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How is belching, bloating/distention, and flatulence typically evaluated?

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Dr. William Carveth
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: GI specialist

Specialist would rule out other disease otherwise this is commonly ibs.

In brief: GI specialist

Specialist would rule out other disease otherwise this is commonly ibs.
Dr. William Carveth
Dr. William Carveth
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Hist/phys/diet/labs

Thorough history, including timing of sympt, effects position, diet, travel.
History re: medl conditions, surgical history, meds, supplements, beverages (carbonated, lactose, fructose containing, alcohol, etc). History may give answer. Physical exam, including gi, and gyn, but also neurol, stool exam; appropriate labs, including cbc, chem, maybe others like sono, xray, endoscopies, etc., .If needed.

In brief: Hist/phys/diet/labs

Thorough history, including timing of sympt, effects position, diet, travel.
History re: medl conditions, surgical history, meds, supplements, beverages (carbonated, lactose, fructose containing, alcohol, etc). History may give answer. Physical exam, including gi, and gyn, but also neurol, stool exam; appropriate labs, including cbc, chem, maybe others like sono, xray, endoscopies, etc., .If needed.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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