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Interesting!: I'm wondering about the reason for your question. The one place they will commonly overlap is in treatment of childhood brain tumors. Both pediatric neurologists and pediatric oncologists become pediatric neuro-oncologists, doctors who specialize in brain tumor treatment. And in my experience, they both do an excellent job of it! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Whats difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?
DifferentSpecialties: Each of the doctors mentioned underwent separate residencies focused on their areas of interest. While there may be overlap in particular diseases treated, they would work together to provide optimal care. For example, a pediatric surgeon may be responsible for the surgical removal of a tumor and the oncologist would be responsible for coordinating chemotherapy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many Possibilities: If this is chronic and not a new problem may need to consider your diet such as things like coffee, smoking, spicy foods, and alcohol intake. Also there can be a chronic infection of the stomach that can cause this called h. Pylori which can be tested for by blood and stool tests. This is treatable with antibiotics. Also try otc meds like Zantac (ranitidine) and Prilosec with maalox. Try changing diet as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Pediatric oncologists are doctors (4 years of medical school after college) with training in pediatrics (3 year residency after medical school) and pediatric hematology/oncology (3 year fellowship after residency). Pediatric oncology nurses usually have 4 years of college (some 2 years, some master degrees with 6 years). Not surprisingly, the doctor makes more than the nurse. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Seeing a GI doc- he is stumped. Wants to redo colonoscopyi have fatmalabsorption w/constipation. Colonoscopy showed congestion and edema, egd-gastritis?
Sorry: I am not a GI guy. If you think you are not getting you questions answered take your test results and have a second opinion. I wish you the best! ...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
Swallowing problems: Test is best to look for problems with the muscles of the esophagus, how they function and what could be going on when they are not functioning and a person is having difficulty swallowing or undefined chest pain without clear source. Best for diagnosing things like achalasia and esophageal spasm and hypomotility. ...Read more
Dallas & Fort Worth: Following are 3 pediatric urologists with excellent reputations in your area: Clanton Harrison MD in Dallas, Jonathon Kaye MD & Jeff Pugach in Fort Worth ...Read more
Yes: The approach to a child should be a team approach with the pediatrician as the medical home. Recommendations made by specialists should generally be heeded, but any concerns should be discussed. For example, pediatric cardiology uses specialized drugs like Lasix (furosemide) which should not be discontinued without speaking to them. Also some drugs can worsen heart rhythm disorders and should not be prescribed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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?
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
That could be the: case. Especially if you are taking long-term antibiotics. It can kill healthy bacterial flora in the gut. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
i have abdo pains 4/7
took buscopan and and symptoms relieved and returned. could it be gastro?
YES: Get examined asap at your local PCP or UC clinic. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have advanced biochem degree and decided i want to go to pa school. Can a pa specialize? Gastro interests me the most.
Yes: You could take extra training after you finished your pa school to go to GI pa. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers