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Dr. Patrick O'Neill

General Surgery
Phoenix, AZ
25 years experience male

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Phoenix, AZ

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Maricopa Medical Center, 2601 East Roosevelt, Phoenix, AZ
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Maricopa Medical Center

Phoenix, AZ

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General Surgery

Critical Care

Trauma Surgery

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55 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
It depends.......: If the patient is hemodynamically stable, we will watch them for signs of bleeding. If they remain stable, non-operative therapy is preferred. If th... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Not sure: It's difficult to tell without an exam. If you are concerned, you should see your doctor.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Need more info: I'm assuming you have a tubo-ovarian abscess but i can't be sure unless you give me more information. Regarding surgical infections, in general, if y... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
No: After you have already died, there is limited use for your organs. Skin, corneas, bones and some other items are still usable, but the heart, kidneys... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Need more info: What kind of pain is it? Crampy? Sharp? Dull? Burning? Where is it located on your abdomen? High? Low? Right? Left? Anything make the pain b... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
It depends......: Energy transfered to the body from a projectile (bullet) depends on the mass (weight) and velocity (speed). Low-caliber (bb/pellet) guns can penetrat... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
It depends: You will need to see a urologist to determine if the chordee should be corrected.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
See your doctor: I am concerned that you may have a dermatologic problem that will only be fixed by seeing your doctor. Continuing to pull/pop it and having it "get b... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Need more info: It's difficult to answer given the limited info. What makes the vibrating worse? Breathing? Coughing? What makes is better? Does it transiently c... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Probably sprained: You probably sprained your finger if you can still move it, but without an exam and possibly an x-ray, i can't be certain. If it still bothers you, y... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: It's probably better to taper the dose but you probably haven't been on it long enough for your body to have developed a tolerance. But i wouldn't st... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Therapy: The only way to get the maximal amount of recovery is to perform aggressive therapy after your doctor clears you to begin. Therapy is typically 2-3 d... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Yes!: Chest pain after a car accident could represent skeletal injury (rib fractures, sternal fracture) or cardiac injury (blunt cardiac injury, myocardial ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
See your doctor: Itching around the anus is common (pruritis ani). It can be caused by many normal things (perspiration, frequent loose stools, incontenence), but it ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Most likely the ribs: Rib fractures are quite painful and can take 2-3 months to fully heal. A hematoma around the adrenal gland most likely will not cause you any pain.
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A member asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
With : With the limited information you have given, it is safest to be seen by a medical professional. An urgent care center or emergency room would be a go... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
After : After surgery where general anesthesia is involved, it is a frequent complaint of patients that they cannot fully expand their lungs or that they have... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
With : With the limited information you have provided, i think its best to say that you need to be seen by a medical professional (physician, nurse practitio... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
It depends.......: If you have a simple skull fracture, you should be able to go to altitude without problems. If you have "pneumocephalus" (i.e., air in the cranium), ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
What : What you describe above is concerning. Avoidance of lifting heavy objects after surgery usually relates to minimizing stress on the surgical wound to... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
What is your ??: Many people do not eat breakfast, but that is a mistake. Skipping breakfast signals the body that you should conserve energy. That may be why you fe... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Maybe.....: "head injury" needs to be better defined. If you struck your head and had any of the following: laceration (cut), severe headache, loss of consciousn... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Yes, it is if the intercourse was really good (haha!). Seriously, hyperventilation can have many causes, some beingn physical and some psychological.... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Need more info: From what you wrote, you said you and your wife have a 5 year old and that after an operation she had, she is tired. Anyone with a 5 year old will be... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Yes!: It just depends on where you got hit!
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Unlikely....: Unlikely given the information you provided. If you have a pelvic DVT you would probably have lower extremity swelling too. Since you didn't mention... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Need more info: Which side do you feel the burning? What makes it better? Anything make it worse? Are there any skin changes associated with the area of burning (i... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
It's tricky: The clear fluid you are talking about is cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) presumably leaking from the cribiform plate (were the nerves involved in smell are ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Not sure: Your physical signs (lump on lower right abdomen) and symptoms (sore ribs and back with popping ribs) don't fit well together. I suggest you see your... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
For a short time....: Once decapitation occurs, blood flow to the brain ceases. At that time, oxygen supply to the brain ceases. Under most circumstances, consciousness w... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Blood clots: I am very concerned that you may have a blood clot in that leg that is swollen. You need to be seen by a doctor immediately and be examined to determ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
"Blood : "blood clots stuck in the anal canal" sounds hemorrhoids. Blood clots per se are not firm enough to be "stuck" in the anal canal; a thrombosed intern... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
What other symptoms?: Fever is common in children and is usually viral and self-limited. Does she have any other symptoms? How high was the fever? Are there any people a... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Likely: Unprotected intercourse can lead to pregnancy. If your cycles are irregular, it means that you could potentially ovulate at any time. If you are goi... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Need more info: There is not enough information to give an accurate guess. Abdominal pain and symptoms of pressure near the anus can be anything from inflammatory bo... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Unlikely: Did you have a laparoscopic or open removal of the gall bladder. If open, normal post-operative pain where you describe could still be present. Howe... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
It : It may also represent a gastroenteritis. It is usually self-limited. Stay hydrated and if it doesn't clear over the next few days, you should see yo... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Yes, but....: Yes, you will lose weight faster while exercising in hot weather but it is due to sweating more. As soon as you drink water, you will be back to the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Count your calories: Weight management is simple. If the calories you consume are more that what you burn, you will gain weight. If the calories you consume are less tha... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
See his pediatrician: Neurofibromatosis (nf) type 1 (von recklinghaus disease) affects the skin (cafe ay lait spots, axillary freckling), eyes, kidneys, and many other part... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Likely trauma: Bruising and swelling in an area that hurts almost always indicates some trauma. It's possible that your friend has a broken rib or just soft tissue ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Need more info: Pain in the arms after exercising are concerning for cardiac disease (exercise-induced ischemia), vascular disease, or may be due to neurologic causes... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
I'm : I'm not sure what queestion you are asking. Nonetheless, spine questions should be discussed with a spine surgeon (either neurosurgeon or orthopaedic... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
You : You likely have a retained sebaceous cyst or development of new ones. These are very common in the armpits and other moist areas. My suggestion is y... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Maybe: If you posture is due so severe malalignment of your spine (scoliosis), surgery may be indicated. You will need to see a spine specialist and have x-... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Remove it if you can: Dead skin can be removed with a sharp object with ease. This will allow wound care to be carried out more easily.
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A member asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
You need to go to ED: You may have a stomach flu (viral enteritis) or you may have a bowel obstruction. Without more history i can't be certain but you need to be evaluate... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
Cribiform plate frac: He probably had a cribiform plate fracure. That causes a loss of the cranial nerve 2 (olfactory nerve) due to shearing. Loss of smell is very common... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
It's variable: We all recover differently to various injuries or illnesses. In general, if you are young and have no medical problems, you will do better than someo... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick O'Neill
General Surgery 25 years experience
It depends: There are many different types of birthmarks that come in many shapes and sizes. My suggestion is that you see both a dermatologist and a plastic sur... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. O'Neill is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. O'Neill is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I thought so too!! Did not seem bad untol the third day then was scared stiff ... again thank you.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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