Doctor Q&A for Dr. Arthur Blain

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Blain
25 years experience Family Medicine
Hip / shoulder pain: not sure what "plate" means - do you have hardware in place from surgery? If not, you are describing either arthritis or tendonitis most likely. Thi ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Blain
25 years experience Family Medicine
Adrenal nodule: You need to see an Endocrinologist as well as a General Surgeon (or other Surgeon who specializes in Adrenal masses) -- appropriate lab testing and su ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Blain
25 years experience Family Medicine
Twitching: 38 years old finger twitching is not ALS or MS. Go see PCP in person for complete history and physical exam for good in person diagnosis. Probably n ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Blain
25 years experience Family Medicine
Spider : bumps or lymph nodes in same arm as spider bite or infection is perfectly normal and just indicates you have good immune system fighting your infectio ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Blain
25 years experience Family Medicine
Toe itch: clarification- lamisil is brand name and some stores put different creams in "same" name tubes - flip over package/ tube and look for active ingredien ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Blain
25 years experience Family Medicine
Lab: looks like normal lab, but you ask doctor who ordered lab to tell you for sure, because it takes clinical correlation with your history, physical exam ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Blain
25 years experience Family Medicine
Stones: I don't envy you - never had stone but heard it's worse than pregnancy - your symptoms could just be due to severe pain, but you asked complicated que ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Blain
25 years experience Family Medicine
Spotting: spotting on all forms of hormonal birth control is extremely common and not abnormal - always good idea to see your PCP or OB/Gyn for medication revie ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Blain
25 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnancy hemorrhoid: All pregnant women are constipated - I may be exaggerating a little bit, but not much. When I was an intern, my hospital pharmacy gave all pregnant w ... Read More
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