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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


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Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
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Follow recommended therapy closely
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Follow through with recommended cancer screening
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I don't have ulcers, but possibly gallbladder problems. Should I get a CT scan?

I don't have ulcers, but possibly gallbladder problems. Should I get a CT scan?

Not necessarily: Why do you think you have gallbladder problems? Pain after you eat a fatty meal? The easiest, fastest, safest, cheapest way to evaluate the gallbladder is with ultrasound. ...Read more

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Besides liver, gallbladder, pancreas problems, could ulcers cause pale yellow stool? What about diet?

Besides liver, gallbladder, pancreas problems, could ulcers cause pale yellow stool?  What about diet?

Diet is possible: I had a young patient whose stool was light yellow, he did not feel ill, and his mood was quite mellow, and after much testing and wringing of hands, we found he ate way too much crackers of graham! true story. ...Read more

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Pain in pit of stomach & hurts towards the right of my ribs. Hurting for 5mnths. Already have had gallbladder out. Negative h. Pylori & no ulcers.?

Pain in pit of stomach & hurts towards the right of my ribs. Hurting for 5mnths. Already have had  gallbladder out. Negative h. Pylori & no ulcers.?

Gastritis? iBS? : Multiple possibilities. Gastritis without ulcers, common bile duct stones, pancreatitis, ibs depending on your associated symptoms, timing after eating, and some targeted exams your doctor may help you elucidate the problem. ...Read more

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Am waiting to have gallbladder removed & also have stomach ulcer Have been really sick lately & today had a black smelly stool & blood when wiped?

Am waiting to have gallbladder removed & also have stomach ulcer Have been really sick lately & today had a black smelly stool & blood when wiped?

Call your doctor now: You may be bleeding from your "stomach ulcer". That's the first priority. Go to ER. You may have to postpone gall bladder surgery for a while ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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I have bad stomach cramps and belching after eating. I take omeprazole daily for reflux but this is newer. Gallbladder? Ulcer? Thanks!

I have bad stomach cramps and belching after eating. I take omeprazole daily for reflux but this is newer. Gallbladder? Ulcer? Thanks!

Cramps after eating: The most common condition causing cramps and urgency about having a bowel movement after eating is the irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), characterized by excessive tightening of the smooth muscles of the large intestines, which causes the cramps. This reaction is usually triggered by stress in the invidividual. The cramps are often relieved by having a bm. There is no med for this. Reduce stress. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

Ulcer is the medical term for erosion of a normal barrier (the lining on top) exposing the surface that is normally beneath this barrier. Ulcers can occurs at sites like the skin, the ...Read more


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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more


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