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Gastroenterology

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

Overview

Gastroenterologists perform a number of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including colonoscopy, endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound and liver biopsy.

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Gastritis is strictly a histological or tissue diagnosis of inflammation of the stomach inner lining which may or may not manifest symptomatically. Gastroparesis, on the other hand, defines a symptomatic delay in stomach emptying resulting in bloating, abdominal pain and sometimes v...
16 Aug 2019
Vomiting due to simple infection or food poisoning is usually self-limiting. Persistent vomiting, on the other hand, requires medical attention for assessment and to prevent dehydration. The sensation of hunger is physiological and can be generally accepted to signify a normal funct...
16 Aug 2019
Gastritis is a term almost synonymous with upper abdominal pain although they actually do carry different meanings. Gastritis is a tissue level diagnosis indicating inflammation of the stomach lining which may or may not manifest as pain or discomfort. Mild gastritis is very common ...
16 Aug 2019
In general, belching is normal and physiological and most people belch after meals. Belching may be associated with muscular weakness at the gastro-esophageal junction and may bring along with it acid from the stomach resulting in heartburns. This is not necessarily problematic unl...
16 Aug 2019
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It can be hard for you as a layperson to know if your abdominal pain requires urgent medical attention. As a general rule of thumb, abdominal pain that doesn't go away should be seen by a doctor. If you are not sure perhaps you can see your nearby GP first. Assuming you have alrea...
13 Aug 2019
Persistent pale stools may indicate a problem with secretion of bile juice into the digestive tract. Adult stool colour can range from different shades of brown to dark green. This is believed to be partly related to the diet we take but largely the effect of bile juice which is required for proper...
29 Jul 2019
Cobblestone throat refers to the nodular appearance of the throat. It is caused by tissue swellings as a result of inflammation or irritation. Larygopharyngeal reflux (LPR) , on the other hand, describes the backflow of stomach content into the throat. Both the above ...
29 Jul 2019
The short answer I have is No. There are lots of rumors and information on the net about what not to take together with durian and how they may be toxic when taken together. As far as I know, durian is a tropical fruit very rich in nutrients and with high potassiu...
18 Jul 2019
It can be challenging and sometimes impossible even for doctors to be certain about appendicitis. The classical presentation of a central abdominal pain which move towards the right lower abdomen may not happen every time. In general, if you have a pain that is getting worse over...
18 Jul 2019
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