E. Gregory Thompson MD


Pneumonia

Top of the pagePneumoniaPneumonia is a lung infection that can make you very sick. You may cough, run a fever, and have a hard time breathing. It can usually be treated at home, but some people need to go to the hospital.Pneumonia can be caused by bacteria or a virus....

Barium Enema

Top of the pageBarium EnemaA barium enema, or lower gastrointestinal (GI) examination, is an X-ray examination of the large intestine (colon and rectum). The test is used to help find problems that affect the large intestine.To make the intestine visible on an X-ray...

Tendon Injury (Tendinopathy)

Is this topic for you? The heel and elbow joints are common sites of tendon injuries. For more information about tendon injuries in these areas, see the topics Achilles Tendon Problems and Tennis Elbow. This topic does not address severe tendon tears or ruptures. To help you assess a tendon injury, see the topic…

Patellar Subluxation

A subluxation is a partial dislocation. The kneecap, or patella, can sublux out of its normal position more easily when the thigh muscles are weak, when the patella is not firmly held by the surrounding tendons and ligaments, or when there is a problem with the alignment or structure of the knee bones. A patellar…

Reacción al medicamento, moretones

Muchos medicamentos recetados y sin receta pueden reducir la capacidad de la sangre de coagular y pueden causar moretones o sangrado debajo de la piel. Algunos ejemplos son los siguientes: Aspirina y otros medicamentos que previenen los coágulos de sangre. Además, tomar un medicamento sin receta con un medicamento que…