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Dr Chip (M.D.)
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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Ive been having GI symptoms for a while now. thought i have

Customer Question

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JA: Hello. How can we help?
Customer: yes ive been having GI symptoms for a while now. thought i have get an idea for whats wronging on
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I saw a GI dr for certain symptoms i had. but now i have others. the prescribed protonix and bentyl but idk dont think i do much more me i dont take them daily
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: ive been having acid reflux,chronic fullness, i constantly go to the bathroom to have a BM. but not watery. and burning anus.
JA: How long have you been dealing with the burning? Are you experiencing any other discomfort?
Customer: well on and off a year. but the burning was very rare. now i fell its a constant usually they days i work though
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 5 months ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Were you screened for an H pylori bacterial stomach infection?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
recently. breathe test it was negative. and i tested negative for c-dif
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
ive had 2 recent food poisonings. one last month and one back in oct
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 5 months ago.

OK--did you have upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
no. i had a Ct and that was negative. and in oct i had bld work and my LFT were elevated then a repeat showed normal levels. hep panel was also neg
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 5 months ago.

So was the diagnosis irritable bowel syndrome?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
she guessed. but i still dont feel ok
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 5 months ago.

OK

Sounds like you have irritable bowel syndrome/diarrhea

There are two newer medications for that--Viberzi and Xifaxan

I've had great success with my patients with your problem using one of those so you need to ask your doctor to try one of them for you

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
thanks
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 5 months ago.

My pleasure

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