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Union City, CA
A 48-year-old male asked:

For the last three months, i've had bloating after each meal coupled with thinning stool and constipation. i had an endoscopy (normal), colonoscopy (removed 3 pollips), emptying test (normal), and so far one week on xifaxan for sibo, no improvement.

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Bloating: Is the emptying study for the stomach or gallbladder? Did you have CT of abdomen? Would check gallbladder and pancreas, discuss use of creon ( pancreatic enzymes), do food diary. Consider elimination diets one week all mild products ,one week all gluten products, one week all soy products. Also consider food allergy testing and nutriion consult. F/u/ w/ doc .
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