The Doctors: Confusing Symptoms
Viewer Abbie emailed the show to ask what type of specialist her husband should see. She explained that he has pain in his right pectoral muscle.
Dr. Travis Stork said the first stop should be your primary care physician. But he said that this type of pain is most likely musculoskeletal. It could be caused by working out, moving furniture, or other exertion.
The Doctors: Runner’s Nipple
Sports enthusiasts may suffer from chafing or pain associated with Runner’s Nipple. Dr. Travis said that can cause nipple irritation.
Male Breast Cancer & Mastitis
Men can get large cysts or mast in their breast tissue, known as Mastitis.
“Breast cancer in men exists, and it’s actually a pretty scary thing,” Dr. Andrew Ordon explained, adding that it tends to be more malignant in men than women.
Male Vs Female Breast Cancer
But Dr. Travis added that the condition is usually painless for men, until it is severely advanced. The Doctors showed an example of skin changes and degeneration that could be associated with accelerated male breast cancer.
Finally, they noted that Breast Cancer Specialists treat both men and women, so as a man you’d see the same doctor who treats Breast Cancer in females.
What Is a Pathoecologist?
The Doctors sent Loni Love out on the streets to quiz people about hard to pronounce specialists and how to spot diseases.
The Doctors defined one last specialist, the Pathoecologist. It turns out this is someone who studies feces to learn about the diets and lifestyles of our prehistoric ancestors.
Dr. Travis said this is a way to learn about the diets and cultures of the past, as basically a poop archaeologist.
Fecal Matter & Health
“You can actually learn a lot about your own health from the frequency, the size, the color,” Dr. Jim Sears said. The Doctors recommended auditing your own feces to make sure your digestive processes are normal.
Finally, Dr. Travis urged everyone to build a rapport with a primary care physician so they can help you get the best medical care and be sure to refer you to the right specialists.