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Dr. James Bucci

Internal Medicine
Colchester, CT
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Internal Medicine

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Kidneys: First question is what were your numbers on previous tests? The next is are you drinking enough water? I would recheck the labs in 2 weeks to make su... Read More
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Lump: You should see your primary care physician. It may be a cyst. An ultrasound may be needed to help diagnose it. If it is painful or gets bigger befor... Read More
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Hand closing: Sounds like "trigger fingers" or tenosynovitis. You should follow up with your primary care physician. You may then be referred to a hand specialist.... Read More
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Fast heart: You need to see a physician to evaluate your heart. There are many possibilities that could be happening.
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Weight changes: try and keep your activity level the same and assess your mood. it might be a form of depression. Also try and keep you life stable , don't go on bi... Read More
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Hypertension: contact your primary care physician or cardiologist. They may have samples or discount cards for now and then they can see you and reassess and maybe... Read More
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Colitis: By your question, were you told you have Colitis? If so, what kind? Recovery depends on the cause. If by infection, depends on response to the medica... Read More
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High CRP: It was elevated most likely due to the tendinitis. The test is not a specific test but shows inflammation. I would have it rechecked in a month or s... Read More
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Concussions: It is doubtful these rough 8 weeks will give you CTE. We still are learning alot about it but the cause seems to be repetitive trauma over the course... Read More
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Hypertension: You are on a very low dose of Atenolol. Should follow up with the person who put you on it to maybe adjust the dose. I don't think Marijuana will do... Read More
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Rib pain: You most likely were having coughing spells while sick and have now strained your intercostal muscles. They will get better in the next few days. You... Read More
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Red dot: Not enough information to make a statement. To ease your concerns you should see your dentist for an evaluation or if not satisfied then an oral surg... Read More
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Bleeding: blood in urine and stool is concerning, I would go to the emergency department. there are several things that could be going on and waiting is not a ... Read More
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Sick: certainly you could have gotten a viral infection while traveling. make sure you are drinking adequate fluids. If no better in another day or two, I ... Read More
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Blood in urine: It sounds like you have a urinary tract infection. Increase you fluid intake, cranberry juice may help. If no improvement in a day, then see your pr... Read More
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Feet: It is most likely from the pounding your feet are getting. Make sure you are wearing properly fitting shoes and socks
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Bloody stools: I am not a pediatrician BUT bleeding per rectum is NOT normal. That skin tag or mole needs to be evaluated. The range of what be the cause is vast. Fr... Read More
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Pain: she might have either a ganglion or carpal tunnel. I would go to a hand specialist or your primary care physician. An x-ray may help to diagnose the ... Read More
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Crohn's: supplements are helpful. You might see a dietician for help on the kind of diet you can have
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Joint pain: start with you pediatrician or primary care physician and get basic labs, including testing for Lyme Disease. Then consider seeing a Rheumatologist a... Read More
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Headaches and sleep: I might try Melatonin to help sleep. It is over the counter. Do the headaches wake you? I would assess you r pillow(s). Too many, too hard, too sof... Read More
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Wrist pain: sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome. you need to assess what you are doing to aggravate it. see your primary care physician for further work up
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Anus: could be a hemorrhoid, you should see your primary care physician
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Gallons: Approximately 1.2 to 1.5 gallons of blood in an average adult.
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Spray: It is doubtful there is anything wrong, especially with no pain and the suddenness. I might take a warm bath for a little while as there may be some... Read More
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Cyst: It may be a cyst that keeps getting irritated. You may need to be on antibiotics to clear it up. You need to see a physician.
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Bloody stool/pain: she needs to go to the emergency department. There many possibilities but all need lab work and most likely x-rays or more. once evaluated they can ... Read More
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Thirsty, weight loss: You need to see your physician and get checked for Diabetes and other possibilities. Sooner not later. Depending how long to be seen, you might go to... Read More
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GI complaints: you need to see a gastroenterologist soon or at least see your primary care physician to get tests although I think you need both endoscopy and colono... Read More
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Concern: Any abnormal finding can be concerning. I would not panic though. The important thing is to follow up with the person who ordered the test. Bring s... Read More
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Constipation: It depends how constipated you are. You may find yourself still having a bowel movement or you might not have had any.
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Screws: it can happen. usually a surgeon takes them out when it does. You should follow up with the surgeon who did the surgery a year ago for an evaluation... Read More
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Bruising: your platelets are fine and low vitamin D doesn't affect bruising. The first question is are you taking aspirin or an NSAID such as Advil or Alleve, o... Read More
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Rash: You don't give your age but it could be Herpes Zoster or "shingles". Unlike the commercials, I have many times diagnosed it in my office with a "rash"... Read More
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Gargle: Doubt you will get any infection. I assume your tap water if "city" water is treated and if well water has been tested.. Blowing your nose is fine, ... Read More
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Shaky after eating: Do these symptoms occur any other time of the day or after other activities? When did they start and how long do they last. I would consider seeing ... Read More
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Pulse in eye: I have doubt that you are seeing an artery pulsating BUT you should be seen by an eye doctor who has the tools to look into your eye and figure out ... Read More
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Puberty: puberty happens once for everyone. It isn't the same for boys or girls. There is no specific time as to when it starts. That is why one boy may sta... Read More
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Discharge: No that isn't normal, you need to follow up with your gynecologist and be examined.
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Blister: i don't think it is concerning. It may be from a shirt you were wearing and it irritated the sensitive area of the nipple or if you are a woman,... Read More
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Shoulder pain: it isn't a surprise that the pain happened a day later. tendinitis most likely. Take Advil or other nsaid for a few days. Follow up with your prima... Read More
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Rapid heart rate: Possibly panic attack(s). Stop drinking coffee, tea, sodas with caffeine, and energy drinks. These will all speed up your heart rate. Consider doing ... Read More
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Options: Would follow up with a Rheumatologist. This sounds like one of a couple of rheumatological diseases. As it seems to have responded to anti-inflammator... Read More
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Constipation: While it is great to change everything, you body may take some time to adjust. For example if you are drinking less coffee, your intestines are missi... Read More
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Jaw and ear pain: Could be you are gritting your teeth but also could be an inner ear infection with Eustachian tube inflammation. The specs are a concern. I think you ... Read More
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Spit: I have never heard of that but just open your mouth and look. If you see white spots in your mouth or on your tongue or throat, you most likely have... Read More
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Spotting: you can take a home pregnancy test but either way, you should see an OB and have an exam as there might be other reasons.
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Pain in left axilla: Given you history, Go to the Emergency Department where they can assess and they can remove the heart as a source or more importantly get you the care... Read More
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Low TSH: agree not to worry, your hormone levels are fine and the TSH being slightly is because you are pregnant, just like other things that change with pregn... Read More

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This was very helpful. Thanks! Hi Dr Bucci thank you for your kind answer i am a slim guy a like to walk a few miles everyday no real medication issues i'm not on Betablockers only take clenil modula...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! If pet scan is negative, does this rule out lung cancer in this case? Thank you so much for giving your time, I really appreciate it.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I'm 45. I submitted my birthday but I guess they don't show you that. Thank you very much.

Education & Training

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Univ of rome
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Awards

Thought Leader, Third Place, Connecticut - Spring
2017
Top Doctor, Second Place, Connecticut - Spring
2017
Top General Internist, First Place, Connecticut - Spring
2017
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