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Why did I get gastro twice?

Why did I get gastro twice?

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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more


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How do avoid gastro problems?

How do avoid gastro problems?

It depends: You need to be more specific on what kinds of gastro problem you might have, is it feeling bloated? Pain after a meal? Regurgitation? Diarrhea? Etc...Eat less sugar, fat and try gluten free foods with smaller portions and more frequency would be a great start! Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the causes of gastro?

What is the causes of gastro?

Most are virus: Most causes are rotovirus and norwalk virus. They are limited and usually resolve on its own without the use of antibiotics. Oral rehydration is the best way to keep up with fluid losses. ...Read more

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What can I eat when I have gastro?

What can I eat when I have gastro?

Bland diet: Stay on a bland diet, nothing greasy or fried. Stay away from milk and juice but drink electrolyte providing liquids. Your diarrhea should clear up in 5-7 days. ...Read more

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What are gastro-resistant tablets?

What are gastro-resistant tablets?

Pills that: Do not dissolve in the stomach (for the most part) so that the medication can be absorbed in the intestines. ...Read more

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Dear gastro, what is Rifoximin for?

Travelers diarrhea: Typically used for travelers diarrhea. Now also marketer for IBS with diarrhea. Also used to treat hepatic encephalopathy in end stage liver disease (cirrhosis) ...Read more

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Yakult for gastro, can it actually help?

Yakult for gastro, can it actually help?

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

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Why are some people more prone to gastro?

Gastro?: It is not clear what you mean by 'gastro'. Could you rephrase your question and resubmit it? ...Read more

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Can you get the same bout of gastro twice?

Can you get the same bout of gastro twice?

Depends on how you.: Define "same". Many organisms, both viral and bacterial, have different strains that do not cross protect against one another. ...Read more

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What food should I eat after getting over gastro?

What you want: You should be able to eat whatever you want. Common sense would suggest avoiding really spicy foods for a few more days. Raw foods may be a bit harsh for now so steam or stir fry. Berries will be helpful as well. ...Read more

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When can I go back to the gym after having gastro?

When can I go back to the gym after having gastro?

"Gastro" what?: Please complete your question. Do you mean gastroenteritis, gastroscopy, etc. Happy to help if we know what you're asking. ...Read more

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Will I get gastro if two of my family has a history of it?

Gastro?: Gastro what? Gastroenteritis? Gastroparesis? Gastric Prolapse? Gastritis? Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)? We need a little more info to try to answer this one. ...Read more

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Bunches of questions an concerns about my gastro issues. If u are not in the gastro field please do not reply. Thanks!

Not a GI Doctor.: But did want to let you know that this is way too general for any Healthtap doctors to answer. Please break down entries into specific and clear questions (one topic each). ...Read more

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What to do if I have been prescribed gastro resistant pills and have been told to take this capsules for life, why is this?

Don't know: We don't know your diagnosis. We know that you have a specific release form of a medication but we don't know what the medication is. We would need to have some pertinent info before we attempted to answer this. ...Read more

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Dear gastro, tell me the name of another medicine like function of Rifoximin. I need multinational for inside of country.?

Rifoximin: Trade names of this product include Xifaxan, (rifaximin) Xifaxanta, and Normix. There may be others available in the UAE but your pharmacist would be the best resource. ...Read more

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I was exposed to someone who had gastro over 3 days ago and I am not sick. I haven't seen them since is there a chance I can still get it or not?

I was exposed to someone who had gastro over 3 days ago and I am not sick. I haven't seen them since is there a chance I can still get it or not?

Still a small chance: These infections usually incubate over a two to three day period, so you're almost out of the woods. If you don't have any symptoms by tomorrow, then you're probably OK. ...Read more

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Met with two gastros and get the feeling all they care about is performing procedures. How can I find a good gastro willing to help and work with me?

Met with two gastros and get the feeling all they care about is performing procedures. How can I find a good gastro willing to help and work with me?

Maybe you need...: ...The procedures they recommended (since both docs gave you the same advice). If still seeking a third opinion, ask who among your contact is satisfied with their gastroenterologist. Or, ask your primary care provider for a referral to someone you may like (after all, your pcp knows your personality ; who you may best mesh with). But what will you do if the third opinion recommends a procedure? ...Read more

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What is done in a gastro-enteroscopy?

Camera down mouth: Along camera is inserted through your mouth and into your stomach and the first portion of your small intestine this is performed while you are either completely asleep using anesthesia or in a twilight/ conscious state. As the camera is slowly withdrawn images of your small intestine stomach and esophagus are taken and closely examined. The doctor can take biopsies /remove tissue such as a polyp ...Read more

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Good diet for someone who had gastro enteritis?

Gastro: Gastroenteritis is usually a viral illness that results in nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Hydration is very important, but you want to make sure you are replacing electrolytes which you lose - in younger kids, pedialyte and gatorade work. A bland easily digestible diet like toast and bananas work well. Many cultures use rice. ...Read more

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Are there natural substitutes for gastro paresis?

Are there natural substitutes for gastro paresis?

Gastroparesis....: ....Is also known as delayed emptying of the stomach. It's a condition, from multiple causes, where the stomach doesn't empty properly into the intestines. I suspect you meant to ask something else. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat. ..I have gastro paresis?

Small and frequent: You should eat small amounts of easily-digestible foods every few hours. Avoid eating too much at once, and avoid drinking too much liquid with meals. If you are needing to gain weight or improve your nutrition, try supplement drinks like boost or ensure, or glucerna if you're diabetic. ...Read more

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Ask gastro? After some tennis should I be concerned?

? question: Not sure what you are asking here. Please re-ask with specifics and more information. ...Read more

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Could gastro-resistant tablets be taken for pain relief?

Gastro resistant med: Hello. Do you mean meds which are not metabolized or processed through the stomach? If this is what you are talking about, then absolutely there are med optionss which are very beneficial for pain relief especially if the pain is considered dull, aching, and throbbing in origin. One such med has been on the market since Jan 2014. Many of my patients have had success with this med ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid if I suffer from gastro oeasaphageal reflux?

What foods should I avoid if I suffer from gastro oeasaphageal reflux?

Food triggers: Change your eating habits

1 avoid mint, cocolate, alcohol, smoking and chewing tobaco, onions and caffeine
2 avoid spicy foods, tomatoes, oranges,
3avoid large fatty meals and eat small frequent meals, don't over eat
4loose some weight if you are over weight and avoid wearing tight clothings. ...Read more

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I have corosive antral gastro enterities. Could you please help to cure this problem?

See a GI doctor: Cannot diagnose or treat over the internet. You need to be seen and managed by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more