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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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Can bacterial gastroenteritis spread through saliva i.E. Kissing, etc? Or would the other person get infected with it?

Can bacterial gastroenteritis spread through saliva i.E. Kissing, etc? Or would the other person get infected with it?

Not a concern: In general. You probably will not want to be around others too much anyway feeling like you do. Be aggressive seeing your GI doc and treating the issue. ...Read more

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I came down with the gastro stomach flu Monday night (throwing up, nausea, cramping) since then, only diarrhea. Can I kiss my gf when I c her Saturday?

I came down with the gastro stomach flu Monday night (throwing up, nausea, cramping) since then, only diarrhea. Can I kiss my gf when I c her Saturday?

Yes: If you are not having fevers anymore, you are most likely not contagious. The diarrhea is probably just residual from the infection. That being said, be sure to let your girlfriend know so that she can be aware of the (small) risk of getting it. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can bacterial/acute gastroenteritis be transmitted to my girlfriend if I kiss her? I'm currently in the last stages of my treatment.

Can bacterial/acute gastroenteritis be transmitted to my girlfriend if I kiss her? I'm currently in the last stages of my treatment.

Difficult to tell: Bacterial gastroenteritis is an unusual disease in the usa. Far more likely viral. Either way, kissing would be an unusual means of transmission and would depend on so many variable factors that it would be very tough to determine the risks without knowing exactly what you had. ...Read more

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I have bacterial gastroenteritis. Final stages of treatment. It's been a week. How long do I have to wait before I can kiss my girlfriend?

I have bacterial gastroenteritis. Final stages of treatment. It's been a week. How long do I have to wait before I can kiss my girlfriend?

Till GE is gone: Wait till the gastroenteritis is completely resolved and continue to wash your hands and take precautions such as not sharing food or food utensils. ...Read more

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What is done in a gastro-enteroscopy?

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

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Should we trust a gastro who tells husband "i don't have time for this" when asked questions during visit?

Up to you: Sometimes a doctor has had a bad day just like anyone else. Sometimes a patient comes in with a list of 50 questions. It would be better if he had said that he had a limited amount of time to answer your questions and that you should schedule another appointment to answer your questions. You could give him another chance but use your best judgement. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if "Rabeloc 20" an effective medecine against gastro prob? Or "Gaviscon" is better?

PPI: Rabeloc 20 is rabeprazole which is a proton pump inhibitor. It is effective at reducing acid production in the stomach which can treat reflux disease among other things. It is better at reducing GI symptoms than gaviscon. ...Read more

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I've had gastro for 4 days and taking gastro stop but it's having no effect - I'm also taking electrolyte -?

See a doctor: If this continues past 5 days you should probably go and see your pcp and find out the cause of this. Norovirus and other such pathogens are the usual cause of gastroenteritis, but living in a city in which there may be a higher frequency of persons (waiters, waitresses) with transmissible infections you may have acquired one. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop food intolerances after gastro bug picked up in bali several months ago, namely garlic?

Food intolerance: It is absolutely a possibility. This may be due to a relative food intolerance because of decreased ability to breakdown certain foods because of intestinal damage/inflammation from the infection of related to an irritable bowel type syndrome after a gastroenteritis. Sometimes it can take up to a year to resolve. ...Read more

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My baby brother woke up with gastro this morning but was fine last night so last night his face was close to mine etc. Can I catch it from him?

My baby brother woke up with gastro this morning but was fine last night so last night his face was close to mine etc. Can I catch it from him?

Yes: You have more than likely had significant exposure to this apparent viral gastrointestinal infection and may develop it within a few days unless you are immune or can fight it off by resting and drinking adequate fluids ...Read more

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Gastro problems started Fall 2012.Now its July 2014.Puked up green stuff 2day. Was not food, can always tell if was food. Only reply if in gastro field

Gastro problems started Fall 2012.Now its July 2014.Puked up green stuff 2day. Was not food, can always tell if was food. Only reply if in gastro field

See MD: You should be seen as soon as possible. That "green stuff" is likely bike and could be a sign of obstruction or surgical abdomen ...Read more

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I am suffering from esophaegalspasms and asked my gastro if I could have gastroendoscopy, he said I had one 4 years ago and you cannot have them often?

Gastric spasms: Ask your doctor what is causing the spasms and can he help you to feel better. If he doesn't respond you your request, I would get a different doctor. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

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