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Dr. Tessa Fischer

Family Medicine
IL
47 years experience

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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

26 Answers
10 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Family Medicine 47 years experience
I thnk it would be safe to run again, but after 6 months, I'd caution you to start and increase workouts slowly. Good luck. If your scar is well heal... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Deep breathing/consu: Immediately, you can try deep breathing. It may also be helpful to check with a psychologist or psychiatrist as sometime panic attacks may go along ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: Endorphin are produced during pleasurable experiences of all kinds including exercise (they talk about "runner's high"). Manh sensory experiences can... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Ignore: Stick to fresh fruits and veggies as much as possible.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Possible sinusitis: It sounds like you might have a sinus infection. You should be examined and might need an antibiotic prescription if you do have an infection. Good ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Family Medicine 47 years experience
It's very unlikely that you're pregnant, but do a test to be sure. A skipped period may be due to stress. Continue to follow for periods, as your irr... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Possibly med related: I would ask the dentist what is suggested for healthier gums, but the bleeding may be related to your Plavix and aspirin. If you don't bleed when bru... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Test for flu and COV: These are flu-like symptoms, coiuld also be COVID. You should be tested. Good luck and hope you're feeling better. If ear and throat pain persist you... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Probably the source: Your daughter could very well have been the source of your infection. If it was viral, just wait it out and treat symptoms, if strep, your should hav... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Pregnancy test: Do a pregnancy test. If your symptoms persist and are bothersome, consult a practitioner. When was your last normal period?
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Family Medicine 47 years experience
K would guess you are probably pregnant, but now you should get a blood test for pregnancy to confirm. Good luck to you
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Family Medicine 47 years experience
No problem : No reason for concer especially with a negative pregnancy test. Missing just one pill is not super important, your brown discharge is the equivalent o... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Likely perimenopause: Moms' still going through a normal progression, cant' say officially menopause until no cycles for one year. Any other symptoms? , if bad she may b... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Probably ok: probably normal, but check with your ob who may want to do a blood test for hcg and confirm levels
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Montelukast efficac: It should work within a few days if taken consistently (daily) more for allergic asthma than allergies. There are other effective allergy meds, some ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Needs more Vitamin D: She should check how much Vitamin D is in the multivit and aim for about 2000 units a day. Get level rechecked in 1-2 months and increase dose if nec... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Probably not pregnan: You're probably not pregnant by the timing of your period, but you may want to test for reassurance. If the discharge is unusual, you may want to be ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Millet ok, : Millet should be ok, You want to strive for a well balanced healthy diet and you may notice a greater appetite over time for healthy weight gain. Yo... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Family Medicine 47 years experience
The covid vaccine should be perfectly safe and effective in your situation. Stay helthy
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Family Medicine 47 years experience
Normal blood pressu: Your blood pressure numebers are ok for your age . The 85 is a bit elevated, but I'd just keep an eye on things once or twice aweek and only worry if... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tessa Fischer
Family Medicine 47 years experience
?new med: You need to be reevaluated, maybe a different or increased prescription. Good luck, hope you're better soon

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If you don't know, PLEASE DON'T respond. You're NOT a dentist. Useless
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Thanks! I'll be seeing my PCP in 1 mo. for 6 mo. regular check-up.
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Thank you for the quick response it really made me feel good!!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University School of Medicine, DC
Graduated 1975MD
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