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Is Endoscopy The Only Way To Be Sure I Have Ulcers
Barium: Endoscopy is generally the best way, as it allows direct visualization and a biopsy if needed. A well formed ulcer could be detected by x-ray examination after barium intake. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Not necessary: Discuss with your doctor. Depending upon your symptoms doctor may decide to proceed with it. ...Read more
Know what u Rx. C MD: Short term rx without evaluation may be ok (see the disclaimer on Prilosec otc-do not use for more than 2 weeks without seeing md-for evaluation). That's because the meds may relieve or mask symptoms of more serious issues, like ulcers, or cancers. Ulcers usually due to bact infection. Rx is to treat infection, not just take acid reducer. Ulcers can bleed, perforate, or can be ulcerated ca. C md. ...Read more
Should endoscopy be done to see ulcer is healed or not or of symptoms go off , that means ulcer is healed?
The relationship of: symptoms & actual internal status is complex, very individually variable & categorically unreliable. Fact that humans have so many ways of compensating for internal problems is one of the reasons the medical system is focused on symptoms of advanced Ds, not health. So, while impossible to offer any certain answer to your question, no, I would not rely on absence of symptoms in & of themselves. ...Read more
Ideal study to do so: An Endoscopy gives a Gastroenterologist a chance to view the lining of your Esophagus, Stomach, and the early section of your small intestines (the Duodenum) with a light and camera. Images can be displayed in a television in the study suite, and the lining of all those areas can be seen clearly to determine the best sites for biopsy or the need to remove suspicious lesions (i.e polyps). Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ulcers without scope: Absolutely. If a person is young and the symptoms are not alarming, ie. No bleeding, a patient can be treated with strong antacid medication called ppi such as prevacid (lansoprazole). If they improve the only thing needed would be a blood test for h pylori to prevent a recurrence. Older people, such as over 50 or asians over 40, need endoscopy because of the prevalence of stomach cancer. ...Read more
I just had an endoscopy done and was tested positive for h pylori. I have no ulcers so why am i coughing?
Endoscopy done no ulcers, I have acid reflux. But i still get this hunger pain in my upper abd chest & back what can it be? I'm worried! please help!
Acid Reflux Disease: Acid reflux disease alone is not caused by ulcers. The discomfort of ard is often a daily battle. You should consult with your gastroenterologist to consider a regimen of one or more "acid blockers" that can alleviate the recurring symptoms you describe. Do not worry - your symptoms are common and do not generally mean that there is a more sinister explanation to your discomfort! ...Read more
Would ulcer or cancer in the antral region be visible during the endoscopy/fibroscopy (doctor’s conclusion until the biopsy results come back was only?
Is there any way other than endoscopy to diagnose a stomach ulcer? I'm pregnant and my doctors don't want to do one right now.
No: you would need sedation and I suggest that you follow medical advice:NO SEDATION ...Read more
Faecal Calprotectin result of 101 mg/kg. Ulcers found in small intestines with wireless endoscopy tablet too. What does this mean?
I presume you are: a parent asking about the results of your 4 year old child.Both of these results suggest inflammatory bowel disease, likely Crohn's Disease in the small intestine.Fecal calprotectin is a measurement of neutrophils/white blood cells in the intestinal lining which is associated with inflammation as is ulceration. I presume the doctor that performed/ordered these tests is advising you and can explain ...Read more
Had endoscopy, no ulcer but abnormal mucus cells and biopsy performed. What is md looking for? Also high level of inflammation found.
Cellular changes: I'm assuming that you had an upper endoscopy so please excuse me if my answer doesn't apply. The MD sends those biopsies to see if there is evidence of pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. I'm also assuming the "high level of inflammation" may be felt to be related to stomach/esophageal injury due to excessive stomach acid in places where it shouldn't be. Please discuss with your MD about clarifying. ...Read more
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