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Wassim El-zubeidi, M.D.

Gastroenterologist

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21 years Experience
Wassim El-zubeidi, M.D.
  • Findlay, OH
  • American University Of The Caribbean School Of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

ABOUT Fissures

Anal fissures are common and can be caused by constipation. However what you are describing could be a fistula as fissures do not leak fluid content. Fistula is a more serious READ MORE
Anal fissures are common and can be caused by constipation. However what you are describing could be a fistula as fissures do not leak fluid content. Fistula is a more serious medical condition and can be seen with Crohn's disease specially with the abdominal pain you are describing. I recommend you se a gastroenterologist for assessment for a potential colonoscopy.

I eat so little, but still I feel heavy. Is there a problem with my digestive system?

This condition could be the benign functional bloating and frequently related to diet such as a high-fiber diet. However, before making this conclusion, I suggest you check some READ MORE
This condition could be the benign functional bloating and frequently related to diet such as a high-fiber diet. However, before making this conclusion, I suggest you check some routine blood work for H.pylori and CBC and CRP and electrolytes. If there is any abnormality or if you have alarming symptoms such as vomiting or weight loss or diarrhea or GI bleed, you need to have further investigations with scopes. Things that work for functional bloating is low-fiber and OTC align probiotic or gas X, etc.

Are fruits like watermelon and pineapple okay for people suffering from acid reflux?

There are some lifestyle modifications that can help with acid reflex such as weight loss, avoiding caffeine, smoking, alcohol, chocolate, and elevating the head of bed. There READ MORE
There are some lifestyle modifications that can help with acid reflex such as weight loss, avoiding caffeine, smoking, alcohol, chocolate, and elevating the head of bed. There are numerous medications as well such as PPI (lansoprazole, pantoprazole, etc.) if you have frequent heart burn more than twice a week. If you have alarming features such as trouble swallowing or vomiting or weight loss or if you had symptoms for over 10 years, should be checked with an upper endoscopy.

How often should I do a endoscopy to know the health of the digestive system?

You only need repeat endoscopy if they found Barrett's. That should be done on a regular basis every 3 years to screen for dysplasia or more often if they found dysplasia depending READ MORE
You only need repeat endoscopy if they found Barrett's. That should be done on a regular basis every 3 years to screen for dysplasia or more often if they found dysplasia depending on how bad it is.

Is GERD hereditary?

Not usually

Can you suggest some safe medication to treat heartburn?

Try PPI like pantoprazole or omeprazole etc. should be taken 30 minutes before breakfast. If he had symptoms for over 10 years or if he is over the age of 50 or if he has trouble READ MORE
Try PPI like pantoprazole or omeprazole etc. should be taken 30 minutes before breakfast. If he had symptoms for over 10 years or if he is over the age of 50 or if he has trouble swallowing or vomiting or weight loss should have an endoscopy.

What could be the reason for anal bleeding?

Recital bleeding can be caused by a variety of things. Depending on age and color and quantity. Superficial rectal bleeding associated with constipation is usually related to hemorrhoids READ MORE
Recital bleeding can be caused by a variety of things. Depending on age and color and quantity. Superficial rectal bleeding associated with constipation is usually related to hemorrhoids or fissures usually painful. That usually resolves with high fiber and OTC hemorrhoid cream. Any rectal bleeding above age of 50 or family history of colorectal cancer should be investigated with a colonoscopy.

Are probiotics helpful in treating GERD?

No evidence that probiotics improve symptoms of GERD

My upper abdomen is bloated because of gas. What should I do?

Did you have any investigations done? Like checking for h.pylori or EGD? Do you have any abdominal pain or GERD like heartburn? In general, bloating is benign and avoiding things READ MORE
Did you have any investigations done? Like checking for h.pylori or EGD? Do you have any abdominal pain or GERD like heartburn? In general, bloating is benign and avoiding things that increase intestinal gas can help such as legumes, raw vegetables, smoking, chewing gum, drinking from a straw, or carbonated beverages. OTC medications such as gasX or Beano or probiotics can give some relief.

Is Crohn's disease a hereditary disease?

In general individuals who have first degree relatives with crohns are at higher risk than the general population of developing the disease. The chance of that happening is around READ MORE
In general individuals who have first degree relatives with crohns are at higher risk than the general population of developing the disease. The chance of that happening is around 10%.

Is zinetac effective in treating acidity and heartburn?

Anti-acid medications such as ranitidine that you are using are only effective for someone who has sporadic heartburn, but those who experience frequent heartburn should be on READ MORE
Anti-acid medications such as ranitidine that you are using are only effective for someone who has sporadic heartburn, but those who experience frequent heartburn should be on medications that prevent heartburn. Those medications are known as PPI, such as pantoprazole, lansoprazole, omeprazole, etc.

I have Celiac disease. I was diagnosed appx. 15 years ago.

I would use separate kitchenware that was not used with foods that contain gluten. If you continue to have symptoms despite a strict gluten-free diet, you might want to discuss READ MORE
I would use separate kitchenware that was not used with foods that contain gluten. If you continue to have symptoms despite a strict gluten-free diet, you might want to discuss with your gastroenterologist to exclude refractory celiac disease.