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Full Form Of Dl Scopy
36, fem, C-Diff infec 30 dys ago. Was on Vancomycin. Better. C-scopy - no maj. Inflam. Feel full in anal area. How long before normal? Residual Sympts?
Repeat testing: C diif is sometimes not eradicated with a first course of an antibiotic. It is therefore very important to repeat the testing to confirm eradication of the infection. If repeat testing confirms eradication of infection and you are still having gastrointestinal symptoms then it is very important to have a consult with a gastrointestinal specialist ...Read more
Are low non-fasting triglyceride levels (46 mg/dL) concerning if my diet is actually very normal (quite a lot of carbs, full-fat dairy)?
Stop worrying: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside. I'm going to assume you're basically healthy. Especially, low triglycerides means nothing. Relax and be thankful for good health. ...Read more
Pituitary gland: Fullness of the adenohypophysis refers to a mild enlargement of the anterior pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is the "master gland" and regulates the hormones in the body. Check with your doctor to see if you have any symptoms that could be related, or if this is just an incidental finding on a brain scan. ...Read more
Underage: Hi-- if you'd like specific medical advice for a condition you have then, you'll either have to hurry up and get to your 18th birthday before you ask your next question OR ask your parents to sign up for an account and then, give permission for you to receive medical opinions for whatever problem you may have. ...Read more
Constipation.: A good initial approach to constipation is to increase both the amount of fiber in your diet and the amount of liquid that you consume. If this helps, great, but if it doesn't, I would see your doctor. I would not recommend taking over-the-counter laxatives regularly. Good luck. ...Read more
Before treatment...: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem before treatment. ...Read more
Full feeling ears: Nasal congestion for a cold or nasal allergy symptoms, fluid in the ears, airplane descent or descent from high altitude, are some of the things that can make the ears full. There is physics involved, but simply put, ear feel full or plugged when the eustachian tube that is responsible for equalizing pressure between the middle ear space and the "outside" fails to do so for some reason or other. ...Read more
Guess you are asking about chorionic villi sampling. The procedure involves an ultrasound exam, passing a catheter through the cervix (or a needle through the abdomen), and taking a very small sample of the placenta that will be tested by the lab and gives you the baby's chromosome make up like down syndrome, etc. The procedure has a ~1% risk of pregnancy loss.
Hope this all is not too confusing. ...Read more
Let me explain: There is some radiation exposure from body scanner, but I do not think there are dangerous in general. ...Read more
Good to feel full: Studies have shown that the feeling of fullness we get after eating is genetically linked as well as linked to our early life experiences. If you get full early and are keeping your weight stable then you are very lucky indeed. When people feel full well into a meal they typically tend to overeat and put on weight. ...Read more
Depends on what and how much you're talking about. Get full real fast, with or without losing weight, nausea, vomiting could be a symptom of serious issues like stomach or duodenal ulcer, mass lesions, lymphoma, enlarged liver, spleen, or pancreas. May be related to constipation, or gyn issues
see your doc. ...Read more
Buccal Fat Rx: Excess cheek tissue is most common from the Buccal fat compartment which can be reduced under local anesthesia through a small incision in the back of the mouth. Chubby cheeks should be treated conservatively because as we age, fat loss from the deeper areas of the face appears and is often restored with fat grafting. ...Read more
No such thing: There is no "fighting diabetes". There is only a long progression from normal to Insulin resistance to prediabetes to diabetes. It's all arbitrary without sudden changes. See your doctor for education, diet, exercise, weight loss, monitoring, prevention, BP and lipid control, medication if needed. Don't wait for a "diagnosis", you already have it. ...Read more
Use excellent sleep: Hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more