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Side effects of esophagus lap banding?

Side effects of esophagus lap banding?

You mean stomach ...: Lap banding - that is where the band is applied. Although rare, the following can occur: trouble swallowing, band erosion, band slippage. Overall felt to be a safe procedure however. ...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


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Side effects of gauldbladder surgery?

Side effects of gauldbladder surgery?

Avoid complications: The main benefit of removing a diseased gallbladder is avoiding the life threatening complications of pancreatitis and liver obstruction. The potential side effects is increased frequency of bowel movements and very occasionally a patient will develop bile diarrhea. A bile binder, like cholestyramine/questran, can be used to treat. Laprascopic gallbladder removal is a safe, effective procedure. ...Read more

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Side effects of Nexium (esomeprazole) for heartburn type problems?

Side effects of Nexium (esomeprazole) for heartburn type problems?

Side Effects: In adults 18 and older, side effects with Nexium (esomeprazole) include headache, diarrhea and abdominal pain. In children 1 to 17 years of age, side effects with Nexium (esomeprazole) include headache, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, and sleepiness. Relief of symptoms with Nexium (esomeprazole) does not rule out the existence of other serious stomach conditions. ...Read more

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Side effects of protonix (pantoprazole) for reflux or heartburn pains?

Side effects of protonix (pantoprazole) for reflux or heartburn pains?

Protonix (pantoprazole): The most common side effects from taking Protonix (pantoprazole) are headaches, constipation, gas , and nausea. There is a long list of potential side effects that are really rather rare but these are the ones I have seen in clinical practice. Occasionally someone will have diarrhea or abdominal pain as well. ...Read more

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Side effects of ranitidine?

Side effects of ranitidine?

Ranitidine effects: Allergic reaction like to any drug, easy bruisingchange in heart rate fast or slower, vision problems, fever, sore throat, nausea, stomach painfeverchest pain, shortness of breath less serious headache, drowsiness, sleep problems, decrease sex drive. ...Read more

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Ulcer medication pantoprazole..Any side effects?

Ulcer medication pantoprazole..Any side effects?

Headache: The most common adverse reaction to Pantoprazole is headache. There are plenty of other possible side effects which can affect almost any organ system, but they are less common. ...Read more

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Whst is the long term side effects of gastric bypass surgery?

Whst is the long term side effects of gastric bypass surgery?

Absorption: Gastric bypass surgery, besides changing how much you can eat, also changes absorption in your gut (because you are bypassing a portion of your GI tract). This is particularly seen with vitamins and micronutrients, including b12, calcium , and iron. Consider taking a supplement after discussion with your doctor. ...Read more

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R side effects common in aciphex (rabeprazole)?

R side effects  common in aciphex (rabeprazole)?

Not usually: All medications have effects, which r what we prescribe them 4 nd side effects, which r everything else the med might do. Hopefully the effects outweigh the side effects. Aciphex (rabeprazole) is a ppi which prevents your stomach from making acid, which is one of the main function of the stomach. While controlling some symptoms, we don't know the long term effects yet of this yet. Protein maldigestion? ...Read more

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What are/is side effects of hysterectomy operation?

What are/is side effects of hysterectomy operation?

Broad question: There are surgical risks with any procedure - ie. Bleeding, infection, damage to adjacent organs, failure to cure, etc. There are also usually benefits for the majority of procedures performed. In the case of hysterectomy - we expect resolution of whatever problem prompted the surgery. The specific side effects of hysterectomy include - no more periods, no uterine prolapse, fewer cramps, etc. ...Read more

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Chronic pain medication side effects ?

Chronic pain medication side effects  ?

Any specific group?: There are many different chronic pain medicines, and each one has advantages, side effects and risks. Some types of pain respond better to certain medicines than others. Any specific group (TCA, AED, Opioids)? ...Read more

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Thyroid removal side effects and does calcium have side effects?

Thyroid removal side effects and does calcium have side effects?

Levothyroxine: If only a part of the thyroid gland was removed then unlikely to see side effects. If entire gland removed you will need to be on thyroid replacement therapy = levothyroxine. You shouldn't have any issues with calium. ...Read more

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Side effects after total gastrectomy?

Side effects after total gastrectomy?

Dietary: One would need to eat smaller & more frequent meals & chew foods very well as the new intestinal connection or internal intestinal pouch will not be able to hold as much food as a normal stomach. Sometimes a person is checked with blood tests for anemia or b vitamin deficiency. ...Read more

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Side effects of diabetic medications?

Side effects of diabetic medications?

Depends on meds: There's lots of different diabetic medications. Did you have one specific one in mind? ...Read more

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Any side effects taking omeprazole ?

Any side effects taking omeprazole

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Adverse effects: omeprazole can cause liver impairment, severe skin reactions, inflammation of the pancreas, kidney disease, bone fractures, low magnesium, gastritis, infections of the bowel and diarrhea. More common side effects are headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, flatulence, fever and urinary infection. ...Read more

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Side effects from methimazole unpleasant?

Side effects from methimazole unpleasant?

Usually not: Most common side effects are rash, nausea, vomiting, headache, headache, swelling. It's used to treat hyperthyroidism. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism are more unpleasant in my opinion compared to methimazole. ...Read more

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What are side effects after abdominal surgery?

What are side effects after abdominal surgery?

Varies greatly: Depending on what surgery was done. There are pain side effects, nausea & constipation side effects from pain medication, sleeplessness from discomfort, tiredness & weakness temporarily, risks of infection depending on the operation, lack of apoetite is common, no heavy work or exercise for some weeks, etc. Very dependent on what operation was done. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more