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Dr. Gustavo Carbone

Rheumatology
NY
20 years experience male

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Rheumatology

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Compliance: Most of the patients with bad flares from gout are due to non-compliance with medical advise, meaning if you don't follow the diet and treatment given... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Yes it does: Yes it is usually a combination of triamcinolone ( steroid) and nystatin ( anti fungal). Usually is the same in every other country as well.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Depends on arthritis: It depends on which type of arthritis you have. Osteoarthritis, which is very common for example in the knees can be linked to obesity and part of the... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Yes: Many causes of hip pain are easy to diagnosed with a torough physical exam. Anytime you have severe pain and not sure of the cause, visit a doctor. If... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Yes it will stop: Steroids have many side effects, in the short term like the ones you are taking the most common side effects are weight gain with increase appetite, c... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Knee effusion : Knee effusions can be from inflammatory arthritis, trauma w/who meniscus tears, hemarthrosis but what is surprising to me is that you have this for 10... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Yes: Actually psoriatic arthritis does not have any specific blood testing or antibodies, different to rheumatoid arthritis where we usually have 2 antibod... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Ignore: GOUT. G: go to your doctor. O: order your life style. U: uric acid level needed. T: try harder.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Yes it is used: It is a known medicine to use for MG. Do you have any questions about it?
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Ignore: Most of the problems come from non compliance either with medications or lifestyle modifications.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Yes: Also one of the leading causes of knee osteoarthritis is overweight and obesity. There had been studies that compare loosing weight can be as effectiv... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
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Yes many: Many causes: Migraines, sinus infection or glaucoma. You should have further evaluation and treatment by an ophthalmologist and mention that you have ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Possible: If you have SLE ( systemic lupus erythematosus) then you must know that SLE can affect many different organs and very feequently the skin. The rash of... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Unusual: It is possible but unusual to have low sperm count with only 2 doses of prednisone. High doses and prolonged use is more frequently associated with th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Depends on arthritis: It depends on which type of arthritis you have. Osteoarthritis, which is very common for example in the knees can be linked to obesity and part of the... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Get help NOW: Black tarry looking stools can be from gastrointestinal bleeding and this is an emergency you should go to the ER now unless you had taking pepto-bism... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Yes: pain after procedures like joint injections or other complications like bleeding can happen. Usually after applying ice to the area for 15' on and off... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Gout can be managed: Most of the patients with bad flares from gout are due to non-compliance with medical advise, meaning if you don't follow the diet and treatment given... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Several: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is one of many DMARD's ( disease modifying anti-rheumatic medications), most patients do well with combination of meds.... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Swallow : Yes you should swallow after holding it as much as possible and swift around your mouth. The recommended doses are between 4-6 ml every 6 hr and usual... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
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May have phimosis: Phimosis, is a condition of the penis where the foreskin cannot be fully retracted over the glans penis. Look at the picture in Wikipedia and see if i... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Possible: If you have SLE ( systemic lupus erythematosus) then you must know that SLE can affect many different organs and very feequently the skin. The rash of... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Not because but....: Low myoglobin is not a regular diagnostic test for rheumatoid arthritis at all. It also can be lower due to other diseases or scenarios BUT joint pain... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Possible: You should ask your rheumatologist. ANA and anti-RNP are seeing in mixed connective tissue disease and can overlap with rheumatoid arthritis but more ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
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20 years experience
lower extremity: Most of lower extremity joints are affected in gout, very frequently affects the big toe, but can affect the entire joints of the feet, ankle and knee... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Possible yes: Still you should be evaluated by a rheumatologist to make that decision. ANA testing if negative most of the time ( even more than 90 %) means that yo... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Avoid triggers: Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that affects the skin, usually chronic where patients learn about some triggers for their flares, for example alcoh... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Unlikely to be RA: RA ( rheumatoid arthritis) it is a chronic inflammatory destructive polyarthritis that affects mostly the smaller joints of hands and feet. Usually do... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
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Lives on body fluid: HIV is in cells of body fluid, like semen/blood, and even though blood can be outside dry on a table, if the proper temperature, and other physical co... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Pregnancy risks: Young females should worry about neonatal lupus syndrome an autoimmune condition that can affect baby's of mothers with Systemic lupus erythematosus (... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Yes can be serious: Hypertension is called " silent killer", most of the patients are asymptomatic but neck pain can be a symptom of high blood pressure. You should seek ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Get help NOW: Red looking stools can be from gastrointestinal bleeding and this is an emergency you should go to the ER now unless you had a history of hemorrhoids ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
No and yes: Overlaps syndromes are less frequents than one isolated autoimmune disease ( like lupus alone). Some patients have lupus and then a secondary Sjogren'... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Inflammed joint : Arthritis means inflammation of your joints. Many types like RA, OA,Spondyloarthropaty group which includes: psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
No: Unfortunately not yet but with newer medications we are able to achieve the goal of remission much more often than decades ago.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Go to the ER: You need to be evaluated and treated. Fever usually is due to underlying infenction and usually urinary tract infection is frequent to see in females ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Seek help: Severe pain, nausea and urinary urgency should be evaluated by your physician. Enbrel (etanercept) is an immunosupressant and infections are more freq... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) : It is not a common side effect and is usually a pretty well tolerated medicine. If you are sure then stop the medicine and see what happens but your P... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Is not normal: Left side pain, shoulder, jaw and neck is concerning for a cardiovascular problem like a myocardial infarction. I am not sure why the antibiotic, but ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
No: The chances of HIV will increase depending upon other risk factors like unprotected sex, iv drug use from someone with HiV, etc but higher WBC has man... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
High/abnormal: It is high and abnormal, unfortunately is not specific, you should discuss with the physician who ordered the test about it. It is a marker of inflamm... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate): Is OTC ( over the counter), meaning you don't need prescription and chewable easy to take.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Not necessarily : Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects mostly the smaller joints in hands and feet. Nowadays we are able to achieve remissi... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Yes: I guess you meant if this could be psoriatic arthritis and the answer is yes. Up to 30% of patients with psoriasis can develop psoriatic arthritis. Co... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Vessel inflammation: Several causes had been linked to certain types of vasculitis but most of them we do not know the causes. There are what we call primary vasculitis ( ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Ignore: Exercise 30' everyday. You need to find that exercise that you like and enjoy to do it everyday.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Unlikely: Gout manifest as a very severe inflammatory arthritis affecting mostly lower extremity joints, can showed signs of inflammation on the skin, looks red... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
They are rare but...: Vasculitis stands for vessel inflammation. They are different types, and depending of which vessel are they affecting they would affect different orga... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Not frequent : Hematuria and GI bleeding are not frequent side effects (SE) from systemic steroids but usually for MS initially the dose is high and other more commo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Carbone
20 years experience
Several tests: Including imaging studies from x-rays, ultrasound, MRI and CT scans. Still to confirm psedogout the best test is to analyse the synovial fluid from th... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Carbone is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Carbone is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very much Dr. Gustavo. I will consult a rheumatologist as per your advice.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you. This is a very clear and optimistic answer.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Very much thank you doctor

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Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Graduated 2002MD

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