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Dr. Kenneth Mirkin

Gastroenterology
Washington, DC
46 years experience

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Gastroenterology

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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
It is a carb so yes: Alcohol as a carb can be metabolized by gut bacteria with gas as a byproduct. Try taking probiotics.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Volume : This large volume of fiber in the lower esophagus can stimulate the diaphragm which leads to hiccups.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Inflammation: The term enteritis means inflammation of the intestines. Can be infectious, viral, or other disease like crohn's disease. Needsprofessional evaluation... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Anti reflux diet: Diet is less important than adequate acid surpressive medication. Also not eating late at night is important.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Many causes: It depends on what causes the swelling. It can be air, fluid, or blood. Each has a set of possible diagnoses.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Parasite: Parasite spread by insects primarily in south america. Can cause problems later in life in digestive and cardiac disease.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Likely not in abdome: Pain likely due to inflammation in rib cage called costochondritis and not in the abdomen.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Diarrhea: Often implies a severe infectious diarrhea from a number of organisms like parasites like ameba.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Yes: Fiber is usually quite safe and can be effective.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Fiber: Should be on high fiber diet and drink. Alot of fluids. Should consider colonoscopy to be sure it is nothing serious (depending on your age).
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Likely hemorrhoids: The pain in your rectal region when you strain most likely hemorrhoids.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Get help: This could be something serious. Not enough info to tell. You should go to your doctor and get evaluated.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Coffee a stimulant: Caffeine often causes diarrhea as it stimulates intestinal motility.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Several possibilites: This may be an ulcer or inflammation in esophagus. It should be evaluated if it really bothers you.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Parasite: Usually a diarrheal illness treatable with appropriate medication.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Gyn issue: Could be bladder is full or infected or good be endometriosis or pelvic infection. Should consult your gyn.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Sounds viral: The symptoms seem viral if acute. If chronic, could be irritable bowel syndrome.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Swallowing: Esophageal disorders, and there are many, effect the acts related to swallowing.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Bacteria: What you smell is fermented food by gut bacteria. A lower carb diet and atrial of probiotics likely will help.
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Nerves and muscles: Both make up the structure of the esophagus so a neuromuscular disorder often will effect swallowing.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Constipation: Another term for severe constipation.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
It's your esophagus: Back pain can be caused by esophageal spasm, especially with cold drinks.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Obstruction: Can occur in any portion of the GI tract. There are many causes and this requires immediate intervention. Waiting to get medical assistance can be dan... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Likely IBS: Excess gas is due to the interaction of your gut flora(bacteria) and the food you eat. Should try a low carb diet and take probiotics.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Can tell a good deal: Black stool can indicate internal bleeding. Red stool also can be blood. Clay colored stool can indicate liver disease. Mostly, color is a marker of y... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Mirkin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Gyn issue: Your symptoms are likely gynecological and not gastro related. Should see your gyn.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mirkin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mirkin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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thanks for answering this so fast been waiting for a doctor to get back to me and this helps to take some stress off of me. thanks again
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Thanks. It happens all the time when I eat them & is esp ibnoxious at get-togethers! At least now I have an explanation.
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The disoder is associated with gastroties it is my daughter who is in middle 30s please ans the remedies thanks

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Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1976MD
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