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Doctor insights on: Dilation Of Duodenum

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Where is the duodenal?

Where is the duodenal?

Abdomen: The duodenal is the duodenum which is a short piece of intestine that connects the stomach to the small intestine where all the nutrients are absorbed. ...Read more

Duodenum (Definition)

The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It is responsible for aspects of digestion and nutrient absorption immediately after ...Read more


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Where is the duodenum?

Where is the duodenum?

After stomach: Its the first part of your small intestine, right after your stomac. ...Read more

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What causes decreased folds in duodenum?

What causes decreased folds in duodenum?

Folds: Decreased duodenal folds may be a sign of past or present inflammation or superficial ulceration/inflammation. Your physician would review these findings with the radiologist and have a better idea of their significance or whether any additional testing or treatment are advisable. ...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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Is it possible to feel your dilation?

Is it possible to feel your dilation?

Cervical dilatation: As you dilate you might feel cramps or a sharp pain localized high in the vaginal area. As the baby get slower you can feel pelvic pressure. HOWEVER, you cannot feel that "you are 5cm" with any accuracy at all. Only an exam by an experienced person can determine this. ...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 causes villous flattening in the duodenum?

What causes villous flattening in the duodenum?

Celiac disease : This is the most serious condition (gluten-allergy) but there other conditions that can cause a similar appearance - alcohol, medications, other food allergies, etc. ...Read more

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How is duodenal adenocarcinoma generally treated?

It depends on Stage: Treatment of Cancer depends on the extent of tumor(called stage of Cancer). If the Cancer is loclaised(stage 1 or 2) surgery is the best approach of treatment. if it has spread farther away, then chemotherapy has to be the mainstay of treatment with or without surgery. Your oncologist can guide you further. ...Read more

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What is flatish looking duodenal mucosa ?

What is flatish looking duodenal mucosa ?

↓ed normal villi: The multiple small projections of cells, call villi, which greatly increase surface area for interaction with food are decreased, thus resulting in a flattened appearance. This is somewhat typical of celiac sprue but there are many possibilities. ...Read more