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Dr. Robert Ringrose

Gastroenterology
Tiff City, MO
59 years experience

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Gastroenterology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

39 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No short answer: Probably had an intestinal virus. If so you should decrease dairy products for 4-5 days at least. If you are having upper abdominal pain, especially... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
Yes: But if it helps it is a good dependence.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No short answer: The medical community is very divided on the "healthiness" of caffeine. Some conditions it is bad for, especially cardiac problems. Otherwise i feel i... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No short answer: Herpes simplex virus can cause ulcers of the lips, mouth and throat and/or the genital area. It is infectious. It is usually recurrent & be quite pai... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
Yes, very probably: There are other possibilities tho'. You may have developed a salmonella, h.Pylori infection or any other of the bacteria or virus entities that can c... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No, baring ingrown: Some people have that normally but others can be caused by some medications, some BP meds and some antibiotics can increase hair growth. Also some ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
What is th question?: Are you having heartburn, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain? Many people have gastritis & erosions, especially if they are taking nsaids, such as aspi... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
Try Omeprazole: You probably have taken it since it is over the counter. I expect your gastroenterologist was tired and behind or the nurse forgot to write or call i... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
Mercury toxicity: It was popularized in alice in wonderland by the mad hatter. Mercury was used to help shape hats, i was told. It can be found in fish (tuna, halibut... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No short answer: It sounds like hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). It can be seen in diabetics but more often, i feel, in people who later will be diabetic. If you are ov... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
Probably not: Several questions arise, 1. How recently was he tested, 2. Was the result he showed you really his test, if he did, 3. Did he just tell you that he di... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No easy answer: If you continue vomiting blood or having large black bm's it should be done now, go to the er . If you see no blood or black bm's and are not more pa... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No short answer: You don't mention pain, nausea, vomiting or constipation. There all a lot of different "small meals". If it contains several rolls, or dips of ice cr... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No short answer: Everyone has some lymphocytes in their duodenum and as usual normalcy is a bell curve. And you can be on either end or even off of it, if you have a l... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No short answer: You give us very little to go on. The possibilities are numerous; morning sickness, motion sickness, migraine prodrome, inner ear problems, dizziness,... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No short answer: There is no home kit to test for intestinal tb. It is more often a lung disease. Also there are no consistant signs that suggest intestinal tb. ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
Many possibilities: It may be as simple as milk intolerance (cut out milk products). It could be medications such as nsaids (pain medications - aspirin, motrin, alleve, ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
Possibly: You can weight several days and do a home pregnancy test, you didn't mention vaginal itching or rash. The tests aren't 100% but they are getting bett... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No short answer: Has it gotten worse since the antibiotics, if so how much? If it has gotten much worse you may have had a viral bronchitis at first (antibiotics don'... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
Yes: Nothing is 100%. Hepatitis b is a bad disease and we hope if you do get it after the vaccine that it will be a much milder case. I have not had a pa... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No short answer: Medically it is called fasciculation. It is a quivering of a tired muscle. Most people have them at times, some frequently. Sometimes it seems to c... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No short answer: A number of possibillities, if he does much lifting he may be straining the muscles. He may have a prostate infection (that's often back pain though... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No short answer: We need to know how long you have had this, i would guess it has been there for most of your life, since you didn't describe any pain in the past in t... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
Yes definitly: Aspirin, ibuprofen, potassium pills and others can cause small ulcers. In some people the pills get stuck in the tonsils but some people have pocke... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No short answer: It depends on how long and well you treated it before you stopped. If you put 2 bricks under each side of the head of your bed it will let gravity he... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No short answer: It depends on whether you are not eating more calories than you are burning during the day or if you have a medical condition. Many are "lean" all of... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No short answer: I can't guess the sex of this patient but if it is a woman I am afraid she may be pregnant. Often though when students enter college (and are a real ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
You may have: Many things get stuck in the throat, fish bones, too large hot dog or meat bites, toothpicks, etc. Also it is possible for an ear infection to feel l... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No short answer: Stool mucus is usually clear to creamy. Bile is usually greenish in coloration and if you have a greasy or fatty meal sometimes more bile will be pro... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No short answer: If it has been going on for three months and is rapidly getting worse, you must go to a doctor or emergency room, please.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
Probably not: The alt & ast are very sensitive tests. That is probably the first time you have had them taken, if not compare with the previous. I would get it chec... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No short answer: You didn't mention duration or other sxs. I would guess a middle or inner ear problem or eustachian tube blockage - infection or allergic. One thing ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
What is acidity?: Do you mean abdominal pain, discomfort, heartburn, nausea, or refluxing acid up into your throat. Or is it more morning sickness? I would initially... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No short answer: I would guess you have strained the right upper abdominal muscles. The scan should have noticed if you had gall stones. It is easy to strain the upp... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No short answer: We don't know how long this has been going on, where the abdominal pain is, whether there is fever or h ow long this has been in the queue. But if ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
It is very possible: If you don't drink enough fluids more of the liquid in the small intestine is absorbed and at the breaking point - viola constipation. It is not ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
No short answer: They are essentially the same. They can cause chest pain (sometimes mistaken for a heart attack), esophagitis (inflammation and possible ulceration o... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
Possibly: Milk intolerance is most often not an allergy but a deficiency of the enzyme (lactase) that breaks down lactose (a complex milk sugar). If it is not ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ringrose
Gastroenterology 59 years experience
Probable reflux: Several possibilities. It sounds like it has not been long term. No mention of injury so probably not spleen, onset with lying down indicates a high ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ringrose is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ringrose is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for your answer. It was helpful but it wasn't very long just long enough to use a paper towel to wipe the bottom, is that long eno
HealthTap member
Thank you so much that is exactly what it feels like, a pocket in my throat. I think I have something stuck in it. Now i can go to docs.
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Thank you I don't know why I stopped but I did. I forgot I also have cervicitis on the cells in my anal track

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Graduated 1963MD

Residency

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Joplin, MO - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Joplin, MO - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Joplin, MO - Winter
2013
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