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Dr. Lewis Mufson

Gastroenterology
Avenel, NJ
55 years experience

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Gastroenterology

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
NECK PAIN: THIS COULD BE AN INFLAMATION OF YOUR SALIVARY GLAND.THIS IS USUALLY DO TO A STONE BLOCKING ITS DUCT.EVALUATION BY AN ORALSURGEON COUKD HELP.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Best fiber: benefiber is tasteless and very effective.One to two tblspns in liquid daily.
A female asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Chest pain: This may be a form of rib joint inflammation called costochondritis easily diagnosed by physical exam and easily treated.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Spreadable and drink: Milk products that are drinkable and spreadable have high blactose contenet.Lactaidev milk and ice cream predigest lactose and may be used.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
TAKE: TAKE A PROBIOTIC WHEN TAKING ANTIBIOTICS.THERE ARE MANY OPTIONS FOR TREATMENT WHICH ARE VERY EFFECTI.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Cure c dificile: The most common drug rx is flagyl.Back up rx includes vancomucin and a new drug dificid (fidaxomicin).
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Atypical reflux: Yes your symptoma may be related to silent reflux.A course of twice daily theraputic ppi should be tried to see if you grt symptoimatic relief.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Weogh loss: Her loss of weight loss could be secondary to loss of pancreatic enzymes which aid digestion of fats and protien and their absorbtion. Pancreatic enzy... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Swallowing dificulty: This could be caused by acid reflux and a congenital narrowing of the esophagus called a schatski ring.Appropriate diagnosis and therapy reqires a sim... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Yes get tested: You may be asymptomaticaly infected and could spreadto others.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Possible infection: May be a colon infection (diverticulitis).could also be an ovarian problem.An abdominal ultrasound should be done and follow up from there.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Ignore: TAKE A PROBIOTIC AVOID FOODS WHICH AGRAVATE YOUR SYMPTOMS.AVOID EXCESS CAFIENE.ADD FIBER .
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Ignore: ALWAYS TAKE YOUR MEDS NO MATTER HOW GOOD YOU FEEL.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Ear: Instalatio9n of hot or cold into ones ears can induce a n episode of vertigo which can cause nausea and vomiting.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Ercp avail: You can get enoscopicretrograd3e cholangiopancreatography if indicated at any medical center that haqs board certified GI endoiscopists.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Constipation: Yes all narcotric meds such as codiene and its derivativs can lead to constipation.Eatin a high fiber diet can help .If there is an absolute requireme... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Major nsymptoms: You should be looking for a combination of frequent loosr watery stool in combination with fascila flushing.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Sirestomach: Gastritis can be caused by multgiple mechanisms .The most common cause os onjestion of irritanta such as achohol or Aspirin which inflame the stomach ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Barrets follow up: She should continue Omeprazole in a dose of 40mg daily 20, min before breakfast .She should also follow up with bi to tri yearly andoscopies with biop... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
See detailed answer: Acid reflux disease commonly presents this way but so do many ailments get a complete set of bllod work and try over the counter ppi such as Nexium (e... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Ignore: ALWAYS TAKE YOUR MEDS NO MATTER HOW GOOD YOU FEEL.
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Polyp: Endoscpic mucosal resection is safe in the proper hands. It is an outpatient procedure and does not require general amesthesia, follow up dpends on hi... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Pain: One cause to be considered is reflux esophagitis which can be treated with appropriate ppi therapy.Also to be considered is esophagesl motility disord... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Anal pain: Anal fissure is painful and can be treated locally.However your sxs are compatible with the possibillity of extension of the fissure to a perianal abs... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Needed tests: The major test needed are routine liver function test in combination with a test called ama and ana. If suspicioius a percutanious liver bx should be ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Find out cause: Depending on your age a diagnostic test to rle out obstructive disease such bas colonoscopy should be done.If negative most cases are don t dietary in... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Cause and rx: Usually caused by pushing at stool.Increasing fiber in the diet cause more normal bms without pushing..I wouldtry it.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Viral hepatitis: It means a liver infected with a specifixc virus called cytomegalovirus.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Painful rear: There is a possibility that you have an anal fissure and or a thrombosed hemmorhoid. These are easily managed by a competent GI specialist.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Gastroenterology 55 years experience
Blood on paper: Your probem is most likely related to perianal problems such as hemmorhoids or fissure dusease ., however more seriou7s problems should be ruled out."... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mufson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mufson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I drank alcohol for the very first time and I suspected I have Gastritis. I'm sure now. Thanks
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! They've only given her 20 omeprozole & haven't scheduled any more procedures.
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Thank you very much for your reply. However I have been unable to see a doctor today.?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Hahnemann Medical College, PA
Graduated 1967MD

Awards

Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
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