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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Old wives tales: There are no scientific studies to affirm either of your allegations. As a child I was told that swallowing gum would cause a bowel obstruction
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Rarely : I have never seen it, but it can theoretically happen.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Live your life: Appendicitis happens episodically, with no real predisposing lifestyle or way to avoid it. If you have a fixation on this or any other health issues y ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience in General Surgery
Yes! Get it removed!: Asbestos, i'm afraid, was commonly used in those ceilings. To be sure, you can send a sample to a testing company (it costs about $100 to test a whole ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Appendix: The appendix is an out-pouching usually on the small or large intestine. Yes a kernel, seed, etc can get stuck in there. Usually it does not cause app ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Not OK!: You report a number of medical concerns and complaints so you must, as soon as possible, make an appointment to see your primary doctor. Much of your ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Esp ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
1st, fiber free: With acute diverticulitis, rx involves antibiotics. Initial diet rx is with liquids only, allowing the inflammation to decrease. As inflammation decr ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Maluccio
26 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Yes: Yes, those symptoms are typical of gallbladder problems even in the setting of a normal gallbladder ejection fraction.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Probably ok: True acute diverticulitis is an infection requiring antibiotics for treatment. During acute diverticulitis one may be directed to eat lighter, smaller ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Unusual: At your age, and common with aging. You must be symptomatic if you are getting studied. Diverticula, diverticulosis, then irritation called divertic ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Unlikely: Gall bladder cancer is uncommon. Please consult this site for information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gallbladder-cancer/basics/de ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Food: If you are experiencing nausea - it might push you over the edge with vomiting. Sometimes the pain from an inflamed appendix can start around your nav ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Possibilities: With the symptoms you've described, appendicitis is unlikely. More likely are a hiatal hernia or an ulcer. Avoid alcohol, spicy foods, and stay upgr ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
No.: Gastroenteritis is rarely associated with any of those. It does not cause them.
A male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: But it may cause colitis-like protracted symptoms that may associate malabsorption. Sometimes the original condition is misdiagnosed as gastroenteriti ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience in Family Medicine
Guess: In left lower quadrant odds are in favor of diverticulitis, but would expect tenderness. Others are possibilities. Good to have investigated as you ar ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carson Liu
33 years experience in General Surgery
GERD, hiatal hernia: Tou may have a hiatal hernia and you most likely have gastriesophageal reflux disease. This is fixable. You should get a barium upper GI study to exa ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience in Wound care
Ulcers? constipation: Ulcers, constipation, pancreatitis, diverticulitis, splenic (rare), gallbladder.. When do you get pain? What type? How long does it last? Anything ma ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Not always.: Although change in bowel habits is a strong indicator of colon cancer, it can signify other things as well, like irritable bowel syndrome, or gallblad ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
No evidence: That lousy diet causes ulcerative colitis, but if you have it, you need to watch carefully what you eat.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience in Plastic Surgery
You need: To be evaluated in person. Go seek medical attention now.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
No: This will not cause an appendicitis.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience in General Surgery
Ok but: It is Ok IBS act differently in different people. Try to keep your bowel regular eat more fiber and more fruits and drink plenty of water, eat multipl ... Read More

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