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Dr. Richard Zhu

Surgery
Evergreen Park, IL
18 years experience male

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Surgery

General Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

34 Answers
23 Agrees
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Incontinence : These lesions may be unrelated to fecal incontinence and should be evaluated by a physician.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Heart attack risk: If you are this worried, then the single best method to lower your risk of heart disease is to quit smoking. Time and time again, tobacco use is assoc... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Pain: Your pain could be due to a variety of things. You need to be evaluated by a physician and further testing needs to be done.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Inflamed tonsil: You might have strep throat and should be evaluated by a physician.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Encapsulation : encapsulation is the natural body response to any implanted foreign body.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
GERD: Frequent heartburns could be a symptom of GERD. Tums (calcium carbonate) can offer some symptomatic relief. Your doctor can evaluate you for further t... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Hyperthyroid: Hyperthyroidism can be present without palpable thyroid enlargement or nodules. It really depends on what the underlying cause of the hyperthyroidism.... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Hemorrhoid: no. Hemorrhoids are engourged blood vessels in the anus/rectum. Seek an evaluation by physician.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Heart attack: Generally speaking, the risk of a heart attack in a healthy 41 yo with no family history of the disease is low. However, smoking increase the risk no ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Appendectomy: contact your surgeon. Excessive post-op pain could be a sign of infection.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Hep A: It just means that you have antibodies against hep A, because you were vaccinated against hep a as a child.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Cancers : Many cancers can spread to other parts of the body if left untreated. To prevent this spread, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of these cance... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Chlamydia: A chlamydia infection can often be asymptomatic in female patients. It can cause scarring and infertility if left untreated.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Beast lump: changes in breast occur in response to the different hormon levels during your cycle. The lump could be a cyst or a fibroadenoma. It's important to ha... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Cold: Doesn't sound like a cold. Viral rhinitis, the common cold, is self-limiting and does last as long as you have it. You might have another health condi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Bleeding: internal bleeding in the extremities can present with bruising, mass, pain, or firmness. It really depends on the speed, depth, and severity of hemorr... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Colonoscopy: jello is ok. You should have nothing by mouth after midnight until you are done with the procedure.
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Frequency : You might be experiencing symptoms of an enlarged prostate. See a physician for a prostate screening.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Rectal prolapse: rectal prlapse can be extremely uncomfortable. See a surgeon for further eval.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Heartburn: GERD may be a likely culprit. Consult a gastroenterologist.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Bruising: Bruising can be treated with cold compresses, and avoiding pressure in the bruised area.
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Biliary dyskinesia: there is a good chance that removing your gallbladder will improve your symptoms. Also, it will prevent any future, more troublesome, problems with yo... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Hernia: pain and/or in the groin especially with straining or heavy lifting.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Neck ultrasound: ultrasound have not been associated with headaches.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Peneal grow: it sounds like folliculitis, or infection of the hair follicle. However, some forms of sexually transmitted disease can also look similar. So, you sho... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
You might have an infection. Seek medical attention.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Breast CA: It really depends on your risk factors and tumor characteristics. You should have a through consultation with a medical oncologist to determine the be... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Adenoma: Some adrenal adenomas could indeed cause HTN. Removing those functional adenomas would help lower BP.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Hemorrhoid : You might have a thrombosed hemorrhoid, which can be very painful. A perirectal abscess can also give you similar symptoms. You should be evaluated by... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
HPV: The current HPV vaccine covers the three most troublesome serotypes of the virus. However, there are literally hundreds of subtypes of this virus. So ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
RUQ abdominal pain: Retained bile dust stone, or peptic ulcer could be reasons. You should seek further evaluation by a physician.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
Surgery 18 years experience
Reflux: If reflux is severe enough, it could present with respiratory symptoms. However, further evaluation and testing would be needed for confirmation.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zhu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Zhu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! We were quickly on top of the situation-no delays. Biopsy results next week but gastro MD says 80% cancer chance after his endoscopic ultrasound.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Could this be a sign of appendicitis
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