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Pediatric gastro has my son on 30mg amitriptylene and imodium (loperamide) for ibs. Other options he says are 'natural' medicine and not proven. Time for a new dr?

Pediatric gastro has my son on 30mg amitriptylene and imodium (loperamide) for ibs. Other options he says are 'natural' medicine and not proven. Time for a new dr?

Maybe: You are not specific of your child's age or full condition, but, if you are not comfortable no matter how great a doc is, maybe you would feel better with a second opinion. ...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 to get rid gastro atritis?

Gastroenteritis: That depends upon the cause. In most circumstances it will correct itself within 5-7 days. If it persists beyond that suggest you go and see your pcp. Good luck and get better. ...Read more

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Can you have gastro without fever?

Yes: Actually, most gastroenteritis are without fever as they usually are not systemic infections. The symptoms are usually localized to abdominal pain, diarrhea or nausea and vomiting. They can cause fever, depending on the etiology. ...Read more

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What is exaggerated gastro colic refex?

What is exaggerated gastro colic refex?

BM trigger: The gastrocolic reflex is basically the urge to defecate when food enters the stomach. If someone is calling it excessive, then at least to them it is a stronger urge or reaction. ...Read more

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Are angioedema and gastro paresis related?

Are angioedema and gastro paresis related?

No: Two different issues- one involves swelling under the skin, the other slowing of the intestinal tract. ...Read more

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How can I treat gastro in 9 month old baby?

How can I treat gastro in 9 month old baby?

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

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Would antibiotics be causing chronic gastro problems?

Would antibiotics be causing chronic gastro problems?

That could be the: Case. Especially if you are taking long-term antibiotics. It can kill healthy bacterial flora in the gut. ...Read more

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How to know you are completely well from gastro flu?

How to know you are completely well from gastro flu?

Symptoms: You can often gauge this based on your symptoms. Everybody's recovery is different but in general when you have stopped vomiting and stools have returned to normal with the ability to eat then you have recovered. Bloating and gas may be a problem with eating in the recovery phase. ...Read more

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How long is rehab process from gastro strictureplasty?

How long is rehab process from gastro strictureplasty?

No real rehab needed: Recovery would depend on type of approach (open versus laparoscopic/robotic), complications, ability to heal. Most people don't need any rehab at all unless very debilitated going into surgery. Most people are in hospital for 5-7 days barring complications. ...Read more

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If ultrasound was done and found nothing could the problem be gastro?

If ultrasound was done and found nothing could the problem be gastro?

Yes: Abdominal pain caused by gastritis/enteritis will most often not be detected on ultrasound. Crohn's disease, diverticulitis of the colon, and severe colitis (such as may seen with pseudomembranous colitis) can sometimes be detected by a good ultrasonographer. ...Read more

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Can exsesive laxitive use cause gastro priestess and motility problems?

Can exsesive laxitive use cause gastro priestess and motility problems?

Yes but why?: It can cause more problems then you just mentioned. Stop taking right away and discuss this with a doctor please... ...Read more

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Good diet tip for someone who had gastro enteritis? Cheerios ok? Rice?

Good diet tip for someone who had gastro enteritis? Cheerios ok? Rice?

Avoid dairy products: For a few days avoid dairy products, as severe diarrhea leaves you temporarily lactose intolerant. Try rice soups and bland foods at first (with lemon and salt to avoid dehydration). Then gradually reintroduce dairy products to your diet starting with greek yogurt - to restore your bowel flora and avoid chronic intestinal problems. ...Read more

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I am wondering if I can get some advice on getting a gastro bypass and what to expect?

I am wondering if I can get some advice on getting a gastro bypass and what to expect?

In my experience: I have seen both successful cases and complicated post bypass cases. Please see your gastroenterologist/surgeon for the best advise. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Should we believe gastro who wants to put husband on chemo drug (mercup?) for life for crohns? No discussion of diet.

Should we believe gastro who wants to put husband on chemo drug (mercup?) for life for crohns? No discussion of diet.

Yes but: May be the right thing, but never hurts in any important decision to get a second opinion from another gastroenterologist or perhaps a colon and rectal surgeon who might have a slightly different perspective on the problem. Any good and confident physician should welcome and not be offended by you getting a second opinion. ...Read more

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Is a gastro virus contaigiouse and how long will it take before someone else can catch it even though they are over the virus the day before?

Is a gastro virus contaigiouse and how long will it take before someone else can catch it even though they are over the virus the day before?

Highly contagious...: Most viral gastroenteritis is self-limited, not life threatening, but contagious--resolving with supportive care (drink fluids to prevent dehydration, eat moderately as tolerated, as needed analgesia). In special cases (newborns, elderly, debilitated) hospitalization may be required to provide IV fluids ; to support co-morbid medical conditions. No immunity from virus to virus. Wash your hands. ...Read more

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Hello, I think I have gastro. I have been running to the bathroom quite a few times and have a bit of temperature. How can I improve it please?

Keep hydrated: If you are not actively vomiting it is important to stay hydrated. Boil some water, cool down, add 2 tablespoons sugar and half tablespoon salt to 1 liter and keep hydrating yourself. If fever and symptoms persist you should seek medical assistance ...Read more

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What are the negatives if long-term (approx. 15 years) of ppi use? Stopped last month and the gastro is insisting I start use again. B/c of history

Some potential issue: There are some theoretical concerns about bone loss, infections and benign stomach polyp growth with long-term use of ppi's. However, this must be balanced with risks/benefits of not being on them i.e. Complications of long-standing reflux i.e. Esophageal cancer, strictures, etc. Best to use the drug at the most effective dose and for the recommended duration of the disease process. ...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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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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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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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

Dr. Chad Rudnick
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