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Is pancreatic insufficiency related to history of uc? Will i need to take creon for life?

Is pancreatic insufficiency related to history of uc? Will i need to take creon for life?

Might be: There is definitely a reported relationship between inflammatory bowel disease (uc and crohn's) and pancreatic insufficiency. It isn't entirely clear why. Proposed mechanisms include (a) the same auto-immune process that attacks the bowel attacks the pancreas (b) repeated episodes of pancreatitis some of which may be medication side-effects. You may need Creon for life. ...Read more

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Pancolitis (Definition)

Pancolitis = ulcerative colitis (inflammation) ...Read more


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What family lifestyle changes would need to be made for triple X syndrome?

What family lifestyle changes would need to be made for triple X syndrome?

Depends on symptoms: Trisomy X syndrome can range from mild to severe, the life style changes would depend upon its severity. Pl see attached link forother details about the condition from the Mayo clinic. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you explain cancer to me?

Can you explain cancer to me?

In 400 letters: Our bodies are made of many cells, and things in the environment and dumb luck itself cause genes to mutate giving these cells an extra growth advantage over their neighbors. Eventually programs are reactivated enabling the cells to invade and spread. This is as well-established as the earth being round. Anyone who tells you something basically different about the nature of cancer is lying. ...Read more

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The leukemia patient need to exercise?

The leukemia patient need to exercise?

Exercise: is good for us all but we need to adapt it to our physical condition. Please see your doctor to make sure it is ok for you then start gently, perhaps w/a brisk walk daily. If you feel fatigue please stop. Peace and good health. Yoga can stretch muscles, oxygenate the body, and calm the mind. That's another possible option. ...Read more

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How to know if your gall bladder needs to taken out.?

How to know if your gall bladder needs to taken out.?

Pain, vomiting: Pain and or vomiting are common symptoms. The pain is located in the right upper quadrant under the right rib cage. The pain may radiate to the back. The onset of symptoms are usually associated with eating greasy, fried foods and or dairy products. If the symptoms increase in frequency linked to foods as above as ultrasound may identify stones. ...Read more

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How severe does meniscus tear need to be to need surgery?

How severe does meniscus tear need to be to need surgery?

Painful: To operate on a torn meniscus, the patient must have symptoms enough to interfere with activities. Patients without problems shouldn't have surgery just because an MRI says there is a meniscus tear. ...Read more

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Does a doctor need to know the stage of cancer to start chemo?

Does a doctor need to know the stage of cancer to start chemo?

Yes: The type and stage of cancer needs to be known as specifically as possible to choose the appropriate treatment ( surgery, chemo or radiation or combination of these). ...Read more

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What is the best diet to follow for chronic pancreatitis sufferers? Also, will they need to take creon forever?

What is the best diet to follow for chronic pancreatitis sufferers? Also, will they need to take creon forever?

Varies: Chr. Pancreatitis- ditates low fat diet. If cause is hypertg- that should be treated aggressively. If etoh- abstinence helps. If gallstones- surgical, endoscopic remidy helps. If surgical / anatomical anomaly, any of the above late stage Creon is the blessing. ...Read more

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Interested to know if people ever have to be hospitalized or sent to the ER for Crohn's disease and ibs?

Interested to know if people ever have to be hospitalized or sent to the ER for Crohn's disease and ibs?

Very possible: If the episode of Crohn's disease is bad enough it may warrant an admission especially during flares. Most patients don't have to be admitted for Irritable bowl syndrome. ...Read more

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Do you always need to do an endoscopy to accurately diagnose GERD?

Do you always need to do an endoscopy to accurately diagnose GERD?

GERD: It's not always necessary to have an endoscopy. When the clinical situation is clearcut, no warning symptoms such as food sticking in the esophagus, blood present in the stool, or unexplained weight loss are present, and the symptoms resolve with treatment, it may be unnecessary. However, if the symptoms persist long term, endoscopy may be necessary to rule out Barrett's esophagus. Good luck. ...Read more

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How serious does my toe injury need to be in order for me to need surgery?

How serious does my toe injury need to be in order for me to need surgery?

Some fractures, ...: Some fractures, some tendon ruptures, blood vessel damage that decreases blood flow to the toe, excess foot swelling that is compressing nerves and blood vessels, enlarging infections, deep cuts, deep punctures, etc..., are some conditions that may need an orthopedic or foot surgeon to repair. An injured person can see a primary care doctor first, and then be referred to orthopedics if needed. ...Read more

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Does the doctor need to do to tests to be sure if the diagnosis is bone metastases?

Does the doctor need to do to tests to be sure if the diagnosis is bone metastases?

Usually: Bone metastases are where cancer from one site (breast, prostate, lung) spreads through the blood and begins to grow in the bone. This can have a characteristic appearance on scans. The way to prove it is cancer is to take a biopsy. However, if cancer has already been diagnosed, bone metastases can be diagnosed by a characteristic bone scan or other radiographic test. ...Read more

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How serious does an injury need to be to warrant crutches/wheelchair?

How serious does an injury need to be to warrant crutches/wheelchair?

Moderate or more: Crutches are used to offweight one or both legs, by carrying some weight thought the trunk. Think ankle fracture, or severe knee problem. Wheelchair use is limited to severe balance problems , if unable to bear weight on the legs , or severe spine disease affecting posture and walking ability. ...Read more

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Why might your colon need to be removed?

Why might your colon need to be removed?

Colectomy : It is unusual to need to remove the entire colon, usually only necessary due to significant inflammation or infarction. Portions of the colon are frequently removed due to tumors, polyps, diverticula, or perforation. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Please explain why would a cancer cell need to induce angiogenesis?

Please explain why would a cancer cell need to induce angiogenesis?

Supply line: Living tissues need blood supply to deliver nutrients and oxygen and to get rid of cellular waste. This is especially true in fast growing malignant cells. It's a bit more complex than that but i don't have much space. Blocking angiogenesis is one of the current therapies used for many cancers. ...Read more

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How should you decide which colorectal cancer screening test(s) to get and how often to be screened?

How should you decide which colorectal cancer screening test(s) to get and how often to be screened?

Colonoscopy: Average risk people should have colonoscopies every 10 years starting at 50 until 70-75. This may be tempered by medical resources or a persons medical history. ...Read more

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Does the doctor need to do to tests to be sure if the diagnosis is dengue fever?

Does the doctor need to do to tests to be sure if the diagnosis is dengue fever?

To be sure-yes: Dengue is common in the tropics. Symptoms can range from mild flu like illness to severe muscle aches, fever, headache, and fatigue. Rarely, it can progress on to internal oozing. Typically a blood count and dengue antibodies are ordered. However, people who see this disease often, sometimes just need to do an accurate history (interview) and physical exam. Prevent with daytime insect repellent. ...Read more

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How to be diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and possibly chrons?

How to be diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and possibly chrons?

Diagnosing Crohn's : If you have symptoms such as diarrhea and bleeding, your doctor will order blood tests that may be suggestive of Crohn's or ulcerative colitis but the definitive way to diagnose is with a biopsy of the colon. You would need to have a colonoscopy to have biopsies taken. ...Read more