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by Dr Jamal Hayat
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: IBS
Topic: IBS and SIBO
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Re: IBS and SIBO

There are risk factors for SIBO including recurrent use of antibiotics and acid suppressants, having previous stomach or intestinal surgery and if your immune system is lowered. It is important to have other conditions ruled out before putting symptoms down to SIBO - your GP will may want to refer y...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: general
Topic: Nausea and low B12 could this be connected?
Replies: 2
Views: 624

Re: Nausea and low B12 could this be connected?

Hi, Having a low B12 is frequently encountered problem in primary care and whilst it can be dietary there are a number of causes to look for. Nausea can be associated with the low B12,or the conditions it can be associated with or even the worry associated with what could be causing it. Blood tests ...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: bowel cancer
Topic: Bowel Cancer Screening
Replies: 1
Views: 513

Re: Bowel Cancer Screening

Hello, I am sorry to hear about your dad and it is only natural to think about your own risk - particularly given his young age at diagnosis. The number and age of family member affected with bowel cancer is taken into account when planning surveillance with colonoscopy. The population screening whi...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Topic: STOMACH AND BOWEL PROBLEMS
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Re: STOMACH AND BOWEL PROBLEMS

Hi Mr King, The investigations which you have would have been looking for an underlying cause - however when no specific cause is found (and you have had the appropriate investigations to look for an underlying cause) these symptoms are labelled as 'IBS' and you may have what would be termed a diarr...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: bowel cancer
Topic: Signs of bowel cancer
Replies: 2
Views: 904

Re: Signs of bowel cancer

The likelihood of bowel cancer as a cause of abdominal symptoms in your 30's is very low. If you have rectal bleeding or weight loss with associated abdominal symptoms then this should be investigated urgently. We also take into account other things such as family history and the results of blood te...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Bowel Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 792

Re: Bowel Problems

There are a number of different kinds of hernias. a hiatus hernia is where the stomach starts to protrude into the chest. These are extremely common and can be associated with 'indigestion' - symptoms such as heartburn caused by stomach acid coming into chest. More often then not they do not need to...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: bowel cancer
Topic: Polyps and diverticula disease
Replies: 1
Views: 716

Re: Polyps and diverticula disease

Dear Sandra, You can still have colonoscopies after the age of 75 - this just needs to be weighed up against the risks of having the procedure - unfortunately these do increase with increasing age and just need to be balanced against the risk of having them. If you had three large polyps removed - y...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Diagnosed with IBS
Replies: 1
Views: 646

Re: Diagnosed with IBS

Dear Sam There are a few tests which you doctor may have done to be sure of your diagnosis such as excluding coeliac disease. You should be able to see your doctor and/or a dietician to help manage your symptoms with dietary and lifestyle changes plus medical therapy if needed., Previous studies hav...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: bowel incontinence
Topic: Anal Sphincter Tear
Replies: 1
Views: 2656

Re: Anal Sphincter Tear

First thing to do would be to ensure you have made appropriate dietary changes to relieve either constipation or diarrhoea which could be exacerbating your symptoms. Appropriate exercises to increase the strength of the relevant muscles plus or minus some medical therapy may help. You may have alrea...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: Neuogenic Bladder & Bowel
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

Re: Neuogenic Bladder & Bowel

As long as you don't have cardiovascular disease you can take higher doses in the short term - up to 8 sachets in a day, then switch to the maintenance dose. Also important to ensure you have made appropriate dietary and lifestyle modifications to help with your constipation.
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