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What are the treatments for GI bleed?

What are the treatments for GI bleed?

It depends : Gi bleeds can be located in several different places. They can also be of varied intensity from a trace to severe. All of that factors into the plan. Usually a scope can find the site of the bleed. The speed will determine the treatment after site is known. Treatment could be surgical, endoscopic, laser, or medications. ...Read more

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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
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Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Definition)

A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube , the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space ...Read more


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What are some safe medication or antibiotics for treating gum bleeding?

What are some safe medication or antibiotics for treating gum bleeding?

Gum bleeding: Bleeding from the gums, assuming it is not the result of a systemic disease, can only be treated with medication/antibiotics if it is done in conjunction with periodontal (gum) treatment. The type of medication used will be determined by the treating dentist based on the scope of the gum infection. ...Read more

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Elderly patient with recurring gi bleeding and black stool. Is endo colonoscopy required to treat with ppi. Other options? Pepto bismo?

Elderly patient with recurring gi bleeding and black stool. Is endo colonoscopy required to treat with ppi. Other options? Pepto bismo?

Work up needed: Pan endoscopy would be recommended in order to determine the bleeding source. A ppi trial would be justified if based on history and exam it is suspected that the bleeding originates in the upper gi tract. Peptobismol would cause dark stools and would not be indicated. ...Read more

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Urinary tract infection symptoms continue after treatment. What are good treatments for this?

Urinary tract infection symptoms continue after treatment. What are good treatments for this?

Double check: Make sure the infection is cleared with another urine analysis and culture. This is the most common cause of persistent symptoms. Pyridium (phenazopyridine) helps with acute symptoms but it is not for chronic use. It is possible with a severe infection that there is significant bladder inflammation that takes a while to resolve but i would bet persistent infection with a bacteria resistant to original antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can I take horse chestnut supplements 300 mg. during treatment and after treatment for sclerotherapy for vascular health & support? Any interactions

Can I take horse chestnut supplements 300 mg. during treatment and after treatment for sclerotherapy  for vascular health & support?  Any interactions

Horse chestnut supplements 300 mg.: Yes, Standardized Extract With added Rutin A Dietary Supplement Vegetarian/Vegan Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is commonly used in European herbalism. It has many active constituents, including saponins and flavones, which have been scientifically shown to support the integrity of the vascular system and connective tissue. Rutin, a powerful free radical scavenger,... ...Read more

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IS there any home treatment for stomach ulcer?

IS there any home treatment for stomach ulcer?

Yes indeed: Take an antacid regularly (not only for pain or other symptoms). Also, probably acid blocking medications are available in pharmacies, probably without prescription (cimetidine, omeprazole, and several others). A druggist can help choose the best one. Also avoid alcohol entirely and any foods that trigger pain or other symptoms. You should confirm this advice with doctor who diagnosed the ulcer. ...Read more

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What is the best herbal treatment for diarrhea and abdominal cramps,and does probiotics beneficial for the situation?best regard.

What is the best herbal treatment for diarrhea and abdominal cramps,and does probiotics beneficial for the situation?best regard.

See answer: If this is truly irritable bowel (i.e,, no bowel inflammation has been seen), peppermint oil may be helpful especially for the crampy pain. Probiotics are a mixed bag but certain probiotics containing Bifidobacteria strains have been helpful. ...Read more

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What are some herbal remedies for the treatment of acute respiratory tract infection?

What are some herbal remedies for the treatment of acute respiratory tract infection?

Several: In the first 24-48 hours, try zinc and/or echinacea. Buckwheat honey helps with cough. Vitamin c does not seem to prevent a cold, but may help it go away faster once you have it. ...Read more

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What is the safest treatment for non-infectious diarrhea and abdominal cramps and does black tea helpful for this situation?best regard.

What is the safest treatment for non-infectious diarrhea and abdominal cramps and does black tea helpful for this situation?best regard.

The safest: is over the counter anti-diarrhea agents ( eg: Immodium AD) which may or may not be available in your location (Chemical name is Loperamide) NOT RECOMMENDING SPECIFICALLY jsu an example> As far as I know black Tea (eg TANNIN) may have some beneficial effect but its negligible! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What are alternative treatment for gallbladder polyp?

What are alternative treatment for gallbladder polyp?

None: If the polyp is 1 cm or larger, the gall bladder should be removed. If it is smaller than 1 cm and you do not have symptoms suggestive of gb disease, then it can be followed with us studies. If you have typical symptoms of biliary colic, then removal of the gb is the only effective treatment. ...Read more

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Can there be any effective treatment for chronic constipation?

Can there be any effective treatment for chronic constipation?

Several ways to help: A high-fiber diet adequate fluid intake, take the time for bowel movements if those do not work then take some laxatives: bulk laxatives(fiber supplements) with a lot of water. Stimulantsdulcolax. Lubricant enema. Stool softeners, make the stool softer. Osmotics mirlax. Saline laxatives act like a sponge to draw water into the colon for easier passage of stool. Chloride channel activators amitiza (lubiprostone). ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives to sucralfate for ulcer treatment?

Are there any alternatives to sucralfate for ulcer treatment?

PPIs: Proton pump inhibitors or h2 receptor antagonists. However, if you have been infected with helicobacter pylori you will need treatment for this. See you doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Any homeopathic or natural treatment for heartworm die-off?

Any homeopathic or natural treatment for heartworm die-off?

Possibly: To find something helpful for your pet, you'll need a homeopathic veterinarian. There are many of these throughout the us and canada. You can find them through search engines such as animal natural health center: http://www.Drpitcairn.Com/referrals/ all veterinarians on this list have completed dr. Pitcairn's courses in homeopathy for animals. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy I can use as preventative care for gastrointestinal fistula?

Is there a home remedy I can use as preventative care for gastrointestinal fistula?

No: No, but if you have a particular risk factor for developing a fistula (like crohn's disease), you should talk to your doctor about other ways you can reduce your long-term risk. ...Read more

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Are traditional chinese medicine and fuyan pills acceptable solutions in medicine community for treatment of urinary tract infections and problems ?

Are traditional chinese medicine and fuyan pills  acceptable solutions in medicine community for treatment of urinary tract infections and problems ?

Ee comment: In the traditional scientific method of treating urinary infection, no one drug is capable to treating all infections, as the germs react differently and at times unpredictably we don't know what the herbs contain? Cystitis cystica and glandularis are not due to infection. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for severe vomiting from pregnancy?

Are there effective alternative therapies for severe vomiting from pregnancy?

Some alternatives: There are a variety of things including dietary changes, biofeedback, accupuncture, otc emetrol, vit b6 which may help. I usually suggest a brat diet (bread, rice, applesauce, tea and toast) and ask patients to remain sitting up for 30-60 minutes after a meal and eat 6-8 small snack like meals a day because of reflux. Keeping a food diary and noting what you keep down helps too. ...Read more

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Is there a herbal medicine for h pylori bacteria aside taking antibiotics?

Is there a herbal medicine for h pylori  bacteria aside taking antibiotics?

Yes: Mastic gum, an extract of a tree bark, is proven highly effective for H. pylori. See http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199812243392618 & http://theasummerdeer.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/think-you-have-an-ulcer-think-again-h-pylori-and-mastic-gum/ Olive oil & garlic can also help- see http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/03/03/a-new-natural-weapon-to-fight-h-pylori.aspx ...Read more

Dr. Jason Campbell
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Rectal Bleeding (Definition)

"Rectal bleeding" often denotes bright red blood per rectum that may originate from multiple causes involving the anal canal, rectum, ...Read more


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Gastrointestinal (Definition)

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