Doctor Q&A for Dr. John Cooper

A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cooper
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Contusion: Prob injury musculoskeletal system which could cause referred pain depending how far of fall or impact. Could cause hip or pelvic fracture, muscle con ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cooper
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Ruleout pneumothorax: Your symptoms could represent a few things including recurrent pneumothorax, pulmonary embolism, cardiac disease and costochondritis. You should rule ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Cooper
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Repeat CT: It’s better to follow the Lung nodule with CT to compare with same modality.
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A male asked:
Dr. John Cooper
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
It’s not a problem : The incision is typically closed with dissolvable sutures just under the skin. The steri strips add a layer of protection but not absolutely necessary ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cooper
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Further eval if cont: These symptoms maybe related to infection , medications, autoimmune process, deficiencies of minerals/vitamins etc. If symptoms continue may need to ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cooper
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
No: A heart attack is caused by lack of blood flow to the heart muscle. Most commonly due to build up of plaque which blocks the artery. Other causes incl ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cooper
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Yes, there are a lot of bacteria in the stool. If there is a cut in the skin the bacteria could cause cellulitis or abscess.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cooper
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Varicose vein: Probably varicose vein due to underlying venous reflux or insufficiency. The latter is caused by damaged valves. Recommend thigh high compression sto ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cooper
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Would prob agree: Subclavian blockages generally don't lead to a lot of pain. The pain you may experience from blockage would be arm fatigue or muscle discomfort in arm ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Cooper
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Doubt related: The aorta is easy to palpate in a thin person. 26 year old unlikely to have aortic disease unless other diseases (marfans, EDS) are present. The deep ... Read More
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