Doctor Q&A for Dr. Anthony Depalma

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
Anosmia: In the current time, I would be tested for coronavirus as this is a symptom. Otherwise, your condition is called anosmia. It is usually caused by vira ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
Nocturia: Urinary frequency should be evaluated first by urinalysis. Exclude infection, diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus, and functional bladder problems f ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
Ureteral colic: Symptoms of ureteral colic for 3 years means there is a chronic process going on. Vesicoureteral reflux is one etiology that is a dynamic process and ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
Milestones: Your pediatrician evaluates milestones. Hopefully there are some community resources as well to help identify developmental delays, IF ANY. My brother ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
Hematuria: Blood in the urine can be from anywhere in the genitourinary tract, starting from the kidneys down the ureters to the bladder and out the urethra. The ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
Sounds okay to me: Congratulations on losing the weight. I'm assuming that there was weight to lose which would not be pathologic. The amount in that time period sounds ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
Gout: The location is notorious for gout which is a crystal-induced arthropathy. Definitely see your doctor. Let him/her know if there was any trauma or ove ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
DVT?: Purple lines sound like varicose veins. However, if there is a sudden increase in them and pain, I would recommend and ultrasound to evaluate for deep ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
Vasodilation: Hot water causes vasodilation, or dilation of the blood vessels. This would cause transient swelling of the legs.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Depalma
14 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: You should be concerned about why you are having these symptoms, not only because of the recent trauma but for other reasons too. I would recommend go ... Read More
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