Vikram S. Jayanty, M.D. PA
Houston Endoscopy and Research Center
10837 Katy Freeway, Suite 175
Houston, TX 77079
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Posts for: September, 2021

By Vikram Jayanty, M.D. PA
September 16, 2021
Category: GI Care
Tags: Abdominal Pain  

Dr. Vikram Jayanty treats patients with abdominal pain in Houston, TX. If you have abdominal pain and have never been diagnosed, you should see a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. Don't keep living with discomfort, come see us in order to get to the root cause of your pain.

Abdominal pain

Abdominal pain can mean several things including sharp pains, feeling like you have built up pressure from excess gas, or dull, throbbing pain. Abdominal pain often comes along with other symptoms like bloating, cramping, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting, depending on the root cause of your pain. Pain in the gut can be caused by a variety of things but your gastroenterologist can diagnose and treat you.

Common causes of abdominal pain

Some common causes of abdominal pain are:

  • IBS
  • Acid reflux
  • Colitis
  • Stomach flu
  • GERD
  • Gastritis
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Food allergies

Any of these things can cause abdominal pain and other uncomfortable symptoms, but you don't have to live with the pain.

How we can help

Your gastroenterologist will perform a thorough evaluation and physical exam. Be honest with your doctor about your diet and exercise habits so we can find out what might be causing your discomfort. Your doctor performs a variety of procedures to help diagnose and treat abdominal pain in Houston, TX, including:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy

With the help of these procedures, your doctor can investigate your entire digestive tract for irregularities. Your treatment plan will vary depending on your diagnosis. Your doctor may recommend simple dietary changes, or your treatment plan could include medications or surgery depending on the severity of your condition. If you have abdominal pain in Houston, TX, book an appointment with Dr. Jayanty. Contact us at (713) 932-9200.

By Vikram Jayanty, M.D. PA
September 15, 2021
Category: GI Care

Diarrhea is common in the human condition, with several different causes. If you've been experiencing diarrhea in Houston, TX, for more than two weeks, though, it's considered chronic, and you should have it checked out. Thankfully, Dr. Vikram Jayanty of the Houston Endoscopy and Research Center in Houston, TX, specializes in hunting down and solving gastrointestinal issues.

Causes of Diarrhea in Houston, TX

Diarrhea is caused by many different factors, including food poisoning, viral infections, bacterial infections, and irritable bowel syndrome. Anytime the body feels there's a toxin to be removed and quickly from your body, the intestines sometimes jump in to do their best to help by flushing it from your system as fast as it can. Other times, the issue is caused by eating foods you should not eat for your body type or body chemistry. For example, if you've had your gallbladder out and you're eating fried, spicy, and fatty foods all the time, you might experience diarrhea. This logic is the same for lactose-intolerant people who consume large amounts of dairy products.

Warning Signs When You Need Immediate Medical Attention

Once you have an idea of what is causing your ailment, it's natural to try and fix it on your own through over-the-counter remedies, probiotics, prebiotics, and changing your diet plan. But if it doesn't stop, if it's left unresolved over long periods, chronic diarrhea can cause severe damage to your gut microbiome and has been linked to some more significant, and in rare cases, even life-threatening conditions. You should be seen right away if you're experiencing one or more symptoms.

  • Signs of dehydration such as a consistently dry mouth, dark urine, and extreme nausea
  • High fever over 102 degrees
  • Loose, greasy, or extra terrible smelling poop
  • Weight loss that isn't resolving itself

Always pay attention to your instincts. We know you know your body, and if you feel like something is off, it most likely is. Even if you aren't experiencing the above symptoms and feel like you should be seen, you should work to be seen by Houston Endoscopy and Research Center in Houston, TX.

Treating Chronic Diarrhea

Once you've tried everything you know to do and this issue isn't stopping, the best thing to do is get evaluated by a specialist. If you're experiencing diarrhea in Houston, TX, don't hesitate to reach out to Dr. Jayanty of Houston Endoscopy and Research Center in Houston, TX, at 713-932-9200 for an appointment today!