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Gastrointerologist thinks my GERD caused by hiatus hernia, endoscopy next week to check, is hiatus hernia dangerous? Will I die of it? Complication?
I am suspecting that my doc'a trial-and-error diagnosis of gluten/lactose intolerance is incorrect. Do I see an allergist or gastrointerologist?
Food intolerance: You are better off seeing a gastroenterologist who deals with this problem day in and day out. ...Read more
I am on dialysis. I cannot stand those fiber drinks. Can I take 2 colaces (docusate sodium) a day? I know the gastrointerologist does not like using laxatives.
Ask Doctor: Colace can have added sodium (docusate sodium) in it, and your nephrologist may not want you taking things that can upset your electrolytes, even if it's such a small dose through your stool softener. So, consult with him/her first, and then you'll have peace of mind. Instead of the laxative drink, you maybe could do it naturally eating organic greens/vegetables instead. ...Read more