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Dr. Alan Nelson

Gastroenterology
Bridgeport, CT
male

Locations

Office

Bridgeport, CT

Address

4641 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT
Directions

Fax

2033717024

About

Bio

I have been in practice of both internal medicine consultation and gastrointestinal consultation for many years with academic and teaching appointments. I have expertise in a wide variety of problems and have a wide network of consultants to call upon

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.

Gastroenterology

Licenses

United States: Connecticut

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

24 Answers
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Yes-it can help: First, please be sure you know what the cause of the discomfort is due to. As long as you have been told the diagnosis, a warm compressor heating pad ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Check out the cause: At 33 years, there are still several important things to understand and treat. Be sure that it is ibs and not gallbladder or ulcer disease that can so... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Need eval of swalloi: Please see a doctor soon. This could be a neurologic cause--so the complicated muscles of swallowing do not work together. A problem in the esophagus ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Avoid irritant foods: That is one of the most frequent questions! for years, people were advised to stay away from seeds, fiber, "roughage". For the most part, there is no ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
No good evidence fou: Eucalyptus oil is often used for arthritis or steamed to relieve nasal congestion. Peppermint oil can be taken for irritable bowel syndrome, tension h... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Please get a diagnos: At 48 years old, these are too many symptoms to explain without being sure that there is no ovarian problem, bladder obstruction or other significant ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Can relax the esopha: Peppermint oil, mints, altoids etc can all relax certain areas of the intestine, occasionally for esophageal symptoms it may help. For people with eso... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Yes but it should ge: The brain and intestine share the same "nervous system" and yes, it is possible. But other common dietary intolerances may also do this.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Need a thorough exam: Rachel-as a 20 yr old-you are not likely to have coronary problems. But a viral inflammation called pericarditis, esophagitis etc could be what is h... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Not to worry: The tip of the stool may have had more fluid extracted from it so it may be harder. It is generally not a worry signal.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
There are better way: Alternating diarrhea/constipation can helped first by understanding if something ingested (food or medication) may have had some effect in bringing on... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Relax the esophagus: It can be used to relieve the feeling of fullness after a large meal-like a peppermint is given in some restaurants. In theory, the esophagus relaxes,... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Yes: Several of the effective medications for ibs are officially approved for use in women, but men are also afflicted. The medications were mainly studied... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
May block intestinal: Peppermint is listed as "possibly effective" for colic, indigestion, nausea, tension headaches. It is thought to act like a menthol or flavonoid by i... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Possible-a stool for: A few simple stool tests will reveal the answer.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Only if it is not lo: Part of ibs is the bowel pattern and discomfort--but being sure there is no other underlying disorder, colitis, ileitis, endometriosis, adhesion from ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
May have hep C: This means that you have a large amount of antibody to the hpatitis c virus. The next step is lab testing to see if you have the active virus in the b... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Lots of things-!: At 37 years old, sudden stomach pain and nausea can be new onset, recurrent, or chronic. If it is new, yes it could be just a gastroenteritis, but it ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Yes but!!: Ulcers can give you loose stools--but more commonly it is the medications taken to treat them (antacids and proton pump inhibitors) that cause loose s... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
1. screening 2. symp: Often a colonoscopy is recommended as a screening exam to find who may be at risk and then to prevent colon cancer. It is the single most effective sc... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Empty out the lower: suppositories stimulate the colon to contract (and may cause you to pass gas.--It is ok. It should not make you constipated--but may empty out the low... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Stimulates straining: I know of nothing that says caffeine makes hemorrhoids worse. But caffeine does stimulate the colon to contract and increase blood flow in the hemorrh... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Need testing: All antibiotics have been associated with "antibiotic associated diarrhea"-but one needs to check that the underlying diagnosis was found and not stil... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Nelson
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Mucous: When the lining of the intestine gets stimulated or irritated, it may make mucous layer-by itself is nothing to worry about.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nelson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nelson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Is that number good? Does it mean I have hep c? Today I did theRNA tes
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Thanks for your quick reply! its same on daily basis.i dont have inflammed colon or ulcer right? ty
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much, I really appreciate your answer

Education & Training

Residency

Dodwnstate--Kings Co Hospital NY

Awards

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