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Dr. Klaus Appel

Family Medicine
AZ
20 years experience

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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Arizona

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

49 Answers
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Not good: this is too complicated for a Doctor to answer without looking at you and getting a detailed interview. South African doctors know what is common in S... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Somatic dysfunction: unless you have a history of major trauma to your skeletal system, surgeries, plates, screws etc...and no chronic spinal conditions, no symptoms of n... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Yes: metronidazole is commonly used in pregnancy. Try to look into ways of preventing BV. Chronic antiobiotic use can throw your entire digestive/vaginal f... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
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Serenity: I am not worried about this at all. The radiation increase was probably burning of radioactive vegetation and old fallout getting circulated in the sm... Read More
A member asked:
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Yes: if you have more than 3 UTI's in a 6 month period I would get it worked up. If a urologist is not available, then labs, urine analysis and a CT scan a... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Depends: there are benign moles with specks, and there are melanomas with specks. I always say: "when in doubt, cut it out"...go have it looked at, a biopsy w... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
See a doctor: there are a dozen things it could be. you want to make sure it's not warts, and you want to get a diagnosis so it will ease your mind. I would recomme... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
You are 17: Smoking cannabis ( weed ) is the #1 reason teenagers have palpitations. Also too many monster drinks, and dehydration. I would stop all caffeine and ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Urgent care: getting an exam and a diagnosis is the first step. An inflamed mouth is not common with a painful tooth. An antibiotic may not even be the right treat... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
No: you need less than 400mg a day. The best source is magnesium rich foods such as nuts,grains,seeds,beans,green leafy veg, avacados, bananas, dates, fig... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Only under a microso: there is no 100% sure way to distinguish a benign nevus from cancer by looking at it. Lets use the acronym ABCDE: Asymmetry (no), Border uneven(yes),... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
No: Unless you happen to already have a diagnosis of high blood pressure and are taking medications, you do not need to monitor your blood pressure. If yo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Check pregnancy: if you are otherwise young and healthy, and you had a one time change in your period and it all went back to normal, I would not worry about it. If yo... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
See a doctor: there are just too many things a red eye can be. Someone needs to actually take a look. Pain and change in vision are warning signs and your doctor v... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
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Probably: I'm not a dentist. At 10 years her baby teeth should have been replaced with permanent teeth in the front. I think it would be worth seeing a dentist ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
In your legs?: Edema can be caused by heart, liver,kidney failure, obesity, venous valve dysfunction, lymphatic damage, allergic reactions,even filariasis..... ther... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Probably: breast cancer does not hurt as a rule. Make sure you are having your scheduled mamograms. If there are no other symptoms, try a sports bra, ibuprofen ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Shelter in place: Travel is not recommended right now. Will YOU be OK?: probably. Will WE be OK if everybody starts breaking the rules?...not so much. Be kind to you si... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Be careful: you are responsible for knowing what medications you are taking, and taking them as directed. I would hope you have an actual diagnosis for you "pinc... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
You have anxiety: Follow a healthy diet, avoid alcohol, caffeine, and drugs. Exercise is very helpful. Please see your mental health specialist regularly, you can work... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Need more info: can you describe the color, how large it is? is it tender? is it a bruise? do you have any other symptoms?
A 30-year-old male asked:
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20 years experience
Probably not: Maybe severe immune suppression from cancer chemotherapy, bone marrow or organ transplants......maybe. But in no way chronic stress. The only way you ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
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Menopause: probably 50% of women carry bacteria in their urine without pathology. Test strips are inaccurate. Check your urine when asymptomatic to see if you te... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
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Yes: unless you had an open wound on your hand. Just wash with soap and water, do it for 30 seconds, do a thorough job. You do not need anti bacterial soap... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Usually: if you are 20 years old and otherwise healthy, and you do not have an actively bleeding ulcer, and you are taking your ulcer medications as prescribed... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Very common: pain at the base of the thumb is often a tendinitis from overuse and no history of trauma. A bowling type splint or wrist splint at walmart can help. ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
See a doctor: this is an uncommon presentation without any simple answers. I think someone needs to see it with their own eyes
A 20-year-old female asked:
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20 years experience
Possibly: if you do crunches you are increasing the pressure on your stomach wall, and this could irritate ulcers. If it hurts to do that....then don't do that.... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Very common: You have it for life. You can transmit it even if you have no symptoms. 60% of people under age 60 have it. L Lysine supplement taken daily may reduce... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Not good: If your tongue swells to the point that you can no longer breathe you will be in severe danger. Burning can be B vitamin deficiency, lifelong heavy a... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
It depends: BC pills work 99% of the time when you take 100% of the required doses. If you miss a dose here and there, now you are down to 91% effective. Smoker... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
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No worries: this alone is no reason to be worried. If your periods change in number of days, the amount of blood changes, or you have any physical symptoms where ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
See below: I'm not ENT. But I know both eardrums will react to the same sound, which is why you hear it in the other ear. The clicking may be some fluid build up... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Post nasal drip: try an antihistimine, decongestant, or netti pot. If you cough does not get better in a week, see a doctor
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
It all depends: the fact that the pain is in your throat makes me think that is not just somatic dysfunction in you C spine. I would have a primary care provider exam... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Yes: you could have a strong immune system and fought off one or more viruses, even covid19. There are a lot of other reasons, but if you are 35 and otherw... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Call your OBGYN: bleeding should be much less after 10 days. mild spotting out to 6 weeks. If this heavy bleeding has just started recently,this is not normal. be saf... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
What creme?: if you are treating a fungal rash with steroid creme, it will make it worse. If it itches it could be lice, scabies, contact dermatitis. Armpits and ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Mountain dew: usually it is coloring from what you ate or drank. The classic example is red beets. They make it look like you have blood in your urine. Green and b... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Very common: food and bacteria get trapped in the folds of your tonsils. sometimes you can dislodge them by pressing against the side with your finger or brushing ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Serrapeptase: an enzyme used for sore muscles .A major side effect is that it clears up your sinuses. you can buy it at a vitamin store or amazon. take 250,000 uni... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
No one really knows: auto immune disease is an immune system that targets the cells of your own body. People are usually on immune suppression such as steroids and more ad... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Probably: Lots of us carry our anxiety in our tense muscles, poor sleep, irritable bowels etc... fever, severe headache, and a dry cough are the main covid19 sy... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
100.4 is not high: 100.4 is the bare minimum for fever. I would start by seeing your doctor and getting your blood pressure under control. While you are doing this, you ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Chronic cough: at your age it is likely post nasal drip with possibly cough variant asthma. I recommend a netti pot with "alkalol" menthol sinus rinse. You could imp... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Many things: Dislocation is a serious injury. Was diagnosed with x rays in an ER? I would follow up with a primary car provider. Young people heal up very will if... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Appendix still in?: this is the most important diagnosis to think about. Is the pain located in the right lower part of you abdomen just above your right hip bone? appen... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Interesting : I could only guess: a wart that has not come up yet: a cutaneous larva from walking through water...a callus that is loosening up. A tiny sliver in y... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus Appel
20 years experience
Adhesions etc...: If you were having pain before surgery, then a fibroid may not have been the cause. The incision can cause pain. Adhesions can form after surgery. It ... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, NY
Graduated 2002MD

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