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Doctor insights on: Gerd Causing Pancreas Enhancement

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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Can GERD, esophogitis and Gilbert's syndrome cause upper right quadrant pain? Hida scan normal lab for liver and pancreas normal?

Can GERD, esophogitis and Gilbert's syndrome cause upper right quadrant pain? Hida scan normal lab for liver and pancreas normal?

Yes: The Gilbert's syndrome is an essentially normal variant for some people and does not cause pain. However, if you have GERD and know esophagitis, you can experience this as right upper quadrant pain. Often those findings are associated with dysbiosis and this abnormal bowel kinesis causes the pain. ...Read more

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I m 27 suffering frm Gerd les lax, pain above navel, amylase 144 & lipase 58, is this pain frm pancreas what test should I do for pancreatitis pls help?

I m 27 suffering frm Gerd les lax, pain above navel, amylase 144 & lipase 58, is this pain frm pancreas what test should I do for pancreatitis pls help?

Test: You don't do the tests.
You need to see your primary doctor who will review your medical history, evaluate your clinical complaints, examine you, and then order labs that he/she thinks is related to your symptoms.

If you have been seeing a gastroenterologist see that doctor not your PC. ...Read more

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Upper right quadrant pain mostly, rarely upper left pain with normal liver, pancreas, ans kidney blood test. Normal Hida I have GERD and gilberts why?

Upper right quadrant pain mostly, rarely upper left pain with normal liver, pancreas, ans kidney blood test. Normal Hida I have GERD and gilberts why?

Inherited disorder: Gilbert's disease is liver condition caused by an inherited gene mutation. It is common and generally does not require treatment. Therefore, your right upper quadrant pain is likely due to something else. Your normal tests represent good news (no serious problems these tests would find) and bad news (still don't have diagnosis for your pain). Keep your follow up appts; report new changes. ...Read more

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DX w/IBS, GERD & gastritis. Upper L ab and back pain when I eat anything! Protonix (pantoprazole) won't help. Is the back pain normal? Pancreas normal on CT scan.

DX w/IBS, GERD & gastritis. Upper L ab and back pain when I eat anything! Protonix (pantoprazole) won't help. Is the back pain normal? Pancreas normal on CT scan.

Normal?: Pack plane isn't "normal", but doesn't seem to represent a dangerous issue for you based on the information provided. It is certainly possible that it is related your symptom complex, but could also represent something else, like a primary problem with your spine. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I'm 34 w urq disc.&occ floating stool. Normal stool tests, CT scan, colonoscopy, u.S, hida scan, endoscopy=gerd/gast. Can I relax about pancreatic cancer?

I'm 34 w urq disc.&occ floating stool. Normal stool tests, CT scan, colonoscopy, u.S, hida scan, endoscopy=gerd/gast. Can I relax about pancreatic cancer?

Yes, you can: You mentioned nothing suspicious for pancreatic cancer. A normal ct scan is encouraging but is not 100% accurate. If there are suspicious symptoms or chances on a ct scan, a normal ca-19.9 (a blood test that is nearly specific for pancreatic cancer) would be reassuring. ...Read more

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Should I worry about pancreatic cancer? Urq disc.&occ floating stool. Normal stool tests, CT scan, colonoscopy, u.S., hida scan, endoscopy=gerd/gast. I'm 34

Probably not: It appears that all test are normal except for the egd or endoscopy showing gastritis. Assuming normal blood workup as well, I would say that it is not likely that you have pancreatic cancer. My suggestion is that you sit down with your doctor and discuss all tests results and treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more

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Lft upper abdomen dailyuncomfort fluttering all day, diff to pass gas but when do helps. Upper endoscopy norm. BM D some days. Dr maybe gerd, no hrt brn?

Lft upper abdomen dailyuncomfort fluttering all day, diff to pass gas but when do helps. Upper endoscopy norm. BM D some days. Dr maybe gerd, no hrt brn?

LUQ gas diarrhea: May have food intolerances, would check for gluten sensitivity, soy allergy as well as milk/ eggs the major culprits. Would also check gallbladder / pancreatic sufficiency and see if creon helps. Consider irritable syndrome as well. But first would check all other causes and follow up with GI. ...Read more

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Can normal CT scan, stool and blood tests, colonoscopy, gallblader us and hida scan, upper endoscopy (gerd, gastritis) rule out pancreatic cancer?

Can normal CT scan, stool and blood tests, colonoscopy, gallblader us and hida scan, upper endoscopy (gerd, gastritis) rule out pancreatic cancer?

Only one of those: Most of those tests won't tell you anything about pancreas. Only one is ct scan.A perfectly normal ct with IV contrast goes a long way in saying you have a normal pancreas.Mri might give more info but not usually a screening test. ...Read more

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How does pancreatic cancer cause indigestion/ heartburn?

How does pancreatic cancer cause indigestion/ heartburn?

Not specific for can: Heart burn/indigestion is a common symptom. It can be due to acid reflux which affects 25% of the population or it can be due to any derangements in your digestive system affecting Stomach, Liver, or pancreas.
If it is persistent, get a medical check up. ...Read more

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Can someone please explain if and how pancreatic cancer causes a burning sensation in the tummy and heartburn?

Can someone please explain if and how pancreatic cancer causes a burning sensation in the tummy and heartburn?

How does that matter: If you have such a problem, you need to go see a doctor for a medical examination. The kind of question you are asking is best asked in a class room! ...Read more

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Can bronchiecstasis cause GERD like symptoms?

Can bronchiecstasis cause GERD like symptoms?

GERD bronchiectasis: Bronchiectasis does not usually cause gastroesophageal reflux. Acid reflux can cause throat irritation, postnasal drip and hoarseness, as well as recurrent cough, chest congestion and lung inflammation leading to asthma and/or bronchitis/ pneumonia. Ger can cause bronchiectasis by aspiration of food material secondary to reflux causing lung destruction and bronchiectasis. ...Read more

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What causes GERD how can you prevent it and what are some remedys for it?

What causes GERD how can you prevent it and what are some remedys for it?

Doctor Consult.: Lower pressure on the 'LES' 'sphincter that keeps stuff on stomach', acid goes up. Loose belt, elevated headrest on bed, no peppermints, or chocolates. Acid reducers like Omeprazole or zantac, (ranitidine) usually prescribed. No large meals, don't eat 3 hours before going to bed. See your doctor :) ...Read more

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Can GERD cause insomnia?

Yes: Gerd or gastroesophageal reflux disease can be thought of as a really bad case of heartburn that just won't quit. If your reflux gets worse when you lay down, then that discomfort can make it very difficult to get to sleep, eg cause insomnia. There are many medications, some over-the-counter, to treat gerd. Better yet, alter your lifestyle to minimize risk. Or change your sleeping position. ...Read more

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Can weight lifting cause gerd?

Can weight lifting cause gerd?

Sure: Increase the intra-abdominal pressure with weight lifting can overwhelm the lower esophageal sphincter tone, causing gerd. With any activity, make sure you have good mechanics. ...Read more

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Is obesity a common cause of gerd?

Is obesity a common cause of gerd?

Common, aggravates: Agree with other answers. If overweight or obese, often get at least some symptom relief with weight loss, likely a combo of diet change and the weight loss itself affecting lower esophageal sphincter function. Just another reason to get weight down, if overweight. Easier said than done. ...Read more

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How does acid reflux/GERD cause coughing?

How does acid reflux/GERD cause coughing?

Cough: The acid rolls over from your esophagus into your trachea which is the main tube into your lungs thus causing you to cough ...Read more

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Does GERD cause permanent damage to esophagus?

Does GERD cause permanent damage to esophagus?

Sometimes: In most cases no. Occasionally a condition called barretts esophagus can occur and this can ultimately lead to cancer. This occurrs in an unpredictable fashion but is most commonly seen in middle aged caucasion males. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux or GERD also cause rectal discomfort?

No: While the mouth is ultimately connected to the anys, there is no mechanism for gerd to cause discomfort at the off ramp. ...Read more

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What else causes frequent severe heartburn besides gerd?

What else causes frequent severe heartburn besides gerd?

Studies have shown: That the differential diagnosis of heartburn symptoms is quite broad, but according to Dr. Harmon and others in Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology, there are five major causes:
Medications, functional dyspepsia, GERD, peptic ulcer disease, and cancer.
GERD may have no symptoms of heartburn whatsoever. Here is a review to read: http://tinyurl. Com/nqnv9qr ...Read more

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Can you explain to me why GERD would cause a productive cough?

Can you explain to me why GERD would cause a productive cough?

GERD: If the reflux goes high enough or with the acid turning to gas and inhaled, there is inflammation in the airways causing production of mucous for protection. In addition the acid and the gas that goes in the lungs can cause chronic irritation and pulmonary fibrosis. ...Read more

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Could any expert explain to me how GERD - is or causes cancer? Thanks!

Could any expert explain to me how GERD - is or causes cancer? Thanks!

Chronic Inflammation: GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease leads to alkaline reflux that changes the barrier lining of the esophagus (the tube just before your stomach). Inflammation leads to changes called "Barrett's esophagus" - with time, this is thought to predispose risk of esophageal cancer by creating altered, abnormal, premalignant cells. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause chest discomfort? What are GERD symptoms? How to relieve it?

Yes: As gerd is gastro esophageal reflux, or excessive acids that are being produced in your stomach and refluxing, or coming up into your esophagus causing pain discomfort and burning. Lots more could be said but the short answer is see your gastroenterologist and get a proper diagnosis, find out the causes and then they can probably take care of it. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease (gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more