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Dr. Thomas Rayson

Pathology
Captain Cook, HI
30 years experience male

Locations

Kona Community Hospital

Kealakekua, HI

Address

79-1019 Haukapila, Kealakekua, HI, US
Directions

About

Bio

Masters degree in biochemistry and biophysics 1987 M.D. degree 1992 Board-certified in pathology 1996 License in medicine and surgery in Florida and Wisconsin since 1996 Any points or compensation I received from healthTap Will be donated to charity

Specialties
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Pathology

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Hematology and Oncology

Licenses

United States: Alabama, Wisconsin

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

157 Answers
25 Agrees
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Not really: As a pathologist I often see small Lymphoid collections in the lamina propria of gastric biopsies without inflammation chronic is nonspecific and the... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Thank you for that question and you’re laboratory reports. I am concerned about the high eosonophil count in your blood. This could be a reactive cond... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Thank you for your question and lab results. I believe that you are safe from getting the hepatitis by this encounter specially since you used a cond... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Maybe lymphoma: another way to say this is transformation of the germinal centers which is a pre-lymphoma which can lead to follicular lymphoma which are an indolent ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Pretty normal values: You should be pleased with those lab findings they are not bad the blood urea nitrogen so-called B UN is a little high which means you should hydrate ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Polycythemia: You're making too much hemoglobin probably because you are making more than normal numbers of red blood cells. This may be do to lung disease or chron... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Meds toxic to liver: They want to see whether there is any liver damage probably from the medication or chemotherapy. Also to make sure there's no viral hepatitis. No gall... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Normal labs: If a patient has cirrhosis they would not have a normal CBC and normal enzyme test usually. The platelets were often low loThere is also also an anemi... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Do not biopsy now: this part of your mouth and taste bud may have been burned or irritated.you may have a small Sand-like particle what we call a stone in the duct. you ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Thank you for your question. Your cholesterol numbers aren’t very terrible it’s not time yet to start a Statin but I won’t be surprised if we have ti... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Probably normal: A SCUS stands for atypical squamous cells of uncertain significance. That means the cells look funny. If the HPV is negative and it remains negative t... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
No : it appears that she has some of the menstrual bleeding present and her urethra so the urine was contaminated with the menstrual flow if she does not h... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
There are several explanations. It may be the wrong anabiotic and it may be an STD or maybe bacterial it really depends on the organism.. Other non-i... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Well just to be sure I think you should do a urine pregnancy test. This can be done at home. As far as sleeping you can I have to try different ideas ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Planks: Doing core exercises is the best way to build up almost else and stabilize the abdomen while building abdominal muscles planes are good where are you ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Milk: Try using milk in your tea or coffee. Also try eating a late breakfast with toast you need to coat you're a soffit guess to reestablish the mucous thi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Difficult question: Perhaps the physician is in experienced or afraid of causing a hemorrhage or the tissue is so infected they planned to wait there are many reasons how... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Wait three weeks: This is probably a benign swollen lymph node from an infection perhaps a virus or skin infection it is less likely to be lymphoma or tumor. However if... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Yes: A sebaceous cyst can occur in hair bearing skin or in the scalp. It is a epidermal inclusion cyst and can represent a cyst from hair follicles sweat d... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Ok: If it is a benign cyst please do not worry. Most systems are benign however in a 64-year-old woman there is a small chance of malignancy. The patholog... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Yes: Being dilated for too long is concerning please go in and check this out now.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Mild to moderate iron deficiency: This kind of iron deficiency is very common in young women and can be related to heavy periods a diet rich in iron such as red meats and leaky this i... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Within a week: It is entirely important that all the placental tissue and products of conception be completely removed from the uterus. If the tissue is not complete... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Few: Little trip see is the safest way to remove stones. The sonication break it into small pieces which can be passed in the urine it is fairly safe with ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Don't worry and less it grows: If it has been there a long time and it is not growing and it is less than 2 cm ( about an inch) then it's probably a benign growth that is very slow ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
No: It is a sensuallya gel of alcohol which will not cause cancer unless you irritated with another chemical at the same time that is known to cause cance... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Patience: Capital modulates the hormonal menstrual cycle and it can take a wild for a normal ovulatory cycle to ensue. It can take 3 to 6 months to have normal ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Is routine testing: This is a very standard routine reflex test. A urinalysis is often used to look at white blood cells red blood cells and the urethral cells in the uri... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Remove them if they bother you: A biopsy may not show and underlining cancer. Most likely the tonsils are enlarged but the nine without cancer or lymphoma. The only way to know is to... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
No: You have low monocyte count this is not common with tuberculosis which often gives you a high monocytes count this is not a good test for tb.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Probably not tumor: The chances that you have a brain tumor after four months after a negative had scanned are very very low. The headaches and symptoms you're feeling ma... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Benzopyodenes: Organic ring hydrocarbon chemicals are common in charbroiled beef as well as nitrosamines these cause free radical formation which damage the dna nic... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
No: As a laboratory doctor i look at beta HCG and correlate them with ovaries ..Other than ovarian germ cell tumors; benign follicular cyst should not ch... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Inflammation response: This is a result of the inflammation which involves redness tenderness swelling and pain make sure that you have no broken bones or no abscess or infe... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Ask the radiologist: It's very likely that the radiographic area was adequately biopsied. This siri i may be a focus of lactation hyperplasia. If you have a few are radiol... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
The regular cycle: You may be experiencing breakthrough bleeding you may also have a uterine or cervical infection even though your pap smear is normal. It is a good ide... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
No: It is a vaginal ultrasound he will lubricate the probe which is not big and insert it without any pain or difficulty you won't even know the test is b... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Inflammation: It is a reactive process as a result of infection or inflammation. Since it fluctuates up or down this is normal and okay. You may have some underlini... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Need to biopsy: There is no definite way to know whether it is a cancer for a benign thyroid nodule without a biopsy. You may proceed with a fine needle aspiration bi... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Probably benign: As a pathologist i examine these biopsies under the microscope for diagnosis most of these kind of complex small cyst in the thyroid are benign colloi... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Very likely benign: This sounds like a benign fibroadenoma is probably not the cancer the description and your age and the lack of growth all point to a benign tumor.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Not likely: Ovaluation pain is usually only one side at a time.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Black is bad: Black stools are completely black or black green. Dark brown stools are fine. The color of the stool is very dependent on the diet a diet rich in red ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Common symptoms: What you describe is a typical renal stone colicky pain which comes and goes as the stone is slightly rotated in the ureter.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Kidney stone: You obviously have bilateral kidney stones these can be removed with sonication or sometimes surgically they should be removed and analyze for the che... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Infection versus: Severe infection such as viral illnesses like mononucleosis from epstein bar virus as well as lymes disease and other chronic infections can present l... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Probably not: You may have had a miscarriage two negative pregnancy test makes the probability of you being pregnant now especially with spotting very low.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Within normal limits: What you describe is very typical for a woman of your age after a dnc there is very little enemy gym regenerating your endometrium is in an inactive s... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology 30 years experience
Yeah: I am a pathologist who look at sperm and look at sperm evaluations these are good numbers that's a lot of sperm and they are moving well safe and have... Read More

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Mar 9, 2013
Excellent knowledge source in dr rayson.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Rayson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rayson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I thought so. My precious gyne always did a Pap smear & my new gyne doesn't! new dr says ins reasons. I'm only 47 partial hysterectomy.
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I know what a YI feels like &my pap was clean it isn't itchy at all and only happens during my period then goes away maybe allergic reaction
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Thanks for your reply! I will take your suggestion! The omeprazole 40mg seems to have stopped the heartburn. Want to heal it now. Possible?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Univ of South Carolina
Graduated 1992MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Wisconsin - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Appleton, WI - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Appleton, WI - Winter
2013
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