Dr. Joseph Woods

Pathology
Yorktown Heights, NY
30 years experience male

About

Bio

Grew up in Westchester, NY. Residency in Wes.Med.Ctr.. NIH for 3 years, then Ohio State for 1 more. Medical license in NY state. Board Certified in Clinical Pathology. MA in Actuarial Science from Columbia University.

Specialties
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Pathology

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English

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1.7K Answers
603 Agrees
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
It depends.: People generally don't need transfusions, unless they have loss of blood or conditions, like anemia, or surgical procedures that require a great deal ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
It depends.: Brucellosis is a disease that chiefly affects livestock (cattle and goats), and can be transferred to humans if precautions are not taken (goggles, ru... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Many and varied.: Depending on which hemophilia (bleeding disorder) you deal with, treatments can vary. Fresh frozen plasma or FFP has factors 8 and 9 but needs plasma... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Hypocalcemia.: Hypocalcemia is low serum calcium (less than 9 mg/dl). This can have many causes, like hypoparathyroidism, and renal failure. This usually has sympt... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Not sure.: Use of sunscreen, and limiting sun exposure are two known ways to reduce skin cancer risk. If these are used to block sun exposure, then they likely ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Burning, itching,,,: A yeast infection of the vagina or vulva may cause severe itching, burning, soreness, irritation, and a whitish or whitish-gray cottage cheese-like di... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Not likely,,,: It depends on your overall health situation. If you feel fine then it shouldn’t be a cause for concern. Many test results fluctuate with no signs or... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
It depends,,,: It depends on possibly many factors. The weather could cause this at times, also if you do a lot with your hands like typing on a computer or mobile ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
It is possible.: It depends on what you use to do it. If you use a formula to bulk up, or pills, it is very likely that this can happen. There are all kinds of thing... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Blow your nose.: The best way to get rid of this is to blow your nose and get it out. Sometimes your nose can be swollen from the flu, so nasal decongestants and coug... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Likely pressure.: Sometimes, on an airplane, when it descends too fast or goes up too quickly, the air pressure changes too soon and your inside pressure cannot accomod... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Exercise, good diet.: This "good" cholesterol is increased by activity like exercise, and an active lifestyle. A balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables can als... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Anywhere 30-90 min .: Pain from acute cholelithiasis or gallstones occurs anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes after meals, consists of right upper abdominal or epigastric pain, ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Might be.: Although many things might cause headaches, brain tumor is something that should definitely be considered, especially when there are recurrent/everyda... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Likely dehydration.: A urine that smells like ammonia is likely due to dehydration since it is concentrated. A salty taste in the mouth is likely due to the same thing as... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Good hygiene, etc..: The best way to prevent this is probably good hygiene, like douching regularly and showering regularly. It would also help to lessen the frequency of... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
See doctor/get ABX!: I can't stress enough to see your/a doctor with this. Sore throat, fever, and chills are symptoms. Diagnosis is by throat culture, and this can be d... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
They can get bigger.: I have seen and heard of examples the size of a football or bigger. They cause pain, and if big enough, may become malignant, and so they are removed... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Yes. : The normal ranges are as follows: < 50 yrs of age men 0-15 mm/hour women 0-20 mm/hour > 50 yrs of age men 0-20 mm/hour women 0-30 mm/hour.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Likely white areas.: The sonogram/ultrasound is used to see stones that an x ray cannot pick up. They are seen as white/opaque area(s) and may be accompanied by strands/b... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Likely no problem.: Your creatinine is within normal range (< 1.5 mg/dl). Normal ranges can vary, but this is well within many. Your 24 urine was normal, which likely m... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Possible Raynaud's?: You might have something known as raynaud's phenomenon. This usually follows cold exposure and is manifested by blanching, cyanosis, and redness of t... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Maybe/hard to say.: Most of these are resistant to chemotherapy, so often surgery is done, with good results. Both of these are expensive, but chemotherapy may be more s... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Maybe/likely not.: While nodules, even calcified ones can possibly be cancer, they are more likely to be something else. Calcified nodules are likely to be associated w... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
By lab readings.: You likely find out about this by gstting laboratory readings on routine blood work. There is total cholesterol, HDL or good cholesterol, LDL or bad ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
High titer.: This most likely means you have a high titer of some antibody like anti-nuclear antibody, or some other antibody. The 1:390 means that it had to be d... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Your period, etc.,,,: Depending on the frequency and timing of these symptoms, it could be that you have a painful period, and only painkillers, like nsaid's or Aspirin are... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Blood glucose conc.: This is the concentration of glucose in a person's blood stream, partcularly, the serum of the blood. The normal range is 75-115 mg/dl.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Use EpiPEN, (epinephrine) go to ER: You may have no problem with this, but if you have an allergy or you think you do, my advice is to get to an er asap. They will give you Epinephrine ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Blow your nose.: The best way to get rid of this is to blow your nose and get it out. Sometimes your nose can be swollen from the flu, so nasal decongestants and coug... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Blow your nose.: The best way to get rid of this is to blow your nose and get it out. Sometimes your nose can be swollen from the flu, so nasal decongestants and coug... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
At first, yes.: This cancer may be unnoticable until it is fairly advanced. Dysphagia, or inability to swallow solid foods, may be easily overlooked at first. It ge... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Use EpiPEN, (epinephrine) go to ER: You may have no problem with this, but if you have an allergy or you think you do, my advice is to get to an er asap. They will give you Epinephrine ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Maybe/epididymitis.: Usually, epididymitis is painful while testicular cancer presents classically with a painless mass. Fever, tenderness and swelling can also be presen... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Resistant Staph inf.: This is likely MRSA or methacillin resistant staphylococcus aureus. This is a strain that is resistant to a drug that normally kills this. The best... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Unlikely.: Some cysts, like serous cystadenomas are precursors of cancers. Any cyst the persists for more than 2-3 menstrual periods should be checked further, ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Yes/drugs/surgery.: You apparently have a serious issue with your thyroid. Although your lab values are not evident, the fact that you feel bad is enough to see your doc... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Yes.: Ovarian cancer usually presents with abdominal pain, bloating, urinary symptoms and weight gain which would indicate spread beyond the pelvis. This p... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Clarify/more info.: This depends a lot on what levels/results you are referring to in your blood test. For example, MCHC or mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration is ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Lining of uterus,: Endometrium is the lining of the uterus that proliferates during the menstrual cycle to prepare for implantation of a fertilized egg and pregnancy. I... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Lots of fluid: Kidney stones are solid matter from overconcentration of substance from low urine volume/fluid intake, high secretion, low ph, and other factors. An ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Probably soft.: The best is probably a soft toothbrush, because it does not damage and inflame the gums. The best person for this answer would probably be the dentis... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Small/don't give up.: At this point, it has spread past the esophageal area/boundary. This is likely to be treated with multiple therapy, like surgery, radiation, and chem... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Probably > 1day.: A person can have a rash from Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or any other drug, but it likely developed during the course of the drug, no... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Tobacco use.: This is likely due to tobacco use (including smokeless), and alcohol use. If use is great, cancer can come early, or present by about 50 years of age... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Likely you don't.: This window apparently can vary with the individual seroconversion. The recommended testing of patients is at initial exposure, at 6 weeks, at 3 mont... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Not really.: This is very high level. The normal range is around 0.4 - 5.0 mu/l, so this is very high. This, first and foremost, suggests low thyroid hormone pro... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
You could.: Kids are going to fall down, hit their heads, and get things like a bloody nose. You can take her to the doctor. That's always a safe bet, and kids ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Could be LUPUS,,: These signs could all point to sle or systemic lupus erythematosus. Your creatinine can mean renal involvement, and the rash, although sle has the ma... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 30 years experience
Leakage of protein,,: This is likely due to the fact that there is failure of the basement membrane to contain large molecules like proteins, etc.. Also in some cases, oli... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Jan 27, 2016
Dr Joe Woods is reliably well informed with superb knowledge base, and able to parse very complex situations into easy understandable directives. Highly recommended ! Ed SEEGERS MD, FACP
Oct 7, 2013
Strongly recommended. Great posts for patients and thorough, attentive answers to practitioners alike. Knowledgeable, attentive, enthusiastic!
Sep 7, 2013
I highly recommend Dr. Woods. Even other experts learn from his answers.
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Thanks! He went to ER initially, did follow up with primary care, and now has scheduled an appointment with a neurologist and one with a cardiologist. primary care suspects carpal tunnel or similar an...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! My anxiety was getting so bad. Its a weekend and cant see a doctor right now. But the drs quick response definitely gave me some piece of mind. DR. GOOGLE will scare yo...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I was diagnosed with pancreatic insuffiency and mesenteric ischemia I had celiac compression surgery but also had over 60% blockage of sma.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Upstate Medical University, NY
Graduated 1993MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, White Plains, NY - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, White Plains, NY - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, White Plains, NY - Winter
2013
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