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Duodenal ulcer and stricture. Abdo pain that goes to left chest and back.Nausea. Anemia. Faintness.Sweating. Runny nose when eating?
Runny nose: I will answer the runny nose part, that has no relation to the other symptoms. Runny nose after eating is called vasomotor rhinitis and can be treated with an antihistamine or anticholinergic nasal spray. Oral antihistamines do not affect it. Ask your doctor for a prescription instead of walking around with tissues all the time. ...Read more
Folds: Decreased duodenal folds may be a sign of past or present inflammation or superficial ulceration/inflammation. Your physician would review these findings with the radiologist and have a better idea of their significance or whether any additional testing or treatment are advisable. ...Read more
Dyspepsia.: The diagnosis of "dyspepsia" could include gallstones, gastritis, ulcer, duodenitis, pancreatitis and other painful conditions. So yes, it certainly can hurt or be experienced as a burning sensation or a squeeze-and-release feeling. If not investigated, you should get to your doctor for some testing. ...Read more
Small intestine: The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It is responsible for aspects of digestion and nutrient absorption immediately after food leaves the stomach. ...Read more
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. ...Read more