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Dr. John Edmison

Gastroenterology
Greenville, NC
20 years experience male

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Greenville, NC

Address

Physicians East, 1850 W. Arlington Blvd., Greenville, NC
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Gastroenterology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

175 Answers
337 Agrees
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Yes: Crohns is sometimes a difficult diagnosis to make. The clinical context is just as important as colonoscopy findings.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Cholecystectomy : If you have gallstones and abdominal pain, then i recommend you seek consultation with a surgeon for evaluation for cholecystectomy (removal of gallbl... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
No: You are not dying. Reactive level does not indicate active disease, just past exposure. Need viral level and genotype checked. Treatment includes ri... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
See specialist: Upper crossed syndrome involves the muscles of your upper torso. Gerd and indigestion are unrelated symptoms and should be evaluated by a gastroenter... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Depends: Most colon anastomotic ulcers are chronic due to poor blood supply to that area. Usually not serious. If you have crohns, the ulcer could represent ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Ask: You need to ask your GI doctor this question. I can only assume that your doctor suspects these are hyperplastic polyps which are benign and do not n... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
No: There is no scientific research to support this claim.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Many: Step one is informed consent where risks, benefits and alternatives are discussed. Next is conscious sedation where an IV is placed and medication is... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
It is normal: A stoma will make noises as liquid and gas is expelled. This is normal. If it bothers you then i suggest you try a low fiber or low ruffage diet to ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
No: It is not recommended to have upper endoscopy just to "look and see", especially if you had one 2 years ago. If you are having symptoms then discuss ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Yes: You could have an ulcer that isn't bleeding that bad right now. However, if ignored, the ulcer can worsen leading to a hemorrhage from an underlying ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
H pylori: Prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) is a combination of antacid and antibiotics used for the treatment of h pylori, which is a chron... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Normal survival: Once your hepatitis c has been eradicated and viral levels are undetectable, your rate of survival is not affected unless you already have cirrhosis.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Yes: I'm sure your partner would appreciate it. However, there are some contraindications to use of fleets enemas due to the phosphate (such as kidney dis... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
No: Patients with untreated celiac disease have a 6-fold increased risk of t cell lymphoma compared with treated celiac disease. Although this increase i... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Acute illness : 2 days of symptoms is not that long. Give it more time. The majority of acute illnesses are viral in nature and will need to run its course (5 - 7 d... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Fluid and fiber: First line therapy include increasing your fluid and fiber intake. Prune juice may also be helpful. Next step would be over-the-counter medications ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Hepatomegaly: You have hepatomegaly when your liver is enlarged. The most common cause of hepatomegaly is hepatic steatosis or a "fatty liver". I recommend you di... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Yes: Gi side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain are common with doxycycline. Suggest taking it with food to see if that helps.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Gastric bypass: At 350 lbs, you are considered to have morbid obesity. Treatment of choice would be gastric bypass surgery. You should be evaluated for conditions t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Get a work up : You do not necessarily need a second opinion. What you need is a work up to determine the cause of the fatty liver. If your doctor cannot determine ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Esophageal spasm: Cold liquids can sometimes trigger spasms of the esophagus. Esophageal spasms can cause difficulty swallowing (dysphasia) or pain. Suggest you see a... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
See rheumatologist: Recommend you see a rheumatologist for a formal evaluation if you believe you have sjogren's. As for celiac disease, it can be diagnosed by a simple ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Hepatitis: Inflammation of the liver is called hepatitis and there are many causes: alcohol, drugs / medications, viral infections (hepatitis a, b, c), autoimmu... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Yes: There are many medications approved for the treatment of hepatitis b. Treatment depends on your viral level, liver function, and overall health statu... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Blood test: Hcv RNA is a blood test that quantifies how mich virus you have in your body; also called your "viral load". It is measured from a standard blood dra... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
No: Ibs is a functional bowel disorder characterized by bowel hyperactivity and hypersensitivity, while ibd is a structural bowel disorder characterized b... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
No: Recurrence of hepatitis c is a common problem following liver transplantation for hep c-cirrhosis.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
7 - 7.5: The normal stool pH for children and adults is 7 - 7.5. A pH less than 5.5 is considered to be acidic; common causes include poor absorption of carbo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
See your doctor: Regardless of the cause, you should always see your doctor when there is blood in your stool. It is possible that the medications you are taking have... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
See your doctor: There are many causes of nausea besides pregnancy. Considerations include infection, gastrointestinal illness, neurological illness, and even cardiac... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Yes: It is common to use colace (docusate sodium) or docusate long term, especially when taking narcotics.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Consider IBD: Inflammatory bowel disease (crohns, ulcerative colitis) typically present with abdominal pain, diarrhea, and blood / mucus in your stool. See a gastr... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Yes: First line treatment for gastroparesis is dietary. Recommendations include small frequent meals consisting of a low fat, low residue diet. Second li... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
No: Phenylalanine is an essential Amino Acid required for healthy protein metabolism.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Yes: There are a few endoscopic procedures which have the potential of eradicating barrett's esophagus. Radiofrequency ablation is becoming a more common ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Flat polyps: Sessile refers to the morphology of the polyp rather than the polyp type. Sessile polyps are more flat than peduculated polyps, which grow from a stal... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
See doctor: There are many medications available for treatment of crohns. If you cannot tolerate methotrexate, talk to your doctor. Another medication could be ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Bacterial overgrowth: Recommend evaluation for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Other considerations include food allergy / hypersensitivity, celiac disease, ibs, dy... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Basics: Some basic remedies include keeping it cold, using a straw, or mixing / chasing it with something you like. Otherwise you may need a different bowel ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Hyperplastic polyp: Hyperplastic polyps are completely benign and have no cancer potential. They are more common than adenomas, which are precancerous polyps.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Anal fissure: Sounds like an anal fissure or tear. Should heal on its own otherwise talk to your doctor as Nitroglycerin or Nifedipine ointment can help.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Surgeon: Lap band surgery is performed by a surgeon, not a gastroenterologist.
A member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Constipation : You report constipation, which can account for your symptoms. Would recommend seeing a gastroenterologist to rule out other possibilities.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
Where?: If discharge is vaginal, see your gynecologist. If discharge is rectal, will need to see gastroenterologist to evaluate for infectious / inflammatory... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
No: If you have symptomatic reflux, first line treatment is diet and behavioral modification. Next is medication such as proton pump inhibitors or histam... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 20 years experience
No: There is no data to support that claim.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Edmison is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Edmison is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for the reply. I wasn't clear-I am on tx with Pegintron, Ribavirin, and Victrelis. My hepatologist hasn't been prescribing monthly labs. I am on wk 17 and my PCP has followed up nicely. Just as...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! Very reassuring to have other doctors opinions n knowledge when your own doc doesn' t seem to have time to answer questions that r impt. Thx
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH
Graduated 2002MD

Awards

Most Influential, Second Place, Greenville Region, NC - Summer
2013
Top Gastroenterologist , Third Place, North Carolina - Summer
2013
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