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Dr. Imran Saeed

General Surgery
Wilkes Barre, PA
19 years experience male

Locations

Office

Wilkes Barre, PA

Address

Wilkes Barre, PA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Cigna

Coventry

Humana

United healthcare

About

Bio

Board certified General and Colorectal surgeon.

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.

General Surgery

Colon and Rectal Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

199 Answers
25 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Could be a lot of : Reasons. You need to see your doc for a full history and a detailed anorectal exam. Most commonly its due to increase ingestion of coffee, beer, choco... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Not uncommon ...: The pressue you r feeling could be the inflammation from surgery and not necessarily stool. Apply an ice pack to help with the pain. Keep taking stool... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
No: They are not linked. Crohns disease, sometimes can present with painful red skin spots depending on the severity of the disease but abdomen is not the... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Could be anything: Itching could be from hemorrhoids, warts, certain allergies and increase ingestion of food products such as coffee, chocolate, beer, tomatoes, spicy f... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Mostly it depends : On your physical exam. If the process has been going on for few days, you have mild discomfort and no signs of peritonitis then options are abx / + - ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Not related: Hernia in a stomach known as hiatal hernia is unrelated to abdominal ventral hernia. Venttal hernia is due to weakness in abdominal wall and hital her... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Drink a lot of: Fluids, take over the counter stool softeners, eat high fiber diet and do sitz baths. Avoid straining at all. If symptoms get worse you can try steroi... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Can be very painful: Pain, specially during and after a bm.It causes spasms of the sphincter muscle like getting charlie-horse. You may see some blood with a bowel movemen... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Not sure: Your colon was likely cleaned out completely for the procedure. Not going to the bathroom is not really constipation as its defined by hard bowel move... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Could be a fissure: Or hyperteophic papilla (skin tag on the inside). Both are benin. If symptoms dont go away have primary doc do an exam.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Hemorrhoids never : Go away its the symp which resolve. Hems are blood vessels which supply the anorectal area. The vessels get engorged from straining etc and hence caus... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Could be either: A fissure, hemorrhoids, or an abscess. Please have an exam by your primary doc for a physical and correct diagnosis.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Not related: Sex should not affect your constipation as there is no relation.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Your warts can : Go away with treatment either med or surgical however you can not get rid of the virus. Your sexual partner needs to know your history too as the viru... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Any blood disorders: U know of or do u take any nsaids? They can tend to prolong the bleeding. Most of the times the bleeding stops on its own. Cont to take warm soaks in ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
You need to see : Your doctor for a physical exam and possibly some xrays. You could be impacted giving you these severe pain in your stomach. If constipatio. Has bee... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Your surgeon needs: To know this. Only he knows the complexity of your disease and can guide you further.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
You can have clear: Liquids the day before unless advised otherwise. I tell my pts to drink a lot of fluids with the prep to keep flushing the colon. You can also have br... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
You r taking iron: Pills and its not uncommon to have dark colored stools. Iron can also make you constipated. You need to add fiber supp such as metamucil (2 tblespoons... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Unlikely: Celiac disease is secondary to damage to the lining of small intestine. Classic symptoms are diarrhea and weight loss. A small percent of patient may ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Not uncommon: Drink a lot of fluids and either take a suppository or a laxative such as miralax (polyethylene glycol). Lot of times it will get better on its own. T... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Radiation from ct: You obviously went to the surgeon with an issue. If your ct in march and 2 last yr were done for the same comp then its a diff story. Only you can tel... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Anal leakage/dischar: It could be from having weak sphincter muscles or mucusy discharge from hemorrhoids. Sometimes having large external hemorrhoids can also make it diff... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Some abdominal : Discomfort is not uncommon after colonoscopy. Its secondary to colonic distention from the air insufflation during the procedure. It should go away ov... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
No: No association between constipation and pimples.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Source could be : Higher up such as small bowel or stomach. Talk to your GI doctor as u may need an egd and if thats negative a small bowel capsule study.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Its likely from anal: Trauma. Soak your bottom in warm water couple of times a day and avoid any further activity for the next few days. If problem persists you will need a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Not a lot you can : Do at homes besides soaking youe bottom in warm water. They will likely burst on their own if dont get drained. You can apply warm moist heat to it as... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Need diag tests: Diabetics can develop gastroparesis which can explain your symptoms. You will need a gstric emptying study to evaluate stomach motility. If thats nor... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Generally safe ...: At your age you need a complete workup to assess why you have to use the enemas. If you have constipation, thats not the common first or second line ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Sounds like anal : Leakage/discharge. You mentioned fecal retention which can lead to overflow incontinence. It happens in people who get impacted because of severe cons... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Unlikely: Sigmoiditis is either due to inflammatory, iscjemic or infectious in nature. It sounds like you are being followed appropriately for that . Transvagin... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
No, your constipatio: Doesnt affect the baby. Drink a lot of fluids, eat foods with high fiber content and take stool softeners. If you dont start your symptoms may get wor... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: You need an exam by a surgeon. Sometimes you may need an exam under anesthesia to correctly diagnose it and treat it at the same time. It could very w... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Could be a fissure: U will need a physical exam to diagnose it. You can start by taking a stool softener, drink a lot of fluids and avoid straining. Eat atleast 20-30 gms... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Could be normal : Postop incisional pain which sometimes may take upto 6-8 weks to go away. I would check for signs of infection such as redness around the incision, or... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
If it has been: There for 6 days and havent ruptured you need an incision and drainage. Taking warm soaks will help with discomfort and may break it open. Once the pr... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Depends : Its usually within few hrs but if you have slow motility it may take longer. I would recommend taking a stool softener, be active and drink a lot of f... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Not necessarily: Mucous discharge can be from internal hemorrhoids, inflammation of the rectum, fistulas, abscess, and fissures. Fecal impaction from severe constipati... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Have her see her : Doctor who can assess her problem correctly and treat accordingly. There is no simple answer and treatment is depending on the cause which varies from... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Bloody diarrhea : Usually indicate colitis. Differential includes infectious, inflammatory (ulcerative and crohns) and ischemic. Depending on the severity of the disea... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Not sure what you: Mean by 'has had symptoms' of appendicitis. If you suspect she has appendicitis then she needs to go to er. Waiting longer will just make her sicker.... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Its possible: Body gets used to it and it almost becomes a routine. There is no set rule that you have to go every day or every other day. As long as u are comforta... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Your symptoms could: Be from hemorrhoids or diet related. Pruritus is commonly caused by increase ingestion of coffee, chocolate, beer, orangs/grapefruit juice, tomatoes, ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Sure: Most likely a skin abscess. It may resolve spontaneously or require an incision and drainage if it gets bigger and more uncomfortable. Try a warm hea... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Blood in stool is: Not related to your periods. I always tell my pts not to take this lightly. You will need a physical exam to assess your hemorrhoids or look for other... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
It is a way to : Temporary close the abdomen when further explorations are required. Its usually done for pts who have severs abdominal trauma or other abdominal catas... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
You will need a : Physical exam to look for any rashes which can explain your symptoms. If you have anal leakage that can also cause itching in the perianal and peri va... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
Several: Bleeding, perforation (hole in the colon), toxic colitis, mega colon, severe diarrhea causing dehydration, and malignancy. If the disease is greater ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
General Surgery 19 years experience
There are series of : Tests sometimes requiring biopsies to diagnose the etiology of constipation. Unfortunately its not a simple answer. You need to see a GI doctor to do ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Saeed is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Saeed is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, how long should i wait on this or should i be quicker about it? Been doing this for over a year would that really be cancer?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Should I see my pcp first? Thank you for your quick response.. What happens if I dt have the surgery? HOw long os the recovery?
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for taking the time to respond...my GI doc took alot of biopsies of small intestines...pain not worse but not better...no fever.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ross Uiveriy
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

CHRISTIANA CARE HEALTH SERVICES, INC.

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Wilkes-Barre Region, PA - Summer
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Wilkes-Barre Region, PA - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Wilkes-Barre Region, PA - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
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