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Dr. Harry Ward

Nephrology and Dialysis
CA
46 years experience

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Nephrology and Dialysis

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

26 Answers
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Expulsive therapy: Stones larger than 5 mm are hard to pass, but your stone has already moved almost into bladder without major kidney blockage. Since it's been 12 days,... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Be more careful: Unlikely but never use another person's items very unhygienic. Hepatitis or HIV could be a risk if wet secretions are present.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Check for torsion: Although uncommon, testicular torsion (twisting) can be dangerous. Go see a doctor to rule out tumor or twisting of testes.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Do not combine them: Would not change those in her own without doctor monitoring. Tazloc and ramipril can be a tricky combination. Could adversely affect kidney or potass... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Eye allergy, kidney?: Is itching present with red eye indicating allergy? Swelling alone without pain could mean fluid retention from heart or kidney disease. See a doctor
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Rule out STD: See your doctor for blood and urine tests. Is lesion painful? Could be anything so don't hesitate.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Check breast exam: We need to make sure that there are no breast lumps. Get doctor exam and mammogram, if not done in past two years.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Cellulitis, allergy: Could be infection like fungus, cellulitis or allergy. You need doctor exam to be certain.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Kidney CT ok? Doubt: What is IC? Persistent LUQ pain should be followed up. You may need upper GI endoscopy and antibody tests for H Pylori causing ulcer. Check stool for ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Suture line: After surgery this is point where connection of bowel occurred. Depends on whether there is now pain or infection complication.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Yes depends on diagn: Steroids help most childhood causes of nephrotic syndrome (heavy protein in urine), but adults are more problematic. Usually kidney biopsy and consult... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Yes: Both are potent diuretics (water pills) used to treat serious conditions under a doctors close supervision. They can dehydrate you and lower blood sod... Read More
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Possible recurrent: Depends in cause of bleeding. Stones recur at rare of 5 percent per year. Tumor or other bladder lesion should be investigated before recurrence.
A female asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
How long duration?: Appendix is there but depends on course. Get doctor exam and imaging CT. Over age 50 should have colonoscopy.
A member asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Use caution: Possibly ok but check with your prescribing doctor. Or Orchitis treatment should be complete by 3 weeks. Why did they add quinolone (levoflox)?
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Yes but not always: E.Coli is common cause of UTI. Bloody urine is common but not specific for any one bacteria. After ruling out infection, older patients must make sure... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Yes see your doctor: Epididymitis causes painful swelling as does some STD. So get checked out to catch it early. Younger men should be checked for testicular tumors and t... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Pain control, image: Need to confirm cause of pain and image stone for size and location. Small stones can be expelled with administration of fluids, NSAIDS, alpha blocker... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Danger sign: Could be stroke, tumor or bleeding. See doctor right away. Seizures need urgent attention.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
No: Cause not clear. Genetic, occupational or environmental
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Would not fly in pai: How long ago did stone pass? 4 M&M should come out but you may need doctors help. Pain should be less unless stone us impacted (stuck) in ureter o... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Low risk but possibl: Sperm can still swim up vagina and pose low risk of impregnation, but larger concentration in the millions helps conception. This is why withdrawal is... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Possible but unusual: A short course of days to one week should not, but it could. Any missed period could mean pregnancy so get checked.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Insufficient study: They could not adequately image your kidney without injecting dye. Check with your doctor to have a serum creatinine blood test for kidney function , ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Check urine PCR: Check for yeast infection and STD by URINE PCR TEST. No replacement for doctors pelvic exam to rule out other possibilities.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harry Ward
Nephrology and Dialysis 46 years experience
Could be serious.: See your doctor for a complete physical. Ultrasound or CT imaging of kidney and abdominal organs may be indicated.

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Thank no it wasn't wet it was very dry she moved out a long time ago
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your help!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Howard University College of Medicine, DC
Graduated 1976MD
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