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By Gastrointestinal Specialists, PC
March 21, 2017
Category: Gastrointestinal
Tags: Checkups  

Find out how often you should come in for routine screenings and preventive gastrointestinal care.

When dealing with changes in your intestinal tract it can be difficult to understand what’s going on. Instead of just guessing what might be to blame it’s always a good idea to consult one of our Troy, MI, gastroenterologists for care. Find out when a checkup is a good idea and what symptoms warrant a visit to our office.

Why Should I See a Gastroenterologist?

Since our Troy GI doctors have received specialized and comprehensive medical training, we are able to provide more in-depth and effective colonoscopies and other procedures needed to diagnose and treat a variety of gastrointestinal problems than a regular doctor can. Having a GI specialist who knows what to look for when it comes to detecting polyps, cancerous growths and other issues is a boon to your intestinal health.

When Should I Schedule a Visit?

It might be time to consider booking an appointment with us if you are experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Abdominal pain or cramping
  • Bloating
  • Rectal pain or bleeding
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Acid reflux
  • Excessive gas
  • Vomiting
  • Lack of appetite
  • Sudden and unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Pale stools
  • Dark urine

Your Troy gastrointestinal physician is able to treat a full range of conditions. We will discuss your medical history and the symptoms you are experiencing before determining which kinds of diagnostic tests to perform.

Of course, you don’t always need to be sick or feeling under the weather to visit us. In fact, once you reach 50 years old, you should be coming in for routine colonoscopies. If you have a personal or family history of intestinal polyps, ulcerative colitis or colorectal cancer, we may recommend that you come in for a colonoscopy younger than 50. Both men and women should get colonoscopies and, depending on the results of your test, we will determine how often you should come in for these screenings.

Are you dealing with stomach issues? Don’t let intestinal distress affect you. Get the relief you deserve by turning to Gastrointestinal Specialists PC in Troy, MI. Call us today!