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Ask a Gastroenterologist online and get Gastroenterology Second Opinion for conditions and disorders of the stomach and intestines. Some of them are Dyspepsia/Indigestion, Nausea and Vomiting, Peptic Ulcer Disease, Abdominal Pain Syndrome, Belching, Bloating, Flatulence, Biliary Tract Disorders, Gall Bladder Disorders, Gallstone Pancreatitis, Gallstones in Women, Constipation and Defecation Problems, Diarrhea (acute and chronic), Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hemorrhoids and Other Anal Disorders, Rectal Problems in Women.
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Stomach problems are not uncommon. Lots of people suffer from issues like acidity, gas, bloating, lack of appetite, constipation, loose stool, abdominal pain etc. These problems might be symptoms for graver abdominal disorders. Ask a gastroenterologist Online in detail about your problem and how permanent cure for the problem can be attained.
Apart from the above mentioned abdominal problems, there are many other issues that can trouble your abdomen. Some of these include IBS, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, GERD etc. Immediate medical attention should be sought if you think your abdominal problems are not getting relieved even after taking medicines.
Ask a Gastroenterologist Online for a Second Opinion
Second opinions are quite common for abdominal problems. It has been seen that many times a doctor fails to diagnose the problem accurately and hence the patient does not get relief from the problem. In such a situation, it is best to seek a second opinion as it will clear your doubts regarding the treatment. You can also be sure if the treatment you are undergoing is okay or not. Sometimes, a gastroenterology second opinion Online helps in getting better guidance regarding the prevailing medical condition and we provide you just that. The doctor offering online medical second opinion might make slight changes in the prescription and you can benefit greatly from the same.
When Should you Consult our Experts for a Gastroenterology Second Opinion online?
- To confirm whether your diagnosis is right
- To know what are the alternative procedures and treatment
- To confirm that your medication regimen is the best course of treatment
- To know additional details about your medical condition
- To find out if there are any side effects of the treatment that you are taking
- To know how long your medical condition will take to cure
- To find out whether you have taken the right tests and what further tests are required for your medical condition
Gastroenterologist Online Consultation
If you detest going to a gastroenterologist physically, you can ask a gastroenterologist online by choosing one of the best gastroenterologists on our panel. Get answers from the best gastroenterologists and discuss your problems without any kind of hesitation. You will need to send across your reports and previous prescriptions if any so that the gastroenterologist can study your case and offer expert opinion for the same.
Benefits of Asking a Stomach Specialist Doctor Online
- Seeking consultation and advice from a gastroenterologist online comes with many benefits.
- You don’t need to travel to the doctor, particularly when the symptoms of the abdominal problems are acute and severe, and still get advice on the condition.
- You can fix appointment with the doctor as per your convenient time. In fact you can present your problem to the doctor at your suitable time and get suitable advice later.
- Since payment for the consultation can be made online, you don’t need to worry about the same as well.
- Some doctors also offer facilities of online video chatting with patients to understand their problems better.
Questions to Ask Gastroenterologist about IBS
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common abdominal problem from which millions of people in the world suffer. Mostly women are affected by this problem. Main symptoms of this problem are belly discomfort along with troublesome bowel habits. Patients suffering from IBS can suffer from either diarrhea or constipation and the stool type is also different.
- What is IBS?
- What are the probable reasons for IBS?
- Are there any tests which can be used for diagnosing IBS?
- Do I need to make dietary changes to keep IBS under control?
- How can I reduce stress levels to keep IBS at bay?
- Can IBS lead to more serious abdominal problems?
Questions to Ask Gastroenterologist about Crohn's Disease
Among various kinds of gastrointestinal and abdominal disorders, Crohn’s Disease needs special mention. It is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and is different from IBS. The main problem in this disease is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract or the digestive tract. Usually the small intestine is the worst hit area in Crohn’s Disease, though any part of the GI tract can be affected by the problem. This disease often appears in patches and runs through the entire bowel wall.
- Which parts of the intestine are affected by Crohn’s Disease?
- Are other abdominal disorders causing Crohn’s Disease?
- Will lifestyle changes help in improving conditions of Crohn’s Disease?
- Are there side effects of medicines which are recommended for Crohn’s Disease?
- What will happen if medications are stopped for the problem?
- Do I need a regular follow up for treatment of Crohn’s Disease?
Questions to Ask Gastroenterologist about GERD
GERD is gastroesophageal reflux disease. In this, the acid from stomach reaches the esophagus causing immense heartburn. Burning feeling is felt in the chest area along with immense sore throat. The total feeling of GERD is very unpleasant and uncomfortable. When GERD is severe, it might lead to tissue damage in the esophagus. If you have been diagnosed with GERD, you must ask the stomach specialist doctor as what exactly happens in this problem.
- What is the status of my GERD?
- What are the reasons that I have GERD?
- Should I avoid specific kinds of foods and beverages?
- Do the medicines I take be a cause of GERD?
- What tests and investigations need to be done for treating GERD?
- Will other medical conditions aggravate the problem of GERD?
- What kinds of complications can develop from GERD?
Questions to Ask Gastroenterologist about Ulcerative Colitis
Like Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis is also a kind of inflammatory bowel disease. The colon and the rectum are mainly affected by this disease and it is quite painful and uncomfortable. While in some people, parts of the colon are affected; in others the whole colon might be affected. And obviously when the whole colon is infected, the symptoms are severe. Sadly this problem is hereditary in nature and someone in the family definitely has the problem.
- What is ulcerative colitis and what are the reasons causing the same?
- Are there specific factors that aggravate the chances of getting ulcerative colitis?
- What investigations and tests help in diagnosing ulcerative colitis?
- What will be the treatment procedure for treating ulcerative colitis?
- Is ulcerative colitis completely curable?
- Should I be under strict diet regimen for keeping ulcerative colitis under control?
Do not ignore if you suffer from the above mentioned gastrointestinal disorders and ask a gastroenterologist for a second opinion at the earliest for best results.
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Q: When should I consult a gastroenterologist?
A: You should definitely consult a gastroenterologist if you have chronic diarrhoea, bloody diarrhoea, blood in vomiting, blood in stool, chronic abdominal pain etc.
Q: What is heartburn?
A: It is seen due to hyperacidity in the stomach which causes burning type of pain in the middle and left side of the lower chest. Patient should definitely rule out heart disease.
Q: Why do I have central chest pain after eating spicy food?
A: Spicy food makes stomach to produce more acid and this in turn causes gastritis which gives central chest pain.
Q: How to treat hyperacidity naturally?
A: You should avoid spicy food, junk food, large meals. Avoid sleeping immediately after taking meals. Go for a walk after meals.
Q: What is dysentery?
A: When you have bloody diarrhoea with abdominal pain, fever, it is known as dysentery. This denotes severe intestinal infection.
Q: What are the home remedies for constipation?
A: If you have constipation (difficulty or straining in passing stool), drink plenty of water, exercise regularly, avoid oily and spicy food, avoid junk food. Take more dietary fibers like fruits and vegetables.
Q: What is IBS?
A: IBS is Irritable bowel syndrome. It is mostly stress and anxiety related. All reports are normal but still patient has alternate diarrhoea and constipation with abdominal pain.
Q: What is upper GI scopy?
A: It is a procedure done by gastroenterologist in which an endoscope is introduced from mouth to visualize esophagus, stomach and duodenum.
Q: What is colonoscopy?
A: It is a procedure done by a gastroenterologist in which endoscope is introduced from anus to visualize rectum, sigmoid colon and large intestine.
Q: Why do I have blood in my stool?
A: Most common cause of blood in stool is hemorrhoids. Other causes are dysentery, cancer, tuberculosis, IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) etc.
Q: What is Hematemesis?
A: Hematemesis is blood in vomiting. It is an emergency condition where bleeding is mostly from stomach or duodenum ulcer.
Q: What is hepatitis?
A: Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. It can be due to a viral infection, alcohol, drugs etc.
Q: Is hepatitis sexually transmitted?
A: Yes, Hepatitis B and C is known for sexual transmission. They can also transmit by needle stick injury.
Q: Which hepatitis spreads by food?
A: Hepatitis A and E are transmitted by food and water.
Q: Is fatty liver dangerous?
A: Yes, fatty liver if not taken care of can lead to hepatomegaly (enlargement of the liver), Hepatitis and Cirrhosis.
Q: How alcohol affects liver?
A: Alcohol affects the liver directly and causes fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, Cirrhosis and liver failure.
Q: How to keep my gut healthy?
A: You should adopt healthy dietary habits like avoiding smoking, alcohol, junk food, oily and spicy food. Eat more freshly cooked home made food. Take more dietary fibers.
Q: What are the symptoms of worm infection?
A: Worms are parasites that commonly affect the intestine. It causes abdominal pain, fever, vomiting, abdominal enlargement, diarrhea etc.
Q: What is typhoid?
A: Typhoid is a bacterial infection of the small intestine that causes fever, abdominal pain and diarrhoea.
Q: Do I have appendicitis?
A: If you have unbearable right lower abdominal pain with fever, vomiting then this could be appendicitis.