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Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Boston, MA
37 years experience female

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Boston, MA

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55 Fruit St, MGH Ped GI, Boston, MA
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Pediatric Gastroenterology

Languages spoken

English

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Partially hydrolysed: It seems ronalac is a partially pre-digested formula and there is an 'ac' or anticonstipation version with prebiotics. Check with your doctor if this ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Stool or tumor: Most likely if constipated, the 'lump' is retained stool. However in adults colon cancer or other pressure can cause a change in bowel habits. If you ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Morning: Usually in the morning on an empty stomach, and do not eat for 1/2 hour after. However if yoyur symptoms are at night, then doctors may prescribe it t... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Wash, cook: All fresh fruits and vegs eaten raw should be washed thoroughly. Person preparing food should wash hands and use clean knife and cutting board. Meat s... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes: The basic concern is why the person is underweight. If they are having symptoms with eating, they should see a physician. When you don't eat well, the... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes, possibly: Breast fed babies have a whole range of colours and consistencies to their stool. Greenish-yellow and 'seedy' is the most common. As long as they are ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Per your doctor: Depends on cause of ulcer and treatment done by your doctor. Please follow the instructions given by the treating physician.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Not so simple: If truly atrophic gastritis, it can be caused by h. Pylori bacteria, these can be hard to find on biopsy, so please ask your doctor. Also atrophic gas... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Many causes: This sensation can come from many different structures in the throat. Infection, inflammation or a tumor could all be possible. Sometimes anxiety can ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No: I am not sure what other breathing issues this child has. Gerd alone cannot cause retractions. They are a sign that a baby is working hard to breathe.... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes.: Lactose intolerance can cause bloating, gas, stomach pain and diarrhea after consuming milk products. If you are planning on avoiding dairy and milk y... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Unlikely: She may have a problem with constipation but if she is sick with a fever it is likely to be an infection she picked up. She may have other signs such ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Several causes: People with mouth ulcers can be in pain especially when eating salty or spicy foods. These ulcers can be isolated occurrences that come and go. Someti... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Psychotherapy helps: Bulimia is an eating disorder for which psychological help from a counselor or therapist is needed. These are professionals who are trained in how to ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Irritable bowel: The most likely cause of these symptoms - abdominal pain with alternating constipation and diarrhea - is irritable bowel. However many things need to... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Per pediatrician: If a 3 yr old is having diarrhea, then he/she needs to see the primary care pediatrician. Over the counter remedies are not recommended, they may mask... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Infection or stress: If it is just a few days you could have a virus, this should go away. Drink a lot of fluids. If it happens to you when stressed, it could be irritabl... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Pain, vomiting: Intestinal malrotation is present at birth, symptoms can occur at any time. Mostly abdominal pain and vomiting bile. When twisted the blood supply can... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
See a doctor: It is not safe to use over-the-counter antidiarrheals for chronic diarrhea without first seeing a doctor and being checked out. There are several seri... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes.: Suppositories usually work pretty quickly. However sometimes they need to be repeated the following day. Before you use such measures you should defin... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Pain, bleeding: An ulcer causes severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and GI bleeding. Diarrhea and bloating are not symptoms of ulcers. Please see your doctor and be... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
See your doctor: You can try over-the-counter antacids for heartburn and stool softeners +/- fiber in your diet for constipation. If this is a new problem that did not... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Unlikely: A high ph is alkaline, not acid. Any diarrhea can cause diaper rash. There are many causes of diarrhea at this age - infection, malabsorption, celiac ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
See your doctor: Rectal bleeding is not a sign of pregnancy. It can be related to constipation or polyps. It may be a minor problem or a serious problem. Please see yo... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Could be sick: Chronic illness such as celiac disease or crohn's can make you lose wieght and not be hungry. Depression can have this effect as well. Please see your... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Swallowing problems: Esophageal strictures often cause trouble swallowing. They are usually from long standing reflux or 'eosinophilic esophagits' caused by certain food a... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes.: Lactose is digested well by babies. As people get older many can't digest it so well.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
It helps.: Lactase is the enzyme needed to digest lactose, it is available over the counter and can help when taken with dairy products. For guidance on its appr... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Possibly.: Pepcid (famotidine) is better for short term effect, quick relief. Prilosec is better at suppressing acid production if taken daily for a week or long... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes: Eating disorders are caused by underlying psychological distress, often associated with depression, so a family bereavement could lead to this. Howeve... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes: Antidepressants can make you constipated, so sometimes these are recommended. However you should check with the doctor who prescribed the antidepressa... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Have this checked: It is true that constipation can cause bloody stools, due to a fissure( a tear) or hemorrhoids. If so one needs to address diet (fiber, fluids) and us... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jyoti Ramakrishna
Pediatric Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No.: Fruit, like all food, gets broken down by digestive enzymes, and the nutrients are absorbed. Some of the sugars such as sorbitol and fructose are not ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ramakrishna is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ramakrishna is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I couldn't find the answer anywhere. Glad no need to wait 2 hours.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Should I get an allergy test ?
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Thankyou for your advice you've been a blessing

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Delhi, Lady Hardinge Medical College, India
Graduated 1985MD
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