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Dr. Faiz Shakir

Gastroenterology
Sandy, UT
16 years experience male

Locations

Alta view Gastroenterology

Sandy, UT

Address

Sandy, UT
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Board Certified in Gastroenterology

Specialties
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Gastroenterology

Licenses

United States: Utah

Doctor Q&A

235 Answers
133 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Increase: Increase your fiber, don't push too hard on toilet, and see doc if worse.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
See answer: could be infectious/inflammatory or could be bile with blood from hemorrhoids vs another source of bleeding. Do you have abdominal pain, loose stools,... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
See GI doctor: and get stools tested. You may need a colonoscopy depending on stool tests. IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion - that means there should be no inflammati... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
See GI doctor: You may have esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus) due to acid reflux. There's a small possibility you have a condition called eosinophilic esop... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Did you get help?: It is hard to help over the net without knowing your history, what you have tried and failed, etc. I hope you got help today at your appt and that you... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Sore muscles: When coughing a lot, your abdominal wall muscles can get sore. Same goes with sneezing.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Go to ER!: Black stools is a sign of bleeding from your GI tract and I'm worried you've lost enough blood that you're feeling dizzy. It can get worse if you don'... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
See answer: You may have a leaky valve (lower esophageal sphincter) triggered by caffeine, coffee, smoking, etc. However, as you notice this occurs even when not ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Colonoscopy is best: Of the screening tests you have listed, colonoscopy is the only one that can also prevent colon cancer (by removal of precancerous lesions). If you ha... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Not usually: Usually not but pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or any bismuth containing meds can.
A female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Consider GI evaluati: to evaluate for functional bowel syndromes. Dyskinesia implies that there is an abnormal gallbladder EF on HIDA scan but I'd say most patients I see h... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Check with OB doc: Her obstretician doc will know best as I'm sure she's examined her recently and can see where the baby is to know if labor is imminent.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Could be mucus: mucus in the stool could be due to inflammation in your bowels. Not enough info to determine the cause so I would recommend you discuss this further w... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Ignore: Medicines have improved a lot in curing hepatitis C - see your doctor to discuss them.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
See a GI doc: A GI doctor may help evaluate her symptoms. Sometimes, especially if all the workup being negative and pain still occurring, it may be irritable bowel... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Wait it out: usually time heals this but see your doctor if you're not getting better after a week
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Could be a lot of th: It could be a lot of things. viral gastroenteritis stands out but be sure you're not pregnant or if the pain worsens, see a doctor to ensure its not y... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Not always: If you have symptoms such as bloody stools or urge to go but nothing happens, or abdominal pain, or weight loss, then I'd be more suspicious for colit... Read More
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
See answer below: Given your age and likelihood of having osteoporosis as you are on fosamax, (alendronate) you should check with your doctor about the need for omepraz... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Not overnight: But hopefully soon! It'll probably take time to calm things down but if you haven't had any improvement by a week, you should let your GI doc know. Ho... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
See a doc asap: It is hard to know what the cause of your bleeding is .. it could be a hemorrhoid (either external or internal) or an anal fissure (especially if ther... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
See GI doctor: Its not clear whether you have pain / pancreatitis or how high your levels are. There's a lot of causes of pancreatitis including medicational side ef... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Ignore: Have your doctor examine your mouth and perhaps get a swab testing if in doubt.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Check with gi: Best to check with the gi doctor who is performing your egd. Usually the basic instructions consist of not eating after midnight before the procedure ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Gi doctor: Based on the limited info, it sounds like you might have bile acid reflux / gastritis. Carafate (sucralfate) can help as can other meds.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Acid reflux control: sounds like you may have acid reflux. You could try a 2 week course of prilosec OTC 20mg/day and go see your doctor for further evaluation.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Depends on surgery: best to talk to the surgeon but anti nausea meds, early but gentle feeding, ambulation / mobility after surgery, avoidance of infection, etc are a few... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Not clear: need more info and/or picture to clarify this
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
You'd be very sick: And in the operating room if you had a perforated colon. Relax and it hopefully will get better but you may need to discuss with your doctor if still ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Go to er: Since your pain is persistent and severe. It is hard to tell without a good abdominal exam and possibly an xray or CT of your abdomen.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Trial of medication: At your age, assuming you do not have alarm symptoms (i.e., vomiting, trouble swallowing, weight loss, etc), you should be able to try a short course ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
See answer: Best thing is to watch for a missed period and consider pregnancy testing. Stomach pain and nausea can be due to a lot of other things (i.e., viral il... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
More info needed: Sometimes, diarrhea can be due to bile salts not being absorbed if the beginning part of the colon is resected. It is not clear what was resected and ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
See answer: Could be GERD but if she feels a stuck sensation in her esophagus, it would be a good idea to see a GI doctor and have an upper endoscopy. Hope she ge... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Gastroenteritis: If this has been only for a few days, it may just be a viral gastroenteritis or a limited food poisoning. If these symptoms persist longer than a week... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
See GI doc: Have you tried keeping a food journal to see if certain foods bother you, such as lactose/dairy? Your doctor can test for celiac disease (gluten aller... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
See answer: Alcohol can cause your symptoms so it may be a wakeup call. Without knowing more of your history, it is hard to tell if you may have bile acid diarrhe... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Unlikely: Based on a literature (pubmed) and google search, I could not find any cases of esophageal dilation causing percarditis. Are you having symptoms of ch... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Talk to GI doc: I'm not sure what RIF is (?right inferolateral) but if you had both egd/colonoscopy and they were normal, you may consider either repeating upper endo... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Not clear: We try to make sure there's no inflammation in your bowels with a good history (ie do certain foods or stress provoke your symptoms), testing your sto... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
See a GI doc: could be bad esophagitis or a tight area (stricture) in your esophagus making it difficult to swallow, or both. Talk to your doctor about getting an u... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
See answer: You're young and its very rare to see cancer at this age. Most commonly we see hemorrhoids or a fissure that bleeds after a bowel movement, especially... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Unlikely: As you'll first vomit to reduce intragastric pressure.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Prob hemorrhoids: If you're not having any pain in your anus, it probably was a hemorrhoid that got irritated when you strained to have your bowel movement. An anal fis... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Hard to tell: best to see a urologist given the pain is in the penis as well.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Ignore: Internal hemorrhoids are usually painless but can bleed a lot. Don't strain and avoid constipation!
A member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
See answer: It is ok to take it once assuming you don't have abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, blood in stool, or other alarm symptoms that would be best evaluated... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
See doc: It's hard to know what your wbc count is without units. You should discuss with your doctor about your wbc count to be sure.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 16 years experience
Not enough info: I assume you've had constipation and are trying to relieve it. if you're not having pain o fever or excessive bloating, try an enema. You can make you... Read More

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This was very helpful. Thanks! I do still see blood in my stool. The stomach shows Gastritis bleeding etc but no ulcers or any cause found. I do not have Anemia. I am at a loss, and no health professi...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! She is on Xifaxan and has been off and on for 3-4 years. Worked better early but not so much now. In addition it is very expensive, 400 for 10 day supply. She has been d...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you so much. I had never heard of esophageal hypersensitivity. Sounds a bit like me. I am sensitive and bipolar w/anxiety. I would like to ask you some questions ...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, OK
Graduated 2006MD

Residency

O U MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 2009

Awards

Top Gastroenterologist , First Place, Utah - Fall
2015
Thought Leader, Second Place, Utah - Fall
2015
Top Doctor, Second Place, Salt Lake City Region - Fall
2015

Affiliations

Intermountain Alta View Specialty Center
American Gastroenterlogy Association
American Society Of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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