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I have gas bloat syndrome as a result of a fundoplication probably 10 years ago. I am miserable with it. Can i ever get my life back to normal?

I have gas bloat syndrome as a result of a fundoplication probably 10 years ago.  I am miserable with it.  Can i ever get my life back to normal?

Revision ?: Your complaint of gas bloat syndrome is pretty classical after a fundollication. While it doesn't happen all the time, it occurs about 10% of the time. If your symptoms are interfering with your life you should consider seeing a surgeon that specializes in this procedure to discuss the risks and benefits of taking the wrap down. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (Definition)

A condition in which an infection in the digestive system produces toxic substances that destroy red blood cells. This results in kidney injury. Bacteria usually cause this condition, and common initial symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea ...Read more


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What's a hemolytic-uremic syndrome?

What's a hemolytic-uremic syndrome?

HUS...: Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (hus) is a disorder that usually occurs when an infection in the digestive system produces toxic substances that destroy red blood cells, causing kidney injury. Hus often begins with vomiting and diarrhea, which may be bloody. Within a week, the person may become weak and irritable. Persons with this condition may urinate less than normal. Urine output may almost stop. ...Read more

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What is hemolytic-uremic syndrome (hus)?

What is hemolytic-uremic syndrome (hus)?

Kidney disease: Caused by break down of red blood cells (hemolysis) that is caused by minute clots ( microthrombi )in capillaries in kidneys and other organs including brain. The resultant blockage of kidney and brain circulations cause kidney failure and seizure respectively. Not all cases have obviously diagnosable reason but an infection with certain kind of e.Coli bacteria can cause it and that can be fatal. ...Read more

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What things cause hemolytic-uremic syndrome?

What things cause hemolytic-uremic syndrome?

Certain E. coli: Enterohemorrhagic e. Coli, usually type o157, is the most common cause of hus which begins about one week into the bloody diarrhea illness. The risk of hus is prominently increased if antibiotics are used during the diarrheal illness. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hemolytic uremic syndrome?

See below: Hemolytic uremic syndrome (hus) usually follows an acute episode of diarrheal illness caused by enterohemorrhagic e. Coli. Acute renal failure and increased red cell destruction are the hallmarks of hus. Rising serum creatinine level and reticulocyte counts would be expected. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hemolytic uremic syndrome?

What are the symptoms of hemolytic uremic syndrome?

Variable: Hemolytic uremic syndrome involves damage to tiny blood vessels that breaks down red blood cells and uses up platelets leading to weakness, pale color, and bleeding. Damage often affects kidneys, leading to abnormal urine or even kidney failure. Other organs may also get damaged, including the pancreas, brain, and liver. Symptoms depend on which organs get damaged as well as the level of anemia. ...Read more

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What are the issues with hemolytic uremic syndrome?

What are the issues with hemolytic uremic syndrome?

Concern about kidney: Hemolytic uremic syndrome (hus) is a condition that results from the abnormal premature destruction of red blood cells. Blood cells start to clog the filtering system in the kidneys, which may eventually cause the life-threatening kidney failure seen in hus. Most cases of hus develop in children after colon infection due to e.Coli. Adults can also get hus but often the reason is not due to e.Coli. ...Read more

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How common is death from hemolytic-uremic syndrome?

How common is  death from hemolytic-uremic syndrome?

Depends on type: Children with enterotoxic hus die 5% or less. With atypical hus the death rate is higher with chronic recurrent episodes. ...Read more

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What are different ways to treat hemolytic uremic syndrome?

HUS has diff types: Most of the cases that relate to e.Coli or sigella food poisoning, hemorrhagic diarrhea if severe, recover spontaneously and not even see the doctor. The ones who have to see a doc are the severe cases d/ t e.Coli or unknown cause not relating to diarrhea. These mostly need plasma exchange. A new report suggests that the diarrhea mechanism may be blocked with oral manganese. It may not help hus. ...Read more

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What number of deaths are caused by hemolytic-uremic syndrome?

Tough to say: The articles say that around 1-3 children (age 1-10) per 100000 get hus yearly, and around 5% of them perish. Adults -- harder to say as they are often sick with other things. Since hus is likely to be underdiagnosed, i'd go with 50000000 children under 11 in the us, 1500 cases, 30 deaths, about like rocky mountain spotted fever. Would like to hear from others. ...Read more

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Why do some people get hemolytic uremic syndrome and others don't?

Why do some people get hemolytic uremic syndrome and others don't?

Immune system quirks: The same reason only 1/200 people with untreated strep A get rheumatic fever or only 5% of those who were infected by poliovirus developed paralysis. When the bodies immune system creates antibodies to an invading germ, that antibody sometimes gets confused and attacks human tissues as well. There are some human tissue patterns that are more susceptible than others but we can't predict it ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for hemolytic uremic syndrome?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for hemolytic uremic syndrome?

Different docs: Foe successful diagnosis and treatment of hus a patient needs to see a nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a hematologist (blood specialist) usually. ...Read more

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Why is hemolytic-uremic syndrome harmful to the kidneys, and what can I do to prevent it?

Kidney failure: Inflammation from hus can cause kidney failure, nothing can be done to prevent it but getting early and right treatment for it may help prevent it's complications! ...Read more

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How come hemolytic-uremic syndrome very damaging to the kidneys, and what can I do to prevent it?

See below: Hemolytic uremic syndrome usually develops in response to infection, especially toxigenic e coli. The disease process leads to clogging of capillaries in the kidney and destroying the blood filtration process. Avoiding is by protecting yourself from infection. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome/ds00876. ...Read more

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Should someone with a history of hemolytic uremic syndrome as a child follow up with a nephrologist as a adult? Even if they're not having problems

Should someone with a history of hemolytic uremic syndrome as a child follow up with a nephrologist as a adult? Even if they're not having problems

Not necessarily: If your primary care doctor has checked your kidney function and it is normal then you probably do not need to see a nephrologist. If there is any residual kidney damage from the HUS then it would be good to see a nephrologist. Many people recover fully from HUS and do not need ongoing care by a kidney specialist. ...Read more

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I have pickwickian syndrome & had a blood gas test done today. What are normal results?

I have pickwickian syndrome & had a blood gas test done today. What are normal results?

Your normal: By definition in Pickwick syndrome your CO2 partial pressure will be higher than in normal individuals, what we call a chronic retainer. The trick would be to compare actual value with your previous values other than with normal values. ...Read more