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Abdominal swelling after total gastrectomy?

Abdominal swelling after total gastrectomy?

Depends: It depends how long after gastrectomy. If the swelling happens a few days later, it can be due to infection or bleeding. If it's just mild swelling, sometime it is just due to bloated intestines. If the gastrectomy was several weeks or months ago, the considerations include ascites (abdominal fluid), a hernia, versus tumor regrowth. Talk with your surgeon to learn more. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Side effects after total gastrectomy?

Side effects after total gastrectomy?

Dietary: One would need to eat smaller & more frequent meals & chew foods very well as the new intestinal connection or internal intestinal pouch will not be able to hold as much food as a normal stomach. Sometimes a person is checked with blood tests for anemia or b vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

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Pain after total gastrectomy for carcinoma stomach?

Pain after total gastrectomy for carcinoma stomach?

Very controllable: The pain usually relates to the incision. These types of incisions are usually treated with IV narcotic pain medications. I typically use a patient controlled analgesia (pca) system which means that the patient has a button that controls when doses are given. There are built in safety mechanisms to make sure too much narcotic is not delivered. ...Read more

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I'm a very active 31yr male i had a total gastrectomy 2yr ago due too a burst stomach ulcer, im on 12 wk B12 jabs i don't feel it's enough, r 4wkly safe?

I'm a very active 31yr male i had a total gastrectomy 2yr ago due too a burst stomach ulcer, im on 12 wk B12 jabs i don't feel it's enough, r 4wkly safe?

Yes , is enough: After total gastrectomy , B12 is not absorbed by mouth , has to be given by injection , liver will store it for months, you doctor is monitoring you blood B12 levels, every 12 wks is fine. If you take every 4 wks excess is eliminated from body with any harm. ...Read more

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How long can acid reflux last?

How long can acid reflux last?

It depends: As to an immediate episode, it lasts until the acid is neutralized or clearer from the esophagus. Use water and an antacid. As to the condition, more long term control measures are needed...Daily proton pump inhibitors (meds), diet control, sleeping techniques (head elevated), possibly surgery to correct a stomach valve issue? For immediate relief, use water and antacid. ...Read more

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How long does acid reflux last?

How long does acid reflux last?

Depends: On the causes. If you are being treated. Are you changing your diet. Behavior modification. Talk to your doctor about how you can help treat this. As well as educate you on the problem ...Read more

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How much time does acid reflux last?

How much time does acid reflux last?

Minutes to years: "Los Angeles classification" is the most widely used system to describe endoscopic appearance of reflux esophagitis &grade its severity. Reflux can be episodic, progressive & recurrent, as well as atypical (laryngopharygneal reflux), even silent. Both acid & nonacid material can variably reflux. ...Read more

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How can I get acid reflux to go away?

How can I get acid reflux to go away?

Lifestyle changes: Reflux is common & often aggravated by what we eat or do in life.The caffeine in our coffee or nicotine in smokes can increase the reflux. Filling the stomach before bedtime or certain foods can aggravate the process. Various meds can reduce the pain but the beat way to avoid reflux is to identify what you do that sets it off. Learn, change, avoid or treat. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


Dr. Elias Chousleb Mizrahi
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Gastrectomy (Definition)

Gastrectomy means removal of the stomach. This is done for cancer, ischemia, or ulcer disease. One can perform a partial or total gastrectomy, and then the GI tract is reconstructed accordingly. I hope this satisfies ...Read more