Dr. Faiz Shakir

Gastroenterology
Sandy, UT
17 years experience male

Locations

Alta view Gastroenterology

Sandy, UT

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Sandy, UT
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Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Board Certified in Gastroenterology

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Gastroenterology

Licenses

United States: Utah

Doctor Q&A

235 Answers
133 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Bleeding from gut: Gi bleed is any bleeding from usually the stomach of colon. Rarely it can be from the esophagus or small bowel. An endoscopy is usually needed to eval... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Pretty quickly: Usually within a few days if taken in the right dose and for the right indication (chronic pancreatitis)
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Iron deficiency: Yes an occult gi bleed usually manifests itself as chronic iron deficiency. An upper endoscopy and colonoscopy +/- pillcam is usually needed.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Try Intermountain: See if your insurance allows you to see Intermountain's physicians. You can find many good internists through their website.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
See answer: It may be acid reflux but it could also be a hiatal hernia. If this is a recurring issue, it may be a good idea to see your doctor and consider an ant... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Unlikely: It sounds like a little anal trauma occurred. Next time if you have to use suppositories, lubricate it with Vaseline. See your doctor if you have issu... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Ignore: Do take medication as prescribed Don't take NSAIDs or smoke Do see GI if not getting better.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Ignore: Taking fiber supplements without sufficient water can worsen constipation due to its bulking effect.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Ignore: Antidepressants are actually an under recognized cause of peptic ulcers.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
See answer: you may have an intolerance to a certain food/food group. Recommend you keep a food journal to track which foods may be causing your symptoms and shar... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Not enough info: Depending on abdominal exam, it could be gastritis/ulcers or something else. Its hard to know otherwise without knowingn what makes the pain worse, wh... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Ignore: Cut out the NSAIDs, may need an endoscopy, if pain doesn't improve.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Ignore: Avoid alcohol, get immunized for hep A and B, and see GI doc about therapies. Cure is possible!
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
See a GI doctor asap: You may need to be retested for C. difficile but also get tested for other infectious as well as getting a colonoscopy with biopsies to look for micro... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
See answer: high protein intake can be one cause. Also, recent antibiotic use causing a change in the bacterial environment in your bowels responsible for breakin... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Small intestine: is where the bulk of absorption occurs. The stomach's job is to break down the solids into a slurry that, along with water, will get absorbed by the s... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Not enough info: I would recommend he see his primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist to help evaluate this further. Upper abdominal pain can be due to many differ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
See answer: I'm not exactly clear if you were having diarrhea before and the procedures were being done to evaluate the diarrhea, which is now worse.. you should ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
No: positive calprotectin indicates the inflammation is in the intestines. stomach and esophagus inflammation will most likely not cause this test to be p... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
See a doctor: I recommend you see a doctor who can ensure that you not have strep throat or bronchitis.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
See answer: These are good questions but it really is a case by case situation that is best discussed with a surgeon who can help you determine which approach wil... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
See gi doc: You may need to have a colonoscopy to determine if there is any colitis. At the minimum you should have stool tested for infections and inflammation m... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
No worries: Stool color is determined by multiple factors, one of which obviously is what you eat. If it doesn't happen again, I wouldn't worry about it, especial... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
See GI doctor: While acute pancreatitis can be life threatening during a severe episode, it sounds like she may have features of chronic pancreatitis. Does she still... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
See your doc: Diarrhea that frequent sounds like a "secretory" diarrhea especially if it is not related to something you ate. Infectious or inflammatory causes are ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Hopefully low: MR contrast is different from CT contrast and usually is less likely to cause nausea. Hope this helps!
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
See your doctor: As you probably know, POTS can be provoked by stress. This includes viral illnesses. If diarrhea and abdominal cramping are your initial symptoms, you... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
See answer: This may be heartburn / acid reflux or it could be a condition called eosinophilic esophagitis which can cause narrowing of your esophagus as well as ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
See Haiku: Have a GI doc Help you stay in remission And life will be good!
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Unlikely: Sounds like hemorrhoids. However if you haven't had a colonoscopy, now is the time to get one as you are over age 50. All the best!
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Queef: Is normal and refers to an air bubble in the vagina, not in the gi tract (including stomach).
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Sounds like reflux: Take your child to her pediatrician to ensure everything is ok!
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Unlikely: If you do not have unintentional weight loss, its probably unlikely related especially as youve had it for years. Cramps and non bloody diarrhea could... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Yes: Tarry stools (melena) is usually due to a higher gi tract source of bleeding (I.e. stomach or small bowel). As the source of bleeding gets closer to t... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Suppositories?: You can try a suppository instead. ER if you are having pain or fever or other alarm symptoms. Otherwise talk to your doctor
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Diarrhea is common: Bilious (yellowish/greenish loose) diarrhea can be seen in the first 2-3 months after cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) and can cause burning on e... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Needs doctor evaluat: If this is a chronic problem he should be seen by his doctor and possibly a pediatric gi specialist as he may have a congenital issue. Otherwise const... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Shouldn't be a prob: If you finish the remaining course of antibiotics, this one dose should not be an issue. I hope you feel better soon!
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Consider going to ER: If you're having severe stomach pain and nausea/vomting, it's probably best you go to the ER to get checked out to make sure you're not having any bow... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
See answer: not sure what you mean by growing belly - does it bloat or are you increasing in weight? abdominal pain? relationship of belly size to eating?
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Yes: it takes time for inflammation to completely heal. wishing you the best!
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
See answer: Your iron and ferritin levels are fine. You should talk to your doc about your abdominal pain and they can examine and determine if you need a CT scan... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Possibly: Consider getting your urine tested to be sure. Hope you feel better soon!
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A member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Don't worry: If it is formed stool and you have no other symptoms, it most likely doesn't mean anything. Stool color is a reflection of what you eat among other th... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
See doc: Especially you are having severe pain - it is hard to determine with the limited info.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
See doctor again: could be foot and mouth disease which is common in day cares. Could be a strep infection as well.. best to see her pediatrician again.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Check with gi doc: Hard to tell without a physical exam but gastritis is fairly common. Could also be incisional pain where the surgery was done. Scar tissue is another ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Unclear: Without seeing your endoscopy and biopsy report, I can't determine this. You could ask your doctor directly and see what he/she says. It sounds like ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
IBS or muscle pull: Cramps in a young person can be a feature of irritable bowel if no other alarm symptoms are present (I.e., bloody stools, weight loss). It can also be... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
See your doctor: It is hard to tell by your description but it could be a hemorrhoid or a skin tag. Best to see your doctor who can do a rectal exam.
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Dec 16, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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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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