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Search found 49 matches
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Bloated stomach
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Re: Bloated stomach

Hi Anthony, There are a number of reasons for a bloated stomach - - it can be distended by gas, poo or there may be an increase in the sensitivity of the nerves of your bowel. The first step to finding out getting better will be to see (or speak in this current climate) with your GP who will go thro...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: general
Topic: SIBO
Replies: 1
Views: 634

Re: SIBO

Hi, Most (luminal )gastroenterologists are aware of SIBO. Treatment options and investigations do vary according to which trust you are in. My own trust generally requires a positive breath test result before proceeding to treatment with the antibiotic rifaximin for two weeks. There is approximately...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: haemorrhoids & anal fissures
Topic: Bowel Issue/Fissure - Not sure
Replies: 1
Views: 459

Re: Bowel Issue/Fissure - Not sure

Hi There, Fissures tend to occur with a history of constipation - so you may benefit from optimising/increasing your fluid and fibre intake. Make sure you don't hold your poo in and try not to strain. Sometimes benefit form a fibre supplement such as fybogel or a course of laxatives. The advice is s...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: IBS
Topic: IBS and pernicious anaemia
Replies: 1
Views: 513

Re: IBS and pernicious anaemia

Hi there, I cant comment on your individual clinical history. Blood tests are important along with other investigations to look for causes of chronic diarrhoea. This should include measuring B12 levels, and if found to be low - investigating appropriately. Sorry to hear you have been going through a...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: IBS
Topic: Foods to avoid
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: Foods to avoid

Hi there, It really depends on the individual. I have enclosed a link to give you some basic advice to start off with, which hope you find useful. Getting into good dietary practice for the long term is important as well as not being too restrictive in your diet. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/incont...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: IBS
Topic: Could I have IBS?
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: Could I have IBS?

Hi Samantha, We don't routinely do a test for lactose intolerance but base it on symptoms and whether they improve on reducing dairy products. Cheeses in general have less lactose than milk, yoghurt and ice cream and hence why you may not get symptoms with cheese. In addition, some people can still ...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: IBS
Topic: Very bad stomach pains and IBS
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: Very bad stomach pains and IBS

I am sorry to hear you have been struggling. It may be worth you asking for a second opinion. The initial investigations in IBS are to ensure the correct diagnosis/ensure there are no other causes of your symptoms. There is what I would call a ladder of treatment for IBS, starting off with dietary a...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: IBS
Topic: Is there an alternative test?
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Re: Is there an alternative test?

Hi Linda, If you are having symptoms despite completely excluding gluten from your diet - then your symptoms are unlikely to be related to gluten. However it can be challenging to completely exclude gluten which is why we recommend that every patient with coeliac disease is assessed by a dietician i...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: IBS
Topic: Mucous in stool
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Re: Mucous in stool

Hi Sophie, Is the mucus in your stool the only symptom that you have - have you notice you any blood in the stool as well? In which case you should see your GP and be assessed. Even if not at some point you should visit your GP practice to provide a stool (poo) sample for a test called faecal calpro...
by Dr Jamal Hayat
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: IBS
Topic: Extreme bloating & pelvic pain
Replies: 1
Views: 400

Re: Extreme bloating & pelvic pain

HI There, Sorry to hear that you have been suffering for so long. Peppermint can help some individuals with mild symptoms by relaxing the intestinal muscle. However this does not always work for some and it may be that you would benefit from some other treatment options. There are other anti-spasmod...
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