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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khalid Alkimawi
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Penile lesion: this could be an infection (like STD) or autoimmune disease. Best two doctors to see at dermatology or infectious disease.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khalid Alkimawi
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Excessive salivation: Could be a cold, allergy or medications. Discuss with your family doctor.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khalid Alkimawi
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Fatty liver: Fatty liver (Steatosis) could be alcohol induced or non-alcohol induced. Fatty liver could lead to inflamed liver (Steatohepatitis) and SGPT start to raise. 1st thing to do is stop drinking alcohol (if you drink). In general burning fat from the liver is achieved by 30 minute walks for three times a week or aerobic excercize (stationary bike or treadmill. Reduce fat in diet. Rx Vit E or Lovaza.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khalid Alkimawi
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Dehydration: Not safe. Take liquid diet. Ask for some Zofran (ondansetron) to be taken prior to meals.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Khalid Alkimawi
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Constipation: Increase your hydration to 64 Oz daily. Take fiber supplements to achieve 30 g daily. May take MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) 17 g daily x 3 days then as needed.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khalid Alkimawi
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Need imaging: One thought, could be a lipoma Or hernia (easy to distinguish when felt by your physician). This is not something bad. But also we should consider ruling out worst scenario like cancer lesions (from any organ) under belly button area (like stomach or intestine). I would order a CT Abdomen for that.
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