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Dr. You Sung Sang

Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
Norwich, CT
31 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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

Licenses

United States: Connecticut

Languages spoken

Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

747 Answers
146 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Possibly: Patients with chronic constipation could have overall sluggish motility including the stomach which may predispose them to acid reflux.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 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.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Possibly: There are some forms of familial pancreatitis. Best way to tell is to have your pancreas enzyme levels checked during an attack. Try not to drink any ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 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
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Don't worry : It sounds like a very small piece so should pass harmlessly out of your body.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Some potential issue: There are some theoretical concerns about bone loss, infections and benign stomach polyp growth with long-term use of ppi's. However, this must be ba... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 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
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
No to both: Constipation typically involves eliminating stool from the colon. Absorption of nutrients occurs in the small intestine which is higher up. So being... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Depends on laxative: Some laxatives are more harsh than others. Laxatives such as Miralax (polyethylene glycol) tend to be a little more gentler on the GI tract so you ma... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
GERD: Acid reflux damage to the esophagus can occur quickly. However, if treated quickly with some strong acid suppressant therapy, long-term damage to the ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Yes: Eating disorders commonly affect a woman's menstrual cycle.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Yes: Gas-ex will relieve UGI gas but gastritis symptoms may be better relieved with antacids, h2-blockers or proton pump inhibitors.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Some soreness: If all goes well, your GI tract should recover (passing gas) fairly quickly. There will be some post-pp incisional pain but this will go away quickly.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Yes: Almost all gastroenterologists are qualified to perform colonoscopies.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
About the same: Both are soluble fibers and will soak up liquids. Metamucil is ferment able so make cause more bloating than citrucel. Start slowly ; work your way u... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Yes: Constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome can cause bloating and abdominal discomfort. Fortunately there are a variety of treatments availabl... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Rectal bleeding rare: Although bloating is commonly reported around a woman's menses, rectal bleeding with clots is not. This should be investigated by a gastroenterologist... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Depends: If this was diagnosed on a ct scan, it could mean anything from mild colitis to a cancer. Best to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist ; see if you ne... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Possibly not: Light tan stool can be a sign of liver or pancreas disease. See your doctor and have blood tests done just to be sure.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 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.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 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
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Yes: One of the typical symptoms of ibs is bloating along with irregular bowel habits.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Yes: It neutralizes excess acid in your stomach. If you need it frequently, however, see your doctor.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Just no vegetables: The day before a colonoscopy, a light breakfast means not to over eat i.e. Go to a buffet. We find that vegetables tend not to digest very well right ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 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.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Possibly: Try an OTC antacid and see if that helps. If not, see your doctor to make sure it is not something more serious.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Treat it now : I see this fairly commonly in people who are either traveling or about to. It would be best to try to become more regular now while you are at home. T... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Appendix: Common problems include appendicitis, ovarian cysts (if female), kidney stones.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Yes: Stage 3 is reversible. Try to lose weight, control diabetes (if you have it) and possibly take vitamin e 800 iu daily. Discuss this latter part with y... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Can happen: The pizza probably caused a flare of acid reflux and you are still feeling it probably so a trial of OTC H2-blocker such as Pepcid (famotidine) AC sho... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Could be acid reflux: That combination of symptom can be seen in the setting of acid reflux. Try an otc acid reducer and if that doesn't help, make sure you see your doctor... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Possibly : Miralax (polyethylene glycol) can change the caliber of your stool due to its osmotic laxative effects. However, if it persists and it concerns you, h... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Could be reflux: Due to lying down, acid finds it easier to reflux up the esophagus commonly causing early AM nausea.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Could be: Be seen by a gastroenterologist and get blood work done first which may suggest gluten-allergy (celiac disease).
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Should be OK: As long as you are not having a lot of abdominal pain nor rectal bleeding, it should be ok. Everyone's intestinal transit time is different. If you ar... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
An ultrasound: Sonogram of the liver is fairly accurate for fatty liver. However, it cannot differentiate good from bad fatty liver. See a gastroenterologist if you ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
See a GI specialist: A course of the non-systemically absorbable antibiotic, Xifaxan, (rifaximin) may help.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Imodium (loperamide) AD: Try an over the counter antidiarrheal such as Imodium (loperamide) AD for your diarrhea as long as it is not bloody nor associated with high fevers. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
No: Self-induced vomiting is never a good idea. Try taking an OTC antacid and/or anti-gas medication such as Gas-Ex to see if that helps or not.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Antacid: A quick fix would be OTC Pepcid (famotidine) AC. If you need more constant relief, you will also need to take something in the class of proton pump i... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Should not: There have been no significant electrolyte abnormalities with chronic Linzess use.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Not IBD?: See if your doctor has already worked you up for inflammatory bowel disease - in particular, crohn's disease. If not , you will need some further tes... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Many: Main ones are: fatigue, neurological symptoms (like numbness ; tingling), GI symptoms (like nausea, GI upset) and weight loss.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Yes: ... But it usually has to be at least 3 hours before the exam.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Probably not: The central nervous system side effects of Prozac (fluoxetine) will probably not be aided by probiotics which mainly work on the gastrointestinal trac... Read More

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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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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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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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