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Dr. Allan G. Coates, DO

Gastroenterologist

Dr. Allan G Coates DO is a top Gastroenterologist in Wyoming, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Allan G Coates DO is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Allan G Coates DO is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Allan G Coates DO is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Wyoming, MI, Dr. Allan G Coates DO is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
39 years Experience
Dr. Allan G. Coates, DO
  • Wyoming, MI
  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Accepting new patients

What could be the possible reason for my mother's stomach cramp?

There are many possible reasons. Change in diet or stress could be benign causes. Lactose intolerance is another possibility. If there is no evidence of fever, weight loss or blood READ MORE
There are many possible reasons. Change in diet or stress could be benign causes. Lactose intolerance is another possibility. If there is no evidence of fever, weight loss or blood in the stool The symptoms may resolve with time. If however, alarm symptoms develop further investigation by a gastroenterologist may be necessary.

My doctor referred me to a gastroenterologist to check for ulcers. How are ulcers diagnosed?

Typically an upper scope or EGD would be done by a gastroenterologist.

Can a colostomy bag ever be removed?

Yes, a colostomy bag is usually temporary and can be removed

Is my constipation normal?

It is possible, you should check with your OB/GYN

Is it normal?

Yes, sounds like very normal bowel habits

Can I be misdiagnosed?

It does not sound like you were misdiagnosed because C.Diff is found in the colon and celiac disease is found more in the small bowel.

I was just diagnosed with Crohn's, but there is a history of bowel cancer in my family. What should I look out for?

Only first degree relatives matter as it relates to colon cancer. There is a slight increase in colon cancer risk with Crohn's disease so periodic colonoscopies may be necessary. READ MORE
Only first degree relatives matter as it relates to colon cancer. There is a slight increase in colon cancer risk with Crohn's disease so periodic colonoscopies may be necessary.

Bleeding after a colonoscopy - is it normal?

A small amount of bleeding is normal but if a polyp was removed it could be serious. Always check with your doctor if you develop symptoms such as severe bleeding, pain or dizziness READ MORE
A small amount of bleeding is normal but if a polyp was removed it could be serious. Always check with your doctor if you develop symptoms such as severe bleeding, pain or dizziness

Excessive burping with stomach pain -- what's the reason?

While burping can come from many reasons, the simple approach would be to eat smaller meals, decrease carbonated beverages and avoid eating within three hours of bedtime. Over READ MORE
While burping can come from many reasons, the simple approach would be to eat smaller meals, decrease carbonated beverages and avoid eating within three hours of bedtime. Over the counter aids such as Gaviscon or Mylicon could be utilized try to avoid belching has belching can result in swallowing of air