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Dr. Rawhi Omar

Pathology
Crestwood, KY
45 years experience male

Locations

Rawhi Omar, MD, PhD

Crestwood, KY

Address

1513 Robertson Dr, Crestwood, KY, United States
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My office hours

Tuesday: 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
91 Agrees
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Severe constipation: More than 3days is abnormal. Check with your dr
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Myoclonic seizures?: You may be experiencing a form of limited or localized seizure disorder known as "myoclonus" (muscle-centered), which is a form of epilepsy (sudden in... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Overlap: The term "chronic inflammation" is a non-specific reference to a number of diseases that have one thing in common (infiltration by White blood cells: ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
No but possible: Fever can suggest COVID-19 only within the appropriate context: history of suspected exposure, Hugh fever, dry cough, loss if taste and smell etc. If ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
More info needed: Your perception of strain needs more clarification. Left chest pain or discomfort in a young individual may be due to stress, indigestion, hiatal her... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Need more details: While heavy physical exercise may interfere with certain aspects women's menstrual cycle, you should always check with your gynecologist if you have u... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
7-14 days: Closure or healing of a clean surgical wound requires 7-14 days if not complicated by infection
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Detailed history?: We need to know the circumstances under which these symptoms started and for how long etc. It may be an anxiety disorder, perimenopausal state and oth... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
No and Yes: You cannot tell if someone is infected but has no symptoms, so it is prudent to keep a "social distance" of about 6 feet from people that you are not ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Probably not..: You don't need a Tetanus shot since kitchen knifes are presumably clean (unless the knives you had was used to dig soil). If the wound is a sharp clea... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Most likely: Discuss with the physician who is ordering the test or with the radiologist who will perform it
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
No: There is no single test that can definitely rule out all types of cancer. There are tests, however, which may rule out cancer of specific organs like... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Unlikely: Bleeding means the lining of the uterus is no longer capable of holding a fetus. If still in doubt get a more reliable pregnancy test in a formal lab
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A female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Yes!: If you have open Herpes sores the virus can be transmitted directly to any skin that comes in contact with the sores
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Yes: water does not impact test results
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Tonsillitis?: You probably have tonsillitis or inflammation (swelling) of the tonsils and that makes some lymph nodes in your neck to react by making more cells (ly... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Get GYN exam: It is possible that you actually were pregnant and your prolonged bleeding was a spontaneous abortion. This would explain the negative HCG test (noth... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Viral count: Positive antibody test must be confirmed with viral RNA detection and count (in the past, western blot was used to confirm the ab test)
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Expected variation: These are reasonable lab test variations within reference (normal) range
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Incomplete entry: Please, enter the full CBC if you have it. The numbers you entered are abnormal: too few lymphocyes and too many eosinophils. Patient may be immunosup... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
More reliable test: If you expected to be pregnant, you need to get a more reliable test ordered by your gynecologist and performed in a formal lab
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Breast is priority: Your priority and that of the mammogram is to detect early breast lesions so that a needle biopsy dx can be rendered. The underarm swelling may be due... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Cell culture: A549 are cells that were isolated a long time ago from a lung cancer and maintained in culture for experimental purposes as a model for type II alveol... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Physical exam first: Traumatic injury to the hand can have various effects on the muscles, bones, joints and the soft tissue in between, including the possible formation ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Inner ear likely: This is most likely an inner ear issue, especially if you have a clinical history of such. If not, it may may be be related to a sharp drop in systemi... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Depends on cause: If you have a severe case of SHS that cannot be relieved by physical therapy and steroid injections, then it is time to explore with your orthopedist... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Need biopsy: It can be benign or malignat. You wouldn't know for sure until it is biopied and examined by a pathogist
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A female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
1-2 days: The standard reporting time for a simple biopsy in most accredited (in the USA) labs is about 2 days and should never take 14 days unless the local pa... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
More reliable test?: While a delay of up to a week is not unusual, if you have a reson to suspect preg
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Variable causes: Sources of right-sided abdominal pain include biliary tract disease (gallstones, inflammation etc), appendicitis, right ovary/tube disorders and abdom... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Contact physician: Sounds like the child is having a serious eye or respiratory infection or both.. must get immediate Care!
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Epidermal cysts?: If the "holes" you are describing are small and not inflamed (skin around them not red, painful or with pus as you expect to see with skin abscess/inf... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Close to normal: 3% is on the low side but more than adequate to achieve pregnancy (all you need is one sperm to fertilize the egg; the number of sperm in one normal e... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Acute infection: In most of serious infections, both viral and bacterial, the early immune response is characterized by a rise in specific (to the pathogen) IgM. Over... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Bartholin's cyst?: Small glands, located underneath the surface on each side of the vaginal opening, are called Bartholin's glands.They secrete fluid that helps lubricat... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
High acidity: Your stomach is churning fast probably due to high acidity or other cause of irritation. Reduce intake of spicy/salty/fatty foods
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Call physician: If your symptoms are mild or tolerable and you can care for yourself (drink plenty of fluids, take anti-inflammatory and fever-reducing generic medica... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Laryngitis: Inflammation of the larynx (throat). This can be viral, as in severe flu. It can also be bacterial like in Strep throat. If it doesn't begin to resolv... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Venous flow?: Although you are too young to already suffer from "varices" (dilation of veins due to obstructed or slow venous blood flow), a transient cause may exi... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Ulcer-related?: The medicine itself wouldn't cause pain. It is more likely that the ulcer persists and causing more pain. Need to check back with your dr.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Investigate headache: Causes of headache include tension, exhaustion/sleep deprivation, dehydration, high blood pressure, low blood sugar, physical brain disease and others... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Other indicators?: High ferritin indicates increased iron storage reserves and is fine as long as other indicators of iron metabolism are normal (serum iron; binding cap... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Premenstrual?: You may be premenstrual. If you don't get your period within the next 2-3 days, repeat the pregnancy test or check with your dr
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Pregnancy=No bleed: You may have some spotting with early pregnancy but there should be no menstrual type bleeding. Such bleeding can mean either your period or spontane... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Negligible: These are insignificant findings by themselves and without other clinical information. Make sure your stools are tested flr ova and parasites
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Normal for your age: Variations of the timing, frequency and intensity are to be expected at your age. However, it is important that you use appropriate precautions to pr... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Yes: Hairy leukoplakia is often seen in association with HIV infection but it is not specific vfor HIV. Get checked for both.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Side effect?: Nothing is normal about these symptoms. .They probably indicate drug side effects. Report them to the dr who prescribed the medicine and follow his/he... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
More reliable test?: If you had a reason to suspect pregnancy then you need to see an ob/gyn or family physician and/or get a more reliable pregnancy test
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
No and Yes: A sip of milk or taking your prescribed antibiotic dose is unlikely to influence your labs
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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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