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Dr. John Eckford

Surgery
Round Rock, TX
20 years experience male

Locations

Scott & White Healthcare - Round Rock

Round Rock, TX

Address

302 University Blvd, Round Rock, TX
Directions

Fax

5125098303

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Specialties
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Surgery

General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

21 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Eckford
Surgery 20 years experience
Possible: Gallbladder disease can progress and become constant. Most people complain of right upper or middle upper abdominal pain that is sharp and occurs aft... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Eckford
Surgery 20 years experience
Healthy tissue: You should see pinkish or redish tissue protruding from the abdominal wall skin. This is healthy tissue. It should be functioning with gas and stool... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Eckford
Surgery 20 years experience
Severity of symptoms: Mild hemorrhoids can cause some mild bleeding, swelling or irritation. Severe hemorrhoids cause severe bleeding or pain that can prevent you from pro... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Eckford
Surgery 20 years experience
4 weeks: Should avoid strenuous activity or contact sports for 4 weeks from onset of symptoms.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Eckford
Surgery 20 years experience
See your doctor: If you are having anal pain and swelling it is usually either a thrombosed hemorroid or a abscess. This needs to be properly diagnosed and treated by... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Eckford
Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: As long as you do not have increased pain or bleeding with anal intercourse.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Eckford
Surgery 20 years experience
Depends on severity: Mild cases can be managed by avoiding the causes such as consitpation or prolonged sitting. More severe cases can be treated with banding in the offi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Eckford
Surgery 20 years experience
Left lower abd pain: If you suspect you have diverticulitis you should consult with your doctor as you will need evaluation and antibiotics. Generally symptoms consist of... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Eckford
Surgery 20 years experience
Constipation: Risk factors for hemorrhoids generally related to constipation or frequent diarrhea, prolonged sitting especially on the toilet, and obesity.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Eckford
Surgery 20 years experience
No: Hemorrhoids generally caused by constipation or frequent diarrhea, or prolonged sitting.
A 18-year-old male asked:
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Surgery 20 years experience
Depends: If you had uncomplicated laparoscopic appendectomy (small incisions) then generally you can resume normal activtity in 2-3 weeks. If you had an open ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Eckford
Surgery 20 years experience
Blockage of colon: A large bowel obstruction is a blockage of the colon. This can be caused by a mass such as a polyp or cancer or can be due to inflammation such as di... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Eckford
Surgery 20 years experience
See answer: Flesh colored protrusions are generally either skin tags or hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids generally change in size whereas skin tags do not change. Warts... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Eckford
Surgery 20 years experience
GI: Next step in workup would be to see a gastroenterologist for further workup. They will need to rule out stomach ulcers, pancreatitis, etc...
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Eckford
Surgery 20 years experience
Feeding tube: Peg or percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is a feeding tube that is placed in the stomach by using a scope through the mouth. This procedure is comm... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Eckford
Surgery 20 years experience
Antibiotics: You should see a doctor to confirm the diagnosis. For uncomplicated diverticulitis, generally it will respond to antibiotic therapy. Severe cases may ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Eckford
Surgery 20 years experience
No: Hemorrhoids are generally due to constipation, straining or frequent diarrhea.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Eckford
Surgery 20 years experience
Reduces cramping: Levbid is primary used to help reduce abdominal cramping associated with irritable bowel syndrome. The primary treatment for diverticulitis is antibi... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Eckford
Surgery 20 years experience
Try Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide): This is abnormal. You can try some stool softner and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) but should probably see your doctor if you do not have bm... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Eckford
Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: It is a common misconception that you should avoid seeds or nuts with diverticulitis. There is excellent scientific evidence that seeds or nuts do no... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Eckford
Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: If your inguinal hernia (pain and/or lump in the groin) is more bothersome, then it is time to see your surgeon and get it repaired. Warning signs to... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Eckford is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Eckford is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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