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Dr. Darragh O'Carroll

Emergency Medicine
CA
9 years experience male

About

Bio

http://fightland.vice.com/author/darragh-ocarroll Darragh O’Carroll is a Emergency Physician currently practicing in Honolulu Hawaii. He obtained his B.S. in Human Physiology from Boston University, his M.D. from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii, and training in Emergency Medicine at one of the nations busiest trauma centers, Los Angeles County Hospital. He has a particular interest in bone and joint injuries, Ringside Medicine, and is VICE FIGHTLAND's regular Fight Doctor Contributor.

Specialties
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Emergency Medicine

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: California, Hawaii

Doctor Q&A

21 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darragh O'Carroll
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Stress: So sorry to hear about the stress :(. The abdomen and intestines are layered with many different nerves, so much so that we call it the "second brain". When you are stressed, you can have diarrhea, or constipation, or a host of different changes to your bowel habits. However, if you are ever having bloody or or black colored stool, you should see your doctor as soon as possible.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darragh O'Carroll
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Nutrition: Yes it should be safe to eat bananas, in fact we usually recommend them along with Rice, Apple Sauce, and Toast (the B.R.A.T. diet) in children with nausea/vomiting and diarrhea as they have less fiber and will help "bind" your stool. if you are having fevers, chills, and develop abdominal pain, you should see your regular doctor.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darragh O'Carroll
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Gastritis: What you are describing sounds consistent with a stomach or intestinal ulcer. You should visit your regular doctor who can diagnose you further, some simple diet modifications (no eating or drinking 2h before bedtime) and possibly low dose antacids may be all you need to do. He/she can also make sure you are not having other more serious problems.
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks! Thank you so much. Definitely put my mind more at rest! :))
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Thanks. Yeah it made mucous too thick and my nose tooo dry
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine, HI
Graduated 2012MD

Residency

LAC+USC MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2016
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