Doctor Q&A for Dr. Howard Brown

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Brown
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Liver additives: No. It is just an over the counter supplement easily available in several forms
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Brown
26 years experience Gastroenterology
GERD: all of the medications have some side effects, usually mild. I would probably recommend starting with Omeprazole over the counter. I would be glad to ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Brown
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Dysphagia: If this a new pattern there can be several causes including erosive esophagitis, antibiotic use with tetracyclines, and even fungal infections. I beli ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Brown
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Diarrhea-sort term: If you are on a lactose free diet, this could be a mild viral enteritis. If it lasts for more than 7 days, you should request a consult with me. If no ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Brown
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Constipation: The story of alternating constipation and diarrhea is typical for IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome). The white discharge is mucous. Not to worry.
A female asked:
Dr. Howard Brown
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Hemorrhoid: Other than associated constipation, there is no danger. I would advise using a stool softener.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Brown
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Timing of Bowel Move: This can be done by sitting on the commode at the time you need , usually after eating. That will eventually change your pattern with the adjustment o ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Brown
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Vomiting: Those symptoms are too general. You need a consult to evaluate. Please call
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A female asked:
Dr. Howard Brown
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Abdominal pain: Possible appendicitis. you should have a CBC done. I WBC count elevated. See your Doctor
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Brown
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Abdominal pain: I believe you need a full physical exam and an abdominal ultrasound. Liver function tests and amylase and lipase also need to be done.
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