expert type icon EXPERT

Dr. Rita Y. Lee, MD

Gastroenterologist

Dr. Rita Lee is a gastroenterologist practicing in Salinas, CA. Dr. Lee specializes in the digestive system and its diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract, which include organs from the mouth to the anus as well as liver disorders. Gastroenterology includes conditions such as hepatitis, peptic ulcer disease, colitis, nutritional problems and irritable bowel syndrome. Dr. Lee performs colonoscopy and endoscopy procedures and provides accurate and thorough care for patients suffering from digestive issues.
35 years Experience
Dr. Rita Y. Lee, MD
  • Salinas, CA
  • University of California
  • Accepting new patients

ABOUT Fissures

Should see a GI doctor and make sure that you do not have Crohn's disease.

Should children be given probiotics?

I don't think it is advisable.

I end up with loose motions every time I eat spicy food. Please advice what could be the reason for the same?

You may try OTC H2 blockers or PPI for acid related causes.  Seek GI assistance if this fails.

What could be the cause of my bloating and nausea?

This is probably related to the underlying condition for your jaundice. It should improve with time as the bilirubin returns to normal.

What are the natural ways to improve digestion?

For normal digestion, you need to know your own food allergies, tolerance or intolerance of certain food items such as dairy product,s gluten, etc. Stay on a high-fiber, low-fat READ MORE
For normal digestion, you need to know your own food allergies, tolerance or intolerance of certain food items such as dairy product,s gluten, etc. Stay on a high-fiber, low-fat diet, including lots of fruits and vegetables. Best of all, add exercises to your daily regimen if you can. Avoid gaining excessive weight.

My mother in law is having a low appetite and feels nausea even when she eats little. Why is it happening?

There are probably multiple factors in causing her symptoms, including diabetes, chronic renal disease as well as digestive disorders.  You may seek more clarification by consulting READ MORE
There are probably multiple factors in causing her symptoms, including diabetes, chronic renal disease as well as digestive disorders.  You may seek more clarification by consulting a gastroenterologist.

What is the best option for deworming?

She should consult an expert physician first.  Please do not do it without appropriate work-up.

Can a colostomy bag ever be removed?

Yes, depending on each situation.