• Kian Makipour MD

Should You See a Stomach Doctor?

A gastroenterologist focuses on a person's GI tract. These doctors sometimes go by the title stomach doctor. There are many different reasons why you may need to see one of these specialists. It's surprising how many people suffer from stomach issues and assumes they are usual. Once they see one of these professionals and get treated, they see how much better life is when your GI tract is in good health. If you have stomach problems, even if they don't happen daily, or bother you all the time, get checked out to see what can get done for you. A healthy GI tract will leave you feeling so much better. Search for 'gastroenterologist near me' and make an appointment today.


Stomach Pains

It would be hard to find someone who has never had a stomach ache. These once in a while, stomachaches are common and just a part of life. However, when you experience severe pain, and it is frequently happening, you should have it checked out. The doctor will run tests to diagnose what the problem is and will come up with a treatment plan. Don't suffer in pain when help is just a phone call away.


Signs of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Abbreviated as IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease is any of a group of disorders that result in the chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. Here are the symptoms that point to this disorder:


  • Rectal bleeding.

  • Diarrhea.

  • No interest in eating.

  • Weight loss.

  • Chronic and severe abdominal pains.

  • Joint pain.

  • Fever.


While not everyone will experience every symptom, these are signs to check.


Other Signs that Signal a Trip to the Stomach Doctor is In Order

A change in bowel movements could signal a problem. Frequent heartburn and bloating are also reasons to see a specialist. Heartburn and bloating are common occurrences and may mean nothing, but they could be signaling that something going on inside that needs fixing. Have yourself checked out, so that you know there is nothing wrong, or you find out what is going on and have it rectified.


A GI tract that requires help can leave you feeling miserable, and you don't have to put up with that feeling. There is help available for your GI tract. Don't tell yourself that stomach problems are just something that you must up with because they aren't. You can get help to feel better.

Makipour and Modiri Gastroenterology 

2280 Opitz Blvd, suite #200

Woodbridge, VA, 22191

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