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Doctor For Stomach Problems
You will need: To tell the physician about your stomach or abdominal symptoms. No matter how good the doctor, s/he is not a mind reader. Take care. ...Read more
No: Gastroenterologist specialize in diseases of the stomach, intestine, colon, pancreas and liver. All gastroenterologist have completed a residency in internal medicine as well and have knowledge in this area but generally don't practice internal medicine(though some may do a lot of general medicine). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
History and physical: A detailed history and physical exam should be able to distinguish the two. Additional tests if there is a question, or need to confirm. ...Read more
Major stomach problems for 2 years with no help from 8 doctors. I wonder what are the chances its related to the vagus nerve and if it was can u help?
Insufficient data: Please repost: Do you mean the actual stomach, or are you using the word in its loose nonmedical sense of "abdomen" or "GI tract"? ...Read more
Two nights ago I had a lot of food to eat. I've had stomach problems for a while and I am an emetophobe. The doctors told me it was my anxiety. But I ?
Management: Being an emetophobe = anxiety around types of eating. So, in a sense, they are right. It's odd that you know this about yourself and yet you ate a lot. That may be a thing to avoid. Moderation is always good and for you, really good! I hope you've had a good GI eval and ruled out physical problems. If not, do. Consider CBT esp w/ an eating disorder expert to manage eating anxiety issues. Best! ...Read more
Anxiety & stress. When highly stressed will experience stomach problems & most food make worse.
What specific doctor should I see?
Anxiety& GI symptoms: are often related. Please see your primary care doc to rule out medical conditions. Next see a mental health professional like a clinical psychologist for your anxiety. He/she can teach you strategies to help. Peace and good health. You can also take a food sensitivity lab test such as the one at GreatPlainsLaboratory.com ...Read more
Had stomach problems before the doctor descovered I have IBS but i feel so bad now. Who am i supposed to see about this?
Care coordination : Is key here. Your primary doctor, a gastroenterologist and a psychiatrist could all be useful but coordinating care with all providers is vital. ...Read more
I have extreme stomach problems and am currently figuring them out with my doctor, in the meantime is it alright to take imodium (loperamide) everyday?
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