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Dr. David Ziring

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Los Angeles, CA
23 years experience male

Locations

UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

Address

10833 LeConte Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Directions

Fax

(310) 206-0203

About

Bio

I am a specialist in pediatric IBD, Director of the UCLA Pediatric IBD Center.

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.

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

483 Answers
39 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Stool softeners: If bisacodyl isn't working, you should consider either PEG 3350, milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) or both.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Ped GI: You would want him to see a pediatric gastroenterologist, and perhaps one who specializes in hepatology, or liver disease. Johns Hopkins should be re... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Depends: On severity. In the case of mild to moderately severe ulcerative colitis, mesalamine may be sufficient. In the case of more severe colitis, one may ne... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Yes: It sounds like you are constipated and may have an impaction. In order to keep from getting impacted, consider changes to your diet to include stone f... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
If he was: Diagnosed with a stool impaction, he can be treated for it with one of several options: Fleets enema plus PEG 3350, magnesium citrate, Lactulose, but ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Yes: Simethicone breaks up gas bubbles. Peptobismol is bismuth and aspirin, meant to soothe your stomach and improve diarrhea. There is no interaction betw... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Pancreatic cancer: Is usually asymptomatic, and symptoms are usually related to the effect that the mass has on surrounding organs. Burning in the stomach is more likel... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
No: You should not apply any topical treatment to what may be a birthmark (Mongolian spots). If you are very concerned, have her examined by a pediatrici... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Functional dyspepsia: Responds well to amitriptyline. Ask your doctor for more details.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Antidiatrheals: The others require a prescription. Tincture of opium is actually used as an antidiarrheal sometimes.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Trichotillomania: Is often accompanied by anxiety, depression, and OCD. It's likely one of these other problems you are suffering from that makes having sex difficult. ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Polyps: are removed during colonoscopy while you are sedated, using cautery. There are no nerve endings in the base of the polyp, so it shouldn't be painful.... Read More
A 83-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Cities: With well known academic medical centers that have a dedicated pulmonary hypertension team.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
IBS: It means that you may have IBS. This is a diagnosis made by fulfilling criteria: abd pain 3 days/wk for last 3 mos, change in frequency and form of st... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Normal: If your ALT is normal, I wouldn't worry about it. AST is an enzyme made by other tissues besides the liver, like red blood cells and bone. Your doct... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Have your: Doctor consider other possibilities. Eosinophilic esophagitis and functional dyspepsia can cause the same symptoms. You may need an endoscopy to bette... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Burning: Stomach ulcers caused by the H pylori bacteria may get a little better with antacids, but won't go away unless the bacteria is cleared. You might cons... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Taking: Diphenhydramine a couple of times a day may help speed your recovery. You should start to feel better very soon.
A female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Your 8 year: Old should stay away from the baby while he's symptomatic, and anyone touching the baby should make sure they wash their hands thoroughly before touch... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
HIDA scan: If you are describing the fraction of gallbladder emptying, 95% is fine. there may be other causes for pain in the upper right abdomen.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Sinusitis: Draining sinuses are a frequent cause of cough, worse at night when lying down. You may have an allergic sinusitis and could benefit from several trea... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
ER yes: Green vomit can be an emergency. The concern when seeing green vomit is for intestinal volvulus. You should be evaluated in the ER immediately.
A male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
No: Liver pills are advertised to detoxify you, and so may be ok for healthy people. They aren't designed to treat people with liver problems.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Yes: while HPV can cause things like cervical cancer, it may not cause anything but infection, or it may cause cervical dysplasia or warts. Your gynecolog... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Possible IBS : Steatorrhea may be due to your diet. The intestine has a capacity to absorb fat, and if overwhelmed, you will have steatorrhea. Pain on the left side ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Bleeding: Bleeding with constipation is not uncommon. Bleeding can be due to a cut on your bottom called a fissure, or from hemorrhoids due to pushing too much.... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Enthesitis?: If it is where your achilles inserts, you may have an enthesitis, a heel spur, or a number of other orthopedic problems. As you are a professional da... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
You should: Start to have relief within 3 days. If you are feeling no better, talk to your doctor about your concerns and whether you might need an alternate trea... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Sounds : Like your parotid gland. As long as you don't have mumps, it could be a blocked duct. Sour candies may actually help the duct to open.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
You should: See a urologist to do an imaging study and possibly urodynamic studies. Your symptoms may be due to a change in the angle of your urethra and bladder.... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Ignore: You may need to take the treatment a second time, two weeks after the first. Wash all linens, hot.
A female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Tumor: It depends on the extent of the tumor, how deep it goes, whether it has spread to lymph nodes close by or far away. The surgical treatments tend to be... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Narcotics: Narcotics like Percocet are known to slow down the GI tract and contribute to symptoms like nausea and constipation. You should speak with your physi... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
No: Flagyl only contains metronidazole. Penicillin contains penicillin. The pharmacist does not mix the two together. They are unrelated.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Greasy food: tends to empty the slowest from your stomach, so it sits there and is more likely to be refluxed. So when eating greasy food, moderation is the key.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Aside from: warm Sitz baths, you may want to ask your doctor about nitroglycerine gel or suppositories for treating non-healing anal fissures.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
These viruses: Can linger for a couple of weeks. Make sure you are eating a nutritious diet to allow your intestinal lining to regrow.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Clean out: While one would assume you were pretty cleaned out for your colonoscopy, three days later you should be passing stool. You never want to rely on enema... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
A woman : Who is 5'3" should weigh about 120 lbs, plus or minus 10% for frame. So a thin framed woman can weigh about 108 lbs. 80-85 lbs is 20% less than that, ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Very thin: If you're very thin, your doctor can often feel the impulse of your abdominal aorta in your stomach, and you may be able to see a pulsation.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
You sound: seriously constipated. Consider a change in diet, avoiding complex carbs and taking in more stone fruits and their juices. You may also need a daily... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
You may have: Gastroparesis. This can be diagnosed in several ways, most often with a gastric emptying study. It may respond well to one of several medications that... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Yes please: But use something effective. Start with PEG 3350, consider milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Then try senna if needed. And lastly, consider one ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Peroxisomes : Intracellular organelles called peroxisomes often use reactive oxygen species in order to help kill organisms like salmonella. But you might want to l... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Vomiting bright red: blood is not a normal thing. You should be evaluated in your local ER for signs of ongoing bleeding. It sounds consistent with what we call a Mallor... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
She will: Probably ask you some more questions to get a better idea of a likely cause, then do a physical exam.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Get treatment: It sounds like you have some significant worries and you may benefit from treatment for anxiety or OCD. A good psychiatrist should be able to help yo... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Bloating: Bloating can sometimes be due to the small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. You might want to look into the FODMAP diet, one in which fermentable food... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Sphincter of Oddi: Dysfunction is a controversial entity and physicians debate whether it's actually a cause of abdominal pain, as after treatment, less than 50% of pati... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
Pediatric Gastroenterology 23 years experience
Only because: having one immune mediated disease like IBD puts you at risk of possibly having other autoimmune disease like MS. But please don't cry, as the risk i... Read More

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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you very much. I'm worried about my sister in-law. She has 2 nodes. One by the aorta and then on the neck. She gets more testing next week.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you. Yes I took Suprep. Horrible experience! Kicked in to late, had to cancel Colonoscopy, only to do it all over again. Oh the joys
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much for responding. I REALLY appreciate you clarifying the difference in symptoms btwn ulcer and pancreas issues.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 1999MD

Residency

Children's Hospital Orange County

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Los Angeles Region - Spring
2015
Top Pediatric Gastroenterologist, First Place, National - Spring
2015
Top Pediatric Gastroenterologist, First Place, the Nation - Spring
2017
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