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Is It Normal To Ileitis
Meckel's : A Meckel's diverticulum is a full thickness outpouching of the small intestine, usually located on the antimesenteric border of the intestine (the side opposite to the attachment of the mesentery). They are usually asymptomatic, but can occasionally cause bleeding or other complications. ...Read more
Periods might be a: little irregular. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Rarely if ever: Chickenpox will confer lifelong immunity with the first infection. There are few cases when this may not be permanent, like those with immune disorders or after bone marrow transplant . There are many rash producing illnesses that mimic chickenpox & these probably account for what many think as a first or repeat case. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a chronic malabsorption problem that goes undetected, because the malabsorption is mild?
Here are some ...: Placing ureteral stent after transureteral procedures for stones or strictures or tumors, etc. is a common useful practice to prevent unwanted post-procedural ureteral obstruction; of course, it's judged by surgeon. At times, for small stone at lower part of ureter, stent may not be required. So, ask urologist for individual details timely. ...Read more
Is it possible for inflammation to be present in the body but labs not show it (esr, crp, c3, c4)? If so, how is that possible?
Yes: Labs are imperfect.Get a more detailed answer ›
My last upper scope, showed mild chronic inactive gastritis. Is there a way to resolve this so it isn't a chronic condition? If it is inactive is it still damaging? Is there a cancer risk?
Gastritis: Unfortunately, this is a fairly ambiguous result ... However, it is normally seen in patients who have a bacterial infection called Helicobacter Pylori. You might want to follow up with your GI doctor to see if a simple breath test might be appropriate to test for this infection. If so, treatment is usually a simple cocktail of antibiotics and acid suppression. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Common, often brief: After excessive cleasning/diarrhea from the colon-prep for colonoscopy, your intestine will try to to rest/recover. Some folks experience a "overshoot" effect after being cleansed out and so may end up having some constipitation for a brief period of time. If prolonged for over 1 wk or two, i suggest checking with doc. A bit of metamucil or benefiber may help. Good luck. ...Read more
No: Keratotomy means incision into the cornea. The most common form is lasik or prk, in which a laser enters the cornea and reshapes it. Astigmatism can be corrected with astigmatic keratotomy (ak). These are elective procedures and do not need to be performed. Certain conditions of the cornea can be treated with a keratectomy - removal of some or all of the cornea (corneal transplant). ...Read more
Yes: While a high WBC can be seen in bacterial infection (neuts) or viral infection (lymphs), can also be normal or even low. ...Read more
It : It is unclear what context your black stool occurred or the charcteristics of the stool, besides the color. Stool normally is brown because of the presence of bile in the stool. Bile is made by the liver, concentrated and stored in the gallbladder, and secreted into the intestine to aid in the digestion of food. Depending on the amount of bile it contains, the normal stool color can range in color from light yellow to almost black. Stool color can change for a variety of reasons. Some stool color changes may signify an underlying medical condition, and others may be due to ingestion of food or medications. Blood from the stomach or upper intestines can turn the stool color black and sticky, described as black, tarry stool, associated with a distinctive foul-smell from the actions of the digestive enzymes on the blood. Patients may be anemic if this is acute or long-lasting. Causes of this include ulcer disease, medication use (that cause ulcers, e.g. Aspirin, ibuprofen), use of anticoagulants, liver disease, intestinal or stomach masses. Other causes of black stool are iron pills or bismuth-containing medications (such as pepto bismol). If the stool color is dark because of any of these medications, it is typically not sticky in texture and is not foul-smelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer