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Is balloon dilation of the lower esophageal sphincter painful?

Is balloon dilation of the lower esophageal sphincter painful?

Could be: Dilation is a controlled tear. Some patients do experience chest pain after a dilation. Severe pain is worrisome for too large a tear or perforation of the esopaghus. ...Read more

Stricture (Definition)

A stricture is an anatomic narrowing of any structure in the body with a lumen. Depending on the organ, the underlying causes can be traumatic, ...Read more


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How painful is membranous urethral stricture dilatation ?

How painful is membranous urethral stricture dilatation ?

Moderately painful: This most often done using local( Lidocaine) anesthesia in the office, The pain also depends on the severity of the stricture. If severe, an optical internal urethrotomy ( cutting the stricture using a cystoscope) may be done with general anesthesia ...Read more

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Foci of aneurysmatic dilation of the dital descending aorta?

Foci of aneurysmatic dilation of the dital descending aorta?

What size?: Typically they do nothing other than control blood pressure---and cholesterol risks----if you smoke--stop it is a definate risk for you aneursym They consider operating on anerursyms that are >5cm in size or any that are actively dissecting ...Read more

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What are the causes of a urethral stricture?

What are the causes of a urethral stricture?

Many causes. : A urethral stricture is a narrowing of the urethra, causing urinary difficulties or obstruction. There are many causes. Injury to the urinary tract from instrumentation, pelvic fracture, or straddle injury are causes. Sexually transmitted infections, skin diseases such as lichen sclerosis, congenital abnormalities such as hypospadias, and radiation therapy for cancer are potential causes. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a urethral stricture?

What are the signs of a urethral stricture?

My take is ...: Urethral stricture may manifest with slowly progressive decrease in urine flow over a long duration - years or decades, result from prior injury - instrumentation / trauma or inflammation / infection - STD, may have urethral spotting or superimposed UTI, and taking alpha-blocker like its use for prostate will not improve its related poor urine flow. More? Ask urologist timely. ...Read more

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Whats incompetency of the lower esophageal sphincter?

Whats incompetency of the lower esophageal sphincter?

Prone to reflux: The les prevents excessive reflux of the stomach contents into the esophagus. When it is incompetent, it is more likely you will develop symptoms of gerd (gastresophageal reflux disease) such as heartburn, esophagitis etc. ...Read more

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MRCP "Persistent mild dilation of the central intrahepatic duct. There are areas of mild narrowing & irregularity of the intrahepatic ducts & proximal common duct. No dilation of common bile duct. Gallbladder sludge is present." What causes this?

MRCP "Persistent mild dilation of the central intrahepatic duct. There are areas of mild narrowing & irregularity of the intrahepatic ducts & proximal common duct. No dilation of common bile duct. Gallbladder sludge is present." What causes this?

Nonspecific: I believe that the ductal findings are nonspecific. Sludge in the gall bladder can cause abdominal distress and indigestion. A gastroenterologist would sit down with the radiologist and review the images and decide whether more imaging studies like an MRI or liver biopsy are advisable depending upon your symptoms or lack of symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes urethral stricture?

What causes urethral stricture?

Several causes.: A urethral stricture is a narrowing of the urethra, causing urinary difficulties or obstruction. There are many causes. Injury to the urinary tract from instrumentation, pelvic fracture, or straddle injury are causes. Sexually transmitted infections, skin diseases such as lichen sclerosis, congenital abnormalities such as hypospadias, and radiation therapy for cancer are potential causes. ...Read more

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Would urethral membranous stricture cause premature ejaculation ?

Would urethral membranous stricture cause premature ejaculation ?

Premature: Ejaculation is sometimes called ill-timed ejaculation. It is a subjective evaluation. You may orgasm too quickly and not satisfy your partner. If you have concerns you can see your doc or a licensed sex therapist. It is not an illness. Please ask your urologist or your doc about the stricture question. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Gall blader is removed surgically due to stone.ultrasound says dilated CBD with tapering of distal end-?Stricture of CBD. what does this mean.harmful?

Difficult to tell: The CBD is common bile duct it is a pathway that allow bile produced by the liver to enter into the duodenum (small intestine).If the common bile duct (CBD) is blocked then bile from the liver can't get out and it backs up into the liver. The report says that the CBD is wider then normal (dilated) and part where it exits into duodenum gets smaller (taper).Then somewhere it get narrower (stricture) ...Read more

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Had meatoplasty or urethral dilation helped your bladder problems?

Had meatoplasty or urethral dilation helped your bladder problems?

What: You had meatoplasy and urethral dilatation. What is your question? I am sorry if I misunderstood your question. ...Read more

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What does diffuse dilatation of common bile duct & mild dilatation of hepatic ducts mean? Maximal luminal (phenobarbital) diam. of common is 14-15mm. MRI sched. Liver

What does diffuse dilatation of common bile duct & mild dilatation of hepatic ducts mean? Maximal luminal (phenobarbital) diam. of common is 14-15mm. MRI sched. Liver

Dilated bile duct: The bile duct is the duct the drains bile out of the river and into the intestines. Dilated bile duct can be a sign of pancreatic, bile duct, liver,or gallbladder disease. It is an important sign, and it definitely needs to be evaluated until a cause is identified and taken care of. Do not hesitate to get the MRI and follow up with your doctor on the results. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would urethral membranous stricture cause nocturia ?

It might: See below for symptoms of urethral stricture: http://www.healthline.com/health/urethral-stricture#overview1 It doesn't look like from your history you have a known urethral stricture and there are other causes for nocturia (e.g. diabetes, bladder problems) so I'd recommend assessment by a doctor licensed in your area to sort through the possibilities and order tests if needed. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dilation of pupils?

What are the causes of dilation of pupils?

A few things: I assume you mean dilated and not responding to light. This can be caused by a number of drugs including scopolamine, atropine, most hallucinogens and many others. These should cause the pupils to be dilated equally (unless directly applied to one eye). If your pupils are not equal, then we start to get worried about problems like a head injury and you should seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Retrograde urethrogram report: q 3 of 3. Impression: suggestive of bladder outlet obstruction with significant pvr. Meaning?

Retrograde urethrogram report: q 3 of 3. Impression: suggestive of bladder outlet obstruction with significant pvr. Meaning?

Urinary retention: You describe a condition consistent with urinary retention and bph, typically relieved with meds or surgery. Further evaluation needed by a urologist. Unclear why a retrograde urethrogram was performed unless suspected a stricture. ...Read more

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Recent cat scan showed prominence of the right renal pelvis without urethral dilates or calculus suggests an incomplete upj obstruction. ?

Recent  cat scan showed prominence of the right renal pelvis without urethral dilates or calculus suggests an incomplete upj obstruction.  ?

Several causes: Prominence of renal pelvis can be caused by stasis in capacious renal pelvis, extrarenal pelvis congenital normal variation, and sometimes ureteropelvic obstruction.Usually a nuclear renal scan with Tc99m DTPA or MAG3 can be used to differentiate stasis from true or significant obstruction. ...Read more

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Are urethral stents a good way of controlling the urinary symptoms of bph?

Are urethral stents a good way of controlling the urinary symptoms of bph?

No: I would not recommend a urethral stent unless you have other medical problems that would be contraindications to traditional prostate enlaregement surgery. ...Read more

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