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Dr. Marcus Romanello

Emergency Medicine
Chester, WV
19 years experience male

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Emergency Medicine

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37 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Carefully&cleanly: Sharp scalpel blade, tweezers, magnifying glass. Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol for skin and tool prep. If wooden , sometimes soaking in water can cause... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Needs eval: Multiple causes, needs physician eval promptly. If sudden onset, seek er immediately for possible torsion (twisted testicle) that can impair blood f... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Time for exam : Because of potential for neurological illnesses that can affect the eye muscles, a detailed history and exam is warranted. E.G myasthenia gravis, b... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Fungal dermatitis : Try washing umbilicus daily with a dandruff shampoo, as it could just be a fungal infection (like jock itch and athletes foot). These fungi like warm ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Surgery if pain: Nothing if no symptoms surgeon consult if painful or cosmetically dissatisfied
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Qualified yes: 30 min of moderate exertion daily is all that is necessary to achieve benefit. If you are doing more than just walking on the treadmill, then you run... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Maxilary sinusitis: Maxillary sinusitis can cause all of this. Yours sounds like it may be irritating the infraorbital nerve. Physican eval recommended for antibiotics ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Immediate medical: Due to risk of puncture causing deep space infections in neck or chest, seek medical care right away. May need egd to have removed under sedation a... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Possible air swallow: CPAP often causes increased aerophagia (air swallowing ) which can result in nausea and bloating.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Arthralgia: Arthralgia (joint pain) can occur during times of significant immune system activation . Inflammatory arthritis can sometimes result too
A member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Heals w/cessation: Muscle will heal after cessation of drug.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Not advised: Way too many bacteria in a lake.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Topically: Sometimes topical Lidocaine ( a numbing agent can help) other people have found success with topical capsaicin cream. Capsaicin is the active ingred... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Yes : The "period" pills are placebos - designed to keep you in the habit of daily pill ingestion.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Legal , but ...: Unless there is a clear plan for tapering , significant dependence risk. The combination of a stimulant , a depressant and a narcotic dependence sub... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Possible cause: " data suggest that increased activity of vasoconstrictors in the recipient plasma may be responsible for the development of hypertension after multip... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Common but...: While common to have some spotting, it could signal a more serious issue. Be sure to schedule prenatal care right away.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Highly variable: Depends on root cause and treatment response. Sometimes it will relapse and remit, other times it can spontaneously resolve.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Potentially: If by "nappy cream" you mean common diaper ointments. Zinc oxide has been demonstrated as a potentiator of wound healing, and is found in many diaper... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Seek eval: Multiple possibilities, some severe. Most common include musculoskeletal pains of inflammation in the rib and sternum joints. Heart and lung prob... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Phantom cell phone: strong evidence for phantom vibration sensation in individuals who routinely keep cell phone in front pocket. sensation can often re-occur in the abs... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Temp. nerve injury: Injuries to digital nerves often heal slowly over weeks to months.
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Rice: Rest ice compression massage possibly new training shoes decrease regimen.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Possible UTI: Possibly just simple uti, but an exam can check for post party, anatomical changes resulting from delivery. Antibiotics indicated for uti.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Mild disinfectant: May be used in small quantities as a wound disinfectant. Mild soap and water irrigation just as effective for most minor wounds. Key is copious irri... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Pregnancy : Top 3 answers are "pregnancy" other causes: hormonal, birth control pills (skipping the placebo week or taking seasonale or Depo-Provera shots for ex... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Nerve problem: Possibilities: pinched nerve in back, bulging disc, early (pre-rash) shingles, traumatic neuropraxia (bruised nerve) , tumor, heart attack, other. It... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Not usu adequate : While it is an antibiotic, Metronidazole (flagyl) does not cover most common pathogenic bacteria for utis.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
MD exam recommended: Thrush is a fungal infection. Best left up to physician to examine for other confounding variables , but usually presents with white plaques mucosal s... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Best to close: Usually risk benefit analysis favors pfo closure, particularly endovascular methods.
A member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Avoiding surgery?..: First have a long discussion with a non-surgeon about risk benefit of surgery. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/questioning-surgery-for-e... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Prior heart attack: This represents either evidence of a prior heart attack or an area of the heart receiving very poor blood flow from a blocked artery.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Infection/bleeding: Can cause serious stomach infections ulcers, bleeding, peritonitis, diarrhea, reflux, .
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Heat related illness caused by extended exposure to elevated ambient temps., not necessarily sun exposure ? The sun simply speeds up the process.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Usually 4-6weeks: Depending on fracture site you can be transitioned from crutches to a walking boot after a few weeks. The knee-scooter is also a fun means of getting... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Romanello
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: And they can amass together in stomach causing a concretion (bezoar) also can result in over intake of calcium kidney stones, etc.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Romanello is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Romanello is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I will go see my doctor I'm not sure if it's a hernia but I will get
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Still confused about actual problem
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LOL, GARBAGE!!! Thats what I thought. Thank You. On FB.. Its a SCAM!!!

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University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2003MD

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