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Doctor insights on: Handling Colic Condition

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
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Colic (Definition)

is is defined as episodes of crying for more than three hours a day, for more than three days a week, for three weeks in ...Read more


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Is ibs(irritable bowel syndrome) a true medical condition ?

Is ibs(irritable bowel syndrome) a true medical condition ?

Yes.: In ibs, the bowel looks normal, even under the microscope. But it reacts to stimuli differently than normal bowel does. For instance, distention that does not cause pain in a normal bowel can cause a great deal of pain in someone with ibs. There is ongoing research on this. ...Read more

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Biliary atresia, is it a hereditary condition?

Biliary atresia, is it a hereditary condition?

Not hereditary: Scientists do know that biliary atresia is not hereditary; parents do not pass it on to their child. It is also not contagious, and it is not preventable. ...Read more

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What is proxy dyskinesia choreoathetosis?

What is proxy dyskinesia choreoathetosis?

Movement Disorder: Paroxysmal kinesigenic choreathetosis (PKC) is a hyperkinetic movement disorder characterized by attacks of involuntary movements, which are triggered by sudden voluntary movements. PKC is diagnosed using a strict set of guidelines. The attacks last less than one minute and have a known trigger, usually a sudden voluntary movement. PKC patients have a good response to medication (anticonvulsants) ...Read more

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What is exaggerated gastro colic refex?

What is exaggerated gastro colic refex?

BM trigger: The gastrocolic reflex is basically the urge to defecate when food enters the stomach. If someone is calling it excessive, then at least to them it is a stronger urge or reaction . ...Read more

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What is best treatment for renal colic or uretric colic?

What is best treatment  for renal colic or uretric colic?

ER Stone Care: For someone in the er, the best intervention is to give toradol, if: no anti-coagulation, not allergic, no GI ulcers and no abnormal creatinine. Studies have proven toradol to be more effective than narcotics in first line therapy. Narcotics can then be used in lesser quantities for ongoing management. Plus the anti-inflammatory properties aid in stone passage by reducing ureteral swelling. ...Read more

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What complications could arise from keeping a low functioning gallbladder with no stones?

What complications could arise from keeping a low functioning gallbladder with no stones?

Gallbladder pain: Pain, nausea, bloating and symptoms typical of a blocked gallbladder may result from biliary dyskinesia. Literally- the gallbladder doesn't move (empty) properly. If you have known low ejection fraction and develop symptoms, see a surgeon to discuss removal. ...Read more

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Is west syndrome (infantile spasms) a hereditary condition?

Is west syndrome (infantile spasms) a hereditary condition?

INFANTILE SPASMS:: When combined with specific eeg changes of hypsarhythmia- is called west syndrome. 2 types: cryptogenic: when no cause found, and symptomatic: due to prenatal / natal(during delivery) / postnatal insult/injury. Some genetic linkage has been recently found, x-linked inheritance is seen, some familial cases are found. ...Read more

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Which health care professionals? Deal with congenital heart disease?

Which health care professionals? Deal with congenital heart disease?

Congenital heart specialists: As a infant/child/teenager, patients with congenital heart are typcially cared for by pediatric cardiologists/cardiovascualrr surgeons. A new field of adult congenital heart is evolving in which internal medicine congenital heart cardiologists who have specialized training in congenital heart disease care for patients over 21 years of age. ...Read more

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Is hirschsprung disease dangerous to an infant?

Is hirschsprung disease dangerous to an infant?

Can be: Hirschsprung disease has occasionally gone un-diagnosed for a period of time & some kids have developed a severe enterocolitis & died during the illness. With diagnosis, monitoring& treatment a kid can have a realatively normal life. ...Read more

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Can seizures harm a child with dandy walkers syndrome ?

Can seizures harm a child with dandy walkers syndrome
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Yes: Seizures can be seen in people with dandy-walker malformation. Seizures are sudden changes in mental status, abnormal involuntary movements or behaviors that are due to abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. Usually, seizures are not harmful, but can be if prolonged (like >20 minutes) or they interfere with breathing and oxygen being delivered to the brain. ...Read more

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Bilirubin level of 80 to 110 due to gilbert syndrome is dangerous or otherwise. Thanks ?

Bilirubin level of 80 to 110 due to gilbert syndrome is dangerous or otherwise. Thanks ?

Safe: The only danger in "gilbert's" is that someone will misunderstand / overdiagnose / overtreat. Very rarely, gilbert's people run into trouble with a few medications; your physician will be aware of this. It should be called "gilbert's non-disease". ...Read more

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What is primary biliary cirrhosis (liver) like?

What is primary biliary cirrhosis (liver) like?

It's variable.: Depends on how long you have had it. Usually without symptoms early in the disesae. May be associated with itching, hypythyroidism, fatigue, osteoporosis and dry eyes. Can progress to cirrhosis over time. If you have pbc, you should talk with your doctor about what stage your disease is. ...Read more

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Please describe the medical condition called gout ?

Please describe the medical condition called gout ?

Gout.: Gout comes from a problem with the body's handling of uric acid, leading to uric acid crystals accumulating in the fluid within joints. The body's inflammatory response to these crystals results in episodes of severe pain in the joints involved. Usually starts with a first episode at the base of the big toe; subsequent bouts can occur in other joints. ...Read more

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Overheard medical student talking with pediatrician in the hall. What is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

Overheard medical student talking with pediatrician in the hall. What is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

Hereditary bleeding: Is an inherited disorder of the blood vessels that can cause excessive bleeding due to abnormal blood vessels called arteriovenous malformations (avms) in several areas of the body. If they are on the skin, they are called telangiectasias. The abnormal blood vessels can also develop in the brain, lungs, liver, intestines, or other areas. Symptoms include:frequent nosebleeds in children, etc. ...Read more

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Can infant colic be treated?

Can  infant colic be treated?

INFANT COLIC: Infant colic is common among boys lasting for 3 months. There are antispasmodic rx available like Levsin (hyoscyamine) gtts. You just have to ask your peds. ...Read more

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What are the hidden rare forgotten reasons behind absence of bowel movement (lazy bowel) for Crohn's patients , even Crohn's is treated successfully ?

What are the hidden rare forgotten reasons behind absence  of bowel movement (lazy bowel) for Crohn's patients , even Crohn's is treated successfully ?

Constipation?: Absence of bowel movements is usually due to constipation and believe it or not Crohns patients can get constipated. Good control of the disease also can reduce bowel movements. If you are under good control and you see your doctor regularly it could be constipation or diverticular disease. Advise you follow up with your GI doctor and be sure he checks you. ...Read more