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Idiopathic recurrent acute mild chronic pancreatitis CURE ?

Idiopathic recurrent acute mild chronic pancreatitis CURE ?

Unknown.: Idiopathic means that we don't know why it happens. If we don't know why it happens then we cannot make any logical assumption as to how to cure it. Further information could be helpful. Are you diabetic? Are you overweight? What kind of diet do you have? You drink alcohol ever? Is there anything that you eat that seems to make it worse? Do you have high cholesterol or high triglycerides? ...Read more

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Idiopathic (Definition)

An idiopathic medical condition is one of unknown or obscure cause. In some conditions, there may be known causes as well. For example, themajority of glaucoma cases are idiopathic (unknown cause), but there are some cases related to eye ...Read more


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What usually causes chronic gastritis?

What usually causes chronic gastritis?

Anything that is hur: Any strong irritant can cause gastritis. If it is continued for long time, the gastritis becomes chronic. Common causes are frequent alcohol use, chronic pain medication with drugs like Aspirin or motrin. Then there is a common infection with a bacteria called h. Pylori which requires using a several weeks long course of antibiotics, best done under the guidance of a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is chronic pancreatitis cureable?

Is chronic pancreatitis cureable?

doubtful: It is a chronic condition...Which means it lingers on and on for many years. Yet people can live a normal life despite having this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Chronic constipation in toddlar?

Chronic  constipation in toddlar?

Should be treated: It can significantly impact toilet training. Many toddlers learn to withhold their stools, leading to encopresis. Treat now! give more water, more fiber, and encourage rewards for bowel movements. Talk to your pediatrician about the right amount of dairy for your child, because too much milk is often a factor. ...Read more

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Is chronic pancreatitis curable?

Is chronic pancreatitis curable?

Usually not: By the time diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis is made, there is usually scarring of the pancreas and decline in function of the gland. There may be damage to both the exocrine part involved in digestion and endocrine part leading to diabetes. Whether there is further of continuing damage would depend on the cause and interventions taken. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause chronic severe constipation instead of diarrhea?

Can celiac disease cause chronic severe constipation instead of diarrhea?

Unlikely: Celiac disease is secondary to damage to the lining of small intestine. Classic symptoms are diarrhea and weight loss. A small percent of patient may have constipation but not severe. Common causes of severe constipation are meds induced, diet related, not drinking enough fluids, and metabolic changes. Colonic inertia is another cause which requires a detailed workup. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is IBS chronic?

Is IBS chronic?

It can be: chronic ?kr?n?k (of an illness) "persisting for a long time or constantly recurring" In people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) the tendency to abdominal pain / bloating with bouts of diarrheoa or constipation can persist for some time, and indeed recur. The severity of symptoms however varies from person to person. Many people do achieve a degree of control over symptoms. See patient.info IBS ...Read more

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Can acute or chronic pancreatitis cause secondary lactose intolerance?

Can acute or chronic pancreatitis cause secondary lactose intolerance?

No: Lactase, the enzyme missing from lactose intolerant people, is normally made and present in the absorptive cells lining the inside of the intestine.The pancreas makes enzymes that are transported to and added to the stuff you are digesting.About a 4th of adults are lactose intolerant. ...Read more

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Can chronic constipation cause colon cancer?

Can chronic constipation cause colon cancer?

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 more

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Chronic gastritis sintomas?

Abdominal pain: abdominal pain is the main symptoms (mid abdominal area, in the upper abdomen). also nausea, bloating, heartburn are common ...Read more

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What causes chronic prostatitis?

What causes chronic prostatitis?

Unclear: There is not enough space here to discuss chronic prostatitis. It may be bacterial (5%) or nonbacterial. The nonbacterial form is difficult to treat effectively. Nonbacterial prostatitis may be related to chronic pelvic pain syndromes and to interstitial cystitis. ...Read more

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What is chronic idiopathic nausea ?

What is chronic idiopathic nausea ?

Constant Nausea: Constant nausea that has no obvious cause. It is a diagnosis of exclusion, which means everything else that can be evaluated related to nausea appears to be normal. Nausea can come from lots of sources including heart problems, brain problems and instestinal problems. Talk this over with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome?

What causes fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome?

No one thing: Hi. We do not know what causes either condition, so right now, your guess is as good as mine (or anyone else's). My belief is it's a constellation of causes, not any one thing. ...Read more

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Can chronic pancreatitis cause rectal fistulas?

Can chronic pancreatitis cause rectal fistulas?

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 more

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Does chronic glomerulonephritis cause severe pain?

Does chronic glomerulonephritis cause severe pain?

See below: The common causes of kidney pain are kidney stones, infection and cyst rupture in polycystic kidney disease, besides kidney trauma from any cause and there is a condition called loin pain hematuria syndrome. Besides the above generally speaking chronic glomerulonephritis does not cause kidney pain get yourself examined for other causes. ...Read more

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Is using Glycerin Suppositories chronically bad? I have chronic idiopathic constipation.

Is using Glycerin Suppositories chronically bad? I have chronic idiopathic constipation.

From Above: A better overall strategy is to help constipation " from above" so to speak. Increased fluids, vegetables, salad, perhaps a daily spoonful of metamucil are all helpful. Add in a daily dose of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or mineral oil and you should be able to have soft daily stools. Using glycerin suppository is safe, however, if the above strategies aren't helping. ...Read more

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Which probiotic strain would you recommend for IBS-C or chronic idiopathic constipation? And how much of it?

Which probiotic strain would you recommend for IBS-C or chronic idiopathic constipation? And how much of it?

Please do not: Think that higher numbers of probiotics are better or a specific type is best. It safer to look for MIXED probiotics. The refrigerated are generally stronger because they are more alive. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How safe is barium sulfate suspension for CT scan? I have SVT, high blood press, chronic constipation & idiopathic hives. Any precautions to take?

How safe is barium sulfate suspension for CT scan? I have SVT, high blood press, chronic constipation & idiopathic hives. Any precautions to take?

Keep it moving: And of those issues, only constipation would seem to be of concern. Barium itself can be constipating; it even can solidify stool. Yeah. So be consistent with the treatment you've been prescribed - (don't overdo, tho) preferably fiber, psyllium, PEG (miralax) etc. rather than stimulant laxatives. Keep it moving till the barium's outta there. ...Read more

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How come I have chronic constipation?

How come I have chronic constipation?

There are series of : Tests sometimes requiring biopsies to diagnose the etiology of constipation. Unfortunately its not a simple answer. You need to see a GI doctor to do a complete history annd physical and appropriate tests need to be done to dignose your condition. ...Read more

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What can I do about chronic constipation?

What can I do about chronic constipation?

Hydrate/fiber: Best is 2 b sure u r well hydrated and get on a high fiber diet and fiber supplements if needed. If no help c ur md or consult a dietitian. ...Read more

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I have chronic constipation. what can i doabout that.

I have chronic constipation. what can i doabout that.

See below: Constipation can present in several ways in general we would not expect constipation to present itself in an association with your menstruation. Several questions would help diagnose your problem. To include how often you normally move your bowels. Do you normally have a problem with constipation. Do you normally have pain in your pelvic and lower back area when you're constipated. Is your menstruation regular? Was this menstruation worse than your usual? Do you usually have cramping and discomfort at the time of your menstruation? A good rule of thumb in evaluating your bowel moment would include: bowel movement 1 to 3 times a day, the consistency of a banana, possibly floating, and six inches to a foot long. Other possibilities and more likely based on the small amount of data that I presently have is that you're having some type of hormone imbalance. Would suggest saliva testing to include estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA. We would be happy to further discuss this issue in the concierge service at https://www.healthtap.com/dr-stevenfergusonmd ...Read more

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I think I have onset of chronic constipation, what to do?

I think I have onset of chronic constipation, what to do?

Prevent it.: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active with regular exercise. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more

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What can I do for chronic constipation (for the last few years)?

What can I do for chronic constipation (for the last few years)?

Likely done it all!: After years of dealing with constipation, you've probably tried everything anyone can think of to tell you without knowing your history. If you've already been through this with your primary care doctor, then consider seeing a gastroenterologist. There may be more going on than just needing more fiber and water in your diet. ...Read more

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Help! I've been having chronic constipation, what's wrong with me?

Help! I've been having chronic constipation, what's wrong with me?

Constipation : You might have low thyroid function. You could also have a magnesium deficiency. There are other possibilities, but these are the toe I see most often in my practice. See a doctor for evaluation. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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I have what i'm told is chronic constipation. What are good ways to treat this?

I have what i'm told is chronic constipation. What are good ways to treat this?

See a GI: 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 so increase water, juice etc. See a GI specialist to rule out another cause of your problem. Supplements can then be added until you have regular bms. Very rarely you may need surgery. ...Read more

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Constipation problem, I'm afraid it may be chronic. I feel My digestion is not uniform.

Dietary fiber: You should drink enough water so that your urine is colorless and watery to make sure your stool does not dry out. Increase fiber in your diet. If that is not easily feasible, take a fiber laxative like Metamucil (It contains Eesbgol, or Isbgul). Getting some exercise will help too. Consult this site for info on dietary fiber: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more

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I have suffered from chronic constipation for five years now and I am only 18. Can someone help?

I have suffered from chronic constipation for five years now and I am only 18.  Can someone help?

Not on here: You need to sit and discuss with a doctor. Not able to help something like this on this type of forum. Consider starting with a gastroenterologist or colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a chronic constipation? I have tried everything. Nothing works! what must be done, pls. Advise.

I have a chronic constipation? I have tried everything.  Nothing works! what must be done, pls. Advise.

See colon and rectal: If you have tried the usual measures (fiber, fluids and excersise and laxatives) and nothing is working, it's time to see a board certified colon and rectal surgeon. Basic workup might include a colonoscopy, a voiding proctogram, sits marker study and some basic lab tests including thyroid function tests. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a twisted colon, chronic constipation.?

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Twisted Colon: Not sure what your question is, but recommend consulting a gastro-enterologist. ...Read more

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Chronic constipation in toddlar?

Should be treated: It can significantly impact toilet training. Many toddlers learn to withhold their stools, leading to encopresis. Treat now! give more water, more fiber, and encourage rewards for bowel movements. Talk to your pediatrician about the right amount of dairy for your child, because too much milk is often a factor. ...Read more

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Why might someone have chronic constipation?

Why might someone have chronic constipation?

In most : Cases is it is not enough fiber, not enough fluids and excess caffeine and alcohol. Also some medications contribute to constipation and thus your fluid intake needs modification to offset the constipating effects of the meds. There also may be some pathology in your bowel that has yet to be properly evaluated. See a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon if the above measures dont help after 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic constipation?

In most : Cases is it is not enough fiber, not enough fluids and excess caffeine and alcohol. Also some medications contribute to constipation and thus your fluid intake needs modification to offset the constipating effects of the meds. There also may be some pathology in your bowel that has yet to be properly evaluated. See a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon if the above measures dont help after 2 weeks. ...Read more

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How can I overcome chronic constipation?

How can I overcome chronic constipation?

Commonest cause: Is lousy diet, particularly all the sweet "junk" . In the meantime try some mineral oil, over the counter. ...Read more

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I have chronic constipation in a teenager, what to do?

Diet- fiber/exercise: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active with regular exercise. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more


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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more