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Do people with primary sclerosing cholangitis have a lot of pain?

Do people with primary sclerosing cholangitis have a lot of pain?

Depends: Primary sclerosing cholangitis ( psc) causes destruction of the bile ducts inside and outside of the liver. The first symptoms of the disease include fatigue, itching and jaundice, or yellowing of the skin and eyes. Psc however, is associated with a number of hepatobilliary disorders like pancreatitis, which may cause pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Scot Lewey
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Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (Definition)

Primary sclerosing cholangitis (psc) is a chronic liver disease caused by progressive inflammation and scarring of the bile ducts of the liver. The inflammation impedes the flow of bile to the gut, which can ultimately lead to liver cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer. The underlying cause of the inflammation is ...Read more


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Do doctors see a lot of patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis?

No: Primary sclerosing cholangitis is a rare disease affecting 6 out of 100, 000 people in the USA. It is more common in men then in women, and the mean age at diagnosis of is around 40 years of age. ...Read more

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Do people with primary dysmenorrhea have a lot of pain?

Do people with primary dysmenorrhea have a lot of pain?

Pain: Pain is a subjective evaluation. Yet painfull periods are always bad. I would say yes to your question. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with lymphangitis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with lymphangitis?

Yes: Yes, lymphangitis is fairly common. Your lymphatic system runs with your blood vessels and helps transport "lymph" back from your arms, legs, head and neck to your lymph nodes as part of your immune system. Lymphangitis (lymph inflammation) is typically caused by an infection. The lymph channels can become red and painful, sometimes streaky. Antibiotics are usually needed. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with pancreatitis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with pancreatitis?

Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with chronic pain?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with chronic pain?

Hard to say: Chronic pain is sometines difficult freat asdequately. Treatment must be multifaceted. Looking for cause and a treatment modality that allows patient to function in society in a productive manner. Many physicians ignore pain and refer to pain specialist who pushes pills. This promotes abuse and is not always best answer. Having a good patient relationship with trust and understanding best way. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with cirrhosis?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis: Gastroenterologist or hepatologist will see a cirrhosis patient after pcp referral. ...Read more

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Do people with wilson disease have a lot of pain?

No: Movement disorder--deterioration of cognition--hepatitis---joint pain is not very significant--but they get a variety of symptom--ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Do people with pancreatitis have a lot of pain?

Yes: Pancreatitis, acute of chronic usually causes abdominal pain that may seem to extend to the back. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with esophageal varices?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with esophageal varices?

Gastrenterologists: Gastroenterologists that do hepatology, deal with cirrhosis of the liver, liver fluke, and portal hypertension. ...Read more

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Do people with sarcoidosis have a lot of pain?

Do people with sarcoidosis have a lot of pain?

Sarcoidosis and pain: chest pain is a fairly common complaint among patients with sarcoidosis and some also develop a form of arthritis that can be painful. The majority of patients with sarcoidosis do not feel pain and of course patients with sarcoidosis can have pains unrelated to their sarcoidosis just like anyone else. ...Read more

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Do people with systemic sclerosis have a lot of pain?

Do people with systemic sclerosis have a lot of pain?

Usually not: The problem with scleroderma is more related to complications. If pain is from the raynaud's phenomenon, vasodilation therapy might solve it. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with ascites?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with ascites?

Certain doctors do: Yes. Certain doctors such as internists, gastroenterologists/hepatologist, nephrologist do see a lot of patients with ascites. Oncologists see patient with ascites quite a lot - although less frequently compared the above doctors. ...Read more

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Do people with renal trauma have a lot of pain?

Do people with renal trauma have a lot of pain?

Varies: Depends on extent of injury. A high grade injury with large hematoma stretching the capsule will typically cause a lot of flank/ back pain, but an inordinate amount of worsening pain should be investigated by your doc for worsening of injury, infection, or missed injury. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with empyema?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with empyema?

Not really...: Empyema is pus in the space surrounding the lung. It usually requires drainage with a chest tube as well as antibiotic therapy. Fortunately, this is not a very common occurrence. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with bleeding tendency?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with bleeding tendency?

Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate. ...Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with stomach ulcer?

Do doctors see a lot of patients with stomach ulcer?

Less common: Stomach ulcers were very common 40-50 years ago. They still occur, but are not nearly as common. Some of the decrease is due to medicines like tagamet and nexium, (esomeprazole) but they were declining even before tagamet came out. Still if you have persistent pain in your upper abdomen, especially with burning, see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Cholangitis (Definition)

It is an infection of the bile ducts. Usually there is an obstruction of the bile ducts. Most commonly this is caused by a gallstone, although there are other rarer causes. It can be life threatening. If you have pain in your right upper quadrant, a fever and are jaundiced, ...Read more


Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Sclerosing Cholangitis (Definition)

It is an inflammatory condition of the main bile duct that drains bile from the liver. It is important to follow with an experienced gastroenterologist because untreated, the condition can ...Read more