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Dr. Matthew Hitchcock

Family Medicine
NE
14 years experience male

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Specialties
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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Nebraska

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

16 Answers
12 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Hitchcock
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Maybe: How far along you are is based off of the first day if you last menstural period or an ultrasound. The lab value for your hcg has nothing to with dati... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Hitchcock
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Maybe: Typically, you expect the level to double (or nearly double) every 48 hours. So long as it is rising, it is possible it is viable. Only time, and more... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Hitchcock
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Day 14: Typically, women ovulate around day 14, which is the 14th day after you first start bleeding for your period.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Hitchcock
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: It's ok to delay it by one to two weeks. The point of the shot is to bind up any fetal blood that might mix with your blood if you happen to deliver e... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Hitchcock
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Possible: If your period is late and you had intercourse at any time in the last month, you could be pregnant. The feelings during urination may be an infection... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Hitchcock
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Never: If you are wanting to use natural family planning, be aware it is not the most reliable form of birth control. The failure rate is somewhere north of... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Hitchcock
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Depends: It depends on the type of X-ray. A plain X-ray, probably not. A CT scan or MRI, probably yes.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Hitchcock
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Maybe: That is very suspicious for something called a blighted ovum. The only way to know for sure is to follow with more ultrasounds to see if there is any ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Hitchcock
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Sialolithiasis: Sounds like a salivary gland stone. Just like in the kidneys, a stone can form in the gland. When you eat, your glands try to make saliva, but they ar... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Hitchcock
Family Medicine 14 years experience
14 days: Irregular periods make it very difficult to determine when you ovulate. The general rule of thumb is about 14 days form the day you start bleeding to ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Hitchcock
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Maybe: Given your past history, I would recommend being evaluated now by a physician.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Hitchcock
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) a sulfa drug would be the most likely to work, especially if MRSA is suspected. Cefalexin could be an alt... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Hitchcock
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Not related: Bacterial vaginosis is not only in pregnancy. Anytime the normal bacteria of the vagina is disturbed, by antibiotics or the changes of pregnancy, eith... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Hitchcock
Family Medicine 14 years experience
There isn't: Unless allergies are the root cause, there is no over the counter asthma medicine. If you already have an albuterol inhaler, you can use that. Otherwi... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Hitchcock
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Possible: At one week late for your period, a urine test should be very clearly positive or negative. A typical urine test has a cutoff of about 100 for the hor... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Matthew Hitchcock
Family Medicine 14 years experience
ER now: She needs to be seen now in an ER, whether it was accidental or intentional. Anything over 2400gm at a single time can lead to liver failure and death... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hitchcock is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hitchcock is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Hard to figure out since I bled so long but thank you!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank u sooo much doc
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tennessee College of Medicine, TN
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
Completed 2011
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