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Chronic Colon Pain
DIET NOT constipated: Not constipation per se , but diet may a factor: diets high in whole grain, fruits, and veggies have been linked with a lower risk of colorectal cancer, but fiber supplements have not been shown to prevent colo-rectal cancer. Excess red meats and processed meats can increase your colorectal cancer risk and cooking meats at very high heat may create chemicals that might increase cancer risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but: There is a correlation between chronic constipation and diverticular disease which includes diverticulitis. Not everyone with chronic constipation gets diverticulosis. But, there are cases where patients get so much constipation, they get fecal impaction and have to be manually disimpacted. ...Read more
No: Celiac disease is a autoimmune , digestive disease, causing malabsorption , due to gluten sensitivity initial symptoms with abdominal bloating, pain diarrhea, followed by other symptoms, including depression .Chronic pelvic pain is not one of them, if occurs it is very rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constant right flank/back, intermittent abdominal and epigastric pain+no fever+no urine or bowel symptoms+history of bladder cancer and hysterectomy?
Perhaps: If one had significant pancreatic insufficiency and that they had chronic diarrhea, then perhaps one could develop rectal fistulas in the right scenario. This would be rare and an exception. Otherwise, the pancreas is far from the rectum and cannot be associated with this condition. I would defer to my GI and colo-rectal and general surgery colleagues for their opinions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe, maybe not...: Lots of things give dull pain in abdomen. Harder to tell which organ, e.g. Colon, as opposed to gyn, stomach, gallbladder, etc. Yes, cancer of colon can be assoc with dull pain, but also no pain at all, sharp pain, visible blood, occult blood, no blood, change in bowel habit, weight loss, etc. See your doc, get examined. ...Read more
Internal non-muscular pain in upper back radiating to flanks. Recent diagnosis 4 mm thickening of gallbladder, gastritis, duodenitis. Help!
Abdominal pain: A lot of problems and only 400 characters for an answer. You need evaluation for H Pylori infection, medication to control gastric acid, a HIDA scan to assess gallbladder function with or without CCK if you have gallstones or not. You also need evaluation for kidney stones as this can commonly result in pain radiating down the flanks. You also need to be assessed for spine problems ...Read more
Gallbladder removed, history of C-Diff + Chronic Cholcystitis, bile ducts Symptoms continue, Upper Abdominal pain, bloating. what could it be?
Too complex: That situation is too complex to analyzing analyze in 400 characters. If you'd like, set up a consult on Healthtap concierge, and I will be happy to work through things for you, to see if I can help. Good luck. ...Read more
Absence of fever, how to distinguish pancreas pain from peptic ulcer pain assuming presentation luq burning pain radiating to back?
RX PUD & AP as one:
Source of abdominal pain can be very difficult to identify in the older adult. Due to the vague
nature of symptoms that often present with abdominal pain, misdiagnosis is common. A current study showed that the prevalence of PUD in patients with acute pancreatitis was relatively high (52.6%), and the cause may be gastric mucosal ischemia,stressful condition due to AC Pancreatitis. Needs w/u for dx ...Read more
Chronic gastritis, lymphocytic inflammation in esophagus. Body pain. Chronic vomiting. Stomach/pelvic pain. Going on over a year. What could this be?
See your doctor: I am concerned that you have been suffering with these pains for over a year. Your diagnosis could be the cause of your symptoms. But i encourage you to visit with your primary care doctor right away. If you have a GI specialist who had helped you in the past, please also give him/her a call right away to talk about your symptoms. Good luck with your health care... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See GI doc: See the GI consultation and get it evaluated. You could have developed a pseudocyst. ...Read more
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