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    Dr Venk Mani graduated from Calcutta university. Most of his training after graduation has been in the U.K. After passing the MRCP from Edinburgh Royal College of Physicians, he specialised in gastroenterology in the Manchester group of hospitals, mostly at the Hope hospital working with Prof. (Lord) L.A. Turnberg. His training in pancreatology was under the guidence of the late Prof. H.T. Howat at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Later he set up and developed the speciality of gastroenterolgy and endoscopy at Leigh & Wigan hospitals in Gr. Manchester where he worked till a year ago. He is an elected fellow of both London & Edinburgh Colleges of Physicians as well as the American College of Gastroenterology. His research & publications have mostly been in Inflammatory bowel diseases and peptic ulcer disease. In the past he was an examiner at the Manchester university medical school and Hon. clinical teacher at the University college medical school, London. Dr Mani has served as post graduate tutor to the Royal College of Physicians, London at both Leigh Infirmary and Wigan Infirmary. He has now retired from the health service and is actively involved as a registeredvolunteer with the stroke association of UK assisting the education of patients and carers.

Questions Answered by me

I note from your letter that you are suffering from symptoms of dyspepsia, proven to be positive for H. pylori infection and that you have...

Answered on : 28 Mar 2011

I note that you have been passing blood when you evacuate your bowels and that you have chronic constipation and have been diagnosed as having IBS...

Answered on : 28 Dec 2010

I note that your blood test is positive for Hepatitis B infection and that you suffered from Jaundice two years ago and that you are well at...

Answered on : 14 Dec 2010

Both SGOT and SGPT are enzymes produced by liver cells of which SGPT is very much liver specific. When the liver cells get damaged these enzymes...

Answered on : 04 Nov 2010

I note that you have had surgery for peptic ulcer recently. In the last three decades surgery for peptic ulcer has become very rare as early...

Answered on : 08 Oct 2010

Ulcerative colitis as you will have experienced by now is a chronic inflammatory condition of the large bowel with symptoms of diarrhoea and...

Answered on : 02 Sep 2010

From your note I realise that you have been suffering from ulcerative colitis for ten years and that you have been taking prednisolone (a steroid...

Answered on : 14 Aug 2010

I note that you were diagnosed to have Intestinal Tuberculosis and were put on appropriate drug therapy. As you may know tuberculous infection...

Answered on : 27 Jul 2010

Polycythaemia is a condition of the bone marrow when there is an increase in the production of the Red Blood Cells (RBCs). As you may know the...

Answered on : 23 Jul 2010

Chronic diarrhoea can be a very distressing symptom and I note that you have had a few essential investigations carried out by a...

Answered on : 19 Jul 2010
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