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Dr. Jay Yepuri

Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
Bedford, TX
21 years experience male

Locations

Digestive Health Associates of Texas

Bedford, TX

Address

1600 Central Drive, Suite 155, Bedford, TX
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

6825035084

About

Bio

I practice general Gastroenterology and Therapeutic Endoscopy (ERCP, EUS and other advanced endoscopic procedures). I serve various professional and healthcare industry organizations in leadership roles. I also serve as a consultant and speaker for medical device and pharmaceutical organizations.

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Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

Doctor Q&A

81 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Gallbladder vs IBS: You should be evaluated for possible gallbladder disease as well as for a condition called ibs.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Not necessarily: As long as you can keep food and liquids down you should be fine. I would advise you to take a pregnancy test if you have not done so if there any ch... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Unlikely: Flagyl is not commonly used for pulmonary infections.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Depends: .....On the type of hepatitis to which you are referring. In general we advise patients to abstain from alcohol and to eat a low fat diet.
A member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Needs an examination: Fissures are not always seen and can often be appreciated on exam. The bleeding you described is certainly suggestive of bleeding from a fissure or e... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Nothing concerning: May have been something you ate or the byproduct of digestive processes that resembles the smell of garlic.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Pressure: It's possible the pressure generated by accumulated stool on the digestive tract (before you void) might generate a sense of nausea.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
No: Her liver would not decompensate right away.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
No connection: Ovarian cysts do not cause gastrointestinal symptoms such as borborygmi (increased intestinal sounds). Your gynecologist can better answer questions ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Generally no: A small amount of perihepatic ascites is usually not painful. Possible causes include chronic liver disease or the sequelae of an acute insult to the... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Unknown: No known link between bloating and pesticides.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Ventral hernia: This could be a ventral hernia (weakness in the abdominal wall). If it is painful or doesn't go away you need to seek formal medical evaluation.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Irritable bowel: Your symptoms are suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) but more formal evaluation is indicated.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Non-specific symptom: "hard" could mean gas, or stool (if you are constipated). There is likely no connection to your urinary system. If your symptoms persist then please... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Hemorrhoids: These symptoms are likely hemorrhoidal in origin.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Likely not: These could be gas related pains, or pain due to constipation (if you struggle with constipation). Most likely these are muscle spasms of the colon w... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
If symptoms persist: The short duration of your symptoms is not concerning but if these symptoms continue or persist over the next few days formal evaluation by a physicia... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Probably not: But if it persists it should be evaluated.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Yes: No known issues with quinoa causing diverticulitis.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
? normal process: Could be cramping pain associated with moving bowels (muscular contractions facilitating a bowel movement).
A female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Yes: This could still be gallbladder related. Some surgeons are comfortable proceeding with a diagnostic laparoscopy for unexplained RUQ pain in this set... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Gas: The "lumps" you are feeling are most likely gas with resultant distention of the abdomen in that region.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Not pain: Pain is subjective but in general would say that "pain" = true discomfort.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Like hemorrhoids: These symptoms are likely hemorrhoidal in origin.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Cannot predict: Unless you have been vaccinated against hepatitis b you should avoid any intimate contact with this individual.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Depends: Most likely this item has passed through your esophagus. Any residual sense of fullness or the sense that something is still there may be due to the ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
4-6 weeks: If Nexium (esomeprazole) is going to be effective it's full effect should be realized on 4-6 weeks.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Depends: Depends on the volume of fluid and location.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Pressure: An enlarging uterus can put pressure on your colon and give you an urge to defecate.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Gas: This is most likely due to intestinal gas buildup.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
It depends: If you are still in a phase of the infection where the virus is active or you are recovering, it would be appropriate to abstain from any Acetaminophe... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Maybe stool/mucus on internal hemorrhoids that is passed with gas.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Normal process: Normal digestive process that is sometimes audible.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Nothing dangerous: You just may not tolerate some ingredient in the curry.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Likely not tapeworm: Small white specks in your stool does not mean you have a tapeworm. You should check with your ob/gyn if you have persistent symptoms.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Yes: Anything you ingest can affect the smell and/or appearance of your urine or stool.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Nothing concerning: Likely just a byproduct of digestive processes.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Depends: It depends on the severity of your reflux. If an ENT doctor is telling you that have this finding, you should seek evaluation from a gastroenterologi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
There are many: But common ones include abdominal pain (in the right upper quadrant where the gallbladder is located) or for evaluation of elevated liver enzymes.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Possible IBS: Your symptoms are suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome. Formal evaluation to exclude celiac sprue and inflammatory bowel disease would be appropria... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Yes: Suppositories can affect the color of your stool.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Medication recs: Zofran (ondansetron) is safe to use for nausea in pregnancy. One side effect to be aware of is constipation.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Not typically: Most common manifestations of pancreatitis include abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Constipation: You had a large hard bowel movement. Stool and gas in your colon caused distention (and pain) that resolved with passage of the stool. Residual gas ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Two different issues: Anorectal pain/soreness may be due to hemorrhoids or fissures that may be aggravated by your constipation. Stool softeners to move your bowels regula... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Microscopic colitis: Elderly individuals can develop a form of colitis known as microscopic/collagenous colitis that can lead to chronic diarrhea of varying severity. A c... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Variety of causes: Your friend really needs to seek evaluation for such symptoms.
A member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Most likely internal hemorrhoids but with any form of rectal bleeding or change in bowel habits formal medical evaluation is advised.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Avoid processed food: Avoid canned foods and processed meats as these are high in salt. No foods in particular that would act as a natural diuretic.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 21 years experience
Hypertension: Diets high in sodium can predispose to hypertension.

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Oct 28, 2013
One of the best GI docs that I know. Highly recommend.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Yepuri is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Yepuri is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Many Thanks. I was thinking of constipation too. Less anxious now :)
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Thanks for your quick reply! thank you doctor... but just wondering, how long does she have to live
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for this site and your compassion to help people

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY
Graduated 2001MD

Residency

PARKLAND HEALTH AND HOSPITAL SYSTEM

Awards

Peer selected as one of the 2012 Top Doctors of Greater Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas magazine
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

ACG American College of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterologcal Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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