Dr. Paul Slawek

Radiology
Saint George, GA
56 years experience

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Radiology

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English

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167 Answers
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Change in pattern: If there are significant changes in weight the doctor reading the mammograms should be so advised. Important part of reading mammograms is comparison ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
No: DVT would not present like that.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Chest X-ray : Need Doctor to examine your chest. Need to listen to breath sounds and you probably need chest X-ray.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
IBS: Could be irritable bowel syndrome but many illnesses fall into differential diagnosis. Need evaluation by gastroenterologist.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Likely minor problem: Straining while vomiting caused blood vessel in eye to rupture. Why vomiting? Could have virus. Need more information as to headaches.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Pressure : Not important. Don't worry about it.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
You can't: Viral or bacterial bronchitis produce much the same symptoms. Bacterial may produce a more productive cough but not always.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
No: Pagets disease of the breast is breast cancer and should be treated like all other breast cancers.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Many reasons: You say for "gallbladder" but do not specify what type of gb disease. Gb can have cancer, ducts can be blocked, pancreatitis can present like gb disea... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Colitis: Colitis, diverticulitis, crohn's disease, colon cancer, bacterial colitis, ulcerative colitis, polyps.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Never: Mammography yearly is advised for all women over 40 or 50yrs. Breast cancer can occur at any age.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Lung Cancer: A lung nodule is nonspecific. A lung nodule can be anything from a scar to a deadly lung cancer. A nodule, usually discovered on chest xray need to be... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Surgery or Ursodiol: The standard treatment for gall stones is surgery. Drugs such as ursodiol can dissolve some types of gall stones but must be taken forever because whe... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Yes: To most people it is unpleasant.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Safe: No known adverse effect.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Not unusual: An MRI arthrogram is preformed usually injecting gadolinium and iodinated contrast. One could have allergy reaction to either. Pain after this study i... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Splint: Usually a figure 8 splint is good enough for most cases. Some that are dislocated or poorly aligned require surgery.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Yes: A good quality MRI should demonstrate all herniated discs.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Mass in Middle ear: Cholesteatomas are benign growths that mostly occur in the temporal bone or middle ear. Rarely at other locations. They are acquired from middle ear d... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Dexa Study: Dexa study easily measures bone mineral density.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Ca 1st consideration: All breast lumps should be considered cancer until proved otherwise.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Remove it.: Most can and should be removed by bronchoscopy. Rarely surgery is necessary.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Retained secretions: The dilated bronchi accumulate secretions that in a healthy person are moved up and out of the lungs. These secretions tend to get infected.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Very soon bone scan: Nuclear bone scans can diagnose bone cancer long before patient feels pain.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Generally yes: Most brain topography in normal humans of similar age is very much the same.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Congenital & Aquired: Those one is born with and those aquired. Born with example: septal defect aquired example: heart attack, pericarditis, hypertension, ASCVD or hardeni... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Yes: First MRI of c-spine to r/o disc disease. If brachial plexus injury a possibility an MRI of the brachial plexus can be obtained.
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
YES: Implantation Bleeding occurs 6 to 12 days after conception in about 1/3 of pregnant females. you bleeding could have been IB.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Infection Possible.: The issue of missing a birth control pill and the discharge may be unrelated. Missing the PILL and unprotected sex can mean pregnancy. Have that inves... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Unknown: Small cyst in the pancreas are not usually dangerous. Etiology is unknown. Not in anyway related to gall bladder surgery or prior pancreatitis . We fo... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Don't Read US: US images are just a series of white and black dots. It is not like a photograph of a friend. You need training to interpret an U.S. image. You may ma... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Yes: A pericardial effusion is not normal in fetuses at any stage of gestation. What it means is not clear based on the information you supplied. You need ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Pressure on nerves: The distended bladder is creating pressure in your pelvis. This in turn is producing the groin pain. It does not usually indicate a disease.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Many possibilities.: Your symptoms are too vague to give a definitive answer. Such symptoms can range from anxiety to cancer. Get a routine physical examination. Evaluate ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Tendon displacement.: Several of the tendons crossing the ankle joint can be displaced out of there usual track. You could have an injury to the Achilles tendon. You need t... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Not unusual: The IUD is a foreign substance in the uterine canal. Such discomfort is not unusual in first week or so. Give it time and if it does not resolve to yo... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Dermatologist: Growths at worst can be skin cancer so have it checked by a doctor.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Not likely.: Swollen feet in a 24 year old could be due to heart disease but not my first choice. Vein problems such as phlebitis, fluid overload, renal disease an... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Yes: Disc herniation and bulges can occur in an instant.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Not Necessarily.: It could be a benign thyroid nodule. If it were certain to be cancer why biopsy with FNA.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Yes: Tumors can grow as fast as they want. Various degrees of aggression.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Yes: Should be done by a therapist trained to administer the test and treat any aspiration or choking that might occur.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Consider MRCP: Would be unusual for 20 year old to get Cholecystitis but not impossible. Gall Bladder disease can occur in all age groups. Cause is not always clear.... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
It could be.: The parathyroid glands are frequently in close proximity to the thyroid gland so a parathyroid adenoma can look and feel like a thyroid nodule. Parath... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
NO BUT!: No amount of radiation is good. You should avoid all unnecessary radiation. On the other hand one must weigh the risk verses the benefit. If you are h... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
No: Prominent tissue at the ureterovesical junction could indicate a early growth. Transitional cell neoplasm should be ruled out. Keep in mind that I did... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Yes.: GFR is very accurate as to evaluating renal function. It is derived from your BUN and Creatinine Levels but includes other factors. 50 is marginally l... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Approximately 6-8 Wk: Most uncomplicated fractures should completely heal by 6 - 8 weeks. If not then there may be complications. Non-union, delayed union, aseptic necrosi... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
YES: Not unusual at all. If you feel well a heart rate of 50 in bed is good.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology 56 years experience
Yes.: Vaginal bleed can be due to many factors and implantation bleeding is a common cause. Is it possible you are pregnant? A pelvis examination and pregna... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Slawek is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Slawek is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Yes he got off Augmentin2 days early & it came back.Will tell him this
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks for the quick reply and the very helpful answer !
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Thanks for your quick reply! Been 11 days pain is worse and Bloat is bad. Dr not taking me serious

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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

Awards

Top Radiologist, First Place, National - Summer
2014
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