Latest Articles by Ellen Meredith Stein, M.D.
Fixes for Fecal Incontinence
Several options exist for managing this embarrassing, and sometimes debilitating, condition.
IBD Raises Risk of Getting C. Diff Again
Having inflammatory bowel disease increases your risk for antibiotic-resistant C. Diff bacterial infection and recurrence.
Constipation Treatments Are Equally Effective
Recent research concluded that drugs used to treat chronic idiopathic constipation are comparable.
How to Manage IBS and Chronic Constipation
Here’s what works—and what doesn’t—for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic constipation.
What Is Gastritis?
The symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of this painful condition.
Trouble Swallowing: Dysphagia 101
If you regularly have trouble swallowing, you may be experiencing dysphagia. Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of this disorder.
IBD and Older Adults
Older adults tend to have inflammatory bowel disease symptoms that are more subtle, a less aggressive disease course and more frequent infections.
IBS Diagnosis and Treatment
Irritable bowel syndrome is difficult to diagnose because the disease causes no known physical abnormalities that doctors can identify through exams, imaging studies, or lab testing.