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Dr. Tara Pernot

Internal Medicine
CA
25 years experience female

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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
Could be ulcer: gastritis symptoms or pain with eating which has not responded to treatment with medications could indicate a different problem like an ulcer An eva... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
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Yes: sometimes a large bruise can take a while to resolve and larger bruises with more blood collection or hematoma can become firm before resolving If y... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
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Skin lump causes: Lumps felt under the skin can have many causes from simple things like swelling and bruising from local trauma, benign cysts of oil glands, benign loc... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
Could be infection: would recommend evaluation with exam to make sure no infection
A female asked:
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Voltaren (diclofenac) gel: brand name in USA for voltarol emugel is Voltaren gel which contains the medication diclofenac - this is a topical anti-inflammatory medication which ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
Yes: there is no drug interaction between those medications or contraindication to taking them together
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
TMJ: you may have tmj - a problem with the jaw joint which can cause cracking noise, jaw pain or popping of jaw An ENT doctor or dentist specializing in j... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Knee contusion: it is not unusual for a fall to cause bruising, swelling and pain which can take days to weeks to resolve. If everything has resolved you should have... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
Ice & elevation: using ice packs for 10-15 minute intervals frequently and keeping your head up including sleeping with extra pillows at night can help with swelling f... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
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Varies: sometimes alcohol can cause fatty liver or liver inflammation as quickly as a few days of binging or take longer depending on amount of alcohol intake... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
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25 years experience
Rest voice: avoid whispering which is more strain on vocal cords which can be inflamed by viral infection/ laryngitis Gargle warm salt water, throat lozenges an... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
Yes It is possible: period being late can indicate irregular ovulation and so knowing when you ovulated is more difficult to pinpoint -with this and unprotected sex it is... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
Need an evaluation: vaginal discharge in combination with nausea and weakness could indicate a more serious pelvic infection - PID and should be evaluated with exam inclu... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
No lactose in coffee: There isn't any lactose in coffee unless you add milk or creamers. Coffee itself can often contribute to stomach upset, acid reflux or aggravate stom... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
Yes: Any dose of Viagra (sildenafil) can cause priapism - a prolonged and unresolving erection. Priapism is a serious problem and if experiencing erection... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
Ignore: Monitor your blood pressure at home and keep a log to review with your doctor.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
Could be many things: sweating at night could be as simple as getting hot at night, but night sweats can also be a symptoms of other health problems- infections, autoimmune... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
B12 related: b12 deficiency can cause peripheral neuropathy and common symptom of this is tingling or numbness especially in fingers and toes Also b12 low can cau... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
Many things: the symptoms you describe could be caused by many things - infection, gallbladder problems, bowel problems and other systemic illnesses. Symptoms per... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
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25 years experience
Seek treatment: trouble breathing after inhaling fumes which is not improving needs to be evaluated in urgent care or emergency room
A 36-year-old female asked:
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25 years experience
Yes: it is not harmful to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after Zyrtec- both medications are antihistamines and generally you would not need to take both o... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
Diet & fluid intake: if you have had tests to rule out infection in urine then strong odor usually relates to not drinking enough fluids and having concentrated urine Som... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
Yes: There is no interaction between those medications or any contradiction to taking them together.
A female asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
No: platelets which are blood cells involved in clotting are produced in the bone marrow, many things can affect the platelet count, but exercise generall... Read More
A female asked:
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25 years experience
Uncertain: The significance of the changes in vaginal discharge is uncertain. Mid cycle is usual ovulation and with unprotected sex you could be pregnant, but i... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
Several things: eating a low fat, low cholesterol diet, losing weight, exercise, not drinking alcohol and keeping diabetes can all help to improve fatty liver and in ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
Not 2 periods: If you are taking birth control pills as directed you should not have period until the days you take the placebo (other color) pills at the end of the... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
They can overlap.: Some symptoms of gastritis and gastric ulcer can be the same - abdominal pain and discomfort. Some times an ulcer can cause more severe pain and if i... Read More
A male asked:
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May need follow up: cellulitis being treated with antibiotics which has decreased swelling and pain are signs of improvement in the infection, with continued improvement ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
B12 injections: B12 deficiency can cause anemia (low red cell blood level) and raising the B12 level resolves this. Some people have an antibody that interferes with... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
? Stress: sometimes stress, depression or other mood problems can cause trouble with concentration Make sure in addition to working on stress you are getting a... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
Uncertain: some normal or otherwise benign lumps may become more noticeable with weight loss, but the only way to know what you are feeling and if it is of conce... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
Muscle cramp causes: Muscle cramps can be caused by many things - overuse/increased activity, muscle strain, being low on fluids, being low on electrolytes like potassium,... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
No: if you have been taking your birth control pills daily as directed and not missed doses you would not be at risk for getting pregnant
A female asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
Wait: If you take an extra dose of the blood pressure / heart medication it could lower blood pressure or pulse too much and risk dizziness or passing out. ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
Could be many things: ongoing menstrual cycle bleeding or spotting for two months could be caused by several things - thyroid problems, other hormone problems, infections, ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
25 years experience
Muscle spasm: pain and knots in back muscles sounds like possible muscle spasms Heat, massage, gentle stretching, topical muscle creams and over the counter pain m... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pernot is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pernot is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much Doctor! I really appreciate you time and expertise!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank You Very Much Dr. Pernot Really Helpful
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1997MD
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