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I've had 12 weeks of gastrointestinal pain. Have had ultra-sound, endoscopy, stool test, 3 x blood tests, Nexium (esomeprazole) hp7, tinidazole. Can you have pancreatitis with normal blood amylase levels?

I've had 12 weeks of gastrointestinal pain.  Have had ultra-sound, endoscopy, stool test, 3 x blood tests, Nexium (esomeprazole) hp7, tinidazole.  Can you have pancreatitis with normal blood amylase levels?

Unusual: But anything is possible. If you are being thoroughly evaluated by a gastroenterologist they are the best person to explain all this to you. Sit down and have a long conversation to find out what they are looking for. ...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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Can I have an abdominal ultra sound with a lot of gas? Or does the gas affect the imaging?

Can I have an abdominal ultra sound with a lot of gas? Or does the gas affect the imaging?

Ultrasound: is definitely less effective when there is gas in the bowel because the gas effectively blocks the sound beam. That is why abdominal ultrasound studies should be performed after prolonged (8 hours) of fasting whenever possible. Also, no smoking or chewing gum during that time as these cause air to be swallowed. Fasting also allows the gallbladder to distend with bile, improving its assessment. ...Read more

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My daughter had X-ray dr said she has stool and gas build up in stomach waiting on ultra sound what could cause this?

Constipation: But the diagnosis of constipation is not made with X-ray or ultrasound. Often, these tests are associated with significant cost, and don't help aid in the diagnosis of what is causing abdominal pain. The most frequent cause of abdominal pain, other than constipation (or IBS), in children, is functional abdominal pain. ...Read more

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11years old constipation with lot of gas. Took librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) for 3 months with stelabid. Ultra sound show fatty liver. Hypatitus b and c are -ve. Pencryas ok?

11years old constipation with lot of gas. Took librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) for 3 months with stelabid. Ultra sound show fatty liver. Hypatitus b and c are -ve. Pencryas ok?

Constipation: If you have chronic constipation, then more fiber likely just makes you bloated and more gassy. This is because you most likely have a combination of evacuation issues along with a colonic motility issue. The best solution at this point would be to see a specialist and get labs, thyroid studies followed by a physiologic work up of your colon. In the meantime.. Low fiber diet with regular laxative. ...Read more

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Ongoing mild and moderate pain in upper right lower so quadrant. Sometimes being in right back. Blood tests r normal, ultrasound is normal?Gas sound

Ongoing mild and moderate pain in upper right lower so quadrant. Sometimes being in right back. Blood tests r normal, ultrasound is normal?Gas sound

U mentioned kidney: Stones in your history and that can cause your symptoms. Get reassurance from your dr that there's no intestinal, liver or other problems. Take care and god bless u! http://www.M.Webmd.Com/pain-management/guide/abdominal-pain-causes-treatments. ...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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Do you know are endoscopys, colonoscopys, cat scans, ultra sounds the only test to show if you have anything wrong?

Do you know are endoscopys, colonoscopys, cat scans, ultra sounds the only test to show if you have anything wrong?

No: Why do you think something is wrong? The first clues are your symptoms. Before ordering tests, a doctor should talk to you about symptoms and do a good physical exam. The tests you mention are all different ways of imaging the body. There are many other tests out there, but nothing as good as a doctor who takes time to listen and think before ordering a bunch of tests! ...Read more

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Seeing G.Enter. tomorrow about endoscopy with ultrasound scheduled for next Tuesday. What questions should I ask?

Seeing G.Enter. tomorrow about endoscopy with ultrasound scheduled for next Tuesday.  What questions should I ask?

Whatever you want: You didn't mention ultrasound of what why symptoms. Endoscopy of what? So it is hard to give a good answer. Generally, did you find anything? Is it related to symptoms? Any follow up needed? And of course talk to your primary care doctor about results . Good luck ...Read more

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Which has greater risk for complications, an upper endoscopy or an endoscopic ultrasound?

Both are the same: Both procedures require sedation and passing an endoscope(a thin flexible tube)through your mouth and esophagus in upper endoscopy and through the anus in lower endoscopy which is called a colonoscope.The difference is one is without doing ultrasound. Imaging and other with.Risks are
1infection
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3(perforation) tearing of gastrointestinal tract
4reaction to sedation. ...Read more

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What kind of anesthetic is given for colonoscopies and endoscopies? gas or a drug or something else?

What kind of anesthetic is given for colonoscopies and endoscopies? gas or a drug or something else?

Avoid confusion: If we answer - even w/ good reason to believe what we say - and the service you use has another policy, you'll be unnecessarily confused and therefore..... The best thing is to ask them what they usually do and if they allow options. Also, use that opportunity to ask any other ?'s you have. Good luck! ...Read more

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If bentyl (dicyclomine) seems to help mysterious upper right pain.. All labs and ultrasound and endoscopy normal.. What would be the cause?

If bentyl (dicyclomine) seems to help mysterious upper right pain.. All labs and ultrasound and endoscopy normal.. What would be the cause?

Bentyl (dicyclomine): Bentyl (dicyclomine) is an anti-spasmodic medicine for the intestines. If you notice that Bentyl (dicyclomine) helps your symptoms, this is usually a sign of excessive spasm. Often patients with IBS get some relief with Bentyl (dicyclomine). If your symptoms persist, follow up with your physician or see a gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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My father is diagonsed with pancreatitis. Is mrcp necessary after eug or endoscopy ultrasound.

My father is diagonsed with pancreatitis. Is mrcp necessary after eug or endoscopy ultrasound.

See answer: Discuss with dr. Mrcp is helpful to evaluate the bile ducts for obstruction or stones which may have precipitated the pancreatitis, and evaluate the pancreatic ducts including whether an anatomic variant, divisum, is present which may also cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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When should you ask for an endoscopy ultrasound to see if something is wrong with the tail of the pancreas?

Endoscopy: If you or your doctor has noticed abdominal discomfort you need a full physical exam, lab work, and likely imaging. If your doctor finds no issue on exam or no abnormal blood work, relax a bit and follow up regularly. ...Read more

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Ultrasound show a 1cm gallstone & 2small polyps I am waiting for endoscopy to be done Pain is constant What can I do to help the pain?

Ultrasound show a 1cm gallstone & 2small polyps I am waiting for endoscopy to be done Pain is constant What can I do to help the pain?

If you have: no symptoms your both conditions could be observed . GB polyps has malignant potential but usually they are 2 cm or more in size . If over the counter pain medications are not helping you to relive pain , your best option after colonoscopy is removal of BG , which is relatively low risk surgery. ...Read more

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I have frequent headache due to hyper acidity since the last 10 years. Endoscopy and ultrasound didn't reveal anything. What should I do?

I have frequent headache due to hyper acidity since the last 10 years. Endoscopy and ultrasound didn't reveal anything. What should I do?

Headache : Hi, I don't believe ur headache is related to ur acid in ur stomach, unless u have IBS therefore U r sensitive to stress and stress could cause tension headache, although there is no direct link between GI symptoms and headache, try to reduce ur stress with yoga, meditation and exercise, see a neurologist for headache please. ...Read more

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Endoscopy ultrasound report says "few features of chronic pancreatitis but overall very non-specific." I've always been asymptomatic with incidental elevated lipase found 4 years ago.

Endoscopy ultrasound report says "few features of chronic pancreatitis but overall very non-specific." I've always been asymptomatic with incidental elevated lipase found 4 years ago.

Info needed: You have to work it up. Check to see if you have high cholesterol, especially triglycerides. Also check to see if you have gallstones. An MRCP ( type of MRI) can help see if you have structural issues causing chronic inflammation. ...Read more

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Can hernias return? I had an endoscopy done nothing was found but very uncomfortable with gas tried everything and often feels like I have belch.

Hiatal hernia?: With hiatal hernia, treatment is usually focused on improving symptoms. You may be swallowing air, or imbibing foods and beverages that cause gas. Carbonated beverages & milk, as well as foods like beans, apricots, and fried & fatty foods, produce gas. Eating more slowly and chewing more thoroughly is beneficial. See your clinician if problems persist or you have more questions. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is it likely for a palpable supraclavicular node to be first sign of cancer without any other symptoms? Bloodwork, ab ultrasound & endoscopy normal.

Is it likely for a palpable supraclavicular node to be first sign of cancer without any other symptoms? Bloodwork, ab ultrasound & endoscopy normal.

Not likely: There are many reasons people have swollen lymph nodes. The vast majority of the time this is from benign causes. If the lymph node does not resolve within a few weeks, inform your doctor. ...Read more

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Had endoscopy ultrasound and doc said: "What you have overall is some very NONE specific finding that may suggest chronic pancreatitis but NO definite findings." I'm asymptomatic & never had pancreati?

Had endoscopy ultrasound and doc said: "What you have overall is some very NONE specific finding that may suggest chronic pancreatitis but NO definite findings." I'm asymptomatic & never had pancreati?

Don't panic: I can see how that would be frightening to hear, considering you have no symptoms. Usually when "non specific" is used, it means there are some variations or signs that indicate something else MIGHT be going on that could be a normal variant or could be suggestive of the chronic pancratitis. No definite findings means they can't officially diagnose you with that. Your doc may want to monitor you.. ...Read more

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I am constant burping and have gas, i had a upper endoscopy about 2 years ago my results came back fine still gassy what can I do to prevent?

I am constant burping and have gas, i had a upper endoscopy about 2 years ago my results came back fine  still gassy what can I do to prevent?

Depends on problem: Why did you have an endoscopy before? It could be related to your current issue. The gas could come from certain foods you eat, swallowing air when you eat, could be a condition called non-ulcer dyspepsia or other reasons. You could eat smaller bites of food and eat more slowly, you could keep a food diary to see if certain foods make you gassy, and you can try simethicone to break up the gas. ...Read more

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My endoscopy showed Esophagitis 2, how long I take rameprazole medication.i did ultrasound,it's normal,but feel bitter taste in mouth.when it heal?

My endoscopy showed Esophagitis  2, how long I take rameprazole medication.i did ultrasound,it's normal,but feel bitter taste in mouth.when it heal?

Ask the Dr., as...: Treatments for esophagitis depend on the underlying cause and the severity of tissue damage. For continuity of care and to assure you are doing the correct treatment as prescribed by your Dr. it is important to egt the duration of treatment form them. Do not forget one of the main stays of therapy is diet and avoidance of trigger food as well. See the following link:
http://www.livestrong.com/article/333516-foods-to-avoid-with-esophagitis/ ...Read more

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Is Endoscopy really required to find cause of Gerd or stomatch ulcer etc. Cant we find using ultrasound? Endoscopy seems to be scary to go through :(

With the: present day anesthetic advancements endoscopy is safe and completely pain free! It also is the most accurate in the evaluation of upper GI problems including GERD and ulcers!
NOT TO WORRY!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have gastritis, and I can't stop having full discomfort and I am always burping and passing gas. Constant pain. Is it best to get an endoscopy done?

I have gastritis, and I can't stop having full discomfort and I am always burping and passing gas. Constant pain. Is it best to get an endoscopy done?

Sure sounds like it: Once you're sedated, a tv camera on a thin, flexible tube is inserted through your mouth, & is passed gently into your esophagus, stomach, & upper part of the small intestine. Depending on the reason for the exam, biopsies may be taken for H.pylori bacteria, celiac sprue, eosinophilic esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus, polyps can be removed, bleeding can be controlled, & other samples collected. ...Read more

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Finally had endoscopy ultrasound was not needed during it he told me,"nodular mucosa in background of erosive esophavatis", don't want ppi rest oflife?

Finally had endoscopy ultrasound was not needed during it he told me,"nodular mucosa in background of erosive esophavatis", don't want ppi rest oflife?

Erosive esophagitis: The presence of erosions in the esophagus is a sign that your GERD is fairly severe. Certainly you should take a PPI at least until the erosions are healed and your symptoms are under good control. After that, some patients can go off of them, particularly if they follow anti-reflux measures assiduously. Many patients do end up requiring long-term medication, however. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can i take pantoprazole-nexium) a year beyond expiration date. I've tried Zantac (ranitidine) for gers and am getting lot of gas pains. Endoscopy in 2 1/2 weeks?

You better don't: Any medication has so named shelf life. That mean that medication still answer to its chemical specification and expected pharmacological effect. Beyond that time point is uncertainty. You may not expect adequate effect from expired medication. There might be potential problems as well. I'd not advise you to take your chances. Go and get new prescription. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more