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Why r fngnals purplish if sp02 96/98% also can't get full breath at times. Had spiro test a few months ago. All was good. Cxr clear. Could it be gastro?

Why r fngnals purplish if sp02 96/98% also can't get full breath at times. Had spiro test a few months ago. All was good. Cxr clear. Could it be gastro?

Purple fingernails: This suggests a problem with the circulation of blood to the nail beds. The blood itself may be fully oxygenated but not reaching your distal tissues because of small blood vessel disease. Unlikely to be anything related to your gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more


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My wife has hiatel hernia causing shortness of breath and painfull gurd was told by gastro expertoperaration to fix hernia can cause all kinds of complecations, and may not even work, we are lost?

My wife has hiatel hernia causing shortness of breath and painfull gurd was told by gastro expertoperaration to fix hernia can cause all kinds of complecations, and may not even work, we are lost?

Medicine first: After being tests for h. Pylori bacteria, I would suggest a week week course of ex ppi (proton pump inhubitor) i.e. Nexium, (esomeprazole) omperazole, zergrid etcc- your GI can due furhter blood and imaging tests as well as upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Got gastro ended up at hospital IV n all that, can it turn into a lung infection because they are starting to hurt when I breath in :/?

Got gastro ended up at hospital IV n all that, can it turn into a lung infection because they are starting to hurt when I breath in :/?

Pleuritic pain?: Please have your doctor examine your lungs and order an xray if necessary. Pneumonia and atelectasis are known post-op complications. If still hospitalized, ask for an inspirometer to prevent these problems. ...Read more

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Episodes of shortness of breath last days at a time. Pulmonologist cardiologist cleared me. Gastro said gerd. Can gerd cause this and how fix it?

Episodes of shortness of breath last days at a time. Pulmonologist cardiologist cleared me. Gastro said gerd. Can gerd cause this and how fix it?

Yes, gerd precaution: gerd precaution; eat smaller meals [6 instead of 3 ] so not to fill up stomach and overflow, don't lie down for 3 hours after eating or only small snack before bed. Elevate head of bed on 6 inch blocks so gravity forced food down not allow it up. Can have reflux during the night and gets into lungs[aspiration] this can also cause pneumonias. lose weight if overweight. helps. ...Read more

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Severe bad breath fr/ stomach 1 yr, recent mild heartburn 2 mths. Coloscpy/gastro/h pylori & blodwrk all normal. Scrip ppi & OTC hrtburn meds not workin?

Severe bad breath fr/ stomach 1 yr, recent mild heartburn 2 mths. Coloscpy/gastro/h pylori & blodwrk all normal. Scrip ppi & OTC hrtburn meds not workin?

Bad breath: Consider the possibility of your severe bad breath coming from your tongue, gum, tonsils, other parts of the mouth or sinuses. Oral bacteria can thrive under a continually-forming tongue coating of food debris, dead epithelial cells, and postnasal drip. When left on the tongue or gum, bacteria can produce foul-smelling sulfur-containing compounds. Remove bacteria and food debris from your mouth. ...Read more

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I have horrible mouth and nose breath! I have seen dentist, orthodontist, ent's, gastro Drs and Internal Med Drs. And noone can figure out why. HELP!!

I have horrible mouth and nose breath! I have seen dentist, orthodontist, ent's, gastro Drs and Internal Med Drs. And noone can figure out why. HELP!!

Horrible breath: A consult with a competent Periodontist, ENT specialist and Gastroenterologist should be able to diagnose this issue and offer help. If you can't find answers with the one's you have tried, I suggest you try a dental department at a teaching hospital in your area. ...Read more

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Should I continue to worry about stomach pain/tightness if ultrasound is clear, urea breath test is negative, doc & gastro says nothing?

Should I continue to worry about stomach pain/tightness if ultrasound is clear, urea breath test is negative, doc & gastro says nothing?

Need reassurance: It's normal to be concerned about your health, and to worry why you feel bad. Whatever the cause, you're appropriately anxious. Further testing may alleviate your concern, particularly if/as "bad things" are ruled out and your test results repeatedly prove negative. Of course, another medical opinion may be helpful too. ...Read more

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Wat are the symptoms of gastro realy?

See below: Gastroenteritis normally presents with vomiting and diarrhea. Or either alone. You usually have some abdominal discomfort, and may have a fever. ...Read more

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What is done in a gastro-enteroscopy?

What is done in a gastro-enteroscopy?

Camera down mouth: Along camera is inserted through your mouth and into your stomach and the first portion of your small intestine this is performed while you are either completely asleep using anesthesia or in a twilight/ conscious state. As the camera is slowly withdrawn images of your small intestine stomach and esophagus are taken and closely examined. The doctor can take biopsies /remove tissue such as a polyp ...Read more

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Good diet for someone who had gastro enteritis?

Good diet for someone who had gastro enteritis?

Gastro: Gastroenteritis is usually a viral illness that results in nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Hydration is very important, but you want to make sure you are replacing electrolytes which you lose - in younger kids, pedialyte and gatorade work. A bland easily digestible diet like toast and bananas work well. Many cultures use rice. ...Read more

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Are there natural substitutes for gastro paresis?

Are there natural substitutes for gastro paresis?

Gastroparesis....: ....Is also known as delayed emptying of the stomach. It's a condition, from multiple causes, where the stomach doesn't empty properly into the intestines. I suspect you meant to ask something else. ...Read more

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What foods should I eat. ..I have gastro paresis?

Small and frequent: You should eat small amounts of easily-digestible foods every few hours. Avoid eating too much at once, and avoid drinking too much liquid with meals. If you are needing to gain weight or improve your nutrition, try supplement drinks like boost or ensure, or glucerna if you're diabetic. ...Read more

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Ask gastro? After some tennis should I be concerned?

? question: Not sure what you are asking here. Please re-ask with specifics and more information. ...Read more

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Could gastro-resistant tablets be taken for pain relief?

Gastro resistant med: Hello. Do you mean meds which are not metabolized or processed through the stomach? If this is what you are talking about, then absolutely there are med optionss which are very beneficial for pain relief especially if the pain is considered dull, aching, and throbbing in origin. One such med has been on the market since Jan 2014. Many of my patients have had success with this med ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid if I suffer from gastro oeasaphageal reflux?

What foods should I avoid if I suffer from gastro oeasaphageal reflux?

Food triggers: Change your eating habits

1 avoid mint, cocolate, alcohol, smoking and chewing tobaco, onions and caffeine
2 avoid spicy foods, tomatoes, oranges,
3avoid large fatty meals and eat small frequent meals, don't over eat
4loose some weight if you are over weight and avoid wearing tight clothings. ...Read more

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I have corosive antral gastro enterities. Could you please help to cure this problem?

See a GI doctor: Cannot diagnose or treat over the internet. You need to be seen and managed by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Should we trust a gastro who tells husband "i don't have time for this" when asked questions during visit?

Up to you: Sometimes a doctor has had a bad day just like anyone else. Sometimes a patient comes in with a list of 50 questions. It would be better if he had said that he had a limited amount of time to answer your questions and that you should schedule another appointment to answer your questions. You could give him another chance but use your best judgement. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if "Rabeloc 20" an effective medecine against gastro prob? Or "Gaviscon" is better?

PPI: Rabeloc 20 is rabeprazole which is a proton pump inhibitor. It is effective at reducing acid production in the stomach which can treat reflux disease among other things. It is better at reducing GI symptoms than gaviscon. ...Read more

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I've had gastro for 4 days and taking gastro stop but it's having no effect - I'm also taking electrolyte -?

See a doctor: If this continues past 5 days you should probably go and see your pcp and find out the cause of this. Norovirus and other such pathogens are the usual cause of gastroenteritis, but living in a city in which there may be a higher frequency of persons (waiters, waitresses) with transmissible infections you may have acquired one. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop food intolerances after gastro bug picked up in bali several months ago, namely garlic?

Food intolerance: It is absolutely a possibility. This may be due to a relative food intolerance because of decreased ability to breakdown certain foods because of intestinal damage/inflammation from the infection of related to an irritable bowel type syndrome after a gastroenteritis. Sometimes it can take up to a year to resolve. ...Read more

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My baby brother woke up with gastro this morning but was fine last night so last night his face was close to mine etc. Can I catch it from him?

My baby brother woke up with gastro this morning but was fine last night so last night his face was close to mine etc. Can I catch it from him?

Yes: You have more than likely had significant exposure to this apparent viral gastrointestinal infection and may develop it within a few days unless you are immune or can fight it off by resting and drinking adequate fluids ...Read more

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Gastro problems started Fall 2012.Now its July 2014.Puked up green stuff 2day. Was not food, can always tell if was food. Only reply if in gastro field

Gastro problems started Fall 2012.Now its July 2014.Puked up green stuff 2day. Was not food, can always tell if was food. Only reply if in gastro field

See MD: You should be seen as soon as possible. That "green stuff" is likely bike and could be a sign of obstruction or surgical abdomen ...Read more