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Dr. Nina Hall

Surgery
LA
female

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Surgery

General Surgery

Wound care

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

66 Answers
113 Agrees
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Quit now: Smoking is not good for healing. It decreases blood flow in every blood vessel in your body, increases risk of wound infections, will have you coughi... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Get seen: You don't list your family history in regards to colon cancer or his age at diagnosis, but rectal bleeding is never normal, particularly with a histor... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Any number of things: It sounds like you need to be seen and evaluated. While all of your symptoms may be related to each other, it is not common to have all of these comp... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Rice: Rest, ice, elevate)ice 20 minutes three x day. If you have not been seen by md have evaluated to ensure no significant and serious injury !
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
See pediatrician: Make sure your child is well hydrated. He probably has a viral gastroenteritis but if he is continuing to have symptoms have him checked out!
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Go see doc: This is unusual and raises concerns for your health. 1) why the continous menstrual cycle? 2) are you anemic?. Please go see ob/gyn asap, this is no... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Get checked!: Are you having burning when you urinate or penile discharge? Possibilities include urinary tract infection (unusually in young men but not impossible... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Get checked: Could be hernia, could be soft tissue mass, could be infection. Get it evaluated and at that time can discuss increased gas.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Unusual: Chronic appendicitis is an unusual diagnosis, not all surgeons agree that it exists. Acute appendicitis is characterized by pain near bellybutton loc... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
See doctor: Be careful with hot baths while pregnant. See your ob/gyn. They can be drained, but the natureal history of this process is that the body will reabs... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Overall it does not : At times people have difficulty tolerating fatty foods after cholecystectomy. Some patients also complain of having bowel movements somewhat urgently... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Not alone: The key to losing weight is a combination of eating less (note; not starvation) and exercising more. Bikeriding is an excellent exercise, both in ter... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Ignore: Stay hydrated, eat well, nap on planes and exercise your feet and calves on planes, trains, and auto.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Fiber!: Constipation is the enemy of hemorrhoids. Pregnancy exacerbates constipation quite a bit. Go to the drugstore, buy some fiber (many kinds available,... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Be mindful: Surgical adhesions are not infrequent, and can lead to small bowel obstruction. Many cases resolve without surgical intervention, which is good! the... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Unlikely: hemorrhoids are bundles of veins located inside the anal canal. unlikely to be found near your vagina. you ay have a cyst or other growth , I recomm... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Congratulations: Congratulations on pregnancy. It is very important for your health and your baby's health to get prenatal care. Find a gynecologist and start seeing... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Absolutely!: Magnesium citrate is a daily strong cathartic . It is often used for bowel preps for colonoscopy, so that is it's intended effect.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Absolutely !: Constipation can cause abdominal discomfort in any number of areas. I recommend a diet with plenty if fruits, vegetables and water, and a fiber suppl... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Too vague: This is difficult to adress online. In general, think about getting plenty of rest, eating a balanced diet, at least 4 glasses of water per day, mult... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Agree and....: Have seen numerous infections in people shaving pubic area, some of which have required surgery. Consider using a clipper rather than a razor, to avo... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Absolutely: Anemia can cause rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, fatigue, dizzyness, if you are being treated for colon cancer i recommend you discuss these sym... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Absolutely !: Constipation can cause abdominal discomfort in any number of areas. I recommend a diet with plenty if fruits, vegetables and water, and a fiber suppl... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Fiber!: Everyone has hemorrhoids (they are veins) however, some more bothersome. Avoid constipation! there are many fiber supplements i.e. Metamucil which c... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
See your doc: Pregnancy and prenatal vitimins (which are a must) both tend to be constipating. Try metamucil daily to help with his and also see your ob/gyn as thi... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Can be: I would expect you to have occasional discomfort for several weeks after all of this. If no resultion follow up with your surgeon and gastroenterolog... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Stay hydrated! : May be musculoskeletal in nature from your workouts, however....Stay very well hydrated, consider multivitamin, sometimes can be related to potassium ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Get seen: That sounds miserable and is not normal for a 16-year old. If you haven't already, i would talk to your parents and have them bring you to your famil... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Follow up?: To have that significant of a liver injury i suspect you were hospitalized and admitted to either a trauma service or a general surgeon. I recommend... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Worry not: Your appendix is a hollow tube that connects to your colon. Appendicilith can therefore move back into colon and be excreted with stool.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Ice, rest, NSAIDS: I agree you may have pulled a muscle. Rest (if possible with a young child) , ice (20 minutes 3 x day), antiinflammatories and/or tylenol (acetaminop... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Er now: Workup available at urgent care limited as are treatment options. Go get looked at in er before this gets worse!
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Unusual: Chronic appendicitis is an unusual diagnosis, not all surgeons agree that it exists. Acute appendicitis is characterized by pain near bellybutton loc... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Less sensutive: A ct is like a high definition tv, wide screen. Ultrasound onus equivalent to 13-inch black and white tv with tinfoil on the rabbit ears. Ultrasound... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Lifestyle changes!: Many people with reflux find that it is worse at night or when they first wake up. When you are lying flat gastric acid may reflux proximally causing... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
No: A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall musculature (technically in the tough tissue overlying muscle). Some people are prone to developing hernias... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Get seen: Could be anything from hemorrhoid to cyst to abscess. Have it looked at by your doctor in near future!
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Fiber!: Everyone has hemorrhoids (they are veins) however, some more bothersome. Avoid constipation! there are many fiber supplements i.e. Metamucil which c... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Can't tell online: Sounds like er doctor did good physical examination if they saw fissure. Avoid constipation, (metamucil daily), keep your appointment we'd and see wh... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Fracture or bruise : Could have small rib fracture or bruise, pulled muscle. Can certainly try ice (20 minutes 3/day ), antiinflammatories. If you are having shortness o... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Sounds unrelated: Right upper quadrant and abdominal pain, back pain, ?Bloating may all be related. These syptoms may be caused by gallbladder disease, peptic ulcer di... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Ignore: Family history, smoking history, history of leg or foot pain relieved by dangling legs..
A female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
ProbAbly: I hope she is being treated, this certainly has the potential to make her extremely ill.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Please specify: Please be a little clearer with your question. It sounds like you may be talking about diverticulosis, small weak areas of the colon wall. This is c... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Use your judgement: There is truly no set time. Use your judgement; if you are having abdominal pain while you run you are probably being too agressive. Start slowly, s... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
No but good for you: Appendicitis is caused by obstruction of opening from colon to appendix with bacterial overgrowth, not easy to prevent. However, above items will hel... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Absolutely !: Constipation can cause abdominal discomfort in any number of areas. I recommend a diet with plenty if fruits, vegetables and water, and a fiber suppl... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Many things: Giddy ness and nausea can have many causes, from dehydration to viral illnesses to more concerning problems . See your doctor!
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Cool down : How fabulous that you are that active at 55! however, your heart rate and blood pressure do not adjust as rapidly as thy once did. Additionally your... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in Surgery
Rehydrate: It sounds like you have some underlying medical conditions if you are tracking all of these outputs. Your urine output and heartrate sound like you m... Read More

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Apr 23, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hall is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hall is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks. He did and said IBS. I just worry a lot. Thank you!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Belly button. Given antibiotics 4x. didn't work. Surgery was Mar 2013
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks so much for your response! Much appreciated :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tulane University School of Medicine, LA
MD

Residency

Wright State University
Completed 2005

Awards

2010 Most Compassionate Doctor Award,
2011 Most Compassionate Doctor
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Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
SAGES
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