Doctor Q&A for Dr. Alexander Blinski

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Blinski
15 years experience Family Medicine
Healing: To my knowledge there are no studies on healing impairment while smoking marijuana. Tobacco has been shown to slow healing time and also overtime will ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Blinski
15 years experience Family Medicine
Sounds Normal: That level sounds normal to me. Typically a value "near the upper limits of normal" is not dangerous. Saline enema's should be used appropriately and ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Blinski
15 years experience Family Medicine
In general: In general appendicitis usually does not have diarrhea (although I have seen it before) and has intense abd pain typically in the right lower abdomen. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Blinski
15 years experience Family Medicine
General Symptoms: That could be from either pregnancy or infection or another problem (there are hundreds of things that cause that symptom) If you are concerned your i ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alexander Blinski
15 years experience Family Medicine
Needs eval: Probably would benefit from some topical hydrocortisone but its hard to say without seeing the sores. There are numerous different diagnosis, some sim ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Blinski
15 years experience Family Medicine
Needs drainage: Most primary care doctors don't drain styes (I do if they can be drained easily). Usually an eye doc can take care of them (but they make you wait 3 w ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Blinski
15 years experience Family Medicine
Need GI: Sounds like two problems: Upper GI and Lower GI. Bleeding in your age range is usually hemorrhoidal disease (as your GP stated). Upper GI could be gas ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Blinski
15 years experience Family Medicine
Sounds complicated: Depending on the study you had (CT/MRI). Some of these finding could be incidental (not important) or could be why you had the study in the first plac ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Blinski
15 years experience Family Medicine
Treatment: Influenza or "flu" is different from the common cold. Children 2 weeks and older can be treated with tamiflu (oseltamivir) which covers 99% of circula ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Blinski
15 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Please get a urine pregnancy test, they are so easy to do. There are other causes of missed period, pressure, and discharge. An in person evaluation i ... Read More
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