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Dr. Christopher Watson

General Surgery
Columbia, SC
25 years experience male

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Office

Columbia, SC

Address

9 Medical Park, Ste 450, Columbia, SC
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General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

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19 Answers
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 25 years experience
Exam: An x-ray will be negative early after a rib fracture. A cat scan will be too if not severe. Typically point tenderness over the rib is enough to diag... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 25 years experience
Need an exam: Colon cancer is less common at your age. Sounds more like ananal fissure. Try increasing fiber to avoid constipation. This will help if this is a h... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 25 years experience
It depends: Each test is different. Most tests show two bars as positive. The package will tell you the best time to take a test. Typically mid void first thing... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Small blood clots are common for up to a week. If large amounts of blood seek medical attention.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 25 years experience
Maybe: Try stool softeners and warm bath. Avoid constipation and straining. If it remains, see a surgeon. You may need a hemorrhoidectomy.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 25 years experience
The cause may be: If gangrene is the result of an infection, then the infection can be transferred. If will not likely lead to gangrene in the recipient however.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: But it will not help it go away. Only surgery can treat an umbilical hernia. As long as it is not incarcerated, repair can wait until after delivery... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 25 years experience
Ostomy nurse: An ostomy nurse can suggest the best appliance for your ostomy type and location as well as troubleshoot leaks and skin breakdown. Benzoin or zinc ox... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 25 years experience
No: Unsure what wound healing cream you are referencing. It will not help acne in any case.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 25 years experience
Need more informatio: You need to give more information. There are dozens of differential diagnoses.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 25 years experience
Maybe: There could be an injury to your vertebrae or disk bulge. This would require an exam and possibly an MRI or other tests to make a true connection bet... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 25 years experience
Bile: You likely are intolerant of the fat in your food or the bile that no longer has a storage vessel. Try avoiding fatty foods. If this does not help t... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 25 years experience
None: There are no symptoms. Once fertilization occurs and the egg implants inn the uterus hormonal changes occur to support the pregnancy but these take w... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 25 years experience
Depends on you: Although surgery is often necessary for significant weight loss it also takes a patient willing to work hard also. Avoiding high calorie foods is als... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 25 years experience
6 weeks: The belly button wound can develop a hernia if you do strenuous abdominal exercise too early after surgery. If you are malnourished or taking immunos... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 25 years experience
Fatty foods: Bile stored in your gallbladder helps your body absorb fat. After this storage vessel is removed you may have fatty food intolerance for a while. It ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 25 years experience
No: Biliary dyskinesia is not associated with weight gain.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 25 years experience
Progressive fibrosis: The liver becomes progressively more fibrotic and functions imperfectly. Fluid accumulates in the abdomen and other organs become affected in late st... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Watson
General Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: It could be secondary to obesity or medications if both are equally enlarged. Chronic marijuana use can also cause enlarged breasts in men. See a ph... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Watson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Watson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mercer University School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 1997MD

Affiliations

Palmetto Health Surgical Specialists
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