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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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I have a red bump in my ear and it's painful and i've had it for a couple of days. I have my ears pierced. Should i be concerned?

I have a red bump in my ear and it's painful and i've had it for a couple of days. I have my ears pierced. Should i be concerned?

Red bump in ears: A red bump might mean an abscess or infection. Rush to have this treated because if it involves the cartilage, this can spread and destroy the cartilage and you end up with a horribly deformed ear. This is an emergency if it involves the cartilage. Do not put heat on it. ...Read more

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I have a small hard ball inside one of my ear lobes and I have my ears pierced, i want to know what it could possibly be and how to get rid of it ?

I have a small hard ball inside one of my ear lobes and I have my ears pierced, i want to know what it could possibly be and how to get rid of it ?

Ear Cysts: Benign cysts, such as sebaceous cysts, can develop on the earlobe, resulting in pain or discomfort. According to the national library of medicine, sebaceous cysts result from a collection of dead skin cells and oil produced in the oil glands of the skin and can develop on the earlobe or even inside the ear canal. ...Read more

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I've had my ears pierced for 3 months. Will they close if i take them out for a couple of hours? I may be allergic to the earings

I've had my ears pierced for 3 months. Will they close if i take them out for a couple of hours? I may be allergic to the earings

Should be OK: After three months, you should be fine to take them out for a couple of hours. Trying a post made from a different material would be a good idea if you think you are reacting to your current one. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I am a boy and I might be getting my ears pierced, I wanted to know how it feels?

What to do if I am a boy and I might be getting my ears pierced, I wanted to know how it feels?

If it is a lobe: piercing - it is usually a quick sting. However, if you are getting a higher chondral piercing - that is like to be more painful and to have more complications. ...Read more

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I had my ears pierced, and I want to get my septum pierced, would ice on it work?

I had my ears pierced, and I want to get my septum pierced, would ice on it work?

Septal piercing: DON'T DO IT. It isn't worth it. It puts you at risk for infections and discomfort. ...Read more

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What to do if im allergic to the earrings they put in when i got my ears pierced?

What to do if im allergic to the earrings they put in when i got my ears pierced?

Don't wear them: You most probably have allergic contact dermatitis to the metal in your earrings. The most frequent cause is nickel that is present in cheaper and costume jewelry. Either try stainless steel or more expensive earrings, wear your current earrings for a short time only, or see an allergist or dermatologist for patch testing, particularly if other substances (perfume, soap, clothes) bother your skin. ...Read more

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Hard little ball inside earlobe. No pain but recently appeared when I got my ears pierced?

Hard little ball inside earlobe. No pain but recently appeared when I got my ears pierced?

May be keloid: It may be a Keloid a reacting scar tissue or cyst You have to see your doctor ...Read more