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I have severe sharp pain as soon as I begin to eat. The pain is NOT my stomache but just to the left of my stomache. Exactly where the pancrease (pancrelipase) sits.

I have severe sharp pain as soon as I begin to eat. The pain is NOT my stomache but just to the left of my stomache. Exactly where the pancrease (pancrelipase) sits.

Few possibilities: There are a few possibilities from pancreatic issues, to ulcers, and possibly gall bladder. See your doc or make an appointment with HealthTap to provide more detail. I'm available through the Concierge service all day. ...Read more

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Percutaneous (Definition)

In surgery, percutaneous pertains to any medical procedure where access to inner organs or other tissue is done via needle-puncture of the skin, rather than by using an "open" approach where inner organs or tissue are exposed (typically with the use of a scalpel). The percutaneous approach is commonly used in vascular procedures. This involves a needle catheter getting access ...Read more


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Can a percutaneous liver biopsy cause bilateral pleural effusions and ascites?

Can a percutaneous liver biopsy cause bilateral pleural effusions and ascites?

Not likely: Most likely the liver condition that you suffer from is at the root of your pleural effusions and ascites. A paracentesis- an abdominal tap or a thoracentesis, a pleural tap might help in better understanding their etiology. ...Read more

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What would cause atelectasis with effusions 24 hours after percutaneous liver biopsy? Both lungs. Chest pain.

Worry about bleed: See your doctor - with the biopsy we worry about bleeding of the liver or other tissue. Uncertain why you are on plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). This medicine could be used to treat other conditions that you have and these other conditions could be causing these changes ...Read more

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I have a dominant nodule seen in the medial inferior left thyroid measuring 1.5cm percutanous fine needle biopsy recommended. What does this mean?

I have a dominant nodule seen in the medial inferior left thyroid measuring 1.5cm percutanous fine needle biopsy recommended. What does this mean?

FNA: FNA - fine needle aspiration, is a procedure where a thin needle is inserted directly into the thyroid nodule. Cells from the nodule are aspirated and put on glass slides and stained. The slides are looked at under the microscope and a diagnosis is given. The procedure is usually done after the skin has been numbed up with local anesthesia. Depending on the diagnosis, surgery may be necessary. ...Read more

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Being dominant nodule seen in the medial inferior left thyroid measuring 1.5cm percutanous fine needle biopsy recommended. Can you explain what this means?

Thyroid nodule: The likelihood of any thyroid nodule being a cancer is low, but like any cancer it is important to recognize early and get treatment. A thyroid fine needle biopsy may be needed to get a sample of the nodule to see what it is. Presumably, you had a thyroid image (ultrasound, ct). It is important not just to get a test, but to see a doctor who knows about these things (an endocrinologist). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pancreas biopsy?

What is the definition or description of: pancreas biopsy?

See answer detail.: A pancreas biopsy is an invasive procedure that is used to obtain a sample of pancreatic tissue for diagnostic purposes. The biopsy may be done through the skin utilizing a needle to obtain a small sample, usually under radiographic guidance, or the biopsy may be 'open', in which case the abdomen is opened to obtain the tissue. An 'open' biopsy is indicated when a larger tissue sample is needed. ...Read more

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Do doctors put me to sleep for a biopsy of a mass on my pancreas?

Do doctors put me to sleep for a biopsy of a mass on my pancreas?

It depends to a...: ...great degree on the type of biopsy that's done and to a lesser degree on your level of anxiety. For a fine needle biopsy, you may need only local anesthesia and light sedation. More invasive procedures require heavier sedation or even general anesthesia. In any case, you shouldn't eat anything after midnight the night before and you need to arrange to have someone to take you home afterwards ...Read more

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Endoscopic Ultrasound: Can the gatroenterologist do anything besides just observe and take biopsies through to the pancreas?

Endoscopic Ultrasound:
Can the gatroenterologist do anything besides just observe and take biopsies through to the pancreas?

EUS-Pancreas: The use of EUS allows measurement and identification of abnormalities, and some measure of characterization as cystic or solid. Blood flow can also be evaluated. Physicians who do EUS may also have interventional skills to remove small tumors, create artificial drainage paths for pancreatitis, loosen tight areas of the duodenum or biliary ducts, etc. More extensive surgical tools coming ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more