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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Dialysis Catheter Insertion (Definition)

A dialysis catheter is a conduit to access either the blood stream or the peritoneal cavity to enable to performance of dialysis. Hemodialysis catheters can be acute or temporary or chronic and in that case tunnelled under the skin. Peritoneal catheters are always tunnelled and enter the abdominal wall. Insertion is done with local anesthesia under ...Read more


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What is mega chlorophyll, and how will it effect me. I am an 18 year old female i weigh 150 ibs?

What is mega chlorophyll, and how will it effect me. I am an 18 year old female i weigh 150 ibs?

Alfalfa leaves: Mega chlorophyll capsules are made up of alfalfa leaves and bound to magnesium. It serves to cure bad breath, but it said to work against free radicals in the body. ...Read more

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I'm 32. Can change in hormones trigger IBS flare ups? Can increased levels of female hormones make IBS worst?

That is certainly : A possibility. IBS is challenging and can be impacted by fluctuations in hormones. Consider going on a continuous birth control pill. ...Read more

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I was informed my iron level is a 7 and my iron saturation is a 10. I am a 30 year old female with Ibs-d .How low is this. I was informed to take iron

I was informed my iron level is a 7 and my iron saturation is a 10. I am a 30 year old female with Ibs-d .How low is this. I was informed to take iron

Take iron: Iron deficiency is common in women during reproductive phase of life. If you are not able to tolerate oral iron, discuss the option of intravenous infusion of iron with your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain on left side of hip radiating into back. Drinking 3 drinks a night. Only 25 female. Have IBS and other issues. Could this be caused from drinking?

Pain on left side of hip radiating into back. Drinking 3 drinks a night. Only 25 female. Have IBS and other issues. Could this be caused from drinking?

Possible: Many factors can worsen the symptoms of ibs, your nutrition and stress are two big ones. 3 drinks a night could possibly worsen the symptoms of ibs and will definitely cause other problems with your health. The best approach is to cut back on your drinking and see if your symptoms improve. If you are honestly having 3 drinks every night, cut back on your alcohol intake slowly. ...Read more

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Can women suffering from IBS get pregnant and give birth to a child?

Can women suffering from IBS get pregnant and give birth to a child?

Yes !: Irritable bowel syndrome is not directly related to fertility. Pregnant women with ibs may face dietary challenges as most "normal" women do. ...Read more

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What is the highest dose per day of protonix (pantoprazole) ? 31yr old female with severe reflux, IBS an gastroparisis.

What is the highest dose per day of protonix (pantoprazole) ? 31yr old female with severe reflux, IBS an gastroparisis.

80 mg/day: Except for unusual cases the maximum recommended dose is 80 mg/day. Discuss with your doctor if you still have symptoms. ...Read more

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I want to try a juice cleanse. I am 30, female, 5'5", 170. It's for 3 days, 7 bottles a day. No major health issues. Take Align for slight IBS-C?

I want to try a juice cleanse. I am 30, female, 5'5", 170. It's for 3 days, 7 bottles a day. No major health issues. Take Align for slight IBS-C?

OK to try if...: Many people feel better after a juice cleanse. However, I advise doing only if the juices are organic. Vegetable juices are better to use than fruit juices, and fresh juices are best. See http://tinyurl.com/pefohbx I advise all with IBS try a low FODAMPs diet: http://tinyurl.com/oxjvpnc and see http://tinyurl.com/hsha84h for good advice on treatment of IBS. ...Read more

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What causes high blood pressure (100-180), in a 62 years old woman, of weight=127 ibs?

What causes high blood pressure (100-180), in a 62 years old woman, of weight=127 ibs?

Genetics, arteries: Arteries stiffen with age but genes are a major factor. I know a black belt in tae kwon do who was a vegetarian, avoided salt, worked out all of the time--motivated by not wanting to have to take blood pressure pills--had to take them because his family was loaded with people with hypertension and he had the genes. ...Read more

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How rare is colon cancer in a 28 year old female? My family has no history of the disease. I've recently been diagnosed with ibs.

How rare is colon cancer in a 28 year old female? My family has no history of the disease. I've recently been diagnosed with ibs.

Colon cancer: Colon cancer is rare is young people but can be see in association with diseases such as familial polyposis. Patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease involving the colon with longstanding colitis are at greater risk of developing colon or rectal cancer than the general population. Patients who develop IBD at a younger age may be at an increased risk when they are older. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia and IBS and have been taking l-glutamine powder for 5 days. I've gained 1,5kgs and my stomach hurts, should I stop? I'm 22, female

I have fibromyalgia and IBS and have been taking l-glutamine powder for 5 days. I've gained 1,5kgs and my stomach hurts, should I stop? I'm 22, female

Glutamine powder: is supposed to help improve your immune system health but there is no scientific studies proving that it works and at what dosage. So people tend to think if 1 gram helps, 1 kg of it must help 1000 times. Of course it doesn't work like that, but there is no actual guide in how much is enough. So people get fooled into buying large amounts of this supplement without having a clue how to take it. ...Read more

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What could cause bowel leakage and bleeding from rectum? Have frequent ibs, age 55 female.

What could cause bowel leakage and bleeding from rectum? Have frequent ibs, age 55 female.

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose the cause of your symptoms. However, one possibility is an anal fistula. An anal fistulae can present with many different symptoms: pain, bloody or purlent drainage, seepage of feces, itching of the anus. Similar symptoms might occur with a hemorrhoid. I recommend this be evaluated by a general surgeon. Take care. ...Read more

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52 yr old female with Rh low pain which goes into r rib & up to r shoulder tip. I have no gallbladder. Drs think GERD or ibs, i wonder if it is gyni?

52 yr old female with Rh low pain which goes into r rib & up to r shoulder tip. I have no gallbladder. Drs think GERD or ibs, i wonder if it is gyni?

Could be : Gyne is a possibility. There are adhesive diseases that could give you those symptoms. Does it feel like the symptoms you had before you lost your gallbladder? If so, you may want to rule out a retained stone or other gallstone related issue. You can be scoped to look for gerd, ulcers gastritis etc. Ibs should be a diagnosis of exclusion. When was your surgery? ...Read more

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Hello, I'm a female & have irritating pain off & on, not sharp pain, in my left side, in line with belly button. Feels like pinching. Have IBS-C. thnx?

Hello, I'm a female & have irritating pain off & on, not sharp pain, in my left side, in line with belly button. Feels like pinching. Have IBS-C. thnx?

By left side,: I'm not sure whether you mean in the left side of your abdomen or around to your side in what we call the flank area. Pain in the flank/side is often associated with something in the kidney...maybe even a little kidney stone? Pinching is not a common characteristic of abdominal pain...intensifying cramping would be suggestive of bowel obstruction. Not sure IBS related. Need eval; see your Doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 32. Can change in hormones trigger IBS flare ups? Can increase levels of female hormones make IBS worst? After I entered my 30's my period changed

IBS: IBS is generally not associated with hormonal fluctuations directly, but the stress from higher estrogen levels dropping at ovulation and just prior to menstruation can activate symptoms commonly acquired with the diagnosis of IBS. Low dose oral bcp's (in no contraindications exist) may reduce the stress via stopping ovarian production of estrogen. Ask your gyn provider. ...Read more

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Female 21. Severe IBS-D. Is it harmful to take 2 Imodium (loperamide) tablets once a week to manage the diarrhea and cramps?

Female 21. Severe IBS-D. Is it harmful to take 2 Imodium (loperamide) tablets once a week to manage the diarrhea and cramps?

No: if your diarrhea is well controlled by using Imodium (loperamide) once a week, it sounds like a good solution. I would check with your doctor, but it sounds like a good solution for the long run. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am a 48-year-old female and I have IBS - c I use milk of magnesia to go when it works I get diarrhea lately after flushing I see floating a lot of tiny little red things that look like sticks and some red things that look almost round ?

 I am a 48-year-old female  and I have  IBS - c I use  milk of magnesia  to go   when it  works I get diarrhea lately after  flushing   I see floating a lot of tiny little red things that look like sticks and some red things that look almost round ?

IBSc: Those tiny red objects may be blood particles from the anorectal area or colon. I assume you have a gastroenterologist. Has a colonoscopy been performed? If so and it was normal, I would be reassured that there's no inflammatory bowel disease or growths. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Insect Venom Panel (Definition)

The insect venom panel uses venom from wasp, honey bee, yellow jacket, yellow hornets and white faced hornets. Fire ant allergens are also used if there is ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A common disorder that affects the large intestine, resulting in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more