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Apollo Clinic, Guwahati

Apollo Clinic

Gastroenterologist Clinic

Kanchan Road, Opposite Bora Service, Ulubari Guwahati
1 Doctor · ₹400 · 2 Reviews
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We provide complete solutions for all problems of the Pancreas, Liver, Gastrointestinal diseases. Cancer surgery and other non surgical treatment of cancer is also provided. Endoscopy, Co......more
We provide complete solutions for all problems of the Pancreas, Liver, Gastrointestinal diseases. Cancer surgery and other non surgical treatment of cancer is also provided. Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Banding, Stenting and all major surgeries are routinely done with results comparable to the best centres in the world and at a very competitive cost. Like our Facebook Page : Pancreas Liver Gastro Clinic
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Apollo Clinic is known for housing experienced Gastroenterologists. Dr. Pranjal Deka, a well-reputed Gastroenterologist, practices in Guwahati. Visit this medical health centre for Gastroenterologists recommended by 62 patients.

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Kanchan Road, Opposite Bora Service, Ulubari
Ulubari Guwahati, Assam - 781007
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Dr. Pranjal Deka

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist
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"Professional" 1 review "Well-reasoned" 2 reviews "Helped me impr..." 1 review "Practical" 1 review "knowledgeable" 4 reviews "Sensible" 1 review "Very helpful" 11 reviews

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Dec 30, 2016

Dr. Pranjal Deka provides answers that are very helpful. Thnqu so much

Dec 27, 2016

Dr. Pranjal Deka provides answers that are knowledgeable, well-reasoned and professional. We had gone through ultrasound scan of full abdomen and it is found that grade 2 fatty liver...

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Bile Duct Blockage - 8 Factors Behind it

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
Bile Duct Blockage -  8 Factors Behind it

Any kind of injury on the surface of the skin is immediately noticed by us, but when something happens to one of our internal organs, it can take a little longer to get to your notice for example, an obstruction in the bile duct. The bile duct is a tubular structure responsible for carrying bile from the liver and gall bladder through the pancreas to the small intestine. This bile helps the digestion process and the absorption of fat.

An obstruction in the bile duct can be triggered by a number of factors. Some of these are:

  1. Gallstones
  2. Inflammation of the bile ducts
  3. Cysts
  4. Traumatic accidents
  5. Bile duct or pancreatic tumors
  6. Hepatitis infections
  7. Cirrhosis or severe liver damage
  8. Abnormal narrowing of the bile duct

This can affect anyone, but the people who have a history of gall stones or tumors in the abdomen are at a higher risk of suffering from bile duct obstruction. Chronic pancreatitis, sudden weight loss or obesity can also increase this risk. The symptoms of biliary obstruction include light coloured stool, dark urine, pain in the upper right abdomen, nausea, vomiting and fever. Your doctor will also probably need an X-ray of the bile ducts, blood tests, a hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid scan and ultrasonograph to confirm a diagnosis before they can start treating you for the same.

If not treated in time, bile duct blockages can lead to a dangerous buildup of bilirubin in the body and trigger a number of life threatening diseases. Treatment for biliary obstruction can be through medication or surgery with surgery being the more preferred mode of treatment. It is aimed at resolving the underlying cause of the obstruction and alleviating the blockage. Treatment for biliary obstruction can be two common forms of treatment include a cholecystectomy and ERCP. The former involves the removal of the gall bladder and is suited to obstructions caused by gallstones. The latter is a procedure to remove small stones from the bile duct or place a stent inside the duct.

There are many ways bile duct obstruction can be prevented which first and foremost includes following a healthy lifestyle. If you are overweight, exercise for at least half an hour a day to regulate your weight and reach a healthy BMI. Decrease your intake of sugar and saturated fats as both these can cause gall stones. Also, increase the amount of fibre in your diet. All the above mentioned tips will certainly help you in preventing bile duct obstruction.

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Flatulence - What Causes it + Home Remedies

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
Flatulence - What Causes it + Home Remedies

The build-up of gases in the stomach can be uncomfortable and very embarrassing when it leads to flatulence. Flatulence can be defined as the release of intestinal gas from the anus. This may or may not be accompanied by sound and odour. Both men and women can be affected by flatulence at any age.

Some of the causes of flatulence include:
• Swallowing excessive amounts of air while eating
• Indigestion
Lactose intolerance

Food that is difficult to digest often triggers the formation of gas such as hydrogen, carbon dioxide, methane and sulphur in the digestive system as a result of the microbial breakdown of this food. Sulphur is largely responsible for the odor that accompanies the release of these gases. Beans, chickpeas, cauliflower and cabbage are some such foods that can trigger flatulence.
Flatulence on its own is not a serious condition and usually resolves itself without medication. However if it triggers severe abdominal cramps, diarrhea, persistent constipation, blood in the stools, nausea and pain in the right side of the abdomen, medical care should be immediately sought.

If flatulence is a problem you suffer from often, take a look at your diet and modify your eating habits. Keep a food diary to determine what food triggers this condition and avoid it. If you are lactose intolerant switch your dairy products for soya substitutes and avoid dairy. Anti-gas compounds that are available over the counter can also provide relief. Chew your food slowly, thoroughly and ensure that your mouth is closed while chewing to prevent swallowing air. For this reason, also avoid chewing gums and fizzy drinks. If you must eat beans, soak them overnight before cooking.

Flatulence can be easily treated with home remedies. Following home remedies can be used
1. Ginger: Ginger aids the digestion process, eases bloating and reduces gas. It also helps stool pass smoothly and helps keep the intestines clear. This does not give stomach gases a chance to build up. Ginger can be consumed in the form of capsules or a tea made by steeping ginger in hot water for a few minutes.
2. Papaya: Along with being rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, papaya contains an enzyme known as papain that helps digest proteins and reduce gas. To benefit from papain, you could eat the papaya fruit or drink a tea made with papaya leaves. Papaya enzymes are also available as supplements. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Hi Whenever I pass my stool there is an immense itching as well as pain near anal area. Recently I consulted with an homeopathic Doctor. He advised me a medicine called Aesculus hipp 1000 and Collinsonia 200. After taking this medicine I was not facing those problem But whenever I stop taking medicine the problem of itching and pain start again Whether I can get rid of this permanently or not? Suggest me?

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
Start doing sitz bath twice daily after passing stool. Have diet rich in fibre. Add some stool softener at bed time.
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Age 50 male too much stomachache and gas formed in stomach his total bilirubin is 1.5 serum sgpt alt is 80 and serum amylase is 42 what does this reports indicate from 7 days pErson continue suffer from stomachache.

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
Age 50 male too much stomachache and gas formed in stomach his total bilirubin is 1.5 serum sgpt alt is 80 and serum ...
start Tab pantocid once daily empty stomach with cap evion 400 my once daily for two months. avoid fatty foods. do some exercise.
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Does Heartburn Lead to Esophageal Cancer?

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
Does Heartburn Lead to Esophageal Cancer?

Heartburn or acid reflex is a burning sensation that is felt in the throat or chest region after the intake of certain foods. While many of us must have felt heartburn once in our lifetime, too many occurrences such as this could be a fair indication of esophageal cancer.

How an acidburn is related to esophagus?
Esophagus is the tube which carries food from the throat to the stomach. In the case of an acid reflux, the acid from the stomach jumps to the esophagus leading to a condition known as the Barrett’s esophagus. This is a condition which replaces the tissue present in the esophagus with a similar kind of tissue found in the lining of the intestine. This being said, Barrett’s esophagus doesn’t necessarily lead to esophageal cancer.

Key symptoms of Esophageal Cancer
Difficulty swallowing is a key symptom of esophageal cancer. This condition is known as dysphasia. As the tumor grows bigger, it becomes more difficult to swallow food. Esophageal pain is also a common symptom reported by many patients. Loss in appetite and an unexplained weight loss are some of the other symptoms of this type of cancer. Although esophageal cancer does not show any visible signs in the early stage, some of the key indicators are chronic couch, indigestion and hoarseness of voice.

Key risk factors:
Some of the key risk factors for this type of cancer are as follows:

  1. Men tend to run a higher risk of getting this cancer than women.
  2. Esophageal cancer are often detected in people above the age of 55 or more
  3. Chronic tobacco users have higher chances of getting esophageal cancer
  4. Consumption of alcohol increases the risk of esophageal cancer
  5. Obesity increases the risk of acid flux thereby, leading to esophageal cancer
  6. Radiation treatment in the abdomen or chest area might also lead to esophageal cancer

How an esophageal cancer is detected?
Primarily there are 3 ways by which this cancer is detected. The first step for an oncologist to detect this cancer is to perform an endoscopy. If this fails, doctors often try a barium swallow on suspected patients and take an X-ray to understand the esophagus lining. If all this fails, doctors rely on a CT scan to detect this cancer.

How is esophageal cancer treated?
If a patient is lucky and the cancer gets detected in a very early stage, the tumor along with the infected cell can be surgically removed. Apart from surgery, some other alternatives are radiation and chemotherapy. A combination of radiation and chemotherapy or a surgery followed by radiation can also be suggested by the doctor. The treatment plan depends on the stage of detection.

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I often have itching in my scrotum area. I do wash it properly with soap but still it does not go Yes I had a problem with fungal infections earlier. Please help me on this. Thank you.

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
I often have itching in my scrotum area. I do wash it properly with soap but still it does not go
Yes I had a problem...
Do not use soap as it dries the skin and causes more itching. Use normal water. Use a dusting powder available at most pharmacies.
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Am 23 years old. Having files problem many its goes automatically but sometimes paining and stomach disorders please help me out any home remedies avail to cure this problem?

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
Am 23 years old. Having files problem many its goes automatically but sometimes paining and stomach disorders please ...
Take a tub of warm water add pinch of salt in it and sit on tub after passing stool for two months. Avoid fast food. Have high fibre diet.
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Just before a week my mother went under a laparoscopic surgery and hysterectomy and both the ovaries and follicles are removed. She has pains. Now she is taking bed rest. How long she need rest to completely recover?

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
Just before a week my mother went under a laparoscopic surgery and hysterectomy and both the ovaries and follicles ar...
She can start her activities of daily living by herself now and gradually increase physical activity.
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During her menses, we had sex without precaution and he took an pil. But its 25 days, there is no menses done yet. If she is pregnant then is there any further pill or medicine? Please help me out.

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
During her menses, we had sex without precaution and he took an pil. But its 25 days, there is no menses done yet. If...
Please get urine pregnancy test done and repeat after two weeks if negative. If problem persists, meet a gynecologist.
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My mother, 78 years, has been diagnosed with can pancreatitis and malignant ascites. Doctors have only suggested palliative care and symptomatic treatment to improve her quality of life. We want to have suggestions on 1. What should be the best nutritional diet and what supplements need to be given. 2. When do you suggest paracentesis or ascites tapping. Is it helpful? Thank you very much for all your help and advice.

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
Give her normal diet according to her choice and tolerance. You can give a multivitamin supplement and also any protein powder like Ensure etc. Tapping is required if ascites is so much that it hampers her breathing especially when lying down
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I have pain in my lower abdomen. I took many medicines but it didn't work. Can you please suggest me proper treatment.

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
I have pain in my lower abdomen. I took many medicines but it didn't work. Can you please suggest me proper treatment.
Drink plenty of water. Eat high fibre diet. Avoid chillies and other foods which may cause constipation to you. Please get LFT, lipid profile, TSH, HbA1C and USG whole abdomen done and upload the reports.
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Am 62 aged I have lower abdomen pain and vomiting. Please give me what is the reason.

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
Am 62 aged I have lower abdomen pain and vomiting. Please give me what is the reason.
Drink plenty of water. Eat high fibre diet. Avoid chillies and other foods which may cause constipation to you. Please get Kidney Function Test, LFT, TSH, HbA1C and USG whole abdomen done and upload the reports.
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I'm 20 year old boy diagnosed with bulla diseases in only left lung, and also diagnosed with treatment with anti tuberculosis drag for 6 month. What you suggest about my bulla?

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
Continue treatment for TB now. Bulla does not need anything now but if there is sudden chest pain especially after coughing please consult a doctor immediately as the bulla may rupture. If the bulla is too big then there is a role for surgery.
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I am suffering from night falling of sperms. What should I do. It pains a lot in the lower part of anus. Suggest some exercise.

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
I am suffering from night falling of sperms. What should I do. It pains a lot in the lower part of anus. Suggest some...
It is normal. You can do masturbation or have sex to avoid nightfall. For anal problem : Drink plenty of water. Avoid chillies in any form. Eat small frequent meals. Eat high fibre diet. Do Sitz bath. Please get liver function test and ultrasound whole abdomen done and upload the reports.
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Hlo sir I have stomach pain very hardly since last three four days. I am suffering from lot of pain. Please help me and tell me the perfect treatment. Thank you.

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
Hlo sir I have stomach pain very hardly since last three four days. I am suffering from lot of pain. Please help me a...
Drink plenty of water. Avoid chillies in any form. Eat small frequent meals. Please get liver function test and ultrasound whole abdomen done and upload the reports.
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Hello Doctor I am 40 years I have severe pain in right side stomach. Pls suggest me.

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
Hello Doctor I am 40 years I have severe pain in right side stomach. Pls suggest me.
Drink plenty of water. Avoid chillies in any form. Eat small frequent meals. Please get liver function test and ultrasound whole abdomen done and upload the reports.
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I am having pain at right side of stomach I have done sonography also the reports say its swelling. Bp also dripping also always high.

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
I am having pain at right side of stomach I have done sonography also the reports say its swelling. Bp also dripping ...
Drink plenty of water. Avoid chillies in any form. Eat small frequent meals. Please get liver function test and ultrasound whole abdomen done and upload the reports.
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From last two three days I feeling boil/swelling one or two on my anus. I have image of it.

MCh HPB Surgery, Fellow, European Board of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Gastroenterologist, Guwahati
Drink plenty of water. Avoid chillies in any form. Eat small frequent meals. High fibre diet. Sitz bath twice daily. Please get liver function test, TSH, HbA1c and ultrasound whole abdomen done and upload the reports.
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