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Can multiple abdominal surgeries be one cause of thickening colon walls? Up endoscopy clear, colonoscopy & breath test ok, ct shows thickening.

Can multiple abdominal surgeries be one cause of thickening colon walls? Up endoscopy clear, colonoscopy & breath test ok, ct shows thickening.

Shouldn't: Multiple surgeries shouldn't be the cause of thickening of the wall of the colon, especially if it's the entire colon. POssibilities include infection, low blood flow (ischemia), and inflammatory bowel disease to name a few. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...Read more


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What is the difference between a urea breath test and an endoscopy?

What is the difference between a urea breath test and an endoscopy?

Different tests: A urea breath test is usually used to determine whether helicobacter pylori is eradicated. It involves taking a pill and collecting gas samples. An endoscopy is a scope passed down the mouth and into the stomach. The tests are done for different reasons. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Easily shrt breath xray read mild upward bulging right hemidiaphram... What does this mean? Will a upper endoscopy get a better look at this? Thanks

Probably not: The right diaphragm finding sounds mild and likely not important to your symptoms. Small weaknesses in the diaphragm are common (called eventrations and even small hernias) and these are rarely clinically important. ...Read more

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Dr. Faron, I have fecal odor in body and breath. Looking for help, been diagnosed w/ celiac through up. Endoscopy. Things have got worse since diag.

Dr. Faron, I have fecal odor in body and breath. Looking for help, been diagnosed w/ celiac through up. Endoscopy. Things have got worse since diag.

Consultation advised: You cannot send messages to a specific physician through this Q & A box. You can consult a specific physician or specialist through a Health Tap Concierge consultation. An INBOX Text consultation may be best if you can be available for 24 hours to answer any questions from the doctor. ...Read more

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Had endoscopy 2 days ago. Was given something to breath in that put me to sleep. I think propofol. Still VERY lightheaded. Is this normal?

Had endoscopy 2 days ago. Was given something to breath in that put me to sleep. I think propofol. Still VERY lightheaded. Is this normal?

You should not: Feel any effects of this anesthetic now, because it is an ultra short acting barbiturate. You might have received some other medication in addition to this, which can have longer effects. Or your doctor should look for other causes for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Abdominàl pain, shortness breath, aneamic, back pain, bowel problems, blackouts and fatique over year. Colonoscopy and endoscopy clear what is it?

Abdominàl pain, shortness breath, aneamic, back pain, bowel problems, blackouts and fatique over year. Colonoscopy and endoscopy clear what is it?

Complex symptoms: There is not a way for us to diagnose this on-line. This portion of healthtap is to provide medical education - not for diagnosis. Clearly - this is not a simple issue - is there on- going work up? ...Read more

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Have stomach painive had a endoscopy, CT scan and a colonospy it was all negative, have bad breath, stomach is non stop acid feeling what's wrong?

Have stomach painive had a endoscopy, CT scan and a colonospy it was all negative, have bad breath, stomach is non stop acid feeling what's wrong?

Gatroesophageal refl: You can have gastroesophageal reflux with normal endoscopy, sometimes
your acid feeling and bad breath suggest you may have gerd with normal endoscopy exam
try over the counter acid suppresser like Prilosec or Prevacid (lansoprazole) for your symptoms relief. ...Read more

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My fecal breath has turned my life to hell. I was seen at GI clinic had upper endoscopy my doctor told me fecal breath isn't from stomach.?

My fecal breath has turned my life to hell. I was seen at GI clinic had upper endoscopy my doctor told me fecal breath isn't from stomach.?

Bad breath is common: Bad breath, or halitosis, is a common complaint. There are many possible causes. An upper endoscopy, like you had, is probably one of the best ways to evaluate. The most common causes are esophageal reflux and gingivitis but a rare condition called Zenker's diverticulum is also a possibility. Since the endoscopy was negative you might try an oral rinse containing hydrogen peroxide. Good luck! ...Read more

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Chest pain, hard to breath, back and neck pain, diagnosed with costo and anxiety. Normal 2d echo jan 2013, ecg, stress test, endoscopy. Do I have to worry?

Chest pain, hard to breath, back and neck pain, diagnosed with costo and anxiety. Normal 2d echo jan 2013, ecg, stress test, endoscopy. Do I have to worry?

Concern?: If the problem is not solved, if you are still in pain, then obviously you are still concerned right? Have you gotten a chest xray? I would also consider a rheumatologist (this is a connective tissue specialist) for another opinion of possible connective tissue disease. ...Read more

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I have had bad breath for more than 10 years. It increase with air travel even with liberal fluid intake. I have been examined by a dentist, ENT specialist, internal medicine and through endoscopy. The problem is still not identified. What could be the ca

I have had bad breath for more than 10 years. It increase with air travel even with liberal fluid intake. I have been examined by a dentist, ENT specialist, internal medicine and through endoscopy. The problem is still not identified. What could be the ca

Debridement: In addition to all the other excellent suggestions presented here I would recommend 1) brush or scrape the top of your tongue--ask your Dentist for instructions, and 2) class or Water-Pik DAILY to remove the 30% of bacteria and food debris from between your teeth that a toothbrush (should be used 2 FULL minutes by the clock at least 2x/day) cannot reach. ...Read more

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Have stomach pain ive had a endoscopy, CT scan and a colonospy it was all negative, have bad breath, stomach is non stop acid feeling what's wrong?

Sounds like: Chronic gastritis from gerd or reflux disease. Many causes including h. Pylori infection. Sounds lie you need to start antacids and consult your physician for a ppi like nexium (esomeprazole). ...Read more

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Clear EKG (6 times), Chest Xray, Echo, Stress Test, Endoscopy (small ulcer), Ultrasound - Still chest pain and shortness of breath, even hard to sleep. Worried it is still my heart. Lungs sound good. Really just tired of all pain.

Clear EKG (6 times), Chest Xray, Echo, Stress Test, Endoscopy (small ulcer), Ultrasound - Still chest pain and shortness of breath, even hard to sleep. Worried it is still my heart. Lungs sound good. Really just tired of all pain.

Given the thorough: Evaluation you have had, it is unlikely that your symptoms are cardiac in nature. A small ulcer was found suggesting a GI source for your symptoms. It sounds like some counseling might help you to deal with the chronicity of your problem. ...Read more

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Why do an endoscopy?

Why do an endoscopy?

Many reasons!: Everyone should have a colonoscopy, which is one type of endoscopy, at age 50 (sooner if there is a family history suggesting higher risk for colon cancer). Other types of endoscopy can look at different parts of the body, such as the esophagus, stomach, bile ducts, vocal cords, airways, bladder and ureters. These procedures are done if symptoms or other tests suggest a need for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why have I got eggy breath?

Why have I got eggy breath?

Sulfur: Food or medications with sulfur can give you that sensation of egg in your breath. ...Read more

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How to keep my breath fresh?

How to keep my breath fresh?

Prevent a bad breath: Halitosis, bad breath is caused by poor dental health, tooth decay and may be a sign of other health problems. Also the type of food you eat or other factors like smoking can effect your breath. Some mouthwashes or breath fresheners may actually worsen a bad breath problem by irritating oral tissue with their high alcohol content. Prevention is the key. ...Read more

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What is my wife's breath stink?

What is my wife's breath stink?

Breath stinks: The commonest cause of bad breath is gingivitis, you should consult your dentist and have that checked, there may be odour produsing bacteria in the mouth. Avoid certain foods like garlic and onions, smoking is another cause, and gastric esophageal reflux disease and stomach ailments can rarely cause bad breath. So start with the dentist and go from there. ...Read more

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I feel like I can't breath. Why?

I feel like I can't breath. Why?

More info: Hi, too many reasons for Shortens of Breath, w even don't know how old u r to take a guess base on ur age, please see ur PMD for evaluation. ...Read more

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How to clean your breath properly?

How to clean your breath properly?

Proper oral hygeine: Cleaning and clearing your mouth properly is largely a matter of technique. Use only a very slight amount of toothpaste. It is very abrasive. Suds the top of the teeth first. Sweep to the back, sweep the bristles toward the tips move around to the front then otherside. Return on the inside. Then do the other arch the same way. Some say to floss your teeth next. Others like to brush in the shower. ...Read more

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How to know if your breath stinks?

How to know if your breath stinks?

You may not be: Aware if you have bad breath- so asking input from someone else can be helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I expect from an endoscopy?

What can I expect from an endoscopy?

Endoscopy: Either upper endoscopy or colonoscopy are done under IV sedation. Once you are sedated, the scope is passed into the intended area. It usually lasts 15-20 minutes. The sedation is reversed and you awaken in recovery. Someone drives you home and you can eat. ...Read more

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I am a smoker and I am outta breath?

I am a smoker and I am outta breath?

Stop smoking: Smoking irritates your bronchial passages. It can cause spasm in the lungs making it difficult to breathe. It also increases mucus production clogging up the tiny bronchioles. Stop smoking to stop damaging your lungs further. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Could an endoscopy detect that I smoke?

Could an endoscopy detect that I smoke?

No: Endoscopy is meant to look at the anatomy of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (or the colon, using a different kind of scope). Smoking may cause changes in the mucosal lining, including inflammation (gastritis, duodenitis, esophagitis) but these aren't specific to smoking. Smoking is 'detected' by history, smell of tobacco smoke on patients, and sometimes urine cotinine (nicotine's metabolite). ...Read more

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How to understand my endoscopy results?

How to understand my endoscopy results?

Ask your doc: Your doctor should be able to explain everything. If you have a particular question about a specific finding on your endoscopy, you can ask here ...Read more

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It feels like I can't breath atomatacly and I am scared?

I am suffocating!!: This is very common and scary. But, it is usually a sign of stress or anxiety and is known as a panic attack.

Your school nurse may be able to help. If you can tell your parents they may be able to get you to your family doctor or the pediatrics clinic close to home. ...Read more

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I want to loose waight. And I ffeel that I don't breath well?

I want to loose waight. And I ffeel that I don't breath well?

Obesity: Calculate your body mass index bmi which is your weight adjusted for height. If bmi is over 30, you are obese which can restrict your lung expansion. If bmi is over 40, you are morbidly obese & at risk for heart disease. Check with your doctor & start a weight loss program. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could practicing holding your breath significantly increase stamina?

Could practicing holding your breath significantly increase stamina?

Not recommended: Diaphragmatic breathing is the best. Inhale through your nose into your belly so your belly expands like a balloon. Slowly breathe out through your nose, using your stomach muscles to push your belly back in until all the air is pushed out. Good luck. ...Read more

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About bad breath?

About bad breath?

Brush tongue ; floss: While acid reflux can be an issue, it is no longer considered a primary cause of bad breath. The major causes of non-food related breath odors (garlic etc.) are gum disease and rotting food particles on the tongue. Floss daily ; use a toothbrush w-toothpaste to brush as far back on your tongue as possible. (colgate total with antibacterial triclosan works great!) voila, no more bad breath! ...Read more