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Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe: Since it does not mess up with the gastric mucosa /acid ...Read more
What causes mild inflammation and gastric foveolar metaplasia in duodenum. On biopsy. No h pylori ? No medications.
Secretions: Foveolar hyperplasia and metaplasia is a response of one epithelium to injury or as a reactive pattern. This is most often seen in the stomach. However, if there is irritation (chemical by secretions from the pancreas or liver) or inflammation (gallstones, alcohol, etc), you can get metaplasia in the duodenum. In general, helicobacter pylori don't grow in the duodenal ph. ...Read more
My mother buttock is very damaged bcz of lots needle(drug=ferro sanol duodenal) and the skin became purple and its been like that for 2-3 month???
Question on my diabetes medication. I cannot take Glucophage, it hurts my upper abdomen too much. So my Doctor did put me on Galvus with my Diaglucide, which I take before breakfast. But I am afraid if Galvus does cause weight gain or not?
Can hepatitis B couse abdominal distension and pain in the upper abdomen.?4 years that discovered disease, she dosn't use drugs, should it use?what?
Acid.: The pH of the duodenum varies depending on how far away you are from the stomach. Closer to the stomach it is more acidic, and it becomes less as you get farther away in the duodenum. It still ends up with a pH of about 6, which is still acidic. Hope that helps. ...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
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
It depends on Stage: Treatment of Cancer depends on the extent of tumor(called stage of Cancer). If the Cancer is loclaised(stage 1 or 2) surgery is the best approach of treatment. if it has spread farther away, then chemotherapy has to be the mainstay of treatment with or without surgery. Your oncologist can guide you further. ...Read more
↓ed normal villi: The multiple small projections of cells, call villi, which greatly increase surface area for interaction with food are decreased, thus resulting in a flattened appearance. This is somewhat typical of celiac sprue but there are many possibilities. ...Read more
Serious: This is a serious injury where the small intestine near the stomach becomes injured or torn. Bruising can cause intestinal blockage. Intestinal leakage is serious and can cause internal life threatening infections. This can be a difficult diagnosis to make too, as it may not show up readily on x-rays or ct scan. May likely require surgical repair. ...Read more