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Dr. Steven Bowers

Internal Medicine
Cochecton, NY
33 years experience

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Internal Medicine

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United States: Ohio, Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

English

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184 Answers
71 Agrees
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No reason to wait.: As long as you are no longer having any symptoms, there is no reason to wait.
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Hydrate: Stones in the kidney are usually asymptomatic. They can be painful if they pass into the ureter and IV fluids and pain medicine is called for in that... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Some thoughts: There are a few things this could be, like infections, mechanical problems associated with the circulation of the testis, or tumors involving the test... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Follow up: If you are not improving with the treatment your doctor prescribed, then you need to let the doctor know. Perhaps you need an anti-inflammatory or st... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Immediately?: You need to know what is causing it first. See your doctor for a pelvic exam and get the answer.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Shoulder pain.: Cant know for sure without seeing it. May be a rotator cuff tear or strain. Other possibility is a herniated disc in your neck. Peripheral nerve in... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
How often?: Depending on how often these occur it may be worthwhile to try suppressive therapy with an anti-viral like gancyclovir.
A 70-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Not yet.: First i would have you repeat the BP at home and at another office visit to determine that it is persistently high. A six to eight week trial of life... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Some thoughts: Pain in the lower back is most often from muscles. Kidney stones that are being passed usually cause very severe flank pain, but very rarely on both ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Long time: I am surprised you are not complaining of nausea and vomiting. You seem to be experiencing constipation. A bowel obstruction is a less likely expana... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Depends: If flexion (bending forward) makes your pain worse, then extension exercises are best. If extension (bending backward) makes your pain worse, then pe... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Pain-spasm: Usually muscle spasm in the neck starts with pain from injury. The spasm is the body's attempt to immobilize the area. As metabolites of muscle cont... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Migraine?: Migraine is sometimes loosely used term to describe severe headache. The actual cause of the headache may be something that is not a migraine. It is... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Hmmm...: Depends on the cause of the redness. This could be signs of infection, blood clot, inflammation or poor circulation. It is important that you see a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: High fevers are not uncommon in young children, and are not always serious. You should try to bring the fever down asap with Acetaminophen and/or ibu... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Warm soaks: Warm soaks may bring the boil to drain spontaneously. If not go to the emergency department for a procedure to drain it. You may need antibiotics.
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Depends: Most wound infections are treated with antibiotics and resolve fairly quickly, a few days, depending on the type of bacteria that is causing the infec... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Infection?: This may be a sign of an infection, you should go to an urgent care center or gynecologist for a pelvic exam. This will help to determine what treatm... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Doubt it.: Not likely, but if you received antibiotics recently then a secondary yeast infection is a good possibility.
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Maybe: It may be painful briefly, but it shouldn't cause any permanent harm.
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Depends: Fever can be caused by many different conditions, some of which will resolve on their own. Many times fever can be a sign of serious illness. You sh... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Don't ignore: Although most causes of the type of pain you describe are not serious, in some cases this can represent something serious, like pneumonia or a blood c... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Context: I usually see that on wet prep exams. In that situation it is trichomonas. That is a sexually tranmitted protozoall infection. It causes a foul sme... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Herpes outbreaks can be treated with antiviral medication like acyclovir, valacyclovir or gancyclovir. Continuing to take a reduced dose of these med... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No: There is no cure for motor neuron disease. The prognosis depends on the type of motor neuron disease. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als) is the mos... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Meds: Take your medication and cover your mouth when you cough.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
UTI?: Sounds like you may have a urinary tract infection. See a doctor for a urinalysis to find out.
A member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Pain: Usually muscle spasm is the bodies attempt to stabilize a bone or joint that hurts. It is seen most often in association with back and neck pain. As... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Lots of things: That type of rash needs to be seen by a physician. Lots of things cause rashes, most of which are benign, and some of which are serious. The appeara... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Antipyretics: Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are good antipyretic meds and will bring your temperature down. Make sure you find out what's causing your fever, you may... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Can't hurt: If you think you might be pregnant, a home pregnancy test is the best way to answer your question.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
BMI: At that height and weight your bmi calculates to 18.8, which is within the normal range. You do have room to gain weight and remain normal, though. ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Sorry: If you are having fever and back pain you may have a very serious problem. Recommend you be seen in an emergency department.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Abdominal pain: Pepto-bismol is very safe as it mostly stays in the GI tract and isn't absorbed into the blood stream. Pepto-bismol will cause your stool to be black... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Painful: Postherpetic neuralgia is a severe, lancinating nerve pain syndrome that develops at the site of the rash in some patient who have shingles. The pain ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Rare: Diphtheria, once common, is now a rare disease in developed countries due to widespread vaccination programs. It is characterized by fever and membra... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No: Baclofen is a centrally acting muscle relaxant. It does not have effects on blood clotting or viscosity.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Infection: This is infection inside the heart. It is is caused by bacteremia which gives the bacteria an opportunity to seed an area in the heart. It occurs in... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Infection: These are infections of the structures within the scrotum, the testis (orchitis), the tubular structure adjacent to the testis (epididymitis), or both... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Easy: When they are hungry, which is all the time. If you are in an area where malaria is endemic, take the appropriate prophylaxis, where repellent and sl... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Depends: There are scores of different hemolytic anemias, each with its own cause and characteristic behavior. These qualities determine how we treat them, an... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
First description: Rubella is a viral illness that was first described by german physicians in the middle of the 18th century. It became known as german measles because... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Having a first degree relative with coronary artery disease is a significant risk factor coronary artery disease..
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No: This is not a familial syndrome.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Yes they can be painful. They usually resolve without specific treatment other than pain management.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Self limited illness: Salmonellosis in the us is nontyphoidal. This is a self limited diarrheal illness which lasts 2 - 7 days. Treatment is supportive and mainly consis... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
No: Melanosis coli is seen on colonoscopy. It describes the appearance of the colon in patients who have been abusing anthraquinone laxatives. These lax... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Not really: Prolactinoma manifests differently depending on whether you are male, premenopausal female or postmenopausal female. Premenopausal women develop vary... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Depends: That would depend on what your using it for. If you are using the Immune Globulin for a chronic illness, then i doubt that missing one dose would do ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Depends: Depends on whether you are talking about true neurogenic as opposed to disputed neurogenic, venous or arterial thoracic outlet syndromes.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bowers is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bowers is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Feb 19, 2012
good advice
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much for the prompt response to my question.
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :) Thanks Dr this was very helpful
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What is the treatment available for decrease progression.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1988MD

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1988MD

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