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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...Read more


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I had recently had an endoscopy done for abdominal and they found that my stomach bile is not leaving my body and I was wondering if there's treatment?

I had recently had an endoscopy done for abdominal and they found that my stomach bile is not leaving my body and I was wondering if there's treatment?

Stomach content: Your liver produces bile and secretes it into your small intestine. Your stomach makes its own juice which drains also into the small intestine. Bile usually does not back up into the stomach. Bile is what makes your stool colored brown. That's how you know it's leaving your body. Perhaps your doctor meant that your stomach wasn't emptying well? This condition is called gastroparesis. ...Read more

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I had endoscopy. I have gastritis and mild duodenal villi blunting. Some bile was found in stomach. No celiac disease. What could cause this?

I had endoscopy. I have gastritis and mild duodenal villi blunting. Some bile was found in stomach. No celiac disease. What could cause this?

Many things: Gastritis is inflammaton of your stomach lining and can be caused by chemicals such as bile reflux or medications such as aspirin, nonsteroidal antiinflammatories and some antibiotics like doxcycline. It is also associated with some bacterial infections like helicobacter. Villous blunting can cause malabsorption and can be caused by bacteria li as well as immune causes ...Read more

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Had an endoscopy, diagnosed with erythema in antrum fundus and bile reflux can these make a feeling of fullness in chest and stomach after meals?

Had an endoscopy, diagnosed with erythema in antrum fundus and bile reflux can these make a feeling of fullness in chest and stomach after meals?

Talk to Gastroentero: Talk to your gadtroenrlpgist. Try Nexium (esomeprazole) or zegrid. You may need to have a sonigram of gallbladder and liver as well. Watch you diet for now, till seen by gi. ...Read more

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I have dull ache in upper abdomen, some back pressure, and some upper chest pain. 30 y/o maile. Endoscopy/Colonoscopy clean in Feb. What can I take?

I have dull ache in upper abdomen, some back pressure, and some upper chest pain. 30 y/o maile. Endoscopy/Colonoscopy clean in Feb. What can I take?

Well, you had a good: Look at the upper and lower gastrointestinal system back in February, but it doesn't sound like you really have a diagnosis yet. This is the highest priority. It's not clear whether your symptoms are coming from the GI tract, the lungs/pleural cavity, or even your heart. Continue working with your doctor to make the diagnosis and implement effective treatment. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I have dark gold urine, I wk after endoscopy (nothing found). also pain/bloating in upper abdomen and occasional nausea and light chest pain. Normal?

I have dark gold urine, I wk after endoscopy (nothing found). also pain/bloating in upper abdomen and occasional nausea and light chest pain. Normal?

Golden urine: Sounds like a normal concentrated urine to me. Urine color is mostly determined by hydration status. Has it been really warm in Kirkland? Discuss with your Dr who knows you best. ...Read more

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I hve pain in upper abdomen below rib I hve dne wth endoscopy is nrmal. I noticed few thng whn I run there wl be cramp lke sense pain bfre pasing stool?

I hve pain in upper abdomen below rib I hve dne wth endoscopy is nrmal. I noticed few thng whn I run there wl be cramp lke sense pain bfre pasing stool?

Lots of possibilitie: These symptoms sound like irritable bowel but other possibilities exist such as gallbladder disease. A daily fiber supplement or probiotic may be helpful. Cramping with running is usually muscular but can be caused by shunting of blood away from the gut into the muscles. You should discuss your symptoms further with your doctor. ...Read more

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Bubbling stomach, always feel full, stomach cramps, and pain in left upper abdomen that's sharp what is it high crp, abnormal biopsy, normal endoscopy?

Bubbling stomach, always feel full, stomach cramps, and pain in left upper abdomen that's sharp what is it high crp, abnormal biopsy, normal endoscopy?

Gastroparesis: Many of your symptoms sound like those of someone with gastroparesis, or slow emptying of the stomach. I'm not sure what abnormal biopsy means, but you might want to ask your doctor if it makes sense to assess for the possibility of gastroparesis. ...Read more

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Lft upper abdomen dailyuncomfort fluttering all day, diff to pass gas but when do helps. Upper endoscopy norm. BM D some days. Dr maybe gerd, no hrt brn?

Lft upper abdomen dailyuncomfort fluttering all day, diff to pass gas but when do helps. Upper endoscopy norm. BM D some days. Dr maybe gerd, no hrt brn?

LUQ gas diarrhea: May have food intolerances, would check for gluten sensitivity, soy allergy as well as milk/ eggs the major culprits. Would also check gallbladder / pancreatic sufficiency and see if creon helps. Consider irritable syndrome as well. But first would check all other causes and follow up with GI. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I am feeling pain in my upper abdomen, mid of rib cage. Last month I was diagnosed for endoscopy, they find nothing only mild dyspepsia.

Hello doctor, I am feeling pain in my upper abdomen, mid of rib cage. Last month I was diagnosed for endoscopy, they find nothing only mild dyspepsia.

More testing: Ultrasound of the gallbladder should be performed, if that is negative a CT scan of the abdomen would be helpful. There are additional tests that are rarely necessary, such as a pH probe, or manometry if all other studies are negative ...Read more

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Could lactose intolerance cause my gastritis? I have mild villi blunting too and some bile was seen during endoscopy. Is that normal?

Could lactose intolerance cause my gastritis? I have mild villi blunting too and some bile was seen during endoscopy. Is that normal?

No: Lactose intolerance does not involve the stomach. You should however ask your GI doctor on the villi blunting and the bile issue with the latter likely from reflux. ...Read more

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What the best medication for bile reflux gastritis? My endoscopy diagnosis is esofagitis with bile reflux gastritis, I've been sick for almost 2 months

What the best medication for bile reflux gastritis? My endoscopy diagnosis is esofagitis with bile reflux gastritis, I've been sick for almost 2 months

Carafate (sucralfate): Most physicians still use an acid reducing agent (like prilosec) for bile gastritis. Many times that works. If not, then an old-fashion drug, carafate, (sucralfate) usually does the trick. ...Read more

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I just had an endoscopy and they told me I had "Bile Gastritis". Is this the same as Gastritis? What to do about it?

Specific vs general: "Gastritis" = stomach inflammation."Bile gastritis" = stomach inflammation from bile, but as there may be changes w/o inflammation, clinical term is "bile gastropathy. "Bile (fluid produced by the liver, stored by gallbladder, &used to digest fat) is refluxing back into the stomach from the duodenum, causing stomach lining irritation. If severe, surgery can cure it. Meds (Urso) may help symptoms. ...Read more

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I had an endoscopy done 2 days ago, I was told that I have gastritis and that I have increased secretions of acid and bile, what is the cause& solution?

I had an endoscopy done 2 days ago, I was told that I have gastritis and that I have increased secretions of acid and bile, what is the cause& solution?

Many: There are many causes of gastritis- Certain foods can irritate your stomach such as alcohol, chocolate, spices and mint. Also, NSAID medications such as ibuprofren can irritate the stomach.

A potential solution is avoiding certain foods and ibuprofen. Medications such as nexium (esomeprazole) and sucralfate may help also. ...Read more

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How invasive is an ERCP endoscopy? If an EU was preformed but nothing of note showed up what are the chances of being scheduled an ERCP if issues with the liver gallbladder and bile ducts are suspected? Is gallbladder removal more common than ERCP?

How invasive is an ERCP endoscopy? If an EU was preformed but nothing of note showed up what are the chances of being scheduled an ERCP if issues with the liver gallbladder and bile ducts are suspected? Is gallbladder removal more common than ERCP?

It's invasive: It's not as invasive as surgery but it can have some significant complications therefore it's done only if indicated. MRCP is often used as first test in place of ERCP and is not an invasive test. Most of the patients with gallstones have gallbladder removed without a need for ERCP ...Read more

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Vomiting for 3mths, lap chole month ago, clear endoscopy, motility meds are helping but still no dx. What could it be? Also have ulq pain and bile

Vomiting for 3mths, lap chole month ago, clear endoscopy, motility meds are helping but still no dx. What could it be? Also have ulq pain and bile

You need a good doc: If a cholecystectomy did not solve your vomiting, your gall bladder was likely not the issue or there are complications. Unless you are severely diabetic, poor gastric mortality is not likely the problem but I would continue the motility meds if they are helping. You need to see the surgeon who removed your gall bladder ;/or a good GI specialist to sort this out as it can be quite complex. ...Read more

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Endoscopy found some gastritis and small hiatal hernia. Did not mention gerd, Gp said I have reflux, would report say acid or bile reflux if so?

Endoscopy found some gastritis and small hiatal hernia. Did not mention gerd, Gp said I have reflux, would report say acid or bile reflux if so?

Not necessary: The gastritis esophagitis can come from the reflux of acid or bile.
The pylorus should keep bile distal.
The esophageal sphincter should keep acid out of esophagus in general.
BUT these can fail.
The PCP knows your symptoms and adds the endoscopy to the facts and will try to guide your treatment. ...Read more

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Would gastroparesis show up on an endoscopy? Or do you need to do a stomach emptying test

Would gastroparesis show up on an endoscopy? Or do you need to do a stomach emptying test

Would not show up: Gastroparesis is a slow emptying of the stomach. It is a problem with the function of the stomach, not with how it looks. Since it still will probably look normal, the doctor who does the endoscopy is not going to be able to diagnose gastroparesis that way. You need an emptying study. ...Read more

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When I had an endoscopy my stomach acid pH level was 0-1. What does this mean? What can I do about it?

When I had an endoscopy my stomach acid pH level was 0-1. What does this mean? What can I do about it?

That's normal.: Stomach acid is indeed very acid. Don't do anything about it unless your endoscopist and primary care doctor feel this needs treatment. ...Read more

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Can't eat. Feel stomach full all the time. Lose as lot wait already. I eat like a 5 year old kid. Endoscopy results are ok...What should j do now?

Can't eat. Feel stomach full all the time. Lose as lot wait already. I eat like a 5 year old kid. Endoscopy results are ok...What should j do now?

Follow up with doc.: If you have been seeing someone already and have completed endoscopy you should follow up with them as I am sure they directed. This is a complex problem which can't really be answered here. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with gastritis with endoscopy. Had this for a year. I know is not hunger. Why does gastritis make stomach growl loud? How to stop growling?

Diagnosed with gastritis with endoscopy. Had this for a year. I know is not hunger. Why does gastritis make stomach growl loud? How to stop growling?

Growing stomach: A rumbling or growling stomach is due to muscular contractions of the intestinal wall called peristalsis. Though seldom of medical importance it can be a symptom of diarrhea and increased liquid and gas in the intestines. Diseases associated with malabsorption and partial mechanical obstruction can also cause it. If you have pain or increase gas get worked up. ...Read more

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Out of the blue acute abdominal pains and 24 hours in hospital with endoscopy show duodenitis. No medical history. What 's cause and best way to manage?

Out of the blue acute abdominal pains and 24 hours in hospital with endoscopy show duodenitis. No medical history. What 's cause and best way to manage?

See below: The most common causes of duodenitis are medicines, especially NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen and infections with H pylori, which causes ulcers. The endoscopist may have tested for this. If not, your physician can do non-invasive testing. Review your medicine list, including OTC medicines, with your doctor. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


Bile (Definition)

Dark green to yellowish brown fluid, produced by the liver for digestion of fats ...Read more