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Dr. Dhrupad Joshi

Neurology
Torrance, CA
8 years experience male

Locations

Harbor UCLA Med Ctr

Torrance, CA

Address

1000 W Carson St, Torrance, CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
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About

Bio

Undergraduate: - BS in Biochem at UCLA Medical School: - Touro University - Nevada Residency: - Harbor UCLA Medical Center.

Specialties
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Neurology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

Gujarati, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

57 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Migraine: Do you get migraine after having visual auras? If yes, then you need better medical management to prevent migraines to decrease auras frequency.
A female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Metoclopramide: Usually in 1st trimester, tylenol and metoclopramide are the only options. However if your migraine are frequent then migraine preventive meds are ava... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Somnolence: All meds in TCA class, Nortryptiline is one of them. The side effect you are experience is most common and you should definitely talk to your doctor a... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Uti: Make sure you don't have uti. Also, muscle pain and dark urine is concerning for rhabdomyolysis. Go to doctor to check your ck level in blood. Migrain... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Migraine : New onset throbbing headache with no hx of headaches in the past is concerning. Typically migraines have throbbing headche with nausea, vomiting, ligh... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
It depends on level: It depends on how high the level of hormones are? Some may have mild symptoms.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Normal : Having excessive hair as compare to other people is normal. It has no connection with your diabetes. You can regularly trim them, or wax them or have... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Doesn't matter.: It not critical to take before, during or after meals, as long as you take it as prescribed frenqency.
A male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Abnormal findings: High signal on noncontrast mri T2 are abnormal. It can be anything i. E. inflammation, old stroke, small micro vascular changes if you have diabetes o... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Could be pms: Premenstrual pain can be crampy and it can switch position. If pain is out if proportion and associated with nausea vomiting, then seeks medical help.... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
UTI: You have dysuria, meaning pain while urination. If you have urinary tract infection and if it's spread to blood you can have tachycardia. Hypotension ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
VP shunt : If your eye sight is getting worse even on acetazilamide, then next step is VP shunt by neurosurgeon. Consult to your eye doctor regularly i. E. Twice... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Multiple causes.: Shaking could be weakness, tremors or Seizure. Vomiting suggest GI flu, if not abd pain is associated. Not sure if you have fever. All your symptoms ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Lymph node: Assuming it is on the grion area on left and not actually on penis, it could be swollen lymph node. Other possibility is small abscess, folliculitis,e... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Probably not: Disc bulge usually cause one sided nerve impingement, mostly, but both side is possible if bulge is severe enough. Mostly the symptoms you experience ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Possible : Go back to your surgeon who did the surgery to evaluate further. May need more imaging to compare to previous scans.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Reversible : Yes, Its reversible but its a slow process once you remove the factors that causing it. Uncontrolled diabetes is one example. Keeping tight control ca... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Post lumbar HA: dink enough fluid, lay down flat and can take over the counter tylenol, ibuprofen, etc. It will get better once your body replenish CSF that was taken... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Tension headache: It could be mild muscle spasm ot stiffness. Recommend massaging or stretching exercise of the is no pain.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Get the blood test: If you are sexually active w/o precautions, I would recommend blood pregnancy test.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Thyroid strom: Head to ED. You might be having symptoms of thyroid strom which can be lofe threatening.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Concussion : Its common to have headache pain after concussion. Not sure why he is holding his breath for 10 secs though. If headache gets worse then would recomme... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Go to ED: Can't tell for sure for underlying cause but your symptoms need further evaluation. Recommend urgent care or ed visit
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Butterbur: Butterbur is an tree extract that have proven to be effective for migraine prophylaxis.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Monitor: Sometimes after procedure, local swelling can compress the nerve causing temporary symptoms. I would be concern if symptoms doesn't get better after a... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Could be neuropathic: Sharp, radiating pain are often nerve related. Some type of headaches can cuase that too. If it is happening too frequently and affecting your life, ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Fatigue : There are features that you might experience after you had seizure and those features are headache, fatigue, tired, sleepy, confusion, tongue Biting,... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Swollen lymph now : Probably swollen lymph. are you still recently sick? Have you had any fever? Recommend seeing your doctor if it's getting bigger. Abscess can also b... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
No surgery: If pain is better with rest or meds then no surgery is indicated. Watch out for urinary or bowel incontinence, leg weakness and numbness around anal ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Tight jeans: Make sure you are not wearing tight clothing compressing superficial nerve at waist causing this radiating sharp pain, which seems like nerve pain.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Abscess or hematoma: Could be just hematoma from injury or abscess. Recommend showing it to local provider.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Unlikely: It's unlikely that you will get west Nile by killing a Mosquito. West Nile can only transfer to your body if Mosquito bites you.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Unknown cause: New onset sz at offer age should be throughly work up for any underlying cause. Tests are mri brain with contrast to rule out tumor, infection. Blood ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
New or old: Is it new or old. If new and immobile then i consider getting an xray to look further in to it.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Try these. : Breath holding Valsalva maneuver Breathing into bag Ice water gargles Swallowing granulated sugar, hard bread, or peanut butter Drinking from o... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Decrease Lamictal: Birth control can decreased the effectiveness of Lamictal, but not other way around. https://womensmentalhealth.org/posts/oral-contraceptives-reduce-l... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Side-effects: Your symptoms seem like a side effects of Sertraline. I would ask your doc, who prescribe it. It would be better to decrease the dosage and see if tr... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Migraine : If you have family hx of migraine in your mom or dad side then this is most likely migraine. It has typical features of pulsating pain associated with... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Gas: Try some over the counter GasX meds. If you constipated, try seena over the counter or colace (docusate sodium). Pt pain is sharp, constant and unbear... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Nope.: Using sign language uses visual stimulus and part of brain that deals with comprehension. Speaking is controlled by Broca part of brain. It's comple... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Its normal: Frequency of dreams during night depends on sleep cycles. More deeper sleep means less dreams. N
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Moderation is key: Drinking is never advisable. Moderation is key. For male, 2 drinks and female 1 drink is okay.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Costochondritis: You are young and less likely to have any serious disorder. Unlikely, heart issues, since its on the right side and it's a sharp shooting pain with po... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Probably not : They likely injected botox since it was for migraine. Botox paralyze the muscke so previously tensed or spasmiic muscle are relaxes now and hence you ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Atypical side effect: Never heard of formication as potential side effects of lyrica (pregabalin). If anything, it will help reduce it. Talk to your doctor for changing lyr... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Wait 100 hrs: Half life is 35 hours so by after 70 hours or should be out of your system. If you have baseline kidney disease, this haf time will increase. Recommen... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Possible : Yes, Its possible. Think about how you talk right after waking up. You are young and less likely you are having stroke or tia causing slurred speech.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
Varies: It varies among individual and varies with different part of the skull. Here is the rough estimate of each park of skull. frontal 6.3 mm; temporal 3.... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 8 years experience
It can: Sleep apnea gets better with weight loss and if tgere is any anatomical obstruction, it can be removed with surgery. Consult ent physician for the sam... Read More

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I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks I feel better once I get rest. I'll work on my sleeping habits
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This saved my life, Thank You! I am wearing underwear 24 hrs/day after inguinal hernia surgery.Thanks
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thanks, what other things I should rule out?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine, NV
Graduated 2014MD

Residency

Harbor UCLA Medical center

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