GI Symptoms - When to see a Doctor | Arshad Malik, MD

Arshad Malik, MD, FACG specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, management and treatment of GI symptoms. These symptoms can be due to many different causes including acid reflux, ulcers, gastritis, hiatal hernia, gallbladder or liver or pancreas problems, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, anal fissure, bacterial overgrowth or intestinal viruses or bacteria in the gastrointestinal system, to name a few.

Dr. Malik has provided additional information on the most common GI symptoms he sees patients for at his Plano, TX gastroenterology practice.Please click on any of the symptoms below to learn about when to see a doctor, possible causes, diagnosis protocol and tips on how to potentially resolve the issue at home.

When to see a Gastroenterologist in Plano, TX for digestive symptoms

Most digestive symptoms will resolve themselves relatively quickly and may not require medical treatment. However, for those symptoms that do not resolve, recur or produce severe pain it is important to see a physician in Plano, TX to be properly evaluated.

Since digestive health symptoms can be an indicator for a variety of more serious medical conditions, it is important to be evaluated by a medical professional to rule out these serious health issues. I encourage you to click on the links above or visit the American College of Gastroenterology to learn more about each digestive symptom.

Stomach Pain

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Constipation is a very common digestive health issue affecting more than 42 million people in the United States. By definition, constipation occurs when you have not had a bowel movement in more than 3 days. Learn about when to see a doctor, common causes and how to get relief… Read More

Rectal Bleeding

Seeing blood in the toilet after a bowel movement can be an alarming experience. While this is a common experience, fortunately, most cases are not life-threatening. Learn when to see a doctor and possible causes… Read More

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