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What is common gastroenterology trouble?

What is common gastroenterology trouble?

Common conditions: The most common conditions treated by gastroenterologists include gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, dyspepsia, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. We also treat diseases of the liver such as hepatitis b, c, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Gastroenterology (Definition)

Gastroenterology is a field of study in which a person specializes in the function and disorders of the entire digestive tract, which begins at the lips and ends at the anus. Included organs are the pancreas, ...Read more


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Mymedicaldomains. Com – anyone heard of those guys and the medical domains? Are those really medical domains? If so I intend to buy gastroenterology. Md

Not really: .Md is the top level domain assigned to the republic of moldova. All countries have been given tlds. (.Us=usa). This site is trying to act as a reseller of these domains similar to how many companies resell the. Com domaines. The listed site for purchasing domains is http://www. Register. Md/
if you truly want one of the expensive domains, would recommend going through the official site. ...Read more

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What is gastroenterology?

What is gastroenterology?

Subspecialty: This is a subspecialty within internal medicine that focuses on the nonsurgical diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, small and large intestines, liver, and pancreas. Gastroenterologists do endoscopy to look at the inside of the gut and its glands, manage patients with chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis, and much else. ...Read more

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What does a gastroenterology doctor do?

GI Tract care: Gastrenterologists are doctors that diagnose and treat conditions affecting the gastro-intestinal tract (git) or digestive system which consists of the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines up to the anus as well as adjorning organs such as the liver, pancreas, gall bladder etc. Common conditions treated by GI docs include ibs, crohns & uc, GI cancers & ulcers, hemorroids, gerd etc. ...Read more

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Serious proctology question. Will they take care of long hemorrhoids?

Serious proctology question. Will they take care of long hemorrhoids?

Yes: The current term for "proctologist" is colon and rectal surgeon. The management of hemorrhoid problems is a significant part of what we do. ...Read more

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Could anyone tell which hospitals/doctors in pune are good for gastroenterology/hepatology?

Could anyone tell which hospitals/doctors in pune are good for gastroenterology/hepatology?

Don't know pune: I don't know where pune is but by going to the websites of the aga you can search for an aga member near your.

https://secure. Gastro. Org/gilocator/locator. Asp. ...Read more

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What's a pediatric gastroenterology clinic?

What's a pediatric gastroenterology clinic?

See below: A pediatric gastroenterology clinic specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children with disease of the esophagus, stomach, intestine, colon, liver and pancreas. ...Read more

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If I have IBS should I see a gastroenterology doctor?

If I have IBS should I see a gastroenterology doctor?

Yes: But try to find one that has had a lot of experience and good success with treqting patients with ibs. ...Read more

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Can a general surgeon perform a lap ban surgery or does it have to be a gastroenterology dr?

Can a general surgeon perform a lap ban surgery or does it have to be a gastroenterology dr?

Bariatric surgery: There is a specialty of medine for this--bariatric surgery. Gastroenterologists generally don't do surgery-mostly endoscopic procedures and biopsies etc. Bariatric surgeons are trained to do just these bypass procedures. I advise consult your doc for an evaluation and possible referal to a bariatric surgeon--and lung/heart/psychiatry doc as part of the "requirement" for these surgeries. Good luck. ...Read more

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Proctology:i have lump in anus or inside lower rectum is that dangerious and what can be done

Most likely: An internal hemorrhoid but other diagnoses such as abscess, tumor should be ruled out as they can be serious. See a colorectal surgeon for thorough evaluation and recommendations on management. ...Read more

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I've had a heart cath done and it came out clear and the gastroenterology test I had done also came out clear, what could the chest pain be?

Other tests needed: Which gastroenterology test did you have? A negative upper endoscopy does not rule out a GI source of chest pain. There are other tests such as esophageal manometry that could be performed to seek an answer. Non cardiac chest pain can be many things, including costochondritis as others have mentioned. But I don't think you had a fully negative GI workup with just an endoscopy. ...Read more

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For GI issues. Taking Ranitidine, Carafate, Compazine, (prochlorperazine) and GasX... any contradictions interactions to watch out for? Medications by primary dr. And Gastroenterology dr.

For GI issues. Taking Ranitidine, Carafate, Compazine, (prochlorperazine) and GasX... any contradictions interactions to watch out for? Medications by primary dr. And Gastroenterology dr.

Ok: These medications all have different mechanisms of action and I don't think there are contraindications or interactions to worry about. In situations or questions like this, your pharmacist, who has access to information about almost all medications, can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Does a gastroenterology doctor only treat people with stomach problems?

Does a gastroenterology doctor only treat people with stomach problems?

No: Gastroenterologist specialize in diseases of the stomach, intestine, colon, pancreas and liver. All gastroenterologist have completed a residency in internal medicine as well and have knowledge in this area but generally don't practice internal medicine (though some may do a lot of general medicine). ...Read more

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I have stomach pains, how do you know whether to go to gastroenterology, or gynaecology, or urology?

I have stomach pains, how do you know whether to go to gastroenterology, or gynaecology, or urology?

It might be best to: Start with your pcm. Your pcm can illicit other symptoms or detect findings on physical exam or studies that will help to guide the direction that the workup needs to go in. Take care. ...Read more

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Nausea worst in mornings, lingers but not as bad all day. Sensitive to smells. Tired all the time. Gastroenterology tests detect nothing. NOT PREGNANT.

Nausea worst in mornings, lingers but not as bad all day. Sensitive to smells. Tired all the time. Gastroenterology tests detect nothing. NOT PREGNANT.

You're sure - right?: Well, if you are definitely not pregnant this might reflect a situation that creates these common early pregnancy symptoms. I'd suggest a full OBGYN exam to find what is acting in some respects like pregnancy. Hopefully, an OBGYN here will give advice too. But it's worth a good exam to find out. Best! ...Read more

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I have stomach pains, how do you know whether to go to gastroenterology, or gynecology, or urology?

I have stomach pains, how do you know whether to go to gastroenterology, or gynecology, or urology?

Start with your: Primary care provider who can assess and determine which type of consult is indicated. ...Read more

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Gastroenterology: Does an endoscopic ultrasound of the pancreas usually require general anesthesia of the patient or can there be twilight sleep?

Gastroenterology: Does an endoscopic ultrasound of the pancreas usually require general anesthesia of the patient or can there be twilight sleep?

Outside my area!: I'm not an expert on this - but, even if I had a knowledgeable POV - it would mean nothing for your case. The medical team responsible for your procedure will not be moved from the practices they are confident and comfortable with. Really, they're right to make choices they'll be responsible for. If you can find what you want, fine. If you fear GA, try to find help w/ this fear - you can! Best! ...Read more

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18 year gastroenterology patient. Also Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. Appt Fri. Pain constipation, bad heartburn, nausea. What will relieve until?

18 year gastroenterology patient. Also Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. Appt Fri. Pain constipation, bad heartburn, nausea. What will relieve until?

Try antacids: Simple antacids are the first line of treatment. If liquid Mylanta or Maalox is helpful, you may also consider a short treatment with OTC acid blocker such as Prilosec (omeprazole) ...Read more

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Been told by my dentist-i need 2 hav extraction of 1root tip, n hav my teeth filled cause of cavities. Should I go to see ENT and gastroenterology for my bad breath problem. I just want to get rid of bad breath

Been told by my dentist-i need 2 hav extraction of 1root tip, n hav my teeth filled cause of cavities. Should I go to see ENT and gastroenterology for my bad breath problem. I just want to get rid of bad breath

Bad breath: The cavities and root tips are an obvious source of the bad breath. Any mouth problems should be dealt with first, cavities are rotting parts of teeth. If there is still a problem after the obvious then seek more obscure answer. ...Read more

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Do colorectal polyps itch?

Do colorectal polyps itch?

Simple: Answer is no! Polyps can bleed, cause looser stools or constipation but usually no pain or itching. Anal itching is usually due to excessive caffeine or moisture at bottom. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of first @ second stages of adinocarcinoma of colorectal region?

What is the prognosis of first @ second stages of adinocarcinoma of colorectal region?

Prognosis: Prognosis of early stage of colon cancer- stage 1 and 2, in general, are very good- that is around 93% for stage 1 and is between 75-85% for stage 2- with curative surgery alone. The prognosis will also depend on the biology of the cancer and other risk/how good your overall condition. Please d/w your doctor further regarding your case. ...Read more

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I been refered to a colorectal surgen do to my hemorieds what is the standard procedure for this?

I been refered to a colorectal surgen do to my hemorieds what is the standard procedure for this?

Hemorrhoids: Depends on what stage hemorrhoids are present and whether your symptoms are related to the internal or external hemorrhoids. You are going to the right specialist. ...Read more

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What are the chances of srvaival in colorectal adinoma carcinpma at the age of 70?

Depends on the stage: If stage 1 or 2, good survival. If stage 3 or lymph node involvement, less than stage 1 or 2. If stage 4 or metastatic disease, the survival depends on response to therapy and the patient's comorbidities. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: colorectal?

Colorectal: The term refers to colin (large intestine) and rectum: colorectal surgeon for example does surgical procedures pertaining to those areas. ...Read more

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How is colorectal metastasis detected?

How is colorectal metastasis detected?

CT/surgery.: These are often detected on ct scan, but the most definitive way to detect this is by surgery, often done during resection of primary tumor. This is one reason why the dukes classification is used, as the invasiveness is determined at surgery. Stage a - to submucosa, b - to muscularis, c - to lymph nodes, d - distant metastasis. Organs of metastasis also show signs - liver, bone lung. ...Read more

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For digestive diseases (gastroenterolgy hepatology)?

For digestive diseases (gastroenterolgy hepatology)?

Is this a question?: For diseases of these systems see a specialist if needed. ...Read more

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Does it matter where I get my colorectal surgery done?

Does it matter where I get my colorectal surgery done?

That depends: On your condition requiring surgery and the particular surgery you are considering. Generally, the everyday colorectal surgery can be successfully performed by your colon and rectal surgery at the facility where they normally operate. ...Read more

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Colorectal surgeons (non-stanford) in the menlo park area. Recommendations?

Referrel directory: Check out referrel directory of board certified colon and rectal surgeons at www. Colonandrectalsurgery. Com ...Read more

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I have been ordered to do an annual fit test for colorectal issues, should I be concerned about why I need to do this?

I have been ordered to do an annual fit test for colorectal issues, should I be concerned about why I need to do this?

I suppose you have: A strong family history of colon cancer thus your dr is proactively screening you for blood in the stool if positive, it may suggest presence of colon polyps or cancer. Cut down on your intake of fatty foods and eat more fiber, fruits and veggies. There are some studies showing that Aspirin may prevent colon cancer. Discuss with your dr if u have any concerns. ...Read more

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Colorectal cancer causes?

Colorectal cancer causes?

Heredity & diet: The cause is not known in most cases. In a small number the cause is clearly heredity, e.g., apc and hnpcc. In the garden variety colon cancer, a diet low in fiber and rich in fats may increase the risk of cancer. ...Read more

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I think I have colorectal cancer?

I think I have colorectal cancer?

Reason?: Unless you have a family history or other predisposing factor you are probably too young for colorectal cancer. If you recently noticed a change in bowel habits or blood in stool get a GI checkup ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for colorectal cancer?

What are the risk factors for colorectal cancer?

See below: Family history of colon cancer, smoking, history of ulcerative colitis, history of colon polyps, diabetes, being african american are a few. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are signs of colorectal cancer?

I was wondering what are signs of colorectal cancer?

Can be minimal: Unfortunately, colorectal cancer usually gives no symptoms during its early, more curable stages. As it grows, it can cause bleeding which can cause anemia (weakness) blockage causing abdominal pain, nausea and/or vomiting and abdominal enlargement. Most cancers start as benign polyps that can be removed at colonoscopy so screening colonoscopy is important by age 50 in asymptomatic individuals. ...Read more

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How fast does colorectal cancer grow?

How fast does colorectal cancer grow?

Depends: Growth rate can depend on several factors.

Here is a good review on colorectal cancer

http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/colorectal-cancer. ...Read more

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Can young person get colorectal cancer?

Can young person get colorectal cancer?

Yes, but uncommon: About 150000 new cases of colon/rectal ca in us/yr. 90% are age 50 and up. + family history, especially of early ca increases risk. Longstanding ibd increases risk. Certain (rare to uncommon) genetic syndromes increase risk. Check your family's history, see your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Keith Monson
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Proctology (Definition)

Proctologists are physicians who have specialized knowledge to diagnose and surgically treat disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. Such disorders may include hemorrhoids, colorectal ...Read more


Dr. Scott Keith
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Colorectal (Definition)

The term refers to colin (large intestine) and rectum: colorectal surgeon for example does surgical procedures ...Read more