Doctor Q&A for Dr. Mark Pack

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Prominent Ear aka: Otapostasis is when the ear protrudes or sticks out more than usual. It could affect one or both sides. It may result from abnormal cartilage developm ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Splenic injuries are graded for severity. Less severe injuries may be treated non-operatively. More severe injuries may require emergency surgery.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Separate spleen tiss: An accessory spleen is usually a very small piece of spleen, often totally separate from the main spleen. It usually means nothing.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Possibly: The swelling could be due to the healing of the wound. If the swelling is from the allergic tape reaction, you could apply topical Benedryl. Ice will ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Splenomegaly: If the spleen is very enlarged you could see and or feel it protruding from under your left lower ribs, not between.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Depends: If spleen is severely injured, very quickly. If the spleen has barely been touched by the knife, not at all.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Sun Exposure: Sun exposure is a common risk factor .
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Most have none: Most moles have no symptoms. Itching and bleeding are the most common symptoms of moles that raise the concern for skin cancer.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Excision: The only way to get rid of moles is with surgical excision
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
No Relation: No relation between heartburn and joint Pain.
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