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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Gastroenterology (Definition)

Gastroenterology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the function and disorders of the entire digestive tract, which begins at the lips and ends at the anus. Included organs are the pancreas, ...Read more


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After I took oxyelitepro my head feels tight for 3 months now could it be a nerve problem I've seen a ENT GI sayed I have hertius hernia cause this?

After I took oxyelitepro my head feels tight for 3 months now could it be a nerve problem I've seen a ENT GI sayed I have hertius hernia cause this?

Dangerous: Oxyelite pro, jack-3d etc lacks the scientific prof , contains dangerous chemicals like dmaa (dimethylamyl amine) will give headaches, stroke, heart problems even death. Not a fda approved chemical only one that benefits from these are people who sell them, speak to your doctor before taking as risks out weigh any benefits it has any. ...Read more

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Can cronic MRSA infections in the nose cause GI Problems?

Can cronic MRSA infections in the nose cause GI Problems?

Unlikely: But one never knows fully until completely evaluated. Discuss with your treating doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause an increase in time delay in eye adjustment from light to dark conditions along w/ systemic muscular tightness+gi problems?

What would cause an increase in time delay in eye adjustment from light to dark conditions along w/ systemic muscular tightness+gi problems?

Normal: With some systemic diseases the pupil reaction time from dark to light can happen. You really should have a neurologist examine the pupils and a general neurological exam. ...Read more

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My GI said I have GERD does it cause head tightness too because he said it does? And can it effect a nerve in the back of my head?

My GI said I have GERD does it cause head tightness too because he said it does? And can it effect a nerve in the back of my head?

Not: I do t know of gerd causing head tightness or affecting nerves in the back of you head. Please get an evans opinion. www.drlugo.com. ...Read more

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My GI said I have big hertius hernia. Ok so my nostril is alternative and my head feels tight could this hernia cause suffering for 5 months now :(?

My GI said I have big hertius hernia. Ok so my nostril is alternative and my head feels tight could this hernia cause suffering for 5 months now :(?

GERD: It could be a contributing factor to nasal congestion but you need to consider other issues as well such as allergy, infection, deviated septums, etc. See an ENT specialist to sort out your issues. ...Read more

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Can a GI issue cause me to feel head tightness in the side of head and nostril clogged alternative cause my ENT say everything ok go to gi?

Not likely: Overuse of nasal spray is the most likely cause of the nostril being clogged and of head tightness. Some other symptoms may be due to GI problems, but not the head. ...Read more

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Can a GI issue cause everyday head pressure, vessel throbbing, numb feeling in back of head. Seems to be worse when I eat. But its all day non-stop.

Can a GI issue cause everyday head pressure, vessel throbbing, numb feeling in back of head.  Seems to be worse when I eat. But its all day non-stop.

Can be migraine,,: This could easily be migraine. This can be triggered especially after eating as well as by certain foods like wine and cheese. Migraines also have GI symptoms like nausea and vomiting as well as overall disturbance. It would be smart to see your doctor to get an exam, possible treatments and a diet to help avoid triggering of future episodes if this does turn out to be migraine. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can a GI issue cause me to feel head tightness and. One nostril clogged alternative because my ENT said nothing is wrong see a GI doc?

No connection.: No connection between GI and head tightness. Nostril congestion which alternates is considered normal. It is referred to as "the nasal cycle". Studies show that every 3 hours there is a change in the blood flow which causes the change in congestion. ...Read more

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Getting gastro endoscopy, but i have trouble breathing well through my nose. Is that a problem? Should I let my GI know?

Getting gastro endoscopy, but i have trouble breathing well through my nose. Is that a problem? Should I let my GI know?

Yes: You should, and s/he will probably have dealt with this before. It wouldn't hurt to take a nasal spray with you to the procedure and ask whether you can use it beforehand. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm taking cephalexin for a sty in my eye and I now have nausea. I have a history of gi problems, how can I ease the nausea feeling?

I'm taking cephalexin for a sty in my eye and I now have nausea. I have a history of gi problems, how can I ease the nausea feeling?

Stop the cephalexin: Styes do not respond to cephalexin -- so as a first step, stop the antibiotic. Styes respond best to frequent application of very warm, moist soaks — 5-6 times per day for 4 minutes each time. ...Read more

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I'm not sure what is wrong but I stay sick vomiting, serious gi problems, just recently started experiencing menapause issues such as hot flashes, fewer periods for fewer days, severe nerve and panic and stress issues, skin cellulitis in thighs instantly i

I'm not sure what is wrong but I stay sick vomiting, serious gi problems, just recently started experiencing menapause issues such as hot flashes, fewer periods for fewer days, severe nerve and panic and stress issues, skin cellulitis in thighs instantly i

Hypothyroidism?: You should have your thyroid checked as perhaps this can be symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Your doctor can do a basic blood test to look for other problems as well. Any allergies to food? As for the "cellulitis" it sounds more likely to be a rash than an infection since it is located on both thighs, however this should also be looked at more closely. Try to wear fabrics that do not cause chafing ...Read more

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Could a stevia allergy cause only GI distress upon consumption but no other symptoms such as wheezing, tingling in mouth, etc.?

Allergic Symptoms: Can vary from person to person. Their severity also vary. Classic symptoms include hives, rash and angioedema, but certain insolence to medications cause only GI symptoms. ...Read more

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Had many negetive GI test. Fat malabsorption/pots/no reynards syndrome no skin problems back inflammation.? Sclerederma, ibs, ankylosing spondylitis?

Had many negetive GI test. Fat malabsorption/pots/no reynards syndrome no skin problems back inflammation.? Sclerederma, ibs, ankylosing spondylitis?

Spondyloarthropathy: Sero negative spondyloarthropathy is a possibity. Shares many features symptomatically with as, but without hla-b27 positive. If your back pain is associated with sacroiliac pain (buttock pain to back of thigh, maybe groin, but not past knee) then it would be suspect. This is one if those cases where specialist eval would help. Rheumatology is best suited for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have GI related problems such as H. Pylori and acid reflux. Last week when I saw my mouth the roof of my mouth looks white and it's been an Awhile my breath taste like infection and my gums really hurt and bleeds. Last week I felt something bothering me

I have GI related problems such as H. Pylori and acid reflux. Last week when I saw my mouth the roof of my mouth looks white and it's been an
Awhile my breath taste like infection and my gums really hurt and bleeds. Last week I felt something bothering me

Consult Dentist: Esophageal reflux can cause dental and gum disease due to regurgitation of acid in the mouth especially at nighttime
With bad breath taste and bleeding gums.I suggest you make an appointment with your dentist asap and get your teeth and gums checked
At the same time you need to continue therapy from your Doctor or GI Specialist to control your acid reflux and Hpylori. ...Read more

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Is a class 3 peanut allergy something to worry over? My son is 3 and he has been having some tummy problems. His GI ordered some blood work for food allergies. It came back as a class 3 peanut allergy. A week before he had a skin test for allergies and al

Is a class 3 peanut allergy something to worry over? My son is 3 and he has been having some tummy problems. His GI ordered some blood work for food allergies. It came back as a class 3 peanut allergy. A week before he had a skin test for allergies and al

Workup/mgt: I would suggest avoiding all peanut products including peanut oil and observing whether the symptoms resolve. The test called a CAP test can then be repeated at that time. Children who are allergic to one food may be allergic to other allergens as well. There was a study that indicated faucets in public and at schools are one source of peanut contamination, so the surfaces should be cleaned. ...Read more

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I have problems knowing who to ask GI or primary. 2 chronic illnesses. Lots of meds. Been getting dry mouth, tingling in hands and legs, itchy at time?

I have problems knowing who to ask GI or primary. 2 chronic illnesses. Lots of meds. Been getting dry mouth, tingling in hands and legs, itchy at time?

Primary: Would recommend starting with your primary care physician. Make sure he is aware of all meds you take, including over the counter and supplements. It does sound as possible side effects/ drug interaction. Starting with medication review seems appropriate. ...Read more

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16 yr old sits on toilet for hour 1/2 every morning. Never feels done. Have seen GI dr — he says it's in his head. Could there be a physical issue?

16 yr old sits on toilet for hour 1/2 every morning. Never feels done. Have seen GI dr — he says it's in his head. Could there be a physical issue?

Bowel habits: If he has had a xray of his bowel to rule out megacolon or a stenotic process in his bowel, he might benefit by seeing a psycotherapist? If he is indeed constipated MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) could help him get regulated. ...Read more

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Every single day all I think about is putting a bullet threw my head. Why because im in so much pain I get no help with my pcp my fn pain dr or my GI?

Every single day all I think about is putting a bullet threw my head. Why because im in so much pain I get no help with my pcp my fn pain dr or my GI?

Go to ER if suicidal: Go to the nearest ER if you have suicidal thoughts or call 911.
Sounds very frustrating but don't give up. Ask your PCP to refer you to another GI doctor or Call your health insurance customer care and request assistance with referral. A comprehensive history, physical exam and work up may be required in order to make the right diagnosis and institute proper treatment. Counseling for depression. ...Read more

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I've got in my head that I have colon cancer, but GI says he doesn't feel lump I feel in rectaum?

I've got in my head that I have colon cancer, but GI says he doesn't feel lump I feel in rectaum?

Get another opinion: If you are not satisfied with one doctor's opinion, you are entitled to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Had an upper GI series test done this morning feeling bad my head aches my body hurts tired and cold is this normal?

Had an upper GI series test done this morning feeling bad my head aches my body hurts tired and cold is this normal?

Drink plenty: Typically, this study is done by drinking barium contrast which may cause constipation, so drink plenty and you may need a laxative for a day or two. If the study was done by drinking gastrografin contrast, this could be the cause of your symptoms. As you are now hours past first drinking, this isn't an "allergy" (which can exist to the iodine in gastrografin), however you may have a sensitivity. ...Read more

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Frustrated but not depressed. Lots of test results with little things wrong led my GI to diagnosis IBS & suggest different psych rx. Should I take this as a hint — it's all in my head? Sick of feeling sick.

Frustrated but not depressed. Lots of test results with little things wrong led my GI to diagnosis IBS & suggest different psych rx. Should I take this as a hint — it's all in my head? Sick of feeling sick.

IBS is real illness: Ibs is thought to occur because of changes in chemical receptors that line your gut. You GI tract forms from the lowest layer of your brain as a fetus. This layer sloughs off and heads south, carrying all the nerve transmitters and receptors with it that are in our brains. This has led to a new name for the gut, namely the third brain. This is why psych meds are often used in ibs. ...Read more

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I on movi prep for a colonoscopy I drank half but I feel like I'm going to vomit can I skip the last half and sill get it I light-headed the GI not to?

I on movi prep for a colonoscopy I drank half but I feel like I'm going to vomit can I skip the last half and sill get it I light-headed the GI not to?

Incomplete: Preparation for colonoscopy will lead poor visualization of the colon leading to possible recommendation for another colonoscopy. Adequte preparation will result in clear liquid stool. There are multiple ways to get adequate preparation. The use of Golytely is less tolerable. The use of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) with 64 ounces of Gatorade seems to be more tolerable and whe used as directed results in excellent prep ...Read more

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They won't get me in with gi for months an I'm getting worse what should I do stomach, head pain nauseous dizzy weak. Help?

They won't get me in with gi for months an I'm getting worse what should I do stomach, head pain nauseous dizzy weak. Help?

Who is "they"?: If you're referring to your primary care doctor (PCP) or family doctor, please let them know that you're getting worse. A call to GI from your own doctor can speed up the referral process. Meanwhile, your PCP can start the evaluation and intervene if any immediate treatment is needed. (BTW, yes, any surgery counts as is a "procedure".) Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Head tightness all around and one nostril clogged alternative for 5 months ENT said nothing GI same thing what should I do now!

Head tightness all around and one nostril clogged alternative for 5 months ENT said nothing GI same thing what should I do now!

Headache: A proper history and physical exam will help your physician to get to the right diagnosis. There are several possibilities, migraines with autonomic manifestations, allergic rhinitis, cluster headaches. Consider neurologist evaluation. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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3cts in one year bad?? Had 1 head ct, 1 abdomen CT and wanting to order one more head ct? Also, had upper GI with the x rays

3cts in one year bad?? Had 1 head ct, 1 abdomen CT and wanting to order one more head ct? Also, had upper GI with the x rays

Possibly: Certainly you are aware that all the CT's and the upper G.I. series exposed you to some radiation. The total amount of radiation that you would expect is not likely to cause any acute damage or symptoms. However, in general it is a good idea to avoid radiation if possible. I would not shy away from x-rays when necessary, but avoid them in situations that they can be avoided. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which ssri is the best for tremors lightheadness and ill feelings? Normal CT MRI of head, clear heart, normal gi.

Don't stop testing: Ssri should never be considered at this point. Someone who is 29 years old should not have these symptoms. More testing has to be done such as nutritional depletion, a more complete GI history and evaluation to rule out food allergies and leaky gut syndrome, heavy metals, mold exposure, and mitochondrial dysfunction. ...Read more

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Faint, lightheaded, dizzy, nausea in head not gi. Have sjogrens/ms etc. No infections. Bp okay. Hydrating/rest. Nausea med help? No new meds. My doc mon

Faint, lightheaded, dizzy, nausea in head not gi. Have sjogrens/ms etc. No infections. Bp okay. Hydrating/rest. Nausea med help? No new meds. My doc mon

Complicated: Check your BP supine (lying down) and then standing up. If it drops >20 points, it may be the cause of your symptoms which surely sound like low BP to me. ...Read more