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Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more


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Male not emptying full bladder, frequent urination and pain in bladder reason?

Male not emptying full bladder, frequent urination and pain in bladder reason?

Prostate issue: Sounds like a prostate issue, may be prostatitis as enlarged prostate is unlikely at 37. It needs to be checked by a physician. ...Read more

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Is it okay to go through a nissen fundoplication for GERD after having a gall bladder removal done on me?

Is it okay to go through a nissen fundoplication for GERD after having a gall bladder removal done on me?

Yes: Yes. Once you have recovered from your gallbladder removal there is no reason why you can't have a fundoplication for reflux if your doctor feels a fundoplication is a good treatment for your reflux. ...Read more

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Everytime my GERD acts up i guess by my gall bladder/side of my ribs start hurting on and off. Any idea why? Thanks

Everytime my GERD acts up i guess by my gall bladder/side of my ribs start hurting on and off. Any idea why? Thanks

Are you certain: Of your diagnosis of gerd, and gallbladder? Biliary colic can certainly cause pain in the right upper abdomen, lateral and posterior chest and may have nothing to do with gastro-esophageal reflux. May want to talk to your doctor for a more accurate idea. ...Read more

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Fatigue, heartburn, don't have appetite, loss weight. What's the possible reason for all of this?Diagnosed with GERD 2 years ago.

Fatigue, heartburn, don't have appetite, loss weight. What's the possible reason for all of this?Diagnosed with GERD 2 years ago.

See doctor: What you described warrants a more detailed history, physical examination and may be some tests. Unintended weight loss in an adult is a cause for concern. Please see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Why is my saliva watery i mean its very light + I have GERD could it be the reason ?

Why is my saliva watery i mean its very light + I have GERD could it be the reason ?

Maybe: Gerd increases production of watery, alkaline saliva to help wash away and neutralize acidicmaterial in the eesophagus. Saliva is usually pretty watery in general. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with GERD 3 years ago by endoscopy. Is there any reason to follow-up w/ a doc or is this just something I have to learn to live with?

I was diagnosed with GERD 3 years ago by endoscopy. Is there any reason to follow-up w/ a doc or is this just something I have to learn to live with?

Barrett's screening: you should have another endoscopy once you've had symptoms ~5y - to make sure you're not developing any changes in the lining of your esophagus called Barrett's esophagus. but other than that, make lifestyle changes and take medication as needed to control your reflux symptoms. ...Read more

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Had nissenfundlication for gets over 10yrs ago. Gerd seems to be back..Btw i also have barrett esoph. Went to dr .Ct scan says hiatal hernia. Reason?

Had nissenfundlication for gets over 10yrs ago. Gerd seems to be back..Btw i also have barrett esoph. Went to dr .Ct scan says hiatal hernia. Reason?

Common: Herniation of the stomach in to the chest (hiatal hernia) is a common x-ray finding after nissen. It's clinical significance however is highly variable. I would see a surgeon with significant experience in dealing with hiatal hernia for a consultation. May need more test. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Sometimes feels short of breath for no reason.ocassionally cough white clear mucus.doc says acid reflux.can gerd cause short of breath or is it copd?

Sometimes feels short of breath for no reason.ocassionally cough white clear mucus.doc says acid reflux.can gerd cause short of breath or is it copd?

Cardiac or lung: 26 year old man with shortness of breath could be anything from anxiety to pulmonary or even cardiac condition. It is important to be seen by your doctor who will ask you several questions regarding the situation that provoked the shortness or breath and other associated symptoms and will examine your heart and lungs and may recommend EKG as well as breathing test to narrow the diagnosis ...Read more

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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion = Difficulty ...Read more