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Dr. Paul Harper

General Surgery
Londonderry, NH
54 years experience male

Locations

Office

Londonderry, NH

Address

Suite 5, 1A Commons Drive, Londonderry, NH
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Practice website

Fax

(603) 434-4833

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Harvard Pilgim Health Care

TUFTS Health Plan

Paul J Harper MD LLC

Londonderry, NH

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

General Surgery

Licenses

United States: New Hampshire

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

372 Answers
468 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Don't know.: You should not be having nipple discharge. Your tubes being tied has nothing to do with it. Neither does your period. You need to see your doctor. The... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Depends.: Where was the adenoma? Can't say much unless i know where it is.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
No: There is not enough info to be more specific now. No biopsy is necessary. It sounds like you might have a yeast infection. See your doctor.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Get a second opinion: . There are many diagnostic possibilities here. This can be anything from STDs to a bladder infection to trauma, to various kinds of tumors. You need ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
What is your questio: You need to see a doctor. Consider tetanus prophylaxis and repair of the laceration asap.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
See a gastro.: With rectal bleeding at your age3 you need to see a gastroenterologist and have a colonoscopy.
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Not likely: To be sure see your doctor. What you described if accurate is not likely to lead to pregnancy.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Yes: The flu shot does not protect you from all types of flu.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Artery problem: You may have an extra rib in your neck. You have to get this checked out by your doctor.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Yes.: Your surgeon is correct. Surgery will often get rid of the pain associated with adhesions. However the adhesions will almost certainly return.
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Hard to say.: Do you use drugs? Are you on medication? For this you need to talk to your doctor. He may suggest you see a specialist. Good luck.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Varies: It can take minutes or years. How do you know you have this hernia? If you are having problems you need to be seen asap by your doctor. Strangulation ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
You can't: What you are presenting does not indicate gall bladder disease. Something else is going on. Let the doctor decide.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Don't know. : Nipple discharge can be the sign of serious breast disease. This has to be seen by a doctor.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Several things.: Oral thrush and other candida infections can occur when your immune system is weakened by disease or drugs such as prednisone, or when antibiotics dis... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
No.: 2 weeks is early to start exercising after this type of hernia repair. Talk to your doctor about this.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Not likely: Could be anything but it sounds like allergies to me. Check with your doctor.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Unknown: Hiv harms the immune system making you more likely to get infections. I know of no time frame. Some of my patients get thrush and others don't.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Genetic testing: Screening for a male breast is difficult from several standpoints. However one genetic test can offer some insight: brca1 and brca2 genetic tests can ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Braxton-Hicks: Could be braxton-hicks contractions but it could also indicate a problem. You need to see your doctor asap.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Rare: I have been doing surgery since 1972. In that time I have seen 2 patients under 30. If you have a breast issue see your doctor.
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A member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Positive: No one knows where this is going but i think it will be positive.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Not likely: A one month history would be most unusual for appendicitis although there is such a thing as chronic appendicitis. With that type of history you have ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Searching for answer: It sounds as if your doctor is doing a work up to find the answer. If you are getting endoscopy i'm sure he/she has a reason. Ask and find out. Blood ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Trauma: Usually some type of injury.
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Not really: This procedure can be a very complex procedure. Local can be used, but not humanely. I would never try it on an awake patient.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Maybe: Maybe but probably not. You should see your surgeon asap. There is a chance that you "stressed" the suture line but it is not likely. A disruption of ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Yes but....: A true lipoma is not malignant (cancer) but there are some cases in which the lesion is a liposarcoma and is malignant. General rule i was taught was ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
I don't think so: Not sure what this means. Clay colored stool usually means bile is not entering the bowel. This can be do to a blockage from the gall bladder to the i... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Trauma.: A ganglion cyst is usually the result of trauma, even many years ago. As far as I am concerned it is a surgical lesion. You either leave it alone or r... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
NO: The port sites for removal of the gall bladder do not involve the chest.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Right: You have chronic cholecystitis . Your gall bladder needs to be removed.
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
I don't know: I don't know what your doctor told you, but the treatment for this condition is surgical. So if you are looking for a nonsurgical approach the answer ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
What is your ?: I doubt that masturbating 3 times a week has anything to do with sperm motility. See your urologist. He/she can help find out what is going on, if any... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
The: The biggest one is " if it hurts, don't do it".
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Sure is.: Lots of my cancer patients have a dog and get great comfort from them.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
None of them: Yogurt does not have lactose in it (or at least not a considerable amount). This is because it is made with bacteria cultures, which feed on the lacto... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Function: That test tells how well your gall bladder works. If the ejection fraction is low it should be removed. It is not working right.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Yes: It is important to make the correct diagnosis here. Do you have a cyst? Do you have appendicitis? I don't know but the doctor you see will be able to ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Kidney problem: The colostomy is not the problem. The high creatinine is the issue. It indicates probable kidney failure. Follow your doctor's instructions. This may ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
No: A pet scan is used to detect cancer spread.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Sure: I am not aware of any problems with these foods and diverticulitis.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Look at it: An allergy can cause a red sometimes raised rash- hives. The so called flesh eating bacteria is a nasty looking often with a bad odor lesion that can ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Yes you can: Oral-genital contact can spread this condition.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
None: You spend money, the other guy takes your money and you get nothing but a lighter wallet. Have a hamburger, it's cheaper and just as good. Tastes bett... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
It can take a couple: Depends on the cause.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Benign thyroid issue: It is a benign mass in the thyroid which contains come thick fluid. It has to be distinguished from cancer. Your doctor can do that for you.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
No: Ultrasound has no effect on the fetus. Besides you were not pregnant when you had the ultrasound. Relax and enjoy your pregnancy.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
Depends: Calcifications do not change the treatment of cancer. Finding them on a mammogram or other imaging study can lead to the right diagnosis (not always ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 54 years experience
See a doctor: I'm not sure what you mean by 4 symptoms of breast cancer. If you have anything that makes you worried about that disease get to a doctor asap. You ma... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Harper is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Harper is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Went to the ER and no bleeding was found, but then again was given morphine which constipates me. Told I have stomach flu? A bit skeptical.
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Not addicted took myself off after this post, no withdrawals on codeine only now n in wheelchair to avoid pain n broken bones
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Thanks for your quick reply! I don't know. I am waiting on full lab results. A1c was done in office. Blood glucose and fasting glucose was always normal with pregnancies

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

NJ College of Medicine
Graduated 1969MD

Residency

Jersey City Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, New Hampshire - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, New Hampshire - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, New Hampshire - Winter
2013
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