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Dr. Frederick Shieh

Gastroenterology
harrison, NY

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harrison, NY

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Gastroenterology

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145 Answers
157 Agrees
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Maybe normal...: The action of eating spurs the intestines into motion (it is a reflex), so lots of people have bowel movements after meals.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Depends: Only if you have having symptoms from your gallbladder, such as abdominal pain or colic. You should definitely discuss it with your doctor.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Blood?: Dark stool can be caused by bleeding, certain medications (pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) for example) or certain foods. If it is dark brown but... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Hmmm: Typically not. You may want to resubmit the question with more details so that we can give you a better answer. What kind of gas are you talking about... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Weakened wall: An aneurysm is due to an outpouching of the wall of a vessel due to a weakness in the wall. These are concerning as it can cause issues such as stroke... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Many things: A broad term to describe problems within the gastrointestinal tract, which can go anywhere from the mouth to the anus.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Depends: Easily digestible foods do not necessarily soften your bowel movements. Easy to digest foods are like the brat diet (bread, rice, apple cause, toast) ... Read More
A 73-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
See a gi: It's possible you have a defect in your esophagus. You should see a GI specialist and get it checked out. A barium swallow or egd may be helpful.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Heart?: Your pain is concerning for angina or pain from your heart. It could be something else but get your heart checked out first.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Good question: Eggs, due to their sulfurous nature, can cause nausea in some people. A food allergy is possible but less likely. If it doesn't happen with other food... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Same but more: Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (eswl) is used to break up stones which are stuck somewhere, whether it be the kidney or the bile duct or elsewh... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Pre-cancer lesion: An adenoma is a lesion that is a precursor to cancer. If left alone, it may progress to a cancerous lesion.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Infection: An ear infection is when bacteria or viral bugs get into the spaces of your ear causing swelling and infection. This can affect hearing or cause pain.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Many diseases: Chronic liver disease is an generalized term to describe any liver condition that affects the liver over time, of which there are many. Concerns regar... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Get checked out: Get checked out of it continues for more than a few days. Hemorrhoid cream may help for your anal pain.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Many things: There are many possibilities that need to be worked through before a final diagnosis can be given. Some possibilities are gastroparesis, impaired bowe... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Trouble pooping: Constipation is caused by a multitude of causes, but essentially it is the symptom where someone has trouble passing bowel movements.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Dilation: It is a swelling or dilation of a vessel due to weakness in the wall of the vessel (aorta). The concern is the risk for rupture, which can cause seve... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Probably not, but...: Acid reflux can irritate the back of your throat causing inflammation and irritation there, which may make your tonsils irritated and give you a sore ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Fluid : Ascites is fluid buildup in the abdomen. Although most commonly found in patients with liver failure or cirrhosis, it can also be caused by certain ca... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Depends on the reaso: Capsule endoscopy is a useful noninvasive procedure to look at the small intestine. The frequency of its use depends on the indication. The most commo... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Hard to say: Many things can cause the pain you are having but i would be concerned about an infection. You should get it checked out.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Weight loss: As you lose weight and fat from other parts of your body, you will also lose fat from your liver. Consider vitamin E also.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Get rid of them: There are plenty of anti-parasite medications which you can take to get rid of your worms (which i assume that you want to do.) see your md for a pres... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Maybe: Your sore throat could certainly be a GI cause. I would recommend that you undergo evaluation for acid reflux to see if that is a cause for your sore ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Diarrhea : Crohns is a complicated disease, with many possible symptoms. Keep a look out for abdominal pain, bleeding, diarrhea, joint pain, rashes, eye problems... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Depends: It depends on if your provider is comfortable treating this disease. A good test is to see if your provider knows the latest research regarding vitami... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Ibd maybe: Sounds like inflammatory bowel disease but biopsies and more clinical history is needed to diagnose it for sure.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Healthy lifestyle: There is no specific way, but i would recommend taking care of your whole body. A healthy body means a happy tummy!
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Ulcer: A duodenal ulcer is an ulcer located in the first part of the small intestine, right after the stomach. This can be caused by many things, most common... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Depends: Many things can cause lumps on the back of your head, from benign cysts and lipomas, to scary things such as cancer! you need to get them checked out ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Sounds bad: Although it may be something benign, we can't tell unless you undergo testing. I would recommend you see an md to get it checked out and make sure it'... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Colic: The most common symptoms for sphincter of oddi dysfunction is biliary colic - usually episodes of right upper belly pain which come and go. This condi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Yes: Yes, it could be. Imaging through an ultrasound or ct would provide an answer. A physical exam by a physician would help shed light as well.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
It's good: Gold standard means that the test mentioned is considered to be the best possible test for that specific medical problem.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Not really: Both will slow down your bowels, possibly causing constipation, but loperamide will not make the effects of hydrocodone (in terms of pain relief) any ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Yes: In general, it is safe to use it, although if you are having chronic problems and find yourself using it for a prolonged time, be sure to discuss it w... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
No: I do not think that your blood type affects your ability to digest food.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Slows your bowels: It slows down your bowel motility, and can help in some instances of diarrhea.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Depends: This largely depends on how advanced the cirrhosis is, as well as what originally caused the cirrhosis. If the insult that caused the cirrhosis no lon... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Maybe: Maybe, but a MRI is not a good test for detecting ulcers. What you need is an endoscopy.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Good question: This is certainly a question that comes up often in my practice. There are many tricks, but the most common are changing the prep (of which there are ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Probably low: Intestinal metaplasia increases your risk of gastric cancer by 10-fold or more. The actual percentage is not known, but from studies in the uk, can be... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
See your doctor: Please see your obgyn right away. They will probably want to do an ultrasound and/or run some blood tests to help answer your question.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
See your doctor: Bloody diarrhea is always a reason to see your doctor right away. It could be anything from a bacterial infection, to a bleeding vessel, to inflammato... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Infection: Very simply, it is an infection within the liver, usually described as a pus-filled mass.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Probably ok: In most cases, it is save to take loperamide on a daily basis, but i would make sure that you are doing so under the supervision of a physician to mak... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Depends: Time to complete recovery depends on how bad the liver was hit by the alcohol. It could be as quick as a week or two if mild, to months if there is a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy with biopsy if a mass is seen.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Exercise: No specific food will give you a flat stomach. A healthy low fat diet with plenty of exercise will, though.

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