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Dr. Paul Aitchison

Radiology
Tabor City, NC
27 years experience male

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Radiology

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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 27 years experience
Repeat MRI: If your symptoms are new, you may need another mri. Disc protrusions may cause groin and hip pain. With that said, physical therapy is a good start ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 27 years experience
No: The cause of lou gehrig's disease is multifactorial and still elusive. Bananas, if anything, may be helpful.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 27 years experience
Yes and No: All radiographic studies that use x-rays (inludes ct scans and fluoroscopy) carry a very low risk of causing cancer. Ct scans typically give patients... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 27 years experience
Usually: 3mm stones will typically pass, but usually are symptomatic. It may only be burning or irritation along your urethra. I do know patients who have pa... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 27 years experience
Pneumonia with COPD: It usually means that you have pneumonia with air trapping or obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis or asthma). The pneumonia is usuall... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 27 years experience
Yes: Most patients with stage IV ling cancer, both small cell and non small cell, will be on chemotherapy for a long period of time. The regimens may chan... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 27 years experience
Yes: If you have metallic foreign bodies or implants MRI can be dangerous. This includes pacemakers, neurostimulators, and even ear implants. However, yo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 27 years experience
Gall bladder scan: A hida scan may be used to evaluate for acute or chronic cholecystitis or gall bladder dysfunction/dyskinesia. The patient does not have to do much b... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 27 years experience
Somewhat: Many of my patients feel vibrations and tingling during exams. As long as you don't have a metallic foreign body you should be fine.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 27 years experience
Spasm and trauma : The ureter may spasm which may hurt. The urine may be blocked which causes increased pressure in your collecting system and pain. Or the trauma to y... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 27 years experience
Yes: Mri with gadolinium is very sensitive in evaluation for acoustic neuroma and is the study of choice.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 27 years experience
Masters Degree: Genetic counselors go through 2 years of postgraduate studies to learn about genetic diseases and how to discuss them with affected patients and their... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 27 years experience
Depends: On what you are using to get high. There are many psychotropic drugs that may cause hallucinations. Although marijuana does not typically cause hall... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 27 years experience
To plan operation: Depending on what type of hernia, ct scans help the surgeon understand the type, location and size of hernia so he/she can plan appropriately. The ra... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 27 years experience
Yes: Breast self exams are useful, especially with lumpy breasts. Ultrasound may demonstrate cysts which may help rule out a solid mass.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 27 years experience
2 years: Most gc programs are pretty difficult to get in to because they are small. You will actually take medical school classes like physiology but also int... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 27 years experience
No: Clubbing has many causes, including some lung cancers. Most patients with lung cancer do not have clubbing. Many patients with clubbing do not have... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 27 years experience
Many: Lipid abnormalities, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, sedentary lifestyle, family history, drug use (cocaine), poor diet of high fats without v... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 27 years experience
Depends: But mild renal impairment in a 90 year old is commonplace. I suspect that if otherwise healthy, the 90 year old will die with renal impairment, not o... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 27 years experience
Muscle weakness: Twitching, especially in hands and feet. Slurred speech or a "thick" tongue. Difficulty swallowing.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
Radiology 27 years experience
Good question: I suspect you had some abnormal labs.....Maybe thyroid function, glucose levels or calcium. Your doctor should go over this with you.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Aitchison is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Aitchison is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thanks ! you guys are great. I will be more diligent about monthly breast exam and will ask to get an ultrasound.
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Medical/Graduate school

University of South Carolina School of Medicine, SC
Graduated 1995MD
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