A gastroenterologist can help you keep your digestive health in check.
There are many reasons people turn to our Rochester, NY, gastroenterologists Dr. Prasad Penmetsa, Dr. Surinder Devgun and Dr. Ari Chodos. Here are some of the top reasons people come to our office for care,
Heartburn is something that everyone’s experienced at some point, but it’s when this problem creeps up two or more times a week that you need to schedule an appointment with our team. Regular heartburn could signify a more severe condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which requires treatment to manage and prevent further complications.
You’re Bloated All the Time, and You Don’t Know Why
Certain foods, such as carbonated beverages, high-fiber foods and artificial sweeteners, can leave you prone to bloating. By limiting these items from your diet, you should see that bloating improves; however, if it doesn’t, this could be a sign of a bacterial infection in the intestines, food intolerance or digestive condition such as Crohn's disease or diverticulitis. If you are dealing with persistent bloating or gas, it’s time to turn to us.
Sudden or Persistent Abdominal Pain
There are many reasons why you may deal with a bout of abdominal pain. Still, when abdominal pain is prolonged or severe, you should turn to our Rochester, Victor, Pittsford, Webster, Fairpoint, Brighton, NY, gastroenterologists. If abdominal pain lasts for hours or even days, this could be a sign of a stomach ulcer, gallstones, liver disease or pancreatitis, and our gastroenterologist must determine the cause of your pain so we can treat it.
Ongoing Bowel Problems
Diarrhea and constipation that don’t go away within a few days are worth investigating to find out what’s happening. Rectal bleeding and blood and mucus in the stool should also be checked out by our team of specialists. Everything from parasitic infections to ulcerative colitis and colorectal cancer can lead to persistent bowel changes, and it’s important to catch and treat these problems early.
It’s Time for a Colonoscopy
You probably didn’t think that turning 45 would mean a trip to the doctor’s, but it’s a preventive measure in this case. At around age 45, you’ll want to turn to our Rochester, Victor, Pittsford, Webster, Fairpoint, Brighton, NY, gastroenterologists for a routine colonoscopy. This screening tool can help us catch colorectal cancer early and even remove polyps before they have the chance to turn cancerous.
Should you call our gastroenterologists at Rochester Gastroenterology Associates with multiple locations in Rochester, NY, and serving Victor, Pittsford, Webster, Fairpoint, Brighton, NY for an appointment? You might want to if you are dealing with any of the problems above or any digestive issues that aren't responding to home care. Call Rochester Gastroenterology Associates at (585) 227-1080 or (585) 267-4040.