Doctor Q&A for Dr. Sidney Vinson

A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Aggressive wiping does not cause hemorrhoids however it can cause anal irritation, pain, bleeding.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: You have erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease. This should heal with acid medications. In order to prevent future issues you should avoid caffeine, ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Pharmacies pay different amounts for the drugs based upon order volume the same as any other company would. Pharmacies do offer discounts to insurance ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
See below : Drinking liquids with meals has no health benefits. Drinking liquids with meals can cause more air swallowing which can cause bloating. This is not ha ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Not sure: All of the necessary details are not present for me to answer this question accurately. If her jaundice was caused by acute hepatitis b then if her he ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Won't hurt: Vaseline may help protect an anal fissure from irritation but will not facilitate healing. The most important factor in healing an anal fisssure is de ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
See you doctor: You could have any number of diseases from travelers diarrhea to a parasitic infection. Malaria is even a possibility. You should see your doctor for ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
6 weeks: Most ulcers heal in 4 to 6 weeks. Stomach ulcers generally are either biopsied at the time of diagnosis or should be confirmed healed by repeat endosc ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Not really: Most GI stromal tumors are sporadic. There are rare cases where there can be familial syndromes. In general having a G.I. Stromal tumor is not associa ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Belching is caused by swallowing air, either intentionally or accidentally. Candida play no role.
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