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The Stomach And Duodenum Are Partially Collapsed
Digestion: The stomach is responsible for mixing food and preparing it for digestion. The enzymes which break food down into nutrients mix with the food in the duodenum, as does the bile from the liver. The nutrients are absorbed in the small intestine. Everything that is not absorbed travels to the large intestine, where water is absorbed, turning the waste from liquid to solid. ...Read more
If your bile ducts are partially obstructed, or your gallbladder is partially obstructed, could the lack of bile result in less fat absorption, and if so could this result in weight-loss, and belly bloating?
Can biliary reflux from the small intestine into the stomach cause slightly elevated liver enzymes?
No, get checked: Your transaminitis (elevated liver enzymes) indicates, albeit non-specifically, a sick liver. Whether this is transient (related to medication, alcohol ingestion, a passed gallstone, etc.), or is indeed of concern (e.g. Hepatitis of any cause, fatty liver secondary to diabetes, etc.) you deserve evaluation or at least a lab recheck to assess trends or resolution. ...Read more
Can resection surgery at the junction of the small and large intestine cause chronic sibo? Assume the ileocecal valve was removed.
Define: I don't know what sibo is. In general, if the ileocecal valve is removed, some patients can have , at least temporarily, some looser stools or urgency. I usually suggest Imodium (loperamide) as needed, a good general diet, avoidance of large meals, and the inclusion of yogurt in the diet. If i'm missing the boat here, define sibo. Good luck. ...Read more
If they have a gastric ulcer or one in the duodenum, can they have pernicious anemia due to the stomach of duodenum being destroyed somewhere?
Possibly.: Pa is associated with antibodies that attack cells in the stomach. Besides interfering with B12 absorption, the stomach can develop atrophic gastritis, an inflammation of the stomach that results in the loss of all glandular tissue and scarring of the stomach. But ulcers are not a sign of this, and definitely not duodenal ulcers. The B12 problems come first, other stomach issues later. ...Read more
What can be a mass between the esophagus and pericardium, which is not part of the esophagus or pericardium? As barium studies and echo are normal
Workup incomplete: Can have an oesophageal duplication cyst or bronchogenic cyst. Have your thoracic surgeon review films, may need cta or selective angiogram to assess vascularity. In any case, the final diagnosis done by a pathologist and a microscope. Therefore removal of mass for pathologic diagnosis is the usual treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause atrophic gastritis in the stomach and bleeding of the duodenum bulb and chronic diarrhea? C-diff was negative.
Branches-abdom.aorta: Coeliac artery is the brach from front of abdominal aorta beginning at t12, L1 spine level and its 3 branches -left gastric artery, common hepatic artery and spenic artery give the main arterial supply as branches to pancreas, duodenum and stomach -major part.Part of the duodenum , stomach and pancreas are also supplied by superior mesenteric artery , which is a separate branch of abdominal aorta. ...Read more
At the ascending end of the large intestine and the horizonal beginning intestine, what can cause pain?
Right sided abd pain: The area you describe is called the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. In addition to large bowel problems problems with the gallbladder such as gallstones could cause this pain. Other possibilities in the right upper quadrant are ulcer disease, liver problems, and pacreatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pancreas stones how dangerous are they been at the head of the pancreas . Can the stones move to the duct area .Can healthy diet reduce the pain.
Where are the common areas of pain when you have small intestine inflammation because of crohns disease?
Can growths that are like tonsil stones come from deeper down into the throat, from other glands, the trachea, the esophagus, and even the lungs?
Need: A diagnosis first. Cannot describe treatments until a condition is identified. See your doctor, get a referral to a gastroenterologist if indicated. "colitis" has many forms and many possible treatments. Just having "gas" is not a sign of "colitis." would not start to speculate on possible treatments if colitis does not exist. ...Read more
No gallbladder but keeps getting stones in the bile duct leading to surgery, where are they coming from, why and can they prevented?
Discomfort : GERD symptoms are typical heartburn and regurgitation. These are often worse with stress, certain types of good and drink, and Lyon g down or leaning forward. Stomach lining inflammation, or gastritis, can cause pain just below the lower end of the breast bone. Primary care or GI usually treat milder forms of these. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Gastritis and Cancer: If the gastritis is due to h. Pylori, and is usually is, an untreated chronic infection increases your cancer of stomach lymphoma, a form of stomach cancer. That is why it is good to treat and eradicate the bacterium once and for all with combination antibiotics that your gastroenterologist can prescribe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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