Dr. Peggy Ching

Plastic Surgery
San Francisco, CA
43 years experience

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Office

San Francisco, CA

Address

San Francisco, CA
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Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Licenses

United States: California, Florida

Languages spoken

Cantonese, English

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64 Answers
2 Agrees
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A male asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
See an eye doctor: For how many years? and do you wear glasses? Have you had a complete eye examination by an ophthalmologist lately? How often you play badminton? A... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Not likely: Even with deep vein involvement, I expect some skin color changes indicationg hemodynamic disturbance in the venous/ circulatory system, when an injur... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Consider allergies: mybe you didn't have a bacterial infection and the mucus is from allergies and have you tried mucinex and or OTC allergy medicaitons?
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Bowel Ischemia: Consider getting angiogram of the mesentary arterial system. Continuous unexplained weight loss when other causes are ruled out may be due to intermit... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
It depends: Depends on what is/are the cause/s of your vitiligo, and what fillers are we talking about. Depends on how much you value the enhancement of the fill... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Burn skin happenned: Was there a blister from the burn before it turned white and stiff? How big an area of skin? How hot was the object you touched and how long did you ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes Rosacea: You should see a dermatologist to find out if you suffer from rosacea and discuss options for treatment.
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A female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
See ophthalmologist: Without knowing the exact injury that lead to this problem, I suggest seeking consultation with an ophthalmologist to examine the lid closely and look... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Have it removed: Have the skin tag numbed and either burn, freeze or cut off. When you ask, "How may I remove this", you don't mean doing it yourself? It hurts and b... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Urgent Care or ER: How long have you had these symptoms? Hours? Days? Weeks? Do you have a heart condition, high blood pressure, diabetes? or family history of the abo... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
I wish I know: It most likely is hereditary. That you come from a family prone to early graying. Just like some folks are prone to balding. Other than that, too m... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Depends: Depends on what type of skin cancer. Basal cell mainly stays on the skin, but some type can be more aggressive and spread to neighboring tissues, sam... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Get a X-ray: The only sure way to tell a fracture from a sprain is with x-ray, with several views. And on occasions, with repeat films a few days later, when init... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Expect to have pain: Depending on how much manipulations it took to remove the hardware, the trauma of the hardware removal procedure itself causes pain and 4 days is hard... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Intriguing: When you eat, do you mean when you chew? When you swallow? or when you use your hand to get the food into your mouth? And are you left or right han... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Ice, rest, NSAID: Does your pain come when you do certain activity? Is it acute pain or chronic? Have you injured your elbow, recently or in the past? Any "itis" implie... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Frown lines: and forehead wrinkles are treated very nicely with Botox. Also crows feet and bunny lines. The key is not to overdo Botox. Start conservatively, us... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes IUD is safe: It is inserted in the doctors' office, in the vaginal through the cervix into the inside of the uterus and pregnacny is prevented nearly 100%, Up to... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Possibly: I can't promise but practicing Yoga has been shown to help with arthritis and other debilitating progressive degeneration of the spine. Best to consu... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Musculo vs spinal: the answer greatly depends on the duration of your symptoms. Are you having the above for hours,or days? and the left hand numbness, as in you cannot... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
R/o skin infection: The worst thing is to scratch when the scabs are itchy. Apply bacitracin ointment three times a day to the affected area of skin. Watch for pus dran... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Inflamations come/go: It means your intestine can be inflamed one day and not the other. Unless you tell me you had the colonoscopy the same time as the MRI! Medical scie... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Groin pain s/p THR: It's possible that the total hip replacement surgery have disturbed something to the groin causing pain. Was the pain present from right after surger... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Closed head injury: To get brain bleeding from a car accident just by accelerate-decelerate motion of the head is possible if the person is on anticoagulant (blood thinne... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
I doubt it: Headaches are not the top of the list symptoms of anemia, What else it going on in your life?
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Hernia repair: I am not clear about your statement above. And why is there a question mark? Are you saying you engaged in repeated purging bringing on chest pains?... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Slow down.: How old are you? How fast are you walking and for what distance before these happens? Raised heart rate and sweating can be normal from exercise. The... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Diet and exercise: I am sure in between classes you can get up and strecth and do some squats or something and watch what you are munching on and drinking down during th... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Ab vaginal bleeding: I gather that your question is whether a tiny bit of vaginal bleeding is serious. That depends on your age, you hormonal cycle, and where exactly do... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
No?: Are you actually doing the tanning of the leather? Then I doubt it. Are you seeing your coworkers dying of cancers one after another? Then, there's... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Your question is?: I need to know how "recent" was the injury. It would not be unusual to have a resolving hematoma at the site of the impact, now forming a "healing r... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Diverticulosis: Diverticulosis can be there for a long time and do not cause symptoms. Most do not "show signs of it." Where is your persistent pain? and how many mon... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: I would suggest you channel that anxiousness into something more constructive. What you describe sounds like what we call anatomical varient. That is... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Not really: How young are you? Are you under a lot of stress? The only reason scientifically speaking is that you inherited the tendency to have them from your pa... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Deep breathe & cough: Most common for low grade temperature a few days after surgery is atelectasis. You need to take frequent deep inhalations and cough to open the lung... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
See below: I'm not an OB/GYN but as one woman to another, here are some guidelines in general, anything that you feel safe to swallow in your mouth, you can use ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Contact lenses: Pupils react to light and can contract and expand to let light in. Since your cricket ball injury I assume that something is damaged in one eye. I d... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
I don't know: That is a very good question that I often wonder, being prone to post inflamatory hyperpigmentation myself. I wish we know. I wish anybody knows! U... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Anemia: If you donate more frequently than your body can replentish the blood, you may develop low blood count.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Quite normal: It is normal to experience some pain 24 days after surgery by stretching or pulling on the muscles or soft tissues inadvertently injured during surger... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Yes: This time see if they can take a skin or wound culture to determine what best to treat your infection with. Or if the cyst needs to be surgically dra... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Surgery: Gynecomastia is a surgically treated condition, there are no medications to make them go away, off label use not included. However, there are medicai... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Definitely: I know many surgeons who require the scrub team to do just that for all the cases to make sure the epi is "fresh".
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Urologist consult: Feeling thight but is it painful? If it is interfering with your wellbeing, you may seek the expertise of a urologogist and consider surgical release... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Maybe: Scabs usually do not come from nowhere. Are you a jogger and your nipples are rubbed against your shirt? Any fluids draining from them? How massive ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Breath into a bag: Sight of my own blood makes me dizzy too! Usually one can lose one unit/pint of blood/ 450 cc & be OK, as in donating blood at the blood bank. Ca... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Treat broken toe: If there is a suspicion of broken toe, besides ice and rest, you can consider taping the injured toe to it's neighbor, "buddy tape" Use a guaze or c... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Wrist Xray: You cannot rotate your wrist because why? of pain? Or your wrist just doesn't work? You best see an orthopedic or hand specialist to examine the wris... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
CBD: I'm not an endocrinologist and no expert on your dx. Are you a candidate for surgery? Can't they remove your right adrenal gland? About meds and pain... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peggy Ching
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
See a MD ASAP: what does the palm side of your hand looks like, any skin break or trauma there? How long ago is the pain redness and swelling? hours? Days? Any inf... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Nov 26, 2015
This Thanksgiving, I wanted to share my appreciation for all that you do! Thank you, doctor! :)
HealthTap member
May 22, 2017
Very thorough and professional.
HealthTap member
Apr 12, 2017
Amazing
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This made me feel good. Thanks! exactly what i needed to hear. Ive been on so many diff meds. Now menopause, and a stressful job. I think i am quitting..hope its ok cold turkey after 1 week. thank...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you Dr. Ching. I was concerned that yoga might lead to more inflammation that would then lead to more problems... but I'm doing Yoga and Pilates (in a dvd) and it...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank-you Dr Ching for the answer, I also have taken Cerelle for one month now and the single pill has stopped monthly cycle periods so this may be the cause.Thankk-you...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Ohio, Cincinnati
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

Huron Hospital

Awards

Most Influential, First Place, the San Francisco Region - Spring
2017
Top Doctor, Third Place, the San Francisco Region - Spring
2017
Top Plastic Surgeon, First Place, California - Spring
2017

Affiliations

American Board of Surgery
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