Dr. Vaidehi Patel

Internal Medicine
GA
14 years experience female

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina

Languages spoken

English, Gujarati, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

80 Answers
98 Agrees
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Prenatal vitamins can be taken by non-pregnant adult. Like most vitamins, unless your overdose, there are no serious side effects. Lamictal can be r... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
A prognositic factor: levels are incorporated into staging system for multiple myeloma. Higher levels in 75% cases can correlated with higher tumor burden.
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A male asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: This could mean nothing if you are otherwise a healthy individual. AST and ALT can show up abnormal in even a healthy person. These tests have to b... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Tough...: There are many internal organs in the human body. I would suggest a google search and wikipedia to get a list.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Skin cancer: Besides sun burn the biggest risk of prolonged sun exposure is skin cancer.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Hard to say: Without more information and physical exam it is hard to diagnose. You may need a consultation.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Some studies have shown CoQ10 enzyme to be of benefit in heart failure and reducing cholesterol but not enough evidence to support use in the treatmen... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: More information is needed about your symptoms. What kinds of urinary trouble are you having and for how long? blood in urine? Associated symptoms of ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Unsure of question: If you are worried you are pregnant then you can do a home pregnancy test. If you missed your period for more then 1 cycle go see your doctor for eva... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Low risk: It is a category B drug, meaning that there have been no well-controlled studies on the effects of the drug on pregnant women. Though the risk are m... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
24 hours: Takes 24 hours after the time of last dose fornit to be eliminated from the body through the urine in an healthy individual.
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A female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
No: Your blood pressure is normal. Many healthy individuals can have normally lower blood pressures. Being cold can be due to other reason. Talk to you... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
No: There is nothing you can do if you already took the dose. I am assuming your mother in law is prescribed Albuterol Nebulizer treatment. Albuterol so... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
No: Such techniques are not proven to be successful. Speak to your ob/gyn regarding assistance with fertility. There are options for you but a physician ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
No: There are no interaction between bisoprolol and magnesium biglycinate.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yes but <1%: if you are on Clomiphen then there is <1% change of weight gain.
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A male asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
More details needed: More information is needed to further evaluate the etiology of your chronic diarrhea. I believe a consultation with a physician would be beneficial f... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
No problem: You will not have any problems as long as you take your antibiotics as close as to your prescribed schedule. SO yes go ahead and take the dose in 6 h... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Need more lab: You Ob/gyn may have already done the following work up while you were pregnant since your TSH was 6 but if not your doctor can repeat TSH and also get... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Depends on diagnosis: Treatments vary by condition, so it's important to know which type of vaginal infection you have. Types of vaginal infections are bacterial vaginosis... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Imbalance of flora: Bacterial vaginosis is a very common vaginal infection in women. It is from bacteria that live normally in the vagina and for unclear reasons, overgro... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Nothing to worry: if you have not had any symptoms then you should be fine. One extra dose will not hurt
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: some people can have normal lower resting heart rate. The problem is if you have symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness, syncope along with thes... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Usually CT alone will show brain aneurysm. MRI without contast is added if CT is negative but suspicion is high for aneurysm. Though MRA visualizes b... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
...: suppositories or any other stimulants/laxatives/stool softners are not always successful. Drink lots of water and increase your fiber as well if you ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: Chronic cough can be due to reflux, allergies, or postnasal drip. You need to talk to your doctor about further evaluation.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Syncope can be due t: to cardiac or non-cardiac etiology. First heart disease, arrhythmias and other cardiac causes of syncope should be ruled out before considering a posi... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Possible causes...: Right sided pain can be appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, crohn's and possibly pancreatitis as well. See your doctor. If... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: I am assuming you have had your thyroid removed. If you are on thyroid replacement then you should get your thyroid levels checked to ensure your do... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Sure: Your doctor should be consulted regarding your on-going symptoms. If suspicion for biliary disease is high then HIDA scan would help.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
No: There is no association between the two. Are you taking any other medications with omeprazole?
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Unlikely: CT scan will pick up on nodules and masses pretty well. Glad you are on the right track by quitting smoking. Just because you are cleared does not ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Multiple possibiliti: Right sided back pain or right flank pain in young women could most commonly be urinary tract infection, pyelonephritis, or kidney stones. However fur... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: low PTH can be primary or secondary thus hypercalcemia or hypocalcemia. Hypocalcemia causes QT prolongation or prolonged ST segment. Hypercalcemia c... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
No: There is some degree of trauma to the vaginal tissue during intercourse. As a result sometimes you experience some bleeding after intercourse. Additi... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Higher changes: PCOS patient having risk of developing Diabetes type 2 especially if they have a family history of type 2 diabetes. Your doctor will monitor for diab... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Depends...: If you are a female in your reproductive age then is there a possibility you are pregnant? Are you having headaches after the nausea? Do you have any... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Further evaluation: You need to see your doctor to ensure its not a infection. You doctor can take a look in your ear and if needed place you on antibiotics.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: No harm in using it once a week or even more often if needed. IF you have renal disease be careful because magnesium can accumulate and causes magnes... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Hard to tell: without physical examination it is difficult to diagnose your rash. See a doctor so they can get more information to correlate with the physical exam... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: In younger females less than 40 breast mammograms would be ideal if you have a family history of breast cancer. Commonly in younger females lumps get... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Lifestyle chamges: Avoid NSAIDs ( goody powders, Advil, ibuprofen, etc), lie down a few hours after your meal, have a good fiber diet and if still continues talk to your... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Other causes: Amylase, Lipase and liver enzymes can be elevate, due many other reasons such as acute cholecystitis, biliary sludge, chronic pancreatitis or even dru... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Crackle: Crackles may mean abnormality of the lungs or airways. Clearing of crackles after cough suggest secretions caused them. These sounds have to be correl... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Do not rub: Leave your eye alone. Clean with water with eye cup or splashing water in the eye. Avoid eye makeup until clears. Wear your glasses and avoid contact... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Need examination: Recommend seeing your primary care or ob/gym for an exam. Not all infections have an odor. Some causes could be candidiasis, gonorrhea, chlamydia or t... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Hard to tell: The only way to diagnose pneumonia will be with physical exam and sometimes chest X-ray can make the diagnosis more clear. If it is pneumonia you nee... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Hard to tell...: Are you having blood in your urine or vaginal blood? If you cannot tell the difference then go to see your doctor for a urine test to rule out blood ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Hard to say: With vomiting and diarrhea it's important to stay hydrated. Additionally the source needs to be identified. Viral gastroenteritis or some food poisoni... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Talk to your doctor: You need to get evaluated by your doctors with both a detailed history and physical exam. Need more information on duration of the symptoms and if the... Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Hi Dr. Vaidehi Patel thanks for your kind professional advice best wishes from England UK
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you . I am leading much healthier life now. It is kind of you to respond.
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Went to the er. Will have a colonoscopy Monday., Thank you so much!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical University of the Americas, Saint Kitts And Nevis
Graduated 2009MD

Residency

JOHNSON CITY MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2014

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