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Eosinophilic Granuloma Polyp Small Bowel Bleeding Protein Losing Enteropathy
Protein-Losing Enteropathy in the intestine. Protein levels slowly improving. What is best treatment options for me? Is lymphoma a cause or concern?
Enteropathy: Protein loss from the gastrointestinal tract is usually due to the massive overexcretion of mucous from areas of overgrowth of normal lining. The classic is Menetriere's Disease which is an overgrowth of the normal lining in the stomach. Lymphoma can cause protein loss from the gi tract. If you have not seen a GI MD do so. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Chronic epigastric pain. EEG = ulcers, colonoscopy = polyps(removed), ultrasound clear, barium swallow&small bowel normal. Still awful pain! What now?
Various symptoms: Langerhans cell (a primitive immune cell) histiocytosis is a rare group of disorders without known cause. It can present as eosinophilic granuloma (solitary lesion in any bone); a triad of cranial bone lesions, diabetes insipidus damage to brain) and exophthalmos, bulging eyes; Letterer-Siwe disease when it is found in infants, patients with severely disease affecting the whole body. ...Read more
Unlikely: Eosinophilic granuloma is a disease of cells of the primitive immune system. It can be confined to a single bone, appear in multiple bones, weakening them or affect also lymph nodes and multiple organs (rare). A bone lesion may cause a fracture with trauma, but not the opposite. ...Read more
Not in 400 character: To find out useful information on this disease please go to http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001133/. ...Read more
Depends: Short answer - yes. Surgery might remove the mass, but the fundamental reason for the granuloma has not necessarily been addressed. So it could come back. There is not necessarily any better treatment. ...Read more
Eosinophilic Granulo: Just removing the granuloma might not take care of the issue. Eos are an inflammatory white blood cell. If you have elevated levels in your peripheral blood, there is the risk of recurrence of the granuloma again over time. You might seek evaluation by your PCP to determine your risk factor(s). ...Read more
"Leaky gut"?: Irritable bowel is a syndrome complex that spans many etiologies ; contributants (see earlier healthtap answers). Often, patients complain of altered stool pattern (diarrhea, constipation, or both), abdominal pain, bloating, gassiness, fullness, distension, nausea, cramps. Similar symptoms may present with leaky gut, which by comparison is a disease process (again, caused by many etiologies). ...Read more