Dr. Dhrupad Joshi

Neurology
Torrance, CA
9 years experience male

Locations

Harbor UCLA Med Ctr

Torrance, CA

Address

1000 W Carson St, Torrance, CA
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My office hours

Thursday: 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
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 years experience
It depends on level: It depends on how high the level of hormones are? Some may have mild symptoms.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 years experience
Possible : Go back to your surgeon who did the surgery to evaluate further. May need more imaging to compare to previous scans.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 years experience
Doesn't matter.: It not critical to take before, during or after meals, as long as you take it as prescribed frenqency.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 years experience
Moderation is key: Drinking is never advisable. Moderation is key. For male, 2 drinks and female 1 drink is okay.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 years experience
Hard to tell : It's hard to tell if it is non acidic or acidic. If you have inflammation at distal esophageal junction, then it's most likely changes due to gerd. Se... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 years experience
Unlikely : Unlikely that cyst causing this. Most you would have abd pain of its big enough.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 years experience
Its normal: Frequency of dreams during night depends on sleep cycles. More deeper sleep means less dreams. N
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 years experience
Via choroid plexus: CSF generated in ventricles via choriod plexus and procudes about 3cc/minutes . Its a clear transparent fluid. It circulates around the brain and spin... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 years experience
Infection: Crusty? Is pus coming out? Tender? swollen? If any of these above, then she most likely has infection which was not cleared initially. she prob need ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 years experience
Months to years: Depending on how extensive is the nerve injury it may take years. Sometimes it may not return to normal if whole nerve severed.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 years experience
Locking knees? : It's important to find out if it is true weakness or just knees gets locked and he falls. Is weakness only happens while waking? Would recommend virtu... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 years experience
Multiple factors: People who are at risk for SZ need anti seizure med and need to be compliant with it to prevent seizure episodes Other factors that can increase likel... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 years experience
See a doc: Is it painful. Consult your doc for any possibility of STDs.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 years experience
Thyroid strom: Head to ED. You might be having symptoms of thyroid strom which can be lofe threatening.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 years experience
Get the blood test: If you are sexually active w/o precautions, I would recommend blood pregnancy test.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 9 years experience
Tension headache: It could be mild muscle spasm ot stiffness. Recommend massaging or stretching exercise of the is no pain.
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Nov 29, 2015
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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