Doctor Q&A for Dr. Eric Chevlen

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Neither: A lump in neck is neither cartilage (which, in the neck, is always connected to bone) nor vein (which does not form lumps). The only way to diagnose w ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Not likely cancer: Simple ovarian cysts (1) are rarely malignant, and (2) especially a huge ovarian cyst, such as this, is rarely malignant. The symptoms you call typica ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Needs evaluation: Iron deficiency in a man is almost always due to occult (hidden) blood loss, usually from gastrointestinal bleeding. To treat iron deficiency anemia ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Anxiety: you've had a headache for 1.5 hours, and you worry about a brain tumor? Your anxiety is not under adequate control. Confer with psychologist for tip ... Read More
A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes: yes. It's probably unprecedented.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Not harmful: Youre probably experiencing retrograde ejaculation, a side effect of the drug. The semen goes into the bladder, and you'll notice it coming out (looks ... Read More
A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Not urethral cancer: Urethral cancer would be the least likely diagnosis. Far more likel is simply passage of menstrual blood retained in vagina, and then "pushed out" at ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Possibly, but...: Uterine cancer seldom causes night sweats. Lymphoma can. Obviously, you need the kind of complete evaluation you cannot get here online.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Wronf question: That's not a meaningful question. Opiod are dosed to maximize ratio of benefit to side effects. The dose requirements range enormously. While 80 mg m ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Not pancreas cancer: While deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is common as a complication of pancreatic cancer, it is VERY rare for that to be the first sign of the disease. You a ... Read More
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