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Miami Lakes Gastroenterology Medical Doctors

Gastrointestinal Diseases Specialist Doctors in Miami Lakes, Florida

Gastroenterology PhysiciansWelcome to Miami Gastroenterology Consultants. Our practice has provided this community with the finest and highest level of excellence in medical care for more than 20 years. Miami Gastroenterology Consultants provides comprehensive, compassionate and responsible medical care and treatment of disorders and diseases of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon

All referrals can be made to the practice, Miami Gastroenterology Consultants, that way any of our two doctors can accommodate your patients in an early manner. In addition to our routine medical schedule, we reserve open appointment times for patients with urgent medical needs that require subspecialty care.  

It is the practice of our gastroenterology physicians to forward a summary of diagnostic reports and treatments to the primary or referring physician as soon as it becomes available. 

If you have any further questions about our practice and the services that we provide, please feel free to contact us at (305) 274-7800

 

Constipation

Constipation means that a person has three or fewer bowel movements in a week. The stool can be hard and dry. Sometimes it is painful to pass. At one time or another, almost everyone gets constipated. In most cases, it lasts a short time and is not serious.

There are many things you can do to prevent constipation. They include

  • Eating more fruits, vegetables and grains, which are high in fiber
  • Drinking plenty of water and other liquids
  • Getting enough exercise
  • Taking time to have a bowel movement when you need to
  • Using laxatives only if your doctor says you should
  • Asking your doctor if medicines you take may cause constipation

It's not important that you have a bowel movement every day. If your bowel habits change, however, check with your doctor.

What to ask your doctor

Constipation is when you are passing stools less often than you normally do. Your stool becomes hard and dry, and it is difficult to pass. You might feel bloated and have pain, or you might have to strain when you try to go.

Below are some questions you may want to ask your doctor or nurse to help you take care of your constipation.

Questions

How often should I go to the bathroom during the day? How long should I wait? What else can I do to “train” my body to have more regular bowel movements?

How should I change what I eat to help with my constipation?

  • What foods will help make my stools less hard?
  • How do I get more fiber in my diet?
  • What foods can make my problem worse?
  • How much fluid or liquids should I drink during the day?

Do any of the medicines, vitamins, herbs, or supplements I am taking cause constipation?

What products can I buy at the store to help with my constipation? What is the best way to take these?

  • Which ones can I take every day?
  • Which ones should I not take every day?
  • Should I take psyllium fiber (Metamucil)?
  • Can any of these items make my constipation worse?

If my constipation or hard stools started recently, does this mean I have a more serious medical problem?

When should I call the doctor?

 

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Miami Office

Address8525 SW 92nd Street, Suite C-10
Miami, FL 33156-7365

Homestead Office

Address975 Baptist Way, Suite 202
Homestead, FL 33033

Contacts for Both Offices

Telephone (305) 274-7800

Fax (305) 270-1246

Email administrationatmiamigastro.org

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