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XRay obstruction on small intestine and Ileus GI Dr gave me laxative Gaviscon Nexium (esomeprazole) was at ER 3 times and enema was administered & nothing sent home?
Colonoscopy 3 yrs ago- dx with Crohn's- ER visit vomiting blood & severe abdominal pain. Should I call my doctor to have another colonoscopy?
YES YOU DO: yes you need to get in touch with your GI doctor to find out why,is it relapsing crohn,do you need nay adjustment to the current treatment,do you need more aggressive treatment,or is it something completely different,like ulcer that decided to form and bleed,that could be caused by stress,or could be caused by the medication you are taking,if you are taking any. bottom line see your GI ...Read more
Yes sometimes needed: it can be done at the same time (different scopes!). by performing both, you get anesthesia only once but get two procedures done, minimizing risks of future anesthesias. This is only done if both are medically needed (regardless of physician reimbursement), no need to do them always together. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had an endoscopy done with findings : moderately severe esophagitis, erythema, 4mm sessile polyp chronic gastritis, neg h pylori, naus, up GI pain, ??
Pain upper RT abdomen under rib, Nml labs, nml abdom U/S, nml upper GI endoscopy. Will sched HIDA.. Is colonoscopy warranted? Can constipation cause?
Severe llq pain vomiting CT inflammation ti/rectum.Large volume mucous diarrhea. 2 day northwestern stay. Colonoscopy ok pending biopsy.Exam ugi?Cd?
ER X3, 1st diverticulitis, 2nd adhesions, 3rd possible GB disease. Need to have HIDA. Appt in 3wks. Severe pain, vomiting neon, diarrhea. Back to ER?
Yes: Your symptoms sound significant. I would suggest immediate report to an ER and get a consultation with a GI surgeon at that time. ...Read more
Endoscopy done today. Findings were...LA Grade B reflux esophagitis (biopsied)...Gastritis (biopsied) and normal examined duodenum. Meaning? TY
Inflammation: Inflammation of the esophagus can be a precursor for cancer. Inflammation of the esophagus and stomach can mimic or hide cancer. It was smart to get endoscopy. Your doctor did a good job biopsying the worrisome areas. If the biopsies come back benign, then you will be treated and observed. Well done. Your working diagnosis is inflammation which is treated with medicines. ...Read more
Seeing a GI doc- he is stumped. Wants to redo colonoscopyi have fatmalabsorption w/constipation. Colonoscopy showed congestion and edema, egd-gastritis?
Sorry: I am not a GI guy. If you think you are not getting you questions answered take your test results and have a second opinion. I wish you the best! ...Read more
Heartburn (severe), heavy stomach, headache, vomiting, diarrhea almost daily. Gi tests neg. Er dr said crohns. Gi dr said stress related. ?
Went Urgent Care for Bladder Infection
Dr sent to ER for CAT scan lot blood in urine sample. ER Dr say it UTI, should scan still be done?
Hematuria: Blood in the urine may be due to UTI, but suspect the CT was done to rule out an obvious stone or other obstruction to the urine flow. Sometimes may also be due to TB or to cancer, so that if it does not clear up with treatment of the UTI you may need further evaluation. Hope this helps and hope you are better soon. ...Read more
Can normal CT scan, stool and blood tests, colonoscopy, gallblader us and hida scan, upper endoscopy (gerd, gastritis) rule out pancreatic cancer?
Some areas.: Upper endoscopy can look at the esophagus, stomach, and at least the 1st portion of the duodenum; also the opening where the bile exits. It cannot look at and therefore cannot diagnose problems in the remainder of the duodenum, the ileum or the jejunum. However, capsule endoscopy can look at these other areas. ...Read more
To colin kopes-kerr: I have had mrcp, CT abd/pel (3) abd us, endoscopy, colonoscopy, hida scan, chest x-rays, ekg! norm but still have upper abd pain:(?
Abdominal pain: Is the pain after eating? Has it responded to any medications? Are any of your blood tests abnormal? Liver function tests done? During the hida scan, did they calculate your gallbladder ejection fraction? Perhaps you ought to consider a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pancreatic lipase level 83, primary doctor wants abdominal ct, instead gastro redid blood test/x-ray. In extreme pain?
Pancreatitis: Is caused commonly by gallstones, pancreatitis, meds, elevated fats, or trauma. Do you have any of these conditions? If so, you need to correct the underlying problem. Maybe your GI isn't sure that it is pancreatitis. You pain could be from 100 other causes. Ask your primary doctor to prescribe pain med for you. ...Read more
Sometimes: It's actually a clinical diagnosis, based on high level of suspicion (i.e., if you are a diabetic, for example) a "snapshot" (upper endoscopy, aka egd) may show liquid in the stomach after 8-10 hours of fasting; but no fluid does not negate the clinical diagnosis. Plus, many medications can stop evacuation from a healthy stomach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: These tests require you to be under sedation. The doctor will give you medication through an IV so that you won't feel pain or remember the procedure. Rarely you may experience brief moments of discomfort or pain that you remember later, but most people don't remember anything. ...Read more