Dr. Frank Pancotto

Gastroenterology
Concord, NC
48 years experience

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Gastroenterology

Languages spoken

English

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
48 years experience
Go slow: May take a week to resolve go slow.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
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Nothing: Fruits are natural laxatives.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
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Depends: Follow diet and check labs 3-6 mos later. May not need another egd/bx if doing well.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
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Food poisoning: Probably gastroenteritis drink plenty of fluids and have a saltine cracker or 2 (sodium helps hydration).
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
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Probably not: Usually lactose intolerant people tolerate yogurt. Try less of it next time.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
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Problem: If you have sod, ERCP very risky. Most will not do it on you.
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A female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
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?ulcer: Could be peptic ulcer. May be nothing.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
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Probably: It can make you itch. So probably yes.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
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Yes: Any physiologic event can cause this.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
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Pleurisy: Sounds like pleurisy. Inflammation around lining of lungs. May not be heartburn but pleuricy see your doctor.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
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Non detectible: Viral load non detectible is good. Anything else, not good. Reguardless of ast/alt.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
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Up dose: Might be related to menses. Try 2-3 stool softners for day or 2.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
48 years experience
Try antacids or H2 b: Try an antacid or get otc h2 blocker eg ranitidine.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
48 years experience
Could be tubal issue: Need to see gyn doctor for internal exam may need sonogram swell.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
48 years experience
Don't mix: Alcohol and sedatives don't mix too much and fatal.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
48 years experience
Yes: You can see if tubes are patent but don't think you can test to see if eggs get to uterus.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
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Trauma: Bleeding after masterbation only related to trauma. Sexual trauma can cause bleeding.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
48 years experience
Difficult: Exercise, aerobic and eat less.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
48 years experience
Repeat test: Slight alt elevation . May be nothing. Repeat test.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
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Constipation: Uti are unusual in men unless older and prostate issues try fiber supplement eg metamucil.
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
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Yes: Ppi prevent acid reflux from happening tums treats acid immediately.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
48 years experience
Doesn't make sense: Doesn't make sense they have very small speculums.
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
48 years experience
Yes: With pernicious anemia , increased risk of thyroid disorders only very small increased risk of stomach cancer. Most would not worry about it.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
48 years experience
You should eat more: Eating much less will effect your periods. Do you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance?
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
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Difficult: Not sure how to stop this on your own may need psychologist.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
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Need more info: By spotting you mean bleeding. Vaginal or rectal.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
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Depends: Acute or chronic. Hep c is hard to treat. But slow to kill you. Hep b can kill you acutely . Can be treated with oral meds, lifelong usually hep a... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
48 years experience
Yes: You can eat anything watch amount and take your meds.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
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Nothing: Yellow reflects bile in stool, can be green or brown. If loose all the time then something not right.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
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Yes: Allergies are idiosyncratic just happen.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
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Unrelated: Probably unrelated. Unless you have pancreatitis or something serious.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
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Prolactinoma: Obviously need to stay on hydrocortisone. Keep in touch with your endocrinologist. These can be tricky to manage.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
48 years experience
Watch: If acute diarhea, no blood. No severe vomiting. Observe and give fluids.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
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?: Don't know but it happens should be self limited if really post virial. I have diagnosed this and then realized that symptoms occurred long before v... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
48 years experience
Imodium (loperamide) 1-2 up to 3 : Try Imodium (loperamide) 1-2 tid.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
48 years experience
Probably nothing: Usually nothing. Some people have tender abdomens.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
48 years experience
No: Appendex only a problem if acute appendicitis.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
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Gastroenteritis: If short duration probably gastroenteritis. If has been going on for weeks then could be inflammatory bowel disease eg crohn's, ulcerative colitis.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
48 years experience
Metamucil: Try some metamucil and apple sauce daily should make him want to go and sit him on toilet.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
48 years experience
Aging: This is where fat gets deposited as we get older. When you lose weight you lose it from everywhere, even where you don't want to lose it.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
48 years experience
Yes: The iron content in the prenatal can cause abdominal pain. Take it in the middle of a meal.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
48 years experience
Check erection: If erection are good. Don't worry.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
48 years experience
Try miralax (polyethylene glycol): Use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) 2-3 doses daily not absorbed into your system.
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A male asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
48 years experience
Continue: You may have two infections gc and chlymadia might need different rx.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pancotto is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pancotto is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for your answer.. I'm still worried and scared about the stones been in the pancrease if its going to lead me to worse and death.
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I actually take Nexium everyday 80mg and its under control for the most part but thanks for you insight
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Thanks for your quick reply! More pain & now my GI sending me to Emory for ERCP. Please pray for me

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Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
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