A 25-year-old female asked:
should a person fast after melena(due to corticosteroids) to let the upper gi tract heal?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Zacharisen answered
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not necessarily: The lining of the gastrointestinal tract generally heals pretty quickly. Fasting is probably not necessary. Avoiding things that could aggravate the lining of the GI tract like aspirin, alcohol and nicotine should be done. Discontinuing the steroids as quickly as possible under the direction of your physician would be important to.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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