U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free

Dr. Hiep Le

Nephrology and Dialysis
CA
43 years experience male

About

Bio

Immigrated to the US as a political refugee in 1984 Married with 2 adult children Interested in US and Vietnam' politics with conservative mind Enjoyed gardening and exercise Retired in 2021

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Nephrology and Dialysis

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English, Vietnamese

Doctor Q&A

5.4K Answers
289 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Yes, it could be if you had severe vomiting. The pain should be shallow and you feel it when you palpate your tummy. If it's deep, it could be a diffe... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
I do not think so but alcohol abstinence should be adhered in a patient with significant heart disease.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
It is likely benign, especially only one. It should resolve in the next couple days and I doubt you need to see a doctor for it.
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Those symptoms indicate significant inflammation; oral problem not commonly causes fever. You should see your doctor as soon as possible.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Fludrocortisone makes you retain sodium and water and excrete potassium. Hypernatremia shoud not happen because you retain both water and sodium; mild... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
I have not heard Guaifenesin is used to improve cervical mucus.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Yes, as long as you takes it by itself, empty stomach and do not take anything else within the next hour.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Besides the steroid ophthalmic solution, sometimes you may need a systemic medication to control the ophthalmic problem. Besides your primary care doc... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Is it a typo?: 0.5 -1 cm, not mm, I think.
A female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
First, your fluid intake is too much for a patient who needs water pill for either kidney, heart or liver disease. Your total fluid intake (fluid in y... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
There are some conditions which cause dry mouth, not because of blocked salivary ducts. You should see an ENT (specialist in ear, nose and throat cond... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Yes, it contains magnesium in its formula but at a very small amount compared what you eat and drink every day. It is the same as Penicillin potassium... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
dsDNA is quite specific for SLE, not for PSA. I will be surprised if you were not diagnosed with SLE with that dsDNA titer. If you have any doubt, pos... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
No, if the symptoms are resolving with hydration you do not need to take antibiotic regardless of the urine culture result.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
The affected person should avoid those foods because allergic reaction will occur again and sometimes it's more serious.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Immunohistochemical stain p40 of the lymphnode is for detecting certain types of the original cancer rather than lymph node cancer (e.g. lymphoma) by ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
You did not state what the symptoms this 37 year old woman has. You mentioned dermatologist so I assume her main symptom is skin problem. Connective t... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
You should take Isosorbide mononitrate in the morning and Lisinopril at dinner time. Isosorbide mononitrate is not a strong BP med so I wonder what yo... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
There are some risks for using this combination. Please use cautiously under close observation by your physician(s).
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
There is some hereditary (genetic correlation) in thyroid disease but not strong. You should not worry much about it.
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
That means you have ischemia to that portion of your heart. You will likely need a nuclear scan done to see if that part is viable. If the scan shows ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Chance of malignancy is between 25% (Bosniak category IIF) to 54% (Bosniak category III) by one study.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
I do not think there is any relationship between her pain and missed period. It could be just coincidental, please watch her abdominal pain, see a doc... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
It is safe for you to take a total of 1,400 IU a day as supplement. More than enough of vitamin D intake does not provide any potentially beneficiary ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Do not take continuously for more than 3 days. If you look at the bottle caution: consult your doctor if you use more than 3 days. If you have to, you... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Those symptoms you mentioned are not listed as the adverse effects of Vyvanse by PDR (Prescribers' Digital Reference). Please discuss with your doctor... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
If bladder is quite distended, bloody urine may occur after you emptying the bladder. However, if it recurs without bladder distinction, you need to s... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
To my knowledge, there is no diet restriction when you are taking Amoxicillin.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Yes, pneumonia should be detected by CXR and you will be in trouble if it persists more than a week without treatment. Those symptoms you mentioned ar... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Very less likely provided the condom is of good quality.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
This is one excerpt from Drugs.com: talk to your doctor before using Fluoxetine (Prozac) together with lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse). Fluoxetine may incr... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Please elaborate: "Feeling in uretha that feels similar to the urge to urinate for a year.Problem disrupts sex life.Only have had oral sex" -Feeling i... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Implantation usually occurs 6-10 days after ovulation, i.e. 10 days after the intercourse is probably maximum.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Not enough time for the materials in the remote (circuit board, batteries ...) dissolve into the alcoholic drink so I do not think the drink is harmfu... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
It's not normal to me. You should see an eye physician (ophthalmologist, MD) if possible, probably better than an optometrist (OD) with these symptoms... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
If you were sick last night with abdominal pain, three bowel movements and lack of sleep, it is normal if you feel wiped out today at your age. You pr... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Can you repeat the question, please?
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
You do not need to take anything unless you are frequently receiving antibiotic(s). You can eat yogurt, pickles or take probiotics OTC if you want to ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
By your description it has gotten smaller which is consistent with reactive lymphnode. It may not go away completely but you should not worry about it... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Unfortunately, the Chiari I malformation and orthostatic intolerance connection is almost entirely unsupported by peer-reviewed literature. Hyper POT... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
The Cold Caps does not prevent the cold syndrome, it only alleviates cold related symptoms. No, you should not take it.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
If the skin dryness does not bother you, you do not need to use moisturizer.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Because your lips are dry. Use chapstick (lip balm) as a therapeutic trial.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Give it some more time then you will become a real man.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
One is a supplement, the other is a non-selective beta blocker (med for blood pressure and arrhythmia), their names end with "ol". No, there is no rel... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Please follow the advice of your orthopedist who ordered the MRI. Yes, likely you will need arthroscopic surgery for this shoulder.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Diazepam should be tapered off in increments of 0.5 to 2 mg per week over a period of 4 to 16 weeks. If you feel you have withdrawal symptoms, you wil... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
If you had the test just for detecting gonorrhea or chlamydia urethritis (a quick test), the test will miss other bacteria which also cause bacterial ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Yes, you are likely paranoid. You did not state when your last period was but I guess you checked your urine due to missed period. Test should be posi... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.

Ask doctors free
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

4
Recommendations
2.9K
Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Jun 9, 2021
Thank You, Doctor Le. Your advice on my concern of one breast becoming bigger than the other one, recently, was bang on. It appears that the Covid vaccine gave rise to the consequence.
HealthTap member
Nov 8, 2021
I got an answer to my question very fast. Dr. Le's answer was straight to the point and I got an answer to my question. I recommend Dr. Le!
HealthTap member
Nov 27, 2015
This Thanksgiving, I wanted to share my appreciation for all that you do! Thank you, doctor! :)
HealthTap member
MRI Normal, peripheral therapy for vision, congruent insufficiency, make sense? ENT ultimately diagnosed vestibular peripheral dysfunction..not sure why central in origin was noted in an old obser.
HealthTap member
As I said I never touched cocaine that’s y I am researching soconfused
HealthTap member
Thank you Dr Le for your generous and kind Professional advice Eng UK

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Hue university
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

NEW YORK METHODIST HOSPITAL
Completed undefined

Awards

Best Resident in Internal Medicine
1992
Best Resident in Internal Medicine
1993
90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions, provide medical advice, write prescriptions, and more.
Answer emailed
in 24 hours or less