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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

Saturday: Closed
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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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
A few things: Lowered immune status, use of steroids and antibiotics.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Possibly: The main thing that may occur eating so late at night right before bedtime is that there is a much higher risk of acid reflux damage to your esophagus... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes: Zantac (ranitidine) can be taken at any time.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Varied: In mild cases, the only symptoms may just be mild fatigue. More severe cases can result in jaundice (yellowing of the skin), ascites (fluid accumulat... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes & no: A colonoscopy could certainly detect moderate diverticulosis in the sigmoid colon however diverticulosis almost never a cause of obscure GI bleeding. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
High in fiber: Eating oatmeal will add a lot of fiber to your diet which in turn will keep your bowels more regular.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Unknown : Although ginger remains a popular remedy for an upset stomach, there is not substantial clinical evidence to suggest that it helps with digestion.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
5-10 years: ... In general but some hereditary colon cancer syndromes and colitis patients can develop them within a year!
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Can take a few days: Traditionl delayed-release proton pump inhibitors like pmepr sole can take up to 48-72 hrs to decrease acid production enough in the stomach for you t... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes: Cole slaw is made out of cabbage which is notorious for increasing gas production.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Maybe not: Patients on antibiotic therapy can develop a secondary intestinal infection called c. Diff colitis. This presents as diarrhea, abdominal pain and feve... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Could be food: Sometimes vegetable matter can come out with a bowel prep such as spinach, etc that may look like black "tissue particles".
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes but before meals: The best time is to take Omeprazole 1/2 to 1 hr before a meal (whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner). Never at bedtime. Smoking delays healing if ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
See your doctor: Make sure there is nothing going on with your liver. Your liver specialist will know what to do.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Insoluble fiber : This form helps with constipation better (although may cause slightly more bloating).
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Possible infection: After appendectomy, antibiotics are often given antibiotics to fight off infection. Unfortunately, these antibiotics kill off all the bacteria except ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Take her to her doc: She should be seen by her doctor to make sure it is not anything serious.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Diet and pills: Lactose intolerance tends to persist once one develops it. Trying avoiding foods with lactose or find alternatives that are lactose-free. You can also... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Topical: Try topical ointments, aloe wipes, talcum powder.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Could be IBS: Try a probiotic. If this doesn't help, go see a doctor.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Liver specialist : Your brother needs to be seen & followed by a liver specialist. He will need periodic testing (labs, ultrasounds) and may be a candidate for antiviral... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Fiber, water: Increasing your daily fiber and water intake will help with your bowel movements. Increased activity will also help too.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
See your physician: Contact the physician that placed the feeding tube in to see if it needs to be checked out that there is no infection occurring at the site.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Good news: The hb eag negative means that you are less infectious to others now - but not zero! the low viral dna means there is less virus now than before. You... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Small bowel test: It is a test that involves swallowing a small camera (the size of a multivitamin) that takes images of your small intestine. It sends the images to a... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Fairly quickly: Given its local stimulant effects, enemas tend to work faster than oral laxatives - usually within 15-20 minutes.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Probably not: Both food groups are acidic in mature.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Varies: I have seen the diarrhea persist for as long as 2 days after a colonoscopy. As long as there is no associated stomach discomfort, that is probably ok... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Not too much: The lactose will have a head start of any Lactaid pills so taking some now would not help. Try to be patient & allow the symptoms to pass.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Weight loss: This is a common symptom. Your doctor may also be able to diagnose anemia along with it.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Possible IBS: You may have a constipation/bloating- predominant form of ibs. See your doctor about getting a specific medication for this type of ibs.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Depends : If these are few and far between, then an over-the-counter antacid like Tums or Pepcid (famotidine) ac will work within an hour. However, if you have... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Medications: There are really no effective over-the-counter medications for anal fissures. Proctologists will recommend prescription topical creams that contain e... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Many: Main ones are: fatigue, neurological symptoms (like numbness ; tingling), GI symptoms (like nausea, GI upset) and weight loss.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes: That should be ok. Ask your physician for a different antibiotic that hopefully you can tolerate better.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Acid suppressant: A quick acting one would be an H2-blocker like Pepcid (famotidine) AC. Proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec are very potent but may take more than ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Possibly: Some multivitamins contain enough iron in them to darken the color of stool. Just to be sure it is not blood, talk to your doctor about a simple stool... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Possibly : Throat issues from gerd are called extra-esophageal symptoms and can be the most vexing to treat. You may need further testing to prove this is acid r... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Needs an endoscopy: She certainly could be having an UGI bleed. The only real way to tell and to treat it is by an endoscopy. Her doctor should refer her to a gastroenter... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Basically two : From a clinical standpoint, there really only 2 stages to be aware of: compensated and uncompensated. The former usually involves fairly stable diseas... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Meds or infection: Medications such as aspirin & NSAID's and infections such as H. Pylori are the most common causes of stomach ulcers.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Try more enemas: If this doesn't help, you may be impacted and will need to go to the er to get disimpacted.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Many: Most of the fda-approved bowel preps for a colonoscopy are actually prescriptions. There are no longer many otc versions of it. Discuss with your co... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
No: Even with that stage of advanced liver disease, regression is still possible if you continue to avoid doing anything to hurt your liver such as drinki... 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 the candy is being consumed during the prep time, that should be fine.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Yes: As long as it is fairly well-controlled at the time of the procedure with medications taken at home.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
No: Contact your colonoscopist immediately and let him/her be aware of this. This may need to be further investigated.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Colonoscopy: Have your doctor refer you to a gastroenterologist to have a colonoscopy done. This is the gold standard test for colon cancer detection.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Take an antacid: At your age, most likely it is benign acid reflux. Try an over-the-counter antacid such as Pepcid (famotidine) ac first. If that doesn't help or las... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 33 years experience
Various things: Something as mild as irritable bowel syndrome and as serious as colitis can cause those symptoms. Consult your physician to see what should be done to... Read More
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HealthTap member
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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