Doctor Q&A for Dr. Mark Dickson

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
It depends: There are many details that need to be taken into account when trying to answer that question. What does your surgeon say?
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
Many possibilities: Have you talked to your surgeon about this yet? There are several things that can be done to evaluate this further. Once a potential cause is found, ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
Stop hydrocodone: Then I would stop the hydrocodone. You don't say when your hernia repair was done, but most people don't need the strong stuff after a few days.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
Back parts: These are bones and soft tissues of the back.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
It depends.: What did your surgeon say? I tell all my patients not to lift anything more than 20 lbs for 6 wks postop. I'm probably more conservative than most s ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
Possibly: I assume you had symptoms that made your doctor think to order that test. I tell my patients that if they have "typical" gallbladder symptoms and the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
Problem: This requires urgent treatment. Go to your nearest emergency room now.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
Possibly: Anything that increases intraabdominal pressure can cause prolapse or hernia.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
Could be either: I assume you've seen a physician already. If so, and you're still worried, follow up with him or her. If you haven't, you need to see one now. Intra ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
It depends: The decision to recommend surgery is multifactorial and you would be best served by seeing your physician to start working through the causes of your ... Read More
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