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What are probable causes of duodenal atresia?

What are probable causes of duodenal atresia?

Unknown: No one knows the exact cause of the atresia. The duodenum goes through a phase where is is "solid" and then an opening develops. Something happens and this does not occur correctly. 20-30% of the time it is associated with down syndrome. It is correctalbe with surgery. ...Read more

Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more


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What are some causes of duodenal atresia?

Duodenum-congenital: The cause is the same, a failure of the process of developing an opening in the duodenum in utero. About 1/3 of the cases are found in children with down syndrome. That is the single most common association. There are children born with both esophageal and duodenal atresia and that is a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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Whats the symptoms of fistula or fissure ?

Whats the symptoms of fistula or fissure ?

Completely different: A fissure is a tear. They bleed, and can be very painful. A fistula is an abnormal connection from the bowel to another organ, viscus, or the skin. The common types are between the trachea and esophagus, the rectum and the vagina or bladder, or the colon and the skin. They are generally in the setting of either surgery and post operative care or infection, like diverticulitis. ...Read more

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What causes duodenal adenocarcinoma?

What causes duodenal adenocarcinoma?

Not known!: Just like many other Cancers in people, the exact cause of your Cancer is not known. One way to look at is why do some people get sick and others remain well without having any serious illness. It may be just a matter of chance or bad luck. ...Read more

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What causes "inflammation" of the duodenum?

Many things: A bacterial infection could cause this (helicobacter). Excessive acid production can cause this. Medications (aspirin, ibuprofen) can cause this. Stress can cause this. There are many other causes. Acid peptic disease is the more common cause along with the h. Pylori infection. Treatment is available. Rarely now is surgery needed. Diagnostics are readily available. See a GI doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of duodenal ulcer vs. A stomach ulcer?

What are the symptoms of duodenal ulcer vs. A stomach ulcer?

About the same: Regardless of size or location, if you really have an ulcer (found by x-ray or endoscopy) please seek doctor's advice. Even small ulcers can bleed (sometimes massively), perforate, obstruct stomach emptying. Sometimes, an ulcer can form in a cancer so to avoid this possibility it is important to make sure at least gastric ulcer actually heals. Relief of ulcer symptoms doesn't always mean healing. ...Read more

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What are the causes of erosive gastritis?

What are the causes of erosive gastritis?

There are many: But common causes are use NSAIDs such as Advil (ibuprofen) in heavy doses ,alcohol,cocaine and radiation ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of an esophageal ulcer?

What's the symptoms of an esophageal ulcer?

Pain: Generally ulcerated esophagus is painful, especially with swallowing food, even liquids. Pain may be in chest, referred to back or between the ribs or upper abdomen. May also have difficulty swallowing-food gets stuck going down. Can lead to weight loss. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a tracheoesophageal fistula?

What are symptoms of a tracheoesophageal fistula?

Fistula: Tracheoesophageal fistulas are rare. They are usually diagnosed in newborns who have frequent aspiration pneumonias. In adults the can be the result of trauma, tumor or from complications of treatments. They usually present as frequent aspiration pneumonias and usually require surgery to correct. ...Read more

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What are common causes of gastric reflux?

What are common causes of gastric reflux?

Reflux: Reflux of stomach contents (acid) is usually due to incompetent valve or hiatal hernia. It is aggravated by position (lying down), spicy foods and obesity. Treatment includes mediating above factors. Ginger and antacids can help. Then is meds like ppi which shut off acid. If meds fail, then surgery including fundoplication can help - usually has very good outcomes. Speak to your physician. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of multiple peptic ulcers?

What are possible causes of multiple peptic ulcers?

Too much acid: Increase acid production related to stress can cause a stomach ulcer or skipping meals. Eating or drinking things that are stomach irritants like alcohol, spicy food, too much Aspirin or ibuprofen, smoking can all contribute to causing ulcers. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of peptic stomach ulcers?

What are some possible causes of peptic stomach ulcers?

Drugs and H. pylori: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) including motrin, advil, ibuprofen, aleve (naproxen) and Aspirin containing meds are the most common causes of peptic ulceration of the stomach and duodenum followed by bacterial infection helicobacter pylori (h. Pylori). ...Read more

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What is the cause of gastric ulcers?

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What is the cause of gastric ulcers?

Gastric ulcer: Most common cause is stomach infection associated with h. Pylori, the origin of which is not known, although it may spread thru contaminated food or water. ...Read more

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What causes duodenal ulcer?

What causes duodenal ulcer?

Duodenal Ulcers: The most common cause of duodenal ulcer is a stomach infection associated with the helicobacter pylori (h pylori) bacteria. Other risk factors for duodenal ulcers include overuse of alcohol, tobacco, and medications such as Aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). Severe illness has also been implicated as a risk factor in the development of duodenal ulcer. ...Read more

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What causes of bleeding from the bowel?

What causes of bleeding from the bowel?

Multiple reasons: Ulcers, av malformations, tumors, polyps, ischemic bowel, inflammatory bowel disease, portal hypertension, intususception and the list goes on and on. ...Read more

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What are some of the causes of an occult GI bleed?

What are some of the causes of an occult GI bleed?

Huge number of thing: upper is generally in the stomach and esophagus. ulcer/irritation, but trauma, infection, . Colon can be tumor, irritattion, tumor. But it can also be bleeding problems like low platelets, or low blood clotting proteins ...Read more

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What's the difference between ulcers and intestinal cancer symptoms?

What's the difference between ulcers and intestinal cancer symptoms?

Can't tell : The discomfort, bleeding, full feeling, weight loss overlap. If either is a concern, a gastroenterologist or other skilled physician can take a look. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of a fissure fistula?

What are the common symptoms of a fissure fistula?

Fissures and : Fistula are 12 different things. Fissures usually cause a severe tearing like pain with bm and severe spasm in the sphincter after a bm and may have significant bleeding, fistula is usually a pressure type pain and may drain a mixture of blood and infected fluid or purulence. They are treated differently so a correct diagnosis requires an exam. Both may require surgery but not the first choice. ...Read more