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How To Check For A Stomach Or Colon Cancer Is The Only Sure Way To Get Endoscopy
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
If one is breastfeeding and can not undergo a colonoscopy, what would be the best (and easiest) test to undergo to rule out symptomatic colon cancer.
If a colonscopy can reach the small intestine, why would the dr also want to do an endoscopy through the stomach to the sm bowel as well to biopsy all?
Different Areas: The colonoscopy may reach the end of the small bowel whereas the upper endoscopy reaches the start of the small bowel. Even though they both reach the small bowel those areas function differently. Also the upper endo allows for biopsy of the stomach and esophagus if needed. Need for these scopes depends on the condition being evaluated. ...Read more
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Is there a way to pass gallstones .. im trying to avoid surgery .. if so what is the safest way to get rid of gallstones with out surgery?
Only very small ones: Small gall stones that can pass thru the cystic duct into common duct are the only ones that pass spontaneously. The common larger stones drop to the ampulla of the GB where they can impact on the cystic artery feeding the GB to initiate inflammation and necrosis. These stones can only be removed by surgery either, cholecystectomy, or opening the GB to remove stones, the cholecystostomy ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it necessary to be in empty stomach before any type of scan??? Is it a must to be in full bladder condition for a scan?? Thank you
Depends on scan: If you are referring to having an ultrasound, then yes, most abdominal ultrasounds require that the stomach be empty and the bladder full, but this also depends on what organ or area is being imaged. For CT or MRI scans, bladder fullness is not necessary unless looking specifically at the bladder or kidneys, and then oral contrast may be ordered. For nuclear medicine studies, it depends on type ...Read more
Can a gastroenterologist really be sure that a 1.6 CM diameter mass is cancer at the time of an EUS? Is it best to wait for biopsy report results?
Unclear : I am not sure what is meant by daily digestive status. If a well balanced diet is eaten, and weight is appropriate for height and a person does not have signficant pain or discomfort following eating or triggered by eating, and likewise no chronic diarrhea or constipation, i think it would be fair to say digestion is going well. If there are any concerns in these areas, see a doctor. ...Read more
I will be traveling to mexico for a month and it takes 3days to get there what is the best way to travel with insulin?
Travel with insulin: Hi Cat. I am an endocrinologist and also a type 1 diabetic x 40 years, and have traveled extensively. Are you traveling by train, bus, plane, what? Heat is the biggest issue to avoid. When are you traveling? They're coming into some hot weather down there. Keep your Insulin in the fridge at all times possible. Don't leave it in a hot vehicle. Take it with you at all times. ...Read more
Is a colonoscopy the only test for colon cancer? Can a fit test replace the colonoscopy? Is it painful to have a colonoscopy awake?
Colonoscopy: Every person (even asymptomatic) after age of 50 should undergo screening colonoscopy. If there is a family history of colon cancer screening should be done earlier. Awake? Why? I won't recommend to do it being awake might not be a pleasant experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there anything I should do to prep for a scope down my nose into throat to check to polyps? Very nervous. How long is the procedure? Does it hurt?
It should not hurt : No reason to be nervous.The doctor would be gentle.He will likely use spray to numb the nose and you may not even feel anything.But the most important thing is to trust your docotr and believe that he/she knows what to do and how to do it right..If it was difficult to have it done, no patient would go thru it! ...Read more
Pain: Burning pain is the most common peptic ulcer symptom. The pain is caused by the ulcer and is aggravated by stomach acid coming in contact with the ulcerated area. The pain typically may be felt anywhere from your navel up to your breastbone, be worse when your stomach is empty, often be temporarily relieved by eating certain foods and disappear and then return for a few days or weeks. Check with dr. ...Read more
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