Dr. Ann Agnew

Internal Medicine
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Born in the Midwest. Trained at a six year medical school straight out of high school and then a traditional 3 year residency in internal medicine. Did outpatient medicine for 16 years and now have been a hospitalist for an additional 6 years. Love intreating with patients

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Internal Medicine

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Call your doctor: A lot of this depends on details like the strength of pill you were on before and the strength you are on now and how long you have been on the new pi... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Treadmill test: The decision about further testing really depends on your risk factors for heart disease and the description of chest pain. All in all given your age... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Unlikley: Allergic reactions to calcium are very rare. However I do not know your underlying allergy history. You seem very young to have osteoporosis so you ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Time of ovulation: I do not exactly understand your question. What do you mean by time. Ovulation is dependent on complex hormonal changes that are tied to the timing ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Nurofen and Targin: Nurofen is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory agent to treat pain. Targin is a mild narcotic combination that also treats mild pain through a differe... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Date of conception: Estimating delivery dates and dates of conception is based on a regular 28 day ovulatory cycle. If your cycle is 28 days liong then you could have co... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Avoid fat: Many people have diarrhea after gallbladder surgery. bile is added to the intestinal contents after a meal when the gallbladder ontracts,. The bile ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: There are lots of things that could be causing your symptoms. You may be entering perimenopause but you could have a thyroid problem or other hormona... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: This may or may not be related to your previous ORIF but the blood spots need to be evaluated as you may have a bleeding disorder or some vasculitis o... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Night stomach ache: Stomach ache with nausea may be a lot of things. It could be heartburn/reflux. You should eat at least four hours before going to sleep and avoid hi... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: There are lots of things that can cause stomach pain after sexual intercourse. Some of them are gynecological. She may be burping acid because of po... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Probably nothing: It is possible that you are gulping air when you eat or drink water and that is the cause of the burping. These normal tests are reassuring as long a... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Intestinal virus: The symptoms sound like an intestinal viral illness. The diarrhea and nausea should start getting better soon. Avoid the use of milk products and st... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Diabetic phased out: The phasing out may have been vasovagal episode but you need to check your blood sugar immediately. You may be dehydrated as well or have a more seri... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Probably OK: You may just be experiencing breakthrough bleeding on the OBCP. Less likely this could be an infection, not necessarily an STI but year infection. I... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Lymphocyte percent: You have a slightly elevated level of percentage of lymphocytes. This may or may not be related to your fatigue. It could also be a sign of a viral ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Maybe: MRI remains normal with TIA because the blood flow gets restored quickly enough that there is no permanent damage. That being said you are very young... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See your doctor: First of all I am hopeful that prior to initiation of these medications you had a thorough evaluation for other treatable medical causes of depression... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See your doctor: Asherman's syndrome is a possibility. The risk after a single D & C is 16%. The best way to diagnose it is with hysteroscopy where the physicia... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Hard to do: Most of what determines peoples size is there genetic code. Other than just gaining weight it is hard to make yourself bigger. If you want to try an... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: There really are no side effects from not having periods but more importantly it can be caused by other things that need to get checked out. If you a... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Hard to know: I am assuming that your are asking if you will know when you are in menopause once you start Alesse. It will be very hard to tell because the Alesse ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Therapy and meds: The answer to this depends somewhat on the severity of the fetish problem. Treatment takes a long time and usually consists of behavioral therapy but... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Beware: Be careful of these supplements. They tend to contain high amount of amino acids/protein and if take in large amounts can cause kidney problems so fo... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: Many things could cause these pains including kidney stone or infection, ovarian cysts, appendicitis. You should see physician have an examination an... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
May be nothing: The lightheadedness may not be related to the water at all but a manifestation of your underlying anxiety but if the water was very, very cold you cou... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Clear nasal drainage: positional cough with phlegm can be caused by several things. It could be postnasal drainage from allergies or could be a sign of more serious lung o... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Wait a little longer: OIt depends on the diet pills but usually the symptoms should get better within 1-2 weeks of being off the pills. There have been some reports of hea... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: A cyst on the skin of your left lower abdomen is not likely to be an ovarian cyst. however abdominal pain could be related to ovarian cyst or several... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: If the constipation is a new symptom it can be an indicator of underlying intestinal issue or caused by something else like a thyroid problem or merel... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: IK do not know the circumstances surrounding this episode but you should be checked out by a physician. Especially given the elevation in your blood ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Bleeding disorder : Bleeding in your rectum could be from hemorrhoids, proctitis, a sign of colon cancer or polyp or related to an under lying bleeding disorder. Having ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Pregnant possibility: This change in bleeding could be related to a pregnancy but may also just be mild variation in your menses. have you taken a pregnancy test. I would... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Unlikely: It is unlikely for Shingles to recur that frequently. I would investigate an alternative explanation or consider evaluation for immune deficiency if ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: Pain under your armpit may or may not be anything serious. Pain is not a usual symptom of great cancer but you could have swollen lymph nodes or infl... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Nodule vs tumour: Nodules are solid raised areas in or under the skin that are at least 0.5 cm in size. A tumor is an abnormal growth of body tissue and it can occur a... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Need more info: I nice that you are taking two benzodiazepine medications which can be dangerous. I do not know what you are taking the Levaquin (levofloxacin) for b... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Itchy red elbow bump: There are a lot of things this could be like a contact dermatitis. You could try an over the counter hydrocortisone cream. If that does not work the... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Many things: Could be gallbladder problem, ulcer IBS. You should probably see physician and have an examination
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: This could be an inflammation of the skin of the breast or mastitis. You need to be seen by a doctor to get it checked out
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yeast infection: Monistat will only treat a yeast infection. If you have anything else it will not help you. It also will not hurt you so if you have thick white vag... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Doubt pregnancy: Excessive vaginal bleeding is not usually a symptom of pregnancy. That being said if your menses are usually regular and now they are irregular you ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Calories burned: You burn small amount of calories when you sleep. Less than when you exert yourself or are awake. Unless you are actively shivering you won't likel... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See a doctor: There are lots of reasons for excessive sweating including menopause but there can also be potentially serious medical issues. You should see your do... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Avoid: Ideally you should avoid alcohol during pregnancy because if too much is consumed it can cause fetal alcohol syndrome in the baby. That being said 39... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Treat HTN: I do not know what your medical history has in it but you are extremely young to have high blood pressure. Do not know how high your blood pressure ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
More information: Excessive vaginal discharge may or may not be an indicator of a problem or infection. the infection may or may not be the cause of your fatigue. Are ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not abnormal: The lack of a vaginal odor is not necessarily abnormal. If you are not having any other symptoms such as itching or discharge i would not necessarily... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: Usually pregnancy doesn't cause abdominal pain or nausea/vomiting this early. If you are worried check a home pregnancy test in the next several days... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ann Agnew
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: Pregnancy is really possible anytime that you have unprotected intercourse but for a woman with a 30 day cyle the risks time is 10-19 days before when... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Agnew is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Agnew is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! gestodene + ethinylestradiol is the pills I am using and is the only pill missed in the pack. Thank you Doc!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! The spotting was from a past pregnancy. I no longer have a discharge, thanks for your help.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. Only had a few pains. ecg done at reg. visit. Stress test?

Education & Training

Residency

BARNES JEWISH HOSPITAL
Completed 1992

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