Dr. Julie Bolton

Family Medicine
CA
24 years experience

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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

46 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Warm compresses: Warm moist compresses for 10 minutes at a time as often as you are able will often promote it to resolve or drain. Plain water or water mixed with Eps... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Primary Care: OB/GYN or your primary care can work this up - the first step is usually to take a medication to see if your cycle will come - depending on whether or... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Many causes: There are many causes of changes in discharge including hormonal/diet changes, overgrowth of normal vaginal bacterial and fungi, or sexually transmit... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes generally : This is a strong broad spectrum antibiotic that is appropriate for such infections depending on the cause (dog bite, cut from a clean knife) and the p... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Cervical spine evalu: This may be from a pinched nerve in your neck. Gentle stretches, warm compresses over the neck, range of motion for the neck and upper arms can help. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Agree: If you are 10 days from the start of symptoms and 72 hours with no fever and improved symptoms you should be fine There is a asymptomatic non-infectio... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
If it persists: An ache or pain now and again is normal, often from overuse or unrecognized trauma (or too much cracking the joint). A bit of ice an an over the coun... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Other options: Not enough evidence on this. If you take it very rarely, i wouldn’t be greatly concerned. If it is often do consider working more on the many non-drug... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Not likely pregnant: Most pregnancy tests will turn positive between 2-3 weeks after conception. If you had intercourse unprotected in the past 3 weeks pregnancy could st... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Maybe: Stress can and does affect the immune system and will mildly alter WBC as well as blood glucose. Also there is usually some variability from one lab t... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
A few reasons: It could be the infections but antibiotics can also make you susceptible to getting a yeast infection. Mention it to the treating doctor - Also if yo... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Buyer beware: Be very suspicious of medications sold by a third-party and overseas.. They may be counterfeit and not contain any of what you were thinking you are p... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Wait a bit more: A pregnancy test usually will not be positive until 3 weeks from unprotected intercourse, if you have gone beyond that, stress and other factors can b... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Sits bath/fiber: Sitz baths are helpful for inflammation. Wipe with wet TP. It is also crucial to have soft regular BMS - a diet high in fiber with a fiber supplement ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Depends: While some pediatricians and primary doctors do circumcise, Many others do not. And those that do, usually do so only on infants. By 6 years old, how... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Office visit: Generally, if it is a new condition, you will need to be seen for evaluation of the condition. You will likely have to pay a co-pay for the visit. For... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Don’t stress: It is infinitesimally unlikely that you would get pregnant since you are amenorrheic with an IUD functioning in place. If you are concerned about you... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: If you are pregnant, bleeding does not always mean miscarriage but when accompanied by severe cramps it is suggestive this could be happening. If the... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Probably controlled: If you are taking a moderate strength OCP at the same time every day, spotting is very unusual and you should have the anatomy evaluated as there can ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Anemia is possible: Anemia can occur after a prolonged period. Some signs are fatigue, dizziness, rapid heart rate - if she has bled heavily she should get checked. If i... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Doctors note: You need to get a note from the doctor that has evaluated you for the condition you were off of work from. If you took off with out seeing a doctor, y... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Taper: This is difficult - longer acting prescription medications are used in practice. If an office visit is not an option consider taking a regular dose bu... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Prescribing doc : Ongoing prescription are generally sent to the pharmacy by the ongoing treating physician - your primary doctor or a specialist depending on the condi... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Many possibilities : There are so many issues in toddler skin - eczema - which is an itchy rash often on the hands, knees or elbows, is most common chronically, and best r... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Likely candida: This is most consistent with a vaginal yeast infection. You can try an OTC treatment, and also lower the sugar in your diet. If no improvement then i... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Some do: Position and the ambient noise in a room has an influence on being able to occasionally hear ones own heartbeat but a new constant pulsing should be e... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Stress: Sleep is often effected by unrecognized underlying or low level stress, which is increased during this pandemic immensely. Your second symptom sounds ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Would avoid most: Generally not recommended. Better to use non-drug therapy’s like a humidifier, honey with lemon for cough, nasal saline irrigation can help with stuf... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: Free fluid in the pelvis but outside the uterus will slowly reabsorb in the abdomen - it would not pass back in the the uterus. Vaginal discharge will... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Guidance best: while this may be the problem, you may also have other reasons for your depression - worth talking with a therapist. As for tapering, Klonopin is long... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
See a dentist ASAP: These symptoms are all a signs of gum disease. And excruciating pain can indicate a deep infection. A dental visit with xrays is definitely in order,... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
It might: If it was effective in the past, sometimes a dose adjustment is needed. Many are experience extra anxiety during this pandemic - probably the best is ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Try it?: I have not known this to be effective but doubt it would cause any harm to try it on one that is inconspicuous. But I would recommend skin tag remova... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Pharmacist: theoretically a change in the pH could alter adsorption of a medication, so for actually taking your medications, consider just using regular filtered... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Physical evaluation : This should be seen in person - the red area may be unrecognized trauma and a mild infection or sign of an infection in the joint which is more seriou... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Get regular: It is imperative that you have soft regular bowel movements. The diet high in fiber dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, foods like beets, and pr... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Allergy related: This is likely related to allergies, as you have a history of the same. You could try an OTC antihistamine. Reflux from the stomach may also cause t... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: This is totally normal. Vaginal tissue is a mucous membrane with many glands necessary to keep the area moist and healthy. These will become more pron... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Possibly: Very likely something bit you, although there are other conditions, like shingles, that may also cause burning and then a rash. If the wound is feeli... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes...if: Yes - If you had contact within 6 feet unmasked for more than 10 minutes you should probably be tested.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Not exactly: An Echo gives a good picture of the size and surface of the heart. The valves are well visualized - scar tissue is not directly seen as much as inferr... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Document : Even if you can’t send a photo, I recommend taking a picture and watching it - if it persists do have it evaluated -
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Nerve compression: This sounds like a positional problem causing compression of a nerve root or blood vessel, often from a bone in the neck or muscle tissue. This would ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Probably: If your menses started June 29 and ended July 3 , your next cycle, if you are regular, may be in the end of July. there are great APs you can download... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Do the ankles hurt?: Pain with walking can come from anywhere from the back down to the toes - if when you walk the pain is specifically in the ankles and not above or bel... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Bolton
Family Medicine 24 years experience
It should not: nausea is a common side effect of estrogen in high dose. If she vomited immediately the dose should be repeated however 5 hours is enough to get syste... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Thanks Dr Bolton! Gives me a better idea of the nature of Augmentin.
HealthTap member
I have been keeping an eye on it and it is fading. Thanks!
HealthTap member
Thank you for your answer Dr Julie! Highly appreciate it!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, CA
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

PACIFIC HOSPITAL OF LONG BEACH

Awards

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