Dr. Donald Colantino

Internal Medicine
Stoneham, MA
63 years experience male

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Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Yes: If prostatic secretions after prostate massage shows evidence of inflammation but no bacteria, often a short course of antibiotics is tried neverthele... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Yes: Erections that last for hours can result in severe penile injury and damage. Priaprism, a sustained firm erection unrelieved or unrelated to sexual ac... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Baygam: In that instance it's best to notify the prescribing physician,who knows your case, and get instructions from him/ her.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Fasting: Fasting for 24 hours once a week should not harm a healthy person. It shouldn't be practiced for more than once a week as a measure to lose weight. Ma... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Testing: For people who have an abnormal bleeding tendency including very easy bruisability of the skin or frequent spontaneous development of bruises(petechia... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
H pylori: H pylori is a ubiquitous bacterium very often found in the stomach. It is found in 50% of the world's population. It may not cause any problems in 80%... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Possibly: Do we know his lipid levels(cholesterol,ldl, hdl and triglycerides? Processed meats are not considered healthy due to their saturated fat content and ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Spotting: I recommend that this be reported to your gynecologist, even if it's just for peace of mind.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
T3: An elevated t3 is seen in overactive thyroid but other thyroid results are needed for confirmation. These include an elevated t4 and a very low TSH le... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Bronchitis: Bronchitis, strictly speaking, is inflammation that is restricted to the bronchial tubes and tubules and doesn't go into the lung tissue unless bronch... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Somnapure: Somnapure is an over the counter for sleep aid. It contains natural supplements like melatonin,valerian chamomile. It is harmless and nonaddicting.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Tylenol: Tylenol is dosed every 4 to 6 hours and that is about the time it's effect is felt to last. You can also get information about medications from your p... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Craniofacial team: This refers to different specialists coming together to evaluate and treat various developmental .anomalies and disfigurement usually in very young ch... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Spa test: One study showed that it's recommended to wait longer than a week after a prostate biopsy to obtain a psa test. Another study recommended waiting at l... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Ammonia: Inhalation of ammonia fumes causes runny nose, throat irritation, watering of eyes,cough,chest tightness and in higher concentration,shortness of brea... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Prostate exam: In the absence of any difficulties passing urine , there isn't a need to check for prostate enlargement. Prostate enlargement may not cause any sympto... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Gastroparesis: Avoid anything that has significant fat or oily content as these can further slow emptying of stomach contents.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Paralyzed intestines: Very sluggish intestinal motility may occur after abdominal surgery or trauma. It is basically a paralysis of the intestinal tract called paralytic il... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Urine output: Adequate hydration goal to keep kidney function healthy is to drink 8 eight ounce glasses of water a day. Your urine should be light,not dark, yellow ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Oncologist: Adjuvant therapy could be radiation after surgery or chemotherapy after radiation or surgery. After adjuvant therapy the oncologist may outline a main... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Tingling: Deficiencies of calcium or magnesium are possible causes. Other possibilities include peripheral neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, vitamin B12 deficienc... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
After shower: Dry or sensitive skin may develop such splotches after a shower, but if not intensely itchy it is not too problematic. If you note dry or sensitive sk... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Cold exposure: Fingers often turn colors when exposed to cold. The commonest pattern is white to red to blue. Transient color changes are due to reflex vasospasm whi... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Unusual: Bloating is usually caused by excessive gas production or by inability of normal amounts of gas to descend into the intestines for eventual passage. F... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Antispasmodic: Your physician can prescribe an antispasmodic medication like dicyclomine which quiets intestinal activity. Take it 1/2 hour before the meeting. Dryne... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Abdominal fluid: Abdominal fluid can be caused by many conditions such as cirrhosis of the liver, various malignant tumors, congestive heart failure, infection like ap... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Probably: Unless you have abdominal pain on other occasions and, especially persistence of pain, tenderness,discoloration or swelling, I assume that laughing ca... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Heat,cold: Some viruses thrive in the heat, but flu is more prevalent in cold weather. However in extremely cold weather people don't get out and about as much a... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Can't donate: Ineligible to donate if positive for hiv or viral hepatitis, malaria, imprisonment, serving in mideast for past year, active infections,are on antibio... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Propane: Propane causes symptoms if purposely inhaled and this would reduce the body's oxygenation, could damage lungs and cause cardiac decompensation and eve... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Possibly: If the dose of cytomel or any thyroid supplement is excessive or if it's absorption is erratic, blood sugar variations can occur with upward spikes wi... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Unlikely: Unless you're very sensitive to mold I wouldn't expect any problems with exposure to this small amount of mold. Symptoms would consist of watery eyes,... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Xenical: This weight loss medication prevents breakdown of fats in your diet causing them to pass through the intestinal tract. After stopping xenical, I belie... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Thyroid cyst: Certain thyroid nodules contain viscous material and are called colloid cysts. This material may reaccumulate. Although colloid thyroid cysts are beni... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Losing weight: To lose 1 pound of body fat in a week, you have to reduce your daily intake of calories by 500 calories each day for a total of 3500 calories in a wee... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Palpitations: First get examined by a physician and wear an outpatient Holter monitor for 24-48 hours and write down the time you experience palpitations in order t... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Pharmacist: Your pharmacist may be able to answer your question best as he/she may have more information about this vaccine and interactions.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Asthma: Call your physician for examination and treatment as prolonged, untreated asthma leads to fatigue and severe complications like build-up of carbon di... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Pancreatic insuff: Your continual loose stools may be primarily caused by pancreatic insufficiency in view of the fecal elastase of under 200. There may be some associat... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Side effects: Your symptoms are not characteristic of a Tia but could well be side effects of your therapy with testosterone and hcg injections. Discuss this with y... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Ace inhibitor: Allergic reactions to ace inhibitors usually last about 48 hours, but protracted reactions have occurred for much longer periods especially with angio... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Neuralgia: These fleeting,temple pains are characteristic of neuralgia which is usually a nonserious irritability/inflammation of a superficial scalp nerve. Thes... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Blocked ears: Blocked ears can be caused by nasal congestion or ear wax in the ear canals. Middle ear infection and fluid in the middle ear are other possibilities.... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
8 hours: Sleeping from 10PM to 6 AM is a good night's sleep. You may be ok with 7 hours of quality sleep If you feel well rested after being up and about. Avoi... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Edema: Edema is a side effect of amlodipine and it would be exaggerated if associated fluid retention from hormonal factors or excessive salt use is operativ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Maybe: Classic symptoms of Covid19 are fever, sore throat, aches, dry cough, loss of smell, but associated chest pain, especially with breathing difficulties... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Flow: Monophasic flow signifies disease of an artery whereas triphasic flow is normal. Biphasic flow is somewhat indeterminate as I understand it. A vasc... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Hand symptoms: You may be dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome caused by pressure on nerves entering the hand by thickened wrist ligaments caused by repetitious hand,... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Podiatrist: Consult a podiatrist to evaluate and advise you. An xray may be advised. The question is whether the toe was fractured and/or whether joint damage occ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Melanoma in situ: This stage 0 melanoma is considered a precancerous lesion by some and when totally removed very rarely recurs and doesn't spread. Continue yearly skin... Read More
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Nov 26, 2016
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Aug 16, 2022
thank u 4 always responding but if you can respond back to the post of mines , it cant be a old infection because my gf tested negative so any old hookups i had in past is out the picture since i alwa...Read More
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Feb 7, 2016
I have a shoulder Impingement. I just started pain in my armpit of the same shoulder. He was able to detect why I had pain when I put my chin to my chest. I didn't mention my Impingement. He's right.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! thanks, i rnight try taking 50 rng, ive done it before, not sure how id react to 75, cant take sleeping pills cause of the benadryl. dont want to rnix. you sure seern to...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Good morning Dr.Colantion,thanks for your kind reassurance ,good to understand these things and interesting too,i am always learning.Thank you for your time i will reduc...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Sorry for the delay. Having a good amount of periodontal work being done and considered. Your reply is REALLY useful. Never knew short vs. long. Kind of like short actin...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

TUFTS UNIV
Graduated 1960MD

Residency

St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Completed 1963

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Massachusetts - Summer
2014
Top General Internist, Second Place, Massachusetts - Summer
2014
Top Doctor, First Place, Massachusetts - Spring
2014
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