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Dr. Kenneth Fasanella

Gastroenterology
Pittsburgh, PA
male

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Pittsburgh, PA

Address

200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh, PA
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Gastroenterology

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12 Answers
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Fasanella
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Gastroparesis?: Patients with delayed stomach emptying often have worse symptoms over the course of the day as each meal piles on top of the last. After a prolonged fasting period while sleeping, this could abate. It's not a typical history, but symptoms such as fullness, upper bloating, inability to eat a full-sized meal, or vomiting undigested food several hours after eating would support this diagnosis.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Fasanella
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Absolutely: I have diagnosed many patients with abdominal pain referred from the spine. Additionally, nerve impingement from a herniated disk can certainly cause paraspinal muscle tenderness at that level. A herniation at T10/11 would typically be in the upper abdomen. Association with eating would suggest otherwise, as would tenderness over the abdomen.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Fasanella
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Infection: Sounds like a viral gastroenteritis. You could try pepto-bismol safely. Should you develop any blood in your diarrhea, or high fevers it is more likely bacterial and you should consider getting seen by a physician.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Fasanella is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! Thanks,I've spent hours looking at nerve tree anatomy need evaluation
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Thank you! I wouldn't have considered the meds. Makes sense!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Graduated 2001MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Virginia
MD

Residency

Duke University Medical Center

Affiliations

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
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