Doctor Q&A for Dr. Ralph Parker

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Parker
31 years experience General Surgery
Get a HIDA scan: Your brief description of symptoms are quite typical for gallbladder disease. This is common even in the case of a normal sonogram. I usually order a ... Read More
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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Parker
31 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Technically, a bad gallbladder doesn't actually make your abdomen objectively swell much, but it can sure make one feel very bloated and gassy. And a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Parker
31 years experience General Surgery
May be normal...: It is common to have intermittent pain following umbilical hernia repair, and this is mostly determined by the extent and type of repair. Patients oft ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Parker
31 years experience General Surgery
Many possibilities: There are many possible causes, and it is impossible to get a good answer to your question online. You need an exam and thorough history by a physici ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Parker
31 years experience General Surgery
Give it time: It is very common to have varying degrees of pain from an inguinal hernia repair for a few weeks. A lot depends on the size of the hernia, type of rep ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Parker
31 years experience General Surgery
Hard to say but...: Lipomas are commonly found lumps under the skin. But it's impossible to say without an exam. Your primary care doc should be able to make the call.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Parker
31 years experience General Surgery
Rheumatologist: Rheumatologists specialize in connective tissue disorders. (but the GI or a surgeon will be better at managing symptoms from a hiatal hernia.).
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Parker
31 years experience General Surgery
Maybe but rarely: Gallbladders rarely "rupture." contrary to popular misconception, they don't pop like a balloon. They may become so inflamed that they become gangreno ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Parker
31 years experience General Surgery
Unclear question: If i understand you, you are asking about lipomas being caused by trauma? They are not. One can see hard lumps form at the site of trauma due to fat ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Parker
31 years experience General Surgery
Get gallbladder eval: Anytime someone complains of discomfort in ruth right upper quadrant or under ribs on the right, gas and back pain, the first thought is gallbladder ... Read More
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