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Dr. Brian Wolfman

Gastroenterology
Brick, NJ
18 years experience male

Locations

Coastal Gastroenterology Associates

Brick, NJ

Address

Brick, NJ
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Gastroenterology

Languages spoken

English

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16 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wolfman
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
In a way: The more you take, the more effect youll get. you may get a "faster" response but it will be a stronger response and probably more than you want. Take... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wolfman
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
See your doctor: There are several reasons why you could have your belly button now sticking out, from benign to worrisome. While this is most likely an umbilical her... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wolfman
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Low but possible: Cancer of the gallbladder is associated with hnpcc/lynch syndrome but, overall most gallbladder polyps are benign. I would speak with your GI doctor a... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wolfman
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
They shouldnt hurt: Generally speaking, hemorrhoids should "hurt." they can obviously bleed and cause itching and discomfort but if there is pain when you have a bowel mo... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wolfman
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Accidental: cross contamination happens if something gluten free is grown in a field next to wheat/gluten which then blows over into the gluten free field and thu... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wolfman
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Kind of yes: If you have bad reflux, when you lay down there is no gravity keeping your gastric juices and acid in your stomach. The acid will migrate up your esop... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Brian Wolfman
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Yes: The fact that its now going on for a week, its time to see your doctor. You want to make sure there's no ulcer or other issues that need to be assesse... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Wolfman
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
See your GI doctor: First you need to see your gastroenterologist. New constipation is something that should always be evaluated. Colonoscopies are essential in evaluatin... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wolfman
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Yes: Yes, prolonged fastoing, for more than 24 hours, can lead to a full gallbladder and a false positive. Eating within an hour or 2 can lead to a false p... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Wolfman
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
First, pregnancy tes: If you missed your period, the first thing is always, check a pregnancy test. Pregnancy can cause these symptoms.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Wolfman
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Somewhat: Chewing helps increase the surface area and begin the breakdown process. Swallowing food whole is not good in general for swallowing but all in all it... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Wolfman
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Possible Gallbladder: That's good that she had her colon checked, I assume with a colonoscopy, but there could be other reasons for her symptoms. She needs to be evaluated ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wolfman
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
No: You'll be sedated and wont feel a thing. They dont get "in the way" or cause issues. The day before during your prep they can be irritated and you sho... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wolfman
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Nothing really: Tums is calcium carbonate. Eating too many once is probably fine, but how many is too many? I would not chronically ingest "too many" as this can lead... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Brian Wolfman
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Need a HIDA scan: You may have gallbladder dyskineasia, a functional disorder of your gallbladder. A HIDA scan can check the under or over functioning which both may le... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Wolfman
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
They're Different: No, they are different endoscopes. The issue that occurred at UCLA is not something I would be overly worried about. That is a isolated incident.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wolfman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wolfman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! It was not just acid it was actual vomit.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! THANK YOU!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 2004MD

Affiliations

Ocean Medical Center
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