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Dr. Sanjay Bhat

Gastroenterology
St. Louis, MO
37 years experience male

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St. Louis, MO

Address

10004 Kennerly Road, Ste 392B, St. Louis, MO
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Board Certified Gastroenterologist Private Practice

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Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Gastroenterology

Languages spoken

Hindi, Marathi

Doctor Q&A

39 Answers
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Bloating avoidance: Bloating usually is a symptoms of irritable bowel symptoms but can be from multiple other reasons for which you should see your doctor. To avoid bloat... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
GYN: May represent infection and a visit to your primary care doctor or gynecologist would be appropriate
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Lymph nodes: See a oncologist-need to be evaluated for infection, cancer, lymphoma etc Size greater than 1 cm needs evaluation
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Investigate: Yes you should take it seriously. Though the commonest reason for this is what we call "functional idiopathic constipation" essentially a "lazy bowel... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
1: Diet modification of bowel diseases has not been well studied. However some general guidelines apply. High fiber, low red meat diet is helpful for go... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
1: Multiple blood tests to determine cause like hepatitis c, alcohol, iron overload etc., ultrasound and ct scan of liver and gold standard is liver biop... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Steroids: Steroids may help but usually mononucleosis is self-limited.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Further studies: Without knowing what the 2 week treatment is, difficult to tell; see your doctor because you will likely need and endoscopy and an ultrasound or cat s... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Hp, NSAIDs: Two big reasons for ulcers are a bacteria called h pylori and taking medications like ibuprofen, alleve etc. Your husband can be helped-please see yo... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No: No; mucus can either mean irritable bowel syndrome, colitis or tumor. Please seek attention.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Pain: Many reasons but see your doctor immediately. Common causes are gallstones, ulcer or reflux but heart attacks and ischemia can present as your kind o... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No: Not that I am aware of-only reason would be if there not enough sugar intake because of vomiting or nausea from gerd.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Stomach pain: Pain in the middle below your rib cage; gastritis many a times is asymptomatic.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Gastroparesis: He may have diabetic gastroparesis which is slowing of stomach emptying because of nerve damage from diabetes. Tests and management are available if ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Nausea: Nausea is a side effect with multiple reasons, medications being very common.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
1: Helidac (bismuth subsalicylate metronidazole and tetracycline) treats h. Pylori; pain in the "pit" of the stomach, nausea, vomiting can suggest ulcer.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
NG tube: Using a nasogastric tube that goes from the nose to the stomach-usually done in the emergency room if you inject toxins.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Avoidance: Usually your taste buds will regenerate, but please be careful next time.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Medications: Usually can be treated with medications unless they are bleeding when an upper endoscope (egd) can help.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
1: Jaundice, fluid build up in abdomen (ascites), gastrointestinal bleeding, infections, coma.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Infection, blood: Usually for infection or microscopic blood. Sometimes checked for h pylori bacteria detection and malabsorption.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No data: No data to suggest that food can make a difference. Avoid food that makes your pain worse but no guidelines.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Acid reducers: These inhibit the stomach pumps that produce acid and reduce the acid. Commonly used as treatment for acid reflux and stomach problems.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Abnormal stools: Malabsorption comes to mind which can be intestinal like celiac sprue or pancreatic like chronic pancreatitis; also colonic problems, infection, infla... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Many reasons: Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining. The only true common reason is infection with h pylori and rarely autoimmune gastritis. Majority of... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Enema: No-dangerous-can cause chemical injury if the contents are not FDA approved
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Azo: Not sure what Azo is-can you put the full name of the drug or product you are using and how?
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Umbilicus: You may have persistent infection, irritation or a fistula (internal connection). Contact your surgeon. A CT scan abdomen and pelvis would be helpfu... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Blood: Needs to be evaluated for esophagus/stomach and lung problems-contact your doctor please
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
1: Gut-brain connection is very powerful and when stressed can cause irritable bowel syndrome; symptoms usually include abdominal pain and diarrhea.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Many: Stay away from Ibuprofen and alleve like medications, check with your doctor if you have a bacteria called h pylori and get treated accordingly. Acid ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No relationship: Gerd can cause heart attack like chest pain but skipped beats usually is a native heart problem which needs to be evaluated.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
1: No. Spicy food has never been known to cause ulcers. The 2 big reasons are nsaids (arthritis medicines) and an infection called h pylori. Spicy foo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Obstruction: This is called obstipation and may represent small intestinal or colon obstruction. Please see your doctor immediately.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Only if bothers: There is no data to suggest that foods actually aggravate gastritis. However you can have pain with certain foods like spicy food and you should avoi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Low fat diet: Low fat diet is what is recommended for gerd whether it is vegetarian or meat based.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
PH: The pH probe ges down the esophagus but there is a way acid reflux in the throat area can be checked-this sometimes can explain chronic cough, asthma ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Chest pain: You are young and even though heart issues are unlikely, you should get checked for heart disease with possibly an ECHO and stress test. If heart issu... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Rib pain: Hard to tell but yes stress can aggravate pain; however this may be a tender nodule under skin, rib contusion/fracture or an ulcer. Seek attention th... Read More

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Apr 6, 2016
Dr. Bhat is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2016 #virtualflower10
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bhat is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bhat is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you i take steriods but that doesnt seem to help im also taking a cholorseptic :(
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Mumbai University
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