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Dr. Mark D. Noar

Gastroenterologist

Dr. Mark D. Noar is a top Gastroenterologist in Towson, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Mark D. Noar is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Mark D. Noar is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Mark D. Noar is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Towson, Maryland, Dr. Mark D. Noar is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Dr. Mark D. Noar
  • Towson, Maryland
  • Central University of the East
  • Accepting new patients

What could be the cause of my bloating and nausea?

There can be many reasons for bloating and nausea. Considering that you were recently jaundiced it is likely that the reason for the bloating and nausea is related. As an example, READ MORE
There can be many reasons for bloating and nausea. Considering that you were recently jaundiced it is likely that the reason for the bloating and nausea is related. As an example, if the jaundice was due to the passage of gallbladder stones or sludge, gallbladder disease alone can't present as bloating and nausea following meals. In addition, if your liver is swollen due to other causes that led to the jaundice, just the enlargement alone can make you feel bloated and potentially even nauseated. Finally, there are a host of other conditions that may not be related to the jaundice, and that could include gastroparesis or gastric motility disturbance, constipation, small bowel bacterial overgrowth, to name really just a few.



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Are there any tablets recommended for GERD?

In your question, you mentioned two distinctly different symptoms: one of esophageal burning consistent with reflux, and the other nausea, which is indicative of either a stomach READ MORE
In your question, you mentioned two distinctly different symptoms: one of esophageal burning consistent with reflux, and the other nausea, which is indicative of either a stomach inflammatory condition or ulceration, or the possibility of stomach motility disturbance. Both these conditions require further investigation for proper recommendation of medication. If you wanted to try something simple, you could try some over-the-counter Zantac or Pepcid to see if it gave you the desired effect. If the medication does not work, or you find that you require the medication for constant use, you really should be seen by a gastroenterologist for further diagnosis.

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My mother in law gets nauseous every time she merely finishes a meal. What could be the reason?

There are a number of different reasons that could be causing the symptoms. The differential diagnosis includes gallbladder disease, gastritis or ulcer disease, and especially READ MORE
There are a number of different reasons that could be causing the symptoms. The differential diagnosis includes gallbladder disease, gastritis or ulcer disease, and especially gastroparesis or other gastric motility disturbance related to the diabetes.

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How can celiac disease be diagnosed?

With specific regard to your question of how can celiac disease be diagnosed, in particular because of your son's reaction to when he eats bread, there are a number of ways this READ MORE
With specific regard to your question of how can celiac disease be diagnosed, in particular because of your son's reaction to when he eats bread, there are a number of ways this can be done. There are some blood tests that can be performed initially and if positive, then you have the diagnosis. If the blood tests are negative, then it may be necessary to consider an endoscopy with a biopsy of the small bowel and intestinal lining to confirm the diagnosis.

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

The symptoms that you are describing are most consistent with gastroesophageal reflux disease, especially the subtype known as LPR, or laryngopharyngeal reflux. While this is typically READ MORE
The symptoms that you are describing are most consistent with gastroesophageal reflux disease, especially the subtype known as LPR, or laryngopharyngeal reflux. While this is typically a benign condition, it could be a signal of more serious underlying conditions such as ulceration of the esophagus, or even early malignancy. Other possibilities include infectious agents such as yeast, inflammatory changes caused by the use of other medication or other inflammatory conditions such as the development of a stricture or a condition known as eosinophilic esophagitis. With these type symptoms, it is advisable to see a gastroenterologist and to undergo an upper endoscopy to diagnose the actual condition and therefore allow more personalized therapy.


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Is surgery the only way to remove a gallbladder stone?

It is not always necessary to undergo surgery in order to correct a gallbladder problem such as gallstones. Another approach is to consider gallstone dissolution therapy, which READ MORE
It is not always necessary to undergo surgery in order to correct a gallbladder problem such as gallstones. Another approach is to consider gallstone dissolution therapy, which is oral medication designed to slowly dissolve stones over time. However, before considering this option, you will need to have a functioning gallbladder. In this case, an HIDA scan would need to be performed showing in ejection fraction of 20% or greater. If ejection fraction is low, then gallstone dissolution therapy is often not effective. When the ejection fraction is greater than 20%, I have found a better than 50% success rate in dissolving gallbladder stones and sludge over a one-year period of time.


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

There are number of potential diagnoses that come to mind. My short list differential regardless of the creatinine clearance issue includes: gallbladder disease, gastritis, or READ MORE
There are number of potential diagnoses that come to mind. My short list differential regardless of the creatinine clearance issue includes: gallbladder disease, gastritis, or gastric ulcer, gastroparesis or other gastric motility disorders. Many with renal failure issues may especially be subject to gastritis or duodenitis or ulcer disease as well as gastric motility issues. Immediate diagnostic evaluation should include upper endoscopy as well as gastric emptying Electrogastrography. Gallbladder studies will also need to be done.

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