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Dr. Purshottam Vashista

Gastroenterologist, Mumbai

1000 at clinic
Dr. Purshottam Vashista Gastroenterologist, Mumbai
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If anal fissure occurred , am I notice everyday bleeding ? How was the feel if anal fissure occurred on me ? Anal fissure completely cure by surgery ? If I noticed one or today blood in the stool for constipation so it is called anal fissure ?

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), MS - General Surgery
Gastroenterologist, Pune
If anal fissure occurred , am I notice everyday bleeding ? How was the feel if anal fissure occurred on me ? Anal fis...
painful passage of stools while defecation along with appearance of 2-3 drops of blood mixed with stools is likely indicative of anal fissure. acute fissure requires medical treatment only. long standing fissures require surgery.
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

MBBS, MS - General Surgery , DNB (General Surgery), MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy), Fellow HPB Surgery & Liver Transplant (Singapore) , FICS - RPSLH - RPSLH
Gastroenterologist, Hyderabad
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a form of digestive disorder, which affects the lower oesophageal sphincters or the muscle ring present between the stomach and the food pipe. GERD incorporates the return of the contents of the stomach back to the oesophagus or food pipe. The functioning of the lower oesophageal sphincter is disrupted.

Causes:  Hiatal hernia is a common cause of GERD. An unhealthy lifestyle and diet may also lead to GERD. Intake of an excess amount of chocolates, fried food, coffee or alcohol triggers the chance of a reflux. GERD also occurs in obese people and pregnant women.

Symptoms: Heartburn, also known as acid indigestion, is the primary symptom of GERD. The affected person may feel a burning chest pain which starts from behind the breastbone and reaches up to the throat. The feeling can be defined as food coming back to the throat with a bitter, acidic taste. The burning sensation may last as long as two hours.

Other symptoms include:

  1. Excess saliva secretion
  2. Chronic conditions of sore throat
  3. Laryngitis
  4. Gum inflammation
  5. Tooth cavities
  6. Unpleasant breath

In order to diagnose GERD, several tests may be conducted . They are:

  1. An X-Ray of the upper part of the digestive system.
  2. Endoscopy to examine the inner part of the oesophagus.
  3. Ambulatory acid test for monitoring the amount of acid within the oesophagus.
  4. An oesophageal impedance test to measure substance movement inside the oesophagus.

Treatment

  1. A person must make several changes to his daily lifestyle and diet plan for treatment of GERD.
  2. Food and beverages like chocolates, fatty food, coffee, alcohol and peppermint should be avoided in order to reduce the weakening of the lower oesophageal sphincter. Several food items irritate the damaged oesophageal lining and should also be avoided. They include citrus fruits, tomato and pepper.
  3. Smoking cigarettes results in weakening of the lower oesophageal sphincter and should be stopped to reduce GERD.
  4. One should elevate the head of the bed on which he or she sleeps on blocks measuring 6 inches. This reduces the heartburn as gravity minimizes stomach reflux to return to the oesophagus.
  5. Over the counter medicines can be used to cure GERD. Antacids are a good example and neutralize the acid in the oesophagus and stomach, reducing heartburn. Combining antacids with foaming agents is also effective. A foam barrier is formed over the stomach, preventing the occurrence of acid reflux.
  6. Medicines for reducing acid in the stomach are prescribed in cases of chronic GERD, which include H2 blockers by the likes of cimetidine, famotidine or nizatidine.

GERD is a digestive disorder, which causes disruption in digestion, as reflux from the stomach is returned to the oesophagus. Proper treatment measures should be taken.

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I am suffering from chronic indigestion and gas problem since long and do not feel hungry in the morning, my liver function test result is fatty liver. I am taking medicine rablet-D in the morning and unienjime tablet after every meal. But no improvement. Request to advice some medicine this which get relief from symptom. Thank You.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am suffering from chronic indigestion and gas problem since long and do not feel hungry in the morning, my liver fu...
Follow advises given below: 1.Take small frequent meal kindly take 5-6 small meal in whole day 2.Take 6-8 glass of water in a day 4. Moderate physical activity regularly 5.avoid excessive tea, coffee, Avoid food from outside, junk, fried, spicy fatty food 6. Do Not postpone Breakfast 7. Avoid excess citrus fruit 8. Avoid smoking and Alcohol 9. Meditation Consult for further Management, meditation can be started after complete evaluation.
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I am suffering from acidity for the last 2 one and I have chest pain whenever, can you suggest what can I do.

MS - General Surgery, MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
I am suffering from acidity for the last 2 one and I have chest pain whenever, can you suggest what can I do.
Avoid tea/coffee alcohol, smoking spicy food. Life style changes and food habbits can solve your problem easily. Chew your food properly. Avoid outside food. Walk about 3-5 kms daily. There should be gap of 2hrs after dinner and sleep. Small and frequent meals is of help. Keep your blood sugar controlled. Raise your bed about 4" from headend side. Get your gastroendoscopy done. Tab nexpro-l 1 tab empty stomach. Consult doctor.
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My has a gallbladder stone of 15 mm size us there any alternative remedy other than surgery.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Although the gallstones cannot be removed with medicines but being a homoeopath and with an experience of 20 years besides me,I have developed certain technical medicinal combinations with which our gallstones will be removed completely but the percentage of removal of gallstones is 70% ( means if out of 100 patients ,70 patients were removed of gallstones.)This is very high percentage and I am very much confident about it.consult me if you dont want to go for surgery.You will have to purchase a package of 2+2 months ( Including medicines )from me as we cant get these medicinal combinations in market.
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Hello i'm 26 year old diagnosed with fatty liver grade 2. KIndly let me know what can I eat and what I can not. Specially about below items. Milk with honey Lemon Apple Banana Grapes Carrot.

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Ayurveda, Ambala
Hello i'm 26 year old diagnosed with fatty liver grade 2. KIndly let me know what can I eat and what I can not. Speci...
To treat the fatty liver - •Take 1/2 teaspoon of AMLA POWDER (CHURN) with a glass of water in morning. • Avoid alcohol or do not drink too much amount of alcohol. Avoid tobacco smoking & chewing. • Control your weight don't be overweight. Maintain your weight by doing exercise daily such as running, jogging, walking. • Avoid fast food, cold drinks, chicken & fish. As these food increase load on liver. • Eat healthy & balanced diet. Green leafy vegetables, seasonal fruits, high fiber foods. Eat less or minimum amount of foods containing fat such as butter, ghee, cream. Maintain your cholesterol level in normal range. • Do not take higher amount of drugs such as pain killer, antidepressants, steroids. As these medicines cause very harmful effect on liver. • Prevent yourself from infection. Always wash your hands with soap before eating food. • Avoid use of other person's razor for shave. • Take 1 tea spoon of LIV-52 syrup of HIMALAYA company in the evening. You can consult me for more detailed treatment & your doubts.
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I am suffering stomach problem since 2 days. My stomach getting g more bulky and acidity problem also started by tomorrow morning what should I do?

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
I am suffering stomach problem since 2 days. My stomach getting g more bulky and acidity problem also started by tomo...
U have to improve your food habits do 1. Take 2/ 3 glass of warm water in the morning 2. Take more water in day 3. Take meals at fixed hrs 4. Take small amount of food at a time, take more frequent meals - may be five times a day. 5. No spicy/ fried/ fast/ junk/processed food. 6. No milk for few days, can take curd, no uncooked salad 7. Avoid constipation 8. Use nibu pani (lemon water) 2/ 3 times a day 9. Do not drink/ STORE WATER IN PLASTIC bottles. For medicine contact on private consultation good luck.
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Sir when I sit I have ache inside my hips nd sometimes blood comes in stool. What should I do.

FMAS, MS
General Surgeon, Gandhinagar
Respected lybrate-user hi it's fissure problem. Avoid oily spicy nonveg stuffs. Have more liquids green leafy veg fiber fruits curd for better digestion. Apply xylocaine (5) jelly over anal part after passing stool & sitz bath (sitting in tub filled with leuk warm water for 10-10 min mor & eve) take isabgul powder 3 teaspoonful at night with glass of leuk warm water & tab esgipyrin mor & eve after meals for 5 days. Consult later if problem dear thanks regards.
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While toilet my penis is paining too much? Whst is the exact reason why its too painful?

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Pune
You might be having urethritis. A type of urinary tract infection. A course of medicine might help you. Uncommonly it could be bladder stone which irritates bladder neck causing trigone stimulation and patient feeling pain at the tip of penis while urinating. Surgeon will be able to help you with a course of urinary antiobiotics. If required they might do usg abdomen and pelvis after urine examniation. In a way its not very dangerous. No worries. Just get examined by a doctor.
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I am 26 years old. Dr. Please tell me how to loose stomach fat. Without food bhi my stomach seems big. I m suffering gastric problem.

Vaidya Visharad
Ayurveda, Narnaul
I am 26 years old. Dr. Please tell me how to loose stomach fat. Without food bhi my stomach seems big. I m suffering ...
One of the best ways to reduce the fat in your body is to drink honey in water. • Add one tablespoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water. • Drink this glass of water as soon as you wake up in the morning. • You can also add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the honey and water mixture.
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Is eating food with red chilly powder harmful to our body who have frequent bloating and no burning sensation in stomach?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Delhi
Is eating food with red chilly powder harmful to our body who have frequent bloating and no burning sensation in stom...
Red chilly powder does aggravate the gastric symptoms of bloating and acidity, however it also depends on the sensitivity of the patient.
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I am 36 years old guy, I am having problem of dark colour stools after every 1 or 2 months. And having acidity problem. Do suggest any treatment. Having done stool test for occued blood but the result is negative everytime.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please do one latest liver function test, ultrasonorgraphy of whole abdomen and send me final impression of reports on that basis, I can suggest you the medication.
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I am 5 weeks pregnant. Now I am having a small cramp like pain in the lower left abdomen. Is there anything to worry?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology -
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
I am 5 weeks pregnant. Now I am having a small cramp like pain in the lower left abdomen. Is there anything to worry?
Nothing to worry if pain is nit too severe. Watch for bleeding. Get ultrasound done after a week to confirm healthy pregnancy
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I have suffer from ibs with constipation and diaherria and common from this 'gas' from 3 years, please help.

BHMS, PGDM (Emergency Medical services)
Homeopath, Pune
I have suffer from ibs with constipation and diaherria and common from this 'gas' from 3 years, please help.
Hello Ravi...There are excellent drugs in homeopathy For IBS ...can be taken after detail case history...If possible search homeo pharmacy nearby and take ' Carbo veg 200' for 5 days (5 pills twice a Day) I'd like to know progress....Good Luck.:)
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What You Must Know About It if Your Child Suffers From Crohn's Disease

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
What You Must Know About It if Your Child Suffers From Crohn's Disease

If you are finding certain symptoms like stomach pain, cramping, frequent diarrhoea, weight loss of your child or fever, then there are chances that he is suffering from Crohn's disease. Crohn's disease is a bowel disease that causes swelling and inflammation along the digestive tract of your child. Mostly, it affects the end of the small intestine, but it can occur anywhere from the mouth to the anus.

Causes behind the disease: It is not common in children, but if your child is showing symptoms, then one of the following may be the reason:

  1. Immunity system of the child,
  2. Genetics, and
  3. Environment.

The main cause behind such a disease can be any of the above. However, it has been found that if you have someone suffering from this disease in the family, then your child has more chances of getting affected by it.

Diagnosing Crohn's disease: If you find the above-mentioned symptoms in your child, then it is better to take him or her to a doctor. Mostly, this disease is chronic in nature, meaning that it will continue even if it is treated. However, with proper treatment the symptoms can be reduced.
For diagnosing this disease the following tests may be done

  1. Different lab tests that include a blood test for blood count and white blood cell count, and stool test to look for the bacteria that cause the inflammation and urine.
  2. X-Ray for detecting whether your child is suffering from Crohn's disease and what is the exact position of it in the digestive tract.
  3. If further required, they may do an endoscopy to find out the exact location and get more details.

Complications arising out of Crohn's disease: If your child is suffering from this disease and is left without treatment for long, he or she may suffer from the following complications.

  1. When the disease thickens, it may obstruct the intestinal walls by swelling of the intestine. Thus, the space from where the digestive matter passes becomes less and may lead to bowel obstruction.
  2. Fissures may develop at the mucus membrane of the anus.
  3. Fistulas or ulcers can occur as they tunnel through the affeced area to the nearby tissues. All these are painful for your child to bear.
  4. Your child cannot absorb the nutrients of the food like any other child and hence there are chances that they suffer from nutritional deficiencies.

With such problems that may not seem very huge in the beginning, your child may lose his appetite and forget about normal living. Thus, the moment you find any such symptoms, discuss them with your doctor.

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I can not get digest, so what food I can take for that. What kind of tablet yu prefer for me.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I can not get digest, so what food I can take for that. What kind of tablet yu prefer for me.
Please Alone medicine won't work Go for morning and evening walk daily for good digestion and easy defication Take salads and fruits more Avoid oily spicy and fast food, non veg food, maida containing items like biscuits toast bread khari etc Take Cap trikatu by Himalaya 2 after lunch regularly.
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I am 49 yrs old having stone in gall bladder for last 2 years. Should I got it removed?

Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, F.I.A.G.E.S, M.S. ( General Surgery)
Gastroenterologist, Lucknow
Yes. You should get it operated. Its the only wise decision you should take. Keeping gallstones is far more dangerous than getting it operated.
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For the last two days, my wife is bleeding through the anus when passing stools in the morning. She is feeling irritation and pain during the day. Please advice.

FRAS, MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Ernakulam
It could be internal piles, consult your doctor in your city for examination diagnosis and treatment
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I have lower abdomen pain sine last few weeks. It cramps a lot. Please suggest me what should I do?

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Lower abdo pain could be due to -- Pelvic tract infection (gynae infections) Ovarian cysts,urinary tract infection, intestinal infection. Take over-the-counter painkiller / antispasmodic medicine if intolerable pain . If required, consult with details.
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