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Dilation Of Duodenum
Male, 25. Symptoms (from 10months)- upper abdomen fullness, distension, gas, burping, incomplete and more that one BM, no pain/ache/cramp. IBS or what?
Unfortunately: The constellation of symptoms you describe can be accounted for by many different things from malabsorption of certain macronutrients to some intestinal infections to irritable bowel syndrome. It's easy to guide you in these 400 character or less responses. Your best bet is to consider a formal consultation through HealthTap Prime or just review this with your primary care doctor. ...Read more
I'm 3cm dilated and my dr said my cervix become efface just today. Experiencing tightening of upper abdomen at night. Am I laboring.39 weeks?
My son has an enlarged spleen, All of his bile duct is dilated, red blood cell count is up. Wakes with mild fevers, has upper abdomen pain. Migraines, constipation, decreased appetite. Agitated. An internally duplex kidney. Pale. Racoon eyes?
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining your son and what you described warrants evaluation by a pediatrician.
Wish you and your son good health! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
↓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
Serious: This is a serious injury where the small intestine near the stomach becomes injured or torn. Bruising can cause intestinal blockage. Intestinal leakage is serious and can cause internal life threatening infections. This can be a difficult diagnosis to make too, as it may not show up readily on x-rays or ct scan. May likely require surgical repair. ...Read more
Pupil dilation: When you look at your eye is the mirror, the dark circle in the center is the pupil. Dilating drops make the pupil larger and allow a more complete eye exam robe performed. Dilation takes about 15-20 minutes and lasts 3-4 hours or longer (depending on which drops are used). ...Read more
Intestinal ulcer: The duodenum is the first portion of the small intestine where the stomach empties. It is exposed to stomach acid and is at significant risk of ulcer formation. The 2 most common causes of stomach or duodenal ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, etc. ...Read more
Not always: If you are referring to having your eyes dilated with drops in the ophthalmologist's office, this is generally safe, except when you have "narrow angles." this can be determined by your eye md. If your pupil spontaneously dilates, this can be a sign of a problem in the brain (tumor, aneurysm, etc) and should be evaluated right away by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
In a way: There is some variation in the opening of the cervix throughout your monthly cycle. It doesn't dilate in the sense that you dilate at the time of delivery to 10 centimeters or more, but there is a cyclic variation, (very mild), as you prepare to bleed ...Read more
Not really: Duodenal ulcers do not heal on their own as these are caused by h pylori infection and need antibiotics and acid suppression therapy to heal. In rare cases these may heal on its own with proper diet and acid suppression, that was the case in past before we knew that these ulcers are caused by bacteria. ...Read more
The duodenum is the: 12 inches of small bowell after the gastric antrum. The ducts from the liver and pancreas enter quickly and the remainder sweeps below/behind the pancreas. The work up needs to determine the blood vessels (aorta, ivc, sma, smv, portal vein). The biopsy usually is deon endoscopically. The treatment is whipple, pancreatoduodenectomy, with roux-en-y loops to drain bile. ...Read more
Pancreatic duct dila: This can happen in chronic panceatitis, or if there is a pancreatic neoplasm (tumor). Sometimes there are benign tumors in the duct that can eventually become malignant so it is important to check them out. Technically gallstones that are stuck at the spincter of Vater causing pancreatitis can result in pancreatic duct dilatation as can inflammation post ERCP. ...Read more
Uncommon: Duodenal cancer is usually a type of adenocarcinoma. Cancers of the small intestine or duodenum are fairly rare. They may grow to block the intestine before they are diagnosed, and sometimes bleed slowly or cause anemia. These types of cancer can be serious and usually always need surgery, as well as possible chemotherapy. ...Read more
Location: Duodenal cancers are rare ~ 1% of GI cancers. Tumors near the ampula may cause symptoms by obstructing the ducts leading to jaundice, pancreatitis and pain in other locations the lesion may cause symptoms of duodenal ulcer, i.e., pain or manifest by infiltrating surrounding organs. ...Read more
Rare: Duodenal cancer is quite rare. Prognosis depends on how early it was found and if it can be completely removed surgically. Prognosis can be highly variable from one person to another depending on stage of when he cancer was found. Hard to know without further clinical detailed information. ...Read more