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Dr. Jason Hemming

Gastroenterology
Haverhill, MA
19 years experience male

Locations

Office

Haverhill, MA

Address

Pentucket Medical Associates, 1 Park Way, Haverhill, MA
Directions

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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts

Harvard Pilgim Health Care

TUFTS Health Plan

About

Bio

Board Certified Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Particular interests in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Capsule Endoscopy.

Specialties
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Gastroenterology

Internal Medicine

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776 Answers
713 Agrees
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Unrelated: You are far enough removed from the surgery so that it should not be the cause of your fatigue. Best to see your doctor.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Lifestyle: Healty diet with plenty of excessive and rest. Probiotics may help as well.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Acid: Sounds acidic in nature possibly reflux or acid induced dyspepsia. Try an otc acid reducer.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Infectious: You might have an infectious process going on that should be evaluated. It may be something other than a simple uti.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Candida: Could be candida (yeast) but other small ulceration a may look similar. You should be further evaluated.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Yes: Most likely your doctor is correct in that you are experiencing normal post-op symptoms.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Sort of: Gastroparesis is a condition where the stomach does not empty effectively. It's not paralyzed but not working normally either b.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Infection: May be a simple gastroenteritis or just something you ate. I would not be concerned by color alone. If it continues / worsens call your doctor.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Depends: I am assuming you have hep c cirrhosis with new ascites. Given a new due compensating symptom, treatment becomes more difficult. That does not mean i... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
B/C there is: Our intestines are always moving as we digest food and transport stool through our colon. It could be that you are noticing those movements.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
More information : Needed. What is the direct bilirubin? Do you have underlying liver disease? With an acute liver injury bilirubin commonly peaks after the other liver ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Impossible : To know with such common and broad symptoms. . You should be formally evaluate.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Re-eval: If it has been 3 months and the symptoms continue then you need to be re-evaluated.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Doubtful: An acute infection of the gallbladder or biliary system may cause an elevated wbc, but not a chronic leukocytosis.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Anywhere?: There is no perfect test for pancreatic cancer though it is most commonly diagnosed with a pancreatic protocol ct or mri. Those can be done at most an... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Different agents: Pros/cons in what regards? Are you sure you mean Plavix and Coumadin (warfarin) as there are quite different agents with different indications.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Yes: Though you may rehydrate better with other options.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Hard to say: But may represent a localized dermatitis possibly from yeast. It needs to be seen in person.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Gastroenteritis : Eat a bland diet and stay well hydrated. Should feel better in a few days. Call doctor if bleeding or progressive symptoms.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Older: As people age then tend to loose their ability to tolerate certain sugars, but there are no specific age frames during which it may or may not occur.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
No real way: You may have a functional GI disorder or a food sensitivity for which there are no specific tests as long as celiac and ibd has been ruled out as a ca... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
No: Return to regular dose, but let your doctor know.
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A 83-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Constipated?: Could just be symptoms of constipation for which otc MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) commonly helps. If worsening pain, fevers, loss of appetite - call ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Tertiary care: I would make sure your husband is being cared for at an advance tertiary care center with a focus on onc. There are several different chemo regimens a... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Depends : Sounds like you may benefit from a prolonged course of daily reflux medication. I would suggest a daily otc ppi for 2-4wks and then see your pcp.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
What type: There are many causes of gastritis, as gastritis just means inflammation of the stomach. It may be from medications, acid, bile, alcohol , autoimmune,... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Not much: Maybe a few pounds.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Pain: Usually right upper quadrant pain or discomfort 30minutes or so after eating a meal. Worse with fat. May radiate backwards.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Constipation: Incomplete evacuation is a common symptom with constipation. Try increasing the amount of fiber in your diet an start MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) at... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Probably: As long as not black / tarry which would indicate bleeding.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
No: It's an anti-emetic (nausea).
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Both: It depends. Diabetic induced gastroparesis usually does not get better though people learn to live with it. It could also worsen with time. Idiopathic... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Diet / Exercise: Go back to the gym and make sure you follow a well balance low calorie diet.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Common: Sounds like you have a viral gastroenteritis a well. Rec a bland diet and otc acid suppression.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Nothing specific : There is no perfect remedy for cramps. Many times changes in diet can help as can a probiotic. If constipated then that will need to be addressed. Pep... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Difficult to say: Depends on how bad, how long an other symptoms. May just be gastrorenteritis which will get better in a few days. Immodium may help in those causes. I... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Several : Illicit drugs an cause stomach pain. But also those who abuse drugs may be medication seeking.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
No: No medication directly causes fatty liver however some medications that cause rapid wt gain may. Ritalin (methylphenidate) is not one.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Surgery : Surgery usually curative.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Varied or none: Ulcers could be asymptotic or may present with abdominal pain, black or bloody stools, or throwing up blood, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite or ear... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Yes and possibly: It is very common to have altered GI habits / symptoms after antibiotics. Probiotics do help in a good portion of patients.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Probably: During pregnancy your body undergoes a lot of changes which can explain being sore. Though i would briefly discuss with your ob.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Sciatica: May represent sciatica, i would call your md to schedule an appointment.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
It shouldn't: But any supplement / medication may cause an upset stomach. Might try taking it with food.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
? Celiac: Celiac disease needs to be excluded. A referal to a hematologist may be reasonable at this point as well as considering a small bowel capsule endoscop... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
40mg bid: One can always take more, but unlikely to have effect.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Difficult: Many things can lead to feeling bloated with few good options. Start with a probiotic and simethicone. If constipated start miralax (polyethylene glyc... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
? TTG: Do you mean the ttg an was elevated ? Positive ab without active disease on small bowel biopsies is not too uncommon. And there is no right answer. If... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
You can't: And shouldn't want to. It is a natural process.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
May worsen : It may worsen symptoms, but should not cause a flare.
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Jun 23, 2013
Dr Hemming provides excellent answers regarding all aspects of gastroenterology
extraordinary in compassion and competence.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hemming is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Turns out it was concern regarding my esophagus,... I was prescribed medicine & have a follow up tmrw for possible other exams. Thanks!!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have mild IBS and acid reflux as well. I thought wheat might be an aggravating factor. Your reply is appreciated! Might PM you!
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you and yes i was prescribed depressions meds a long while ago n stopped takeing them few months back and been fine till recently

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 2004MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Boston, MA - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Boston, MA - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Boston, MA - Winter
2013
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