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Dr. Craig Lum

General Surgery
Fresno, CA
26 years experience male

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General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

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177 Answers
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
2 white dots: The fact you are typing this message shows you are concerned and don't share your doctor's opinion. I would encourage you to go back and see him or h... Read More
A female asked:
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Pregnant?: Even though your friend's boyfriend didn't ejaculate, there is the generation of pre-ejaculate fluid, which may or may not contain sperm. Condoms may ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Blood pressure: The calming effect might help to lower your blood pressure. You might consider checking your blood pressure to see. Talk to your PCP about this. Th... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
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26 years experience
Pregnant pressure: By pressure, I gather you meant your legs being swollen. If you think about the location of the vein draining your leg, then imagine your steadily gr... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Throat white spot: When you say white painful spot, I think of an abscess. Better have your primary care doc check it out. It can be something else, but best to have y... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Lower left abd pain: Being of young age, large intestinal problems would be a rarity. Being a female, you might consider ovarian torsion or the passage of a ureteral stone... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Green throat mucus: Amazing you have no symptoms for what sounds like a long ongoing infection. Recommend you see your PCP. May need antibiotics.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Pain as before: There is a variety of causes. One is a retained stone, another is peptic ulcer, another is undetected bile duct injury. Recommend you go back to the ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
High calcium: I would have the test redone. If still high, go see your GP for review of your labs and get a complete physical exam.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Pregnant dog bite: First of all, is the dog vaccinated against rabies? Does the bite look infected? If the answer to the first is no and the second is yes, then quickl... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
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26 years experience
TAH: Should be healed by now unless you're taking steroids. Then it will be longer.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Venous insufficiency: I gather you mean that something is tightly wrapped around your leg. If so, I would gather your leg is pretty swollen at this time. If this is also ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Neck lump: The two are probably not related. The fact the neck lump is causing you discomfort makes it a good reason to have it checked out.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Very low back pain: May have a pilonidal cyst which may need drainage. Go see your PCP to have this checked. The drainage may be uncomfortable, but after it is done, yo... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Hurts: You could have fractured your penis. Better go see your PCP ASAP. You may need to see a Urologist, too.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Cut foot: I would listen to the recommendation of the doctor or surgeon who operated on you. He treated you, he should have the final say on whether you move yo... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Lymph node: I gather you're reading the scan report details. You should just focus on the bottom summary. If you have enlarged lymph nodes, you should thinking ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
General anesthesia: A nice simple answer is your body will be completely paralysed. You won't be able to breathe on your own ergo requiring the need to connect a breathin... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Post ep study pain: I'm assuming the pain is on the side where the vein in your leg was punctured for your study. Check if a special vein closure device was used or if t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Tongue: Stopping your smoking can be a start. It can also be too late. Those bumps on your tongue sound concerning. Better have them checked.
A female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Ear ringing: Then go tell the PA about it. May need to adjust your meds or get a surgical consult.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Uti and bm: Good question! Since your bladder and rectum are close to each other, a uti will cause irritation to your bladder give you the sensation of needing t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
2 and 1/2 vomiting: You can probably use the medication, but the dosing will be an issue. Your younger daughter is younger than you and will need a lower dose. Better t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Burn with fever: First of all, does your son really have a fever or just feels warm? What is his actual temperature? Secondly, he is probably hurting from the burn, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Grade 1: Who gave you the diagnosis? Did they refer you to a specialist or are they the specialist that made the diagnosis? If neither happened, then you sho... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
207000: Check your calculations. Your count is lower by 10 and yes, it is high. Better follow up with the PCP who ordered the test.
A male asked:
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26 years experience
Drained boil: Try a cold compress for a couple of days, then switch to a warm compress until the wound is completely healed. You might ask the doctor who did the d... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Itchy hemorrhoids: You might check about your fiber intake in your diet and how much water are you drinking daily. This should help to loosen your BMs. About the itch,... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Right abd pain: It could be nothing and then again it can be something. Hard to believe they didn't completely scope your mother's entire colon. It can be appendici... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Meth: There is a lot that is wrong with you. 1st you are doing !V drugs, 2nd you are doing IV drugs, 3rd you are doing IV drugs, 4th you are doing IV drugs... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Too tight: And why do you want to wrap a bandage very tightly around your foot?
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Gardening problem: Your lower back hurting from gardening doesn't bother me too much, but your trouble breathing DOES! Better go have it checked on ASAP to rule out car... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Pelvic pain: Question is what did you do resulting in the pain. If nothing, then question should be it's cause. Not being there to interview and examine you is not... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Ear lobe yellow stuf: Sounds like an infection. Better go see your primary care doc about this. May need to see an ENT for lancing and antibiotics
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Need rapid relief: There are several things that can be causing your symptoms, but it seems you are already scheduled for someone to talk to you about them. You might c... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
STI: Besides sexually transmitted diseases, there are other non-medical things you need to be worried about. My recommendation is you find a good women an... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Vagina smell: Did you ask the surgeon who did your operation about this? May be related to your operation and then might be entirely gynecological. If your surgeo... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Headache: Are you still have that headache with vomiting? If not, don't worry about it for now.
A member asked:
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26 years experience
Shoulder pain: Any chest pressure like an elephant sitting on your chest? If so, you better call 911 and go to the ER for possible heart attack!
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Red and black dots: If the dots are on the souls of your feet, how would anybody notice them ergo don't worry about getting rid of them. On the other hand, what did you ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Vomiting bile: Sounds like you have a history of drinking too much. May have a gastric outlet narrowing from your past history of drinking and possibly vomiting. S... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Folliculitis: There is the possibility it may be a fungal infection. If so, then you need an antifungal. On the other hand, it is difficult for your meds to penet... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Potential clots: In view of your weight and size, you are at risk for blood clots. However, measures are generally done to try and decrease the chances for clots to h... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Broken bones: In general, bones take 6 to 10 weeks to heal. The more bones you break, the more functionally disabled you will become. The bones will need to heal ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Cardiac arrest: In general, they happen for a reason. It is rare for them to happen without a reason.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Back cracks: This sounds very suspicious. What did you do before this happened? It doesn't sound great. Better see your PCP about this.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Gemzar: Did you talk to your oncologist about this? They should have a solution for you.
A female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Right knee mrsa: MRSA is not an easy thing to eradicate despite your being on antibiotics long ago. Better have your knee checked ASAP.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Soap up your nose: First of all, why did you squirt soap up your nose? Secondly, it sounds like your nasal passage is inflammed. As long as you don't have a problem wi... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
26 years experience
Loculated effusion: You might need drainage if your infection doesn't improve because it might be difficult for the antibiotics to penetrate the loculation walls to treat... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lum is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lum is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank you. Actually, your advice didn't save my life. First it made me cry, and then it made me laugh. Mostly laugh, because it was so outrageous for a health professional to say t...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I thank you for the advice and l will leave clean. I been with only one and that is why l am scared that l might have messed up. I regret that moment. Was l at any risk
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks doctor, my own physician didn't feel a need to worry. I just wondered why it was called out on the report when it is apparently normal. Thank you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, IL
Graduated 1996MD

Awards

Most Influential, First Place, the Fresno Region - Spring
2017
Thought Leader, First Place, the Fresno Region - Spring
2017
Top Doctor, First Place, the Fresno Region - Spring
2017
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