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Dr. John Bodell

General Surgery
Eugene, OR
51 years experience male

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JOHN E Bodell DO

Eugene, OR

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1290 C Goodpasture Island Rd, Eugene, OR
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General Surgery

Licenses

United States: Michigan

Languages spoken

English

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360 Answers
624 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Acute gastritis: Certainly would have to consider gall bladder or pancreas problems. Would want to know foods, activity, and what relieves the pain.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Pain is individual.: Usually pain after surgery is located in the scrotum unless a groin approach is in the surgery. Activity such as walking is important post-op in mode... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Physician Evaluation: You need to have a physician evaluation. Note the times of bleeding and the character (bright red or dark red). Do you have pain? How long has this ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Needs exam: If severe pain, may require removing the clot. If soft, ointment may ease the discomfort and size. Needs physician evaluation.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
No.: The enlargement may give that appearance. If you do measure size. You could consider a reduction of the areolar region. This can be completed under lo... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
It is possible: Depending an the site location of the hernia and if it is reducible may affect breathing. Hernias that are not reducible usually cause pain and disco... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
No: I am not convinced that the gender of the surgeon makes the difference. The results of the repair is the important factor and your comfort and confid... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Not directly: If a hernia is incarcerated (not reducible) this can cause a bowel obstruction that may produce signs of fever and diarrhea. Usually this is associat... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Pain nerve radiation: Not unusual due to nerve radiation to back from an inflamed gall bladder.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Need sinus exam.: It appears that your sinus may be infected. This can affect balance, change in smell and may not draining. I would have a thorough exam with your PC... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Careful food choices: This could be food allergies. I would be careful with bread and liquids. Some warm liquids may improve passage of food. You should consider chewing... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Treat symptoms.: Increase hydration. Consider throat lozenges. Gargle with warm salt water. Follow up with PCP if persists another week.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Need Examination.: Since your symptoms are increasing, I would suggest that this should be evaluated by your primary care physician. Recommendations for lab or radiolo... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Clarify question.: If you are concerned about lower abdominal pain, the medication prilosec should not cause this discomfort. Renal stones usually cause back discomfort... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Requires a thorough : The tonsils usually decrease in size by 31 unless you have frequent infections. I would have an exam of lymph nodes and salivary glands. A swallow s... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Small Testicles: A person with Klinefelters Syndrome usually have small or undescended testicles. Usually they are normal in body size and wide hips is not a sign of ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Yes: The sperm in a bathtub was probably be dead just from the exposure in the tub. Washing the tub will kill any sperm that may be in the tub.
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Most hernias do not cause pain unless associated with a strain. You should stand in front of a mirror, naked and see if you have fullness in the groi... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Your symptoms sound like an irritation of the urethra, I would suggest cranberry juice to relieve you irritation and increase your water intake. Fol... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Consult friends.: Asking your friends is a good way to start. You can consult your local medical societies and hospitals. Ask for a biography when you schedule an app... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Probable allergies.: A thorough evaluation by their PCP should be able to assist, diagnose and treat the problem.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Common rectal issue.: The lower GI system produces mucus. You can pass some blood with staining. You need to look at your diet and possible allergies. Your symptoms can... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Diet concerns.: In addition to previous suggestions. I would suggest keeping a diary of foods or snacks eaten. Present this to your family physician. concern over ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Consider Gaviscon.: In addition to previous recommendations, i would consider 30 cc of Liquid Gaviscon.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Usual pain referral.: A sensitivity to the low back follows the nerve path. I would follow any increase of symptoms that may be related to other symptoms that you may expe... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Check with PCP.: A thorough exam with a cosmetic surgeon would be appropriate. You need to be assured that you are not having a glandular enlargement. Both areas ar... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Stay healthy.: I would use throat lozenges and increase hydration. You could gargle with warm slat water.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
I believe the answer is no. Sperm has a short life of survival and needs to be in a warm, fluid environment.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Since this is cyclic in occurrence, I would keep a diary of foods or recent contacts that may attribute to this. Your PCP could follow for treatment ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Stopping side effect: The Allegra dose may lead to effects of itching, swelling of tongue, lips, difficulty breathing, and difficulty swallowing. I would believe that you a... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Yes.: This is very difficult to evaluate without a physical exam. I would have your PCP complete the exam and give you advice.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
No: I would suggest that you stay within the recommended daily dosage for Vitamin A. Vitamin A,D,E, and K are fat soluble. Any excess is not excreted in... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Probably not unless the lubricant is injected into the penis, this could lead to an infection.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Probably associated with the way that you are chewing and the muscle activity. sounds like the left side of your face muscles are "lazy" and mor ful... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Yes.: If the vitamins are new to you, I would suggest that you begin 1 at a time and give space in between. With a healthy diet and hydration, you may not... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Warranted concern. : It is good that you are being closely followed. I would suggest that you avoid intercourse at this time. Watch for any vaginal bleeding. Since you ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Consider too much focus on self diagnosis of appendicitis. Appendicitis usually is associated with nausea, lack of desire for food, pain around your ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Avoid exposure.: If your need for the thorax surgery was due to medical origin, I would avoid the breathing in such an enclosed environment. Your physician should be ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
I suggest that you consult your PCP or dermatologist for the Rx.
A male asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Stress pain.: Since the hyper extension of the knee is not its usual motion, I would try to limit that activity. Follow with complete exam if symptoms persist.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Suspect infection.: Advise your son not to touch the area. Since this probably an infection, I would see your PCP as soon as possible. A warm moist sterile compress may ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Disease extent.: Covid-19 does not always cause a lung inflammation. A mild case of COVID-19 may not effect the lungs. Lungs usually do not heal if the result of the... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
A lipoma is a fat tumor. It is not considered to be malignant. Usually they are managed by observation and if they do not enlarge, then no treatment... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
After thorough assessment of the burn, you could consider the use of aloe. It is important to stay well hydrated.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Drain lesion.: It appears that you may have an accumulation of fluid from the joint. Try to elevate your wrist above heart level when reclining and reduce the act... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
If you are experiencing a continuous reaction, this is probably an allergic reaction. If there is not much change in the dilation, this probably conf... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
Stress,anxiety, and lack of sound sleep can producwe these concerns. I would consider some meditation thoughts. Discuss these feelings with your PCP... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
It appears that they want to confirm that your treatment was successful and ensure that you are in good health.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 51 years experience
I think that you are going thru a normal recovery. Your symptoms are not unusual.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bodell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bodell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I will start a food diary today and post it in a couple days
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Very good morning Dr. Bodell! Thank you very much for the information!
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thank you! have had a pulse there for a while,my veins there stick out

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

KCOM
Graduated 1971MD

Residency

Detroit Osteopathic hospital Corporation

Awards

Top General Surgeon , Second Place, Michigan - Winter
2013
Top General Surgeon , Third Place, Michigan - Summer
2013
HealthTap Doctor Mom

Affiliations

AOA, MOA
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