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How To Treat Gastro
Keep hydrated: Continue baby's breast milk or formula, he may tolerate smaller amounts at a time if he is vomiting. Watch for at least 3 wet diapers a day. A cotton ball can be useful if he's having watery stools to distinguish stool from urine. Limit his "P fruits" like peaches, pears and prunes, as these may worsen diarrhea. Studies show the sooner babies get back to regular diet, the sooner it resolves. ...Read more
Was Dx & treated for idiopathic gastroparesis 5 years ago, & now Dx with late stage Lyme. Having symptoms of gastro again, could Lyme be the cause?
It has been describe: It has been described but am not certain how validated those descriptions are. It is unusual but other neurological syndromes have been noted. This is not an easy question to answer and you can discuss it with your physician and if so needed be referred to a center that treats lyme disease. ...Read more
On third gastro. Why so hard to find doctor who will treat Crohn's without use of dangerous drugs for life?
Research treatment: Crohn's disease is a serious lifelong condition that can lead to multiple complications including strictures (narrowing), bleeds, fistula's (false passages). Depending on your crohn's extent and severity, the types of drugs needed may differ. Though almost all drugs have side effects, you have to make informed decision between the risk of untreated crohn's vs. The types of drugs needed. ...Read more
Medication: There are three main ways to treat gerd. First is behavior changes such as avoiding foods like fried and fatty foods, carbonated beverages, coffee, chocolate. Next would be medications to shut down acid like zantac (ranitidine) (h2 blockers) or Prilosec (ppi's).99% of people can be controlled this way but infrequently surgery can be done as well to prevent acid from getting into the esophagus. ...Read more
Have h.Pylori again. Waited to get treated bc I didn't have symptoms. Now I do. See gastro doc in 3 weeks. Anything I can do at home for gastritis?
Frequent heartburn since cholescectomy 2 months ago. Gastro thinks is bile reflux but that will go when body adjusts. Is this true? Best meds to treat
Heart burn: Gall bladder is a storage organ for bile. Once Gall bladder is removed, bile starts to reflux, which gives heart burn. You may take Pepcid (famotidine) or ranitidine or Omeprazole in the mean time to help with heart burn. But it is true that body will adjust in few months and your symptoms should decrease. Also take all the diet precautions for heart burn such as avoiding Spicy food, acidic foods, sodas, Jui ...Read more
Who treats a hemmorrhoid- a gastroentrologist or a colorectal surgon? Sigmodiscopy done by gastro but referd to surgon for treatment. Why? Can't he tr
I had my gallbladder removed in July 2016. I keep getting bacterial gastro intestinal infections that need to be treated with antibiotics. Why???
Not related: This is unrelated issue. Please see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I had a malt lymphoma treated with Bendamustine+rituximab. 6 months after the end of treatment 2 gastro revealed dysplasia and suggested gastroecotomy?
Can't say: This is far too complex a problem to expect an answer on a forum like this. Speak with the doctor (s) treating you. Good luck. ...Read more
Is Rehidrat safe for my wife to take, she is 35 weeks pregnant and was recently treated in hospital for a bout of gastro (diarrhoea, vomiting & nausea?
My Rbc slightly elevated. Being treated for LPR with ranitidine. See gastro this week for chronic throat clearing. I'm worried. Do I need a chest ct?
Doctor on here diagnosed me with Cardioneurosis. With all the tests I've done. Ruled out heart doc / lung / gastro / ent. Lump feeling in throat and heart strength weak? But did a broncho and ent checked no tumor. So how do I treat? Driving me crazy
Consider CBT: A course of cognitive-behavioral therapy focused on restructuring your thinking about your overall health -- even if it turns out that there's something minor with the heart. If your exercise tolerance is reasonably normal and you passed the basic heart tests, your heart's okay. Consider also a lifestyle change -- hitting the gym hard, making friends with athletes -- could cure you. ...Read more
Non-infectious cause: Lots of things can cause GI distress --infection (e.g. Giardia) or re-exposure with re-infection; maldigestion (pancreatic insufficiency) or malabsorption (celiac sprue); food intolerances with re-exposure to the offending substance (lactose, sorbitol, etc.), irritable bowel syndrome, missed diagnosis (incomplete evaluation), many viruses &bacteria. Zantac reduces acid-related gastritis symptoms. ...Read more
Treated for dehydration & hypokalemia diagnosed w/gastroenteritis but still have pain and diaherra then constipation in a cycle Cause?
Gastroenteritis: Although this sounds as if you might be infected with Giardia there is no way to know this unless fully evaluated with stool specimens, possibly endoscopy, full history and physical exam. Strongly recommend you find a GI doctor and let them assess your condition. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
How long will I recover if I have been prescribed with omeprazole due to severe nausea in the morning? I was recently treated for gastroenteritis.
Like all PPI's (Proton Pump Inhibtors) take several days to a week to reach maximum effect.
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Is it okay to take mass gainers (protein supplements) under omeprazole medication? I was recently treated for gastroenteritis.
Probably okay: No drug-drug interactions are listed on www. Drugs. Com when omeprazole is taken along with amino acid chelates. Ref. Https://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1750-0, 1507-9826 ...Read more
My husband has nausea, vomiting and diarrhea after being diagnosed with gastroenteritis, and treated in the hospital, what now? My husband (43 years old) was in the hospital for 4 days and treated with IV fluids and IV protonix then sent home and is havin
If the symptoms are not improving then he needs to be re-evaluated by his doctor or in an urgent care or er. There may be another issue going on such as pancreatitis, appendicitis, or choleycystitis. In the meantime make sure he drinks plenty of fluids and sees a doctor right away.
Good luck. ...Read more
Can food poisoning/gastroenteritis cause severe lower stomach cramps w/ bloody diarrhea without vomiting or nausea? I was treated with IV & then was fine, discharged. Follow up colonscopy neg.
27 yr-old started having odiferous very yellow urine 6 months ago, treated in Nigeria for a Dx of gastrointestinal infection; looking for a cure.....?
Needs to be tested: Your only complaint is odiferous yellow color urine.By itself it does not suggest any condition. The first thind I suggest is to get examined by a doctor and may need detailed history, comprehensive physical examinatio and blood and urine test, to find out if there is anything wrong with you. If there is to make proper diagnosis and appropriate treatment ...Read more
Recuring GI symptoms: Lots of things can cause GI distress to recur--incompletely treated infection (e.g. Giardia) or re-exposure with re-infection; maldigestion (pancreatic insufficiency) or malabsorption (celiac sprue); food intolerances with re-exposure to the offending substance (lactose, sorbitol, etc.), irritable bowel syndrome, missed diagnosis (incomplete evaluation), non-gi related problems (uti, pid, etc.). ...Read more
Is a probiotic dairy: Probiotics put good organisms into your gut. Yakult is a branded dairy drink that contains lactobacillus ; is available over-the-counter. It needs to be taken daily to maintain the probiotic organism population. Benefits include: less gas, regulated bowels, prevent infections, improve digestion, decrease inflammation. Alternative probiotics don't require refrigeration ; offer different organisms. ...Read more