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Dr. Michael Segal

Family Medicine
PA
43 years experience

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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

124 Answers
12 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Some what common: Biting midges are small insects that have piercing and sucking mouth parts, belong to the family of flies that are called Certoponidae. There is a mor... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
First, see a primary care provider and be examined as soon as possible. Probably will be referred to an ears, nose and throat specialist.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Not necessarily: Brown discharge is old blood, not necessarily anything that needs to concerned about unless it happens every month.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
No, the test for cannabis is specific and not the same as a general cbc- complete blood count.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Probably: If you are insecure about the negative test result then wait a month or so and repeat it. May be a good idea to have other sexually transmitted diseas... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Don't: At 17, everyone has cheek fat, by 21 it is amazing how much of the fat disappears. I remember when I had cheek fat and wish I could see that face agai... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Probably not: Even though bactine is an antiseptic, it is doubtful it kills viruses. Wash with soap and water and rinse well.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Frequent side effect: The relatively frequent side effects are cycle disturbances in the form of spotting, breakthrough bleeding. Unfortunately, most gyn's recommend three ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Maturing in boys takes up to age 21years old. Stop looking at everyone else's and be patient. I think you will be okay.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Probably nothing: Think how often you eat and drink non alcoholic beverages. You may have lower blood sugars, not exercising enough also is a clue. Consider getting a ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Not aware of: Empty sella syndrome is a condition where the pituitary gland appears flattened or shrunken within the sella turcica on a MRI scan. The pituitary glan... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Google search: So many plans, you have to search. Apparently, there are apps such as noon, that many people are excited about. The bottom line is that life style cha... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Signs of pregnancy: Usually a urine test is positive after 3-4 days, a blood test also. At this stage is she pregnant? The tests are negative, next step see a medical pro... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Treat usual: Force fluids, acetaminophen for fever, try to avoid guaifenesin for cough but usual treatment is a good start if you become symptomatic and don't have... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Femilon Tablet is a contraceptive which is used for prevention of pregnancy. Can affect periods, could also affect mensuration (bleeding) but nothing... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Need specialist: Poly-cystic ovary disease needs to be followed by a specialist. After having a baby there can other issues. You may need to be on medications but espe... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Doubtful: Can't imagine you could feel stones. Most likely you are feeling erectile tissue in or near the clitoris.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Not sure.: No one can predict that a few days is safe. If any doubt then get tested.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Get checked: You need a followup with your GYN. Not sure but pain is one of those signs that tell you to go back and get checked out.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
See hematologist: You need to be evaluated for clotting factors also, the suggestion to stop aspirin makes sense not sure about what to do about plavix or should it be ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Yes and yes: Unfortunately many women report these findings. Simple anti-inflammatories such as advil, alleve seem to help. Fever is usually associated with ovulat... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Real vs actual: Actually you should never use alcohol with antidepressants but an occasional drink, especially if this is an established habit, should be ok.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Several: Multiple reasons, if you have Rectal spasms (proctalgia fugax) can cause pain in the rectum. The cause of the spasms is unknown. Most people who have ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Most likely: Apparently loss of smell is common with a lot of respiratory symptoms, so is fever. So could be, need to be tested.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
No: Usually a fever is a concern. Otherwise uri symptoms are too common. Nothing is a definite but sound like cold symptoms.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Not really, only concern is open cuts or sores on hands. Try to clean your hands often and not put in mouth or eyes. Likely hood is still low but hand... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Another way: Try 1% hydrocortisone cream once daily and Vaseline daily. At least for 2-3 days, should help quite a bit,
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Not sure: McMurray's test is for medial and lateral meniscus injury. Hoffa's syndrome is a fat pat which usually causes front of knee or patella pain/discomfort... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Healing usually takes 3 to 6 months, hopefully you didn't reinjure area. Won't know if its chronic till after the 6 months, maybe a year.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Allergies may be the cause of getting a double ear infection. Be rechecked and maybe see an Ent or Allergist for further evaluation.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Not likely to be pregnant, but you need to see you gyn or provider and have an ultrasound. That's the only way you will be able to know what's going o... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Not sure if normal: It is unusual to spot every month but hormone fluctuations are so common it is difficult to be sure. Not really sure what inflammation was seen. Bott... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
One is an anti-seizure medication and the other for anxiety. Usually, even though prescribed together both are sedating to a certain extent. Not sure ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Ovulation: even while being on a hormone tablet, you can still ovulate and cause some discomfort. Your timing for a mittlesmertz (usual ovulation discomfort) may... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Was a marker used: I have been confused by similar findings and have found an external metallic marker was used. If not get the radiologist to further explain it.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Tested First: A cut of greater than 24 hr duration has already started to heal, so it may have some barrier to it. In addition, you need to consult an Infectious Di... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Seems unlikely: A few questions come to mind. Do you take medications? Any underlying conditions? Also, I never heard of a brain aneurysm causing circulation problems... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Common complaint: The prenatal vitamins contains iron which may cause constipation, and some women complain of nausea. You also may have diarrhea, dark stools, low appe... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
No.: You should have been told and obtained an after hospital summary that has all the tests and reports. Also, you should be able to sign in to a patient ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Dermatitis: You didn't indicate if child is crying from the swelling! Best guess is that from wetting self and being in a damp diaper an irritation of the skin wi... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Even though we burp our babies after feeding, there can still have a slight air bubble and it is common on occasion to have some regurgitation. If it ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Why?: You didn't indicate symptoms that would warrant using Lidoderm gel. Do you have an underlying condition. Your basic question answered id not that big... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Probably an infectio: Be concerned that you have an infection that is affecting these areas. You need to see a primary care provider and be evaluated today.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Can be related: Besides a fever, another common symptom is loss of sense of smell from covid. No one knows to the extent that your sense of smell will be affected. U... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Usually more fluids: Baby Formula for Reflux. Novalac Reflux is scientifically formulated for babies with reflux symptoms. It is a thickened formula designed to thicken in... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
It is very unlikely due to sedation used for procedure and the lack of stimulation. Having written that, the need for a colonoscopy should out weigh a... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Many factors, besides stress, sometimes a lack of ovulation(release of egg through the tube can cause spotting, hormone fluctuations (?) or many small... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Seems likely: So protected non coitus encounter, seems unlikely. Basic understanding is that penetration is required. Stress can cause many missed periods and young... Read More

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Your expertise is appreciated. Thank you for your time and service.
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Thank you so much for your time! Much appreciated!
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thank you. im happy to hear it should go away soon

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, PA
Graduated 1979MD
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