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Dr. Mark Gromisch

Gastroenterology
New York, NY
39 years experience male

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I have 25 years of working with patients in Gastroenterology

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Gastroenterology

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English

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
H pylori: You probably have a resistant bacteria. There are several different antibiotic regimens that your doctor can recommend. Also, there are some small s... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
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Headache/ ? melena: Persistent headaches need to be evaluated by a physician in person. It could be a migrane, but there are other causes. I am concerned about the blac... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
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Rectal pain: Sounds like you started having pain after a bowel movement. It could be due to hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. Try sitz baths with several cups of e... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
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PALPITATIONS: To my knowledge all the ppi can cause tachycardia. If this is intolerably, try switching to a h2 blocker such as zantac (ranitidine) or tagamet. You... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
? gastroenteritis: Is this an acute problem or chronic? Dizziness and nausea sounds like vertigo but this is not usually associated with stomach pains. It does sound l... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
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RUQ pain: It sounds from your history that your gallbladder has been removed. It could be adhesions from the previous surgery that is causing a partial bowel o... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
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Gallbladder polyp: Generally, most polyps can be followed by ultrasounds every 6 months or so. If they increase in size, it is advisable to discuss your findings with ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
RUQ pain: I could certainly be inflammation of the liver. The capsule that surrounds the liver when stretched can give a feeling of fullness or discomfort. Th... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Gastroenteritis: Have you been on antibiotics recently? If so you may need to be evaluated for a C Diff infection. If not try a BRAT diet (banana, rice apple sauce t... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
LLQ pain: Although you are young for the disease it could be diverticulitis. other left lower quadrant causes could be inflammation of the ovary or Fallopian ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Gastroenteritis: Depending on the etiology, symptoms can last from days to weeks. After a evacuation of the GI tract you may feel constipated until you fill up with f... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
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Hepatitis C: Hepatitis C generally comes from intravenous infection. Sexual transmission is possible but not likely. Hepatitis C can cause swelling of the liver ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Diarrhea: Sounds like a food allergy given the fact that it occurs so soon after eating a salad; especially romaine. You could try making different salads with... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Hematemesis: Vomiting blood needs to be evaluated emergently either by your MD or in an ER. You could have an ulcer, hemorrhagic gastritis or a tear at the gastro... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Reflux: basically, reflux means that gastric contents are refluxed into the esophagus. This can be exacerbated by fatty meals, tobacco, alcohol, coffee, tea,... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
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LLQ pain: Although you are young for the disease it could be diverticulitis. other left lower quadrant causes could be inflammation of the ovary or Fallopian ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
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Constipation: Basically, the main function of the colon is to convert liquid stool from the small intestine into a formed stool. By avoiding having a bowel movemen... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
H Pylori: Avoid proton pump inhibitors such as Omeprazole and also drugs such as pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and most antibiotics. I would avoid these... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
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Cirrhosis: The liver can repair itself to some extent but chronic inflammation of the liver (hepatitis) can eventually lead to cirrhosis. Most symptoms only occ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Drug interactions: Not a good combo. Both of these drugs together can cause severe constipation and possibly paralytic ileus.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Diarrhea: Ok first avoid the anti diarrhea medications such as immodium. They can make the diarrhea last longer. Use a brat diet (banana, rice, apple sauce te... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
GERD: Diet: avoid fatty foods, chocolate, peppermint, licorice, coffee, alcohol, tobacco. Do not go to bed with a full stomach. Medications: proton pu... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Ear pain: Sounds like a upper respiratory infection or severe reflux with a blocked eustacian tube which is causing a build up of pressure behind the ear. You n... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
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Dietary fiber: Yes. Fiber is the same in dried or canned prunes. Bon appetit.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are like annoying acquaintances; they always seem to return. First, you must stay hydrated. At least 6-8 glasses of water daily. Add a ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
LUQ abd discomfort: It could be many things. Is it worsened or relieved by eating? Worse with exercise? Exercise induced suggests musculoskeletal, food induced (especi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Rectal bleeding: Bleeding is not normal. Are you constipated/do you strain? If so you may have hemorrhoids of an anal fissure. Internal hemorrhoids are usually painl... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Probiotic: I am guessing that biolife is a probiotic. Always a good idea to try this for bloating. Refrigerated probiotics do seem to be more active. My favor... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Colonic clensing: If this is for a colonoscopy, polyethelyne glycol preps should be started around 5 pm after a full day of a liquid diet. No problem with the pudding.... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Gastritis: You may not be fully treated yet so the gastritis may not be fully healed. Try a liquid antiacid to see if this helps. After treatment is complete,... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Rectal bleeding: Rectal bleeding is not normal. At your age group it is most likely from hemorrhoids. Are you constipated? If so try stool softeners and increase hy... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Gallstones: It is possible to have some sphincter of oddi spasms after passing a stone. You could also still be passing some sludge from the gallbladder. Lastl... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
LLQ pain: Awfully young for diverticular disease. Could be adhesions from prior pelvic surgery.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Abdominal pain: This could be a lot of things. Ibs is more of a diagnosis of exclusion. Do you have other problems like diarrhea or constipation? Does the pain awa... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
H Pylori: Yes, a ppi is given twice daily while on antibiotics. Usually treatment for h pylori is for about 10-14 days.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Post cholecystectomy: This is called a gastrocolic reflex. Basically, eating induces the need to evacuate the colon. This is often increased in patients who have had thei... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Abdominal pain: Usually no tests are necessary. If there is fever of severe pain, abdominal x-rays are ordered to rule out a perforation
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Digestion: This will not affect digestion, but it may result in your developing gastroesophageal reflux by lying down with a full stomach. Also sleeping off a m... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
C difficile: Clostridium difficile can be a potentially dangerous infection of the colon, often associated with prior use of antibiotics. It can cause a colitis o... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Lactose intollarence: Generally, no. However you can develop a transient lactose intolerance secondary to some forms of viral gastroenteritis. This can last for several w... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Drug interactions: The only problen i see is that you are on zantac (ranitidine) presumably for gastritis/gerd. Ibuprophen can certainly worsen these symptoms. Make su... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Krill oil: Krill oil is an excellent source of omega3 fatty acids. I should not be a vector for an intestinal virus.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Stool softeners: Most stool softeners such as colace (docusate sodium) are safe in chronic usage. It is important to remember that you should drink plenty of fluids w... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Diarrhea: Sounds like your sharing a infectious diarrhea either viral or from something you ate. Keep your hydration up and try a brat diet (banana, rice, appl... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Abdominal pain: Constipation implies infrequent bowel movements, pid is an infectious process associated with pain and sometimes vaginal discharge. A good way to de... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
? stricture: From your history you seem to have some type of inflammatory bowel disease. The stricture may be a result of this disease process. Often the surgery... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Chia: Chia seeds are a good source of omega3 fatty acids and fiber. This should be no problem with gastritis. Not sure what you mean by digestion problems... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Hepatomegally: The liver can rapidly swell, but this is usually due to some form of toxic injury such as Acetaminophen poisoning. There can be some difference in te... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Diarrhea: Hi you need to be tested for intestinal parasites if negative blood work for celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease should be performed a col... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gromisch
39 years experience
Diarrhea: I doubt pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) will hurt, but it will make your stool black so don't panic. I would suggest a brat diet (banana, rice, ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gromisch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gromisch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I was in the ER spitting up blood which is why I asked this question.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Could it be dangerous since it isessentially building up in my body?
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have gastritis. I don't want to take the colchicine or Iburpr. :(

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York Medical College, NY
Graduated 1983MD

Residency

The Stamford Hospital, Stamford CT
Completed 1986

Awards

Top Gastroenterologist , First Place, Manhattan Region - Summer
2014
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