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A 38-year-old member asked:

can upper gi endoscopy shows intestinal cancer?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Sometimes but not: Often. Egd examines esophagus, stomach, duodenum (technically small intestine, but only the very first part), and sometimes the first portion of jejunum, which is the true small intestine. The small intestine is about 30 feet long. Then there is the large intestine, or colon, for which you need colonoscopy. The middle 29+ feet is not accessble via endocsopy.

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How many bowel movements should my infant have?

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Varies: The amount of bowel movements an infant can have varies tremendously. It can be every few hours, once a day, every few days, or even once a week. The important thing is to speak to your pediatrician if he/she is very uncomfortable when passing a stool, if the stool is very hard, or if there is a sudden and dramatic change in her bowel movements.
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Are laxatives safe to take while pregnant to help reduce straining during bowel movements?

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Yes: Constipation is a frequent complaint during pregnancy. Occasional laxative use is safe for relief of this common symptom. It is best not to become reliant on laxatives, and adequate exercise, water and fiber are very helpful. Increase fiber gradually to minimize bloating. Ask your provider which laxatives they have found to be best.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can upper GI endoscopy show intestinal cancer?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Some areas.: Upper endoscopy can look at the esophagus, stomach, and at least the 1st portion of the duodenum; also the opening where the bile exits. It cannot look at and therefore cannot diagnose problems in the remainder of the duodenum, the ileum or the jejunum. However, capsule endoscopy can look at these other areas.
A 39-year-old male asked:

I have a very sharp pain in my stomach or intestines in mornings. It lasts about 15 min and it ends with a small burp from that area. Please help.?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Have it checked out: Food will normally help buffer the acid that is in our stomach . At night we do not have anything to buffer the acid although we do not make as much acid while sleeping. Waking in the morning with nausea or discomfort may be a sign of gastritis or maybe even an ulcer. I would see your dr.There are other causes as well that should be evaluated.
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A member asked:

Could an abdominal/pelvic CT scan without contrast (ordered for ureteral stones) detect ovarian cancer also?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Sometimes: A ct scan will show the ovaries in the pelvis. Only significant and sometimes advanced changes of ovarian cancer such as excess fluid in the pelvis may be noticeable.

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