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Dr. Andrew Gentry

Gastroenterology
Washington, DC
21 years experience

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Gastroenterology

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49 Answers
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Yes but atypical: Like a lot of diseases there could be a long time between the disease starting symptoms. Crohn's disease usually shows up with symptoms in the late t... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Food intolerance: The gas you are seeing is produced one of three ways 1 swallowing air during eating chewing gum or sometimes as a reaction to reflux disease and seve... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Constipation: The bacteria in your colon are still producing gas. The bacteria are in an ideal environment warm dark with food in this case the stool or poop in yo... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Unable to do job: Viral gastroenteritis is the most common cause of self limited diarrhea. Gastritis or inflamation of stomach can also be caused by virus preventing ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Rarely genetic: Most common causes of pancreatitis include gall stones that block the outlet of the pancrease, (pancrelipase) alcohol use, and side effect of medicati... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Very common: Stomach flu refers to the virus spread from vomit and diarrhea if you remember the cruise ship issues of several years ago that was a virus.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
No: Typically not: aerobic exercise will not worsen condition. Strenuous resistance training with heavy weights may cause stress at anal canal maybe prol... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Depends on cause: Worst case is perforation or hole in gut and will need surgery. More commonly is the break down of the junctions between cells that line the gut. Th... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
From skin: Mrsa is a type of staff aureus bacteria that is resistant to the penicillin type antibiotics. Staff aureus lives on everyone and usually just hangs o... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Depends on cause: Depends on the cause related to diabetes good blood sugar control will help stop progression but not eliminate symptoms. Idiopathic may or may not ge... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Individual: Cvs or cyclic vomiting syndrome refers to recurrent vomiting over a period of time that is not associated with anatomic abnormality or infectious proc... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Burp: For instance if you drink a carbonated soda the gas has three options: 1. To out the mouth 2. Absorbed into the lining of the GI tract which will ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Healthy food: Your body will process any food you eat. There are many people who have food sensitivities and everyone is an individual. Avoid foods that bother y... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Infection, abcess: Consistent with infection of area, would recommned seeking a proper physical exam by local provider.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
General Anesthesia: General anesthesia for your safety. Most gall bladders are removed laproscopically (several small holes in abdomen), however, occationally will conve... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
No there is no cure: Unfortunately irritable bowel syndrome has no known sure fire cure. It is symptom based management. There is an art to finding a management plan t... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Yes - curable: There are some new very good treatments out there even more on the horizen need to have access to routine care and stable environement to maximize... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid: Assume he is not in liver failure or on transplant list low dose tylenol (acetaminophen) (less than 2 grams a day usual dose allowed in 4 grams a day)... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
No: No same disease have been around for ever however the country is better at picking up outbreaks and the press better at reporting them and alerting th... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Large blood protein: Blood has two basic components cells and fluid. The fluid called serum has many different proteins the biggest of which is albumin. It is a protein ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Trauma growth: By far most liver hemangioms do not cause any issues at all some are large and like any big complex of blood vessels a traumatic injury like car accid... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Osmotic laxative: If you remember from science class putting sugar or other dry compound in small amount of water and placing it in lager container of tap water the tap... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
No: Usually the seasonal influenza refers to respiratory infection or lung infection while stomach flu refers to virus that specializes in the gastrointes... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Autoimmune: The immune system recognizes a protein usually a bacteria protein in your gut and your immune system does its job to clear that particular foreign pro... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Depends: If it is a needle biopsy of the gall bladder itself than most providers just take out the gall bladder vice just a needle biopsy of course every perso... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Normal usually: There are is rare genetic disorder that affects some and usually the family history of ruptured aorta gives it a way (marfan syndrome). But most peop... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Mouth ulcer: Ulcer or opening in the normal mucosal barrier of the mouth usually about half the size of a dime...Much like a brush burn which is a break in the sk... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Muscle coordination: The esophagus is just a long muscle. There has to be coordination to push food from your mouth to your stomach and sometimes the coordination of this... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Intermittently: Intermittently through our you life .... Most people have a waxing a waning symptoms throughout there life.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Possibly: Usually when people think allergies to food i picture some poor child all red in the face swollon like a balloon. However, allergies can show up in... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Good couseling: You need regular evaluation by a good provider comfortable in treating eating disorders usually with multidisciplinary team. Your statement is concer... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Yes for symptoms: Time will fix most hemorrhoids because they go away by themselves. The witch hazel treats the irritation associated with hemorrhoids until they go aw... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
No: No and usually related to drug reaction (and yes body building and weight loss supplements are drugs) .. .. Usually gets better by stopping the offend... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Depends: It is ok to eat food after the sell by date but use common sense if you see abnormal growth or smell do not eat it. Cooking is always a safe option a... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Try again: If it was just a couple swallows give it another try slower pace ... If it was good volume call the center and tell the and ask to reschedule.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Don't: The goal is to have well formed regular comfortable bowel movements. When people refer to bulky stool that usually referrs to formed stool that does ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
About 25grams: 25 grams if you eat a good fiber cereal in morning you will get about 5 grams. Just a good healthy diet with fda recommended fruits and vegetables is... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Several: With chronic infection at risk for liver cancer (hcc) and routine screening is needed....Most adults clear infection without need for hospitalization ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Raw honey beans: Botulism is caused by a toxin or protein that is produced a bacteria classically found in raw (unpasteurized) honey of untreated can beans. That sam... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Over use injury: It is most likely from the repeated cleaning that has caused a mild irritation that will improve over a period of time. Other causes could be hemorrh... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Motility pain: At night your GI tract does a lot of house keeping and has some big muscle contractions that might be the cause of these cramps. Avoid constipation w... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Gas production: I am assuming flatus and burping, the gas has to be produced by one of three things: 1. Activity by bacteria usually in colon multiple u tube videos s... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Post infection pain: Would suggest mediction side effects if you were taking nsaids (motrin Aleve (naproxen) being two brands) or Aspirin products also just like the res... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Good and bad: List of possiblitlies is very long: if liver disease would consider ascites as serious condidtion needed semi-urgent medical evaluation. If you have ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
A lot of things: Each symptom has a long list of possibilities. If this is relatively new process then most likely viral. If this is a longer term problem sounds lik... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Neurons: As you relax and also happens as you fall asleep the neurons, called the reticular activationg system are the last to go to sleep and a result you wil... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Body image: People with anorexia nervosa have an inappropriate body image i.e. Dispite being at normal or even a low, unhealthy weight they continue to see themse... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
There is none: Pancreatitis can be serious and usually requires hospitalization. Some patients have a history of chronic recurrent pancreatitis can self treat at hom... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Infection: Most coughs lasting less than a couple weeks are related to viral infections or less likely bacterial infection. Chronic coughs are usually related t... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
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