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Anal And Rectal Diseases Gastroenterologists
I have anal fissure gastroenterologist said it will take 12 weeks to heal I have a colonoscopy next week friday can this usually be fixed during it?
Anal fissure: They cannot be fixed by a colonoscopy. What they are likely looking for is to rule out inflammatory bowel disease as a cause of your fissure. They are generally treated conservatively with stool softeners, laxatives and fiber, if not healing then there are medications and creams that can be used to relax the anal sphincter to promote healing. Last resort is surgery. ...Read more
What happens if someone had an anal condyloma, would they see a dermatologist or a gastroenterologist?
I have hemorrhoids anal fissures gastroenterologist gave me ointment symptoms keep returning do i get surgery? i have soft stool have appt wednesday
Wait for appointment: Conservative treatment is usually preferred for these issues as there is no guarantee that surgery will make everything rosy. I'd wait to see what your GI doctor says on Weds. ...Read more
I have burning and itching in my rectal area but it is not hemroids. I have scleroderma and was told the disease has changed the skin in my anus?
Anal Itching: Causes of anal itching include: dry skin, too much moisture, fecal incontinence, excessive washing, overuse of laxatives, chemical irritants, skin disorders, yeast infections, hemorrhoids, anal abrasions, fissures and fistulas, food irritants, medications, infections, anal tumors, other causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have Crohn's disease and i'm nervous about asking my gastroenterologist for a medical marijuana recommendation. How should I go about asking? (wa)
Not everyone: Not everyone is pro marijuana. The best way to approach it is to just come right out and ask. Be honest and straight forward. Keep an open line of communication with your physician. Just like with any relationship, communication is the key to a successful doctor patient relationship. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What screening test(s) does a gastroenterologist us to determine the diagnosis for colitis and Crohn's disease?
The first step: is a complete history, physical examination and basic lab tests (Blood Count, Chemistries) There is no BLOOD SCREENING test for these disease. A stool examination may be helpful( testing for occult blood) Routine genetic testing (HLA chromosomes etc) is NOT recomended. The next step for most Gastroenterologists is ENDOSCOPY (Lower and Upper) which can be done in ONE session (painless nowadays) Z ...Read more
How much time for an acid reflux disease medication *not* to work before a gastroenterologist considers surgery?
Failed maximum Rx?: There are lots of "non-invasive" anti-reflux procedures -- some performed endoscopically and others by surgery. Most cause some permanent change at the level of the LES, and none are complication-free. Most are relatively new, so there is limited data to prove long-term benefit. First see a gastroenterologist to better document why & what you are refluxing (consider pH impedance testing, more). ...Read more
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