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10cm ulcerative sigmoid bowel tumor found, disease also in s.4&5 liver plus other areas - what options pse? Aflibercept?Massive surgery, stent?

10cm ulcerative sigmoid bowel tumor  found, disease also in s.4&5 liver plus other areas - what options pse? Aflibercept?Massive surgery, stent?

There is good chemot: There is good chemo available. It is often comined with targeted drugs like Avastin (bevacizumab) and erbitux(cetuximab)depnding on the kras mutation status of the tumor. The results of chemoa re quite good, so go for it. Aflibercept is not a particualry good drug...Certainly no better than avastin (bevacizumab). ...Read more

Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Diverticulosis (Definition)

Diverticulosis is the presence of small outpouching's of the wall of the digestive tract, usually the colon. If one of them becomes infected it is known as diverticulitis. Diverticula also can ...Read more


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Lv frac 35% rv elongated+enlarged, pulmon htn, allergic to betabloc +coreg, aspirin causes intestinal bleeds, on altace only 10mg.What treatments r best?

Lv frac 35% rv elongated+enlarged, pulmon htn, allergic to betabloc +coreg, aspirin causes intestinal bleeds, on altace only 10mg.What treatments r best?

Aldactone/icd: A low ef implies pulmonary venous hypertension (a backup into pulmonary veins with pulmonary vascular congestion). If Coreg (carvedilol) cannot be used would continue the Altace and consider aldactobe to help reduce pulmonary vascular congestion. An icd might be helpful to consider for arrythmogenic concerns in th setting of a cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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On Clopidogrel 75mg for stroke from search US website an article says avoid Vit K and Spices Chili curry powder as they are high in Salicylates agree?

On Clopidogrel 75mg for stroke
from search US website an article
says avoid Vit K and Spices Chili curry
powder as they are high in Salicylates agree?

Clopidogrel food: 50 M on Clopidogrel 75 for stroke. Searched US website and find: avoid Via K and spices chili curry powder.as high n salicylate. Agree? ANS: never heard they are "high" in salicylates. Rcommend 4 a web site re meds: Drugs.com. Best 2 subscribe 2 Uptodate & u can read best medical inform on everything. Costs $300 by for $1 per day good bargain. Saves time & maybe ur life. Only search there. ...Read more

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Is there solid science behind low fat/high fiber diet to lower risk of colon cancer for ulcerative colitis patients? Anything else preventative?

Is there solid science behind low fat/high fiber diet to lower risk of colon cancer for ulcerative colitis patients? Anything else preventative?

I am not aware: of such data. It is generally accepted that risk of malignancy is proportional to duration of active colitis, so it follows that it is most important to keep the disease under control as much as possible. Confer with your gi specialist for specific advice in your case. ...Read more

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5yo has chronic constipation.Doc said colons completely full of stool.In 3 days had 4 100mg collace, 4 fiber gummies, 2 caps miralax (polyethylene glycol) & no bm.Wat causes?

5yo has chronic constipation.Doc said colons completely full of stool.In 3 days had 4 100mg collace, 4 fiber gummies, 2 caps miralax (polyethylene glycol) & no bm.Wat causes?

Relatively common: Stool retention is relatively common. Successful treatment requires a plan of scheduled emptying, long term use of stool softeners or wetting agents (like miralax), & work by the kid & parents for as much as a year or two. A skilled pediatrician or pedi GI doc can help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there rly a 'spectrum' of gluten intolerance 4 folks without celiac's? What r the scientifically proven effects of eating gluten for average prsn?

Is there rly a 'spectrum' of gluten intolerance 4 folks without celiac's? What r the scientifically proven effects of eating gluten for average prsn?

Genetics: Possessing certain genetic mix is associated with a high risk for gluten intolerance. There is no proof that genetically altered wheat is any different in term of the gluten issue. There is no scientific proof that eating gluten adversely affects one's health unless one has the intolerance issue. ...Read more

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How safe is barium sulfate suspension for CT scan? I have SVT, high blood press, chronic constipation & idiopathic hives. Any precautions to take?

How safe is barium sulfate suspension for CT scan? I have SVT, high blood press, chronic constipation & idiopathic hives. Any precautions to take?

Keep it moving: And of those issues, only constipation would seem to be of concern. Barium itself can be constipating; it even can solidify stool. Yeah. So be consistent with the treatment you've been prescribed - (don't overdo, tho) preferably fiber, psyllium, PEG (miralax) etc. rather than stimulant laxatives. Keep it moving till the barium's outta there. ...Read more

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Henoch-Schonlien Purpura as child from Lyme and given Aspirin. Portwine stain on arm. Digestive/skin/neuro symp. worse w/ age and b4 Mcycle. link?

Henoch-Schonlien Purpura as child from Lyme and given Aspirin. Portwine stain on arm. Digestive/skin/neuro symp. worse w/ age and b4 Mcycle. link?

Unrelated issues: Your HSP could give you transient issues for a few months & rarely long term kidney issues. If you didn't die from REYE syndrome after aspirin use (with flu or chickenpox), its a non issue. It is a good med we still occasionally use in kids. Your digestive/other issues could easily be food allergies/gluten related. I can't cobble these together as anything other than acquiring problems with age. ...Read more

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Sx:ha, n/v, general malaise, neon orange urine, anorexia.Was taking celexa (citalopram) and oxybutinine x1 m.Dc'd wed d/t ase to both-as above.Sx persist.Plz advise

Sx:ha, n/v, general malaise, neon orange urine, anorexia.Was taking celexa (citalopram) and oxybutinine x1 m.Dc'd wed d/t ase to both-as above.Sx persist.Plz advise

See below: You need to see a physician immediatley and check on your liver it may have been damaged -but if so may becoming back to normal since you stopped th drug-see your physician and so you can find out. ...Read more

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Tengo dos quistes en el hígado, he perdido el apetito y siento muchas molestias en todo mi sistema gastrointestinal. ?

Tengo dos quistes en el hígado, he perdido el apetito y siento muchas molestias en todo mi sistema gastrointestinal. ?

Evaluación necesaria: Hay muchas causas de pérdida de apetito y dolor abdominal. Usted necesita una evaluación por un médico para averiguar cuál podría ser la causa para usted. ...Read more

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Is there evidence Plavix (clopidogrel) ( Clopidogrel) causes more incidents of GI bleeding than Aspirin? Also Have Diverticulitis .

Is there evidence  Plavix (clopidogrel) ( Clopidogrel) causes more incidents of GI bleeding than Aspirin?
Also Have Diverticulitis .

Plavix (clopidogrel) bleeds more: Aspirin acts to prevent platelet adhesion and the mechanism for Plavix (clopidogrel) is through platelet also but different. Overall the incidence of bleeding would be greater with Plavix (clopidogrel). With diverticulosis, the bleeding occurs more likely (stretches the sac of colon) than diverticulITIS which is a complication of OSIS. ...Read more

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What is peri-colace (docusate sodium) used for. Any differences between it & regular capsules colace (docusate sodium). Which one is better for anal fissure and internal hemorrhoid.?

What is  peri-colace (docusate sodium) used for. Any differences between it & regular capsules colace (docusate sodium). Which one is better for anal fissure and internal hemorrhoid.?

Slight difference: Colace (docusate sodium) is a stool softener. Pericolace is a stool softener plus a laxative. Treatment for anal fissure and internal hemorrhoid is to keep the stools formed and soft. Drink plenty of water and get plenty of fiber in your diet. Colace (docusate sodium) is probably better especially when combined with a high fiber diet. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticular Diseases (Definition)

Diverticular disease is a condition where pouches protrude outward from weakened areas in the colon and result in abdominal ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Diverticulitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches ...Read more