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I had egd shows localized nodular mucosa duodenal bulb and hyperemic gastric body.I also have an adrenal tumor on right side. Is this cancer?

I had egd shows localized nodular mucosa duodenal bulb and hyperemic gastric body.I also have an adrenal tumor on right side. Is this cancer?

EDG findings: Adrenal tumors are often benign, ct/ultrasound is often beneficial in the determination. Your egd findings suggest gastritis (erythema) , and nodular duodenitis. Both are usually benign in your age group. Occasionally a biopsy of these areas may warrant repeat endoscopic evaluation in the future if the pathology suggests tissue changes that could be premalignant. ...Read more

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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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Treating a Lung Nodule (Checklist)

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Duodenal bulb were 2 areas of erosion with erythema and denuding of folds into the second and third portions of the duodenum?

Duodenal bulb were 2 areas of erosion with erythema and denuding of folds into the second and third portions of the duodenum?

H PYLORI?: I would recommend getting copies of your reports and making sure they did biopsied for h pylori. Also blood work for hpylori ig G and IG m and still for HPYLORI x 3 samples And blood work for celiac disease. You may benefit from a ppi like protonix. And a gluten free diet. WholeApproach.com. Gutbliss.com ...Read more

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Egd done, was told stomach still have some food, given that, would have they seen the duodenum bulb? Or they will order another egd?Biopsy 4 h.Pl ...

Should have seen ok: Most of the time, even if there is some food in the stomach, the endoscopy can be completed and the duodenum visualized adequately. Certainly a biopsy for h.Pylori could be done. If there is a lot of food present often the stomach can't be examined well and the scope may need to be repeated. ...Read more

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What can cause atrophic gastritis in the stomach and bleeding of the duodenum bulb and chronic diarrhea? C-diff was negative.

What can cause atrophic gastritis in the stomach and bleeding of the duodenum bulb and chronic diarrhea? C-diff was negative.

H pylori: Consider asking your primary care physician about testing you for h pylori and checking your stool for fecal leukocytes, and ova and parasites. ...Read more

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What is a gastric antral nodule?

What is a gastric antral nodule?

Gastric nodule: The gastic antrum is the distal part of the stomach, right before it empties into the duodenum. A nodule is a small mass. Not enough information to go much further....benign polyps are common here, but you should speak to your doctor for more details. ...Read more

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What are vocal nodules?

What are vocal nodules?

"growths" on cords: Vocal nodules are lesions that can affect the true vocal cords. Nodules usually present as hoarseness or a change in your voice. They tend to be non-cancerous in nature but cancer is always a concern when ents look at your vocal cords and see "growths.". ...Read more

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Duodenum (Definition)

The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It is responsible for aspects of digestion and nutrient absorption immediately after ...Read more


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