Digestive Problems; When to Seek Medical Help


The gastrointestinal tract includes the digestive organs and tissues that enhance digestion and absorption of food materials. It starts from the mouth and ends at the rectum. The stomach is the central point of digestion. Like other parts of your body, health complications and issues may interfere with your gastrointestinal health and function. Dr. Bharat Pothuri and the team at GastrDoxs PLLC provide exceptional digestive care to restore your health. Here are among the available services.

Abdominal pain

A stomach ache occurs all the time and may not be alarming. Usually, it should go away in no time. However, if it does not resolve on its own or becomes severe, it’s time to see your medical provider.

Abdominal pain can occur due to the following;

  •         Food poisoning
  •         Food allergies
  •         Gas
  •         Gallstones
  •         Irritable bowel syndrome
  •         Endometriosis
  •         Crohn’s disease
  •         Appendicitis

You need a comprehensive medical evaluation to determine the exact cause of your abdominal pain and prevent complications.

Ensure you seek immediate medical care if you experience the following;

  •         Swelling and tenderness in your abdomen
  •         Shortness of breath, fever, dizziness
  •         Sudden pain after an injury or accident
  •         Pain in your shoulder, chest, or neck
  •         Blood in urine, stool, or vomit

Ensure to drink a lot of water and eat a healthy diet when you have abdominal pain.

Colon cancer

Millions of individuals suffer from colon cancer. Regular cancer screenings can help detect the disease and provide early treatments which have high success rates.

Colon cancer has no exact cause, but genetic history plays a vital role in its occurrence. Consuming diets rich in fat and low in fiber also increases your risk of the disease.

Colon cancer may also develop due to the following;

  •         Obesity
  •         Inflammatory intestinal disorders
  •         Advanced age
  •         Diabetes
  •         Sedentary lifestyle
  •         African-American ethnicity

Dr. Pothuri performs a colonoscopy to diagnose the disease and provide the necessary treatments.


Having diarrhea may seem a normal thing. However, when it occurs for a few consecutive days, it may indicate a digestive health problem.

Before medical evolution, diarrhea affected many lives, causing health complications, including death. It is still a problem in some developing countries.

Luckily, in today’s world, there are effective treatments for diarrhea. Usually, it’s advisable to seek medical care if you encounter diarrhea for more than a few days or if it comes along with severe pain.

Diarrhea may occur due to the following;

  •         Dietary issues such as intolerance to lactose
  •         Medical conditions
  •         Viral and bacterial infections

Irritable bowel syndrome

It is among the most common gastrointestinal problems. Usually, it affects your large intestine. It involves constipation, diarrhea, or painful gas. Ensure to schedule your consultation if these symptoms persist.

Irritable bowel syndrome occurs when your intestinal muscle contraction is not moderate, affecting your digestive function. Nervous system issues may also cause irritable bowel syndrome by interfering with your digestive nerve signals.

Usually, irritable bowel syndrome results from certain food triggers. Avoiding these triggers can help manage the condition. Some of the common triggers include the following;

  •         Chocolate
  •         Broccoli
  •         Spices
  •         Cabbage
  •         Beans
  •         Milk

Most digestive problems resolve on their own. You should seek medical care if the symptoms do not improve within a few days. Contact GatsroDoxs PLLC to schedule your consultation.

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