Doctor insights on:
Mcrc patient. Bilirubin rising as 12 19 12 32 51 74 85 Other liver tests are okay. Will this lead to liver failure? No blockage seen
Are you on Stivarga?:
I found "Interrupt and then reduce or discontinue STIVARGA for hepatotoxicity as manifested by elevated liver function tests. ..." and
"...Monitor liver function tests weekly in patients experiencing elevated liver function tests until improvement to less than 3 times the upper limit of normal (ULN) or baseline values." You are above 3 times normal. Reduce or stop. Call your PCP re liver failure ...Read more
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Bilirubin is increasing alot. Metastic liver cancer. Other liver function tests appear normal. What is going on? No bile duct blockage. Is liver failing?
How fast would biliary duct blockage progress if not treated? And would dr be able to palpate the liver, would urine show something.
Ver quickly: Jaundice may develop and liver tenderness result. But the answers to this question at 4 years of age need referral to Pediatrician! ...Read more
Bilirubin increasing with liver metastses. No bile duct blockage. All Other liver tests are normal. What am this exactly mean?
Bilirubin: Elevated bilirubin can result from two main sources-- breakdown of hemoglobin (from red cells) and blockage of normal secretion from the liver (obstruction of a bile duct.) These two sources are distinguishable in blood (bound vs. Unbound.) But liver mets may produce blockage of small ducts and elevate bili w/o blocking main ducts. ...Read more
Pancreatic cancer. Whipple. Chemo 7 months. Tumors in pancreas and liver. Recent blood clot. Pain. New intestinal blockage. Is my body shutting down?
Difficult disease: Some blockages are due to scar tissue inside the abdomen (called adhesions), and other blockages are due to cancer growth. A CT scan may be able to tell the difference between the 2. If the blockage is cancer-related, then it may be time to think about a different chemotherapy regimen. But if it's just adhensions, then sometimes an operation helps. Talk to your doctor to investigate further ...Read more
I'm 45 have LP shunt for 15 years. Blocks frequently. Had 12 revisions. Placed in abdomen. Is there a specific place or way to prevent blockage?
LP shunts: Lp shunts are problematic and prone to needing revision. I place multiple holes in the tubing and place the tubing in the bent down position. There are multiple problems with them and to a great extent there is some luck involved. What is the shunt treating? ...Read more
I am a 20yr. Old vegan male and on inhalation I feel a blockage in left abdomen. And can't seem to take in a full breath.
Mam I am married in dec-13, I want to know that I had abdomen surgary in 2004 due to blockage in intestine surgen remove that blockage. Know I get p?
No relation.: Problems with the long saphenous vein should not have any relation to abdominal cramps. Look for another reason for the abdominal cramps. ...Read more
Is an MRI without contrast on the abdomen good at diagnosing pancreatitis, gall stones or blockage, kidney stones? Does. Contrast make a difference?
Not the 1st choice:
Ultrasound is first imaging exam done for gallbladder problems. Ct without contrast for suspected kidney stones. Ct with contrast best for pancreas.
The results of any imaging test should be evaluated in light of other lab (blood or urine) tests and your primary symptoms to accurately discover the problem. ...Read more
Abnormal conduction: The signal to beat is distributed to through the heart by a specialized electrical system. The right bundle is one of the branches of this system. If conduction through the right bundle is slowed or blocked the parts of the heart it serves will contract late, seen as widening of the electrocardiographic qrs-wave. Unless the remainder of the conduction system fails, it usually isn't a problem. ...Read more
Post surgical, yes: There is likely some relatively minor pain associated with the surgical area of incision in order to gain access to the carotid artery. Of course, that is if an endarterectomy is performed. If an intra-arterial procedure is done to clean the carotid artery by a radiologist then, there could be a bit less pain since the incision would be much smaller in the arm or groin. ...Read more
If carotid stenosis,: I would highly recommend consideration of a stent or enarterectomy, but if you are referring to other blood vessels supplying the brain, medication may be far more appropriate. ...Read more
I would recommend...: A large hemorrhoid could cause a blockage or obstruction. If you think you are having a blockage, please see your physician. There are other causes for obstructions that need to be ruled out. ...Read more
Infertility terms: Cervical blockage is anything that can block the cervix, presumably blocking the entrance of sperm to the uterus. This can be from polyps, fibroids, or scarring from prior procedures on the cervix. Endometrial insufficiency is a thin lining of the uterus, not being able to sustain an implanted embryo. Both are uncommon for most women trying to get pregnant. ...Read more
A new clot: Probably a new clot that formed.Get a more detailed answer ›
No.: When a person suffers with recurrent or chronic sinus problems, there are generally issues with narrowing or obstruction of the drainage pathways - these are inside the nose. This is independent of what the outside of the nose looks like. ...Read more
Location?: The best test for detecting blockage in your arteries depends on the location of the blockage. Ultrasound can be used to detect blockage in the carotid (neck) and leg arteries, for example. ...Read more
See a vascular doc: They can do testing for blockages.Get a more detailed answer ›
Get checked: It can be many things such as infection or stone, but is clearly not normal. When your body starts letting you know something is wrong, get it checked. ...Read more
How soon after my colonoscopy (fro possible blockage) should my GI that did the procedure see me?
My husband had 0 sperm than months later he had 29 billion. Was this a blockage? And they are still unhealthy sperm
If epididymis was pressed causing minor discomfort that immediately went away, is there any chance for injury/blockage?
Low: Likely hood but if symptoms persist get evaluated by your PCP ...Read more
On linzess for about 3 weeks. Hasn't worked. If anything made me feel worse. Could there be more wrong. With me? Maybe a blockage?
Great drug choice: Linzess is a non-systemic agent that works within 1 week to improve both the frequency and completeness of emptying, and within 6-8 weeks to reduce the sense of abdominal discomfort that often accompanies constipation. If you've taken one pill before your first meal daily without benefit, consider either a dose adjustment or proceed with further evaluation. ...Read more
My alikine phrop. Are very high. Does that mean I have a blockage? Alot of pain in right side. Gallbladder area. Gallbladder removed
Possibilities exist that are related to the original problem. It is most appropriate to see your pcp of a GI specialist to study the bile ducts and see if a simple problem can be found and fixed. Any more complex problem may need to be dealt with at a more specialized center. ...Read more
Would a blockage of the lymphatic system show up on a test, if so, what is the best option. Can you also see lymphatic fluid flow on any tests?
Lymph flow: There is a minimally invasive method that injects dye into the lymph system of interest to see how it flows. Does by radiologist usually. ...Read more
I have had several years of conspition if I don't take a laxtive I will not go had a colonscopic it was normal have tried feel like a blockage?
You might have: Laxative dependence or irritable bowel. It is unlikely that you have a colon blockage if colonoscopy was normal and also unlikely that you have small intestinal blockage if you never had previous operation or have a hernia. Consult your GI specialist again for specific advice. ...Read more
Is it normal for epididymis to swell up at times and then go away, could this be a sign of a blockage? How can it be diagnosed? Worse when active
Not normal: May be a sign of infection, partial strangulation, or mass. Start with a good exam and then an ultrasound. ...Read more
Is it possible for an ultrasound that shows over 70% blockage to be wrong. When they did cath it was totally clear. Is it possible blockage moved?
Ultrasound of what: It is not clear from your question what was imaged. Ultrasound is very sensative to the person doing the study. The slightest pressure can "create" a stenosis or block. That is why a complimentary study is performed ...Read more