A 43-year-old female asked:
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what type of dr can diag gi disorders other than gi's that only seem to do upper/lower scopes an if nothings seen giv fall back diag ibs, many ft arent?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
GI disorders: Please understand my bias as a family physician but i'd always suggest starting w/your primary physician first who is trained to take care of majority of health issues and can certainly direct you to most appropriate specialist. Endoscopy is reasonable diagnostic tool as part of initial evaluation. It should also be performed periodically depending upon risk - your family doc can help determine.
Answered on Sep 8, 2013
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin commented
29 years experience Geriatrics
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Regarding irritable bowel syndrome, check out http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibs/ & http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/irritable-bowel-syndrome/DS00106.
Sep 8, 2013
Dr. Tri Huynh
Dr. Tri Huynh answered
16 years experience Gastroenterology
GI disorders: Not quite clear on your symptoms. If you had evaluation from a GI physician and not satisfied with his/her findings, you could get a second opinion from another GI physician.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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