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Endoscopy Ultra Sound Gas
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
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
Ultrasound: This means that good visualization of ureter could not be seen because of gas in the colon ...Read more
How to relieve extreme gas pain. pain is causing nausea. I had a c-section one month ago and an ultra sound 2 days ago which revealed large gas bubbes?
Gas X : Gas X (simethicone) is a popular medication used to treat gas pain. ...Read more
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
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
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
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.
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
Seeing G.Enter. tomorrow about endoscopy with ultrasound scheduled for next Tuesday. What questions should I ask?
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
3(perforation) tearing of gastrointestinal tract
4reaction to sedation. ...Read more
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
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
I am having gas problem from past 3-4 mnth even after taking medication for couple of month and changing diet its not going.. Is endoscopy gud option?
When should you ask for an endoscopy ultrasound to see if something is wrong with the tail of the pancreas?
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
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
Taking Prilosec OTC for about three weeks after an endoscopy found sig. inflammation. I have had a lot of gas with it. Will it subside with time?
Inflamation: Yes, it will eventually subside but I would suggest that if you take the Prilosec twice a day you may get a quicker response ...Read more
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.
I have a build up of gas at night and it causes pain in my intestine on my right side. I take activated charoal and ultra strength gas relief, no luck. I have had gastro problems for 2 yrs, have had 3 colonoscopys and 4 endoscopys and have been told it is
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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