Doctor Q&A for Dr. Philip Meadow

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Meadow
42 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe helpful: As a military veteran as well as as certified barroom atolgist I believe the polyphenol in beer have an anti inflammatory effect.If the beer is skun ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Meadow
42 years experience Rheumatology
Try physical Rx: Injured muscle can be replaced by fibrotic scar tissue which could lead to muscular contracture giving illusion of stiffness.Even though the symptom ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Meadow
42 years experience Rheumatology
Immediate eval: Symmetric polyarticular arthritis as well as joint pain in setting of rash raises concern for Churg Stauss vasculitis which has been linked to the leu ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Meadow
42 years experience Rheumatology
Doesn't matter.: There will be good abortion regardless.Steroids have a stimulating effect which might be enhanced by the theobromine or (caffeine of the tea).So don't ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Meadow
42 years experience Rheumatology
See a physician: Weakness of both the upper and lower extremities could indicate advanced muscle disease .A neurologic exam conducted at the same time will indicate wh ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Meadow
42 years experience Rheumatology
Repeat evaluation.: A Bakers cyst which is an enclosed collection of fluid contiguous to the meniscus can rupture because the fluid can rupture the joint capsule and has ... Read More
A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Meadow
42 years experience Rheumatology
See a physician: Don't know enough detail.Pain without swelling as well as symmetry suggests benign process.I see children with knee pain and most commonly there is a ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Meadow
42 years experience Rheumatology
Agree: Sounds like tendon swelling above the joint.Differential diagnosis trauma,dactylitis swelling of tendon which can occur with sarcoid or psoriasis.Infe ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Meadow
42 years experience Rheumatology
No exercise.: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) interferes with human DNA gyrase in maintaining tendon integrity and potentially rupture a tendon.As a matter of interest this o ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Meadow
42 years experience Rheumatology
Agree: Another cause could be IGG4 disease.Another autoimmune cause of pancreatitis.Blood test not always helpful.Sometimes a tissue diagnosis is required,us ... Read More
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