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Dr. Mark Gordon

Colon and Rectal Surgery
FL
55 years experience

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Colon and Rectal Surgery

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51 Answers
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Many causes: You need another opinion, perhaps a general surgeon to review your problem, if your gynecologist can't find it.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
It is: It is a very useful test, and quite accurate.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
It shouldn't: Raw or cooked? Raw can be dangerous due to bacteria. Cooked should be ok.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Yes: Blood types are inherited from both parents.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
no difference: There may be some nutritional variation, but not significant for general medicine. Naturopathy feels differently, but this is an alternative area.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Modify: If cold or wetness prevents your tolerance of exercising outdoors, there are numerous workout indoor regimens - rcaf, aerobics, dance, etc. You can fi... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
The fat: Calories. Saturated fats not so good.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Yes: This has a cause, and could be gluten intolerance, or gas production.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Yes: Exclusion diagnosis. Child probably has treatable condition. See your doctor.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
It can: You need a gastroenterologist or interested family dr to review your problem.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
See below: The commonest cause is papilloma virus infection, sexually transmitted. Read a little on this at a health web site.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
No: The only side effect of any significance after cholecystectomy is a temporary change in bowel habits due to the body adjusting to a change in bile sal... Read More
A 73-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Examination needed: First seek a complete exam by your family physician. Then consultation with a gastroenterologist or gastrointestinal surgeon for appropriate testing. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
It depends: There are different causes for jaundice. Ask your doctor to provide dietary advice.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Not clear: You need a full evaluation, as there are many possibilities. A colorectal or endoscopic surgeon, or gastrenterologist should be able to help you.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Yes: It even helps those with a permanent problem such as nerve deficits. It may require a session or two with an exercise or physical therapist.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Probably: Avoid drugs when nursing.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Antacids: Antacids, pepto bismol, and acid blockers such as Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec or paepcid may help.This answer assumes a one time situation. Repea... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Should not have: Recurrent calf pain is a symptom of a problem. Start with your family doctor. A vascular ultrasound is a useful initial exam.Most causes can be helped... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
It depends: If you have no symptoms, simply repeat the ultrasound in 6 months.If there are epigastric or biliary-like symptoms, an upper endoscopy and repeat ultr... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Few: Most common side effects are on the label or insert. Most are not common. You can find them on the web at sites such as pub med health.Watch for any d... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Follow a regimen: Adequate fiber diet, soft stools, kegel exercises. If this does not help, a short course of dilute anal Nitroglycerin ointment (0.2%) 2-3 times dail... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Dont know: But if it goes away after, dont worry about it.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Avoid it: Many people can't tolerate peppers. Some can take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or similar to ease the discomfort.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Antacids: Antacids, pepto bismol, and acid blockers such as Zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec or paepcid may help.This answer assumes a one time situation. Repea... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
A long time: This is a sign of serious liver injury from long term alcohol abuse.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Probably not: Results after surgery tend to stablize or improve a little.Most don't have further long term problems if no associated syndromes.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Must be excised: I don't know of any other way to remove. Usually done under local anesthesia with quick recovery.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Variable: Abdominal complaints, bleeding small or large, may not be visible.Early very few.This why we do upper and lower endoscopy.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Variable: Variable. From not significant to serious complications, dependent upon degree.Can be minimal or minor requiring no treatment. Many procedures availab... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Additional measures: People with severe constipation, adter adequate daily fiber and fluid intake, may need to add a daily stool softener or two. If this doesn't help, the... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Variably: The condition requires only simple medical and dietary recommendations. Diverticulitis is a complication, and treatment is different depending on seve... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Serious: Rectal bleeding must be evaluated. All can be treated.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Needs evaluation: Long standing digestive symptoms that dont resolve need evaluation. A local gasroenterologist is a good start.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Not good: They will have more illness and die sooner.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Probably not: But it can worsen your symptoms for a while.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Probably not much: Following completion of corrective surgery, other than some lower bowel or evacuation problems, often not bad, most people do well.Assuming no other n... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Many possibilities: If you are acutely ill, go to the emergency room.If this has been going on for a while, see your doctor.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Serious: Rectal bleeding must be evaluated. All can be treated.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Potentially serious: Repetetive stomach pain can be a symptom of an ulcer or other significant problem. Most all are treatable. Suggest you consult a gastroenterologist if... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Yes: Allergies to allrgy drugs are uncommon but do occur. If you suspect you are having a reaction see your physician.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Anything: Insufficient info to answer. If it continues you need to consult an ob-gyn, which you need to do anyway for a healthy pregnancy.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
No: Needs examination if worsening and not resolving. Many possibilities.Not due to wipes.
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Probably yeast: Antifungal powder and dry gauze to avoid sweating. If continues see a colorectal surgeon or dermatologist.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
It depends.: Someone needs to examine your mouth for the cause. Either your doctor or your dentist.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Unclear: I do not understand your question, but you should see a general or colorectal surgeon for a brief exam, since some simple dietary and medication measu... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Variable: It really depends on maintaining bowel habit modifications.Good results can last several years if constipation is avoided.Those with familial tendenci... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
No: Unlikely enough mercury in the fish eaten.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
ABO incompatibity: This is rarely a problem since all obstetricians test for it and treat the baby as well. Your doctor can explain it. Look up neonatal jaundice if you ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Gordon
Colon and Rectal Surgery 55 years experience
Laparoscopic : Laparoscopic surgery is the correct treatment. Even if dissolved, the stone will recur. Has he had all the tests to check causes of gallstone in a cji... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gordon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gordon is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you, I never knew , wheat could be the common problem ,
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you you really leave some of my worries.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

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Medical/Graduate school

Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, PA
Graduated 1967MD
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