Dr. You Sung Sang

Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
Norwich, CT
33 years experience male

Locations

Connecticut GI

Norwich, CT

Address

105 Wawecus Street, Suite 1, Norwich, CT
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
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Fax

(860) 889-6200

About

Bio

Specializing in inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer screening and hepatitis B.

Specialties
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Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

Licenses

United States: Connecticut

Languages spoken

Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

610 Answers
121 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes: There is an increased risk of gallstone formation during pregnancy.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes: I have seen heart attacks, pulmonary embolus mistaken for gerd. Of course, esophageal cancer can be a mimicker too.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Cirrhosis & liver Ca: Cirthosis of the liver resulting in portal HTN (esophageal varices, ascites, encephalopathy) and liver cancer are the most feared complications of chr... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
About 10 million: ... People suffer from gerd on a daily basis in the us.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes: There are so-called atypical and extra intestinal manifestations of gerd such as chronic cough, globus or foreign body sensation in the throat, worsen... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Rectal delivery : An enema is a method of delivering medicine into the colon via the rectum. Usually made up of a plastic container with a soft flexible tip.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Probably not enough: Just water by itself is not likely to evacuate barium from the GI tract. You will probably need a mild laxative to help ensure its removal.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Clinical history: Usually just a good clinical history and response to acid reducers are enough to diagnose gerd. The gold standard is ph testing of the esophagus with... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Hard to say: If your heartburn symptoms are infrequent and episodic, then likely no. If you have chronic symptoms however i.e. 3 or more attacks of reflux a week, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
GERD: I usually scope gerd patients to diagnose complications (strictures, barrett's, cancer) and when patients don't respond to typical antifeflux meds.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Clinical history: Usually just a good clinical history and response to acid reducers are enough to diagnose gerd. The gold standard is ph testing of the esophagus with... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Lasts longer: Pegylation is a way of attaching larger molecules to different medications which allows them to have more sustained effects.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Misunderstanding: Your GI was probably trying to tell you that the effects of the sedation will last an hour. It usually kicks in very quickly - usually no longer than ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes: Ok to do day before colonoscopy.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
See a doctor: Yellow stools and abdominal pain could signify a problem with your liver, gallbladder and/or pancreas. This could be a very serious problem. Consult y... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Can do yourself: There are over-the-counter forms (Fleets) that you can buy or make your own (mineral oil, soap suds, tap water).
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes: The 2 medications do not interact.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Could be some Hemorrhoids acting up. Try some stool softeners, Sitz baths and suppositories. If not better, see your physician.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes.: It should be OK. Be aware that your stools may turn dark blood with Peptones.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Fecal impaction?: You may be plugged up down in the rectal area. Try to use so e enemas to loosen up the stool before taking a lot of oral laxatives like Miralax (polye... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Controversial...: But some have advocated the following: vit D, calcium citrate, magnesium.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes: If this was simply mild heartburn or gastritis, this should have gotten better slowly with time especially if you have tried some OTC antacids. But i... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Fluids: The key to cholera treatment is fluid resuscitation.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes: Any local trauma can cause & worsen hemorrhoids.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Acid reflux: Many times acid reflux manifests itself as regurgitation after eating. Taking an acid suppressant can often help.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Discuss with your MD: Some physicians may decide to postpone a colonoscopy (especially elective, screening ones) if you have a cold. This is usually just for your protecti... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes: They do not interact.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes: Some vegetables contain quite a bit of psyllium which can cause significant gas production and subsequent gas pains.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Possibly: Pancreatitis can be diagnosed with the presence of typical pancreatitis pain (above belly button ; radiating to the back) and elevation of pancreatic ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Possibly: Since you have not had any recurrent symptoms for the past 3 years, then likely that is diagnosis. If the bleeding recurs again, however, i would cons... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes: If you are possibly vomiting up the pill, what good is it doing for you?
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Hep B: If you have chronic hep b, then your doctor will follow liver function tests, hep b viral dna load, hep b eag/ab. You may also need surveillance for l... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Relaxation: The theory w/ anal fissures is that it is due to spasms of the anal sphincter so that when you have a bm, it tears the canal (like pooping shards of g... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Usually not: H. Pylori infects only the stomach so should not affect the color of your stools unless there is a coexisting bleeding ulcer. In this case, the stools... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Maybe: Worth a try. If not, you will need to try an enema.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Esophagus problem?: Could be something going on with your esophagus. Think about seeing a gastroenterologist - you made need to have a full upper endoscopy done.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes: As long as you take your Omeprazole 1/2 - 1 hour before your breakfast that should be ok.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Unusual: This would be an unlikely side effect from a colonoscopy but anything is possible. Discuss this with your endoscopist to see if further testing is wa... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes.: You can be asymptomatic with chronic hep c for many years. Have your doctor check a viral load to see if you still have it or not.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
See your surgeon: This may or may not be related to the surgery. Let him/her know so that he/she can run some tests.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Just reduces acid : The class of proton pump inhibitors like Nexium (esomeprazole) just reduces acid suppression. It is nearly impossible to make the stomach completely d... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes : As long as it is not bloody not dark, tarry black, that color is ok.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Not uncommon: Many times after a bout of diarrhea , your insides are completely devoid of stool,. Depending upon how much you eat right afterwards, you may not gene... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Can be done: Usually done as a convenience to the patient but in reality, the performing endoscopist gets paid less when he/she orders this.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes: That is typically what is recommended. You need to squat in the sitz bath to get the painful external hemorrhoids wee-soaked.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Probable gastritis: Alcohol is a toxin to the GI tract and can present with inflammation of the lining to the point of bleeding. The black flecks is what us doctors call... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Usually stomach : The epi gastric region is usually where things irritating the stomach presents itself as pain and tenderness on exam.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Could be serious: This signifies upper intestinal bleeding such as ulcers and possibly complications of cirrhosis such as esophageal varies. Please go see a doctor abou... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
No: Gallbladder polyps and alcohol intake have no association with each other. Moderate intake would still be the rule however.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Enemas and laxatives: By day 5, you may need to loosen stool up a bit with an enema or too before trying some oral laxative such as Miralax (polyethylene glycol) powder or ... Read More
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Oct 8, 2013
In a delicate balance between answering a stated question and, simultaneously, trying to make sure I understood health risks in what I was doing, Dr. Sang managed to satisfy both objectives -- no mean...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you so much for your help. I am 45 and been going down since 97 from dental infections. My stomach feels like sharp object in it.that'
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! The potential is there by accident ... Didn't know he was an iv user
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks , I've read the same answer on blogs. Looks like I'm waiting !

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

Beth Israel Medical Center, NY, NY

Awards

Top Docs in CT Magazine 2012 - 2015
Top Doctor, First Place, Hartford, CT - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Hartford, CT - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Gastroenterological Association - Fellow
American College of Gastroenterology - Fellow
New London County Medical Association
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