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Dr. Jason Hemming

Gastroenterology
Haverhill, MA
17 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.

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Gastroenterology

Internal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

1.0K Answers
918 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Fiber: Slowly increase fiber with a goal of 35grams a day. Stay well hydrated. Exercise / stay active. If fails try some otc miralax (polyethylene glycol).
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Yes: Labs vary but should be normal or near normal.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Maybe: Hard to say without knowing more. Call your doctor and discuss further.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Eat less: If your not exercising, the only way would be to decrease calorie intake.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Possible: Less likely but it is possible. The more advanced the less likely labs remain normal.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
As needed: It should be taken as long as needed and at the lowest dose possible. That being said patients with barrwtt's esophagus should remain on it. I would d... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Many things: Fat, virus, toxic insults, alcohol, medications.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Mild: Nausea, headache, diarrhea. Read rx insert.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Normal: It is a normal biologic process and a common consequence of digestion.
A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
It can't : No diet will reverse the fibrotic changes of cirrhosis. I would recommend a well balanced healthy diet low in sodium.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Many: Including but limited to operative complications, and pain, diarrhea, bloating, anemia. Discuss with your surgeon.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Beyond satiety : If you eat past the feeling of being full or no longer being hungry i would consider that overheating.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Many things: There are too many causes of abdominal pain to list without further information. If it is bothersome or persitent, i would recommend seeing your md.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Diet: Most changes in stool consistency and color is related to what one consumes.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Core exercises: Along with diet and cardiovascular exercise.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Electric shock: That is used to revert your heart to a regular rhythm.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Tums (calcium carbonate): Is just Calcium Chloride and may help. People also feel better at times with ginger.
A male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Scarring: Cirrhosis is scarring of the liver that may result in end stage liver disease. Your doctor can run some blood tests to determine how well your liver i... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Bloating, diarrhea: Usually bloating and diarrhea. Severe case may haves signs of malabsorption.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Impossible: To say without further history. If severe, best to be seen and evaluated.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Spasm: Of the colon is a common cause of these type of symptoms. If it is persistent or associated with other symptoms, it is best to be formally evaluated a... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Be evaluated: With these symptoms you should see a doctor today to exclude any life threatening causes.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Medication : Over the counter proton pump inhibitor, such as Omeprazole (ie prilosec). They are used to treat frequent heartburn.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Probably not: As it can low in fiber and constipating.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Impossible: To say. You need to call your OB and discuss further. A lot depends on duration of pregnancy and associated symptoms.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Nothing: By definition it is a diagnosis of abnl blood work. That being said cholestatic changes can be seen with a liver biopsy.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Low fat: Best to start off with a diet low in fat while avoiding large meals.
A male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Gastroenteritis?: May just be a gastroenteritis but i would monitor him closely. If any worrisome signs such as decreased intake, lethargy, spiking fever, bleeding or i... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Yes, one of many: Chronic nausea may be caused by a variety of things - both GI and non-gi. Given duration it might be wise to be formally evaluated by your md. In the ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Be evaluated : Very well nothing to worry about given duration i would go get evaluated.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Yes: Feeling of incompete evacuation is common with constipation. A little MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) may help.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Common: It is a very common cause of food borne illnesses. Preventable with a vaccine.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Expected: But necessarily normal. Afte laxatives it might take a few days for things to return to normal. You may want try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in the ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
GI: If you think you are having problems with your gallbladder it is best to go see a gastroenterologist.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Hard to say: May represent simple heartburn or esophageal spasm. If difficulty swallowing, then you should be evaluated soon. If not then you may try an otc heart... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
No : Not necessarily, but if you have an allergist it might be wise to discuss with him/her.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
No: But Pentasa (mesalamine) is not a great treatment for a recital ulcer. Very little of the active Mesalamine found in oral Pentasa (mesalamine) will re... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Yes: Hygiene has nothing to do with it.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Yes: Fiber should help. Other things to try are prunes. I would also encourage trying to establish a morning bowel routine after eating breakfast and havin... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Hard to say: But may represent something such as inflammatory bowel disease for which you should be seen by a gastroenterologist.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Rx cause: Best to treat the cause of the nausea. There are some ok otc meds that may help as does ginger. If not enough call md for rx.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Difficult: It may just be constipation with fecal impaction for which enemas may help. Concern would be for an obstruction that would require emergent evaluation... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
No need: To be shy. But if you don't want to tell your parents - buy some otc Hydrocortisone cream 2% and apply twice a day for two weeks.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
No: But a dermatologist may be able to recommend some topical treatments (ie vitamin e) to lessen their effect.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Somnolence: May cause excessive somnolence. So i would try to avoid if possible.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Usually not: As most cases are hemorrhoids, but given the possibility of colon cancer it is best to be seen and consider endoscopic evaluation.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Not normally: Overnight while sleeping our bowels rest as well and one should not have regular/normal bowel movements when asleep. If it continues to occur or if yo... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Viral: Sounds like a viral infection. Stay well hydrated and get plenty of rest. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin may help. Call your doctor if not feeling... Read More

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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 31, 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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