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By Comprehensive Digestive Institute of Nevada
November 05, 2020
Category: Gastroenterology

How your gastroenterologists in Las Vegas, Nevada can help protect your health.

A gastroenterologist is an expert at diagnosing and treating digestive system issues, including problems with your stomach, intestines, colon, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, and esophagus. Using state-of-the-art diagnosing tools including cutting-edge imaging, your gastroenterologist can detect and treat medical conditions and safeguard your health.

The gastroenterologists at Comprehensive Digestive Institute of Nevada in Las Vegas, NV offer a wide range of gastrointestinal services to help you stay healthy.

So, when should you see your gastroenterologist? These are just a few of the signs and symptoms that may indicate you need at least a consult with your gastroenterologist. You should contact your GI specialist if you experience:

  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Sudden onset diarrhea or constipation
  • Unexplained weight gain or weight loss
  • Chronic indigestion, heartburn, nausea, or vomiting
  • Frequent bloating or gas
  • Rectal bleeding

These signs and symptoms could be an indication of:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome, commonly known as IBS
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly known as GERD
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, commonly known as IBD
  • Gallstones or ulcerative colitis
  • Liver disease or pancreatitis
  • Colorectal or stomach cancer

When you see your gastroenterologist, make sure to bring your medical information with you, including a full list of your medications. Your GI specialist will do a comprehensive examination of your abdomen and stomach, and record your symptoms and vital signs. You may need additional testing which can include:

  • Blood work and lab testing
  • Diagnostic imaging and x-rays
  • Motility testing

Your gastroenterologist may also recommend adding endoscopic procedures like an upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. Even without symptoms, you should plan on having a colonoscopy by the time you are 45 years old, as a preventive measure against developing colorectal cancer. This type of cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in this country.

If you are suffering from abdominal or stomach pain, don’t delay seeing your gastroenterologist. Abdominal and stomach issues can be serious. Early detection and treatment are critical to protecting your health. To find out more about how a gastroenterologist can help you, call the gastroenterologists at Comprehensive Digestive Institute of Nevada in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV at (702) 483-4483. Call today.