Dr. Stephen Gold

Family Medicine
Bellefonte, PA
male

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Family Medicine

Licenses

United States: Pennsylvania

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

59 Answers
8 Agrees
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
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Several ideas: There are several possibilities. It could be your diet. Some stinky foods make stinky sweat. Garlic, herbs and spices can make your sweat smelly. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
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Lipoma?: It is impossible to diagnose this without an examination. It sounds as if it may be an irritated lipoma. You need to see a general surgeon to have ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
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Interesting : It is not uncommon to have such findings on blood testing. My recommendation would be to wait a month and repeat the test to see what it looks like.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
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Many possibilities: There are many reasons why weight fluctuates. I have patients who report up to 5 pound weight swings in a day! Your weight is not just a reflection ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
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What is peppering?: Please be more descriptive. Are you describing burning skin? Is it constant? Is there any skin rash, warmth or fever?
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
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Get checked: There are many things that can do this ranging from a benign harmless infection to a sexually-transmitted disease. She needs to have an examination an... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
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Ask the dentist : This sounds pretty typical but if you're worried, have the dentist check the socket. Good luck!
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
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Gallbladder?: This could possibly be a Gallbladder issue. See your primary care physician and maybe they will send you for an ultrasound. Good luck
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Can you send a photo: It is hard to say without a photo. If the problem is occurring under your breast then this may be an issue of a candidal infection which is caused by... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
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Metformin : The best treatment for insulin resistance is diet and exercise. Beyond that, sometimes medication is utilized. Metformin is at the foundation of treat... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Look up keto diet: The ketogenic diet is all about reducing your carb intake as close to zero as possible. It is very difficult to have a zero carb intake but ketogenic... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Likely a Lymph Node: It is common to have nodes enlarge over the Mastiod bone in response to nearby inflammation or infection. Measure the node and keep an eye on it. It... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Most likely benign: It would be easy to remove something like that to find out for sure but in general, if it’s not growing fast and is uniform in color it is probably ha... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many causes: There is an enormous list of possibilities as to what could cause this. Some of these things are totally harmless and other things are more serious. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
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Vitamin D deficiency: I would check a vitamin D level and other tests for arthritis or inflammation.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
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Buy a new bottle: Is it ok? Only the manufacturer could reassure you that taking their expired product is safe. I would imagine that it has lost its potency and there... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
May be harmless : I would monitor this for a few days. If it goes away, great! If not, or it changes, have a physician or other qualified person evaluate it. Things ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
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Get Checked: Sorry to hear about your pain. Unfortunately you will have to be looked at by a provider to help figure out what this is. There are a huge number of... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
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Probably: Your baby is probably safe. I cannot tell you the exact ingredients in this product therefore your best bet is to contact the manufacturer and see wha... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
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Maybe :-): I have treated many patients with mental health issues that also cause insomnia. There are many people who will always need something to help them sle... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
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May not be a pimple: Instead of an ordinary pimple there may be more to this. Perhaps you have a cold sore on the tip of your nose or some other problems such as skin canc... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many possibilities : There are many possibilities as to what is going on here. You could have pneumonia or many other things. Ultimately you need to be evaluated by physic... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Several possibilitie: If you have no other symptoms such as urinary burning or pain, infection is less likely but that is a potential cause. In addition certain foods, vita... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Interesting Question: The best tests of the heart allow you to see it contract in real time. The echocardiogram and the cardiac catheterization give the best evaluation of... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Be gentle : You must be careful in how you treat this. Clean this with gentle soap and warm water. You must avoid anything that will interfere with normal healing... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Incomplete evaluatio: The next test that should be done is a 24 hour Holter monitor. Hopefully you will sense some skipped or abnormal beats while you wear the recorder an... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Something's damaged: Obviously something here in the cartilage has been damaged. This is something that may or may not ever heal. If it is not causing you too much pain an... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe: If you're lucky, it may empty out on its own and heal. Oftentimes though the opening is too small and needs to be enlarged to let all of the nasty st... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get an exam: There are several different issues which Could be causing you to have this problem. I would recommend that you make an appointment with a provider for... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Interesting issue: I've been a position for over 20 years and have treated many thyroid patients. I've never heard of thyroid issues causing your symptoms. I would seek ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Two: The number of pregnancy tests is not as important as how far apart they were. It is possible to have a false negative pregnancy test if you are too ea... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
May be nothing : You may simply have some retained blood from her C-section or some recent menstrual cycles. Nonetheless, I would recommend that you have an examinatio... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Squashed nerves: Most likely, you fell asleep in a position in which you had prolonged pressure on the sensory and motor nerves of the arm. This would provide tempora... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
It depends on where: If the termination of a pregnancy is done for medical reasons at a large hospital, this will become part of your record. An elective abortion would n... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Daily medication : Cold sores can be very frustrating. It is possible to suppress them with a daily dose of the antiviral medication Valacyclovir. Talk to your PCP abo... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many possibilities : It’s hard to say what this is without more information. Which part of your back hurts? Is there an injury? Do you have any medical conditions? Are... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Keep an eye on it: Assuming that your baby is fine in all other ways, I would say that involuntary movement is common in an infant. I would become concerned if it worse... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Be a good friend: Just be a good understanding friend. Read about Bipolar so you will come to understand the fluctuations in mood and energy.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Time will tell: You are on the treatment which I use to prevent outbreaks of herpes. Outbreaks can be triggered by increased sexual activity, emotional stress, excite... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes it can: Wellbutrin is a very useful medication for depression, focus, and even weight loss. It does have a caffeine like stimulant effect on many which can b... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many possibilities : There are numerous possible causes. It is hard to know without reading your medical history, your med list or having a Blood pressure reading. I wo... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes and no: I like Pepcid (famotidine) with your PPI for daily use but for occasional (as needed) use, I recommend Pepcid (famotidine) Complete. It works faster ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Keep it greased: Your best end result will occur if you keep it clean and protected. Any antibacterial ointment or petroleum jelly should work. Keep it greased until... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Always a chance: In a word, yes. There's always a chance you can get pregnant even with any contraceptive therapy. No method is 100%. It is always recommended that wit... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possible cyst: There is a common problem which can occur called a Pilonidal Cyst. You should see a provider as soon as possible as these can become quite infected a... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Doubtfully toxic: I would contact the manufacturer of this cleaner for the most accurate information. I would doubt that toxicity is an issue but definitely irritation... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nerves : The most likely thing is that something is irritating or disrupting the nerves that go to your leg. This most commonly occurs between your spinal cord... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Likely Benign: Most likely what you have noticed is something called a lipoma. These are usually harmless but it is impossible to tell you without actually examining... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many Possibilities: There are many many possibilities. Most involve peripheral nerves and not your brain so I am not thinking brain tumor. Ultimately, you should see a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Gold
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Indeed, a cervical disc issue could do this. Good luck!
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Many thanks, and yes, I just found a big Harvard study on this in which, using automated testing, 0.5% of samples had up to 1.2 with no other pathology: http://www.ncbi...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you Dr Gold. Your response was very clear to me and has given me a much better understanding of screening and CT scans. Your patients are lucky to have you look...Read More
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its kinda irritating and slightly itchy when touched. pls help

Awards

Thought Leader, Second Place, the Lancaster Region - Spring
2017
Top Doctor, Second Place, the Lancaster Region - Spring
2017
Top Family Physician, Second Place, the Lancaster Region - Spring
2017
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