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Dr. Carol Major
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Obstetrics And Gynecology (Definition)

Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more


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What do you suggest if my gastroenterologist is sending me to a gynecologist?

What do you suggest if my gastroenterologist is sending me to a gynecologist?

Go!: Doctors frequently refer patients to other specialists when they believe there is a problem the second specialist can address. Your doctor must have a good reason for the referral so its best to go and be seen. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My gastroenterologist is sending me to a gynecologist. Why?

My gastroenterologist is sending me to a gynecologist. Why?

Because...: He/she must think that you have a problem with your female organs. If you were referred, it is best to get it checked out promptly.. Good luck. ...Read more

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If you have stomach pain, how do you know whether to go to a gastroenterologist, gynecologist, or urologist?

If you have stomach pain, how do you know whether to go to a gastroenterologist, gynecologist, or urologist?

Here are some ...: If you've more symptoms related with what you consume and how you poo, see GI specialist; if more with genital discharge ..., see Gyn-doc; if more with peeing often..., see urologist. If uncertain, see PCP or urgent care and ask Doc then to whom you need to visit for follow-up and if they may have someone to recommend. Of course, always bring the detailed Hx stressing sequence of events to Doc ... ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of ulcerative proctitis?

What are the early symptoms of ulcerative proctitis?

Proctitis: Proctitis by definition is inflammation of the rectum of any cause. As you'd expect, defecation becomes painful & stool is usually mixed with pus, frank blood, &/ or clots. Proctitis may be due to inflammatory bowel disease, chemical or mechanical trauma, infection, ischemia of the rectosigmoid junction. Investigation at minimum requires at least sigmoidoscopy with biopsy & stool analysis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of proctitis?

Proctitis: Proctitis by definition is inflammation of the rectum of any cause. As you'd expect, defecation becomes painful & stool is usually mixed with pus, frank blood, &/ or clots. Proctitis may be due to inflammatory bowel disease, chemical or mechanical trauma, infection, ischemia of the rectosigmoid junction. Investigation at minimum requires at least sigmoidoscopy with biopsy & stool analysis. ...Read more

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Can proctitis cause prostatitis like symptoms? Dr told me i had proctitis due to prolong sitting.

Here are some...: Sitting a long time would not cause proctitis (rectal inflammation), but for few may cause some local discomfort related with muscle &/or joint fatique, which may simulate the symptoms from mild rectal inflammation. To solve the myths behind the symptoms, follow instructions described in articles listed in How to Handle Sickness in http://sick-ask.com/onDealSickness.html. More? Contact me ... ...Read more

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Symptoms: dark loose stools, difficult/incomplete evacuation, severe abdominal distention from trapped gas, mucous. Diagnosed IBS. I think Proctitis?

Symptoms: dark loose stools, difficult/incomplete evacuation, severe abdominal distention from trapped gas, mucous. Diagnosed IBS. I think Proctitis?

Typical IBS symptoms: As you suspect, these symptoms indeed are consistent with irritable bowel syndrome. But they aren't particularly suggestive of proctitis (inflmmation of the rectum). Inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. Crohn's disease) can cause similar symptoms as IBS, and also can cause proctitis. So I suggest you raise these questions with the doctor who diagnosed IBS then follow her advice. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you explain mild proctitis?

Can you explain mild proctitis?

Mild rectal inflamma: Proctitis refers to rectal inflammation. The rectum is roughly the last 15 cm of the large intestine. Many causes can cause proctitis from infection, to inflammatory bowel disease such as crohns or ulcerative colitis. More diagnostic information such as cultures and biopsies should be performed to help guide the management. Agents to cool the inflammation like suppositories or enemas can be given. ...Read more

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Who is most at risk from proctitis?

Who is most at risk from proctitis?

People most commonly: At risk for proctitis are the one who recieve radiation treatment to the pelvic area.... Most commonly for prostate and cervical ca. Procitis can also develop as part of inflammatory bowel disease. Certain sexual transmitted diseases can also cause it. These are all treatable. ...Read more

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Does proctitis lead to aids?

Does proctitis lead to aids?

No, not directly: Proctitis refers to inflammation of the anus and rectum. Certain types of proctitis, caused by herpes, or other sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea/chlamydia, may make it easier for HIV infection to occur with unprotected sexual contact. Thus, proctitis may indirectly lead to HIV infection, which can lead to aids. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC treatment for non-infectious proctitis?

What is the best OTC treatment for non-infectious proctitis?

Sure it's proctitis?: Anal/rectal pain & swelling may be an indication of underlying disease--fissure, proctitis, fistula, abscess. Hemorrhoids may be exacerbated by increased pelvic congestion. Rectal prolapse is a outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious vs less concerning reasons for symptoms before attempting treatment & missing diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does ulcerative proctitis cause nausea?

Occasionally: Any inflammation of the GI tract can cause nausea. I hope you are being treated. Usually well controlled with topical meds via enema or suppository. ...Read more

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Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
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Proctitis (Definition)

A condition where inflammation of the rectum causes bleeding, pain, ...Read more