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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.
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?
Probably: Sounds like what you are describing is "latent phase labor".
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.
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.
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.
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.
↓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.
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.
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.
Mutation: Anyone with duodenal adenocarcinoma deserves to be checked for the same genetic mutations that produce colon cancer. Or it may be dumb luck. I hope you have a good result from what I expect will be a surgical intervention.
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.