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Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 is also called cholecalciferol is a fat-soluble vitamin helpful in calcium absorption. It should be taken only in the recommended dose. Chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, metallic taste, constipation, nausea, vomiting, and muscle or bone ache are the signs of vitamin D3 overdose, which needs immediate medical intervention.

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What is the treatment for sharp stabbing pain in the flank?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48-year-old male in reasonable health other than a back problem that leaves me unable to sleep. I am having sharp stabbing pain in my left flank, only when I lay in bed and change positions. I am negative for kidney stones, so assume it is spinal nerve related. I only get reli...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhav Ramesh Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have studied your case. There is a possibility of spinal disc bulge leading to back pain. I will advise you to do MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) spine to see for any disc bulge or spinal canal stenosis. And also check your vitamin B12 and vitamin D3 levels. Medi...  Read Full »

Why do I have weight loss, memory problems, and body pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old female. My issues are weight loss, memory loss, and body pain. I had medication for depression for two years. My Vitamin D3 level is 34 ng/mL. Currently, I am taking Ashwagandhadi, Liv-on, and Amlapitta. I had taken medication for two years for depression.  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Vitamin D3 levels should be between 20 to 50 ng/mL. A 34 ng/mL level of Vitamin D is normal and is ruling out Vitamin D deficiency. If the weight loss is of short duration, it may be due to thyroiditis or some acute infection. If the weight loss is of longer duration, i...  Read Full »

Please advise on using sunscreen and other protection measures.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old female. I am writing to seek your advice and recommendations regarding the use of sunscreen and other sun protection measures to safeguard my skin from the harmful effects of sun exposure. I understand the importance of sun protection and would appreciate your expertise...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, We welcome you to the icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence that you place in me for your healthcare consultation. Sunscreens are very important for sun protection and for preventing sun damage. They have multiple benefits, like preventing wrinkles on the skin, protecting from sun sp...  Read Full »

My baby is prescribed vitamin D3. Are calcium drops needed?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 4 months old. The doctor prescribed her Vitamin D3 sachet to be given stat and next after 45 days. So, is there any need of giving calcium drops along with it?  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Kumar Modi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Vitamin D3 drops are regularly advised to infants. But Vitamin D3 sachet is only advised in diagnosed cases of vitamin D deficiency. The need for calcium supplement is based on the type of deficiency. Normally, no supplementation of calcium is required. Please share ...  Read Full »

I am taking medication for a fever. Can I do kidney tests?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a bad throat, cold and mild fever. I am taking antibiotic Amoxycillin and Ibugesic plus. Can I get liver function test and kidney function test at this time or should I wait?  Read Full »

Dr. Janrao Smit Uttam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is advisable to get the liver and kidney function tests done after a week, as these drugs alter the test results. For further queries consult an internal medicine physician online -->  Read Full »

Why does leg pain occur when I stop vitamin D3 supplements?

Query: Hello doctor, It all started with leg pain some two years ago. At that time my vitamin D3 level was only 8. Then, I took Uprise-D3 60000 weekly dose for two months. I was cured and fine. But after six months, the problem started again. I did my blood tests again and it was 30. I started taking vitam...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It appears that you have myalgia. I suggest that you take; 1.Tablet vitamin D 5000 IU (International Units) once daily. 2. Tablet A to Z (Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Zinc, Folic acid, Methylcobalamin, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitam...  Read Full »

What causes the skin around a baby's anus to turn red?

Query: Hi doctor, I am the mother of a 2 months old baby boy. Last week I have noticed that my baby’s butthole and its surrounding area has turned red in color. I have been using pampers on a daily basis, but I have always made it a point to change the diapers within four hours time. I have been using ra...  Read Full »

Dr. Samreen A Urooj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no need to worry. I have gone through the pictures of your baby (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all, answering your first question, sometimes rashes appear due to dryness or lack of care. So, you can apply vaseline or Polyfax (Polymyx...  Read Full »

I would like to get my recent health report reviewed by a general physician for guidance. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to get my recent health report reviewed by a general physician for guidance. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity),, you have done some investigations and would like to interpret those blood results. All the investigation results that are provided here are within the s...  Read Full »

I have tiredness and vitamin D3 deficiency. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 51 years old feeling frequent lower back pain and tiredness. BP, sugar and other tests are normal but my vitamin D3 is deficient. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Vineeth Varma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Vitamin D deficiency is one of the common cause of generalized body pain. It is more frequent in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. Back pain can also be due to osteoporosis or degenerative (age-related) spine changes. It is better you start taking Calcium and ...  Read Full »

Why has my child not started walking by his own?

Query: Hi doctor, It is regarding my son. He is 14 months and 1 week old. He has not started to walk on his own but has started to crawl at 12 months. Is there a problem with his leg muscle?  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry. Some children are a little slow. The very fact that the child is able to crawl shows that leg muscles are working fine and have enough strength to lift the weight of the body. Give the child some time, and he should be able to walk also. You can supplement...  Read Full »

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