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How Do You Know If You Have A Stomach Hernia
Bulge or lump.: A hernia will manifest itself as a bulge, most commonly in the groin or belly button region. The bulge may be tender, is often reducible (either spontaneously or with direct pressure), and may be as small as a grape or as large as cantaloupe. In general, no bulge, no hernia. A simple exam by your doctor should confirm your suspicion. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scope vs X-ray: There are multiple ways to make this diagnosis, but the most common ways are upper endoscopy (a camera inserted into your mouth and stomach) or some type of x-ray. Often you will drink a dye and have an "esophagram" test. Ct scans can often show large hiatal hernias as well, but may not show a small one. Talk to your doctor to see what's best for you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Stomach pain : Discomfort in the upper stomach after eating, burning sensation, bloating, sometimes with nausea. In some cases "hunger pains" early in the morning or need to eat snacks throughout the day. In the case of a bleeding ulcer a main warning sign is black and tarry stool or throwing up blood either red or rusty or "coffee grounds". If this happens see a doctor or go to an emergency room immediately. ...Read more
Pain gets worse: Pain in the stomach area(above your navel) usually gets worse with nausea, vomiting, sometimes accompanied by fever, dizziness. Any symptoms that get worse, seek medical advice. Here are risk factors for developing stomach irritation or ulcers - too much intake of caffeinated drinks, alcohol, spicy foods, leading a stressful life/type a personality. Hope to be of help. ...Read more
See your doctor : Your doctor can test you for H. Pylori. This is a bacteria found to be responsible for peptic ulcer disease. If positive, medication can be prescribed by your doctor. After you are examined and a careful history obtained, your doctor may order additional tests. See your doctor to be properly diagnosed and treated. Best wishes! ...Read more
Definitively by scan: Aneurysms come in many different areas and sizes. Some can be found by a good physical exam, but most will be discoverd by plain x-ray (few), ultrasound (many) or ct scan/mri.....Depending where they are located, they may be assymptomatic, or cause symptoms by pressing on nearby structures... ...Read more
Painless gallstones?: Stones in the gallbladder (gb) seldom cause symptoms unless they migrate into the neck of the gb (& block exit of bile) or into the common bile duct. Symptomless gallstones may be diagnosed by chance by imaging or during investigation for some other condition. Only 10% become symptomatic within 5 years of detection. Ultrasound, ct scan, mrcp finds stones; cck-hida scan can tell if gb is diseased. ...Read more
By symptoms&signs: Symptoms are confusion vomiting seizures irregular breathing slow breathing less than 8 breaths a minute blue tinged or pale skin low body temperature stuper and coma, can not awake the person and can be a risk for dying not all symptoms have to be present but one can diagnose alcohol poisoning by observing the person and need to seek medical help stat-----------911. ...Read more
Usually not infected: Most gallbladder problems are not truly infections, but rather blockage of the gallbladder opening by gallstones (called biliary colic or cholecystitis), exemplified by pain after eating and nausea. In the event the bile actually get infected, patients can become very sick, with elevation in bilirubin, fever, elevated white count (cholangitis). Diagnosis is made clinically and by ultrasound. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Appendicitis : The classic scenario will be vague pain that starts around the umbilicus and eventually migrates to a very focal point in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. This is usually accompanied by fever/chills, nausea/vomiting, and loss of appetite. Laboratory findings will generally show an increase in your white blood cell count. ...Read more
Few symptoms such as: Increase of urinary frequency, urgency, burning, dribling, and possibly different odor in your urine may suggest a bladder infection/cystitis. Vaginitis may present with similar sx, and maybe itching/vaginal dicharge/odor. In the elderly, often in nursing homes etc..Uti may present as confusion, increase urinary incontinence etc...If you have concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Most patients with a urinary tract infection will have an increased frequency of urination in concert with some pain when they urinate. Many will also have blood in the urine and pelvic pressure. Sometimes a fever will result. To be sure, an analysis of the urine with a culture will give useful information on the best treatment. ...Read more
Ultrasound: The most commonly used method to detect gallstones is with an abdominal ultrasound. The indication for testing are symptoms such as post-eating abdominal pain (often in the right upper quadrant or mid abdomen, sometimes going to the back), nausea. Occasionally, patients are found to have them incidentally on x-ray. There are other tests, but more costly and inconvenient. ...Read more
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