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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What is method to diagnose intestinal tb if colonoscopy and endoscopy and ct scan normal?

What is method to diagnose intestinal tb if colonoscopy and endoscopy and ct scan normal?

Start with : A skin test. If this is negative then TB is quite unlikely. You may react positive though if you've been vaccinated or been sensitized from previous contact. A blood test like the interferon gamma release, unfortunately suffers from similar problems like the skin test. Usually TB enteritis has some radiographic or endoscopic findings. Otherwise all that's left is to empirically treat you ... ...Read more

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Is it possible for an upper GI endoscopy to detect gall bladder disease?

Is it possible for an upper GI endoscopy to detect gall bladder disease?

Endoscopy: Endoscopy views the esophagus, stomach and upper portion if the small intestine. It does not view the gallbladder at all! endoscopic ultrasound(eus) however can visualize the gallbladder & make a diagnosis of gallstones. Eus instrument is passed through the mouth as well but is a more sophisticated instrument than the standard endoscope. Eus can also assess the liver & pancreas. ...Read more

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Colon cancer age 30?? RUQ pain, fecal occult test negative- CT- Normal- (GI tract WNL no obstruction or perforation) should I get colonoscopy for pain

Colon cancer age 30?? RUQ pain, fecal occult test negative- CT- Normal- (GI tract WNL no obstruction or perforation) should I get colonoscopy for pain

Probably: Colon cancer is unlikely in your age group, but other GI and colon diseases can also cause such symptoms. Have you had your gallbladder evaluated? Remember, colon cancer has minimal symptoms and CT is NOT a great test for it. In sum though low yield I would likely recommend colonoscopy to you based on what I've read. ...Read more

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Would an upper GI test show stomach cancer?

Would an upper GI test show stomach cancer?

Endoscopy: Is preferred test for diagnosis of stomach cancer. A barium upper GI series is not as sensitive. Biopsy can also be done during endoscopy. ...Read more

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Endoscopy Gastric Mucosa Biopsy result Gastritis mild, inactive Complete intestinal metaplasia without dysplasia No H.pylori repeat test in 6 mth why?

Endoscopy Gastric Mucosa Biopsy result Gastritis mild, inactive
Complete intestinal metaplasia without dysplasia No H.pylori repeat test in 6 mth why?

To ensue eradication: of H pylori. Repeat testing is needed to check on the effectiveness of the treatment. The findings you described can be attributed to H pylori. It would be important to ensue that the infection has been cleared out. ...Read more

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Hydrogen breath tst for SIBO accurate?Only have tummy bloating no other problems and IBS. GI says test is Pos need Xifaxan (rifaximin). But no symptoms of SIBO. ?

Hydrogen breath tst for SIBO accurate?Only have tummy bloating no other problems and IBS. GI says test is Pos need Xifaxan (rifaximin). But no symptoms of SIBO. ?

No test has perfect: accuracy. Study: https://www.google.com/#q=hydrogen+breath+test+for+SIBO for overview. Medical industry commonly promotes simple ideas for complex issues, yet does not mean true. Who is primarily in charge of your medical decisions? Yourself or others? Do you carefully pay attention to results of suggestions others make/promote and how you possibly accept/implement them? I would suggest doing so. ...Read more

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Can a blood test diagnose helicobacter pylori?

Can a blood test diagnose helicobacter pylori?

H. Pylori: Yes. Of course. This is the most common way h. Pylori is diagnosed. ...Read more

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Once someone has progressed to gastric intestinal metaplasia, does a urea breath test still detect H pylori?

Once someone has progressed to gastric intestinal metaplasia, does a urea breath test still detect H pylori?

Yes: The urea breath test is a rapid method to identify infections by Helicobacter pylori,implicated in gastritis, gastric ulcer, and eventual malignancy based upon the ability of H. pylori to convert urea to ammonia and carbon dioxide. The test measures active H. pylori infection. If antibiotics are depressing the amount of H. pylori present, or the stomach conditions are less acidic than normal, the amount of urease present will be lessened. In many untreated cases of malignancy the H.pylori levels are still relatively high with early malignancy, ...Read more

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My ct scan upper gi and lower gi and blood reports normal but doctor seems that I have intestinal tb what will be last best test for intestinal tb ?

My ct scan upper gi and lower gi and blood reports normal but doctor seems that I have intestinal tb what will be last best test for intestinal tb ?

Difficult to detect: Unfortunately there is no great test for detecting intestinal TB, assuming you have already had double contrast barium small bowel x rays. CT can help detect enlarged lymph nodes suggestive of TB. The most common site of GI TB is the ilieocecal region, which may be reached with an endoscope and this can be used to obtain cultures/smears or biopsies of granulomas. ...Read more

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Is hyperkinetic gallbladder a recognized diagnosis? Hida scan result 97% w/ ruq pain and nausea for 2.5 months. U/s, egd, colonoscopy, and labs neg.

Is hyperkinetic gallbladder a recognized diagnosis? Hida scan result 97% w/ ruq pain and nausea for 2.5 months. U/s, egd, colonoscopy, and labs neg.

Not by most: Most physicians in nuclear medicine and gastroenterology believe that increased ejection fraction of gall bladder is probably normal (above 35%). A well known nuclear physician reported small group of patients with hyperkinetic gall bladder getting relief with removal of gb. More studies needed to convince most surgeons. ...Read more

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Breath test= positive sibo due to double peak hydrogen counts. Egd = duodenal lymphocytosis. Negative celiac. Should i take xifaxin if only symptoms is gas?

Breath test= positive sibo due to double peak hydrogen counts. Egd = duodenal lymphocytosis. Negative celiac. Should i take xifaxin if only symptoms is gas?

It's Worth a Try: There is very little downside in taking xifaxan, (rifaximin) since it is basically a non-absorbable antibiotic. Duodenal lymphocytosis may be a non-specific finding, and if your only symptom is excessive gas, then trying this relatively safe antibiotic might just work. ...Read more

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Can h pylori cause gallbladder problems? Hida scan showed dysfunctional gallbladder with no stones and no obstructions. Tested positive for h pylori.

Can h pylori cause gallbladder problems? Hida scan showed dysfunctional gallbladder with no stones and no obstructions. Tested positive for h pylori.

Possibly: H. Pylori species, have been implicated as a possible cause of chronic gall bladder disease, inflammation in bile ducts, gall-bladder carcinoma and primary hepatic carcinomas. Dna of h. Pylori have been found in association with gall bladder disease but not the presence of the viable organisms. Further research needs to be performed to see if this organism causes biliary diseases. ...Read more

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I had neg- colonoscopy, EGD, HIDA, CT abdomen/pelvis, RUQ ultrasound, celiac panel. The small bowel series showed rapid transit. I also had a neg pancreas test. What on earth is causing my weight loss and undigested food/fat in stool?

I had neg- colonoscopy, EGD, HIDA, CT abdomen/pelvis, RUQ ultrasound, celiac panel. The small bowel series showed rapid transit. I also had a neg pancreas test. What on earth is causing my weight loss and undigested food/fat in stool?

Could you be lactose: Intolerant? You conditions list gastritis but you say your egd was negative? Any biopsies done? Have you tried any proton pump inhibitors? Sometimes increase bile salt loads as well as increase bacterial growth can cause increase sb transit. Have you tried probiotics or bile salts lowering drugs? Discuss theae possibilities with your family physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony Filly
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Roentgen Rays (Definition)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain ...Read more


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Gastroparesis (Definition)

A condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents, but not because ...Read more