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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Chronic use is associated with compromise of the bowel to function properly. The inability to expel flatus (bowel gas) is one related problem.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Please talk to your: Dr. I don't believe that barium contains bismuth or iron which could cause stool to become black. If the bowel movements are black., sticky & malodor ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
35 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: There can be structural, infectious and metabolic problems within the intestine and liver that are missed by ct scans. Blood work, physical examinati ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
Not as good: In advanced cases, the UGI series will be able to pick up abnormalities in the stomach folds to suggest the DX of stomach cancer. But in early cases, ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Absolutely: You should talk with him/her and develop a plan of action, if one is needed.
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Following up on: an abnormal result is the norm. Modern practice dose not allow missing a serious illness even if the odds are low. Personally I would have done the sa ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly not: UpToDate states: "Computed tomography (CT) is not routinely used in the diagnosis and evaluation of cirrhosis. It provides similar information to ultr ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
42 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Maybe : A better way is the old fashion upper GI and small bowel follow through. There will be classic findings if there is Crohn's findings. CT is also a goo ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal variant: You have been well studied by experts and i would be confident in their conclusions and advice.
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