Gastroenterology

Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which include the organs from mouth into anus, along the alimentary canal, are the focus of this speciality.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), is a functional disturbance of the digestive tract with a spectrum of presentations ranging from: abdominal pain, constipation to diarrhoea As definitive diagnostic tests are not available for IBS, clinical ... Read Full Answer
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In general, treatment of gallstones during pregnancy is similar to the way gallstones are treated normally. There are special considerations that your doctor will have if you are pregnant and presenting with gallstones related issues. The most sig... Read Full Answer
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SGPT, otherwise known as ALT is one of the serum enzymes use by doctors to assess and monitor liver health. When there is any condition resulting in inflammation or damage to the liver, the serum SGPT goes up. However, the relationship between the... Read Full Answer
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Rust stains are commonly seen on cookware and utensils that are stowed away or infrequently used. These stains appear as the iron content within these cookwares are oxidised over time. The concern most people have is whether accidental ingestion o... Read Full Answer
In general, gallbladder removal (cholecystectomy) should not affect your bowel habits. Very occasionally, some patients may have softer stools which may give rise to the sensation of urge to defecate.Various studies have also found that to be true... Read Full Answer
Gallstone formation is found to be 2 to 3 times more common in females as compared to males [1]. This difference is observed starting puberty and throughout childbearing age. This is because females have higher levels of estrogen which promotes ga... Read Full Answer
The symptoms of 'gallbladder attacks' can be very varied. The most common symptom is just an upper abdominal vague discomfort of which you may just feel 'bloated' or  have 'gas' in your belly. It usually happens after a meal even though ... Read Full Answer
Stomach flu is also known as viral gastroenteritis, which is the inflammation of the stomach and intestines caused by a virus called Coxsackievirus. The symptoms include those that occur during flu, like fever, cough, sneezing, and blocked nose, a... Read Full Answer
Polyps in the colon can be broadly classified as pre-cancerous polyps or polyps without cancer potential. The polyps are seen during colonoscopy. Your endoscopist will look at the polyp and magnify the scope to visualise the surface characteristic... Read Full Answer
Colonic diverticulitis refers to a condition where a small part of the colon wall pouches outward (diverticulum) and gets infected. If the infection is localised (simple diverticulitis), you can be treated with antibiotics alone. The colon can hea... Read Full Answer