Quick Answer: How Do I Prepare For A GI Appointment?

What questions should I ask my gastroenterologist?

Top Questions to Ask Your Gastroenterologist About Ulcerative…What causes UC.

What are my treatment options.

Should I change my diet.

How can I improve my condition.

What happens if my symptoms return.

What are complications of UC and how do you screen for them.

Is anything that is related to my UC life-threatening.

Are there any medical procedures for UC?More items….

What can I expect at a GI consultation?

The first part of your initial consultation with a member of the Pancreas Center GI/Endoscopy team will be similar to any physician visit. You will undergo a thorough history and physical where you will be asked to discuss your personal health history as well as any incidence of cancer in your family.

When should I see a GI doctor?

You should see a gastroenterologist if you have any symptoms of a digestive health disorder or if you need a colon cancer screening. Often, seeing a gastroenterologist leads to more accurate detection of polyps and cancer, fewer complications from procedures and less time spent in the hospital.

How does a gastroenterologist check your stomach?

An upper gastrointestinal (or GI) endoscopy is a test that allows your doctor to look at the inside of your esophagus, stomach, and the first part of your small intestine, called the duodenum. The esophagus is the tube that carries food to your stomach. The doctor uses a thin, lighted tube that bends.

What will the gastroenterologist do on first visit?

Your first appointment with your gastroenterologist will probably take 30-60 minutes. They’ll ask you about your symptoms, medical history, and any treatments you’ve tried. Other visits could be shorter.

What are the 5 diseases of the digestive system?

Talk with your doctor if you think you might have one of these 10 common digestive disorders.Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) … Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD) and Gastritis. … Stomach Flu. … Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease. … Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) … Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) … Constipation. … Hemorrhoids.More items…•

Can you eat before a GI appointment?

How do I prepare for the upper endoscopy? Your stomach must be empty. Do not eat or drink anything, including water, for approximately six hours before the procedure. Our schedulers will tell you when to start fasting.

What will a GI doctor do?

Also called “GI doctors,” gastroenterologists treat problems and diseases of the digestive system and are experts in how the digestive system works. As experts, they can do more than just treat problems. They can also help both adults and children learn what they need to do to keep their system healthy.

What are the most common signs and symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders?

The first sign of problems in the digestive tract often includes one or more of the following symptoms:Bleeding.Bloating.Constipation.Diarrhea.Heartburn.Incontinence.Nausea and vomiting.Pain in the belly.More items…•