Dr. Steven Bowers

Internal Medicine
Cochecton, NY
35 years experience

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Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: Ohio, Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

English

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152 Answers
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Can or Should?: The question isn't can you, the question is should you. Nicotine gum does help with the withdrawal from nicotine, and it can help you stop smoking. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Possibly: There does seem to be an association between lupus and pseudotumor cerebri. But the association may be spurious and related to cerebral venous thromb... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Treatable: Retinoblastoma is one of the most treatable malignancies of childhood. The cure rate is 95 to 98% with currently available treatment.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes and no: Most adrenal adenomas are nonfunctioning. However if an adenoma is functioning, i.e. Secreting excess of hormone, it will not usually stop functionin... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Not always: There is a risk of metastasis of retinoblastoma to adjacent structures or to distant sites via hematogenous metastasis.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Amyloidosis is actually a constellation of illnesses characterized by the deposition of protein fragments in various tissues of the body. The prognos... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Mating: Females create short burrows in the skin called molting pouches. She lays eggs in these pouches which eventually hatch releasing larvae. The larvae ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Seizures: Seizures can occur in encephalitis. Depending on the severity of the disease, they can be self-limited and resolve completely, needing no medications... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Filariasis is a tropical disease caused by a parasite that is acquired from the bite of an infected mosquito. Treatment may not completely clear the ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Clotting problems: Hughes syndrome is characterized by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies along with excessive arterial and venous clotting. It is an autoimmun... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Complex: The evaluation to see if beryllium exposure is producing illness is actually quite complex. It involves a number of specialized blood tests and may e... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Rephrase: Amyloidosis is the consequence of a variety of conditions which cause deposition of fibrils in various tissues including the skin. Treatment, if avai... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Chronic: Rosacea is a chronic skin condition affecting the skin of the face, which is characterized by exacerbations and remissions throughout the life of the ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Adrenal gland: Pheochromocytoma is a tumor that produces catecholamine hormones like Adrenalin which cause elevated blood pressure. The tumor is usually found in th... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
A list: Here are a few conditions that may mimic pms: major depression, other mood and affective disorders, anxiety, thyroid disease (hyper- or hypo-), irrita... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Risk: An individuals risk of coronary artery disease increases significantly when he or she has a first degree relative with cad, particularly if the relati... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Timing: This could be a long talk. Suffice it to say that the characteristic physical and emotional symptoms of PMS occur only in the luteal phase of a woman... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Keep doing.: Keep doing what you are doing. Typically an ear drum rupture will heal as long as you treat the infection that caused it. Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Hmmmm...: If you mean runny stuffy nose, sore throat fever and fatigue, for that duration, i'm thinking mononucleosis. Antibiotics wont help mono. Supportive... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Professional: Any human bed bug infestation should be managed by an experienced pest control professional. Improper treatment can result in the development of resi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Clinical: Elephantiasis is diagnosed by the appearance of the extremities that are affected by obstruction of the flow of lymph through the lymphatic system. W... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No: Encephalitis is an inflammatory process involving the brain that is usually caused by infection, either viral or bacterial.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Wet prep: A pelvic exam and wet prep sent to the lab will likely answer your question.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Guaifenesin: Guaifenesin thins mucous secretions and can be helpful for this. There are a lot of otc preparations which contain guaifenesin. If you have cough va... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Lung disease: Barrel chest is a deformity of the chest wall that develops in response to chronic over-inflated lungs. This is typically seen in patients with long ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Classification: Seizures can be classified as focal or generalized. They can be further classified as grand mal, simple partial, complex partial and absence seizures... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Soil: Listeria lives in soil and decaying vegetable matter where our food is grown. It can be passed to meats and cheeses from vegetables, and it is able t... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Definition: Anorexia - diminished appetite. Anorexia nervosa is a complex psychiatric condition in which the affected person has a distorted body image and throu... Read More
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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Chronic cough: The most common causes of chronic cough are: ace inhibitor blood pressure medicine like Lisinopril or enalapril, gerd, chronic postnasal drainage and ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Carpal tunnel: This is likely carpal tunnel syndrome, a pinched nerve in your wrist. See your doctor to confirm this. Typically it is managed conservatively with s... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: It is a common illness caused by a virus that has no specific cure. Fortunately, gastroenteritis is self-limited and resolves without specific treatm... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Pain: Tenosynovitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the tendon which is the part of a muscle that attaches to a bone. The locaion of the pain depend... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Of course this depends on what is causing your osteopenia. Osteopenia and osteoporosis are similar conditions. The cause may be related to parathyro... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe antibiotics: Sore throat can be caused by virus or bacteria. I would recommend that you see a doctor and get a rapid strep and culture. If it is strep, you will ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Anaphylaxis is a life threatening reaction. If you have had that reaction to Aspirin in the past, a rechallenge with the same medication is unwise. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Pregnancy test: Unilateral pelvic pain can be caused by a number of things. The first thing you should do is a pregnancy test. If it the test says you are not pregn... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Probably: Sinus pain is often present in viral upper respiratory infection, i.e. The common cold. This illness usually resolves within a week.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Mind body spirit: Sorry for your loss. This is not really a medical question, but i will take a stab at it. 1. Recognize that although it is painful now, this situati... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Pain: People with fibromyalgia benefit from exercise with a reduction in their symptoms, but often the pain does not go away completely. There are a few me... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: Depends on the severity and whether they are thrombosed (clotted). Mild hemorrhoids can be treated with topical creams containing vasoconsticting med... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Motion sickness: This is a type of motion sickness caused by airplane travel. In susceptible individuals, nausea, vomiting and dizziness develop when flying. It can ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Hard to say: C-reactive protein is a nonspecific marker of inflammation. It can be elevated in any condition that has an inflammatory component like infections or... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Tragic: Yes it is tragic how alcoholics impact the lives of so many. Until the alcoholic recognizes that there is a problem, little can be done. The most im... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
4 weeks: The infectious disease specialists recommend 28 days of specific antibiotic treatment.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Maybe antibiotics: Sore throat can be caused by virus or bacteria. Although the white spot is associated with bacterial infection like group a strep, that finding is al... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Usually: Pain medication, anti nausea medication and fluids, usually IV sometimes oral. Rarely the stone is too large to pass, and then there are a number of ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Chronic: If it has only been a few days, you can wait and see whether the cough goes away. A lot of times antibiotics won't help a cough right away, or it won... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Interesting: Paraspinal abscess is an infection of the area around the spinal cord. If the abscess compresses nerves, it can cause serious neurologic problems inc... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Depends: Sometimes "sinus infection" is actually just the common cold, which is managed symptomatically with decongestants and analgesics. A true sinus infect... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Not really: Anyone can acquire scabies infestation. All that is required is exposure to the mite. That being said, the elderly may have conditions, such as demen... Read More
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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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What is the treatment available for decrease progression.
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Thank you for your quick response! I will get it.

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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