helpful! If it happens a lot you may want to get a hemoglobin va... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Flushing?: Could be due to blood pressure, hormones? Elevated hemoglobin.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Not sure: To be honest, this is not something that I would say most MD's commonly are trained to give advice on. Why are you not going through a sperm bank for ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Allergy?: I would write a journal of what you are eating to see if something is irritating the skin and make sure you are using all perfume free items.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Headache?: Do you have headache too? Does it get better through the day? Any reflux symptoms?
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Candida?: It could be a yeast infection now. Try some over the counter medication for vaginal yeast infection.
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A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Drink milk: I would drink milk and avoid any acidic foods/drinks. Vomit is quite acidic and you likely irritated your esophageal lining. Don't do that to yourself... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Very dizzy: If you are very dizzy I would recommend that you see an MD for an exam. It may be migraine or benign positional vertigo, but best to get a good exam.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
See Gyn: Might not be anything to worry about, but since you are 7 mo pregnant, I would recommend that you see your gynecologist for a checkup.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Stomach issues: It sounds like you have both upper and lower Gastrointestinal problems - the nausea and pain in stomach could be virus or acid reflux. The diarrhea co... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Pinched nerve: You may have irritated a nerve in your back by sleeping in poor position on the floor. The should get better. Try some anti inflammatory such as advil... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
IQ: There is of course the IQ testbut this is just an indicator and that you are quite intelligent seems like a given based on what you are saying!
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
RA pain: Have you seen a rheumatologist? For erosive RA, disease modifying agents can be used. They can discuss with you in further detail a plan of care that ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Black = dark red?: Dark colored blood means old blood and you are likely shedding old endometrial lining mixed with old blood.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Capillary: Do you mean you had a blood draw done and you are now squeezing at it?
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A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Fatigue: This does not sound normal for you and I am not sure how old you are, nor your medical background or fitness level, but this seems not "correct", and ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Spine: This sounds like it could be coming from your back w a pinched nerve possibly causing the pain to go down towards your heel. See about some PT to help... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Can: Yes there are some results that are positive and there is also another treatment called iontophoresis which can help. See your dermatologist for help ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Local irritation: Likely just local irritation. Let the area heal.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Galactorrhea: This is called galactorrhea and I would suggest that you have an exam and some blood work to see why you are producing milk.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Dental?: This could be viral infection or a dental issue? Have a new exam and see your dentist too.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Hair loss: Possible reasons: thyroid disease, vitamin deficiencies, stress, hormonal changes and age/genetics. Start with a visit to your PCP, then maybe dermat... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Could be: This can be premenstrual. Only way to rule out pregnancy is to take a test after missed period.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
"shed": With our menstrual cycles we do shed a bit of our uterine lining. This can vary from cycle to cycle though.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Scars?: I don't see how you can get scarring from sweat and heat. A rash perhaps, but scarring, no.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Can be: It is usually light. This could be due to implantation if you are in fact pregnant.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Heartburn?: This could be heartburn or could also be anxiety. Any burping, sour taste in your throat, mouth? Heart racing? Not likely to be your heart. A good e... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Exam: You need a good exam with evaluation of nerve and muscle function to help determine this.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Diabetic?: Are you diabetic? Treatment for this can be gabapentin or lyrica (pregabalin). It could also be secondary to back issues. Good luck!
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Varicose vein: Could you send a picture? Is it sudden appearance? If so, this may not be a varicose vein.
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Testimonials
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Feb 1, 2015
Dr. Anissian is an excellent provider on HealthTap. She consistently give caring and useful information and education to patients. I recommend her highly.
Feb 12, 2016
Dr Annissian's knowledge and insightful answers are extremely helpful to both patients' and colleagues.Highly recommend .
Dr. Patrick Connerly
Jan 26, 2017
Broad base of knowledge and very compassionate answers to some difficult questions
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you very much for your input. The pain spread over night. Before bed my buttocks was sore and stiff. The next day it was fine but my lower back was in pain and ve...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I did. It's been three months on-and-off, 3 doctors have prescribed similar treatment - antibiotics & bronchiodilators. Turns out, could be postnasal drip + always slee...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! thanks, you gave me peace of mind and to answer you. yes they hurt but only when my belly is full and my hubby pinches my belly, he dos it as a joke but they do not hu...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Graduated nullMD

Medical/Graduate school

Karolinska Institute Faculty of Medicine, Sweden
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

WILLIAM BEAUMONT HOSPITAL
Completed 2006

Awards

Top General Internist, Second Place, Connecticut - Fall
2014
Most Loved Doctor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
Top Doctor, Third Place, Connecticut - Spring
2015
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