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What's the treatment for pancreatis? Do a gallbladder sludge cause pancreatis?

What's the treatment for pancreatis? Do a gallbladder sludge cause pancreatis?

Pancreatitis: The treatment will be determined by the cause of the pancreatitis. If only sludge is found and there are on other potential causes then a cholecystectomy (removal of the gallbladder) would be the best definitive treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

Inflammation or infection of the pancreas (the organ positioned behind the lower ...Read more


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How accurate is pancreatic protocol CT for finding pancreas cancer?Ive also had hida/blood/stool/urine.All perfect.Really worried .Please help.Thanks

How accurate is pancreatic protocol CT for finding pancreas cancer?Ive also had hida/blood/stool/urine.All perfect.Really worried .Please help.Thanks

Stay calm: First of all pancreatic cancer is an uncommon disease. Ct scans are accurate yet are dependent on the size of the cancer. If your ct scan was negative you probably don't have pancreatic cancer. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for bladder cancer patients?

What is a good diet for bladder cancer patients?

What they like: With little in the way of exceptions, there's no magic in food for particular diseases. A sensible diet, especially avoiding the very greasy, very sugary and very salts items, to the person's tastes is the best choice. If eating is a problem, a real dietician should be consulted. ...Read more

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Any ideas for a cure for ibs, please give your opinion.?

Any ideas for a cure for ibs, please give your opinion.?

One day: I think it's a real disease, though one that we haven't fully chacterized yet. For starters scrutinize all your food to see what triggers it. Avoid those as much as you can. Identify stressors that trigger it and work to alleviate those. ...Read more

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What are some good recipes for pancreatitis?

What are some good recipes for pancreatitis?

Unclear question: Alcohol and biliary disease are the usual causes of pancreatitis. To avoid pancreatitis one would need to get off alcohol and have gall stones treated. Increased levels of triglycerides and calcium are other preventable causes of pancreatitis and would require treatment to control these processes. ...Read more

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Why is there no help for pancreatic cancer patients?

Why is there no help for pancreatic cancer patients?

Often found too late: Stage 1 pancreatic cancer is highly treatable. Unfortunately only a tiny number of people present at this stage (often undergoing a ct scan for something else and the cancer is spotted). Vague abdominal pain one of the only symptoms in early pancreatic cancer. By the time people develop jaundice (the most common presenting symptom) or pancreatic insufficiency, the tumor is already very late stage. ...Read more

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What does a hiatus scan for gallbladder stones include?

What does a hiatus scan for gallbladder stones include?

If you mean a HIDA: scan it involves injection of a radiotracer that is taken up by the bile/biliary system and then taking xray pictures to watch the dye flow. From this information, a radiologist can tell if the GB is squeezing normally and if there is evidence of inflammation or blockage of normal flow. It is commonly used to diagnose biliary dyskinesia or to rule out cholecystitis in an acute setting. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had CT scan to look for kidney stones, do they check gall bladder & appendix also, or only look for kidney stones?

Had CT scan to look for kidney stones, do they check gall bladder & appendix also, or only look for kidney stones?

Most of them do: Most of the times, the radiology tech covers both abdomen and pelvis. Some radiologists are thorough and read the entire abdomen including liver and gall bladder.Some are limited. ...Read more

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Best pain medicine for pancreatic cancer?

Best pain medicine for pancreatic cancer?

Different for each: Unfortunately pancreatic cancer can be very painful. Each person responds differently and no one solution for everyone. Use of narcotics is usually the first step. Nerve block and nerve abalation techniques are also helpful for some. ...Read more

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Is there a good homeopathic treatment for kidney and gallbladder stones?

Is there a good homeopathic treatment for kidney and gallbladder stones?

Yes, possible: Other treatments may well be needed with existing, large kidney stones, but homeopathy may have potential in solving chronic tendencies towards making them: http://tinyurl.Com/mhjmoxg also there have been cases of existing stones successfully being expelled with homeopathic treatment: http://tinyurl.Com/kk78de6 several remedies can help with gall stones too, but you need a skilled homeopath. ...Read more

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Need docs answers! what food are good for encouraging spleen transformation in tcm?

Need docs answers! what food are good for encouraging spleen transformation in tcm?

Talk to a TCM doc: You will get the best answer form talking to a tcm practitioner professional to get the most helpful and complete answer. ...Read more

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Mum, 92, 2cm cancerous lump found in scan for gallstones. Waiting for colonoscopy & CT results, what treatment options are for such elderly patients?

Mum, 92, 2cm cancerous lump found in scan for gallstones. Waiting for colonoscopy & CT results, what treatment options are for such elderly patients?

Depends: Mostly depends on the person's overall health and activity level, not just age. Where is the lump? How is it known to be cancerous on only a gallbladder study? Would need more detailed information, but if it is a cancerous tumor that is contained or localized, then surgery should be fine depending on the overall health status (and depending on what organ may have the tumor). ...Read more

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I have small 2to 5 c.M gall bladder stones but there is no any symptoms give advice for prevention?

I have small 2to 5 c.M gall bladder stones but there is no any symptoms give advice for prevention?

Too late to prevent: As you already have them , if you have no symptoms could be observed safely , do nothing , low fat diet may help you , and if you are getting g b attacks get it removed ...Read more

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Nuclear test for gall bladder, can you tell me more info on this test?

Nuclear test for gall bladder, can you tell me more info on this test?

Hida can be abnormal: Hida test requires patient fasting for about 6 hrs before test and o pain medications, affecting gb emptying.Injected IV with isotopetc99m hida. Patient supine with camera above abdomen imaging for at least 30 min. Usually additional imaging in different projections up to 45 min - 60 min.If gall bladder well seen, injected with slow infusion of cck. Gb emptying evaluated. Sometimes nausea/pain. ...Read more

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Is omeprazole-sodium bicarbonate good for chronic gastritis with no hpylori.4endoscopy, 2colonoscopy, 2 abdomen ctscan came normal except for gastritis?

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Is omeprazole-sodium bicarbonate  good for chronic gastritis with no hpylori.4endoscopy, 2colonoscopy, 2 abdomen ctscan came normal except for gastritis?

Yes: Any proton pump inhibitor such as Omeprazole can help those suffering from gastritis by cutting down on stomach acid production. Choosing between different ones is like choosing between chevy, dodge & ford. They all make good cars so it comes down to individual taste. ...Read more

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For what reasons won't a doctor attempt a liver transplant in a stage IV pancreatic cancer patient?

For what reasons won't a doctor attempt a liver transplant in a stage IV pancreatic cancer patient?

Problematic: Generally if pancreas cancer has traveled to the liver, then there is too much disease to expect benefit of a liver transplant. If the original cancer in the pancreas is still present, then the liver transplant will not help. Medications to lower the immune system to allow for an organ transplant will also cause cancer in other sites (such as in the pancreas) to rapidly grow further. ...Read more