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for Abdominal Bloating

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Abdominal bloating, altered bowel habits in patients younger than 40 years
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
1) Dietary history
2) Diet change: avoid caffeine, carbonated beverages, alcohol. Trial of lactose-free diet
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit 1) Thyroid-stimulating hormone
2) Blood survey, complete blood count (CBC), comprehensive metabolic panel 3) For any alarm symptoms such as weight loss, consider abdominal / pelvic imaging
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
1) Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
2) International Foundation For Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD)
Appointment Timeframe 1 month
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See Michart
External Patients: Hand carry non-UM records and X-ray films to visit
Outpatient Consult Request Form
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patients: 734-647-5944 or 800-229-7408
Clinic Location Sites GI Clinic Locations
UM Consulting Physician GI Faculty

Suzanne Taylor, RN - UMHS Patient Liaison will answer provider questions.
Revised on: 05/25/2017

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