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Dr. Thomas Carzoli

Obstetrics and Gynecology
SC
48 years experience

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Languages spoken

English

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
48 years experience
Yes: Apple juice shouldn't cause you any problems with bcp.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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Misinformation: You can certainly take antibiotics with a birth control pill, but the pill may have a reduced effectiveness for birth control. Use a secondary method ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
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Yes: You can stop your bcp at any time.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Possible: Depends on the amount of elastic fibers in your skin that you were born with.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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No: Nuvaring is a hormone delivery system and taking it out will cause your hormones to drop. Any time hormones drop, you may bleed.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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Sharp razor: Most men shave everyday and don't get razor burns/bumps because they use a sharp razor with shaving cream. Women tend to use some soap/cold cream and ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Exophytic means there is growth on the outside of the cyst. Complex means there are different materials in the cyst or there are walls in the cyst. Th... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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Can: Leaving the ring out for one week allows the vaginal skin to recover.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Hard to say: If the fluid leak is small, you may not feel anything. If large, can cause abdominal pain which gradually eases over the next 24-48 hours.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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Yes: Starting bcps during your period generally gives you protection right away.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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No: If you want to shave around the bikini line, use a sharp razor and shaving cream.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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Yes: Pregnancy causes an increase in Progesterone which can result in a tired feeling until the body adjusts. Usually much better in second trimester.
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
48 years experience
Probably not: Pcos is noted for irregular cycles with formation of ovarian cysts. Ovarian cysts can cause increase hormone levels, leading to some pregnancy symptom... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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Less than 1%: If pregnancy occurs and the strings are visible, the iud should be removed.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Blood, urine, discha: Blood is tested for hiv, syphilis, hepatitis b, hsv. Urine can be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea. Vaginal discharge can be checked for trichomonas... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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Possibly: Gonorrhea can cause a muddy discharge and if involves the rectum (proctitis), also cause a bloody diarrhea.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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Very unlikely: A normal sperm count is 15 million or more.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Okay to use: Cooking spray has 3 ingredients: 1) an oil such as olive or canola 2) propellant such as carbon dioxide or nitrous oxide 3) emulsifier such as lecit... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
48 years experience
Generally no: Implantation bleeding usually occurs 6-12 days after conception.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Maybe: If the anorexia occurs after breast development, the fat loss in the breast will be replaced during recovery. Hard to predict if it will be the same a... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Normal: Spotting after intercourse or exercise is not unusual.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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No: Bleeding is generally not a sign of pregnancy.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
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No: Subchorionic hematomas can arise spontaneously and if small, generally do not cause problems. Most will resolve in a few months.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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Maybe: People have varying susceptibility to hpv. He may pick it up, but usually doesn't cause him problems.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
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7/3/13: This date is approximate as accuracy of first trimester ultrasound is 3-5 days, plus or minus. Second trimester ultrasound accuracy is 10-14 days, plu... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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Normal: As we get older, menses can be irregular. Brown blood just means blood stayed in uterus longer before coming out.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
48 years experience
Normal: Each month, during an ovulatory cycle, one or more ovarian cysts are formed. One usually predominates and ruptures mid-cycle, liberating the egg. Whe... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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Yes: Menstrual period usually is a sign that the cyst is going away.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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No: Pregnancy tests are pretty specific for hcg.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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STD testing: Uti's don't cause white discharge, but antibiotics for UTI can cause yeast overgrowth. Std testing requires blood and some vaginal secretions to be ch... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
48 years experience
Normal: Not unusual to have some irregular bleeding on nuvaring.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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See doctor: Irregular menses can be a symptom of polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos). A normal menstruating woman will release an egg 12 times in a year. Egg is fe... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
48 years experience
Drink fluids: Signs and symptoms sound like a urinary tract infection. Drinking fluids helps to dilute infection and something like cranberry juice helps to acidify... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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Asking for trouble: With a low-lying placenta, labor forces the head against the placenta; this usually tamponades serious bleeding until delivery. Orgasm causes some con... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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Vaginitis: Bad odor from the vagina is generally due to trichomonas, bacterial vaginosis, or lost tampon/condom. Swollen, itchy vagina can be due to too much yea... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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Not always: Not everybody gets morning sickness with pregnancy.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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No: Frequently hsv causes genital ulcers, but belchet's syndrome, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis can also cause.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
48 years experience
Specialist: At 43, fertility is dropping. If you have been trying for 4 years and still no pregnancy, time to see infertility specialist.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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5 months: Pregnancy is generally dated from the time of your last menstrual period.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
48 years experience
No: A menstrual period is the shedding of the lining of the uterus because you haven't gotten pregnant. An egg is not present for fertilization.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
48 years experience
See a doctor: Complex ovarian cysts should be under a doctor's supervision as the diagnosis can include various tumors.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
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Vaginal infection: Bad vaginal odor usually due to infection or something like lost tampon. Plan b can alter your first menses after taking.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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Difficult to say: Any inflammation can cause a flare of cryofibrinogenemia, whether from injury to surrounding tissue or foreign body reaction to sling.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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Can't: Stretch marks will fade over time so less noticeable, but still be present. Some people are born with a lot of elastic fibers in their skin which allo... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
48 years experience
Can be: There are sebaceous glands around the nipple which produces an oily substance. Birth control pills could make them more active.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
48 years experience
Can't: Stretch marks are due to breaks in the elastic fibers under the skin. Retinoid creams, laser, and dermal abrasion may help improve the appearance.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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No: Normally detect fetal heart beat at 5-6 weeks, usually 120-160 bpm.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
48 years experience
1-14 days: Generally when a cyst ruptures, the ovary starts producing progesterone. Progesterone can cause some tiredness, but not usually extreme fatigue.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
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58662: Laparoscopic removal of ovarian cyst is 58662. If the whole ovary is removed, cpt code is 58661.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
48 years experience
Depends on surgery: 30-60 minutes to remove the cyst by laparotomy. 90-120 minutes to remove the cyst laparoscopically.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Carzoli is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Carzoli is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Which is better to do pregnant test again in the morning or night?
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you so much. I really appreciate your quick reply!
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank u so much for yr help..I did the cervix biopsy

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1974MD

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