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Dr. Philip Woodworth

General Surgery
Rogers, AR
27 years experience male

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General Surgery

Surgery

Languages spoken

English

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105 Answers
7 Agrees
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Fissure: This is an ulcer in the anal canal. It is not a hemorrhoid. Fissures if chronic will result in the formation in a tag of tissue mistaken for a hemorr... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
4-6 weeks: After surgery most people hate their physician the first week, dislike them the second, can mumble there name the third, and are starting to be happy ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Anal Fistula/Abscess: If these blisters are next to your anus they most likely represent a fistula that is trying to heal and resulting in abscess formation. The abscess fi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: No form of birth control except abstinence is 100% effective in preventing pregnancy.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Flap in back of eye: The retina is the layer of cells that coat the back of your eye and collect light to allow you to see. When the retina becomes torn the layer is eleva... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Gallbladder?: If bloating is mainly upper abdomen and pain radiates around the right and thru to the back it could be representative of gallbladder disease. Please ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
4-6 weeks: At 4-6 weeks 90% or so of the strength in the incision has healed. The wound will continue to modify for the rest of your life. Thus scars fade with t... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Agree: Us of gallbladder would not harm baby and could help you know. Avoid high fat or greasy meals.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Cut muscles: If your testicle does not raise up this may be a normal result of cutting the cremasteric muscles which is normal in hernia repair. If the testicle i... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Not spicy foods: There is a very high rate of gastric cancer in japan and korea due to their diets. These cuisines are different. Gastric cancer is not as common in th... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Normal colonoscopy: Should stop after a day. If there is a lot of bleeding or increasing abdominal pain call your doctor.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Not sure: If you had the port placed before the MRI they may be seeing post operative effects and using a "cover their ass" reading of a possible right sided le... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
No: Stds are transmitted only thru direct contact.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Maybe nothing now: If there is concern that you might need surgery then don't eat anything. The doctors in the hospital will let you know what you are approved to eat.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
See Physician: Could be early appendicitis if pain progresses and more significantly localizes to the right lower abdomen.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Possible Gallbladder: See your doctor. Some common symptoms are pain after eating, pain radiates to your back or right shoulder, nausea. Fullness in the upper middle of the... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Maybe: If it is soft, smooth, rubbery, and non-painful this is a good possibility. If it is harder or painful may be a lymph node. Regardless, this is a pr... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Possibly: This lesion needs to be evaluated as it is a new lesion in the setting of extensive sun exposure and may be a skin cancer.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
See Physician: May need a ct of the abdomen as this is an area that is not readily associated with a common diagnosis. (i.e. Right lower = appendix).
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
No: What you are feeling is most likely an exaggerated vagal response. You colon moving gas and stimulation of your vagal system can result in the sens... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Depends on cause: Fist two aspects to recovery: 1) trauma with associated injuries 2) solely spleen issue trauma = more time second two aspects: 1) minimally inva... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Fiber is healthy for general health and is helpful with colon function (i.e. Constipation). However, as with all good things there is another aspect. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: Could be a hernia it the lump comes and goes. The good news is that it sounds like you do not have any enlarged lymph nodes which could be a sign of a... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Many ways: Exercise, weight loss, low salt diet, medications, stress reduction speak with a physician regarding the specific cause of your elevated blood pressur... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Gallbladder: If you had an ultrasound that was normal you should follow this up with a hida scan. This is if the pain is in your upper abdomen.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Pain in lower right: Classically: central abdominal pain that localizes over time to the right lower abdomen. Fever, nausea, loss of appetite are also often associated.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Cancel operation: Not eating or drinking before a surgical procedure is required as there is a risk with anesthesia of emesis and aspiration of stomach contents. This c... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Hemorrhoid cream: The swelling under your eyes can be temporarily improved with preph.
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Time: Aloe vera is also good. Vit e cream. The blister should change to a callous.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Possible gallbladder: Get and ultrasound of your gallbladder to look for stones. If this is normal consider getting a gallbladder function exam (hida with cck).
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Yes but bowel gas often limits the view. A much better test is a pancreatic ct.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Pain and Weight loss: Pain and weight loss are common as is jaundice. Pancreatic cancer often progresses quite significantly unnoticed.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Dry heaving: Dry heaving / or vigorous emesis.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
4-6 weeks: Need to work up the cause of the ulcer. Most commonly related to the bacteria h.Pylori. Need to have medical follow up to be sure the infection is era... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
4-6 weeks until full: Typically following laparoscopic repair you want to have 4-6 weeks of limited activity after which you can resume full activities. Most patients are b... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Depends of size: The larger the longer. Expect several weeks.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Inflamed vein: Typically a self limited inflamation of a vein. Aspirin and heat. If does not resolve in a day or two seek evaluation.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Although you are in an early post operative state and your system may still be adjusting it is not uncommon to have gallbladder and reflux issues. Tak... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
No: Laparoscopic surgery is endoscopic surgery (video assisted surgery) within the abdomen.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Welchol (colesevelam): If having loose stools try something simple like greek yogurt or other cultured low sugar yogurts. If riis fails a medication called welchol (coleseve... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
% bile ejected by GB: Normal gallbladders have an ejection fraction of over 50%. Intermediate range is 35-50%. Less than 35% is considered abnormal. Key finding in gallblad... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Most people do: See your doctor if you are having problems or concerns and allow them to exam and discuss your concerns with you.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Possible thrombosis: It is possible your swollen hemorrhoid a have thrombosis. Seek medical evaluation as evacuation of the thrombus provides excellent relief in the firs... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: This is a nonspecific question so it is difficult to answer well. But, if the pain was the driving factor in having an operation and you are still hav... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Evaluation by MD: Need to have an exam with history, lab, and possibly us of the groin.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Hemorrhoid probable: Most likely is hemorrhoid a but should be evaluated by a physician to see if need further testing (like a colonoscopy).
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Severe dysphagia.: Mild dysphagia can have a partial wrap. Prior surgery makes the case difficult so a procedure such as a tiff may be better. Prior gastric or esopha... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
All sorts: Typically pressure and sensation of a large bruise. Expect color changes. If it becomes hot or red or is expanding you need to see your surgeon right ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Scar tissue possible: It is possible you have formed scar tissue that is intermittently kinking or blocking your abdomen so that it feels hard and causes nausea, bloating, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
General Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Establishing whether a problem is acute or chronic is basic good doctoring in the evaluation of any issue.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Woodworth is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Woodworth is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Jan 10, 2015
he's awesome
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! My family doctor also does colonoscopy should I see him or GYN thanks
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! That's the most useful answer I've recieved. Thank you.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you Doctor,i am a male because you were refering to women to

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Saint Louis University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1996MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Jonesboro Region, AR - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Jonesboro Region, AR - Summer
2013
Top General Surgeon , Second Place, Missouri - Summer
2013
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