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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Dumping Syndrome (Definition)

A condition that occurs occurs when food, especially sugar, moves too fast from the stomach to the duodenum—the first part of the small intestine—in the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This condition is also called rapid gastric emptying (early dumping syndrome) and it occurs 10 to 30 ...Read more


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What are my treatment options for Crohns disease?

What are my treatment options for Crohns disease?

Discuss with GI MD: Treatment of anyone with an autoimmune disorder starts with stress reduction, proper diet and adequate sleep and rest. Lack of any of these can worsen/bring out symptoms. Sometimes treatment involves biologics of which Humera is one, steroids, and 5-aminosalicylates if the colon and rectum are involved. The right medication choices need a discussion with your MD who knows extent of your disease. ...Read more

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Crohns disease, at what point during a flare up should I go to the hospital?

Crohns disease, at what point during a flare up should I go to the hospital?

Talk with doctor: You should be in contact with your doctor by phone if you are in pain or bleeding. Going to the er should be a joint decision, unless you are experiencing extreme uncontrollable pain or other unusual or concerning symptoms. ...Read more

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Crohns disease: is the anal gas infectious like a cough to people?

No: Crohn's disease is not an infectious disease. That being said you can have a GI tract infection on top of the crohn's especially if you have been treated with antibiotics and this infection can be contagious from contact with your stool. In general the gas or flatus should not be able to spread any infection without direct stool contact. ...Read more

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Can pelvic surgeries cause a flare up in crohns disease symptoms. More specifically a robotic cystecomy??

Can pelvic surgeries cause a flare up in crohns disease symptoms. More specifically a robotic cystecomy??

Most likely not.: Surgery on bladder will not affect your gi tract, unless the two are abnormally adherent. Get opinion from gi specialist just to be sure. ...Read more

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For the past 3 days I had 6 or less hrs of sleep due to my crohns disease. Now I am extremely scared and anxious about sleep. Any ways to reduce anxiety?

For the past 3 days I had 6 or less hrs of sleep due to my crohns disease. Now I am extremely scared and anxious about sleep. Any ways to reduce anxiety?

Anxiety: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate - spend time w friends & stay active. ...Read more

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Where are the common areas of pain when you have small intestine inflammation because of crohns disease?

Where are the common areas of pain when you have small intestine inflammation because of crohns disease?

Crohns: A common area of involvement in crohns disease is in the intestine near the appendix which would cause discomfort in the right lower abdomen. Skip areas of the intestines occur in crohns and thus different zones in the abdomen may be involved, however. ...Read more

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I have to take remicade for crohns disease. But have been told there is risk of cancer. How high is that risk for a young male?

I have to take remicade for crohns disease. But have been told there is risk of cancer. How high is that risk for a young male?

Low risk: Crohn's disease also increases the risk of cancer. That risk is a lot higher than the risk from infliximab (Remicade). The more important risk from such drugs is for certain infections, like tuberculosis. Discuss all this with your doctor: but almost certainly you should take the drug as recommended. ...Read more

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I have crohns disease & I woke up this morning vomiting and diarrhea badly. This pain is beyond intense. Should I go to the e.r I can't even eat.

I have crohns disease & I woke up this morning vomiting and diarrhea badly. This pain is beyond intense. Should I go to the e.r I can't even eat.

If you cannot: Reach the Medical Provider who is treating your crohns I would opine that an ER (or preferably a Walk In Unit) is indicated. In the meantime Clear Liquids only!


Hope this is helpful....Good luck...BE WELL!


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Hello, I have crohns disease and many antibiotics causes a sever flare up. I've had strep for almost 6wks now. I'm allergic to penicillin, so that limi?

Hello, I have crohns disease and many antibiotics causes a sever flare up. I've had strep for almost 6wks now. I'm allergic to penicillin, so that limi?

Which abx?: If you are truly allergic to penicillin, erythromycin would work for strep infection as well unless you have had an adverse reaction to it. If your problem is primarily GI, consider taking a probiotic with antibiotic in the future. May check with allergist to find out if you are still allergic to penicillin as well. By the way, there are good biologics which are effective for Crohn's disease. ...Read more

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Throughout the day my stomach swells, hardens with raised knots sometimes painful. I have Crohns disease don't know if related -happens most every day?

More info: I would keep a log of your symptoms and indicate time of day and relation to meal time and what you ate. I would present this information to your gastroenterologist and see how this fits into your Crohns process. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will having IBS, or Crohns disease affect my HIV test and give me a false negative.

Will having IBS, or Crohns disease affect my HIV test and give me a false negative.

Possibly no: There is no relation between these disease and HIV. If you suspect that the screening test was negative then you can discuss with a physician to get a definitive tests. ...Read more

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Just been diagnosed with crohns disease, I have had black stools but they are not tarry they are quite loose as well, should I be worried?

Just been diagnosed with crohns disease, I have had black stools but they are not tarry they are quite loose as well, should I be worried?

Depends: Black stools can be caused by medications like iron or even some mesalamines. If your doctor is not concerned that it's a sign of upper GI bleeding, it may be due to the medication you're taking. ...Read more

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I've had no change in diet medication nor have I ate any blue or green foods. I have crohns disease for the past 11 yrs. My stool is blue mucasy green.

I've had no change in diet medication nor have I ate any blue or green foods. I have crohns disease for the past 11 yrs. My stool is blue mucasy green.

Change in stool: Color with symptoms is usually benign. However with history of Crohns, you may have stool cytology done to consider exacerbation ...Read more

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I had blood work and my ASCA was abnormal my doctor mentioned possible Crohns Disease. Could my ASCA be abnormal and it be fine. I've had weight loss?

I had blood work and my ASCA was abnormal my doctor mentioned possible Crohns Disease. Could my ASCA be abnormal and it be fine. I've had weight loss?

Yes: Your positive ASCA is suggestive but not diagnostic of Crohn's. But because you have diarrhea, weight loss and fatigue, you should be evaluated further. A CT scan, small bowel series and colonoscopy would be helpful. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have crohns disease. Today I saw a lot more blood in my stool than usual. Should I wait to see my doctor or go to the ER?

I have crohns disease. Today I saw a lot more blood in my stool than usual. Should I wait to see my doctor or go to the ER?

Go to ED.: This could be a flare of Crohn's disease which may need the immediate initiation of treatment, or this may be unrelated to Crohn's disease. For a rapid diagnosis, the ED would be the best option for you right now. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have Crohns disease without diarrhea and weight loss? Could someone with Crohns present with constipation and IBS-like symptoms?

Is it possible to have Crohns disease without diarrhea and weight loss? Could someone with Crohns present with constipation and IBS-like symptoms?

Absolutely, yet be: Careful, don't just rely on labels (diagnoses) possibly not correct & potentially misleading/harmful; a common issue. Crohns is an autoimmune disease, i.e. the individual is attacking their body via their immune system. As integrated Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures, consider all the potential implications & possible approaches, not just incomplete body mechanic ideas/issues; usual medical approach. ...Read more

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Crohns disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, barrett's esophagus, esophagitis. 2010 had a fundoplication. Why isn't it working anymore?

Crohns disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, barrett's esophagus, esophagitis. 2010 had a fundoplication. Why isn't it working anymore?

Many possibilities: See your surgeon and your gastroenterologist. The surgery may have failed, or your symptoms are not related to reflux. If you had barrett's esophagus, all the more reason to be seen by your physicians. ...Read more

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Sore breasts, diminished positive feelings during orgasm, increased depression, thoughts of hurting myself. Also diagnosed w/ crohns disease?

Sore breasts, diminished positive feelings during orgasm, increased depression, thoughts of hurting myself. Also diagnosed w/ crohns disease?

Depression: You need professional help and shouldn't attempt to work your way through these worrisome symptoms. Make an appointment with a psychiatrist as soon as possible and be sure to inform him or her of your thoughts of harming yourself. A combination of psychtherapy and medication should help you. If your Crohn's disease is acting up, your state of mind may well be an aggravating factor. ...Read more

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Crohns disease, just had 2 perianal abcess drained last week. Now having bad pressure in back passage and when passing stool it's thick mucus instead?

Crohns disease, just had 2 perianal abcess drained last week. Now having bad pressure in back passage and when passing stool it's thick mucus instead?

Crohns Disease: All of the above symptoms, the abscesses, the rectal pain, and the mucus in your stool are indicative of the possibility of continued active inflammation from the Crohns disease. You likely need to have your medication either adjusted or changed. I would make it an appointment to see your gastroenterologist as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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I haven't had a bowel movement in nine days. I have crohns disease but it's never caused me to be this constipated. I've tried laxatives and softeners?

I haven't had a bowel movement in nine days. I have crohns disease but it's never caused me to be this constipated. I've tried laxatives and softeners?

Considerations...: ...include (to name just a few concerns): progressive stenosis of the gut due to scar tissue, early flare with luminal (phenobarbital) narrowing, overuse of narcotic analgesia with gut paralysis. At the very least, see your doctor and get an examination & x-ray. ...Read more

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I have crohns disease and Non healing acne on left side neck. No swolen lymph nodes. Dizziness, fatigue, normal blood work. Could this still be lymphoma?

I have crohns disease and Non healing acne on left side neck. No swolen lymph nodes. Dizziness, fatigue, normal blood work. Could this still be lymphoma?

Acne: Acne seems to be more prevalent in patients with Crohn's disease, maybe because they have a related immune cause. But having acne doesn't indicate anything about lymphoma. You're likely ok, but if you have unexplained fevers with weight loss and swollen lymph nodes, you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Obviously I need to speak w/ my pcp. I've had ^alt, ast, crp, co2, and kidney failure. I also have crohns disease, skin problems and all over pain. Maybe?

Obviously I need to speak w/ my pcp. I've had ^alt, ast, crp, co2, and kidney failure. I also have crohns disease, skin problems and all over pain. Maybe?

So what's the questn: You gave us a list of problems and what you already know. However, since you did not ask a question, there is no way for us to form a reasoned answer. You are welcome to start over, but questions are not linked, so each must have relevant background and ask a clear question. ...Read more

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Crohn's or Dumping Syndrome? Symptoms: Severe abdominal pain, flushed warm face, constant stool, common after eating, no relief, only getting worse

Crohn's or Dumping Syndrome? Symptoms: Severe abdominal pain, flushed warm face, constant stool, common after eating, no relief, only getting worse

Not enough info: If your symptoms have been going on for a very short time, it probably isn't something chronic like Crohn's. Dumping syndrome is not common and is seen following certain surgeries of the stomach/small bowel. Feel free to contact me about your symptoms in further detail. ...Read more

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What are the risk factor of dumping syndrome?

What are the risk factor of dumping syndrome?

Past surgeries: The primary risk factor is past surgeries, such as gastrectomy, gastric bypass, esophagectomy and sometimes cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal). More rarely are tumors of the pancreas associated with high gastrin levels or connective tissue disorders of the gut. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dumping syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: dumping syndrome?

Post surgey: It is a constellation of symptoms including nausea, weakness, sweating, palpitations diarrhea, a sensation of warmth and feeling that you might pass out. It often occurs in people who have had surgery on the stomach \with a bypass to a different part of the small intestine. ...Read more

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Can a gastrectomy cause dumping syndrome?

Can a gastrectomy cause dumping syndrome?

Yes: Dumping syndrome is not uncommon after a gastrectomy, and is usually treated by eating 6 small meals per day. ...Read more

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Can you have dumping syndrome without surgery?

Can you have dumping syndrome without surgery?

No.: Dumping syndrome is comprised of symptoms such as bloating, pain, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, lightheadedness, etc. That occur after gastric (stomach) surgery. Such procedures for ulcers, cancer, and nowadays more commonly bariatric procedures like roux en y gastric bypass are known to produce dumping syndrome. This is due to the pyloric valve of the stomach being bypassed or removed. ...Read more

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Can dumping syndrome be treated without surgery?

Can dumping syndrome be treated without surgery?

Depends: What previous surgery did you have that caised the dumping.
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Could someone get dumping syndrome months after surgery?

Could someone get dumping syndrome months after surgery?

Dumping syndrome: Dumping syndrome implies bolus emptying of the stomach into the duodenum with associated release of digestive hormones ; insulin. Metabolic, motility, anatomic (shunts of upper GI tract), & iatrogenic (drug side effects) factors are causative. Symptoms include: flushing, sweating, dizziness, weakness, hypovolemia, & vasomotor collapse (passing out). ...Read more

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Does anyone get dumping syndrome after having their gallblader out?

Does anyone get dumping syndrome after having their gallblader out?

Yes: This is certainly a possibility, although not very common; one can have abdominal pain, cramping, loose stools within 1-3 hours after eating. Smaller, more frequent meals are recommended. In addition can try cholestyramine. ...Read more

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What risk factors, signs and symptoms are common in dumping syndrome?

What risk factors, signs and symptoms are common in dumping syndrome?

Dehydration: Risk include dehydration, loss of nutrients, diarrhea. Dumping syndrome usually results when high osmotic load such food from stomach meets mid intestines after gastric bypass surgery or other surgery involving intestines in which the duodenum (first part of the intestine) is bypassed. Duodenum is made to handle that load but lower part of the gut is not and leads to severe diarrhea after eating. ...Read more

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I was wondering what is the risk factors, signs and symptoms of dumping syndrome?

I was wondering what is the risk factors, signs and symptoms of dumping syndrome?

Dumping syndrome: Dumping syndrome implies bolus emptying of the stomach into the duodenum with associated release of digestive hormones ; insulin. Metabolic, motility, anatomic (shunts of upper GI tract), ; iatrogenic (drug side effects) factors are causative. Symptoms include: flushing, sweating, dizziness, weakness, hypovolemia, ; vasomotor collapse (passing out). ...Read more

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I have every symptom of dumping syndrome. However I've had zero surgeries or procedures. Is this even possible?!

I have every symptom of dumping syndrome. However I've had zero surgeries or procedures. Is this even possible?!

Dumping: Syndrome appears after gastric resection by definition, so you don't have it. If you are having post prandial hypoglycemia or diarrhea, you should have it checked out by a GI specialist. ...Read more

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