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Dr. Rini Abraham

Gastroenterologist

Dr. Rini Abraham is a top Gastroenterologist in Montclair, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Rini Abraham is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Rini Abraham is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Rini Abraham is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Montclair, New Jersey, Dr. Rini Abraham is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
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My upper abdomen is bloated because of gas. What should I do?

This is a very common question. Most of the time, bloating is related to your diet. I would look at the FODMAP diet. This divides foods into items that are easily digestible, which READ MORE
This is a very common question. Most of the time, bloating is related to your diet. I would look at the FODMAP diet. This divides foods into items that are easily digestible, which should not cause bloating, and difficult to digest, which would contribute to bloating. Some foods include onions and garlic, which are difficult to digest. Fructose is another product that is found in many products that are over-the-counter and again only can get absorbed and digested in a limited amount.

After colonoscopy

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You should contact your physician if bleeding and pain persists. Risks of colonoscopy include bleeding, especially if a large polyp has been removed and perforation.

Eating habits

There are no foods that need to be specifically avoided if you don't have a gallbladder. Immediately postoperatively, patients can develop diarrhea when the gallbladder is removed READ MORE
There are no foods that need to be specifically avoided if you don't have a gallbladder. Immediately postoperatively, patients can develop diarrhea when the gallbladder is removed even with a normal diet. This typically resolves, however. If persistent, it is worth discussing this with your physician. Medications like cholestyramine or colestipol are good options
in these cases.

After a colonoscopy is soft rust colored stool normal?

Stool that is red in color or black and tarry are concerning for bleeding. Rust-colored stool is nonspecific. If you are concerned that this is actually blood in the stool, your READ MORE
Stool that is red in color or black and tarry are concerning for bleeding. Rust-colored stool is nonspecific. If you are concerned that this is actually blood in the stool, your physician can use an occult stool test to confirm your suspicion.

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Crohn's disease and Lupus

It is possible to have both Lupus and Crohn’s disease. They are both considered a type of autoimmune disorder and an autoimmune disorders can be in clusters. There are several READ MORE
It is possible to have both Lupus and Crohn’s disease. They are both considered a type of autoimmune disorder and an autoimmune disorders can be in clusters. There are several blood tests that can be done to check for lupus, one of them include anti-double-stranded DNA. Your primary care doctor should be able to order these test for you. A rheumatologist is a specialist that would be able to determine if she has symptoms consistent with lupus. Please note that patients with Crohn’s disease can have joint disease that is not related to lupus. Once again, a rheumatologist would be able to help make that decision.

Light brown

Stool can vary in color, size, and shape. A light brown stool is not worrisome. Stools that are black and tarry or have blood should be of concern.

What could be the reason for my stomach bloating?

There are many causes for stomach bloating. Some things to consider include what your diet contains. Many patients become lactose intolerant as they get older. Therefore, eating READ MORE
There are many causes for stomach bloating. Some things to consider include what your diet contains. Many patients become lactose intolerant as they get older. Therefore, eating dairy products including cheese, milk, and creamy sauces can result in bloating. Other dietary items that can cause bloating include consuming a diet high in fructose or non-digestible sugars that are often found in diet foods. Following a low FODMAP diet for a short period of time, such as one month can also improve your symptoms. If there are signs of blood in the stool, weight loss, or severe abdominal pain, you should contact your physician immediately.

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

We typically do not recommend repeat endoscopic evaluations unless the symptoms are persistent or you have risk factors of developing Barrett's esophagus. Barrett's esophagus occurs READ MORE
We typically do not recommend repeat endoscopic evaluations unless the symptoms are persistent or you have risk factors of developing Barrett's esophagus. Barrett's esophagus occurs when the lining of the lower esophagus changes into the lining of the small intestine. This change increases the risk of development of esophageal cancer. I would discuss
your risk factors for developing this with your physician.

Are there any tablets recommended for GERD?

Over-the-counter medications such as ranitidine, famotidine, and omeprazole are good options. If symptoms persist, please see a physician.

Why is my father having hard stools?

Constipation is actually defined as having hard stool, infrequent bowel movements (less than 3 times a week), difficulty in evacuating. A typical male needs 25g to 30g of fiber READ MORE
Constipation is actually defined as having hard stool, infrequent bowel movements (less than 3 times a week), difficulty in evacuating. A typical male needs 25g to 30g of fiber per day. If this is a new symptom, then he should follow up with a physician. This may be a sign of something more serious if fiber is not effective.

I am on a lot of medicines since 2 years ago. I am suspecting it could have damaged my liver and kidneys. What should I do?

A blood test such as checking the creatinine can determine if there is damage to the kidneys. The liver enzyme profile will help determine if your liver is effected. If either READ MORE
A blood test such as checking the creatinine can determine if there is damage to the kidneys. The liver enzyme profile will help determine if your liver is effected. If either one returns abnormal, then further testing needs to be done in order to determine the underlying cause. Many medications have this listed as a potential risk of occurring. However, only your physician can make this determination.

I am working out heavily still not losing weight. What could be the reason?

Typically, malabsorption causes weight loss. Hormonal issues such as a low thyroid can cause this as well.

I have a weird sensation in my upper chest and throat. Is it a sign of concern?

This sounds like heartburn. I would start with taking a simple antacid like famotidine and see if this helps. There are several diet modifications that can be done as well. This READ MORE
This sounds like heartburn. I would start with taking a simple antacid like famotidine and see if this helps. There are several diet modifications that can be done as well. This includes not lying down for at least 2 hours after eating, eating small meals, and limiting caffeine. More details can be discussed with your doctor. If symptoms persist, then you need further work up.