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Karl Storz Endoscopy
Chromogranin a 3000, no zollinger-ellison syndrome or men 1. ideas? egd, colonoscopy, sandostatin, (octreotide) ct. Contrast. mystery
Neuroendocrine: Chromogrannin A is a marker of a wide range of neuroendocrine tumors, including pheochromocytoma, carcinoid, others. There are false positives related to diet and meds, although 3000 seems very high (although you don't state the normal range). Your symptoms (?flushing; ?hypertensive spells) would help guide the workup. You need to see a doc who is expert in this. ...Read more
Dx NALFD (biopsy) 2009:LFTs vv high(GGT 1000+!)On Ursodeoxycholic Acid since,last GGT c200, ALP 150. Docs now call this 'normal',disch '14. Is thIs OK?
DR said inflammation on EGD was "over read" by pathologist as Barrett's- on 40mg nexium (esomeprazole) 2x day, chance of esophageal cancer? 31 yo, pics attached
Strange: Why did the doctor order an EGD? Did he bother to take a history and do a physical exam first? Why did you go to the doctor? Do you have difficulty swallowing or dyspepsia? Why are you taking Nexium (esomeprazole)? I have NEVER heard of 31 y.o. with Barrett's or esophageal cancer. Doctor's don't get paid to think. They get paid to DO THINGS to patients, such as EGD's. You should ask the doctor some questions. ...Read more
Pt w/episodes GI pains/urg diarrhea since kid. Scope neg, bx only hi enteral Eos. He's v anxious bout this. Athletic/hi-fxn. Eats Immod w/o -. Refer??
Elimination Diet: As a functional medicine doctor, I would recommend trying a comprehensive elimination diet for a month. There is really nothing to lose, and it helps many patients. ...Read more
Abd.CT-Aug15/USound-Sep15/MRI-Nov15each show liver hemangioma13mm,no gallstones
31 yo. Dr said Barrertts esophagus prob "over read" by pathologist. nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg 2x day. What are chances of Cancer? Can it be reversed? Picture attach
Barretts esophagus: The diagnosis of Barretts esophagus is usually confirmed using an AB/PAS stain. Have a second pathologist examine the slides if there is any doubt. Barretts is a metaplastic change of esophagus in response to acid reflux. It's not malignant but in time can undergo malignant transformation. ...Read more
Contact him: This is not a legal forum, you or your lawyer contact him ...Read more
I have dyspnea/pepsia & palpatation despite taking ppi. Cbc/abg, ekg/holter, cxr/ugi & pft = norm. Wife thinks celiac/li. Dr. Thinks somato/anxi. I'm scared about vagus damage & cancer/chf. Culptit?
See a GI: The definitive test for reflux is a 24 hour ph probe. A small tube is placed into your stomach through the nose and left for 24 hours. It measures the ph along the entire esophagus and stomach. You keep a diary of your symptoms. If you have reflux this will show it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Fat intoler/IBS, bloods normal. DR said look 2 alternative therapies. I read about parasite cleanse (Paragone) Is it a good idea & backed by science?
Wrong approach!: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated with abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, with accompanying nausea, bloating, and/or gassiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet ; emotional stress may contribute. Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion--first rule out inflammation, ischemia, infection, etc. ...Read more
XRay obstruction on small intestine and Ileus GI Dr gave me laxative Gaviscon Nexium (esomeprazole) was at ER 3 times and enema was administered & nothing sent home?
Adult,MR Entrography show dilated Jejunum loop,several Intussusception same area before.Capsule endo is normal,GI doc think resection, good idea or no?
This is not: a normal finding. Although malignant tumor of jejunum is rare, incidence is not zero. If you are having symptoms, you should follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more
Organ scleroderma? Socalled fat malabsorptionafter 1 stool sample lost 16lbs have pots .Ana 1:80 speckeled ESR 29 was healthy before death of baby egdgastritis colonoscopy norm ct/abd-norm no familyhx
Had ERCP w/monometry 9/11/13-repair SOD type2 @Emory University.Having symptoms again.What's next step?My CBD very small.Scar Tissue?Tired of beingSic
Let doc know: Some symptoms in sphincter of Oddi dysfunction persist and become chronic. The main problem is that some other conditions may as well occur and a thorough medical evaluation is needed. That's why letting your gastroenterologist know is critical. ...Read more
Colon 20cm resection 10days ago(75 y old).Today, discovered all colon dead(arteriosclerosis).So, had total colectomy(1.5 meter).Was that medical error?
Chrnic pancreatitis EUS showed signs/unknown y nodrinkr/nodrugs - GB gone2001&in hosp5dayswith CP-still be y? I am lessor known gene hemochromotosis
After an EGD, colonoscopy, my sheet says Granularity in antrum compatible w/ gastritis. What does this mean? That I have gastritis?
11year old son diagnosed with mesenteric adenitis.(4 time in 2 years)ultrasound shows 6.2cm appendix.Pain, vomitting, diarhhea, stool pelts.Appendectomy?
Unlikely appy: Appendicitis is something that usually comes, stays, and becomes a big problem. It does not usually come and go. It's also usually does not cause significant stool changes except maybe diarrhea at the time it is inflamed. It sounds like it would be very beneficial to see a G.I. Specialist as there is a few problems things it could be. Ibs, crohn's and ulcerative colitis are all possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
38 yr male, good shape, avid runner.Traces of blood in urine.Dad diagnosed with kidney cancer at 40. Dr ordered ultrasound. Would this show cancer?
Not necessarily: Traces of blood in urine can result from many reasons, running and exercise is amongst few of the benign reasons, however it can be an early sign of cancer as well. A thorough investigation is mandatory for anyone with strong family history. One should consult the PCP right away and ideally should be evaluated by a Urologist. A kidney ultrasound is one of the many tests needed. ...Read more