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Dr. Nikhil Karanth

Gastroenterology
Woonsocket, RI
24 years experience male

Locations

Karanth Gastroenterology

Woonsocket, RI

Address

20 Cumberland Hill Road , Suite 204, Woonsocket, RI
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My office hours

Wednesday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

Completed my internal medicine residency at Brown University. Completed my GI fellowship at Albany Medical College.

Specialties
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Gastroenterology

Languages spoken

Kannada

Doctor Q&A

48 Answers
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
No: Currently dietary and lifestyle discretion in avoiding gluten containing products are key to stability
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Depends in severity: Effects from gluten ingestion depends in the severity of celiac. Some can lead NON gluten free lives without knowing they're Celia's, whereas others c... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Intestines irritated: If you need to explain, you could state that your intestines are more sensitive than normal. That certain things could irritate it resulting in "stoma... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Seek med attention: It depends if you have a fever, nausea, vomiting, elevated white blood cell count then possibly but this could be checked in the medical evaluation. A... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Yes: It would certainly need evaluating as inflammatory bowel disease would need excluding which is a possibility in ages 20-40
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Pulsation from aorta: if you feel this mainly while laying down and you are thin, it could be the pulsations radiating from the blood vessel(s) that come from the aorta
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Abdo wall weakness: This could represent abdominal wall hernia, remaining sutures, etc.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Numerous: Fiber, dietary and lifestyle discretion, and certain medications based on type of ibs
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Patient preference: Some patients will and some do not reschedule as it is up to the patient. Menustruating solely is not a contraindication to canceling or rescheduling ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Tired: Most people who have a colonoscopy who had sedation, will state that they were tired, possibly hungry, or even their normal selves.
A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Varies: It varies on the patient's condition and what is the colonoscopy's intended purpose
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
It varies: endoclips usually stay on for about one week or so, however have seen clips stay in place longer. it is very small and is not known to interfere with ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
No: Hemorrhoids themselves won't affect a colonoscopy, but could become irritated while during the preparation
A female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Yes: It certainly acceptable to undergo both an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy at the same date and venue (location).
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
At least 24 hours: If sedation was used for the colonoscopy, at least 24 hours is recommended and advised. If NO sedation was used then immediately if desired.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Explain symptoms: Expressing your symptoms to a medical provider does not have to be embarrassing as one is trying to find answers to problems they are having. Ibs is q... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Symptoms?: It depends on your symptoms. Some ibs sufferers have change in bowel habits, abdominal cramps, food intolerances, etc. your medical provider can assis... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
intestinal source: Capsule endoscopy can evaluate the entire small intestine for any ulcerations, tumors, etc. this is usually used when both upper and lower endoscopic ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Stool study: Depends on if stool is watery; if so, stool studies could be ordered by a medical provider, however if solid stool that is that color, then probably n... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Yes and no: However the first 24 hours after a colonoscopy IF sedation is used, one shouldn't make medical or legal decisions, drive or operate machinery, or use ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Seek medical eval: You need to seek medical attention as you might have suffered a concussion but would need to evaluate other possibilities
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Samuel Gee: Samuel Gee first described this back in the 1800s, however some reports are surfacing that celiac was described as early as 2 a.d
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Yes: It depends how clean the preparation was, whether one is still having the remaining effects of the medication used for the preparation.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
See a doctor: If you feel you are having reflux symptoms, one should seek medical evaluation where you might be started on a proton pump inhibitor or h-2 blocker. I... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Yes; hand washing: To answer your first question, yes, c diff is contagious. In regards to your second question, diligent hand washing with SOAP and WATER (not s... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Depends on age: If routine colonoscopy for average person without any alarming symptoms or family history is 50 years old
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Rome 3 criteria: Ibs used to be a diagnosis of exclusion by some, but it has a list of symptoms from ROME III criteria
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
No: Gi test is very vague and describe anything that involves the gi system whereas a colonoscopy evaluates the colon
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Yes: You can take stool softeners, gentle laxitatives, or even an enema
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Yes: It depends on the type of ibs one is suffering from
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
It shouldn't: Colonoscopies for the most part are not painful especially if sedation is used
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Lot of possibilities: One should evaluate the possibility of a Mallory Weiss tear which is small tear in esophagus followed after severe dry heaves, wrenching, and vomiting... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Stomach issues: This could be related to peptic ulcer disease, gastritis, etc. would recommend seeking GI evaluation
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Yes: Celiac disease is an inability to tolerate gluten which is found in wheat, barley, and rye. Not dairy
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Caution advised: The combination of Imodium (also known as loperamide) & bentyl (also known as dicyclomine) MAY increase risk of severe constipation. Would avoid c... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Clear and not red: If you mean ensure as the beverage, I would suggest anything that is clear and not red in color.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Seek GI evaluation: i would recommend being seen and evaluated by a Gastroenterologist as your symptoms are suggestive of tenesmus (urge to poop), but also the passage of... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Possible: Those are markers used to check the liver. They are specific for only he liver. Would also need to know what other results of hepatic function were b... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
No: Capsule endoscopy does not have theme and to do further testing or intervention such as remove polyps, do biopsies if needed, etc
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Medical tests: Usually through blood work, however "gold standard" is numerous biopsies from the duodenum (small intestine) during an upper endoscopy.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
No: It usually is not, but can interfere with every day living
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
No: Celiac has been seen in both young and old. Certainly having relatives with celiac makes the chances of having celiac higher and as a result awareness... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Possibly: It.can lead to ulcerative jejunitis which is ulcers in the small intestine
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Irritate /inflammed: Diverticulitis is inflammation of a diverticulum which is an out-pouching of the intestine that could lead to an infection, whereas ibs is irritable b... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
No: There has been no reported drug to drug interaction with both prilosec and viagra (sildenafil), (sildenafil) NOR any reported drug to drug interaction... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Obtain further tests: I would recommend obtaining evaluation with a gastroenterologist as many things can cause your pain: sphincter of oddi dysfunction, choledocholithiasi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikhil Karanth
Gastroenterology 24 years experience
Find cause: Usually try to find out what caused the "attack" helps, such as life stressors, certain foods consumed and trying to avoid them. Also there are certai... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Karanth is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Karanth is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! its very noticeable when im laying down. and i sit up and on occasion
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Thanks for your quick reply! I've gone and no one can give me an answer. I had ct mri ultrasound.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

American University of the Caribbean, St. Maarten
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

Brown Univeristy

Awards

Top Gastroenterologist , First Place, Rhode Island - Summer
2014
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