Dr. Rawhi Omar

Pathology
Crestwood, KY
46 years experience male

Locations

Rawhi Omar, MD, PhD

Crestwood, KY

Address

1513 Robertson Dr, Crestwood, KY, United States
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Fax

5022876265

About

Bio

- MD & PhD degrees; fellow of College of American Pathologists - Residency training at Downstate Medical Center-Kings County hosp in New York city, USA, in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (retired), Univ of Louisville. - KY State Commissioner for Lab Accreditation program of College of American Pathologists

Specialties
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Pathology

Licenses

United States: Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Tennessee, West Virginia

Languages spoken

Arabic, Bulgarian

Doctor Q&A

798 Answers
92 Agrees
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Group animal viruses: This a group of viruses that primarily infect animals but with time and close proximity, they are capable of mutating so that they some of them may i... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Control the fever: Central (brain) body temperature regulation in small children remains immature for a while (years), during which they may spike fever for little or no... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Abnormal bleeding: Consult with OB/GYN Dr to investigate this abnormal bleeding pattern
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
See urologist: You may have a new or recurrent non-gonococcal urethritis. Get checked again by a urologist or family dr
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Self-quarantine!: Enter self-quarantine then call your health care provider to get instructions regarding testing, self-quarantine and possible hospitalization then fol... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Recurr/infection?: Must check with your dr: you may have recurrent and possibly infected site of endometriosis.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Varicocele?: More description is needed for better assessment. However, a common cause of mild discomfort or pain among youg or middle-aged men is left "varicocele... Read More
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Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Yes: Since most patients actually are either asymptomatic or recover quickly, it is reasonable to assume that the epidemic went undetected for a while unti... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
No: 2-3 days variation is insignificant.
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Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Hours: Data suggest that depending on the type of fabric/animal fur, it may last from few to around 24 hrs
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Chronic sinusitis?: Depending on how long you have been having these symptoms, you may be suffering from chronic sinusitis (inflammation of nasal passages and surrounding... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
HIV testing both: If both you and your partner are HIV negative, there would be no need to worry about HIV infection
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A member asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Anybody test: Tests for specific antibodies to the virus would tell if you had the infection.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Within normal range: These measurements are within acceptable (normal) limits.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Small tumors?: Your age and absence of pain suggest possible small tumors or polyps..the radiologist's report usually includes suggested diagnosis, if not check with... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Get dx report: It is important that cancer patients and their loved ones familiarize themselves with the type of cancer, its grade (how different from normal) and s... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
No: You are young and still growing. Erection size depends on the degree of arousal and the most arousal will happen when you are with a sex partner with ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Sciatica?: Although more details about your symptoms are needed for diagnosis, most likely it is due to irritation or compression of the Sciatic nerve that begin... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
That is often the case. Some melanomas begin as small flat patches then they grow very fast as they become biologically more aggressive; first they ma... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Taste disorder: The taste buds in your mouth are influenced by numerous local and systemic disease conditions like inflammation, infection, allergies, hormonal issues... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Traumatic injury?: A more detailed history and specific tests may be needed to diagnose your condition. The simplest would be traumatic injury (such as sport-related) if... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Consult gynecologist: While menstrual irregularities can be expected within the first 3-6 months after IUD insertion, any significant irregularities, including bleeding or ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
No: Microcalcifications can be seen in a variety of lesions including in some forms of early breast cancer. Biopsy is necessary to rule out this possibili... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Yes...: If you're sure about your own physical exam
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Skin irritation: Transient red coloring of skin is often a reaction to local irritation by a chemical (cream, oil ) or an object like rough clothing: investigate the o... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Needs neurologist: One-sided headache with no obvious cause can be due migraine, temporal arteritis (inflammation of artery), localized tumors etc. Must check with a neu... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
More history?: You may have a skin abscess or other superficial to deep inflammatorry/infectious process around affected areas . You need to provide more descriptive... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Self-quarantine: Try self-quarantine for 14 days; call your health care provider if you start having symptoms to get instructions regarding testing, self-quarantine an... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Incubation period: Every viral infection has an incubation period during which the immune system battles the early infection and the virus tried to reproduce itself in l... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Food supplmnt issue?: Over the counter food supplements are not 100% safe as you might have beenb lead to believe. People can suffer from either under- or over-supply of v... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Osteoarthritis?: What you describe may be due to ensuing degenerative joint disease or degen osteoarthritis. whereby either bone spurs or changes in or around the join... Read More
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Yes disproportionate: Fibroids or fibricystic change are benign irregularly shaped and sized masses that can easily felt on self exam
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
See dermatologist: Skin tags that have been there for many years or since birth are usually benign and require no treatment unless you want them removed for cosmetic rea... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Medication adjustmen: Check again with your Dr. Your current medication may still need further adjustment
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Yes.. other causes: STDs as well as other causes can lead to various types of groin pain or discomfort. Check with a primary care physician or urologist
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Possible sinusitis: Sometimes it takes more than a week for a severe case of flu to completely resolve but if symptoms drag on for more than 2 weeks, you may have develop... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
"Mastoid" process: Normal protrusion from the temporal bone, which is part of the skull
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Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Allergy?: Itching is a reaction to irritants or allergens that are either circulating in your blood or reaching your scalp from the immediate environment. These... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
If hot, may be..: In general, heating food while still in plastic bags is not recommended for the reason you suggested. If your refrigerator vents blow hot air, then th... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Other causes: There are many other causes for abdominal cramps that include some gastrointestinal, pelvic inflammatory and genitourinary disorders
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Family history? : Colon polyps are very common and most are benign. When they are still very small, there is no way to predict for sure which ones may become cancerous... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Other data needed: Ferritin is the storage form of iron that makes sure you always have normal serum iron level as in your case. You need to look at your hemoglobin and... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Check back with dr: Cancer of the testicles has different symptoms and presentation. Check with your treating physician
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Who made the dx?: Ask whoever made that diagnosis. He/she may have the explanation
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Pleurisy or pleuriti: You may be having inflammation of the pleura (lung covering membranes) or pneumothorax (air escaping thru a tear in the pleura) as a complication of y... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Nerves or muscles : Pain in those areas most likely comes from nerve or muscle irritation or inflammation. Try physical therapy, otherwise check with your physician to i... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Not a lymph node: There are no lymph nodes at the location you describe, so what you are referring to may be a soft tissue mass like lipoma lung cancer can spread to ly... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Lergic reaction?: You may be having an allergic reaction to a garment or cream or something else. Try applying hydrocortisone cream for a day or two but if no improve... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Stress?: Stress and anxiety can cause menstrual cycle irregularities. If you have no reason to suspect pregnancy, there is probably no reason to worry..otherwi... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 46 years experience
Nonspecific: Increased lymphocytes in spinal fluid can be seen in many disorders including viral infections and MS. If MS is the primary concern, tthere are more s... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Omar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Omar is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dec 2, 2017
Liver injury
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I appreciate the time you took on the phone without notice to give me a peace of mind. I will take your advice accordingly. Thanks so much Dr. Omar.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I will await biopsy. He thinks its a really low grade lymphoma. I am 226 pds. What are the best treatments to cure lymphoma in small intestine if conf
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Had a stomach virus (only diarrhea) the week before, too. Stools are slowly returning back to normal, but still not great. Related to cold? Concern?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical Academy, Higher Medical Institute of Sofia, Bulgaria
Graduated 1977MD

Residency

SUNY-KINGS COUNTY HOSPITAL CENTER

Awards

Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Louisville, KY
Thought Leader, Second Place, Louisville Region - Spring
2015
Top Doctor, Second Place, Louisville Region - Spring
2015

Affiliations

Fellow, College Of American Pathologists and KY State Commissioner for the Laboratory Accreditation program of CAP
Fellow, International Academy Of Pathology (USCAP)
Association of Clinical scientists
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