Dr. Vijaya Sikand

Family Medicine
CT
41 years experience male

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Family Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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108 Answers
43 Agrees
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Groin pain: If pain is worse with leg stretching and bending, then this is likely muscular strain from the physical activity or exercise that might have caused it... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
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Pregnancy: There is no need for you to have an ultrasound. If you know when your last normal period was, that can help you calculate how many weeks along your pr... Read More
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Additional advice: Agree with the first answer. Just want to add: if the pain becomes more severe or does not go away soon with ibuprofen or if you have fever, nausea, v... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
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Wrist pain: Wrist pain has many possible causes. Please provide more details like whether there was any trauma or injury? Have you had this before? Is the wrist w... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
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Abnormal menses: You may be having prolonged and/or irregular menstrual periods. But you should also make sure that you are not pregnant. So it is important for you ... Read More
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Sinusitis and covid: Covid 19 can be dangerous in anybody but more so in people with chronic illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, compromised immune system etc. Sinusit... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
H1N1 vs Covid 19: Unfortunately, Covid 19 in the USA is actually now much worse than H1N1 was. From all appearances, it is getting even worse daily.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
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Colon cancer: She should consult an oncologist and surgeon as soon as safe to do so. Start with telephone. Whoever diagnosed this for her should be where you start... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Female health: You should discuss these ultrasound findings with a family medical provider or gynecologist who will advise follow up and treatment of whichever sympt... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
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Panic attack : Your symptoms sound like a panic attack caused by anxiety. Follow the advice of the first answer. Specifically, google yoga/mindfulness/meditation as ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
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Infant feeding: You should discuss this with the pediatrician. Feeding every six hours may not be adequate for that age.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
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Leg pain: There are many possible causes of your leg pain. When it is possible for you to see a primary care provider you can have an exam to help determine. It... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
GI symptoms : These are not the normal symptoms of Covid 19. These are GI symptoms. You should wait until you can safely have your local primary doctor evaluate the... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Finger injury: Yes, you have done the right thing. Every day wash with soap and water and either air dry or use clean gauze to dry and reapply bandaid. It should hea... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Extra information: The pneumonia vaccines only help prevent certain strains of pneumonia bacteria. There are many other causes of pneumonia that are not preventable. The... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Muscular chest pain: After doing pushups and then having muscle pains, this is most likely muscle pain. There are muscles on the front of the chest in front of the heart ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
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Corona&Diabetes: It is certainly possible for a diabetic to have only mild symptoms although diabetics are generally at higher risk for more severe disease.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
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Corona on surfaces: Coronavirus can remain on surfaces for prolonged periods of time. Yes, you can do all the things you suggest, but please do also remember to use hand ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
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Antibiotics : If the antibiotics were prescribed for a respiratory infection, the failure to improve may be due to the cause being a viral infection. Give it some m... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
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Menstrual Cycle: As women get older the duration and frequency of menstruation may change. What you are experiencing is completely normal.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Joint pains: There are many causes of joint pain. This is not urgent. You should wait until you can see a prim are provider to evaluate why you are having thes3 sy... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
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Pregnancy test: Most lockdowns allow chemists and pharmacies to remain open and you may be able to get a test to do at home. But if you have no symptoms and have only... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Benzo withdrawal: Benzo withdrawal may be extremely dangerous if you have been on a fairly high amount for a prolonged period of time on a daily basis (dependency.) Th... Read More
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Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Fatigue: Right now, just stay home, rest and drink plenty of fluids. Even if this is Cocvid-19 which it might not be, there is no need to go out for diagnosis ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Multiple symptoms: With so many symptoms, it is best for you to consult a primary health care provider to try to make a diagnosis to help treat you. That could then lead... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Pregnancy rest: This is very normal. Rest is always good for mother and her baby inside. While taking it easy, try not to worry and think positive thoughts. Some mild... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Multiple symptoms: This is not something that can be diagnosed or treated remotely. Your child needs to be seen by a health care provider as soon as possible.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Chest pain: At your age, this may resolve with rest and decrease of anxiety as much as you can. If you start having difficulty breathing along with these symptom... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
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Pregnancy heartburn : Heartburn is common in pregnancy. All patients with heartburn should try eating frequent smaller meals, don’t lie down for a couple of hours after mea... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Alternative advice : The fever and temp fluctuations with vomiting are more likely caused by a viral infection than allergy. Advice to stay home is good, but call your doc... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Alcohol and benzo: Withdrawal from both alcohol and benzodiazepines can cause severe agitation, fast heart rate, high blood pressure, hallucinations and other symptoms t... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Illnesses with fever: As previous answer noted, can’t diagnose here. It may be helpful to know that influenza and Covid are more often associated with cough than strep in w... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
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Flu Shot symptoms: While most patients have either no symptoms or just mild muscle soreness at the injection site after the flu shot, occasionally patients do have mild ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
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Additional advice: Most formulas are satisfactory for most babies who do not have any special needs. So also you should feel comfortable affording the cost of whatever ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Male Health: Inability to have orgasm during intercourse may have many causes, both physical and psychological. This is not urgent. Wait until the present corona ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
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Mitral valve: In general, mitral valve prolapse that is only mild and not symptomatic is not considered a significant underlying health condition. However, if it i... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Routine testing: If you have no symptoms, you don’t need to have any cardiac/heart problems. You should, however, have a routine physical with a primary care provider ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Back injury: If your back injury is not severe or not causing other issues like leg weakness, severe nerve pain , difficulty with passing urine, then it is safer t... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
BP medicine dose: If your doctor increased the dose of one of the ingredients of your BP medicine, it's probably because she thought you needed better control of the BP... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Rectal bleeding : There are many possible causes of rectal bleeding. If he is constipated and straining to pass stool, he might have hemorrhoids. But it is essential t... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Pain and Erection: Any pain elsewhere in the body, can affect the ability to have an erection because the pain is a distraction that may interfere with the normal neurol... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Quarantine: If your family member has confirmed infection, you should all quarantine for 14 days and those of you who have no symptoms should anyway also keep apa... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Abdomen pain: If all those tests are normal and you are not having any GI symptoms like vomiting, this is probably a muscular pain from the awkward trampoline landi... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Ferti Boost: Ferti Boost is simply a combination of vitamins and minerals that are not indicated for humans. It is mostly for cows and buffaloes. If you are gene... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Different advice: There is no recommendation to cover your eyes. In fact, masks should mostly only be worn by patients with active respiratory symptoms and health care... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Sore back: I suggest you try both and see which feels better and stick with that. If you happen to have a foam pillow, try that. But don't go out to buy one now... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Additional advice: Irregular sleep is not known to be a cause of nosebleeds. The most common cause of nosebleed is trauma to those veins from picking the nose with your... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Smoking risks: It is not known that smokers are more likely to be infected with coronavirus but smokers are more likely to have worse outcomes with Covid 19 infectio... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
41 years experience
Nasal congestion : Be concerned if persistent or high fever, cough, not feeding well or additional symptoms develop. In that case, return here for further guidance or co... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
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41 years experience
Fever post staples : It is possible that infection can result if staples are not hygienically removed. Also, incomplete staples removal may leave part in as a “foreign bod... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 31, 2020
Dr Sikand is helping me through a very difficult time and I greatly appreciate his support and would recommended him to anyone seeking help from a thoughtful physician.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2020
i think i am haveing seizures agian
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This saved my life. Thank you. Hello Dr Sikand. I have decided to seek treatment but would you be able to answer my last remaining question on what causes the symptoms of withdrawal? I’d greatly appre...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Hello, could you explain how excitotoxicity is not implicated in benzodiazepine withdrawal? Does low GABA during withdrawal not lead to excessive glutamate or would it n...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Hello Dr, would you be able to answer my question. I don’t know why you can’t answer me if I’m already seeking help and assuming I’m not, but I’d really appreaciate you...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Karnatak University, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, India
Graduated 1982MD

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