Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan

Internal Medicine
WA
27 years experience male

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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Washington

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

182 Answers
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: They can be monogamous. They are at higher risk for being unfaithful though when compared to people who are not passive aggressive.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Stomach problems : It is a medication that protects the lining of the stomach in the event there is some injury to the stomach such as an ulcer, infection, or inflammati... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Multiple reasons: There are multiple reasons why you can have protein in your urine. Two of the most common ones include kidney disease of which there are many types an... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Good question: Fibrocollagenous tissue is the connective tissue throughout our bodies that help maintain shape and function. Adipose tissue is fat.
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A male asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
See your PCP: Go to see your primary care provider. You will likely need oral steroids as topical medications may not work.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Yes! Not only important, but absolutely essential. We cannot survive without water.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Gluteus: Maximus and minimus.
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A male asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Likely not. : Please go see your primary care provider. An aneurysm needs to be ruled out, as well as having a discussion about weight loss and tobacco cessation.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Gynophobia: Talk to them. Also seeing a counselor can help.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Decided for you: This is not a decision you would make. There is often not a choice as you are taken to see the trauma specialist by ambulance or helicopter.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Very common: Repetitive motion injuries often occur when people perform the same tasks repeatedly over years.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Fluid: A blunted costophrenic angle usually means fluid around the lung.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Just a few: Hygroton, Lasix, Diazide, Aldactone, Diamox, Zaroxolyn.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
One chromosome bad: We have pairs of chromosomes. If you are a carrier, one chromosome in the pair is abnormal while the other one is normal. That's called a trait. If yo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Heat build-up: Sweating is the body's main way of dispersing excess heat. You will be more prone to have a heat injury if you become overheated.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Heart ultrasound: It is an ultrasound of the heart (transthoracic echocardiogram). Doppler is a way to measure blood flow, both its speed and direction.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
A hole in the heart: It is literally a hole in the heart. Normally the right side of the heart pumps blood to the lungs to get the oxygen where as the left side of the hea... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Colorless lesion: It is a lesion that has no dark or black color to it. Sometimes it is described as a flesh colored lesion.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Tetany: Usually from too little calcium.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: Babesia is a tickborne illness that humans can get. They are transmitted by the same ticks that carry Lyme disease.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Allergy: An allergy to semen is possible. If you are engaging in oral sex, that could explain the sore throat. Allergic reactions can cause fatigue. The vulvar... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes. : The cotinine is the test of choice.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not likely: It usually takes 30 mg of buspirone to raise prolactin levels more than just a little bit.
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A member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
May need another Med: You may need another medication that is stronger. Omeprazole suppresses the stomach and can allow the lining of the stomach to heal.
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A member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No: I would definitely have my T4 and TSH rechecked. A referral to an endocrinologist would also be helpful if you feel like you're not getting any better... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Propranolol: At least in the US, the use of bisoprolol for tachyarrhythmias is an off-label treatment. Propranolol is an FDA approved medication for tachyarrhythmi... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Behçet's disease: It could be Behcet's. This is an autoimmune process that causes mucosal lesions and muscle/joint pain. Please see your primary care provider for an ev... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Definitely: Marijuana is often used to treat glaucoma by lowering intraocular pressure. Your pressures may be even higher.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Likelihood of cancer: The likelihood of a slightly low WBC count being caused by cancer is very low. The "normal ranges" account for approximately 95% of normal individuals... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Possible abscess: It could possibly be an abscess. I would definitely go have a checked out to make sure that it's nothing serious and also to have it treated before it... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Couldn't hurt. : It may be something other than your diabetes, such as a prostate problem. Please see your primary care provider to gave it evaluated.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Chronic trauma: This is likely due to the chronic overbite. The lips are traumatized and are trying to repair themselves, but they are traumatized over and over again... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Muscle strain: You likely strained a muscle in your chest wall or between the ribs. It is not your heart. These injuries can take awhile to heal. A heating pad on t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes. : This did not happen overnight did it? Treatment will most likely be medication,, not surgery. Enjoy your cruise.
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A male asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Recheck Hcg: I recommend rechecking the pregnancy test. If negative, please see your primary care provider as there are other things besides pregnancy that can cau... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Meningitis : This strain of Neisseria is responsible for bacterial meningitis (infection of the covering of the brain) that can be fatal if not treated immediately... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Likely not: Varicoceles are in the scrotum. The prostate is not. If the abdominal pain is on the same side as the varicocele, that can cause the abdominal discomf... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
May be normal: I would get a referral to see a pediatric neurologist to make sure nothing serious is going on.
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A female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not likely: People who are hyperthyroid usually lose weight because their metabolism is speeded up. The methimazole slows your metabolism down and weight gain can... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Likely Reynaud's: Still likely Reynaud's. Could be a variant of another connective tissue disease. A rheumatologic work-up would be helpful.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Likely from the bug : If you did not have any problems before the GI bug, then it is very likely not gastroparesis. Give it a few more days.
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A male asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: It's fine to take with the blood pressure medications and the proton pump inhibitor. I would probably stop the vitamin D supplement as cod liver oil h... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
No. : The nose is one area where MRSA hides. I would recommend getting checked to see if you are a carrier. Even if you are not a carrier, I would be very ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes: There is a bacteria called helicobactor pylori that can cause those symptoms. Please see your primary care provider. They may give you a referral to a... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Depends: It really depends on what you were doing right before you used the machine. If you did not rest for about three minutes prior to the testing, your hea... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
May be the stenosis: The fibers that transmit sensory signals are in the dorsal root ganglion in the spine. If there is spinal stenosis, those fibers that receive sensory ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Blood disorder?: This may indicate a possible blood disorder. Please follow-up with your Dr. right away.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Partly: It may be a sinus infection. They can often alter your taste. Any new medications or supplements? They can also alter your sense of taste.
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A female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Likely labral injury: It is likely a labral injury. Please see your primary care provider to get a diagnosis and start treatment. Many shoulder injuries can improve signifi... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Lumbar spine: It is likely from your lumbar spine (L3-4). That is the distribution of that nerve root. An MRI is needed to show the discs and nerve roots.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for helping. I am still puzzled as to how you would know that you had an occult cancer warranting screening. If screening picks something up surely its not occul...Read More
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I appreciate your response. I have had enormous difficulty finding physicians that will treat chronic Lyme in Ohio. I drive to PA for treatment. Again, thank you for your help.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! No new meds or supplements. But extremely raw throat and very congested as of late. Thanks for your info. Much appreciated.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1996MD
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