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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
General Surgery 17 years experience
Hiatal hernia: ph testing would show reflux, which could be a consequence of hiatal hernia. And double contrast upper GI swallow would be a better test.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
General Surgery 17 years experience
Pain: Go see your doctor.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
General Surgery 17 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 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
General Surgery 17 years experience
Lesion: did you endoscopist biopsy the lesion? That would provide much more information than a CT.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
General Surgery 17 years experience
Hernia: pain and/or in the groin especially with straining or heavy lifting.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
General Surgery 17 years experience
Encapsulation : encapsulation is the natural body response to any implanted foreign body.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
General Surgery 17 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 have it evaluated by a physician. An ultrasound would be helpful.
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
General Surgery 17 years experience
Colon: a collapsed colon simply means that there is no stool inside that part of the colon when the scan was done.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zhu
General Surgery 17 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 best course.
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