Key Symptoms

Finding the right course of treatment for you.

Are you experiencing any of the following gastroenterological symptoms?

  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Low blood iron levels
  • Turning yellow (jaundice)
  • Bloating
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Acid reflux
  • Rectal bleeding

Some of these are common symptoms that can be treated easily following specialist advice. Other symptoms could be signs of more complex conditions so it essential that you seek help so you can find the right course of treatment for you.

Early diagnosis of a health problem can help prevent symptoms getting worse in the future.

More information about common symptoms you may be suffering with:

If a combination of the conditions listed below are causing you stomach problems, seek help from a specialist so you can together get to the root of the problem.

Diarrhoea

Do you regularly have loose, and very frequent, bowel movements?

Acute diarrhoea, lasting only a few days, is typically caused by an infection, inflammation or reaction to certain foods.

Chronic diarrhoea though, which lasts for longer than a week, may signify a more serious underlying problem, such as food intolerance or an intestinal disorder.

Treatment will depend on the exact cause and this can be determined following a thorough routine examination, as well as any necessary tests carried out by a specialist.

Constipation

Do you regularly have difficulty in passing stools, or do you pass stools infrequently?

Treatments include a change to diet, laxatives, or in extreme cases, surgery.

Thorough assessment and investigation may determine the cause of your constipation so the best advise can be given on the right course of treatment for you.

However, typically there is no single clear identifiable reason why some patients do develop constipation.

Rectal bleeding

Rectal bleeding can occur as a side effect of constipation, usually noticeable on your toilet paper after wiping.

It can also be a sign of haemorrhoids, or a tear.

In some cases, it can be an early indicator of bowel cancer though, so it is vital to get any related symptoms checked.

Arrange an appointment with a specialist to investigate the causes further.

Abdominal pain

Stomach pain before or after eating, consisting of a dull consistent ache or cramping, can be an indicator of a gastroenterological disorder.

Should you be experiencing abdominal pain alongside any of the other conditions listed here, then you may be in need of a digestive health check.

Arrange an appointment with a specialist to investigate the causes further.

Bloating

Bloating is an uncomfortable, or sometimes painfully “full” feeling in your abdomen, usually caused by excess intestinal gas.

Other causes include, but aren’t limited to, food intolerances, constipation, IBS and coeliac disease.

A change to diet can help, along with charcoal tablets or peppermint tablets.

Consult with a gastroenterologist to give you all the facts and for advice on treatments to make you feel more comfortable.

Weight loss

Significant weight loss can be due to a number of factors, one of which may simply be reduced food intake.

In extreme cases, you may be suffering from malnutrition.

If in any doubt, ensure to speak to your doctor or specialist.

Expert advice and support when you need it

For many years patients have been coming to Dr Anton Bungay for expert advice regarding stomach and gut issues, and for guidance on digestive health.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or another stomach problem not listed, then feel reassured by seeking the help and support from a specialist in gastroenterology.

Similarly, if you have a family history of gastroenterological conditions, put your mind at rest by discussing your concerns about your digestive health, and how you can best prevent more severe problems in the future.

Are you looking for an experienced gastroenterologist in London?

Dr Anton Bungay

MA MB BChir FRCP PhD

Harley Street, London & Surrey Gastroenterologist

Helping you with:

  • Diagnosis of common and complex gastroenterological conditions
  • Treatment of specific gastroenterological symptoms
  • Advice on digestive health
  • Guidance on prevention of gastroenterological issues
  • Family history and early signs

Dr Anton Bungay

Locations include:

  • Harley Street, London
  • Parkside Hospital, Wimbledon
  • New Victoria Hospital, Kingston